Embrace Your Weird
This is the place where we talk about authenticity, anxiety, and what happens when we decide to stop acting. With Lisa Jakub - author, former child actor, workshop leader, and most importantly...dog mom.
info_outline Fear: On hippos, demons, and why you should invite them all in 05/08/2020
Fear: On hippos, demons, and why you should invite them all in I've gotten lots of requests lately to talk about fear. I've not wanted to talk about fear. Fear is scary.
info_outline The Love Letter: a socially-distanced mini-episode 04/03/2020
The Love Letter: a socially-distanced mini-episode This is the first time I’ve ever cried during a podcast. I was going to re-record it because of that, but I didn’t. Because I want to be real with you.
info_outline Anxiety in an anxious world: and staying sober through it all 03/17/2020
Anxiety in an anxious world: and staying sober through it all Um. Hi.
info_outline Mental wellness in corporate culture: talking about a talk I can't talk about 02/04/2020
Mental wellness in corporate culture: talking about a talk I can't talk about I recently did a talk about mental health and mindfulness at a big financial firm. (And I signed an NDA so I can't tell you the name of it.) Corporations are not known for being really safe and open spaces for discussing things like this. But I want to change that.
info_outline Interview with a holistic wellness coach: so, what should I eat? 01/02/2020
Interview with a holistic wellness coach: so, what should I eat? If you've made any health-related new year's resolutions - this is the episode for you. Feeling overwhelmed by wanting to change but not knowing where to start? Are your resolutions totally forgotten by mid-January? I talk to holistic wellness coach Cecily Armstrong about intuitive eating, self-compassion, and why sometimes it's totally fine to have a food-product covered in spray cheese.
info_outline Interview with a singer: performance anxiety, vulnerability, and what brave feels like 11/14/2019
Interview with a singer: performance anxiety, vulnerability, and what brave feels like In this episode, I interview Bre Gregg of the band Red Bird. She is a singer/songwriter, mother, and anxious person.
info_outline Interview with a Veteran: service dogs, trauma, and why camaraderie matters 10/26/2019
Interview with a Veteran: service dogs, trauma, and why camaraderie matters In this episode, I interview Aryeh about his 23 years in the military, why he does yoga, how retreats help support Vets coming home, what the VA could be doing better, and his relationship with his service dog, Bandit.
info_outline Anxiety in relationship: an interview with my totally un-anxious husband 09/18/2018
Anxiety in relationship: an interview with my totally un-anxious husband I have a special guest! Joining me and my dog in the closet is my husband, Jeremy.
info_outline Acting, movies, and being a quitter 09/18/2018
Acting, movies, and being a quitter I spent a long time never talking about my old life as an actor, because it made me feel weird. It can change how people see me, and how people treat me. But since Embrace Your Weird is my thing now, I’m answering all your questions about my old acting life - from how schooling works for kid actors, to my favorite scenes to film to what happened when I ruined one of the funniest moments in Mrs. Doubtfire.
info_outline Mindfulness and meditation and why your brain is not special 09/18/2018
Mindfulness and meditation and why your brain is not special People tell me all the time that they could never meditate because their brains are too busy. Yeah. Welcome to having a human brain. I really hate to tell you this, but your brain is not special. Let’s dispel some other meditation myths.
info_outline Anxiety and depression and how to make life just a little easier 09/18/2018
Anxiety and depression and how to make life just a little easier This is the topic that so many people have been asking me for. In this episode, I talk about my experience with anxiety and a panic disorder, and I also cover some of the most helpful tools that I have for managing anxiety and depression.
info_outline Creativity and taming the Inner Critic 09/18/2018
Creativity and taming the Inner Critic Creativity is one of my favorite topics. The Inner Critic can be loud for all of us, regardless of whether or not you consider yourself to be an artist. In this episode, I talk about some of my favorite ways to actually get work done and out into the world.
info_outline So...who are you? 09/18/2018
So...who are you? A bit about me, my past as a child actor, my decision to leave LA to find my true passion, as well as my current life as a writer - and a podcaster, apparently. I'll also cover why I am talking to you while crammed into a closet with my dog.