129 episodes

A Podcast for Women Looking to Change the Dialogue in their Life.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 133 Ratings

A Podcast for Women Looking to Change the Dialogue in their Life.

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Navigating Marriage and Divorce With Kate Anthony

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Navigating Marriage and Divorce With Kate Anthony

    Did you know that 69% of divorces are initiated by women? In today’s episode, we’re going to gain insights on why this is the reality. Join Dr. Tracy and guest Kate Anthony, author and host of the Divorce Survival Guide podcast, as she shares her expertise on the pivotal decision many women grapple with: "Should I stay or should I go?" Having personally navigated an emotionally abusive marriage, Kate understands better than anybody the importance of creating a safe, supportive environment for children caught in the crossfire, the power toxicity holds, and why divorce doesn't ultimately "screw up" our children. She discusses the disproportionate emotional and domestic labor women often shoulder in heterosexual relationships and why women are left exhausted by the time they reach their breaking point. Kate also encourages women to reconnect with themselves in order to make empowered decisions moving forward in their lives. Tune in for a conversation filled with essential perspectives on nurturing healthier relationships and personal well-being. 
     
    Be sure to follow Kate on Instagram, visit her website and listen to her podcast here! 

    Leave Dr. Tracy a voicemail here! 

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    You can now order my new book “I Didn’t Sign Up for This” here!   
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    • 51 min
    Mini Session 1: Navigating Defensiveness in Relationships with Matthew Frey

    Mini Session 1: Navigating Defensiveness in Relationships with Matthew Frey

    In this session, Dr. Tracy and Matthew Frey discuss a crucial issue that affects many relationships: defensiveness. They explore how defensiveness not only creates barriers but also diminishes and invalidates your partner's feelings. Matthew shares a personal revelation from his own life, noting how his failure to validate his wife's experiences contributed significantly to the deterioration of their marriage. He highlights that understanding doesn't require agreement but rather a mindful consideration of another's perspective. 

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    • 6 min
    Truth, Trauma and Transformation with Dr. Frank Anderson

    Truth, Trauma and Transformation with Dr. Frank Anderson

    In this incredibly important episode, Dr. Tracy welcomes Dr. Frank Anderson, a renowned trauma expert and author to discuss the profound impact of trauma on personal development and well-being, as well as insights from his latest book, "To Be Loved: A Memoir of Truth, Trauma and Transformation," exploring the journey towards healing and forgiveness. The two kick things off by highlighting the importance of therapists sharing their vulnerabilities and human-ness to bridge the gap between them and their clients. Frank delves into how trauma is really just absorbed energy from our experiences with others and why that energy doesn't actually "belong" to us. They also touch on the power of forgiveness in healing trauma, emphasizing that it allows us to let go of negative emotions and see the humanity in others, including ourselves. This episode is a deep dive into understanding trauma’s role in shaping our lives and how embracing our true selves through healing can lead to profound transformations.  
     
    Be sure to follow Dr. Frank on Instagram and grab a copy of his book here!  
     
    Leave Dr. Tracy a voicemail here! 

     A special thank you to our incredible sponsors for making this show possible!
    ZocDoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/INYS and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist today.
    Loop - Visit loopearplugs.com and use my code LOOPXDRTRACY for 10% your order.
    Cozy Earth - Use code SHRINK for 35% off at cozyearth.com

    Links:
    Ready to deepen your connection? Download my 100 Questions! 
    Want your questions answered on the show? Submit them here!    
    You can now order my new book “I Didn’t Sign Up for This” here!   
    Ready to learn how to repair? Save now! Grab my REPAIR workshop      
    Looking to improve your relationship? Join me in my online program, Be Connected  
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    • 47 min
    From Conflict to Connection with Greg Stewart

    From Conflict to Connection with Greg Stewart

    This week, Dr. Tracy and her favourite co-host/hubby, Greg, are back and here to tackle one of the most common issues couples face in relationships: why bringing up one problem with a partner often leads to a flood of additional grievances. They discuss why this might happen, identify defense mechanisms and avoidance strategies, and emphasize the importance of understanding and communication in relationships. They introduce the metaphor of a "bridge" between partners and the importance of integrating regular relationship "check-ins" as crucial for maintaining connection and preventing relationship explosions. They also address some listener questions, offering insights into managing different parenting styles and in-law tensions and stressing the importance of empathy, patience, and individual growth in a relationship. Tune in solo or listen with your partner for the wisdom you didn't even know you needed! 
     
