45 episodes

Mind of Her Own is hosted by Julie Trites, a passionate women’s mental health advocate known for speaking her mind about her own struggles with postpartum depression and generalized anxiety disorder. On each episode Julie shares inspiring conversations with women who are breaking down the stigma and busting through the shame of mental illness. With equal parts humour and heart, Julie and her guests take a fresh look at the world – news, pop culture and everything in between – through the lens of women’s mental health.

Mind of Her Own Julie Trites: women's mental health advocate and podcaster

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Mind of Her Own is hosted by Julie Trites, a passionate women’s mental health advocate known for speaking her mind about her own struggles with postpartum depression and generalized anxiety disorder. On each episode Julie shares inspiring conversations with women who are breaking down the stigma and busting through the shame of mental illness. With equal parts humour and heart, Julie and her guests take a fresh look at the world – news, pop culture and everything in between – through the lens of women’s mental health.

    Acupuncture, panic attacks and grounding strategies for 2020

    Acupuncture, panic attacks and grounding strategies for 2020

    Michelle Tadique is back to discuss her first experience with cosmetic acupuncture and how it inspired her to explore the mental health and overall wellness benefits of the traditional Chinese treatment. They also chat about Julie’s upcoming 40th birthday, the benefits of stepping away from social media, and some grounding strategies that Julie has learned to help manage anxiety and decrease panic attacks.

    • 35 min
    REPLAY: Merry, Merry Mental Health!

    REPLAY: Merry, Merry Mental Health!

    Enjoy this encore episode from December 2018 featuring Julie and Michelle Tadique checking in on their mental health, sharing tips for coping with holiday stress and suggesting some ideas for giving the gift of self-care and better mental wellness. 

    • 36 min
    Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) with Tara Mandarano

    Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) with Tara Mandarano

    Julie talks to writer, editor and mental health advocate, Tara Mandarano, about living and parenting with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) – a more severe, darker form of PMS she was diagnosed with after the birth of her daughter.  

    • 31 min
    Opting out of alcohol with Allison Garber

    Opting out of alcohol with Allison Garber

    Allison’s world was turned upside down when her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and she began self-medicating with alcohol. Ally found herself taking the edge off her anxiety, and numbing her pain, with wine. Next week Ally will mark 12 months of sobriety – one year of figuring out how to manage her mental illness and grieve the loss of her mom – all while navigating the pervasive drinking culture surrounding her. Now she’s sharing her story to help other women who are using alcohol to co

    • 45 min
    Journaling for your mental health with Meryl Cook

    Journaling for your mental health with Meryl Cook

    Julie talks to Meryl Cook, an author, speaker and artist who specializes in connecting people with their creativity and helping them get unblocked when they find themselves mentally stuck or completely overwhelmed. Meryl shares how she reinvented herself during her recovery from breast cancer, how she uses journaling and sketching as a form of self-care and some really practical tips for tapping into your creativity and holding space to take care of yourself and your mental health.

    • 29 min
    New job stress and crying at work with Michelle Tadique

    New job stress and crying at work with Michelle Tadique

    Julie and Michelle are back together and chatting about Julie’s new job and all the anxiety and discomfort that goes along with being the new person at work. They also share some of their most cringe-worthy crying at work memories.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

GiddyMonkey ,

Love this podcast!

I just found this podcast after going through a few others covering anxiety. I find Julie and her guests very relatable and they cover the topics in an honest and real way. We are not alone. Thank you!

The Healing Mat Lady ,

Journaling for your mental health with Meryl Cook

I just listened to our podcast Julie. Thanks very much for inviting me to be a guest. I love the questions you asked and hope your listeners find it helpful. Keep up the good work!
Warmly,
Meryl

Crazy is your Pants :) ,

Let’s Talk Mental Health

I absolutely love this podcast. It’s the first podcast where I feel right at home and that I can relate to a lot of the topics. It’s always nice to hear that we are not alone in our struggles. And the most powerful of all is that this podcast is helping to end the stigma. We just need to keep on chatting about our mental health. Thanks Julie.

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