40 episodes

From Surviving To Thriving.

I support parents becoming the parents that their kids need them to be and becoming the parents they may have always needed but never had so that you can give your best to yourself, your loved ones, and your dreams.

We're not a podcast about information.
We're a podcast about transformation.
We're about taking unwavering action with the support you need to break the cycles and overcome the struggles that define you.

Episodes are released every Monday consist of what helped me and many others overcome their struggles. We cover discussions, tools, skills, stories, and interviews with exceptional people who have overcome their struggles on their journey.

I'm Ray Bourcier, and after nearly three decades of my struggles with no support, that began at age five. I've overcome a life stuck in survival mode, and I'm here to serve you the support that you may have never had but have always needed so you too will move beyond survival mode and start thriving.

Join our tribe http://empowerup.info/fstt
Follow on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup
Twitter: @EmpowerUp

From Surviving To Thriving Ray Bourcier

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From Surviving To Thriving.

I support parents becoming the parents that their kids need them to be and becoming the parents they may have always needed but never had so that you can give your best to yourself, your loved ones, and your dreams.

We're not a podcast about information.
We're a podcast about transformation.
We're about taking unwavering action with the support you need to break the cycles and overcome the struggles that define you.

Episodes are released every Monday consist of what helped me and many others overcome their struggles. We cover discussions, tools, skills, stories, and interviews with exceptional people who have overcome their struggles on their journey.

I'm Ray Bourcier, and after nearly three decades of my struggles with no support, that began at age five. I've overcome a life stuck in survival mode, and I'm here to serve you the support that you may have never had but have always needed so you too will move beyond survival mode and start thriving.

Join our tribe http://empowerup.info/fstt
Follow on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup
Twitter: @EmpowerUp

    Supporting drop out students going back with Lynn Teatro [39]

    Supporting drop out students going back with Lynn Teatro [39]

    Student drop out rates are only getting worse, and it's a challenge for students to go back after they've already made the decision. But if your student is considering going back to finish high school, college, or university, there are things that can help you, help them. Lynn Teatro helps parents to help their students succeed in their choices to go back and complete their education. As a fellow college drop out, I wish I had the support that Lynn provides. Everyone's journey is unique, but the synchronicities of this episode will help you see that everything comes to the right people, at the right place, and the right time! There's no better time to support your student then right now.
    In this episode, we cover:
    Don’t overthink opportunity when it presents itself
    The staggering numbers of post secondary drop out
    Why giving your kids a voice and helping your kids to self-advocate matters
    The importance of meal time and daily celebrations
    Getting kids involved in groceries and meal prep at a younger age



    About Lynn Teatro:
    How long does it take for a 30 year old single parent with social anxiety, depression, and two kids to complete a 3 year Bachelor of Science Program in Psychology? 2 years. Actually, 23 months. With a B+ average. That’s a 3.3 GPA in Amerispeak.
    Few people would call me brilliant. And I am not particularly organized. However, I did have a few things in place and some experiences that, without me knowing, helped me commit to that path and succeed.
    Since graduation, I have done a lot of research on tertiary school education (i.e. university, college, trade school) and found learning tools and experiences that would have helped me get higher grades and even pursue graduate school. I may yet do that in the next five years. I loved attending and learning at university. Just wish I had been encouraged to go on.
    I since learned to overcome my anxiety which interfered with asking and responding to questions, getting help, organizing my thoughts in a cohesive manner, and doing those dreaded class presentations. I had total stage fright. Now I enter speaking competitions just for s***s and giggles. I’ve won a few of them, too.
    I am retired from social service work now and I am appalled at the dropout rate of students in post secondary education. It is 35% in Canada. 40% in the US. Part of this problem lies squarely on the shoulders of the post secondary institutions. But there are tools and tricks students can learn to increase their chances of success.
    And that’s where I come in.
    I want students to learn to understand and accept themselves as the brilliant, gifted, and unique people that they are. And can become.
    I want them to appreciate their talents, their skills and their values, so they can use them to succeed at higher education and succeed the careers that will flow from this new knowledge.
    I want them to succeed in life.
    No regrets.


