Hi! Thanks for being here. We're Rachel and Jor-El, two licensed therapists here to make mental health and wellness more holistic, realistic, and accessible. We chat about relevant health topics, bust myths and stigmas, and share our unfiltered thoughts and give practical advice you can use. Catch us on the first Wednesday of the month as we help you live your best life possible - whatever that looks like for you.More info on getting started with therapy sessions at vivamentalhealth.com!
Our Curtain Call...Sort Of
WE HAVE SOME NEWS! After a couple of years things are changing at Viva and that means that we're switching it up. Tune in as we say our goodbyes...for now.
Re-run: How to Deal with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Are you dealing with the natural variances in mood during the winter months or Seasonal Affective Disorder? Listen and find out!Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects about 10 million US adults. That’s a lot of people! Learn what the signs of SAD are and what steps you can take to make life better if you’re dealing with symptoms.
Getting Real About New Year's Resolutions
Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Many people do, but many people also struggle with making progress on their goals.Whether you set goals, or intentions (or not!) we’re here to offer some feedback and suggestions on how to move forward with intention. Please share your own challenges so we can normalize this. Share this episode with a friend who also may need to hear it. Thanks for your support!
How to Navigate Financial Stress
This time of year, in particular, comes with a lot more financial stress. And this is on top of inflation, and as some would argue, a looming recession. It’s time to normalize the stress that comes with money. We're all feeling it in different ways! Tune in as we explore how to navigate some of these challenges for the sake of your mental health.
Managing Relationships with Family
How do you navigate relationships with family members? Family can be complicated. As the holiday season approaches, you might need some help reframing your relationship to family, and we’re here for you! Listen to our latest episode on managing time and energy with family, however you feel about them.
What is a parasocial relationship?
Have you ever heard of a parasocial relationship? Are you a fanatic of your favorite celebrity or influencer? Does this get in the way of your relationships our daily life?Listen to Jor-El and Rachel as they dig into stan culture and navigating relationships with celebrities or influencers (and the complications of it all). We hope this one resonates with you and helps you reflect on what makes these relationships so powerful for you.And if you like what you hear (or not) please leave a podcast review and share this episode with a friend!
This podcast has been immensely helpful during the pandemic. The hosts cover a vast array of topics that you can revisit wherever you are at in your life at the present moment. Honest conversations and reflections. Thank you both for reminding me my mental health must be a priority.
Smart advice from experts who get it
I’m predisposed to appreciate therapy—it’s gotten me through some tough times!—and these episodes are like a booster shot for my well-being. (I appreciate them even more because I’m a runner too, so I love that they’ll reference the sport or have running-related guests—though of course, it’s applicable to everyone, regardless of whether you consider yourself an athlete.) And, it’s given me so much perspective on how to relate to others (ep 38 on how to know when to help someone else, for instance, is a must-listen). Thanks for this gift to the world.
Interesting & real discussions
I love that the podcasts are on topics that aren’t always being explored in the mainstream, or will offer a unique take on current health/wellness trends. From entrepreneurship to therapy myths to nutrition, there’s a range of topics and always something interesting to discuss.