126 episodes

YOU, ME, EMPATHY, created and hosted by Non Wels, is a podcast about exploring the struggles we face in our day to day lives as humans trying to get by on this wondrous and overwhelming pale blue dot.


The intent of YOU, ME, EMPATHY is to talk openly, without judgment, about our mental health, our neuroses, our shared anxieties and worries, to create a dialog that is vulnerable and deeply human and empathetic—and to share that dialog with others to inspire emotional and cognitive collaboration and insight so we can, hand in hand, break down the stigma that make us feel shame and guilt for struggling, for feeling our feelings, for being feely humans.


(The You, Me, Empathy podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.)

You, Me, Empathy: Sharing Our Mental Health Stories Non Wels

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YOU, ME, EMPATHY, created and hosted by Non Wels, is a podcast about exploring the struggles we face in our day to day lives as humans trying to get by on this wondrous and overwhelming pale blue dot.


The intent of YOU, ME, EMPATHY is to talk openly, without judgment, about our mental health, our neuroses, our shared anxieties and worries, to create a dialog that is vulnerable and deeply human and empathetic—and to share that dialog with others to inspire emotional and cognitive collaboration and insight so we can, hand in hand, break down the stigma that make us feel shame and guilt for struggling, for feeling our feelings, for being feely humans.


(The You, Me, Empathy podcast is for informational and/or entertainment purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.)

    124: Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, and Sobriety with Sara Benincasa

    124: Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, and Sobriety with Sara Benincasa

    On Episode 124 of You, Me, Empathy, author, comedian, and Well, This Isn’t Normal podcaster Sara Benincasa and I explore limiting beliefs, the allusion of Hollywood, identity work in mental health, Sara’s experience with panic attacks and agoraphobia, sobriety and what addiction means to Sara, and our new friend, Jennifer.


    Kicking off the show, I mention I was surprised Sara even said yes to being on the show, and then we both empathized over the limiting beliefs we put on ourselves. We gab about the sometimes delusions and allusions of working in Hollywood (Sara is a comedian, author, tv writer, etc.), and why identity is so important in our mental health.


    Sara shares her experience living with panic attacks and agoraphobia, being diagnosed with depression at age fourteen, her sober grandma’s inspiration, finding the right medication, the stigma of divorce as a “failure,” our new friend Jennifer, and SO MUCH MORE.


    Trigger warning: Suicidal ideation, depression, panic attacks, sobriety.


    EMPATHY LINKS


    Sara BenincasaWell, This Isn’t Normal podcastSara on PatreonSara on Twitter: @SaraJBenincasaSara on IG: @sarajbenincasaSara’s booksMelissa CynovaFull Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-ZinnFleabagYumi SakugawaMichael James Schneider

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    123: Empathy In the Time of Coronavirus

    123: Empathy In the Time of Coronavirus

    On Episode 123 of You, Me, Empathy, it’s a special bonus episode where I sit down with three therapists to discuss empathy, anxiety, spirituality, self-care, eating disorder recovery, and mental health in the time of this current global pandemic: Coronavirus, or COVID-19.


    First up, I chat with Sydni Marmor. Sydni and I explore self-development, self-love, self-compassion, and looking at life as a playground as opposed to how we’re not doing things “right or wrong.” We talk about mistakes as mini adventures, the kindness pandemic, being empathetic to the people who are panic buying, and how we can use this time to cultivate change with empathy rather than through anger.


    Next I chat with Becky (or BeX) Kagan. BeX and I explore being a highly sensitive person during this time, how being strong doesn’t mean being without emotion, sitting with our feelings, activities that help us get our feelings and anxieties out of our bodies, control, FFTs (F*@cking First Times), radical acceptance, paying attention to the small things.


    And last, I chat with Jess Sprengle. Jess and I explore managing eating disorder recovery during this pandemic, the importance of keeping up with our normal routines, coming to terms with the “new normal,” however you’re feeling is okay, finding the little things that ground us, the lack of compassion we have for ourselves, the pressure to be productive during quarantine, telehealth challenges, and more!


    Thanks to Sydni, BeX, and Jess for being a part of this special episode!


