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There is No Shame in Recovery from Addiction, with Lisa Boucher

Recovery and addiction sadly often go hand in hand. What is modeled for us as a child, or not modeled for us, along the trauma of any type of abuse can lead to struggles with addictions of drugs and alcohol. Studies outline that there is a clear and distinct correlation between childhood trauma and drug…

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Navigating Daily Life and Continued Healing, after Sharing Your Survivor Story, with Larry Ruhl.

When you come to a point in healing from childhood trauma where you feel like it’s time to share your story, it’s truly a monumental moment in your recovery. While sharing openly about those personal struggles is not for everyone, and that’s ok, it can be incredibly validating for those who do wish to end…

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Self-Worth: Finding Strength Through Vulnerability, with Brian Cardoza

June is self-worth month here on the podcast. We started off talking with the UK’s leading confidence coach and transformational mentor, Amy Rushworth, as she shared some of her story and talked about how finding your voice is in direct relation to self-confidence and developing your self-worth. After that, we shared some thoughts on how…

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How Childhood Trauma Affects Your Relationships & Boundaries, with Vennie Kocsis – Ep. 130

I’m honored to welcome back returning guest, Vennie Kocsis, as we continue our conversation on how childhood trauma manifests itself in your life, both physically and emotionally. In particular, we’re discussing the effects on dating and romantic relationships. In Part I, we discussed the Physiology of Childhood Trauma, and how it affects not only emotional…

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The Physiology of Childhood Trauma, how Abuse Affects our Mental and Physical Health, with Vennie Kocsis – Ep. 129

My returning guest for this episode is my good friend, fellow survivor, and advocate for survivors of childhood trauma, Vennie Kocsis. I first connected with Vennie during the early stages of reaching out for support online from the survivor community. I still remember like it was yesterday, she had responded to an article I wrote…

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Solace in Chaos, how a Survivor of Childhood Trauma found his Peace and his Passion – Ep. 127

Finding your peace, your happy place, that particular thing that you absolutely enjoy and you are as comfortable as you can possibly be, that’s a special thing.  It’s cool enough when you discover what that means for you if you’re not a survivor of childhood trauma, but those of us who are survivors, discovering that…

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Arkhangel, a Story of Battling Schizophrenia along a Journey of Self-Discovery, – Ep. 124

When I was first approached by Professor and Author, Leo Zaccari, about being a guest on the podcast, I was intrigued not only because of the book he recently published, but also how the inspiration for the book came about and the research that lead him to create a character who was not only a…

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Listen to the Cry of a Child, Barbara Joy Hansen Shares her Story and her Faith – Ep. 122

This podcast and my first blog, Surviving My Past, began as a way for me to help tell my survivor story. A story of experiencing childhood sexual abuse, emotional neglect, and bullying, which began between the ages of 5-10 and lasted into early high school. While this podcast has evolved into all types of survivor…

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Introduction & Chat with new Podcast Co-host, Joanne Cipressi, Coach & Survivor – Ep. 119

Ever since I started this podcast, it’s been quite an interesting and exciting journey, to say the least. From the very first episode where I sat in front of my laptop, talking about being a survivor and the struggles of daily life, to now interviewing coaches, clinicians, and advocates every week; sharing their work and…

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Learning to Thrive after Childhood Trauma, with Emily Samuelson, Ph.D. – Ep. 115

Years ago, I was at a place that every survivor inevitably comes to when they decide to reach out for help and begin healing from a childhood that involved trauma. That place where you ask yourself, “am I ready to share my story?” Now, to be clear, not every survivor chooses to share their story,…

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