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Beyond Well · Feb. 26, 2020

Mitchell Jackson/Race, Rage, and Kobe

FEATURING: Mitchell Jackson
TAGS: Discrimination, Equity, Inclusiveness, Poverty, Race

Mitchell’s ascent from drug runner to prison inmate to a literary phenom is a reflection of his deep study and thinking on topics ranging from black history to Kobe’s lasting legacy on young black men in America.

By leann

An Ongoing Conversation About Identity

Mitchell Jackson is an American author. His critically acclaimed book, Survival Math earned its title as Mitchell recalled calculating what it would take to survive the poverty stricken neighborhood of North Portland and the friends and family members who had become thugs, murderers, and drug dealers.

Mitchell’s ascent from drug runner to prison inmate to a literary phenom is a reflection of his deep study and thinking on topics ranging from black history to Kobe’s lasting legacy on young black men in America.

We invite Mitchell to @BeyondWell to regularly discuss race, rage, and how to stay sane in some of the craziest times in American history.

Beyond Well · Feb. 24, 2020

Scott the Painter Returns

FEATURING: Scott Erickson
TAGS: Loneliness, Performance Art, Recovery

On Loneliness, Connection and Finding Meaning in the Darkest Days.

By leann

On Loneliness, Connection and Finding Meaning in the Darkest Days

Scott the Painter (Scott Erickson) is one of Beyond Well’s favorite guests, both for his refreshing candor regarding his personal suffering but also because his visual art, stories and his performance art resonate with tens of thousands of young people who are tired of staring at their phones and want to find deeper connection.

In this episode, we talk with Scott about loneliness versus spending time alone, connecting during the darkest days of winter, and Scott’s personal wellness routine.

Beyond Well, Doctors Only · Feb. 14, 2020

Desire, Intimacy, and Finding Your Love Language

FEATURING: Dr. Brian Goff, Dr. Angela Izmirian
TAGS: Intimacy

Dr. Brian Goff and Dr. Angela Izmirian (sitting in for Dr. Jenna LeJeune), talk about what it takes to make a great relationship.

By Jenna LeJeune

Dr. Brian Goff and Dr. Angela Izmirian (sitting in for Dr. Jenna LeJeune), talk about what it  takes to make a great relationship. If you want to give something sexy to your partner but  cringe at the idea of a hallmark cards or flowers, share this episode. It will spur the kind of communication that even Cupid would approve of.

Beyond Well · Feb. 13, 2020

The Hearing Voices Approach in Everyday Care

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Mark Lipman
TAGS: Hearing Voices, Mental Health

Mark Lipman is a musician, an Expressive Therapist, and an Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts.

By Sheila Hamilton

Mark Lipman is a musician, an Expressive Therapist, and an Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts.

In 2017, he completed training to be an Hearing Voices facilitator, and he uses the values and ethos of the HVN as a compass in his work in psychiatric hospitals and in his own private practice. Having personal experience as a client at different levels of the mental health system, he knows how important it is to maintain a person’s dignity and choice in their own treatment.

He infuses his experientially educated perspective and understanding of holistic and narrative approaches to health into his work.

Beyond Well · Feb. 11, 2020

Lindy Gets Political on Trump, Fat Shaming, and Activism

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Lindy West
TAGS: Body Positivity, Feminism, Politics

Lindy West is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Shrill.

By Sheila Hamilton

Lindy West is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (2016, Hachette Books) as well as the brand new essay collection The Witches are Coming (2019, Hachette Books). In 2018 she wrote and executive produced Shrill as a half-hour comedy for Hulu, which just wrapped its second season.

With frequent collaborators Ahamefule J. Oluo and Charles Mudede, she wrote and executive produced Thin Skin, an independent feature film, currently in post-production, and she and Oluo are writing a script for Shonda Rhimes’s upcoming Netflix anthology series Notes on Love.

Beyond Well · Feb. 3, 2020

Finding Connection Through Your Darkest Moments

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Israel Nebeker
TAGS: Anxiety, Depression

Israel Nebeker is the founder of Blind Pilot and a singer/songwriter whose music now reaches millions of fans.

By Sheila Hamilton

We are starting 2020 by taking a look back at a few of our favorite shows from 2019. This show was originally released in November of 2019. It features special guest Israel Nebeker.

He is the founder of Blind Pilot and a singer/songwriter whose music now reaches millions of fans. In this episode, Israel talks about confronting one of the darkest periods of his life by wandering into the Black Forest in Germany—with no path to follow and not sure if he would ever find his way out. It was only by confronting his loneliness, his fear, and his belief that he was powerless to change the dynamic that he experienced a significant awakening. 

This interview was voted one of our favorites by the Beyond Well Team because of how open, authentic and vulnerable.

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