Ep. 7: Personal Trainer to Affirmation Advocate

I felt very strongly that I needed to interview Suzy, and that this episode needed to come out this week. So, this is for you, listeners. I know there’s at least one person who needs to hear from Suzy this week. <3

In this episode, Suzy Jordan, founder of Affirmed Co., shares a bit about her career journey (beginning as a personal trainer)—but more importantly, shares her journey from struggling with severe depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation, to becoming a mental health advocate and business owner. She shares how her hobby for hand-lettering and her own personal healing work inspired her to make a product to help others change their own mindsets through affirmations.

Here are some of the things mentioned in this episode:

The article I wrote last year about suicidal ideation

Suzy’s Big 3: Meditation, Affirmations, Gratitude

@heytiffanyroe ; tiffanyroe.com

Brené Brown (@brenebrown)

@Rachel Hollis (The Hollis Co)

If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, or any other type of low point, please reach out and get help. You are loved and you are worth it. I promise. Stick with us. And as Suzy said in the interview, “I firmly believe that the experiences we go through are not only for our benefit, but are for the benefit of other people as well. We can use our experience to give hope to others.” I wholeheartedly agree.

Suzy has kindly offered listeners 20% off their next order at Affirmed Co. with code “WANDERING”. Thank you so much, Suzy!

You can find Suzy on Instagram @affirmedco, Facebook, and online at affirmedco.com.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/)

Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741 in the United States (https://www.crisistextline.org/)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (http://www.sprc.org/)

For a more complete list of mental health resources, please visit the resource list at the National Network of Depression Centers.