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Welcome to "You're Always Fine," the mental health and wellness podcast for the chronically fine. Hosted by Kristine Hoestermann, LICSW, and Theresa Thomas, this show is like talking to your best friends but with the advice of seasoned professionals. Brought to you by Even Health, a tech company that's breaking down barriers in the world of mental health, this podcast is about keeping it real, even when you're not feeling your best. Join Kristine and Theresa weekly as they open up about their vulnerabilities and fearlessly discuss topics people often shy away from. From societal struggles to those within everyday life, they bring the power of authenticity to the forefront. Do you tend to respond with "I'm fine" even when you're not feeling great? Or maybe you're dealing with relationship issues or feeling overwhelmed by world events. If you identify as a high-functioning individual with anxiety, depression, or OCD, then "You're Always Fine" is the perfect show for you because it's okay not to be fine. Tune in as we explore unfiltered truths and provide insights into finding balance and peace in your everyday life. We know you're always fine, but grab your headphones and listen every week as we navigate life together; better than just "fine."

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Welcome to "You're Always Fine," the mental health and wellness podcast for the chronically fine. Hosted by Kristine Hoestermann, LICSW, and Theresa Thomas, this show is like talking to your best friends but with the advice of seasoned professionals. Brought to you by Even Health, a tech company that's breaking down barriers in the world of mental health, this podcast is about keeping it real, even when you're not feeling your best. Join Kristine and Theresa weekly as they open up about their vulnerabilities and fearlessly discuss topics people often shy away from. From societal struggles to those within everyday life, they bring the power of authenticity to the forefront. Do you tend to respond with "I'm fine" even when you're not feeling great? Or maybe you're dealing with relationship issues or feeling overwhelmed by world events. If you identify as a high-functioning individual with anxiety, depression, or OCD, then "You're Always Fine" is the perfect show for you because it's okay not to be fine. Tune in as we explore unfiltered truths and provide insights into finding balance and peace in your everyday life. We know you're always fine, but grab your headphones and listen every week as we navigate life together; better than just "fine."

    [Bite of Balance] A million little pieces

    [Bite of Balance] A million little pieces

    Ever feel like you're just one unread email away from a meltdown? I'm Kristine, and on the latest Bite of Balance episode, we uncover the hidden havoc that microstress wreaks on our daily lives. Step by step, I'll guide you through recognizing those small, daily irritants that stealthily accumulate until they weigh us down. We're talking about the clutter that's more than just an eyesore and the tiny interruptions that might just be conspiring to frazzle your calm. It's not just about identifying these pesky stress-droplets; I share strategies to protect your peace, one mindful moment at a time.

    Equipped with this week's balance tool, the Microstress Meter, you'll learn to measure and manage the buzz of background tension that threatens to tip your balance. No guests this time—just me, Kristine, and a community ready to transform those sneaky stressors into opportunities for serenity and equilibrium. So, if you're ready to reclaim your calm and sidestep the path to burnout, tune in and discover how to turn everyday annoyances into moments of mindfulness. Catch the wave of tranquility with us, and let's keep those microstressors in check, together.
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    • 3 min
    The dominoes of micro-stress

    The dominoes of micro-stress

    Join us for a heartfelt dissection of the domino effect that unchecked annoyances can have, not just on our inner peace but also on our relationships. We're not just venting; we're on a mission to tackle these silent stress invaders by journaling them out and bucketing them into categories for better management strategies. Grab your journal, listen in, and let's embark on this journey of less stress and more laughs together.
    Cabana Pods offers a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can immediately positively change well-being, mood, stress relief, and mindfulness.Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.yourcabana.com/pod
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    • 16 min
    [Bite of Balance] Reflect, realign and rediscover

    [Bite of Balance] Reflect, realign and rediscover

    Have you ever felt like the person in the mirror wasn't quite the one you remembered? On this week's Bite of Balance, we tackle the unsettling yet universal phenomenon of identity loss. I, Teresa, get intensely personal about my own encounter with this beast, sharing the journey from a career-altering injury to the all-encompassing role of motherhood. Life's unexpected twists can sometimes strip us of our familiar selves, but together, we navigate the murky waters of redefining who we are when the ground beneath us shifts.
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    Conquering fear meditationUnlock your inner compassThis week’s source notes:
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    https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/identity-crisis#outlook When loss of identity becomes an identity crisis.
    https://www.betterup.com/blog/identity-crisis
    Cabana Pods offers a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can immediately positively change well-being, mood, stress relief, and mindfulness.Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.yourcabana.com/pod
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    • 4 min
    Case of lost identity

