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Creative Copes Podcast

Creative Copes Podcast

By Creative Copes

A podcast featuring two friends wanting to inform, educate and raise awareness into our ways of Creatively Coping with mental and physical restrictions. We want to add flavor and color into the bland landscape of chronic and invisible illness. Through wit, crazy and sometimes dark humor, we will explore how to channel our energy through creative means while searching for balance and flow to stay sane with dynamic disabilities. Love and Light ♥
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Boom Sticks, Pop Filters and That's a Wrap: Season 1, Episode 18.

Creative Copes PodcastMay 11, 2023

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Boom Sticks, Pop Filters and That's a Wrap: Season 1, Episode 18.

Boom Sticks, Pop Filters and That's a Wrap: Season 1, Episode 18.

18 Episodes. Deep Dives, Dysfunction Junctions, Wisdom Walks and all sorts of podcast fun. Our finale for season one is a wrap up of all of the Creative Copes we have been through over the course of these six months. We have learned so much on this journey and we want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your feedback, support, love and light. This has been a wild ride and we are so happy you have taken the time to join in on our conversations. Please keep an eye out for special podcasts, Instagram news and updates, as well as periodic blog posts and other fun stuff. We look forward to seeing you next season, as we explore physical and mental disorders, one show at a time. With love and appreciation, Jen and Mita xoxox
♥ We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things.
The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or
anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
May 11, 202301:00:50
Brainwashing - It's Not What You Think. Creative Copes: Season 1, Episode 17

Brainwashing - It's Not What You Think. Creative Copes: Season 1, Episode 17

In our part two Sleep Episode, Paul Bright, Certified Sleep Science Coach and United States Air Force Veteran joins us to discuss the best way to track sleep (and some unhealthy side effects that can accompany sleep trackers), we jump into some sleep strategies for our individual syndromes, we discuss how Scandanavians put their kids outside for naps, and we learn about brainwashing in the coolest way possible. We have our usual banter and giggles, this time with an intelligent, informative helper of getting those much needed zzz's... Our friend and now yours, Sleep Science Coach Paul. Join us as we pick his brain and learn lots of great tips for preparing our bodies for actual rest. Please click the links here to follow him on his social media platforms and website.
Podcast: The Why Behind Your Z's • A podcast on Spotify for Podcasters
Sleep You Deserve Email: SYD New Subscriber Sign Up (subscribepage.com)
Guided Meditations: Downloadable Products (sleepyoudeserve.com)
Website:
www.sleepyoudeserve.com
Instagram: Paul Bright. Certified Sleep Science Coach (@sleepcoachpaul) • Instagram photos and videos

♥ We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website: Wisdom Walks | Creative Copes Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at Creative Copes Podcast • A podcast on Spotify for Podcasters, as well as our contact information and various other useful things here Self Help | Creative Copes.

The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
May 04, 202356:46
The Why Behind Your Z's: Let Talk About The Sleep You Deserve with Special Guest Paul Bright. Creative Copes: Season 1, Episode 16.

The Why Behind Your Z's: Let Talk About The Sleep You Deserve with Special Guest Paul Bright. Creative Copes: Season 1, Episode 16.

In our very first guest appearance episode, Paul Bright, Certified Sleep Science Coach and United States Air Force Veteran joins us to discuss the importance of sleep. In this two-part episode, we get a little background information on Paul and why he began this journey in the first place. We learn about the main focus of his Sleep Coach business, sleep paralysis, how to take a proper nap and so much more. If you suffer from insomnia or other sleep related issues, this episode is a must listen. You will find out what REALLY goes on during an actual assessment and learn some optimal sleep tips for getting a more restorative period of sleep. We have our usual banter and giggles, this time with an intelligent, informative and helper of getting those much needed zzz's... Our friend and now yours, Sleep Science Coach Paul. Join us as we pick his brain and learn lots of great tips for preparing our bodies for actual rest. Please click the links here to follow him on his social media platforms and website.
Podcast: The Why Behind Your Z's • A podcast on Spotify for Podcasters
Sleep You Deserve: SYD New Subscriber Sign Up (subscribepage.com)
Website: Sleep Coaching Services (sleepyoudeserve.com)
Instagram: Paul Bright. Certified Sleep Science Coach (@sleepcoachpaul) • Instagram photos and videos

♥ We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website: Wisdom Walks | Creative Copes Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at Creative Copes Podcast • A podcast on Spotify for Podcasters, as well as our contact information and various other useful things here Self Help | Creative Copes.

