No Need to Explain with the Mental Health Mamas

No Need to Explain with the Mental Health Mamas

We ALL have mental health.The Mental Health Mamas are on a mission to normalize the conversation around mental health. Are you well? Do you have good strategies to take care of your mental health or do you need more support? We are here to walk beside you and help you hold some of the hard stuff as we all find our way through this messy and imperfect world.Join us as we share a bit of what we’ve learned along the way, talk openly about mental health, work to help you feel less alone and gently remind you to do your best to take care of yourself while also taking care of your people.With the Mental Health Mamas, there’s No Need to Explain.

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February 20, 2024 28 mins

This week the Mental Health Mamas talk with a mom whose story and honest postings about her dealing with her own sobriety touched so many people that she made it her life's work.  Listen in as she talks about her book, It's Not About The Wine:  The  Truth Behind the Mommy Wine Culture.

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This week Tina and Serena are joined by Melissa Crook, host of the F.E.E.L.S, podcast joins us to talk about her journey and how she helps others find wellness through feeling all of the feels.

Visit Melissa Crook's website:  https://www.embracinglayers.com/
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This week the Mental Health Mamas are joined by Alex Gilbert, career coach for adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Tune in to hear how Alex used her own experience with ADHD and Dyslexia to help other and why she believes disabilities are actually super powers.

Visit Alex's Website: https://www.capeableconsulting.com/

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January 9, 2024 22 mins

New Year, New You? We like you just the way you are! Tune in to hear Tina and Serena talk about their frustrations with New Year's Resolutions and why they're not making any this year.

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In this just-before-the-holidays holiday episode the Mental Health Mamas are joined by an encore guest Lisa Sugarman.  Lisa is a Boston based author and shares her pivot since the death of her father, a death by suicide, not a heart attack as  originally reported.  She shares her new endeavors as well as her sage advice for those of us who struggle with feeling around the holidays.  Listen in!

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Join us this week as we interview Shaun Coffey, Certified Recovery Specialist on a mission to normalize men's mental health.   From his personal childhood trauma, military experience and years of homelessness, his compelling story of wellness is inspiring.  Listen in!

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Are you a people pleaser?  Do you struggle with perfectionism?  Do you have trouble setting boundaries at work or at home?  You are in the right place!  Listen in this week when our guest Kara Regas talks us through some scenarios just in time for the holidays. 

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 We continue our theme of immigrant culture and assimilation this week.   Immigrants have family history and culture deeply rooted in their country of origin.   Our guest this week is Oksana Kukurudza whose parents were Ukrainian refugees.  She shares stories of the Ukrainian struggles past and present and growing up with immigrant parents and their struggles.  Listen in to hear how she has been affected by her history and how she ...

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October 17, 2023 15 mins

At a time when immigration to the US is at an all time high, the Mental Health Mamas take a peak into the life of Anita Resch.  When her country was not affording her family the opportunities they desired for their family, her husband got a job in the US and they moved.  Listen in to hear Anita's experiences, how immigration affected her mental health and how connection helped fuel her road to wellness. 

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The Mental Health Mamas continue our theme of connection as a key to favorable outcomes as we hear Kattie Lail's compelling story of overcoming addiction.  As Kattie shares her story we are feeling all of the feels!  Listen in to hear about the wonderfully innovative model for recovery support Kattie leads. 

https://www.wefaceittogether.org/

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Continuing the theme of connection, connection being the antidote for lonliness, Jenna Righi joins the podcast this week.  Jenna is the founder and creator of Link Before you Sink, a mission driven,  handmade jewelry business that was created to find strength by linking with others.  Join the Mental Health Mamas as we further explore the power of connection.

Link Before You Sink:  https://www.linkbeforeyousink.com/
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September 5, 2023 27 mins

In their season opener Serena and Tina talk about the US Surgeon General's report on the Epidemic of Loneliness, feeling lonely vs being alone and the prevalence of loneliness in our nation, even before the COVID 19 pandemic.  And, as always, the Mental Health Mamas look to the hope in this report.   Tips and tools with a side of HOPE.  Listen in! 

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July 4, 2023 26 mins

Join Serena and Tina as they wrap up the season with a mishmash of topics from the season as well as comments on current events.   As you will find in any episode with these host, they are real, feeling all of the feels!

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Listen in as we talk with Rohan Dixit, founder and CEO at Lief Therapeutics, a company that has developed a wearable device to help with self-regulation.   Lief measures your heart and breath to track your stress levels in real-time, using a clinically-proven biomarker of stress called heart rate variability (HRV).  Lief helps to retrain your body’s stress response, teaching you adaptive skills to navigate anxiety and promote wellb...

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Connection is a very powerful tool in our mental health wellness toolboxes.  This week, Tina and Serena welcome guest Beth Romanoski to talk about a project that began very organically in their family to get them through some hard times.  The Bench Project has spread throughout the country allowing people to connect over common feelings, gratitude, and even leaving some heavy things.  Her mission is to inspire and nurture the human...

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Our guest this week, Lyndsay Soprano, takes us on her journey with chronic pain.   Lyndsay has lived with debilitating chronic pain for seven years and the conversation delves into her approach to life but also her tips for living your best life.  Get ready for a funny (yes funny), sometimes explicit, very real conversation that will inform and entertain!  Note:  This episode does contain a brief mention of suicide.   

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Have you ever felt totally overwhelmed by all of the things?  Do you feel like you are depleted and exhausted, just surviving and not thriving?  Our guest this week is Laura Hernandez, a mama of 10, shares details of her coaching program called Mama Systems.  She has created a unique individualized coaching system born from the order she found in her need for a manageable system amidst her own family’s chaos and overwhelm.  She hel...

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We all own stuff, but what happens when that stuff starts to own you? Jasmine Sleigh, a professional declutterer and author of the book, Being Owned; A Decade in Professional Decluttering, chats with the Mental Health Mamas about the challenges we face when we get overwhelmed by our belongings. Jasmine shares with us some of the reasons we might find ourselves with too much stuff and what we can do about it.

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This week we continue with the theme around lack of control and caring for ourselves in the midst of challenging circumstances. We are joined by guest Lorri Britt who shares openly and vulnerably about having two of her children incarcerated in her book, My Heart Behind Bars. Tune in to hear Lorri talk about the judgment she faced, the pain of seeing her children in prison, the deep sense of isolation she has felt and her hopes tha...

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As the parents of kids who struggle, the Mental Health Mamas know that we often don’t have any control over the choices our children make. This week we are joined by guest, Marsha Vanwynsberghe who believes that when you own your own choices, as a parent, that you own your life despite the choices of your children. Marsha chats with us about parenting through teen substance abuse, wanting to fix when it’s not your problem to solve,...

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