The Revolutionized Mind
By Angelica Galluzzo
A mental health advocate who wants to positively impact the lives of others and restructure the way that we think to ensure that we are living the best, happiest, successful lives possible. Through inspiring stories and fascinating interviews, I hope to use real conversations to show you that you aren't alone and can find a positive in every situation. Life is short, why not make every day count?
#28- Taking YOUR Power Back (with Abbey Sawyer)
This week on TRM, we are joined by the Founder and Leader of The Movement of Empowerment, Abbey Sawyer! Abbey demonstrates her vulnerability in this episode as she opens up about her struggles with anxiety, verbal abuse, and depressive thoughts. She also shares some tips and tricks about how she learned to cope with these things, the changes that she has made to her own life, and the improved mindset that she has developed as a result of these struggles. She talks about the importance of self-care, validation, and ultimately, taking YOUR power back. Abbey is extremely inspirational, insightful, and passionate, and I can't wait for you all to learn as much from her as I did. Please be sure to follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @movementofempowerment!
September 3, 2021
#27- Leadership and Mental Health at Work (with Dr. Peter Shipley)
This week, we are joined by Dr. Peter Shipley, who just retired from his position with the Ontario Provincial Police. Peter has been a large part of leadership and mental health research, strategy planning and implementation, and organizational culture development. In this episode, he shares some of his knowledge and expertise regarding the widely recognized 13 Psychosocial Factors for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. He talks about what they are, why they are important, and how they can be implemented by both employers and employees. He provides examples from his own work experience and reflects on how the culture within policing has changed immensely over the years. This episode is filled with information, wisdom, and insight. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and TikTok @therevolutionizedmind! 13 Psychosocial Factors: https://cmhakelowna.com/13-factors/
August 27, 2021
#26- Mental Health Education (with Stephen Liu)
Stephen Liu is a Mental Health Educator with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) York Region and South Simcoe. In today's episode, he tells us all about what his position entails, which includes going around to different schools/communities to present psycho-educational workshops about mental health and well-being. Stephen works with young people aged 12-24 and has a passion for listening to what they have to say while offering them solutions or coping strategies. After about 10 years in this role, he reflects on some of the trends that he has seen in youth mental health over the years, especially including the impacts that the recent pandemic has had. I feel very optimistic about the future after chatting with Stephen because it made me realize that there are steps being taken to prevent poor mental health and mental illness in youth. Follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @cmhayork. If you enjoyed this episode, please be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to the show!
August 20, 2021
#25- Crushing the Comeback (with Conor Kelly)
This week, we are joined by Conor Kelly, host of the ComebaCK podcast! Conor is from the UK, but is currently living in Vietnam, and has aspirations to move to Australia when the borders open back up. In this episode, he shares his own struggles with mental health and explains how it affected his life. After many years of therapy, medication, and self-development, he decided to start his own podcast to help highlight other people’s comeback stories and to demonstrate that failures/setbacks are not always bad things. Conor has been able to interview several figures around the world and he shares some of the most impactful stories and messages that have positively influenced his own mentality. Be sure to check him out! Conor’s Podcast: ComebaCK with Conor Kelly (Instagram: @thecomebackwithck) Let’s Get Real Shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/LetsGetRealShop?ref=usf_2020 (‘TRM10’ for 10% off)
August 13, 2021
#24- Thinking Into Greatness (with JT Tsui)
JT is an amazing coach, mentor, leader, author, and overall person. After experiencing some pain in his own life and longing for meaningful connection, he decided to start a Facebook community called, Thinking Into Greatness. On this platform, he connects with other like-minded individuals and has powerful conversations with others about their own personal growth development and journey to success. JT is an expert in all thing's mentality, mindset, and perspectives which is exactly why I wanted to have him on the podcast! In this episode, he shares a lot of knowledge, advice, and inspiration. If you are interested in connecting with JT or joining the Facebook community, please DM @therevolutionizedmind on Instagram or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening! JT's book sample: https://youaregreatnessbook.com JT's podcast: The Huddle With JT
August 6, 2021
#23- Anxiety and Religious OCD (with Maddy Furgiuele)
This week, we are joined by MentalHealthwMaddy’s very own, Maddy Furgiuele. Maddy is a mental health advocate who was diagnosed with Anxiety and Scrupulosity (or better known as Religious OCD) a few years ago. In today’s episode, Maddy shares her trauma from a toxic elementary school that negatively impacted her mental well-being. She describes how it started, what it developed into, and why she finally decided to reach out for help. She gives a ton of great insight into these illnesses and also shares some helpful coping strategies that she learned in therapy. Be sure to follow her on Instagram and TikTok (@mentalhealthwmaddy) and check out her other content (https://linktr.ee/mentalhealthwithmadds). If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a rating and a review on iTunes!