The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Apr 27, 202355:18
Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Is It All Talk or a Doing Therapy?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Is It All Talk or a Doing Therapy?

Welcome to Episode 15. In this chat fest, we are checking
out Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, often referred to as CBT. This particular
branch of therapy suggests that our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations and
behavior are all connected. Its most important component is to help people
identify and change thinking and behavior patterns that can be harmful and/or
ineffective. Ultimately, figuring out the problem, seeing what you're currently
doing, and finding a more effective way to achieve success. We have both tried this approach, so we weigh in on the pros and cons from our individual perspective. The origin, the techniques and personal stories ensue. Join us in the conversation.
We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links
to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with
your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things.
The views and opinions expressed on Creative
Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the
podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided
by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and
are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for
entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care
professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies
or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States).
Love and Light ♥
Apr 20, 202358:22
Laughter: The Best Medicine and a Natural Pain Killer. It's Free, Fun and Easy, Like Your Mom.

Laughter: The Best Medicine and a Natural Pain Killer. It's Free, Fun and Easy, Like Your Mom.

We are nearing the final quarter of our first season. We have covered a lot of ground during these first three months, from music and art to yoga and social media. In this episode, we are going to talk about laughter. Having a sense of humor is a beautiful thing, with a ton of great reasons to continue doing it. There are many types of humor, which we break down, from the positive, light side to the dark and sometimes negative side with everything in between. We get to hear about Mita's new scooter, her times as a Swedish Psycho and how her hubs may buy her some "shit porn" soon for her new ride. We learn some fun facts about bodily fluids and the Latin word for moisture. Discussions about our favorite types of things that tickle our funny bone ensue. Laughter Therapy is a REAL thing and Laughter Yoga is an actual form of exercise. Clowns were mean to Dumbo and laughing can cause you to burn calories and get your body ready for some non-Summertime Sadness. Join us as we giggle our way through this really lighthearted, fun episode. “A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.” -Madeleine L'Engle, So come and heal with us.

We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with
your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things.

The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or
anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Apr 13, 202354:31
Fibromyalgia, Princess Vespa and Her Little Gold TeaCup. Creative Copes: Season 1, Episode 13

Fibromyalgia, Princess Vespa and Her Little Gold TeaCup. Creative Copes: Season 1, Episode 13

Welcome back to part two of our Deep Dive into Fibromyalgia. This episode is a day in the life of Mita, on a "good" day and a "not so good" day. We delve into what sleep is (or isn't) like, a morning routine that starts off in slow motion, with limited energy, moderate pain and a wobbliness that just won't quit. Breaking things down into one day is informative, especially for those of us who do not suffer from this debilitating condition, as well as others who do, and have someone to relate to.
We discuss sleep, diet, activities of daily living, pain scales, family and friends, trying to have a social life, managing a household as a parent, adaptations, medications, discrimination and SO MUCH MORE. If you or someone you know and love has been diagnosed with this condition (or maybe are in the process that takes some upwards of ten years to get), then this is the episode for you. It is complex, subjective, dynamic, and limiting. Help us shine some light on this often misunderstood disorder and maybe bring a little more kindness to those who are coping with it. Knowledge is power and we are trying to be raw, open and honest to make this journey feel a little less lonely.
Please enjoy this special song contribution original, by Mita, during this episode. ♥
We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other things.

