Sunshine and Rainbows

It‘s ALL Sunshine + Rainbows... until it‘s not. This mental health podcast starts important conversations in hopes to peel back even more layers of what it’s like to live in a society full of highlight reels. Join your host, Amanda Young from ThatMandaGirl, each Monday morning as she creates a welcoming space where listeners are challenged to look at a situation with a different angle, hear from special guests who share incredible stories AND laugh along the way!

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Episodes

Monday Nov 22, 2021

Does the phrase "self care centered entrepreneurship" boggle your brain the way it did mine? Well good, because that means this episode was MEANT FOR YOU! Amanda and guest Sarah M Chappell jump right into an open and honest conversation about how the fast paced corporate world isn't for everyone AND doesn't encourage the healthiest of habits or lifestyles. They talk the dangers of substance abuse, functioning in constant chaos and why it's so important to find a practice - whether spiritual or holistic - that centers you and your mental health. | FIND SARAH| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Holistic Business Academy FREE COURSE MENTIONED HERE   |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ⋒ "Jumo the Unicorn" Children's Book Series ----------------------------------------- If you’d like to share your own story with our audience about how you’ve overcome something in your life or maybe want to start an important conversation that needs to be heard, please send us an email at hello@thatmandagirl.com - until next week besties!  

Monday Nov 15, 2021

Have you fallen into a situation where you KNEW you needed help, but were too scared or even embarrassed to ask? Amanda and Dr. Michele Finneran tackle a huge conversation surrounding physical, mental and emotion abuse survivors, why compassion fatigue is a silent slayer and how asking how help might be the bravest thing you'll ever do. She gives practical advice on how to be an intentional friend in addition to helping listeners learn some signs to look out for in their loved ones who might be experiencing these situations.  | FIND DR. MICHELE | ⋒ Website ⋒ Facebook ⋒ Instagram ⋒ LinkedIn ⋒ “Surviving Domestic Abuse: Formal and Informal Supports and Services” |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ⋒ "Jumo the Unicorn" Children's Book Series ----------------------------------------- If you’d like to share your own story with our audience about how you’ve overcome something in your life or maybe want to start an important conversation that needs to be heard, please send us an email at hello@thatmandagirl.com - until next week besties!

Monday Nov 08, 2021

Did it hurt? When you realized where you are is the consequence of your own actions? Amanda jumps head first into a spirited conversation with guest Tony "Toning" Stubbs surrounding mental AND physical health, and why they're directly related. Get your notepad and pen out, because this episode is full of laughs and insightful moments you won't want to miss. |FIND TONY| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Youtube ⋒ Website   |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ⋒ "Jumo the Unicorn" Children's Book Series ----------------------------------------- If you’d like to share your own story with our audience about how you’ve overcome something in your life or maybe want to start an important conversation that needs to be heard, please send us an email at hello@thatmandagirl.com - until next week besties!  

Monday Nov 01, 2021

How do you cope with the weight of the world on your shoulders? In this celebratory 30th episode, Amanda starts an important conversation with her little sister Aubrey about a HUGE decision that saved her life. Listen along as they both talk growing up, the similarities and why having strong people in your corner will help you make those hard decisions. *Aubrey, I am so proud of you for sharing your incredible story, I'm honored that you trusted me enough to start this conversation and cannot express how grateful I am to be your older sister/protector/biggest fan. |MENTIONED| ⋒ Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS)  ⋒ Emotional Eating Disorder |RESOURCES| ⋒ Non Profit Eating Disorder Organizations / Help / Recovery   |FIND AUBREY| ⋒ Instagram THE BE KIND SHOP⋒ Use code: BEKIND15 for 15% off |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ⋒ "Jumo the Unicorn" Children's Book Series ----------------------------------------- If you’d like to share your own story with our audience about how you’ve overcome something in your life or maybe want to start an important conversation that needs to be heard, please send us an email at hello@thatmandagirl.com - until next week besties!  

Monday Oct 25, 2021

Thriving in the midst of chaos is something we should all be striving for, right? In this episode, Amanda sits down with Retired Navy SEAL, Thom Shea, to start a conversation surrounding mental health within America's elite Navy SEALs. They talk about how finding a mentor, being truly honest with yourself and creating goals that scare you are all integral to your success - whether you're within the military or civilian sector. Thom shares the inspiration behind his bestselling book "Unbreakable: A Navy Seal’s Way of Life" and why he thinks the world needs to get on board with this leadership style. |FIND THOM| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Podcast |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ⋒ "Jumo the Unicorn" Children's Book Series ----------------------------------------- If you’d like to share your own story with our audience about how you’ve overcome something in your life or maybe want to start an important conversation that needs to be heard, please send us an email at hello@thatmandagirl.com - until next week besties!

