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What is the cost of keeping your story anonymous? How would anyone know that you could offer up some help or perspective in a situation they're in? How can we normalized life's challenges with family, mental health, addiction, & finding purpose if we don't share our story with each other? Here, we talk about how to use your life experience as your superpower. We are here to shatter the stigma associated with the shame, guilt & embarrassment of struggle. We are here to make counseling, therapy & support groups as common as hiring a personal trainer or going to a group fitness class.

The High Cost of Anonymity Podcast: Exploring the Cost of Keeping Your Life Experience to Yourself Preston Moore, K Preston Moore

    • Education
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

What is the cost of keeping your story anonymous? How would anyone know that you could offer up some help or perspective in a situation they're in? How can we normalized life's challenges with family, mental health, addiction, & finding purpose if we don't share our story with each other? Here, we talk about how to use your life experience as your superpower. We are here to shatter the stigma associated with the shame, guilt & embarrassment of struggle. We are here to make counseling, therapy & support groups as common as hiring a personal trainer or going to a group fitness class.

    Associate Professor, Advocate, Social Worker, Recovering Alcoholic, Survivor, Diabetic... Dr Victoria Burns EP 93

    Associate Professor, Advocate, Social Worker, Recovering Alcoholic, Survivor, Diabetic... Dr Victoria Burns EP 93

    Victoria's story is a great example of how easy it is to perpetuate the stigma and hide in plain sight under the guise of high achievement and professional expectations.  There is a fine line between professionalism, career dynamics, and feeling comfortable enough to live authentically without repercussions.  I loved hearing how she navigated self-disclosing that she was in recovery from alcoholism and how it brought her closer to her colleagues, not further apart.  On this episode, Victory shares an interesting perspective as a Ph.D. in social work, trauma survivor, self-proclaimed perfectionist, and experience navigating professionally as someone in recovery.  There are so many consistencies with generational alcoholism and mental health as well as, the extreme efforts some go to to keep everyone believing "we have our life together."  
    Check out Dr. Victoria Burns on Instagram where she shares her story, advocates for people in recovery, chronic illness, and diabetes. 
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/betesandbites/ @betesandbites

    • 2 hr
    Crying under a surfer hat at Panera Bread EP 92

    Crying under a surfer hat at Panera Bread EP 92

    I was sitting on the patio at Panera Bread watching news coverage of the Lebanon explosion when suddenly, I was overcome with emotion. Normally, I would shove it down as quickly as possible and move on. I'd tell myself, ”quit crying... there's nothing to be so emotional about. It's not that I couldn’t feel compassion towards someone else’s misfortune. It is more because I am uncomfortable with deep emotion. Recently, I’ve realized how much effort I make to stay even keeled... emotionally right in the middle. Unfortunately, my efforts to avoid the intense emotions of sadness, fear and depression, I also lose my ability to feel to good emotions like happiness and joy. This weird thing happens when one makes huge efforts to protect themselves by avoiding deeply uncomfortable negative emotions. They also cut off their ability to feel positive peak emotions. On this episode I talk about how this time, in a moment of sadness, compassion and gratitude, I actually felt peaceful. Mainly because I’ve been working with my therapist about feeling the full spectrum of my emotions as opposed to just a few. I think this is an example of a thawing or softening of my spirit. If you know someone that would benefit from hearing this episode, remember to take a screenshot and share it with them. Love you ❤️

    • 5 min
    You know Pinkman from Breaking Bad? If he got sober, he would be my boy Rickey Dolla Green! EP 91

    You know Pinkman from Breaking Bad? If he got sober, he would be my boy Rickey Dolla Green! EP 91

    I'm not sure this could get any more stereotypical. A young white boy raised in a mobile home park by a single mother struggling with mental health and an alcoholic father who was never around. In the 6th grade, this young boy finds that selling drugs gave him a strong dose of the attention he never knew he craved. Later, this turned into a life of cooking meth, selling every drug his clientele requested and imitating what he heard on gangster rap records. 
    In a matter of a few years, this young man, Rickey, aka Dolla Green, went from riding hi and making bank to not even being able to support his own habit. Multiple felonies, prison, homeless shelters, and a lucky break that landed him in drug rehab, Rickey turned his life around. He has since been pardoned by the Governor of Kentucky, is on the board at Volunteers of America, and is a recovery advocate for those trying to bounce back from prison, homelessness, and a life of crime. 
    Today, Rickey has a successful photography business where he takes action photos at youth sporting events. His entrepreneurial endeavors support his true passion as a hip hop artist. On August 6th, Rickey Dolla Green is dropping his first single from his most recent album, FACEOFF 2020. The single is called "Here We Go Again" featuring his daughter Kylee Love. I personally love the single and I’ve linked some of my favorites of his from an earlier album, Tattoos and Rap Music. Enjoy Rickey’s amazing story on the podcast and make sure you check him out on Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and anywhere you like to listen to music!
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dollagreenverified/
    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/7aAewk2XJvTnVZ0anQEQeL
    My Favorites: Rap Game Walter White Prod. By Josh Petruccio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1hkp-Iczyg
    Rap Too Fast Prod. By LAYKX (w/Lyrics) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQWuYkAtF_M
    Behind Blue Eyez - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb29cBoWDRE&list=RDPQWuYkAtF_M&index=11 (2010)
    Action Shots by Rickey Green https://www.instagram.com/xactionshotz/

