139 episodes

You, Me, Empathy is the official podcast of The Feely Human Collective! On this show, we explore the struggles, the triumphs, the brights and the darks we face 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.


Created and hosted by Nōn Wels.


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

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9, 98 Ratings

You, Me, Empathy is the official podcast of The Feely Human Collective! On this show, we explore the struggles, the triumphs, the brights and the darks we face 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.


Created and hosted by Nōn Wels.


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

    137: Freeing Yourself from Anxiety with Tamar Chansky, PhD

    137: Freeing Yourself from Anxiety with Tamar Chansky, PhD

    On Episode 137 of You, Me, Empathy, Tamar Chansky, PhD and I explore the continuum of human feeling, reminding ourselves that we can narrate what’s going on in our lives, being a doer, anxiety in kids and the pressure to achieve, and how we can free ourselves from anxiety and worry.


    In this conversation, we gab about burnout, doing for the sake of doing, the cultural and parental pressure of achievement for kids, and why grades don’t make sense in the time of Coronavirus.


    Tamar is an expert on anxiety, and has written numerous books on the subject. So we talk anxiety! Lots of it. We talk about Tamar’s experience working with anxious kids, reinforcing our anxiety when we don’t make choices for ourselves, learning over performance, and the tools we can learn to free ourselves from anxiety, including fact checking our own narratives, making worry wait for us, the Four Doors exercise, and my favorite of all, The Possibility Panel!


    Read the full show notes and fun Possibility Panel activity instructions here!


    Thanks for listening, and thanks to Tamar for sharing your story!


    EMPATHY LINKS:


    TamarChansky.comFreeing Yourself From AnxietyTamar on IG: @tamarchanskyphdTamar on Twitter: @freeingyourmind

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    Share your message on the podcast (we have a phone number)!10 Ways to Support Feely HumanYou, Me, Empathy on InstagramYou, Me, Empathy on FacebookFeely Human on InstagramFeely Human on FacebookFeely Humans, Unite! Facebook Group

    • 1 hr 44 min
    136: Racial Trauma and Somatic Healing with Rebecca-Monique

    136: Racial Trauma and Somatic Healing with Rebecca-Monique

    On Episode 136 of You, Me, Empathy, somatic and transformational coach Rebecca-Monique beautifully shares about the time she literally lost her voice after losing her adoptive mother, protecting herself early on from pain and trauma by internalizing it, psychological abuse, and how we have everything within ourselves to thrive, despite the barriers and challenges.


    Rebecca-Monique and I talk about how she moved from Africa to the UK when she was a child, how she developed survival techniques throughout childhood that would later hinder her, the juxtaposition of becoming a mom and not having a strong mother figure in her life, why shame silences us, attachment styles, defensive mechanisms, communicating the “why”, the suffering we experience when we don’t look, and why healing is relational and communal.


    Finally, we explore intergenerational trauma and racial trauma, including inner child work, the covert forms of racism that persist at the foundational level in our society that we need to unlearn and disrupt, the trauma we hold in our bodies, the lived experience of Black bodies, and forgiving ourselves for the pain and trauma we’ve experienced.


    Rebecca-Monique is doing amazing work in the world! Give her a follow on Instagram @rbccmnq and rbccmnq.com. Thanks to Rebecca-Monique for sharing her story!


    EMPATHY LINKS:


    IG: @rbccmnqRbccmnq.comGrief and trauma-informed coaching

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    Share your message on the podcast (we have a phone number)!Leave a rating and review in Apple PodcastsYou, Me, Empathy on InstagramYou, Me, Empathy on FacebookFeely Human on InstagramFeely Human on FacebookFeely Humans, Unite! Facebook GroupJoin the Book ClubWrite for Feely HumanEnroll in Feely Human 101Get Yourself a T-Shirt, Pin, and Sticker!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    135: Finding Our Own Self-Worth with Amy Beashel

    135: Finding Our Own Self-Worth with Amy Beashel

    On Episode 135 of You, Me, Empathy, author Amy Beashel and I explore the push and pull of being in Covid-19 lockdown, the curious and adorable space hopping hobby of Amy’s, writing the things we need to hear, and finding our own self-worth.


    We kick off the show talking about Coronavirus (duh), and what the situation is like over in the UK where Amy lives. We talk about how we’ve felt guilt for feeling frustrated, and ponder if this global experience will bring us all closer together in the end.


    Read the full show notes here!


