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More Than You See

More Than You See

By Deborah Lee Smith
More Than You See is a weekly conversation with actor, filmmaker, and mental health advocate Deborah Lee Smith that explores non traditional resources to help you build your own mental health toolkit. Come learn about books, personal practices, podcasts and other resources that will help you feel less alone and pull you out of those sh*tty times. Because we are all More Than You See.
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3.13 Season Finale! The World & Finding Balance in the Chaos
This week I dive into the overwhelm I have been feeling with life and the world, and how our emotions and expectations are exacerbated by the conditioning we have as children. (Yup, I go deep for the season finale of season 3!). I discuss the truly poignant book,  Break the Good Girl Myth, and emphasize the importance of putting ourselves first even when it might disappoint others. As always, please let me know what you think and remember to rate, review, and subscribe! Want to give feedback about the show before the next season? Take our quiz here!  Resources Mentioned in this Episode:  Book: Break the Good Girl Myth by Majo Malfino ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website | Tik Tok _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
20:14
March 21, 2022
3.12 Mental Health & Identity: Your Profession & Your Passions
This week we discuss our identity and how it relates to our profession. When we are kids we are told to find something we are passionate about. But is that always the best way to live our lives? How does that affect our mental health? We discuss these topics and how they are all wrapped up in our identity on this episode. As always, please let me know what you think and remember to rate, review, and subscribe!  Resources Mentioned in this Episode:  TED TALK: Stop searching for your passion | Terri Trespicio | TEDxKC Article from Psychology Today: Who Am I? Self-Identity and Mental Health Article from Psychology Today: You Are Not Your Work ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website | Tik Tok _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
14:04
February 21, 2022
3.11 Mental Health & Identity: Depression & Sadness
This week kicks off the final 3 part episode series for Season 3, all about identity! Each week I will discuss a different aspect of personal identity and suggest some tools that may be helpful in your examination of yourself and your community. This week is all about depression. The difference between general sadness and depression and how you can identify depression as part of your identity, but not let it rule the show. I discuss a few different resources that I encourage you to check out, listed below!  Article about the difference between sadness and depression  Depression Quiz mentioned in episode  As always, please let me know what you think and remember to rate, review, and subscribe!  ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website | Tik Tok _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
18:28
February 07, 2022
3.10 Medication and Mental Health: A Conversation with Shannon Corbeil
This week is the final episode in our three-part series about mental health treatments! I discuss mental health medication with an amazing friend of mine who is an incredible actor, writer, vet and dog mom. She recently went on medication for her Depression and shares how it has impacted her life in incredible ways. Follow Shannon's journey on her Instagram / Twitter and let her know how much you appreciate her sharing her story!  Science of Wellbeing Course mentioned in the episode!  I also share a voicemail from my friend Helenna Santos-Levy who originally came on the podcast in season 1 (listen to the episode here!) to discuss her decision to go on medication for her OCD. She shares how the medication has continued to help her navigate life!  I hope both of these stories will help give you the tools you may need if you have ever considered going on medication to assist with your mental health journey. As always, please let me know what you think and remember to rate, review, and subscribe!  ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website | Tik Tok _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
25:07
January 24, 2022
3.09 Sleep, Meditation, and Nutrition: How it Effects Our Mental Health
We continue our three-part series on mental health treatments this week with a discussion about how sleep, nutrition, and meditation impacts our brains! Listen for some tips you can incorporate into your daily practice and learn all the things I don't do (but should!) when it comes to my mental health :)  Also, as I mention on the episode, for a deeper dive into mental health and nutrition, check out my past interview episode with Lianna Nielsen. Listen here!  ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website | Tik Tok _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
24:05
January 17, 2022
3.08 Innovative, New, Mental Health Treatments
This week I discuss five new and innovative treatments for mental health symptoms and disorders. This is the first episode in a three part series all about different treatments. I also share an amazing first hand account of a new therapy called TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) from a listener. Thank you so much for sharing your story and please let me know if you have a personal story that you would like me to share on an upcoming episode!  ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website | Tik Tok _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
