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Above Ground Podcast

By: Will Foley Tim Parent
  • Summary

  • Every Wednesday, Will Foley and TPP have open, raw conversations on mental health, mental illness and everything on its spectrum. Stomping the stigma’s one conversation at a time. Two not so ordinary dudes sharing their stories, opinions and tools to be well, be safe and be Above.
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  • Nov 23 2022

    “The barrier to introspection is self-awareness “says Kim Egel ,our guest for this week’s Above Ground Podcast, episode one hundred eighty. Kim chats with the guys about her path into the mental health field as a therapist in San Diego, California. Kim looks to empower and provoke change in her clients. Time to start walking the path with Kim Egel.

    With no self-awareness you will not ask yourself questions about who you are. The only way to learn is to ask questions and acquire the answers. When the journey of a thousand miles begins it is best to have at least a general understanding of where you are headed or you will get lost. You can never plan the entire trip, but by asking about your direction helps you get back on course. 

    Kim’s fascination with people started very early and she learned that she could make a career out of helping individuals discover who they really are. Walking the path is a continuous process. But how do we start to feel our uncomfortable feelings and sit with them. 

    Just start toward where you would like to head, but don’t lose your curiosity about where you are headed. Kim has more than twenty years of experience and was doing this job before covid and now post covid and the world has changed every where.  Kim’s approach is very person-centered and works within the humanity of the individual. 

    Kim’s practice weaves a tapestry of modalities, a sort of extension of who she is just like her endeavors of jewelry, photography and blogging. Please check Kim out at any of these links. 






    Thanks for listening to episode one hundred eighty. Please continue to follow and share the content with anyone who can use the hope and connection. 

    Please but the guys a coffee or two and help keep the curation of hope rolling at


    Check out TPP’s new book, Never Underestimate the Power of You at Amazon 


    Check out Will’s latest single, Memoir (Despair &Mayhem) on YouTube, Spotify or Apple Music


    Until next may the force be with you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and Stay Above.

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    1 hr and 3 mins
  • Nov 16 2022
    Anchors can hold your boat safe in harbor or hold you back from sailing the wild sea. Anchors often collect debris from the ocean bottom or they can make a home for sea life. They can be raised by ferocious storms and tossed away like it never meant a thing or hold clossal steamers within the chop. Anchors represent up and down. My anchor helps stabilize me from the storms and tribulation and return to shore.  This week episode one seventy nine of Above Ground Podcast is all about anchors. What holds us where we need to be? Which ones need to be raised in order to chart a new course? Through a relationship, a career change, grief, death or a mental health challenge. Anchors take strength and response to move or raise. Quint wouldn't put on a life jacket ever again, but I suggest you take my example of putting one on, in order to stay bouyant in the stormy seas. Take a deep breath.  It's heavy and the willingness to harness the energy of raising up and setting out to sea can be an amazing act of empowerment or can cause us to fall into deep despair and give our energy over to the dark night of the soul. Face your darkness like every hero does. Become an explorer and learn the terrain of your heart, mind and emotions. Anchors up, time to set sail and chase the sun. Never Underestimate the Power of You, has hit the streets and is available to order from Amazon. We all have mental health and we have the ability to improve. Maybe it is time we start paying more attention to it and the impacts it has on our daily living. You, the reader have the power to change who you are and who you choose to become. This book is a guide written by a person who embarked on the healing journey—a journey that you too can begin, when you are ready, TPP will be a voice to guide you.  When you are curious about what healing can bring into your life but you don't know where to start. It's time to believe in yourself and the future you can create. Never Underestimate the Power of You, because life is a DIY project.   Huge shout out to Capital Region Living Magazine for the podcast plug in the Holiday 2022 issue. Thanks to Abby Tegnelia for making it happen. She will be a guest on a future episode. Thanks to all of you for listening as we roll closer to celebrating four years of throwing stigma into the pit and cleaning the floor with it. Follow, like, rate, review and share. Until next week get well, be safe, stay Above.   https://www.buymeacoffee.com/abovegroundpod https://abovegroundpodcast.net https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKn_Suc7apr3VIO1iX65cBg?app=desktop https://www.facebook.com/abovegroundpodcast https://twitter.com/abovegroundpod https://www.instagram.com/abovegroundpodcast/ https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/abovegroundpodcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/above-ground-podcast/id1476950544 https://open.spotify.com/show/7ogZ00r2sYwC0unlEwcJ5w?si=-ioYxi_dSiuDMLOV_x9qFg&dl_branch=1 https://podcasts.google.com/feed/ https://castbox.fm/channel/Above-Ground-Podcast-id2561617?country=us https://www.audible.com/pd/Above-Ground-Podcast-Podcast/B08K564DM3 http://www.willfoley.net/#music https://open.spotify.com/track/5ojjY0hMcefCfcwDFhAZWn?si=f0058da3d7ec483e&nd=1 https://youtu.be/QjfwOJ_Szj0 Memoir (Despair & Mayhem) [feat. Kevin Maloney] - Single by Will Foley https://music.apple.com/us/album/memoir-despair-mayhem-feat-kevin-maloney-single/1569777715    
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    31 mins
  • Nov 9 2022

    Recovery is never a straight line. Things we do to comfort ourselves can create the most uncomfortable outcomes. But us humans can overcome even the most difficult situations and with good bones we can reanimate the animal within.

    Welcome to episode one seventy eight of Above Ground Podcast. This week we are joined by Mike Langone. Mike is the singer for Nippertown based band Black Belt Jones, the promoter of Upstate Punk Rock Flea Market and the bone artist behind Odds, Sweet Things and Dead Ends.

    "You can't focus so much on why, it's more like how I can make things better", says Langone about his struggles with addiction. Langone made his way to Nippertown via the Lower East Side of Manhattan more than twenty years ago. 

    Langone took his experience and turned it into a career. First as a CASAC (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) and now as a Housing Specialist for an Albany, NY based non-profit who helps the homeless population. 

    Langone expresses how much his life has changed from living the life of an addict. His vulnerability and choosing to live has provided him a way to stay busy as an artist of the living and the dead. 






    Thanks for listening to this week's episode of Above Ground Podcast. We are grateful to have you here and we cherish being the "curators of hope". 

    TPP will be releasing his new book, Never Underestimate the Power of You, via Amazon very soon. Please follow our socials for all the updates and a link to order. Until next week, get well, be safe, stay ABOVE.




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    52 mins

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