The Mindful Pivot: Prayers for the Uvalde Victims and One Humanity with Jake Myers

“We don’t want to get numb.” Steve Kerr

Sacred Pause.

(DEEP BREATH)

Love and compassion is BEing sent to the loved ones, community and family members of the Uvalde Texas victims.

The unimaginable tragedy of the Uvalde Texas school shooting has left US all with feelings of grief, disbelief, sadness, hopelessness and a sense of learned helplessness at a time when the Earth Ride is riddled with hate crimes, pandemic stress, and WAR.

Jake Myers joins Dr. Denise in this vulnerable, reverent mindful pivot episode:

 

About Jake Myers
Jake Myers is the founder and CEO of LGBTQ Therapy Space, the first LGBTQ-owned and operated online therapy platform designed for LGBTQ+ clients. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who recently relocated from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, Florida when his own practice moved online, Myers is dedicated to providing an affirmative and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples to navigate life’s challenges. He graduated from Antioch University Los Angeles with a master’s degree in clinical psychology and a specialization in LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy. Myers writes a column, “Ask Jake,” for Queerty, in addition to other mental-health related topics. You can view all of his pieces for Queerty here.
LGBTQ Therapy Space
LGBTQ Therapy Space is the first LGBTQ-owned and operated online therapy platform designed specifically for LGBTQ+ people. The innovative and user-friendly platform connects LGBTQ+ clients seeking quality individual or couples counseling services with local licensed therapists who have first-hand knowledge of LGBTQ+ challenges and experiences. The platform provides an authentic, judgment-free space to help clients navigate a wide variety of challenges, including issues that disproportionately affect members of the LGBTQ+ community, such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse and discrimination. To learn more about LGBTQ Therapy Space, visit lgbtqtherapyspace.com.

Protect Your Brain! My Son My Teacher

“Protect Your Brain!”

My son and I have a chat about mental health, prevention and more on this episode.

-50% of all life long mental health challenges start before age 14, 75% before age 23…

When we know how to talk with our kids and each other in non-stigmatizing educating ways it is a game changer!

Tune IN:

My Son My Teacher is a carve out series of The Dr. Denise Show. “Mom,can I be on your show?” This question on the cusp of my son’s 13th birthday led to these short and sweet mini episodes that are filled with tips, tool, laughs and mindful family moments.

 

Embrace Your Neurostyle and Beyond with Schizophrenia Activist Michelle Hammer

” I have mental illness and I don’t kill.” Michelle Hammer, Schizophrenic Activist NYC

Michelle is back as a guest just in time for mental health awareness month with inspirational tips, tools and more:

Michelle Hammer is a Schizophrenia Activist and spends her time passionately fighting stigma. She is an NYC native featured in the WebMD documentary Voices, which was nominated for a Tribeca X Award at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018. Michelle was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 22 after a misdiagnosis of bipolar at age 18. At 27, Michelle decided to use her artistic talents and fearless personality to do something that could benefit the mental health community. In May 2015, she founded a mental health-focused clothing brand. Schizophrenic.NYC is a clothing brand with the mission of reducing stigma by starting conversations about mental health. Michelle has also been featured in many publications such as MashableThe Daily MailStylist, and Buzzfeed.

Michelle Hammer You Tube.

Diva Discussions Let’s Celebrate Shay Mitchell Two Years Sober, Part 2!

“Unfuckwithable: when your heart energy is stronger after the unimaginable.” -Dr. Denise

Shamebusting, boundaries, gratitude, inner circle, mindful pauses, and sober hacks are on this deep dive part 2 with Shay Mitchell.

Mindful profanity and more right here:

Shay is officially part of the UNFUCKWITHABLE Soul Tribe!

Shay Mitchell 

“I knew that sobriety would never work for me if I didn’t I knew that sobriety would never work for me if I didn’t create a life of fun, excitement, adventure, and happiness. So I set out to build a strong foundation for this new way of life.

I began an IOP (intensive outpatient program) where I attended group via zoom 3 hours a night, 3 nights a week, for 4 months. This helped me in so many ways from connecting with other alcoholics, to having assignments that helped provide insight into my disease. I also got a therapist that specialized in substance abuse and began seeing her weekly. She helped me through a lot of the trauma that I had been self-medicating to survive for so many years. I still see her  bi-weekly!

I found a Psychiatrist and got on the right prescriptions for depression, and anxiety and I also got on a once a month craving-blocker shot. (Not having cravings for alcohol was HUGE for my early recovery.) I was also on medicine for sleep and anger. (Today I am completely med free, but having these as I navigated early sobriety was very useful for me.)

I read a lot of quit lit (quitting literature) you can find a list on the resources page. These books really helped me to see the great parts of being sober, and that I would still be able to enjoy my life without alcohol.

