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.
Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help, we can prevent suicides and save lives. 4 years ago, Eric Hodgdon lost his 15-year old daughter Zoi to suicide and since then he has been fighting for his family, all of Zoi’s friends and others to find their pathway back to better days – to become resilient and thrive in life as he is now.
What does it truly mean to be masculine? How do we judge the masculinity of men? Bachelor member Diggy Moreland joins Kitt in sharing his experiences in dating and relationships where he has been stereotyped and judged against the stereotypes of masculinity, and how to get to a place of being comfortable and confident in who you are.
Inpatient treatment is typically associated with substance abuse or being totally “insane”, and we are here to dispel those myths. YouTube blogger and good friend Alexa Losey shares how entering inpatient treatment at a hospital impacted her anxiety, depression, and daily suicidal thoughts.
One in four adult men in the U.S. will become a victim of domestic violence during his lifetime (CDC). Co-host Kitt Bender joins this episode as a guest to share his experience in an abusive relationship. Anyone can find themselves in an abusive relationship, regardless of gender, age, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, etc. Taylor and Kitt walk through how abusive relationships can impact your self-worth and how to gain the "balls" or courage to be assertive in your relationships.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects about 2.3% of the American population. It is often misunderstood, yet used frequently in our day to day language. Taylor invites teacher and writer Emily Byrnes on to share her story of struggle and treatment with OCD.
Taylor invites good friend Raven Gates to share her story with domestic violence. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime (NCADV). Things get emotional as both women reflect on the abusive relationships they’ve been in, what the warning signs were, and how these relationships impact their current relationships. Keep on moving, keep climbing, keep the faith baby, its all about the climb.
How long do you wait when getting to know someone to disclose that you’re in a relationship? At some point it becomes misleading, but at what point? Taylor shares some personal stories where she felt deceived and where she was accused of being deceitful for her non disclosure. Kitt and Taylor look back at their friendship and figure out where the line of interest was drawn.
Upon Taylor’s 12 year anniversary of her scoliosis surgery she invites fellow therapist and friend Amira Whitehill on to discuss their journeys with scoliosis. The two discuss treatment options for scoliosis, and life pre and post spinal fusion.
National Eating Disorders week was this month and this episode we join the conversation in reducing stigma around eating disorders, so, Let's Talk About it! Liz Sandoz, co-host of Babes and Babies, shares her 13 year long struggle with Bulimia, body image, and self-compassion. With an open heart and open ears, Taylor asks Liz how she has learned to cope with this disorder and what recovery looks like for her.
The co-host of the Here to Make Friends podcast and Senior Women’s Reporter at HuffPost, Emma Gray, joins Taylor to discuss her new book, A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance. Post Presidential election, Emma interviewed activists, senators, and women from different backgrounds. From intersectionality to therapy to lady clubs to feminist mixtapes, this book has you covered! Emma opens up about her struggle with anxiety and how to avoid losing your mind while changing the world.
After every mass shooting in America we see polarizing viewpoints on gun violence and mental health. Is mental health to blame or are guns? After having strong reactions to Alex Woytkiw’s tweets on the subject, Taylor invites him on the pod to get a better understanding on what being a “gun loving American” means to him. Taylor and Kitt discuss the research on gun violence and mental health and wonder where we can all meet in the middle to help save innocent lives.
A different perspective on celebrating Black History Month with family friend Robb Valentine, a biracial male. Taylor shares her struggles about being biracial, and the two discuss how one becomes color brave and how to embrace B (being) L (learning) A (affirming) C (culture) K (knowledge). Robb shares reflections from Ep.10 on privilege, and why it is important to talk about slavery and black history before it.
Taylor invites The Bachelorette star Eric Bigger to share what the show taught him about race, his experiences growing up in Baltimore, and how he’s evolved as a universal human. The two discuss misconceptions of black males in America, and how to create an emphasis on the quality of the person rather than their race.
Relationships are hard work...but how hard are they supposed to be? Taylor and Derek, Bachelor in Paradise golden couple, do relationship maintenance. They struggle just like everyone else! Through identifying the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, they share their struggles and how to reach the magic 5:1 ratio in a relationship. They share how they've worked through arguments, and what each does to deposit a positive interaction into their emotional bank account when there is a withdrawal.
Taylor invites good friend, Colin Christianson to discuss white male privilege to kick off Black History Month. Talking about privilege isn’t easy, but by being color brave, instead of color blind, we can start these conversations with courage. The two clear up confusion around what privilege is, ways that society has overlooked white male privilege, and how we can move towards a state of equality for people of color.