Jaclyn Brown and is a mental health and wellness advocate and her experience comes from over 20 years of battling both depression and anxiety. She has learned to manage her illness, and she wants to help you manage yours as well.
In this special episode of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with my wife, Jaclyn, to talk about my recent diagnosis with depression, how that’s changed me, what I’m doing to cope with it, and more.Topics on the menu include:The symptoms I was experiencing in the lead-up to the diagnosisWhat made me seek help, as opposed to continuing to deal with it aloneHow my life has changed since that first diagnosisAre the therapy sessions and medications I’m on a quick fix?What advice I’d give for anyone suffering the same symptomsSettle back for an open and honest conversation between my wife and I as we talk about something that still isn’t discussed as much as it should be.Connect with Jaclyn:Mental Health and MeMental Health and Me on PinterestMental Health and Me on InstagramMental Health and Me podcastMental Health and Me on Facebook (private group)Contact me: danny@podcasterstories.comMy equipment:Rode PodmicFocusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd GenTRITON AUDIO Fethead In-Line Microphone PreampDenon DJ HP-1100 Over Ear HeadphonesRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop FilterRecommended resources:Captivate.fmAweber email marketingSquadCast remote interviewing
One of the things that doesn't get spoken about often enough is the loneliness that can be felt when downsizing and starting over.This doesn’t necessarily need to be the kind of loneliness that you’re completely off-grid, or you have no friends, or you’ve left family and all you know behind.No, it’s more about the loneliness of simple things that you may have taken for granted, or maybe didn’t put as much thinking into before making the move.In episode two of A Downsized Life, I talk about:[01:29] Missing simple social gatherings when downsizing[02:12] Missing the convenience of things to do within walking distance of your home[04:37] The incredible darkness that northern Ontario offers[06:14] Why loneliness can be a good thingListen in as Danny shares his thoughts on these challenges, and what comes next in our journey to downsize our lives.Contact us: danny@adownsized.lifeMentioned on the show: Dan KnaussToronto FC soccer clubTalking with my wife about depressionOur equipment:Samson Q2U Dynamic MicRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop Filter
After two months of making the move from a large Canadian City to a small town three hours north, we're discovering little things that we may not have expected.Our original goals, for example, included less clutter, less stress, and a happier lifestyle overall. While that's definitely still the case, and we haven't really been disappointed so far, not everything is quite working out as planned, so far.In episode one of A Downsized Life, I talk about:How the less clutter goal isn't quite being metWhat this means for our stress levelsUnexpected purchases, and what that means with regards our plansThe longer winter, and its impact on usThe challenges of keeping two young kids entertained while still needing to workListen in as Danny shares his thoughts on these challenges, and what comes next in our journey to downsize our lives.Contact us: danny@adownsized.lifeOur equipment:Samson Q2U Dynamic MicRockJam MS050 Adjustable Mic Suspension BoomDragonpad Pop Filter
A Downsized Life shares our journey as we look to live a simpler life, away from the everyday stresses of living in a big city, and all that entails.Join us as we share lessons learned, successes earned, and everything in-between. You'll hear from myself and my wife Jaclyn, as we take the plunge and move three hours north of our old home, friends, and more, and how we adapt (or don't).You'll also hear from our two young kids occasionally, and what the move and new life means to them - the ups, the downs, the somewhere in the middle.While we may not have all the answers, we promise we'll give our honest feedback and thoughts about making this move yourself, and hopefully help you along the way.
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Dec 8th, 1981
Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
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1 hour, 58 minutes
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