Finally, I started a sober Instagram & Facebook page @shaysober to keep me accountable and as a daily reprieve in my pocket. I share there every day and love connecting with my sober instagram community.”

Diva Discussions Let’s Celebrate Shay Mitchell 2 Years Sober!

Shay Sober is back just in time to discuss all things mental health, childhood trauma, and her celebration of 2 years sober.

Go Shay!

This is a vulnerable deep dive celebration episode during May Mental Health Awareness Month:

Part 1:

Shay Mitchell 

“I knew that sobriety would never work for me if I didn’t I knew that sobriety would never work for me if I didn’t create a life of fun, excitement, adventure, and happiness. So I set out to build a strong foundation for this new way of life.

I began an IOP (intensive outpatient program) where I attended group via zoom 3 hours a night, 3 nights a week, for 4 months. This helped me in so many ways from connecting with other alcoholics, to having assignments that helped provide insight into my disease. I also got a therapist that specialized in substance abuse and began seeing her weekly. She helped me through a lot of the trauma that I had been self-medicating to survive for so many years. I still see her  bi-weekly!

I found a Psychiatrist and got on the right prescriptions for depression, and anxiety and I also got on a once a month craving-blocker shot. (Not having cravings for alcohol was HUGE for my early recovery.) I was also on medicine for sleep and anger. (Today I am completely med free, but having these as I navigated early sobriety was very useful for me.)

I read a lot of quit lit (quitting literature) you can find a list on the resources page. These books really helped me to see the great parts of being sober, and that I would still be able to enjoy my life without alcohol.

Finally, I started a sober Instagram & Facebook page @shaysober to keep me accountable and as a daily reprieve in my pocket. I share there every day and love connecting with my sober instagram community.”

Don’t Engage! Senior Sociopath Wrap Up with Donna Andersen

This Senior Sociopath Wrap Up episode deep dives on Donna Andersen’s new book and offers hopeful solutions on trusting our intuition and setting boundaries.

Right here:

Donna Andersen is creator of Lovefraud.com, a website that teaches people to recognize and recover from sociopaths. She is the author of eight books, including Senior Sociopaths — How to recognize and escape lifelong abusers (May 2022), Red Flags of Love Fraud—10 signs you’re dating a sociopath, the Red Flags of Love Fraud Workbook and the four-part Best of the Lovefraud Blog series. She learned about sociopaths the hard way, by marrying one, and tells the whole outrageous story in her first book, Love Fraud.

Donna founded Lovefraud Education and Recovery, a nonprofit that offers webinars to help survivors and professionals identify, escape and recover from sociopaths, including narcissists, psychopaths and other manipulators. She is co-author of two scientific papers and has presented research to the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.

Donna has appeared on Investigation Discovery TV shows including Love, Honor, Betray; Deadly Women and Who the Bleep Did I Marry? She also appeared on Insightin Australia, ABC News 20/20, My Life is a Lifetime Movie, Handsome Devils and The Ricki Lake Show. She has been interviewed for multiple radio shows, print articles and online articles. She graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in psychology and journalism. Donna is happily remarried, proving that recovery from betrayal is possible.

Senior Sociopaths! Rocking A Betrayal with Donna Andersen

The long awaited book Senior Sociopaths How to Recognize and Escape Life Long Abusers by Author Donna Andersen drops today as does our interview!

This  Rocking A Betrayal episode is an even deeper dive on Donna and Dr. Denise’s personal experiences with being targeted by narcissistic  sociopaths.

Narcissism in business and personal relationships is at an all time high for humanity. This interview is an absolute myth busting discussion on senior sociopaths and discusses the charisma, strategy and the lengths they go in being chameleons to lure their victims in.

Tune in to have tips, data and more to protect yourself and loved ones:

Donna Andersen is creator of Lovefraud.com, a website that teaches people to recognize and recover from sociopaths. She is the author of eight books, including Senior Sociopaths — How to recognize and escape lifelong abusers (May 2022), Red Flags of Love Fraud—10 signs you’re dating a sociopath, the Red Flags of Love Fraud Workbook and the four-part Best of the Lovefraud Blog series. She learned about sociopaths the hard way, by marrying one, and tells the whole outrageous story in her first book, Love Fraud.

Donna founded Lovefraud Education and Recovery, a nonprofit that offers webinars to help survivors and professionals identify, escape and recover from sociopaths, including narcissists, psychopaths and other manipulators. She is co-author of two scientific papers and has presented research to the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.

Donna has appeared on Investigation Discovery TV shows including Love, Honor, Betray; Deadly Women and Who the Bleep Did I Marry? She also appeared on Insightin Australia, ABC News 20/20, My Life is a Lifetime Movie, Handsome Devils and The Ricki Lake Show. She has been interviewed for multiple radio shows, print articles and online articles. She graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in psychology and journalism. Donna is happily remarried, proving that recovery from betrayal is possible.

