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 106: How to Beat the Comparison Game
In this episode, I discuss why we play the comparison game, the many types of comparison we fall into, and how we can do better. I explain four underlying lies that accompany self-comparison and then give four key tools to free ourselves from its grip and feel true joy in our lives.
Episode 105: Mom Guilt & the Power of Empathy
In this episode, my wife joins me to talk about mom guilt and how empathy helps both partners undo it. We discuss the thought patterns that can lead to spiraling, how to validate each other’s struggles, and the role of empathy as we seek to help our partner feel through their overwhelm. Give it a listen!
Episode 104: Productivity: What It Is and What It Shouldn’t Be
In this episode, I discuss true productivity and how it relates to creating more meaning in our lives. I tackle cultural assumptions of what productivity is and redefine productivity as it relates to emotional health and happiness. I also give four key factors for harnessing our effort so that it pays off better and sustains us longer— allowing you to create, produce, and keep more meaning in your life. Give it a listen!
Episode 103: How to Feel Capable— Even when it Seems Out of Reach
In this episode, I discuss how we can find our hope, even in the face of overwhelm and emotional strain. I mention why our emotions matter, where our power and control really lie, and how to tap into that power to realize the exceptional capacity we already have. Give it a listen!
Episode 102: Explaining Bipolar and Borderline
In this episode, I’m joined again by Dr. Michael Voss as we discuss the realities and misconceptions of two often-mislabeled diagnoses: Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. We explain the core realities of both diagnoses, including origin, effective treatment strategies, and tips for family members. Give it a listen!
Episode 101: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
In this episode, I’m joined by board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Michael Voss as we talk about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: what it is and what it isn’t. We discuss signs & symptoms of OCD, as well as effective medical and therapeutic treatments, and we distinguish between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Personality, three conditions which are often misconstrued and/or mislabeled. When it comes to OCD, there IS hope and help available, both for those who suffer and for their loved ones. Give it a listen!