OwlTail

Cover image of What a Feeling!

What a Feeling!

Welcome to “What a Feeling!” the podcast where mental health matters, self-care is never selfish, and feelings always come first. Join host Archie Messersmith-Bunting, The Feelings Guy™ , and his guests as they discuss all things mental health and self-care. Discover how a focus on feelings at high and low points in your life can allow for real healing to begin and the creation of actual community. When feelings come first, no topic is off limits, no problem is too big or small, and all life lessons are on the table.

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Popular episodes

All episodes

Warning: This podcast data isn't working.

This means that the episode rankings aren't working properly. Please revisit us at a later time to get the best episodes of this podcast!

Podcast cover

009 - Dr. Kate Steiner, How To Prevent And Recover From Burnout

In episode 009 of What a Feeling!, Archie is joined by Dr. Kate Steiner, a burnout recovery coach & expert. Kate and Archie discuss what burnout is, “burn events” that happen in our life each week, and why your mental health should be taken just as seriously as your physical health. Dr. Steiner shares about the symptoms of full on burnout, some of the causes, and how being intentional and having a recovery plan in place is the key to staying healthy. Dr. Steiner, is a Burnout Recovery Coach and founder of LIFT Wellness Consulting. She supports professionals who are burdened by burnout to recovery through a guided reflection process. Holding A Master’s of Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, her practice is grounded in the research-based Steiner Self-Reflective Sustainability and Wellness (SSRSW) model. She has been a researcher in wellness and burnout for over 15 years. Dr. Steiner is the author of the "Burnout: A Guide for Every Professional to Identify, Prepare, and Recover their Joy." Her mission is to end the burnout cycle for professionals so they are living happier, healthier lives. To connect with Dr. Kate Steiner you can find her: Website: https://liftwellnessconsulting.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liftwellnessconsulting Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drkatesteiner/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katedsteiner/ Free Burnout Recovery Reflection Work page: https://bit.ly/feelingcrispy If you’re enjoying this podcast, please head over to archiecares.com/listen to subscribe and leave a review. Doing so helps others find our show. You can also follow Archie on Instagram @archie_cares and at our podcast Instagram @whatafeelingpod for more mental wellness & What A Feeling! content.

1hr 1min

14 Jul 2021

Rank #1

Podcast cover

008 - Evan Stewart, The Importance of Obsession In Our Emotions

Evan Stewart is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and venture consultant with a knack for growing people-oriented, profit-rich organizations. A firm believer in leaving individuals and companies better than they were found, his mission is simple: to create a world in which people are inspired by their potential, motivated by their progress, and fulfilled through their life’s work. His adventurous spirit is fed through rock climbing, hiking, and exploring remote parts of the world. When he is not in the Rocky Mountains or leading his companies, Evan is often found speaking at various events, or in the studio as a podcast guest to shows around the world. Evan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, where he currently resides with his wife, Brittany, and dog, Owen. In this episode, Evan & Archie talk about how great conversations can be born simply by getting two like minded individuals together who are eager and willing to be present in that moment. They discuss when and how obsession can be a good thing and how easy it is to break down success when you can break down the pattern of consistency that you need to follow to get there. Evan also talks about how people can sometimes get stuck in their emotions and feelings, which ultimately prevent them from taking the action to move forward toward the things they want to achieve. You can connect with Evan on Instagram @ev.stew and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/evst/. If you’re enjoying this podcast, please head over to archiecares.com/listen to subscribe and leave a review. Doing so helps others find our show. You can also follow Archie on Instagram @archie_cares and at our podcast Instagram @whatafeelingpod for more mental wellness & What A Feeling! content.

