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Life has a weird way of making the most amazing people feel like they’re not good enough. You know, not smart enough, pretty enough, or skinny enough. The Drop the BS podcast is dedicated to inspiring you through those moments. In each episode, seasoned therapist Dr. Kirleen Neely will take you in session to learn the tools you need to drop your backstory and live your best today story.306221

Drop the BS w/ Dr. Kirleen Drop the BS Podcast

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Life has a weird way of making the most amazing people feel like they’re not good enough. You know, not smart enough, pretty enough, or skinny enough. The Drop the BS podcast is dedicated to inspiring you through those moments. In each episode, seasoned therapist Dr. Kirleen Neely will take you in session to learn the tools you need to drop your backstory and live your best today story.306221

    57:Heal Relationship Disconnects w/Third Layer Conversations

    57:Heal Relationship Disconnects w/Third Layer Conversations

    We all know that the key to any long-lasting healthy relationship is good communication. But yet, time and time again, communication breakdowns are at the center of why people struggle to feel happy and fulfilled in their relationships. What makes this even more puzzling is that most of us believe we are great communicators. Often when couples have a relationship breakdown, they get stuck on trying to be right instead of trying to get the right outcome. While there are several factors that contribute to the success of any relationship, communication skills – or lack thereof – can either help or hinder one’s prospects. On today's show, I will share a relationship communication tool called “third layer conversations” to help you improve communication and restore disconnects in your relationship.

    You will learn:
    1.How to use the cycle of connection, disconnection, and reconnection to language communication breakdowns.
    2. How to use the third layer conversation process to smoothly move through relationship challenges.
    3. The four ingredients that need to be present for healthy, productive communication to occur.

    Mentioned during the show/resources:
    Employee Assistance Program (EAP) https://neelycounseling.com/eap-program-overview/
    Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/
    The BS Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/dropthebspodcast/

    56:The Family Brain Backstory w/Megan Gipson

    56:The Family Brain Backstory w/Megan Gipson

    One of our most powerful backstories develops from the relationship we have or had with our family of origin. How we think, interact, and react today can so often be traced directly back to experiences with family. Having a close-knit and supportive family can provide emotional support, economic well-being, and increase overall health. However, the opposite is also true. When family life is characterized by stress and conflict, the health of family members is usually negatively affected. Everything from eating disorders to poor self-worth may be an unwanted consequence of unhealthy family dynamics. Learning how to successfully navigate the ups and downs of family life is the key to raising healthy children and maintaining positive personal relationships.

    On today’s show, I’m joined by licensed clinical social worker and podcaster Megan Gipson. Megan is the host of “The Family Brain” podcast. Her show provides research, resources, tips, and life hacks to help keep the “Family Brain” healthy. In this episode, she shares the top five takeaways she’s learned after hosting one hundred episodes on this topic.

    Mentioned during the show/resources:
    The Family Brain Podcast w/Megan Gipson http://familybrainpodcast.com
    Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/
    The BS Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/dropthebspodcast/

    55: Dump the Inner Critic

    55: Dump the Inner Critic

    Most of us are familiar with those nagging thoughts in the background of our minds that tell us we are not good enough, cast doubt on our goals, and make our accomplishments seem insignificant. These thoughts can sneak their way into our everyday routines to the point that we stop noticing their presence. They might sound like, "you're not that smart" or "you're unattractive." The inner critic can show up at work, while we brush our teeth, and even intrude on our ability to sleep.

    Our critical inner voice is typically formed from painful life experiences where we were made to feel unworthy. As time passes, we unconsciously accept these negative thoughts as the truth. Breaking up with the inner critic is easier said than done, but with the right tools, it's defiantly possible.

    On this episode of Drop the BS Podcast, I'll take you through a brief process to kick your inner critic to the curve. You will learn:
    1. How to recognize when your inner critic is on.
    2. How to use the power of self-compassion as a strategy.
    3. How to reframe sabotaging thoughts.

    Mentioned during the show/resources:
    Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/
    The BS Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/dropthebspodcast/

    54: Hack Your Brain Chemicals to Boost Happiness

    54: Hack Your Brain Chemicals to Boost Happiness

    I’d love to bottle the feeling of being happy. You know that feeling when everything is easy, your mood is light, and you're full of energy. Unfortunately, life often gets in the way of those happy feelings, and we can find ourselves in a slump. But did you know how you experience happiness boils down to the chemicals in your brain? Happiness, sadness, anger, anxiety – all can be traced to what’s going on inside your head. We no longer have to wait to feel happy we can take control and hack into our happy neurochemicals. Researchers have identified what chemicals control certain moods and what we can do to hack into those chemicals.

    The key to hacking our happiness chemicals can be found in the seemingly insignificant, mundane things we do every day. Things like getting sun exposure or taking your dog for a walk. These activities give our brain a boost of feel-good chemicals.

    On today’s show, we will explore how you can hack into your happiness chemicals by using a tool called DOSE. You will leave with concrete tools on how to live a little happier.

    Mentioned during the show/resources:
    DOSE hand out https://neelycounseling.com/dose/
    Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/
    The BS Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/dropthebspodcast/

    53:Emotional Baggage Drop Off

    53:Emotional Baggage Drop Off

    When it comes to your overall happiness, few forces are more destructive than emotional baggage. It can affect everything from how you show and express love to what you accept as fair pay for work. Emotional baggage is all the little insecurities that manifest over our lifetime as a result of our experiences or upbringing. Many of us focus on the baggage other people bring to the table and minimize our own baggage. The truth is we all have baggage, and this isn't a bad thing, especially if you know how it shows up and how to drop it off.

    On today’s show, we will explore the top four types of emotional baggage that can impact your level of happiness. You will leave with concrete tools on how to make sure your baggage does not impact you today.

    Mentioned during the show/resources:
    www.neelycounseling.com
    Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/
    The BS Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/dropthebspodcast/

    52: Dating Smart and Keeping Your Confidence Online

    52: Dating Smart and Keeping Your Confidence Online

    Finding someone to spend the rest of your life with is a challenge for all of us. But if you’re of a certain age and trying to date online, it can feel like an emotional roller coaster. Everything from getting ghosted to feeling objectified can take a toll on your self-esteem. However, in today’s technology-driven world, online dating is one of the best options for working professionals to find a mate. In a study published by the Academy of Science, Rosenfeld researchers found that heterosexual couples are more likely to meet a romantic partner online than through personal contacts and connections. This study highlights the need for singles to master the art of dating smart and keeping their confidence while looking for their forever partner.

    On today's show, I’ve brought in Franka Baly to help me unravel this complicated topic. We discuss the ins and outs of learning to date smart and Franka shares the lesson she’s learned through her journey in the online dating arena. If your single or trying to encourage your single friends not to give up on the process, this is a must listen to episode.

    Mentioned during the show/resources:
    Franka Baly https://frankabaly.com
    Neely EAP https://neelycounseling.com/eap-program-overview/
    Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/
    The BS Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/dropthebspodcast/

Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

deedeeclarke ,

Where have I been!? This is awesome

I started listening to this podcast last week on Spotify and I love it! Wish there were more episodes! Dr Kirleen you are a queen!

FoxcRoxc ,

Can count on it!

I can always count on getting solid, practical, evidence-based, and easy to apply information from Dr. Kirleen. It’s like she’s holding up a mirror to my deepest concerns and showing me how to help myself. Thank you for blessing the world with this podcast!!!

paint fuel ,

Excellent podcast

Wow, there are so many nuggets of wisdom shared! The episode about developing healthy self-esteem really resonated. I appreciated the insights and found myself pausing the podcast to find pen and paper to write down the action steps.
So so helpful! Thank you doc!!!

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