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Julie Coraccio 0:01
Today on Clear Your Clutter inside now, we’re talking about mental health. What’s the connection between our physical stuff? And our state of mind? How can you be more aware of what you’re really feeling? Do you feel alone and your depression or anxiety? Learn about becoming more aware of your mental health as we continue our month focusing on interviews? Do you control your clutter? Or does your clutter control you? Unclear your clutter inside now, we’ll teach you awareness as well as action steps to create change in your life. Come on, let’s get started. This episode is kind of special because this podcasts, interviews writers and their struggles with mental health, and I am a firm believer. Writing has been such a huge part of my life. Always, I always read I always wrote. And that was one of the reasons I was so excited to publish books, because I’ve believed I wanted to do it. I know I wanted to do it for so long. And it was a big deal to me. And once I got over that hurdle of like, Oh, I’ve got to have a publishing house. And, you know, I’m grateful as much as they annoy me with someone like Amazon, and other platforms that allow me to reach people that maybe wouldn’t have ever heard of me. And if you’ve been listening a long time, you know, I really keep it real, and share my struggles with you. But this is a little bit of a different conversation around my mental health challenges. And I talk a little bit more about my depression and anxiety. And if you’ve been listening, especially for a long time, you know, I’ve been doing new which has been really great. But with everything was going off, my mother just has completely gotten me off track. So it was one of those things I just have to accept. If eating Sue’s my anxiety, if everything’s going on, that’s okay. Like, you know, eventually everything will get back on track and and sometimes you can only do you can only do and so Randy Lee, Bo’s law, and I hope I’m pronouncing that right. But she is super passionate. She’s from Canada, and she is doing a great job of addressing mental health. Her podcast is called writer die. She’s also on YouTube. She is passionate about talking about mental health with authors. And I just think it’s great. It’s a very, I think she’s a one of a kind. I don’t know anyone else doing a podcast like that. And I hope that you will check it out. I interviewed did an interview a couple months ago, I feel so strongly about this topic that we need to have more conversations around it and taking the stigma away. One of the reasons I really keep it real is I want two people to see one you can change and grow, you can become whole again and to not feel like you’re alone, because when someone share struggles, then that allows others to open up about their struggle. So sit back and enjoy my conversation with Randy Lee.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 3:20
And welcome to the right or die show. I am your host Randy Lee Boz law. Today I am talking to Julie Coraccio. Welcome, Julie, super excited to have you on the show.
Julie Coraccio 3:32
I am excited to be here. And I love
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 3:35
it. So before we hit record, we were discussing Julie’s background which is beautiful. And discussing how I match now cuz it’s all green.
Julie Coraccio 3:43
Yeah, we do green is good. And the day after earthday. So eco friendly. Oh, there
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 3:48
you go. And this is the mental health color on the ribbon. Oh,
Julie Coraccio 3:52
I did not know that. Thank you. Yes.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 3:54
This is why I was on a giant hunt for green lipstick. It was extremely difficult to find. I had to order it off Amazon because I found one company that had it but they did not ship to Canada. So
Julie Coraccio 4:08
yeah, that’s I did not. I saw blue the other day.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 4:11
Yes. I love my blue lipstick to I like to mix it up. But the green is that was the reason behind finding the green and working very hard to find the green. Gotcha. Well, good
Julie Coraccio 4:22
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 4:23
I have. I have a light purple coming in soon to purple for spring. There you go. Yep. So enough about me and my beautifully colored lips. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Julie Coraccio 4:36
So my name is Julie Coraccio. I started my business in 2009. It was called Healing Through organization and I was in a crazy job and it was crazy town and I said What can I do that I can support myself. But I can also help people make a difference. And so I came up with organization and then I started my business and then for a while I had an international internet TV show called reawaken your brilliance. And I would interview body mind spirit experts. And so as I’m doing this, and as I’m working with clients, I have this aha moment that it’s more about the clutter, and less the organizing. And so that was my kind of like, oh, I need to learn more and coach and I’m doing coaching and let’s get certified. And so then I changed my never recommend this Never change your business name, it’s a pain in the butt. Then I changed it to reawaken your brilliance, and have been, like I said, started in 2009. I’ve written 14 books, I’ve done some classes, I also host a podcast, Clear Your Clutter inside now. So what gets me excited in the morning is helping people clear their clutter. And that’s the metaphor I use. Because a lot of times when you think of clutter, you think of the physical stuff. Yeah, so much more than that. And mental clutter is, you know, I know we’re going to talk about today. But that’s just one aspect.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 5:52
Yeah. I actually during COVID, because I mean, we’re stuck at home, I think a lot of us, myself included, have been going to our clutter, and go, Whoa, all that junk that just sits there collects dust and serves no real purpose in our life.
