5 episodes

Rock Your Kindness highlights extraordinary stories of everyday people experiencing life changing kindness.
Whether it's a random act, saves a life or helps you be kinder to yourself, these stories will increase empathy, compassion and hope. You never know how your kindness can change the trajectory of your life or the life of another.

Rock Your Kindness with Tracey Ferrin Presented By: Love What Matters Love What Matters

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 56 Ratings

Rock Your Kindness highlights extraordinary stories of everyday people experiencing life changing kindness.
Whether it's a random act, saves a life or helps you be kinder to yourself, these stories will increase empathy, compassion and hope. You never know how your kindness can change the trajectory of your life or the life of another.

    One Woman’s Journey Becoming a LIVE Organ Donor

    One Woman’s Journey Becoming a LIVE Organ Donor

    Rock Your Kindness highlights extraordinary stories of everyday people experiencing life changing kindness. Whether it's a random act, saves a life or helps you be kinder to yourself, these stories will increase empathy, compassion and hope. You never know how your kindness can change the trajectory of your life or the life of another.
    Rock Your Kindness is hosted by Tracey Ferrin. Tracey is a mother, wife, best-selling author and TikTok superstar. She is often called a "breath of fresh air" by those who know and meet her. She is a mom of 4 and has been married to the love of her life for 17 years. Together, they call Texas home.
    In this episode, Tracey and Samantha talk about Samantha’s calling to become a LIVE organ donor, the inspiration from her uncle and social media, the process of getting medically cleared, the risks of surgery and much more!
    “Sadly, 8,000 people die each year on average, 22 people each day, Almost one person each hour because the organs they need are not donated in time.”
    Show Notes: 

    [0:00] Welcome back to Rock Your Kindness Podcast, hosted by Tracey Ferrin 

    [0:39] Introduction to episode with guest Samantha 

    [1:36] Let's tune in to the story Sammy shared with Love What Matters


    [2:00] Question: So I want you to tell me about that phone call that you gave your mom, letting her know that you wanted to be a living organ donor.. Let's dive into that!

    [3:23] Inspiration from an IG story 

    [4:30] Question: So what was it about your friend's post on Instagram that inspired you to do that? Can you tell me a little bit about her and what she did?

    [5:56] “Sadly, 8,000 people die each year on average, 22 people each day, Almost one person each hour because the organs they need are not donated in time.” -donatelife.net 

    [10:38] Post surgery evaluation process 

    [11:30] Question: Can you tell me more about the process that you had to go through to become a living organ donor?

    [15:17] Question: What were the risks that you were willing to take to do this?

    [18:05] We need your liver now.. We have a match!

    [21:06] Day of surgery

    [23:22] “I had to remind myself several times that the recipient went from feeling extremely ill to full of life again, and the pain I was feeling was only temporary.”


    [30:18] Question: Did you ever find out anything about who received your liver donation or were you able to meet them?

    [33:25] If you're interested in learning more about living organ donation, please visit organdonor.gov


    [33:33] Thanks for listening to this episode of Rock Your Kindness. If you know someone this story might resonate with, send them a link to this episode. Also tag me Tracey Ferrin on Instagram at @Tracyferrin and let me know what part of this story resonated with you the most. The best way to help support this show is to rate, review and subscribe. :) Until next time.. Rock Your Kindness

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    • 39 min
    One 911 Dispatcher's Compassionate Response

    One 911 Dispatcher's Compassionate Response

    Rock Your Kindness highlights extraordinary stories of everyday people experiencing life changing kindness. Whether it's a random act, saves a life or helps you be kinder to yourself, these stories will increase empathy, compassion and hope. You never know how your kindness can change the trajectory of your life or the life of another.
    Rock Your Kindness is hosted by Tracey Ferrin. Tracey is a mother, wife, best-selling author and TikTok superstar. She is often called a "breath of fresh air" by those who know and meet her. She is a mom of 4 and has been married to the love of her life for 17 years. Together, they call Texas home.
    In this episode, Tracey and Diana talk about Chad’s devastating diagnosis with Pancreatic cancer, Diana's experience making tough decisions while also respecting her husband's wishes, and ultimately how one dispatcher's compassion led Diana to creating a course to teach all dispaters in training.
    “We don't think of dispatchers as heroes, but that night Jeff was mine.” -Diana
    Show Notes: 

    [0:00] Welcome back to Rock Your Kindness Podcast, hosted by Tracey Ferrin

    [0:39] Introduction to episode with guest Diana

    [1:13] Tracey: “This is their story…”


    [2:11] “I don't know very many 30 year old men that come in and say: ‘Hey, I wanna come in and take care of you. And I know you're broken and let me piece you back together. And by the way, I'll take care of your kids.’ “


    [2:57] What Diana wrote to Love What Matters


    [4:00] Question: Did the doctors expect Chad to make a full recovery?

