37 episodes

We're two NYC based therapists, who on the surface, could not be more different. Rachel is a type A, obsessed runner and Jor-El is mindfulness expert who is all about slowing down. Somehow, we became friends and business partners - and we make it work! We're here to give you an inside look into all things wellness by sharing our expertise, our own journeys, and chatting with some amazing guests. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and we’ll learn something new. Join us as we fulfill our goal of making the world a healthier place and helping you live your best life - whatever that looks like for you.

The Viva Wellness Podcast Viva Wellness

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0, 17 Ratings

We're two NYC based therapists, who on the surface, could not be more different. Rachel is a type A, obsessed runner and Jor-El is mindfulness expert who is all about slowing down. Somehow, we became friends and business partners - and we make it work! We're here to give you an inside look into all things wellness by sharing our expertise, our own journeys, and chatting with some amazing guests. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and we’ll learn something new. Join us as we fulfill our goal of making the world a healthier place and helping you live your best life - whatever that looks like for you.

    Episode 36: Theodora's Story

    Episode 36: Theodora's Story

    Content advisory: Please note this episode includes discussion of depression and suicide. Please be advised.In our latest episode Rachel and Jor-El have a sit down with writer, social media manager, and mental health advocate Theodora Blanchfield. In this episode Theodora shares about her experiences with depression, grief and suicide. She offers up a story of resilience detailing her experiences with treatment, suicidality and the path forward in therapy and the new treatment that’s making all the difference. Tune in to hear her amazing story!If you are struggling with mental health issues, depression or thoughts of suicide here are some helpful resources to consider:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
     Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
    Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
     

    • 52 min
    Episode 35: The Importance of Life-Changing Media

    Episode 35: The Importance of Life-Changing Media

    Have you ever experienced a song or movie that changed your life?  We definitely have!
    In our most recent episode, hosts Jor-El and Rachel talk about some of the most meaningful media they’ve experienced in their lives (+ some listener submissions!).  We hope that you enjoy this fun episode as we share some of our favorites and explore the utility of media in our lives, especially when times are tough.
    Would you like to be a part of our podcast? If so, please feel free to reach out to us on Instagram and Twitter @vivawellnessnyc to submit your questions or topics you think we should cover. We greatly appreciate all your feedback.  Also, help others find us better and leave a rating and review on iTunes. Thanks for listening!
     

    • 38 min
    Episode 34: How to Get Started with Therapy

    Episode 34: How to Get Started with Therapy

    Have you been curious about how to get started in therapy, but felt unsure about how to do it? Have no fear - we’re here to answer your questions!
    In our latest episode Rachel and Jor-El take on this listener submitted question on how to get started in therapy. They cover everything from how to search for a therapist and how to know if you’ve got the right fit for you.  Therapy is confusing and can be difficult too. We hope this episode provides some clarity and inspiration for you to get started.
    And if you’re in NY state and interested in working with a member of the Viva Wellness team, hit up the New Clients page.
    Thank you for listening and please feel free to reach out to us on Instagram and Twitter @vivawellnessnyc.  Also please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Until next time!

    • 46 min
    Episode 33: Grateful Yet Pissed - Adjusting to Life During Coronavirus

    Episode 33: Grateful Yet Pissed - Adjusting to Life During Coronavirus

    There have been some many (generally helpful) think pieces about how to adjust our lives during COVID-19.  In our latest episode Rachel and Jor-El talk more about how they’ve been adjusting and how it’s so important to extend ourselves grace during these times. They also talk about the necessity of holding multiple emotions at the same time  (like feeling grateful and pissed!) during the pandemic.
    We hope this episode helps you better process your own thoughts and feelings about life during this virus.  Please feel free to join the conversation with us on Instagram and Twitter @vivawellnessnyc, @rachelgersten and @jorelcaraballo. And if you feel compelled, please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Thanks for listening!

    • 36 min
    Episode 32: Let's Get (Correct) Information

    Episode 32: Let's Get (Correct) Information

    In our latest episode Rachel and Jor-El talk about the importance of information in the digital age. They tackle the dangers of getting incorrect information and how to make sure that you’re being a critical consumer, especially in the age of COVID-19.
    Join us and share your thoughts with us! Please send feedback to us directly @vivawellnessnyc, @rachelgersten and @jorelcaraballo on Twitter and Instagram. And please leave a rating and review on iTunes. Thanks for listening!

    • 33 min
    Episode 31: Coping with the Health Anxiety of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Episode 31: Coping with the Health Anxiety of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    In our latest episode Jor-El and Rachel sit down to talk through what is likely on most people’s minds right now - coronavirus!  
    Rachel and Jor-El offer up some therapist-approved strategies to help cope with the pandemic as it seems likely we’ll be dealing with the fallout of this for some time. They discuss practicing acceptance & using humor and the benefit of laughter! They also share their favorite tweets and memes also too. We hope that you find the practical suggestions helpful and share with friends near and far.  We have to get through this together...but apart #socialdistancing!
    To keep with the latest news about how to protect yourself and others, please visit the CDC’s site on COVID-19 or the latest developments from WHO.
    And, as always, if you enjoy our podcast please send feedback to us directly @vivawellnessnyc, @rachelgersten and @jorelcaraballo on Twitter and Instagram. And please leave a rating and review on iTunes so that we can grow our podcast even further. Thanks for listening!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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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.

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