The Makin Wellness Podcast

Sara Makin

The Makin Wellness Podcast is dedicated to mental health and helping you heal and be happy again. Hosted by Sara Makin, Founder & CEO of Makin Wellness, each episode brings you insight and conversations on critical aspects of mental health from professionals, entrepreneurs, athletes, and more.

An In-Depth Look at Cyberbullying w/ Dr. Jered Kolbert
Sep 30 2021
An In-Depth Look at Cyberbullying w/ Dr. Jered Kolbert
As school gets back into swing every Fall, one of the biggest issues children of all ages face is bullying. As the Internet has grown and become a necessity in our everyday lives, cyberbullying has become much more prevalent and its impact reaches to both children and adults. It's an unfortunate epidemic that has traumatic effects on those being bullied, causing severe mental health issues, depression, suicide, and more.By definition, cyberbullying is a form of bullying or harassment using electronic means. Cyberbullying is also known as online bullying. It has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers, as the digital sphere has expanded and technology has advanced.On Episode 19 of The Makin Wellness Podcast (the Season 1 Finale), we take an in-depth look at cyberbullying with Dr. Jered Kolbert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC. Dr. Kolbert is a Professor in the Counselor Education Program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and brings a wealth of knowledge on cyberbullying to the show. In this conversation, we discuss:What is cyberbullying?What are the long-term effects of cyberbullying?Policies schools have in place to be proactive in cyberbullying preventionWhat you should do if you are a victim of cyberbullyingDR. KOLBERT'S BIO: Jered B. Kolbert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is a Professor in the Counselor Education Program at Duquesne University. Dr. Kolbert is a certified school counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, and he is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Dr. Kolbert provides counseling services at several mental health centers in the Pittsburgh region. He has also taught at The College of William and Mary in Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kolbert obtained his doctorate in counseling from The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He has worked as a school counselor, marriage and family counselor, substance abuse counselor, and mobile crisis counselor. Dr. Kolbert has authored publications in nationally refereed journals on a variety of topics, including bullying and bullying prevention, relational aggression, the school counseling profession, gender identity, and moral development.Discover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
How Entre Is Changing Social Media's Impact On Mental Health w/ Michael Marra
Sep 9 2021
How Entre Is Changing Social Media's Impact On Mental Health w/ Michael Marra
As we've discussed on The Makin Wellness Podcast on past episodes, social media plays a big role in our lives on a daily basis. As a society, we have become very reliant on these platforms for news, information, and connection to friends, family, and colleagues. In many ways, social media has helped change the world for the better. But, also in many ways, social media has played a negative role, most glaringly in the areas of depression, insomnia, and suicide.It is up to each individual user to consume content on these networks responsibly and learn to filter out the negativity that can lead to breakdowns in overall mental health and wellness. Fortunately, there are entrepreneurs making strides to bring these behaviors to light and offer more positive platforms to inhabit.Today, I'm joined by one of those entrepreneurs. Michael Marra is the Founder of Entre, a new social media platform that emphasizes connection, networking, and impacting users in a way that stimulates their mental health for the better. In this episode, Michael and I discuss his mission with Entre, how he values the importance of mental health when it comes to social media use, and much more.ABOUT ENTRE: Entre is a social network for entrepreneurs and the future of work. We have created the hub for a new economy to connect, learn, and build. With our app, we combine the industries of social networking, e-learning, and business software to give entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers of all types one place to start and grow their businesses and personal lives.We are open-sourcing Entrepreneurship with a holistic approach that gives everyone the support and community they need to strive for greatness with self-care and wellness at the core of what we do for a new economy to connect, learn, and build. With our app, we combine the industries of social networking, e-learning, and business software to give entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers of all types one place to start and grow their businesses and personal lives.Our platform is designed to promote economic opportunity for our users by enabling you and millions of other entrepreneurs, freelancers, and investors to meet, exchange ideas, learn, and find opportunities, work, and make decisions in a network of trusted relationships. Our mission is simple, build the largest network of entrepreneurs.Learn more about Michael and Entre by visiting joinentre.comDiscover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
