What's the F***ing Point?

Annie Diomedes on "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Episode Summary

You guys. Last weekend, I watched a movie that left my jaw on. the. FLOOR. Afterwards I said that watching it felt like someone had reached into my chest, ripped out my heart, and gave it a giant hug. So many tears, but not necessarily sad ones. My friend Annie watched the same film over the weekend, and we both felt so passionate about it that we got together and had a juicy conversation about feelings, unconditional worth, education, mindfulness, yoga, and more. The movie was the recently released documentary about Mr. Rogers, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" directed by Morgan Neville. I urge you to listen to this episode whether you have seen the film yet or not (it's a documentary y'all, spoilers are not a thing), because the topics we get into (and a few clips we listen to) transcend the film itself or even Fred Rogers himself. (Though I do absolutely recommend that you go watch it as soon as you possibly can.) "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" is especially poignant right now, because our country really needs to ask ourselves what Fred Rogers (or Ghandi, or Jesus, or Mother Teresa) would do. And I guaran-damn-tee you, right now he'd be doing a LOT to put a stop to the insane separation and detention of immigrant families and children. And each of us can afford a little time and/or cash to do our part, too. So let this serve as yet another reminder of the need for your voice and your support right now, and visit https://togetherrising.org/ or http://bit.ly/RAICESbondfund and reach out to your representatives to let it be known that you will not stand for this completely unnecessary cruelty. "We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say, 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” -- Fred Rogers About Annie Diomedes (according to yours truly) My guest for this episode, Annie Diomedes, is a fellow Nashvillian hailing from the midwest who teaches yoga and piano to kids. She is also an all-around Renaissance woman who can make you a killer playlist, bake you a fluffy loaf of homemade bread, and crochet you a blanket to keep you warm. You can keep up with her on the gram at instagram.com/anniediomedes. Show notes for this this episode are available at http://wonderwelltherapy.com/blog/wtfp-04 , so head there to find a link to the film's trailer, and any of the other stuff we mention in the episode. If you enjoyed the episode, be a badass and share it with a friend, and don't forget to head to http://bit.ly/WTFP-review if you want to leave a review for the show so more peeps can find it!

Episode Notes

You guys. Last weekend, I watched a movie that left my jaw on. the. FLOOR. Afterwards I said that watching it felt like someone had reached into my chest, ripped out my heart, and gave it a giant hug. So many tears, but not necessarily sad ones. My friend Annie watched the same film over the weekend, and we both felt so passionate about it that we got together and had a juicy conversation about feelings, unconditional worth, education, mindfulness, yoga, and more. The movie was the recently released documentary about Mr. Rogers, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" directed by Morgan Neville. I urge you to listen to this episode whether you have seen the film yet or not (it's a documentary y'all, spoilers are not a thing), because the topics we get into (and a few clips we listen to) transcend the film itself or even Fred Rogers himself. (Though I do absolutely recommend that you go watch it as soon as you possibly can.) "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" is especially poignant right now, because our country really needs to ask ourselves what Fred Rogers (or Ghandi, or Jesus, or Mother Teresa) would do. And I guaran-damn-tee you, right now he'd be doing a LOT to put a stop to the insane separation and detention of immigrant families and children. And each of us can afford a little time and/or cash to do our part, too. So let this serve as yet another reminder of the need for your voice and your support right now, and visit https://togetherrising.org/ or http://bit.ly/RAICESbondfund and reach out to your representatives to let it be known that you will not stand for this completely unnecessary cruelty. "We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say, 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” -- Fred Rogers About Annie Diomedes (according to yours truly) My guest for this episode, Annie Diomedes, is a fellow Nashvillian hailing from the midwest who teaches yoga and piano to kids. She is also an all-around Renaissance woman who can make you a killer playlist, bake you a fluffy loaf of homemade bread, and crochet you a blanket to keep you warm. You can keep up with her on the gram at instagram.com/anniediomedes. Show notes for this this episode are available at http://wonderwelltherapy.com/blog/wtfp-04 , so head there to find a link to the film's trailer, and any of the other stuff we mention in the episode. If you enjoyed the episode, be a badass and share it with a friend, and don't forget to head to http://bit.ly/WTFP-review if you want to leave a review for the show so more peeps can find it!