5 Fun Facts About Me! Mental health with therapist Kati Morton

Hey everybody! Happy Thursday! Now today’s video is completely different from what we usually do And if you know where this quote comes from, put it in the comments. And the quote is: “AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!” If you know where that’s from, most likely, we can be friends. Pretty funny, you should find out, you should put it in the comments. But without further ado, I was tagged in the five things about me tag video thing that’s going around YouTube. I was tagged by Melissa, AKA idranktheseawater, I’ll put the link to her video in the description Just so you can check it out, But let’s get into some of these funny, crazy, weird, maybe interesting facts. First fact is that I’ve never had an ice cream headache. Like, never. And I’ve tried And I know what you’re saying, “Kati, sit down and just pound a milkshake,” I’ve done it. I’ve done a lot of it. And I don’t know – One of my friends, who’s a physician, told me it’s because Maybe it’s the way I eat – Because I let it melt in my mouth, versus pushing it up against the roof of my mouth Because that’s what actually causes an ice cream headache. It’s the top of your mouth, if the top of your mouth gets too cold, that’s what gives you that sensation. Or at least that’s what he told me. I haven’t done research – I’m not a doctor. But in my entire 33 years of life, I’ve never had an ice cream headache. Number two: I am really stubborn and competitive. And that’s a really bad combination, so this is something that I’ve actually been working on in my own therapy And just in my own self-care, and things that I’m improving and working on as a person For a really long time. And I think I’m getting better…? We’d have to ask Sean. But I’m also just aware of how I am, and so I purposefully don’t put myself in situations Where there’s gonna be competition or a lot of games Or people are gonna do something that I really don’t like, or I don’t really wanna do because I’ll be stubborn about it And so I just have gotten better at maybe managing that as well. And so, you know, I’m not perfect. I’m working on stuff too. Number three: I love blankets. I know that’s a very strange fact, but it’s just very true. I personally, before I even got together with Sean, owned a lot of blankets. And it’s only grown from there. And I secretly think Sean also really likes blankets, because together we probably have, like, fifteen of them. I’m not talking blankets on your bed, I’m talking like, “I wanna lay on the couch and pull up a little blanket.” We have a lot of them. They’re wonderful, super cozy. Can wrap up – I know we live in California, but I still love me some blankets. Number four: I hate makeup. I know that sounds weird, and I’ve got a face full of it right now, but as soon as the camera goes off, the makeup comes off. I don’t know how people wear it all the time. I feel like I can’t touch my face. I don’t really know how to properly do it, number one, Don’t actually care that much, number two, And number three, I just feel so restricted. Like, what if my eye itches? I can’t rub my eye, ’cause then mascara and eyeliner and all that other shit just falls behind – I cannot. I do not like it, I leave it on for the least amount of time possible, and – yeah, If you caught me randomly in the street, chances are, I won’t have any makeup on. And number five: I get stressed and freaked out too. I’m not perfect, I don’t want any of you to think that my mental health is always sound And I’m just doing great all the time, and my life is filled with like, puppies and ice cream or something. That would be nice though. But, that’s not how my life is. I get really freaked out too. When I quit my full time job to do this full time, You bet, there was some stress that comes along with that. I still have nights where I stress about it And I worry about it, and I get anxiety, and I have trouble falling asleep. And so it’s something that I’m always working on, and something that we all have to better manage. And so in the new year, something that I’m being more mindful of is my work life balance. And I’m gonna try progressive relaxation – I’m working on the anxiety workbook And I learned how helpful progressive relaxation can be overall. Not only for your mental health, but also your physical health, so that’s something I’m gonna give a go. I also meditate, I do yoga, you all know I love to color. I also love face masks. My favorites right now happen to be from Origins. And I put them on – You all know, if you follow me on Snapchat and Instagram, just how much I love a good face mask. And I’ll put links in the description if you wanna check out the ones that I like. I also am trying to limit my time at night when I’m on a device, a device being like a phone, an iPad, a computer. Things like that, and also getting outdoors more. So know that I struggle too, there are things that I’m working on too, And that’s why I always say we’re in it together, right? Working towards a healthy mind and a healthy body. I hope you found this fun and different. I enjoy these kinds of things, I think they’re a little bit fun, and I thought about doing other videos like it So let me know, give it a thumbs up if you like it and let me know in the comments – If you know what that first joke was, let me know. And if you like videos like this, let me know, too. I love you all and I will see you next time. Bye!


