Art Therapy – Tackling Our Challenges Through Expression


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"What I found is that I really loved listening to their stories and learning all about how they used art as a way of processing their pain and expressing themselves and kind of communicating all of that to the world.” Kathryn Mullins, a Resident in Licensed Professional Counseling in Virginia with a Master's in Art Therapy, joined We Are Everyone to discuss how studying artists and their expression led her to a career in art therapy, the beneficial process of recapturing our own creativity, the power behind redefining the word strength and the importance of expanding access to art therapy.

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0:00 Intro

0:58 Kathryn shares a little bit of history about herself and how she ended up becoming an art therapist

2:33 Kathryn talks about some of the things that made her be interested in art therapy and not any other counseling

5:07 Kathryn talks about how working as an art therapist led her to work with patients with eating disorders

7:19 Kathryn also talks about some of the methods for applying art therapy to counseling generally

10:34 Kathryn shares her thoughts when she hears the term mental fitness and what it means in her own terms

13:50 Kathryn shares her thoughts on why people need to redefine the terms mental fitness and mental strength

16:00 Kathryn talks about some of her experiences as a resident and licensed professional counselor and how it has impacted her approach to conversations

19:04 Kathryn talks about how her mental fitness techniques evolved throughout the pandemic

22:35 Kathryn talks about why we should not suppress or forget our emotions but recognize and process them as a reference point and how you can use art to help you do that

23:45 Kathryn talks about how creating art has helped her to be mentally fit and how it has helped her approach and stay in a position where she can help others

26:56 Kathryn shares ways in which you can discover yourself and also let loose of the professional side of things a little bit

28:30 Kathryn shares her advice for applying art therapy especially as it comes to mental fitness and how to continue to strengthen our mental fitness and boundaries

30:14 Kathryn also talks about the importance of surrounding yourself with people who are different from you and who will challenge you

31:18 Kathryn talks about the importance of following artists on Instagram and watching films on Netflix about therapy and about art therapy

Books Mentioned:

Vincent Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44502018-vincent-van-gogh-frida-kahlo

Quotes Mentioned:

“Art is a great form of self-expression.”

“Our mental health is just as important as our physical health.”

“Food is in a lot of ways how people connect with others and build communities and art is so similar.”

“Everybody has creative instincts and it’s just something they probably lost along the way.”

“It’s okay to back down.”

“Being strong is also being vulnerable and being honest about how you’re feeling.”

“Surround yourself with people from all walks of life.”

Guests Social Media Links:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-mullins-ma-resident-in-counseling-51049598/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katemulllins/?hl=en

 


Defining and Maintaining Your Mental Fitness

“Different workouts work for different people; just as different therapy works for different people.” Sara Battista, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Saroya Tinker, NWHL defenseman, recent graduate of Yale, mentor and podcast host, share the importance of discovering the mental fitness approach that works best for you, tackle toxic positivity and social media impacts, discuss the connection between mental health and activism and advise on the importance of compassion and listening.

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0:00 Intro

1:29 Saroya shares a little bit of history about herself, where she’s from, what she does, and also her podcast

2:37 Sara also shares a little bit of background about herself and also what she does as a career

4:42 Saroya talks about the term mental fitness and what comes to her mind when she first hears the term

5:40 Sara also talks about mental fitness, what the term means to her and what comes to her mind when she hears the word

7:26 Sara talks about what to do and what not to do for you to be mentally fit

8:15 Saroya talks about the importance of finding out what works out for you in terms of workouts and therapies so that you remain physically fit

9:16 Saroya shares memories that she has and experiences that she has had that challenge the qualities of resilience

10:24 Sara shares some of the things that the young generations are doing that are challenging the qualities of resilience

12:45 Sara talks about the importance of listening to others and being humbled by their experiences as a way to improve your mental fitness

13:34 Saroya also talks about the importance of listening to others and understand that your experience is not the same as theirs

15:39 Saroya talks about the impact of social media on mental wellness and why people should not post things for the satisfaction of others

17:02 Sara also talks about the impact of social media on mental fitness and why people should be mindful of what they do with their social media platforms

18:26 Saroya talks about the importance of looking deeper into why we’re following what we’re following on social media and how we want it to affect us

19:14 Sara also talks about how social media can cause depression and eating disorders and why you need to be mindful of how much you take in from it

21:51 Saroya talks about how her perspective and approach to mental health has evolved over the years

24:09 Sara also talks about how her perspective and approach to mental health has evolved over the years

27:48 Saroya talks about how the younger generation approaches mental health and what should be done

28:37 Sara also talks about how the younger generation approaches mental health and what she feels should be done