Unlocking the REAL Value of Online Therapy w/ Jonathan Tomlin
Aug 12 2021
Unlocking the REAL Value of Online Therapy w/ Jonathan Tomlin
For years, the therapy setting has had this intimidating, almost uncomfortable image.  Bookshelves piled to the rafters with a library's worth of daunting information and diagnoses. Diplomas and certifications adorning the walls. Therapists decked out in tweed jackets with elbow patches. Patients laying on couches...in some cases, not even looking in the eyes of the person giving them direction and advice.Thankfully, we've grown well beyond this stigma and advancements in mental health and therapy have allowed us take the focus off the false characterizations this profession once had and, instead, put that focus on you, the patient. This allows us to provide better treatment and forge more positive, meaningful relationships with every person we touch.Makin Wellness has been at the forefront of pioneering online therapy since our inception. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to find new ways to receive the care they needed, we were meeting with individuals determined to improve their mental health in a warm, welcoming online environment. It is the foundation on which our practices are built and our team of online therapists take great pride in continuing to propel online therapy forward.Today, I am joined by one of our great Makin Wellness therapists, Jonathan Tomlin. Jonathan found his calling for therapy at an early age and never looked back. He is a proponent of positive psychology, believes strongly in the healing powers of proper breathing exercises, and is a champion for online therapy and how this setting offers a less threatening approach for you to address your mental health and become better again.Jonathan and I discuss:The positive results of online therapy, including improved progressive results and accountability How our online settings build positive therapeutic relationshipsWhy online therapy eliminates barriers preventing positive mental health and wellnessThe issues and ailments online therapy helps with the mostWays you can reduce stress levelsEffective healthy breathing exercisesDiscover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
The Power of CBD, Medical Marijuana, & Positive Influence w/ Russ Cersosimo
Jul 29 2021
The Power of CBD, Medical Marijuana, & Positive Influence w/ Russ Cersosimo
The world has been changing at a rapid pace. In addition to the stigmas behind mental health slowly being knocked down, the understanding of the positive affects CBD and medical marijuana can have on mental health and overall well-being are reaching new levels of prevalence in today's society.CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis, or marijuana. While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant.In Episode 15 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, I am pleased to be joined by Russ Cersosimo, Founder of Hemp Synergistics and the author of Molecular Influence: Successfully Hack The Minds of Potential Investors, Customers, Partners & More, for a thought-provoking conversation on how CBD and medical marijuana literally changes lives, how to be positive influence in your space, and much more.In this episode, you'll discover:How CBD can positively impact your sleep and mental healthMental tricks you can play on yourself to prevent you from being neuroticHow to use vision boards to map out your day's activitiesThe difference between social norms and market normsHow to influence positive buying decisions as taught by the late, great Billy MaysThe most important key to being a positive influenceYou can visit the Hemp Synergistics website to learn more about Russ and his company.Click here to grab a copy of Molecular Influence: Successfully Hack The Minds of Potential Investors, Customers, Partners & MoreDiscover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
The Impact of Social Media On Relationships & Mental Health w/ Kristy Weidner
Jul 15 2021
The Impact of Social Media On Relationships & Mental Health w/ Kristy Weidner
