Episode 4

Ep 4: Why Being Awkward is Perfectly Normal

In last week's show, I spoke about why it's okay to not be perfect. Striving for perfection only helps to increase anxiety and, by association, depression. And that's the last thing we need added to our everyday journey with our illness.

Today I want to expand on that, and share why it's also okay - in fact, perfectly normal - to be awkward. Because while we may feel that being awkward makes us look foolish, often we're our own worst critic and the only one who's actually noticing our awkwardness.

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About the Podcast

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Mental Health and Me
Practical self-care and wellness tips to help other mental health sufferers and their loved ones cope.

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Jaclyn Brown

Welcome to Mental Health and Me, a safe place for people who suffer from mental illness, who want to learn to cope with it, to control it, and eventually overcome it.

My name is Jaclyn Brown and I am not a therapist. I am a mental health and wellness advocate and my experience comes from over 20 years of battling both depression and anxiety.

I have learned to manage my illness, and I want to help you manage yours as well.

If you’re looking for ways to fight and beat anxiety or depression, this is the place for you. If you’re looking to support someone with mental illness, this is the place for you.

We don’t have to struggle alone. We are in this together. Break the stigma surrounding mental health. Let’s talk about it.
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Danny Brown

I’m father to two amazing children who make me laugh, cry, hope, fear, anticipate, and cherish every single day. I’m husband to an awesome wife who supports me in more ways than she can ever know, and who I could never repay if I lived a thousand years.

When not podcasting, you can find me in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada, living a quiet life surrounded by trees, lakes, and wildlife, taking inspiration from the natural beauty that surrounds us.