25 episodes

Though Sydel Curry-Lee became known in the digital space for entrepreneurship, athleticism, and tastemaking in the beauty community, her mission online has always been to surface the topic of mental health to the forefront of conversation. Having struggled with her own mental health for several years, Sydel aims to de-stigmatize the discussion around mental health and offer first hand advice on how we can all discuss the subject better as well as things we can do to improve our mental health. BECAUSE LIFE centers around an open and honest discussion amongst Sydel, a mental health professional, and listener input regarding topics ranging from confronting anxieties to being a supportive ally when someone close to you is struggling with their mental health. This podcast also shines a light on the under-discussed topic of mental health within the BIPOC community and how that brings with it its own set of unique struggles.

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Though Sydel Curry-Lee became known in the digital space for entrepreneurship, athleticism, and tastemaking in the beauty community, her mission online has always been to surface the topic of mental health to the forefront of conversation. Having struggled with her own mental health for several years, Sydel aims to de-stigmatize the discussion around mental health and offer first hand advice on how we can all discuss the subject better as well as things we can do to improve our mental health. BECAUSE LIFE centers around an open and honest discussion amongst Sydel, a mental health professional, and listener input regarding topics ranging from confronting anxieties to being a supportive ally when someone close to you is struggling with their mental health. This podcast also shines a light on the under-discussed topic of mental health within the BIPOC community and how that brings with it its own set of unique struggles.

    Ayesha Curry: Postpartum Depression, Labor Anxieties & Sister-in-Law Advice

    Ayesha Curry: Postpartum Depression, Labor Anxieties & Sister-in-Law Advice

    We have a very special episode for you guys today! She is an author, entrepreneur, television host, actress, model, supermom, and so much more… my sister-in-law Ayesha is here! She opens up for the first time about her struggles with postpartum depression and we get into why it's not discussed enough, especially among black women. We talk about it all, including battling mental health struggles in the public eye, pre-labor anxieties, and so much more.
     
    For more information on mental health, learning how to help a loved one, developing coping skills and more, visit the Mental Health Coalition’s Resource Library at thementalhealthcoalition.org/resources 
     
    Because Life is a Dear Media Production in association with Scale Productions.  
     
    Follow Because Life:  @becauselifewithsydel
    Follow Me:  @sydelcurrylee
    Follow Ayesha: @ayeshacurry
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    • 46 min
    Ask a Therapist: Post-Pandemic Adjustments

    Ask a Therapist: Post-Pandemic Adjustments

    We are back with another installment of our 'Ask a Therapist' series today, and our girl Tasha Bailey is joining us from across the pond to answer your questions about reacclimating to life post-pandemic. We get into navigating social anxiety after a year and a half of isolation, managing heightened health anxiety, combatting COVID fatigue, preparing for seasonal depression, and much more.
     
    We love giving you guys a chance to hear from our incredible therapist co-hosts and we hope today's episode helps you as we all continue to step into unchartered territories. Make sure to follow @becauselifewithsydel to submit your questions for upcoming episodes!
     
    For more information on mental health, learning how to help a loved one, developing coping skills and more, visit the Mental Health Coalition’s Resource Library at thementalhealthcoalition.org/resources 
     
    Because Life is a Dear Media Production in association with Scale Productions.  
     
    Follow Because Life:  @becauselifewithsydel
    Follow Me:  @sydelcurrylee
    Follow Tasha Bailey: @realtalk.therapist
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    • 36 min
    Nabela Noor: The Journey to her Miracle Pregnancy & What’s Next

    Nabela Noor: The Journey to her Miracle Pregnancy & What’s Next

    I am flying solo in the hosting chair again today to bring you another very special episode with a VERY special guest: first-generation Bangladeshi-American activist, entrepreneur, author, self-care expert, beauty guru, and mother-to-be, Nabela Noor! We discuss maintaining your mental health in the public eye, cultural and generational differences when it comes to discussing mental health, and Nabela shares the incredible journey she faced to become a mother-to-be. We shared our feelings of invalidity facing fertility struggles, the trauma of miscarriages, overcoming fear and learning to enjoy pregnancy after miscarrying, and what we hope we can instill in our future children.
     