The Alchemy of A Betrayal

Embrace Your Neurostyle with Dance Mental Health Warrior Dr. Rennes Part 2

Mic Drop (a reframe of tech challenges) inspired Part 2  with Dr. Rennes which is a continued deep dive discussion on turning moments of stress into alchemy moments of greater inner peace throughout our day!

Wellness Warrior Dr. Rennes is devoted to dancing for mental health on and off social media with her power packed moving meditations that inspire mind, body, and soul health.

Tips, tools and more on embracing your neurostyle are right here:

Dr. Rennes Toussaint-Keshinro is a Doctor of Chiropractic, mental wellness coach and mental health advocate. Her journey includes her migration to the US at age 13 and struggling to find her identity which eventually led her on a self-discovery journey emotionally and literally.

She spent 3 years in South and Central America away from everyone she loved but that opened the door to her self-love and healing. This was when she began dancing for her Mental Health. Dance for Mental Health encourages women who are suffering in silence to discover their identity, their voice and to take back their power. She understands the connection of the physical and mental body and why they should not be looked at separately. Her goal is to inform, educate and build awareness about mental health.

Dr. Rennes Toussaint-Keshinro:

https://mymentalwellnes.com/

https://youtube.com/shorts/IshS2rYXS3Q?feature=share

https://youtube.com/shorts/xm9QPK7LDiM?feature=share

Website for Dominica, Dr. Rennes birth country: https://discoverdominica.com

Fall 2021 Embrace Your Neurostyle and Beyond with Dr. Rennes

Embrace Your Neurostyle with Dance Mental Health Warrior Dr. Rennes

Embrace Your Neurostyle with Dr. Rennes just dropped…

Woot!

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Wellness Warrior Dr. Rennes is devoted to dancing for mental health on and off social media with her power packed moving meditations that inspire mind, body, and soul health.

In part 1 she and I discuss being mindfully aware as we engage on social media with “grab and go and post and go” universal tips for all of US to stay sane throughout our day.

Rennes shares her experience of staying grounded in service and intentionality whether your content goes viral or reaches an audience of 1.

Embracing your neurostyle is championed with tips, tools and more right here:

 

 

Dr. Rennes Toussaint-Keshinro is a Doctor of Chiropractic, mental wellness coach and mental health advocate. Her journey includes her migration to the US at age 13 and struggling to find her identity which eventually led her on a self-discovery journey emotionally and literally.

She spent 3 years in South and Central America away from everyone she loved but that opened the door to her self-love and healing. This was when she began dancing for her Mental Health. Dance for Mental Health encourages women who are suffering in silence to discover their identity, their voice and to take back their power. She understands the connection of the physical and mental body and why they should not be looked at separately. Her goal is to inform, educate and build awareness about mental health.

Dr. Rennes Toussaint-Keshinro:
Website for Dominica, Dr. Rennes birth country: https://discoverdominica.com

 

High Powered Stress Part 2… Embrace Your Neurostyle and Beyond with Paul Sheesley

What an honor to have Paul Sheesley back during mental health awareness month!

Paul Sheesley and Dr. Denise reveal the power of vulnerability in sharing your mood and high stress state professionally and personally.

The conversation turned to modern day cancel culture, the power of words, thoughts and actions with a deep dive on “Narcissism Mythbusting” that includes the shades of grey of malignant narcissism vs. healthy narcissism.

Tune in to this episode that celebrates the power of mindful awareness and healthy communication with one another:

Paul Sheesley, is a mental health practitioner with almost 20 years of experience in the field of clinical psychology and human behavior. He equips high-powered professionals, prominent couples, and families committed to healthy interpersonal relationships with personalized support, tailored treatment, and necessary steps to regain a balanced self that positively impacts all areas of life.
There are very few people who have more access to D.C.’s most powerful people than Paul Sheesley, a psychotherapist who empowers politicians and CEOs in Washington, D.C. to achieve balance in their personal and professional lives so they can reach their goals and make a significant impact.
Individuals empowered by his proprietary approaches to psychotherapy and counseling include NBA Stars, Foreign Diplomats, Reality TV Show Celebrities, Managing Partners and Founders, Lobbyists and Capitol-Hill Political Influences, and CEOs and CFOs of Top Fortune 500 Companies.   specialties include Schema Therapy, psychological assessment, personality and behavioral issues, addiction, and substance use, all of which are rooted in comprehensive psychotherapy and mental health training from leading institutions nationwide, including McDaniel College, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Towson University, Drexel University, The Center for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy of New Jersey, and The New Jersey Schema Therapy Institute.