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January 13, 2021

Why Do I Care What Other People Think?

This a topic that really makes Theresa uncomfortable and they explore why she cares about what other people think. Theresa shares where her anxiety comes from and the affects of being raised in a high anxiety household. They both explain how they try to process criticism, how their environments shaped how they receive affection and the positives of Post-It Note Therapy.

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January 6, 2021

How To Start Over

It’s a new year and it’s time to turn the page so America and Theresa discuss how to start over. They both share their experiences with starting new relationships and how they had to take a look at what they created first before going in a new direction. They recall the moment when they felt ready to start over in their life, setting boundaries for yourself, how they processed through the grief of the past and how they eventually got to a place of acceptance.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

December 30, 2020

Letting Go

America and Theresa wrap up 2020 by letting go of all the bad things from the past year. They talk about the everyday practice of not holding a grudge and how it boils down to protecting yourself. America shares a breakthrough she had in therapy, Theresa talks about the hardest things for her to let go of and they both list things they are leaving behind in 2020.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

December 23, 2020

How To Set Boundaries

America and Theresa share the things they have to set boundaries for in their lives. America gives her definition of personal boundaries and they both give examples of where they set their limits.  They discuss how they differentiate hard and soft boundaries, identifying the behaviors that you find acceptable and how you can set restrictions not only on people but also on actions.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

December 16, 2020

I Haven’t Accomplished Anything featuring Whitney Ball

America is joined again by Whitney Ball and in this session they discuss the trap we sometimes fall into of feeling like you haven't accomplished anything. The end of the year always brings on reflection and they stress how small accomplishments are just as important as your big life goals. America and Whitney share how we should all “give ourselves a pass”, how they measure goals and accomplishments and how you should talk to yourself the same as you talk to your friends.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

December 9, 2020

Self-Control During The Holidays

America and Theresa struggle with self-control during the holidays and this year is no different. America separates her definitions of control and management and Theresa explains how she tries to balance self-compassion during the holidays. They talk about the theory of an “emotional reservoir,” the significance of self-validation and learning how to just walk away.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

December 2, 2020

I Can’t Stop Intrusive Thoughts featuring Andrew Cannizzaro

Andrew Cannizzaro joins Theresa and America to talk about intrusive thoughts. Andrew shares his experiences with OCD and how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has helped him in the process of slowing down intrusive thoughts. They delve into the complexity of intrusive thoughts, how speaking about your thoughts helps you feel less alone and how we shouldn’t treat our brain like our enemy.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

November 25, 2020

I Hate The Holidays

Theresa and America vent about what they hate about the holidays. They talk about the expectations during the holiday season and how things have shifted this year. They discuss how getting together with family can be complicated, how your holidays don’t have to look like others and they also share some things they like about the holidays.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

November 18, 2020

I Don’t Feel Heard

Theresa and America go through the range of emotions you experience when you share something you feel is important and you don’t feel heard. They begin with how it is important to show empathy for the person on the receiving end when having a significant conversation. Theresa shares how she prepped before an incredibly personal confrontation, finding perspective by talking to someone who can provide an outside point of view and explaining how they feel when they are truly being heard.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org

November 11, 2020

Tell Someone You’re Mad

America and Theresa continue their conversation about getting mad and how to tell someone you’re not happy about something. They both approach conflict differently but discuss how they are continuing to try to improve their communication with the important people in their lives. There is a discussion on how they go about voicing their wants and needs, trying to not have an important conversation while you're angry and trying to get to the root of why you're really mad.

To take a mental health screen, or to find mental health information and resources, visit mhascreening.org