We Gotta Talk
By Sonni Abatta
Hosted by Emmy-nominated and AP News Award-winning journalist and television host Sonni Abatta, We Gotta Talk features guests on a variety of topics in the news, pop culture, wellness and spiritual space who will inform, entertain and inspire.
We Gotta TalkDec 10, 2020
243: The Meal Delivery Service that Changed My Mind about Pre-Prepared Foods. Methodology Co-Founder Julie Nguyen on the Power of Real, Whole Foods; Sticking with a Business; and How Food Can Cure
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Imagine traveling the world to taste some of the most delicious dishes, as part of your job.
Julie Nguyen does just that, and the unique flavors of the world's tastiest cuisines can be found in the meals her company, Methodology, delivers.
This week I sit down with Julie to talk about the power that good food has to heal, its impact on gut health, and so much more.
+ The reason Methodology is different from other prepared meal services
+ Her struggle with eczema, asthma and other conditions as a child, and how whole foods helped her turn her health around
+ The unique flavors of Sardinia, France and other countries she has visited, and bringing those flavors to Methodology's meals
+ Having a perfectly-matched business partner and how that impacts a company's success
+ Not earning profit for years after launching her company, and what made her stick with it
+ How Methodology is changing the food delivery business
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242: Helping Teens Manage the Stress of the College Application Process and the First Year Away, with LMHC Betty Varghese of AdventHealth University
Getting kids ready for the college application process is stressful, to say the least. And that's saying nothing of the stress they encounter once they're accepted into their school.
This week I'm talking with licensed mental health counselor Betty Varghese, from AdventHealth University, all about how parents can help things happen, without doing too much. How to help kids manage their stress in the leadup and in the first year of college--all that and more in this episode of We Gotta Talk.
241: The Signs of ADHD, Depression and Anxiety in Children. Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr. Tina Gurnani on the National Mental Health Epidemic in Children, and What to Do after a Diagnosis
It's no secret that kids have it tough these days. Sure, we have more and better technology than ever, but kids are also struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues at a rate not before seen in recorded history.
Today I'm sitting down with a child and adolescent psychiatrist from Advent Health for Children, Dr. Tina Gurnani, who's going to tell us what's going on with kids today, and how we can help better guide our children when they hit a rough patch.
In this episode we talk:
+ Just how bad is kids' mental health?
+ Should you confront kids about cutting?
+ Breaking the stigma of therapy
+ How screens impact kids' mental health
+ Busting common myths about mental health
+ Kids and ADHD
+ What depression looks like in kids
+ Kids and anxiety
+ Kids and PTSD
+ Are mental disorders "contagious" from social media?
+ Why you shouldn't get a "TikTok Diagnosis"
If you're looking for more information on how to connect with a mental health professional, check out AdventHealth for Women and Children's Be a Mindleader campaign, where you can find resources for mental health care for children and adolescents.
To book directly with Dr. Tina Gurnani, click HERE.
And for anyone in need of immediate help, this message from Advent: Help is always here for you. If you're feeling suicidal or have a plan to end your life, know that you’re not alone in these thoughts, and you don't have to act on them. People who care are here to listen and support you 24/7 at the National Suicide Hotline (dial 988) and on the Crisis Text Line (text HOME to 741741).
You matter and your life is precious.
240: Do We All Have Past Lives? Intuit and Channeler Erika Alaura on Addressing Generational Trauma and Realizing Your Life's Purpose
Today we're diving deep into the metaphysical world with intuit and channeler, Erika Alaura. And she's even running us through a collective cleansing ritual, so get ready!
As a child Erika realized she had psychic gifts, and since then has been helping people to learn about themselves to work toward a more peaceful future.
In this episode we talk:
+ Do we all have past lives?
+ Identifying generational trauma
+ The collective spiritual awakening we're experiencing
+ Erasing trauma and realizing your life's purpose
+ What is "The Indigo Child?"
Find Erika online here to book your online consult or connect.
239: What is Daxxify, and How Does It Compare to Botox? PA Robin Chimile on the New Neurotoxin on the Market (HEALTHY SKIN SERIES)
We welcome back to the pod Physician Assistant and Expert Injector, as well as one of my besties, Robin Chimile to We Gotta Talk for an episode all about esthetics today.
