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Let’s talk self-care and mental health. Kristen Howerton, writer and psychotherapist, is joined by her longtime pal Matthias Roberts, psychotherapist, side-eye aficionado, and dog dad, as they tackle the tricky and often elusive aspects of caring for ourselves. Their weekly conversations explore questions like: Can self-care be for everyone? How do I get enough sleep? What aspects of my personality make self-care tricky? And what’s in this face mask? From the silly to the serious, Kristen and Matthias are taking a vulnerable and often humorous look at body, mind and spirit . . . all while looking at the distractions and defenses that keep us from caring for ourselves like we should. Like that 6pm deadline butting up against 6:30pm soccer practice.

Selfie Kristen Howerton

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 329 Ratings

Let’s talk self-care and mental health. Kristen Howerton, writer and psychotherapist, is joined by her longtime pal Matthias Roberts, psychotherapist, side-eye aficionado, and dog dad, as they tackle the tricky and often elusive aspects of caring for ourselves. Their weekly conversations explore questions like: Can self-care be for everyone? How do I get enough sleep? What aspects of my personality make self-care tricky? And what’s in this face mask? From the silly to the serious, Kristen and Matthias are taking a vulnerable and often humorous look at body, mind and spirit . . . all while looking at the distractions and defenses that keep us from caring for ourselves like we should. Like that 6pm deadline butting up against 6:30pm soccer practice.

    Caleb Wilde: WHAT A MORTICIAN CAN TEACH US ABOUT LIVING

    Caleb Wilde: WHAT A MORTICIAN CAN TEACH US ABOUT LIVING

    Can embracing our mortality help us living more fully? Caleb Wilde, author of Confessions of a Funeral Director, shares with us some of his insights about facing death and what we can learn from loss. Check out his latest book All the Ways Our Dead Still Speak: A Funeral Director on Life, Death, and the Hereafter. 
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    • 27 min
    Karen Walrond on Cultivating Healthy Friendships

    Karen Walrond on Cultivating Healthy Friendships

    We chat with author Karen Walrond on how to cultivate friendships and create healthy boundaries. Check out Karen Walrond’s podcast Make Light and her book The Lightmaker's Manifesto: How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy.
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    • 30 min
    Dr. Nisha Jackson on Avoiding Burnout

    Dr. Nisha Jackson on Avoiding Burnout

    Stress can wreak havoc on every aspect of our health. We talk with Dr. Nisha Jackson about burnout, what it can do to our body, and how to avoid it. 
    In this episode we also talked about:

    Brilliant Burnout

    Atomic Habits


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    • 25 min
    CHRISTINE KOH ON INTROVERSION AND SELF-CARE

    CHRISTINE KOH ON INTROVERSION AND SELF-CARE

    Kristen and Christine put on their therapist hats to talk about introversion and self-care. Christine Koh is a former music and brain neuroscientist turned author and blogger. She co-hosts the Edit Your Life Podcast and co-wrote the book Minimalist Parenting.
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    • 30 min
    SELF-CARE AS A TRANS PERSON: AN INTERVIEW WITH CASEY BROWN

    SELF-CARE AS A TRANS PERSON: AN INTERVIEW WITH CASEY BROWN

    Casey Brown shares vulnerably about the realities of self-care as a trans person, from being misgendered to the struggle of public bathrooms, as well as some of the unique learnings about skincare, shaving, and more as they began hormone therapy last year. We learned a lot from Casey and hope you will give a listen to understand more about the realities of trans people and how to be an ally.
    In this episode we talked about:

    Birch Box for Men

    Sprezza Box

    MeUndies

    Self-harm rates among trans people

    George

    Red: A Crayon Story


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    • 36 min
    LATASHA MORRISON ON RACIAL JUSTICE AND MOVING FROM OUTRAGE TO ACTION

    LATASHA MORRISON ON RACIAL JUSTICE AND MOVING FROM OUTRAGE TO ACTION

    We are chatting with Latasha Morrison, author of Be the Bridge, about racial justice, and specifically about Ahmaud Arbery and how we can take our outrage and push towards action.
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
329 Ratings

329 Ratings

Mickles350 ,

Changes are meh

Does anyone else feel like Mathias is saying nothing? I’m sure it’s default as a therapist but I feel like he never answers a question (hmm, yeah, I don’t know…) I feel like he just echoes Kristen (uh huh, yeah, right). Big contrast to Sarah and Roo who definitely had ideas and things to say.

Kml646 ,

Please start editing!

Kristen! Mouse clicks! I can’t listen anymore… please stop clicking your laptop while you record!

Bailey Bullock ,

Too many ads!

I couldn’t even make it through one episode without getting irritated by all of the ads. I have read Kristen for years and years and years, and came over here after searching up some random episodes of her guest appearances on other podcasts. I adore her personality and I love listening to her perspective, having found her insight reliable over and over throughout the years. I just can’t with the ad spots. I understand you have to make money but for the love of god just roll some iHeart radio style 2 minute ad sequence. For example, i find the ad cycle on Like A Virgin much more bearable. I personally prefer a lot fewer ad reads from my podcast hosts. I understand that it is supposed to make the ads seem more like honest recommendations from you, but the cognitive dissonance is annoying. An ad is an ad and I prefer ad reads and sponsorships to be more minimal in terms of your participation. Would be more open to listening with a different ad format.

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