7 episodes

A podcast about anxiety, depression, and how to outsmart that negative voice in our heads.

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A podcast about anxiety, depression, and how to outsmart that negative voice in our heads.

    Episode Seven - Leslie Ford

    Episode Seven - Leslie Ford

    Ken is back from hiatus to discuss his own struggles with self-harm. Then he's joined by Leslie Ford for the first part of their discussion about Leslie's "swinging pendulum" of depression and anxiety, the struggles of being a single parent, self medication through alcohol and marijuana, and the fear of being labeled as an "other", especially in this political climate.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 6 - Jessica Alesso

    Episode 6 - Jessica Alesso

    Big updates from the ranch after a couple weeks away. Then, Ken talks to Jessica about being a busy mom, dealing with an addict father at a young age, and keeping your sanity while coping with major physical trauma.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 5 - Annie Rosenthal

    Episode 5 - Annie Rosenthal

    Ken talks about the need for daily routines when battling depression. Then, with mental health social marketer Annie Rosenthal, they discuss work-life balance and the power of recognizing patterns in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They also discuss Annie's work with the LGBTQ+ community, and Ken spreads his white male privilege all over the place.  

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 4 - Maribeth McCarthy

    Episode 4 - Maribeth McCarthy

    Ken and his guest, best-selling author Maribeth McCarthy (Colby and the First Day Ever), discuss struggles with weight, the Swamps of Sadness, finding the good in people, and our irrational need to fix the world.  

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode Three - John Wooliscroft

    Episode Three - John Wooliscroft

    Ken discusses how he's been working to get over a recent disappointment.Then he speaks with John Wooliscroft (Cinema Psychos Podcast) about juggling passion and day jobs, struggles with a severely alcoholic father, and how to get into the "flow" to combat his #lizardbrain.
    UPDATE from JOHN: "I'm doing pretty well, finding a comfortable balance of the highs and lows. I've decided to start doing my main job part time to focus on art and self expression, something that not only does my amazing wife support, it was her idea!"

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode Two - Karen & Steve Schelinski

    Episode Two - Karen & Steve Schelinski

    Brother and sister and lifelong anxiety sufferers, Karen and Steve Schelinski, join Ken to solve the "nature vs. nurture" debate once and for all. They also talk about how a chronically ill father and a lonely childhood shaped their #lizardbrains. 
    Steve and Karen are authors of GoofErie, a comedy news website, at http://gooferie.com
    Karen's blog is Shameless Reclamation at https://shamelessreclamation.com/ 
     

    • 1 hr 23 min

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