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Why am I anxious? How can I establish boundaries? What is holistic health? How can I fall back in love with myself? How do I regulate my emotions? How can I stop making myself miserable? Am I crazy? Why do I emotionally eat?

These are just a few of the big questions we will dive into on The Courageously.u Podcast. Your host, Tara Bixby, is an everyday girl who just happens to be a therapist. After struggling for years with emotion regulation, insecurities, self-doubt, and let's not forget anxiety, Tara finally took back control of her life, and now she's here to help you take back control of yours. She's basically the best friend you never knew you needed.

Through doses of tough love (heavy on the love), Tara and her guests will deliver tangible tips and tricks to help you break free from the beliefs and behaviors that are keeping you stuck. Shy away from courageous conversations? No way!

Get ready to have your world rocked because over here at courageously.u we get vulnerable, we get real, and boy do we get courageous. 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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Why am I anxious? How can I establish boundaries? What is holistic health? How can I fall back in love with myself? How do I regulate my emotions? How can I stop making myself miserable? Am I crazy? Why do I emotionally eat?

These are just a few of the big questions we will dive into on The Courageously.u Podcast. Your host, Tara Bixby, is an everyday girl who just happens to be a therapist. After struggling for years with emotion regulation, insecurities, self-doubt, and let's not forget anxiety, Tara finally took back control of her life, and now she's here to help you take back control of yours. She's basically the best friend you never knew you needed.

Through doses of tough love (heavy on the love), Tara and her guests will deliver tangible tips and tricks to help you break free from the beliefs and behaviors that are keeping you stuck. Shy away from courageous conversations? No way!

Get ready to have your world rocked because over here at courageously.u we get vulnerable, we get real, and boy do we get courageous. Have a question or topic you'd like covered on the show? Be sure to send an email to hello@courageouslyu.com.

    52. Ethan Kross Shares How to Harness Your Inner Voice

    52. Ethan Kross Shares How to Harness Your Inner Voice

    Dr. Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind and the author of his first ever book Chatter: The Voice in our head, why it matters, and how to harness it.

    He is an award-winning professor in the University of Michigan’s top-ranked Psychology Department and Ross School of Business, Ethan utilizes and implements his research on how the conversations people have with themselves impacts their health, performance, decisions, and relationships. Ethan earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in social-affective neuroscience to learn about the neural systems that support self-control. He moved to the University of Michigan in 2008, where he founded the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory.

    We chatted about....
    What chatter is and when it backfires The purpose of chatter and how it benefits you How you get stuck in chatter Why you don't want to rid yourself of negative emotions What to do if you're caught up in chatter The factors that can make you more vulnerable to chatter like experiences Whether or not you can control your thoughts What to do if a worrisome thought pops up How sharing your chatter with others can push others away Why you read and have no clue what you read How social media impacts your inner voice Whether or not chatter manifests in children Why engaging in introspection when distressed can contribute to mental disorders If auditory hallucinations are similar to chatter __________
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    • 42 min
    51. Kelsey Patel Chats Rituals, Reiki, and Self-Care to Heal

    51. Kelsey Patel Chats Rituals, Reiki, and Self-Care to Heal

    Kelsey Patel is one of Hollywood's leading wellness and reiki experts. She's a sought-after spiritual empowerment coach, movement teacher, reiki healer, meditation instructor, and a multi-faceted entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. She is the creator of the Pure Joy app and founder of Magik Vibes, a soul-enhancing lifestyle brand that includes her very own wellness meets spirituality podcast, Magik Vibes. 
    We chatted about...
    Kelsey's journey from the U.S. Senate to the world of wellness  The importance of micro-breaks for macro joy  Why "I'm right on time" needs to be your new mantra  How you know you lack an abundant mindset What a nudge from the universe looks like  How do you surrender to the universe  The one practice that Kelsey leaned on most while healing  How anxiety presented itself in Kelsey's life  What Reiki is  The beauty of energy healing and chakras  How to clear negative energy out of a room Items to add to your room to promote good energy The role intentionality plays in good energy Why you should know your moon sign to help clear energy Kelsey's tips for reducing anxiety How Kelsey pulls herself out of the game of comparison __________
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    • 55 min
    50. Recovering From Emotionally Immature Parents with Dr. Lindsay Gibson

