Ep 62: The Final Episode, Andy, Joleen and Alex say goodbye

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This is so bittersweet! We have enjoyed recording episodes of the Deal With It podcast oh so very much and we are sad to say goodbye. It comes with heavy hearts that we announce that this is officially the last episode. But what an amazing run it has been! We are so grateful for all the amazing listeners, guests and honest and open discussions about mental and physical health conditions we have shared over the last year and a half. We hope this podcast episode answers any questions you may have about our decision. We know it’s been a while since we have recorded and we wanted to fill everyone in. Please stay in touch and know that Joleen and Andy are here for you always! WE LOVE YOU ALL!

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LINKS:

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 56: Depression, Mania, Chronic Pain, Sobriety, with Guest Host Casey Moran

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Casey Moran joins us this week as a special guest host. We start out with our check-in and talk about 24-hour news programs, intermittent fasting, and Joleen opens up about her desire to look into the 12 steps and finding a sobriety community. Joleen has to head out early, but Casey and Andy keep the podcast train a-going! Casey talks about the progress we’ve made as a podcast and shares his excitement for the next live show. Casey opens up about his depression and how he has had to come to terms with his mental health and remain active in vigilant. A very powerful quote from this episode: “I thought I could ‘man up’ and beat depression… But now I know I’m never going to overcome this, but I know I can still live a good life with it, and maybe my story can help other people, and that’s what I think I’m here for.” Andy and Casey talk about our purpose and talk about what it’s like to have invisible illnesses, like depression and chronic pain. We missed you Joleen! <3

We strongly encourage all of our listeners to befriend Casey on all his social media accounts and to listen to and follow Casey’s Discussing Depression podcast on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Discussing-Depression-173016789890587/

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

THE CHECK-IN: Andy talks about 24 hour news programs and how they affect our mental health. Casey talks about intermittent fasting and Joleen opens up about her sobriety journey and a new path she wants to take.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Of course they hide that from the menu! It’s like animal style!”

“Can I talk to the person who put their 2 week notice in?”

“I have this new best friend now, and she’s not imaginary.”

“I have dealt with depression, so I can handle the pain of eyebrow threading.”

“I’m ready for a butthole wax!”

“I thought I could “man up” and beat depression… but now I know I’m never going to overcome this, but I know I can still live a good life with it, and maybe my story can help other people, and that’s what I think I’m here for.”

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Follow Casey Moran on Twitter: @CaseyMoran1

Follow Casey Moran on Instagram: @CaseyMoran11

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

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

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Ep 55: Discussing Depression, Intermittent Fasting, Comedy, Inspiration, With Casey Moran

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Casey Moran is back and we are so glad to have him on the podcast again! In this episode, we talk a lot about depression and Casey’s current battle with his mental health. He talks about how he is just coming out of the longest bout of depression he has ever had and we talk about what that was like and how he is staying proactive with his health. He shares tools he uses to get him through his darkest days and talks about the power suicidal thoughts can have and how being open, vulnerable and honest is one of his greatest strengths. Casey also talks about his experiences with intermittent fasting and offers another perspective. We dive into the world of stand up comedy and gush about our admiration for Casey, and he says some delightful and sweet things about Andy and Joleen as well. It’s a mini love fest with great conversation. And if you love this episode you will absolutely love Casey’s podcast, Discussing Depression, so be sure to check it out!

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

BIG NEWS: The LIVE podcast taping of the Deal With It podcast is August 31st at The Ruby LA! Featuring comedian Maggie Maye! Get your tickets here: https://therubyla.com/events/deal-with-it/

THE CHECK-IN: Andy shares her awful experience with fasting and Joleen talks about being an emotional eater and drops some sweet insights into how eating healthy needs to become a way of life, even though it is rarely easy.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“Should I tell those kids to stop setting off fireworks in the parking lot? I’m over 30, fuck it.”

“The hardest part about depression is not knowing how long it’s going to last.”

“Here’s your homework. Reach out to someone you went to high school with and tell them something positive you remember about them.”

“Put some respect on my name!” – Thai Rivera – Joleen Lunzer

“I know what you’re thinking, Joleen’s an emotional eater, she’s going to internalize this shit and eat a donut. I am NOT!”

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Follow Casey Moran on Twitter: @CaseyMoran1

Follow Casey Moran on Instagram: @CaseyMoran11

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

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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(Replay) 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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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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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 26: Gray Hair, The Kindness of Bookworms, Fruit, Vegetables and Vitality, and Penises

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Can Fruits and Vegetables help boost your psychological well-being? What are the causes of baldness and gray hair? Are bookworms kinder people? And what is the average penis size? Joleen and I dive into these health articles, riff, share experiences and get really silly. We hope you enjoy! Let us know what you think, and if you’d like more episodes like this please consider joining our Patreon and supporting our podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/dealwithitpodcast

THE ARTICLES AND STUDIES WE TALKED ABOUT:

Eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being in just 2 weeks: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/315781.php

Causes of baldness and gray hair identified: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317372.php

Study shows that bookworms are nicer, kinder people: http://www.iflscience.com/brain/bookworms-are-nicer-kinder-and-more-empathetic-people-according-to-new-study/

Researchers Study More Than 15,000 Penises To Determine Average Lengths Around The World: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-study-probes-average-penis-size/

 

THE CHECK IN: Andy is feeling fatigued because of her new heart medication and Joleen is enjoying eating healthy and organic.

 

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

“It’s not a diet. It’s me trying to look at food differently.”

“I’m good at fruits and vegetables. But I’m also good at Peanut butter cups.”

“Gray is beautiful!”

“The amount of money I’ve put into my hair… I could’ve paid off a lot of things.”

“Dry shampoo makes my hair smell like sweaty piña colada.”

“You shouldn’t lie to science, come on guys!”

“Be creative on paper, and in bed!”

 

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

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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Follow Eddie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/eddiefurth

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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 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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Follow Casey on Twitter: @CaseyMoran1

Follow Casey on Instagram: @CaseyMoran11

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

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

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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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Follow Casey on Twitter: @CaseyMoran1

Follow Casey on Instagram: @CaseyMoran11

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

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.

LINKS:

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

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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