16 minutes | May 31, 2019
Episode 001: Introduction to The Love Thyself Podcast
Hey! If you have been following me for the last 2 1/2 years, you're probably wondering what happened to The Always with Me Podcast?! There are a few reasons why I've changed the name of my podcast. One being that as a speaker/author and nonprofit leader, I found myself having a hard time promoting both brands all by myself! So, from now on, my personal brand will be the umbrella to my #allthethings and creating a podcast that reflected my life as an author and nonprofit leader just made sense! Another reason to the change is that after 3 years of losing my best friend to suicide, I found my mental health in a very different place than when I was severely struggling with postpartum depression. In my healing, I realized that I was healing a Diana that didn't feel like she was good enough. I wasn't a good enough mother, daughter, friend, business owner, and so on. I was healing something more than postpartum depression, I was healing a little Diana that has been struggling long before the death of her best friend. Without giving away any spoilers, listen to this week's episode and let me know what you think! Do you have an inner mean girl that you want to shut up too!? Let’s Connect See all that Diana has to offer at Diana M Collins! Learn more about The Always with Me Foundation and find out how you can help a postpartum mom in need! Connect more with Diana on Facebook and Instagram!
13 minutes | Jan 26, 2019
Stop and Smell the Roses with Diana Collins
When was the last time you actually put yourself on your to-do list? Today, I am sharing a speech I prepared for future talks and felt that my listeners would truly benefit the words and inspiration I express. I talk on how learning about my best friends death has changed me in so many ways and she taught me to start living my best life! Please enjoy the words that I share and know where my heart is coming from! I see you, mama!
27 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
Being Mindful with Sara Paye
About the Guest: Sara Paye is both poet and advocate for mental wellness. A Vegas local, she loves boba tea, her family and gardening. She hosts an organization entitled Mindful Advocacy and would like to be a teacher when she grows up. “I speak about things to celebrate, to dwell in and anticipate. For everything is being made new. And we may sing about it from high and low places, with loud hearts and wind-kissed faces.” – Sara Paye Where to Find Sara Online: Mindful Advocacy (Website) Facebook Instagram Subscribe to The Mindful Advocacy Podcast on Spotify! Episode Summary: Sara shares what it means to be a mindful person and she says that it’s about noticing the emotions you are feeling every day. Notice those feelings of anger, hurt, or even joy and use those as alarms. As someone that deal with bipolar disorder and take medications every day, how do you find the space to still practice mindfulness? Are you reaction to things a side effect to your medications or are they really something that you are feeling? Sara says that it’s not only important to notice these emotions but to also track them. She suggests to download an app called, “Symptom tracker”. You can also present this information to your physician and be an advocate for yourself. Sara talks on her mental health journey and how she have been able to cope through all of it in the last few years. She shares about the moment she has realized it was time to really look into taking medication and the stigma she first felt but the truth is that there is no shame in taking psychiatric medications! You are not alone and deserve healing. “Set yourself up for success by creating one goal at a time.” – Sara Paye Helpful Resources: When The Bough Breaks A Documentary about Postpartum Depression Postpartum Support International 2020 Mom Nevada Maternal and Child Health Coalition Follow Us on Social Media! Facebook Instagram Join our Facebook group!
14 minutes | Dec 21, 2018
Letting Go of Anger with Diana Collins
Hey Mama! Have you ever felt angry over something and can’t seem to remember where that feeling came from in the first place? This is something that I’ve struggled with in Motherhood and even childhood! I am pushing 30 and I’ve reached a point in my life where I was exhausted with facing anger. Not only does it hurt me but my family was suffering as well. Although I am still a working progress, here are two things I’ve done to start removing anger from my life. How do You Feel When You’re Scrolling Through Social Media? I know, I’m guilty of this but does social media make you feel envious or angry? Really look at how it’s making you feel and ask yourself, is it worth it? If looking at certain posts is making you feel gross, remove yourself from it. You’re the priority here and it’s not selfish to remove yourself from something that does not align with you! Be Careful with Who You Spend Your Time With. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn Who are you spending your time with? Your time and energy is valuable and you want to give that energy to people that are going to lift you up. If surround yourself with positive energy, you will become a positive person. For me personally, it was difficult to remove toxic people in my life. They were not attacking me personally but whenever I was around them, all I would hear are negativity and If I made any type of positive advice, I would get shut down! It was not a fun feeling but I let that continue for years! So, really look at your tribe. Are they supporting you? Are they encouraging you? If not, this could be another source of your anger and any other type of negative feeling. Helpful Resources: When The Bough Breaks A Documentary about Postpartum Depression Postpartum Support International 2020 Mom Nevada Maternal and Child Health Coalition Follow us on social media! Facebook Instagram Join our Facebook group!
