8 episodes

Why am I anxious? How can I establish boundaries? What is holistic health? How can I fall back in love with myself? How do I regulate my emotions? How can I stop making myself miserable? Am I crazy? Why do I emotionally eat?

These are just a few of the big questions we will dive into on The Courageously.u Podcast. Your host, Tara Bixby, is an everyday girl who just happens to be a therapist. After struggling for years with emotion regulation, insecurities, self-doubt, and let's not forget anxiety, Tara finally took back control of her life, and now she's here to help you take back control of yours. She's basically the best friend you never knew you needed.

Through doses of tough love (heavy on the love), Tara and her guests will deliver tangible tips and tricks to help you break free from the beliefs and behaviors that are keeping you stuck. Shy away from courageous conversations? No way!

Get ready to have your world rocked because over here at courageously.u we get vulnerable, we get real, and boy do we get courageous. 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

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

Why am I anxious? How can I establish boundaries? What is holistic health? How can I fall back in love with myself? How do I regulate my emotions? How can I stop making myself miserable? Am I crazy? Why do I emotionally eat?

These are just a few of the big questions we will dive into on The Courageously.u Podcast. Your host, Tara Bixby, is an everyday girl who just happens to be a therapist. After struggling for years with emotion regulation, insecurities, self-doubt, and let's not forget anxiety, Tara finally took back control of her life, and now she's here to help you take back control of yours. She's basically the best friend you never knew you needed.

Through doses of tough love (heavy on the love), Tara and her guests will deliver tangible tips and tricks to help you break free from the beliefs and behaviors that are keeping you stuck. Shy away from courageous conversations? No way!

Get ready to have your world rocked because over here at courageously.u we get vulnerable, we get real, and boy do we get courageous. Have a question or topic you'd like covered on the show? Be sure to send an email to hello@courageouslyu.com.

    8. Navigating Self-Compassion After Trauma With Margaret Galvin Johnson

    8. Navigating Self-Compassion After Trauma With Margaret Galvin Johnson

    Life isn't always how it appears, especially inside a home nestled on Hidden Valley Road. Margaret Galvin Johnson grew up in an American family with twelve children. Six of them being diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Behind the illusion of perfection, good looks, and athleticism hid a secret. A secret that would later become medical's greatest hope for understanding Schizophrenia.
    Hidden Valley Road is a true story of rejection, pain, trauma, abandonment, neglect, and physical and sexual abuse. However, hidden within the chaos of mental illness lies another story—a story of a girl who grew to be a courageous woman. In today's episode, the spotlight is shined on how Margaret Galvin Johnson navigated her way through years of trauma to a place of self-compassion.
    Margaret Galvin Johnson is a multi-passionate artist who has spent the last twenty years writing her family story (now known as Hidden Valley Road). A story of shame, denial, secrecy, abuse, mental illness, and resilience. Margaret's family story, which was later handed off to author Robert Kolker, has since become a New York Times bestseller and Oprah's 84th book club pick.
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    https://courageouslyu.com/?p=2253
     
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    • 59 min
    7. 3 Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Anxiety

    7. 3 Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Anxiety

    Are you tired of feeling anxious? Do you find yourself lost in future-focused worries? Are you guilty of playing the "what-if" game? If yes, you won't want to miss out on these mindfulness goodies. 
    In today's episode, I am sharing three of my fave mindfulness techniques to help you reduce your anxiety by grounding yourself in the here-and-now. 
    If you're new to mindfulness, no worries! Hit that play button, and let's get to it. 
    P.S. There is an anxiety FREEBIE in the show notes! 
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    COURAGEOUSLY.U SHOWNOTES:
    https://courageouslyu.com/?p=2239
     
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    • 19 min
    6. Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