The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or
anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest
emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Apr 06, 202301:06:25
Let's Pour Some Gold into Our Cracks and Be Beautiful Again. Fibromyalgia, Kintsugi and a Mita Deep Dive. Creative Copes: Season One, Episode 12

Let's Pour Some Gold into Our Cracks and Be Beautiful Again. Fibromyalgia, Kintsugi and a Mita Deep Dive. Creative Copes: Season One, Episode 12

In this deep dive episode, Mita gets up close and personal with her diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. This is part one, where we discuss this complex condition with very subjective symptoms. We only scratch the surface, as there is a ton to talk about on the subject. Any search engine investigation will turn up thousands of websites, from the informative to the insane. We find out common ailments, the beginning of Mita's journey to her diagnosis, and the complete overhaul one must do to live with this often misunderstood, chronic, invisible illness. Join us as we begin to learn some interesting facts about fibromyalgia. She likens her syndrome to Kintsugi - The Golden Joinery that allows artists to pour gold into the cracks of something that has broken and make it beautiful again. And that is a beautiful approach to healing.

We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things.

The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Mar 30, 202356:59
miniSODE 4 -Brain Fog, Windshield Wipers and the Beacon of Light

miniSODE 4 -Brain Fog, Windshield Wipers and the Beacon of Light

In this miniSODE, we talk about brain fog. “Brain fog” isn’t a medical condition - It’s a term used for certain symptoms that can affect your ability to think. You may feel confused or disorganized or find it hard to focus or put your thoughts into words." (WebMD). Although there are a lot of medical issues that list this as a side effect, some of the more common conditions include Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Cancer and cancer treatments, Pregnancy, Menopause, Lupus, Sleep Disorders, Depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Brain fog may leave you feeling confused, forgetful, unable to focus, and memory deprived. Although scary, because it feels like you lack mental clarity, it is not dangerous. This can lead to anxiety and the feeling of dissociation.
Mita experiences this with the multiple syndromes she has. She lovingly refers to it as Fuzz Buzz and she has learned some coping strategies to help offset the negative feelings. Come listen in as we do a miniSODE about our brains and the windshield wiper ways to help.
The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Mar 27, 202325:18
Yoga, Guided Imagery Meditation, CST, SER, NeuroFeedback, Oh My.. Creative Copes: Season 1, Episode 11

Yoga, Guided Imagery Meditation, CST, SER, NeuroFeedback, Oh My.. Creative Copes: Season 1, Episode 11

Part Two of alternative medicine and therapeutic approaches begin with Yoga. We discuss breathing, postures and our experience with this technique. There are a lot of benefits to be had, such as increased flexibility, muscle strength and tone, cardiac and circulation health, stress management, mental clarity, body awareness and a centered, calm mind. The physical and emotional body can be nurtured in this practice.
We dive into guided imagery meditation, CranioSacral Therapy, Somato-Emotional Release and Neurofeedback. There are a lot of coping strategy techniques and valuable information in this episode. More tools to add to your bag of tricks to try or investigate further. We are always seeking ways to feel better. Sometimes, it comes in neat, socially acceptable packages. Other times, it is weird and hokey and crazy sounding. Either way, if you find what works for you, does it really matter what it is called? This a personal choice to do what is best for YOUR body and soul.
We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things.

The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Mar 23, 202301:03:32
dysFUNCTION jUNCTION 2

dysFUNCTION jUNCTION 2

dysFUNCTION jUNCTION is a place to listen to behind-the-scenes bloopers, outtakes, and other Jen and Mita lunacy. Here you can find small(ish) segments of moments that did not make it to the podcast platform. We are not English majors... In fact, one of us is not from America (or even an English speaking country). We are human, we get tongue-tied, and one of us gets a little carried away with her chattiness. We mess up. Sometimes a little and sometimes a LOT. We always laugh our way through it, because that is how we choose to creatively cope with the nerves of having an international recording session about very real and very deep issues. Whether we are discussing the serious or the seriously ridiculous, we try to do so with a smile. And hopefully you will have some fun in our mistakes. Here, we put the FUN in dysFUNCTION jUNCTION. Enjoy!

