Stuff My Therapist Says

Stuff My Therapist Says

Join the award-winning Makin Wellness clinical team as they share quick therapy insights that can improve your life. We share research-backed tips, tools, and strategies you can start using today. Let’s heal, improve our mental health, and grow together. Follow Makin Wellness for even more free therapy content across your favorite socials @MakinWellness, and start online therapy today at


December 6, 2022 29 min
Stress is inevitable. Especially in the workplace. At some point, it's going to creep into your life and it's important to recognize the signs early and manage stress levels so they don't overtake your day-to-day activities.

If you've been feeling overwhelmed by stress in your work environment, you've found this podcast at just the right time!

In Season 2 Episode 8 of Stuff My Therapist Says, Doug Puchko returns t...
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Self-limiting beliefs are false beliefs that prevent you from pursuing our goals and desires. They can keep you from doing important things, such as applying for your dream job, finding the relationship you want, or the leaving the one you don't want. These beliefs can also keep you from doing unimportant things, like going to a concert by yourself or having a naked dance party.

Common self-limiting beliefs include, but are not ...

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November 22, 2022 32 min

Anxiety can have a major toll on your day-to-day life. Even the most routine task can go awry if you are plagued with the feelings of stress, worry, and fear that fuel anxiety and throw you off course.

Fortunately, we've got some solutions for you!

On Season 2 Episode 6 of Stuff My Therapist Says, Sara Makin and Makin Wellness outpatient counselor and clinical support specialist Randy Potter share tips, strategies, tactics, and h...

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Grief is a deep sorry and occurs as a response to as loss of life to someone or something that we shared a bond or affection with. With the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on our lives, many people are experiencing grief on multiple levels due to losing loved ones throughout these times.

The stages of grief is a model that exemplifies a series of emotions you go through as you deal with grief and loss. American-Swiss psychiatrist E...

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The 5 Love Languages are five very different ways of expressing and receiving love. Because we are all individuals and communicate differently, the way we express and receive acts of love can vary.

The myriad of interpretations that result can sometimes lead to conflict in our relationships, but having clarity on the 5 Love Languages can help those types of miscommunication be avoided

On Season 2, Episode 4 of Stuff My Therapist Say...

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Your identity plays a critical role in how you think, how you feel, and how you behave. If you wrestle with who you are and what you stand for, those feelings of doubt and confusion can have a significant impact on your overall mental health and well being.

On Season 2 Episode 2 of Stuff My Therapist Says, Sara Makin is joined by Makin Wellness  outpatient therapist Kelsey George for an in-depth conversation about the various aspect...

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Social media has become a staple of our everyday lives. It's how we stay up to date with current events. It's how we connect with loved ones. It's how we communicate with our customers.

The numerous social media platforms found across the World Wide Web offer an array of positive well as some negatives. In order to accentuate the positives and stave off the negatives, it's important to strike a balance ...

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October 18, 2022 2 min

The wait is over! Season 2 of Stuff My Therapist Says (formerly known as The Makin Wellness Podcast) is here and ready for you to consume.

I am thrilled to join forces with my team at Makin Wellness to bring you eight powerful new episodes this season! Hit play on this episode and discover what you'll learn throughout Season 2, as well as why we decided to change the name of the podcast after the first season.

Be sure to hit that...

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As school gets back into swing every Fall, one of the biggest issues children of all ages face is bullying. As the Internet has grown and become a necessity in our everyday lives, cyberbullying has become much more prevalent and its impact reaches to both children and adults. It's an unfortunate epidemic that has traumatic effects on those being bullied, causing severe mental health issues, depression, suicide, and more.

By defi...

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As we've discussed on The Makin Wellness Podcast on past episodes, social media plays a big role in our lives on a daily basis. As a society, we have become very reliant on these platforms for news, information, and connection to friends, family, and colleagues. In many ways, social media has helped change the world for the better. But, also in many ways, social media has played a negative role, most glaringly in the areas of d...

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In Episode 17 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, I am joined by award-winning author Mark Wolynn for an in-depth conversation on inherited family trauma. Mark share stories of his past battles with these traumas and breaks down insights found in his book, It Didn't Start With You, covering the same subject.

What is Inherited Family Trauma? This definition is direct from Mark's website:

When a trauma happens, it changes us—sometim...

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For years, the therapy setting has had this intimidating, almost uncomfortable image.  Bookshelves piled to the rafters with a library's worth of daunting information and diagnoses. Diplomas and certifications adorning the walls. Therapists decked out in tweed jackets with elbow patches. Patients laying on some cases, not even looking in the eyes of the person giving them direction and advice.

Thankfully, we've ...

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The world has been changing at a rapid pace. In addition to the stigmas behind mental health slowly being knocked down, the understanding of the positive affects CBD and medical marijuana can have on mental health and overall well-being are reaching new levels of prevalence in today's society.

CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis, or marijuana. While CBD is an essen...

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Social media has become a staple in our everyday lives. Ask anyone you run into and chances are excellent they just recently spent some time on one of the many social media networks at their disposal. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok...these and many other platforms consume hours of our time and, if overused, can lead to damaging outcomes.

Have you stopped to consider the role social media plays in your relationships? Or, in you...

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As we move through 2021 and come off one of the hardest years any of us will ever face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attention to our overall mental health and wellness could not be more prevalent. Each of us has had to deal with our own set of challenges as we navigated our way through 2020 and there is no denying the strain those challenges can have - mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

For centuries, seeking menta...

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Letting go is one of the most difficult challenges we face as humans. We hold on to emotions, mistakes, and shortcomings way longer than we should...all leading to enhanced mental health issues that become increasingly harder to overcome the longer we let these negative factors impact us.

In Episode 12 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, we will be exploring the power of letting go and moving beyond the negativity weighing us down with o...

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UNDAUNTED: Adj - 1. undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort, 2. undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear; intrepid

Living an undaunted life is not easy.'s rewarding, it's character-defining, and it can help you discover strengths within yourself you may have never known existed.

In Episode 11 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, I am joined by the one and only Kara Goldin. Kara ...

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Insomnia is a very common ailment that impacts millions of people worldwide (more than 3 million cases reported in the United States each year).

Insomnia is defined as a condition that leads to persistent problems falling and staying asleep. Most cases of insomnia are related to poor sleep habits, depression, anxiety, lack of exercise, chronic illness, or certain medications. Symptoms may include difficulty falling or staying asleep...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. CBT looks at the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and helps in multiple capacities with issues including Obsessive Comp...

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There are many ways that leaders lead. Undoubtedly, you've encountered many leadership styles in all aspects of your life - work, school, and mentorship...just to name a few. Some lead in a passive nature, some are hands-on. Others "rule with an iron fist" while others listen to everyone around them, channel the great ideas, and execute.

In today's conversation on The Makin Wellness Podcast, we are going to talk abou...

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