Heal Your Roots Podcast

Heal Your Roots Wellness

Heal Your Roots Podcast aims to help identify our roles of who we thought we were to grow new foundations of who we want to be now. Your roots impact your future. They help determine what path to take to achieve desired results, avoid repeating mistakes, and appreciate what makes you uniquely you. As we open up to share inspiring stories and expert approaches, we’ll uncover a deeper look at the world of therapy from new perspectives. You’ll meet the therapists of Heal Your Roots Wellness practice, the supportive community being built within the practice, and trusted colleagues tackling mental well-being.

We'll cover cultural and commonly stigmatized themes with topics that include trauma, depression, self-love, body image, relationships, anxiety, addiction, marginalization, communication, gender identity, and more. Available on all major podcast streaming platforms.
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Faith, Doubt, and Healing: Conquering OCD and Religious Trauma Together
Mar 27 2024
Faith, Doubt, and Healing: Conquering OCD and Religious Trauma Together
Welcome to a profound episode of the Heal Your Roots Podcast, Season 3, Episode 9, where we explore the intersections of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), religious trauma, and pathways to healing. Join us as we sit down with Dr. Katie Manganello, a clinical psychologist specializing in OCD, and Caitlin Harrison, a marriage and family therapist with expertise in trauma, to unravel these complex topics.This episode dives deep into:The essence of OCD and how it manifests through doubts and compulsions.Understanding religious trauma: its sources, impacts, and the journey towards healing.The concept of scrupulosity: navigating fears around moral and religious purity.Approaches to treating religious trauma and OCD, including cognitive therapy, ERP (Exposure Response Prevention), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).Dr. Manganello and Caitlin Harrison provide insightful discussions on how religious beliefs and obligations can intertwine with OCD, leading to a challenging mental health landscape. They offer hope and actionable advice for those struggling with these issues, emphasizing the importance of understanding, acceptance, and professional guidance.Whether you're grappling with these issues personally, know someone who is, or are simply interested in the subject, this episode offers valuable perspectives, expert advice, and a message of hope.Join us on this enlightening journey to better understand the complexities of mental health, faith, and the road to recovery.Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Expert ADHD Strategies for Children and Families with Dr. Jessica Robb Mazzant
Mar 13 2024
Expert ADHD Strategies for Children and Families with Dr. Jessica Robb Mazzant
Tune into an enlightening conversation with Dr. Jessica Robb Mazzant about ADHD's nuances in assessment and treatment. With extensive experience and a passion ignited by her early career, Dr. Mazzant brings a wealth of knowledge to this episode. In This Episode: • The journey to specializing in ADHD and the role of mentorship. • The impact of Bill Pelham's work on today's mental health practices. • A detailed look at ADHD assessment and treatment methodologies. • The effects of ADHD on school performance, social interactions, and family life. • Strategies for improving social skills in children with ADHD. • The power of group therapy and positive reinforcement in ADHD treatment. • Parenting advice for raising children with ADHD, emphasizing the importance of understanding and positive engagement. Hosted by Kira Yakubov Ploshansky, this episode is an invaluable resource for parents, educators, and mental health professionals seeking to enhance their understanding and approach to ADHD. Resources & Support: Visit the Center for Children and Families at FIU and South Florida Integrative Medicine for more information and assistance. Subscribe to Heal Your Roots Wellness Podcast on BuzzSprout for insightful discussions on mental health and wellness. Share this episode to spread awareness and support for those navigating ADHD. Disclaimer: The content is intended for informational and educational purposes only Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
People Pleasing Origins: Unraveling Childhood and Cultural Influences
Feb 14 2024
People Pleasing Origins: Unraveling Childhood and Cultural Influences
