8 episodes

The Mindful Rockstar Show is for music lovers who care about their mental health.

Every Sunday, Alicia "AL" (Music's Metaphor) talks with emerging artists about how they manage their mental health and the mission behind their music. Through music, we break down the stigma and create a safe space to have vulnerable conversations.

So come as you are, grab your headphones and let’s go on this journey together. Become more mindful with every song, every episode.

Follow @TheMindfulRockstarShow on Instagram!

The Mindful Rockstar Show The Mindful Rockstar Show

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The Mindful Rockstar Show is for music lovers who care about their mental health.

Every Sunday, Alicia "AL" (Music's Metaphor) talks with emerging artists about how they manage their mental health and the mission behind their music. Through music, we break down the stigma and create a safe space to have vulnerable conversations.

So come as you are, grab your headphones and let’s go on this journey together. Become more mindful with every song, every episode.

Follow @TheMindfulRockstarShow on Instagram!

    EP 8: How Rock-Pop Duo Mellow Knights Honor Their Mexican Heritage in American Culture

    EP 8: How Rock-Pop Duo Mellow Knights Honor Their Mexican Heritage in American Culture

    For the anniversary of 2021 Music for Mental Health Virtual Concert, we are throwing it back to our interview with Orange County-based Mellow Knights. We dive into their transition to America, how they’re teaching fans English and Spanish through their music, the importance of mental health in the Latino community, and how they stayed sane during quarantine in California.

    Watch the video interview with Mellow Knights: https://www.facebook.com/musicsmetaphor/videos/431543304617300/

    Mellow Knights were a headliner for the 2021 Music for Mental Health Virtual Concert. Watch the performance: https://www.musicsmetaphor.com/musicformentalhealthvirtualconcert

    Start therapy risk-free with Betterhelp: https://www.betterhelp.com/rpc/80b8a320d98347f3-1-01

    7Cups - Online therapy and emotional support: https://www.7cups.com/262175880

    Follow on Instagram to keep the conversation going! https://www.instagram.com/themindfulrockstarshow/

    Support the podcast: https://themindfulrockstarshow.com/

    • 31 min
    EP 7: Breaking out of the Status Quo with UK Blues-Rock Artist Brass Monkey

    EP 7: Breaking out of the Status Quo with UK Blues-Rock Artist Brass Monkey

    For the anniversary of 2021 Music for Mental Health Virtual Concert, we are throwing it back to our interview with Brass Monkey. Here’s an engaging talk with the grunge-inspired, bluesy rock artist about embracing all of your emotions with no judgment, tapping into meditation, playing intimate venues, and not sticking to the status quo.

    Watch the video interview with Brass Monkey: https://www.facebook.com/musicsmetaphor/videos/471339180590298/

    Brass Monkey was a headliner for the Music for Mental Health Virtual Concert. Watch the performance here: https://www.musicsmetaphor.com/musicformentalhealthvirtualconcert

    Start therapy risk-free with Betterhelp: https://www.betterhelp.com/rpc/80b8a320d98347f3-1-01

    7Cups - Online therapy and emotional support: https://www.7cups.com/262175880

    Follow on Instagram to keep the conversation going! https://www.instagram.com/themindfulrockstarshow/

    Support the podcast: https://themindfulrockstarshow.com/

    • 28 min
    EP 6: Therapy - Is Something Wrong With Me?

    EP 6: Therapy - Is Something Wrong With Me?

    Hey, y’all! Host Al returns after a much needed mental health hiatus. In this quick episode, she shares what she’s been up to, her journey to therapy, and what’s next for the podcast.


    Here are some more benefits of therapy: https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-therapy

    Start therapy risk-free with Betterhelp: https://www.betterhelp.com/rpc/80b8a320d98347f3-1-01

    7Cups - Online therapy and emotional support: https://www.7cups.com/262175880

    Follow on Instagram to keep the conversation going! https://www.instagram.com/themindfulrockstarshow/

    Support the podcast: https://themindfulrockstarshow.com/

    • 7 min
    EP 5: How Singer-Songwriter Sarah Grace Balances Teaching Choir and Making Time For Her Music

    EP 5: How Singer-Songwriter Sarah Grace Balances Teaching Choir and Making Time For Her Music

    How do you balance a day job, working on your music, and your mental health?
    Folk Pop Singer-Songwriter Sarah Grace shares how she makes it all work in this episode.

    Choir teacher by day, singer-songwriter by night! Sarah’s music is from the soul. Her songs tell true stories about who she is, and the experiences she or those close to her have gone through. Sarah’s unique sound is a combination of country, pop, indie-pop, and acoustic styles.

    In this episode, she shares why it’s therapeutic for her to work on her music after teaching, how she’s setting an example for her students by pursuing her dreams, and how her faith has impacted her music.

    Follow Sarah Grace on Instagram: @sarahhhgraace

    Follow on Instagram to keep the conversation going! @themindfulrockstarshow

    • 23 min
    EP 4: Why Omaha Artist/Producer Pflames Has High Anxiety

    EP 4: Why Omaha Artist/Producer Pflames Has High Anxiety

    Enjoyed chatting and connecting with Omaha artist/producer Pflames!
    We talked about his battle with grief, his love for Prince, that one time he hung out with Digital Underground's Shock G (RIP) all night, and of course his latest single "High Anxiety"!

    Follow Pflames on Instagram: @pflames

    Follow on Instagram to keep the conversation going! @themindfulrockstarshow

    • 53 min
    EP 3: Interview with Punk Rock Band Those Damn Kids

    EP 3: Interview with Punk Rock Band Those Damn Kids

    This week, I chatted with punk rock band Those Damn Kids and their manager Ian Cayro. We talked about their personal struggles with addiction and how they are helping others through their music.
    Learn more about Those Damn Kids here https://thosedamnkids810110172.wordpress.com/
    Follow Those Damn Kids on Instagram: @thosedamnkids
    Watch Those Damn Kids performance at Lonely Souls Virtual Festival here: https://youtu.be/gUyIju-Ka4E?t=4248
    Follow on Instagram to keep the conversation going! @themindfulrockstarshow

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    • 27 min

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