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In today’s episode I have my good friend, Ashley Machado, on the podcast!
Ashley and I first met in person at a retreat a few years ago, and we’ve even coached together a few times since then. I’m grateful for the friendship we’ve developed; she’s truly been a wealth of knowledge for me when it comes to my own mental health, and she has so much goodness and wisdom to share. We’re talking more about curiosity and gaining self-awareness when it comes to mental health, how mental health plays a big role when it comes to our relationships and how we communicate with others, what a ‘mental health toolbox’ is and how we can use it, and more.
This was an incredible conversation, and I have no doubt you’ll be rethinking mental health after listening to this episode!
Ashley Machado is a Tedx speaker and has been selected as a 2023 FFA Change Maker. She is rethinking the way we support Mental health in the food and ag space. She specializes in tangible tools and simple strategies through mental health trainings for ag families and businesses alike. Ashley grew up in the dairy industry and now farms and ranches with her family in California’s central valley. She has her BA in human development and masters in social work with an emphasis in clinical mental health. Her goal is for everyone in the ag industry and rural America to have the tools they need in their mental health toolbox to operate and live life fully.
In this episode, Rethinking Mental Health with Ashley Machado, we cover:
- Ashley’s curiosity that she’s had from a young age, and how that eventually led her to looking for (and then creating) resources for mental health support
- What the phrase ‘good movement draws good movement’ meant to Ashley when she initially heard it
- Simple steps you can take to work on and start improving your mental health
- How mental health can really affect your relationships and communication with the people in your life
- What a ‘mental health toolbox’ actually is + Ashley’s favorite tool you can start implementing today
- The variety of ways that Ashley works with individuals and businesses who need resources to support mental health
Resources & Links:
- Learn more about T’s coaching, group trainings, and self-guided learning
- Shop FFB
- Good Movement music by: Aaron Espe
- Podcast produced by: Jill Carr Podcasting
Connect with Ashley:
- Follow on Instagram @byashleymachado and @mwellconsulting
- Check out Ashley’s podcast: M Well
- Check out her websites: http://www.ashleymachado.com/ and http://www.m-well.org/
Connect with Terryn:
- Follow on Instagram @terryn.drieling
- Check out my website
- Send me an email at email@example.com
More about the Good Movement Draws Good Movement podcast:
In stockmanship (the art and science of handling cattle in a safe, effective, low-stress manner), we have this phrase . . . good movement draws good movement.
It’s this thing that happens when we ask a small group of cattle, maybe a cow, or a pair to move out in a certain direction and their movement draws the whole herd into moving in the same direction.
Good movement happens when we approach the cattle with a positive attitude, read and really listen to what they’re telling us, and communicate accordingly.
We don’t approach the aware, flighty cattle the same as we do the tame, docile cattle. We adjust ourselves, our energy, and approach, and communicate with each differently.
These adjustments help us effectively draw good movement from each, which then draws good movement from the herd. But it starts with us.
The same is true for humans. Good movement starts with us.
Welcome to Good Movement Draws Good Movement, the podcast where farmers, ranchers, and rural folks can grow relationally through awareness, understanding, and effective communication.
Hey, it’s me – T. I’m your host, and I, along with my guests, will be covering topics related to drawing good movement – things like self and social awareness, brain science, positive psychology, extending grace, and so much more.
We’ll share tools that can help you understand why you are the way you are, why others are the way they are, and how you can use that to step out of self-told lies with grace and compassion to draw good movement in conversations, relationships, and life in rural America.
Tune in every Tuesday and make sure to hit subscribe so you never miss an episode! Let’s go draw good movement!
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