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Whitney Cummings Is Doing The Work

By November 21, 2022No Comments
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Episode #718

WHITNEY CUMMINGS

YOUR JOB IS TO HEAL YOURSELF

Mix anxiety, codependency and recovery with cutthroat humor and the result is the delicious comedy of the reigning Queen of American stand-up.

Enter her majesty, Whitney Cummings.

An uber-successful stand-up comedian, writer, actor, producer, and host of the Good For You podcast, you most likely know Whitney from one of her five stand-up specials, her sitcom ‘Whitney’, or as the co-creator of ‘2 Broke Girls’, which ran on CBS for 6 seasons.

Widely known is Whitney’s charm and wit. But underappreciated is her fascination, experience and knowledge regarding mental health and emotional well-being—qualities Whitney earned by working through a past marked with anxiety and a codependency disorder. All this and more is vulnerably recounted in hilarious detail in her book, I’m Fine …And Other Lies.

“Comedians say something that isn’t true, and then prove it.”

– WHITNEY CUMMINGS

My plan was to unfurl the story of Whitney in a relatively linear fashion.

That’s not what happened. And this exchange is better for it.

Fluid and conversational, this exchange revolves primarily around mental health. We discuss codependency at length—what it is and what it isn’t—building self-esteem, creating confidence, navigating relationships, and healing from childhood trauma

We also talk about animal welfare, equestrian therapy, 12 step recovery, empathy, the importance of forgiveness, and tons more.

Whitney is a blast. Her energy and humor are infectious. And in a surprising mid-episode revelation, it turns out that we have way more in common than I originally thought.

The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. As always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Enjoy!

Peace + Plants,

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