Video on coping strategies during COVID-19 pandemic
(French podcast coming soon!)
Welcome to the It’s OK to be Awesome Podcast, a mental wellness podcast for tweens & teens! Our mission is simple:
- Help you remember the amazing and important person that you are
- Help you understand yourself, your relationships with others and your power to create your reality.
- And to shed light on real life issues, like emotions, boundaries, failure, self-talk and more, so that you can grow and live more awesome-ly!
Episode 1 – You’ve Got the Power: How our Words Create our World
In this episode, we explore how our brains work (hint: they think in pictures, so it’s important to “say it the way you want it”), and we look at how to free ourselves from our past and tap into our true nature.
Episode 2 – How to Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life: Beliefs and Self-Talk
In this episode, we introduce a powerful strategy we can use to make positive changes in our lives, starting with our thoughts, and we talk about what beliefs are and the huge impact they have on us.
Episode 3 – Giving Up Perfectionism: Accepting Yourself Exactly as You Are
In this episode, we put the microscope on society’s beliefs about who we’re “supposed” to be and explore topics like looks, popularity and perfectionism. We also explore how to be authentic and live a life led by what lights us up.
Episode 4 – The Biggest Mirror Ever: Relationships and How They Help Us Grow
This episode looks at relationships as mirrors that tell us more about ourselves than anyone else. We discover why we’re sometimes triggered by other people, and how exploring those triggers can help us evolve.
Episode 5 – Happily Never After: Busting Relationship Myths and Discovering Your Self-Worth
This episode is all about dispelling popular myths about relationships, learning what relationships are really for, and finding out how they can help us grow. Get ready to learn to better know and love yourself!
Episode 6 – To Feel or Not To Feel: Befriending your Emotions
In this episode, we learn that emotions are messengers and that it’s important to feel them, rather than ignore them. We offer awesome tools that can help if you find yourself stuck in an emotion.
Episode 7 – The “F” Word (It’s Not What You Think): Understanding Fear and Anxiety
In this episode, we take a new perspective on fear, it’s intentions and why it isn’t as bad as we think. Some fun guests pop in to share a few strategies on dealing with fear and anxiety.
Episode 8 – Drop that Pickle: Forgiveness and Letting Go of Past Mistakes
In this episode, we talk about how important forgiveness is for our own happiness and freedom (keeping in mind that forgiving doesn’t mean that what someone did to us is okay). We also learn how to let go of things that have been weighing us down.
Episode 9 – YES! NO! I Don’t Know: Boundaries, Consent and Speaking Your Truth
This episode explores what boundaries are and why they’re important. We talk about how to create healthy boundaries and why consent matters. We remind you that your body is your own and that it’s okay to say no.
Episode 10 – There’s No Such Thing as Failure: Seeing Failure as Feedback
In this episode, we see that failure is not actually possible, because “failure” is an opportunity, not an ending. We also talk about the importance of flowing with life versus trying to control it.
Episode 11 – The Serious Business of Play: Ditching Busyness and Returning to Fun
In this episode, we talk about the magic of play, and how playing connects us with our true selves. We take a look at modern life, filled with technology and busy schedules, and suggest that reclaiming play might just be what saves us all!
Episode 12 – Alone Versus Lonely: Growing from Isolation
This episode looks at isolating times and how to see them as opportunities to get to know ourselves better, connect with our hearts on a deeper level, and show ourselves love. We also explore how to be alone without feeling lonely.