a podcast at the intersection of Christianity & mental health.


52 - Online Advocacy, Self-Care, & Beauty (feat. Dr. Meredith Gould)

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In this jam-packed episode, we talk with Dr. Meredith Gould about being an activist online, balancing that with self-care, and topics like art & beauty. Dr. Gould is a sociologist, activist, artist, and tons more. In the intro, Robert & Holly talk about why last week’s episode was late and share what’s been happening in their lives.

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Things we mention in this episode/other resources:
- Brian Zahnd’s book Beauty Will Save the World: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity
- Andrew Greeley’s book The Catholic Imagination
- CXMH episode featuring Jason Chesnut: 18 - Depression & Dementors
- Rabbi Ruth Adar/Coffeeshop Rabbi (and her post about Shalom)
- We mention two Twitter chats: #InterfaithChat and #SlateSpeak
- Meredith mentions ‘redlining.’ To learn more about that, here’s a good video.
- Meredith’s online presentation: ‘Digital Activism 101: A Guide to Showing Up, Speaking Out, and Connecting on Twitter and Facebook

Connect with Meredith on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or buy her books on Amazon!

- “Teaching happens everywhere. Learning happens everywhere.” (tweet)
- “What I believe we all need more of is beauty.” (tweet)
- “The hardest thing you will ever have to do as a writer is unhook yourself from the necessity of getting approval from readers.” (tweet)
- “The creativity process so often needs to be creativity for the sake of creativity.” (tweet)
- “Anxiety and excitement feel the same way in the body.” (tweet)
- “Whatever you do face-to-face happens online, only faster.” (tweet)

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Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots.