The Wondering Mind

The Wondering Mind

The Wondering Mind podcast was created for anyone who may be struggling and wants to find support, inspiration, encouragement, resources and community. Through each candid conversation you will learn how being vulnerable can be life changing, why it's ok not to be ok some of the time, the importance of normalizing mental health, how sharing your story could save a life, and that everyone struggles with their mental health at one point or another. Throughout each episode you will find some digestible tools from Professionals and others, that may help you navigate through a little bit better. Support this podcast:


February 15, 2023 42 mins

In today's episode Emily chat's with Tanya Cole-Lesnick LCSW. 

Tanya has been a psychotherapist (licensed clinical social worker) and coach since 1995. She received her master’s degree in social work from New York University after group therapy changed her life. She has extensive experience in outpatient hospital mental health, private practice, and wellness center settings. From those experiences over the years she has identi...

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Today is a milestone!

February 9th is not only Emily's birthday, but it marks the 3 year anniversary since the show started!

We have also hit 100 episodes!

In celebration of these events, today is a solo episode and Emily goes back in time to share some of her experiences over the past 3 years, what she has learned and ways that she has managed to overcome some challenging times. 

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Meet today's guest Mik Neubeur.

MiK is a mental health advocate who lives with bipolar disorder, anxiety, and ADHD. Mik shares her story online with others through TikTok & Instagram.

Mik is passionate about positively impacting the mental health world and does so by sharing her personal experiences & by providing a safe and inclusive community for people living with Bipolar disorder and mental health issues. 


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Meet Tanisha Shedden,

Tanisha is on a mission to make therapy and trauma education more accessible. With rising waitlists and limited practitioners, therapy is losing availability. Tanisha spreads mental health information, creates online learning and healing options for individuals who cannot access therapy, and spreads awareness about trauma. As a childhood trauma survivor who has overcome harrowing challenges, she is on a m...

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Meet today's guest Elizabeth Friedman!

Elizabeth Friedman is a licensed mental health counselor in New York. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with anxiety, OCD, perfectionism, low self-esteem, ADHD, and interpersonal skills. She loves to use humor and weird analogies when talking about life hacks for mental health. Elizabeth is a new mom and is passionate about all things health re...

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Meet today's guest, Nicole Davis-Bartlett.

Nicole believes we all have the ability to self-heal in some capacity and she wanted to run a business that offered holistic health options to embrace that. Nicole spent 10 years in biotechnology managing global brands that benefited immunity through nutrition. This engrained the understanding of preventative health for longevity and she felt the need to share this information with her com...

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Meet today's guest Zane Landin!

Zane has a strong passion for academics, design, social issues, creative writing, and learning new things all the time. Zane's mission is to inspire individuals and communities to tap into their unlimited potential.

In today's episode Zane chats with Emily about his mental health journey & how through his mental health advocacy he was able to partake in the MTV's Youth Action Forum ...

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This week's guest is Tara Swann.

Tara is an Emotional Empowerment Coach and a mum of two beautiful boys. Her main passion in life is to help others do what she did - transform chronic anxiety, low confidence and self-doubt into lasting unconditional happiness and self-love. 

After transforming her own life through emotional empowerment practices, Tara couldn't help but feel called to inspire others to do the same.

In toda...

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December 1, 2022 46 mins

Meet today's guest, Miesha Rice MSW. 

In 2013, Miesha earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Maryland Graduate School of Social Work, one of the top Social Work schools in the nation.  She was trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Substance Use, Mental Health Policy, Family Therapy, and Management and Community Organizing.  Miesha also served a...

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November 16, 2022 59 mins

Today's guest is Molly Flynn.

Molly is a community organizer and sober home mixologist. She has a passion for giving folx access to non-alcoholic beverage options, and believes these options serve as a valuable (and delicious!) tool for anyone choosing to reduce or omit alcohol from their diet. 

As a queer woman, Molly is particularly interested in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, which is statistically more vulnerable to ad...

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Emily is joined by Leah Gerstorff and Christine Alfred in today's episode. Leah and Christine are best friends, Mothers, Business Owners and co-hosts of the See You on the Other Side podcast. Their podcast is all about psychedelics and mental health.

Today Leah and Christine break our brains by sharing some fascinating truths & insight on their experiences with psychedelics. 

They share why they wanted to try psychedelics,...

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Today Emily chats with the hosts of The Unqualified Therapist Podcast, Amy Baumgardner & Sarah Simone.

These women have been through some shit. They may not have the qualifications, but they’ve been on this healing journey with their own therapists for more years than they can count.  They are smart, funny, and uncensored disruptors who are lighting up the dark corners of life. 

“We’re breaking the stigma around the t...

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Today's guest is Kyle Mitchell. Kyle is a mental health advocate, speaker, podcast host, and social media influencer (@Social_Anxiety_Kyle) who is passionate about solving the problems associated with poor mental health in the world and the impact they have on our communities, especially teens and youth. Having struggled and conquered his own social anxiety after a 10-year battle, he has found his calling and purpose to impact the ...

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In today's episode I chat with Elizabeth Gascoigne. Elizabeth is the founder of Absence of Proof, a brand that hosts pop up events around NYC that do not serve alcohol. 

Elizabeth has been sober curious off and on throughout her entire adult life and she has consistently been disappointed with the non-alcohol focused nightlife options in NYC. So she decided to create a space where people feel welcome - whether they're sober, s...

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Deanna is a post-master’s therapist specializing in trauma. She works with children, teens, and adults from a trauma-informed existential approach. Her movement, The Feeling Theory is all about the idea that we need to feel in order to heal. DeAnna provides a safe space where there are no wrong feelings and people can heal from their trauma by embarking on a unique feeling journey. 

DeAnna creates psycho-educational videos of ...

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Today I chat with AudreyAnna Garrett.

Audreyanna, operates under the pen-name AudriWrites and has published 7 books across different genres, including poetry collections, self-help books, novels, and memoirs. Audreyanna utilizes her experience, love for writing and education to share her journey of understanding love, emotions and the ups and downs of personal growth.

Understanding the complicated world of emotions and the human ps...

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In today's episode I chat with Nicole Sartini M.ED., LPCC, NCC, IMHP. Nicole is the co-founder and Executive Director of Bridge Counseling & Wellness in Louisville, KY. Nicole (she/her/hers) has been practicing therapy professionally since 2010 and has been working in the field as a non-professional since 1999. 

Sartini’s specialty centers around helping adults recovering from difficult childhoods, leaders looking to find ...

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This week I sat down with branding expert Bryan Liggons. Bryan is the founder of Blue Beak Branding. 

In today's conversation Bryan explains that although for most of his life, he felt like the black sheep in his family, his creative personality and talent ended up saving him from a number of challenges that life through his way. 

He shares with us details pertaining to a traumatic bike accident, homelessness and witnessi...

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Today's episode features Michelle Lukezic, graphic designer and co-founder of MakeGoodTogether. 

MakeGoodTogether aims to empower people to be the leaders that the world so desperately needs. They encourage and inspire people to take accountability for their actions and influence, by modeling behaviors that align with prioritizing the health and well-being of all on planet earth.

Michelle leads strategic communication...

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Meet Carlo Taormina, fitness coach, life coach and owner of Happy Fit.

Today Carlo shares his story of battling and overcoming depression and suicidal ideations and why speaking up about mental health is so important and can save lives. 

Carlo also shares some tangible tools that have helped him along his mental health journey, in addition, he tells us why he decided to turn his pain into his passion by creating a business to ...

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