More In Common Podcast

Donnie Mygan /// Introspective Avenue /// S2:E072

April 9, 2020

Donnie went to High School with Keith in New Hampshire.  After 20 years, Donnie has experienced a lot of life.  After losing his mom, he has a family member begin struggling hard with mental illness.  This certainly teaches a lot to Donnie about how to help others manage through mental illness and mental well-being.

He is also a bit of a world traveler as he built a career as a renowned Chef working at top notch restaurants around the world. 

He has a tremendous story and is very vulnerable in sharing that story with us today.  Enjoy this conversation as much as we did.


"Be patient, and be careful of the words you use…and just let them know you are not alone." - Donnie Mygan


Topics we discuss:

  • Being a Chef

    • Culture of the Kitchen
    • Restaurant Environment
    • Sexual Harassment
  • His Family Dynamics
    • Female Strength Representation
    • His Mother's Death
  • What violence is
    • Impact on relationships
  • Mental health and Illness
    • Depression
    • Suicide
    • Being family support
    • Recognizing in others
    • Impact
    • Evolution of Perspective
    • Hospitals



Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes


Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

Guest theme:  "Windshield Blues" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.