32:43 Sara talks about the importance of being open and having conversations about what you are feeling about mental health

34:20 Saroya and Sara talk about the importance of going for therapy and how that can improve your mental health and that of others

37:43 Sara and Saroya talk about why people should not compare themselves with others and understand that people are different and experience things differently

42:10 Saroya talks about some of the things that she does that she feels fuel her mental fitness muscle

43:01 Sara also shares some of the things that she does that she also feels fuel her mental fitness muscle

46:02 Saroya and Sara share their closing statements and advice that they feel listeners should know Books Mentioned: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

 

Shows Mentioned:

https://www.nwhl.zone/

https://www.shutupandplaypodcast.com/

 

Quotes Mentioned:

“Different workouts work for different people, just as different therapy works for different people.”

“You get resilience and grit from compassion.”

“Just because you had an experience doesn’t mean that the other person had that same experience.” “Never judge a book by its cover.”

“Uncomfortable emotions are part of the human experience.”

“Everyone has to experience some kind of anxiety, but they don’t know how to name it.”

“Don’t make assumptions and don’t take anything personally.”

“Seek out mental health care, give it a try even if you think you don’t need it or there’s no point.”

 

Guests Social Media Links:

Sara Battista Website: https://www.sarabattistatherapy.com/

Email: SaraBattistaTherapy@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-battista-lcpc-lpc-43237151/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarabattistatherapy/?hl=en

 

Saroya Tinker

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saroya-tinker-jc71/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saroya.tinker

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saroyatinker71/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/saroyatinker71


Learning to Discover, Process and Communicate Our Best Way Forward


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“First, the self has to be excavated and confronted before you can possibly confront the rest of the world.” Juliana Wexler, founder of Parama, and Jared Schuster, holistic life coach and founder of Sparks of Consciousness, join host Jenn Sherman in discussing the importance of examining our values and wielding our authentic emotions to create spaces in life and work that best serve us.

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0:00 Intro

2:18 Juliana shares a little background about herself, her company and some of the things she went through that made her start her company

4:30 Jared also shares a little background about himself, his company and some of the things that he went through that made him start his company

12:59 Juliana talks about her approaches in helping people strengthen their mental fitness in details

14:55 Jared also talks about his approaches in helping people strengthen their mental fitness in details

19:59 Juliana talks about the issues that people seek her expertise to resolve and if they are personal or due to people’s pressure

22:22 Jared also talks about some of the issues that he is seeing with his clients that seek his expertise and if they are personal or due to people’s pressure

26:28 Juliana talks about how the pandemic has affected the relationship to mindfulness and career

30:17 Jared also talks about how the pandemic has affected the relationship to mindfulness and career and shares some examples

39:11 Juliana talks about some of the things that she does to fuel her mental fitness muscle so as to keep on doing what she does best

43:25 Jared also talks about some of the things that he does to help him fuel his mental fitness muscle to keep on doing what he does best

50:55 Juliana also shares her thoughts on emotions especially the negative emotions and her advice on that issue

Book(s) Mentioned: The 4-Hour Workweek Book by Tim Ferriss

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865.

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis, and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.

Shamanism is an ancient method of healing found in many cultures that focuses upon the relief of spiritual pain and suffering through interventions in non-ordinary reality. Non-ordinary reality (see Castaneda, who originally coined the term) can be described as the dimension of the Cosmos that exists outside of and parallel to the linear time-space arena of ordinary awareness.

Black Lives Matter is a decentralized political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people.

Quotes Mentioned:

“A lot of us are working unfulfilling jobs, not aligned with a higher purpose just to pay bills.”

“Reflective journaling is one of the most powerful things that we can do, it gets ideas out of the mind and onto paper.”

“Everything that we already know or need to know is already within.”

“In Western society, we are reactive and we don’t treat until it’s a problem.”

“We spend one-third of our entire life at our job, one-third of our life sleeping and the other third eating, showering, watching Netflix, doing all this.”

“Everything that happens at work is reflective of what’s going on in the outside world and vice versa.”

“Covid has just brought up all the darkness and shadows that we were hiding from.”

“Have some gratitude that something shook you and gave you an opportunity to put you on your path.”

“Make lemonade out of lemons that you are given.”

“Start reframing what you’re speaking, because when you speak, you bring it into existence.”

“Gratitude is the highest form of consciousness.”

“Observe the noise from within without reacting right away.”

“Time is the only resource that we cannot get more.”

“Money is just one aspect of true wealth.”

“The problems are from the infrastructure and from the system and not the individual.”

“Nature is so healing and it’s something that we have become so disconnected from.”