48mins

30 Jun 2021

Rank #2

Podcast cover

007 - Dan Mason, How to Live Your Purpose While Also Loving the Work You Do

Dan Mason, of the Life Amplified podcast, joins Archie for Episode #007 of What a Feeling! Dan had an incredibly successful carrier in radio and from the outside looking in, he had “made it.” But inside Dan knew there had to be more to this thing called life, and happiness, and “success”. So he walked away from what the world considers “success” to find true happiness and fulfillment. Today Dan hosts the wildly successful podcast, Life Amplified, and is America’s #1 career & life reinvention coach. He helps “unfulfilled high performers trade the corporate world for their true calling— so they can create a career and life with more impact, income, and happiness.” You can find Dan Mason: Online at www.creativesoulcoaching.net Listen to his Podcast at creativesoulcoaching.net/podcast On Instagram at @cscdanmason On Facebook at @CSoulCoaching And to find all things Archie Cares and What a Feeling!  If you are enjoying this podcast, please head over to archiecares.com/listen to subscribe and leave a review. Doing so really helps others find our show. You can also follow Archie on Instagram @archie_cares and at our new podcast Instagram @whatafeelingpod for more mental wellness & What A Feeling! content.

1hr 3mins

16 Jun 2021

Rank #3

Podcast cover

006 - Angela Hucles, A Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist with a Heart of Gold

Angela Hucles Mangano is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for U.S. Soccer, two-time FIFA World Cup Bronze Medalist, former professional soccer player of the Boston Breakers and the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s 2009 Humanitarian of the Year. She’s also a proud alum of the University of Virginia where she currently sits on the University’s Board of Visitors, an ESPN & NBC soccer analyst & sports commentator who’ll be calling games for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, and a founding owner in the newest NWSL expansion team, Angel City FC. Oh, and she’s also a wife, a mom, and a really, really amazing human. Our conversation is really raw and honest from the moment we start chatting. Angela shares what it was like being a black, female, member of the LGTBQ+ community vying for a spot on the number one women’s soccer team in the world. Angela also talks about a very pivotal moment in her life when she really felt like this game of soccer was something she could really do. And, of course, we talk about what it feels like to win TWO Olympic gold medals with her first coming in Athens, the birthplace of the modern day Olympics. 
You can find Angela online at Fueling Dynamic Leaders, on Instagram at @angelahucles, and on Twitter at @angelahucles. If you are enjoying this podcast, please head over to archiecares.com/listen to subscribe and leave a review. Doing so really helps others find our show. You can also follow Archie on Instagram @archie_cares and at our new podcast Instagram @whatafeelingpod for more mental wellness & What A Feeling! content.

1hr 3mins

2 Jun 2021

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

005 - Arlina Allen, One Day At A Time: From Mantra to Mission

Today, Arlina Allen is a Life & Recovery Coach, the founder of Sober Life School, and host of the award-winning recovery podcast "The One Day At A Time Podcast". But life did not begin so rosy for Arlina as she experienced trauma at a very early age. Much of her early quest to be noticed and loved helped feed her search for love and acceptance later in life through alcohol & drugs. Arlina & Archie, who both began their recovery journey in a 12-Step program, talk openly about their experiences in Alcoholics Anonymous and how waiting until someone has completely crashed and burned might not be best option for all people. Arlina also shares about what it was like leaving her job in corporate America to truly live her life’s purpose – one that has her living today in 100% alignment with her values. You can listen to Arlina’s award-winning podcast at www.odaatchat.com, find her on Instagram at @odaatchat and on the web at both Sober Life School  and at Reinvent – Self Esteem Course. If you are enjoying this podcast, please head over to archiecares.com/listen to subscribe and leave a review. Doing so really helps others find our show. You can also follow Archie on Instagram @archie_cares and at our new podcast Instagram @whatafeelingpod for more mental wellness & What A Feeling! content.

1hr 17mins

19 May 2021

Rank #5

Podcast cover

004 - Mike Marjama, From Major League Baseball to a Major Life Mission

Former Major League Baseball player, Mike Marjama, has found a new mission. One that will see his voice and his story help countless people who may be struggling with an eating disorder. Marjama, who made his Major League debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2017, is now using his truth, his entire truth, to impact & help others. Mike developed a severe eating disorder as a high school athlete and ultimately found himself in an in-patient treatment facility. 

 In this episode, Mike & Archie get very real and honest about all things addiction and what it’s like to find recovery as a male battling an eating disorder. Mike shares openly about how his obsession with his body image began to spiral out of control and consume his every action. He also shares how he is coming to terms with his departure from baseball and how today he is finding a new love in life: giving of his heart and passion to help others. 