  1. Hey Kati i didn't know any other way to contact you so i guess i have to do a public comment. I have been suggested by many people that i do DBT but the phycologist that i saw three times i can't stand and it gives me so much anxiety to go and see him. i completely shut down and am unable to talk. I currently have a counsellor that i absolutely love and has helped me a ton but with all of my diagnoses among other things she says that she is unable to give me the help i need. Now i had seen 20 different people before i was able to find her. i absolutely love her and don't want her to leave me. She says however if i don't do DBT she isn't able to be there for me anymore because she is just preventing me from getting the help i really need. today she came with me to see this phycologist and she agreed that he wasn't the best fit and she actually didn't like him either. Now though we are looking for other DBT options but the truth is that i don't want to be with anyone other than her. DBT just seems like too long of a commitment and too much for me to handle. i just want to stay with my counsellor sophia and i don't know what else to do. i don't know that i will be able to find anyone else that i am able to talk to and connect with.

  2. If your life WAS full of puppies and ice cream, then you'd break your 33 year streak of no ice cream headaches ๐Ÿ˜‚ Being English Monty Python is almost compulsory here. Life of Brian is hysterical ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
    Ex's and Oh's gal XD

  3. Omg I'm the same with makeup. I don't wear it to school because I rather sleep than take time and do it. I only wear makeup on special occasions or to take pictures.

  4. I am with you about makeup! I've worn foundation like once or twice. No blush, powder, etc since high school. Slowly more following. Eye shadow went away during this past summer and after my surgery in september, eyeliner just wasn't as important and it recently was left behind. It's been like a month since I last wore any makeup at all. And I can totally get away with it: Keep kicking ass, Andi's genetics.

  5. Make up? – it's like a car is just a crinoline cage that no longer fits on the pavement ๐Ÿ˜›

  6. I really liked this video! Also your skin is so beautiful.. must be because you don't wear makeup often and you love face masks!

  7. I am obsessed with blankets too!! Especially the really fuzzy ones! I have four blankets on my couch right now ๐Ÿ˜‚ #noshame

  8. About blankets: do check this kickstarter project

  9. At first the joke reminded of Rocky and Bullwinkle because of the line "and now here's something we hope you'll really like", but then I remembered that it's from Monty Python.

  10. Hi! I was the person who asked how to help a friend who is in an abusive household on the Friday the 13th Younow livestream.

    1. They are younger then 18
    2. They know that what is going on is abusive
    3. It's emotional abuse.

    How do you report emotional abuse? Should I talk to them about this? Or bring it up with my other friends who also know about it? Thanks! <3

  11. GIRL. I am a blanket addict for sure, Wish I could wear one everywhere, own far too many, total blanket connoisseur ๐Ÿ™‚
    Just wanted to throw this out there cuz I'm not sure if you make vids that relate to what other youtubers have posted, but I'm curious about your opinion on Pewdipies video Forced Positivity? And yes for sure vloggers feel the need to post happy parts of their lives but he speaks a lot about the idea of being extremely happy and of positive thinking in general, and he cites an article by a harvard psychologist on the topic. I tend to agree with the article, that positive thinking has sort of been shoved down our throats. Particularly with social media, people boost their lives on FB from oversaturated photos to "Im in Hawaii #BLESSED", from some fair weather religious people I know who seem to think/say only people who believe in my god or pray or must've been GoodWithGod or on Santa's "nice list" are #blessed enough to travel, buy new homes and cars, be cured of illnesses. I don't think dwelling in negativity can be healthy either but it seems like the whole last 2 decades notion of thinking positive and forcing a smile and pretending things aren't currently what they are could potentially hinder one's ability to change things, cope with what is happening now or with events that may/will occur later. I'm so curious to hear your thoughts on that topic, video and article he discussed if you're into it ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  12. Hi Kati, my life has been such a mess forthe last month. Been hard that I can't even watch your videos. so close to the end. back on medication and some therapy. so o praying my life will take a chance.
    miss your video the most.