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Ever find that some things get harder once you start trying to work on them? Keep going anyway EP 90

    Ever find that some things get harder once you start trying to work on them? Keep going anyway EP 90

    I had a great conversation yesterday with Dr. Melissa Briggs-Phillips aka MBP (I just made that up!) with Behave Forward, Next Generation Behavioral Health in Columbus OH.  Our interview will be out in the next month or so on this podcast so keep your eye peeled! This convo was perfect timing for me because of where I am in my own personal journey.  Many of Melissa's clients are middle-aged males, with variations of childhood trauma.  Although she therapizes all types of clients, I can see why she does well with the male population.  She has an innate ability to cut through to the core of an issue with a good balance of masculine and feminine energy.  In my experience, when working with a mentor, coach, counselor, or therapist, I like them to be able to be soft enough that I'll open up but firm enough to call me on my stories... you know, the ones filled with B.S.!  She didn't ask me to write this and it surely isn't a paid post, #oneday.  I was simply struck by our conversation and wanted to share it with you in case you're looking for someone to connect with.  

    On this episode, I share about this thing that happens in personal development and recovery where things can get seemingly worse before they get better.  In other words, you feel called or motivated to change in some area of your life and that thing you want to change gets harder to control.  That is probably part of the problem... attempting to control the uncontrollable.  I am at a place in my journey where I just feel raw, uncomfortable and, I wouldn't say lost, but I don't exactly see the light at the end of the tunnel yet! 

    If I have a message for you in this episode it is, if you feel compelled to work through some hard shiz in your life, then do it.  If you've been putting of reaching out to someone or hiring a therapist, coach, or counselor, then do it.  And, if you're in it and it's harder and more uncomfortable than you thought... well my friends, this is what being a responsible adult feels like, lol!  You are not alone. 

    If you think of someone that could benefit from hearing this podcast, remember to share it with them and I would love to hear from you.  Give us a review on Itunes, Apple Podcasts, or anywhere you listen to Podcasts. 

    Columbus OH Resouces: Dr. Melissa Briggs-Phillips https://behaveforward.com/  Speaking topics; https://behaveforward.com/topics Blog https://behaveforward.com/blog Dr. MBP on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmelissa1/ Contact 800-570-1509

    • 10 min
    Taylor Hunt: Master Yoga Practitioner, Family man, Columbus Business Owner, Recovery Advocate and Bad A$$ Yoga T-Shirts

    Taylor Hunt: Master Yoga Practitioner, Family man, Columbus Business Owner, Recovery Advocate and Bad A$$ Yoga T-Shirts

    Taylor shares a powerful story of early success in business, how his drug and alcohol use got out of control to being arrested multiple times, and eventually attempting suicide. All this while flying under the radar so no one was aware of his struggle.  Finally, after multiple rehab stays and a ton of chaos, Taylor shares how he found recovery and was introduced to yoga, despite every attempt to ignore the signs. Today, Taylor has a passion for living.  A family man, business owner, recovery advocate, and devotee to spreading life principals through yoga.   
    Taylor Hunt is an authorized level 2 Ashtanga yoga teacher from KPJAYI. He is dedicated to sharing the transformative and healing practice with others by teaching daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offering workshops around the world. He is also the author of A Way From Darkness and director of the Trini Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the life-changing practice of Ashtanga with those suffering from addiction. Yoga Podcast The Heartbreak Kids. Shop: 1% Theory; practice is 99% practice, 1% theory - sri k patthabi jois; Merch dedicated students and teachers of the Ashtanga yoga method.
    Resources: Columbus Ohio and Beyond 
    Ashtanga Yoga Columbus - http://www.ashtangayogacolumbus.com/ (614) 670-4262 • 4684 INDIANOLA AVE, COLUMBUS, OH 43214
    Book: A Way From Darkness  - http://www.awayfromdarkness.com/
    Non-Profit - Trini Foundation -  https://www.trinifoundation.org/
    Podcast - The Heartbreaks Kids https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/heartbreak-kids-podcast/id1229397856
    Bad A$$ Ashtanga Yoga Merch https://onepercenttheory.com/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ever wonder how u keep ending up in the same situations around relationships, career & family? EP88

    Ever wonder how u keep ending up in the same situations around relationships, career & family? EP88

    It’s funny, I recorded this episode months back but for some reason never published it. Well, now I know the reason. This morning, in my journal, I was trying to articulate what I’ve been feeling with regards to a couple conversations I had this weekend. The through line seemed to be, “why do I keep ending up in the same predicaments? Why do all my relationships keep ending the same way? How is it that I have a vision of what I want to do but I can’t quite seem to make it happen?” The solution isn’t to get into a new relationship or a new job or to develop a better marketing strategy. The solution is to work on your own insecurity, self-worth and limiting beliefs about yourself. That way you quit attracting the same situations. The best marketing strategy in the world is useless if you don’t have the self worth to execute. With regards to relationships, you could come across the most ideal partner you could have ever dream of, but if you don’t have the ability to be in that relationship, the relationship will not last or it won’t happen at all. My sponsor would always tell me, “solutions seeks its own level.” In other words, I attract what I am. If I continually find myself in the same situations, it’s not the situation that’s my problem, it’s what I think of myself, it’s how I talk to myself, it’s what I believe about me that’s the problem. I hope you find this helpful. Also, who’s that one friend that needs to hear this? How about you share the podcast with them! ❤️ you!!

    • 20 min

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