Chronic Illness Jess Why Me Episode 5
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Living with a chronic illness

In this episode I sat down with my friend Jess to talk about the time she took off of university and her struggle with a chronic illness.  Listen to this episode if you want to learn about tips for healthy eating and the impact it can have on your mental health.  Enjoy!

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Why Me Podcast Prioritizing
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“Put first things first”

In this episode I talk about the side of university culture that is a competition to be busy and how to manage that. Listen to this episode if you want to learn how to spend more time on the tasks that really matter by using the important vs. urgent matrix and ultimately free up your day. Enjoy!

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Why Me Podcast Shelley
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Becoming a “yes parent”

In this episode I talked with my friend Shelley about her experience as a parent with a mental illness and her twelve year old son’s decision to run from Barrie to Ottawa to help kids. Listen to this episode if you want to learn how her son’s decision has given Shelley the opportunity to be vocal about her journey, how we can all learn to become “yes parents” and if you want to be inspired. Enjoy!

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Why Me Podcast Sandra
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Lessons from my grandmother

In this episode I sat down with my grandmother to talk about the hardships she has faced in life and how she dealt with them. Despite not having a mental illness, my grandmother has a lot to teach us in terms of cultivating resilience in life as well as living in the moment.   Enjoy!

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Chat with Bruno Why Me episode 6
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The importance of finding a creative outlet

In this episode I sat down with my friend Bruno to talk about his struggle with anxiety and how he dealt with it. Bruno has been able to use his passion for music as an outlet to deal with his anxiety and process what is going on around him. Finding a passion or creative hobby can do wonders for our mental health. Enjoy!

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Why Me Podcast Marion
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The power of online counselling

In this episode I sat down with my friend Marion to talk about her experience accessing mental health resources at university and what she ultimately decided to do about it. Marion has been able to turn a difficult experience into a positive one by co-founding a company called Hasu eCounselling which aims to make mental health resources cheaper and more accessible for all. Enjoy!

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buddhism why me episode 3
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What is Buddhism and why should I care?

In this episode I introduce buddhism, and the 3 different types of suffering.  Listen to this episode if you want to learn how the buddhist philosophy can teach us how to alleviate self inflicted suffering and catch ourselves when we are spiralling.  Enjoy!

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Why Me Podcast Mindfulness
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What is mindfulness and why should I care?

In this episode I talk about mindfulness meditation, mindfulness philosophy and how it can apply to our daily lives.  Listen to this episode if you want to learn how mindfulness can benefit our mental wellbeing and how we can practice being more present in our day to day lives.  Enjoy! Here is the link I mention: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eCP7c5EVeU

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why me episode 2 exercise

Does exercise really make a difference?

In this episode I talk about the research behind the link between exercise and mental health, my experience with the benefits of exercise, and some strategies to make exercise a part of your daily routine. Listen to this episode if you want to learn why exercise is a recognized treatment for depression and how you can make exercise a habit. Enjoy.

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