Ep 16: Crohn’s Disease, Mental Health, Physical Fitness, with Eddie Furth

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Eddie Furth joins us and talks about how Crohn’s disease has impacted his life. He shares the many career paths he has pursued from training raptors to producing historical roasts, to being a personal trainer and how he battled Crohn’s disease along the way. He shares how he changed his diet and activity to manage the condition and have a more normal life. At one point, Eddie was taking 64 pills a day. Today, Eddie doesn’t take any medication. We talk about how meals and eating out is such a big part of our lives. He talks about metaphysics and manifesting rejection within our bodies.

Eddie’s advice: Get back in the gym. Learn how to eat well. Study how food impacts your body. Do yoga and meditation. Your body craves activity, find an activity that you enjoy doing. Find discipline in working out and you will have discipline in other aspects as well. Also, focus on understanding your emotions and emotional health.

We start the episode talking hangovers, and we dive into the art of crying. Andy shares her experience getting scammed while buying an iPad on Facebook marketplace.

 

Memorable Moments:

“Are hangovers a health condition?”

“I was convinced that Bin Laden gave me Crohn’s Disease.”

“At my worst, I was taking 64 pills a day.”

“If I’m going to lose this battle, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure it’s not my fault.”

“Crohn’s taught me how to take care of myself.”

 

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

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

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Ep 15: Mental Health, Addiction, Roofies, Anxiety, with Lara Beitz

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Lara Beitz shares her experiences with Mental health and addiction. We talk manic episodes, stigmas, misconceptions and the importance of sharing our stories to help others. We also talk about the importance of being open and honest with your doctor and how cool it would’ve been to have someone with bipolar disorder to look up to at a younger age. In the second half of the episode, Lara shares her experience being roofied at a comedy show. It was a surprising and perplexing event that had many levels of impact. My favorite line from the podcast is probably “Let me be clear. I have a rad life.” Lara shares how far she has come and we agree, that she is a role model. Also in this episode, Andy and Joleen share their current workout routines.

Memorable Moments:

“For my diet, I’m going to stop eating Starbursts for dinner.”

“I mean I climbed a water tower.”

“Tip of the iceberg gentleman!”

“I want to be clear. I have a rad life.”

“Yes I sent a letter to his mom. Jan should know how I feel.”

 

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Listen to Lara’s Podcast called Sound Bietz here: https://soundcloud.com/soundbeitz

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

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

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Ep 14: Alex Stein updates us on the Therapist Challenge – Part 2

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We check in with Alex 4 weeks after he decided to see a therapist for the first time and we get the full scoop. (If you haven’t already, listen to episode 13 to get the beginning of the journey.) What did he learn, what fears did he have, what was surprising and how was it helpful? He goes over his entire process and explains what it was like from start to finish. We even talk waiting room etiquette including a technique called “Smile, nod, move on.” And we touch on fears and misconceptions and we also compare therapy to Catholic confessionals.

We begin the episode talking about gym class with health conditions. Joleen and Andy share embarrassing gym class stories and Andy shares her experience with special ed gym. Joleen shares how deep cleaning your carpets can affect anxiety and OCD. Alex and Joleen share how to hide sweaty hands.

Do you have any tips or advice for finding a good therapist or encouragement for people afraid to take the first step? Share your story and insight here: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

 

Memorable Moments:

“I want to be vulnerable too!”

“Be the fart girl you want to see in the world!”

“Don’t mess with me. I’ll barf in the drinking fountain!”

“It’s like when you have those really good talks with a friend, and you don’t feel guilty about putting things on them.”

“Sharing your experiences can and does help and inspire others.”