In this insightful episode of the Heal Your Roots Podcast, Kira Yakubov Ploshansky is joined by Gabrielle Larin, LMFT, to delve into the complex world of people-pleasing tendencies, their origins in childhood upbringing, and the cultural pressures that shape them. Gabrielle shares her expertise in working with clients who struggle with self-esteem issues and the compulsive need to prioritize others' needs, often at the expense of their own. Through a compassionate lens, they explore how these behaviors are rooted in early family dynamics, societal expectations placed on women, and the internalization of responsibility for others' emotions.The conversation navigates the journey of personal growth, highlighting the importance of celebrating small successes, setting healthy boundaries, and practicing self-care. Kira and Gabrielle challenge listeners to distinguish between being "nice" and being genuinely kind, encouraging authenticity and vulnerability in relationships. They provide practical advice on overcoming the discomfort associated with setting boundaries and communicating needs, ultimately advocating for a balanced approach to selflessness and self-preservation. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking to break free from the cycle of people-pleasing and embrace a more authentic, self-respecting way of living.Check out the podcast page at https://bit.ly/hyrp-People-Pleasing-OriginsCheck out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Holistic Healing: Mind-Body Techniques in Therapy
Jan 31 2024
Holistic Healing: Mind-Body Techniques in Therapy
This episode delves into the transformative power of mind-body approaches in therapy, emphasizing the significant role of meditation, mindfulness, and body awareness in healing and emotional management.Starting with a focus on how couples can navigate grief together, returning guest, Lindsay Bauer, LMFT shares her expertise in integrating breath work, meditation, and mindfulness into therapy sessions. She explains the differences between meditation and mindfulness, particularly highlighting the benefits of practices like the "So Hum" meditation, body scans, and yoga nidra in releasing physical tension related to stress and emotions.As the conversation progresses, Lindsay and host Kira Yakubov Ploshansky explore the impact of mindfulness and self-awareness in achieving inner peace and managing emotions. They touch on grounding techniques for improving decision-making and discuss the importance of embodied experiences in therapy.A significant portion of the episode is dedicated to understanding grief and loss within couples therapy. Lindsay highlights the complexities of supporting a partner through grief, emphasizing the need for communication, validation, and acknowledging different healing styles.🎧🎙️Tune in to understand the therapeutic potential of mindfulness practices and how they can be used to promote better self-awareness and emotion regulation. 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️Check out the episode on our website at https://bit.ly/hyrp-holistic-healingCheck out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Beyond Anxiety: Deeper Dive into OCD Diagnosis
Dec 20 2023
Beyond Anxiety: Deeper Dive into OCD Diagnosis
In this enlightening episode of the Heal Your Roots Podcast, we dive deep into the world of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with the esteemed Dr. Katie Manganello, a Licensed Psychologist renowned for her expertise in OCD treatment. With a blend of personal insights and professional acumen, Dr. Manganello and our host, Kira Yakubov Ploshansky, unravel the complexities of OCD, offering a beacon of understanding and hope for those grappling with this often misunderstood condition.Key Highlights of the Episode:Journey to Specialization in OCD Treatment: Dr. Manganello shares her evolution as a psychologist, shaped by personal experiences and a heartfelt commitment to aid others. She reflects on her motivations in pursuing a doctoral degree, underlining the transformative power of advanced studies in psychology.Demystifying OCD: The discussion navigates through the intricacies of OCD, emphasizing the critical need to distinguish it from anxiety disorders for efficacious treatment. Dr. Manganello delineates the nuances of OCD symptoms, such as intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors, enhancing understanding for both therapists and those living with OCD.Unpacking Misconceptions and Subtypes of OCD: The episode illuminates various OCD manifestations, including fears related to contamination, harm, and social perception. A poignant segment discusses the distressing nature of intrusive thoughts related to pedophilia, distinguishing between ego-dystonic and ego-syntonic thoughts.Innovative Treatment Approaches: Focusing on Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, Dr. Manganello and Kira explore this cutting-edge treatment, highlighting its efficacy in confronting and managing OCD symptoms. The conversation underscores the importance of therapist-client collaboration and the gradual escalation of exposure therapy.Navigating OCD in Relationships: An insightful discussion on how OCD can permeate relationships, with practical strategies for involving partners and family members in the therapeutic journey. The episode stresses the value of empathy and understanding in responding to compulsive behaviors within relationships.Challenges in OCD Diagnosis and Treatment: Dr. Manganello addresses the hurdles in accurately diagnosing and treating OCD, advocating for increased awareness and education among clinicians. The role of the International OCD Foundation as a vital resource is spotlighted, offering support and guidance for both individuals with OCD and therapists.The episode wraps up with the exciting announcement of Dr. Katie Manganello joining Heal Your Roots Wellness, where she will be available for sessions. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of OCD and its impacts, or for those on their own journey of mental health exploration and healing.Tune in to this episode: For an enlightening exploration of OCD, its treatment, and the personal journeys of those dedicated to making a difference in the field of mental health. This episode promises to be a valuable resource for both mental health professionals and those affected by OCD.Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Pathways to Healing: Trauma, Addiction, and Recovery Strategies
