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  • #19 - A Mental Health Discussion

#19 - A Mental Health Discussion

Thursday 17th January 2019

In this episode of the Learning to Lose Podcast, therapist Willis Cooks joins Patrick Ridge to discuss happiness, depression, and vulnerability. Learn how to be comfortable in your own skin and explore the key to happiness. Listen now on
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Exploring the Key to Happiness: A Mental Health Discussion on the Learning to Lose Podcast

Being comfortable in the problems that you do have...that's happiness more than anything else.
The Learning to Lose Podcast is back with another no-holds-barred conversation about mental health, sobriety, and happiness. In this episode, Patrick Ridge is joined by therapist Willis Cooks to discuss a range of topics related to mental health, including depression, vulnerability, and the importance of self-acceptance. One of the key takeaways from this episode is the importance of being comfortable in your own skin, flaws and all.
As Patrick puts it, 'Being comfortable in the problems that you do have...that's happiness more than anything else.' But how do you get to that point? Through honesty and vulnerability, according to Willis. He encourages patients to open up and be honest about their struggles, and he always tries to simplify things to help them understand that their goals are achievable. This approach has earned him the respect of his patients, who appreciate his humility and honesty.
Another important topic covered in this episode is boundaries and responsibility. Willis firmly believes that he is not responsible for how his patients feel, and he encourages them to take ownership of their emotions and reactions. Living your truth and being true to yourself is also a recurring theme, and both Patrick and Willis share their experiences with learning to accept themselves and their flaws.
If you're looking for an engaging and informative discussion about mental health, this episode of the Learning to Lose Podcast is a must-listen. Check it out now on