PODCAST

The Bright Side of Life (Mental Health, Self Care)

Melissa Bright (Mental Health and Self-Care advocate)

Mental Health and self-care are so important. Depression, anxiety, loneliness, and stress are all things we are dealing with on a daily basis. Join us as we navigate and discuss people's successful journeys back to joy and happiness despite some of these challenges. Get tools and hear people's advice on everyday worry, self-doubt, self-worth by hearing their comeback stories. We want you to know that you're not alone in your struggle. That your mental health is worth caring for. You deserve self-care just like anyone else. We will also cover topics such as: Mental Health Self Care Plan. How to take care of your mental health. How self care can reduce stress. Where to start with self care. What is self care? Why self care is important for Mental Health. Why self care matters. Healing trauma. Healing childhood trauma. Why mental health matters.Where to get Mental Health help. Grief and loss. Grief and loss support. What forms of therapy is there? Mental Health issues. Mental Health Stigma

How we can heal our trauma. Dahlya Brown Shook’s story.
Dahlya Brown Shook is owner and CEO of Holistic Medical Healing. She is a Brain Mastery Specialist & Psychic Healer who uses a multidimensional approach to healing with diverse training for mind, body, spirit integration.  Dahlya is a bridge to the science and spiritual modalities. When you have a  sensitive nervous system it can feel impossible to feel safe in your body. The techniques she uses help you to regulate and liberate your sensitive system so you can heal & thrive past your imposed limiting beliefs.Dahlya is someone whose teachings are rooted in personal experience. She wasn’t just a healthcare professional, she was also a mental health patient with multiple diagnoses for over 2 decades and has recovered from all of them. She  knows first hand the breakdown in traditional healthcare models for treating emotional challenges. Dahlya healed in ways doctors said was impossible and created programs to offer clients radical transformations for higher health through higher spirituality.Teaching people to activate their own inner healing capabilities she helps to move people through challenges like self sabotaging patterns, addictions, depression, anxiety, hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, eating disorders. Whole body healing is a puzzle and Dahlya puts those pieces together to offer her clients quantum healing beyond the healthcare model.Some of her professional training includes Board Certified Occupational Therapist, Certified Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Trauma Specialist, Holistic Health Coach & Self Regulation Specialist.Connect with Dahlya: https://www.holisticmedicalhealing.comVisit our website:  https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Coaching Info:https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/p/coaching/Support the showSupport the show
May 17 2022
1 hr 18 mins
How to reconnect with our partners. Derek Hart's story.How we can equip ourselves for challenges. Savio P. Clemente's story.
Savio P. Clemente coaches cancer survivors to overcome the confusion and gain the clarity needed to get busy living in mind, body, and spirit.  He inspires health and wellness seekers to find meaning in the "why" and to cultivate resilience in their mindset. Savio is a Board Certified wellness coach (NBC-HWC, ACC), #1 best-selling author, syndicated columnist, podcaster, stage 3 cancer survivor, and founder of The Human Resolve LLC.Savio has interviewed notable TV personalities, and is featured in prominent publications from Authority Magazine, Thrive Global to BuzzFeed. He has covered numerous wellness, technology, and travel industry events in the United States and abroad. His mission is to offer clients, listeners, and viewers alike tangible takeaways in living a truly healthy, wealthy, and wise lifestyle.In this episode we talk about: -Savio's own personal cancer survivor story-What were his day to day routines on the hard days during his journey -What made him start coaching cancer survivors-What does it take to create lifelong resilience  - Where does the healing really occur if it doesn't happen in the doctor's office -How his spirit kept him in a positive mindset Connect with Savio: https://www.thehumanresolve.comBuy his book: https://www.isurvivedcancer.co___________________________________________________Thank you to our sponsors:BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflifeVisit our website:  https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show (https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/support/)
May 3 2022
53 mins
How we can dim the stigma around Mental Health.Owning your sh*t. Taking ownership over your life. Krystal Jakosky's story.How We Can Show Up as Our True Selves.
Apr 12 2022
29 mins
Dr. Robb Kelly on stepping out of the disease and into the solution. Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction.