Julie Coraccio 6:09
Exactly. And you know, it’s interesting, some people been able to do that. But some have struggled and not been able to do that, you know, and there’s definitely a mental and emotional and sometimes a spiritual component behind that. But you know, they talk about in Fung Shui, which is the energy of your home. Any function a person will tell you right off the bat Clear Your Clutter. Yes, you want to change your life, Clear Your Clutter.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 6:31
I’ve been doing that slowly, but it is, it’s not an easy thing, especially I used to be, I used to be pretty broke. I’m not rolling in the dough right now. But I’m not really broke. And so I would say Oh, well, I might need this, right. And if I throw it out, then I have to go buy it, I don’t have the money to go buy it. So I need to keep this. And then I keep this and this and this and this. And then you I just accumulated a whole bunch of clutter. And now that again, not rolling in it but enough that if I really needed whatever that object was, I could go out and buy it again. Because I look at this object and go I have not touched you in like a year. Do I really need it? Probably not. And if I really, really super do it another year or two, I’ll just buy a new one.
Julie Coraccio 7:22
But to me, I would say that’s very common that people are like, I’m going to let something go. And then five minutes later, I need it. Now I have a couple thoughts. One, you create your reality. So if you think you’re going to need it five minutes later you are. But what I always say to that is can you trust that you’ll get what you need when you need it? Oh, I like that. So if we let it go, you know, maybe you don’t have to own it. But maybe you can borrow it from your new neighbor that just moved in? Or you’re like, wow, you know what neighbor move in, though you might be borrowing something? Yeah, you know, but to get into that mindset. And again, if we create our reality and our thoughts, create things, and okay, I’m going to get taken care of, so I’m not going to worry about it.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 8:01
I like that. That’s great thinking. And I actually talked to another guest on the show, because we both had 100 year old house houses. And of course, 100 year old houses do not have lots of closet space, because you didn’t have a lot of stuff back then. Right. So that’s kind of another one of the reasons I needed to declutter, because just accumulating things. I mean, I got kids, so you accumulate a whole bunch of toys, and now that they’re teenagers go what do we do with these toys? Because you don’t need them anymore? Um, but yeah, you accumulate the stuff and without having cupboards it’s very obvious. We have more than we need.
Julie Coraccio 8:38
Yeah. Especially in developed nations. Yeah, you know, it’s different in other parts of the world. But but that also drives into consumerism, because what are we told day in and day out? We’re told it on TV, we’re told on magazine, we have to success, in quotes is defined by how much we have for many people. Yeah, not everyone. But yeah, but that’s, I think, is a large part of the drive behind it. You know, I think one of the good things about COVID Is it made people maybe some people stop and think and is this Wow, let’s reevaluate.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 9:10
Yeah, yeah, that’s what it did for me. So like I said, rearranging the house, getting rid of stuff, starting the channel, following passions. Looking at the benefits of what it brought, it did bring a lot of hardships for a lot of people. But, you know, I tried positives out of there. So what kind of mental health struggles have you dealt with in your past or present?
Julie Coraccio 9:35
depression and anxiety? And I learned a long time ago, I’ll never forget, I was living in Los Angeles. And because I wrote it in a nicer way and something that I was working on, but depression is anger toward anger. turn inwards. And that was a big aha moment for me. And for me, that rings true. Yeah. So and I would think, I think I’m saying this correctly. I think depression Anxiety are the same side of the coin are different sides of the coin, but are very similar. And I want to, I want to share an aha moment about anxiety because I’ve had a lot of anxiety recently I was talking with someone, and and it kind of goes to the same thing of depression being anger toward turned inwards is that anxiety, we get anxiety when we don’t express ourselves. Okay? When you start to get anxiety, what is it that you need to say? Or do which I thought, Ah, so I’ve been contemplating that and chewing that around in my brain, and I just wanted to share it with you and your listeners and viewers.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 10:35
So just this week, I have been feeling very anxious, having a lot of anxiety. And it was because I had something I needed to say. And I was really scared to say it didn’t know how it would be received. And so what words is it that I can use? And eventually, I just actually didn’t say it, I wrote it, because that is my best way of dealing with things. And the anxiety just dissipated. So it’s amazing that you bring up that point, because I literally just did that yesterday, and finally felt relief.