Guests Social Media Links:

Juliana Wexler:

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LinkedIn

Facebook

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Jared Shuster

Website

Email: Jared@sparksofconsciousness.com

Facebook

Instagram

 


Fueling Your Emotional State


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“The more you can learn to plan for and manage your own emotional state, the more you actually show up and perform at work.” David Rusenko, GM, Commerce at Square Inc. and Meredith Goldberg-Morse, Senior Manager of Social Impact at MTV, join us in the launch of Season Four of We Are Everyone to address how mental health and wellness is impacting businesses and the workforce – a matter that is more important than ever as America enters back into the office. Meredith dives into how MTV helps content creators understand who can serve as that credible mental wellness resource or advisor so that they can pass the right and credible information.

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Key Takeaways:

0:00 Intro

5:09 David talks about how the media and social media are impacting mental health, wellness, and fitness, and the technological impact as well on mental fitness

10:14 Meredith talks about how addressing mental health and wellness is guiding her work and how it impacts the decision to run social impact campaigns around mental health

15:19 David talks about how addressing mental health and wellness impacts the decision to run social impact campaigns around mental health

16:43 Meredith talks about the different mental health campaigns or initiatives that MTV was a part of and the guidance that she got from that

20:06 Meredith talks about how their platform helps content creators understand who can serve as that credible resource or advisor so that they can pass the right information

25:30 David talks about work, life balance and what can be done better either from a managerial to a leadership position to ensure that employees are fueling their mental fitness muscles and not necessarily burning out

29:56 David talks about what mental fitness means at a more personal level and what he does to fuel his mental fitness muscles

35:08 David shares his last advice to people and understand that they are not machines and that they need to manage their emotional states every day

Shows Mentioned:

www.pivotalmoments.org

The American Psychiatric Association is the main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and the largest psychiatric organization in the world. It’s some 38,800 members are mainly American but some are international.

https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2018/stress-gen-z.pdf

Snapchat is an American multimedia messaging app developed by Snap Inc., originally Snapchat Inc. One of the principal features of Snapchat is that pictures and messages are usually only available for a short time before they become inaccessible to their recipients.

The Mental Health Storytelling Coalition encourages and empowers people to seek support and tell their story, aiming to a meaningfully shift.

Quotes Mentioned:

“There’s no stigma for going to the gym to try to be healthy.”

“The same way we take care of our physical health, we need to take care of our mental health in the same way.”

“Anonymous effect brings out the worst in people sometimes.”

“Gen Z is more open about mental health than previous generations.”

“Your expenses don’t wait.” “The more the merrier.” “People are mentally stronger because they’ve achieved something.”

“Work smarter not necessarily harder.”

“Don’t feel bad about taking time for yourself during the day.”

“Not everyone has the same needs, and your needs could also change day to day.”

“Taking care of your mental health should be viewed as a sign of strength and something that’s ultimately going to benefit the organization rather than a sign of weakness.”

“People respect you 10 times more when you say no and not yes all the time.”

“The more you can learn to plan for and manage your own emotional state, the more you actually show up and perform at work.”

Guests Social Media Links:

Meredith Goldenberg-Morse LinkedIn

Website

David Rusenko LinkedIn

Website

Twitter

Facebook


Innovation and Mental Wellness


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“I think it's sort of a flywheel where we are possibly using social media and using the Internet in more and different ways.” Danny Dickstein, Brand Partnerships Manager at TikTok, and James Delattre, Associate Vice President for Research and Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization at Penn State join the podcast to discuss the pandemic-driven innovations impacting our relationship with mental wellness and the ways in which companies, future employees, students, and society may be stronger from such adaptations. Considering trends from the growth of fitness and mental health apps to telemedicine and social media use, they examine questions such as how will the market evolve, what will Gen Z’s connection to the digital and social media world teach future workplace teams and how will our understanding of one another shift?

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Key Takeaways:

0:00 Intro

4:05 Danny talks about how the pandemic has caused an increase in innovation and creation of more companies around mental health

10:30 Danny talks about the most interesting innovations that he has seen that has come of year 2020

16:11 Danny talks about how a lot of people feel like they all want to fix the world in this time of the pandemic and how you can use all their ideas to come up with a solution

25:27 James also talks about the challenges he has experienced in the business over the last year and how he has tried to combat them

28:27 Danny talks about how the kind of companies that will be successful after the pandemic

31:02 James talks about the four different generations that are in the workplace and how they can effectively communicate with each other in regards to mental wellness

34:02 Danny also talks about the four different generations that are in the workplace and how they can better have communications about mental wellness

39:06 Danny shares his thoughts on what he feels should be done to improve the communication between the generations in the workforce

