The Inner Picture Stories Podcast
About This Show
The Inner Picture Stories Podcast aims to readdress the balance between the outside world and the one that lies within us all. Its goal is to reconnect travel and wisdom – two of life’s great gateways which we are all far too easily disconnected from. In this podcast, hosted by Jellis Vaes – professional photographer, writer and world traveler – you are invited on a journey. A journey of wonder and discovery. So tune in and join the conversations with some of the most fascinating people we share this planet with.
Together, we will deconstruct and draw out lessons of wisdom about life and this world, and seek out answers to what makes the difference to the quality of people’s lives that you in turn can use in yours.
It’s true that no one ever said life would be easy, but it is also true that no one ever said you had to go through it alone.
Brace yourself, and let the journey begin!
Most Recent Episode
Paul Gilmartin on Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, ... The Fight Against our Inner Demons
"All feelings are valid, there are just healthy and unhealthy ways of expressing it." - Paul Gilmartin We all have feelings and emotions running through us, yet more often than not we keep them out of sight, hiding them away from those around us, keeping them captive deep down inside of us. Many of us have never even thought anything about them, which is both the cause and the consequence of not knowing how to talk about our own feelings. We have become afraid to open ourselves up, thinking that we'll be judged, thinking that “normal” people don’t have such feelings. So we hide them, we put them away in a closet and try to forget all about them, only for that closet to eventually come crashing down on top of us. The reason why I, and our guest here on the show, Paul Gilmartin, are always saying "you are not alone" isn't because we are trying to be nice. No, it's because we both know from experience that opening ourselves up to the right people can be such a powerful way of healing. True connection lies in talking about who we really are and how we really feel, not about what the weather is doing. Happiness is largely about being socially connected, yet we cannot be connected if we keep hiding our true feelings and inner scars away from others. Inner Picture Stories and The Inner Picture Stories Podcast are both created precisely for that reason. To reach out to more people, to show and spread this message: life isn't easy, but no one ever said you have to do it all alone. In this episode, Paul Gilmartin, TV personality, stand-up comedian and host of The Mental Illness Happy Hour - a podcast that centers around the struggles of mental illness and the battles we all have within our head - we dive into these subjects and the importance of opening up about them. Some of the things we talked about include when he knew he really needed help; how it felt for him opening up for the first time about his feelings and emotions; advice on what to look for when searching for a good therapist; steps he recommends about dealing with depression; the importance of humor and laughter; advice that he would have given to his younger self, and much more besides. This is an incredibly insightful episode for anyone who is struggling, and there is a lot of useful and actionable advice given. So, en