Life in Red Podcast

Life in Red Podcast

Real conversations. Real people. A guest-focused podcast about the world for curious minds! Available everywhere you get podcasts! Hosted by Ryan Forsyth, @bigredryan01. Facebook & Instagram: @LifeinRedPodcast Twitter: @LifeinRedPod


February 8, 2023 68 min

On this episode: Bridget Fauteux, a Nutrition Scientist, comes on to talk about the psychology and science of nutrition, eating, and weight loss. We talk about her journey, fad dieting, health-related misinformation, and disinformation, the mental health impacts of dieting & weight loss, how to lose weight safely, how to navigate social media marketing, and more!

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On this episode: Michela DiStefano, a Ph.D candidate in Clinical Psychology and Child Psychologist in training, comes on to talk about her work in children's mental health. We talk about her journey and some of her research, how growing up and our family dynamics play a role in our development, the mental health crisis in kids, access to services, what families & parents can do, and more!

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September 9, 2022 84 min

On this episode: Sabrina, a Sex Educator, Podcast Host, and in school to become a Sex Therapist comes on to talk about sex, gender dynamics, and sex ed. We talk about why she wants to become a sex therapist, why our society lacks comprehensive sex education, why sex is still so taboo, common misconceptions about sex, differences between men and women and other gender identities, porn, and more!

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On this episode: April Haggart, a Trauma Recovery Coach, comes on to share her mental health & trauma story, as well as how a Trauma Recovery Coach can help heal you and your inner child. We talk about her experience trying to heal, exploring and learning about her own trauma, why she decided to become a coach, what a coach actually can do and does not do, the stigma surrounding trauma, ways to heal and more!

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On this episode: Anushka Kurian, a Political Commentator, Analyst and Strategist, comes on to share everything you need to know about the 2022 Ontario Election on June 2nd, 2022. We talk about our democracy, state of our discourse & the political climate, the importance of voting, the story of this election, the main issues candidates and parties are focusing on, the strategy of each leader and party, challenges they face, the ...

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On this episode: Noah Tile, a Psychotherapist, Co-Founder of Resolvve Inc. and Host of the Change Talk podcast, comes on to share his perspective on the intersections of mental health and religion. We talk about some of the experiences he sees in his practice, how the pandemic has affected children psychologically, his study of becoming a Rabbi, how his professional experience relates to his spiritual practice, antisemitism and it&...

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On this episode: Angelica Galluzzo, a Mental Health Advocate and Host of The Revolutionized Mind, comes on to share her mental health journey and talk about the impact of her podcast. We talk about when she first noticed she was struggling with her mental health, her lowest point and how she overcame it, the balance between being a high performance athlete and mental health struggles, why she started her podcast, how it's chang...

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On this episode: Rob Pintwala, Founder of First Session, comes on to share and talk about his mental health platform, First Session. We talk about why he developed this service, how it works, finding the right therapist, the importance of therapy, how you can start the journey of therapy, accessibility and diversity in therapy, his own story and more!

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January 24, 2022 60 min

On this episode: BethAnn Pardo, an Advocate for living life with Long Covid, comes on to share her story on her 2 year battle with the complications from the virus. We talk about her life as an ultra-marathoner before her initial diagnosis, contracting the virus and her physical and mental battle with it, how her symptoms never went away, when she realized she might have long covid, her treatment, how it's changed her life, why...

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December 31, 2021 126 min

5:12 - #10: Summar Bourada | LIR on Endometriosis & Women's Health

16:18 - #9: Amanda Bernardo | LIR on Mental Health & Advocacy

27:35 - #8: Kasia Szyszkowicz | LIR on Stress, your gut & your brain

40:48 - #7: Christie & Alicia | LIR on Nurising During COVID

54:10 - #6: Debra Savoy | LIR on Energy & Mediums

1:04:28 - #5: Kate Punnett | LIR on Flowers & Social Artistry

1:13:24 - #4: Ainsley Kirkpatrick | ...

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December 20, 2021 65 min

On this episode: Jared Salekin, Host of The Journey with Jared Podcast, comes on to share his mental health story and talk about men's mental health. We talk about when he first discovered he was having challenges with mental health, how stigma prevented him from realizing it, how joining a group for men changed his perspective, how he started to heal, men's mental health, embracing healthy masculinity and more!

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December 10, 2021 97 min

On this episode: Christie Cowan, a Nurse, Blogger and Host of Beyond the Bedpan, comes on to talk about the urgent issues healthcare workers are facing. We talk about how healthcare workers are dealing with the pandemic, the anxiety around the new variant, the mental health challenges and extreme burnout healthcare workers are facing, Bill 124, why so many nurses are leaving the profession, how that will impact the future of health...

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On this episode: Samantha Baugnon, an Actress and Creative Executive at K Factor Films, comes on to talk about her career and new film she helped produce, Night Night. We talk about her experience as a young woman in the film industry, working at the brand new K Factor Films, their mission to make the industry more inclusive, some of her prior work. We also talk about the film, what went into making it, reception and more!

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On this episode: Barbie Liss, an ANTI Anti~Aging Coach and Advocate & Speaker for Restorative Justice, comes on to talk about her mental health journey and what lead to her new perspective on life. We talk about her daughters assault and how that lead to a restorative justice process with her abuser, how that process changed the outcome for her, her daughter and everyone involved, how it lead to a new perspective on questioning...

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November 20, 2021 59 min

On this episode: Laura Oliver, President of the Grindstone Award Foundation, comes on to talk about Grindstone Awards, their mission and women's hockey. We talk about Grindstone and why it was started, girl's minor hockey, the state of women's hockey, the saga between the PHF & PWHPA, getting more sponsors and media to support the game, how we can grow the game and more!

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November 12, 2021 57 min

On this episode: John Dickson, a Mental Health Advocate and Blogger at Righting the Shop, comes on to talk about his journey with mental illness and his self-care plan. We talk about his battle with depression and bipolar 2, why & how he developed his self-care plan, why he shared it with the world, how it helps him, how you can put together a plan and more! 

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On this episode: Riley McEntee, a Trans Activist and Educator, comes on to talk about his story as a Trans person and how we can make the world more inclusive. We talk about his journey of finding himself, his transition, common disinformation surrounding things like puberty blockers, hormone therapy and safety, dating, how important Trans representation is, resources and how we can better educate ourselves and more!

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On this episode: The team at Ladyloud Clothing Company, Emily, Jessica and Shannon, come on to talk about the mission behind their organization and issues women face. We talk about why they started this company to help women, equality, intersectionality, why they want to include men in the feminist conversation, violence against women, dating, creating spaces for ALL women, what we can all do to advance women's movements and mo...
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On this episode: Lindsay Healey, a PhD Student at Carleton University in Forensic Psychology and Research Coordinator at the Royal Mental Health Centre in the Forensic Research Unit, comes on to talk about her research in Forensic Psychology and the system behind being Not Criminally Responsible. We talk about what Forensic Psychology is, how someone is found NCR, the myths behind someone with mental illness and NCR, rehabilitation...

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On this episode: Mikaela Brewer, a Mental Health Advocate, Writer and Author of 'The Sifting Project' comes on to talk about her book and share her mental health story. We talk about the concept and process to developing her story, how writing has helped support her mental health, how mental illness and being a Div 1. Basketball Player intersected, her recovery, some of her mental health research and experience in athletes,...

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