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Feelin Weird

Personal conversations with a different guest each episode about taboo and stigmatized subjects: mental health (anxiety, depression, adhd, ocd), trauma, abuse, gender, sexual orientation, addiction, etc. Hosted by Kye Plant.
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Kye Plant has 1 hour conversations with a different person every episode about taboo and stigmatized subjects (mental health [OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, BPD, Depression, Anxiety] PTSD, illness, gender, sexuality, etc) in order to make listeners feel LESS WEIRD and less alone.  
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Nov 25, 2016

Stephanie West returns (from episode 3)!  We talk about ADHD;  
perfectionism;  
being overwhelmed;  
the cycle of self care and mental illness;  
sugar daddies;  
perfectionism;  
negative self-talk, self worth & self-loathing;   
text message anxiety;  
dopamine shortages;   
consequences;   
privilege;  
mindfulness;  
PROCRASTINATION;  
being overstimulated, overwhelmed and and anxious;  
impostor syndrome;  
and SO MUCH MORE!

Thanks for listening!  

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Nov 2, 2016

I, Kye Plant, talk about my recent mental breakdown and some of the tools and strategies that help me deal with depression in the second installment of "Kye Rambles".  I talk about:

living with my parents; 
the Moodtracker app; 
Invisibilia; 
being gentle;
TALKING about my feelings with safe people;  
keeping it simple; 
cutting out unnecessary stresses and obligations; 
having creative outlets for 'negative energy'; 
and recovery in general (but also SO MUCH MORE).

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Oct 8, 2016

Pt 2 of my talk with Crystal Dorval!  We discuss change;  
keeping it simple;  
suicidal ideation;
the importance of reaching out, talking and therapy; 
being okay with not being okay;
mindfulness;
being overwhelmed by daunting tasks; 
putting unnecessary pressure on ourselves and how we can learn to strip that away and find calm; 
black and white thinking (all or nothing); 
DBT (dialectic behavior therapy); 
trauma (the body holds it and it will come out one way or another); 
the power of talking (counselling, journaling, support groups, etc); 
journaling; 
Theory U (the fear of change and the state of being uncertain what will happen when you've made a change in your life); 
trusting that things will work out; 
setting attainable and reasonable goals; 
marcel the shell (Jenny Slate); 
ambiguous words we don't REALLY know the meaning of but use all the time (eg. 'success' and 'happiness'); 
receiving compliments (and how hard that can be); 
DIY initiatives; 
reinventing the live music experience (especially for introverts);
and SO MUCH MORE!

This episode is AMAZING.  Go listen to Crystal's music (aka White Poppy) on her bandcamp: https://whitepoppy.bandcamp.com/

Thanks for listening! 

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send me an email: feelinweird@gmail.com

Oct 4, 2016

Crystal Dorval returns to the podcast!  Her and Kye talk all things 'COPING with feelings' but also things like
addiction;   
grounding items; 
impulsive behaviour; 
food issues (overeating, compulsive eating, binge eating, etc); 
Austin Powers; 
body shame (hating your body); 
addictions; 
transferring addictions; 
'when is someone an addict?'; 
self-love; 
self-care; 
recovery as a constant (always happening; always a journey; more to learn); 
radical acceptance (Tara Broch); 
becoming a mental health worker; 
heteronormativity; 
ego (and how to work with an ego); 
and SO MUCH MORE!

Also, Crystal reveleals that she's actually a self-identified doctor and will be a recurring guest as Doctor Crystal.

 

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Sep 24, 2016

Not REALLY an episode, but Kye talks about WHY they didn't release a proper episode this week + the future of the podcast.  It's a short one (or long if you hate my voice)...  