50:09 Danny shares some of the things that he does from home that helps him flex his mental fitness muscles Books Mentioned: Crisis of Disengagement book by Andrew J. Sherman

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www.pivotalmoments.org Lululemon Athletica, styled as Lululemon Athletica, is an athletic apparel retailer domiciled in Delaware and headquartered in Vancouver. Founded in 1998 as a retailer of yoga pants and other yoga wear, Lululemon has since expanded to sell its products internationally in 491 stores as well as online. https://www.mirror.co/

Peloton Interactive, Inc. is an American exercise equipment and media company based in New York City. It was founded in 2012 by John Foley and launched with help from a Kick starter funding campaign in 2013. OpenTable is an online restaurant-reservation service company founded by Chuck Templeton on 2 July 1998 and is based in San Francisco, California. In 1998, the website began operations offering reservations at a limited selection of restaurants in San Francisco.

https://www.calm.com/ https://www.headspace.com/

Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a video-sharing social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. Clubhouse is an invitation-only social media app for iOS and Android where users can communicate in voice chat rooms that accommodate groups of up to 5,000 people. The U.S. Small Business Administration is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. Bullis School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school for grades K-12. The school is located in Potomac, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Signal is a cross-platform centralized encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Technology Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC. Quotes Mentioned: “There are now over 10,000 different apps that are related to mental health.” “It will cost less for health care and for education with the digital transformation.” “The ones that are going to see the most success and most growth and the healthiest growth are the ones who understand that everybody is facing new challenges.” “Make lemonade out of lemons.” “Millennials are in a very interesting part of the life cycle of social media.” “Crisis of Disengagement is like it’s more of the survival of the fittest.” “Embrace the older traditions and match them with the newer traditions.” “Mental wellness, mental fitness for everybody comes at certain times.” “You’re only as happy as your least happy child when you’re a parent.”

Guests Social Media Links:

Dr. James Delattre LinkedIn

Danny Dickstein LinkedIn

https://pennstatevip.com/

 


Treating Your Employees with Respect


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“Being an entrepreneur, you learn how to fail fast, but you also learn how to pivot quickly.” Two hospitality experts - Anastasia Dellaccio - Senior Manager - Community Impact and Philanthropy, Corporate Affairs at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Winston Lord, Storyteller and Ambassador, Founder of Lord Hospitality & Former Chief Evangelist at OpenTable, join us for a discussion on the impacts of mental health and the pandemic within the hospitality industry. The guests also highlight the technological advancements and innovations that has happened in the restaurant and hospitality space in the last year and how these advancements will affect the future.

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Key Takeaways:
0:00 Intro
2:11 Anastasia talks about how the pandemic has affected their industry in positive and negative ways
5:22 Winston also talks about how the pandemic impacted their industry positively and negatively and what they did to solve some of the problems
9:33 Winston talks about how he has witnessed the impacts of mental health and the pandemic unfold and how they have addressed that within the hospitality industry
11:35 Anastasia also talks about how the impacts of mental health and the pandemic also unfold in their industry and how they have handled the situation
15:16 Winston talks about the importance of treating your employees with respect since you get to retain them as your royal employees
17:59 Anastasia talks about how the pandemic has affected her work, social impact, and philanthropy
21:34 Winston shares his thoughts on how he thinks the pandemic has affected work, social impact, and philanthropy and what leaders need to do
25:31 Anastasia talks about the approach that people should take as they are recovering from the pandemic and lessons learned to help you handle things differently and the importance of saving
29:05 Winston also talks about the lessons that he learned from the pandemic and things that they need to do as they are recovering from it
31:24 Anastasia adds on the biggest lessons that she learned also due to the pandemic that may be helpful to others
34:23 Winston talks about some of the technological advancements that will impact their industry going forward
36:07 Anastasia also talks about some of the technological advancements that impact their industry and also the technology that most businesses will decide to stick with
39:10 Winston also shares his thoughts on the technologies that most business will stick with even after the pandemic and his advice to people in tech
41:33 Anastasia shares the lessons she has personally learned through the pandemic year and how those lessons are guiding her and how she found her Zen
43:16 Winston also shares personal lessons that he learned through the pandemic year and how those lessons are guiding him and how he found his Zen
44:46 Anastasia talks about mental wellness and what mental wellness means to her and what helps improve her mental wellness
47:33 Winston also talks about mental wellness and what the term means to him and what helps improve his mental wellness
50:00 Anastasia shares her parting words and the advice that she would give to other people
51:15 Winston also gives his parting words and the advice that he would give to other people

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The National Restaurant Association is a restaurant industry business association in the United States, representing more than 380,000 restaurant locations. It also operates the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The association was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.

