The purpose of Joan is to draw light towards mental health - to bring awareness and real stories to the trauma that most every one endures at some point in life. From depression and post partum depression, to anxiety and eating disorders, to PTSD, the loss of loved ones, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, addiction... The list goes on and on. Joan is a place of honesty and connection. If you're struggling and feeling alone, I hope this podcast helps you to understand that you are heard, you are not alone, and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
S2. E6 - Joan x Dr. Nicole LePera - On Emotional Trauma, External Validation, Panic Attacks, Medication, and Spirituality
In this episode of Joan, Kelly speaks with Dr. Nicole LePera, the Holistic Psychologist. Nicole takes us through her childhood trauma, her experience coming out in the LGBTQ+ community, her journey into Psychiatry, her multiple mental health diagnoses, panic attacks, her own journey and opinion on medication, her overall expertise on emotional trauma, as well as the role spirituality plays in her life.
If you aren't already following Dr. Nicole on Instagram, you can find her here.
You can explore her website here.
You can order her forthcoming book here - but if you can order from your local bookstore, please do!
S2. E5 - Joan x Jana Roemer - On Childhood Depression, Saturn Returns, Purpose, and Astrology
In this episode of Joan, Kelly is speaking with one of her teachers and favorite astrologers, Jana Roemer. Jana tells us of her struggle with grasping and understanding reality in her childhood, her physically challenging Saturn Return when she broke her back, finding her purpose and how to find yours, and the importance of astrology -- amongst many, many other things.
You can find Jana on Instagram here.
You can find Attune to the Moon here.
Jana has generously offered a discount code for an Attune to the Moon membership. Coming soon!
S2. E4 - Joan x Laura Killian - On Childhood Trauma, an Alcoholic Parent, Her Father's Death, Manifestation and the Divine
On this episode of Joan, Kelly speaks with one of her oldest teachers, her aunt, Laura Killian. Laura is a mother, a farmer, a Reiki healer, an Inner Alignment coach, and a Soul Retrieval healer. We dive into childhood trauma and growing up with an alcoholic father, the death of her father, the transition from dental hygiene to being a healer, after being stuck in a mindset of lack. We talk about manifestation and the law of attraction, and we talk a LOT about the Divine and Jesus. If you're turned off by this, please stick with us! Laura played a huge role in Kelly's life and spiritual evolution, so this episode is very special!
If you would like to work with Laura, you can email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
S2. E3 - Joan x Kim Beekman - On Bulimia, Trauma Work, Motherhood, Manifestation, and Spirituality
On this episode of Joan, Kelly speaks with one of her teachers, Kim Beekman. Kim is a trauma coach, a yoga teacher trainer, and an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. She has developed her own 8 week system of working with clients to get through childhood trauma that has proven life-changing for many. She walks us through her own childhood trauma and how that manifested in her life as an eating disorder, all the way through to healing and finding her work on this spiritual path. This is a slightly more educational episode, so take some notes as Kim is amazing! At the end of the episode, Kelly honors and tells the lesser known story of Pocahontas.
If you would like to reach out to Kim, you can email her: email@example.com, or you can find out more information on her website: www.enlightenwithkim.com
Here is a link to Kim's book: Awaken Your Potency
S2. E2 - Joan x Morgan Hedley - On Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Purpose
On this episode of Joan, Kelly speaks with her old friend Morgan Hedley. Morgan is a lactation educator and specialist, and a certified holistic nutritionist living in Los Angeles. She shares her experiences with general anxiety, panic attacks, existential OCD, harm OCD, suicidal OCD, health OCD, intrusive thoughts, and her dissociative tendencies. She walks us through her childhood trauma, all the way to motherhood where she has now found her purpose helping other struggling mothers. It is an incredibly inspiring conversation!
If you would like to get in touch with Morgan, you can find her on Instagram @morgan.hedley, or on her website www.wellnessbymorgan.com
S2. E1 - Joan x Kelly Vittengl - Welcome Back!
In the first episode of season 2, Kelly gives a brief rundown of what this season will bring. If you have any specific questions or would like to get in contact, you can DM Kelly on Instagram at either @kellyvittengl or @joanpodcast.