The Rising from Fire Podcast was born in late August of 2020 when I had started a different podcast, didn’t make enough time to record it consistently, eventually got two episodes in, and decided I didn’t like it. I change my mind a lot.
There was one specific thing I knew I wanted to change: I wanted to narrow my wide range of topics that spanned mental health, eating disorders, and addiction recovery down to one topic that I’m ferociously passionate about: living with and overcoming depression.
This is what I want to talk about, I thought. This is what I want to help people with. This is where my heart is.
On Rising from Fire, I explore the insidious black hole that is depression and the journey through hell it takes to move from being engulfed in the flames to rising above them.
After fighting through years of suicidal depression, I talk through the lens of personal experience about being deep in the fire, traditional & alternative treatments, dating with mental illness, spirituality, tools and learning to manage a condition that can’t be cured, staying hopeful, therapy, suicide, finding your way back to you, and more.