Kye also talks about:
QUITTING smoking and all the horrors that go along with that;
interviewing Laura Jane Grace, Rodney Mullen and Kim Gordon;
feeling exhausted and spread thin;
feeling grumpy; being a psychotic bitch;
SSRIs & medication;
Medisafe (the app);
depression & suicide and the humour involved in the thought process;
SELLING OUT;
coming out as trans;
facing fears;
reckoning with my own transphobia;
celebrity and fame;
what to do with the podcast;
what the fuck "success" means;
the balance between self-care and "productivity";
basing my self-worth on other people's opinions;

 

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Sep 7, 2016

Ashlee Cooper is a member of the Tsartlip First Nation on Vancouver Island (BC).  She tells the story of how her family, culture, language, and community has been DEEPLY impacted (almost destroyed) by colonialism and how she has learned to reconnect with it and rebuild herself and her culture.  Ashlee and Kye also talk about mental health (depression, bipolar, anxiety); The Residential School system and it's profound impacts on inter-generational politics; language revitalization; internalized racism; stereotypes; stigma; self-harm, abusive relationships (family and self); alcohol & drug abuse; calling parents out on sexism & racism; coping with feelings; living in settler society; suicide attempts; being an introvert but learning to be more outgoing; fear of change; finding purpose and meaning; hope for the future (children); and SO MUCH MORE!

Ashlee is a true inspiration and a beautiful person; I promise you will enjoy this episode!

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Sep 1, 2016

Artist/musician Kay Gallivan tells the story of her brother's suicide and the pain it caused her and the family.  Kay and Kye also discuss depression, grief, family, loss, trauma, CBT, the physicality of mental illness, the importance of reaching out and talking, self-worth, emotions, feminism, masculinity (and the stigma attached to talking about feelings), mindfulness, meditation, existential depression and so much more.  

This is a touching story, my friends, and this topic is SUPER important for us humyns to discuss and question.  Maybe you've never experienced depression or suicidal ideations, but I can guarantee someone you know has--NO MORE STIGMA!

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Aug 24, 2016

Levi Chase (our first out-of-towner) and Kye had a strange relationship until recently (and they talk about it together).  Levi also talks about a very tumultuous time in their life.  They tell the story of being in a toxic relationship and the hard realisation that they were emotionally abusive and the depression, shame, and substance abuse that were involved and which followed the breakup.  Kye and Levi also talk about masculinity (and bros), loneliness, rehab, misogyny, taking things personally, feminism (and how we can perpetuate patriarchy when we think we're promoting respect), coping mechanisms, weed, alcohol, insecurity, hating ourselves, escaping into our phones, self-love, transferring addictions, capitalism, ayahuasca (psychedelic plant substances), meditation, self-reflection, working in the mental-health field, rejection, AA & NA & MA, being addicted to people, taking responsibility for your actions, playing in punk bands (and making music in general), AND SO MUCH MORE!  

This is a very personal and interesting conversation and I know you'll love it.

 

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Aug 15, 2016

Mary Rubin, a true angel, talks about her modelling career: the horror and beauty that comes along with that.  Mary and Kye also discuss body shame, eating disorders, judgements based on outward appearance (appearing 'perfect'), social media and self-loathing, body positivity, mental illness (anxiety & depression), the endless pursuit of happiness (hungry ghosts), body shaming, privilege, having a terrible memory, being funny, lashing out when someone is hurt, psychiatrists, doctors, being your own health-advocate, seeking help, medication, scoliosis, appearing able bodied, people's perceptions of you, AND SO MUCH MORE.  

Mary is a WONDERFUL guest and it's guaranteed that you will love her.

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Aug 2, 2016

Dion Smith-Dokkie talks about their idea of home--sometimes we're not really sure if there is one DISTINCT place and sometimes it may be a journey.  They also talked about childhood, two-spirit, pronouns, "coming out" at age 13, feeling torn between places and people, mental illness (ocd, anxiety, depression), medication, feeling manic, doctors (who sometimes don't listen), suicidal urges, self-discovery, what it feels like to be referred to by a different name and pronoun than you identify with, growing up on and off reserve, First Nations' rights (and the struggle for recognition of traditional rights and spaces), isolation, the importance of speaking and learning traditional languages, and SO MUCH MORE.  

Dion is a member of West Moberly First Nations (Dion's mother is Dane-zaa, Cree, Saulteaux and Scottish; their father's ancestor's come from the British aisles) located in Northeastern BC.  

Thanks for listening!  

 

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