Social media has become a staple in our everyday lives. Ask anyone you run into and chances are excellent they just recently spent some time on one of the many social media networks at their disposal. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok...these and many other platforms consume hours of our time and, if overused, can lead to damaging outcomes.Have you stopped to consider the role social media plays in your relationships? Or, in your overall mental health? Overuse of social media has been linked to depression, suicide in teenagers, and many other critical mental ailments that have been proven to impact your well-being. This episode of The Makin Wellness Podcast takes a closer look at the effects social media has on our relationships, as well as our mental health as a whole. Helping me explore this critically important topic in more detail is Kristy Weidner, Co-Owner of The Village Center For Holistic Therapy in Pittsburgh.Kristy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Yoga Instructor, and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. Her viewpoints on this and the full scope of mental health offer unparalleled value to the show. This is an installment of the podcast you don't want to miss.In this episode, you'll discover:The power of living as a healthy, healed version of yourselfHow to be mindful of your relationships with others, as well as yourselfThe impact social media has on relationships and overall mental healthThe definition of "The Ripple Effect" and the role it plays in your lifeHow simple breathing exercises can get you reset and refocusedWhy setting boundaries and saying no is vital to your mental healthLearn more about Kristy and The Village Center For Holistic Therapy at villagetherapy.org.Discover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
Breaking the Stigma Behind Mental Health w/ Kelsey George
Jul 1 2021
Breaking the Stigma Behind Mental Health w/ Kelsey George
As we move through 2021 and come off one of the hardest years any of us will ever face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attention to our overall mental health and wellness could not be more prevalent. Each of us has had to deal with our own set of challenges as we navigated our way through 2020 and there is no denying the strain those challenges can have - mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.For centuries, seeking mental health labeled you as "mentally ill." But fortunately, this stigma is beginning to break and it's our mission at Makin Wellness to eliminate it for good by bringing positive mental health awareness to the forefront for all that we serve and in all that we do.In Episode 13 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, I am pleased to welcome fellow Makin Wellness therapist Kelsey George onto the show. Together, Kelsey and I discuss how the stigma behind mental health is slowly starting to crumble and why, now more than ever, you need to be cognizant of your emotions and not feel ashamed or embarrassed to seek professional help in coping with them if you choose.In today's conversation, you'll learn:Why it's not only OK to embrace your emotions, but it's celebratedThe meaning behind "toxic positivity" and how to recognize it when you face itHow to de-stigmatize the idea of it being wrong to talk openly about your emotionsHow to take action in dealing with your mental healthDiscover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
Living An Undaunted Life w/ Kara Goldin
Jun 3 2021
Living An Undaunted Life w/ Kara Goldin
UNDAUNTED: Adj - 1. undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort, 2. undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear; intrepidLiving an undaunted life is not easy. But...it's rewarding, it's character-defining, and it can help you discover strengths within yourself you may have never known existed.In Episode 11 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, I am joined by the one and only Kara Goldin. Kara is a best-selling author and Founder of Hint Water. In this captivating interview, Kara shares her story of battling health issues, facing adversity, and how developing a mindset of facing those challenges with purpose and an unwillingness to give up led to the success she's experiencing today.Throughout this interview, you'll discover:The challenges Kara faced and the MAJOR change she made to overcome themThe evolution of Hint Water and how it has impacted thousands and thousands of people across the globeThe one meeting that led Kara to make the ultimate decision for her brand's long-term directionSuccessful habits that will contribute to your overall health and mental well-beingThe one thing that kills most businesses (and, in some cases, human beings, too)Connect with Kara on her website! Visit karagoldin.comPick up your copy of Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters today: Click here to purchaseMORE ABOUT KARA: Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. She has received numerous accolades, including being named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California and one of InStyle's 2019 Badass 50. Previously, Kara was VP of Shopping Partnerships at America Online. She hosts the podcast The Kara Goldin Show. Her first book, Undaunted:  Overcoming Doubts and Doubters, was released October 2020 and is now a WSJ and Amazon Best Seller. Kara lives in the Bay Area with her family.Discover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
CASE STUDY: Battling & Conquering Insomnia w/ Jason Cercone
May 20 2021
CASE STUDY: Battling & Conquering Insomnia w/ Jason Cercone
