Season 2, Episode 12: I begged, pleaded, and stalked the fantastically beautiful, brilliant, and neurotic host of The Alarmist, Rebecca Delgado Smith, into coming on the podcast in an attempt to destigmatize mental health. (Trust me, my stalking made this episode kinda awkward...)
Rebecca uses her own anxiety, or catastrophizing, as fuel for her podcast as she examines past tragedies and who is to blame.
That was over a month ago. And now...well, what a long, strange trip it has been. I suggest you listen to this episode, and to The Alarmist Podcast, and keep in mind that we have been through worse in the past, and there will be worse in the future. Today's insanity will eventually lead to a new normal for tomorrow.
Follow Rebecca Delgado Smith on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast
Raif Derazzi is a smoking hot, all natural body builder, bad-ass and he just so happens to have HIV. HIV that is undetectable, scientifically, because that is how far science has come.
I know, I know, we are all struggling through this pandemic. I feel like I'm on a friggin' strugglebus, trust me. Some days I forget to eat. Many more days I have eaten twelve meals by 10:30 AM.
This is life for now. This is grief. This is anxiety. This is now.
This episode is important for now. This episode is important because we have gotten through shit before, and we will get through shit again.
This pandemic will pass. We will lose people, just as we did in the AIDS pandemic from 2008-2012.
And WE. WILL. SURVIVE.
As a people, even if not as individuals.
Please follow Raif on FB, Insta, and YouTube @RaifDerazzi
Season 2, Episode 10: I specifically chose to air this episode this week, in honor of my upcoming book, Ten Steps To Finding Happy, and with the hopes of raising awareness of teen suicide prevention and the need to destigmatize mental health #10StepsEndTheStigma.
Unfortunately, this whole pandemic pain-in-the-ass crushed my dreams. Instead, we will be doing a virtual book launch on March 20th starting at 3 PM EST in the FB group Finding Happy.
Aloise blew me away when she suggested that maybe, somehow, on a deep, spiritual level, we chose our parents. We chose our parents to work through something we need to get to the next level of higher being. Sometimes your mess is your message, she suggested. And damn, it hit me hard. In this episode we talk about suicide, mental illness, and why we got saddled with the burden we did, and why we are the perfect people to carry that burden.
Season 2, Episode 9: The difference in men who seek therapy and women who seek therapy is staggering. And yet...when a man loses his shit, it usually comes which much more dire consequences. So why won't men seek mental help?
In today's conversation I talk to Dr. John Schinnerer, who is just as much of a research dork as I am, has the same potty mouth I do, and was the psychological consultant for the Pixar movie "Inside Out."
(That's kinda the coolest part, no?)
Dr. John also has his own podcast, The Evolved Caveman, and specializes in working with men who excel in every aspect of their life -- except the ability to form solid, healthy, interpersonal relationships. Be sure to check out his pod, I'm a huge fan.
Season 2, Episode 8: There is no better way to cap off February's theme of love, lust, and everything in between than this interview with Allie Fisher of The Mommy Confessions. It's trademarked, bitches!
At the time of this interview, Allie was uber pregnant with her second child, but she was a real trouper. Allie is far braver than I am, as she chose to do this whole child-bearing thing without a partner. Twice.
There is nothing that says love more than the love of a mother for a child -- especially during a temper tantrum.
Check out my interview with one of my new favorite people! Madam Chastain is a podcaster, a mom, a polyamorist, and a retired sex worker. She talks candidly about sex addiction, abuse, low self-esteem, and the journey she took to finally liking who she is. You can learn more about Chastain and her whole polyam family on the Pod Pod Cvlt Cast -- and yes, that Cvlt with a "V", which I think is sexy as hell.
Season 2, Episode 6: Tasha Jackson, psychotherapist and dating guru, joins me to discuss her new book, Master Dater.
(TBH, she had me at the title)
For more of Tasha's brilliance and insights, be sure to follow her on Instagram @shrink_shots
And don't forget to order her book!
Season 2, Episode 5: Welcome to February, lovely listeners! This month's episodes are going to be devoted to love, lust, and everything in between. And why not start the month with a great big bang!
In today's episode I talk with Sofia Fortin, founder of the Happy Vagina project, about sexuality after motherhood, how you can get your groove back, and why sex is vital in a good relationship. Also, stay tuned for a few tips about tantric sex, which sounds both terribly appealing and terribly time-consuming. Am I right?
Sofia can be reached on Instagram @HappyVProject or on Facebook @The Happy Vagina Project
Season 2, Episode 4: I gotta be honest, I couldn't figure out what to name this episode. I thought about stealing the title of Paige Fieldstead's book, "Confessions From Your Fat Friend," but the truth is, Paige is so much more than anyone's fat friend. She is smart and funny and brave and bold and doing her best to Mom and work and live her dream. Just like the rest of us.
