12 episodes

Self-Love is Blind podcast is where we discuss all things self-love related; the challenges, the self doubt that can get in the way, sharing suggestions on ways to overcome the obstacles and build a community that encourages one another to fall in love with their true self.




The structure of the podcast will be around me sharing my story living with a disability and other challenges that life has thrown my way. I was born with a rare eye condition that leaves me with only 10% of my eye sight, making me legally blind. you might not realize it if you met me on the street though because I see well enough that I don't need a guide dog or a white cane to get around. you won't find me walking into things or getting lost but there are ways that it impacts my day to day life and I'll be diving into those. I will be bringing on a new guest each week to discuss their unique journey with self love and the difficulties they have faced along the way.



Lets break the stigmas surrounding mental health, disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, body positivity, you name it I want to talk about it!

Self-Love is Blind Jillian Gillis

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Self-Love is Blind podcast is where we discuss all things self-love related; the challenges, the self doubt that can get in the way, sharing suggestions on ways to overcome the obstacles and build a community that encourages one another to fall in love with their true self.




The structure of the podcast will be around me sharing my story living with a disability and other challenges that life has thrown my way. I was born with a rare eye condition that leaves me with only 10% of my eye sight, making me legally blind. you might not realize it if you met me on the street though because I see well enough that I don't need a guide dog or a white cane to get around. you won't find me walking into things or getting lost but there are ways that it impacts my day to day life and I'll be diving into those. I will be bringing on a new guest each week to discuss their unique journey with self love and the difficulties they have faced along the way.



Lets break the stigmas surrounding mental health, disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, body positivity, you name it I want to talk about it!

    011 Humpty Dumpty

    011 Humpty Dumpty

    Everything kind of feels like humpty dumpty right now, just trying to put the impossible pieces back together again, sort of like my most recent recording that I’m still attempting to glue it back together. In this host episode I discuss the roller coaster that was May, which was also mental heath awareness month and how I used it to explore resources. Some exciting things and some stressful things going on recently. I also try opening up conversation about the tragic discovery of 215 indigenous children’s bodies at a residential school in BC.



    IRSSS (Indian Residential School Survivors Society) Emergency Crisis Line is available 24/7 for those that may need counselling support1-800-721-0066or 24hr Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419



    https://reconciliationcanada.ca/about/history-and-background/background/




    Home

    • 33 min
    010 Corona Burnout Blues

    010 Corona Burnout Blues

    Episode ten, double digits, I am so impressed with myself! Some quick updates and check in with me on what’s happening and what’s to come.



    Motivation and morale are low for a lot of us right now with the third wave kicking our butts but we are trying! If each day feels a bit like a drag you’re not alone. 6 ways to overcome pandemic fatigue – https://www.heartandstroke.ca/articles/covid-fatigue-here-are-6-ways-to-overcome-it



    AMI on YouTube – In Focus with Laura Bain









    Visit AMI website https://www.ami.ca/new_ami



    You can access mental health help and resources at https://wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA I did the mental health check in to keep an eye on my personal wellbeing.

    • 20 min
    009 Kinda Dorky, Band, Choir, Geek ... Glow Up

    009 Kinda Dorky, Band, Choir, Geek ... Glow Up

    I chat with my friend David Light about his work in acting and how it has been impacted by the pandemic, the tragic disappearance and loss of his twin brother, mental heath and suicide. We discuss breaking down stigmas as well as ways to both ask for help and offer help to those in need. www.instagram.com/daviddelight/



    Note: This episode discusses suicide. If you are having thoughts of suicide and require help please dial: 833-456-4566 or visit https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/ Canada Suicide Prevention Service | Crisis Services Canada



    211 Nova Scotia  You can call this 24 hours a day for health and social service info. Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions (nshealth.ca) Mobile crisis line 1 888-429-8167 Self Help Connection – Shaping Healthy Communities



    If it is an immediate emergency call 911 or proceed to local emergency dept.



    Kids help phonehttps://kidshelpphone.ca/call 1-800-668-6868text 686868



    Visit www.Selfloveisblind.com  Support the show on Patreon www.patreon.com/selfloveisblind and get some awesome perks



    @selfloveisblind on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/selfloveisblind/  on Twitter https://twitter.com/selfloveisblind on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/selfloveisblind



    Self love is blind podcast is created, produced and sound designed by me Jillian Gillis Intro beat sounds by Skosha Muzik www.soundcloud.com/skoshamuzik Logo design by Brandon Mosher  Website powered by Christopher Oxner https://christopheroxner.com/



    Warning Signs of Suicide https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw29139

    • 1 hr 32 min
    008 Guided by Kindness Compassion and Love

    008 Guided by Kindness Compassion and Love

    On this episode I chat with Leanne McLaren, my friend and on air broadcaster for Move 103.5 in Vancouver. Leanne tells us about her self love journey, living with ADHD, battling depression and anxiety, her identity as a biracial indigenous woman, and the turning point when she decided to love herself.



    I talk about a recent panic attack I had after an emergency situation and also a fan girl moment I had that was a small victory for me.



