141 episodes

How can I heal my trauma? Why am I anxious? How can I bounce back from rejection? What can I do to heal my hormones? How do I find my path to my true self? What is a mother wound? How can I transcend grief? Why can’t I stop overthinking? What can I eat to beat depression? How can I thrive during stress?

These are just a few of the big questions we will dive into on The Courageously.u Podcast. I’m your host Tara Bixby, and I’m on a mission to change the mental health narrative. I’m a licensed therapist, anxiety coach, mental health activist, and everyday girl. I’m basically the best friend you never knew you needed. Each week, I have courageous conversations with experts, authors, doctors, healers, and everyday humans like yourself. New episodes coming your way every Wednesday!

Have a question or topic you'd like covered on the show? Be sure to send an email to hello@courageouslyu.com.

The Courageously.u Podcast Tara Bixby

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How can I heal my trauma? Why am I anxious? How can I bounce back from rejection? What can I do to heal my hormones? How do I find my path to my true self? What is a mother wound? How can I transcend grief? Why can’t I stop overthinking? What can I eat to beat depression? How can I thrive during stress?

These are just a few of the big questions we will dive into on The Courageously.u Podcast. I’m your host Tara Bixby, and I’m on a mission to change the mental health narrative. I’m a licensed therapist, anxiety coach, mental health activist, and everyday girl. I’m basically the best friend you never knew you needed. Each week, I have courageous conversations with experts, authors, doctors, healers, and everyday humans like yourself. New episodes coming your way every Wednesday!

Have a question or topic you'd like covered on the show? Be sure to send an email to hello@courageouslyu.com.

    128. Dr. Robin Stern: Everything You Need to Know About Gaslighting

    128. Dr. Robin Stern: Everything You Need to Know About Gaslighting

    Dr. Robin Stern is the go-to gaslighting expert. She’s a licensed psychoanalyst, speaker, author, and co-founder and associate director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She’s also an associate research scientist at the Child Study Center at Yale.
    In 2007, Dr. Robin Stern published the critically acclaimed, The Gaslight Effect: How to spot and survive the hidden manipulation others use to control your life. The second edition was released in 2018. Her work is frequently published in popular media outlets, such as Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, Time.com, The Washington Post, The Hill, and Harvard Business Review.
    We talk about...
    - What gaslighting is and what it is not
    - What the gaslight tango looks like
    - How the gaslight effect works
    - How you can decide which relationships can be saved and which you have to walk away from
    - Why gaslighters gaslight
    - How to know if you’re being gaslighted
    - What you can do to get out of the gaslight tango
    - What it looks like to be medically gaslighted
    And sooooo much more! 
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    • 49 min
    127. Dr. Christopher Palmer: The Brain Energy Theory of Mental Illness

    127. Dr. Christopher Palmer: The Brain Energy Theory of Mental Illness

    Dr. Palmer is a Harvard Medical School Physician, researcher, author, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and consultant working at the interface of metabolism, metabolic disorders, and what we call mental disorders.
    In today's episode, we talk about...
    - Why Dr. Palmer believes mental health disorders are metabolic disorders of the brain 
    - What one of the biggest flaws in our current mental health field is
    - What role mitochondria and metabolism play in mental health
    - How our current approaches to mental health treatment are failing people
    - Why Dr. Palmer is so excited about the brain energy theory
    - What causes metabolic and mitochondrial dysfunction
    - How mental health disorders share one common pathway
    - The two things you can do today to begin restoring mitochondrial health
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    126. Dr. Glenn Schiraldi: How to Improve Your Self-Esteem

    126. Dr. Glenn Schiraldi: How to Improve Your Self-Esteem

    Dr. Glenn Schiraldi is an author, graduate of West Point, Vietnam-era veteran, and founder of Resilience Training International. He has served on the stress management faculties at the pentagon, the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and the University of Maryland School of Public Health, where he received the Outstanding Teaching Award.
    In today's episode, we talk about...
    - What self-esteem looks like
    - Why we tend to focus on the parts of ourselves we don’t like
    - How self-esteem develops
    - Whether or not perfection is actually attainable
    - Why harsh self-criticism keeps you from changing
    - How to respond differently to your imperfections
    - How people who have no regrets are less prone to traumatic wounding
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    • 52 min
    125. Brooke Siem: May Cause Side Effects

    125. Brooke Siem: May Cause Side Effects

    Brooke Siem is a speaker, author, award-winning chef, and Food Network “Chopped” Champion. She was among the first generation of teens to be medicated with antidepressants. After spending half her life—and her entire adult life—on antidepressants, she wondered: Who might I be without them?
    Six years after taking her last antidepressant and now fully healed from what was once assumed to be lifelong depression, Brooke’s mission is to share the story of what happened after she booked a one-way ticket to Malaysia and got off all the psychiatric drugs. 
    We talk about... 
    - What was happening in Brooke’s life when she accessed antidepressants for the first time
    - How many terrible narratives there are about stopping psychiatric medications
    - What psychiatric drug withdrawal looked like for her
    - Why we need to start discussing the reality of psychiatric withdrawal
    - How Brooke navigated Chopped while in severe antidepressant withdrawal
    - How a one-way ticket to Malaysia helped her heal
    - What she’s doing today to prioritize her mental health
    - What Brooke believes needs to happen for real healing to occur
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Minisode: Why It’s Important to Explore the Root Cause

    Minisode: Why It’s Important to Explore the Root Cause

    Hey, friend! In today's minisode, I'm talking about why it's important to explore the root cause of your symptoms. If you find this minisode helpful, please share it with someone who'd benefit from listening. 
    If there's a topic you'd like me to cover in a future minisode, don't hesitate to send me a DM on Insta. 
    Biggest hugs, 
    Tara 

    • 5 min
    124. Dr. Cassie Holmes: Expand Your Time and Focus on What Matters Most 

    124. Dr. Cassie Holmes: Expand Your Time and Focus on What Matters Most 

    Dr. Cassie Holmes is here to help you feel empowered with your time and to also help you design your hours to be more in alignment with what matters to you.
    Dr. Cassie Holmes is one of the world’s leading authorities on time and happiness. She is a social psychologist, author, researcher, and professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Her work on the intersection of time and happiness has been widely published in lead academic journals and featured in such outlets as NPR, The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and more.
    In today's episode, we talk about...
    - Why having more time isn’t the answer
    - How you can make the time you have richer
    - How time tracking can help you gain insight into the activities that make you happy
    - Why it’s important to carve out a no-phone zone
    - How to make the not-so-fun activities of life fun
    - Why is it important to recognize that our remaining time is limited 
    - Why it’s important to have a genuine sense of belonging
    - How you can use time crafting to prioritize your time
    - Why you should take a broader perspective of your time in years rather than hours
    Episode goodies... 
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    • 55 min

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Tara gets to the heart of the matter!

Thank you, Tara!
You are a true pro, an amazing interviewer, dialoguer, thought generator… asking the keen questions that touch the very heart of the issues you are addressing with your guests. Bravo!

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Tara Bixby thank you for this incredible show! It’s helpful to so many who need it. The healing information in each episode is usable and practical for listeners! Thank you for all you do!

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Tara Bixby

Thank you, Tara, for your caring voice in support of recovery and renewal. You bring in the perspective of people from all corners to converge in a meaningful discussion around the personal experience of finding a way through struggle. Every voice counts. Every human journey is sacred.

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