Robb Kelly, PhD is a renowned addiction consultant who believes in treating the problem of addiction, not the symptoms. He has worked for many years helping addicts and alcoholics to recover their lives from the disease of addiction. Based on his own experiences working with addicts and alcoholics over the last 20 years, a PhD in Psychology from Oxford University and as a recovered alcoholic himself – he is a triple threat against the disease of addiction. Dr. Kelly was the CEO of a thriving telecommunications company when the walls came crashing down on him due to alcoholism. He ended up homeless and broken on the streets of Manchester, England until he found the courage to save himself. He has lectured on the subject of addiction at many high-profile universities, national conferences, public schools, churches, business organizations and hospitals, and is recognized as a leading authority on addiction recovery methods that are changing lives all around the world. Dr. Kelly is currently the CEO of the Robb Kelly Recovery Group, an addiction recovery coaching company he created based on extensive research and behaviour studies that he conducted over the last 20 years. Dr. Kelly’s methods may seem unconventional leading some people to refer to him as "The Gordon Ramsay of the Addiction World" because of his direct, no-nonsense, and candid approach to treating addiction. Dr. Kelly works to "make the road of recovery less of a mystery tour."He is passionate about educating the public and professionals on the dangers of alcohol and drugs. In this episode we talked about the following:  •Robb Kelly, Grateful Recovered Alcoholic: From Hopelessness to Hope•Recognizing the signs of alcoholism and addiction•Navigating recovery treatment options•The path to long term sobriety•Addiction and the family dynamics•Brain mapping and addiction: It’s a Thinking Problem Not a Drinking Problem•Neuroplasticity and its role in changing neural pathways •Trauma and addiction: Returning to the Scene of the Crime•The secret power of NLP in addiction recovery•Understanding body language – Somatic ExperienceA sought-after recovery expert, Dr. Kelly has appeared on such shows as The Doctors, Eye Opener, Good Morning Texas, and Kens5 morning news.  A sample of radio and print interviews include The Jim Bohannon show, Miracles in Recovery, and USA Today. Dr. Kelly hosted Sober Celebs show on KLIF radio in Dallas, and currently hosts the Recovery Channel podcast featuring special guest discussing a variety of mental health issues. Instructor/speaker for Let’s Get Back to 98% Recovery DVD’s used in prisons and recovery treatment centers throughout the US. Dr. Kelly shares his personal highs and lows as he struggled and overcame crippling alcoholism in the November 2019 release of the book “Daddy, Daddy Please Stop Drinking”.  To connect with Dr. Robb Kelly go here: https://robbkelly.com/___________________________________________________Thank you to our sponsors:BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflifeVisit our website:  https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show (https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/support/)
Apr 5 2022
1 hr 13 mins
How to achieve an intuitive, aware, and abundant mindset. Steve Barton's story.Why mindfulness should matter to you. Joree Rose's story.
Joree Rose, MA, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, mindfulness and meditation teacher, coach, author, speaker, and she also leads mindfulness retreats around the world. Joree has helped thousands of people to live happier and more fulfilling lives through living with greater awareness and compassion, allowing them to decrease their stress, anxiety and shed unhealthy habits, patterns and mindsets. Joree is host of the podcast ‘Journey Forward® with Joree Rose’ and has authored the newly released A Year of Gratitude, Daily Moments of Reflection, Grace and Thanks as well as 2 mindfulness books, Squirmy Learns to be Mindful and Mindfulness, It’s Elementary. Joree has been featured in prominent media outlets such as Oprahmag.com, NBCnews.com, Business Insider, KTLA News, and so many more!In this episode we discuss: -Why mindfulness matters -Ways to start practicing it-Different ways to cope with anxiety -Practicing Self Acceptance and compassionConnect with Joree: https://www.joreerose.com ___________________________________________________Thank you to our sponsors:BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflifeVisit our website:  https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show (https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/support/)
Mar 22 2022
55 mins
The benefits of Trauma-Informed Yoga. Angie Berrett's story.
Mar 15 2022
1 hr 2 mins
How to practice self care. Choosing YOU!Finding out what you're truly made of. Gage Terry's story.
I have been following Gage Terry on Instagram and TikTok for a while and everything he talks about just hits home for me so I just wanted to have a conversation with him. He is only 23, but has been through a-lot. Gage says in his bio, he grew up being overweight, surrounded by a lot of drama. He had an alcoholic father, drug addicted Mom for a while, and he was just lost beyond belief. But within a span of a couple of years he was able to put his life together in a way he never believed possible. His parents are currently sober and their relationships are getting better. Gage shares his knowledge and wisdom on what he has realized on his journey to seeing what he's really made of. He asks such great thought proving questions to himself that makes him think. Then he often turns that into content for Tiktok and Instagram. Gage shares some great life advice and really inspires people to take a look at themselves to see what they are truly made of.Connect with Gage Terry: IG https://www.instagram.com/gzterryofficial/ TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@gzterry?lang=en___________________________________________________Thank you to our sponsors:BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflifeVisit our website:  https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show (https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/support/)Support the show (https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/support/)
Mar 1 2022
59 mins
Beachbody's Super Trainer Joel Freeman shares his story.
Joel’s passion for helping people reach their fitness potential began during his time at Texas Tech University where he began working at a local gym. While he worked various positions within the gym, Joel always found himself motivated by one thing: making a personal impact on people’s lives and seeing that it doesn’t always have to be difficult to make necessary changes.After moving to Olympia, WA in 2004, Joel began teaching group fitness classes and helped establish some of the largest group exercise class participation numbers throughout the United States. Simultaneously, Joel managed a local gym, then spent four years working for the Washington State Department of Health and assisted in establishing a corporate wellness program while there. Joel’s relationship with Beachbody kindled in 2005 when he joined the elite Trainer team for the collaborative project, LES MILL PUMP, the home weight training program.In this episode he shares his fitness journey, his tips on staying consistent, and he shares something we should all do if we want to level up. ___________________________________________________Thank you to our sponsors:BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflifeVisit our website:  https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show (https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/support/)
Feb 22 2022
59 mins
How we can love like Rachel. Brandon Janous's story of navigating life after losing his wife to cancer.The ingredients for joy and self connection. Shari Alyse's story.