    Be sure to listen back to their “relationship check ins” episode here! 

     A special thank you to our incredible sponsors for making this show possible!
    ZocDoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/INYS and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist today.
    Loop - Visit loopearplugs.com and use my code LOOPXDRTRACY for 10% your order.

    Links:
    Ready to deepen your connection? Download my 100 Questions! 
    Want your questions answered on the show? Submit them here!    
    You can now order my new book “I Didn’t Sign Up for This” here!   
    Ready to learn how to repair? Save now! Grab my REPAIR workshop      
    Looking to improve your relationship? Join me in my online program, Be Connected  
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 46 min
    The Courage to Choose Yourself with Julie Chavez

    The Courage to Choose Yourself with Julie Chavez

    In this deeply relatable episode, Dr. Tracy sits down with Julie Chavez, an elementary school librarian from Northern California and the author of the USA Today bestselling memoir "Everybody but Myself." Julie opens up about her journey from prioritizing everyone else's needs to understanding the crucial importance of self-care, a lesson learned through her own struggles with anxiety and depression. Together, Julie and Dr. Tracy dive into the transformative power of therapy, the discipline and "work" required to maintain our mental health, and how changing her own patterns impacted her marriage and family dynamics. Tune in, and discover why your joy is worth your time. 

    Be sure to follow Julie on Instagram and visit her website here! 

     A special thank you to our incredible sponsors for making this show possible!
    ZocDoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/INYS and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist today.
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    Loop - Visit loopearplugs.com and use my code LOOPXDRTRACY for 10% your order.

    Links:
    Ready to deepen your connection? Download my 100 Questions! 
    Want your questions answered on the show? Submit them here!    
    You can now order my new book “I Didn’t Sign Up for This” here!   
    Ready to learn how to repair? Save now! Grab my REPAIR workshop      
    Looking to improve your relationship? Join me in my online program, Be Connected  
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 57 min
    Body Memories and Intergenerational Healing with Dr. Tanya Cotler

    Body Memories and Intergenerational Healing with Dr. Tanya Cotler

    Coming to you from Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Tracy reunites in person with her dear friend Dr. Tanya Cotler, a clinical psychologist specializing in maternal mental health and child-parent attachment. Dr. Tracy kicks off the episode by sharing a recent personal experience of a body memory—a sudden, unexplained emotional outburst she later linked to her childhood. This episode dives deep into the concept of body memories—emotions stored physically that our brains may not recall cognitively—and the importance of addressing intergenerational trauma. They discuss how modern parenting is shifting towards acknowledging and processing these traumas to prevent passing them on to the next generation. The conversation also explores the nervous system's role in safety and emotional responses, mindfulness practices, attachment theory, the influence of social media on our understanding of attachment styles, and so much more. You don’t want to miss this one! 

    Be sure to follow Dr. Tanya on Instagram and visit her website 

     A special thank you to our incredible sponsors for making this show possible!
    ZocDoc - Go to Zocdoc.com/INYS and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated therapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist today.
    Factor - Head to factormeals.com/inys50 and use code inys50 to get 50% off. 
    Loop - Visit loopearplugs.com and use my code LOOPXDRTRACY for 10% your order.

    Links:
    Ready to deepen your connection? Download my 100 Questions! 
    Want your questions answered on the show? Submit them here!    
    You can now order my new book “I Didn’t Sign Up for This” here!   
    Ready to learn how to repair? Save now! Grab my REPAIR workshop      
    Looking to improve your relationship? Join me in my online program, Be Connected  
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

TJ Hass ,

Wisdom

I love listening to Dr Tracy when I’m on a walk! Thankful she shares her wisdom and the things I’m learning are making me better as a wife and mama.

Bri 5/21/17 ,

Great info lots of ads

I wanted to like this but the amount of ads that come in really throws the focus off the topic being ng discussed

KerriAtch ,

New here

I just started listening to this podcast and so far so good. I am 11 years married and it’s so true things start … settling. Happy for all this actionable advice to keep us engaged and invested.

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