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From Surviving To Thriving

Summary: From Surviving To Thriving. I support parents becoming the parents that their kids need them to be and becoming the parents they may have always needed but never had so that you can give your best to yourself, your loved ones, and your dreams. We're not a podcast about information. We're a podcast about transformation. We're about taking unwavering action with the support you need to break the cycles and overcome the struggles that define you. Episodes are released every Monday consist of what helped me and many others overcome their struggles. We cover discussions, tools, skills, stories, and interviews with exceptional people who have overcome their struggles on their journey. I'm Ray Bourcier, and after nearly three decades of my struggles with no support, that began at age five. I've overcome a life stuck in survival mode, and I'm here to serve you the support that you may have never had but have always needed so you too will move beyond survival mode and start thriving. Join our tribe http://empowerup.info/fstt Follow on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup Twitter: @EmpowerUp

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 Supporting drop out students going back with Lynn Teatro [39] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:01

Student drop out rates are only getting worse, and it's a challenge for students to go back after they've already made the decision. But if your student is considering going back to finish high school, college, or university, there are things that can help you, help them. Lynn Teatro helps parents to help their students succeed in their choices to go back and complete their education. As a fellow college drop out, I wish I had the support that Lynn provides. Everyone's journey is unique, but the synchronicities of this episode will help you see that everything comes to the right people, at the right place, and the right time! There's no better time to support your student then right now. In this episode, we cover: Don’t overthink opportunity when it presents itself The staggering numbers of post secondary drop out Why giving your kids a voice and helping your kids to self-advocate matters The importance of meal time and daily celebrations Getting kids involved in groceries and meal prep at a younger age About Lynn Teatro: How long does it take for a 30 year old single parent with social anxiety, depression, and two kids to complete a 3 year Bachelor of Science Program in Psychology? 2 years. Actually, 23 months. With a B+ average. That’s a 3.3 GPA in Amerispeak. Few people would call me brilliant. And I am not particularly organized. However, I did have a few things in place and some experiences that, without me knowing, helped me commit to that path and succeed. Since graduation, I have done a lot of research on tertiary school education (i.e. university, college, trade school) and found learning tools and experiences that would have helped me get higher grades and even pursue graduate school. I may yet do that in the next five years. I loved attending and learning at university. Just wish I had been encouraged to go on. I since learned to overcome my anxiety which interfered with asking and responding to questions, getting help, organizing my thoughts in a cohesive manner, and doing those dreaded class presentations. I had total stage fright. Now I enter speaking competitions just for shits and giggles. I’ve won a few of them, too. I am retired from social service work now and I am appalled at the dropout rate of students in post secondary education. It is 35% in Canada. 40% in the US. Part of this problem lies squarely on the shoulders of the post secondary institutions. But there are tools and tricks students can learn to increase their chances of success. And that’s where I come in. I want students to learn to understand and accept themselves as the brilliant, gifted, and unique people that they are. And can become. I want them to appreciate their talents, their skills and their values, so they can use them to succeed at higher education and succeed the careers that will flow from this new knowledge. I want them to succeed in life. No regrets. About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can...

 Optimism and self-love with "G.I" Jane Foster [ep38] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:05

Becoming the parent they need you to starts with you getting to a place where you're happy with yourself and who you are. It's challenging to be optimistic and positive when the world throws curve balls in your way that you can't control, so take it from Jane Foster how you too can overcome everything and grow. In this episode, we cover: The importance of putting yourself first How to bring out the positivity in our children Re-enforcing their successes About GI Jane Foster Jane Foster, aka GiJane, is the President of GiJane Presentations. She relays real life stories of joining the US Navy and intercepting morse code from the Russians during the Vietnam War. Jane also shares her sickness with Covid 19 and shares it in her book, "The Gift of Covid 19, How Learning to Love Myself Saved my Life". Jane's high energy, positive mindset and compassion motivates her audience to take action. Jane is a board member of the Optimist Club of Perdido Bay where we "Bring out the Best in Kids". The Gift of Covid-19: How learning to love myself saved my life. https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Covid-19-Learning-Myself-Saved/dp/B099BWT8XG/ref=sr_1_1?crid=35V8XRZ7I9UYYandkeywords=GiJane+Fosterandqid=1658690949andsprefix=gijane+foster%2Caps%2C86andsr=8-1 About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out: Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world) License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on) License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our...

