Guest: Erykah Kimura
Episode Name: Navigating Life's Twists and Turns with Erykah Kimura [NANOWRIMO Day 18]
Episode Number: 221
About the guest
Erykah Kimura is a passionate advocate for mental health and the host of the Take 30 Podcast. With a mission to destigmatize conversations around mental health, Erykah created her podcast as a platform to share personal stories, insights, and expert advice on navigating the complexities of mental well-being. Born out of a desire to break the silence surrounding mental health issues, Erykah openly discusses her own struggles with social anxiety and the transformative impact of seeking therapy. As the podcast evolved, Erykah expanded her focus to include diverse voices, inviting guests such as mental health experts, coaches, and individuals with unique perspectives to contribute to the ongoing dialogue. Erykah's dedication to fostering understanding and support shines through in her podcast, making it a valuable resource for anyone on a journey toward better mental health. Beyond her podcasting endeavors, Erykah is working on a book project, collaborating with her father to create an engaging narrative inspired by the adventures of her lively nephews. Through her work, Erykah Kimura is leaving a positive imprint on the mental health landscape, encouraging others to embrace vulnerability and prioritize their well-being.
In this episode of the "How to Write a Book" podcast, host Massiel Valenzuela welcomes special guest Erykah Kimura, the host of the "Take 30" podcast. Erykah shares her journey of starting the podcast, which focuses on mental health, breaking the taboo surrounding the topic. Massiel and Erykah discuss the intersection of mental health and writing, emphasizing the importance of addressing personal struggles before delving into creative pursuits. Erykah highlights the significance of journaling, meditation, and gratitude practices for maintaining mental well-being. The conversation also touches on Erykah's transition from solo episodes to featuring guest speakers, showcasing diverse stories related to mental health. Additionally, Erykah provides insights into her entrepreneurial journey, including lessons learned and the resourceful guests featured on her show. Towards the end, Erykah reveals her upcoming project – a self-published book inspired by her nephews' adventurous escapades. The episode concludes with Erykah expressing her gratitude for the conversation and the opportunity to share her experiences.
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