Mindful Headlines, Hosted by KING 5 TV News Anchor Jessica Janner Castro, Featuring Alysse Bryson, Founder of The Sober Curator

“Mindful Headlines” is a news podcast about the Pacific Northwest that explores how our psychology intersects with current events.

The way we interact with our world is influenced by the way we perceive the world. In turn, our collective minds shape the issues that make headlines in our local communities and nationwide.

The show is produced and hosted by Jessica Janner Castro, a journalist at KING 5 News, the NBC affiliate in Seattle.

Mindful Headlines: The Sober Curator on Sobriety, Disabilities and Surviving Cancer

KING 5’s Jessica Janner Castro speaks with Alysse Bryson about dealing with disabilities, especially in the workplace.

Bryson says she deals with mental illness, addiction, and depression. Bryson is also a cancer and heart disease survivor. During the pandemic, Bryson started The Sober Curator, a website dedicated to content related to recovery or a zero-proof lifestyle.

Bryson is the keynote speaker for Microsoft’s Disability Employment Symposium. The symposium, which began in 2017, is an annual meeting of Washington state businesses, organizations and leaders dedicated to finding potential solutions regarding disability employment. Bryson will speak to attendees about her journey to self-advocacy, how she’s maintained sobriety for 16 years, recovering from heart disease, and surviving cancer.

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