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Carol and Cheryl have some polar opposite tastes and styles, but they are besties nevertheless. Between them they’ve seen it all. Everything from marriage, divorce, raising kids and dogs, caring for elderly parents, dealing with siblings, building a career, and transitioning into retirement.

Carol n Cheryl CarolnCheryl

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    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Carol and Cheryl have some polar opposite tastes and styles, but they are besties nevertheless. Between them they’ve seen it all. Everything from marriage, divorce, raising kids and dogs, caring for elderly parents, dealing with siblings, building a career, and transitioning into retirement.

    Self Forgiveness

    Self Forgiveness

    Diane Bonilla joins Carol n Cheryl in this episode to talk about self forgiveness.  You may remember Diane from prior episodes.  See links below under resources.
    Diane is a licensed professional counselor with over 25 years of clinical experience in both community mental health and private practice. She specializes in emotional regulation, stress management, work life balance, caregiver self care, grief, loss, and anxiety. Diane is a Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP). 
    We begin our conversation with why self forgiveness is so important. Cheryl shares a story about her mother and Diane points out how much self awareness and time it takes to process what happened to Cheryl. Diane breaks down the four Rs. Responsibility, repair, receive the lesson and release the negative stuff. We also discuss how powerful it is to write down what you would say to another person in the same situation and read it back to yourself. Carol shares two stories one about her father and one about her daughter. Diane highlights how the four R’s are used in these stories and walks us through self forgiveness.
    Diane recommends looking into Jack Kornfield’s work on meditation and how it can aid in self awareness and forgiveness. She also recommends journalling, therapy and a whole lot more.
    Resources: 
    Diane’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dianebonilla.lpc 
    Diane’s Website: https://dianebonilla.com 
    Anxiety 101:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/carol-n-cheryl/id1488345423?i=1000548356970
    Guiding Parents of Young Adults Coping With Pandemic Loss: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/carol-n-cheryl/id1488345423?i=1000529693045 
    Alma Mater Advising: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/carol-n-cheryl/id1488345423?i=1000492216289 
    Jack Kornfield: https://jackkornfield.com 
    Grief: https://grief.com 

    • 31 min
    Anxiety 101

    Anxiety 101

    Diane is a licensed professional counselor with over 25 years of clinical experience in both community mental health and private practice. She began her work in Anxiety during the early 90’s. She owns her own practice and specializes in grief, loss, anxiety and panic issues with young adults and adults through the generations.  
    Diane currently provides Telehealth counseling sessions, where Brody, her adopted, 13-year-old Beagle-mix, is often asleep in the office, sending out healing vibes.
    Find out more about Diane here:
    Website:
    https://dianebonilla.com/
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/dianebonilla.lpc
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/dianebonilla.lpc/
    In this episode, Diane walks through the basics of anxiety management with an emphasis on physical wellness, breathing strategies, and mindfulness exercises to help calm anxiety symptoms and quiet anxious thoughts. She includes information that helps explain the science behind anxiety and helps the listener become their own anxiety expert! 
    Peter Levine Interventions:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f75enR6DPjE
    Unwinding Anxiety Card Deck, Brewer and Abblett:
    https://www.amazon.com/Unwinding-Anxiety-Card-Deck-Science-Based/dp/1683734106
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    Visit our website here: https://carolncheryl.com
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    #anxietyfighter #anxietyawareness #anxietyrelief #anxiety #panic #worrying #anxietyattack #worry #anxietyproblems #anxietyhelp #anxietysupport #panicattack #panicattacks #anxietyrecovery #mindfulnessmeditation #mindfulnessmoment #mindfulnesspractice #mindfulnesswalk #mindfulness

    • 52 min
    Tete‘s Kitchen

    Tete‘s Kitchen

    Tete from Tete’s Kitchen on Youtube, joins Carol and Cheryl in this episode to chat about how she developed a passion for cooking. She shares how Tete’s Kitchen was born. Tete explains how she reinvented herself during COVID and found a new purpose after her children left home.  Tete says cooking is an art and art is love. Click listen to get to know Tete and find out why Carol and Cheryl love Tete’s Kitchen.
     
