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Solace and the City Zoe Scurletis

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

A guide to finding comfort in the chaos and feeling less alone. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/zoescurletis/support

    SARAH MAGLOFF - Keep Austin A-Typical

    SARAH MAGLOFF - Keep Austin A-Typical

    The episode is finally here!  This week I sat down with my incredible friend and AMAZING singer, Sarah Magloff!  We discussed both of our bouts with depression that trickled in while living in New York City, which ultimately led us to the wonderful place that is Austin, Texas.  Now in a new city, Sarah talks the journey to being proud of being neurodivergent.  You can follow Sarah on Instagram @sarahmagloff and check out her UNREAL vocal talents on her TikTok @sarahtoninnnnnz!!

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    • 44 min
    Season 2: Episode 36 PREVIEW!

    Season 2: Episode 36 PREVIEW!

    Happy Monday everyone! I have a beautiful little preview of today’s conversation with my amazing friend Sarah Magloff! Take a listen to her angelic voice performing a song she and the incredibly talented Siobhan Lidon wrote together! Are they the next Elton John and Bernie Taupin? Let me know what you think!

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    SCHUYLER DEBREE - Sunrise Schuy

    SCHUYLER DEBREE - Sunrise Schuy

    Happy Memorial Day Everyone!  Today I am so excited to be sharing my conversation with Schuyler DeBree, professional soccer player and co-host of The Mental Matchup podcast!  Schuyler is from the town right next to mine, Fair Haven, NJ, and was a star athlete from the earliest age.  She played on the Women's Soccer Team at Duke University and graduated as ACC Defensive Player of the Year, an All-American and an Academic All-American.  She was drafted 11th overall to the Washington Spirit, and spent a month there before deciding to take an opportunity to play in the Czech Republic with AC Sparta. After returning to the United States, Schuyler's mental health took a turn for the worst.  In this episode, Schuyler talks about her battle with severe depression and suicide ideation and how she ultimately turned her life around and became involved in mental health advocacy.  Now she takes care of her mental health by surfing, skateboarding, playing pick-up soccer, meditating, doing yoga, and creating art. In Schuyler's words, "To anyone who is struggling to stay – my heart hurts for you, but I love you, and I promise it will get better. Hold tight and please let me know if I can help. I hope that my story is evidence that the darkest nights do eventually lead to a glorious sunrise."  You can follow Schuyler's journey on Instagram @schuylerdebree and check out her website https://www.schuylerdebree.com/ 


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    • 52 min
    KAT ZEMPOLICH - The Mental Matchup

    KAT ZEMPOLICH - The Mental Matchup

    This week I have the pleasure or sharing my conversation with Kat Zempolich, co-founder of Morgan's Message, a non-profit organization striving to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health within the student-athlete community and equalize the treatment of physical and mental health in athletics.  Much like Solace and the City, Morgan's Message aims to expand the dialogue on mental health by normalizing conversations, empowering those who suffer in silence, and supporting those who feel alone.  In this episode, Kat talks about her personal journey battling depression as well as the incredibly moving story behind Morgan's Message. You can learn more about Kat and Morgan's Message by tuning into a podcast she hosts with Schuyler Debree, The Matchup.  These two incredible women created the platform to share stories illustrating that no one is truly ever alone in their struggles is empowering. Kat hopes that The Mental Matchup will serve as a safe space for any human to share their stories, so we can continue to de-stigmatize, normalize and illuminate the truths surrounding mental health and wellness.


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    • 53 min
    DR. ROY RICHARD GRINKER - Nobody's Normal

    DR. ROY RICHARD GRINKER - Nobody's Normal

    For the second week of Mental Health Awareness Month, I am SO excited to be sharing an incredibly memorable and personal conversation with Dr. Roy Richard Grinker.  Dr. Grinker is an American author and Professor of Anthropology, International Affairs, and Human Sciences at the George Washington University. His first book on autism, Unstrange Minds, was in part an "attempt to make sense of an intensely personal issue: his own daughter's autism.  Although we discuss so much in the 45 minutes of this episode, we spend the majority unpacking his most recent work, Nobody's Normal.  In Nobody’s Normal, Dr. Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma―from the eighteenth century, through America’s major wars, and into today’s high-tech economy.
    Nobody’s Normal argues that stigma is a social process that can be explained through cultural history, a process that began the moment we defined mental illness, that we learn from within our communities, and that we ultimately have the power to change. Though the legacies of shame and secrecy are still with us today, Dr. Grinker believes that we are at the cusp of ending the marginalization of the mentally ill. 
    At the end of the episode, I share a poem written by my autistic younger cousin when he was in eighth grade.  His vulnerability and eloquence highlight his beautiful mind and soul, and I could not be more proud to call him my family.  This episode is dedicated to my cousin and my family, and I truly hope that everyone can take a listen. 
    P.S. You can check out Dr. Grinker's TED Talk by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYVpTYKevxQ

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    • 54 min
    RACHEL BERNSTEIN - That One Time I Was Recruited Into a Sex Cult...

    RACHEL BERNSTEIN - That One Time I Was Recruited Into a Sex Cult...

    For the first episode of Mental Health Awareness Month, I've decided to share an episode that is not only SO interesting but also sheds lights on a little known fact about myself -- I was once recruited into the NXIVM sex cult. For those who don't know, NXIVM was an American cult that engaged in sex trafficking, forced labor, and racketeering while claiming to be a "Self-Help Group." This week, I sat down with Ifellow podcast host, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and cult specialist, Rachel Bernstein.  Together we explore the mentality and psychology of cult membership, and Rachel explains how and why people are drawn into cults, what keeps them there, and the aftermath that can occur if they leave. Rachel was recently featured in the STARZ Documentary Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult, and touches on her experience with that, too!

    To hear more about this subject or get in touch with Rachel, visit http://www.rachelbernsteintherapy.com, send her an email at bernsteinlmft@gmail.com and follow her podcast at @indoctrinationpodcast!

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Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

anne brooke mcilvaine ,

this is an important podcast!

Zoe is shaping and inspiring some of the most important conversations of our time. she is doing hard, beautiful, heroic work. thank you, zoe, for doing this and looking out for all of us.

ThatHealthChick ,

One of the best mental health pods!

Can I just say, you can tell Zoe really loves Mental Health and helping her listeners. This podcast shows that she cares and that she also struggles which makes her so much more relatable. Also, can we just all agree the guests are here are all so interesting and amazing ❤️❤️

psychologistnyc ,

A masterpiece

This is the most underrated podcast in existence. Everyone can learn something from taking a listen to Zoe!

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