Ep 141: Getting Free From Societal Boxes & Taking up Space

A sweet millennial writes in asking how someone gets out the boxes society puts you in. This episode is all about that. Why do we sometimes live small and how do we get into taking up some goddamn space? How do we recognize society's rules then get ourselves out of the Matrix? A woman who wants to pursue her Master's degree in Social Works wonders if her school choice is a reflection of her wanting to please others or herself? We get into external validation. A young woman has a 22-year old friend who has been hitting the booze hard lately. Should she say something? It's all here, bros. Let's get deep and GET YOUR LIFE!

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Ep 140: You're Gonna Die One Day, So Just Do it ALL!

Mommy P gets say deep on it the day her Netflix Special drops. Existence, meaning, purpose, winners and losers - all of it. I answer some emails - should a guy who got his life and got clean from drugs keep his old friends? A boo boo writes in saying he lost 100 pounds but still feels unloveable. What's going on? A lady writes in worried about why she isn't sexually attracted to her hubby. Should she bounce? It's all here, bros. Let's get our lives! 

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Ep 139 : Alison Rosen and I Talk Mom Lyfe, External Validation & Instagram

In this special two part series. Alison Rosen joins me for That's Deep Bro for the first hour this week. Then next week, we continue our discussion on Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend. We get super deep on motherhood, identity and finding validation from the inside out. She is an amazing human I know you will love this podcast!

 

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Ep 138: Josh Potter - Go For It! Now What?

This week I have Comedian Josh Potter who has just moved to LA from Buffalo. He's right in the thick of some major life changes and was kind enough to share his hopes, fears, anxieties and insights on his journey. It's an exciting time in someone's life when they take the leap. All the self help gurus tell you to just go for it! But what does that really look like? Here's a look at what it's like to be in the eye of the storm! Find Josh on Twitter @J_Potter and nag him about getting his website done!

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Ep 137: You Have the Answers (Just are Afraid to Admit it)

In this episode I talk about that annoying thing people say about having all the answers inside of you. What does that even mean? My joy at finding a dead rat. Lessons from toddler class. Listener emails - A young woman writes in asking if she should leave her long time boyfriend. A young man is highly skeptical of therapy. Does he have a right to be? A woman writes in confessing she may not want children or to own property - what's wrong with her?!? All this, get your life, bros!

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Ep 136: The Leap of Faith and Failure

This episode I get super deep on failure and taking the leap into a creative career. A 35 year-old man writes in asking how to cope with a failed wrestling career. A 19 year-old boo boo asks if he should quit his day job to pursue music full time. How do we know when it's time to throw in the towel or take a leap of faith? Also, family issues! Nieces, nephews and how to visit them when their parents are horrible. This episode is so deep you will love it, bros!  

 

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Ep 135: Happiness (GACK!)

A topic I seldom discuss - happiness! I came back from my vacation and had so many epiphanies about the nature of joy and why we may be afraid to feel it. Also, some deep ass emails from listeners - a girl is in a class with her rapist. What should she do? A woman wonders how she will ever trust men again. A 24 year old used to be an 8 and is now a 5 and is bummed about it. Does that make her shallow? Mommy P goes off the deep end philosophically, tangentially on this one! You won't wanna miss. 

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Ep 134: What to do When You're in the Slime and the Goo

Once again Sesame Street's wisdom has blown me away. I explore Carl Jung's dark side and talk about what we can do while we are in "the shit". What do you do when everything goes wrong and it is a tornado of diarrhea? A 21 year-old girl writes in and wonders if she has ruined her life because she has her career together already? Also, an update from frumpy mom - she went shopping! Are there upsides to anxiety and depression? Let's get on it, bros. 

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Ep 133: What Does "Getting Your Life" Mean Exactly?

I realize I've been saying "get your life" for ages now, but what is the actual philosophy behind that phrase? You're about to find out. I answer listener emails - a young boo boo wants to work on a cruise ship but feels guilty about leaving her BF behind. A pregnant lady wishes she had a cool mom to help her out. A dude writes in about ep 123 and not forcing a kid to learn to swim. And a bananas Jerry Springer family drama email for the ages! It's alllll here, bros! 

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Ep 132: Surrendering to What is and Some Parenthood Truths

This episode I talk about surrendering to what is - taking a dump with a toddler on your lap and buying an Otter Box. I also talk about the taboos of motherhood - miscarriages, pregnancy sex and telling the in-laws to shut it! A young man writes in about how to stop wanting his father's approval. Let's get super deeeeeeeep on it, bros. 

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Ep 131: Between the Peaks and Valleys

A listener wrote in asking why nobody talks about the in between times - the place in the marathon where one just runs. So this episode is all about the in between. A newly pregnant woman writes in about having non-thrilled emotions about being pregnant. Is she not meant to be a mother? Should a young lady travel alone? A man wants to make a career change but was told when he was young that he wasn't good at school. How should he get his life? And a mom confesses she is guilty of "shutting it down" wear. How does she incorporate some fashion into her busy life? All this and more - let's get DEEEEEEEP!

