Episode 1: Jen Gotch

Episode 1: Jen Gotch

Jen Gotch is the founder and CCO of Ban.do, a lifestyle brand that began in her home and is now sold worldwide. In this episode, we’re talking about why Jen’s so open about mental health struggles on social media, how she connects so well with millennials (without actually being one), and how she’s navigated a successful career despite her bouts of depression and anxiety.

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  • Kaylee Bruffett
    Posted at 20:00h, 11 August Reply

    Hi Laura! Big fan of your cookbook and congrats on your new project! I loved your first episode and plan to listen to the others! I myself do not have depression, but a very close friend of mine does and I want more than anything to understand her and be with her during some rough days. Your podcast is exactly what I need to hear. I just want to be aware. To stay “woke” , ya know? Thank you for your podcast. Your baby is adorbz. Cheers!

  • Tina
    Posted at 02:07h, 12 August Reply

    Laura, you are so fun. Thank you and the heavens for existing πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

  • Nour I. Flayhan
    Posted at 16:55h, 12 August Reply

    I loved this! Listened in from Beirut. You both are huge inspirations and can’t wait to hear more podcasts as i sit and illustrate. Listening about depression and ADD, i’ve know many around me in the region who have either or both and it’s looked down upon, or people feel pity, or it’s kept a secret and swept under the rug because it’s something that isn’t accepted to talk about here. I wish people would see that there is no shame in it
    Lots of Love and Light to you both

  • Charity Sarah
    Posted at 18:27h, 12 August Reply

    I’m a long time follower of Jen on instagram and this podcast… I can’t actually find words for how important every second of it was. Being so open about mental illness while still being hilarious? I could maybe cry….Ok I did cry a little. In a good way. In the “holy crap it’s not just me” kind of way.

  • E
    Posted at 04:11h, 13 August Reply

    You are the bomb Laura. I am so glad you are making content xox

  • Laureen Cepeda
    Posted at 16:29h, 14 August Reply

    Thank you for being brave enough to speak out about your depression. This road often feels so lonely and you speaking out makes it feel like it’s not as bad. Saying that green juices and exercise and therapy can’t heal everyone finally made me feel like someone else understood what crisis I felt when I would read/hear that from those who just didn’t get it. Thank you for being so REAL! This podcast was incredible and your laugh is prettty glorious too.

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  • Martha
    Posted at 14:56h, 15 August Reply

    Love you Laura, and Proud of you πŸ™‚

  • Courtney LeBlanc
    Posted at 18:56h, 15 August Reply

    Loved the podcast. I’m a mom who developed post partum depression and anxiety. It went undiagnosed and unnoticed by those around me for over a year. I finally got to the point where I was anxious all the time and unable to function normally because of it. My partner is so supportive but he doesn’t understand anxiety is a marathon not a sprint in curing it. I also just saw your Instagram about hurting your daughter with your depression, I was/am so fearful that I’ll impose my anxiety upon my daughter. It’s a battle that my therapist is helping me win. It’s great to hear women who appear in major media and social media express their battles as well. It makes those days when I’m fighting off a panic attack feel less solo.

  • sara
    Posted at 11:03h, 18 August Reply

    Loved your Raw Vegan Not Gross videos on youtube – gotta say I miss all those that are no longer online πŸ™
    I’m loving your book.
    And now I’m enjoying this.

  • Lena
    Posted at 15:25h, 20 August Reply

    Laura – your video on mothermag hit me so deep. I am grateful for your honesty and cheering you on from a distance. I am a new mama myself and love finding inspiring women like you. It’s what keeps me going. Thank you!!

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  • Jennifer
    Posted at 15:43h, 21 August Reply

    YES. just YES. You’re part of breaking this stigma… your work is so valuable. Keep it up!

  • Yvonne Matthews
    Posted at 17:12h, 17 October Reply

    I feel ya, I was definitely depress and anxious for a majority of my childhood and early adult life. But I believe it can be dealt with good nutrition and lifestyle and not medication. Though medication can help get you to a better place, there are so many horrible side effects and when doctors tell us we need to be on them for life, Being a holistic nutritionist who works with therapists and a lot of clients that together we get off their depression and anxiety meds, I think most functional medicine and health and wellness professionals would agree you can get off them and life an amazing life.

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