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Mind Ya Mental Podcast

Apr 9, 2024

In today’s episode, we are thrilled to have the incredibly talented Amber Wallin with us. Amber, known for her wit and masterful use of humor, engages in a candid conversation about the transformative power of laughter, the challenges of embracing change in a constantly evolving digital landscape, and the art of improvisation in everyday life. Join us as we explore the intersection of humor and mental health, the importance of staying open to new experiences, and the journey of personal growth amidst the feedback frenzy of the internet

Key Discussion Points:

  • The Power of Humor: Amber shares insights into how humor can serve as a coping mechanism and a way to address and navigate personal and societal issues.
  • Openness to Change: The conversation explores the resistance to change many face and the importance of being open to new ideas and perspectives for personal growth.
  • The Role of Improvisation: Amber attributes her adaptability and quick thinking to her background in improvisation, highlighting its value in both personal and professional interactions.
  • Navigating Feedback and Growth: Both Amber and the host discuss the challenges of receiving and utilizing feedback, particularly from family members who have historically been seen as knowledge keepers.
  • Dealing with Trolls and Negative Feedback: Amber shares her experiences dealing with online negativity and the importance of distinguishing between constructive criticism and dismissive or harmful comments.
  • Encouraging Authentic Self-expression: The episode emphasizes the importance of being true to oneself, taking risks, and using one’s unique experiences and traits as strengths.


Amber Wallin is a comedian, host, and improviser who’s performed on The Second City and The Annoyance Theatre stages in Chicago. She’s amassed over a million followers on TikTok and Instagram where she annoys her family, sings to her indoor plants, and creates characters inspired by her wig collection.

You can find Amber Wallin on Instagram and TikTok

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