Her book is beautiful. Her book makes you think. I highly recommend the read.
But for now, enjoy the episode.
In this episode the amazingly bad-ass Gila Pfeffer of @the.mom.who.knew.too.much discusses her decision to actively take breast cancer by storm, the battle she has won, and why when it comes to your health, you *must* be your own greatest advocate.
Join me for an honest discussion behind the woman who makes us laugh every day, and yet reminds us every month to take care of our ta-ta's.
Sometimes motherhood isn't all it's cracked up to be. And sometimes the child you give birth to isn't the child you imagined you would have. Dr. Samantha Rodman of @dr.psychmom discusses why this can happen and how you can overcome the negativity and resentment of Momming a child that feels all wrong for you.
Here it is, faithful listeners. You asked for it, you got it. Here is the E! True Hollywood Story behind the break-up of Lindsay and Sharone.
It has been highly suggested by our legal department that we issue a warning: This episode is explicit and violent and not for the faint of heart.
Consider yourself warned and use caution before listening. Additionally, you should know that this episode description is extremely sarcastic and Lindsay sniffles a lot and cries a teensy tiny bit.
It’s holiday season and we are unearthing the SCANDALS behind the moms who make you laugh. Gila of @the.mom.who.knew.too.much fled the country and forgot about her son’s art project! Kendra of @AnxiousMoms spends a lot of time hiding under a bridge, possibly selling drugs. And Lindsay of @PsychShrinkMom made up a completely fictional description of this super-fun episode. Happy Holidays!
Season 1, Episode 30: Special Bonus Episode! Boy mom of three Sarah Dunlop of @SometimesKidsAreDicks chats about her no good, horrible, very bad day and why small town living is the best and the worst.
Four years ago today, Isabella Risinger died just before her first Christmas, just before her first birthday. Isabella was born with Trisomy 18 and her death was the result of complications from this genetic abnormality. In today's episode of Neurotic Nourishment I interview Isabella's mother, Kristina Walling Risinger, about how to move forward with life after such a devastating loss. Moving on seems nearly impossible, but Kristina credits her faith in God, the support of her husband and community, and her desire to help others as the key elements that helped her to *move forward* rather than "move on."
This episode was tough to record and may be uncomfortable to listen to. But listen to it. It's worth it.
Kristina is a grief counselor, and a blogger at justbreathe-mama.com. Her website is kristinarisinger.com and today, on the anniversary of Isabella's death, Kristina has launched her own podcast, Faith Breathed Hope. Please listen, rate, review, and subscribe as we support this incredible woman.
Zoë Aston, therapist, creator of Your Mental Health Workout, and eating disorder survivor joins us to discuss why mental health and mindfulness should be a daily decision. Zoe’s mental health workout contains simple daily and weekly steps to keep your mind in great shape!
Sharone and Lindsay sit down with the incredible Dr. Jackie Schoemaker Holmes (@eatingheryoung) to discuss the importance of female friendships, the need for better maternal care, and the power behind Jackie’s relatable words on social media.
We’re all in this together, right Mama’s? Bullshit. Do you know that women of color are 3-6 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications? And that’s despite the fact that 60% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. Time to talk, Mama’s.
Comedian Sara Buckley of @nottheworstmom is fucking hilarious. And real. And nothing is more real than talking about marriage after infidelity, something she spoke with us about, as well as aired on her recent and popular podcast, @NotTheWorstMarriage. This episode also covers fun topics such as camming and adderall. Yay for mom topics!
Alyce Chan is a NYC-based mom comedian who in addition to performing all over the city, produces one of the most brilliant parent meetups we've ever heard of - a morning BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) comedy show once a month. This funny lady also does great work for charity, and we just really like her and her mission to connect moms and dads through honesty and raw humor. And also, for not running away when this episode takes a weird turn as Lindsay unearthes a batshit crazy email. You can find Alyce on Instagram @momcomnyc or on her website http://www.momcom.co. Buckle up because this episode is crazy pants in the best way.
Dr. Samantha Rodman aka Dr. Psych Mom, a clinical psychologist, talks to us about relationships, including monogamy, and if we have it all wrong. Is monogamy natural? Is it outdated? Are open marriages becoming more mainstream? Dr. Rodman gives it to us straight. You can find her on drpsychmom.com or Facebook.com/drpsychmom
Dr. Carla Naumburg discusses her latest book, "How to Stop Losing Your Shit With Your Kids," and makes us feel better about our own mothering frustrations, while giving us much needed tips on how to keep our sanity intact. You may also know her from The Huffington Post, Slate, Salon, and Psychology Today.
Join us as we welcome special guest Kendra, from @Anxious Moms. We explore what scared us before, what still scares us now, and how we managed to push ourselves out of our comfort zones and into a life of Instagram exposure.