Monday Oct 18, 2021

Have you experienced some tragedies in life, and are wondering just how to keep your head held high? In this episode, special guest Christina Flach - CEO of Pretty Girl Makeup, celebrity makeup artist and Sepsis awareness advocate - shares her story about unimaginable loss and how she continues to set an example of how to press on despite it all. Some incredible insight is given, especially surrounding the idea of how to life with grace and determination. |FIND CHRISTINA| ⋒ Website ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Sepsis Awareness ⋒ Northern Lights School Foundation |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ⋒ "Jumo the Unicorn" Children's Book Series ----------------------------------------- If you’d like to share your own story with our audience about how you’ve overcome something in your life or maybe want to start an important conversation that needs to be heard, please send us an email at hello@thatmandagirl.com - until next week besties!

Monday Oct 11, 2021

Did you say you're a muralist?! In this episode, Amanda chats with Gillian Fazio about how on earth she became a local name in the mural game and how she's created some incredible works of art that have transformed her city. They talk mental health, logistics of tackling giant projects and why creating something that makes you happy should always be the end goal! |FIND GILLIAN| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Tiktok ⋒ Website |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ⋒ "Jumo the Unicorn" Children's Book Series ----------------------------------------- If you’d like to share your own story with our audience about how you’ve overcome something in your life or maybe want to start an important conversation that needs to be heard, please send us an email at hello@thatmandagirl.com - until next week besties!

Monday Oct 04, 2021

Have you felt like you're filling everyone else's cup around you, but nothing's flowing to you? In this episode, Amanda and Sofi start a conversation surrounding the importance of choosing yourself, your mental health and needs first. While that seems selfish, they dive into what that thought process changed both their lives - in addition to some wholistic approaches Sofi has put into motion in her own life.   | FIND SOFI| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Tiktok ⋒ Website ⋒ Youtube   |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ⋒ "Jumo the Unicorn" Children's Book Series ----------------------------------------- If you’d like to share your own story with our audience about how you’ve overcome something in your life or maybe want to start an important conversation that needs to be heard, please send us an email at hello@thatmandagirl.com - until next week besties!

Monday Sep 27, 2021

The longest episode yet... and for GOOD reason. Grab a blanket, grab a notebook and get ready to be inspired because Kayde came to slay. This episode covers topics surrounding our guest Kayde's stage 3 breast cancer battle, mental health and how changing your mindset can have such a gigantic impact. |FIND KAYDE| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Tiktok ⋒ Youtube ⋒ GoFundMe ⋒ Blog |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ----------------------------------------- ⋒ Become a Patron HERE (By pledging to this patron, you'll be able to support Amanda's passion for starting important conversations by funding all the things that make running a podcast possible: marketing, producing, editing, subscriptions, merchandise and more!)  ⋒ LOOKING FOR MERCH?! Click HERE Email Manda: hello@thatmandagirl.com

Monday Sep 20, 2021

Feeling swept up in the hustle of a viral-aspiring world?! You're not alone. Join Manda and special guest Brandon as they start a conversation surrounding mental health and how it can begin to affect your physical health if not properly cared for. Brandon shares about his career in the performing world and how a diagnosis changed his outlook on life forever. |FIND BRANDON| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ----------------------------------------- ⋒ Become a Patron HERE (By pledging to this patron, you'll be able to support Amanda's passion for starting important conversations by funding all the things that make running a podcast possible: marketing, producing, editing, subscriptions, merchandise and more!)  ⋒ LOOKING FOR MERCH?! Click HERE Email Manda: hello@thatmandagirl.com

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ABOUT

Amanda started her brand while working in the Animal Training field and focused on sharing about her career and love of animals. She wanted to humanize people that work with animals and typically get a bad reputation in the media due to some extremely biased opinions and documentaries. In 2019, she was laid off from her dream job working with killer whales, due to a company wide restructuring – that’s when she started really struggling with her (already spiraling) mental health. Instead of hiding it, she chose to share her journey online and began building a like minded community. She chose to take this moment of hurt and loss with her chin up and chest out – turning this into an opportunity to pivot.

During the Spring of 2021, Amanda started this mental health podcast, Sunshine and Rainbows, to begin peeling back the veil of social media and its highlight reel to lift up REAL people who have overcome some incredible things – showing that everyone deserves a little more kindness and grace. Later in the year, Amanda began co authoring a children’s book about a little rhino going through an identity crisis and a pink haired zookeeper who spreads messages of love, friendship and kindness in order to help teach kids some pretty valuable lessons… all while sharing stories inspired by the animals she loved working with.

Each day, Amanda shows up for her community she’s built in hopes to inspire meaningful conversations surrounding mental health, breaking societal norms and being an advocate for inclusivity… all while figuring out her own bold and colorful lifestyle along the way. It has been FAR from the “picture perfect” life she thought she had planned… but Amanda has come to own that maybe all her set backs were actually just setUPs to step into her true potential.

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