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What happened to you growing up? In this podcast Dawn Chitty holds space for this important question, and the answers are extraordinary. In these deep, raw and honest conversations you will hear from inspirational & courageous humans who want you to know, you are not alone. We share truth, rock bottom moments, turning points and hard-won wisdom to help you heal, grow and thrive. The strength of the human spirit is palpable in every episode.
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HOW MY PARENTS RAISED ME What's the truth?

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 674 Ratings

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What happened to you growing up? In this podcast Dawn Chitty holds space for this important question, and the answers are extraordinary. In these deep, raw and honest conversations you will hear from inspirational & courageous humans who want you to know, you are not alone. We share truth, rock bottom moments, turning points and hard-won wisdom to help you heal, grow and thrive. The strength of the human spirit is palpable in every episode.
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    256 Mini Ep. I REALLY NEEDED MY MOM, She Wasn’t There

    256 Mini Ep. I REALLY NEEDED MY MOM, She Wasn’t There

    Toxic mothers, alcoholism, addiction
    Reagan needed her Mom, but her Mom wasn’t there. She was physically there, but she was an alcoholic and Reagan felt that although her Mom loved her, she didn’t like her very much. Her Mom’s behaviour could be erratic and she could be rude and uncaring and Reagan was doing her best to survive whilst making life easier for her little brothers and sisters. Dawn shares a mini episode with Reagan.
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    • 15 min
    255 Mini Ep. I DID NOT HAVE A MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOND With My Mom

    255 Mini Ep. I DID NOT HAVE A MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOND With My Mom

    Abandonment, childhood emotional neglect, depression
    Anna always believed her childhood had been a happy one. However by the time she became a mother herself, Anna experienced a breakdown, leading to a diagnosis of depression and the revelation that she may have experienced childhood emotional neglect. Dawn shares a conversation with Anna who reflects on the warning signs she missed and discusses the lack of a bond with her mother, despite still loving her.
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    You can find the full episode with Anna in episode 190 of this podcast on Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/how-my-parents-raised-me/id1533741808?i=1000631497230 and Spotify https://open.spotify.com/episode/01xWkrr5miVNiNnKGLoG9w?si=a07a7610f49243dd





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    • 16 min
    254 Mini Ep. COMPLEX TRAUMA, Is That A Real Thing?

    254 Mini Ep. COMPLEX TRAUMA, Is That A Real Thing?

    Cptsd, ptsd, trauma, childhood trauma
    Sara sat across from her new therapist and heard him say the words ‘complex trauma’ and she had no idea what that meant. But those two words were about to change everything in Sara’s world. Dawn shares a mini episode with Sara Aird, complex trauma survivor who shares her healing journey tips and wisdom to help others heal.
    WHAT'S THE TRUTH? COMMUNITY available via the Apple Podcasts App or go to Supercast for acces via Spotify and other platforms https://whatsthetruth.supercast.com/  
    You can find the full episode with Sara in episode 41 of this podcast on Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/how-my-parents-raised-me/id1533741808?i=1000532828010 and Spotify https://open.spotify.com/episode/2twouGSNMUzMKHTmrJopC4?si=18bda88fdb3a430f

    You can find Sara via her websitehttps://www.saraaird.com and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/survivorwise

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    • 12 min
    253 Mini Ep. I THOUGHT IF I COULD BE ENOUGH, My Mother Would Love Me

    253 Mini Ep. I THOUGHT IF I COULD BE ENOUGH, My Mother Would Love Me

    Toxic mothers, narcissistic mothers, codependence
    Michelle was a hard worker. She did everything she could to look after her little brothers and help run the house. She never got in trouble, she got good grades. But when her mother chose a man over her daughter, Michelle realised she could never do enough to get her mother’s love. Dawn shares a mini episode with Michelle Gomez, Founder of Healed Hijas. Michelle is helping women heal the Madre wound.
    WHAT'S THE TRUTH? COMMUNITY available via the Apple Podcasts App or go to Supercast for acces via Spotify and other platforms https://whatsthetruth.supercast.com/  
    You can find the full episode with Michelle in episode 202 of this podcast on Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/how-my-parents-raised-me/id1533741808?i=1000633108295 and Spotify https://open.spotify.com/episode/6Apfd5d56z8ci8aAy6Ta8Q?si=DLiyuN56SXW-u4eGHu-q8A
    You can find Michelle via her websitehttps://www.michellemgomez.com/ and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mgwarriorwoman/

