40 episodes

Join fun NON-therapists as we discuss not-so-fun toxic families and multi-generational dysfunction. We are ordinary people sharing a healing journey in hopes to inspire other ordinary people to laugh as well as find their own path to healing. We are not life coaches. We are not licensed therapists. We want to the be the voice of the unheard and take the subject of toxic families more seriously than we take ourselves...and we use bad words. You can pick your friends - and leave them if they are not a good fit for you or they can leave you. However, you can't pick your family, and you can't leave them if you're a child. Toxic family behavior for me was emotional abuse. I had to accept that my parents (and my grandparents) were not good people that act bad sometimes, but sadly bad people that act good sometimes. Discipline is meant to teach the child right from wrong. Toxic punishment is different in that there is no lesson being taught. My parents punished me using emotionally abusive tactics because they were (and still are) so broken inside and I was an easy target for their rage. Whatever it is, the punishment (silent treatment, verbal abuse) - didn't fit the the crime that wasn't committed. Confused? Welcome to my childhood. My long term goal is to help the "emotionally bruised but not broken' to begin their own healing journey using multi-media and multi-sensory approaches. I have been on a healing journey for 5 years and hope to inspire others with humor, music and my story. Content created by author, Tami Atman. Podcast produced by LW Nolie.

The Stuck Stops Here © Tami R Atman, LW Nolie

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9, 7 Ratings

Join fun NON-therapists as we discuss not-so-fun toxic families and multi-generational dysfunction. We are ordinary people sharing a healing journey in hopes to inspire other ordinary people to laugh as well as find their own path to healing. We are not life coaches. We are not licensed therapists. We want to the be the voice of the unheard and take the subject of toxic families more seriously than we take ourselves...and we use bad words. You can pick your friends - and leave them if they are not a good fit for you or they can leave you. However, you can't pick your family, and you can't leave them if you're a child. Toxic family behavior for me was emotional abuse. I had to accept that my parents (and my grandparents) were not good people that act bad sometimes, but sadly bad people that act good sometimes. Discipline is meant to teach the child right from wrong. Toxic punishment is different in that there is no lesson being taught. My parents punished me using emotionally abusive tactics because they were (and still are) so broken inside and I was an easy target for their rage. Whatever it is, the punishment (silent treatment, verbal abuse) - didn't fit the the crime that wasn't committed. Confused? Welcome to my childhood. My long term goal is to help the "emotionally bruised but not broken' to begin their own healing journey using multi-media and multi-sensory approaches. I have been on a healing journey for 5 years and hope to inspire others with humor, music and my story. Content created by author, Tami Atman. Podcast produced by LW Nolie.

    Grey Rock n' Roll 🎸

    Grey Rock n' Roll 🎸

    The phrase “Gray Rock Method” was first coined by blogger Skylar in this article on her website: https://180rule.com/the-gray-rock-method-of-dealing-with-psychopaths/ after a fateful conversation she had with a complete stranger. You should definitely...

    • 30 min
    Come Heal With Highwater 💧(Featured Guest: Annie Highwater)

    Come Heal With Highwater 💧(Featured Guest: Annie Highwater)

    Annie Highwater is a Writer, Speaker, Podcast Host and Family Advocate. She has a particular interest in family pathology and concepts of dysfunction, addiction, alcoholism and conflict. Annie published her memoir, Unhooked: A Mother's Story of...

    • 45 min
    Healing Breadcrumbs To Nibble On 🍞🦜 (Featured Guest: Carol Campos)

    Healing Breadcrumbs To Nibble On 🍞🦜 (Featured Guest: Carol Campos)

    The Divine Breadcrumb is an online community & podcast helping people on their individual journey through the introduction of compassionate coaches, gifted healers, life changing books, holistic products and other creative works.

    • 40 min
    REAL - actually existing in fact; not imagined - True Self & False Self

    REAL - actually existing in fact; not imagined - True Self & False Self

    Dr. Winnicott is suggesting that our most basic sense of self isn’t just fostered on its own, but within a relationship—namely, our earliest relationships with our parents and family.

    • 12 min
    Comfortably Miserable

    Comfortably Miserable

    The drive to repeat familiar patterns of chaotic behavior is common no matter how painful or self-defeating those behaviors are. The familiar (and negative) provides a sense of structure in our spiritually chaotic lives.

    • 14 min
    human DOings & human BEings

    human DOings & human BEings

    Authentic ambition stems from an honest connection to your life purpose. Avoiding failure and being ambitious are not the same.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Tamara Berke ,

Truth and humor

I am entertained and comforted by this podcast. Raw, real and funny. Keep it up!

california_dog_walker ,

Good podcast. Please fix audio- way too quiet

The content is great but audio is too quiet even cranked way up.
Thanks!

savin2 ,

Very informative and authentic podcast 🌟

Right from the first time I listened to the podcast, I found myself recognizing and identifying with many emotions mentioned. Even though I’ve been to therapy and I understand and learned to reconcile, I was surprised to see and connect some dots I never saw before. Very informative and authentic podcast. Thank you!!!

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