The Power of Kindness

Former NFL super star Esera Tuaolo has dedicated his life to helping others and spoken out tirelessly against homophobia and bullying. In Part 1 of this episode, he talks with host Sophie Grégoire Trudeau about the importance of finding allies. His advice to young men who are struggling is, “to hang in there, trust your heart, trust people who you love and who love you back.” In Part 2 of this episode, veteran emergency room physician Dr. Brian Goldman talks with host Leysa Cerswell Kielburger about how a transformative encounter with one patient’s family sent him on a journey to learn more about kindness and empathy.

Social-Emotional Learning

Spencer West is an author, humanitarian and inspirational speaker. Born with a genetic disease that prevented the muscles in his legs from working, his legs were removed at the age of five just below his pelvis. In Part 1 of this episode, Spencer talks with host Sophie Grégoire Trudeau about resilience, how he has redefined possible and what he does to support his own well-being. In Part 2 of this episode, psychologist Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and host Leysa Cerswell Kielburger consider the importance of nurturing our social and emotional competencies; these skills are learned, and can be learned, throughout our lives.

The Importance of Relationships

Margaret Trudeau is a Canadian icon, mother of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, former wife of the late Pierre Trudeau and respected mental-health advocate. In Part 1 of this podcast, she shares how having proper support enabled her to navigate some of the most challenging ups and downs to create a healthy and happy life. In Part 2 of this episode, clinical professor Jean Clinton discusses the role relationships play in brain development, explaining that the brain is more malleable than we previously thought; it is constantly changing in response to connections and life experiences.


With fierce drive and determination Silken Laumann, world champion in single sculls rowing, pushed herself to recover from a devastating accident, overcoming pain and adversity to go on to win an Olympic bronze medal and inspire the world with her remarkable story. In Part 1 of this episode, Silken shares her personal mental health struggle, emphasizing the importance of speaking up and asking for help in order to address her painful past; it was only by having the courage to tell her story that Silken was able to begin overcoming her personal challenges. In Part 2, mental health expert Michael Ungar and host Leysa Cerswell Kielburger explore resilience and how we foster resilience in our own lives.

FR: Ne faire qu’un avec la nature

L’étudiant au doctorat et environnementaliste Chúk Odenigbo croit en l’importance d’encourager plus de jeunes et de Canadiennes et Canadiens issus de l’immigration à sortir dehors et à créer des liens avec la nature. Dans cet épisode, il parle avec Sophie Grégoire Trudeau des nombreux bienfaits pour la santé qu’il y a à simplement être dehors. Il mentionne des recherches qui ont montré que les enfants qui jouent dehors librement ont une meilleure imagination et un meilleur système immunitaire.
Selon Michelle Fortier, l’activité physique peut et doit être amusante, et elle ne requière pas beaucoup de matériel. Elle insiste également sur l’importance de sortir dehors pour bouger, puisque les bienfaits de l’exercice sont multipliés lorsqu’on combine nature et exercice.

Overcoming the Negative and Achieving Self-Love

In this episode, Olympic figure skater Tessa Virtue talks with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau about how she stayed committed to her ideals of health and strength on her path to becoming the best in the world. Virtue stresses the importance of fostering a sense of self-love and being kind to ourselves in the often-brutal world of social media. And later, Meg Popovic shares tips on how parents can support their kids in building resiliency.

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FR: S’accepter tel qu’on est

La chanteuse pop, femme d’affaires, animatrice radio et télévision et actrice canadienne Mitsou Gélinas, que ses fans appellent simplement Mitsou, connaît bien les défis liés au stress. Dans cet épisode, elle parle avec Sophie Grégoire Trudeau de son long combat contre un trouble alimentaire et de sa victoire, au moment où elle a compris l’importance de s’accepter telle qu’elle est. Dans cet épisode, la conversation porte notamment sur les meilleures façons d’apprendre à ressentir de l’amour et de la compassion pour notre corps qui vieillit, et des difficultés que cela implique!

FR: Introduction: Balado UNIS Bien-être

Des conversations pour renforcer la détermination et briser les tabous. L’animatrice Sophie Grégoire Trudeau et ses invités remettront en question votre perception du bien-être mental. Le balado UNIS Bien-être offre des conseils et des stratégies pour favoriser le bien-être dans toutes les sphères de la vie.

Introducing: WE Well-being Podcast

Conversations to boost grit and bust stigma. Host Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and guests will challenge the way you think about mental health. The WE Well-being podcast offers hands-on advice and strategies to foster well-being in all corners of life.

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