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“Loneliness is killing you. We are Netflixing and Amazoning ourselves to death slowly over time, and when we do that, we are suffocating everyone in the world around us. Before you go into the woods to heal, take somebody with you.” – John Delony


Today I’m sharing an interview with Dr. John Delony. He’s a mental health expert, podcast host, and author who specializes in making the path to mental wellness accessible for everyone, especially people who don’t come from an academic background. 

John explained five steps you can take to heal past traumas that are getting in the way of your current life, no matter who you are. Plus, we chatted about codependency in parent-child relationships— how damaging it can be to both parties when parents are dependent on children for their emotional stability.


  • 04:08 How John realized he needed to write about mental wellness in a simple way
  • The five steps to wellness from John’s book
    • 06:40 Own your stories
    • 08:33 Acknowledge reality
    • 11:01 Don’t heal alone
    • 16:00 Change your actions and your thoughts
  • 19:06 What constant tension does to your body
  • 21:28 Codependency in parent-child relationships
  • 34:35 John’s biggest boundary struggle: Unwanted solving

Connect with Dr. John Delony:

Dr. John Delony is a national best-selling author, mental health and wellness expert, and host of The Dr. John Delony Show. He holds two PhDs – one in Counselor Education and Supervision and another in Higher Education Administration. Before joining Ramsey Solutions, John spent two decades working as a senior leader at multiple universities, a professor and researcher, and a crisis responder. Now as a Ramsey Personality, he teaches people how to reclaim their lives from the madness of the modern world.

You can learn more on his website or follow him on Instagram @johndelony. You can also get his book, Own Your Past Change Your Future: A Not-So-Complicated Approach to Relationships, Mental Health & Wellness, anywhere books are sold.

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