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Fun show with two great friends; Sue Kolinsky and Cathy Ladman. They have done it all and it was such a pleasure to just talk about movies and how they affect our mental health. There is nothing better than laughing with friends after being in your pajamas for a year and a half! Sue mentions a specifically traumatic experience she had with “Dumbo” (totally understandable), and Cathy talks about going to the movies as a young kid with a friend and how they would come in the middle of movies, didn’t care, just being in a movie theater was the thing. For me, the childhood place was the Bayside Moviehouse in the summer town where I grew up, Nantasket Beach; about 20 miles south of Boston. It was a real sanctuary and one summer I saw The Excorcist like 17 times. Which was followed by 17 years of therapy. Jennifer and I also answer listener questions; like “How do you deal with friends who tell you how to parent?” and we do an Imagination execrise to help rewire your brain to think about what you want to think about. This is building the hardware in the brain, something we are really not taught. And it’s so much easier than what we do to ourselves. Often, the brain is doing it’s job and trying to keep us safe and we think there’s something wrong with us, and react to it. So in this show, we show you simple things you can practice to change the wiring that brings on the feelings of anxiety, anger, depression, stress and builds the neuropathways toward thinking that connects with what we want, rather than what we don’t want. And Jennifer also talks about ways we can practice how we deal and heal, using movies. How we can practice responding rather than reacting to our own feelings, and that’s a great time to do it easily. Often with mental health, the time to practice simple skills is when there s not a crisis. In my family, we have The Crasnick Cris Center, Museum of Old Emotions and Gift Shop. The time to do this stuff is not in the middle of craziness. It’s easy for me to say, and seems like it’s hard to do and that I don’t have time. However, I do have plenty of time to feel like crap, I have all kinds of time for that. It takes a minute here or there. A conscious minute, and then I can go back to driving myself crazy. Cathy is out performing in Las Vegas and everywhere and listen to Sue and Steve Mason on their great podcast CULTURE POP: https://open.spotify.com/show/1kWg7ibSZevRBslwPLTJjX and and on Twitter here: @skolinsk , find all things Cathy here: https://www.cathyladman.com/ and find more of Jennifer’s amazing work, skills, books, podcasts, classes and counseling services here: https://connectedparenting.com/ subscribe and socialize, share, if you like pls write a review and find us on our new network here: https://bleav.com/podcastshow/mental-health-comedy/ https://www.facebook.com/mentalhealthcomedypodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/thementalhealthcomedypodcast/ write us here: email@example.com Summertime, and the livin’ is easy! When Gershwin wrote that he wasn’t coming off a nice year and a half pandemic. But it is summer and there’s livin'. Keep opening up and take care!