231 episodes

As a toxic relationship specialist my mission is to bring hope, healing, and FREEDOM to those whose lives have been affected by toxic relationships, emotional abuse, and narcissistic behaviors. Living and being in relationships that are not healthy for us can cause this type of abuse to be accepted as “normal”. TRUTH IS...ITS NOT NORMAL... ITS TOXIC! Having been in toxic relationships myself, I am now able to use my experience to guide those walking a similar path to my own. This podcast is dedicated to YOU so that you too can find peace & be free of relationships that are not healthy for you.

It’s Not Normal It’s Toxic: Rid Your Life of Toxic People Dr. Heidi

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 43 Ratings

As a toxic relationship specialist my mission is to bring hope, healing, and FREEDOM to those whose lives have been affected by toxic relationships, emotional abuse, and narcissistic behaviors. Living and being in relationships that are not healthy for us can cause this type of abuse to be accepted as “normal”. TRUTH IS...ITS NOT NORMAL... ITS TOXIC! Having been in toxic relationships myself, I am now able to use my experience to guide those walking a similar path to my own. This podcast is dedicated to YOU so that you too can find peace & be free of relationships that are not healthy for you.

    #227 What is my secret to everything?...Having a Plan!

    #227 What is my secret to everything?...Having a Plan!

    The Priority…Me!!! Retreat Is back, but this time available to any and all without travel or time off work. It Is scheduled Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17, 2024. 



    By using your PODCAST PATRON DISCOUNT CODE: ILISTEN15 you will receive 15% off when register. (Code excludes the hardship payment option)



    For more information and registration

    https://drheiditoxicrelationshipsupportgroups.start.page

    Guest speakers include 3 of my latest podcast guest.. can you guess who?



    After years of doing the up and down, back and forth, taking care of myself, giving it up for others, then back to taking care of myself, I have learned and am thankful to tell you that what I discovered was this…. I ACTUALLY HAVE WAY MORE CONTROL THAN I THOUGHT IT DID. 



    When things were not going well, I would look to others to support me through it, to fix it for me, and possibly take the blame for it. However, in the end it has always been a result of me slacking in the area of self care and prioritizing myself.  The other thing that I learned the hard way was that is was MY responsibility no one else’s. (That part hurt for a while, I was tired, I didn’t want to carry it anymore…..but when you have no other option than to rely on yourself …. You will figure out a way to do it.)

     3 DAYS PUTTING MY ATTENTION BACK ON MYSELF AND wallah! 

    • 32 min
    #226 When it is Time to Declutter

    #226 When it is Time to Declutter

    Professional home organizer Cass Henry tells of her recent experience with decluttering her life by “throwing out” a relationship that was taking up too much space. She is an inspiration to all she encounters. Though just recently free, she is encouraging others to follow her lead and let go of the things that are cluttering up your life. Find Cass at transformedspaces.ca If you are wanting more details on the mentioned Priority…Me!!! Online retreat you can find those details along with all the other services offered by Coaching with Dr Heidi here. https://drheiditoxicrelationshipsupportgroups.start.page

    • 55 min
    #225 Spiritual Abuse and the Crooked Little Girl

    #225 Spiritual Abuse and the Crooked Little Girl

    After spending her first 40 years in the cultish Evangelical world, picking up many layers of cPTSD from family, religion and marriage. Charlotte is rebuilding her new life as a single mom of five kids (who has stopped homeschooling by the way.... tough decision) Single moms usually work, but in 2020 with complications from long covid she developed brain injuries along with some nervous system damage. She lost the entry level jobs she attempted to work and was unable to keep up with her long-time usual pace. This is a glimpse of her journey. Through an unhealthy marriage (arranged by the church) the leaving her evangelical upbringing (with its magical, mystical promises), She has learned God doesn’t pay your loans for you or stop abuse even if you make a covenant with Him. There is work to be done on your own part to break free of false hopes and lies in order to find your true self.
    Today Charlotte carries her message through her very own podcast "Crooked Little Girl"
    Take a listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crooked-little-girl/id1697643420
    Charlotte has been a long time listener of this podcast, It's Not Normal It's Toxic, and has been a member of my online support group for many years.
    (https://www.facebook.com/groups/drheidistrength
    Her mission is to speak on the spiritual abuse she endured and warn others of falsities within religion where the teachings are... well abusive.

    • 41 min
    #224 Freedom from Coping, When Coping with Toxic

    #224 Freedom from Coping, When Coping with Toxic

    Sabrina Magnan is a Food Freedom & intuitive Eating Coach who helps chronic dieters heal their relationship with food & their bodies and develop lasting health-promoting habits so that they can find true authentic health, free from the obsession and guilt. Sabrina has a website as well as a podcast if you are looking for more information.
    https://sabrinamagnan.com/
    https://sabrinamagnan.com/podcast

    • 41 min
    #223 Grateful for the Past

    #223 Grateful for the Past

    In this episode I will speak with 3 people that I have gotten to know very well over the last few years, they are all members of Strength Within. "Strength Within" is the support group that I run on facebook for those seeking understanding in your situation.
    The 3 guest today will be answering questions about how their lives would be different today if they had not gone through what they went through. These are some strong, determined, and now happy people who once did not feels as if they were. I hope this episode is as encouraging for you as it was for me while recording.
    Here is the link to the "Strength Within" facebook group if you are searching for a community that understands.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/drheidistrength
    Looking for a deep dive? All services provided can be seen here:
    https://drheiditoxicrelationshipsupportgroups.start.page

    • 45 min
    #222 Making the Impossible Your New Normal - with Fiji McAlpine

    #222 Making the Impossible Your New Normal - with Fiji McAlpine

     I know that you are going through times of adversity in your life, the high demands of your relationship and just plain keeping life in balance often seems like more than you can handle. Today you will be listening to me speak with a guest who has also had her share of adversities. Fiji McAlpine, today's guest is a yoga virtuoso who turned personal adversity into a global movement. After a debilitating back injury at 21, Fiji discovered the transformative power of yoga. Not just a remedy for her physical pain, yoga became her lifeline out of anorexia as well as an unhealthy marriage. This was an eye opening episode for me to record as she calls out many things that I KNOW I need to be implementing into my journey of healing and self discovery. She even calls me out and gives me a challenge, join me in the 14 day Yoga challenge that can be found on her website here: https://www.doyogawithme.com/content/14-day-yoga-challenge

    Without changing something our adversities grow, the more they pile up the more impossible making a change feels. Where body and mind connect is where Fiji has found her "Possible"



    Looking for a community to support you through learning, healing, and growing after a toxic relationship?

    Check out the We're INNIT Together Growth & Support Community here:

    https://coachingwithdrheidi.com/we-are-innit-together-community

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

ccameron1121 ,

Awesome support

Excellent resource. I have listened to this podcast through a tough relationship and found the information so helpful. I was ready to go to a conference but then Covid hit and I didn’t get to go. Thankfully, I am no longer in that relationship but I still enjoy listening to these podcast and it keeps me aware of red flags.

Madelchan ,

WOW!!!

I am listening to episode 209 right now and I feel like a bobble head because I'm agreeing with everything you are saying and I am absolutely gobsmacked. I feel seen and I feel heard. I am still upset I was discarded by him and it's my ego talking, but I'll keep listening to your episodes. Thank you SO much!!!!

courtgirl15 ,

Glad I found you!

I am so happy to have found this podcast. It hits the nail on the head every.single.time! I also love that you are involved in both the private group and actually respond to messages-great job, and thank you so much for your time and hard work!!!
I also love there are no commercials or advertisements throughout the podcast.

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