July 30, 2021
#22- Clinical Psychology: Academia, Research, and Personal Interests (with Megan Raichelson)
This week, we are joined by Clinical Psychology student, Megan Raichelson. Megan shares her experiences in academia, including her undergraduate journey, the post-grad application process, and the Doctorate program that she is in now. She has a wealth of knowledge and perspectives about both the field of psychology and the field of mental health. She gives some great advice about navigating your education and finding a program that is right for you. Whether you are a psychology student or simply considering graduate school, this episode is for you! Megan also shares a great deal of information about interpersonal dynamics, personality disorders, and the DSM-5. I learned so much from this conversation, and I really hope that you do too! Please be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to The Revolutionized Mind wherever you listen to your podcasts. Follow me on Instagram and TikTok @therevolutionizedmind.
July 23, 2021
#21- Finding Your Path (with Anthony Pietrobono)
TRM is back this week with fitness and finance growth coach, Anthony Pietrobono. In this episode, we talk about self-identity and finding your true path or purpose. Anthony shares his story and explains how he started experiencing burnout in his previous career which initiated a transition to something new. He was struggling with his own goals and ideas of what he thought he was supposed to be doing in his life until he began prioritizing his values. With the help of Ikigai and psychotherapy, he was able to figure out what he was passionate about and what he thinks the world needs. He is now a very successful growth coach who offers a variety of fitness, finance, and mentality services to clients. Anthony can be followed or contacted by Instagram (anthony_pietrobono), Email (email@example.com), or YouTube (Anthony Pietrobono). Please also be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to The Revolutionized Mind on your podcast platform! Feelmo: https://www.feelmo.com/
July 16, 2021
#20- My Pride Story
Happy pride month everyone! This week, I decided to share something that not many people know about me. With all the positive posts that I have seen this month, I wanted to tell my story in the hopes that it can help at least one other person. While this is a very personal and vulnerable topic for not only me, but my family and friends as well, I am so happy to be releasing this episode. I share my pride story, the confusion and impacts that came with it, and most importantly, how internal fears about what others are going to think and say restrict us from living our most authentic lives. This experience has taught me so much about myself, other people, and the world that I am finally ready to fully accept myself as I am and identify myself as an ally within the LGBTQ+ community. I hope you can take some important things away from my story! (I'm so scared ahhh). Please be sure to subscribe, rate, and review the show! Stay well xoxo
June 18, 2021
#19- Against All Odds (with Kyle Donnelly)
This week, Kyle, a Stage 4 cancer survivor, shares his story and perspectives on The Revolutionized Mind. At the age of 38, he was living an extremely active and healthy lifestyle when things, unfortunately, took a turn. He was diagnosed with colon cancer and immediately began chemotherapy and radiation. After a few years of ups and downs, to his doctor's disbelief, he beat his pathology tests and was told that he was cancer-free! This journey has taught Kyle a great deal about perspectives, mindset, and kindness. He thinks of each day moving forward as a bonus and an opportunity to live in the moment and make people smile. Follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @a_warriors_soul! Please be sure to subscribe, rate, and review the show! CMHA Mental Health in Motion Team Page: cmhainmotion.ca/therevolutionizedmind CMHA Virtual Kickoff Event (Sunday, June 13th @ 9 am): https://bit.ly/3g3y10B.
June 11, 2021
#18- Fitness, Wellness, and Balance (with Brianna Gibbons)
This week, we are joined by Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, Brianna Gibbons. She went to school for Biochemistry and then decided that she wanted to use her passion for fitness and nutrition to help other people. Bri created an Instagram page (@brisbootcamp) that provides realistic and sustainable workouts, tips, and inspiration to live a balanced life. We talk about the impacts that social media has on our mental health and well-being, as well as how things like positivity, gratitude, and mindset can improve our overall health. This episode is filled with great advice and perspectives that have personally helped to strengthen my own relationships with food and exercise. If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to subscribe, rate, and review the show! Follow us @therevolutionizedmind and @brisbootcamp! Everyday Empowerment Workshop Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXp7zzYabRNKCtb4VrM5RL5fbQieo8eE8FUsTIwKYuVZYoiQ/viewform *Correction* The Everyday Empowerment event is Tuesday, June 8th (I said Wednesday by accident, oops!)
