In this episode, our guest Emily Elizabeth, shared the secrets to living a positive, healthy life despite ADHD.
Emily Elizabeth is a mental health advocate, founder, and host of The Wondering Mind a mental health podcast, and MindFEST a mental health festival.
Emily Elizabeth created the “Wondering Mind” podcast in February 2020 after going through a series of hardships and mental health challenges. Her goal with the podcast is to have candid conversations about mental health and the challenges people face daily, which helps to break stigmas and normalize conversing about mental health.
I first met Emily at a photoshoot & we started chatting & discovered that both of us local Louisvillian’s had something in common: podcast hosts, often with similar subject matter. After she shared with me what her mission was all about, I knew she had to be one of my guests!
Let’s face it mental health has a bit of a not so darlin stigma & we both want to break that.
Listen in as Emily & I chat about her own personal mental health issues from which she suffers including anxiety, ADHD, & depression, & why she decided to start her podcast. Also, Emily invited me to be a guest on her podcast to share my mental health & eating disorder story, which was a great honor.
Mental health is not something you work on. It’s not something you obtain. It’s not something you “manage.” It is your true north. Your essential nature. And it’s all there on offer. And in the immortal words of the Scottish mystic Sydney Banks: “We are just one thought away from mental wellbeing. Just one thought.”
Nothing better encapsulates this truth when we finally see who and what we truly are, underneath the noise of thought and thinking. It’s called inner resilience and inner wisdom that guides us along the river of life like a perfect GPS system. We have flickers of our inner wisdom all day long. We just don’t pay attention to it enough.
Emily Davis, host of the brilliant mental health podcast, “The Wondering Mind,” gets this truth. Then she forgets. Then she remembers again (like all of us do from time to time).
Emily and I sat down to chat about her journey with ADHD and depression and how, after many years of suffering she started paying attention and trusting her own inner wisdom underneath the noise of her thinking.
In this episode, I interview mental health advocate, Emily Elizabeth. She takes us through her post-breakup growth journey where she rebuilds a relationship with herself, starts her sobriety journey, learns to listen to her intuition, and navigates depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
Her healing journey lead her to create The Wondering Mind Podcast to spread awareness and education about mental health.
Emily Elizabeth founded The Wondering Mind Podcast in February of 2020 after going through a difficult breakup.
Prior to the breakup, Emily’s mental health had been declining and in an attempt to try and save the relationship she figured if she began to “fix” herself it would in turn fix the relationship.
It in fact did not. What did happen was that Emily realized how in control she could be over her life and her mental health.
It inspired her to create the podcast where she would share her mental health experiences, as well as the stories of others in hopes to encourage and comfort folx who may be struggling and in need of some help and support.
Emily is also in the process of creating a mental health apparel line called The Wondering Mind Co. which she hopes will help normalize mental health through fashion.
Have you ever felt like your life was crumbling around you and felt lost in the aftermath? You’re not alone, and here’s why:
This week Amanda starts a necessary conversation with Emily Elizabeth, Host of The Wondering Mind Podcast and mental health advocate about how life’s setbacks could be the framework for something better. They chat mental health in the podcasting world, mental health awareness and even why starting before you’re ready is what it’s all about.