Mind Wide Open
Lily Cornell Silver welcomes two incredible guests on the latest episode of her IGTV series Mind Wide Open. She is joined by
Allison and Matt speak with Lily about their lifelong friendship, addiction, recovery, and the importance of self care, staying healthy and the tools to do it in both body and mind. They also touch on the growth of mental health awareness in the music industry.
In this episode which details so much of how they both stay healthy and positive, Allison talks about her relationship with Matt: “The advice I’d give to people is: find that person or people that you can trust one billion percent. No matter what, you know they love you unconditionally...Keep those people in your life, there’s nothing more important than that.”
Matt talks about his own struggle with addiction and the importance of healthy relationships in staying sober, “When I hear about people that relapse, 90% of the time they’ll say that they’ve lost contact with their network of friends...checking in with a sponsor or just those great friends that know what you’re going through is what will help.”
Lily also talked to Matt and Allison about their dual roles in the music industry and they both happily referred to themselves as “rock and roll missionaries.” Lily says, “The show brings out the importance of great friendships, core people in your life that are the ones to reach out to in the middle of the night. They are leading the way in the music industry along with a new crop of artists and managers that inspire sobriety and dealing with mental health in an honest way.”
As in previous episodes, Lily continues her mission to destigmatize conversations around mental health in all forms and to provide resources to help with those challenges. Since its launch in July, Mind Wide Open and Lily have been featured in Rolling Stone, Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper, Variety, NME, ET, and the Seattle Times among many others.
Past shows featured Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Grief expert/Author David Kessler, activist, musician, author Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot, Singer/songwriter Fantastic Negrito, Dr. Laura van Dernoot-Lipsky of the Trauma Stewardship in Seattle, Alicia Bognanno of Bully, Dr. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel and founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, TikTok/Instagram influencer Sir Carter, Guns N’ Roses bassist, Duff McKagan, and Monique Minahan, founder of The Grief Practice.
Future episodes to be announced weekly.
ABOUT Lily Cornell Silver
Lily Cornell Silver is the creator and host of the new IGTV interview series, Mind Wide Open. Her mission for the series is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Lily is a poised, intelligent, and talented young woman whose goal is to open and amplify the conversations around trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and other challenges. Lily is a junior in college studying Media Studies, Sociology, and Psychology. In addition to managing and promoting Seattle musicians, she is an activist and avid supporter of social justice initiatives including organizations such as Black Lives Matter, NAACP, Equal Justice Initiative, Everytown for Gun Safety, and