Jessica is a prison reform activist and on today’s podcast, she tells her own experience of giving birth to her first child while in still prison and how her bravery has manifested in to motivation. Upon the arrival of her baby girl, Micah, Jess’ life completely changed, and she was determined to become the mother Micah deserved.
Brenna & guest, Meredith Boggs, break down how our personal enneagrams can teach us how to navigate our relationships and self care fitting to who we really are- and how giving light to the “non-instagram friendly” moments in life will make us all feel more connected and authentic
Tessa has been diagnosed with Aquagenic Urticaria, AKA an allergy to water. Tessa is nothing short of an absolute FCKN rockstar, despite all the difficulties that comes with AU- one that triggers severe reactions even from her own sweat and tears.
laughter is the best
Season 2, Episode 6
with Jaime Chaifetz
Brenna chats with Jaime Chaifetz, she has schizoaffective disorder and struggled for years trying to find a way to help manage her symptoms. Oddly enough, the only cure that silenced the voices in her head and helped with her mania was... Lyme Disease medication. Jaime shares her story, as well as the most helpful coping skill she utilized; laughter.
Season 2, Episode 3
with JJ Lee
Brenna speaks with JJ Lee, founder and CEO of the Non profit organization United We Mask. JJ’s goal is to not only educate on the importance of masks during the pandemic but also provide them for essential workers and first responders. JJ has also started the campaign Unmask Your Feelings, to advocate for the importance of taking care of your mental health during times like this (the year that shall not be named)
Dumped on my FCKN birthday
Lindsey Metselaar is the host of the millennial dating podcast, We Met At Acme & the creator of the instagram account @DontExpectSalads. Lindsey shares her experience of having an unhealthy relationship with mairjuana and alcohol, how it affected her dating life, and how Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy changed her life.
Krista Williams and Brenna know each other from the Almost 30 Podcast Accelerator Program Brenna took part in! Krista shares what her upbringing is like, how her and Lindsey started Almost 30, and how to navigate being a female entrepreneur. Krista also touches on her mother wound, what that is, and how she's healed hers.
Thank you for being
a FCKN friend
Lauren and Brenna are besties for the resties, and they also happen to both be mental health counselors in NY! In this episode, L+B sit down to discuss how friendships evolve throughout your 20’s & 30’s, how to cope when you have a falling out with a friend, and how to nurture the important friendships in your life.
EmmaLee & Jen, owners of The Therapy Group, as well as hosts of ShrinkChicks Podcast, join Brenna to discuss the highs and lows of being a mental health professional, the challenges of teletherapy, and how they need to start taking their own FCKN advice.
berning in FCKN
Hannah Berner is one of the cast members on Bravo TV's Summer House, Bravo TV's Chat Room, host of Berning in Hell Podcast and comedian (holy shit does this girl ever stop?) Hannah discusses how playing competitive tennis impacted her mental health, and how her mental health has fluctuated since becoming popular across the globe.
Brenna chats with Alexandra Eva May, creator of @thesplendidpath. Alexandra has grown popular on social media due to her openness about life after divorce & what it was like for her being in a toxic relationship. As a mental health advocate, she knows the best way to help others is to share our own story.
Jacob Newton is an ex NHL player who shares his story of being sexually abused as a child. The demons followed him to the edge of the NHL and all through the pro ranks before he finally faced them head-on. Brenna and Jacob discuss how things we went through in childhood greatly affect us as adults.
Heather O'Brien is a National Marketing Director for the Juice Plus+ Company. She shares her husband's story of being abused by a priest as a young child and trauma blocking it all out until adulthood. Heather explains what it was like for her to be married with 3 young children and also have this massive discovery at the same time.
On this week's episode of RFT, Brenna is so happy to chat with Paige Boner (say whatever you want, she's heard it all). Paige is the host of mental health podcast It’s Hard- yes, before you ask, she is a total genius. But not only is It's Hard an excellent play on words but it's the honest truth about the challenges we face in all of our lives.
CHILL OUT THE
RIGHT fckn way
Brenna is over the moon ‘cause she gets to chat with Staci Benaroya, a Modern Psychodynamic Therapist based in NYC. Not only are Brenna and Staci passionate about all things boundaries and breaking down anxiety but they also take great pride in learning how to chill the FCK out
where are they? Oh right,
cryin in the fckn club
Brenna & Ailis delve into the heavy reality behind the feelings of both guilt and shame, along with their evolution from child-adulthood. From making new friends to getting your first period, The girls discuss all that comes along with the flawed nature of humans.
Season 2, Episode 2
with Chelsea Glaser
Brenna chats with Chelsea Glaser about her company, Focused By Fredi. Fredi is an all natural nootropic supplement that Brenna swears by! Chelsea discusses how burn out and a lack of self care led her to creating a company focused on overall wellness.
Time to get body
Season 1, Episode 30
with Francesca Archila
Brenna talks with Health and Wellness influencer and creator Francesca Archila about not only her road to recovery from an eating disorder but her road to unapologetic body positivity. Francesca delves deep into the work it took to gain a new perspective on her appearance, as well as the priorities she felt begin to shift as her resilience continued.
let's talk FCKN
Olivia Bowser, Founder & CEO of Liberate joins Brenna to chat about all things wellness. Liberate is a mental wellness studio located in LA, but is available everywhere thanks to their virtual classes. (For 10% off your first class use code XBRENNA)
Cameron Rogers, better known as Freckled Foodie, chats with Brenna about her approach to healthy living & body positivity. They discuss the negative effects of using filters on social media, and her experience on medication for her anxiety.
Brenna is joined by Terra & Debra Newell. Their experience dealing with a narcissist was the inspiration behind USA's Dirty John. They both explain how John impacted their life and how their relationship was impacted. Brenna and Terra talk about Narcissistic Personality Disorder & how to deal with them.
Brenna chats with her friends across the pond, Dave & Robert! As the founders of Legacy Partnership, they help men release their "inner wolf" to break free from anxiety and depression to achieve the life they always dreamed of. Dave and Robert share how Legacy Partnership came to be.
how to FCKN talk about mental health
Natalie Petrone is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health and also Brennas longtime gal pal! Natalie shares her experience being an OT in the Mental Health field and how it's affected her own mental health along the way.
Kelsey Nass was a freshman at the University of Amherst thinking she was about to have the best year of her life. In reality, Kelsey was about to have a traumatic experience being sexually assaulted & dealing with officials in higher education trying to shut her up. Kelsey discusses the night in detail and shares that rape isn't treated like the crime it is and how we must rebrand our rhetoric of sexual assault at the university & societal levels.
A fckn Survivor,
not a fckn victim
Maren reveals her experience of being kidnapped for almost 100 days, and the brutal trauma that followed her as a victim of human trafficking years after being saved. Maren’s tragic story reminds us the importance of recognizing and facing what we’re the most scared of- and the strength that grows from that.
kicked off the
When Morgan voices her struggles to someone she considered a mentor, the response she received was less than ideal when she ended up being cut off from her hockey team and teammates. But when Morgan felt her greatest support system fade away, she did everything but give up.