#167 Birth and Everything After with Caitlin Kean

To wrap up our Pregnancy Series, we’re talking to Real Life Mom Caitlin Kean (The Paper Year podcast) about pregnancy, birth, and all the unexpected complicated things that can happen after. From trouble with nursing to allergies to postpartum anxiety, Caitlin has amazing perspective and great advice on handling anything that comes your way as a new parent.

Links in this episode: The Paper Year podcast, Caitlin on Instagram, Information on Gestational Diabetes, Information on RhoGAM, Information on Tongue-Tie, Study on the relationship between lack of sleep and postpartum depression and anxiety, More on Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, More on the FDA-approved PPD drug, Park Slope Parents group



#157 Gym Anxiety

Lots of people feel anxious about going to the gym. What if I’m not wearing the right clothes? What if I don’t know how to do an exercise right and people notice? WHAT IF SOMEONE TALKS TO ME? Daphnie walks us through some common anxieties to help us find a gym life that feels comfortable and safe. Exercise is meant to lower your stress, not increase it!

Links in this episode: Our episodes on Form and Wellness for Every Body, Cute gear from Athleta and Girlfriend Collective, Joanna’s favorite workout capris under $30



#147 CBD

Everyone is talking about CBD. It’s exciting because it’s...weed...kind of? It feels a little illicit? But what is it really? It gets promoted as a miracle cure for everything, but is it even legal? Is it safe? Is it all just placebo effect? Daphnie and Joanna dig into the current research to try and clear the air.

Links in this episode: Articles Joanna used for research from the Harvard Kennedy School, NPR Shots blog, WebMD, and The New Yorker, Code Switch on marijuana and race, The New Republic on AA’s objection to using drugs to help drug addicts recover, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, Our episode about inflammation



#142 Therapy with Psychotherapist Lindsey Pratt

We’ve told our listeners to consider going to therapy a million times, but how do you figure out if therapy might be helpful to you? Psychotherapist Lindsey Pratt, LMHC, joins us to talk about signs that therapy might be useful, how to find a therapist that’s a good fit, how to break up with a therapist that isn’t working out, and (let’s be real) how to pay for it.

Links in this episode: Lindsey's individual practice website, Intuitive Healing Psychotherapy Practice website, Find a therapist anywhere in the country on Psychology Today, Find low-cost therapy options ($30-$50) on Open Path, NYC Mental Health resources

#135 Changing Negative Self-Talk

The way we talk to ourselves matters. Whether it’s about our bodies, our jobs, or our relationships, negative self-talk feels productive but actually keeps us from the things we want out of life. Daphnie brings us tools for changing our negative self-talk into thought patterns that are productive and healthy, while still acknowledging the pain that fuels those harmful thoughts in the first place.  

Links in this episode: Heart and Brain comics, Free meditation app, Jezebel on how to find a therapist, Radiolab episode about VR Freud

#099 Emotional Eating

Lots of us identify as Emotional Eaters, but what does that really mean? How can we get more in touch with our hunger cues without being controlling about food? Daphnie walks us through how to think about emotional eating outside the context of weight loss and offers tips and tricks for becoming more aware of our habits.

Links in this episode: Past guest Christy Harrison's podcast Food Psych, Our episode on Mindful Eating, Refinery29 on Emotional Eating, NAMI mental health resources

#093 Exercise: Why Bother?

Lots of people don’t exercise. You might be one of them. (Don’t worry, there are a lot of you.) In this episode, we’re going to try and convince you that it’s worth your time. Already exercising? We’re going to tell you which workouts are worth your time and which workouts are like tossing your time and energy down the drain. Plus, we discover a remarkable crouton in “Best Choice”.

Links in this episode: Our "Stress" episode, Mayo Clinic on Exercise and Depression, Fitness Blender free online workout videos, Daphnie’s HIIT It! classes