Speaking Our Minds

Speaking Our Minds

Welcome to the Speaking Our Minds Podcast bringing you honest and nuanced conversations around mental health, psychology, holistic wellness, and the real complexities of what it means to be human in the challenges of today's world with Brittney Moses and Ranela Kaligithi. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-faith-mental-wellness-podcast-with-brittney-moses. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 70 mins

In this week's episode, we're talking all about signs of a healthy dating relationship, including our own personal experiences and:

  • Dating red flags & green flags
  • The importance of interdependence and autonomy in a relationship
  • Qualities that are important for a long-term relationship
  • Secure relationships vs anxious relationships
  • and more!


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Join us for a special Galentine's Day episode this week where our besties Savannah and Amanda join us in the studio to talk about all things friendship! Including:

  • The various levels and types of friendships and managing expectations (acquaintances vs casual friends vs intimate friends)
  • How finding, maintaining, and navigating friendships change as we get older, from our teens to 20s to 30’s+
  • Navigating a friendship while respecti...
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February 5, 2024 40 mins

In our celebratory episode 100, join Brittney for a solo chat all about building a secure sense of self as we shift to the topic of relationships this month. Including:

  • Being differentiated- having a healthy relationship with others while maintaining a sense of self
  • Developing self-trust and the messages we received against them
  • Becoming your own safe place
  • What self-acceptance does and doesn’t mean
  • and more!


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In this week's Q&A episode, we’re answering your question all about:

  • Practicing radical acceptance and how that looks on the daily
  • How to reconnect with yourself when you’ve spent most of your life avoiding and pushing away feelings
  • Compassion fatigue and tips to focus and act when the world feels heavy
  • Why it's important to have an intentional time of singleness and how to end a relationship well
  • How to manage religious trauma...
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In this week's episode, join us for a transformative conversation all about the power of slowing down in a fast-paced and productivity culture with our guest Carl Honore. Including:

  • An introduction to the Slow movement and Slow philosophy for meaningful living.
  • The historical build to a culture of speed to today.
  • How not “slowing down” is affecting us as a society and our mental health.
  • How living fast-forward leads to burnout
  • The c...
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This week's solo episode with Ranela is all about how to eliminate self-hate and start accepting yourself. Including:

  • Ranela's backstory of identity crisis, self-hate, and rebuilding an authentic life
  • How stories turn into identities 
  • The detriment of comparing ourselves to other people
  • Giving ourselves the permission to GRIEVE the loss of identities, people, and beliefs that we thought would stick around forever
  • Forgiving ours...
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In this week's episode, join us for a real and honest conversation on how to realign with your true self to live an authentic life and show up fully in the world with Jenn Wolfe. Including:

  • How to recognize when you're living from your false self vs your true self (constructed self)
  • Practical steps you can take to discover your true self
  • How does society and culture influence the formation of our false selves
  • How do the concepts of...
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In this week's episode, we're talking all about how to recognize and let go of people-pleasing in the new year! Including:

  • Recognizing the signs of being a people pleaser
  • The accumulative impacts of people pleasing on our mind and body
  • The sociology of people pleasing and where it might be coming from
  • Tips for letting go of people-pleasing
  • The difference between being mean and being assertive
  • and more!


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Merry Christmas friends! Join us for this Christmas Day episode as we talk about navigating difficult family dynamics on this day and ways to make the day meaningful if you're away from family. Including:

  • Some of our favorite Christmas memories and nostalgia
  • Enjoyable activities you can consider to make the day special if you're away from family
  • The benefits of having a "chosen family"
  • Things we want to take into the new year and w...
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December 18, 2023 79 mins

In this week's episode, join us for a real and honest conversation on navigating breakups and divorce during the holidays. Including:

  • Our personal experiences with breakups/divorce
  • What’s normal to feel after a breakup
  • Tips for recovering from a breakup
  • Reminders or encouragement for anyone going through a breakup this season
  • and more!


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While the holiday season is often associated with joy and celebration, you’re not alone if you haven’t been feeling so merry or have been experiencing challenges and stressors during this time. In this week's episode, we're talking all about the realities of managing stress, navigating difficult family dynamics, and financial struggles during the holiday season. Including,

  • Setting realistic expectations so you don't overextend y...
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In this week's episode, join us for a fun conversation all about the realities of being single for the holidays, and the sociocultural shift of women’s role in society that has impacted modern-day dating with Kristina Hart. Including:

  • What exactly is "cuffing season"?
  • What if singleness isn’t just a season, what if it’s been for years?
  • Our thoughts and experiences with dating apps
  • The socio-cultural shift of women’s role in society...
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In this week's episode, we're talking all about the signs of Seasonal Depression, managing its impact on daily life and some solutions to start getting unstuck! Including:

  • What is seasonal depression (Seasonal Affective Disorder)?
  • The signs and symptoms of seasonal depression.
  • How it may be impacting your everyday life.
  • Understanding the 3 P's of resilience.
  • Tips for coping with seasonal depression.
  • Treatments for seasonal depression...
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Welcome back to the Speaking Our Minds Podcast with Brittney and Ranela! In this episode with Elise Museles, we're talking all about Unlocking the power of your food story, identifying and releasing disempowering limiting beliefs, and finding freedom in food and your body. Including:

  • What is a food story?
  • How to someone begin to identify your food story.
  • Some examples of limiting beliefs we commonly have around food.
  • How we can lis...
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Welcome back to the Speaking Our Minds Podcast with Brittney and Ranela! In this episode with Brianna Fattal, we're talking all about how grief and loss shape us as individuals, false ideas and expectations about the grieving process and how to keep the memory of our loved ones alive. Including:

  • Some signs of grief and unresolved grief.
  • Common misconceptions or myths about grief.
  • How grief and loss is accumulative.
  • What’s common to...
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Welcome back to the Speaking Our Minds Podcast with Brittney and Ranela! In this episode, we're talking all about navigating major transitions and the fear and grief that come with inevitable change, including big or unexpected changes in life that significantly impact our sense of self and overall mental health. Including:

  • The mental blocks that keep us from moving forward
  • The psychological fallacy of control
  • Strategies for our m...
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Welcome back to the Speaking Our Minds Podcast with Brittney and Ranela! In this episode, we're talking all about polarization, echo chambers, and how to practically bridge the chasms that divide us, so we can live in community, even amongst our differences. And we're conversating with our friend Kevin Wilson about:

  • What is an “echo chamber”?
  • The intertwining of identity and politics that lead to strong polarization.
  • Some practica...
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Welcome back to the Speaking Our Minds Podcast with Brittney and Ranela! In this episode, we're talking all about Unpacking Cancel Culture with our friend Michael Nelder, including:

  • What is cancel culture and how has it come to rise in our society today- especially with the role of social media?
  • The nuance of cancel culture - including the pros and cons.
  • Some key distinctions that differentiate between cancel culture and genu...
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Welcome back to the Speaking Our Minds Podcast with Brittney and Ranela! In this episode, we're talking all about Healthy Ways to Approach Conflict in a Polarized Culture with our friend Ashley Abercrombie, including:

  • Are you conflict-avoidant or conflict-confronting?
  • The role of shame, fear, and belonging in sticking to our tribes (us vs. them) that blinds us to others
  • Unity vs conformity among groups
  • Engaging in the intersec...
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Welcome back to the Speaking Our Minds Podcast with Brittney Moses and Ranela Kaligithi!


In this episode, we're talking all about being culturally competent humans. As we continue on the topic of how to be better humans in a polarized culture, part of un-polarizing things is seeing the fullness of other humans and ourselves, including all of the facets that make up who we are and thus shape the way we see the world which is gonn...

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