Insomnia is a very common ailment that impacts millions of people worldwide (more than 3 million cases reported in the United States each year).Insomnia is defined as a condition that leads to persistent problems falling and staying asleep. Most cases of insomnia are related to poor sleep habits, depression, anxiety, lack of exercise, chronic illness, or certain medications. Symptoms may include difficulty falling or staying asleep and not feeling well-rested.Treatment for insomnia consists of improving sleep habits, behavior therapy, and identifying and treating underlying causes. Sleeping pills may also be used, but should be monitored for side effects.In Episode 10 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, I am pleased to welcome Jason Cercone, our Executive Producer for the podcast, onto the show to share his recent experiences with insomnia. As you'll discover, Jason's issues stemmed from working late and being glued to a computer screen (plus his website crashing and years of work being lost in the process), thus impacting his ability to "shut down" and fall asleep when his head hit the pillow. Fortunately, he was able to change some habits that allowed him to return to a more reasonable sleep schedule. In this episode, you'll discover:What insomnia is and why so many people experience itBad habits that lead to restless sleep or, worse, no sleep at allHow sleep is thrown off by going to bed at different times each nightSimple changes that can help you achieve more consistent sleepYou can connect with Jason at jasoncercone.com.Discover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
An In-Depth Look at Cognitive Behavioral Therapy w/ Melissa Donohue
May 6 2021
An In-Depth Look at Cognitive Behavioral Therapy w/ Melissa Donohue
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. CBT looks at the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and helps in multiple capacities with issues including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, addiction, and more.In Episode 9 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, I am joined by fellow Makin Wellness therapist Melissa Donohue. Melissa specializes in anxiety and trauma and her expertise on CBT is incredibly valuable! Our conversation dives deep into the subject and how this form of evidence-based practice can truly make an impact if you're struggling with mental health issues today.In this episode of The Makin Wellness Podcast, you'll learn:The philosophy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy The definition of cognitive distortions and why they play such a huge role in our livesWhy so many people struggle with "black and white thinking"Why telling someone to "think positive" just isn't enoughHow CBT can help you overcome numerous strugglesSimple CBT-related exercises you can practice at home Discover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
How to Lead with Empathy & Excellence w/ Julius Boatwright
Apr 29 2021
How to Lead with Empathy & Excellence w/ Julius Boatwright
There are many ways that leaders lead. Undoubtedly, you've encountered many leadership styles in all aspects of your life - work, school, and mentorship...just to name a few. Some lead in a passive nature, some are hands-on. Others "rule with an iron fist" while others listen to everyone around them, channel the great ideas, and execute.In today's conversation on The Makin Wellness Podcast, we are going to talk about what it means to lead with empathy and with excellence.On Episode 8, I am pleased to welcome Julius Boatwright, the Founding CEO of Steel Smiling in Pittsburgh, PA. At Steel Smiling, they bridge the gap between Black people and mental health support through education, advocacy, and awareness. Their Mental Health Workforce Development Program (Beams to Bridges) equips Black adults with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to serve as Community Mental Health Workers. While completing the programmatic experience, cohort members receive the following: weekly workforce stipends, emergency financial assistance, mental health training, behavioral health treatment, and social service support.Our conversation covers many aspects of mental health and wellness experiences, how Julius has worked with his team and his patients through the COVID-19 pandemic, how leaders need to prioritize tasks in their day to stay efficient and effective, why everyone needs to take initiative to bring positive change to their world, and much more.To learn more and to connect with Julius, please visit steelsmiling.org!Discover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
Unleashing Your Primal Brain w/ Tim Ash
Apr 8 2021
Unleashing Your Primal Brain w/ Tim Ash
