Tagged: depression

11/5/15 The Loneliest Number(s)

It’s hard making new friends after college. It’s also hard keeping friends after college. Friendship is hard, yet vital to our well-being. Brenda gets into the ugly truth of the trap of saying no, and some advice to cope with sudden loneliness one gets in their twenties.

6/30/15 Dealing with Negativity

Fight those demons!
Fight those demons!

Brenda shares her experience of two types of negative people in the world, and gives advice on how to handle them–so you don’t become one yourself. Also having made the leap to self-employment, she encourages you to no longer be afraid!

03/30/15 Edricdale Silla

Edricdale Silla, photo courtesy of Classy Deer
Edricdale Silla, photo courtesy of Classy Deer Productions

Brenda sits down with friend and former classmate, Edricdale Silla and catch up on life since graduation. They remember the days of art classes, and how exactly did Edric find his passion for film, editing, and most importantly, storytelling (those days of online RPing!). He shares his personal experiences of an unhappy job, the physical toll it had on him, the incredible turnaround that followed after, and some blunt but invaluable advice he has for twenty-somethings (and up!).

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02/05/15 The Dark Side of Unemployment

Two episodes ago, Brenda talked about the Value of Unemployment, highlighting the unmentioned benefits to being unemployed for a time. Today’s episode, she explores the not-so-happy stuff, and the common feelings of dejection and poor self-worth one has when searching for work. But with every dark tunnel comes a light at the end!

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10/16/14 Cultural Burden

Imagine some heavy weights on me or something.
Imagine some invisible weights on me or something.

Today’s episode covers Brenda’s perspective on being a 2nd generation immigrant, and what it feels to bear a cultural / child of immigrants’ burden, especially in today’s society. Hopefully this sheds some light on the subject and lifts the weight off the shoulders of some people!

9/10/14 Reevaluating Your Unhappiness (or Your Life)

Yes. I’m back. The podcast is back.

It’s what inside that matters. But not everyone is made of trees, so there’s that.

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4/02/14 I’m Still Alive (And How You Can Be Too!)

Yep this was rushed in Photoshop.
Yep this was rushed in Photoshop. No, I don’t care.

Hey. It’s been a while. How you been? Brenda talks about some reasons why the podcast was on an unforeseen break, as well as new developments in her personal life and passes on what she’s learned so far. YAY HAPPY FEELY LIFE LESSONS!

11/6/13 The Postgrad Dilemma pt. 3 (AKA I Still Hate Facebook)

Brenda takes it back to the postgrad dilemma series by talking about a huge part of having a quarter-life crisis: loneliness. She talks about how social media exacerbates feelings of loneliness, how stupid Facebook can be, and being alone vs. being lonely. Also a personal confession!

Also, the aforementioned video for extra credit:
The Innovation of Loneliness by Shimi Cohen

The Innovation of Loneliness from Shimi Cohen on Vimeo.

7/10/13 It Gets Better

It’s a not-episode episode! Brenda gives quick words of encouragement for those of you going through some rough times. Because who doesn’t like words of encouragement? Sorry for the audio, this was recorded in the car!