    Tete’s YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJp3r_bK3raQ8KqdKdn__Q/videos
     
    Please “Like” our Conversations with Carol n Cheryl Facebook and Instagram page.  Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
     
    Visit our website here: https://carolncheryl.com

    • 32 min
    Emerging with Resilience: Guiding Parents of Young Adults Coping with Pandemic Loss

    Emerging with Resilience: Guiding Parents of Young Adults Coping with Pandemic Loss

    Diane is a licensed professional counselor with over 25 years of clinical experience in both community mental health and private practice. She began her work in grief and loss during the mid 90’s working with those affected by HIV. She continues her work at Healthy Minds Therapy, specializing in grief, loss, anxiety and panic issues with young adults and adults through the generations.
    Diane’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wavesofwellness21 Diane’s Website: https://9700bonilla.myportfolio.com/work
    In this episode Diane Bonilla returns to the Carol n Cheryl Podcast to have a conversation about coping with pandemic loss. Diane delves into the impact of the pandemic on young adults, especially students.  During the pandemic students were experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, insomnia, and greater symptoms were reported in the LBGTQ community. Surveyed students reported six to seven losses as defined by themselves. College students were hit harder than we thought and maybe more so than other age groups. Diane explains why this age group is more impacted by loss. As a parent it is important to process our own losses and support our young adults through their losses. She talks about what grief is and what it looks like. Diane addresses the question:  Why am I sad when I should be happy? This question arises often now the pandemic is ending.  Lastly Diane gives us tools to process our loss and find resiliency. 
    Resources:
    Websites:
    https://grief.com 
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us 
    https://healthymindstherapy.blog 
    Podcasts:
    https://theanxietyguy.com 
    APPS:
    Calm
    Headspace
    Betterhelp
    Instagram:
    Kreft’s Couch
    Books:
    “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma,” by  Dr Bessel van der Kolk
    “Finding Meaning: the 6th Stage of Grief,” by David Kessler
     

    • 53 min
    Catching Up With CnC

    Catching Up With CnC

    Join us in this episode as Carol n Cheryl catch up on what they are doing now that the world is opening after the pandemic. Cheryl brings us up to date on the Royal Family, Love is Blind stars Lauren and Cameron and more. Find out how Carol n Cheryl’s grand-puppies, Zuko and Daisy, end up in California and how they feel about it. We have home improvement projects galore and learn what cockroaches enjoy dining on most. Cheryl supports Carol at her father’s Memorial Service and a whole lot more.
    Please “Like” our Conversations with Carol n Cheryl Facebook and Instagram page.  Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
    Visit our website here: https://carolncheryl.com

    • 41 min
    My Husband Believes in Conspiracy Theories and I Don’t

    My Husband Believes in Conspiracy Theories and I Don’t

    Carla joins us in this episode and explains what a conspiracy theory is. She discusses how normal people shift to extremes. She further talks about how her own husband went down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole and is driving her crazy.  She touches on QAnon, eating babies, stolen election, America is a corporation, the vaccine is altering DNA, Marshall Law, The Clintons, Jeffery Epstein and child trafficking.
    What would you do if you husband put a loaded gun in every room of the house? If he put plywood on the windows and created barricades in the basement?  Do you worry that your husband might think you are in intruder and shoot you in the middle of the night?
    Click play to find out how Carla addresses the conspiracy theories in her marriage and a whole lot more.
    You can also find Carla on our Sex Toys episode as well as our Birds and Bees episode. 
    Please “Like” our Conversations with Carol n Cheryl Facebook and Instagram page.  Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
    Visit our website here: https://carolncheryl.com
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    • 40 min

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