Julie Coraccio 11:18
Right? Well, it was an aha moment for me. Wow. That’s why I wanted to share it because I’m like, I’m betting that that’s gonna support someone else who needs to hear that
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 11:26
and have it that way?
Julie Coraccio 11:29
Not at all, I wouldn’t have thought of that either. And I’m talking about I talk, I’ve talked before, multiple times about feeling your feelings and expressing yourself. But I never connected it with anxiety, until someone said, gave me that perspective. So I was like, wow, so that’s a good thing to check in with yourself, if you’re feeling anxious. And you know, maybe it’s even to express you know what, I’m afraid right now. I’m scared, right? It doesn’t have to be some like conch, you know, like, it’s I’m blah, blah, blah, blah, all this detail, just like I’m afraid and Okay, now to express that.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 12:01
Yeah, wow, that, you know, within the first 10 minutes of the show, he just gave me an aha moment. And I love it. Thank you. Because now next time I’m feeling that way, I can kind of stop and think about that. Because, yeah, looking back, I think all of the times that I’ve been really, really anxious, have been around times that I’ve needed to say something, but was scared to say it.
Julie Coraccio 12:26
Well, I want to share another tip, then, and maybe this will help you. So I haven’t had them and in years, but I went through a period where I had panic attacks. And, you know, unless you’ve had them, it’s kind of hard to describe. But you know, I had to go to a thought I was having a heart attack the other day, and the doctor was like, Do you think it’s a panic attack? And I said, Nope, I know what a panic attack is been there done that this is definitely not what’s going on. And so what someone said to me is, if you like when you and it’s are having a panic attack, it’s like you’re literally leaving your body. You’re not grounded, you’re not in your body. So they said if someone’s there, have someone hug you. It’s because kind of contain you and your body to help bring you back to bring down your anxiety and your panic. And if you don’t have someone there to wrap this blanket tightly around yourself. So thank goodness, I haven’t had one. But if it comes up again, the first thing you know, I did it when someone told me I’d say to my husband, just hold me just grab me. And how can that help bring it down?
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 13:22
Oh, that is a great tip to keep up in my noggin. Yes.
Julie Coraccio 13:28
And I think that is important that we have tips are we I’m a big fan of writing everything down or writing a list. Because in the moment when we’re overwhelmed, or we’re anxious, we can think or for depressive, hey, I have this list. What can help me get out of this? What can help me move forward? Then I don’t have to think I can look and just do.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 13:47
Yeah, exactly. You just pick something and it can be a list of things that you already know work for you. Because that’s the other thing is not every type of coping skill is going to work for every person. You have to list what works for you. Not percent. That’s a great point. And it could even be in picture form because I remember and I had totally forgot this but when my child was a treatment, one of the things that he was sent home with was pictures of things to help cope ah, I did I did put it on the wall and stuck it up on the wall was up there for probably a good year or so. And yeah, I didn’t even think about it in that context. I was just okay, this is what the psychologist sent. Let’s use it.