Dec 6 2023
Pathways to Healing: Trauma, Addiction, and Recovery Strategies
🌟 The premiere episode of Season 3 of the "Heal Your Roots Podcast" 🎧 delves deep into the complex and often intertwined worlds of trauma, substance use disorder, and the transformative journey of recovery. Esteemed guest Laura Schneider, LSW brings a wealth of experience and personal insights that promise to enlighten and inspire. 💡In this riveting episode, Laura, Clinical Supervisor at Valley Spring Recovery Center in New Jersey, shares her unique perspective, shaped by her background in nursing and social work, on the cyclical nature of trauma and substance use. She opens up about her own battles with drug addiction, offering an honest and relatable narrative that highlights the importance of understanding and empathy in the healing process. Her story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of therapy to change lives. 💪🏼💖 The heart of addiction treatment is explored, examining the relationship between trauma and addiction. Laura illuminates how often trauma precedes addiction, leading to a "pressure cooker" situation where individuals may turn to substances as a coping mechanism. This discussion is particularly pertinent as it navigates the challenges of the holiday season 🎄, a time that can trigger memories and emotions for those with trauma. The complexities of treating trauma and addiction are discussed, underscoring the significance of tailoring therapeutic approaches to individual needs. Innovative methods like inner child work and art therapy 🎨 are explored, offering paths to healing and self-care beyond traditional therapeutic narratives. The episode takes a hopeful turn as it discusses the importance of joy and creativity in the recovery process. Laura and host Kira Yakubov emphasize how integrating joy and playfulness into therapy can facilitate healing on both internal and somatic levels. 😊🌈 Finally, the effectiveness of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy for trauma is delved into, discussing its process and how it helps individuals reprocess traumatic memories. The episode concludes with practical advice for managing triggers and cravings during the holiday season, including setting boundaries and having a backup plan for challenging social situations. 🛡️🧘 This episode is a must-listen for anyone touched by the issues of trauma and addiction, or for those seeking a deeper understanding of these complex conditions. Tune in for an enlightening conversation that sheds light on the path to healing and recovery. 🌟 If you want to get in touch with Laura, she is available at LSchneider@valleyspringrc.com or learn more about Valley Spring Recovery Center here.  Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Combatting Anxiety: Tools, Techniques, and Humor with Joslyn Justi
Jul 5 2023
Combatting Anxiety: Tools, Techniques, and Humor with Joslyn Justi
In this insightful and empowering episode of Heal Your Roots Podcast, we welcome back the esteemed mental health expert, Joslyn Justi. In our heartfelt discussion, we delve into the often misunderstood realms of anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Joslyn sheds light on the normalcy of experiencing anxiety, helping listeners differentiate it from anxiety disorders, and clarifying the common misconceptions between anxiety attacks and panic attacks.We discuss the discomfort tolerance window, explaining how an overactive amygdala and cortex can fuel anxiety. Joslyn shares useful techniques for challenging these anxious thoughts and explains the role of exposure prevention therapy in treating OCD. Listen in to hear about a client’s journey through OCD diagnosis and treatment, including the importance of identifying OCD behaviors, building resiliency, and avoiding blaming language.We explore the differences between OCD, Pure-O OCD, and generalized anxiety, emphasizing that OCD is rarer than many people believe. Gain insight into calming techniques for panic attacks and methods to send messages of safety to your body, and learn about the importance of self-care and stress management in maintaining mental health.Joslyn tackles the topic of perfectionism, calling it an illusion in mental health and detailing its common occurrence in OCD patients. We discuss accepting limitations and the process of releasing coping mechanisms. We also touch on the benefits of journaling for couples and the powerful role humor can play in therapy sessions.Don't miss out on this comprehensive guide to managing and understanding anxiety disorders, filled with practical tips, compassionate advice, and an empathetic approach to healing. Learn how to navigate your mental health journey with resilience and humor, and embrace a more informed, accepting mindset.Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Embracing Cultural Identity in Therapy with Gabrielle Larin, LMFT