 

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Find a therapist near you: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms

Follow Alex Stein on Twitter: @thisalexstein

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Alex’s website: www.alexsteincomedy.com

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

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

The Marfan Syndrome Support group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/marfansyndrome/

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Ep 13: Alex Stein takes the Therapist Challenge – Part 1

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Do you have a desire to see a therapist but are having a hard time taking the leap to schedule that first appointment? The unknown can be scary, and there are a lot of misconceptions and fears that people have about seeing a talk therapist. Today, we talk to Alex about his thoughts and fears, and we encourage him to take the therapist challenge and schedule an appointment. Alex agrees! And he plans to share his experiences to inspire others as well. Be sure to tune-in to the next episode for part 2 to see how it went!

Also in this episode: Andy tries her first kombucha! We talk bloody noses, the school nurse, and swim class. Joleen talks about the undesirable side effects of anti-depressants and shares what she’s recently been dealing with.

Do you have any tips or advice for finding a good therapist or encouragement for people afraid to take the first step? Share your story and insight here: www.dealwithitshow.com/contact

We leave you with listener comments about depression medications and Kombucha.

 

Memorable Moments:

“I don’t want to pay for disappointment!”

“I know what the therapist is like, I’ve seen the Sopranos.”

“I like to move around and dance. Dance like a horse!”

 

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

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

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Ep 12: Parenting a child with a health condition, Positivity, and Marfans with Andy’s Mom

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We talk with Jolynn Erikson Olson (Andy’s mom!) and we discuss the dynamic between parents and children with health conditions. What is it like to know there is something wrong with your newborn baby, but not knowing what, and having to fight for a diagnosis? What was it like doing research before the internet? And as a parent, how do you make difficult and risky medical and life decisions for your child?

We talk therapy and how my mom had to take on a lot of responsibilities at a very young age. We also talk a little about religion and politics and following our dreams.

Want a great place to take your kids to play? Support my mom’s new business venture! Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park, opening in Minnesota! Like the Facebook page here!

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“As a mother, you just know that you want your child to be happy.”

“I think I want fans more than kids…”

“Love your kids and always tell them they’re amazing and that can do whatever they dream they can.”

“Love each day, life is short, and every day is a gift.”

“I want to do twice as much as a normal person does every day so that if I live to be 80, it’s like I lived to be 160.”

 

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Ep 11: Sex, Sex Addiction and Relationships with Casey M – Part 2

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We continue where we left off on the last episode and talk to Casey about sex addiction. We discuss the stigmas and misunderstandings about not just sex addiction, but also sex. We also share what our sex talks were like growing up and how they perhaps differ between genders. We discuss the other side of sexual harassment that you don’t always hear about, and how important it is to get help.

We also check in with Alex and talk about how he played a killer in a murder re-enactment television show and we talk cat depression and cat therapy with Andy and Joleen

 

Memorable Moments:

“This cat could piss in my mouth. You don’t return family.”

“Dad advice: All guys lie. And don’t give something away you can’t get back.”

“If you’re feeling upset about something someone said or did, create something! Make a youtube video wearing a dinosaur costume.”

 

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Casey’s Discussing Depression podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discussing-Depression-173016789890587/

Sex addiction assessment test: https://www.recoveryzone.com/tests/sex-addiction/SAST/index.php

Sex Addicts Anonymous: https://saa-recovery.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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

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Ep 10: Major Depressive Disorder, In-Patient Care, Sex Addiction, with Casey M

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We are here today with the host of the Discussing Depression podcast. We talk about how depression affected being a sports broadcaster, and how sportscasting and journalism are lonely and competitive careers. We nerd out about stand-up comedy and the Minnesota Vikings! We hear how stand-up comedy helped save Casey’s life, the stigma around depression, the challenges he faced after his diagnosis and the battles and challenges with medications. We talk the importance of a strong support system and the cycles of depression. Casey shares his story of being both a patient and an employee at an in patient facility and how he feels this strong force and has an immense passion for helping others.

As we started wrapping up the episode, Casey reveals some details regarding a sex addiction and he shares a scary realization. We didn’t have time to follow up so we, unfortunately, will have to continue our discussion. So listen next week for part 2 to hear more about what Casey is dealing with.

