Welcome to our unique mental health podcast! Licensed therapist, Juliet Kuehnle, uses humor and real talk to dive into the stories of interesting people you (want to) know. Of course there will be therapy tips (because, let's be serious, we all need them!), but mostly these conversations are a glimpse into the vulnerability of the people you might think "have it all together." We want to elevate and normalize the dialogue around mental health and erase the stigma so we can all own our humanness and maybe even proudly claim, "Yep, I go to therapy!" Subscribe and press play today!
Talking to Kids About Body Image - Rennie Dyball (Author)
In this episode of "Who You Callin' Crazy?!" Juliet Kuehnle interviews Rennie Dyball, an
author and editor. Rennie shares about her journey from ghostwriting celebrity memoirs to authoring several books. Her latest is her picture book debut entitled: B Is For Bellies, a celebration of every body. So, of course, much of their conversation centers around body image -- for us adults and how we can help influence that of our children.
Juliet and Rennie also discuss the importance of storytelling and the joy of finding one's niche. Together they explore some of the impactful topics covered in Rennie’s books, as well as the books that have impacted her; from topics including ADHD to body image.
[00:02:15] Currently co-authoring an ADHD and self-help book.
[00:11:35] Breaking down body image issues.
[00:15:04] The F**k It Diet – a book that helped Rennie ease out of diet culture.
[00:20:37] Managing uncomfortable emotions.
[00:21:04] Body positivity and its evolution.
[00:25:43] The power of mantras.
[00:28:10] Talking to kids about body image.
Juliet on Instagram @YepIGoToTherapy
B Is For Bellies
Attacking Personal Development Head On - Christopher Weedon (Mentally Shredded)
In this episode of Who You Callin' Crazy?!, Juliet Kuehnle interviews Chris Weedon, the founder of Mentally Shredded. Chris shares his journey of overcoming his own mental health challenges and finding peace after retiring from soccer. He discusses the importance of adding value to the world through advocacy and personal development. Chris also opens up about the difficulties of building a business and the rewards it brings. Tune in to hear his inspiring story and vulnerability.
[00:01:20] Sharing his story and advocacy.
[00:06:28] "Chris, you're more than soccer."
[00:09:24] Taking Big Risks on Yourself.
[00:13:14] Reclaiming personal power.
[00:19:11] The power of affirmations.
[00:23:41] Navigating identity and acceptance.
[00:28:20] Allowing yourself to date again.
[00:32:21] Embracing the darkness.
In this episode, Juliet & Chris discuss how creating a space for people to open up and share personal stories can be a catalyst for personal growth and connection with others. The importance of authenticity and vulnerability, both with oneself and with others, is highlighted. Juliet emphasizes that on the other side of vulnerability lies freedom.
In this episode, Chris shares his personal journey of self-discovery and success, emphasizing the importance of personal development and taking risks. He discusses his fear of not being able to discover purpose or have a goal that aligns with his true calling, but how his determination, willpower, and drive have been key qualities in discovering more about himself.
Juliet on Instagram @YepIGoToTherapy
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Finding Lasting Impact - Laura Hays (Emergency Physician)
In this episode of "Who You Callin' Crazy?!" host Juliet Kuehnle interviews Laura Hays, an emergency medicine physician and co-founder of Lasting Impact Wellness Group. Laura shares some of her personal story about her mental health and experiencing panic attacks. The conversation emphasizes the universality of mental health struggles and the importance of seeking help and support. Juliet and Laura explore how to take inventory of how we're truly doing as they provide practical tips for checking in on our own mental health. They provide psychoeducation around anxiety that will help listeners understand what's happening in the body alongside these feelings.
00:04:29 Anxiety can appear unexpectedly
00:09:45 Understanding the physiology of anxiety
00:15:20 Being proactive about self-care
00:22:44 Mind-body connection through yoga
00:23:38 The power of the breath
00:33:25 Prioritizing mental health proactively
00:34:50 The importance of self-compassion for mental health
What Therapists Learn From Their Clients (Guest - Kayla Jones / Therapist)
In this episode of "Who You Callin’ Crazy," host Juliet Kuehnle interviews therapist Kayla Jones to shed light on the experiences and challenges of being a therapist. They discuss the transition from graduate school to private practice, the stigma around being a therapist, and the weight the job can place on the therapist. Tune in to gain insight into the world of therapy as we humanize the profession.
