1 - So...who are you? An introduction

Hey all and welcome to the Embrace Your Weird Podcast!

In this episode, I'll tell you a bit about me, my past as a child actor, my decision to leave LA to find my true passion, as well as my current life as a writer...and a podcaster, apparently. I'll also cover why I am talking to you while crammed into a closet with my dog. 


Here are links to a few things mentioned in the podcast: 

Lulu Miller and Invisibilia

Olive my podcasting co-host

Mrs. Doubtfire

Independence Day

Matinee

The truly cringe-worthy Lifeline tv movie (Also sometimes called Reckoning, for some reason) has mostly disapeared, but someone actually compiled some clips on Youtube. 

The letter that Robin Williams wrote to my high school, requesting that they allow me to come back to school after filming 

You Look Like That Girl: a child actor stops pretending and finally grows up

Youtube beginner yoga class


The theme song is called “Beautiful” from the band Red Bird. Check them out live in Portland, Oregon, or online at RedBirdBand.com

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By the way, it turns out that it costs money to create a podcast - there are podcast hosting site costs and equipment, etc. I've decided not to accept advertisers for this first season of the Embrace Your Weird Podcast so if you would like to show your support, you can give just $10 below via Paypal to help with costs. And I might even send you a little Thank You something...

2 - Creativity and taming the Inner Critic

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Creativity is one of my favorite topics. The Inner Critic can be loud for all of us, regardless of whether or not you consider yourself to be a creative person. In this episode, I talk about some of my favorite ways to actually get creative work done and out into the world.


Here are links to a few of the things mentioned in the podcast: 

On Writing - Stephen King

11/22/63 - Stephen King

The Man in the Arena 

Bird By Bird - Anne Lamott

Shitty First Draft - from Bird By Bird

The Artist’s Way - Julia Cameron


The theme song is called “Beautiful” from the band Red Bird. Check them out live in Portland, Oregon, or online at RedBirdBand.com

Please subscribe to this show and leave a review on iTunes!

By the way, it turns out that it costs money to create a podcast - there are podcast hosting site costs and equipment, etc. I've decided not to accept advertisers for this first season of the Embrace Your Weird Podcast so if you would like to show your support, you can give just $10 below via Paypal to help with costs. And I might even send you a little Thank You something...

3 - Anxiety and depression and how to make life just a little easier

This is the topic that so many people have been asking me for. In this episode, I talk about my experience with anxiety and a panic disorder, and I also cover some of the most helpful tools that I have for managing anxiety and depression. 


Here are some of the links:

 This amazing depiction of my Amy & Cora was created by Serena love

This amazing depiction of my Amy & Cora was created by Serena love

I love thinking about the brain in terms of these two ladies - Amy and Cora. And of course, the brain is much more complex that this - and I’m no neuroscientist, but this is a more helpful, and more cute way to think about it. For more on the talented artist that created Amy and Cora for me, check out Serena Love

Insight Timer - download this free app and search for my name for guided meditations or listen online.

My workshops on anxiety management

Doctor’s letter for starting the conversation about anxiety/depression

Sun Salutation A - description of a simple practice you can do anytime.

My YouTube yoga class

On set of Night Court - just after my very first panic attack. I’m hiding it well. The bunny ears help.

 On the set of Night Court With Benny Grant

On the set of Night Court With Benny Grant


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The theme song is called “Beautiful” from the band Red Bird. Check them out live in Portland, Oregon, or online at RedBirdBand.com

By the way, it turns out that it costs money to create a podcast - there are podcast hosting site costs and equipment, etc. I've decided not to accept advertisers for this first season of the Embrace Your Weird Podcast so if you would like to show your support, you can give just $10 below via Paypal to help with costs. And I might even send you a little Thank You something...

4 - Mindfulness and meditation and why your brain is not special

People tell me all the time that they want to meditate, but they can’t because their brains are too busy. Yeah. Welcome to having a human brain. I really hate to tell you this, but your brain is not special. Let’s dispel some other meditation myths.

By the way, we do a guided mediation in this episode from to minute 30 to minute 36. So, in case you are in a car or another place where it’s not going to work for you to meditate - just skip ahead and come back to that part.


Here are some things that were discussed in the episode:

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The theme song is called “Beautiful” from the band Red Bird. Check them out live in Portland, Oregon, or online at RedBirdBand.com

By the way, it turns out that it costs money to create a podcast - there are podcast hosting site costs and equipment, etc. I've decided not to accept advertisers for this first season of the Embrace Your Weird Podcast so if you would like to show your support, you can give just $10 below via Paypal to help with costs. And I might even send you a little Thank You something...

5 - The old days: movies, acting, and being a quitter

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I spent a long time never talking about my old life as an actor, because it made me feel weird. My life has been pretty different than most other people’s lives and sometimes that feels like of awkward. It can change how people see me, and how people treat me. But since Embrace Your Weird is my thing now, I’m answering all your questions about my old acting life - from how schooling works for kid actors, to my favorite scenes to film to what happened when I ruined one of the funniest moments in Mrs. Doubtfire.



Please subscribe and rate this podcast on iTunes!

The theme song is called “Beautiful” from the band Red Bird. Check them out live in Portland, Oregon, or online at RedBirdBand.com

By the way, it turns out that it costs money to create a podcast - there are podcast hosting site costs and equipment, etc. I've decided not to accept advertisers for this first season of the Embrace Your Weird Podcast so if you would like to show your support, you can give just $10 below via Paypal to help with costs. And I might even send you a little Thank You something...

6 - Anxiety in relationship: an interview with my totally un-anxious husband

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I was pretty excited for this episode because I had a special guest. This podcast is an interview with my husband, Jeremy.

He has very little anxiety.

I have a lot of anxiety.

So we talk about how that works in a relationship.

We discuss introversion, the best ways to support an anxious person, and why a fire needs air.


Him and me. Then and now. It might be 17 years later, but we are still smiling like that.

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Please subscribe and rate this podcast on iTunes!

The theme song is called “Beautiful” from the band Red Bird. Check them out live in Portland, Oregon, or online at RedBirdBand.com

By the way, it turns out that it costs money to create a podcast - there are podcast hosting site costs and equipment, etc. I've decided not to accept advertisers for this first season of the Embrace Your Weird Podcast so if you would like to show your support, you can give just $10 below via Paypal to help with costs. And I might even send you a little Thank You something...