Did you know that your subconscious mind (not your conscious mind) is behind the actions you take and the decisions you make each and every day? It's true! The more you understand how your brain works and why we, as humans, behave the way we do, the more control you can have in your universe on both a personal AND professional level.No one understands the concept of Evolutionary Psychology better than Tim Ash. In fact, he just published a new book dedicated to the subject entitled Unleash Your Primal Brain: Demystifying How We Think and Why We Act. Tim's publication debuted at #3 on Amazon's Hot New Releases in the Evolutionary Psychology category and I can't wait to see it ascend to the #1 slot!On Episode 6 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, Tim and I will take a deep dive into the contents of his book as we discuss the power of primal thought, the evolution of the human mind, how we are programmed at an early age to act a certain way, how our brains are not fully equipped for all the technological advancements unfolding in our day-to-day lives, and so much more.MORE ABOUT TIM (FROM HIS WEBSITE): Tim Ash is an acknowledged authority on evolutionary psychology and digital marketing. He is a sought-after international keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Unleash Your Primal Brain and Landing Page Optimization (with over 50,000 copies sold worldwide, and translated into six languages).Tim has been mentioned by Forbes as a Top-10 Online Marketing Expert, and by Entrepreneur Magazine as an Online Marketing Influencer To Watch.Tim is a highly-rated keynote speaker and presenter at over 200 events across four continents. He has been asked to return as a keynote at dozens of events because of the fantastic audience response. Tim shines on massive stages with over 12,000 attendees, as well as in intimate executive events or workshops. He offers dynamic conference keynotes, workshops, and corporate training services (both in-person and virtually). Tim also selectively works as an online marketing advisor with senior executives.Pick up YOUR copy of Unleash Your Primal Brain today!Purchase on AmazonPurchase via primalbrain.comConnect with Tim on his website timash.comDiscover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
Positive Mindset Mastery w/ Nick Bogacz
Mar 25 2021
Positive Mindset Mastery w/ Nick Bogacz
Gaining a firm grasp on positive mindset is the most powerful tool you can have in your arsenal. Applying positive thought and visualization to your efforts on both a personal and professional level will lead to positive results. Likewise, applying negative thought and visualization to your efforts will lead to negative results. It’s as simple as that.The ability to gain everything you want in your life begins with focused thought and manifesting those thoughts into reality through the passion, desire, and consistent, dedicated action. The most successful people in the world apply this philosophy to their day-to-day operations and never waver from how the power that positive mindset controls their universe.On Episode 5 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, I am joined by Nick Bogacz, a serial entrepreneur who has achieved success on multiple levels in his life...all built on the solid foundation of positive mindset. Nick is the owner of Caliente Pizza & Draft House, a restaurant chain with five locations throughout the Pittsburgh region that’s gained worldwide notoriety and recognition through pizza competitions on a national and international level. Nick is also a published author, keynote speaker, and host of The Business Equation Podcast, a weekly show that focuses on positive mindset and features successful entrepreneurs and professionals from across the globe sharing how they’ve utilized positive mindset in their practices daily.Throughout our conversation today, you’re going to hear how Nick went from working five jobs and over 90 hours a week to building a multimillion dollar business, how he utilizes the power of positive thinking each and every day, and how he strives to impact the lives of others through his actions and his offerings. You can learn more about Nick at nickbogacz.com and click here to follow and listen to The Business Equation Podcast!Discover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
The Secrets to Overcoming Adversity w/ Theresa Roemer
Mar 11 2021
The Secrets to Overcoming Adversity w/ Theresa Roemer
When you're faced with adversity in your life, bouncing back, getting beyond its grip, and living a life not controlled by the subsequent negativity adversity brings on can seem beyond impossible. Everything is happening in that specific moment and the toughest of times have a tendency to play cruel tricks on your psyche...leading you to believe there's no end to the struggle in front of you.But today, we are going to tackle this stigma head on and help you understand how facing adversity in your life can better prepare and strengthen you for what's still to come as you make your way through life!On Episode 4 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, I am joined by the renowned lifestyle mentor and philanthropist Theresa Roemer. Theresa has experienced significant loss in her life, including the unexpected deaths of her brother, son, father, and stepfather, but has maintained levity through positive mindset, daily fitness and focus on her health, meditation, and much more. We talk about how Theresa handles change in her life, how COVID-19 is impacting mental health across the country, how daily exercise can be the ultimate stress reliever, why every adult needs to focus on "30 Minutes of Fun" every day, and secrets to overcoming adversity that will lead to better mental health.Theresa's story is one of pure inspiration and the wisdom she brings to today's episode is something you don't want to overlook!As she mentions on the show, she's "everywhere" if you'd like to connect with her and discover more about her life's mission. You can get started by visiting theresaroemer.com.Discover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