Jun 21 2023
Embracing Cultural Identity in Therapy with Gabrielle Larin, LMFT
In this insightful episode of the Heal Your Roots Podcast, we have the privilege of hosting Gabrielle Larin, LMFT, a dynamic new addition to the Heal Your Roots Wellness team. Gabrielle shares her remarkable journey to becoming a therapist, beginning from her own experiences with therapy as a teenager.We dive deep into the nuances of celebrating small successes, a philosophy that Gabrielle carries through her practice. As she takes us through her expansive career, she highlights her expertise in various therapy types, with a particular focus on the benefits and challenges of family-based and mobile therapy.A key theme of our conversation is adaptability - how it plays a crucial role in managing a family's mental health and why it's essential to stay nimble in the face of crisis. Gabrielle emphasizes the importance of taking small, consistent steps toward progress, and how celebrating small wins can lead to lasting change.We touch on the delicate balance between positive and negative aspects in therapy, and how being prepared for the worst-case scenario can help us stay resilient. Gabrielle also brings her unique perspective on the role of cultural identity in therapy, sharing her personal experiences of working with clients from Hispanic and Eastern European backgrounds, and those who struggle with cultural adjustment.With a special focus on her work with the LGBTQIA+ community, Gabrielle shares her commitment to making therapy a safe, comfortable space for all. She stresses that being open to different cultures not only helps clients feel more comfortable, but also enriches the therapy experience as a whole.Gabrielle candidly discusses the importance of therapists 'walking the talk' and practicing what they preach. We explore the intricacies of working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and various mental health diagnoses, and how being intentional and asking the right questions can enhance the therapeutic process.Our discussion wraps up with a contemplation of the pros and cons of living within the same culture and the significance of understanding the 'why' behind our mental health struggles. Gabrielle leaves us with the valuable takeaway that awareness is the biggest first step, and trusting the process is a cornerstone of therapeutic progress.Join us for this enlightening episode as we delve into the heart of therapy with Gabrielle Larin, and explore how small victories, cultural understanding, and a commitment to authenticity can transform mental health journeys.Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Working with the Consensual Non-Monogamy Community
Jun 7 2023
Working with the Consensual Non-Monogamy Community
Explore the intricate world of Consensual Non-Monogamy (CNM) with Courtney Burkhardt, Marriage and Family Therapist, on this enlightening episode of the Heal Your Roots Podcast. Unravel the depths of this unconventional relationship framework, and dive into candid discussions about the complexities of sex therapy, communication, and trust.Discover the story behind Courtney's journey into the realm of sex therapy, inspired by her early interest and subsequent training experiences. Learn how she examines her own thoughts and feelings through sexual attitude assessments, and understand the profound influence of these insights in her therapeutic interactions.The episode delves into the core aspects of CNM, illuminating its underpinnings, and presenting a holistic view of the community. Courtney shares her extensive research on the topic from her graduate school days, providing an analytical lens to this contemporary relationship paradigm. She elucidates on the practice of emotionally-focused couples therapy in non-monogamous relationships, and explains the hierarchical and egalitarian forms of polyamory.The conversation also addresses the realities of transitioning from monogamous to non-monogamous relationships, the nuances of polyamory and swinging, and the distinctive contrasts between open and monogamous relationships. It further examines the intersection of chronic illness, trauma history, and mismatched sex drives with non-monogamous partnerships, underscoring the vital role of trust and clear communication.Courtney also speaks candidly about the challenges couples may face in non-monogamous relationships, such as setting boundaries, crafting living contracts, and overcoming the stigma and scarcity mindset. The difference between cheating and non-monogamy is also discussed, offering listeners a fresh perspective on this often misunderstood topic.Towards the end, Courtney shares valuable recommendations, including the book "Ethical Slut", and introduces the Agape app, a tool designed to aid couples in enhancing communication. As the episode wraps up, listeners learn that Courtney is currently accepting new clients for sex therapy, providing an opportunity to benefit from her unique expertise.In this episode, enhance your understanding of consensual non-monogamy, gain a fresh perspective on relationship dynamics, and discover the healing power of open conversations and clear communication in fostering healthy, fulfilling relationships. Whether you're a therapist, a student, or just curious about the realm of non-monogamous relationships, this episode is a treasure trove of insights and knowledge.Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Delving into the Neuropsychology of ADHD, Autism, and Learning Disorders: A Chat with Dr. Karen Wilson
