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In the Blood with Valéry Brosseau

Above Ground Podcast

Release Date: 01/27/2021

Things I Can Never Have show art Things I Can Never Have

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We often set ourselves up for a let down. Expectations often get in the way of reality. The more we desire to do something or be somewhere, we find ourselves clinging to outcomes, ideologies and our expectations. Setting us up for things I can never have. Jay Shetty says, "attachment gives and accepts love conditionally, whereas, detachment gives and accepts love unconditionally." Detaching from our expectations and letting go allows what is going to be, to be. Not always comfortable and takes practice. It is worth the cultivation.  The idea that if you do all the right things, you will...

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Island of Misfits w/Dr. A the Misfit Therapist show art Island of Misfits w/Dr. A the Misfit Therapist

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Dr. A, aka the Misfit Therapist has become real comfortable not fitting in. Her realness and rawness helps her propel mental wellness forward. Both in private practice and her podcast the Misfit Therapist. Buckle your chinstraps kids, the misfits are taking over the island. Dr. A is a fiery redheaded Cuban woman, mother of a two legged wonder, daughter and the most amazing best friend. Dr. A thinks access to mental health treatment comes down to money, insurance and the rights of the individual.  Do you feel heard, respected and understood? If those needs aren't met, that should be a deal...

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Rock and a Hard Space show art Rock and a Hard Space

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Recovery can often leave you feeling like you're caught between a rock and hard space. What stands between you and your healing can leave you feeling alone on an unmovable mountain. Yodeling for help in a deep, empty canyon.  The space between illness and recovery can be bridged by medication, therapy and belief. Yet so many doubt they can make it. Looking at life through shit-colored glasses, will leave you running on a hamster wheel with smelly shoes.  Us light chasers often fall prey to the dark. We give of ourselves, often to the point of utter exhaustion and emptiness. Our...

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Integrated Energy Healing w/Allison Karoly show art Integrated Energy Healing w/Allison Karoly

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We all carry emotional baggage. Trauma, loss, illness. All these things leave us with a heavy suitcase. Emotions get trapped in our bodies and so much of our physical pain is emotional. Allison Karoly unpacks the luggage so we can travel light.  Allison's journey of self discovery has taken her from client to practitioner. She worked in the corporate world and found herself overworked, overweight and over it. While traveling back home on Route 2 in Massachusetts, something came over Allison. Forcing her to leave her six-figure job without knowing what she was going to do. What she was...

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The Tables Have Turned  show art The Tables Have Turned

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The tables have turned this week. The ones who usually ask the questions are being asked the questions. Heather Foley guests and InnerView’s the guys for an illuminating look at  The innards of Above Ground Podcast. Enjoy.    This week the guys are the ones answering questions, on this special episode of AGP. Heather Foley asks about how all this came to be. Who were the teachers, inspirations and influences? The guys even answer what show they’d like most to be on.    A fun episode amongst many heavier. We all need to laugh. Laughter is truly good medicine. ...

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The Warrior's Code w/Frank The Warrior's Code w/Frank "the Legend" Shamrock

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Two days out of prison, Frank"The Legend" Shamrock started a career of truly legendary proportions. Overcoming years of abuse, group homes and run-ins with the law. Things could have rolled much differently. Following the Warrior"s Code is the only path out. The Legend was a child in Northern California. He survived abuse, maltreatment and severe trauma. Learning that crime and getting into trouble would get him out of his terrible home environment, he made it his own.  Having nothing left to loose, Frank found himself in prison. He went to Shamrock Martial Arts School two days after his...

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Fight Em Til You Can't show art Fight Em Til You Can't

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Negative thoughts are hard to fight. They are often unquestioned and believed at face value. When looking at the treasures we excavate from our wrecks, we can internalize our failures and hear them as gospel. The zombies keep coming. Let's fight 'em. TPP and Will are discussing negative thoughts this week. We hope you enjoy the show. Thanks for listening, following and spreading the word. We look forward to going into year three soon. Please share one of the links below and help us let everyone know that Everyone has MENTAL HEALTH, not Everyone has MENTAL HEALTH Memoir (Despair...

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We Can Work It Out w/Joelle Monaco show art We Can Work It Out w/Joelle Monaco

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Change management consultant, Joelle Monaco joins us this week. Joelle is a proponent of people first workplaces and communities. An educator by passion, Joelle wants to empower you to end stigma and create the world we all could use. As a mental health consultant and trainer, Joelle has seen change. Starting out more than fifteen years ago, people wouldn't return her calls. Now they seek her out. They seek her knowledge and wisdom.  We will breakdown the three stigmas we all encounter, self, public and institutional. Find out why Joelle has chosen the turtle as her spirit animal. Her...

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All Out of Catastrophes show art All Out of Catastrophes

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Catastrophizing, is assuming the worst case scenario is going to happen. You believe you're stuck, out of options. When you feel you've reached your limit and your tools don't seem to work. Where do you go? Healing can be daunting.  We often lose focus and doubt ourselves when we feel overwhelmed. Questioning our ability, our process. We need to have a utility tool with multiple items. Yet you fumble accessing the belt.  Life unfolds at pace we often do not appreciate. Suffering is optional. Buddhism shows us that we create a lot of our own problems. Cut yourself free and give...

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The Gospel According to Josh show art The Gospel According to Josh

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The Gospel According to Josh is HOPE. Utilizing his many artistic talents to bring suicide prevention, mental health, storytelling and emotional intelligence to the masses. Changing the familial legacy he nearly chose to accept as his own. Josh is truly kicking his blue genes in the butt.  Josh Rivedal is a mission driven, author, speaker, actor, comic. He is the man behind The i'MPossible Project He is the creator of Changing Minds; a five-module mental health based curriculum. It combines lecture, storytelling, group discussion and improv theatre to enhance emotional development. ...

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Strength and struggle form the plasma, while pain and perseverance hold the platelets. For Toronto, Ontario based, Valéry Brosseau it won’t wash out in the water, it will always be  In the Blood. 

Mental Health advocate, speaker and trainer; Valéry Brosseau is a bad ass on so many levels. She understands the importance of speaking up to kick stigma’s ass. Her speaking has taken her from crisis hotline trainer to TEDxMcGill stage. Valéry’s workshops and support groups create an atmosphere conducive for relation, involvement and education. 

Ms. Brosseau’s writings have been published on online platforms such as Holistic Beauty, Submit the Stigma, Girls Who Fight, NAMI.org and International Bipolar Foundation. 

Did I mention she is also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? I guess if there is someone you’d want out there fighting for you, Valéry Brosseau would be a great choice. Girls kick ass and Valéry submits stigma every time. 

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