 You can find Mike on Instagram at @mike.marjama and on the web at mikemarjama.com. If you are enjoying this podcast, please head over to archiecares.com/listen to subscribe and leave a review. Doing so helps others find our show. You can also follow Archie on Instagram @archie_cares and at our new podcast Instagram @whatafeelingpod for more mental wellness & What A Feeling! content.

1hr 15mins

5 May 2021

Rank #6

Podcast cover

003 - Monica Livingston, A Diva on the Football Field becomes Coach of Life

In Episode 3 Archie catches up with women’s tackle football Hall of Fame inductee Monica D. Livingston. Monica is a lifelong athlete who late in life found herself as an all-star running back for the winningest team in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA), the DC Divas. Today she is an educator, business owner, and a professional speaker who has presented for organizations like the NBA, NFL, MLB, FedEx, and the YMCA. Our conversation ranges from the recent inequities at the NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament, what it was like growing up as a black, female in sports, how she found herself playing women’s professional tackle football, and how she chose that a career ending injury on the football field would end her career on her terms. Monica is as authentic as they come and uses every bit of adversity in her life to today help coach others in theirs. Monica is the host of her own internationally released podcast, The Huddle with Monica D. Livingston. You can find her on Instagram @livingston3636 on Facebook @Monica D. Livingston and at her website www.monicadlivingtson.com. Check out Monica in action as a DC Dive here. If you are enjoying this podcast, please head over to archiecares.com/listen to subscribe and leave a review. Doing so helps others find our show. You can also follow Archie on Instagram @archie_cares and at our new podcast Instagram @whatafeelingpod for more mental wellness & What A Feeling! content.

1hr 11mins

21 Apr 2021

Rank #7

Podcast cover

002 - Eric Skwarczynski - Standing up to Power While Providing a Voice for Survivors

Eric Skwarczynski, host and creator of the Preacher Boys podcast, has been standing up to those in the IFB (Independent Fundamental Baptist) Church who want to silence the voices of survivors of mental, physical, and sexual abuse since he was a teenager. At a young age, he was faced with the question, “Do I stand up for what I know is right and ask the tough questions or do I just go with the flow and not rock the boat?” Eric, rightfully so, chose to rock the boat and has been doing it ever since. In this episode we talk through what life was like growing up in the IFB, how he managed the multitude of feelings he faced during a pivotal moment in his young life, how he’s made peace with his beliefs and the church, and how he takes care of himself as he provides space for survivors of trauma to share their stories with the world. You can find Eric at www.preacherboysdoc.com on Facebook @preacherboysdoc, and on Instagram @preacherboysdoc. If you like what you hear, please head over to archiecares.com/listen to subscribe and leave a review. Doing so helps others find the show. Also, follow Archie on Instagram @archie_cares for more What A Feeling! content.

1hr 1min

21 Apr 2021

Rank #8

Podcast cover

001 - Dr. Lori Hart, Life Lessons from the Hart

In the very first episode of What A Feeling!, Archie is joined by Dr. Lori Hart. Dr. Hart has been a champion of promoting health and safety on college campuses for over two decades, she approaches difficult conversations with science and human behavior along with dignity and respect. In this episode they talk feelings on the church, religion, adoption, diversity, unhealthy relationships, and much more. Lori also talks about how she worked through several emotionally challenging situations in her life and they discuss how important it is for us to get back to loving other humans. You can find Lori at thecatalystagency.us/about-dr-hart on Facebook @drlorihart, and on Twitter @drlorihart. If you like what you hear, please head over to archiecares.com/listen to subscribe and leave a review. Doing so helps others find the show. Also, follow Archie on Instagram @archie_cares for more What A Feeling! content.

1hr 2mins

21 Apr 2021

Rank #9

Podcast cover

Intro to What a Feeling!

In this intro episode of What a Feeling! your host, Archie Messersmith-Bunting, gives you a sneak peak of what podcast episodes will be like. You'll learn that Archie is an open book and this is just the first chapter.

2mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #10