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We Are Everyone We Are Everyone Season 4

Defining and Maintaining Your Mental Fitness

“Different workouts work for different people; just as different therapy works for different people.” Sara Battista, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Saroya Tinker, NWHL defenseman, recent graduate of Yale, mentor and podcast host, share the importance of discovering the mental fitness approach that works best for you, tackle toxic positivity and social media impacts, discuss the connection between mental health and activism and advise on the importance of compassion and listening.

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0:00 Intro

1:29 Saroya shares a little bit of history about herself, where she’s from, what she does, and also her podcast

2:37 Sara also shares a little bit of background about herself and also what she does as a career

4:42 Saroya talks about the term mental fitness and what comes to her mind when she first hears the term

5:40 Sara also talks about mental fitness, what the term means to her and what comes to her mind when she hears the word

7:26 Sara talks about what to do and what not to do for you to be mentally fit

8:15 Saroya talks about the importance of finding out what works out for you in terms of workouts and therapies so that you remain physically fit

9:16 Saroya shares memories that she has and experiences that she has had that challenge the qualities of resilience

10:24 Sara shares some of the things that the young generations are doing that are challenging the qualities of resilience

12:45 Sara talks about the importance of listening to others and being humbled by their experiences as a way to improve your mental fitness

13:34 Saroya also talks about the importance of listening to others and understand that your experience is not the same as theirs

15:39 Saroya talks about the impact of social media on mental wellness and why people should not post things for the satisfaction of others

17:02 Sara also talks about the impact of social media on mental fitness and why people should be mindful of what they do with their social media platforms

18:26 Saroya talks about the importance of looking deeper into why we’re following what we’re following on social media and how we want it to affect us

19:14 Sara also talks about how social media can cause depression and eating disorders and why you need to be mindful of how much you take in from it

21:51 Saroya talks about how her perspective and approach to mental health has evolved over the years

24:09 Sara also talks about how her perspective and approach to mental health has evolved over the years

27:48 Saroya talks about how the younger generation approaches mental health and what should be done

28:37 Sara also talks about how the younger generation approaches mental health and what she feels should be done

32:43 Sara talks about the importance of being open and having conversations about what you are feeling about mental health

34:20 Saroya and Sara talk about the importance of going for therapy and how that can improve your mental health and that of others

37:43 Sara and Saroya talk about why people should not compare themselves with others and understand that people are different and experience things differently

42:10 Saroya talks about some of the things that she does that she feels fuel her mental fitness muscle

43:01 Sara also shares some of the things that she does that she also feels fuel her mental fitness muscle

46:02 Saroya and Sara share their closing statements and advice that they feel listeners should know Books Mentioned: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

 

Shows Mentioned: 

https://www.nwhl.zone/

https://www.shutupandplaypodcast.com/

 

Quotes Mentioned:

“Different workouts work for different people, just as different therapy works for different people.”

“You get resilience and grit from compassion.” 

“Just because you had an experience doesn’t mean that the other person had that same experience.” “Never judge a book by its cover.” 

“Uncomfortable emotions are part of the human experience.” 

“Everyone has to experience some kind of anxiety, but they don’t know how to name it.” 

“Don’t make assumptions and don’t take anything personally.” 

“Seek out mental health care, give it a try even if you think you don’t need it or there’s no point.” 

 

Guests Social Media Links: 

Sara Battista Website: https://www.sarabattistatherapy.com/

Email: SaraBattistaTherapy@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-battista-lcpc-lpc-43237151/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarabattistatherapy/?hl=en

 

Saroya Tinker

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saroya-tinker-jc71/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saroya.tinker

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saroyatinker71/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/saroyatinker71

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