May is Mental Health month and this week I couldn’t be happier to be chatting to Lauren Bersaglio. Lauren Bersaglio is the founder and editor of Libero, a nonprofit peer support community and magazine championing mental health and she is someone I’ve been wanting to interview for Couragemakers for quite some time!
In this episode, Lauren shares her journey of sharing her own mental health story and how that inspired the birth of Libero Network and we dive into how we can break free from the internal lies we tell ourselves.
We have a great conversation about liberating yourself, how sharing your story is like a yawn, how feeding truth into your mind is the most powerful antidote to the lies and the shame surrounding success.
This is such a practical episode and Lauren shares so much wisdom, from finding your own supportive community, looking after yourself while you work to make the world a brighter place, a 360 gratitude practice which I love and advice on finding a therapist.
Lauren has such a refreshing attitude to mental health and as someone who struggles with anxiety, depression and OCD, and having spent the past week really feeling like depression is sucking my spirit, this episode is truly like a breath of fresh air.
There are so many ways to get involved in Libero and I’ve put links in the show notes to the Share Your Story Project, the Free From Challenge as well as their current It Gets Better campaign and fundraiser.
I love Lauren’s perspective that while it takes dedicated work to build a life you love, it take more work hating your life and I know you’re going to get so much out of today’s episode.
Enjoy today’s show!
Lauren Bersaglio is the Founder and Editor of Libero, a nonprofit peer support community and magazine championing mental health. She started Libero in April 2010, when she first shared her story online and sought help for an eating disorder and depression that she'd lived with for years. Today, Lauren uses her writing and videos to advocate mental health and self-love. In her spare time, she enjoys playing strategy board games, baking, and going for runs with her Goldendoodle, Zoey.
About Couragemakers and your host
I’m Meg and I’m the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I’m an INFJ creative and multi-passionate who has a bit of a notebook and post-it note obsession, loves foot-stomping country music and likes her hot chocolate with way too much chocolate.
I started Couragemakers because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.
When I'm not recording episodes, writing bullshit-free Sunday pep Talks to my wonderful Couragemakers community or working 1:1 with clients, I'm usually covered in paint or walking my wonderfully weird cockapoo Merlin.