Exploring the Healing Power of Dogs w/ Gila Kurtz
Mar 3 2021
Exploring the Healing Power of Dogs w/ Gila Kurtz
There is no denying the connection between humans and dogs. It's been an unbreakable bond that's been present in our world for many, many decades and continues to strengthen as new generations fall in love with these uncanny canines. Dogs are loyal, provide a strong sense of comfort, and are always there for us when we need them most. Without even trying, they're healers...and that's a trait that can never be duplicated.In Episode 3 of The Makin Wellness Podcast, I am joined by Gila Kurtz, Co-Founder of Dog is Good, a lifestyle brand for dog lovers. Gila's company, founded and operated alongside her husband Jon, creates original messaging and designs for products that "share the unique joy one feels living life with Dog." Gila is a renowned dog trainer who immersed herself in the science of canine behavior. In Gila's words, "anything worth doing is worth overdoing."Gila's work has earned her several prestigious awards, including Pet Age's Top 25 Woman of Influence and Woman of the Year by the Women in the Pet Industry Network in 2017. She is also an Internationally-recognized best-selling author for Fur Covered Wisdom. Today, Gila brings her years of wisdom and experience to The Makin Wellness Podcast to share the special kinship dogs and humans share, the positive mental attributes dog ownership brings us, her mission to spread dog wisdom across the globe, and much more! You can learn more about Gila and her company at dogisgood.com.Discover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
Why Your 'Why' Needs to Make You Cry w/ Jim Shorkey
Mar 2 2021
Why Your 'Why' Needs to Make You Cry w/ Jim Shorkey
What is your 'Why?' Why do you do what you do every day? Does your Why make you cry? As you'll learn as you dig into Episode 2 of The Makin Wellness Podcast today, it should. And if it doesn't, maybe your 'Why' isn't really your 'Why.'Today, I'm joined by the one and only Jim Shorkey. He is the Founder of the Jim Shorkey Auto Group in Pittsburgh, PA. After building his business from the ground up, he has since retired and turned the keys (see what I did there?) of his thriving operation over to his children. Now, Jim is the visionary leader and Personal Development Mentor at Results From Thinking, where he passes along his years of knowledge and wisdom to eager professionals striving to get the most from their endeavors.Have you ever thought about living until you're 122 years old? Probably not. But Jim has this goal front of mind as his feet hit the floor each morning and he makes decisions throughout his day that will help him meet this mark. You'll hear all about this, as well as the inspiration behind Results From Thinking, his well-rounded knowledge of Think and Grow Rich (arguably one of the most popular and useful self-development books of all time), keys to positive mental health, and much, much more.Visit resultsfromthinking.com to learn more about Jim and his mission to help people grow, evolve, and get the most from life.Discover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com
The Importance of Daily Mental Health Focus w/ Freddie Mitchell
Mar 1 2021
The Importance of Daily Mental Health Focus w/ Freddie Mitchell
Welcome to the world premiere installment of The Makin Wellness Podcast! In my inaugural episode, I am joined by former Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Freddie Mitchell. This was a great way to kick off the podcast as you get to hear Freddie's perspective on life after football, how he's dealt with change throughout his life, and how he focuses on his mental health and positivity each and every day.Freddie played professional football in the NFL for five seasons with the Eagles and another year with the Chiefs and, undoubtedly, those years physically and mentally took their toll. But what most people don't realize, as Freddie shares with us, is he's been playing football since the age of 5. That's over two decades of physical abuse, dealing with losses and shortcomings alongside triumphs and accomplishments, and proceeding through life with a certain structure. As it all ends, you'll hear how Freddie coped with the adjustments life thrust upon him.This interview also features tips and strategies for keeping positive thoughts front and center and why focusing on your mental health on a daily basis will blaze a trail towards long-term happiness and clarity in your life. Enjoy the show! Discover More Mental Health & Wellness Resources!Visit makinwellness.com todayFind Makin Wellness On The Following Platforms:Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeMUSIC CREDIT: Theme music for The Makin Wellness Podcast - "Positive Motivation" courtesy of purple-planet.com