  13. If you don't like wearing makeup, you don't need to put it on for videos!! Youre already going against the status quo just by making these videos, so screw makeup, too!!

  14. thx for this awesomely ha bisky vid and eating fast doesnt cause everybody to have brain freeze and if you touch your tongue to the top of the roof of your mouth it will stop one for the people who can

    michael aranda actually has a video about brain freeze on scishow thats why i know this and i dont think i have gotten one either and i eat extremely fast its just not everybodys brains make the wire connections in the same way as well

    i loved this 5 fact video

  15. who doesnt love blankies they are the best i love the rough ones that are made out of felt/wool the bestest i have very few of those though they dont make them any more ๐Ÿ™

    jimmy dore talked about his love for extremely soft blankys and how he does what i do and that is put the blanket in between the pointer and the middle finger and rub it it feels so good

    i do that with the rough and he does it with the softest blankets

  16. i hate make up to i never wear it as you know when you met me it didnt help that i might have been sweating from how much running/walking around i did at vidcon ice cream helped with that

    i mostly had the free stuff though i dont think i needed to eat a real meal until vidcon was done the day

  17. Thank you Kati. It's nice to hear about you. I think you are awesome. And thank you for becoming my fan on YouNow. It made my day. Have a good weekend. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  18. When you said ice cream headaches i was hella confused and it took me a couple minutes to realize that you were probably talking about a brain freeze ๐Ÿ˜‚

  19. I never had brain freeze until I was in my mid to late 30's lols. I am not competitive but at times I can be stubborn. I love blankets too โ˜บ I feel very similar with make-up. Thanks for your video lovely lady. Hugs. I love meditation & yoga too ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’ž

  20. This is a dead parrot! … Wake up Polly Parrot!! This is your 6 am alarm call!! …

    Now he's stunned. You stunned him just as he was wakin' up.

  21. Loved this Kati! Made me laugh! I quit 2 jobs that weren't right for me last year so I can relate to the stress you're feeling! I also graduated from college last year so I'm in this crazy transitional period of my life and I have no clue if everything is going to work out!

  22. I love blankets too! I'm always wrapped in one c:
    I'm also extremely stubborn – to the point where it gets me in trouble at school.
    I can't apply makeup, don't know how xD
    Kati doesn't need makeup, she's beautiful โ™ฅ

  23. Your skin is beautiful. I've heard great things about Origin face masks and I wish I could try them, but they aren't cruelty free which is important to me.

  24. I sense a lot of similarities ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am 33 as well, I'm also a Psychologist, I dislike make-up! and I like coloring too ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. I love this vid! It's as if your in the room having a regular conversation with us. As some one currently in the clinical psychology field it's always something that I forget but potential clients and the general public always think that therapists don't have their own therapists. As for the make up part I totally understand. Other than having seen my girlfriend put it on in the car I had no idea how complicated it could be. When we did it in cosmetology school it had to be the most tedious, annoying, and time consuming activity ever. I took me 3hrs to put it on the model and we used about 30 different products to get a natural look.

  26. The number of blanket aficionados are growing here in Boston with the freezing cold weather lately. I keep a well-stocked closet and living room supply of fleece and fuzzy and even an old wool Boston EMS blanket for folks who visit to use.

