Season 1

Friendship Breakups

Oct. 31, 2022

They're the breakups nobody talks about: adult friendships. In this episode, we explore the complicated feelings around friendship breakups, our personal experiences, and why they can be worse than romantic ones. We believe …

Making and Maintaining Adult Friendships

Oct. 24, 2022

Plot twist! Another week, another internet-breaking picture: Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber posing together at an event. After years of being pitted against each other and the center of nonstop internet drama, the two women …

Back on Hinge, putting yourself out there and life with ADHD

Oct. 3, 2022

Today's episode caught us up on Anna's ever-evolving dating life! After her experience with Expidating she finds herself back unhinged on the hinge app, except this time with more mindfulness about potential dates. The most …

Dating App Dread, Jeffrey Dahmer, and a Whole Lotta Nonsense

Sept. 26, 2022

What do dating apps and Jeffrey Dahmer have in common? Well, nothing really, other than the fact that they're discussed here on this episode of RSVP: Maybe. Tune in for an unfiltered lighter episode that’ll make you laugh, w…

Trauma is Trauma is Trauma

Sept. 19, 2022

"I'm doing the best I can with what I have at the moment, and that's enough." In today's episode, we discuss Little t trauma and big T traumas and how they continue to affect people throughout their lifetimes. There is so mu…

None of Us Are Fine

Sept. 12, 2022

"The worst part about having a mental illness is that people expect you to behave as if you don't." In this week's episode, we dive into mental health and how the stigma surrounding it leads to silent suffering. We talk abou…

Welcome to the RSVP: Maybe Podcast

Sept. 5, 2022

Life is messy; let's laugh about it! In this episode, Brooke and Anna, friends and now co-hosts, introduce you to the inspiration behind RSVP: Maybe and share more about who we are, how we know each other, and what to expect…

4 types of drinkers, which type are you?

July 19, 2021

On today's live episode we cover the 4 types of drinkers in society The non Drinker The Social Drinker The Grey Area Drinker The Alcoholic When you are looking to evaluate your relationship with alcohol it's important to kno…

The empty space, Feeling the feels without drowning in alcohol

July 5, 2021

Today I share what I've been struggling with on a personal level. I share my experience of Las Vegas as a Sober person and having compassion for the homeless community, as well as the stress of grieving without numbing the p…

Tips for travelling Sober with Guest Jeff S

June 21, 2021

Today's Live episode features tips for traveling when sober. What's the easiest way to do that and how to set yourself up for success with the goals you have set in terms of living alcohol free. I'm Joined by my husband Jeff…

Grey Are Drinking, What is it?

June 14, 2021

Today's topic is about Grey area drinking and 5 signs you might be struggling with it. So many millions of women fall into this area and really feel trapped by their drinking, suffering silently. When we don't publicly displ…

Recovery is Recovery

June 7, 2021

We seem to have a great divide on sobriety and what that means. Today I am discussing in my LIVE episode a few different recovery platforms that help people find sobriety. Sobriety and recovery are not a one stop shop, every…

The Jumping Point

June 1, 2021

The Jumping Point is the point where we can spend YEARS deliberating whether or not we should stop drinking. In today's LIVE episode I discuss how we often focus on what we are losing and giving up if we get sober or quit dr…

Limiting beliefs around alcohol and celebrations

May 24, 2021

Today's LIVE episode is all about our limiting beliefs around alcohol and how to shift and reframe them. We as a society use alcohol in every celebration and every failure. It's hard to step away from the norm. When we choos…

Questions to ask yourself when you want to quit drinking

May 17, 2021

Another LIVE episode with a zoom masterclass where I discuss questions that can help you commit to and be successful with your sober journey. Whether you are a grey area drinker, progressed to alcoholism or looking to liver …

What's it like for kids of parents with addiction

May 10, 2021

Whether you are a mom struggling with drinking, a mom who has chosen sobriety and recovery, or a woman struggling with your parents addiction this episode is for you! Today I interviewed my daughter Gabriella live. I am so p…

Let’s Talk freedom

April 26, 2021

Today you’ll hear my live zoom call with some ladies in a group coaching program working on recovery. Here are some takeaways; •We have the choice to choose recovery or not •you’re only as sick as your secrets • The Freedom …

Helping Others To Help Yourself | DSS12

Jan. 25, 2021

If you ask Jennifer Merian her secret to a happy life, she would tell you: “Gratitude and ingratitude don’t live in the same house.” On this episode of Desperately Seeking Self, host Brooke Collins talks with her friend and …

Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin | DSS11

Jan. 18, 2021

We all deserve to feel comfortable in our own skin, what can you do to help yourself if you don’t feel that way now? Host Brooke Collins has practical, actionable tips to help you do just that with her 21-Day Confidence Cha…

Confidence In Business And Your Life | DSS10

Jan. 11, 2021

“It’s not that I’m without fear, I just don’t stick around in feelings of fear,” says Amanda Chen, Podcaster, Coach, Entrepreneur, and guest on this week’s episode of Desperately Seeking Self. Amanda chats with host Brooke C…

Finding Yourself With The Wrong Person | DSS09

Jan. 4, 2021

Ah, if we would only trust our instincts! Have you ever found yourself “knowing” something is true when others are telling you your instincts are totally wrong? It’s crazy making. Multiply the stress times 1,000 when the p…

Fear Can Be Your Best Friend And Teacher | DSS08

Dec. 28, 2020

Struggle with anxiety? Try flying trapeze. That’s the secret ingredient in author, clinical social worker and media commentator Stephanie Erickson’s journey to a happy and healthy life. In this episode of Desperately Seeking…

How A 24 Year Old Overcame Fear And Gained Confidence By Starting Her Own Business | DSS07

Dec. 21, 2020

If you have people telling you that you can’t do something then it’s time to drown out the noise and go for it! When you go after what you want you have freedom! If you have a dream, fight for it. Always believe in yourself,…

What To Do If You Feel Lost And Don’t Recognize Yourself Anymore | DSS06

Dec. 14, 2020

Have you given so much of yourself that you feel lost? Here are some tips that I used and continue to use when I start to feel like I’m not recognizing myself. 1. Connect with other women, find your people and you will s…

Connecting Mind, Body, and Soul Purpose with Trish Bianco | DSS05

Dec. 7, 2020

· We are all given a set of challenges in this life to get us closer to who we really are meant to be. We are given challenges to overcome as an invitation to self-discovery. · Mine began at a young age where I was…

Let’s Talk About Approving of Ourselves Instead of Criticizing | DSS04

Nov. 30, 2020

· Let’s consider for one second going into the holidays with more acceptance of ourselves. Talking kindly and in an approving way instead of being critical · In the never-ending quest for health and the easy butt…

So How Do You Deal With Mean Girls | DSS03

Nov. 23, 2020

Jealousy is at the center of mean girls, you’ve got something they don’t whether it’s a job, money, a home, relationship or physical appearance, because of this they will try to bring you down. Know this when you are on the …

Mean Girls and Confidence | DSS02

Nov. 15, 2020

This episode asks mean girls, why be so mean? In this episode I dig into if you are a mean girl or if you’ve been the victim of a mean girl, or both? Why does mean girl status continue to evolve? And why mean girls are the p…

Welcome to The Desperately Seeking Self Podcast | DSS01

Nov. 14, 2020

· I started this podcast so women would have a place that they could go to hear empowering messages from me, my guests as well as add in some humor so we all can laugh together · This is a community for women to …