22:17
January 10, 2022
3.07 New Year, New... NOPE!
Happy 2022 everyone! I know that with the start of a new year there is always talk around the "new and improved" version of yourself. I talk this week about how damaging that mentality can be to our mental health, suggest some healthier ways you can track your new year and set goals for yourself, and remind you that you are perfect. Exactly as you are.  Please let me know if you have any ways you are focusing on your evolution in 2022, and how I can best support you on your mental health journey!   ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website | Tik Tok _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
23:02
January 03, 2022
3.06 Personal Triggers & Specific Phobias
This week I start by sharing a personal story about a situation that ended up being a huge trigger for me and sent me into an anxious spiral. Then I dive into the classification of specific phobias and different treatment options for these phobias. I wrap everything up at the end by reminding you that your triggers are not "issues" and instead just make you the unique individual that you are.  ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website | Tik Tok _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
21:29
December 13, 2021
3.05 Shyness vs Social Anxiety
This week we discuss social anxiety and how it differs from general shyness in social situations. We discuss the actual definition and symptoms of social anxiety, some ways you can treat this disorder, and I share some tips and tricks of things that I do when I am feeling uncomfortable in new social situations. There is so much to discuss when it comes to anxiety, but hopefully some of these thoughts and tips will help you enter a new social situation with a brand new point of view about the world.  ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website | Tik Tok _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
16:44
December 06, 2021
3.04 You are More Than Your Anxiety
This week is the start of a new three part series on anxiety in response to a request from a listener! I dive into what are the different types of anxiety, how to identify your root causes, and what you can do when you are feeling anxious about something specific in your life. As always, I am here to share space with here, hear your stories, and walk beside you in your own mental health journey.  Please reach out if this affected you or if there is a topic you wish to discuss in the future!  ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website | Tik Tok _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
21:43
November 29, 2021
3.03 Mental Health & Relationships: Dealing with Grief
This week I dive into grief and what we can do to cope with the loss of a loved one, especially during the holidays. Grief is never easy, but it seems to get exacerbated especially in times when we feel that we are *supposed* to be happy. I dive into some of the ways we can cope with these feelings and remind ourselves that our grief is our own, we experience it in different ways, and that grief comes in waves. Whatever you are feeling today is not what you will feel tomorrow. As always, I am here to share space with here, hear your stories, and walk beside you in your own mental health journey.   ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website | Tik Tok _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
14:38
November 22, 2021
3.02 Mental Health & Relationships: Family and the Holidays
Today's episode is all about the holidays and how our relationships, families, and situations can make our mental health worse. Yup, that's right. It is statistically proven to make our mental state worse, but I will talk about why and some simple ways you can combat these icky feelings.  I also discuss the book "It Didn't Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are And How To End the Cycle." I also mention my Tik Tok! If you have any desire to follow me and dive deeper into mental health, click HERE! :)   Please let me know what resonates with you and what you are struggling with so I can address it on a future episode.  As always, I am here right beside you on this messy thing we call life. See you again next week!  ~ ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
23:16
November 15, 2021
3.01 Mental Health & Relationships: The top 3 things I learned from my divorce
Season 3 of the More Than You See Podcast kicks off with the top 3 things I learned from my divorce. Today is actually my ex-wedding anniversary and I thought this might be a nice way to share this special day with you all! Because it is still special. Everyone who enters and impacts our lives has a purpose... and that may be one of the things I discuss on this week's episode! Please let me know (by leaving me a voicemail or though Instagram) what you have learned from past relationships, how it impacted your mental health, and things you are still struggling with today. As always, I am here right beside you on this messy thing we call life. See you again next week!  ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
19:30
November 08, 2021
Season 3 teaser!
So excited to be starting Season 3 of the More Than You See Podcast! If you've never been here before... welcome! If you're a regular, welcome back! Join me on Monday, November 8th for a very special start to the season where I dive into a topic that is very important to me, and actually is the genesis to my own mental health journey. Intrigued? You should be! "See" you on Monday!  ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
03:23
November 07, 2021
2.12 Purpose: The biggest thing that helps me through my mental health battles
Welcome to the final episode of the second season of the podcast! In this episode I talk all about purpose and how it helps me through some of my toughest times. From small things like baking brownies for a neighbor, to big things designed to help others, identifying and chasing my purpose is the greatest tool that I have in my mental health toolkit. We are taking a few months hiatus, and in the mean time, make sure you follow and engage with me on Instagram and identify some things that give you purpose in life. I will miss you all, and see you in a few short months!  I also mentioned on the episode that I would LOVE for you to take a quiz and give me feedback about the podcast.  Take the short 6 question quiz here or go to www.morethan-yousee.com/quiz  Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