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Ep 130: Don't Try

This episode I get deep on Bukowski's tombstone, where it is written "Don't Try". What does this mean? Should we be seduced into a life of drunken sloth? Or is this a more Yoda-like message? Also, the big secret to marital bliss! I answer emails - a young man feels regret, how to get over this? A married man writes in about a spat he had with this wife. Should he confront her? It's all here bros, let's get super deep on it!

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129: Your Body is Hideous and so is Everyone Else's (Mostly)

This episode I answer emails about body issues. It's summer time and the fatness comes out to play! How can we deal with hating our bodies? And isn't everyone beautiful in their own special way??? The power went out in my neighborhood and chaos ensued. Also, how can we deal with the fear of failure? I have an idea or two! 

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Ep 128: How to Get the Control Thing Under Control

In this episode I get deeper into codependency and control - all the fun stuff like what if you don't have to react to things right away? How obsessing never helps and boundaries in general are good things. Reading a book about it called "Codependency No More". Also, my latest analysis of Molly Sims' Youtube page - FYI she's way better at Momming than I am.  Who the fuck is updating their "story" on Instagram constantly?! More lessons from social media. I answer an emailer who wants to hang with her ex - should she? Another lady is depressed despite keeping a structured daily routine - should she take anti-depressants? My first emailer from Manila writes in about how to get her life in the Philippines. 

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Ep 127: Motivation is Bullsh*t and Boundaries

This episode I discuss the good, bad and ugly people who come into your life. What can we learn from all of them? Also, talkin' about practice - Malcom Gladwell's 10,000 hours of it. Dostoevsky's Inertia and why the self help movement will make you crazy. How Feminism and any "ism" can create a victim mentality. An emailer writes in asking how she can accept help from others after growing up in a home where love was conditional. Boundaries - what are they and how to maintain them! Your life will get soooo gotten after this one. 

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Ep 126: Codependency Isn't Just an AA Thing, Did You Know That?

This week I explore codependency. I've always thought it was a thing only Alcoholics dealt with, but it's so much more! 15 Signs you may be a codependent (a list I found on the internet). Samantha writes in asking for advice - her internship is killing her and her relationship. What should she do? A depressed college student doesn't know how to ask for help. We get our lives on this episode in a very deep way, bros! 

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Ep 125: Deserving the Ankle Socks (and all the other Good Stuff)

I bought a pair of ankle socks after a lifetime of suffering sockless in Vans. It lead to an epiphany of how much we let ourselves have the "good stuff" - socks, friendship, leisure time, love, money, success, health - all of it. What separates those who believe they deserve the good stuff from the rest of us? The Great British Baking show again reveals powerful Buddhist lessons. An emailer writes in saying he's lost 90 pounds, but why does he still feel crappy inside? A newly single man writes in for dating advice. A 22 year-old boo boo millennial is filled with anxiety about what her next step should be! How can we all GET OUR LIVES!?!?! I will show you! xoxo 

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EP 124: Is it About Now or What Happened Then?

This episode I sneak off to record as my in-laws visit. How do we know if we are upset about something that happened today vs something that happened ages ago? Something tells me staying up all night obsessing over it is an indicator...We saw a lady with enormous hangers at dinner. Should she wear a bra????? Am I a sexist pig for demanding it? I answer emails - how do you know you've found the right therapist? How does one deal with anxiety? Should I send my kid to Catholic School even though I'm not Catholic? All this and more, GET YOUR LIFE! 

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EP 123: Feelings (gack!), Therapy and Moving On from Mormonism

This week I reflect on Paul Gilmartin's podcast, Mental Illness Happy Hour Episode 330. He has a therapist on and they discuss dependency and the importance of feelings. How do parents mess you up by not letting you have feelings? You're about to find out! Also how do you learn to have feelings after you've spent years accommodating others? Could this be the importance of therapy? How we see reality thru our own perception goggles and living in the past vs now.  I answer emails from a woman who wonders if she has to teach her kid to swim even though he's terrified of water. A woman is in a sexless relationship. Jena calls in and we discuss her Mormon upbringing and how she escaped! 

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Ep 122: Anxiety and the Millennial's Guide to Social Interaction

This week during a romantic getaway with the husband, I had a pretty mind-blowing epiphany. I discuss why the idea of  closure is total 1980's bullshit psychology. Why the show Better Call Saul is really about embracing your inner piece of shit. Each week I get countless emails from Millennials who struggle with inter-personal communication. It's no wonder why - your parents have raised you to be terrified of everything.  You've been over-parented into feeling hopeless about making friends. This episode I'll teach you how to talk to strangers. Also, I discuss my own emetephobia (fear of vomiting). This episode has so much deepness, I could barf! J/K NEVER!!

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