Monthly Archives: July 2017

SATT Podcast Interview: How to Find a Therapist and Deal with Harassment at Work

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Have you ever wondered how your perspective about mental health could be affected by your parents, culture, or the environment in which we grow up? As much as some of us, especially Americans, prefer to live by the idea of personal freedom and agency over our own actions, there is evidence that our environment and culture can influence our attitudes towards something as nebulous as mental health.

I’m pleased to share this discussion I had with Christina Ong, founder of “Seats At the Table” Podcast, about all of this:

  • How discrimination as a minority and person of color affects your self-esteem, and how to deal with it [2:02 – 7:10 min]
  • What it’s like to deal with denial and internal resistance of the need for therapy and mental health support  [9:09 – 11:50 min]
  • How my Asian cultural upbringing affected my perspective on therapy and mental health [12:00 – 12:45 min]
  • How to find a good therapist who is uniquely suited to you [13:55 – 18:45 min]
  • Practical ways to heal from depression and trauma, one day at a time [19:50 –  24:18 min]
  • How to deal with being harassed at work and stand up for yourself [24:25 – 30:15 min, 31:00 – 33:30 min]

Here’s a link to the interview on SATT.
Here’s the podcast on iTunes.

TheThirdWave Podcast Interview: How to Elevate Your EQ and Decrease Social Anxiety Using Microdosing

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Is Microdosing Right For You? This Entrepreneur’s Experiment May Help You Decide

In the realm of mental health and improving psychology, microdosing is a hot topic these days and has only recently re-emerged as a topic of open public dialogue, since psychedelics were banned in the United States in the 1960’s (that’s 50 years!).

Why is everyone talking about microdosing these days, and can it help you? Based on my 1-year experiment with microdoses of psilocybin “magic” mushrooms, I’d argue the answer is an emphatic “yes“.

In this interview, I discuss with CEO and founder of Third Wave and host of the Third Wave podcast Paul Austin various topics, including:

  • Why I took microdoses for a full year to understand the effect of psychedelics on my mental health and EQ
  • The different benefits that come with different dosages
  • Why I chose psilocybin mushrooms instead of LSD
  • How to tell whether you need microdoses or moderate doses of psychedelics to best promote your mental health

Link to the podcast interview on The Third Wave blog.
Link to The Third Wave Podcast on iTunes.