Have you been in a relationship where you love the person but don't feel loved or understood by them? Maybe you both feel as though you are loving each other as hard as you can, but there's a disconnect? You probably aren't speaking each other's love language! Meg and I discuss effective communication, loving your partner the way they receive love, and what it looks like to be running on an empty love tank. Don't become a dry sponge, get that fulfilment you need out of your relationship.
In this new mental health episode, I sit down with Cheryl, O'Connell, LPC and take a deep dive into depression- the types, the causes, how we can fight it, and how to help someone you love that's suffering with it. We talk about suicide and what you can do to prevent it. And we take a look at how Covid-19 has affected us and caused mental health issues in so many people who have never suffered from them before. This honest and open episode could save lives and provide ways to cope with the intense emotions enveloping the world we live in today. Please check it out if you or someone you know has struggled with feeling sad, hopeless, lost, or numb.
If you or someone you know if suffering from suicidal thoughts or behavior, contact the National Suicide Prevention Line by phone 800-273-8255 or online at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Or in Georgia, http://www.suicidehotlines.com/georgia.html
You should reach out for help for yourself or a friend if you/they are experiencing:
- frequent mood swings or personality changes
- talking about death or dying
- purchasing a weapon
- increased substance use
- risky or dangerous behavior
- getting rid of belongings or giving away treasured possessions
- talking about feeling trapped or wanting a way out
- pushing people away or saying they want to be left alone
- saying goodbye with more feeling than usual
If you think your friend is considering suicide, urge them to call their therapist while you’re with them or ask your friend if you can call for them.
Are you ready to take that leap and commit? Or do you feel like you need some things clarified first? Meg and I have compiled a list of serious discussions you should have when you decide to settle down with someone. In the first part we discussed fighting styles, finances, and a lot of communication. In this part, we cover the other big six discussions.
In this episode we discuss:
- In laws and setting boundaries to keep your marriage between the two of you
- Balancing work, hobbies, and your relationship
- Dividing up housework and responsibilities
- Whether or not you want kids/Infertility
- Religious and political differences
- What your deal breakers/relationship enders are
Even if you've been together for a while, you may need to have conversations about some of these topics. Meg and I hep navigate these relationship bumps so that they don't become mountains. Create the strongest possible relationship that will withstand all the curveballs life throws at you.
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The Spooky Sisters are back to entertain you with frights and delights! We discuss two haunted locations, Stull Cemetery and The Stanley Hotel, and share real ghost encounters people have experienced in these places. Join the Strikes My Fancy Community for access to the photos mentioned in the episode. Have fun catching up with your favorite ghost girls and let me know if you've ever been to either of these locations!
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Have you ever woken up and couldn't move? Did you see ghostly figures coming toward you or even felt one sitting on your chest? In this episode we take a look at both the scientific and supernatural causes of sleep paralysis. We discuss some of the spooky creatures you might encounter during sleep paralysis, and I share stories of people who've suffered from sleep paralysis, sleep walking, and sleep talking. Ghosts, giggles, and ya girl Kaila- don't miss this episode!
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What really happened to Elvis Presley? Did Hitler really commit suicide? Why do people think Avril is a robot? Nina and I wondered all of this and more, so we did all the research to understand how these conspiracies even came about. And you guys better be glad I did the Elvis research for you, because I lost three hours of my life on it.
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So you're thinking about marrying the love of your life or committing to them in a significant way? Are you sure you've taken the time to address all the things that could cause marital bliss to become marital distress? Never fear! We have compiled a list of discussions you need to have before saying I do to ensure that you are prepared to face marital struggles side by side and not butt heads. Joined by my friend Meg, we discuss the first six talking points in this episode in great detail and offer suggestions on how to resolve any issues that have arisen from not having these talks.
In this episode we cover:
- how to communicate your needs in and out of the bedroom
- discussing and setting your boundaries and expectations within marriage
- discussing and managing your quality time needs within your relationship, including alone time, together time, and time with friends.
- discussing your issues due to your childhood, past relationships, and uncontrollable circumstances that may affect how you act within a partnership.
- fighting styles and what is and isn't allowed within your relationship
- finances, spending habits, and working together to eliminate financial stress
This episode is valuable even if you've been married for a while. It can help you initiate these conversations so you can fix difficult areas in your existing marriage/partnership. We do recognize that everyone's situation and relationships are different, and that may make these discussions look different for you. But we hope that you find this episode helpful in resolving any struggles you may be facing and while our discussions are centered around a marriage, we know that serious relationships do not require a marriage license to be official, and that these discussions can be beneficial regardless.
You can find Meg's podcast here.
Have you heard the Jon Benet Ramsey case in its entirety? I present the case to my true crime novice of a husband who has never even heard of Jon Benet, and we discuss who the killer could be based on all of the evidence and theories. Was it the former beauty queen mother who flew off the handle due to bedwetting? Or maybe the little brother because she ate his pineapple? Or was it former teacher who was sexually obsessed with her and confessed to her murder? Oh yes. It gets WEIRD. Listen now and discuss your theories with us on the social media of your choosing.
Documentary Jon Benet Ramsey: What Really Happened follows former Investigator Smit's opinion that the murder was the work of an intruder.
If you're like me, curious about astrology but never could understand how it all worked, then wonder no more! In this episode, I lay out the basics of your birth chart- what it is, what makes it up, and how to read and understand it- all in plain English. Your birth chart is more than just your sun sign and if you've ever felt like you didn't relate to your zodiac sign, well that's probably because you only looked at one tiny corner of your birth chart. Let me be your guide to understanding astrology and the special part you play in this collective of souls among the stars.
Find your birth chart here.
Check out this easy to understand astrology book.
Down the rabbit hole we go, launching into our first episode of the conspiracy theory series! I'm joined by Nina, by permanent cohost for this series, as we dive into our research to find out just how Facebook puts all those incredibly specific ads on your newsfeed. Does Amazon's Alexa listen in on your conversations? Is Google tracking your searches and your location? What we found was even more terrifying than the answers to all of that. The real question is: if these sites are free, then what or WHO is the product? Listen to find out!
Watch The Social Dilemma on Netflix for information about how these sites make money.
Duckduckgo.com is an unbiased, private search engine.