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Lizard Brain Support Group: Mental Health & Coronavirus

Lizard Brain Support Group: Mental Health & Coronavirus

April 6, 2020

Ken and special guest co-host Keri Weber talk through the effects of Coronavirus on our mental health. They (and the audience watching on Facebook Live) learn ways to reach out during times of isolation, discuss ways to pivot to a new "work at home" lifestyle, and examine why the virus is a trigger for so many underlying, deeper issues. 

The book Keri and Ken mention near the end is called "The Happiness Trap" by Russ Harris. It's a guide to ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 

Watch this episode at http://facebook.com/lizardbrainpod 

Jennifer

Jennifer

March 30, 2020

Ken talks about the power of writing things down. Then Jennifer joins Ken for a socially-distanced conversation about OCD, an ill-fated high school class trip, and crying over Scandal's "The Warrior". As a career counselor, Jennifer also has some great advice about working from home during COVID-19 and navigating mental health issues in a work setting. 

Tony Biebel - Part Two

Tony Biebel - Part Two

March 23, 2020

Ken talks about having COVID-19-related anxiety sprinkled over his regular anxiety. The second half of Tony's interview starts with a question about starting a podcast, and it turns into a discussion about recognizing and celebrating small improvements, finding your motivation, and feeling the fear and doing it anyway. 

Tony Biebel - Part One

Tony Biebel - Part One

February 10, 2020

Ken spends time talking to his mirror. Then Tony joins Ken for a conversation about self-harm, living with distractions, and guilt from making mistakes. 

Leslie Ford - Part Two

Leslie Ford - Part Two

February 3, 2020

Ken gets a tattoo and wonders if it's just seasonal depression or the start of something worse. Then Leslie opens up about her alcoholism, the process of coming out, and feeling like the other in this harsh political climate.  

Leslie Ford - Part One

Leslie Ford - Part One

January 22, 2020

Ken is back from hiatus to discuss his own struggles with self-harm. Then he's joined by Leslie Ford for the first part of their discussion about Leslie's "swinging pendulum" of depression and anxiety, the struggles of being a single parent, self medication through alcohol and marijuana, and the fear of being labeled as an "other", especially in this political climate.

Jessica Alesso

Jessica Alesso

September 9, 2019

Big updates from the ranch after a couple weeks away. Then, Ken talks to Jessica about being a busy mom, dealing with an addict father at a young age, and keeping your sanity while coping with major physical trauma.

Annie Rosenthal

Annie Rosenthal

August 12, 2019

Ken talks about the need for daily routines when battling depression. Then, with mental health social marketer Annie Rosenthal, they discuss work-life balance and the power of recognizing patterns in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They also discuss Annie's work with the LGBTQ+ community, and Ken spreads his white male privilege all over the place.  

Maribeth McCarthy

Maribeth McCarthy

July 29, 2019

Ken and his guest, best-selling author Maribeth McCarthy (Colby and the First Day Ever), discuss struggles with weight, the Swamps of Sadness, finding the good in people, and our irrational need to fix the world.  

John Wooliscroft

John Wooliscroft

July 22, 2019

Ken discusses how he's been working to get over a recent disappointment.Then he speaks with John Wooliscroft (Cinema Psychos Podcast) about juggling passion and day jobs, struggles with a severely alcoholic father, and how to get into the "flow" to combat his #lizardbrain.

UPDATE from JOHN: "I'm doing pretty well, finding a comfortable balance of the highs and lows. I've decided to start doing my main job part time to focus on art and self expression, something that not only does my amazing wife support, it was her idea!"