This is MentaliTea, where we discuss different mental health topics and other stigmatized issues, all the while sipping on some delicious tea and cracking jokes.
Vulnerability Through Poetry
Join Camara and Light as they talk with the marvelous Nancy Azcona, author of the poetry book Corazón De Seda about vulnerability through poetry! We dived into the meaning behind her work, her personal takes on the world about family, generational trauma, body image, love, self discovery and what it means to be statistically vulnerable. Take a listen as we spill the tea with Nancy on her book, the meanings behind the poems she wrote, and the journey she went on to put it together! Link to buy Nancy's book Corazón De Seda: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/nancy-azcona-and-stephanie-handley-and-james-brunskill/coraz%C3%B3n-de-seda/paperback/product-enpjpr.html?page=1&pageSize=4 Follow Nancy on IG: https://www.instagram.com/nancyazc/
April 26, 2022
Men & Mental Health
Join Camara and Light as they talk with founder of The Feely Human Collective and host of The You, Me, Empathy Podcast, Nōn Wels, about men's mental health, eating disorders and what it means to be a feely human! Listen in as we spill the tea on the stigmas around men and mental health. Follow more from Nōn Wels: Feely Human Collective: https://feelyhuman.co/ The You, Me, Empathy Podcast: https://feelyhuman.co/you-me-empathy
December 15, 2021
Minimalism w/ Delanie Fischer
Join Camara and Light as they spill the tea on minimalism with Delanie Fischer, business simplicity coach and podcast host of Self-Helpless and E-FICIONADO ! You'll learn what it means to be a minimalist and why Delanie made it a key part of her business. We talk about mental health, share our own perspectives on minimalism, and much more. Bring your tea and tune in to find out if you too can be a mastermind of minimalism! Find out more from Delanie and her work on her site: https://www.delaniefischer.com/ Self helpless Podcast: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/self-helpless/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/331TJ7eQKg2gHmAk7AU4XG?si=7c41ef1f40414b63 E-FICIONADO Podcast: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/e-ficionado/id1536314262 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/4PQTzYbsJUUf8yUYBPeXox?si=0d55b6e467f14e3f
October 13, 2021
Mental Health & The Pandemic
Join co-hosts Camara and Light as they discuss their experiences during the pandemic, how it affected their mental health, personal relationships, work/life balance, and what they are looking forward to as the world is opening back up. Listen in as we spill the tea on how we kept up with our mental health during the pandemic.
July 08, 2021
Faith & Mental Health w/ Fatima Farmer
Join Camara and Light from a time before the pandemic. We sit down with Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher and the founder of The SoulBeautyChat Fatima Farmer to have a dialogue about her faith journey! The SoulBeautyChat is a self-care community + podcast designed to empower women through faith infused resources, mental health support, coaching, and wellness events. Join us as we spill the tea on faith and mental health!
August 04, 2020
Soolong Season 2 w/ Camara & Light
After a full year of MentaliTea Season 2, we sat down to give some behind the scenes facts, reminisce on episodes, and ideate on our plans for the future of the podcast. Join us as we spill the tea one last time for Season 2!
December 17, 2019
Body Positivity w/ Jessica Lauren
Today we sit down to spill tea on body positivity and self love with the incredible Jessica Lauren: self love advocate and plus size model for Wilhelmina. In this episode we go into what it means to be plus size, how Jessica navigates the modeling world, and how she started her self love challenge movement. We get into what self love is and isn't and how we can all empower ourselves and others. Sit back and enjoy as we discuss with an impactful influencer who is taking the world by storm with the shine of her mission. Let's spill the tea on Self love and body positivity!
November 06, 2019
Adoption w/ Cameron Kelly
Today we sit down with Cameron Kelly-- talented actress, comedian, and writer to talk about her adoption story. Along the way you'll hear about the stigmatizations of adoption, the portrayal of the subject in media, and the superiority of Halloween and Christmas as holidays. Join us as we spill the Tea on adoption!
August 15, 2019
Childhood Trauma w/ Kathleen Aharonian
Today we sit down with the inspiring Kat Aharonian, Mind Set Coach and of the CEO of One Heart Coffee to talk about overcoming childhood trauma. We get into how she started her business, her mental health journey, her love for dogs, and how childhood trauma impacted her life. Along the way we recount how childhood and adolescent pains shaped us and how we deal with them now. Sit down with us as we spill the tea on overcoming childhood trauma!
