Sunshine and Rainbows

Sunshine and Rainbows

It‘s ALL Sunshine + Rainbows... until it‘s not. This mental health centered 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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May 9, 2022 35 min

Have you fallen into believing stereotypes surrounding Bipolar Disorder that are perpetuated in today's media? You're not alone.

Amanda and Troy Steven, author or Breaking Bipolar, sit down to dissect the evolution of this disorder over the years, how Troy has created a battle plan for those diagnosed and the hope they have for the future.

 

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Has your mind started swirling around you and it feels like there's no way it'll stop? Us too.

This week Amanda sat down with Helene from Coming From The Heart Podcast to chat about all things mental health and WHY it's important to know that all feelings, whether good or bad, eventually do pass. Helene opens up about her life with Vertigo and what unique things saved her life.

 

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Have you found yourself caught up in the whirlwind of hustle culture lately and feel lost in your post graduate life? You're not alone...

This week Amanda sat down with Anais and Sarah, the founders of Soul and Flow Wellness to talk all things self care, mindfulness and how to holistically care for yourself after you've graduated. They share incredible insight to their business story and give inspiring words for those seeki...

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March 28, 2022 10 min

I took some time to reflect on the past 50 episodes, the guests who've joined me and the stories we've shared. Thank you for listening, supporting and loving me through this mental health journey - I'm a better person because of the curve balls life threw me and am so proud of how far I've come, even within the past year.

While I might've started this podcast in the midst of a manic episode, I'm proud of the...

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We live in a world where social media can be used to worsen our mental health, yet also help connect us to a community that "gets it" when talking about chronic illness or disorders... so how do we balance it all?

This week Amanda sits down with GenZ Thought Leader, Mental Health and Chronic Illness Advocate Gigi Robison - they talk life in the social media age, what Gigi's doing to change it and how we can all find tha...

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March 14, 2022 28 min

Have you felt like your mindset is limiting your potential? US TOO.

Luckily, our next guest has just the solution - self hypnosis! Amanda sits down with CEO and Entrepreneur Ryden about the benefits of this practice and how opening up your mind to small changes can make all the difference.

 

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March 7, 2022 27 min

Does your body feel as though it's in a trauma vortex? Like your life and experiences are swirling around you with zero control? You're not alone.

Join Amanda as she talks with Somatic Experience Practitioner, Ilene, about the body's natural way of dealing with trauma and how to get back to our "roots". They go over fight, flight and freeze responses in addition to why Ilene believes there's a crucial way to...

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February 28, 2022 27 min

Have you ever felt like your life was crumbling around you and felt lost in the aftermath? You're not alone, and here's why:

This week Amanda starts a necessary conversation with Emily Elizabeth, Host of The Wondering Mind Podcast and mental health advocate about how life's setbacks could be the framework for something better. They chat mental health in the podcasting world, mental health awareness and even why starting...

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Does life feel uncomfortable right now? GOOD. That's your chance to learn and grow...

This week Amanda chatted with Cassidy, a marine mammal trainer living in Alaska. They discuss the challenges of balancing mental health when needing to show up for animals and interns that depend on you, plus how being a swimmer defined her work ethic.

 

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Are you giving a megaphone to your inner critic??

In this episode, Amanda has an incredible conversation with Clare about what lead her to getting breast implants... and WHY she got them out. They talk self confidence, the patriarchy and why sales / life shouldn't be transactional.

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You've probably heard of a mental health advocate, but what about a mental health activist?!

Today we're chatting with Liv, a young adult on a mission to continue healing her community by being a proactive activist with mental health. She shares her own story, why this topic is important, in addition to encouraging others listening to join the charge towards breaking stigmas.

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January 31, 2022 86 min

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CRIPSY[verb]: a way of being that denotes total self-love, an appreciation of the dark and light, going inward to grow outward, finding humor in everything, and making a ton of mistakes along the way.

This week, Amanda sits down with fellow podcaster, Avery, to chat about a topic they both have in common: Bipolar 2. They talk the ups and downs of their brain disorder and Avery goes into depth about her own journey of...

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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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January 17, 2022 32 min

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 part...

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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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