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Blackouts, Group Sex, & Playboy Fame were Toxic

Holly Madison, former world FAMOUS PLAYMATE, reveals SHOCKING truths about her life in the Playboy Mansion....from her relationship with Hugh Hefner (who was 54 years her senior) to LOVE BOMBING, the dark side of STOCKHOLM SYNDROME, and BREAKING FREE and discovering herself. Holly (bestselling author, podcaster, THE PLAYBOY MURDERS host & EP) opens up about how being diagnosed with autism recently affected her entire outlook on life and shares important signs that you might be in a manipulative relationship. She discusses everything you've ever wondered about Playboy life, including: - What enticed her about the Playboy mansion experience, how she came to live there, and how she became Hugh Hefner’s “Main girlfriend” - Why she thinks she was an easy target for Hefner - Tactics Hefner employed to keep women from leaving the mansion - How she numbed herself through substance use to get through day-to-day life - How interpersonal dynamics & intense sense of competition within the playboy mansion contributed to her body dysmorphia - HEALING & EMPOWERMENT: What was Hefner really like behind closed doors? And how did she FINALLY break free from his grip? - What led her to break her silence on the trauma she suffered during her time at the mansion We're unpacking her fascinating autism diagnosis, from the benefits of finally being diagnoses and how it negatively influenced her decision-making process, to how it informed her parenting style. Holly breaks down: - The real cost of giving up yourself in a harmful relationship - Why people stay in harmful relationships, from fear of judgment to lack of financial stability - Finding spirituality in storytelling & the places she lets her intuition guide her - Her new mission as a free speech advocate! - What she does to maintain positive mental health, including her superstitious vision board process Mayim and Holly also bond over their love of true crime as Holly explains “The Playboy Curse”! Ready to be INSPIRED? TUNE IN to MBB today!

What They Don't Tell You About Ozempic

Johann Hari Exposes SHOCKING Secrets About "Magic" Weight Loss Drugs. Discover What They DON’T Tell You About Ozempic. Johann Hari (bestselling author, author of MAGIC PLL: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs) reveals how his childhood trauma led him to uncover the DARK SIDE of society's obesity epidemic and exposes the 12 RISKS of GLP-1 drugs, from depression and suicidal thoughts, to malnutrition and the startling impact on those with disordered eating. He discusses why he had contradictory feelings when he first learned about the potential benefits of these drugs as he opens up about his prior struggle with obesity and his own experience taking GLP-1 drugs, including why he started feeling worse emotionally and how his relationship with food has changed. Uncover the hidden agenda behind these drugs—they might save lives, but at what cost? And what impact will this have on the body positivity movement? Johann dives deep into the biological, psychological, and social factors fueling this crisis. It's a wake-up call for society—can we REVERSE the damage before it's too late? PLUS, find out the surprising impact of these drugs on addiction recovery and the economic fallout of challenging the obesity industrial complex! Johann Hari explains the cruel reality that it's NOT YOUR FAULT you can't lose weight! Don't miss out on understanding the real causes of obesity and why willpower alone isn't enough. TUNE IN to MBB today!

The Long Island Medium Gives Mayim & Jonathan Messages from the Beyond!

Talk with Deceased Loved Ones & Embrace Intuitive Gifts, with "Long Island Medium" Theresa Caputo! The LEGENDARY Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, answers all of your questions about the afterlife - PLUS she gives Mayim and Jonathan a reading from the BEYOND!! We're diving into spiritual connections, intuitive powers, and Theresa’s extraordinary journey from an empathic, spirit-sensitive child to world-renowned medium. Theresa opens up about her understanding of people's skepticism about her abilities, what finally allowed her to embrace her gift in order to help others, what she's been shown happens when we die, and why she thinks we can all have the ability to connect with our deceased loved ones! She reflects on what it was like to grow up feeling and sensing things others didn’t (including seeing people that weren't there), the anxiety and spiritual crisis she endured before she learned to embrace and hone her gift, how she decides when to deliver a message from beyond or not, the concept of "soul transfer", and her thoughts on past life regressions. Theresa also breaks down: - What happens when she comes across dark energies - Importance of grounding techniques - Her role as a partner in helping people process their grief - Her other abilities as an empath - Reasons why we may not be connecting with the soul of a departed loved one despite our best efforts - Her experiences connecting with people in comas & her take on NDE’s - Results of the brain scan Dr. Daniel Amen performed on her and what it confirms about her abilities And STAY TUNED to the end for Theresa's reading of Jonathan and his abilities!

"1 in 6 People Are Narcissists!"

