Jul 30, 2020
My guest explains the feeling of wearing an emotional sunburn for 3 weeks of every month--like being in a tunnel: impossible to see the future, seemingly lost and stuck in struggle. This is her experience with PMDD and she wants people out there to know they're not alone.
We also discuss deleting everyone from social...
Jun 29, 2020
My guest from episode 37 returns to explain her last two psychotic episodes and her visits to (and stays in) psychiatric emergency ("the psych ward"), where she received 8 treatments of ECT.
We also discuss grief, compulsions & intrusive thoughts (OCD), wanting to be 'off meds', connection with others, and SO much...
May 31, 2020
Artist Luke Ramsey joins me to discuss creativity and the challenges of everyday life.
We discuss the importance of adults/teachers in the creative journey; toxic shame; feeling compassion for self; wanting to quit; crying in public spaces; and SO MUCH MORE!
"If you're stoking that fire of warmth and goodness...
Apr 1, 2020
My guest grew up as a happy child but when she turned 8, her "happiness faded". She felt perpetually scared of angering her father and her mother was dealing with depression. Eventually my guest turned to self-harm as a way of coping: digging her finger nails into her skin, she felt a sense of relief.
Dec 3, 2019
Tessa (@citywitch) talks about the COMPLEX relationship with their mother, their B.P.D. + Bipolar diagnoses, learning what their needs are, fantasy as escape, somatic therapy, and reparenting their inner child!