Podcast Episode 73: A Journey With My Sister

Podcast Episode 73: A Journey With My Sister

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 73, a special solo episode where I share a little update about what I’m up to this week and a story about mental health.

I’m doing something a little different and more personal for today’s show—my first solo episode in a while. You see, by the time this episode goes live, I’ll be on a highly-anticipated vacation. I realized not long ago that in the nearly two years since I’ve been running thenewfamily.com and more recently this podcast, I haven’t taken a true vacation where I do no work at all. But that’s only part of why this trip is so important. In fact, it’s the subtheme. You see, this week I’m escaping to the Caribbean with my sister, Erika. She and I are very close, but geography keeps us apart most of the year as I live in Toronto and Erika lives in Vancouver. This trip is a celebration of Erika’s accomplishments and the incredible distance she has come in learning to thrive with mental illness. Today I share a little of the 11-year period she was in and out of the hospital, what that was like for her family, and how she’s turned her life, using her own difficult experiences to help others.

Here are a couple of resources related to this episode.

Related Episode: Parenting and Mental Health

How to Cope When Your Child is Suffering with Mental Illness

Sponsor for this Episode:

wise-bites-with-border

This episode is brought to you by Wise Bites, makers of healthy, allergy-safe snacks that are great for the whole family and perfect to send to school. To get free shipping on a case, go to wise-bites.com and use promo code THENEWFAMILY at checkout!.

Here are all the ways you can listen to our show:

Subscribe to The New Family Podcast in iTunes

Subscribe to The New Family Podcast on Stitcher Radio

Subscribe to The New Family Podcast on these other Android Directories

Subscribe to The New Family Podcast by RSS

Listen in our feed in LibSyn!

I wrote an e-book called 11 Ways to Keep Your Family Weeknights From Spinning Out of Control. To get it for FREE, simply subscribe to our newsletter recapping the best of thenewfamily.com and the podcast!

Click Here to Subscribe

Please follow and like us:


Brandie Weikle

About

Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.


'Podcast Episode 73: A Journey With My Sister' have 2 comments

  1. May 26, 2016 @ 4:18 am The New Family / Podcast Episode 74: The Best Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Heard - The New Family

    […] Episode 73: A Journey With My Sister […]

    Reply

  2. June 11, 2016 @ 5:56 am RMAU

    Thanks for the reply Perry. That was very kind of you to respond and I understand how difficult it can be to consider all angles and “get it right” in the telling of a story when you have limited time. It didn’t turn me off of the story, you as people, or the podcast for the future.

    Reply


Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.