20 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Healing Old Wounds with Diana Collins
Hey ladies! Yes! The Always with Me Podcast is back and we are back for good! It’s been about a year since there has been a new episode and I am catching ya’ll up on all the things! For anyone that follows me on social media, I may look like I was “mentally stable” whatever that looks like! It basically looks like I had my shit together when when I didn’t. But, I have a confession, I don’t have my shit together and I have been keeping myself busy so that I didn’t have to do the “work” on myself. Unforntuany, by doing this, I was slowing hurting my marriage! That was the wake up call I needed to start practicing what I preach. Take a listen at today’s episode and learn what I am doing to heal myself so that I can finally start living a life I love and you can too! Helpful Resources: When The Bough Breaks A Documentary about Postpartum Depression Postpartum Support International 2020 Mom Nevada Maternal and Child Health Coalition Follow us on social media! Facebook Instagram Join our Facebook group!
37 minutes | Feb 16, 2018
Spending Time to Heal with Yvette Mystakas
Story: Welcome back to the show mamas! Today, I am chatting with Yvette Mystakas of, “She is Sacred”! Yvette shares her powerful story of dealing with PPD/PPA and pregnancy loss. We talk about how she was able to spend the time to heal with all of these. It was not an easy journey but she truly is an inspiration. Highlights from the show: Yvette shares her journey through motherhood. How she spent the time on herself while healing from postpartum depression and anxiety. Yvette shares her story of pregnancy loss. Yvette and I talk about her experience with having a birth doula and how should have benefited from a postpartum doula. Quotes: - “It’s ok to ask for help.” - Yvette Mystakas - “I used to feel so selfish asking for help.” -Yvette Mystakas - “There is a village but, It’s not always going to be our family members.” - Yvette Mystakas Meet Yvette! Yvette Mystakas is the founder and owner of She is Sacred - a blog, which embraces Womanhood, Sisterhood, and Motherhood. She writes raw, from the heart, heartbreaking yet empowering words of her struggles with mental health, the importance of self-care and identity. Yvette has brought together women from across the globe sharing each other's stories. Whether they are a mother, single woman, wife, girlfriend, she is reassuring that we are all not alone and to embrace this beautiful mess. Where can you find Yvette! Facebook Instagram Website Helpful Resources: When The Bough Breaks A Documentary about Postpartum Depression Postpartum Support International 2020 Mom Nevada Maternal and Child Health Coalition Follow us on social media! Facebook Instagram Join our Facebook group!
35 minutes | Jan 5, 2018
Recovering from Postpartum Depression with Nicole McCloud
Story: Nicole is a first-time mom to her sweet little boy. She says that she’s just a mom and an accountant BUT I think she’s a rockstar! In today’s episode, we talk about her experience with postpartum depression. How she found a way to heal after being sent to the hospital. She shares how healing takes time and is different for everyone. Postpartum depression does not have a specific end date. No matter how long the journey takes for you, we will walk through it with you! Enjoy the episode and share with a friend who may need some encouragement! Highlights from the show: Nicole shares her mommy journey and her experience with postpartum depression. How she ended up at the hospital for having intrusive thoughts and hit rock bottom. The importance of educating our family and friends about maternal mental health. How she realized how she needed to start healing after being in the hospital. Nicole shares her healing journey and how healing looks different for everyone. How reading a book and listening to other stories can help you heal!
47 minutes | Jan 4, 2018
Mama Needs Some Sleep Too with Ashley Olivine
Story: Hey mama! When was the last time you got a good night's rest? Your sleep along with your baby is so important. Happy well rest mama, happy baby! Ashley Olivine joins me to chat about sleep issues we see in our mothers. She shares some tips and tricks as well as her own story of motherhood and her health issues that went undiagnosed by her own doctors for some time! Highlights from the show:- Ashley shares some typical sleep issues she sees a lot of mothers. - What is cognitive behavioral therapy and how it can help treat sleep issues? - Ashley shares some tips on how to shut your mind off while getting ready for bed. - She explains what having a sleep coach looks like. - We talk about mommy guilt and how we forget about ourselves. - Ashley shares what her motherhood journey has looked at so far. - The difference between tired and fatigued.
49 minutes | Jan 3, 2018
Breaking the Silence in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders with Stefani Reinold
Story: When it comes to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, there is still work to be done to educate the community and medical professionals! According to Postpartum Support International, 1 in 7 Mothers can be affected by a mood disorder. However, that is only counting the women who came forward about their illness. Stefani and I shine some light on PMADs and what these disorders can really look like. Sleep is a big factor and sleep deprivation is not “just a part of motherhood.” Motherhood is a gift but we don’t have to give up on our wellbeing. Highlights from the show: - Mothers who struggle with infertility or pregnancy loss can be a risk for postpartum depression. - We discuss what postpartum eating disorders can look like. - How there is still lack of knowledge in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) with medical professionals. - Understanding the difference with each mood disorders and how the treatment can be treated differently. - We talk about the importance of sleep in motherhood. - If breastfeeding affecting your physical and mental health, should you reconsider? - How much social media has changed the way we see motherhood. - Stefani shares her postpartum depression story.
44 minutes | Jan 2, 2018
Fighting Your Triggers Fullforce with Tara Bosler
Story: I am so excited to bring you our first guest of the season! Tara is simply an amazing soul. We met through an online community and have connected every since. In today’s episode, we get real personal and talk about Tara’s struggle with mental illness. There was so much strength for her to get where she’s at today. Stick around and listen to the rest of the story. Highlights from the show: How Tara went from having a great job to no job! The desire she had to start her business. Getting a "Job Job" was not an option! She shares her motherhood journey We talk about her experience with postpartum anxiety. Tara shares how she handled her triggers and how she learned to heal from them. The importance of being aware of your emotions.