The Narcissism Doctor: “1 in 6 People Are Narcissists!” How to Spot Them & Can They Change? Life-Saving Tips: Revealing Narcissists & Breaking Free from Trauma Bonds. Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a clinical psychologist & Professor Emerita of Psychology at California State University, and the Founder & CEO of LUNA Education, Training & Consulting. She is also the author of books such as "It’s Not You: Identifying and Healing from Narcissistic People." Dive deep into the dangerous world of narcissism and discover how to spot narcissistic behavior, protect yourself from emotional trauma, identify the 6 types of narcissists, and learn about their covert tactics, like gaslighting and deprivation. We’re breaking down the alarming rise in narcissism, its connection with addiction, the risks in online dating and why we often miss red flags in harmful relationships. Dr. Durvasula explains the true definition of narcissism and gaslighting, the negative impact of being raised by narcissistic caregivers, how trauma bonding can evolve from a parent-child relationship to an adult romantic relationship, and the most disturbing aspects of being in a romantic relationship with a narcissist. She also covers: - Her top tips for being GASLIGHT-PROOF - What grandiosity and lack of empathy really looks like in a relationship - Who is most at risk for attracting narcissists? - Why online dating is the perfect preying ground for narcissists - The biggest challenges narcissists face in therapy - Once you’re diagnosed as a narcissist, is that the nail in the coffin? - How to have compassion for the narcissist in your life and find a way to engage while sticking to your boundaries - Post-separation abuse and why some people may stay with a narcissist - Harmful institutions that are contributing to the narcissism problem - Why chemistry isn’t the most important thing in a relationship - Why she thinks so many people are interested in narcissism now Dr. Durvasula wants you to know that YOU are not the problem. Don’t miss these critical life-saving insights - TUNE IN to MBB today!

I Was Too Passive

June 11, 2024

I Was Too Passive

Paul Sheer (hilarious actor, filmmaker, and podcaster) is here to break down the pitfalls of self-diagnosis, the therapeutic power of acknowledging anger, and the significance of agency. He opens up like NEVER BEFORE about his abusive childhood, from how his parents managed to secretly get divorced while he was a kid and how his family secrets impacted his ability to trust into adulthood, to what it means to speak your truth even if it betrays the narratives of others and how he was able to release his anger in order to move forward. He also answers the important question: Does therapy dampen your creativity?? We also discuss: - His late ADHD diagnosis, including his experience with medication and what triggers his spirals - Silver lining of his childhood trauma: Using it to connect with others & how it allowed him to be a better husband and father - How his family’s need to “control the narrative” led to emotional struggle and passivity - Origins of his long-running and widely popular podcast, How Did This Get Made?, and its unexpected impact on the Fast & The Furious franchise - His collections and how they help him connect with his past - Importance of surrounding yourself with creatively challenging people - Healing Nature of Black-and-White Thinking PLUS Mayim opens up about her love for Nicolas Cage! TUNE IN to this hilarious, heartfelt episode today!

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Latest Episodes

Blackouts, Group Sex, & Playboy Fame were Toxic

Holly Madison, former world FAMOUS PLAYMATE, reveals SHOCKING truths about her life in the Playboy Mansion....from her relationship with Hugh Hefner (who was 54 years her senior) to LOVE BOMBING, the dark side of STOCKHOLM SYNDROME, and BREAKING FREE and discovering herself. Holly (bestselling author, podcaster, THE PLAYBOY MURDERS host & EP) opens up about how being diagnosed with autism recently affected her entire outlook on life and shares important signs that you might be in a manipulative relationship. She discusses everything you've ever wondered about Playboy life, including: - What enticed her about the Playboy mansion experience, how she came to live there, and how she became Hugh Hefner’s “Main girlfriend” - Why she thinks she was an easy target for Hefner - Tactics Hefner employed to keep women from leaving the mansion - How she numbed herself through substance use to get through day-to-day life - How interpersonal dynamics & intense sense of competition within the playboy mansion contributed to her body dysmorphia - HEALING & EMPOWERMENT: What was Hefner really like behind closed doors? And how did she FINALLY break free from his grip? - What led her to break her silence on the trauma she suffered during her time at the mansion We're unpacking her fascinating autism diagnosis, from the benefits of finally being diagnoses and how it negatively influenced her decision-making process, to how it informed her parenting style. Holly breaks down: - The real cost of giving up yourself in a harmful relationship - Why people stay in harmful relationships, from fear of judgment to lack of financial stability - Finding spirituality in storytelling & the places she lets her intuition guide her - Her new mission as a free speech advocate! - What she does to maintain positive mental health, including her superstitious vision board process Mayim and Holly also bond over their love of true crime as Holly explains “The Playboy Curse”! Ready to be INSPIRED? TUNE IN to MBB today!

What They Don't Tell You About Ozempic

Johann Hari Exposes SHOCKING Secrets About "Magic" Weight Loss Drugs. Discover What They DON’T Tell You About Ozempic. Johann Hari (bestselling author, author of MAGIC PLL: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight Loss Drugs) reveals how his childhood trauma led him to uncover the DARK SIDE of society's obesity epidemic and exposes the 12 RISKS of GLP-1 drugs, from depression and suicidal thoughts, to malnutrition and the startling impact on those with disordered eating. He discusses why he had contradictory feelings when he first learned about the potential benefits of these drugs as he opens up about his prior struggle with obesity and his own experience taking GLP-1 drugs, including why he started feeling worse emotionally and how his relationship with food has changed. Uncover the hidden agenda behind these drugs—they might save lives, but at what cost? And what impact will this have on the body positivity movement? Johann dives deep into the biological, psychological, and social factors fueling this crisis. It's a wake-up call for society—can we REVERSE the damage before it's too late? PLUS, find out the surprising impact of these drugs on addiction recovery and the economic fallout of challenging the obesity industrial complex! Johann Hari explains the cruel reality that it's NOT YOUR FAULT you can't lose weight! Don't miss out on understanding the real causes of obesity and why willpower alone isn't enough. TUNE IN to MBB today!

