Meet Aaron Albert: my buddy, co-founder and the CEO of Mine’d — a digital platform we co-created to connect you with top emotional wellness experts and community through daily live and on-demand classes. Tune in as we explore the landscape of social media as it pertains to mental health for both consumers and creators, plus our idea to create a different way of orienting towards mental, relational and emotional health challenges.
A former child actor on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, Aaron has spent the adult part of his career in the health and wellness space, working with companies to build products and experiences that make people’s lives better. As the co-creator of the largest chain of boutique spin studios in Southeast Asia, Absolute Cycle, Aaron was able to merge together two of his personal passions: fitness and motivation. Over the past four years specifically, Aaron really honed in on creating communities and products at multiple consumer, wellness, and tech companies, including Journey Live, Shine Text, Wave Meditation, Sweat with Studio, and Julianne Hough’s KINRGY.
01:00 Impact of the pandemic on mental health
02:33 Why don’t we treat mental health like physical health?
06:10 Mental health content on social media
14:06 People want accessibility
21:32 Heartbreak & the birth of Mine’d
27:48 Creating authentic content
34:26 You are not alone
41:05 Narcissism in our pain
43:23 What is Mine’d?