B.J. opens up about how he nearly died from a heart condition, and how that experience has changed his perception on life, including being more critical and mindful of the things he brings into his life.
We also gab about leaning into humor to process trauma and struggle, self-help in the technological age, including scheduling time with social media, social media addiction, and how social media affects mental health. Plus how being skeptical or cynical can help your mental health, the mental and physical damage caused by being in a miserable job, suicide rates among tech startups, the one-size-doesn’t-fit-all in mental health (and meditation and therapy!), the capitalistic part of mindfulness and mental health, and more!
Oh, and because B.J. is a comic book writer and reader, we also talk about some of our favorite recent comics!
For links we mentioned during this episode, scroll down.
Thanks for listening, and thanks for empathizing with us!
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Social Media is Bullshit by B.J. Mendelson
A National Story of Minor Significance by B.J. Mendelson (B.J.’s self-help comic!)
Vengeance, Nevada by B.J. Mendelson
Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Woititz
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber
10% Happier by Dan Harris
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