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  • You know how when someone asks "How are you?" you just say "Fine,” even if you’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day? “Terrible, Thanks For Asking” is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both. From American Public Media.
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  • May 12 2022

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    13 mins
  • May 10 2022

    Our language surrounding mental illness has evolved a lot over the past couple of decades … to a point. There are still some mental illnesses that exist outside of the bounds of most people’s understanding and compassion, that are not so easily accepted and are really scary to people who don’t have them. Illnesses that make the person seem “crazy,” where people might not want to associate themselves with you. Today’s guest -- Brettina -- has one of those.

    Resources:

    “Why Borderline Personality Disorder is Misdiagnosed” from NAMI 

    Building a Life Worth Living by Marsha Linehan

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    41 mins
  • May 3 2022

    Some holidays are just more loaded than others, depending on our individual experiences. When you’re grieving the loss of your mother — either because they’ve died or because you don’t have a relationship with them — what the heck are you supposed to do with a holiday like Mother’s Day? 

    When a listener reached out to Nora after their mom died to ask for advice on moving forward, Nora decided to tap into the Terrible Rolodex of accidental grief experts … past TTFA guests and listeners and friends of the pod who have been there.

    Special thanks to Kate Spencer, Jessica Pearce Rotondi, Kari Harbath, Megan Palmer, Danielle Henderson, Dani Shapiro, Dr. Anna Roth, and TTFA Listeners Jeremy, Shana, and Analisa.

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So genuine and relatable

While centered around death/tragedy, this is so uplifting. A great listen for all moods. Simply beautiful.

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I absolutely LOVE this.
It's raw and it's real and I'm thankful to have found it.