Sunshine and Rainbows

Sunshine and Rainbows

It‘s ALL Sunshine + Rainbows... until it‘s not. This mental health podcast starts important conversations in hopes to peel back even more layers of what it’s like to live in a society full of highlight reels. Join your host, Amanda Young from ThatMandaGirl, each Monday morning as she creates a welcoming space where listeners are challenged to look at a situation with a different angle, hear from special guests who share incredible stories AND laugh along the way!

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January 24, 2022 57 min

We all judge books by their covers - even when we know we shouldn't... but how is that translated when perceiving people and their illnesses both seen and unseen?

Today Amanda starts an important conversation with Alicia about her battles with getting a diagnosis, proper health care and accepting her life with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. They talk advocating for your body, medical gaslighting, toxic positivity and more.

 

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It's my 29th birthday today and instead of interviewing a guest I chose to read a deeply personal and reflective journal entry, turned blog post, turned podcast episode... What could go wrong?

I'm so thankful for this space that each listener and subscriber has given me to share, grow and learn. The past year of my life has been one of true transformation and I'm finally at a point where I'm living as an active par...

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January 10, 2022 31 min

What if you let the whole world have access to your personal journal - your deepest thoughts, honest feelings and darkest moments - would that help or hurt you?

This week, Amanda sits down with published poet and essayist Celena Letcher. From using writing as an outlet and eventually deciding to publish her deepest thoughts, Celena talks about how writing changed her life - plus how it has the ability to change someone else's.

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Have you ever wondered JUST what it takes to become a professional ballerina? Did you know that the world of professional dancers is on that needs to change when it comes to mental health and burnout?   This week, Amanda and her childhood friend + Professional Ballerina Sage Feldges start a conversation that really dives into WHY it's important to pioneer this change into the performing arts. They talk inclusivity, deep...
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December 27, 2021 35 min

Wait, that's something we can actively DO?!

This week, Amanda sat down for an in depth conversation with survivor, podcast host, mentor and meditation coach Raven Scott, to chat about why building self esteem is SO important. They chat about Raven's story of surviving her abusive relationship with a narcissist, background on human design, listening to your intuition and more.

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December 20, 2021 32 min

You read that right - We're chatting with Bestselling Author, Sarah Berry about her incredible accomplishments in spite of an auto immune disease that she refuses to let determine the course of her life. From accomplishing one childhood dream to creating another, Sarah is proving that a label truly is just that - it doesn't define you. PS! Her latest book, Waterlogged, is launching December 25th and is one you won't wan...

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Let me get that straight... being grateful and either voicing it or recording can literally change your brain?! Sign us UP.

This week, Amanda chats with Dr. Farhana Sadek, Co-Founder and CEO of MyVim - the company behind the revolutionary app: Gratitube. They talk the science behind this practice, why it's so important and how it ties into every aspect of health.

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Are you an overachieving, burnt out millennial people pleaser? SAME.

Grab a notebook and your favorite pen, because our guest today is about to drop some insane knowledge. Amanda and guest, Jenny Maenpaa, dive right on in to one of the most relatable conversations to date. They talk about the people who are "doing everything right" but feel like their world is completely wrong.

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Does the phrase "self care centered entrepreneurship" boggle your brain the way it did mine? Well good, because that means this episode was MEANT FOR YOU!

Amanda and guest Sarah M Chappell jump right into an open and honest conversation about how the fast paced corporate world isn't for everyone AND doesn't encourage the healthiest of habits or lifestyles. They talk the dangers of substance abuse, functioning in co...

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Have you fallen into a situation where you KNEW you needed help, but were too scared or even embarrassed to ask?

Amanda and Dr. Michele Finneran tackle a huge conversation surrounding physical, mental and emotion abuse survivors, why compassion fatigue is a silent slayer and how asking how help might be the bravest thing you'll ever do. She gives practical advice on how to be an intentional friend in addition to helping listen...

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Did it hurt? When you realized where you are is the consequence of your own actions?

Amanda jumps head first into a spirited conversation with guest Tony "Toning" Stubbs surrounding mental AND physical health, and why they're directly related. Get your notepad and pen out, because this episode is full of laughs and insightful moments you won't want to miss.

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November 1, 2021 88 min

How do you cope with the weight of the world on your shoulders?

In this celebratory 30th episode, Amanda starts an important conversation with her little sister Aubrey about a HUGE decision that saved her life. Listen along as they both talk growing up, the similarities and why having strong people in your corner will help you make those hard decisions.

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Thriving in the midst of chaos is something we should all be striving for, right?

In this episode, Amanda sits down with Retired Navy SEAL, Thom Shea, to start a conversation surrounding mental health within America's elite Navy SEALs. They talk about how finding a mentor, being truly honest with yourself and creating goals that scare you are all integral to your success - whether you're within the military or civilian sec...

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October 18, 2021 27 min

Have you experienced some tragedies in life, and are wondering just how to keep your head held high? In this episode, special guest Christina Flach - CEO of Pretty Girl Makeup, celebrity makeup artist and Sepsis awareness advocate - shares her story about unimaginable loss and how she continues to set an example of how to press on despite it all. Some incredible insight is given, especially surrounding the idea of how to life with ...

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Did you say you're a muralist?!

In this episode, Amanda chats with Gillian Fazio about how on earth she became a local name in the mural game and how she's created some incredible works of art that have transformed her city. They talk mental health, logistics of tackling giant projects and why creating something that makes you happy should always be the end goal!

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October 4, 2021 36 min

Have you felt like you're filling everyone else's cup around you, but nothing's flowing to you? In this episode, Amanda and Sofi start a conversation surrounding the importance of choosing yourself, your mental health and needs first. While that seems selfish, they dive into what that thought process changed both their lives - in addition to some wholistic approaches Sofi has put into motion in her own life.

 

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September 27, 2021 53 min
The longest episode yet... and for GOOD reason. Grab a blanket, grab a notebook and get ready to be inspired because Kayde came to slay. This episode covers topics surrounding our guest Kayde's stage 3 breast cancer battle, mental health and how changing your mindset can have such a gigantic impact. |FIND KAYDE| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Tiktok ⋒ Youtube ⋒ GoFundMe ⋒ Blog |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta -...
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September 20, 2021 31 min

Feeling swept up in the hustle of a viral-aspiring world?! You're not alone.

Join Manda and special guest Brandon as they start a conversation surrounding mental health and how it can begin to affect your physical health if not properly cared for. Brandon shares about his career in the performing world and how a diagnosis changed his outlook on life forever.

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September 13, 2021 31 min

This episode is a continuation of our previous episodes on toxicity in a workplace and the results of compassion fatigue and burnout (see ep: 2 + 14). This time Manda and special Guest Kaeli chat openly about the struggles of having a work/life balance and why prioritizing your OWN mental health isn't selfish, but is in fact the key to being healthy.

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Ever been terrified to go ALL IN on a dream you have? Well, you're far from alone. Listen as Manda and special guest Mallory start a powerful conversation about mental health, competition in the athlete world and why it's so important to be vulnerable and honest with yourself about mental health.

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