    6. Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

    How do we combat perfectionism, especially in our social media-obsessed society where everyone feels pressured to make sure only their “highlight” reels are posted? What do you do when your life looks perfect, but you are silently falling apart? As a child were painful emotions not only disallowed but ridiculed or ignored? Do you live with perfectly hidden depression?
    In today's episode, Dr. Margaret Rutherford describes a syndrome whose primary trait is perfectionism, fueled by shame and self-criticism. She helps us understand how someone can present as the perfect friend or co-worker, highly successful, engaged—and seemingly happy—while struggling with wounds that have never been acknowledged or seen for what they are.
    If you're ready to learn all about perfectly hidden depression, click that play button, and tune in to Episode 6 to hear all about it.
    P.S. If you, or someone you know, is having suicidal thoughts, please access help. You matter, your life matters, and help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
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    COURAGEOUSLY.U SHOWNOTES:
    https://courageouslyu.com/?p=2163 
     
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    • 53 min
    5. When a Drunk Driver Hits With Carey Portell

    5. When a Drunk Driver Hits With Carey Portell

    On December 29, 2010, what started as a typical evening commute quickly ended with Carey Portell's life being turned upside down.
    Carey is a survivor of a drunk driver that has left her partially disabled. After a four year recovery, and thirteen surgeries, Carey splits her time between cattle farming and speaking on how to break limitations. 
    In today's episode, Carey shares her pain and also her triumph from the lens of what it looks like when you are the victim of drinking and driving, but most importantly, she explains how she refused to play the victim in her circumstances. 

    If you're ready to hear Carey's courageous story, hit that play button and join us inside Episode 5: When a Drunk Driver Hits With Carey Portell.
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    COURAGEOUSLY.U SHOWNOTES:
    https://courageouslyu.com/?p=2133
     
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    • 55 min
    4. Battle of the Fluff and How We Can Overcome It Together

    4. Battle of the Fluff and How We Can Overcome It Together

    Friends tell each other secrets, right?!? Well, friend, I am dropping some juicy secrets in today's episode.
    I'm whispering in your ear why I'm down to one pair of pants and how the realization I had gone up four pants sizes drove me to want a Mrs. Fields sugar cookie. On top of all that, I'm letting you into what feels like my lifelong battle with weight. Oh, and let's not forget, I may or may not have cried. You'll just have to hit that play button to find out.
    I'm also sharing 12 tricks and tips to help both of us break free from the diet cycle, learn to love our bodies, and how to help the younger generation avoid the toxic cycle of body shaming.
    P.s. There's also a freebie in the show notes that has your name written all over it!
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    COURAGEOUSLY.U SHOWNOTES:
    https://courageouslyu.com/?p=2118
     
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    • 36 min
    3. Q & A With My Anxiety Mentor Dr. Pittman

    3. Q & A With My Anxiety Mentor Dr. Pittman

    Dr. Catherine Pittman, Ph.D., HSPP, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, and psychology professor at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN.  A practicing Clinical Psychologist treating anxiety for over 30 years, she's also experienced in neuropsychological rehabilitation for individuals who have experienced brain injuries or strokes.
    On top of all of that, she is my anxiety mentor, and I am soooo excited to share her with you today! In this episode, Dr. Pittman is dropping some serious nuggets of wisdom on how to not let anxiety stop you from living your life.

    In this episode, I decided to switch things up and gave my courageous community over on Instagram an opportunity to ask Catherine some of their biggest burning questions. Well, friend, today is the day she delivers, so if you're ready to dive in, hit that play button and let's do this!
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    COURAGEOUSLY.U SHOWNOTES:
    https://courageouslyu.com/?p=2073
     
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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

The Interviewee ,

Tara Bixby Knows Her Why!

Tara knows what she is doing and she does it well. As a mental health counselor and someone who wants to make a difference she is trailblazing with a podcast that is not only worthwhile but it is helping thousands of people. I highly recommend listening to her savvy question and answer sessions on the courageously.u podcast.

merrittmom3 ,

Courageously.u

Tara is so knowledgeable and shares her wisdom about all kinds of mental health, especially anxiety. I love listening to her podcast because she covers a wide range of topics so relevant to women’s lives and has lots of tips to help us overcome issues we struggle with. Thank you, Tara for your courage to be so transparent in sharing your heart with us.

Sayra2137 ,

Amazing!

Love this podcast! Tara is amazing and has a great Instagram and Facebook too! So helpful and so real! ❤️

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