In this dysFUNCTION jUNCTION, Mita looses her shit before we even begin. She drops F bombs like a truck driver and people think she is the "proper" one. We touch on headphone debacles and how Jen's tender fontanelle cranium place is not used to these Beats and their metal hardware. "Jen-etics" may play a role in her big dome, "jen-stractions" are used when people need diversions to real life craziness, and all sorts of laughter ensues. Have a chuckle at our expense. We don't mind.

The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not  necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or  the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by  us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord  and are not intended to offend anyone or anything.  Our content is for  entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your  health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial  911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline  information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥


Mar 19, 202305:38
Alternative Medicine: What it is and How to Incorporate Some into Your Therapeutic Approach - Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 10

Alternative Medicine: What it is and How to Incorporate Some into Your Therapeutic Approach - Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 10

Who doesn't like a Swedish Massage or targeted approaches to pressure points to alleviate pain and discomfort? Or maybe Chiropractic care, with spinal adjustments and TENS machines are more your cup of tea? Do fine needles strategically placed across your skin make you think of energy clearing Qi or pin cushion nightmares?
In this episode, we discuss our personal experiences with Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Acupressure and Chiropractic Medicine. We get into all the scientific backgrounds and the varieties each method targets for treatment. Join us as we learn what the difference is between complementary and alternative medicine, how piriformis syndrome is literally a pain in the ass and how we lovingly compare Chiropractors to Targets. We have reached our double digit episode, so listen in and help us celebrate the BIG 1-0.
We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things.
The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Mar 16, 202301:00:15
Social Media: Pros and Cons as a Coping Strategy. Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 9

Social Media: Pros and Cons as a Coping Strategy. Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 9

In this episode, we discuss the positives and negatives connecting to copious amounts of worldwide, sometimes (mis)information and why sometimes the cons outweigh the pros. Social media has some strong arguments for why it is a good thing. Some of those include keeping family and friends connected, communities of like-minded individuals to share ideas, combat loneliness (especially during COVID isolation), keeping minds creative and self-expression in ways mental and physical limitations sometimes stifle. Negative opinions include causing anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia due to filters, can trigger loneliness and unacceptance, the web is a hotspot for cyber bullying and trolling, "keyboard warriors - people who say things online behind the safety of their computer screen that they most likely wouldn't have the balls to say to someone's face), increase of self-harm and suicidal ideation, and the list goes on....
Moderation is key. Reduce the time you are online, stay present in social situations, unfollow accounts that cause negative feelings, limit notifications and maintain life outside of the electronic devices. Humans are social creatures. Please try to do some of that socializing in person.
We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things.
The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Mar 09, 202301:01:08
miniSODE 3 - Flight, fight, dynamite

miniSODE 3 - Flight, fight, dynamite

What do I do when I have to test my mic before a recording? Read a blog about being backed over by a car, of course. This was written by me a while back. Being that we just did an two part episode regarding anxiety and panic, I thought I would share some of my mindless creative writing with you. My brain is a funny thing. So, if you want to hear me break down a scenario in typical Jen fashion, tune in now. And if you want to read the blog entry, head over to https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks.  Love and Light ♥   

Mar 07, 202304:17
Let's Go Further Into the Anxiety Abyss... Creative Copes, Season 1, Episode 8

Let's Go Further Into the Anxiety Abyss... Creative Copes, Season 1, Episode 8

Welcome to another deep(er) dive into the world of anxiety and panic. This week, we talk about how the attacks can turn into disorders and the havoc it can wreak on someone's life. Stress is a normal part of life and everyone experiences it in different ways. But stress, even BIG stress, is not a disorder. It is bothersome, it can cause pain and anguish, and mirror most of the same symptoms that anxiety presents as.
We touch on anticipatory anxiety, specific phobias and each of our struggles with the invisible monster. We share some intimate details of life that are definitely not easy to openly admit. The vulnerability game is high in this episode. We hope that you can recognize that you are NOT alone, that we all suffer differently (but there is no one "right" way to struggle), and we all recover at our own pace. Be gentle with yourself. It's rough enough out there as it is.
♥ We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things.
The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Mar 02, 202301:02:44
dYSFUNCTION jUNCTION 1