    [11:33] Tough but necessary decision for Diana to make

    [12:50] Respecting wishes of the one you love

    [15:46] “My name is Jeff. Tell me exactly what happened.”

    [17:38] “We don't think of dispatchers as heroes, but that night Jeff was mine.”


    [20:31] Up Struggle


    [21:14] Thanks for listening to this episode of Rock Your Kindness. If you know someone this story might resonate with, send them a link to this episode. Also tag me Tracey Ferrin on Instagram at @Tracyferrin and let me know what part of this story resonated with you the most. The best way to help support this show is to rate, review and subscribe. :) Until next time.. Rock Your Kindness

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    Website: https://www.lovewhatmatters.com/ 



    Instagram: @lovewhatmatters 



    Facebook: @lovewhatmatters



    YouTube: @lovewhatmatters 



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    • 26 min
    Silencing Mom Guilt & The Power of Receiving Help

    Silencing Mom Guilt & The Power of Receiving Help

    Rock Your Kindness highlights extraordinary stories of everyday people experiencing life changing kindness. Whether it's a random act, saves a life or helps you be kinder to yourself, these stories will increase empathy, compassion and hope. You never know how your kindness can change the trajectory of your life or the life of another.
    Rock Your Kindness is hosted by Tracey Ferrin. Tracey is a mother, wife, best-selling author and TikTok superstar. She is often called a "breath of fresh air" by those who know and meet her. She is a mom of 4 and has been married to the love of her life for 17 years. Together, they call Texas home.
    In this episode, Jessica shares her story with Tracey about how crippling mom guilt can be. Jessica explains how she learned the true value of not only offering help, but accepting it even if it feels heavy. Jessica expresses much gratitude for the lesson learned the day she took a trip to Trader Joe’s, and how she now can use that story to teach her daughter’s the valuable lessons of offering help and receiving it.
    “What you saw were containers of produce scattered on the pavement. But what wasn't as visible were the messy emotions and stories I was carrying, along with my groceries.”
    Show Notes: 

    [0:00] Introduction to episode with guest Jessica

    [1:24] “What you saw were containers of produce scattered on the pavement. But what wasn't as visible were the messy emotions and stories I was carrying, along with my groceries.”


    [3:34] Mom guilt… the guilt that keeps on giving

    [4:52] Question: What are your thoughts on those definitions for ‘mom guilt'? Would you agree? Where do you think mom guilt comes from?

    [11:54] And the guilt continues.. Even if the plan is a dose of self care or therapy

    [14:36] The true power in asking for help

    [16:12] “I don't have to ask, but I have to accept it.”


    [20:24] “You reminded me of my inherent worthiness. You saw me in my wildly imperfect, uncomfortable and burdened state, and you offer your help in spite and because of it all.” 


    [20:40] Question: Then you say it felt like you were shouldering the weight of humanity? What did you mean by that?

    [26:21] Question: Did Trader Joe's ever catch wind of the story?

    [29:39] Question: “The experience that you have with Beth, has this changed the way that you view strangers in any way?”

    [32:16] Question: What advice would you give to someone who maybe is in the shoe or in the moment that you were in that day? Experiencing mom guilt, having a hard time asking for help? What would be your best piece of advice to them?

    [38:10] Thanks for listening to this episode of Rock Your Kindness. If you know someone this story might resonate with, send them a link to this episode. Also tag me Tracey Ferrin on Instagram at @Tracyferrin and let me know what part of this story resonated with you the most. The best way to help support this show is to rate, review and subscribe. :) 

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    Website: https://www.lovewhatmatters.com/ 



    Instagram: @lovewhatmatters 



    Facebook: @lovewhatmatters



    YouTube: @lovewhatmatters 



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    • 43 min
    The Real Life Story of Doctor McDreamy

    The Real Life Story of Doctor McDreamy

    Dr. Doaa Alsamrae was told that her child would have no chance at a normal life, but one doctor, on the other side of the world, stepped in and changed Dr. Doaa and her Daughter Nadine's lives forever.
    In this episode, Tracey and Doaa talk about receiving the news at Doaa’s 20-week anatomy scan that her daughter has a heart condition that would need an in-womb heart intervention. Doaa discusses the challenges her and her husband went through searching for a doctor to take on the surgery with success of finding one in Cleveland. Doaa explains the severity of traveling 7,000 miles from Dubai and how the success of her surgery opened up opportunities for more babies in Dubai to receive such surgery.

