Healing and Transformation

Re-Victimized, the Risk of Sharing Your Trauma Story with Family.

It takes a long time, for many survivors it can take decades, to come to terms with the abuse they experienced as a child. You spend years denying it, pretending it didn’t happen, barely giving it a second thought, and trying to avoid any thoughts of it whatsoever, but the only way to truly experience…

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A Diagnosis She Would Not Accept, and a Holistic Approach to Healing that Changed Her Life.

When you get a diagnosis that you cannot accept, especially one that is life-altering at a very young age, you have two choices: accept it or get a second opinion. Or third, or fourth, or fifth. Essentially you have to decide if you’re going to fight or go quietly into the night…so to speak. Our…

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Living Your Best Life through Healing Your Past, with Karen Cesario Rizzo

When you come to a point in healing from your past, from all of the abuse, the trauma, the years of suffering, you may find yourself breaking down, falling to your knees, and crying out for help. That’s exactly what our guest on this episode of the podcast did, and the answers she received were…

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Healing from an Emotionally Abusive Relationship, with Liz Goddard

There’s an old saying, “sometimes you can’t see the forest through the trees”, An expression used of someone who is too involved in the details of a problem to look at the situation as a whole.* Now, what does this have to do is healing from an emotionally abusive relationship? One of the biggest struggles…

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Learning How to Tell Your Survivor Story, with Rachel Grant

Your survivor story, the way you live it every day, and the way you tell it to others, evolves throughout the various stages of healing. Each version is your truth, as you experienced it in the past and how you live in the present. Each stage of healing represents how you’ve grown and how much…

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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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Reframing Your Limiting Beliefs to Change Your Life, with Tiffany Toombs

“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at, change.” – Wayne Dyer. That old saying literally popped into my head as I began to write the post and show notes for this episode of the podcast, and it applies perfectly to our chat with Tiffany Toombs and the topic of…

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Lessons Learned While Healing from Trauma – Ep. 134

Periodically, Joanne and I like to get behind the mics and just chat about healing, life, challenges, wins, and various aspects of mental health. This episode we decided to do just that and discuss lessons we’ve learned along the way during our healing journey as survivors. For that matter, lessons we are still learning since…

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Preventing Burnout in Trauma Recovery – Ep. 128

Raise your hand if you’ve heard this before, “pace yourself so you don’t burnout”. Or how about, “take your time, what’s the rush?” I’m pretty certain I’m not the only one who is literally sitting here in my chair with my hand raised right now. That kind of advice is timeless and applies virtually any…

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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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