    50. Recovering From Emotionally Immature Parents with Dr. Lindsay Gibson

    Were you raised by an emotionally immature person? Are you an emotionally immature parent?  Not sure how to answer these questions. No worries. You’re in luck.
    Today the wonderful Dr. Lindsay Gibson joins us on the show to discuss how to heal from distant, rejecting, or self-involved parents.
    Dr. Gibson has been a psychotherapist for over thirty years, working in both public and private practice. In the past, she has served as an adjunct assistant professor in Clinical Psychology, teaching doctoral students clinical theory and psychotherapeutic techniques.
    Dr. Gibson is the author of three books: Who You Were Meant to Be, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, and Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents, as well as a fourth on Self-Care which will be coming out in Fall, 2021. P.S., I got a sneak peek of her upcoming book and it’s definitely one you’ll want to add to your wish list.
    We chatted about...
    What is an emotionally immature parent What does emotional immaturity look like How trauma impacts their ability to receive your love How our defenses appear as different personalities How an internalizer takes in information How an externalizer can recognize their behaviors are not serving them Whether or not you can struggle if raised by an emotionally immature parent Questions to ask yourself to determine if you are emotionally mature The four types of emotionally immature parents Where healing begins if raised by an emotionally immature person How you can use metacognition to gain awareness about your thoughts, feeling, and experience The "medication" for growing up with emotionally immature parents The importance of reconnecting with your inner child How does being raised by an emotionally immature person impact relationships __________
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    • 58 min
    49. Surviving the Bipolar Label with Karin Jervert

    49. Surviving the Bipolar Label with Karin Jervert

    Karin Jervert is a fine artist, writer, and psychiatric survivor labeled Bipolar at 21. She is currently working on a memoir exploring the medicalization of suffering and the parallel loss of language around emotional pain. Her work explores empathy, identity, normalization of suffering, and the power of creative expression to transform trauma, particularly the types of trauma inflicted by the psychiatric industry. Her study of Buddhism and improvisational comedy find their way into her work as well. Karin currently works for Mad in America.

    You'll learn...
    How Karin almost lost her life to her mental health treatment The symptoms and events that led Karin to be diagnosed with bipolar Karin's experience being hospitalized for mental health reasons How Karin was led to believe she had a "broken brain" Why Karin started using substances to cope Factors in Karin's childhood that played a role in her mental health The biggest trauma of Karin's life What it looks like to be involuntarily hospitalized Karin's process of withdrawing from mental health medications The role community, support, and hormones play in mental health How Karin found her laugh again The pros and cons of being diagnosed with bipolar Karin's struggle with suicidal ideations
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    48. Suicide Awareness With Dr. David Rudd

    48. Suicide Awareness With Dr. David Rudd

    According to the CDC, in 2018, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 48,000 people. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34, and the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35 and 54. There were more than two and a half times as many suicides in the United States as there were homicides.
    Today Dr. David Rudd, President and Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis, is joining us on the show to discuss the topic of suicide. Dr. Rudd’s primary focus of his research is clinical suicidology, with an emphasis on understanding acute and chronic distinctions in risk.
    You'll learn...
    Pandemic suicide statistics Dr. Rudd's thoughts on why suicide rates are increasing Suicide warning signs Dr. Rudd's thoughts on whether people genuinely want to die when they attempt suicide The difference between chronic and acute suicidality Tips on how to help people who have passive suicidal thoughts When it's more likely for someone with severe depression to act on suicidal thoughts Correct terminology to use when discussing suicide How to help a teenager who's having suicidal thoughts Tips on how to ask for help if you're having suicidal thoughts How to cope when a family member dies by suicide Whether or not talking to someone about suicide will lead them to attempt suicide The importance of a safety plan and limiting access to a method How to treat chronic suicidal urges How to help someone engaging in self-injurious behavior Dr. Rudd's advice to someone having suicidal thoughts If it's normal to have passive suicidal thoughts ____________________________
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    • 30 min
    47. Jessica Murnane Shines a Light on Endometriosis

    47. Jessica Murnane Shines a Light on Endometriosis

    Jessica Murnane is the founder of Know Your Endo (the endometriosis education and awareness platform), the author of the One Part Plant cookbook, and the host of One Part Podcast. She is a sought-after speaker and has contributed to/appeared in several magazines and websites including Bon Appétit, Goop, Shape Magazine, The Kitchn, Mind Body Green, and The Coveteur. Her latest book, Know Your Endo: An Empowering Guide To Health + Hope With Endometriosis is out April 27th, 2021. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her family, and lots of palm trees.
    You'll learn... 
    What it felt like to find out I had endometriosis Statistics on endo What endometriosis is and its symptoms The average time frame it takes to be diagnosed with endometriosis The different kinds of surgery for endometriosis Jessica's story of living with endometriosis Whether or not a hysterectomy is your answer If there is a cure for endometriosis Why it's valid to feel anger after being diagnosed with endo The importance of tapping into your hormones How endo led to Jessica not wanting to wake up in the morning Why it's important to plan your life around your period Tips for how to navigate work when you live with endometriosis Jessica's advice for managing endometriosis How often you should ask for ultrasounds if you have a history of cysts Jessica's thoughts on birth control as a form of treatment Whether or not pregnancy is a treatment for endo ____________________________
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    • 48 min

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Understanding anxiety at its source!

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