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Meet Mental Note – a podcast highlighting both the work and the beauty of mental health recovery. Stories will span a variety of mental illness struggles from eating disorders to depression, OCD and Bipolar. We will introduce you to relatable personalities, and dive deep into how they choose health amidst daunting illnesses. At the end of it all, we will provide hope that recovery is possible—and worth it.
 
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On this episode, Joey shares a story about receiving a poor job review, a new dress, and lighting a fire. It all comes together at the end. After the fire is over, the crew talks about writing and listening to a story that has an incredibly satisfying conclusion. In addition to new episodes of the podcast, the SWDT Crew is doing online storytelling…
 
We’ve all been there: Adult brings child a meal. Child refuses to eat it. Everyone’s anxiety spikes and an epic standoff ensues. Sound familiar? Most of us probably assume that fighting over what kids eat is normal. Not according to Keira Oseroff of The Ellyn Satter Institute. She claims that kids of all ages should be able to feed themselves…and t…
 
The SWDT Crew is back with another batch of brand new episodes for our brave new world. On this episode, Paul shares a story about looking for love during a pandemic and learning how to play the Guns N' Roses classic song November Rain. You'll even get to hear him try and play it - very awkwardly. He then joins Joey and Stefan for a quick chat abou…
 
Racism. Equity. Diversity. Inclusion. Bias. Bullying. These are all buzz words that we continue to hear and use in everyday life—but what do they mean? Dr. Seria Chatters has an incredible personal story of resilience. As an African American with albinism and visual impairment, she managed to rise above persistent bullying to earn a Masters and PhD…
 
Gloria Lucas decided to name her mental health awareness and body positivity organization after the Spanish slang term for a big booty - nalgona. She began Nalgona Positivity Pride after her own eating disorder struggles left her feeling like professional resources ignored her experience as a Xicana with indigenous heritage. Rather, it all felt gea…
 
This is a special one-off episode that we hope provides some insight into our writing process. For each event, we hold two workshops with the intention of helping to guide storytellers to feel confident about sharing their story with an audience. The SWDT crew talks about how the workshops organically evolved over time, what participants should exp…
 
Kim Offner grew up with a best friend under the same roof — her sister Kristy. The two remained close all the way up into early adulthood when their dynamic took a tragic and confusing shift. Kristy fell into a losing battle with opioid addiction. Her family had no idea where to find the right help. In today’s episode, we hear the often forgotten s…
 
Last year, we published a book that included 61 stories that were workshopped and presented at our live event. Putting together the book was a pretty unique experience that took a lot of organizing and communication. Due to, well, you know what, it seems some people have gotten around to working on that book they always wanted to write. Since we ha…
 
Last year, we published a book that included 61 stories that were workshopped and presented at our live event. Putting together the book was a pretty unique experience that took a lot of organizing and communication. Due to, well, you know what, it seems some people have gotten around to working on that book they always wanted to write. Since we ha…
 
Last year, we published a book that included 61 stories that were workshopped and presented at our live event. Putting together the book was a pretty unique experience that took a lot of organizing and communication. Due to, well, you know what, it seems some people have gotten around to working on that book they always wanted to write. Since we ha…
 
Overactive thoughts, cabin fever, and anxiety - oh my! What’s a brain to do when staying at home leaves it frazzled and freaked out? We speak with Ed Kizer - therapist, outdoors enthusiast, yogi, and expert napper - about taking the plunge and beginning a home meditation practice. Spoiler - no need to be a spiritual rockstar to begin. Mindfulness i…
 
Last year, we published a book that included 61 stories that were workshopped and presented at our live event. Putting together the book was a pretty unique experience that took a lot of organizing and communication. Due to, well, you know what, it seems some people have gotten around to working on that book they always wanted to write. Since we ha…
 
Brianne goes way back to the beginning of Stories We Don’t Tell and joins the crew with a brand new story. She talks about how her life has changed and the surprise of becoming a romance novel enthusiast. Check out Brianne’s No End in Sight Podcast - noendinsight.co. About the podcast, Brianne writes: “I believe recording & sharing our stories is a…
 
Join hosts Joey, Stefan, and Paul for this special ongoing series of episodes. Due to, well, you know what, they’ll be recording remotely and posting new episodes with more frequency. On each episode, you’ll hear a story from one of them or from a special storytelling guest, followed by a quick discussion. The producers would like to hear from you …
 
The Exquisite Corpse is a writing exercise that was invented by French Surrealists in the 1920s. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, but are only allowed to see what the previous person contributed. This is an audio version of this exercise, and we’ve asked each of our guests to write and record their own contribution based on a pr…
 
