The Emotion Ally Podcast is a weekly conversation with a clinical therapist. You can expect to hear meaningful tools that will help you strengthen relationships and more clearly understand yourself and your closest people. You will hear weekly feedback from a therapist, conversations with real people discussing their lives, and learn perspectives on how to bring out your best self. Come learn why your emotions are not your enemy, but when channeled, actually one of your most powerful strengths.
Episode 60: Dating after 30— Part Two
In this episode, I chat with Rachel about staying hopeful in the dating process. We discuss tips for online dating profiles, the importance of slowing down, and how to keep from becoming jaded while remaining true to our authentic selves. Give it a listen (and share with the single people you love)!
Episode 59: The Art of Measured Advocacy
In this episode, I discuss how to lean into political and other difficult conversations without sacrificing our personal relationships. While many of us vacillate between lashing out and remaining silent, I discuss the importance of inviting measured conversation, how to hold to a platform without injuring the opposition, and why empathy will allow us to rise together, even with differing opinions and perspectives. Give it a listen!
Episode 58: Juggling a Full Plate (or three!)
In this episode, I’m chatting with mom & entrepreneur Vanessa Quigley about juggling multiple responsibilities in the midst of the hectic pace of life. We discuss crafting a narrative that matches our best selves, the struggles of maintaining connection in the midst of stress & overwhelm, and how to let our imperfections be part of our success story. Give it a listen!
Episode 57: Self-Care & Couples Relationships
In this episode, I chat with LMFT therapist Janey Komm about the role of self-care as a means for greater connection. We discuss what healthy self-care looks like; the importance of finding, maintaining, and meaningfully sharing our own personal voice; and how rediscovering ourselves and our relationships can help us find the connection we've always wanted. Give it a listen!
Episode 56: How to Assess Our Own Emotional Health
In this episode, I explain how we can check in on our own emotional health— what to ask, what to consider, and how to find emotional stability despite unsteady circumstances. I discuss the importance of hope, how willful vulnerability can give space for meaningful empathy, and why the healthiest method of controlling our life may, in fact, be linked to what we can’t control. Give it a listen!
Episode 55: How to Talk to Kids About Sex
In this episode, sex therapist Braxton Hutson and I discuss healthy ways in which parents can address sexual topics with kids and teens. We discuss age-appropriate ways to talk about sexual topics, how to tackle sexuality in media, and the importance of connection and curiosity to help us stay calm in even the most difficult conversations. Give it a listen!