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Finding Weird is a podcast about exploring your innate creativity and learning that Weird is Wonderful! If you’ve been searching for the motivation to try something new and afraid of what others might think, this is the show for you. We’ll explore common barriers to self-expression, pleasant surprises in search of fun new hobbies, and hear from others who decided that now was the time to shrug off the stigma of mental health, square their shoulders, and get unabashedly Weird.
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Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 28! Today, I interviewed Chelsie Engle of Elite Enneagram Coaching. She approached me to preach the good word of the Enneagram. Though I had never heard of it despite being in social work and therapy circles, I was drawn in by her infectious energy. She also offered to complete an Enneagram typing session free of charge which, of course, sweetened the deal. After participating in that session, I was impressed by the complex and exhaustive information ...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 26! Today, I have a question – What is motivation? Better yet, what motivates you? Are you someone who enjoys getting the job done for the sake of completion? Or are you someone who enjoys the recognition of others for a job well done? Both of those things can be motivating, but differently for different people… and it’s important you know which one your brain prefers. Come along with us as we talk about what motivation is and the two main types: intr...
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2022-02-1401:19

Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 25! Today, I want to talk about how to practice being grateful and how this can help turn a troubled mind toward a more positive light. We often get bogged down in the day-to-day stress without taking time or inventory of the things that may be going our way. To play on a line from the Paw Patrol – “No stress is too big, and no gratefulness too small.” We’ll discuss a couple of techniques that you can try in just a few minutes a day that can train you...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 24! Today, I want to share with you my interview with co-creator Chris Burnside and voice talent Stephen Gogol, and Jordan Lopez from Dayton Writer’s Movement’s The Hidden People audio drama. I have to be honest that this interview almost brought me to tears because there is nothing more fun than sitting around with a bunch of hilarious, creative people. This interview is, as always, included in its entirety and we let the clock run on entertainment. ...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 23! Today, I want to share with you my interview with Dr. Kevin Payne, social psychologist, data scientist, author, teacher, and skydiver who took charge of his own happiness after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He decided to get back to a hobby that brought him joy and now has over 600 jumps in 3 years. He is an extremely knowledgeable person and very down to earth… ha! For next week, I was able to achieve some firsts for the podcast. ...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 22! Today, I want to share my interview with Lala Luzious, The Snack of the Twin Cities, local drag performer, host of the Snack Size podcast, journalist for the Twin Cities Gay Scene magazine, makeup artist, and show host of “Power” at the Black Hart of Saint Paul. She is also releasing her own book of poetry, "A Loitering Heart" in February and will be featured in a new web series, “It’s Not You” coming out this year. I’ll be honest, I am exhau...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 21! Today, I want to talk a little bit about thinking errors or cognitive distortions and the impact they can have on our day-to-day experience of the world. I took a list from the internet of 16 common thinking errors and we’ll explore what they entail. I will bet that you will recognize some of the common barriers to a more positive mindset. Stay tuned… this might be my version of Pokémon as I catch them all! Next week, we will be sitting down with ...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 20! Today, we will be sitting down with plant-based nutrition coach and host of the Win the Food Fight podcast, Michelle Vilseck, as we talk about nutrition for physical and mental health, how you may have been lied to your entire life about food, and how eating more vegetables can give you superpowers… ok, maybe not superpowers, but at least uncanny abilities to heal yourself. Next weeks topic is to be determined so keep a weathered eye on the horizo...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 19! Today is an extra special, super serious, holiday-themed episode! Not really… today is my day to thank you for your support and tuning in each week. I’ll give a quick recap of what we’ve achieved this year on the podcast and my dreams for where we will explore together in 2022. Don’t worry though, there will still be Dad Jokes this week to cringe at and enjoy.Next week, we will be sitting down with plant-based nutrition coach and host of the Win t...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 18! Today we sit down with author and blogger, N. Daniel, who just recently released a new book, Burn this City to the Ground, which chronicles his mental health recovery and development of a new friendship while living in Minneapolis during the riots over the murder of George Floyd. Don’t worry, this episode doesn’t stay too heavy as we then move on to discuss MMORPGs while taking a gut punch of nostalgia, and even talk about erotic roleplay in World...
Episode 17 - Me and YouTube

