Ep 7: Astrology and Tarot Cards with Meredith Howell

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Meredith dives into the wonderful and complex world of astrology. We have our astrological charts read and talk about our souls, past lives and what we’re on Earth to do. Joleen shares the time she had a vision of a murder in a park and Meredith talks about how children are more in tune with spiritual messages. We challenge listeners to go to a therapist if they haven’t ever been. We ask how astrology can help people with mental and physical health conditions. And we ask, can astrology help give answers to why you face the challenges you face? Andy geeks out about wizard camp! We get a crash course in tarot cards and we do a Deal With It podcast Tarot card reading. What’s our distraction, what should we focus on and where are we headed? We close with listener comments and a discussion about meditation and yoga.

Memorable moments:

“Yoga isn’t a workout, it’s church.”

“Magic is the science of hidden relationships.”

Oh and Andy and Joleen talk foot shaming and foot pride so here is a picture of Andy’s feet (as promised.) Yep, those are tissues in between the toes. Deal With It.

 

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Follow Meredith on Instagram: @BTlaughs

Listen to Meredith’s “When Myers met Briggs” podcast: https://soundcloud.com/when-myers-met-briggs

Mentioned in the podcast: Brene Brown (Google her!)

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 6: Self love, Empowerment, Myers Briggs, with Meredith Howell

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We start self love and empowerment and end with the Myers-Briggs personality test. We are joined by Meredith Howell, an aspiring mystic and a performer currently on her butterfly journey. She quit her job and is on a path of self-discovery and self-care. We talk about how Tarot, astrology, and magic give you the language to ask the right questions. Meredith shares with us that when you’re on your path the universe conspires to help you. We’ve brought up meditation on this podcast before but it was just said so elegantly in this episode: “Just start meditating. Your path is in you. You just have to get quiet to find it.”

Andy and Alex take the Myers-Briggs personality test on air and we go into a little detail on the different personality types and we leave wanting more! That is why next episode we will be with Meredith for a special part two, dedicated primarily to tarot cards and astrology.

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The Radio Lab episode about vulnerability at work was actually Invisibilia: Listen here.

Follow Meredith on Instagram: @BTlaughs

Listen to Meredith’s “When Myers met Briggs” podcast: https://soundcloud.com/when-myers-met-briggs

Take the Myers-Briggs personality test: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 5: Narcolepsy, Independence, Dreams, with Sam Howard

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What is it like to not be able to wake yourself up? What is it like to wake up in strange locations? Can you sleep while you’re awake? Sam Howard shares the misunderstandings surrounding Narcolepsy and her journey to getting a diagnosis and finding a treatment that works for her.

Joleen returns from New York and shares her empowering experience in Manhattan. We talk about dealing with fears and trauma from living and using transportation in big cities and Andy offers some practical bus advice. Sam shares the power of a hug, the stigma surrounding body hair, and we discuss our ideal swimsuits. (Squirrel costume!) Sam talks dreaming big and taking on the world and she answers listener questions: “Are you allowed to drive?” and “Is Narcolepsy genetic?”

Memorable quote: “You’re my assistant, but I bring you coffee in the morning.” -Sam’s boss, recommending a sleep study.

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Sam Howard Instagram: @imsamhoward

Sam Howard Twitter: @imsamhoward

Understanding Narcolepsy: http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 4: Gastroparesis, Life, Death, Love, Pain, With Katie Lasky

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We dive into the pros and cons of working from home with chronic pain and mental illness. Joleen goes to the vet and Andy wonders, can cats be doctors? The wonderful Katie Lasky joins us and she and Andy share how they met and how their friendship came at just the right time. We discuss the insensitive things people say about suicide and the complex emotions surrounding depression and suicide and the pain of perfectionism. Andy and Katie open up about life and pain after loss. Andy lost her father soon after Katie lost her partner. Katie shares her diagnosis story about the rare and painful disorder called Gastroparesis. She discusses the medical mistake that changed Katie’s life forever and resulted in being wrongfully imprisoned and mistreated in a child development unit. We left with wanting to know more! But due to time constraints and parking in LA, we will need to continue with a part 2 in the near future so stay tuned!

If you have questions for Katie you can contact her here: katielasky.com

And we leave you with an inspirational quote that has a lot of meaning for Katie: “When you feel like you’re at the end of your rope. Tie a knot and hold on.”

 

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We want to hear from you! Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are surprising things people have said to you? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Katie’s life coaching website: www.livevibelife.com

Suicide prevention walk: www.theovernight.org/

Gastroparesis info: www.aboutgastroparesis.org

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 3: Eating Disorders, Alcohol Addiction, Guest Al Vine

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Andy discusses surviving a 12-hour flight as a tall person with chronic back pain and Dural Ectasia. Joleen prepares for her trip to New York. We chat about the magical healing powers of performing on stage. And we have a guest! Al Vine joins us to share her experience with addiction and eating disorders and opening up for the first time on stage about how alcohol affected relationships and lead to a restraining order. What is it like to have an eating disorder starting at age 11? What is it like to hear that you don’t “look like” you have an eating disorder? We compare eating disorders to alcohol addiction and discuss the pressures we all face, including the pressures of Hollywood and being consumed by our negative thoughts. AND we share and discuss inspirational quotes from listeners.

“You’ll probably always be a little bit broken, and that’s okay.”

“We got this.”

“Just one day at a time.”

“You can’t meditate once and feel the results.”

“The pain passes but the beauty remains.”

 

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Email us your diagnosis stories, share any inspirational quotes, questions, comments, and reactions. What are surprising things people have said to you? What topics should we discuss? Here’s a link to contact us: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

Follow Al Vine on Instagram @allypat3

Blue Skin Poem by Shel Silverstein: https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/483443-she-had-blue-skin-and-so-did-he-he-kept

Eating disorder awareness website: http://nedawareness.org/

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep. 2: School Therapists, Zac Efron, First Periods, Genetic Superpowers

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Joleen and Andy share high school experiences including embarrassing stories involving our school therapists and Joleen even recites some of her heartfelt teenage poetry that I think we all can relate to. We touch on health insurance, why finding a therapist is like finding someone to date and the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Andy and Joleen also share their surprising first period stories and we take a listener question about self diagnosis. Oh! How did Zac Efron inadvertently help spread awareness for Marfan Syndrome? We share this interesting run in and lastly, we dive into the surprising genetic mutations that can cause superpowers and Andy and Joleen share what superpowers they might have. Deal With It!

Thank you for listening! We appreciate the love and support so so much! Be sure to subscribe and review in iTunes so we can get our podcast in the top 100 podcasts which means more exposure, more awareness and more stigmas broken! Yes! Xoxo

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Joleen Video: How to do your makeup when you’re crying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEcPMgUkW_Q&list=PLIYxlHafDCvRXULaeoKJhBghPWB4X6hfo

The signs of Marfan Syndrome: https://www.marfan.org/about/signs

National Alliance on Mental Illness support: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support

This podcast is edited and produced by Alex Stein. Listen to his podcast here: https://www.thealexsteinpodcast.com

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Ep 1: Diagnosis stories, Marfan Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression and OCD

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In this episode Andy Erikson and Joleen Lunzer share their medical “origin stories,” they take a listener question and we learn a little bit about what Andy and Joleen deal with, including a surprising misdiagnosis. We welcome you to the podcast and are incredibly excited to be sharing our stories, being open, honest and real, even if it makes some people uncomfortable. Deal With It!

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Marfan.org
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