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Episode 5: Be Here Now | How to Find Deep Joy & Build Resilience During Life’s Darkest Moments w/ Stage 3+ Cancer Thriver, Tim Skelly

Your character isn’t tested when life is easy, but when everything falls apart. Tim’s life fell apart 5 years ago when his doctor told him he would have 2 months to live without aggressive chemotherapy. But somehow through almost losing everything, Tim, who’s also had his own bouts with depression, was able to come out swinging, with a sense of purpose, presence, and joy that he’d never before experienced. By focusing on what truly matters and cutting out everything else, every one of us can learn to become resilient. Listen in.

EP 4: Is depression Normal? | A Conversation on The Science Behind The Invisible Disease w/ Dr. Ryan Melton

We all have our own thoughts and opinions about depression & anxiety. But what does the science actually say about where it comes from and how we treat it? Well, today I sit down with a man who has dedicated his life’s work to preventing major mental illnesses. He’s the Assistant Dean of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at OSU and holds his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. He’s sharp. In this candid and curious convo, I pick his brain on how it all works, and what we can do to save ourselves from it.

Episode 2: Cam Smith of Hotel Books | How 11 Years of Touring Has Taught Me About How to “Fix” Anxiety & Depression

Cam Smith is a spoken-word poet and frontman of the band Hotel Books. He’s also a certified suicide prevention counselor who’s spent 11 years touring, learning from thousands of people, what they actually need when they’re struggling. We talk about growing up in a small town and a Christian home being afraid to show emotion, How to find the right words for someone when you don’t know what to say, Cam’s tips and unique perspective on living with anxiety, and his personal comeback story.