  27. It's been a hot minute, but isn't that quote, "and now for something completely different" from Monty Python?? I didn't realize we were the same age. =) I can completely understand your issue with makeup and not being able to touch your face, ironically thats actually how I started wearing it and since have just fallen in love with it lol. Starting to wear makeup helped me stop picking at my face/eyebrows as much, (or at least when I'm in public). Now if I do that, it will muck up my makeup and I can't be walking around the office like that! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love these little tidbits about you. I think it really helps us as your audience relate to you.

  28. That quote is from Monty Python! Love your video, trying to get started with our own channel, you're such an inspiration!

  29. I'm with you on the no makeup thing. Way too much effort. You're having been through therapy, makes me feel like I can trust you as a therapist. You're giving me the courage to take the first step to therapy. Thank you! Wish I lived in LA so I could see if we would be a good therapy fit. It's very overwhelming. It takes a lot of me talking myself I to something new and scary. I'm getting there.

  30. Thanks for sharing about yourself Kati! You're so amazing! You help so many people with your videos! You've helped me a lot.

  31. Ice cream headache, I don't get it. (Both, I never have it, and I don't understand it.) It might be because I like my ice cream a little melted; just so. Always have, from when I was four! I'd always finish my ice cream after all of the other children sitting there waiting for my ice cream to melt a little. Hey, if you know what you like, you know what you like! I also didn't like soda, anything that was carbonated. How weird is that for a kid? Or whipped cream (it made me gag), which doesn't sound like much of a problemโ€”except in Sweden we don't use icing on cake, cake is always made with whipped cream between the layers. So when it was my birtday I got ice cream 'cake' instead. Which I let melt a little. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. I LOVE blankets too. Especially carry them or drape them over me in the early morning or at night, I have like 4 on my side of the bed at any given time (bless my husband) and even my toddlers laugh at me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. I hate that I just found this video. You hate makeup I don't own any makeup because I don't know how to use it. I don't know how to do much with my hair either. The opening joke was from Monty Python.

  34. Sensory issues mean some pearled and children feel better when have a rucksack on bed or blanket check out sensory Processing Disorder

  35. 1st; Monty Python. B/c laughter is the best medicine. 2nd; Ditto re; make up. 3rd; you're wonderful, thank you for having this channel. 4th; enjoyable fun facts list. Thanks.

  36. Monty Python still doesn't get enough respect. ;)And I thought liking blankets was a bad thing…This was a fun watch, but now I want ice cream. #triggered

  37. Thanks for sharing, Kati. That stubbornness trait can be used to your advantage to make you more resilient. And I think you do just that. How else would you be able to keep up doing what you do. A person could get easily overwhelmed by the sheer amount of questions and problems that people from all over the world send your way. But you're still with us. You have my admiration for that.

  38. "And now for something completely different" is the title of Monty Python's 1971 film. Seen it more times than I care to remember. My favourite film though is "Withnail and I". I recommend seeing it if you haven't already. It's one of those rare movies that gets funnier the more you watch it.

    Yes, you should do more videos like this one.

  39. And now for something completely different…silly walks and a holy grail. :). I have never had an ice cream headache and I hate make up too. The only time I purposely wear it is Halloween! Love your videos and thank you for them!

  40. Python, hating makeup and having anxiety – oh yes. I'm a dressing gown / fluffy robe kinda gal instead of blankets though. I really like using the tense up, hold it, then release exercise for my stress/anxiety peaks.
    Lovely video, thank you for sharing more about you… And I'm totally gonna try the ice cream trick to avoid brain freeze haha! Worst time I had it was in Venice when I accidentally ordered the biggest cone in the shop; a football of tiramisu ice cream on top of a tall, skinny cone… and only 10mins to eat it, as we were due to go into the next art gallery on the tour o,0' Haha, thanks for the reminder of that amazing trip too ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  41. And to further the thought, "Oooh… My brain hurts!"ย  (Five brownie points to whoever can correctly guess whose line from Montyย Python that WAS!)

  42. Kati you are a really interesting person! I love your videos and think you're doing a great job with your YouTube channel๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜‡

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