Dolci Gelati is an artisan gelato company based in DC that specializes in all-natural, authentic Italian ice cream and sorbet.

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

https://www.hellbenderbeer.com/

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the national public health agency of the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services, and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Corporate social responsibility is a type of international private business self-regulation that aims to contribute to societal goals of a philanthropic, activist, or charitable nature by engaging in or supporting volunteering or ethically-oriented practices.

Black Lives Matter is a decentralized political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people

GoPuff is a digital delivery service operating in over 650 US cities through approximately 250 fulfillment centers as of March 2021. Users can order items online or via the GoPuff app and get the items delivered. As of March 2021, the company was valued at $8.9 billion.

DoorDash, Inc. operates an online food ordering and food delivery platform. It is based in San Francisco. With a 56% market share, it is the largest food delivery company in the United States. It also has a 60% market share in the convenience delivery category.

Postmates is an American quick-commerce and food delivery service owned by Uber that offers local delivery of restaurant-prepared meals and other goods. As of February 2019, Postmates operates in 2,940 U.S. cities.

Quotes Mentioned:
“An estimated 2.5 million restaurant jobs were lost nationwide in 2020 according to the National Restaurant Association.”
“Employees are also humans.”
“Everyone’s got other things going on besides work.”
“If we can get the industry as a whole to recognize that there needs to be work-life balance, that’s going to help with the mental health moving forward.”
“Retention is a lot cheaper than acquisition.”
“Resilience means adaptability and innovation, in essence.”
“Pandemic showed that hospitality operators are the ultimate entrepreneurs.”
“Being an entrepreneur, you learn how to fail fast, but you also learn how to pivot quickly.”
“Everyone needs hospitality in life.”
“Everywhere I go, portions seem smaller, yet you’re paying twice the price.”
“You need to allow your technology to speak to other software’s in the industry.”
“Everyone’s trying everything right now, but there’s going to be a couple of winners that come out.”
“At the end of the day, when you have to help others, you also have to help yourself.”
“Always look at the bright side.”
“If you put it in the calendar and schedule it, it’ll stay there and you can abide by it.”
“It’s just as important to be selfish sometimes.”

Guests Social Media Links:
Winston Lord:
LinkedIn
Company Website
Personal Website
Email: winstonbaolord@gmail.com
Twitter

Anastasia Dellaccio:
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The Strength of Speaking Up with Maurisa Potts


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“Your voice is the number one powerful tool that you have and you have to use it to speak up.” Maurisa Potts, Founder & CEO, Spotted MP, joins us for an open conversation about the importance of speaking up and some of the tools that can be used to combat most of the challenges that have come up due to the pandemic. Maurisa also touches on the significance of communication in mental fitness and how it has evolved in terms of mental fitness in her career.

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Key Takeaways:
0:00 Intro
1:46 Maurisa talks about some of the challenges that women face at the beginning of their careers or maintaining a seasoned career, especially during the pandemic
4:43 Maurisa talks about being equal in terms of gender and why the glass ceiling that prevents most women to be in more C suite levels needs to be broken
6:25 Maurisa talks about some of the tools that can be used to combat most of the challenges that have come up due to the pandemic
11:35 Maurisa talks about mental fitness, what it means and the four things or pillars that comes to mind when she hears the term
16:02Maurisa talks about financial health and well being and why it is okay to talk about finance and the future and being in control
18:33 Maurisa shares her experiences with the different generations in the workforce, how they can better communicate, learn to understand each other and support each other having different outlooks
23:44 Maurisa talks about the importance of up skilling your staff and training them rather than judging them and calling them old
27:30 Maurisa talks about the significance of communication in mental fitness and how it has evolved in terms of mental fitness in her career
31:04 Maurisa talks about how she promotes other women who fear to speak up and express themselves because they fear being judged
33:34 Maurisa also talks about mental wellness and what it means when she hears the term in her own words
37:08 Maurisa talks about the importance of saying no sometimes to things that don’t sit right with you and how saying no to some things opens up other opportunities
38:38 Maurisa talks about the resources that help her prepare for adversity mentally and that helps her flex her mental fitness muscle
41:33 Maurisa also shares advice that she always gives to people

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics is a unit of the United States Department of Labor. It is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics and serves as a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System.

The National Center for Health Statistics is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, which provides statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the public health of the American people.

Zoom is a videotelephony proprietary software program developed by Zoom Video Communications. The free plan provides a video chatting service that allows up to 100 concurrent participants, with a 40-minute time restriction. Users have the option to upgrade by subscribing to a paid plan.

