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EP42: The Build-Up from Breakdown w/ Wellness Expert, Marilyn Shaw

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

At what extent are you will to go to achieve your goals? And are your expectations in check?

These are a couple of questions we reflect on in this episode. These questions align to a time in Marilyn Shaw's life where she was coming unhinged. This pursuit of achievement, and everything else she was juggling (the life basics) took a major toll; one that sent her straight into the hospital with a mental breakdown.

Today's conversation with Marilyn is a reminder that we need to give ourselves grace, take care of our mental health, and ensure that we are staying dedicated and consistent, all while prioritizing rest and recovery.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we're going deep into what it looked like for Marilyn to come back from a mental breakdown - and how it was driven by faith.



Marilyn Shaw’s mission is to empower others to achieve their dreams. As a best-selling author, speaker and mental wellness advocate, she uses her captivating voice to show others how to renew, restore and redefine their lives.

In order to enhance her ability to help others, Marilyn started a nonprofit organization, Faitherapy®, through which she seeks to bridge the gap between faith and mental wellness. Marilyn will soon complete her master’s in Clinical Counseling at Emporia State University, which will bring her to her dream of becoming a psychotherapist and give her the ability to help even more people find happiness and fulfillment in their lives. She is also the host of the Faitherapy® Podcast, where she has transparent conversations with therapists and faith influencers.

Marilyn is a proud alumnus of St. Petersburg College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is the Marketing & Strategic Communications Manager at SPC.



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