    EMPATHY LINKS:


    Amy on IG: @beashelwritesAmy on Twitter: @beashelwritesThe Sky Is MineRefugeSex Education (Netflix)Untamed by Glennon DoyleStella Duffy

    SUPPORT FEELY HUMAN:


    Leave a rating and review in Apple PodcastsYou, Me, Empathy on InstagramYou, Me, Empathy on FacebookFeely Human on InstagramFeely Human on FacebookFeely Humans, Unite! Facebook GroupJoin the Book ClubWrite for Feely HumanEnroll in Feely Human 101Get Yourself a T-Shirt, Pin, and Sticker!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    134: Wonder and Uncertainty with Hillary L McBride

    134: Wonder and Uncertainty with Hillary L McBride

    On Episode 134 of You, Me, Empathy, therapist and researcher Hillary L McBride and I explore the myriad ways to open-heartedness and empathy, the way our bodies remember trauma, emotion-focused communication in therapy, asking ourselves “what’s happening here?”, and embracing the wonder and uncertainty as the bedrock of what it means to be human.


    Read the full show notes here!


    EMPATHY LINKS:


    HillaryLMcBride.comHillary on IG: @hillaryliannamcbrideOther People’s Problems podcastThe Liturgists PodcastHillary on Twitter: @hillarylmcbrideMothers, Daughters, and Body Image (affiliate link)Sacred Feminine

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    You, Me, Empathy on InstagramYou, Me, Empathy on FacebookFeely Human on InstagramFeely Human on FacebookFeely Humans, Unite! Facebook GroupJoin the Book Club for JulyWrite for Feely HumanEnroll in Feely Human 101Get Yourself a T-Shirt, Pin, and Sticker!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    133: Being Kind to Ourselves So We Can Be Kind to Others with Shereen Lani Younes

    133: Being Kind to Ourselves So We Can Be Kind to Others with Shereen Lani Younes

    On Episode 133 of You, Me, Empathy, Shereen Lani Younes and I talk about the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic (we recorded this in April), self-care during quarantine, feeling like we’re “too emotional,” sexual identity and growing up in a Muslim family, and being kind to ourselves so we can be kind to others.


    We also gab about how we may think we’re lone wolves but in reality we grow in connection with others. Shereen shares a mushrooms in the woods story, we empathize over being middle children, we talk about using comedy to cope with darkness, and Shereen opens up about the time she ghosted her therapist, taking medication, her queer and Syrian-American identities, and how we’re all just trying our best to feel alive.


    Plus, SO much more, including the most important takeaway from this episode:


    WE HAVE TO BE KIND TO OURSELVES FIRST BEFORE WE CAN TRULY BE KIND AND CARE FOR AND MAKE AN IMPACT ON OTHERS.


    It’s so easy to forget this. We hope this episode is a reminder for you, feely human :)


    Thanks to Shereen for sharing her story!


    EMPATHY LINKS:


    Shereen on IG: @sheeroheroShereen on Twitter: @sheerohero666ShereenLani.comEthnically Ambiguous podcastBuy Shereen’s poetry book

    SUPPORT FEELY HUMAN:


    You, Me, Empathy on InstagramYou, Me, Empathy on FacebookFeely Human on InstagramFeely Human on FacebookFeely Humans, Unite! Facebook GroupJoin the Book Club for JulyWrite for Feely HumanEnroll in Feely Human 101Get Yourself a T-Shirt, Pin, and Sticker!

    • 1 hr 44 min
    132: Anti-Racism, Black Lives Matter, and Substance Use Disorder with Amber Cole

    132: Anti-Racism, Black Lives Matter, and Substance Use Disorder with Amber Cole

    On Episode 132 of You, Me, Empathy, Amber Cole and I explore white fragility, overt and covert forms of racism, and the violence that is happening right now against people of color, and black people specifically. We talk about the every day work it takes to embody anti-racism, the collective trauma the black community is living right now, and how we can more thoughtfully and empathetically lift each other up.


    Black. Lives. Matter.


    Amber also opens up about her passion for the work she does as a therapist specializing in child welfare, substance use, and social policy. She beautifully and compassionately shares her experience growing up with a mother who struggled with substance use disorders, how Amber was born with fetal alcohol syndrome, and how she’s using her experiences as fuel for empathy, understanding, and healing for herself and others.


    I really loved this conversation with Amber. I really love Amber! And I think you will too.


    EMPATHY LINKS:


    Amber on IG: @translucentresinMinnesota Freedom FundMonique MeltonMonique on IG: @moemotivate

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Melanie Eugene ,

Grateful for this podcast

I love listening in on the conversations you have with your guests. Each episode helps me get out of my head and into my heart more, and you help me have grace with myself and my mental health struggles. I don’t feel so alone. Thank you.

anapao28 ,

Empathy Hero

Non does a beautiful job demonstrating how to be an empathy hero by showcasing so many incredible and important stories across a variety of topics that we can all either learn from or relate to. This podcast is centered around vulnerability and authenticity, making the content so incredible and impactful. It has made a great impact in my life and I’m excited to continue hearing these powerful stories.

.mia.81 ,

Wonderful!!

so fun to listen to- insightful and vulnerable. i definitely learn a lot every time i listen and it helps with my own mental health :)

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