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Based on the highly successful personal development process called EP7 – Empowered for Purpose in 7 Steps founded by George Helou, the EP7 Podcast hosted by the founder and his co-host Rachel Donovan, was launched to share with you practical and timely advice to improve your confidence, clarity and resilience in all aspects of your life, particularly your relationship with yourself as well as a partnership, family, colleagues and beyond. You can engage the community conversation on the EP7 O ...
 
"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today "A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlan ...
 
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Originally aired in our first year (2011). You know her from films such as Anchorman, Step Brothers, How Do You Know and A Lot Like Love. Funny, nice and self-deprecating, @KathrynHahnoffical opens up to Paul about her difficulty in saying what she means and asking for what she wants. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp on…
 
From 2011, Paul and Danielle @DanielleBKoenig talk about the desire to minimize painful memories, feeling like we’re not enough, writing for Joan Rivers, suicide and the lasting feeling of humiliation. And believe it or not, there’s laughter! Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to w…
 
Originally aired in 2011, Paul and Greg do the very first Fear & Love Off. One of Paul's favorites. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at www.teencounseling.co…
 
Originally aired in 2013, this is a best of ep with Karen Kilgariff, the co-host of My Favorite Murder, years before she started her podcast. This was recorded in front of an audience at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. We will be back with new episodes in August. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To ge…
 
A “Best Of” episode from 2013, Paul’s friend opens up about being kidnapped by a motorcycle gang at 13, his success as a South Beach nightclub owner and the effect it had on his ego, the “animal” he says he became and the cocaine and heroin addiction that brought him to his knees. He also talks about working on repairing his relationships with his …
 
Sarah Goff opens up about her intense struggles with a mystery illness that caused severe pain and led to a near-death experience--and a complete shift in her mindset going forward. For more about Sarah and her healing/meditation classes https://www.soulrollinglove.com/ http://www.rpmspin.com/instructor/sarah-goff/ Support Our Sponsors! This episod…
 
Paul leads a conversation with Andrew Solomon @Andrew_Solomon (author, and mental health activist) & Juan Acosta @JUANACOSTA_ (author and activist) about mental health advocacy, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and how these issues overlap. This conversation was made possible by NAMI West LA. www.namila.org For More About Andrew Solomon www.AndrewSolomon.com Twitt…
 
Therapist Marissa Esquibel (LMFT) and host of the Codependummy Podcast joins Paul to deep dive into codependency and parentification. She also opens up about her own life, including some of the struggles that come with being a twin. For More About Marissa marissa@codependummy.com www.codependummy.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored …
 
Artist and graphic novel author Gillian G shares her struggles with anxiety, her deep desire to be a prodigy, and how she confronted her father about his emotional neglect. Be sure to check out her new book Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer. For More about Gillian go to www.GillianG.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp…
 
Psychologist Dr. Gregory Kushnick discusses his specialty: Signs you're in a relationship with a narcissist. Check out his website manhattanpsychologist.com for more. The book mentioned in this episode is Healing The Shame That Binds by John Bradshaw. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free wee…
 
Diane Sherry Case is an author and creative writing instructor with a specific focus on therapeutic writing. She and Paul discuss the power of writing in processing your emotions, including a few writing prompts that listeners can practice. For More on Diane www.Facebook.com/DianeSherryCasepage www.WriteForRecovery.com Support Our Sponsors! This ep…
 
Comic artist and mental health advocate Dani Donovan @DaniDonovan joins Paul to unpack all things ADHD--including some surprising and lesser-known symptoms. Check out Dani's ADHD themed comics on her website adhddd.com For more about Dani Website: adhddd.com Patreon: patreon.com/danidonovan Social: Twitter: twitter.com/danidonovan TikTok: tiktok.co…
 
Clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist and host of the Sexology Podcast (@SexologyPodcast ), Dr. Nazanin Moali, joins Paul to discuss the psychology of sexual desires and addictions. More about Dr. Moali website: https://sexologypodcast.com/ Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/sexologypodcast/ AASECT Certified Sex Therapist www.oas…
 
Television Producer Glenn Mehan @GlenMee shares intimate portraits of his life including the difficult relationships with his parents and what it was like to be gay and in love in the 80s amid the AIDS epidemic. For more on Glenn www.Instagram.com/glenmee https://www.facebook.com/glenn.meehan.3 glenncmeehan@gmail.com Support Our Sponsors! This epis…
 
Novelist Rebecca Rogers Maher joins Paul as they unpack the trauma surrounding childhood sexual abuse. They talk about the ways it can show up as an adult, the effects of secondary trauma, and the progress they’ve made in therapy & support groups. Check out Rebecca’s books https://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Rogers-Maher/e/B003YUQULG%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt…
 
Mohogany opens up about her struggles with depression, self-harm, and addiction and how she navigated these issues as a young Black woman in a mostly-white community. She also shares moments from her life where she’s had to deal with painful racism. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week …
 