June 4, 2021
#17- Peer Support and Getting Help (with Jamie Carlisle)
This week, we are joined by Jamie Carlisle from the Canadian Mental Health Association, MOBYSS team. Jamie is a Peer Support Specialist who works with youth aged 12 to 25. He shares information about an incredible free resource, Mobile Outreach Bus York South Simcoe, that is currently offering virtual drop-in clinics every Thursday from 3 pm - 5 pm. No referrals, health cards, or appointments necessary! Jamie shares lots of great tips and suggestions about coping with personal mental health, getting the help that you need, and signs to look out for in yourself and others. Even if you don't live in York Region or South Simcoe, or fall in this age range, there is lots of beneficial information that you can take away from this episode. Be sure to follow @therevolutionizedmind, @cmhayork, and @mobyssbus on Instagram! MOBYSS information: https://cmha-yr.on.ca/get-support/mobyss-12-to-25/ (website), firstname.lastname@example.org (email), 289-879-2376 (phone), Meeting ID = 954 3919 1653 / Password = 425127 (Zoom) Mental Health in Motion team: https://www.cmhainmotion.ca/therevolutionizedmind
May 28, 2021
#16- Second Chances (with Menley Langham)
This week, we are joined by mental health advocate, Menley Langham! Menley shares her story with mental illness and explains how she got to where she is today. After going through many years of suffering on her own and being undiagnosed, she reached the lowest point in her life which ended up in hospitalization. This allowed her and her family to acknowledge the presence and severity of what were actually mental illnesses. After several ups and downs, Menley finally decided to put her well-being before her academics and athletics which ultimately resulted in positive changes. Now, she uses her voice and her story to inspire others and to help promote mental health awareness and education. Trigger warning: self-harm, suicide, and substance use are talked about in this episode. Follow Menley's mental health Instagram @voicesthruchange and TikTok @mentallymenley. Follow @sunflowertalents on Instagram and Facebook, and check out their website https://www.sunflowertalents.com/ to register for classes. Please be sure to subscribe, rate, and review The Revolutionized Mind!
May 21, 2021
#15- Racism and Mental Health (with Jordan Thompson)
This week, we are joined by U.S National Team volleyball player and Under Armour athlete, Jordan Thompson. She talks about her own personal struggles with mental health and how the events of 2020, particularly the pandemic and the social injustices that were globally brought to light, impacted her. She addresses the relationship between racism and mental health and shares some of her own experiences/anxieties that come with being a Black woman in America. We discuss some of the ways that anti-racist action was taken by white people and how we can effectively do our part in creating change. It is a vulnerable, raw, and necessary conversation to both listen to and have with the people in your life. Black Lives Matter, and together we can make a difference! Follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @jtomm19! Please be sure to subscribe, rate, and review the show. Register for my Mental Health in Motion team: https://www.cmhainmotion.ca/therevolutionizedmind
May 14, 2021
#14- Spirituality, meditation, and authenticity (with Daniil Shesterinin)
This week, we are joined by a Spiritual Samurai! Daniil shares a great deal of knowledge, insight, and perspectives about what spirituality is and how it can benefit us. He provides cultural/historical information to explain where these ideologies and practices started from and how they have evolved over time. He helps to break down some of the misconceptions towards meditation and gives useful tips for anyone who wants to try something new. We emphasize authenticity, self-improvement, and individuality. Note: spirituality can be practiced in whatever way works for you. All you need is an open mind, agency over yourself, and a whole lot of self-love. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @consciousrealms! Please also check out the Polished Man organization to help end violence against children @polishedman.
