“Embrace Your Neurostyle & Beyond”
Series to drop this week on The Dr. Denise Show!
This series is near and dear to my heart.
I AM in Deep Gratitude for all of the collaborations, ideas, shows, and patient hours it took to BE in this Moment of NOW to CELEBRATE the HEALING POWER of words thoughts and actions for optimal mental, physical and spiritual health.
From June 11, 2019:
“As a collective WE are changing the way we think, talk and act about mental health.
So many people suffer in silence with the stigma of discussing a diagnosis or feel shame that words cannot describe if they are going through an emotional rough patch.
Scholars, teachers, patients, and influencers have given me feedback that it is a neutral and nonjudgmental way to talk about the way we all process and perceive the world in our own unique way.”
~ Dr. Denise
” It’s not often that we get to come up with a new word that’s helpful and inspirational. But I think my friend, Dr. Denise, has done it! The word is NEUROSTYLE. And it’s easy to understand.
Dr. Denise defines Neurostyle as the unique way in which we each process and perceive the world.
So why do I think this word can be transformational? While we are making gains in understanding and talking about the importance of mental health, there’s still so much stigma in our world about the way our minds work. “Oh, he’s bipolar.” “She’s OCD.” It can be destructive and debilitating.
Neurostyle is a fresh way of talking about the “style” with which we process the world around us. Instead of heading into a new relationship and having tell a partner that you’re on medication for anxiety, imagine being able to say, “My neurostyle is that I have more concerns than you do. So I might be cautious about trying that cliff-diving you like, but you’ll come to enjoy my neurostyle and how I’m careful and considerate with your feelings.
Teachers, friends and colleagues can talk about individual neurostyle without judgment. Dr. Denise explains that the names of diagnoses are still important as we all make improvements to our mental health, but hopefully this new word can help young and old as we take on the world around us.”
Emmy Award Winning Cathleen O’Toole, Co-host The Dr. Denise Show
Guest Commentary from June 17, 2019
I am extremely honored to be a guest on the Dr. Denise podcast, a show I believe can positively change and enhance the way we talk and communicate about mental health.
When Dr. Denise talks about Neurostyle, “We all process and perceive information in our own unique way,” she is encompassing a way we can all talk about our mental health, negating the negative labels and misunderstandings we have with mental health, and promoting us to embrace who we are, why we are, and that being different is not bad, but actually something that makes us special.
There is no ‘normal’ in life, and were everyone normal, life would not have the same excitement and creativity that leads to greatness in everything, whether sports, scholastics, art, music, and any endeavor of the heart and mind.
After suffering with physical health throughout much of my life, I was diagnosed with two rare physical illnesses: Linear IgA and erythrocytosis. I was also diagnosed with Bipolar One, OCD, ADHD, and generalized anxiety.
Having all of these problems was, at first, something that made me feel like less of a man, less of a human, and less of a son, brother, and friend.
In the interview Dr. Denise brought up information (the role of inflammation that is part of many disease processes) which was one of the clues I utilized in helping to lead me to a unique way of treating bipolar, a method and medication which I use now and will continue for the remainder of my days.
(see link above for show and full commentary)
One thing I can say, with complete certainty, is that Dr. Denise shares with us to make the world a more beautiful place where we embrace our struggles, finding the beauty in a tree that clings to the edge of a cliff. Life is not easy, there is no shame in being different, so Embrace your NeuroStyle and enjoy a great podcast from a wonderful person, doctor, friend, and advocate of all.
There are NO COINCIDENCES that I asked Kirk to be the first guest to be interviewed for this series and for Cathleen O’toole he and I to take “Embrace Your Neurostyle and Beyond” to the next level of service and healing for the masses.
I AM humbled.
With love and reverence~