dYSFUNCTION jUNCTION 1

dYSFUNCTION jUNCTION is a place to listen to behind-the-scenes bloopers, outtakes, and other Jen and Mita lunacy. Here you can find small(ish) segments of moments that did not make it to the podcast platform. We are not English majors... In fact, one of us is not from America (or even an English speaking country). We are human, we get tongue-tied, and one of us gets a little carried away with her chattiness. We mess up. Sometimes a little and sometimes a LOT. We always laugh our way through it, because that is how we choose to creatively cope with the nerves of having an international recording session about very real and very deep issues. Whether we are discussing the serious or the seriously ridiculous, we try to do so with a smile. And hopefully you will have some fun in our mistakes. Here, we put the FUN in dYSFUNCTION jUNCTION. Enjoy!
dYSFUNCTION jUNCTION 1 - Mita is trying to seduce Jen with her post exertional malaise heavy breathing and sighing. Jen does not even notice, because she is not used to people flirting with her (Hello, Agoraphobia!!) and is oblivious to compliments, anyway. Moving along, we try not to get TOO dark as we explore the dark side of Dora the Explorer (Do NOT get mad when you have this earworm in your brain for the rest of the night). It's not like we will ruin your life. . And there you have it...
The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Feb 26, 202303:12
Deep Dive into Anxiety, Panic and Agoraphobia: Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 7

Deep Dive into Anxiety, Panic and Agoraphobia: Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 7

Join us as we delve into the anxious and panicky sides to Jen and Mita. We took a little detour to share some of our background "diagnonsense" and why anxiety and panic disorders can look so different from one person to the next. A lot of times, people use the terms as adjectives or descriptors for what they are feeling. This is usually what we call anxiety or panic attacks. Panic attacks and anxiety attacks are not the same. We dive in a bit about some childhood beginnings and when these anxious feelings stem from, as well as do our weekly physical and mental health check in. We talk about how drug companies can fail us and sometimes doctors are quick to break out the prescription pad before looking into some CREATIVE COPES first.
This is a heavier episode, one filled with personal stories, rather than ways to cope with things. We share our symptoms, feelings and life experiences. Please remember that we are human beings (with lots of mushy, heartfelt feelings) on the other side of our voices and podcast. Be gentle as we open up and share to help #endthestigma against these disorders.
♥ We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things.
The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Feb 23, 202301:02:00
Earth's Potential, Coevolution, EcoTherapy and Gardening Part 2. Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 6

Earth's Potential, Coevolution, EcoTherapy and Gardening Part 2. Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 6

In this episode, we learn about Nature Therapy, and how it is basically a Gardening 2.0 course with some scientific jargon thrown in for good measure. We do our mental/physical check in's, including our dogs lifestyles and how they are ultimately spoiled little creatures with full access to fireplaces and human bed comforters. We speak of Green Therapy, Blue Therapy and the different subcategories of each. Ecotherapy is a fancy term to base the concept of using nature to help us heal. We discuss the benefits of utilizing this low to no cost, highly effective way to improve psychological wellness and ways it can decrease stress, anxiety and depression. "We need nature in our bodies and in our minds." - Mita. And she is right. We need to take our shoes off and have skin to soil contact with the vibrations of the earth. It grounds us and has these tremendous health benefits. So, regardless of the weather, slip off your shoes for a few seconds and feel something moving into your soul. There are plenty of articles to delve into further if you'd like to learn more. Join us in this conversation of how nature and ecotherapy can benefit you in your Creative Copes to deal with whatever life throws your way. Go Forest Bathe and tag us in the photos. ♥
We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things. The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States). Love and Light ♥
Feb 16, 202301:01:47
Let's Get Down and Dirty with some Horticultural Therapy. Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 5.

Let's Get Down and Dirty with some Horticultural Therapy. Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 5.

