My official diagnosis was Guillain-Barré and this episode discusses what that means. I also talk about the how I learned to walk again, and I can’t confirm or deny it was due to the frustration of “advocating for my self”.  If you’re an occupational or physical therapist, I will always love you. Like, share, subscribe, and as always remember to feed your mental health.

Factsheet about Guillain-Barré


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So, I’ve been in the hospital for the past week and I decided to make a podcast while I’m here. It’s intense and honest but I’ve learned some big things from this experience. I hope it helps and as always like, share, subscribe, and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

#podcast #psychology #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #healthcare #counseling #therapy #healthcare #surrender #family #support #love

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Boundaries is a topic that comes out often in both my personal life and private practice. It’s not something we have a class about, but its something that could possibly save our lives. They can come in different types such as rigid or loose, but the goal is to set heathy and appropriate boundaries so that we can continue to grow in an empowering way. Like, share, subscribe and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

What are personal boundaries? How do I get some?

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Sometimes you meet people who you instantly want to know more about. Author, editor, and writing coach Linda Jones fits into that category unequivocally. She’s known as the Writing Doula and the work she does in that role is fueled by amazing life experiences. For those looking in the power of creativity in growth, you’ll love this episode. Like, share, subscribe, and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

The Writing Doula Website

Nappy Hair Affair

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When this show was being developed, David Hanna was on the short list of guests I eventually wanted to interview. He gave me my first official mental health job and really set the standard of mentorship and supervision in my professional career. His story into recovery is amazing but his work and passion in the recovery community is even more astounding. Like, share, subscribe, and as always #FeedYourMentalHealth.

Positive Recovery

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Trauma is one of my most requested topics to discuss so I called in the big guns with today’s guest Ashley Cook-Rovira LMFT LPC LCDC. She’s an old colleague who got my attention wth her direct and empowering methods in addressing trauma and clients struggling to go deeper. She candidly shares her own personal experience with trauma, and despite this heavy topic I guarantee you’ll laugh. Like, share, subscribe and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

Ashley’s Practice

Ashley’s Psychology Today Profile

Ashley’s Episode on the Too Posh Podcast

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I have been hyping up this episode for weeks now and I promise it delivers. I’m joined by Undocutalks co-creator and PhD candidate Rafael Martinez. He explains his personal story of coming to this country as an undocumented minor and the path leading him to higher education. Rafa also gives us an intimate look at the creation of the Undocutalks podcast and it’s mission to give a voice to the undocumented community. Like, share, subscribe, and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

Undocutalks Twitter

Undocutalks Spotify

Undocutalks iTunes

Undocutalks Stitcher

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The Chubby Therapy cave has temporarily been turned into an infirmary as I battle this cold. Thankfully, I recorded this show a few weeks back and I’m really pumped for this release. Dr. Evan Bodine is a psychologist locally in the DFW area and she shares her journey entering the mental health world. Listen how she incorporates yoga in her work with her clients as well as her passion for trauma. Like share, subscribe, and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

Dr. Evan Bodine’s Practice

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Love is all around us right now and due to our obsession with Valentine’s Day, our romantic relationships are in the spotlight. This week, we are joined by Pam Smith LPC, a therapist located in the DFW area who specializes in relationships, sexual trauma, and works extensively with other topics for females. She was an absolute joy to talk to and the way she breaks down intimacy and love was poetic. I think you’ll really enjoy this show. Like, share, subscribe, and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

Pam’s Website


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Fans of the show will recognize our pal Rachael McBride as our resident Registered Dietician and relationship coach to our bodies. Rachel is able to cut through the diet culture with her passion and we discuss all the new fads, and also my own journey with my body. And, if this is you’re first time listening, you’re getting a two for one deal. We start out with Malikei of Sugar Fang and he discusses his journey in creating pastries and making vegan food address health and satisfying your soul. Like, share, subscribe and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

Rachael’s Website

Sugar Fang Texas


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It’s our first show of 2019 and we need to do some adjustments. Today we sit down with Dr. Aanchal Bhatia-Mendoza and she explains her work as a Chiropractor. We talk about topics like the relationship between mind and body, stress reduction, pain management, and so much more. Like, share, subscribe, and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

206 and Me (Dr. Bhatia-Mendoza’s Website)

Dr. Aanchal Bhatia-Mendoza’s Instagram

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For those that have been with me since the relaunch, one of the more popular episodes we had was #29 with Chris Ice on Cultural Mentoring. If you haven't heard the episode, please do. You'll quickly hear his passion for working with youth and creating an environment where they strive. Unfortunately, two of it's members passed away this past week in the North Texas area. They were brothers Daniel (14) & Diego (17) Rivera. I am asking you to please consider donating to the gofundme page below to assist the family in any expenses that may arise. Any amount would be greatly appreciated.  

Daniel & Diego's Donation Page

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