“Shouldn’t take a miracle”: Tracey Milligan, whose foundation provides services for victims of domestic violence, on hard work, serendipity, and “angels” along the way, plus her recent pivot as groundbreaking founder in the financial tech field.
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Company: Term Payments
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>Thanks as always to M. The Heir Apparent, who provides the music behind the podcast – check him out here! ***This is a rough transcription of Episode 95 of the Midlife Mixtape Podcast. It originally aired on April 13, 2021. Transcripts are created using a combination of speech recognition software and human transcribers, and there may be errors in this transcription, but we hope that it provides helpful insight into the conversation. If you have any questions or need clarification, please email email@example.com ***
Tracey Milligan 00:00
So I decided, you know what? I’m going to solve this problem. I’m going to create an organization specifically to help victims of violence get to safe places, get to where they could be safe.
Nancy Davis Kho 00:14
Welcome to Midlife Mixtape, The Podcast. I’m Nancy Davis Kho and we’re here to talk about the years between being hip and breaking one.
[THEME MUSIC – “Be Free” by M. The Heir Apparent]
Happy April and happy book birthday to TWO new books from the Midlife Mixtape Inner Circle. First up is The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, by Jess Lahey. Jess was on the show in Episode 74 talking about her NYT bestselling parenting book “The Gift of Failure”. In her new book, Jess shares her own experience of addiction and long-term recovery, seamlessly weaving together rich storytelling with compassionate, evidence-based analysis. The result is a supportive, life-saving resource for parents and educators to understand the roots of substance abuse, identify who is most at risk, and employ the most effective prevention measures.
Born into a family of alcoholics and drug abusers, Jessica Lahey spent her early adulthood trying frantically to thwart that multi-generational genetic legacy. She ultimately failed; descending into alcoholism in her thirties, she didn’t find her way out until her early forties. After years in recovery, Lahey was determined to protect her two adolescent sons from their most dangerous inheritance.
Written from a place of compassion rather than shame or judgment, The Addiction Inoculation is a thoughtful and indispensable guide to understanding the roots of substance abuse. It helps identify who is most at risk for addiction and offers parents, educators, and other caregivers practical steps for prevention.
And another book birthday shout-out to Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, aka one of the most generous writers out there, for HER new book “Broken (In the Best Possible Way)”. Jenny is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, and her new book is deeply relatable book fille...