Let's Talk About It With Taylor Nolan
Summary: On the Let’s Talk About It podcast, Taylor Nolan gets candid with her long time friend, musician Kitt Bender, along with various celebrity guests and experts. The podcast focuses on mental health, relationships, and personal development. Taylor's unique perspective comes from her studies in psychology and counseling, as well as her time spent on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise reality TV shows. Join Taylor each week, and let's talk about it. Please Subscribe on iTunes and leave a review. We read the reviews, and love to hear from our listeners.
Co-host Kitt Bender is back and discussing expectations. Taylor and Kitt shed light on “birthday brain” and how to communicate your needs and wants to the people in your life.
After a month of traveling, Taylor is back in Seattle and catches up with Bachelor family member Olivia Caridi as she enters therapy. Olivia shares what she is hoping to work on in therapy including body image, depression, and the trauma of being on The Bachelor.
Taylor’s first live recording at Fireside Conference with mental health advocate, sports broadcaster, founder of Sick Not Weak, and professional sharer Michael Landsberg. Michael breaks through barriers of people, especially men, being “weak” because of mental illness by using his platform to spread the message that he is “Sick Not Weak”. He shares his experience with depression, and how his journey of becoming a professional sharer has helped him. RESOURCES https://www.sicknotweak.com
After appearing on the Help! I Suck at Dating podcast, Taylor invites co-host Jared Haibon, from The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise, on to get personal. Jared reflects on how he used to live his life out of fear and has transitioned to doing things out of love. As the two talk, Jared shares about his relationship with his father and how it has impacted his identity as a man.
Licensed psychotherapist, author, speaker, and host of Vh1 Couples Therapy Dr. Jenn Mann shares her journey to becoming a therapist. Dr. Jenn lends some wisdom to Taylor about being a therapist in the public eye, and the two answer listener emails.
The Bachelorette’s Dean Unglert digs deep into his layers of hurt and opens up about the years of trauma he experienced in late childhood and adolescence. Taylor challenges Dean to identify the feelings around his pain and together they process how he can deepen his connections with the people in his life.
Yale graduate and fellow Bachelor alum, Seinne Fleming, joins Taylor to bond over being ambitious women of color. Seinne shares her experience with forgiveness towards family at the Landmark conference.
Taylor invites Kendall Long, from The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise, to discuss being a twin, her curiosity and love to learn about people and science, and how the show has impacted parts of her personality.
Taylor and Kitt answer your questions about being alone. They define how loneliness and solitude are opposite ends of aloneness. Taylor gets vulnerable and shares her journals from a lonely time in her life, and Kitt shares meaningful song lyrics about being alone. The two discuss ways to move through loneliness to a content place of solitude.
A listener of the show shares her story of childhood sexual abuse by her older brother. Through several failed attempts at getting help from family & professionals, she found therapy that works for her: Eye Moment Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). She shares how EMDR is effective in treating her PTSD, what it's like processing the abuse as a professional in psychology, the status of her familial relationships, & how she found a support system that reminds her she's not alone.
Taylor opens the conversation to her dear friend, Morgan Latham, to share her darkest moment in an almost suicide attempt and how she coped moving forward finding her faith. Morgan reflects on the lifestyle changes she has made to increase her connection to her community, work through bitterness, and how she found and is maintaining a sense of purpose in her life.
Dominique, a friend from The Bachelor & Bachelor in Paradise, shares her struggles w/ depression, anxiety, & being in her head. As she explores her personality she discovers ways in which her external expressions compensated for her feelings, how she has identified as having an attitude issue, & just how uncomfortable being vulnerable has been for her. Dominique shares 3 ways she’s found helpful to get out her head that allow her to embrace vulnerability & deepen the connections in her life.
Taylor, Kitt and Olivia sit down to answer some of your questions following Ep.31 “Break Ups Are a Bitch”. The group discusses how you know when its time to end a relationship, if you unfollow or delete photos of your ex on Instagram, how long you wait after a relationship to start dating again, and a lot more!
From her parents divorce in college, to an abusive relationship, to her mother recently being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer Leah Maguffin has had quite the life adventure. Her strength, positivity, and nurturing spirit has served her well throughout these challenges. Taylor helps Leah reflect on how she’s learned to cope and what she has learned from these experiences.
Taylor invites good friend and Bachelor family member Vanessa Grimaldi on to discuss break-ups, both public and private. Taylor and Vanessa bonded in their season of The Bachelor, where Vanessa got engaged to Nick Viall. Both women are now single and have experienced a break-up in the public eye. The two discuss how to cope during and after a romantic relationship ends, and how break-ups can honestly be a bitch.