Imagine a world defined by kindness. What would that be like? How deeply would that resonate with you? In today's global society, we are bombarded daily with news cycle stories of war, racism, sexism, and the rest of the problems driven by fear and division. George and Joey explore the depth, and transformative power of kindness and discuss the int…
 
Filmmaker and writer Ethan Warren (West of Her, Bright Wall/Dark Room) shares his intense experience with having a psychotic episode and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For more about Ethan go to his website http://ethanrawarren.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www…
 
Dr. Janja Lalich, former cult member turned cult researcher and expert, joins Paul to discuss the characteristics of cult leaders, psychopathy, narcissism, the Nxivm cult in particular, and how cult behavior mirrors that of abusive relationships. For more about Dr Lalich go to www.cultresearch.org Image courtesy of Starz’s documentary series Seduce…
 
Best-selling author Matt Haig (@MattHaig1) discusses how he works through his depression, panic attacks, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Matt has written several books including Reasons to Stay Alive and his newest book The Midnight Library. Follow Matt @MattHaig1 Check out his website at www.MattHaig.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is spons…
 
Comedians Andrea Allan and Emily Lubin (@HotMessComedyHour) sit down with Paul and talk about everything from dealing with divorce and tough breakups to being turned on by your trauma (it’s totally normal!). Be sure to check out their podcast The Hot Mess Comedy Hour. Check out their podcast at www.HotMessComedyHour.com and follow them on social me…
 
Writer Chanel Miller @Chanel_Miller joins Paul to discuss her memoir Know My Name. Chanel opens up about the sexual assault at Stanford that gained national attention. She shares how the experience transformed her and how community support helped her through it. Follow Chanel on Instagram @Chanel_Miller Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsor…
 
Paul’s guest this week, Julie K, opens up about her shopping addiction and unhealthy ways that she’s coped with her parents’ emotional neglect. She also shares how hilarious, healthy fantasy and friendships have offered catharsis and helped her grow. Follow Julie on Twitter @JuliePrunes and @TheBagPainter or on FB at www.Facebook.com/JuliePrunesArt…
 
Healthy masculinity advocate Ted Bunch sits down with Paul to discuss manhood, misogyny, racism, & raising LGBTQ kids. Ted is the creator of the program A Call to Men and the co-author of The Book of Dares: 100 ways for boys to be kind, bold, and brave. More about Ted www.acalltomen.org www.acalltomen.org/book-of-dares Support Our Sponsors! This ep…
 
Paul's long-time friend shares her story of emigrating to the U.S. from Afghanistan and overcoming the abuse from her childhood. She digs into her issues with love addiction and shares the things that have helped her be able to find emotional intimacy and to trust men again. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online couns…
 
Dr. David Rosmarin, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard joins Paul to discuss the epidemic of people denying reality and how sometimes denial can be useful for us mentally. For more about Dr. Rosmarin go to https://www.mcleanhospital.org/profile/david-h-rosmarin Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counselin…
 
Primary Care Physician and author Dr. Rachel Taylor reflects on experiencing sexual abuse, being misdiagnosed, being an overachiever, marrying very young, and growing up in the Mormon church. She is the author of Medication Detox: How to Live Your Best Health. More about Dr Taylor Book: Medication Detox:How to Live Your Best Health website: https:/…
 
Comedian and actor Duncan Trussell @DuncanTrussell shares his experiences with managing his depression and unpacks his spirituality-- including the significant power that Buddhist philosophy has had in his life. More About Our Guest www.DuncanTrussell.com www.twitter.com/duncantrussell www.instagram.com/duncantrussell Check out his Netflix series T…
 
Dr. Lesley Tate Gould talks about Somatic Experiencing as a type of trauma therapy. She shares her insights into this therapy model and the talks about the transformations that can come from learning how to pay attention to what your body is telling you. For more info about her: lidowellnesscenter.com Admissions Line: 949-633-2821 Support Our Spons…
 
Actor, magician, and Shakespeare nerd Catie Osborn @catieosaurus opens up about her ADHD, depression, and living with myoclonus-dystonia. Be sure to check out her new podcast Catie & Erik's Infinite Quest: An ADHD Adventure. More About Our Guest Actor, magician, and Shakespeare nerd Catie Osborn @catieosaurus opens up about her ADHD, depression, an…
 
Musician and comedian Tim Minchin, @TimMinchin, talks with Paul about his new, debut studio album "Apart Together". They also dive into the journey that brought Tim to where he is today and discuss what it's like to live in the melancholy. More About Our Guest Follow Tim @TimMinchin Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp onli…
 
The former East L.A. gang member has been dodging bullets for years – sometimes literally sometimes figuratively. Though he walked away from his criminal ways years ago, he opens up about the mindset that made that life seem like a good choice, the high that comes from being shot at, dealing with tragedy, finding God and what it felt like to be a C…
 
From 2012. The standup comedian opens up about hitting bottom with anorexia as a teen, only to discover ten years later, her food issues haven’t disappeared. She and Paul talk about self-medicating and caring too much about what other people think. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week g…
 