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    • 10 min
    252. THE GIRL THAT LIVED MY LIFE Wasn't Me

    252. THE GIRL THAT LIVED MY LIFE Wasn't Me

    As a sensitive child I was taught that how I felt was problematic. That I should FEEL less and grow a thicker skin. The message was ‘toughen up’ and move on. And I did an excellent job of that. That thick skin got me through years of my life. It got me new jobs and promotions, it helped me travel the world and deal with difficult situations. But sadly, the girl that lived much of that life wasn’t really me. It was a version of me with a hardened heart and an inability to feel.

    What’s The Truth Community did you enjoy this episode? Do you have burning a question? A topic you would like us to chat about?  Message me on Messenger https://www.messenger.com/t/61556947692650/ DM me on Instagram www.instagram.com/mybigloveproject or send an email to bigloveproject@iinet.net.au. Let's connect.

    251. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CHRISTI MEEKS: A Sister’s Journey Through Grief

    251. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CHRISTI MEEKS: A Sister’s Journey Through Grief

    Christi Meeks vanished on a cold winters day in 1985. Her lifeless body was discovered three agonising months later. Her killer eluded authorities until 2003. Mikah Meeks is Christi's devoted older sister. In this episode Mikah reflects on Christi’s story and the profound impact that Christi's disappearance has had on Mikah's life. When she was just four years old, Mikah’s mother left their family home and Mikah was thrust into caring for Christi. Christi called Mikah "Mama," and the bond between the two girls was deep. When Christi disappeared, Mikah's world was changed forever. 
    The burden of suppressing emotions took its toll on Mikah, leading to PTSD and a reliance on alcohol as a coping mechanism. Yet, amidst the darkness, Mikah's journey toward healing emerges as a beacon of hope. In sharing her story, Mikah sheds light on the often-overlooked struggles of those left behind in the wake of tragic crime.
    Mikah’s determination to give her son the best possible life and her quiet reflections and advice to others who are healing their own trauma is nothing short of inspirational. Christi's legacy lives on through Mikah's unwavering strength and her commitment to finding light within the darkness.
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    If you have a story to share for this podcast please connect with me at www.instagram.com/mybigloveproject or send an email to bigloveproject@iinet.net.au. I would LOVE! to connect with you.
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
674 Ratings

674 Ratings

MandyMayhem868 ,

Wake up little one

This podcast has been my life line since the beginning of 2023. I’m nearly 38 years old and am just now getting to know my inner child because of the stories shared here. I hope some day to share my story too.

Htt1981 ,

IS THIS MY TWIN? MY LIFE TO A T

This is literally 80% accurate of my life. I grew up without a dad but an alcoholic step dad that my alcoholic and drugged out egg donor liked to antagonize and taunt my step dad. He has said he’s so sorry for any wrong he has done or any trauma he caused in my life. My egg donor on the other hand manipulated me to pay for her cell phone or should wouldn’t have contact with medical professionals. It took me 20 years to stop paying her phone bill. There is so so much more and sadly most who know have since passed leaving me alone on this big bad world again. Baby sitting other people’s kids as well as my egg donor. Baby sitting at 9, Mother at 9, 10, 12 then 15 years old (my own child). It’s been quite the journey and I’m just getting started at 41

Healing childhood ,

First review ever

This podcast is everything I’ve been looking for. It has all of the forms of childhood trauma in one show. Thank you for the work you do. And to every guest that shows up being vulnerable and open you are strong amazing and an inspiration.

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