The Broken Brain
Rerun of A Sober Holiday

This is a rerun episode from last year's holiday season. Super special guest Shira Goldberg, host of The Addiction Show on YouTube came on to discuss tips for remaining sober in the holidays. 

Rerunning this for the 2016 holiday, it's been a rough year, but if staying sober is your goal, please please please stay sober this year. Be safe and don't drink, drug, or drive. 

Well, you can drive if you don't drink or drug....I guess. 

Direct download: Rerun_of_A_Sober_Holiday.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Revill in Christmas Specials

Chris Revill is a swell person, and swell people love Christmas Specials. Sometimes cheesy, often silly, these wonderful moments of holiday recognition have stayed in our hearts and brains, sometimes for decade after decade. Why? That's what we want to figure out. That, and to go on and on about our favorites. 

This is one of the three Holiday specials The Broken Brain is offering this year, like three gifts from three wisemen, I found three wise guys to host with me. Enjoy. Thanks for listening in 2016, and I hope you have a very Happy Holiday Season.  

Direct download: Revill_Christmas.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 12:05pm MDT

Is the Family Man a Christmas movie?

Mike Denniston comes around again this Christmastime to wish us a very Merry time watching The Family Man, starring his hero Nicholas Cage. We take some time to remember this old classic, and kind of realize we don't like it as much as we thought we did. Merry Christmas everyone. 

This is one of the three Holiday specials The Broken Brain is offering this year, like three gifts from three wisemen, I found three wise guys to host with me. Enjoy. Thanks for listening in 2016, and I hope you have a very Happy Holiday Season.  

Direct download: Denniston_Christmas.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Holidays and Family Relationships

Lee and Dwight are responding to a listener request this week! We are discussing the holidays and the tricky dynamics that come up with family. We talk about response plans for assertive, passive-aggressive, and just downright aggressive family members. We mention coping skills, some involving Adele, and how to respond to that rascal Uncle Bob. 

Direct download: Holidays_and_Relationships.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 12:00am MDT

Grief, Loss & "Return To Me"

Returning champion guest Michael Denniston from the War Machine vs War Horse Podcast returns to help me analyze the 2000 film Return to Me, and discuss what it demonstrates about coping with grief and change in life. Mike and I get drippy about romance, loss, dogs, and old men filled with passion in this under-appreciated rom-com about loss, love, and organ donation. 

 

Direct download: Return_to_Me_and_Grief.mp3
Category:Mental Health -- posted at: 3:58pm MDT

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