If you know yourself to be a perfectionist and over-achiever, you're likely familiar with Imposter Syndrome, but may not understood why it happens until you watch this episode.Read More
I am so so sorry for all the claw/floor sounds.
Thank you so much for 25 episodes!!
For this one, I had Erin from ep 2 back on! She just ran a marathon and then experienced Post Marathon Syndrome (which isn't a real DSM diagnosis, but a real issue for many runners). Find out what that is, get excited with us and watch the double trouble of having two corgis on the same stream (hence the sound troubles), WHILE making kinstugi.Read More
I was lucky enough to have the lovely ChelseaDagger on the stream for Sunday morning. She's a gamer and a Twitch streamer. Just a regular lady with a practical obsession with corgis and tea. I think it's clear to see how we've become friends.Read More
I used the opportunity to do some research on the word I constantly use: Psychosomatic. I thought it was mostly colloquial but turns out, it's such a dilemma for doctors, that it's an official DSM-V term.Read More
This episode we finished our Mental Health and Animals series. We talked about how horses, cats and even crickets are proven to help humans feel better. Thank you friends! I discuss all of this while painting a cute little bird feeder. Let me know what you think below.Read More
We talked about made medication, now we talked about the alternatives. There is actual research done on the effectiveness of Tryptophan, Yoga, CBD, Fish Oil, St Johns Wort, Valerian Root, Melatonin, Meditation, and Folic Acid and it's all discussed in here.Read More
We finally breached the topic of medication and mental illness. We discussed the research surrounding the concept and the stigma and usual hesitation around it. The beautiful people in my chat did a phenomenal job in keeping the conversation going, so be sure to check out the full ep as well as the shortcut. I shared a few personal stories too, so let me know what you think and if your experience has been any different in the comments.
This subject also has a lot of speculation around it, as to how it's usually funded. I tried to double check that my sources were not paid off by pharmaceutical companies with special interests, but if you catch an issue, definitely let me know.Read More
I was super lucky to have a new guest on for this episode. Indeed, it was our first dude! (that isn't married to me). We talked about something very relatable right now, SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. I asked our guest, Bryan, lots of questions about how this form of Depression has affected him and he was generous enough to not hold back. He was also incredibly helpful to those who added questions during the chat.
If you want to connect with Ziggy (and you should), check out his About Me and follow him on your preferred social media. He does voiceovers and is a huge part of the Twitch community.
Because this episode was a call-in, instead of attempting to make edits while you watch me do nothing and listen to a disembodied voice, I trimmed the beginning for time and made a podcast version. Let me know if you prefer this format and I will start making more.
Since I am rather unfamiliar with SAD, even though it is a form of Depression, I did some research to get a good overview of the clinical side of it. Here's where I went for that:
Can’t wait to see you next episode,
During our live-stream on Twitch, we discussed how Social Media affects those with mental illnesses. I learned that there is a high rate of suicides that occur during live streams. I wanted to do my part to prevent these in the future, so I continued researching how various platforms handled the delicate matter.Read More
I am so grateful that I get to do these shows live on Twitch because we ended up with a great, open conversation.
I was also able to focus on the facts and hopefully, dissipate some incorrect notions we have on the subject. While painting acorns. The finished craft looks pretty bad, but I am more happy that I was able to have a civil conversation (with disagreements with people on the internet.)
I hope you'll be able to stop by next time
(Thus 8 pm, Sun 7pm EST/Thanksgiving SUN only Noon)
Please note that I also sometimes do random IRL's while I research, so be sure to follow me on Twitch and get notifications to know when I am on. When I hit 50 followers, there's a coloring book page surprise awaiting everyone as thanks!