July 25, 2019
Authenticity w/ Mark Shapiro
Today we sit down with the incredible Mark Shapiro, host of the "Are You Being Real Podcast!" talking about how to break down authenticity in the digital age. We dive into how he left the corporate world to do podcasting and public speaking, the Facebook experiment that brought him closer to his friends, how to navigate love in today's world, his upcoming app LoveBomb, and more! Sit down with us as we spill the tea on authenticity!
July 04, 2019
Wrestling with Identity w/ Ryan Nemeth
This episode we got in the ring with Ryan Nemeth, a long time wrestler for the WWE NXT brand. As we sipped on some delicious tea, we discussed his career, his journey to get there, and how he balanced both at the same time. Along the way, we learned of his upcoming short film Heel. Join us as we spill the tea on identity!
June 18, 2019
Grappling with our Gremlin w/ Rebecca Warm & Emily Rifkin
Today we sit down with Rebecca Warm and Emily Rifkin to discuss their YouTube web-series, Gremlin Girl: a story of a young woman named Franny, and Gremlin Girl, an adorable manifestation of her neurotic anxieties. Along the way we learned of our own gremlins, how to live with our gremlins, and how to animate gremlins. Join us and our gremlins as we spill the tea!
June 11, 2019
Endometriosis w/ Molly Paige
Today we sit down with Molly Paige, self-described "tea drinking human with good company" to discuss her journey with Endometriosis. Along the way, we'll learn ways of coping with cramps, that a certain two people (but not the third) share a birthday, and that acupuncture is actually kind of wonderful. Join us as we spill the tea on Endometriosis!
May 28, 2019
Death with Dignity w/ Ally Iseman
Meet Ally Iseman: award winning actress, producer and writer. We sit down with her to discuss her work and research into Death with Dignity. We discuss the meaning, laws, and what it means for friends, families, and the individuals themselves. Join us as we spill the tea on Death with Dignity!
May 07, 2019
Astrology and the Psyche w/ Katherine Wehler
We see in your future you enjoying this episode of MentaliTea! Join us as we sit down with Katherine Wehler, energy healer, astrology expert, and tarot extraordinaire, and learn all about how these things not only helped her with her own mental health, but how it helped others as well. We discuss everything from the cosmos, to the skeptics, to our own future through a live tarot reading! Join us as we spill the tea on Astrology!
April 23, 2019
OCD & Relationships w/ Brandon Russ
We sat down with Brandon Russ to discuss OCD as it relates to family, friends, and relationships. Along the way, we learned what it's like to drop medication cold turkey, how annoying the pesky intrusive thoughts can be, and maybe told a few fun childhood stories as well. Join us as we spill the tea on OCD!
April 09, 2019
The Power of Poetry w/ Yashi Brown
Yashi Brown is a renowned poet, author, spoken word artist, and Nami Ambassador. We sat down and discussed her journey before and after she was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1 and how it affected her work as an artist. Join us as we spill the tea on mental health and the power of poetry!
March 26, 2019
Wedding Therapy w/ Emilee Sutherland & Meghan Christine
The new MentaliTea podcast season is here! On our first episode back we sit down with the amazing Emilee and Meghan, hosts of the Wedding Therapy Podcast. We go behind the scenes of what planning a wedding can do to your mental health. Just because you are getting married doesn't mean it's always "happily ever after." Join us as we spill the tea on Wedding Therapy!
March 12, 2019
Spilling the Tea w/ Camara and Zack
It's the last episode for 2018 and the final episode of Season 1!!! Zack and Camara sit down to discuss why they started MentaliTea, their own histories, and go over each episode of the season. Learn about how each episode came to be, some behind the scenes goodness, and what MentaliTea means to them now and moving forward. Listen in as we spill the tea on Season 1 of MentaliTea.
December 18, 2018
Therapy w/ Kati Morton
Today we got to talk with Kati Morton: Therapist, YouTuber, and now Author of "Are u ok? A guide to caring for your mental health." We learn about her journey into becoming a therapist, creating a massively popular Youtube channel, and what the transition was like to publishing a book. Listen in to find out more and what else Kati has in the works. Join us as we spill the tea on Therapy!