May 7, 2021
#13- Addiction and Concurrent Disorders (with Nicole Giuliano)
This week, Nicole shares her story with addiction and concurrent disorders. She opens up about her struggles with weed, NyQuil, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, body image, and more. After 5 times in treatment, she has now been clean off of drugs for almost 3.5 years! Although she still does suffer from mental illness, she is in a much better place mentally and is using her pain and trauma to help others by studying to become an addictions counselor. Her story is incredibly eye-opening and inspiring! Trigger warning: addiction, substance use, self-harm, suicide, sexual assault, eating disorders, and other mental illnesses are talked about in this episode. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @nicgiuliano! Please also subscribe, rate, and review the show!
April 30, 2021
#12- Parenting a Suicidal Child (with Dona Galluzzo)
This week, I am honoured to be joined by a real-life superwoman, my mom! We start off by discussing a bit about my childhood and some of the things that negatively affected me in my early years. As an outsider looking in, she explains some of the changes that she began seeing in my behaviours that lead her to believe that something was wrong. She talks about how my mental illnesses both impacted her and the rest of my family. It is a raw, vulnerable, and emotional conversation. But hopefully, it will show you that you are not alone and that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel! Trigger warning: suicide and self-harm are talked about in this episode. Follow my Instagram and TikTok @therevolutionizedmind. Also, please be sure to rate and review the show! Shop Rooca: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RoocaSustainability
April 16, 2021
#11- Borderline Personality Disorder (with Claire Ciccarelli)
This week, Claire shares her experiences with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She goes into detail about what this mental illness is, how it is diagnosed, what the common symptoms are, and what it feels like to be in her shoes. Claire educates, inspires, and motivates through her knowledge and experiences with having BPD. We also talk about different ways of coping and how to be there for someone who may be struggling. Trigger warning: suicide and self-harm are talked about in this episode. If you, or anyone you know, are feeling any kind of severe mental distress, please utilize the resource below! If you are enjoying The Revolutionized Mind, be sure to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast! Follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind & @claireswitchcorner (@clairetala). Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 (suicide prevention hotline)
April 9, 2021
#10- Rising from the Ashes (with Noah Johns)
This week, we hear Noah's inspiring story. He shares his experiences with depression, suicide, self-harm, and substance use. He explains a situation that led to him getting arrested for aggravated assault, something that he thought he was simply defending himself and protecting others for. This incident has had several effects on his mental health, both negative and positive. Listen to hear about how Noah learned to reframe his experiences which allowed him to pursue new opportunities and find his purpose. Although his recovery journey is an ongoing process, he now uses his story to be the voice that others cannot be, including becoming a Jack.org speaker. Trigger warning: suicide, substance use, and self-harm are talked about in this episode. Follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @noah.johns! Please be sure to subscribe, rate, and review The Revolutionized Mind! Sponsor: @rooca_ (https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RoocaSustainability)
April 2, 2021
#9- Nutrition and Mental Health (with Maddy Shoemaker)
Building off of last week’s episode, Maddy joins me today to talk about her knowledge and experiences with Nutrition and Dietetics. She does an amazing job of outlining the relationship between nutrition and mental health and identifies the problematic behaviours and beliefs that we obtain in our society regarding food. We talk about the importance of this topic for individual and societal well-being, the difference between disordered eating habits and eating disorders, different definitions of eating disorders, including orthorexia, and normative drinking behaviours. I also share a personal story about negative coping mechanisms related to disordered eating habits. Trigger warning: eating disorders, behaviours of eating disorders, substance use, and self-harm are talked about in this episode. Thank you for listening and be sure to follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @made_stronggg! Also, merch orders can be placed by Direct Messaging @1321co on Instagram :)
March 26, 2021
#8- Messages from the media: How to be a woman (with Carlea Blight)
This episode is filled with several interesting topics, but they all centre around the way that women are portrayed in the media. Body image issues, internalized negative thoughts, disordered eating habits, eating disorders, the sexualization of female bodies, rape culture, and many more. Carlea shares her experience with her own eating disorders and identifies the factors that contributed to the onset and progression of her mental illness. Trigger warning: specific thoughts, feelings, and behaviours associated with eating disorders are mentioned in this episode, including dialogue that may be triggering for anyone recovering from related trauma. We discuss how the media has influenced the ways that women are treated in society and has distorted women's perceptions about their own bodies and purpose in this world. Follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @carleablight. Also, check out Carlea Blight on YouTube for some wicked creative videos on important issues! Check out my sponsor: www.getdsnapd.com & www.buzz505.com Sign up for Lumenus' fundraiser this Sunday, March 21st: www.justgiving.com/campaign/embodyyoga
March 19, 2021
#7- be YOU (with Jaashir Morris)
Today, Jaashir shares his story about coming out as a black, gay, individual and the impacts that it has had on his mental health. He talks about the societal pressures, family ideals, and friendship changes that he experienced throughout his process of becoming the person that he was meant to be. We have come a long way, but there is still so much more that we need to do to ensure that black and queer people have accessible resources to take care of themselves and be the fun, loving, accepting individuals that they are. Follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @jaashirm. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review the show!