May 10 2023
Delving into the Neuropsychology of ADHD, Autism, and Learning Disorders: A Chat with Dr. Karen Wilson
In this insightful episode of Heal Your Roots Podcast, host Kira Yakubov is joined by Dr. Karen Wilson -  a Clinical Neuropsychologist, Director of West LA Neuropsychology, PC, the founder of ChildNEXUS.com. They delve into the complexities of children's mental health, discussing common learning disabilities, processing disorders, and the intricacies of diagnosing ADHD, Autism, and Learning Disorders in children. Dr. Karen explains the importance of neuropsychological evaluations, early detection of language-based issues, and the differences in how boys and girls present learning disabilities and Autism symptoms.Kira and Dr. Karen also explore the challenges parents and teachers face in identifying and addressing mental health issues in children, discussing the crucial role of gathering information from multiple sources and creating a neurocognitive profile for each child. They emphasize the importance of empowering the child and the whole family through understanding and intervention.The conversation also covers the overlap between Autism and ADHD and recommendations for school interventions and modifications. Dr. Karen sheds light on the impact of the frontal lobe on fine motor skills, the transition to independent living, and the importance of self-advocacy and self-care during the emerging adulthood period - particularly when going off to college. Finally, they discuss Dr. Karen's company, ChildNexus, and how it provides parents with reliable information and resources to navigate the world of children's mental health.Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Trust, Trauma, and Technology: An Intimate Chat with Emily Shaw, NP
Apr 26 2023
Trust, Trauma, and Technology: An Intimate Chat with Emily Shaw, NP
In this thought-provoking episode of the Heal Your Roots Podcast, we welcome Emily Shaw, a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychiatry, to discuss the evolving landscape of mental health and its connection to technology, intergenerational trauma, and family dynamics.We begin by exploring the infiltration of technology into the mental health field, examining its benefits and drawbacks for both practitioners and patients. Emily shares her insights on the increasing prevalence of stress and anxiety in young children and offers advice on how to engage in conversations about technology with kids.As the conversation shifts, we delve into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence and discuss the current limitations and potential future advancements in a computer's ability to read body language. Emily emphasizes the importance of self-care, especially in today's hustle culture, and how prioritizing mental well-being can make a significant difference in our lives.Next, we dive deep into the concept of intergenerational trauma, exploring its origins, implications, and why it matters for mental health. Emily sheds light on the complexities of relationship trauma and trust issues, as well as the role family dynamics play in the pathologizing of immigrants.Join us for this captivating discussion with Emily Shaw, NP, as we uncover the intricate connections between mental health, technology, and the traumas that shape our lives. Don't miss this episode of the Heal Your Roots Podcast – tune in now to learn, grow, and heal together.You can reach out to Emily at emily@emilyshawnp.com.Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Support Systems and Relationships: The Importance of Building and Maintaining Connections
Apr 12 2023
Support Systems and Relationships: The Importance of Building and Maintaining Connections
Join us for an insightful discussion with licensed social worker David Koppisch as we explore the topic of anxious attachment in men. Anxious attachment can manifest as a deep-seated fear of rejection and abandonment, leading to negative thought patterns and unhealthy behaviors in romantic relationships. We'll delve into how attachment styles differ based on gender and provide practical tips for working on an anxious attachment style. We'll also explore how our cultural and societal expectations of masculinity can impact attachment styles in men.Having a support system is crucial for maintaining healthy relationships, and we'll discuss the importance of building and maintaining connections with friends, family, and romantic partners. We'll offer insights into how to redirect your energy towards building healthier relationships and creating space for a different kind of connection. Additionally, we'll touch on the difference between grieving and resisting change and offer strategies for letting go of unresolvable differences.Tune in for a valuable and thought-provoking discussion on improving your mental health and relationships, as we provide practical strategies and mental health perspectives on navigating the complexities of anxious attachment, support systems, relationship dynamics, grieving and resisting change, and financial issues in relationships.Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Perinatal Mental Health: Overcoming Shame and Seeking Help