    Case of lost identity

    When the roles we've cherished fall away, who do we become? Our latest episode welcomes a conversation that sheds light on the struggles of redefining oneself amidst pivotal life shifts. We get intimate about the grief and the unexpected joy in rediscovering passions that were once overshadowed by our previous identities.
    This heartfelt discussion also uncovers the intricate ties between our sense of self and overall well-being. We all face those moments when simple questions like "What are your hobbies?" confront us with the voids left by our lost identities. But it's here, in the thick of these challenges, that we chart a course for mental health and personal value. Learn how to cultivate self-awareness and core values as anchors in this sea of change, and gain practical tools for crafting your life's visual compass. Join us and be part of a community on a quest to find peace and fulfillment beyond life's defining roles.
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    Date: 3/21/24   Time: 2pm EST
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    Register here
    If you just found our podcast and missed the connecting live group, explore this month's live group schedule
    *These live groups are exclusive to Cabana members. If you would like to learn how you can become a Cabana member, you can visit our website
    Cabana content recommendations based on this episode:
    Understanding your current narrativeWhat’s an inner voice?Embrace being enoughUnlock your inner compassThis week’s source notes:
    Symptoms of lose of identity
    https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/identity-crisis#outlook

    When lose of identity becomes an identity crisis
    https://www.betterup.com/blog/identity-crisis
    Cabana Pods offers a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can immediately positively change well-being, mood, stress relief, and mindfulness.Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.yourcabana.com/pod
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    • 21 min
    [Bite of balance] Life after happily ever after

    [Bite of balance] Life after happily ever after

    Toss out the fairy tale guidebook to marriage—this isn't your grandmother's advice column. This week on Bite of Balance, we're serving up a no-holds-barred look at the real, unfiltered journey of marriage, warts and all. Prepare to get a heavy dose of reality as we confront the fact that those storybook endings are just the beginning, and what follows requires resilience, communication, and a willingness to grow—both individually and together. We'll challenge the dreamy couple goals flooding your feeds and swap them for the authentic grind of partnership where, yes, sometimes you might fantasize about lovingly throttling your other half.

    Grab your earbuds and let's get candid about the nitty-gritty of navigating love's labyrinth with your life partner. You're not alone if you find yourself interrupting before your partner finishes their sentence—that's me, all the way. We'll explore the crucial skills of really listening and speaking your truth to keep the flames of your relationship burning bright. So, if you're ready to roll up your sleeves and put in the work, this conversation is for you. Together, let's transform the daunting roller coaster of marriage into an exhilarating ride you're both pumped to be on.
    Cabana Pods offers a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can immediately positively change well-being, mood, stress relief, and mindfulness.Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.yourcabana.com/pod
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    • 2 min
    Marriage is work

    Marriage is work

    Ever found yourself clinging to the notion of a fairytale ending in marriage, only to face the less-than-magical day-to-day realities? It's Kristine and Theresa here, holding nothing back as we dissect the challenges and complexities that come with saying "I do." From the evolution of core values to the trials of communication and compromise, we're peeling back the layers of marital myths and highlighting the resilient threads that can either bind or break a partnership.

    Waltzing into the arena of love languages, we critically examine their practicality and limitations. Love, as we see it, isn't a psychic ability; it's a two-way street paved with the bricks of clear articulation of needs and understanding. We share our personal tales of navigating household roles, preferences in affection, and social boundaries, driving home the point that a robust relationship is built on candid exchanges and an honest, open dialogue.

    Wrap up your headphones and get ready to listen in on our most intimate chapter yet—where we underscore the transformative power of communication in the ever-changing dance of marriage. Through personal revelations and the guidance of couples therapy, we touch on the importance of mutual growth and empathy. Join us as we affirm that the journey of marriage, with all its ups and downs, requires a symphony of patience, empathy, and commitment to personal development for a truly harmonious duet.
    Cabana Pods offers a therapeutic experience through immersive reality, focusing on emotional resilience. Research shows that immersive technologies tailored to one’s needs can immediately positively change well-being, mood, stress relief, and mindfulness.Learn more about Cabana pods at https://www.yourcabana.com/pod
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

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Making life better, one bite at a time

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