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Armed with a PhD in Neuroscience and plenty of personal experience, I'm breaking down mental health so you don't have to.

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Latest Episodes

Latest Episodes

Summer Edition - Best Of Celebs

Join us for another Summer Edition of Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown! This week, we're scouring the archives to bring you the best of our celebrity interviews, from Matthew McConaughey’s proverbs and Chelsea Hander's ayahuasca experience to Corey Taylor’s ghost stories and Hunter McGrady's affirmations - take a trip down memory lane with us!

Summer Edition - Mental Health Hacks Feat. Mandy Teefey

Join us for our first special Summer Edition of Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown! The format is a bit different from our usual episodes, but we think you'll enjoy them nonetheless! Mandy Teefey (Co-founder and Co-CEO of Wondermind, Producer of 13 Reasons Why, Selena Gomez’ mom) stops by to discuss the origin of her mental health platform, Wondermind, and its mission to destigmatize and democratize mental health. Mayim and Jonathan break down their "overt" and "covert" mental health hacks, from practicing good sleep hygiene and being in touch with sensory sensitivities, to hitting the social reset button and re-examining our relationships with social media.

Let Go of Yourself and Surrender to Life

Michael Singer (NYT bestselling author of The Untethered Soul, The Surrender Experiment, and Living Untethered) breaks down his life changing spiritual awakening and teaches us how to separate the consciousness from our anxieties. Mayim and Jonathan open up about how Michael’s first book brought them together after 8 years of not speaking. Michael explains why he believes his life story prior to his awakening is irrelevant and how he maintains an enlightened, centered lifestyle out in the real world. He discusses ways to create distance between you and your suffering, how to reach a state of unconditional love and spiritual growth, and provides practical examples of how to surrender one’s ego. He considers how our thought patterns and life experiences can prevent us from having our own spiritual awakenings.

Address Your Trauma Head On

Justin Long (Dodgeball, Lady of the Manor, Life is Short podcast) opens up about his process for exploring trauma and the reasons he didn’t seek therapy sooner. He details his traumatic experience being drugged and kidnapped, discusses his struggles with overcoming his people-pleasing tendencies, and highlights the importance of validating one’s feelings. Justin reveals his meditation process and treats us to his impressive roster of celebrity impressions.

Remove Your Investment in Pain

Margaret Cho (comedian, Fire Island, Flight Attendant, Hacks) opens up about dissociation, queerness, and her love for rescuing animals. She gives us a peek into her impressive cat palace, explains what bisexuality means to her and why comedy is her safe space. Margaret discusses the origins and triggers of her struggles with dissociation and how she is able to harness its benefits in her acting. She takes us through her journey through recovery from opiate abuse and her experiences with EMDR therapy. Mayim breaks down compulsive overeating, and she and Margaret consider the notion of palatability within the entertainment industry, especially when it comes to body- and age-shaming.

Find Out What is True

Byron Katie (speaker, author of Loving What Is Now) teaches us the systematic process (i.e. "The Work") she uses to examine any positive or negative thought, from parenting and relationships to work and finances, to test what is and isn’t valid. She opens up about the awakening she experienced while lying on the floor of a halfway house while being treated for disordered eating, and how that revelation allowed her to overcome depression and suicidal thoughts, while reshaping every area of her life. Byron guides us through the practice of identifying and questioning thoughts that can lead to personal suffering and explains how our underlying beliefs may unknowingly fuel our emotions. She applies "The Work" processes to practical examples from Mayim and Jonathans’ lives while highlighting the importance of meditation, slowing down to listen, and readiness to put aside judgements, fear, and resentment.

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Latest Episodes

Summer Edition - Best Of Celebs

Join us for another Summer Edition of Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown! This week, we're scouring the archives to bring you the best of our celebrity interviews, from Matthew McConaughey’s proverbs and Chelsea Hander's ayahuasca experience to Corey Taylor’s ghost stories and Hunter McGrady's affirmations - take a trip down memory lane with us!

Summer Edition - Mental Health Hacks Feat. Mandy Teefey

Join us for our first special Summer Edition of Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown! The format is a bit different from our usual episodes, but we think you'll enjoy them nonetheless! Mandy Teefey (Co-founder and Co-CEO of Wondermind, Producer of 13 Reasons Why, Selena Gomez’ mom) stops by to discuss the origin of her mental health platform, Wondermind, and its mission to destigmatize and democratize mental health. Mayim and Jonathan break down their "overt" and "covert" mental health hacks, from practicing good sleep hygiene and being in touch with sensory sensitivities, to hitting the social reset button and re-examining our relationships with social media.

Let Go of Yourself and Surrender to Life

Michael Singer (NYT bestselling author of The Untethered Soul, The Surrender Experiment, and Living Untethered) breaks down his life changing spiritual awakening and teaches us how to separate the consciousness from our anxieties. Mayim and Jonathan open up about how Michael’s first book brought them together after 8 years of not speaking. Michael explains why he believes his life story prior to his awakening is irrelevant and how he maintains an enlightened, centered lifestyle out in the real world. He discusses ways to create distance between you and your suffering, how to reach a state of unconditional love and spiritual growth, and provides practical examples of how to surrender one’s ego. He considers how our thought patterns and life experiences can prevent us from having our own spiritual awakenings.

Address Your Trauma Head On

Justin Long (Dodgeball, Lady of the Manor, Life is Short podcast) opens up about his process for exploring trauma and the reasons he didn’t seek therapy sooner. He details his traumatic experience being drugged and kidnapped, discusses his struggles with overcoming his people-pleasing tendencies, and highlights the importance of validating one’s feelings. Justin reveals his meditation process and treats us to his impressive roster of celebrity impressions.

Remove Your Investment in Pain

Margaret Cho (comedian, Fire Island, Flight Attendant, Hacks) opens up about dissociation, queerness, and her love for rescuing animals. She gives us a peek into her impressive cat palace, explains what bisexuality means to her and why comedy is her safe space. Margaret discusses the origins and triggers of her struggles with dissociation and how she is able to harness its benefits in her acting. She takes us through her journey through recovery from opiate abuse and her experiences with EMDR therapy. Mayim breaks down compulsive overeating, and she and Margaret consider the notion of palatability within the entertainment industry, especially when it comes to body- and age-shaming.

Find Out What is True

Byron Katie (speaker, author of Loving What Is Now) teaches us the systematic process (i.e. "The Work") she uses to examine any positive or negative thought, from parenting and relationships to work and finances, to test what is and isn’t valid. She opens up about the awakening she experienced while lying on the floor of a halfway house while being treated for disordered eating, and how that revelation allowed her to overcome depression and suicidal thoughts, while reshaping every area of her life. Byron guides us through the practice of identifying and questioning thoughts that can lead to personal suffering and explains how our underlying beliefs may unknowingly fuel our emotions. She applies "The Work" processes to practical examples from Mayim and Jonathans’ lives while highlighting the importance of meditation, slowing down to listen, and readiness to put aside judgements, fear, and resentment.

Show more

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