Julie Coraccio 14:37
Right, right picture form to if your visual. Yeah, most of us are visual learners. So that’s a great tip. Ah What do you have obsessive, repetitive or unsettled thought? Are you often overwhelmed or anxious? Do you spend most of your mental energy in the past are in the future. Ready to kick your fear to the curb? get control of your clutter. So your clutter doesn’t control you. Reclaim time, money, sanity and resources, mental got clutter 365 Journal prompts the fortune clearing your mental clutter, free gift with purchase to support you even more in your journey to declutter your life.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 15:32
Alright, so when did you first realize that you were dealing with depression anxiety
Julie Coraccio 15:39
I had years ago, I was living in Vermont, so kind of sorta near you. We weren’t too far from the Canadian border. And I was really fortunate life didn’t feel good life didn’t feel right. And so I was in my 20s. And I don’t know if I could have articulated exactly, it just didn’t feel good. And so I went and I lucked out and found a wonderful therapist who was really great, and started to work with me. And so one of the exercises she had me do was to learn my family history, and right relatives. And so there’s a history of depression. And, and my family. And so it was really great. Because one relative, I don’t want to share anyone’s name or relation to because that’s their own personal story. But it’s told me about a time that they were depressed and yours and that they would, they finally had a friend. I mean, he just had put himself in a bedroom and didn’t want to do anything is one of his friends, like, okay, there’s something wrong, we need to do something with this. Now, it’s my personal viewpoint that they had to come out. And you know, and if you’re an older person, being gay isn’t easy, and at least in this country, so I you know, I think that that was a part of it. But I also think that there is a hereditary component. And so that was kind of my Oh, okay, so there’s this part of it. And so that’s kind of when I started. And then, as I mentioned, about the anxiety and being aware, like, Don’t press, what am I angry about? Because, you know, you see people who lash out at others when they’re angry, and they don’t turn, you know, turn that inward. But we don’t want to go to that extreme and beat up people and kick all our anger and frustration out on others. So that’s kind of where it started for me in my 20s.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 17:26
Okay, and how did you go about getting some help?
Julie Coraccio 17:31
Well, I was fortunate, again, like you really realize how important health insurance is, it’s much different here than it is for you all, in Canada, but it was I had a great therapist. And so that was a start. And then I had another therapist when I lived in Los Angeles. And then I also am a huge advocate of personal growth. And so I took a program in Los Angeles called clear sight, which was a clairvoyant program, you know, everything’s energy. And so that was might sound weird to some people listening. But that was really the first step and getting really deep. And understanding where things were coming from, and then having the tools to clear it. And so now, I throughout then, since that time, then I haven’t seen a therapist, but I’ve worked with different coaches that have been helpful, you know, and then also, you have the medical side. And so like I said, I said to my doctor, that I’m just I’ve got a lot going on in my life right now. It’s just one of those times in life. And I said, Oh, you know, I don’t want to take anything, because then I don’t want to, I’m afraid I’ll never be able to get health insurance again. And she said, Julie 50% of Americans are on something, you just don’t even worry about that. And so then we have to figure something out, because this gave me horrible headaches, but I just thought she was like this. It helps with depression and anxiety simultaneously. Something Yeah, for that to help. So I think that if you need to get on to something, get on it, because I was very resistant to that. And I think that I’m bet there are people listening and watching that feel the same way. But I also think it’s about tackling it from many different angles. So if you get anything like Are you eating well, are you getting fresh air every day? Are you journaling? What your feelings and maybe it’s you talk to a therapist or coach or something, doing a multiple different ways to tackle Does that make sense?
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 19:21
That makes a lot of sense because mental health Yes, we always look at it as mental. But and I discussed this on other interviews, it can manifest physically. So if your mental health is manifesting physically and you’re not taking care of your physical body at the same time as your mental, then you’re not working with your whole body like we are all multiple things. We are not just one thing. I am not just my left hand, right. And I’m going to pick on my left hand because I did hurt my wrist a few years ago, and it wasn’t just my wrist that hurt. My wrist is where the injury was. But if I was to hold my arm up like this, the pain would shoot up in all the way through. So I needed to not just rest my wrist, but I needed to rest my shoulder, rest my arm, right and take it easy. So that’s kind of how I’m viewing what you’re seeing is that attack is tackling it from different perspectives and different ways, is just ways to really get to the root of the problem and help to keep us in a beautiful, healthy state.
