Healthy Illness

Healthy Illness

A weekly podcast to help you build healthy relationships while living with mental illness and disorders. Hosted by Kelly Marie, an advocate and peer who uses her own life experiences with anxiety, depression and borderline personality disorder to empower you to defy the limitations of your diagnosis and create the life you deserve. (Formerly Living the Front Seat Life Podcast)

Episodes

February 26, 2024 25 mins
Ep. 101 Picture this: amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, where work deadlines, family obligations, and never-ending to-do lists reign supreme, there's a beacon of calm shining through. And believe it or not, it's coming from the man who knows how to amp up the energy with his iconic "YEAH" and "OKAY" - Lil Jon! In this episode, we're diving headfirst into Lil Jon's latest album, Total Meditation. Yes, you heard that rig...
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In this landmark 100th episode of the "Healthy Illness" podcast, host Kelly Marie and producer Jazzy T reflect on some of the most impactful episodes and discuss the creative processes behind podcasting and living with Mental Illness. This special live episode is not simply a milestone celebration—it's a raw and revealing look at the journey they've embarked on to spread awareness and foster open conversations about mental health. ...
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February 13, 2024 25 mins
Ep. 99 Kelly Marie reflects on her recent trip to India and shares tips on how to prepare for life after vacationing. She discusses the importance of scheduling alone time, setting boundaries, and finding ways to recharge and recover. Kelly also explores the challenges of navigating cultural differences while traveling and offers insights on how to show up in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner. Tune in for valuable advice...
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Ep. 98 Kelly Marie shares her experience of traveling to India for the first time and attending an Indian wedding. She discusses her expectations versus the reality of the trip, including her thoughts on the traffic, the cultural experience, and the weather. From exploring the massive Ambience Mall, Taj Mahal and the Katab Minor complex, Kelly Marie's expectations were challenged and exceeded. Discover the unexpected delights and c...
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Ep. 97 Kelly Marie guides you through the emotional roller coaster of her recent journey from India. Encapsulating the theme of resilience in the face of travel tribulations, Kelly's narrative is a testament to the power of preparation and self-care in maintaining mental wellness, especially when things don't go as planned. "I felt the Hulk, the incredible hulk rising up, and I knew that I needed to do something immediately." - Kel...
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Ep. 96 While traveling abroad, a congested Kelly Marie checks in to see how you are doing on your New Year's Resolutions.  It's the middle of January and if you've already fallen off the wagon, here are three tricks to help you the next 11 months. Understand your WHY. Why did you set this intention to change in the first place? Make your goals realistic and actionable. Modify your strategies and tactics of achieving said goal. ...
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Ep. 95 With an upcoming trip to India for a wedding, Kelly Marie discusses the importance of deciding if the trip is worth it, exercising wisdom in planning and during the trip, and making lists to stay organized. Discover how to maintain a healthy friendship while traveling and ensure a stress-free experience. Don't miss out on these valuable insights for successful friend trips. "Prioritize self-care and maintain personal bounda...
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Ep. 94 Happy Damn New Year! Kelly Marie discusses the concept of New Year's resolutions and why they often lead to failure. Kelly encourages listeners to approach resolutions with mindfulness and self-acceptance, rather than setting unrealistic goals. She explores the origins of New Year's resolutions and the low success rate of keeping them. Key Takeaways: New Year's resolutions have a low success rate, with only 8% of Americans ...
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Ep. 93 Merry fucking Christmas. Welcome to the Healthy Illness podcast. I am your host, Kelly Marie, and today we're going to dive into the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it? In this episode, we'll explore the complex relationship many of us have with the holiday season, particularly Christmas. As someone who lives with mental health conditions, I understand the challenges that can arise during this time. But I also believe...
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Ep. 92 Kelly Marie shares her personal struggle with birthday festivities and the societal pressures that come with them. Uncover the transformative impact of embracing the present moment. Explore the liberating concept of celebrating life daily through mindfulness, creating a positive shift from anxiety to gratitude. Join us for a journey of self-discovery and the art of living in the here and now. Stay tuned for a preview of next...
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Ep. 91 Do you want to experience a more organized and balanced mental state in your daily life? I will be revealing the key to achieving this by sharing the solution for implementing routine in your daily habits. By incorporating structured and consistent routines into your life, you can experience an enhanced sense of mental well-being and stability. Are you ready to take the first step towards a more harmonious and peaceful minds...
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Ep. 90 It’s Sagittarius season and Winter is here! While that brings great joy to some, others may be overwhelmed and need some help in managing expectations for the holidays. In this episode of Healthy Illness podcast, Kelly Marie shares her top five ways to manage expectations during the holiday season. Whether you love the holidays, dread them or are somewhere in between, using these five tools can help you build better relation...
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Chef Alexa Joan joins host Kelly Marie for a conversation on feeding the brain and the dangers of using sugar to cope with mental stress. Are your food choices affecting your mental health? Consider the impact of inflammation on our bodies and the importance of mindful food choices. What happens when we ignore the signs our bodies are giving us? Find out in this episode of Healthy Illness, where the consequences of overlooking pain...
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Discover the shocking truth about sugar's impact on your mental health as Chef Alexa takes you on a mouth-watering journey to challenge your taste buds, ignite a mindful revolution, and redefine your relationship with food. Ever heard of the term "Leaky Gut"? Chef Alexa and Kelly Marie dive deep on how salt and sugar leads to inflammation in the body and mental fog in the brain. We take in sugar and sodium in ways that we don't eve...
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Ep. 89 Ever been told to "snap out of it" when dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? The struggle is real, and host Kelly Marie understands. In this episode, she breaks down the barriers surrounding SAD, offering hope and effective coping strategies for those trapped in the cycle of low mood, fatigue, and dwindling motivation. If you're seeking relief and support, you're not alone, and there is a way out. 🌟 Kelly Marie s...
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Ep. 88  Discover how a busy wife, mother, daughter, friend, mentor and auntie can adapt to a radical self-care mindset. My guest Marie Cannon has many roles in her life. Currently, she's the commissioner of the department of social services for Erie County. Having lost several friends in her age group to various health conditions, Marie decided to dedicate herself to her own health. Adopting a mind, body & soul approach, she shares...
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Ep. 87 Explore how Marie Cannon, a dynamic Black professional woman excelling in a male-dominated industry, balances her multifaceted life while championing radical self-care. As the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services for Erie County, Marie's journey towards prioritizing her health amid the loss of friends to various health conditions is an inspiring testament to self-care. Embracing a holistic approach encompassing ...
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Ep. 53 Nearly two months after the May 14th terrorist attack, the Eastside of Buffalo is beginning the process of healing from the disaster that killed 10 and traumatized hundreds of Black people in Western New York. In this episode you will hear from an expert in community healing and cultural humility on how to offer support to your community.  In honor of Minority Mental Health Awareness month, Coach Kelly Marie is joined by Ann...
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Episode 54 When a community experiences a crisis such as a mass shooting, hurricane or terrorism, well-intentioned “outsiders” often come in and try to help. But as our guest Rev. Dr. Willard Ashley, Sr. points out, it’s important to learn the language and understand the culture of the impacted community before attempting to meet its specific needs. In this episode, you’ll learn how psychotherapy can help a faith-based community he...
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Ep. 77 Advocating for yourself is an important step in taking control of your well-being. It’s one of the tools in the self-care toolbox you can use. In this episode, Kelly Marie gives you her top 10 self-advocacy steps and discusses the ways she used many of them to help her manage her mobility issues, spinal surgery and recovery. Remember, advocating for your health is an ongoing process. Stay proactive, stay informed, and stay e...
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