Comedian and actress Gabby Lamb sits down with Paul to talk about intimacy issues, shame, and facing your demons. She also opens up about her struggles with anxiety and how life recently led her down the path of sobriety. More About Our Guest Follow Gabby on Twitter @GabbyALamby Follow her on IG @GabbyLamby Check out her YouTube videos https://www.…
 
Sex therapist and Paul’s longtime friend, Jess Levith, helps unpack the sexual shame that we can sometimes feel and offers tips on how to be present and feel "in your body". More about Jess Levith LMFT web site jessicalevith.com Twitter @jesslevithmft Medium (the writing blog) https://medium.com/@jesslevithmft Support Our Sponsors! This episode is …
 
Paul's support group friend shares about his history of struggling to find healthy partners especially his most recent which involved out of control behavior and gaslighting on her part. The link mentioned to the Jordan Harbinger Show can be found here Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free we…
 
Dwayne @funnyDP was born to a fifteen year-old mother in the projects of Brooklyn and he was a fighter. Strong-willed, rebellious and intelligent, he eventually harnessed his temper so it could work in his favor. He sheds light on his statement “I lived my life to prove I wasn’t a mistake.” This episode originally aired in 2012. Dwayne’s standup ha…
 
Author and actress Mara Wilson @MaraWilson talks about her recent struggles with chronic illness as well as managing her OCD and anxiety. She also answers audience questions and chats with Paul about projects she has in the works. Follow Mara on Twitter and IG @MaraWilson Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseli…
 
Comedian, writer, actress, & podcaster (Let's Process This) Melinda Hill @RealMelindaHill talks about growing up with a parent with untreated bipolar, always being the new kid at school (she moved 21 times) working through unhealthy coping mechanisms, and coming out the other side of it all by getting help. Be sure to visit melindahill.com to see h…
 
Comedian and podcaster (Mindful Metal Jacket) Joe List @JoeListComedy talks about how he manages anxiety and panic attacks and what ultimately led him to asking for help and finding sobriety. Be sure to check out Joe's new YouTube Comedy Special "I Hate Myself". More About Our Guest Go to www.JoeListComedian.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode i…
 
Podcaster (Armchair Expert, Monica and Jess Love Boys) and actress Monica Padman @mlPadman sits down with Paul to unpack her struggles with intimacy, self-image, and growing up Indian in a white community. More About Our Guest Follow Monica on IG @mlPadman Listen to Armchair Expert at https://armchairexpertpod.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episod…
 
Nanea Reeves is the CEO & Co-Founder of TRIPP, a mobile app focused on creating mood altering experiences in virtual reality. She talks about VR research and her own struggles that led her to where she is. For more about Nanea and TRIPP go to www.Tripp.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a fre…
 
Writer and musician Gabbie Hanna @GabbieHanna reads excerpts from her powerful book Dandelion and opens up about her struggles with past traumas, insecurities, and anxieties. She and Paul get deep with a Fear/Love Off. More About Our Guest Follow her @GabbieHanna Check out her book Dandelion For more go to her website www.GabbieHannaOfficial.com Su…
 
Neuroscientist and former Navy flight surgeon, Dr. Erik Won, shares his insights into mental health and the brain and talks about the trauma and struggles that come with caring for--and losing--some of his injured comrades and Covid patients. For more on Dr. Won go to www.waveneuro.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp o…
 
Writer Brandon Stickney (The Five People You'll Meet in Prison), who has spent time in four different prisons, talks about his own experiences as well as the inhumane issues with our profit-driven prison industry in America. More about Brandon: https://www.facebook.com/brandon.stickney.5 www.Twitter.com/BrandonStickney Buy his book The Five People …
 
The racial justice & mental health advocate discusses what life can be like for Black men in America, shares his expertise on how to be anti-racist and how he manages his depression. For more about Doyin go to www.doyinrichards.com Doyin is the Founder of the Anti-Racism Fight Club He is a Best-Selling Author | Keynote Speaker Preorder a copy of my…
 
Therapist-in-training Ben Fineman reflects on his past life as a professional poker player and discusses the mistakes we all make in relationships. He also dives into the topic of his own podcast: How to recognize and handle Bad Therapy. More About Ben www.verybadtherapy.com www.benfinemancounseling.com Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therap…
 
Actor (The Good Place) and activist Jameela Jamil @JameelaJamil chats with Paul about society's influence on self-image, the pitfalls of cancel culture, and what it's like to live with a virtually invisible chronic illness. Check out Jameela's podcast iWeigh Follow her on IG & Twitter @JameelaJamil Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by…
 
Psychologist and writer Dr. Jill Stoddard talks about different types of anxiety, how to recognize and unpack your triggers, and how mindfulness is key when it comes to working through difficult moments. More about Dr. Stoddard: https://www.jillstoddard.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jillstoddardphd/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillstoddardphd/ http…
 
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