Skype is a proprietary telecommunications application that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smart watches over the Internet. Skype also provides instant messaging services. Users may transmit text, video, audio and images.

The National Council on Aging was founded in 1950 as the first charitable organization in the U.S. that would provide a national voice for older Americans and act as their advocates in dealing with service providers and policymakers.

The New York Times is an American daily newspaper based in New York City with a worldwide readership. Founded in 1851, the Times has since won 130 Pulitzer Prizes, and has long been regarded within the industry as a national “newspaper of record”. It is ranked 18th in the world by circulation and 3rd in the U.S.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a national organization of local chapters which provide voluntary after-school programs for young people.

Quotes Mentioned:
“46% of women said they were experiencing symptoms related to depression or anxiety by the end of 2020.”
“Alcohol also interrupts your sleep.”
“One of the things we all have in common is that we’re going to get old.”
“You live and learn.”
“Everyone still has a lot more gas in the tank to give.”
“People like to make fun of other people.”
“Our voice is so powerful and we have to use it to the best of our ability to communicate whatever we need to say.”
“Even if it’s difficult things, you have to communicate.”
“It’s important to understand where people are coming from or what their viewpoints are and sometimes they’ll agree to disagree.”
“Your voice is the number one powerful tool that you have and you have to use it to speak up.”
“Sometimes your voice will not be the favored one, but you have to stay true to whatever you believe in and stand your ground.”
“It’s okay to be the only one at a table and eat alone sometimes.”
“People don’t get what they want because they don’t ask for what they want.”
“If it doesn’t create fire in your belly, it doesn’t sit in your heart, or it causes that anxiety and stress and depression where you just get so anxious because you have to do this thing and really don’t care for it, say no.”
“Continue to work on feeding your present brain and sun-setting your worry brain.”

Guests Social Media Links:
LinkedIn
Personal Website
Company Website
Twitter

 


The Power of Art and Mental Wellness with Kayleigh Bryant and Peter Maye

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“The power of the art has a proven impact on our wellness.” Peter Maye, Co-Director, Arts in Foggy Bottom, and Kayleigh Bryant - Greenwell, Curator of 2021 Exhibition & Head of Public Programs with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, join us for a discussion about how you can use arts to help you in building your mental fitness. Peter and Kayleigh also highlight how working in the field of art helped him or guided him through life endeavors. If you live in the DC area, flex your artistic muscle and check out Arts in Foggy Bottom this summer.

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Key Takeaways:
0:00 Intro
2:37 Kayleigh talks a little bit about herself and arts and how she thinks that arts relates to the mental health and wellness
5:11 Peter also shares a little bit about himself and arts and how he also thinks arts relates to the mental health and wellness
9:28 Kayleigh talks about the term mental fitness and arts and being aware of the importance of mental strength
11:07 Peter also talks about what the term mental fitness and arts and being aware of the importance of mental strength
13:20 Kayleigh and Peter talk about how you can use arts to help you in building your mental fitness
15:28 Peter talks about how working in the field of art helped him or guided him through life endeavors
16:59 Kayleigh also talks about how working in the field of art helped her or guided her to work through the things she does
20:06 Peter talks about how different generations should communicate about the mental wellness and fitness, learn to understand each other even though we have different outlooks and perspectives and what he has noticed
22:08 Kayleigh talks about talks about how different generations should communicate about the mental wellness and fitness, learn to understand each other even though we have different outlooks and perspectives and how the communication occurs
23:54 Peter talks about how he uses his arts to help commercial artists who do commercial arts and help them to be able to take any feedback
26:41 Kayleigh talks about bringing different perspectives together and how working to organize the event as we’re coming out of the pandemic helped their team with their wellness
28:12 Peter also talks about bringing different perspectives together and how working to organize the event as we’re coming out of the pandemic helped their team with their wellness
31:07 Kayleigh talks about how it felt like working with the artists especially during the pandemic as compared to now
33:29 Peter also talks about how it felt like working with the artists especially during the pandemic as compared to now
34:31 Kayleigh talks about mental wellness and explains what the term means whenever she hears the word
36:18 Peter also talks about mental wellness and explains what the term means whenever he hears the word
39:15 Peter talks about how he practices preparing with adversity mentally and how he flexes his mental fitness muscle
41:37 Kayleigh also talks about how she practices preparing with adversity mentally and how she flexes her mental fitness muscle
44:07 Peter shares an advice that would really help people to dealing with their mental health and mental fitness
44:49 Kayleigh and Peter talks about the exhibit and when it will be happening

The National Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1930, is the United States national orchestra based in Washington, D.C. Its principal performing venue is the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It also performs for the annual National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth celebrations.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington, D.C.

