10 episodes

The purpose of Joan is to draw light towards mental health - to bring awareness and real stories to the trauma that most every one endures at some point in life. From depression and post partum depression, to anxiety and eating disorders, to PTSD, the loss of loved ones, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, addiction... The list goes on and on. Joan is a place of honesty and connection. If you're struggling and feeling alone, I hope this podcast helps you to understand that you are heard, you are not alone, and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Joan Podcast Kelly Vittengl

    • Health & Fitness

The purpose of Joan is to draw light towards mental health - to bring awareness and real stories to the trauma that most every one endures at some point in life. From depression and post partum depression, to anxiety and eating disorders, to PTSD, the loss of loved ones, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, addiction... The list goes on and on. Joan is a place of honesty and connection. If you're struggling and feeling alone, I hope this podcast helps you to understand that you are heard, you are not alone, and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Ep. 10 - Joan x Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella - On Chronic Illness, Body Image, Social Media, Running a Business Mindfully, and Pregnancy

    Ep. 10 - Joan x Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella - On Chronic Illness, Body Image, Social Media, Running a Business Mindfully, and Pregnancy

    In the final episode of season 1, Kelly is speaking with Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella. Ella became chronically ill in her early 20's, which took her through years of physical pain and mental agony. Today she speaks about how her illnesses affected her mental health, how she started her business and continues to run it mindfully, about the challenges with social media and body image, as well as her current journey through the early stages of pregnancy.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 09 - Joan x Nicole Dabeau - On Sexual Assault, Postpartum Depression, Bullying, Loss, and Turning Darkness into Light

    Ep. 09 - Joan x Nicole Dabeau - On Sexual Assault, Postpartum Depression, Bullying, Loss, and Turning Darkness into Light

    In this episode, Kelly is speaking with Nicole Dabeau on the several traumas and mental health challenges she has faced through life. Nicole touches on the loss of a childhood caretaker. Followed by teenage rebellion and being raped by a high school acquaintance. She soon found herself living in Africa, and then in LA working as a TV correspondent. Nicole then became unexpectedly pregnant and fell into a deep depression. Nicole is now a single mother, and starting a foundation called The Fem.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Ep. 08 - Joan x Jena Sophia, Psych-K Facilitator - On PCOS, Endometriosis, Anxiety, Medication, and Fully Healing

    Ep. 08 - Joan x Jena Sophia, Psych-K Facilitator - On PCOS, Endometriosis, Anxiety, Medication, and Fully Healing

    Today, Kelly is speaking with Jena Sophia. Jena is a Psych-K facilitator, Reiki Master, and flower essence maker. She began experiencing anxiety when she was a young child, and as mystery symptoms got worse, she was put on more and more medication. It was at 15 when she was diagnosed with PCOS and Endometriosis, which resulted in more medication. Listen as she tells us about hitting her breaking point, how she found Psych-K, began to heal her mind, and went cold turkey off all her medication.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep. 07 - Joan x Ashley Wood, Akashic Record Reader - On Postpartum Anxiety, Medication, and Her Intuitive Gifts

    Ep. 07 - Joan x Ashley Wood, Akashic Record Reader - On Postpartum Anxiety, Medication, and Her Intuitive Gifts

    Today, Kelly is speaking with Ashley Wood, International Akashic Records reader and host of the podcast Manifest This! She speaks about her psychic childhood, a house fire induced trauma she suffered in her late 20's, her prepartum depression, her postpartum anxiety, and how medication gave her the ability to step out from her dark cloud and into her intuitive gifts. 

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 06 - Joan x Lisa O'Connor of Life by Leese - On the Death of Her Mother, Mystery Physical Symptoms, Her Lyme Diagnosis, and Natural Healing

    Ep. 06 - Joan x Lisa O'Connor of Life by Leese - On the Death of Her Mother, Mystery Physical Symptoms, Her Lyme Diagnosis, and Natural Healing

    Today, Kelly is speaking with Lisa O'Connor of Life by Leese. Lisa is a holistic nutritionist, specializing in skincare. She is a genius at aiding her clients in finding the answers to heal within themselves. Listen as Lisa takes us on her journey through healing her Lyme and her grief, and turned it into her current work to help others.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Ep. 05 - Joan x Janessa Leone - On The Unexpected Loss of Her Father, Depression, Grief, and Re-connecting with God

    Ep. 05 - Joan x Janessa Leone - On The Unexpected Loss of Her Father, Depression, Grief, and Re-connecting with God

    Kelly speaks with Janessa Leone, an accessories designer in L.A. Janessa unexpectedly lost her father, whom she considered her best friend and soulmate, in February of 2016, and her life was flipped upside down. She talks about her journey through depression and grief, her anger with God, her decision to take medication, and the cyclical nature of grief. She also speaks about how to take mental health days at work, how to handle waves of grief, and how to be gentle on yourself through the process.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

meghan branlund ,

Love this

Listening to Kelly's story made me feel like I'm not alone. I've never heard anyone describe exactly how I feel in my darkest moments of terror/panic. I'm hopeful hearing all the resources that have helped her, I'm excited to try them out

A few little gems ,

Thank you!

Thank you so much for this contribution Kelly and to you and your guests for sharing your stories so openly, I’m so grateful! I had encountered some painfully vindictive behavior recently and it occurred to me that perhaps at the root of this behavior is the human desire to relate to another’s pain to know we’re not alone in this experience. What we really need are more contributions like these as an outlet to relate to that pain in a constructive way that helps us all move forward. 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻

junon jewelry ,

My mental health struggles have been something I have been avoiding for a very long time. listening to this podcast is the first thing that that has truly inspired me to start working on healing myself. And not only inspired me to get started, but got me excited to start doing the work. Mental health is such a taboo topic still, and I think what Kelly is going with Joan is just so phenomenal! The podcast has made me laugh, it’s made me cry, and has been oddly comforting, showing me I’m not alone in my struggles. Keep up the amazing work Kelly,
I can’t wait to hear more!

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