[00:01:45] Starting out in private practice.
[00:06:37] Therapist's pedestal and humanization.
[00:10:07] Being seen and heard.
[00:14:01] The magic of connection.
[00:17:07] Resentment in client relationships.
[00:21:49] Learning the latest slang.
[00:25:03] The heaviness of the job.
[00:31:34] Incorporating music into therapy.
[00:33:38] The magic of therapy.
In this episode, Kayla shares her personal experience with burnout. After taking a break and working for a while, she made the decision to pursue graduate school with the goal of becoming a therapist. This decision was influenced by herpassion for psychology and her desire to assist others with their mental health, though she admits being and becoming a therapist has positively impacted her own mental health, more than she ever expected.
During the episode, the significance of finding the right therapist who can provide validation and empower individuals to explore their mental health is emphasized. They discuss the “art of being a therapist.” Juliet and Kayla acknowledge that at times the process of therapy can be challenging for both client and therapist. They acknowledge that by sharing that reality and humanizing the therapist and their experience in the process, they can help the client trust the process as well.
Kayla & Juliet identify some of the beneficial differences for a client between talking to a good friend and speaking with a therapist. Additionally, the therapists touch on the emotional weight of their job and how it can impact them. They acknowledge the weight of their responsibility in helping clients navigate their emotions, behaviors, and actions and emphasize the importance of therapists seeking their own therapy.
Season 3 Kickoff!!!
Welcome back to Who You Callin' Crazy?! We're finally back! I've missed y'all.
In this short episode, I give info on where I've been for the past year. Hint: I wrote a book!
I'm so excited for this season with lots of new guests. Let's keep ending the stigma, together. Please reach out if you'd like to be a guest or have a suggestion. This season's conversations will also include REAL talk with other therapists and helpers to continue making this information super accessible and relatable.
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More info on the book here: https://whoyoucallincrazy.com/
Internal Hospitality - Steve Palmer (Restaurateur)
TW/CW: abuse, addiction
The culture of the food and beverage industry has long been infamous for being an environment that perpetuates mental health struggles and substance use. But to Steve Palmer, this is also the same industry that saved him from his addictions.
Palmer is the founder of The Indigo Road Hospitality Group, a hospitality and consulting company that owns and operates more than 20 restaurants and 4 hotels across the southeastern US. He is also the co-founder of Ben's friends, a national nonprofit that acts as a bridge to sobriety for those in the hospitality industry struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Steve's personal journey to sobriety is what makes his work so special as it is all personally stamped by his passion ("obsession with hospitality") and his purpose ("service to others.")
Tune in as we chat about:
Steve's journey to sobriety from the dark depths of addiction, homelessness, and damaged relationships,Gratitude as an embodied feeling (his tears will move you all to understand this buzzword!),Imposter syndrome and why the hardest thing for an addict is when their dreams come true,Attachment styles as his past wounds play out in his marriage,The presence of emotions in his life and why he feels if he stops being anxious, he stops growing,The pivotal role therapy played in his recovery and why he still has "Therapy Mondays,"His thoughts on the sober curious movement… and so much more!
Connect with Steve Palmer:
Personal Website: www.aboutstevepalmer.com
Steve's Book: Say Grace: How the Restaurant Business Saved My Life
Website: Sun Counseling and Wellness
Episode 26 Feeling all the feels
I loved this podcast. Lauren Martin’s complete honesty and transparency was so refreshing. She was very relatable and I can’t wait to read her book. I already follow her on IG! Juliet did a great job probing gently :) to get to the guts of the matter!
Accessible and thought-provoking
Terrific pod. Not too long, good questions that shape the conversations and allow listener to continue thinking on what was covered long after the closing. Thanks for doing this.
Fantastic podcast!! Fantastic info!! Fantastic host!! I want more.