In this episode, we learn about soil/dirt, flowers, plants, the art of being at one with the earth and how Ms. Mother Nature can help people get better. We share some laughs about idiosyncrasies we have involving shaving and ambulance rides, Scandanavian sun chants and our hunt for helpful bacteria to roll around in. We discuss the roots of Horticultural Therapy and how to become an actual therapist in this field. Then we dig deeper into all the positive components gardening has to offer. You do not need a large plot of land, you do not need a degree to build something healing and soulfully beneficial.... just a little space and a little imagination. It does not have to be expensive or take up a lot of effort. The beautiful parts of gardening are that you are your own boss. If color is your jam, go for bright and vibrant flowers. If essential oils and homeopathic scents are your secret to decreased stress, an herbal garden might be your forte. If you enjoy being health conscious and want to join the farm to table movement, maybe consider planting your own vegetable garden. The options are limitless. If peaceful, content and grounded are adjectives you'd like to use to describe your life moving forward, this episode is for you. So get outside... "There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad choice of clothing". Dress Accordingly and enjoy this episode.
We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things. The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States).
Love and Light ♥
Feb 09, 202356:36
"It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create." by J. M. W. Turner. Let's make some visual art and not be afraid. Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 4

"It is only when we are no longer fearful that we begin to create." by J. M. W. Turner. Let's make some visual art and not be afraid. Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 4

In this episode, we dive into the wide spectrum of visual arts and a way to utilize it as a Creative Cope during the difficult times. We discuss, drawing, painting, pottery, jewelry making, scrapbooking, resin, and all things arts and crafts. There is a common theme among the health (physical, emotional and mental) benefits of taking part in the world of art: reducing stress, trauma healing, an outlet for aggression, a way to practice mindfulness, grounding for anxiety and panic, PTSD work, regulation of emotions, and decrease in chronic pain.... plus more. Take a walk with us, as we laugh inappropriately through our worlds of chronic, invisible and mental illness while sharing our thoughts and views on using Visual Arts as a Creative Cope. We hope you enjoy the episode and gain another tool for your Warrior Toolbox.
We dive deeper in the blog, Wisdom Walks, on our website:
creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast/wisdomwalks. Here you can find links to articles we researched, items that may be able to purchase, and extras in the form of written word for those of you who like a cup of visual to go with your aural input. You can also find previous podcasts at https://creativecopes.wixsite.com/podcast, as well as our contact information and various other useful things.
The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States).
Love and Light ♥
Feb 02, 202354:57
Cinderella Chores and Dust Bunnies - miniSODE 2.

Cinderella Chores and Dust Bunnies - miniSODE 2.

In this miniSODE, we delve into what exactly Cinderella Chores are and where the names Tiddly and Squiffy come from for our beloved Dust Bunny animations.
Jan 30, 202321:09
Write It Down... It's Cheaper Than Therapy With Less Side Effects. Expressive Writing/Poetry: Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 3

Write It Down... It's Cheaper Than Therapy With Less Side Effects. Expressive Writing/Poetry: Creative Copes Season 1, Episode 3

In this episode, we do a quick mental health check in and discuss EMO-tions and how we utilize lyrics and creative writing. The conversation included musicians and artists that changed our preteen outlook of how lyrics DO NOT always follow the rules and how they allow connections to others allowed us to be silly and nostalgic. Their styles shaped us as writers and creative thinkers as we send these artists all our love and appreciation (all these years later, because you know, we are old  and used tape recorders and boom boxes to make mix tapes...). Ahh, the good old days. On the scientific front, song lyrics help people process emotions and harness creativity, lower your blood pressure, and get better sleep while you're listening. So many ways, so many avenues to learn from our feelings. Consideration should always be taken when writing, in regards to processing traumatic events - some things NEED the assistance of a trusted professional to hold your hand and help guide you through the murky waters,  Poetry is a huge area of expressive writing. Some styles come with rules and parameters to follow, and for the obedient population, this can be grounding. For others, it can feel restrictive. Just like S & M... Some times you feel like a sub, sometimes you don't. We ponder the links of mental illness, creativity, and all the scientific research methods that prove you do NOT have to be mentally ill to be creative and vice versa. Luckily, in some cases, it helps, so GO TEAM :). Maybe. Or finally our disorders may actually be beneficial to something. Who knows? Come learn about alternate ways to show off your Creative Copes through poetry, free writing, journaling, junk journaling, fridge magnet poetry, scrapbooking and the list goes on and on and on..... Love and Light ♥ The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything.  Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States).
Jan 26, 202351:32
Convert to Music - It's My F&*%ing Religion - Creative Copes : Episode 2