December 11, 2018
Autism & Asperger's w/ Chloe Estelle
For Episode 11 of MentaliTea we sat down with Chloe Estelle to discuss Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, the Autism Spectrum and the details and differences between them. Through her many projects and experiences, we learned what it was like to grow up with Autism; form her own identity alongside her twin sister; pursue her major in college; and create an organization called Ourtism, which helps others on the Autism Spectrum to set and achieve their own goals. Beside her during this journey (and this recording!), has been her trusty service dog Benj... and we're just going to apologize ahead of time if we were a bit distracted by him at times. Join us as we spill the tea on Autism!
December 04, 2018
Conquering Cancer w/ Ashley Kristoff
For episode 10 of MentaliTea we sat down with Ashley Kristoff to discuss her journey with Thyroid Cancer, from the diagnosis, to the treatment, to the years afterward. Not only did we learn of some of the warning signs and methods to cope, but we also learned of the strength and dedication it takes to push forward, and how her work at The Mighty helped her realize the importance of priotorizing her mental health post cancer. Along the way we sip on some extravagant tea while sharing laughs about what “eye of the wizard” could possibly mean (either way, we’re going to start a trend, we know it!) Please join us as we spill the tea on Cancer.
November 27, 2018
Holistic vs. Pharmaceutical Medicine w/ Katie Rotolo & Alex Parker
A subject so large we needed 4 people! Newlyweds Katie and Alex sit down and discuss how each of them not only handle their own mental health, but how they handle it together. From acting and yoga, to bunny rabbits and politics, Camara and Zack spill the tea on a wide range of topics as they explore the debate of Holistic vs. Pharmaceutical medicine.
November 20, 2018
Synesthesia w/ Steven Butler
Have you ever wondered what it's like to see sound? Or what musical made Camara realize she's an empath? Or what numbers Zack wants to hug? In this episode of MentaliTea, Zack and Camara sit down with the multi-talented Steven Butler to discuss his life with Synesthesia and how it has impacted his art, whether that be through dancing, choreography, editing, or directing. Even though you may not be able to see sounds, we hope you learn what it's like to see through his eyes with the sound of our voices.
November 13, 2018
Workplace Woes w/ Seth Yund
Hosts Camara and Zack travel to the state capitol of California to discuss mental health in the workplace with Seth Y.. Through many laughs and cups of tea, they cover such topics as job interviews (and how badly they can go), HR, and the policies affecting both current and future employees and their mental health care.
November 06, 2018
No Age Limit w/ Tommy McLoughlin
Hosts Zack and Camara sit down with the man of many talents, Tommy McLoughlin! Through the lens of Ageism, they discuss everything from miming, to magic, to movie-making, to music. Step back in time with us, and realize you're already there.
October 23, 2018
Near Misophonia w/ Autumn Bruewer
Listen to the sounds of our voices as we discuss sound sensitivity! From finding out what scenarios can be triggers for Misophonia, to which ones just really push our buttons, to some sound advice on relationships. Let's spill the tea on Misophonia (quietly)!
October 09, 2018
Asexual Conversation w/ Adrianne Lundy
In this episode hosts Zack and Camara sit down with Adrianne to discuss Asexuality. Along the way, we laugh about terrible relationships and what else you can buy for $20 at a strip club.
September 25, 2018
ADHD, BiPolar, and Me w/ Remy Cashman
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses the topic of suicide. In this episode of MentaliTea, host Camara and Zack sit down with Remy to discuss ADHD, BiPolar Disorder, and the genius that is Bo Burnham.
September 11, 2018
Depression Session w/ Adrian Carter
In this episode of MentaliTea, hosts Camara and Zack discuss the topics of Depression, OCD, and PTSD with special guest Adrian Carter. Along the way, you'll hear a special rendition of the intro by Mr. Carter, the best songs to listen to when you're feeling down, and plenty of that good good tea.
August 27, 2018
Anxiety w/ Kate Budak
The first episode of MentaliTea where we discuss our experiences with anxiety, the results of our Myers-Briggs Personality Tests, and that newfangled "Electrical" music.
August 14, 2018