85 episodes

We've all got baggage. But what do we choose to do with it?
Every other Friday, licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author and popular psychology professor Dr. Andrea Bonior takes your mental health questions, and makes you part of the conversation. Join her and other voices as they translate research into real life, and talk about relationships, emotions, health, psychological disorders, stress, finding meaning, work, and occasionally-- just occasionally-- the most obscure dance crazes of 1997.
All are welcome, and nothing is off limits. With science, compassion, and humor, she's here to help.
https://baggagecheckpodcast.com
https://detoxyourthoughts.com

Baggage Check: Mental Health Talk and Advice Dr. Andrea Bonior

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

We've all got baggage. But what do we choose to do with it?
Every other Friday, licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author and popular psychology professor Dr. Andrea Bonior takes your mental health questions, and makes you part of the conversation. Join her and other voices as they translate research into real life, and talk about relationships, emotions, health, psychological disorders, stress, finding meaning, work, and occasionally-- just occasionally-- the most obscure dance crazes of 1997.
All are welcome, and nothing is off limits. With science, compassion, and humor, she's here to help.
https://baggagecheckpodcast.com
https://detoxyourthoughts.com

    Thanksgiving gratitude... and a transition

    Thanksgiving gratitude... and a transition

    It's Thanksgiving in the United States, which means a time of reflection and gratitude (and yes, we know, a time to find some comfier pants.) It's also a time of transition for Dr. Andrea and for Baggage Check.... take a listen.
    And thank you!
    Here's more on Dr. Andrea Bonior and her book Detox Your Thoughts.
    Credits: Beautiful cover art by Danielle Merity, exquisitely lounge-y original music by Jordan Cooper

    • 13 min
    It's Happening Again: Revisiting Tips to Tackle The Winter Blues

    It's Happening Again: Revisiting Tips to Tackle The Winter Blues

    As we take a production breather (in the cold, dark world of the "fall back" clock shift) we wanted to revisit an episode from a year ago about tackling the Winter blues. Contrary to popular belief, it's not really about temperature, as even folks fortunate enough to be able to wear a tank top at Thanksgiving can still suffer from seasonal blues-- which is mainly due to diminished sunlight.
    So, do you suffer from some "blahs" as it starts to get dark earlier? Join us to brush up on how to combat it.
    Follow Baggage Check on Instagram @baggagecheckpodcast and get sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, give your take on guests and show topics, gawk at the very good boy Buster the Dog, and send us your questions!
    Here's more on Dr. Andrea Bonior and her book Detox Your Thoughts.
    Here's more on this podcast, which somehow you already found (thank you!)
    Credits: Beautiful cover art by Danielle Merity, exquisitely lounge-y original music by Jordan Cooper

    • 17 min
    Diving Into The Sunday Scaries

    Diving Into The Sunday Scaries

    Have you ever heard of the Sunday Scaries? They seem to be growing more and more common: the dread and unease that hits before the workweek begins.
    In today's show, we talk about what cultural shifts might be making these more prevalent-- and how to help prevent and manage them. Whether you have a traditional workweek, a bizarro-world workweek, or anything in between-- and whether you love or hate your job-- we'll give you some tools to keep your weekend from being encroached upon.
    Follow Baggage Check on Instagram @baggagecheckpodcast and get sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, give your take on guests and show topics, gawk at the very good boy Buster the Dog, and send us your questions!
    Here's more on Dr. Andrea Bonior and her book Detox Your Thoughts.
    Here's more on this podcast, which somehow you already found (thank you!)
    Credits: Beautiful cover art by Danielle Merity, exquisitely lounge-y original music by Jordan Cooper

    • 20 min
    Finding Light In the Darkness: For Ourselves and For Our Kids

    Finding Light In the Darkness: For Ourselves and For Our Kids

    With horrifying images circulating amid devastating world news, we wanted to talk today about something that comes up constantly in times of despair: how to find the light, and how to talk to our kids about things that are scary and seemingly unspeakable.
    What about when we feel like we have no answers ourselves?
    How can we keep moving forward, setting the boundaries we need to set while also not sticking our head in the sand?
    We cover all of it-- and hopefully give you some hope-- today in Baggage Check.
    Follow Baggage Check on Instagram @baggagecheckpodcast and get sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, give your take on guests and show topics, gawk at the very good boy Buster the Dog, and send us your questions!
    Here's more on Dr. Andrea Bonior and her book Detox Your Thoughts.
    Here's more on this podcast, which somehow you already found (thank you!)
    Credits: Beautiful cover art by Danielle Merity, exquisitely lounge-y original music by Jordan Cooper

    • 19 min
    5 Myths About OCD, and What's Real Instead

    5 Myths About OCD, and What's Real Instead

    Today we're talking about OCD-- and most specifically, how misunderstood it is. You may recall Episode 24, where we talked with author and journalist David Adam about his personal struggles with OCD (and if you haven't, give it a listen!) but today we tackle all the misconceptions we see most often out in the world about what it is-- and what it isn't.
    Follow Baggage Check on Instagram @baggagecheckpodcast and get sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, give your take on guests and show topics, gawk at the very good boy Buster the Dog, and send us your questions!
    Here's more on Dr. Andrea Bonior and her book Detox Your Thoughts.
    Here's more on this podcast, which somehow you already found (thank you!)
    Credits: Beautiful cover art by Danielle Merity, exquisitely lounge-y original music by Jordan Cooper

    • 16 min
    Catching Yourself in Sneaky All-or-None Thinking

    Catching Yourself in Sneaky All-or-None Thinking

    We all do it. Okay, maybe we shouldn't say we all do it-- because that's what we're up against today. We're talking about all-or-none thinking.
    We've mentioned this type of thinking before on Baggage Check, and how it is a common cognitive distortion that can easily make you more anxious, more depressed, and more irritable.
    But today we're tackling how to spot it-- and you may be surprised at some of the ways you use it. Join us!
    Follow Baggage Check on Instagram @baggagecheckpodcast and get sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, give your take on guests and show topics, gawk at the very good boy Buster the Dog, and send us your questions!
    Here's more on Dr. Andrea Bonior and her book Detox Your Thoughts.
    Here's more on this podcast, which somehow you already found (thank you!)
    Credits: Beautiful cover art by Danielle Merity, exquisitely lounge-y original music by Jordan Cooper

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Jordan Reviews Podcasts ,

Baggage Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Great advice, comforting and insightful!

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Thanks for having Jason pargin on

He’s great! Thanks for the awesome show!

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Episode 31

This might have been a great episode, but the volume differences of the sounds was extremely distracting

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