Life’s What You Make It

Life is full of stress, good stress and bad stress, otherwise known as eustress and distress. An example of eustress is when a professional athlete gets ready for competition. The surge of adrenaline helps them to perform. On the other hand, if someone is dealing with a challenging situation, such as repeated arguments with a spouse or increasing financial demands, they may experience a wide variety of negative effects. Regardless, long-term exposure to stress can cause a significant strain on the human system.

Mental Health Verses Podcast March 14, 2022

In this episode of Mental Health Verses, I’m joined by Jennifer Connor, co-founder and Executive Director for Justice for Migrant Families WNY.

Jennifer has a rich history of music appreciation and performance as an amateur musician. She is currently a member of Nusantara Arts Gamelan Orchestra. Jennifer’s work on behalf of migrant families demonstrates a passion to be an advocate for those who have no voice. Music is a central part of Jennifer’s self-care and emotional wellbeing. In our conversation, we also delve into Jennifer’s upbringing in her family that shared times together singing traditional Irish songs.

Mental Health Verses Podcast March 7, 2022

Be sure to like and subscribe to this channel to get all of the latest content and videos. In this episode of Mental Health Verses, I’m joined health advocate, Ryan Seeley. Ryan has lived as a hemophiliac his entire life and has defied the odds of what, at one time, was impossible. He also livesContinue reading “Mental Health Verses Podcast March 7, 2022”

Mental Health Verses Podcast February 14, 2022

Be sure to like and subscribe to this channel to get all of the latest content and videos. In this episode of Mental Health Verses, I’m joined by Buffalo-based hip hop journalist, Schondra Aytch. Schondra talks about how the music she listens to resonates with her spirit. Schondra’s influences come from her parents and theirContinue reading “Mental Health Verses Podcast February 14, 2022”

At the Speed of Love (for Suzy)

“We don’t have to talk We don’t even have to touch I can feel your presence In the silence that we share Got to keep moving At the speed of love Nothing changes faster than the speed of love Got to keep on shining At the speed of love ”Neil Peart – Rush (1993) It’sContinue reading “At the Speed of Love (for Suzy)”

Mental Health Verses Podcast January 7, 2022

Be sure to like and subscribe to this channel to get all of the latest content and videos. In this episode of Mental Health Verses, I’m joined by Ben Snyder, who is a Counselor I – Supportive Housing Specialist for Transitional Services Incorporated (TSI) in Buffalo, NY. Ben shares his story of triumph over severalContinue reading “Mental Health Verses Podcast January 7, 2022”