Julie Coraccio 20:30
Yeah, and I want to just share this, because this happened to me, you know, if you aren’t feeling well always go see your doctor. And unfortunately, I have an awesome doctor. And I said, You know what, I’m exhausted. She said, I think you have sleep apnea. So let’s do a test. Well, they ended up I didn’t know you could do it at home. So I do have sleep apnea. It’s been I’ve been on the machine about a week, and I’m still tired, but I would be bed and go to bed and you know, have restful sleep and be in bed for 10 hours or whatever. I’m in bed 678 hours, and I had a horrible shoulder pain. And I’ve been was reading about something. And when you don’t get enough sleep, sometimes muscle pain is one of so Saturday, and I’m literally my husband, I’m ready to cry, like please, besides my shoulder. So as on the machine on machine, within three days, it went away. Now, do I know if it’s that? I don’t know. But the more research I did, I just say if you’re snoring, if your partner says you snore, just check it out. because sleep is so fundamental to everything. And if you’re not getting real sleep, I mean, I’m gonna excited to see where I am. And another month or two is this as I continue to do this,
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 21:35
yeah, we’re all we’re interconnected beings, right. And I was saying that to my husband, because I was having I have a lot of foot issues. And the fascia that runs through our body, I’m not going to get super technical with everybody, cuz this is not a personal training anatomy show. But the fascial runs through your whole body is so even the tension that is in my feet is affected by my hips is affected by my neck by my jaw. And he’s like, your feet is connected to your head. I’m like, Yeah, everything is connected through our whole body. Everything goes down that spinal column, and shoots out all the different limbs that we have. So yeah, if you have an issue in one aspect of your life, whether it be sleep, or my wrist has been whatever it is, it is interconnected.
Julie Coraccio 22:26
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 22:29
That’s a great point. So you said that you’ve talked to you’ve got a great therapist, which is amazing. What kinds of coping skills have you learned from that?
Julie Coraccio 22:42
Oh, good question. Different things. So I’m a huge fan of journaling. So writing down because I laughed when you said, Oh, I wrote, I couldn’t say it. So I wrote it down. I will, if I have to have an intense conversation, I will write out my talking points, because I know I’ll get so nervous and have to do that. So I’m a huge fan of journaling, walking, I try to walk every day, that helps clear my head, it keeps me physically good. I remember that what I do is about me and what others do is about them. And then you know, I can control me and that’s about it. I wish I could control the world. I’ve tried really hard but no, no such luck.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 23:19
Um, yeah, actually, when my kid would say something like, I mean, he still says stuff even at 14, but the younger years, right? When you’d be playing with a friend or whatever he made me or like with a sibling, it was him it was him. And I just look, I go, Well, you can’t control what they’re doing. You can only control what you’re doing. And I saw you do whatever it was. Those are your actions. You can’t blame that on somebody. Right? He told me to, but you didn’t have to listen. Right?
Julie Coraccio 23:46
Right now, but that’s important. So you need to own that. And so when you own your own stuff, in my mind, that might be hard, you know, because I think we’re not taught the skills, right? are taught math and which, you know, I use a calculator, barely use all that stuff. But it’s like, how do we cope with disappointment? We’re all gonna have disappointment. How do we cope with anger? You know, we’re not taught these skills. So I think that it’s really important to learn how to do these things. And as you mentioned a moment ago, figuring out what works best for you. I’m a huge fan, if I’m overwhelmed 10 Deep breaths. Like if I can’t think in that moment, I can remember okay to sit down and breathe. Breathe or all ground myself if I feel like I’m out of my body need to be really in my body and, and having healthy boundaries. And, and also in addition to that, knowing what Hill to die on, as I say, meaning like, am I do I want to spend time with an idiot on social media? Probably not. Yeah, you know, pick your battle. Pick your battles Exactly. Like I had someone and I was grateful because I took a six week because I came home I’m like you haven’t been on my page. yours and you’re all angry up on me on Facebook. I’m like, I don’t have time for this. And so the next day I said, I’m taking a break, I’ll be off I said, when someone who obviously in so much pain that they have to be a jerk on my Facebook page, and I can muster no sympathy. I said, I don’t want to be that person who can’t have compassion. So I’m Peace out, I’m out for a break, and kissed him off. And he and his wife unfriended me, I’m like, Thanks, bye, bye. I don’t want your your go. You need help and, and talk about mental think there might be some mental illness on but I’m like, I don’t want to be involved in that. Just get that away from me. And ironically, you’re angry that I’m pointing out that you’re hurt because you’re so angry all the time. Like you can’t even recognize that, to me is sad. But knowing that I couldn’t have compassion was a was a boundary for me. So then I needed to step away.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 25:51
Yeah, that is really important. A lot of us have boundary issues. And I think that’s where a lot of my anxiety about saying what I needed to say or whatever, because boundaries, I am. And that is, boundaries, and anxiety, and depression. Anything else. But for me, I’ve noticed it now. I’ve noticed that I’m thinking about it right now, is when my anxiety peaks. It’s a boundary issue with a fear of saying something because of that boundary issue.