Join hosts Joey, Stefan, and Paul for this special ongoing series of episodes. Due to, well, you know what, they’ll be recording remotely and posting new episodes with more frequency. On each episode, you’ll hear a story from one of them or from a special storytelling guest, followed by a quick discussion. The producers would like to hear from you …
 
Suicide is something most folks just don’t bring up... Yet, the problem is palpable. Statistically, someone completes an attempt every 40 seconds. The good news is that suicide is 100% preventable and that you don't need to be a professional to help. You just need resources. And that brings us to the story of Jonny & Carl - two friends who joined f…
 
Join hosts Joey, Stefan, and Paul for this special ongoing series. This episode is a throwback to before, well, you know what, where you’ll hear a story from the live event followed by a discussion on an aspect of storytelling. From last October, Georgette tells the story of two past relationships, and the lessons she learned from them. Your hosts …
 
Join hosts Joey, Stefan, and Paul for this special ongoing series of episodes. Due to, well, you know what, they’ll be recording remotely and posting new episodes with more frequency. On each episode, you’ll hear a story from one of them or from a special storytelling guest, followed by a quick discussion. The producers would like to hear from you …
 
Join hosts Joey, Stefan, and Paul for this special ongoing series of episodes. Due to, well, you know what, they’ll be recording remotely and posting new episodes with more frequency. On each episode, you’ll hear a story from one of them or from a special storytelling guest, followed by a quick discussion. The producers would like to hear from you …
 
Welcome to QuaranTimes - a special series by Mental Note Podcast about the big worlds we inhabit in our suddenly smaller daily lives. Each episode will give a new perspective on mental health, social distancing, and coping with isolation. Our first episode brings us to the digital stage of our favorite drag queen, Eric Dorsa aka Fonda Koxx. We disc…
 
Join hosts Joey, Stefan, and Paul for this special ongoing series of episodes. Due to, well, you know what, they’ll be recording remotely and posting new episodes with more frequency. On each episode, you’ll hear a story from one of them or from a special storytelling guest, followed by a quick discussion. The producers would like to hear from you …
 
Join hosts Joey, Stefan, and Paul for this special ongoing series of episodes. Due to, well, you know what, they’ll be recording remotely and posting new episodes with more frequency. On each episode, you’ll hear a story from one of them or from a special storytelling guest, followed by a quick discussion. On today’s episode, Stefan shares a story …
 
For the next few episodes, Paul and Stefan are joined by special guest co-host Joey Jakob. Each episode will include the usual: a story from the live event and a discussion about an aspect of storytelling. Our old friend Brianne returns with a story about health and diagnosis. Listen to Brianne’s podcast, No End in Sight, at noendinsight.co and fol…
 
For the next few episodes, Paul and Stefan are joined by special guest co-host Joey Jakob. Each episode will include the usual: a story from the live event and a discussion about an aspect of storytelling. Jake shares a story about learning how to cry again. In the story, Jake references a discussion he has with his wife about what is better comfor…
 
For the next few episodes, Paul and Stefan are joined by special guest co-host Joey Jakob. Each episode will include the usual: a story from the live event and a discussion about an aspect of storytelling. Alia shares a story about moving to China, her struggles there, and the very creative solution that her parents come up with to help her out. Vi…
 
For the next few episodes, Paul and Stefan are joined by special guest co-host Joey Jakob. Each episode will include the usual: a story from the live event and a discussion about an aspect of storytelling. Jon Aaron Sandler shares a story from his past that involves making some healthy decisions for himself. For more stories from Jon, visit his web…
 
For the next few episodes, Paul and Stefan are joined by special guest co-host Joey Jakob. Each episode will include the usual: a story from the live event and a discussion about an aspect of storytelling. To honour the new co-host, Joey shares a story about friendship, reflecting on your younger self, and cherry picking. Visit our website for more…
 
Paul and Stefan are going back to their storytelling roots. For the next bunch of episodes, they will be presenting stories recorded live off the floor at the Stories We Don’t Tell monthly event. Paul shares a funny story about getting better after something bad happened. After each performance, Stefan and Paul discuss an aspect of storytelling tha…
 
Paul and Stefan are going back to their storytelling roots. For the next bunch of episodes, they will be presenting stories recorded live off the floor at the Stories We Don’t Tell monthly event. Fatima Kamenge shares an emotional journey about finding true love and acceptance. After each performance, Stefan and Paul discuss an aspect of storytelli…
 
Growing up gay, Christian, and the son of a church pastor in The South, author and podcast creator BT Harman knew how to suppress his own voice in order to fit in. Yet, at what costs? Anxiety, depression, and deep loneliness seemed to follow him at every turn. We travel with BT as he mines the secret journals of his early life in order to share wit…
 
