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How can I heal my trauma? Why am I anxious? How can I bounce back from rejection? What can I do to heal my hormones? How do I find my path to my true self? What is a mother wound? How can I transcend grief? Why can’t I stop overthinking? What can I eat to beat depression? How can I thrive during stress?

These are just a few of the big questions we will dive into on The Courageously.u Podcast. I’m your host Tara Bixby, and I’m on a mission to change the mental health narrative. I’m a licensed therapist, anxiety coach, mental health activist, and everyday girl. I’m basically the best friend you never knew you needed. Each week, I have courageous conversations with experts, authors, doctors, healers, and everyday humans like yourself. New episodes coming your way every Wednesday!

Have a question or topic you'd like covered on the show? Be sure to send an email to hello@courageouslyu.com.

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How can I heal my trauma? Why am I anxious? How can I bounce back from rejection? What can I do to heal my hormones? How do I find my path to my true self? What is a mother wound? How can I transcend grief? Why can’t I stop overthinking? What can I eat to beat depression? How can I thrive during stress?

These are just a few of the big questions we will dive into on The Courageously.u Podcast. I’m your host Tara Bixby, and I’m on a mission to change the mental health narrative. I’m a licensed therapist, anxiety coach, mental health activist, and everyday girl. I’m basically the best friend you never knew you needed. Each week, I have courageous conversations with experts, authors, doctors, healers, and everyday humans like yourself. New episodes coming your way every Wednesday!

Have a question or topic you'd like covered on the show? Be sure to send an email to hello@courageouslyu.com.

    115. Lisa Miller: The Awakened Brain

    115. Lisa Miller: The Awakened Brain

    Dr. Lisa Miller is a clinical psychologist, award-winning researcher, and New York Times bestselling author of The Spiritual Child. She’s also a professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Founder and Director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, which is the first Ivy League graduate program and research institute in spirituality and psychology.
    Dr. Miller's innovative research has been published in more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, including Cerebral Cortex, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She’s also appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and Weekend Today as an expert. Her latest work, The Awakened Brain, is a groundbreaking exploration of the neuroscience of spirituality that sets a bold new paradigm for health, healing, and resilience.
    We talk about... 

    What working in a psychiatric inpatient unit was like for Lisa How synchronicity helps us better understand what life is showing us Why it’s important to say yes to synchronicity What Dr. Miller would say to someone who believes synchronicity is merely coincidence What role spirituality plays in depression The difference between achieving and awakened awareness How not saying what’s on your heart could be a missed opportunity The three questions you should be asking yourself  
    Dr. Miller also does two guided practices in today's episode. One that helps you see where synchronicity has been at play in your life and one that helps awaken you to your natural spiritual awareness.
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    114. Allan Horwitz: A History of Psychiatry's Bible

    114. Allan Horwitz: A History of Psychiatry's Bible

    Allan is a professor and author who earned a doctoral degree in Sociology from Yale University where he was trained in psychiatric epidemiology and in deviance and social control. He has studied a variety of aspects of mental health and illness, including the social response to mental illness, family caretaking for dependent populations, the impact of social roles and statuses on mental health, and the social construction of mental disorders.

    We talk about... 
    What the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is Who influences what goes in and out of the DSM Where the DSM started and where it is today The pros and cons of the DSM Whether or not Allan believes the DSM is credible Why Allan believes the DSM is a straitjacket The increase of people self-identifying with their diagnosis Why premenstrual dysphoric disorder was so controversial The subjectivity in diagnosing The lack of validity with the current DSM What role pharmaceutical companies play in diagnosing Why clinicians depend on the DSM  
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    • 49 min
    113. Mary-Frances O'Connor: What Happens in Our Brain When We Grieve

    113. Mary-Frances O'Connor: What Happens in Our Brain When We Grieve

    Mary-Frances O'Connor, Ph.D is a renowned grief expert, neuroscientist, author, and psychologist who has devoted decades to researching the effects of grief on the brain. She’s an associate professor of psychology at the University of Arizona, where she directs the Grief, Loss and Social Stress Lab, which investigates the effects of grief on the brain and the body.