Julie Coraccio 26:23
Mm hmm. Yeah, yeah, moment. That’s awesome. Yeah. But that makes sense. You know, and especially there you have all, you know, we’re all individually have individual experiences, but then their collective things like as a woman, you know, you it’s a reading, like the me to movement is a good example. And it’s like crazy to me how other women endorse it endorse, it’s not the right word, or like, you know, what are you complaining about or suck it up? Or I had to go through and you know, but it’s like, that’s the holder like sexual harassment in the workplace sexual harassment walking like, that most men don’t have to deal with and so that’s there’s a boundary issue around that there can be a boundary issue of our race, and then our family of origin, our sexuality, all those different things can play out.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 27:11
Definitely. Excuse me. Um, so what would you tell somebody who’s listening right now? And maybe they’re having some aha moments with their own mental health? What? What kind of advice you want to give them?
Julie Coraccio 27:28
I would say no, you’re not alone. I think that that’s really important and to not be ashamed I think a lot of times we have this misconception like if you like for instance, if you’re struggling depression, like be a rugged individual like what’s in America like suck it up buttercup, just Yeah. So you’re not alone. There’s nothing to be shameful for reach out and get help and support. Yeah, that’s really important and that you are good enough you’re worthy in your love no matter what. Because I think that that sometimes ties into it right? We’re either coming for fear love, but if we don’t feel good enough, there’s a fear around that. So know that no matter what, you are worthy, you are loved and you are good enough.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 28:11
That is great advice. Where can people find your books tell us a little bit more about those
Julie Coraccio 28:18
Thank you. So they’re on sadly Amazon because I feel like we all need to be on Amazon. I’m hoping that there’s a day that that doesn’t doesn’t happen. And they can also find them at my website reawaken your brilliance calm and I have a book called Clear Your Clutter inside and out which talks about physical, mental, emotional, spiritual clutter, and a companion workbook if you really want to get to it and write it down. And then I also have which I love or 12 Journal prompt books because I believe you have the answers within I see my job is supporting you and bringing those out. So there’s one on mental clutter, emotional holiday, we got it all there relationships, finance, health, and it’s about taking you through and having you answer the question, then I do something a little differently that I haven’t seen before in other books is I encourage you once you answer the question, take out what’s most important What did you just learn from writing down the answer because if you have clutter in your life, you’re overwhelmed. And then also teaches you how to create a plan to take action because what awareness plus action equals change. So once we’re aware, we need to do something to move forward and change our lives.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 29:25
That is a great point. Love that. And where can people find you and follow you?
Julie Coraccio 29:32
They can go to reawaken your brilliance calm you can find all my social media links my podcast is Clear Your Clutter inside now and it’s on YouTube as well under Julie Coraccio So you find me you know you should if you google you should be able to find me but reawaken your brilliance calm the best bet.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 29:48
Wonderful and those links will be down in the description below. So be sure to click go and check out Julie’s website and then give her a follow on all the social media You have platforms that you are a part of.
Julie Coraccio 30:02
Thank you. And thanks for all you’re doing to support people with mental health because as you do this show that helps erase the stigma that allows people to share their stories and for others listening in Washington to know that they’re not alone.
Randi-Lee Bowslaugh 30:17
Oh, yeah, that’s, that was my goal. And I’m glad that people are seeing that as coming through. Thank you so much. Welcome, everybody. I really enjoyed that episode, I had my own aha moments talking to Julie which was awesome. I loved that. And being able to kind of put together the anxiety and the fear and figuring out those connections that was so great. Remember that the links to follow her to get her books are down in the description below. So be sure to give her a follow. Check out her books, she’s got a wide variety of them, which is fantastic. As well, if you want to support the channel, head on over to Patreon and become one of our patrons that would be awesome. Or if you want to check out the merch store, we’ve got some really cool designs that make great gifts for people 10% of the proceeds from that goes to the Canadian Mental Health Association and hit that like and subscribe button down below so that you can show your support that way. It’s a nice easy thing and we really, really appreciate it. As well remember, the only way to end the stigma of mental health is to speak openly and honestly.
Julie Coraccio 31:33
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