9 minutes | Jan 1, 2018
Story: Hello, mamas! I have missed you all! Hope you had a wonderful summer! It’s finally cooling down here in Vegas. Thank goodness. Vegas summers are my least favorite. Check out where I’ve been and how the Always with Me brand has been growing! Highlights from the show: Update on Diana’s personal healing journey. What we’ve been working on with Always with Me. What we have planned going forward.
29 minutes | May 15, 2017
Sasha is a redneck, barefoot, rum and tequila drinking Southern Belle. Still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up, she knows that anything involving Margaritas is a top choice. Raising a granddaughter, caring for a father who’s living in her yard and making sure her husband has clean underwear for all his travels keeps her busy, but she still scopes out recipes she'll never make on Pinterest, scrolls Facebook for old boyfriends and pretends she knows proper English. She blogs and does all that social media stuff as Lipstick, Margaritas, and Hairspray and sells a few special creations at www.scatteredsasha.com Topics that were discussed: Sasha shares her story of raising her Son as a single mother and later raising her granddaughter with her now husband. She talks about the difference in doing motherhood at a young age and doing it again once you're much older. Sasha has always worked in corporate America and later decided that it was not what she wanted. So, she took the entrepreneur journey. Everything we go through life prepares you for that life that you are meant to have. Choosing happiness as we go through trauma. This is something we have to choose every single day! Sure, we can get up and just try to survive but we only have this one precious life and we must live it! I ask Sasha what was something she learned while raising her Granddaughter at a very different season in life. She shares how going through parenting the second time around was hard but you know more than you did the first time around. We talk about how our children are watching you! Even at the youngest age, It's amazing how much our children will pick up! Sasha shares how amazing it is to watch her Granddaughter imitate her all the time.
32 minutes | Jan 13, 2017
Julie is a Wife and a Mom of two, going on three boys! On this week's episode, she shares about the struggles of having a child with ADHD and raising a newborn baby. All of these led her to her post-partum depression. It has been two years now and although she still struggles, like all of us, she is determined to be the best Mom for your boys! Below are some topics that were mentioned. Finding out that your child has a cleft palate. Later finding out that he has ADHD. Dealing with PPD and raising two young children. Finding your support system. After the show thoughts: Julie is such an inspiration. To have to deal with a child that has medical issues and raise a newborn child at the same time. Something that I've learned these past few weeks is that us, Mamas are crazy strong! Something that Julie had mentioned to me was that she never once felt guilt for her negative thoughts. She knew that those thoughts were not of her own. Those voices we hear are lies! They want you to fail but you are going to prove them wrong! Motherhood is the hardest job out there but that's what we are made for! I hope this episode has lifted you up today because I know it did for me! How to reach Julie: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.iwishidknown.yolasite.com Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/iwishidknown Buy her book! I wish I'd known how much I love you! Helpful Resources: When The Bough Breaks A Documentary about Postpartum Depression Postpartum Support International 2020 Mom Nevada Maternal and Child Health Coalition Follow us on social media! Facebook Instagram Join our Facebook group!
27 minutes | Jan 6, 2017
Hello, Mamas! I had the pleasure of chatting with Mallory Schlabach! We talk about how she managed to be a wife and a working Mom of four! Four! She is my hero! In this episode, we talk about the following. The reality of finding out how each child is different! We need to get rid of Mom Guilt. Motherhood is not a competition. Your kids don't see you the way you do, they JUST love you! Don't be afraid to tell another Mom in the store that she's doing a great job! We all need that kind of compliment. You can be a Mom and do it all! Always remember, You're a great Mom!
31 minutes | Jan 2, 2017
Hey, Mamas! I had so much fun chatting with Blakely! She is a total sweetheart who adores her two babies and her amazing husband! In this episode, we talk about a lot of things! How to find your passion A happy Mom means a happy family all around. So please don't forget to spend some time for yourself! How you can be that hard working Mom but also be present for your children! The importance of having a supportive spouse. How to become a work at home Mom. How to reach Blakely: Email: email@example.com Instagram: @mediabybg Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mediabybg/ Media By BG Blog: https://blakelygrace.wordpress.com Kelly O'shea Public Relation: http://kellyopr.com Helpful Resources: When The Bough Breaks A Documentary about Postpartum Depression Postpartum Support International 2020 Mom Nevada Maternal and Child Health Coalition Follow us on social media! Facebook Instagram Join our Facebook group!
29 minutes | Jan 1, 2017
Hi, Mamas! In today’s episode, I talk about my story. How I got to where I am now and the struggles that I have faced. It has not always been an easy journey but God always brings me back to him! This one is a good story and I hope that it encourages you! Thank you for listening! Helpful Resources: When The Bough Breaks A Documentary about Postpartum Depression Postpartum Support International 2020 Mom Nevada Maternal and Child Health Coalition Follow us on social media! Facebook Instagram Join our Facebook group!