Ep 8: Comedy, Trauma, Anger, Acceptance and The Price Is Right, with Danielle Perez

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(Replay) 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 heels?”

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

 

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Ep 27: Graphic Memoir on Depression and Anxiety – Out Of The Woods, by Brent Williams

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(Replay – We will be back next week with recordings from our special LIVE episode!) Brent Williams joins us in studio all the way from New Zealand to talk about his beautiful, groundbreaking and inspiring graphic memoir: Out Of The Woods. Brent shares his journey with depression and anxiety as well as the struggles and lessons learned from sharing his story and writing this book. The book itself contains strategies and techniques to deal with anxiety and depression as well as capturing depression in a way that readers can relate to and understand. We talk finding the right therapist, the power of nature, elements of recovery, family, strength, friendship and so much more.

In one sentence Out of The Woods Is: “A graphic memoir to help people understand and overcome depression and anxiety.”

For more information check out the Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

We highly recommend purchasing this book. You can order Out Of The Woods on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

We wrap up by discussing this article: 104-Year Old Japanese Doctor Recommends These 14 Healthy Pieces of Advice: http://checkthesethings.com/104-year-old-japanese-doctor-recommends-14-healthy-pieces-advice/

 

THE CHECK IN: Andy and Joleen talk medications, side effects and traveling.

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“I was the one that always had the answers, I was the strong one. So I was amazed when I couldn’t cope.”

“I just needed a therapist to hold me and let me cry for 3 months.”

“Adolescense is a cocktail for disaster.”

“It’s amazing what can happen when you’re able to be honest about your emotions.”

“Unfortunately there’s not a quick or immediate way to get out of depression.”

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Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

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Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

Order Out Of The Woods on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

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 27: Graphic Memoir – Out Of The Woods, by Brent Williams

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Brent Williams joins us in studio all the way from New Zealand to talk about his beautiful, groundbreaking and inspiring graphic memoir: Out Of The Woods. Brent shares his journey with depression and anxiety as well as the struggles and lessons learned from sharing his story and writing this book. The book itself contains strategies and techniques to deal with anxiety and depression as well as capturing depression in a way that readers can relate to and understand. We talk finding the right therapist, the power of nature, elements of recovery, family, strength, friendship and so much more.

In one sentence Out of The Woods Is: “A graphic memoir to help people understand and overcome depression and anxiety.”

For more information check out the Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

We highly recommend purchasing this book. You can order Out Of The Woods on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

We wrap up by discussing this article: 104-Year Old Japanese Doctor Recommends These 14 Healthy Pieces of Advice: http://checkthesethings.com/104-year-old-japanese-doctor-recommends-14-healthy-pieces-advice/

 

THE CHECK IN: Andy and Joleen talk medications, side effects and traveling.

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“I was the one that always had the answers, I was the strong one. So I was amazed when I couldn’t cope.”

“I just needed a therapist to hold me and let me cry for 3 months.”

“Adolescense is a cocktail for disaster.”

“It’s amazing what can happen when you’re able to be honest about your emotions.”

“Unfortunately there’s not a quick or immediate way to get out of depression.”

 

LINKS:

Recording this podcast is rewarding and fulfilling, but it’s also a lot of hard work. We want to bring you more shows like this one and we want to continue to grow our audience and we want to stay ad-free! In order to do this, we have set up a Patreon page where we are offering a bunch of really cool rewards and perks in exchange for small monthly contributions. We would love your support! So check out our Patreon page today and donate if you can! https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

Want to get an email when new episodes are released? Subscribe via email here: http://dealwithitshow.com/subscribe-via-email/

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

 

Out Of The Woods website: https://www.outofthewoods.co.nz/

Order Out Of The Woods on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Woods-Journey-Through-Depression/dp/047339006X

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 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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Download the Streaks app for building better habits: https://streaksapp.com/

Download the Sworkit app for exercising: http://sworkit.com/

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 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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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 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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Follow Danielle on Instagram: @divadelux

Follow Danielle on Twitter: @divadelux

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

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

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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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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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