“Federal legalization of marijuana comes with some consequences.”
It’s Obligatory Episode
The Finding My Psych production team is trying something new! In celebration of our 13th show since launching in May this year, we are testing an alternative show format. But, don’t worry, we wont drift too far off our regular path!
As you know, we typically promote content encouraging wellness through skills acquisition and encouragement. This has been massively popular! In an effort to break up our content delivery approach to keep things interesting, today we are publishing our first, “It’s Obligatory,” style episode, a periodically published show format focusing on the impact of current affairs on mental and emotional wellbeing.
Today, we focus on three key topics based on the feedback received from our readers and listeners over the past several months:
1- The Vancouver Housing Crisis: Starting in 2012, Vancouver BC starting seeing a surge in housing prices year-over-year. This was largely driven by two unstoppable forces:
- Unchecked foreign investment, primarily from mainland China.
- Money laundering in the real estate market through local casinos by the illicit drug industry.
The mental and emotional impact of an under regulated housing market causes distress by those who are unable to enter the market, and others suffering from fear of loosing the property they rent (with current vacancy rates less than a half percent). People describe both feeling excessively anxious and depressed.
2- We Miss George W. Bush – Trump is a Nightmare: For anyone who lived through the political aftermath of 9/11, you understand the complicated feels associated with a real international threat, and a president that seemed more like a puppet than a leader. However, with the insanity and outrageous behaviour seen by POTUS Trump, it is natural to pine over the George W. Bush of more than a decade ago. I myself often wonder, “How bad can it actually get?“.
As a culture, we eagerly watch emerging headlines, read with disbelief, and then laugh. However, behind our immediate awareness, that laugh fells more like an awkward uncomfortable chuckle. At base, Americans are fearful of the unimaginable outcomes of an unhinged man that seems completely unstoppable.
3- Canadian Marijuana Legalization – Stop Fooling Ourselves: It is difficult to imagine that marijuana will be fully federally legalized in Canada in just over a month. We don’t think its all roses! Legalization is not permission for personal THC obliteration.
In a personal rant, I discuss the consequences of uncheck marijuana use. I also debunk popular rationalizations about the positive health impact of marijuana consumption (curing cancer, epilepsy, etc.), and the misinformed understanding that overuse carries no harm.
Kath & Kim Rock!
We all need something to make us laugh! For the Killick household, that is the Netflix series, “Kath and Kim.” Staring Jane Turner, Gina Riley, Magda Szubanski, Peter Rowsthorn, and Glenn Robbins, the original series launched in 2002. The show ran for four season, followed by one theatrical film of the cast.
If you need a serious laugh, and/or a serious escape from the madness, check out the Kath and Kim show on Netflix in your country of origin.
Be Our Guest!
Have something you want to discuss as a guest on the Finding My Psych Podcast? We are always seeking new innovative voices and personal stories of triumph to showcase! Head on over to our contact form and drop us a line. For information about our genre, read about our mission on our, “About” page.