Mar 29 2023
Perinatal Mental Health: Overcoming Shame and Seeking Help
In this episode of Heal Your Roots Podcast, we sit down with therapist Nicole Bolognini, LCSW, PMH-C, owner of Skylands Wellness in New Jersey, to discuss various topics related to perinatal mental health. We start by asking Nicole how she became a therapist and what inspired her to specialize in perinatal mental health. We then delve into the most common issues associated with postpartum depression and what can make a birth experience traumatic for some.Nicole shares her insights on OCD in new moms and the impact of intergenerational attachment and childhood trauma on perinatal mental health. We also explore how having a child can open up past wounds and the importance of screening women after birth for anxiety and depression.Additionally, we discuss the complex relationship between postpartum depression and trauma and how to deal with insensitive comments from family and friends. We also touch on breastfeeding and the importance of doing what’s best for the whole family. This episode offers valuable information and practical tips for anyone struggling with postpartum mental health issues.**Trigger Warning**Before we get started, we want to issue a trigger warning. Today's episode includes a discussion of postpartum mood issues, which may include thoughts of harming oneself or others, as well as a discussion of miscarriage.We understand that these topics can be difficult to hear for some listeners, and we want to make sure everyone is aware before continuing. It's important to have open and honest conversations about maternal mental health and pregnancy loss, and we also want to prioritize the well-being of our audience.If you or someone you know is experiencing postpartum mood issues or has experienced a miscarriage, please know that you're not alone. Help is available, and seeking support is a sign of strength. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), and resources for pregnancy loss support can be found in the show notes.We encourage our listeners to prioritize their own mental health, and to seek help if needed. Thank you for listening.Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness
Breaking the Silence: Mental Health and First Responders with Majet Reyes, LPC
Mar 15 2023
Breaking the Silence: Mental Health and First Responders with Majet Reyes, LPC
Majet Reyes, LPC, delves into the idea of letting go of control in our lives. She discusses the challenges that arise from holding onto control, and the ways in which this can limit our ability to connect with others, experience joy and fulfillment, and grow as individuals. Drawing on her experiences working with first responders, Majet shares how the pressure to be strong and heroic can lead to trauma and burnout, highlighting the importance of self-care and vulnerability in maintaining one's well-being.Majet also emphasizes the power of taking a pause and building sustainable practices over time, rather than trying to make sweeping changes all at once. She explains how cultivating self-love and resilience can help us weather the ups and downs of life, and encourages listeners to explore these concepts in their own lives.Through her compassionate and insightful approach, Majet offers practical strategies and tools for navigating life's challenges, and reminds us of the importance of prioritizing our own well-being. Join us for an inspiring conversation on the power of letting go, and the possibilities that arise when we embrace vulnerability and self-love.**Trigger Warning**Before we begin, we want to issue a trigger warning. Today's episode includes a discussion of suicide and suicidal ideation. We understand that these topics can be difficult to hear for some listeners, and we want to make sure everyone is aware before continuing.We believe it's important to have open and honest conversations about mental health, but we also want to prioritize the well-being of our audience. If you feel like this episode might be triggering for you, we encourage you to take care of yourself first and foremost. There's no shame in stepping away and seeking support if you need it.If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors, please know that you're not alone. There are resources available to you, including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).Check out the rest of the Heal Your Roots Podcast episodes at our website.Learn more about Heal Your Roots Wellness