    About the Host:
    Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster
    A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression.
    Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked.
    With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career.
    An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can...

    • 24 min
    Optimism and self-love with "G.I" Jane Foster [ep38]

    Optimism and self-love with "G.I" Jane Foster [ep38]

    Becoming the parent they need you to starts with you getting to a place where you're happy with yourself and who you are. It's challenging to be optimistic and positive when the world throws curve balls in your way that you can't control, so take it from Jane Foster how you too can overcome everything and grow.
    In this episode, we cover:
    The importance of putting yourself first
    How to bring out the positivity in our children
    Re-enforcing their successes



    About GI Jane Foster
    Jane Foster, aka GiJane, is the President of GiJane Presentations. She relays real life stories of joining the US Navy and intercepting morse code from the Russians during the Vietnam War. Jane also shares her sickness with Covid 19 and shares it in her book, "The Gift of Covid 19, How Learning to Love Myself Saved my Life". Jane's high energy, positive mindset and compassion motivates her audience to take action. Jane is a board member of the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay where we "Bring out the Best in Kids".


    The Gift of Covid-19: How learning to love myself saved my life. https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Covid-19-Learning-Myself-Saved/dp/B099BWT8XG/ref=sr_1_1?crid=35V8XRZ7I9UYYandkeywords=GiJane+Fosterandqid=1658690949andsprefix=gijane+foster%2Caps%2C86andsr=8-1


    About the Host:
    Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster
    A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression.
    Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked.
    With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career.
    An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through.
    Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats.
    Together, we are unstoppable.
    In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza.

    Check Us Out:
    Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp)
    To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com)
    Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world)
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    • 17 min
    Success in lose/lose situations [37]

    Success in lose/lose situations [37]

    Being a parent isn't easy, and there are many landmines that can drop your self-confidence and self-esteem with one action. But understand that there is no perfection. Everyone is perfectly imperfect. So when you find yourself in a perceived lose/lose situation with your kiddo, you sometimes have to take a 30,000-foot view to find the successes. And that's exactly what I want to help you with here today. Finding success when you find yourself in lose/lose situations.
    In this episode, we cover:
    An example struggle which led to a lose/lose situation in my day.
    The complexity of success and what it may look like.
    The choices
    The best tools and techniques can't always overcome this one thing.
    Where the work starts and unhooking.

    About the Host:
    Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster
    A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression.
    Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked.
    With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career.
    An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through.
    Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats.
    Together, we are unstoppable.
    In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza.

    Check Us Out on:
    Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp)
    To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com)
    Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world)
    License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ
    https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on)
    License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A

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    • 17 min
    Numerology and parenting with Ann Perry [36]

    Numerology and parenting with Ann Perry [36]

    It’s important as a parent that you leverage all the tools and knowledge at your disposal to become the parent they need you to be. Providing you with options is one of the fun parts of what I do. In today’s episode I talk with Numerologist Ann Perry. This conversation provides insight into the science of numbers and how you as a parent, and even as an entrepreneur can leverage these along your journey. When you learn what the numbers have to say, you can learn more about yourself, your child(ren) and your relationships with them.
    In this episode, we cover:
    - The power and control of choice
    - Understanding the science of Numerology and what the numbers mean
    - How entrepreneurs can take advantage of numerology
    - Understanding yourself and your children better and to better help the family understand each other
    - Identifying the programming in society and the parent’s ability to support their children to overcome it.
    - Understanding Karmic Debt
    About Ann Perry:
    My name is Ann and just like you, I have had many questions about my life’s purpose.
    I’ve been a clarity seeker my whole life. Call me a metaphysical junkie of sorts! I know you can relate!
    I have taken all sorts of courses, read all sorts of books, experienced all kinds of healing sessions…but my life really began to make sense once I discovered Numerology.
    I know that nothing brings me a greater thrill than to help people reconnect to their Soul’s contract through Numerology readings, workshops and courses.
    I am genuinely passionate about helping you to move forward out of your funk! I will
    often share parts of my life with you, not to make it “about me” but because I believe my crazy life experiences have paved the way to help you. So, I guess my gift is being vulnerable and relatable. And did I mention I love to have fun in the process?
    On a more personal note, I have a passion for horses and anything that blows fur balls around my house.
    I’m grateful that I do what I love and I love what I do.
    My life purpose is to help you to discover yours.