    Show Notes: 

    [0:00] Introduction to episode trailer 

    [0:29] Welcome to Rock Your Kindness Podcast! Tracey gives a brief background of Dr. Doaa Alsamrae’s story to the listeners

    [1:51] The Real Life Story of Doctor McDreamy


    [2:44] Doaa begins to tell her story of early pregnancy and getting her 20 week pregnancy anatomy scan

    [4:02] Initial diagnosis: congenital heart defect 

    [4:55] Question: Were there any signs that something was wrong with the anatomy scan?

    [5:41] Question: How were you feeling during the ultrasound now being told that something was wrong?

    [6:24] Doaa received the news that her unborn baby had pulmonary atresia


    [7:40] ‘Your baby will need multiple surgeries in the first two years to be able to live with half of a heart. Don’t expect to see her have a normal childhood like other kids; she will be delayed. This is her life expectancy. Nothing can be done to prevent it.’

    [9:22] Doaa recalls a scene from Grey's Anatomy… The missing link to saving her unborn babies life

    [10:10] In-womb heart intervention exists and it was the link to save Nadine 

    [12:35] Question: Was there a risk to you to have this type of surgery?

    [15:20] “We had only a few weeks to save her. 7,000 miles away, a doctor said, ‘I can help your baby!”

    [19:00] What traveling 7,000 miles for Nadine’s surgery experience looked like

    [21:10] History in the making with a team of 15, Tracey reads the surgical proceedings on day of surgery

    [24:00] The next day: surgery attempt two

    [27:30] “Because of you.. We are starting to tell people about this surgical option.” 

    [29:20] Life after the birth of Nadine

    [29:40] How one ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ episode helped save a baby’s life l GMA  

    [31:20] Question: What do you think yours and Nadine’s story represents?


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    #RYK:
    Rock Your Kindness highlights extraordinary stories of everyday people experiencing life changing kindness. Whether it's a random act, saves a life or helps you be kinder to yourself, these stories will increase empathy, compassion and hope. You never know how your kindness can change the trajectory of your life or the life of another.
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    Tracey Ferrin:
    Rock Your Kindness is hosted by Tracey Ferrin. Tracey is a mother, wife, best-selling author and TikTok superstar. She is often called a "breath of fresh air" by those who know and meet her. She is a mom of 4 and has been married to the love of her life for 17 years. Together, they call Texas home.

    For more info on Love What Matters: https://www.lovewhatmatters.com/
    For more info on your host, Tracey Ferrin: https://traceyferrin.com/
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    • 39 min
    Rock Your Kindness: A Love What Matters Podcast

    Rock Your Kindness: A Love What Matters Podcast

    Rock Your Kindness highlights extraordinary stories of everyday people experiencing life changing kindness. Whether it's a random act, saves a life or helps you be kinder to yourself, these stories will increase empathy, compassion and hope. You never know how your kindness can change the trajectory of your life or the life of another.

    New episodes every week!

    For more info on Love What Matters: https://www.lovewhatmatters.com/
    For more info on your host, Tracey Ferrin: https://traceyferrin.com/
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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

ADL1213 ,

Best podcast I've ever heard

In today's world there are so many podcasts, tv shows, news articles and stimuli focused on the negative. It is so refreshing to hear Colin Balfe ask pointed, meaningful questions that bring out the best in people across all different walks of life. Every episode leaves me feeling more hopeful and inspired to treat others with more compassion. I would reccomend this podcast to my family, friends and co-workers. It has something for everyone and you will not be dissappointed. We need more stories like this in the world.

KelseyMR ,

Amazing was hooked!

This had me hooked! We went though a medical scare with our daughter as well so I can relate to all the feeling this mother was having! Ours not as scary but still scary! I cannot wait to hear more! Episode one had me having all the emotions!

TheeDanimal23 ,

Great podcast

Thoroughly enjoyed these positive stories

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