WNBA and NCAA basketball legend Chamique Holdsclaw comes on the ConquerWorry™ Podcast to discuss her battle with mental illness and her current advocacy efforts.
The New York premiere of Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw is the Gold Coast Film Festival in Port Washington, Sat., Nov. 14 3:30pm. Chamique and film director Rick Goldsmith will be there for Q&A.
Go to goldcoastfilmfestival.org for more info.
For more about the film and DVDs, go to mindgamefilm.org.
Connect with Chamique:
• Lead the Univ of Tennessee Lady Vols to 3 consecutive NCAA Championships….including an undefeated season.
• 4x All American in college
• Finished her career at TN as the all time leading scorer & rebounder
• #1 Draft pick in 1999 by Washington
• WNBA Rookie of the year
• 6x WNBA All-Star
• 2x WNBA rebounding champion
• 2002 WNBA scoring champion
• A Sullivan Award wined
• 2x Naismith Award Winner
Video - Periscope Broadcast
Podcast - Audio Only
Jennifer Marshall shares the story of her Bipolar diagnosis, having children, raising children and blogging about her journey. She discusses the challenges of the stigma of mental illness and the non-profit she founded called This Is My Brave, Inc.
Her blog www.bipolarmomlife.com was awarded Top Blogger status by Healthline in 2014 and 2015.
About Jennifer Marshall
From her website: 'Writing openly about living with mental illness inspired me to co-found a non-profit called This Is My Brave, Inc. which provides a platform for people to share their story live on stage through poetry, music and essay.'
Diana Nightingale comes on the podcast to discuss the work her and her late husband Earl Nightingale started. Earl Nightingale is the dean of personal development as he founded the field with his weekly radio shows and other works. Diana discusses how she has persevered after Earl's death and built the mental resilience that necessary to continue their work.
Did you know Diana has packaged the best of Earl's work in The Nightingale Library?
If you are interested in ordering this complete collection CLICK HERE.
From Diana's Website (www.diananightingale.com)
Nightingale - a name, like that of a torch burning brightly in the night, has for more than 60-years, shown brightly on the path that leads to the successes of life!
While, Diana Nightingale is widely recognized as the widow of, Earl Nightingale, Diana, has been presenting her own messages to audiences for more than 30-years. She is an author, a Life Coach Mentor, a speaker, a retreat and seminar leader, speaking to audiences across the US and overseas.
Diana, brings new life to the time-tested Nightingale messages and shows how to make them "work" in today's ever-changing world. Even during the bleakest of times, she is quick to enforce the age-old truth that "we become what we think about".
Winston Churchill was one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century. He led Britain through its darkest hour and helped the west defeat nazi Germany.
He also struggled with his mental health as he battled the 'Black Dog' of depression. This short podcast outlines what I believe to be his five keys to mental resilience.
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This a story of DELIBERATE PERSEVERANCE.
It is a story of a man was born in 1937. He was small in stature, struggled with a lisp which naturally lead to low self-esteem in the young man.
His father never made it past the third-grade. Nobody in his family had ever attended college. Against the opinions of most around him, the boy went to college and became a leader in his field despite many obstacles. In 1966, at the age of 28, this man was married, out of work, And his wife was expecting their third child.
His process and deliberate perseverance has become both legend and a great model for anyone who is struggling with their mental health.
This 5 minute podcast outlines his story and process for deliberate perseverance.
If you are struggling with your life's direction, this short inspiring story of redemption and perseverance could be timely!
In this podcast you will learn:
If you are struggling with your career, check out this post on stress & finding fulfilling work. (Link)
The definition of Mental Resilience can dramatically change based on the obstacles you are facing. One day you may be faced with a tough work deadline and the next day a life changing cancer diagnosis that puts the work deadline into perspective. Over the past 6 years I have focused my research on stories of mental resilience, as well as people who are making a difference in the lives of others. I recently ran across the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and found an organization that is doing fantastic work in both areas. The Survivor Stories (Link) and their Advocacy Efforts (Link) are a template for any organization. After reading countless survivor stories, I have found 6 reoccurring themes that could help anyone trying to build their mental resilience.
I have highlighted two survival stories below, but please check out www.pancan.org for more information.
For anyone struggling with their career, unemployed or just looking at changing careers, it can be a very stressful period. If this period is accompanied by worry, extreme stress or mental illness it becomes even more challenging. I ran across this 5 minute video from The School of Life that does a great job of helping you frame the thought process of a career change. A summary and the video are below.
1. Accept that being confused about your career is OK.
2. Know yourself.
3. Think a lot.
4. Try something.
5. Reflect on what makes people unhappy.
6. Be confident
BIG IDEA #1: The difference between success and failure is the willingness to "give it a go."
BIG IDEA #2: The ultimate criterion when choosing a career should be to choose a career we would not regret on our deathbed.
As most of the readers of this blog know, struggling with worry, stress or mental illness can be incredibly time consuming and destroys careers. I ran across this presentation from Darren Hardy that has some great information and strategies for people looking to achieve more in their lives. Experience has taught me that it can be difficult for someone who is struggling to process and extract the value in presentations like this so I have summarized it below for our readers. I have listened to this talk over 10 times this year and found new ideas each time. It is my belief that a successful career will not mitigate mental illness, but if you are struggling with your chosen career it can compound any mental struggle.
- Jay Coulter
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Hall of Fame Basketball Star Chamique Holdsclaw on Mental Resilience
Diana Nightingale on her husband Earl Nightingale's Principles for Mental Health Success
JoAnn Buttaro on Date Rape & PTSD Survival
Story: Its Never Too Late
Gabe Howard on BiPolar Advocacy
Phil Fulmer on Teen Suicide
Prison, Bipolar and Mania with Andy Behrman
Columbia Univeristy's Dr. Rynn on OCD