 

Memorable moments:

“Andy got them dirty teeth!”

“This is the saddest baseball game I’ve ever heard.”

“I felt a physical shift in my brain one morning. It felt like a pen click.”

“Depression is a black cloud that is pushing you down.”

“You’re headlining… A lady?”

 

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Casey’s Discussing Depression podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discussing-Depression-173016789890587/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

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

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

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Ep 9: Marfan Syndrome, Eyes, Hearts and Indigenous Rights, with Laura Hernandez

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Laura shares her experiences with vision loss, including seeing shadows, undergoing surgeries, and retinal detachment. We hear her vision bucket list and we talk aortic heart surgery, echocardiograms and being told at a very young age that you’re not going to live past the age of 14. We also discuss depression, finding the medications that will work for you, and being on suicide watch. Laura shares her unique experience being both a therapist and a patient and how it helps with diagnosis and empathy. We chat about techniques for forming good habits and coping.

Laura is also very involved with fighting for indigenous rights and she talks about how her heart was calling her to the North Dakota Access Pipeline. She shares her experiences about what was really going on at and during the protests.

We leave you with some of the surprising and patronizing things people do and say to blind people and the comedic material Laura has developed as a result.

Memorable moments:

“Kombucha is basically puddle tea.”

“I had thick glasses, back when it was uncool to have thick glasses.”

“A lot of my material began in doctor’s offices.”

“I love Forest Gump because of the leg braces! I just wish the whole movie was that!”

“They assume you’re a victim and act like they’re a superhero.”

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Come and see Laura and Andy perform at a Marfan Syndrome show in Pasadena, August 8th at 7pm. Get tickets here: http://icehousecomedy.com/event.cfm?id=489339

 

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Laura Hernandez (Ojos del Alma) Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003143345994

Laura Hernandez Twitter page: @badassblind

American Indian Movement Southern California (AIMSOCAL) Community Page –

Indigenous Defense Resistance Unity Movement (IDRUM)

Nestle – teleSur video

Protest against Nestle Press Release

The Story of Stuff Project – Petition Against Nestle

“Black Snake Killaz” a documentary by Unicorn Riot of the fight for the protection of water. #NODAPL #StandingRock #MniWiconi #WaterIsLife #DefundDAPL
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/21/dakota-access-pipeline-ing-sells-stake-loan-standing-rock

Evictions of Camps at Standing Rock

Productivity app mentioned: Streaks

Self-Help book mentioned by Andy: “You Are A Badass” by Jen Sincero.

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

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

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Ep 8: The Woman Without Feet Who Won a Treadmill On The Price Is Right, Danielle Perez

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We talk to comedian, actress, show producer, and model Danielle Perez who at the age of 20 lost her legs below her knees in a train car accident. We talk to her about what it was like to experience something so traumatic, the decisions she had to make, what was going on in her head and when she first started to find humor. We dive into dealing with anger, grief, and acceptance and the insensitive questions strangers ask. Danielle shares the time she won a prize on the price is right! A treadmill and a walk in Sauna… It’s a legendary and hilarious story. Danielle talks about the dehumanizing messages she’s received from “devotees” on dating and social websites.

Andy, Danielle, and Joleen share their unique “calling 911” stories. And we learn why Andy can’t wear glasses and the day her lens dislocated. We also learn why Joleen doesn’t like to press buttons. We share listener comments on the unsolicited advice they hate to hear. Lastly we talk about how sharing your story can have a powerful impact and why diversity in comedy is so important.

Memorable moments:

“Two questions, can I be taller, and can I wear heals?”

“You’re saying my life doesn’t have value because I don’t have feet? F*** you.”

Come see a LIVE taping of the Deal With It Podcast at the Comedy Central Stage! August 10th at 8pm. Reserve your tickets today before it sells out! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deal-with-it-tickets-36417302131 

 

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Check out Danielle’s website and upcoming shows: http://www.thedanielleperez.com/

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

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

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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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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

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