The Long Island Medium Gives Mayim & Jonathan Messages from the Beyond!

Talk with Deceased Loved Ones & Embrace Intuitive Gifts, with "Long Island Medium" Theresa Caputo! The LEGENDARY Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, answers all of your questions about the afterlife - PLUS she gives Mayim and Jonathan a reading from the BEYOND!! We're diving into spiritual connections, intuitive powers, and Theresa’s extraordinary journey from an empathic, spirit-sensitive child to world-renowned medium. Theresa opens up about her understanding of people's skepticism about her abilities, what finally allowed her to embrace her gift in order to help others, what she's been shown happens when we die, and why she thinks we can all have the ability to connect with our deceased loved ones! She reflects on what it was like to grow up feeling and sensing things others didn’t (including seeing people that weren't there), the anxiety and spiritual crisis she endured before she learned to embrace and hone her gift, how she decides when to deliver a message from beyond or not, the concept of "soul transfer", and her thoughts on past life regressions. Theresa also breaks down: - What happens when she comes across dark energies - Importance of grounding techniques - Her role as a partner in helping people process their grief - Her other abilities as an empath - Reasons why we may not be connecting with the soul of a departed loved one despite our best efforts - Her experiences connecting with people in comas & her take on NDE’s - Results of the brain scan Dr. Daniel Amen performed on her and what it confirms about her abilities And STAY TUNED to the end for Theresa's reading of Jonathan and his abilities!

"1 in 6 People Are Narcissists!"

The Narcissism Doctor: “1 in 6 People Are Narcissists!” How to Spot Them & Can They Change? Life-Saving Tips: Revealing Narcissists & Breaking Free from Trauma Bonds. Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a clinical psychologist & Professor Emerita of Psychology at California State University, and the Founder & CEO of LUNA Education, Training & Consulting. She is also the author of books such as "It’s Not You: Identifying and Healing from Narcissistic People." Dive deep into the dangerous world of narcissism and discover how to spot narcissistic behavior, protect yourself from emotional trauma, identify the 6 types of narcissists, and learn about their covert tactics, like gaslighting and deprivation. We’re breaking down the alarming rise in narcissism, its connection with addiction, the risks in online dating and why we often miss red flags in harmful relationships. Dr. Durvasula explains the true definition of narcissism and gaslighting, the negative impact of being raised by narcissistic caregivers, how trauma bonding can evolve from a parent-child relationship to an adult romantic relationship, and the most disturbing aspects of being in a romantic relationship with a narcissist. She also covers: - Her top tips for being GASLIGHT-PROOF - What grandiosity and lack of empathy really looks like in a relationship - Who is most at risk for attracting narcissists? - Why online dating is the perfect preying ground for narcissists - The biggest challenges narcissists face in therapy - Once you’re diagnosed as a narcissist, is that the nail in the coffin? - How to have compassion for the narcissist in your life and find a way to engage while sticking to your boundaries - Post-separation abuse and why some people may stay with a narcissist - Harmful institutions that are contributing to the narcissism problem - Why chemistry isn’t the most important thing in a relationship - Why she thinks so many people are interested in narcissism now Dr. Durvasula wants you to know that YOU are not the problem. Don’t miss these critical life-saving insights - TUNE IN to MBB today!

I Was Too Passive

June 11, 2024

I Was Too Passive

Paul Sheer (hilarious actor, filmmaker, and podcaster) is here to break down the pitfalls of self-diagnosis, the therapeutic power of acknowledging anger, and the significance of agency. He opens up like NEVER BEFORE about his abusive childhood, from how his parents managed to secretly get divorced while he was a kid and how his family secrets impacted his ability to trust into adulthood, to what it means to speak your truth even if it betrays the narratives of others and how he was able to release his anger in order to move forward. He also answers the important question: Does therapy dampen your creativity?? We also discuss: - His late ADHD diagnosis, including his experience with medication and what triggers his spirals - Silver lining of his childhood trauma: Using it to connect with others & how it allowed him to be a better husband and father - How his family’s need to “control the narrative” led to emotional struggle and passivity - Origins of his long-running and widely popular podcast, How Did This Get Made?, and its unexpected impact on the Fast & The Furious franchise - His collections and how they help him connect with his past - Importance of surrounding yourself with creatively challenging people - Healing Nature of Black-and-White Thinking PLUS Mayim opens up about her love for Nicolas Cage! TUNE IN to this hilarious, heartfelt episode today!

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