14:23
August 09, 2021
2.11 Is your identity defined by your career?
In this recap episode and companion to our episode with the amazing Shelley Regner (actress from the Pitch Perfect franchise), Deborah discusses one of her big takeaways: the danger of being identified mostly by our careers. Especially with Covid on the rise again, it is important to make sure that we are giving space and focus to many different aspects that make us who we are, not just one. To listen to the episode with Shelley. Please go here.  I also mentioned on the episode that I would LOVE for you to take a quiz and give me feedback about the podcast.  Take the short 6 question quiz here or go to www.morethan-yousee.com/quiz  Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
11:57
August 02, 2021
2.10 Shelley Regner: From "Pitch Perfect" to...? Mental Health in the South and the Hollywood Rollercoaster
So excited to have actress, Shelley Regner, on the show today for episode 10! This is our last interview of the season and Shelley could not have been a better guest! Shelley Regner is an actor, singer, and every now and then dancer from Louisiana who has lived in Los Angeles for almost 10 years. She is most notably recognized for her role as the Bella "who's literally been here the whole time," Ashley, in the Pitch Perfect franchise. She earned her B.A. in Theatre Performance from LSU and has continued to perform live throughout her career in both regional and national productions. Credits include UMPO's A League of Their Own, Unauthorized Jennifer's Body Musical, Cruel Intentions Musical, and more. She is an original member of Disney's D Cappella, performing the first national tour and the Hollywood Bowl. Shelley's most recent film role in the dramatic thriller, Adverse, starring Mickey Rourke and Thomas Ian Nicholas can be seen now on digital and DVD. Shelley is an advocate for mental health, body positivity, and a huge lover of coffee and dogs. Shelley and I talk about what it was like growing up in the South and dealing with mental health issues and depression. She is very open about her journey in Hollywood from booking Pitch Perfect to struggling for jobs after that. Shelley and I discuss the importance of therapy, how our families impact our mental health, and much more!  Learn more about Shelley by following her on Instagram!  ~~~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
01:09:22
July 20, 2021
2.09 Generational Trauma, Staying Grounded and my own understanding of our place in the world
This week join me for a debrief episode about my interview with actress, storyteller and star of SyFy's Resident Alien: Sara Tomko.  I absolutely loved chatting to my amazing friend about her recent success, mental health work, and how much meditation and different forms of spirituality have helped her stay grounded and true to herself. I also share my own experience with generational trauma and how much her teachings resonate with me. This episode is short and sweet so I recommend you have a listen! :)  ~ I also mentioned on the episode that I would LOVE for you to take a quiz and give me feedback about the podcast.  Take the short 6 question quiz here or go to www.morethan-yousee.com/quiz  Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
13:04
July 12, 2021
2.08 - Sara Tomko: Spirituality, Fear, Destiny, and Staying True to One Self in Hollywood
Always inspired and enamored with my friend Sara Tomko who joined us for this podcast this episode. Sara Tomko is an entertainment artist & mental health advocate living in LA.  She has been acting in film and television since 2007.  Her roles include guest stars on Once Upon A Time, Sneaky Pete, and The Leftovers.  Her most recent success is playing the Series Regular role of Asta in Resident Alien on SyFy. You can find her on Instagram @saratomko19 & Twitter @actressaratomko to keep up with her work. Sara and I discuss the hardships and healing of going through divorce, how much meditation and a spiritual practice has kept her grounded, and how she stays true to herself as her interaction with society shifts as her career continues to blossom. Absolutely adored talking to Sara, and I hope this episode will leave you feeling inspired and full of warm fuzzy feelings.  ~~~~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
01:07:32
June 28, 2021
2.07 Community and Self-Advocacy in Parenting
This week join me for a follow up from last week's episode (the roundtable conversation with my dear friends, Erin Stegeman, Cecilia Tripp, and Christy Elder Holmes about their experience with postpartum and mental health).  I dive into my own observations about being a mom and different styles of parenting in different parts of the world. I also discuss different resources for new moms and my thoughts about the importance of advocating for yourself, today and every day.  Resources/ books mentioned on the episode: FIND THEM HERE I also mentioned on the episode that I would LOVE for you to take a quiz and give me feedback about the podcast.  Take the short 6 question quiz here or go to www.morethan-yousee.com/quiz  Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
14:32
June 23, 2021
2.06 Postpartum, Mental Health, and Becoming a Mom During the Pandemic
This week join me for a roundtable conversation with my dear friends, Erin Stegeman, Cecilia Tripp, and Christy Elder Holmes about their experience with postpartum and mental health, especially during the pandemic. They all share their different perspectives, backstories, and insights to help anyone thinking of having a family, or supporting someone going through this huge life change. You won't want to miss this important conversation and I am so honored they shared their stories with me and the community.   Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
59:22
June 15, 2021
2.05 Making Conscious Choices In Life
