On this guest episode, Kara McCutchen and I discuss the world of dating these days and how it sometimes feels like a competition, not unlike what we see in the Bachelor franchise. Kara shares her personal story of forming more intentional friendships, competition for men in the dating world, and how this all impacts her mental health. Kara used to watch the Bachelor and the Bachelorette but no longer does and you will find out why (though she's the first to admit she watches other shows that are similar!). She also offers some great tips for dealing with feelings of inadequacy when in the dating world. You can follow her on instagram (which I highly recommend to see her art and her dating stories) @idahoadventuresart. And as always, please share this episode with anyone who might find it helpful, validating, or interesting-- and you can connect with me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on my website draprilwatts.com, or via instagram @draprilwatts.
What did you think? Have you felt this competition in the dating world and how did it affect you?
A short segment about my email series, 10 Lessons we can Learn from the Bachelor During COVID-19! In this episode I share the first 5 "lessons". I hope you enjoy and always please follow me on Instagram @draprilwatts and check out my website to sign up for the email series at draprilwatts.com.
What did you think-- what else can we learn from the Bachelor during COVID 19?
In this brief solo episode, I share my thoughts about bullying and cyberbullying both on the Bachelor franchise shows and off of them (fans often cyberbully contestants). I explain what bullying is, the negative side effects (there are many) of being a victim and someone who bullies, and give some suggestions for things we can try if we see bullying happening on or offline. As always, thank you for listening! Please subscribe and share this podcast with anyone who might find it interesting or helpful or fun... and follow me @draprilwatts on Instagram or draprilwatts.com!
What is your favorite strategy to deal with bullying?
Last night in Listen to Your Heart, Jamie had a lot of anxiety about performing-- we all deal with this sometimes!
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In this introductory episode, I cover: who I am (Dr. April Watts, Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho); my "history" with the Bachelor shows (I've been watching for a while...); my idea to combine Bachelor talk with mental health and counseling stuff; episode ideas including talking about villains, mental health issues, and other relevant topics mentioned on the Bachelor shows!
Thanks for listening! Follow me on Instagram @draprilwatts or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you think and please share with anyone you think might be interested!
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On this podcast I combine my passion for counseling with my love for The Bachelor/The Bachelorette. We have fun and helpful discussions, recaps, and interviews about all of the Bachelor shows, highlighting topics relevant to mental and emotional wellness! Available on all major podcast platforms (Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, and more). You can listen and support the podcast by following this link: https://anchor.fm/processthejourney/support