    https://www.Annperrynumerologist.com
    Clarity seekers community membership: https://annperrynumerologist.com/master-number-11
    https://www.youtube.com/c/AnnPerryProfessionalNumerologist


    About the Host:
    Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster
    A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression.
    Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked.
    With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career.
    An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through.
    Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats.
    Together, we are unstoppable.
    In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza.

    Check Us Out:
    Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp)
    To Get our FREE Transformational...

    • 55 min
    Finding Your Voice with Dr. Doreen Downing [35]

    Finding Your Voice with Dr. Doreen Downing [35]

    For many, speaking up, whether within your household, your family, your work, or even in public, is a challenge. Feeling heard may be a challenge that you face. Your voice and the confidence to bring it out is buried deep inside of you, but it's buried under decades of programming and conditioning. Dr. Doreen Downing knows this challenge all too well as a psychologist who herself had a fear of speaking in public. You can bring your voice out and make the positive changes you need in your life. It's time to chip away what doesn't serve and let your inner angel shine.
    In this episode, we cover:
    Her journey from a shy psychologist to helping others discover their voice
    What's inside of you just waiting to be chipped away
    Ways to help you get over your fears and find your voice
    How your past can be the reason you may struggle feeling heard
    How as a parent, you can help children develop their voice and not suppress it.

    About Dr. Doreen Downing:
    Dr. Doreen Downing is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of public speaking anxiety. She
    also hosts the Find Your Voice, Change Your Life Podcast.
    Doreen once suffered from extreme stage fright. In conquering it, she discovered being connected to
    your Essence, the core of your authentic self, is the key to relaxed and confident speaking.
    In addition to coaching and online courses, she is author of Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to
    Finding Your Real Voice, a book that teaches you how to transform your anxiety with full presence and
    deep connection.


    Connect with Doreen:
    https://www.essentialspeaking.com
    https://www.findyourvoicechangeyourlife.com


    About the Host:
    Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster
    A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression.
    Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked.
    With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career.
    An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through.
    Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats.
    Together, we are unstoppable.
    In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza.

    Check Us Out on:
    Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp)
    To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com)

    Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world)
    License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ
    https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on)
    License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A

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    • 36 min
    Healing Isn't Linear [34]

    Healing Isn't Linear [34]

    While life in many ways is linear, not everything is. Healing is one of many things that isn't a straight line from point a to point b. You can still make progress even with perceived steps back. The reality is that a step back can still be a step in the right direction. That's what you and I will talk about here today.
    Let's go!
    In this episode, we cover:
    Healing is complex, so you need to let go of your need for control
    The reality of this journey called life
    The person with all the power is you
    Rebuilding the foundations that support you
    Releasing in waves





    About the Host:
    Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster
    A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression.
    Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked.
    With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career.
    An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through.
    Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats.
    Together, we are unstoppable.
    In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza.

    Check Us Out on:
    Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp)
    To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com)

    Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world)
    License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ
    https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on)
    License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A

    Thanks for listening!
    Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.
    Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!
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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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Braden Ricketts ,

Empowered parenting

I love Ray's approach. I feel like I'm ok to be ok and empowered to parent. Great content!

Maria Gudelis ,

So GOOD! Helps me overcome anxiety!

My weekly dose of tips to help me stay calm…I love that Ray shares the struggles he’s been through and then gives me the right support I need to deal with anxiety, especially in these pandemic times. Love the Action automation = transformation!

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Outstanding Show

As a parent that suffers from anxiety, this has been a great show to listen to. Just knowing that others have gone or are going through the same things has been beneficial to me. Great tips and encouragement. I will be a long term listener.

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