    EMPATHY LINKS


    BecomingSuryani.comSydni on IG: @becomingsuryaniBeX on IG: @kagan_counselingBeckyKaganCounseling.comJess on IG: @thecrankytherapistJess on Twitter: @JessSprengleLPCUnlocking Us with Brené Brown

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    122: Eating Disorder Signs, Myths, and Recovery with Jennifer Rollin

    122: Eating Disorder Signs, Myths, and Recovery with Jennifer Rollin

    On Episode 122 of You, Me, Empathy, eating disorder therapist and founder of The Eating Disorder Center, Jennifer Rollin, and I explore Jennifer’s personal eating disorder journey and recovery, how eating disorders can be a coping mechanism for underlying issues, the signs that you may be struggling with an eating disorder, the myths of eating disorders, and how to help someone who’s struggling with an eating disorder.


    Jennifer opens up about her own mental health journey, including comparing herself to others in high school, struggling with anxiety, taking Adderall to eat less and lose weight, and the first time she admitted she had a problem.


    We talk about the insidiousness of diet culture, eating disorders as a coping mechanism that masks deeper issues such as anxiety, feeling out of control, trauma, not feeling “good enough,” self-worth, and others. We explore the surefire signs of an eating disorder (e.g. constantly thinking about food), how to support someone who’s in the throes of an eating disorder, and the amazing work that Jennifer and her colleagues are doing at The Eating Disorder Center!


    Trigger Warning: Anxiety, substance use, suicidal ideation, and eating disorders are mentioned in this episode.


    EMPATHY LINKS


    Jennifer RollinJennifer on IG: @jennifer_rollinThe Eating Disorder CenterThe Eating Disorder Center on IG: @theeatingdisordercenterProject Heal@bodyposipandaJoin feely humans every Sunday at 2pm PST / 5pm EST to connect virtually!

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    121: You Matter, We Matter, and Being a Light for Others with Sarah Kinger

    121: You Matter, We Matter, and Being a Light for Others with Sarah Kinger

    In Episode 121 of You, Me, Empathy, Sarah Kinger and I explore recognizing our needs, rewriting old narratives, eating disorder recovery, disowning the concept of perfect, and why you matter, we matter, and being a light for others.


    We talk about burnout, figuring out where our old narratives and stories come from, the ins and outs of eating disorder recovery, inpatient treatment for eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, the feeling of being safe in our sickness, showing up with love for people, the control we put on ourselves and our worlds, and truly why you and me and all of us matter.


    Trigger Warning: Self-harm, suicidal ideation, and eating disorders are mentioned in this episode.


    EMPATHY LINKS


    Sarah Kinger on IG: @sarah.is.smilingSarah’s personal IG: @imsarahkinger

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    120: Looking Closer and Listening with Grant Snider

    120: Looking Closer and Listening with Grant Snider

    On Episode 120 of You, Me, Empathy, Grant Snider and I explore Grant’s transition from freelance artist to published author, boundaries for freelancers, why constraints can be good for creativity, drawing as visualized empathy, and looking closer and listening to the people and world around us.


    Grant is the author of The Shape of Ideas (2017), and most recently, What Color Is Night?, a picture book from Chronicle Books. In May 2020, he has two more books coming out: What Sound is Morning? and I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf—both available for pre-order now!


    Grant and I talk about transitioning from more freelancing cartooning to being a published author. Grant talks about being a dad and showing up for his kids when he’s on a deadline, managing life as an orthodontist (yes, you heard that right!) and an artist, dealing with burnout as a creative, committing to too much, learning to say now, boundaries for freelancers, and so much more.


    Finally, we gab about mindfulness, getting lost in the beauty of life, finding inspiration, making intentional time to be alone with your thoughts, picture books and empathy, paying attention, and looking closer and listening to the world and people around you.


    Grant SniderIncidental ComicsI Will l Judge You By Your Bookshelf (pre-order now!)What Color Is Night? What Sound Is Morning? (pre-order now!)The Shape Of IdeasGrant Snider on IG: @grantdrawsGrant Snider on Twitter: @grantdrawsIncidental Comics on Facebook: Facebook.com/incidentalcomicsSign up for The Feely Human Collective newsletter!Subscribe, rate, review You, Me, Empathy on iTunes

    • 1 hr 7 min
    119: Our Inner Critic and Intuitive Grief with Maggie Jones

    119: Our Inner Critic and Intuitive Grief with Maggie Jones

    On Episode 119 of You, Me, Empathy, Maggie Jones and I explore intergenerational trauma, the cultural pressure put on mothers, feeling permission to be who we are, trying to befriend our inner critic, and the heartbreak and healing in intuitive grief.


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    Trigger warning: suicidal ideation, death of a child, eating disorders, and depression mentioned.

    • 1 hr 53 min

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