Happy to Fail
A Conversation about Suicide

A Conversation about Suicide

November 2, 2020

Loneliness, negative experiences, lack of hope and other factors may lead to someone thinking about suicide. We understand many people can feel uncomfortable speaking about the topic as we've been taught to not speak about it. In this episode Juan and Ana have a lengthy conversation about the contributing factors that could lead to suicidal thoughts, and share strategies to support someone during this process.

Note: This episode features examples of situations involving suicide. If you do not feel emotionally comfortable about the topic we suggest you listen to our initial episodes of this season instead. We completely understand.

Need support? Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255

 

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Finding Inner Peace

Finding Inner Peace

October 19, 2020

Inner Peace is something that I aspire to achieve daily as it helps me think clearly and prevents negative situations from deeply affecting me. In this episode I share what is inner peace and react to a few articles that have helped me rediscover myself and maybe the can help you too!

Articles referenced in the episode:

1) How to find Inner Peace in 4 Simple Steps (HackSpirit.com)

2) How to Bring Inner Peace Into Your Life (PositivityBlog.com)

 

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Inpatient Treatment: Sharing Experiences, Benefits, Challenges and Supporting Families

Inpatient Treatment: Sharing Experiences, Benefits, Challenges and Supporting Families

October 5, 2020
Inpatient Treatment can be beneficial for those experiencing mental health challenges that could put them at risk, but we understand the fears, concerns and stigma associated with it. 
 
In this episode Juan and Ana share experiences about the topic, including engaging with families, possible emotional pressure and long-term results regarding inpatient treatment.
 

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What Recovery Means to Me

What Recovery Means to Me

September 21, 2020

Let's celebrate Recovery Month by sharing what recovery means to us! In this episode I speak about what it means to me, and the concern I have about how social media has begun to disconnect us in ways that can jeopardize our recovery and wellness if we're not careful. 

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Connecting with Your Therapist

Connecting with Your Therapist

September 7, 2020

Connecting with a therapist creates an opportunity to open up about our thoughts, fears and concerns. It can be an intimidating process, especially if you haven’t gone through the experience before. In this episode we share our stories of engaging and connecting with therapists. Ana Conde speaks of her experiences providing therapy with families. We also share strategies and ideas that could possibly help you in this healing journey!

 

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Remembering Positive Experiences

Remembering Positive Experiences

August 31, 2020

In a time where we can easily feel overwhelmed, remembering positive experiences from our past helps us relax, smile and remind ourselves of those special moments that reduced our anxiety. In this episode, Juan shares why something as simple as a donut helps him reconnect with memorable moments from his past. He also talks about other activities that help him practice mindfulness.

 

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Healing from Trauma

Healing from Trauma

August 24, 2020

Negative events from our past can be difficult to overcome as just thinking about them can remind us of the fears we once had. In this episode Ana and Juan have a conversation about what it’s like to heal from traumatic experiences, the challenges and positive results that can come from this process.

 

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Digital Fatigue

Digital Fatigue

August 17, 2020

The pandemic has provoked a change in our culture, lifestyle and how we work. This has led to the use of apps such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and others to connect, work, collaborate, hangout, celebrate birthdays and even weddings! This can lead to digital fatigue which can make things VERY challenging and exhausting. In this episode I share how digital fatigue has affected my lifestyle and what I’ve been doing to overcome it!

 

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Minimizing Our Emotions

Minimizing Our Emotions

August 10, 2020

How do you feel when you share your fears and feelings with someone else and they minimize or invalidate how you are feeling? Our culture and stigma related to mental health can make it very challenging to be open about our feelings. In this episode I’m joined by Ana Conde who shares her experiences and we talk about how minimizing and invalidation has affected our lives.

 

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Holding Ourselves Accountable (Season 2 Premiere)

Holding Ourselves Accountable (Season 2 Premiere)

August 3, 2020

Being held accountable involves having a honest conversation with ourselves and recognizing our mistakes, and that maybe we haven’t been practicing self care as much as we should have. Holding ourselves accountable gives us the opportunity to learn from our past in preparation for a better future. This is the first episode of the second season of Happy to Fail!

 

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