A Master of Fine Arts is a terminal degree in fine arts, including visual arts, creative writing, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, dance, theatre, and other performing arts and in some cases, theatre management or arts administration.

Zoom is a videotelephony proprietary software program developed by Zoom Video Communications. The free plan provides a video chatting service that allows up to 100 concurrent participants, with a 40-minute time restriction. Users have the option to upgrade by subscribing to a paid plan.

Orangetheory Fitness is a boutique fitness studio franchise based in Boca Raton, Florida. As of December 2019, the chain includes over 1,200 studios in all 50 U.S. states and over 23 countries. Since its founding in 2010, the chain has expanded rapidly, surpassing $1 billion in system-wide sales in 2018.

The Queen’s Gambit is a 2020 American coming-of-age period drama miniseries based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name. The title refers to “Queen’s Gambit”, a chess opening. It was written and directed by Scott Frank, who created it with Allan Scott.

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Quotes Mentioned:
“The power of the art has a proven impact on our wellness.”
“Performing arts participation crucially relates on social determinants of health, particularly from the perspective of building social and cultural capital, encouraging healthy behaviors.”
“For mental well-being, I think it’s great to work with teams.”
“You don’t really know what you need until you take things for granted until it’s not there.”
“Mental fitness and the arts have always really been strongly linked historically.”
“Mental fitness is something that you have to establish and work towards.”
“Art is a great form of a therapy.”
“In commercial art, there’s a lot of critique.”
“In every team, everybody has input.”
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
“Your experiences will prepare you for whatever it is that’s coming ahead.”
“If we all just learn to trust ourselves and lean on our past experiences, we can get through it.”

Guests Social Media Links:

Peter Maye
LinkedIn
Website

Kayleigh Bryant
LinkedIn
Website


You Have to Help Yourself with Natalie Oliverio

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“Anything is possible, anything can be fixed, anything can be supported, no matter whom it is and what their problems are.” Natalie Oliverio, Founder and CEO of Military Talent Partners, join us to talk about the trends that she has seen within the Veteran workforce when it comes to mental wellness especially during the pandemic period and being isolated. Natalie also highlights how there is help for everyone, no matter how unique or detrimental their specific situation is.

Join in on the conversation on how employers can help bridge the generational gap in the workforce through facilitating dialogue around mental fitness – because #WeAreEveryone

Show Notes

Key Takeaways:
0:00 Intro
1:43 Natalie talks about the trends that she has seen within the veteran workforce when it comes to mental wellness especially during the pandemic period and being isolated
4:55 Natalie talks about mental fitness and what it means in her own terms and how important it is for someone’s health
7:44 Natalie talks about how an organization can create an inclusive, diverse belonging culture for all employees and institute stronger training programs to adapt to the ever changing workforce
10:19 Natalie also talks about what employers can do to always set their employees for success in their companies
12:36 Natalie talks about the idea of mindful and situational awareness when it comes to workplace culture and also when you are seeking out a new opportunity
17:14 Natalie talks about the importance of being specific of what you want to be hired such as being given a role that best fits you and you end up perfecting it
20:20 Natalie talks about mental health and mental wellness in the different generations in the workforce and trends she has seen since they have different outlooks and experiences
23:34 Natalie talks about mental wellness and what that word means to her when she hears it being mentioned
25:33 Natalie shares her resource that she uses that helps her flex her mental fitness muscles and that can help you too
28:28 Natalie also talks about the importance of saying I’m struggling and also ask for help when you are stuck
30:57 Natalie talks about the importance of having specific months dedicated to awareness and recognition to have that platform to open up the communication
31:54 Natalie explains that there is help for everyone, no matter how unique or detrimental their specific situation is

Shows Mentioned:
www.pivotalmoments.org

Wounded Warrior Project is a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, 2001. It operates as a nonprofit 501 organization.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it.

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.

Quotes Mentioned:
“Mental fitness is just as important as your physical fitness and your overall health.”
“What feeds your mental fitness and supports your mental health now may not be true a month from now, even a week from now.”
“Any organization that thinks they don’t have a culture problem is very checked out and disconnected from their workforce.”
“Workplace culture comes from leadership and management.”
“You have to help yourself.”
“Awareness, perspective, mindset and situational awareness, self-awareness and situational awareness can go so far in any situation.”
“Everyone’s a product.”
“How can you get a job, a career, anything, if you can’t speak about what it is, what you do, why you want it, how you do it.”
“Anything is possible, anything can be fixed, anything can be supported, no matter whom it is and what their problems are.”
“Mental wellness, mental health struggles are far more normal than anybody realizes.”
“You’re not weak when you ask for help.”

