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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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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 8, 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 1, 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 8, 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 1, 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