It was a normal Tuesday morning and we were on the way to work. My son would not stop whining. And I reached my limit.… Read More »Season 1 Episode 9: Slay Shame – 5 Ways for Dealing with Shame in your Life
I’m Not Your Shrink – The Podcast
Money. Women don’t like to talk about it. And there are often so many emotional barriers to talking about and addressing issues related to money. Enter financial… Read More »Season 1 Episode 8: Mind Your Money with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin
Before I gave birth, I couldn’t tell you about my pelvic floor – period. And I can definitely say that no one talked to me… Read More »Season 1 Episode 7: Get to Know Your Pelvic Floor – An Episode for All Women with Andrea Plitz
Defensiveness. It is the response to protect the self from a PERCEIVED ATTACK (at times, it might indeed be a criticism). It is quick. It… Read More »Season 1 Episode 6: How to Respond to Defensiveness in your Relationship
So many women struggle postpartum (and perinatal, I will add) – even if they don’t meet diagnostic criteria for postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety. But they often struggle alone. Erica’s message was strong – we all struggle – but we shouldn’t struggle in silence or isolation.
It never surprises me when we reach that moment in therapy and I ask, “how is your self-care?” Some clients pause and don’t know what self-care is. “Put myself first? I don’t know how to do that.” Is one response. Others say, “that’s just a millennial thing.” and laugh. Some clients say “look, Tracy, I don’t have time for bubble baths, spa dates, and wine.” Ah, you see there are so many beliefs about what self-care means.
Season 1 Episode 3: Check Your Boundaries – A Cornerstone for Relationships and Overall Well-being with Dr. Soph
Boundaries. This word seems to get a bad rap, like somehow we shouldn’t talk about it. But I can tell you with certainty that with… Read More »Season 1 Episode 3: Check Your Boundaries – A Cornerstone for Relationships and Overall Well-being with Dr. Soph
Can you can relate to playing it safe and taking the familiar road?
Maybe you do this because it is just simply familiar – or maybe it’s because you are struggling with fear – a primary emotion that we all experience. But it’s a tough one!
In this episode, I talk about facing my fear of creating and releasing this podcast and give you tools that you can use today to help you deal with fear in your life.
Welcome to the first episode of I’m Not Your Shrink. I am honoured that you have chosen to tune into this podcast.
In this episode, I discuss the two core themes I see in therapy every day.
1 – Am I enough? Good enough? Worthy?
2 – Do I matter? Do I matter to the ones that matter to me?
I talk about what gets in the way of feeling connected to others and share my experience of sitting with people in their moments of pain.