Guests Social Media Links:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalieoliverio/
Website: https://militarytalentpartners.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25825307
Twitter: https://twitter.com/miltalent?lang=en
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natalie.oliverio/?hl=en


Leveraging Empathy and Creativity for Effective Communication

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“Stop evaluating what you can't change, but start with the present moment where you are at right now.” Jenny Shtipelman, Senior Vice President, National Capital Bank of Washington and Sean Murphy, Founder and Executive Director, 1455, join us for a lively discussion on the importance of having mindful awareness, emotional intelligence, and situational awareness in your personal and professional lives. Both guests highlight how we can incorporate arts, music, and literature into our daily lives to strengthen our mental fitness muscle. Join in on the conversation on how employers can help bridge the generational gap in the workforce through facilitating dialogue around mental fitness – because #WeAreEveryone

 

Key Takeaways:
0:00 Intro
1:50 Jenny and Sean share trends they are seeing in the workplace when it comes to employees mental wellness and disengagement/productivity pre Covid and also in the Covid world
7:53 Sean and Jenny also talk about what they feel when they hear the word mental fitness in their own terms
14:57 Jenny talks about how she has evolved her communication strategies so as to have difficult conversations in the workplace
17:43 Sean also talks about how he has evolved his communication strategies in his company so as to help in having the difficult conversations
19:56 Jenny also explains the importance of being able to have good conversations with all types of people in terms of difficult conversations
22:59 Sean talks about mindful awareness, emotional intelligence and situational awareness as the best traits that you could have
27:03 Jenny also explains the importance of having mindful awareness, emotional intelligence and situational awareness
33:05 Sean explains how you can incorporate the arts, music and literature to help you maintain a healthy mental fitness
36:04 Jenny also talks about how people can use arts, music and literature to help them maintain a healthy mental fitness
38:11 Sean also explains the importance of re-evaluating how we incorporate art and creativity into our daily lives
41:36 Jenny talks about how different generations in the workforce should communicate about mental fitness and how they're feeling
44:54 Sean also talks about the different generations in the workforce and how they should communicate about mental fitness
51:45 Jenny shares the resources and what she does to flex her mental fitness muscles that can be helpful to people
53:50 Sean also shares the resources and what he does that helps him flex his mental fitness muscles that can be helpful to people

Shows Mentioned:
www.pivotalmoments.org

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Zoom is a videotelephony software program developed by Zoom Video Communications. The free plan provides a video chatting service that allows up to 100 participants concurrently, with a 40-minute time restriction.

T-Charts are a type of chart, a graphic organizer in which a student lists and examines two facets of a topic, like the pros and cons associated with it, its advantages and disadvantages, facts vs. opinions, et cetera.

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Quotes Mentioned:
“We can't take care of others if we're not in a good space mentally.”
“You're bad but until you actually do it consistently, you realize that you're actually good.”
“Stop evaluating what you can't change, but start with the present moment where you are at right now.”
“Sometimes it can be super hard to get yourself out of a rabbit hole that you just put yourself in, but all it takes is a second to stop.”
“If it's something that is a little bit more difficult or more involved, it always should be a phone call because all contexts, all emotion is lost in an electronic communication.”
“The ability to sit back and listen and then ask the question about the actual issue and being empathetic is what’s going to a lot of time take difficult conversations and soften it.”
“The only thing that we can change is our attitude.”
“You can't control everything.”
“Approaching situations with both empathy and creativity enable you to understand what the other person is coming from or anticipate problems that are around the corner.”
“Seeing opportunity where other people see impossibility, I think separates successful organizations from the ones that are always operating kind of with one foot on the exit button.”
“You’re supposed to fail in order to learn from that lesson.”
“You can't always be successful.”
“Everyone wants to feel like they're not alone, everyone wants to feel heard and everyone wants to know that what they're experiencing has been experienced.”
“People know what they want and they know what they need and they will find a way to get it.”
“Art is just an antidote for cynicism.”
“The biggest thing is communication and not assuming and not taking things personally.”
“The world is changing and you need to adapt.”
“Being able to be flexible and lean into change is such an overlooked key to success.”
“You can't expect to be effective in the workforce or in your day to day if you're not honest with yourself and you're not making an actual effort to know what your needs are.”
“When you slow down, you don't make mistakes as often, you're able to multitask, you're able to remain calm even if you're going crazy inside.”

Guests Social Media Links:
Sean Murphy:
Company Website: https://1455litarts.org/
Personal Website: https://seanmurphy.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSeanMurphy/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bullmurph

Jenny Shtipelman:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennyshtipelman/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BetterBankCoach
Website: https://www.nationalcapitalbank.com/