Episode 17 - Me and YouTube

2021-12-0501:06:50

Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 17! Today, we are going to be talking about starting your own YouTube channel as I sit down with Nathan Lockhart of the LockisLive Youtube channel and Expanded Thoughts Podcast. As I mentioned in last week’s teaser, he is literally half of my age, but has been working with YouTube for the last 7 years! He is a well of online media knowledge and a very impressive content creator. I’d say take a drink every time I mention his follower numbers, but...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 16! Today, we are going to be talking about professional wrestling and a myriad of topics as I sit down with Tom Morris of the Laust Saucecast who seems to have a mission to try everything once if he can. We talk about his impressive resume on both a business and recreational level and how professional wrestling is not only well-received, but a whole lot tougher than it looks.Next week, we will be sitting down with Nathan Lockhart of the LockisL...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 15! Today, we are going to be talking about hula hooping, fire-spinning, and other flow arts. We talk with Courtney Bussard of the Journey to Limitless podcast about how she decided to take up the hoops, light them on fire, and find both fitness and fun in the flames. She recently received her certification for life coaching and now helps others find their joy and purpose in life and business. Next week, we will be sitting down with Tom Morris of the ...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 14! Today, we are going to be talking about cycling. We talk with friend of the pod Matt Satterfield about his experience going from inquisitive beginner to trained long distance cyclist and how this has led him down a path of self-acceptance and love.Next week, we will be sitting down with Courtney Bussard, a certified life coach and host of the Journey To Limitless podcast who just so happens to hula hoop for fitness and mental health in her free ti...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 13! Today I want to talk to you about miniatures. No, not Warhammer 40K… although technically that would apply here… anyways. Today, we talk with Nyree Whittaker of the Stolen Our Hearts Podcast… proud ferret mom, miniature artist, and podcaster. Visit her Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/stolenourhearts. Next week, we will be sitting down with Matt Satterfield, friend of the pod and intense biker – think Wild Hogs, but way more Lycra and S...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 12! Today I want to talk to you about witchcraft – no not the kind you see on a Netflix original series – real life witchcraft which, surprisingly, many of us may be doing without even knowing it. Today we talk with Paige Shelly of the Tales with Twins Podcast. Next week, we will be sitting down with Nyree Whittaker, artist and podcaster who has a hobby that might be a tiny bit weird – she creates, trades, and sells dollhouse miniatures… did you catch...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 11! Today I want to talk to you about the art of fan fiction as we sit down with Todd Uebele, creator of the Coffee with Jesus podcast, and avid sci-fi and fantasy fan fiction writer. It’s legit, he’s on Goodreads! We talk about how he came to fan fiction writing and how it helps him process and progress his life. Next week, we will be sitting down with Paige Shelly, creator of the Tales with Twins podcast, and you know, typical mom. Oh, did I mention...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 10! Today I want to talk to you about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as we sit down with Nick Chernoff, co-founder of BJJ Pandas and co-creator of the BJJ Panda Journeys: Stories from the Mat podcast. We talk about the road that led him to BJJ and how this physical hobby helped him manage his mental health. Next week, we get even more nerdy and weird as we sit down with Todd Uebele, creator of the Coffee with Jesus podcast, and discuss, you guessed it – writing ...
Show Notes:Welcome back for Episode 9! Today we are featuring our first interview! I speak with the lovely and funny Rachel Jones-Wild from The Cynic's Guide to Hippy Shit.We talk about her life as a cynic AND practitioner of mindfulness (what?!) as well as her Star Trek fandom and taking up the saxophone as a hobby.**Reminder to listen ALL THE WAY to the end of this one :) **Next week, I will be interviewing Nick Chernoff creator of BJJ Panda Journeys: Stories from the Mat podcast. We’...
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