This week is another mini episode with me! I discuss my takeaways from the episode with Michael Kostroff, the importance of healing from childhood trauma, and how important it is to consciously choose whether your current situations and surroundings are making you happy. If you haven't listened to the episode with Michael Kostroff (episode 4) be sure to check it out! He dives into his mental health struggles while being on tv, and what he has learned from numerous years in the entertainment industry.  I also mentioned on the episode that I would LOVE for you to take a quiz and give me feedback about the podcast.  Take the short 6 question quiz here or go to www.morethan-yousee.com/quiz  Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
15:11
June 07, 2021
2.04 Michael Kostroff: Childhood Trauma & A Career in Hollywood
So excited to have actor, Michael Kostroff, on the show today for episode 4! (3rd interview episode of the season). Michael Kostroff is an established TV and stage actor best known for his work on HBO’s The Wire, and for a long list of credits that includes Billions, The Good Wife, Law & Order:SVU, The Deuce, The Blacklist, The Plot Against America, The Wizard of Lies, Molly’s Game, and many more. He’s toured in The Producers and Les Miserables and played leading roles at regional theatres across the country. Michael is the creator of Audition Psych 101, a workshop that focuses specifically on the psychological side of the audition process (auditionpsych101.com). He’s the author of several books including Letters from Backstage, Audition Psych 101, and the soon-to-be-published Stage Actor’s Handbook. Michael and I have a very open and honest conversation about the abuse he suffered as a child, how that has impacted his mental health, what it is like to be a working actor in Hollywood, and what to do if you feel like giving up on your dreams. Whether you are in the entertainment industry or not, this episode will stay with you for a long time.  Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
55:01
May 24, 2021
2.03 Self Love & Why Every Month Should Be Mental Health Month
THIS WEEK: Surprise! Its another solo episode with me! I talk all about the importance of loving our demons, and why every month should be mental health month. I also suggest a homework assignment to help you turn your *faults* into things you love about yourself. Happy Mental Health Awarness month everyone, this episode is truly for YOU. Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
11:06
May 17, 2021
2.02 - Lynn Chen: Creating a career in Hollywood, Eating Disorders, Infertility & More
Honored to have Lynn Chen join us for the podcast this episode. Lynn Chen has a multi-decade career with credits in over 50 television shows (Shameless, Silicon Valley), films (Saving Face, Go Back to China) audio books (Crazy Rich Asians) and video games (Call of Duty: Black Ops III & IV). Now she adds filmmaker to her resume, with her directorial feature debut I Will Make You Mine (SXSW 2020) streaming everywhere on VOD/DVD. Lynn is also an Ambassador for The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and Miry’s List.  Lynn and I have a very open and honest conversation about what it is like being a woman in Hollywood, eating disorders, struggling with infertility, and more. This is an episode you won't want to miss.  Learn More About Lynn Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
01:03:14
May 10, 2021
2.01 - Lianna Nielsen: The connection between our gut health and mental health
Welcome back to season 2 of the More Than You See Podcast! I am so excited to have some incredible conversations this season with different actors, filmmakers, nutritionists etc that will open your mind to a whole new side of mental health. I am sure every episode will provide you with a  different point of view and resources to help you with your own wellbeing. We start this season with Lianna Nielsen who discussed the direct correlation between gut health and mental health. Learn more about Lianna Lianna Nielsen is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach certified through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, with specializations in both gut and hormone health. She has a B.A. from the George Washington University and also studied personal leadership and development coaching under Kathleen Schaefer, founder of the Human Being Store. Lianna was inspired to become a health coach through her own healing journey. In her 20’s she developed an undiagnosable autoimmune condition. After seeing countless unhelpful doctors, which inspired lots of her own research, she discovered she could heal her body through food and lifestyle interventions. Lianna combines both her health coaching and leadership and development training with her own healing journey to teach people to listen and connect more deeply to their own bodies, creating health, vitality and clarity. She has a holistic approach to nutrition and strives to create balance in both physical and mental health, which leads to alignment in all other areas of life. ~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for conversations on mental health with nutritionists, actors, filmmakers, artists, etc like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices and insights, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
01:01:19
May 03, 2021
12. Our Post- Pandemic World
THIS WEEK: Join me for a discussion about how we can navigate everything with the world opening up post-pandemic. Feeling anxious? Feeling excited? This episode is for you! Also, I share that we are going on a brief hiatus. The next episode will be May 3rd so use this time to help spread the word and catch up on old episodes! 🙌🏼 Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
17:09
March 29, 2021
11. The Rollercoaster of Our Brain Chemistry
THIS WEEK: Join me for a discussion about brain chemistry, hormones, and how it all relates to our mental health. We have a special voice message from a listener describing her own journey with OCD medication, and some suggestions about how to approach the idea that you might consider medication.  Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