    In her new must-read book, The Grieving Brain, Mary-Frances shares groundbreaking discoveries about what happens in our brain when we grieve, and she sets a new paradigm for understanding grief on a neurological level. 

    We talk about...
    The problem with the five stages of grief model What happens in our brain when we grieve The difference between grief and grieving Why processing grief can feel so hard The role rumination plays in grieving How grieving is a form of learning The difference between grief and depression The importance of therapy while grieving What you can do to help improve insomnia after a loss How to best support someone who is grieving  
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    • 58 min
    112. Britt Frank: Move Past What’s Keeping You Stuck

    112. Britt Frank: Move Past What’s Keeping You Stuck

    Do you struggle with a feeling of “stuckness?” Do you feel like you can’t move past what’s holding you back in life, love, and work? Many of us know what we need to do to move forward, but we find ourselves unable to take the leap to make it happen. Today’s guest is here to let you know that you’re not lazy, crazy, or unmotivated for feeling stuck.
    Britt Frank is a therapist, teacher, speaker, and trauma specialist who is committed to dismantling the mental health myths that keep us feeling stuck and sick. She’s also the author of The Science of Stuck, which is an empowering, action-oriented guide that helps you break through what’s holding you back.
    We talk about... 
    Britts struggle with being stuck What being stuck looks like The hidden benefits of staying stuck Questions to ask yourself if you’re feeling stuck in friendships The role trauma, self-talk, and shame play in keeping you stuck The reason laziness and lack of motivation are attributed to stuckness Why anxiety is one of the most important ingredients to getting out of stuck mode What happens when you try to avoid or repress aspects of yourself Why you need to look at your menu of options if you feel stuck in your job Three things you can do today to move out of stuckness  
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    • 48 min
    111. Shira Gill: Cut the Clutter and Simplify Your Life

    111. Shira Gill: Cut the Clutter and Simplify Your Life

    Shira Gill is a home organizing expert, author, coach, and founder of the #15minwin productivity hack. Her online makeover programs, popular lifestyle blog, and Instagram feed have inspired a global audience to get rid of the excess in their lives and focus on what really matters.
    Shira's work centers around the intimate relationship between people’s homes and lives and how they inform and inspire each other. Her work and home have been featured in Apartment Therapy, Domino, Forbes, Goop, Harper's Bazaar, HGTV, InStyle, Parents, Real Simple, and many more.
    We talk about...
    The importance of reframing the thoughts you have about your clutter How clutter and disorganization negatively impact your mental health What you can do to make your space feel better without buying new things Why we all should purchase with the mentality of fewer but better things What you can do to slow down the volume of stuff coming into your home Actionable steps you can take to tackle your clutter How we can be environmentally conscious by purchasing less How you can build a year-round capsule wardrobe How to practice minimalism when it comes to beauty products Where to start if you don’t identify as an organized person  
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    • 54 min
    110. Shannon Kaiser: Spiritual Lessons for Inner Peace

    110. Shannon Kaiser: Spiritual Lessons for Inner Peace

    Shannon is a world-renowned spiritual and self-love teacher, speaker, and empowerment coach. She’s also a bestselling author of five books on the psychology of happiness and fulfillment. Shannon's newest book, Return to You: 11 Spiritual Lessons for Unshakable Inner Peace, is a complete guide to Shannon's most effective strategies for tapping your innate wisdom and stepping into your true power. Shannon is on a mission to help guide people to awaken and align to their true selves so they can live the life they are meant for. 
    We talk about...
    Our inner nudge How in an attempt to fit in we split from ourselves How beliefs shape our reality How we can best navigate comparison What the seasons of the soul look like The 11 spiritual lessons that can lead to inner peace How you can find calm in a chaotic world Why you need to let go of control How trauma can lead to an I don’t need anyone attitude Mantras you can use when feeling overwhelmed  
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    • 56 min

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