    Support me on Patreon www.patreon.com/selfloveisblind and get some sweet perks  Visit www.Selfloveisblind.com designed by Jillian Gillis



    How to Help Someone Having a Panic Attack – https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-help-someone-having-a-panic-attack#stay-calm https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw53602



    @selfloveisblind on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/selfloveisblind/  on Twitter https://twitter.com/selfloveisblind on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/selfloveisblind



    Download, subscribe or follow self-love is blind on Spotify, apple podcasts, google podcasts or wherever you find your podcasts this will make it easier for people to find my podcast. Leave a 5 star rating and review OR email selfloveisblind@gmail.com with your comments on how I can make it a five-star rating   



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    Self love is blind podcast is created, produced and sound designed by me Jillian Gillis



    Intro beat sounds by Skosha Muzik www.soundcloud.com/skoshamuzik Logo design by Brandon Mosher  Website powered by Christopher Oxner https://christopheroxner.com/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    007 A Leading Light in the World

    007 A Leading Light in the World

    I sit down with Kenn to discuss everything from how to manage with a parent suffering from dementia, to growing up and coming out in a conservative family in the USA, to how he embraces nature for healing. Kenn Orphan is a wonderful artist, writer, radical nature lover, antiwar and anti-capitalist activist, sociologist, spiritualist and hospice social worker. https://kennorphan.com/



    Support me on Patreon www.patreon.com/selfloveisblind and get some sweet perks   Visit www.Selfloveisblind.com designed by Jillian Gillis



    13 Hours Inside the Nova Scotia Massacre https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Q1W8I4h7T8Xc7xRhXyWoM?si=QThdLYaQR7yDHpX562AJ3g



    @selfloveisblind on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/selfloveisblind/  on Twitter https://twitter.com/selfloveisblind on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/selfloveisblind



    Download, subscribe or follow self-love is blind on Spotify, apple podcasts, google podcasts or wherever you find your podcasts this will make it easier for people to find my podcast. Leave a 5 star rating and review OR email selfloveisblind@gmail.com with your comments on how I can make it a five-star rating   



    Please share on your social media or tell 5 friends about the show!



    Self love is blind podcast is created, produced and sound designed by me Jillian Gillis



    Intro beat sounds by Skosha Muzik www.soundcloud.com/skoshamuzik Logo design by Brandon Mosher  Website powered by Christopher Oxner https://christopheroxner.com/

    • 1 hr 21 min
    006 Squirrel Brain and ADHD

    006 Squirrel Brain and ADHD

    Visit www.Selfloveisblind.com designed by Jillian Gillis



    Support me on Patreon www.patreon.com/selfloveisblind and get some perks 



    Did you know that two super common reasons for visits to the ER for chest pains (aside from the serious stuff) are indigestion and pulled chest muscles? Yep I found out about that last week when I made a visit, don’t worry I’m all good nothing serious but my anxiety had fun with it.



    I talk with female entrepreneur AnneMarie she’s an ADHD coach and we discuss how she’s made it work for her. She has embraced her struggles and used them to help her through her journey. Listen along as she shares strategies that she uses that help her manage her days. She also explains what the heck squirrel brain is. You can find AnneMarie on Insta @ https://instagram.com/adhd_strategist?igshid=1vx9l63dymkb2or Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/annemarie-vaughan-transformative-mindset-coach-713226a8



    Here is a resource for further details on ADHD



    @selfloveisblind on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/selfloveisblind/ 



    on Twitter https://twitter.com/selfloveisblind



    on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/selfloveisblind



    subscribe or follow self-love is blind on Spotify, apple podcasts, google podcasts or wherever you find your podcasts this will make it easier for people to find my podcast. Leave a 5 star rating and review OR email selfloveisblind@gmail.com with your comments on how I can make it a five-star rating   



    Please share on your social media or tell 5 friends about the show!



    Self love is blind podcast is created, produced and sound designed by me Jillian Gillis



    Intro beat sounds by Skosha Muzik www.soundcloud.com/skoshamuzik



    Logo design by Brandon Mosher 



    Website powered by Christopher Oxner https://christopheroxner.com/



    It took me a long time to realize that not everything in life is meant to be a beautiful story. Not every person we feel something deep and moving with is meant to make a home within us, is meant to be a forever. Sometimes, people come into our lives to teach us how to love; and sometimes, people come into our lives to teach us how not to love. How not to settle, how not to shrink ourselves ever again. Yes, sometimes people leave but that’s okay, because – their lessons always stay, and that is what matters. That is what remains. – Bianca Sparacino



    “It’s ok not to know. It’s ok to rest through in betweens, Until you don’t need the breaks. Until theview unfolds.Until resistance gives way.Until the road is clear,The road will clear.” – Victoria Erickson Author, Rhythms & Roads

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Kamall01 ,

Amazing

I shared the podcast cz it forced me to do it 😍 it’s lovely i can listen you all day with no hiccups. Simply amazing. This is kammy walker though in case you are wandering 😀

zills758 ,

Very enjoyable!

I am really enjoying this podcast. It makes you sit back and think of all the different ways you can self love. Keep up the great work!

Umme(Oom-may) ,

My daily commute companion

I am so impressed with your work, Jill. I listen to your episodes everyday while commuting to and from my work. I got hooked on The Queen of Quotes episodes. Loved them! I am on the 7th episode now. So excited to see you grow.

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