Robin has been working as a plastic surgery physician's assistant and expert injector for nearly 15 years, and these days she's using Daxxify more than ever.
The new neurotoxin is said to be longer-lasting and quicker to act than Botox, and today we talk all about how it works; what to expect if you get it; what her clients are saying about it and more.
Follow Robin on Instagram here!
238: What Swinging Taught Ashleigh Renard about Good Sex
Ashleigh Renard's book "Swing" starts with an intense scene describing her and her husband's visit to an exclusive sex club in New York City.
I won't give away spoilers, but that should give you an idea about how committed Ashleigh is to being honest, real and vulnerable when talking about what it took for her and her husband to get that spark back in their relationship.
Now, through social media, workshops and her podcast, Ashleigh is helping people everywhere drop the embarrassment, the social stigmas, and societal expectations when it comes to what a "good" relationship looks like, and helping them to instead find what works for them. She draws on her experiences as a professional figure skating coach on what it takes to truly put in the work to make changes. In this episode we talk:
+ What makes "good sex?" + What it feels like to be truly fulfilled in a relationship + How early life experiences can get in the way of feeling good as an adult + What athletic coaching has in common with coaching couples + Her tips for a hot sex life + Why she thinks more people need to be adventurous both in and out of the bedroom Find Ashleigh online here and on Instagram here. Check out her candid and juicy book "Swing," here.
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237: Build the Perfect Basic Skincare Routine, with Alli Reed from Stratia Skincare (HEALTHY SKIN SERIES)
Welcome to the Healthy Skin Series, a miniseries on WGT where I interview skincare experts, founders and other beauty junkies who have advice on how to get skin that looks and more importantly, feels good.
This week's guest is Alli Reed, the founder of Stratia Skin, a science-backed line that makes products for anyone--people in the beginning of their skincare journey or those who are already experts on their own skin.
+ Building a basic skincare routine for beginners
+ What's so special about ceramides and fatty acids as skincare ingredients
+ The common skin condition you may have
+ What to do if your skin is irritated
+ Using her science background to formulate products
+ The story behind Stratia's cult favorite Liquid Gold moisturizer
Products recommended all linked HERE!
Take the Stratia skincare quiz here.
236: Start Lifting Weights Already: Author Erin Washington on the "Perfect" Workout; Lessons Learned from Eating Disorders, Moderation over Deprivation, and Raising Kids in a Social Media Cesspool
Today's guest is Erin Washington, host of the Squats and Margaritas podcast as well as the author of the upcoming book "From Pain to Purpose: Finding Meaning the Mess," and she's also someone who is candid about how her struggle with eating disorders made Erin the woman and mother she is today.
+ How the Moderation over Deprivation mindset changed her body and her life
+ Raising kids to have strong body image in the world of social media
+ What you can say or do if your child is struggling with an eating disorder
+ Looking for spiritual guideposts
+ The benefits of weight lifting
+ How to find your second chapter in life
...and so much more.
Follow Erin on Instagram here and check out her first book, Squats and Margaritas, here.
Follow me on Instagram here and check out the latest posts on the WGT blog here!
235: Wherever Kids are Online, So Are Predators. A Necessary Conversation on Child Safety and Exploitation, with Child Rescue Coalition Founder, Carly Yoost
This week I'm sitting down with the founder of Child Rescue Coalition, Carly Yoost, talking all about how to keep your kids safe online.
Listen guys, this is a big, heavy topic, and it is hard to talk about. But you will be shocked--or not--to hear that predators are targeting children just about everywhere there is an internet connection--from social media, to gaming platforms, and more.
The technology her group has developed has so far helped law enforcement to rescue over 3,300 children from sexual exploitation and abuse, and has resulted in the arrest of over 14,300 predators, often including those in positions of trust.
Carly runs us through all the things parents need to know to keep their kids safe, including:
+ The exact things to tell kids to say if strangers contact them online
+ How predators find and groom kids
+ How CRC technology works to identify predators
+ How, and if, the law is catching up with properly sentencing predators
+ Why you should "pause before you post" your kids online
+ The platforms predators most commonly use to contact and groom kids
+ The biggest hurdle in preventing exploitation
Check out CRC's FREE e-book about how to protect kids online HERE, and follow them on Instagram here.