March 12, 2021
#6- Toxic Masculinity, Social Justice, and Mental Health (with Owain Evans)
You are guaranteed to revolutionize your mind and improve the way that you see yourself, others, and the world around you by listening to today's guest, Owain Evans! As someone who suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Owain has really learned how to analyze his thoughts and to use his voice in a way that benefits others. We discuss the negative impacts of toxic masculinity and speaking up about social justice issues and how both are related to mental health. He explains his experience, as a white straight male, with activism and progressive thinking. At the core, we are all just people living in society - let's break down these stigmas and barriers together! Follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @ow.ain
March 5, 2021
#5- Healing Your Vibe (with Somer Blight)
Today, I am joined by Somer Blight from the Blissed Out Project! We talk about the journey of self-discovery through becoming self-aware and understanding the power of vulnerability. She offers alternative perspectives on the concept of healing and describes the fundamental beliefs of her spiritual practice. We discuss these views in a way that relates to mental health and find that, at the core, they really aren't that much different. This episode does a great job of expressing these perspectives in a way that makes sense. Even if you do not associate with spirituality, you will be able to resonate with the message behind it. Allow yourself to have an open mind and learn new ways to "heal your vibe"! Follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @blissedoutproject!
February 26, 2021
#4- How to Support Someone (with Julian Antonini)
Today, I talk about how to support someone who may be struggling with their mental health. More often than not, people tend to find themselves in a supportive role and are not exactly sure how to navigate the situation. It is so important that we are educated on these topics and understand how to recognize and address mental health concerns/crises! I'm joined by my ex-boyfriend, Julian Antonini to dive into what his role looked like as my support person during the lowest time in my life. We talk about the positive and negative ways that we dealt with my mental illness and we are hoping that our story and experiences can help individuals in both roles. Trigger warning: self-harm, substance use, and suicide are talked about in this episode. Thank you for listening and please be sure to follow my Instagram and TikTok @therevolutionizedmind!
February 19, 2021
#3- Mental Illness Recognition (with Heather Raymond)
Heather Raymond joins us for today's episode on mental illness recognition. She shares her story about how she was able to distinguish what she was going through from a mental health struggle, and become aware of the severity of her negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in her life. Again, I talk about Jack.org's Mental Health Advocacy Training and highlight the signs that we should be looking for that may potentially lead to or be because of a diagnosable mental illness. We talk about some internal dialogue, the stigma around getting help, and the importance of taking care of your mental health. Trigger warning: self-harm and suicide are talked about in this episode. Follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @hraymond16 and subscribe for future episodes!
February 12, 2021
#2- Mental Health vs. Mental Illness (with Emily Sluys)
We are joined today by guest, Emily Sluys, who opens up about her mental health struggles and talks about how she was able to distinguish what she was going through from a mental illness. I talk about Jack.org's Mental Health Advocacy Training and emphasize what the difference is between the terms "mental health" and "mental illness". We also talk about the importance of language in society and how we can try to recognize, address, and change the way that we speak about our daily mental health. Follow us on Instagram @therevolutionizedmind and @emsluys3 and subscribe for future episodes!
February 5, 2021
#1- Introducing Me
Hey everyone, welcome to my very first episode of The Revolutionized Mind! I just wanted to introduce myself and my own struggles with mental health to explain why I started this podcast and what I hope to get out of it. Trigger warning: suicide is talked about in this episode. I hope you are able to learn something and continue listening to this podcast! Follow my Instagram and TikTok @therevolutionizedmind
January 29, 2021
Hello everyone, my name is Angelica Galluzzo and this is The Revolutionized Mind. This podcast is designed to inspire you to live your truth and to accept yourself as you are. I am here to help you find the happiest version of you, to own your mental health, and to create a life that you love!
January 28, 2021