The Journey with Jared

Jared Salekin

Starting with a quarter life crisis and ending with hitting the reset button on my life, I found myself questioning everything that I thought I knew. Documenting this quest for answers through a podcast I explore topics on mental health, self improvement, and much more. I do this through talking to others about their journeys (Journeys), deep dives into specific topics (Pit Stops), and sharing other conversations that I’m a part of. read less
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Episodes

The Different Ways Grief Shows Up | Journey 40 w/Vivian Nunez
Sep 16 2022
The Different Ways Grief Shows Up | Journey 40 w/Vivian Nunez
On this episode I’m joined by Vivian Nunez, a writer and content creator. We begin by discussing Vivian’s platform and what led her to start it, talking about grief and the difference between grieving at ten versus twenty-one. Continuing on grief, we talk about how grief for every person is different and shows up differently for every loss. I then ask Vivian what she would recommend to someone supporting someone else who is grieving. Afterwards we talk about how accomplishment varies for each person on a daily basis – for some, it’s just getting out of bed, for others it can look much different. The next subject of our conversation is balance; how balance can look different, and be more flexible than simply “everything is equal” at all times. We then discuss the practice of taking care of ourselves, and how difficult it can be when you’re accustomed to taking care of others instead. We also talk about social media and how it’s actually helped the conversation around mental health grow. Vivian also recounts this impactful quote from one of her friends; “I can’t turn on the light, but I can sit with you in the dark.” Links to Vivian’s Instagram, TikTok, and Website! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vivnunez/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@vivnunez Website: https://vivnunez.com For more content follow my Instagram or listen to full episodes wherever you get your podcasts! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaredsalekin/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmkVemKYcq1zdHlXjNN5YkQ
A Conversation on Mental Health and Toxic Masculinity | Journey 39 w/ Ryan Forsyth
Sep 12 2022
A Conversation on Mental Health and Toxic Masculinity | Journey 39 w/ Ryan Forsyth
On this episode, I’m joined by Ryan Forsyth an award-winning mental health speaker and advocate, and the host of Life in Red Podcast. We begin by getting some insight into Ryan’s life, and what led him to become an advocate in the first place, then we talk about the importance of reaching out to someone when you’re carrying a weight by yourself, before discussing how to balance the pressure of sharing with healthy boundaries. Next, we talk about the desire to belong, and the ‘why’ behind what we do. We then discuss niches and authenticity, and then move on to toxic masculinity and what makes it ‘toxic.’ Then we talk about activism and intergenerational trauma, and how trauma itself is not a competition. Finally, I ask Ryan about his experience discussing polarizing topics. Links to Ryan’s Podcast, Social Media, and Website! Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/1FZitBaUZ5YodcvripdqRB?si=fa49c0c36dd247a2 OR https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/life-in-red-podcast/id1428095674 Twitter: https://twitter.com/LifeinRedPod?s=20 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LifeinRedpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeinredpodcast/ Website: https://www.lifeinredpodcast.com For more content follow my Instagram or listen to full episodes wherever you get your podcasts! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaredsalekin/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmkVemKYcq1zdHlXjNN5YkQ
Working Through Shame with The Unashamed Alcoholic | Journey 33 w/ Becca Atkinson
Jan 17 2022
Working Through Shame with The Unashamed Alcoholic | Journey 33 w/ Becca Atkinson
On this episode, I'm joined by the Unashamed Alcoholic Becca Atkinson. Becca is a public speaker and podcaster who shares her journey, working to remove the shame around being an alcoholic. She has interviewed people such as Mary Walsh from This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Deborah DiGiovanni (a stand-up comedian,) and Theo Fleury, among others. We talk about her path towards becoming the Unashamed Alcoholic, how Bobby Ryan and an anonymous letter to the editor started everything. We then move into red flags, the origins of her thought processes surrounding drinking, and sobriety – how it’s not discussed in our society and how it’s assumed that everyone drinks until someone says they don’t. We also discuss normalization as the antidote to shame, how vulnerability strengthens relationships as well as helps to weed out the connections that no longer serve us. Finally, we discuss what to do if you realize that you’re struggling, how to take that next step, and how important it is to share your battles with another person. Links to Becca’s website, twitter, and podcast! Website: https://theunashamedalcoholic.ca Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnashamedAlc Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/5PVZCglYL9PeTB8XOJfHFD?si=b1c82a3b93e54844 OR https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-unashamed-alcoholic/id1546293155 For more content follow my Instagram or YouTube! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaredsalekin/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmkVemKYcq1zdHlXjNN5YkQ