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Jean Ketcham — “Aging But Dangerous”

Jean Ketcham is the founder of “Aging But Dangerous”, a movement focused on healthy aging and living dangerously through fun, spirit, and style. After retiring, Jean discovered that 55+ women were not living up to their true potential. Their social circles were shrinking and their lifestyles were becoming less stimulating and less adventurous.

Jean began organizing meetings where older women could connect and share experiences, insights, and strategies to help them enrich their lives. She brought in speakers on a wide variety of topics to empower women to take control of the aging process; she also has held special events like 55+ fashion shows, skydiving outings, and an infamous “colonoscopy party”. Find out more about Jean at https://www.agingbutdangerous.com/

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NEW to MHNR Network!!  The Self-Care Chronicle with Dr. Marsha Brown – Mental Wellness for the Mental Health Professionals

Mental health professionals should be having regular conversations about our own mental health, how we manage changes in it, and ways to improve it.

“We often receive messages that suggest taking care of ourselves first is self-indulgent and selfish. It most certainly is not. I teach people in high-stress occupations to shift their thinking and implement self-care into their daily routine. When people learn to take care of themselves first, they have more to give at work, home, or wherever else they have responsibilities. When that shift in thinking and behavior occurs and people prioritize their own self-care and mental health, it makes a world of difference.” – Dr. Marsha Brown

Taking care of ourselves is NOT selfish, it can create a change in mood, energy, and ability to handle the craziness each day may throw at us. It makes drastic improvements in anyone’s life.

Dr. Marsha Brown was inspired to create this podcast due to wanting to create a safe space for mental health professionals to talk about the challenges of maintaining their own mental wellness while caring for the psychological well-being of others.  As mental health professionals, they are apt to put themselves on the back burner trying to help one more client or complete one more task. In the process of the focus always being on the client’s mental health, she felt it was just as important to normalize the idea of mental health professionals having regular conversations about their own mental health, especially during a time when they are helping others navigate their way through historical events including a pandemic, social injustice, and escalating violence against marginalized communities, to name a few.

When asked about her favorite self-care techniques she provided a few of her favorites:

  • Belting show tunes – After a trying day, I love to belt my favorite songs during the drive home. It always helps me to blow off steam and I end up feeling a lot better.
  • Watching the sunrise – This always reminds me I have a clean slate and the day ahead has the potential to be whatever I want it to be. Each morning, the sun comes up and gets to work, no matter what happened the day before.
  • Taking a power nap – This is like my mid-day reset button and it helps me to make it to bedtime without getting overstimulated.
  • Stand-up comedy – I love laughing. One of my favorite ways to unwind is to watch a stand-up special from one of my favorite comedians.
  • Watching zombie movies – Not sure why, but I love zombie movies. For some reason, it’s one of my favorite ways to decompress. This one may be pure escapism.

About Mental Health News Radio Network
Mental Health News Radio Network hosts over 90 podcasts dedicated to all aspects of mental health. It is the world’s first and largest podcast network dedicated to all things mental health. Its Speakers’ Bureau and filmed series such as Mixed Nuts: Comedians and Mental Health allow it to further its mission to reach as many people in as many places as possible to encourage dialogue about mental health.

About Dr. Marsha Brown
Dr. Marsha D. Brown is a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience in the assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals of all ages. She is regularly sought out by professional and media organizations for her expertise in mental health, self-care, and conquering stress. . Dr. Brown’s independent practice specializes in helping organizations and companies teach their employees to use the “Deconstructing Stress” method to conquer stress and improve work performance and quality of life.

Standing Still in the Storm

I like catching up with Joe. I respect and admire his openness about struggling with depression. And, his love and care for me and what I am going through with cancer is tangible. In this episode, we talk about getting hijacked by our emotions and how we try to challenge the stories our minds tell us. When life feels like a storm swirling around us, how do we find stillness? How do we not let these very real, very hard events determine our fate? Dictate our well-being?

Ep – 194 Ram Charan 

In this episode I speak with Ram Charan, global CEO advisor, Harvard Business School faculty author of 30+ books with his newest book, Rethinking Competitive Advantage, and whose wakeup call was learning about the importance of customers and cash flow as a 10 year old selling shoes from his parents’ store in India. https://ram-charan.com/

Episode 24: Dr. Emily Hu (Part 2)

This episode of The Self-Care Chronicle is Part 2 of my interview with Dr. Emily Hu. Dr. Hu talks about navigating the stressors and harms of marginalization and the "Model Minority" myth as an Asian American mental health professional.

Dr. Emily Hu is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles who specializes in treating trauma and addictions. She is especially passionate about working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folx. Tune in to hear her talk about managing her anger surrounding Anti-Asian violence and sentiment. She also discusses the internalization of an externally imposed caste system among marginalized groups in America. For more info, visit https://drmarshabrown.com/

Unplugged — How to Reconnect with Nature in the Digital Age: Interview with Sebastian Slovin | Episode 89

There is a growing scientific field called “ecotherapy” that has demonstrated a strong connection between time spent outside in nature and improved well-being. Shifting our attention to the sounds, smells, and beauty is calming for many. On brain scans we can actually see reduced activity in. the parts of the brain that are linked to rumination — or repetitive negative thoughts. In this episode, I speak with Sebastian Slovin, author of Experience Nature Unplugged: A Guide to Wellness in the Digital Age, a new book on how connecting with nature helps reset our brains. We discuss the ways our digital lives are negatively impacting our mental health and how nature is the perfect antidote.

About Sebastian Slovin
Since Sebastian can remember, nature has been a central part of his life. He was fortunate to grow up in the beach community of La Jolla, California and spent his childhood mixing it up in the ocean. As a young boy, he lost his father to suicide, which would deeply inspire his path in life. As a young adult, he had the opportunity to travel extensively and experience many of the world’s great surf spots as a professional bodyboarder. Through his travel, Sebastian developed a deep love and appreciation for our natural world and at the same time was drawn to the practice of yoga and mindfulness. His passion for nature led him to pursue a BA in Environmental Policy at San Diego State University. He also holds an MA in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. He is the author of The Adventures of Enu, Ashes in the Ocean, and Experience Nature Unplugged: A Guide to Wellness in the Digital Age. He and his wife, Sonya, founded Nature Unplugged, which is all about inspiring wellness in the digital age. When he is not writing or working on Nature Unplugged, Sebastian enjoys swimming, surfing and (pretty much all things) in the wild Pacific Ocean.

The Ascension Show Season 3, Episode Three “Consensuality — Next Level”

Consensuality.  What is it?  You technically won’t find it in the dictionary, but it should be there, right after “consensual.”  Why?  It’s the enlightened, next level way that humans respond to each other with reverence and respect.   In this episode our doctors weigh in how #CONSENSUALITY plays prominently in their practices.   We walk through developmental […] Continue reading…

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