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 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

Monday Sep 13, 2021

This episode is a continuation of our previous episodes on toxicity in a workplace and the results of compassion fatigue and burnout (see ep: 2 + 14). This time Manda and special Guest Kaeli chat openly about the struggles of having a work/life balance and why prioritizing your OWN mental health isn't selfish, but is in fact the key to being healthy. ⋒ Did you hear the news?! Sunshine + Rainbows dropped a merch line and it's only live until September 30th... click HERE to snag an exclusive item while they last.  |FIND KAELI| ⋒ Instagram |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ----------------------------------------- ⋒ Become a Patron HERE (By pledging to this patreon, 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!)  Email Manda: hello@thatmandagirl.com

Monday Sep 06, 2021

Ever been terrified to go ALL IN on a dream you have? Well, you're far from alone. Listen as Manda and special guest Mallory start a powerful conversation about mental health, competition in the athlete world and why it's so important to be vulnerable and honest with yourself about mental health. |FIND MALLORY| ⋒ Instagram |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta ----------------------------------------- ⋒ Become a Patron HERE (By pledging to this patreon, 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!)  Email Manda: hello@thatmandagirl.com      

Monday Aug 30, 2021

*TRIGGER WARNING* discussions surrounding suicide, suicidal ideation and eating disorders.   In this episode, Karyn shares her incredible story of her mental diagnosis, how she literally fought her way into living and how becoming a model was her escape. She consistently shatters misconceptions, barriers in society and our minds throughout this impactful conversation... to the point that Host, Manda, was quite literally speechless. This is a can't miss! |MENTIONED| ⋒ Bipolar Disorder ⋒ Borderline Personality Disorder ⋒ Generalized Anxiety Disorder ⋒ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder |RESOURCES| ⋒ Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Hotline ⋒ Better Help Counseling Service |FIND KARYN| ⋒ Website ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Podcast ⋒ Mental Health Coaching   |GET SOCIAL| ⋒ Instagram ⋒ Website ⋒ Sunshine + Rainbows Insta Email Manda: sunshinerainbowspodcast@gmail.com ----------------------------------------- Are you a small business that's interested in increasing your audience reach? Sunshine + Rainbows Podcast is looking to support creatives and small businesses that are making an impact by offering affordable ads during the episodes. Email Manda to find out more!

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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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