Paul and Stefan are going back to their storytelling roots. For the next bunch of episodes, they will be presenting stories recorded live off the floor at the Stories We Don’t Tell monthly event. Rob Shirkey shares an emotional story about recovering from two concussions. After each performance, Stefan and Paul discuss an aspect of storytelling tha…
 
Paul and Stefan are going back to their storytelling roots. For the next bunch of episodes, they will be presenting stories recorded live off the floor at the Stories We Don’t Tell monthly event. The man himself, Stefan, shares a story about visiting his mother at the hospital. After each performance, Stefan and Paul discuss an aspect of storytelli…
 
Treatment for mental health issues rarely receives the same level of community support that a more visible struggle, like major surgery, does. But our friend, Shay, is out to change that. A straight male who received treatment for anorexia, Shay experienced push back from some of his closest friends when he made the choice to seek professional help…
 
Paul and Stefan are going back to their storytelling roots. For the next bunch of episodes, they will be presenting stories recorded live off the floor at the Stories We Don’t Tell monthly event. Jette Stubbs shares a story about her childhood. After each performance, Stefan and Paul discuss an aspect of storytelling that was inspired by the story,…
 
Paul and Stefan are going back to their storytelling roots. For the next bunch of episodes, they will be presenting stories recorded live off the floor at the Stories We Don’t Tell monthly event. Veronica Antipolo shares a beautiful story about her grandmother. After each performance, Stefan and Paul discuss an aspect of storytelling that was inspi…
 
Paul and Stefan are going back to their storytelling roots. For the next bunch of episodes, they will be presenting stories recorded live off the floor at the Stories We Don’t Tell monthly event. Joey Jakob shares a story about one of those small details that happen in our lives. After each performance, Stefan and Paul discuss an aspect of storytel…
 
Today’s episode features the trailblazing expert on difficult to treat cases of eating and mood disorders, Dr. Delia Aldridge. We’ll discuss your questions for her about why diets don’t work, how self-harm and eating disorders are connected, what treatment looks like, and the long term complications of restrictive eating - so please pass this along…
 
Lindsey Hall feels like a giant, eight-year-long black hole devoured her late teens and 20's. Years that should have been spent figuring out who she was and what she cared about were erased by something called "Drunkorexia" - a nonmedical term for the fusion of alcoholism and anorexia. An accomplished writer and authentic voice for recovery, Lindse…
 
On this one-off episode, Stefan tricks Paul into talking about sports. More importantly, they wanted to introduce a special project they have been working on over the summer hiatus. September 2019 is the fifth anniversary of the Stories We Don’t Tell and to mark this occasion, they put together a book of 61 stories that have been performed at the e…
 
Most people assume athletics and healthy bodies are synonymous. But the truth is much more complicated. For researcher Traci Carson, sports were her world - from elementary school through college she excelled at soccer, track, football, and women’s rowing. But a dark side of competition prompted her to get off the field and into a doctoral program …
 
Author Alisa Kennedy Jones woke up to a seemingly normal day, oblivious to the fact that it was the last day of her "normal" life... No stranger to tough jobs, Alisa had worked hard to build a thriving career as a copywriter and brand strategist for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, General Electric, Coca-Cola, Disney, and Marvel. Yet, as she headed out…
 
Your humble hosts, Stefan and Paul, present a mash-up of the ongoing Five in Five and After Dark series, among other things. As we get closer to celebrating five years of Stories We Don’t Tell, the next five episodes will include lessons they’ve learned along the way. Paul and Stefan secretly made a list of some of these lessons separately, and in …
 
Your humble hosts, Stefan and Paul, present a mash-up of the ongoing Five in Five and After Dark series, among other things. As we get closer to celebrating five years of Stories We Don’t Tell, the next five episodes will include lessons they’ve learned along the way. Paul and Stefan secretly made a list of some of these lessons separately, and in …
 
Your humble hosts, Stefan and Paul, present a mash-up of the ongoing Five in Five and After Dark series, among other things. As we get closer to celebrating five years of Stories We Don’t Tell, the next five episodes will include lessons they’ve learned along the way. Paul and Stefan secretly made a list of some of these lessons separately, and in …
 
Your humble hosts, Stefan and Paul, present a mash-up of the ongoing Five in Five and After Dark series, among other things. As we get closer to celebrating five years of Stories We Don’t Tell, the next five episodes will include lessons they’ve learned along the way. Paul and Stefan secretly made a list of some of these lessons separately, and in …
 
Your humble hosts, Stefan and Paul, present a mash-up of the ongoing Five in Five and After Dark series, among other things. As we get closer to celebrating five years of Stories We Don’t Tell, the next five episodes will include lessons they’ve learned along the way. Paul and Stefan secretly made a list of some of these lessons separately, and in …
 
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