    I am so honored she joined me today for this amazing conversation, and I hope you enjoy as much as I did! If you’d like to pass on the incredible message she shared to her future baby, check out Nabela’s children’s book, ‘Beautifully Me’ anywhere books are sold.
     
    For more information on mental health, learning how to help a loved one, developing coping skills and more, visit the Mental Health Coalition’s Resource Library at thementalhealthcoalition.org/resources 
     
    Because Life is a Dear Media Production in association with Scale Productions.  
     
    Follow Because Life:  @becauselifewithsydel
    Follow Me:  @sydelcurrylee
    Follow Nabela Noor: @nabela
     
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    • 49 min
    Giannina Gibelli: Mental Toll of the Pods, Radical Honesty & More

    Giannina Gibelli: Mental Toll of the Pods, Radical Honesty & More

    In today’s extra special episode, I am joined by lifestyle and fashion tastemaker and the star of the hit Netflix series, Love is Blind, Giannina Milady Gibelli. We discuss being authentically and unapologetically yourself in an unnatural setting - especially in front of TV cameras - the mental toll of isolation in ‘The Pods,’ and radical honesty in romantic relationships. Plus, you know I couldn’t have Giannina on and not get some tea on ‘Love is Blind,’ and her current dating life….
     
    I am so grateful she joined us to share her mental health journey and I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did!
     
    For more information on mental health, learning how to help a loved one, developing coping skills and more, visit the Mental Health Coalition’s Resource Library at thementalhealthcoalition.org/resources 
     
    Because Life is a Dear Media Production in association with Scale Productions.  
     
    Follow Because Life:  @becauselifewithsydel
    Follow Me:  @sydelcurrylee
    Follow Giannina Gibelli:  @gianninagibelli

    • 46 min
    Ask a Therapist: Relationships (Codependency, Dating Anxiety, Boundaries & More)

    Ask a Therapist: Relationships (Codependency, Dating Anxiety, Boundaries & More)

    In today’s episode, Minaa B. joins me in the co-host chair for the second installment of our ‘Ask a Therapist’ series! Today, we’re discussing all things relationships and mental health. We get into how to identify a codependent relationship, setting boundaries in an existing relationship, overcoming dating anxieties, determining if breaks are healthy, and much more! We love hearing from you and hope these episodes help you in some way get through your mental health challenges.
     
    Be sure to follow @becauselifewithsydel to submit your questions for future ‘Ask a Therapist’ episodes!  
     
    For more information on mental health, learning how to help a loved one, developing coping skills and more, visit the Mental Health Coalition’s Resource Library at thementalhealthcoalition.org/resources 
     
    Because Life is a Dear Media Production in association with Scale Productions.  
     
    Follow Because Life:  @becauselifewithsydel
    Follow Me:  @sydelcurrylee
    Follow Minaa:  @minaa_b  
     
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    • 44 min
    Prenatal Anxieties & Navigating Mental Health as a Black Man

    Prenatal Anxieties & Navigating Mental Health as a Black Man

    In today’s episode, Dr. Ebony joins me in the co-host chair to catch up on all things mental health in both our personal lives and in the culture. I talk further about the mental toll of the abortion ban with our resident Texan, along with facing the uncharted territory that is grieving your identity pre-baby, and more.
     
    For our interview, we are joined by Aaron who is pioneering conversations about mental health as a Black man in the South, to discuss generational trauma, generation gaps in mental health literacy, and learning to forgive while holding people accountable.
     
    For more information on mental health, learning how to help a loved one, developing coping skills and more, visit the Mental Health Coalition’s Resource Library at thementalhealthcoalition.org/resources 
     
    Abortion Support Groups and Counseling:  plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-greater-texas
     
    Because Life is a Dear Media Production in association with Scale Productions.  
     
    Follow Because Life:  @becauselifewithsydel
    Follow Me:  @sydelcurrylee
    Follow Dr. Ebony:  @drebonyonline
     
    Produced by Dear Media

    • 54 min

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