Convert to Music - It's My F&*%ing Religion - Creative Copes : Episode 2

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." -Bob Marley
Nice one, Bob. But sometimes music punches you, like a heavyweight fighter, right in the heartstrings. Sometimes it soothes the soul, amps you up or mellows you out. It may not cause physical pain (unless someone hits you with a $16 million dollar violin right in the baby maker), but it definitely does some interesting stuff to the noggin once it hits that auditory canal.
In this episode, we discuss the science behind the various ways music affects the brain, reduces anxiety, improves mood, allows for better sleep, reduces shortness of breath (in singing), helps build confidence and self esteem, improves posture, increases breath capacity, boosts immune response and it's kind of a great time. We laugh at our "singing high" and how it is so similar, yet so different, than the widely accepted and often bragged about runner's high. Those diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Dementia, Long Covid, and autism patients can reap so many benefits and in some cultures, music is actually embraced and used as a therapy that is recognized by doctors. Wouldn't it be nice if our insurance companies in the US felt that some alternative medicine practices would be beneficial and covered as a viable medical therapy? We speak of how music brought us together as friends, like some real We Are the World shit that could only be understood if you partake in singing on the karaoke app that shall (maybe forever) remain nameless.
And finally, how to some people, music is like a religion. Like us. So get your ass to music church and boogie down. Learn some fun Creative Copes to battle the daily stressors, the deeper invisible illnesses or to just have fun. Enjoy the episode. Love and Light ♥

The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything. Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States).
Jan 19, 202349:50
Afterthought Addendum miniSODE 1

Afterthought Addendum miniSODE 1


Did you ever feel like a “Debbie Downer” by mentioning your chronic illness? Does the thought of posting an “against the grain”post about what life is REALLY like with an invisible malady make you cringe? Are you afraid people won’t like you as much if you show your true colors? We have, it does and yes. We are YOU. We just allow our vulnerability to show to shed light on the positives and negatives of being open and honest with your feelings.
In this miniSODE, Mita discusses how she can post an occasional update on social media about her chronic conditions and people barely acknowledge it. Fast forward to a perceived good day of a filtered portrait and some upbeat quote and the likes flow like water. Why is this? Are we THAT afraid of acknowledging our loved ones, sometimes with incurable conditions, like we may catch it?
Kindness goes a long way. “Only with empathy is how these taboo topics can become mainstream and end the stigmas surrounding them; start hearing what is said, rather than listen to reply”. -Mita
Listen in to a quick addendum after thought. It makes so much sense of you can allow yourself and others grace. Love and Light ♥
Jan 17, 202309:05
Introduction Jen & Mita - Who do we think we are?

Introduction Jen & Mita - Who do we think we are?

  • Who is Jen? Who is Mita? Who do we think we are and what makes us think we should start a podcast? In this episode, we introduce ourselves. Silliness and belly laughter ensues as we ponder how to end the stigma of chronic and mental illness. In future episodes, we hope to explore creative coping strategies where we step outside of our survival mode and into the world of the living. Love and Light ♥ 


  • The views and opinions expressed on Creative Copes Podcast do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast or the podcast listening platform. Topics and subject matter provided by us, possible guests, bloggers, and/or sponsors are of their own accord and are not intended to offend anyone or anything.  Our content is for entertainment and informational purposes only. Please consult your health care professional and/or your closest emergency department. Dial 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for suicide and crisis hotline information (24/7 in the United States).
Jan 12, 202323:55