Known as “America’s Joy Magnet”, Shari Alyse is a TEDx and Inspirational Keynote Speaker, #1 Best Selling Author, and Joy Guide. Shari has built a community of over 150k+ followers and has reached over 10 million people. Shari’s deep commitment to others is motivated by her own journey through childhood sexual abuse and other childhood traumas. At seven-years-old, Shari found herself having to use her voice on a witness stand to testify against the man who had abused her. She now uses her voice to speak around the world on self-worth, mindset, overcoming obstacles, and how to live a joy-filled life. In 2013, Shari co-founded one of the first online holistic wellness directories and communities. She has been featured on numerous media outlets including ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS radio, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, to name a few. She has gone on to Executive produce and host multiple online TV and radio shows, most recently, the talk show – Heart to Heart. Over the last 15 years, Shari has reached millions of people with her inspirational videos, speaking engagements, coaching and writings. Shari’s book, Love Yourself Happy, quickly became a #1 New Release and International Best Seller. Shari believes that in the radical acceptance of ourselves, we truly can live a life we love.Connect with Shari Alyse: https://sharialyse.com/________________________________________________________________Thank you to our sponsors:BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflifeVisit our website:  https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show (https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/support/)
Feb 8 2022
1 hr 4 mins
Owning your health. Shelly and Nikhil's story of what it took to save Nikhil's life, when for 2 decades he suffered from undiagnosed bipolar disorder.
Nikhil Torsekar seemed to have it all: he had a loving wife and three kids, had attended a top university and business school, and had steadily climbed the career ladder at the world’s top corporations. One day it all came crashing down: he lost his job, found himself in a bitter divorce, and had nowhere to live. Further analysis revealed that Nikhil had been suffering from undiagnosed bipolar disorder, oscillating between staggering highs and incapacitating lows for 20 years. After receiving the diagnosis at the age of 40, he began a journey of introspection and healing, and is now an excellent husband, dedicated parent, and thriving professional. He works in marketing with his wife Shelly at GIOSTAR, Global Institute of Stem Cell Therapy and Research, and they’ve written and a book and are working with Hollywood producers to modify the memoir for film.Today, we’ll be speaking with Nikhil about what’s helped him on his road to recovery – medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, and meditation / mindfulness. He has immersed himself in the teaching of many authorities on holistic healing, including Dr. Deepak Chopra.-----------Six years ago, Shelly Sood had a picture-perfect marriage, lived in an upper-class neighborhood, was married to a banking executive, and had 3 beautiful children. She was suddenly yanked from this illusion: her loving husband – who had suffered from undiagnosed bipolar disorder for decades – suddenly transformed before her eyes, filed for divorce, and became hellbent on her destruction. Her sanity, physical health, faith in humanity, pocketbook, and welfare of her children and husband eroded before her eyes.Today, she is an author, mother of 3, wife, and an entrepreneur who launched a health care company called GIOSTAR* Chicago, and wrote a book called Untethered on her personal journey after saving her husband’s life. She discovered that the fulfillment gained from diminishing the pain of others is like nothing else. She has over 2 decades of personal experience with mental health disorders and 20 years of work experience. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Rochester and an MS from DePaul University.________________________________________________________________Thank you to our sponsors:BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflifeVisit our website:  https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show (https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/support/)
Feb 2 2022
1 hr 31 mins
20 Ways to Help Stay on Track with Your Health and Fitness
Health and fitness journeys are not always easy. But it is possible to have success and stay on track. Like a lot of people, I too struggle with being consistent with working out and eating healthy. But I have done it several times. I have successfully lost 20+lbs five different times in the last tens years So I know what works and what doesn't work for me. In this episode I share what those things are and I hope that maybe some of these tips can work for you too. No matter what your fitness goals are, losing weight, gaining muscle, brand new to working out, I think anyone could benefit from this episode. Check out the portion control containers on Amazon here: https://a.co/h2IzTFF Sign up here to get my list of my 5 favorite healthy meals! (there's maybe, possibly, more than likely some bonus recipes ;-) https://thoughtful-founder-6433.ck.page/bb87cbafcdHere's a link to my Instagram to get some other tips on staying on track! https://www.instagram.com/the.bright.side.of.life_/________________________________________________________________Thank you to our sponsors:BetterHelp - Visit https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflife to join the over 500,000 people talking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional.Special offer for The Bright Side of Life listeners... get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/brightsideoflifeVisit our website:  https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/Support the show (https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/support/)Support the show (https://www.thebrightsideoflifepodcast.com/support/)
Jan 25 2022
43 mins
How to pull yourself out of a defeated mindset. Andrea's story of leaving a tumultuous relationship and making a better life for herself.
Jan 18 2022
56 mins
Coping with the death of a child. Carrie's story of losing her son and the new approach she has navigating life without him.
Jan 11 2022
1 hr 8 mins
New Year's Resolution Ideas to Start 2022 Right