16:54
March 22, 2021
10. Freud who? How our childhood affects our mental health.
THIS WEEK: Join me, Deborah Lee Smith, for a deep dive into our habits, our learned behaviors, and how they are a key component to our mental health. Heard of Freud? He gets an extra special shoutout in this episode all about our physiology!  Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a licensed practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
16:20
March 15, 2021
9. Spirituality + Capitalism = Mental Health??
THIS WEEK: Join me for a look at the history of capitalism, the decline in spirituality, and why and how it affects mental health. I also talk about what I think social scientists will look back and think about these Covid times. I get deep into history on this one, let's get nerdy y'all! Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a liked practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
14:38
March 08, 2021
8. Our Environment & How it Affects Us
THIS WEEK: Have you ever thought about why your environment affects your mental health? Join me this week for a discussion about all the different kinds of environments and why it is so important in your mental health journey.  Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a liked practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~
17:30
March 01, 2021
7. Get rid of toxic s**t in your life
THIS WEEK: Join me, Deborah Lee Smith, for a conversation about setting boundaries and getting rid of toxic relationships and situations in your life. Unsure what a toxic relationship looks like? I share some tips for how to identify that toxicity in your life.  Also, guess what! I have a new---> ~NEWSLETTER SIGN UP~ Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a liked practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website
10:36
February 22, 2021
6. Love in the time of Covid
THIS WEEK: In honor of Valentines' / Galentines' day, join me for a conversation about relationships. Whether you're single, in a relationship, or on a full self-love journey, I discuss how covid and quarantine has affected our relationships and suggest some ways you can love yourself and others. Happy V-Day to us all! :) Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a liked practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website
17:07
February 15, 2021
5. Hello Habits. It's me, Deborah.
THIS WEEK: Join me this week for a conversation about habits. Why our brain creates them, what we can do to change them, and how our habits help and hinder our mental health. Also, I am introducing a new segment of the podcast in which I share your stories, questions, or suggestions around mental health and mental health resources. Want to contribute? Leave us a voice message on our anchor site HERE or DM us on social media!  Background on the show: Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a liked practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website
16:14
February 08, 2021
4. The importance of taking breaks & "The Power of Full Engagement"
THIS WEEK: Join me for a conversation about the importance of taking breaks from the constant stress we put on our bodies and mind, and how we can manage the "hustle culture" that is so toxic in our lives. I also dive into one of my favorite books "The Power of Full Engagement" which gives you a roadmap on how to conserve your time and energy. To learn more about the book, check out this blog post on our site! Finally, thank you everyone for your amazing reviews! It truly means the world! Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a liked practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website
14:27
February 01, 2021
3. Our mental health and this current global crisis (the pandemic)
THIS WEEK: Join me, Deborah Lee Smith, for a discussion about the pandemic and why it has seemed to be so much harder to handle in the last few weeks. I will also give you some suggestions about how to take back control by building a morning routine menu. Please note, this episode does have a trigger warning as I discuss suicide. If you or someone you know is suicidal, there is help out there for you. Please contact the National Suicide Hotline (which is also available internationally) at +1800-273-8255 or go to: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ for a 24 hour chat hotline.  Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a liked practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website
14:49
January 25, 2021
2. Why *feeling* your feelings is so important!
THIS WEEK: Join me, Deborah Lee Smith, for a conversation about why *feeling* your feelings is SO important, especially with everything going on right now. I will also discuss a fun homework assignment to encourage you to celebrate yourself. It'll be fun, I promise! Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a liked practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website
09:48
January 18, 2021
1. The story behind More Than You See
THIS WEEK: Join me, Deborah Lee Smith, for a conversation about why I started More Than You See, my own mental health struggles, and the importance of a holistic approach to your mental health. Every week join me, Deborah Lee Smith actor, filmmaker, mental health advocate for a conversation on mental health like you’ve never heard before. My platform, More Than You See is dedicated to exploring nontraditional mental health resources to help you build your own emotional wellness toolkit. I absolutely discuss therapy, the importance of medication, and highlight organizations around the world devoted to destigmatizing mental health, but I also focus on books, personal practices, podcasts, TED Talks etc, because here’s the thing… I’m not a liked practitioner or therapist. I’m just a woman exploring my own journey with mental health and sharing my experiences and the experiences of the community with you, the listener. Join me for a weekly conversation every Monday that will be sure to bring a smile to your face and help you feel a little less alone. Because we’re all More Than You See. Join us on social media: Instagram| Facebook | Website _______________________  Learn more about Deborah Lee Smith:  Instagram| Facebook | Website
16:35
January 11, 2021