 Success in lose/lose situations [37] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:28

Being a parent isn't easy, and there are many landmines that can drop your self-confidence and self-esteem with one action. But understand that there is no perfection. Everyone is perfectly imperfect. So when you find yourself in a perceived lose/lose situation with your kiddo, you sometimes have to take a 30,000-foot view to find the successes. And that's exactly what I want to help you with here today. Finding success when you find yourself in lose/lose situations. In this episode, we cover: An example struggle which led to a lose/lose situation in my day. The complexity of success and what it may look like. The choices The best tools and techniques can't always overcome this one thing. Where the work starts and unhooking. About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out on: Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world) License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on) License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Steps on how to do it (if you aren't sure how): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing)

 Numerology and parenting with Ann Perry [36] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:13

It’s important as a parent that you leverage all the tools and knowledge at your disposal to become the parent they need you to be. Providing you with options is one of the fun parts of what I do. In today’s episode I talk with Numerologist Ann Perry. This conversation provides insight into the science of numbers and how you as a parent, and even as an entrepreneur can leverage these along your journey. When you learn what the numbers have to say, you can learn more about yourself, your child(ren) and your relationships with them. In this episode, we cover: - The power and control of choice - Understanding the science of Numerology and what the numbers mean - How entrepreneurs can take advantage of numerology - Understanding yourself and your children better and to better help the family understand each other - Identifying the programming in society and the parent’s ability to support their children to overcome it. - Understanding Karmic Debt About Ann Perry: My name is Ann and just like you, I have had many questions about my life’s purpose. I’ve been a clarity seeker my whole life. Call me a metaphysical junkie of sorts! I know you can relate! I have taken all sorts of courses, read all sorts of books, experienced all kinds of healing sessions…but my life really began to make sense once I discovered Numerology. I know that nothing brings me a greater thrill than to help people reconnect to their Soul’s contract through Numerology readings, workshops and courses. I am genuinely passionate about helping you to move forward out of your funk! I will often share parts of my life with you, not to make it “about me” but because I believe my crazy life experiences have paved the way to help you. So, I guess my gift is being vulnerable and relatable. And did I mention I love to have fun in the process? On a more personal note, I have a passion for horses and anything that blows fur balls around my house. I’m grateful that I do what I love and I love what I do. My life purpose is to help you to discover yours. https://www.Annperrynumerologist.com Clarity seekers community membership: https://annperrynumerologist.com/master-number-11 https://www.youtube.com/c/AnnPerryProfessionalNumerologist About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out: Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational...

 Finding Your Voice with Dr. Doreen Downing [35] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:44

For many, speaking up, whether within your household, your family, your work, or even in public, is a challenge. Feeling heard may be a challenge that you face. Your voice and the confidence to bring it out is buried deep inside of you, but it's buried under decades of programming and conditioning. Dr. Doreen Downing knows this challenge all too well as a psychologist who herself had a fear of speaking in public. You can bring your voice out and make the positive changes you need in your life. It's time to chip away what doesn't serve and let your inner angel shine. In this episode, we cover: Her journey from a shy psychologist to helping others discover their voice What's inside of you just waiting to be chipped away Ways to help you get over your fears and find your voice How your past can be the reason you may struggle feeling heard How as a parent, you can help children develop their voice and not suppress it. About Dr. Doreen Downing: Dr. Doreen Downing is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of public speaking anxiety. She also hosts the Find Your Voice, Change Your Life Podcast. Doreen once suffered from extreme stage fright. In conquering it, she discovered being connected to your Essence, the core of your authentic self, is the key to relaxed and confident speaking. In addition to coaching and online courses, she is author of Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice, a book that teaches you how to transform your anxiety with full presence and deep connection. Connect with Doreen: https://www.essentialspeaking.com https://www.findyourvoicechangeyourlife.com About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out on: Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world) License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on) License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave

 Healing Isn't Linear [34] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:46

While life in many ways is linear, not everything is. Healing is one of many things that isn't a straight line from point a to point b. You can still make progress even with perceived steps back. The reality is that a step back can still be a step in the right direction. That's what you and I will talk about here today. Let's go! In this episode, we cover: Healing is complex, so you need to let go of your need for control The reality of this journey called life The person with all the power is you Rebuilding the foundations that support you Releasing in waves About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out on: Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world) License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on) License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Steps on how to do it (if you aren't sure how): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing)

 Keeping consciously cool [33] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:53

Sometimes, your biggest success is staying conscious, calm and collected in the heat of the moment. But no one is perfect, and from time to time, we all let our energy in motion (emotion) get the best of us. Being more conscious is something that every parent needs to work on (myself included), and today we talk about one such scenario and discuss tools and techniques you can leverage to help you become both a better parent and a more resilient person. Let's go! In this episode, we cover: The power of energy It's ok to be perfectly imperfect The tools and techniques I use to help me remain conscious and calm. A story of this morning when I needed to leverage these tools. What's got you frustrated may not actually be what you're frustrated with. About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out on: Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world) License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on) License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Steps on how to do it (if you aren't sure how): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing)

 Confidence is built by you [32] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:26

No parent is full of unwavering confidence. It doesn't help that the programming and conditioning you experienced along your journey only added to decrease your confidence leaving you often times not feeling enough. Only you have the power to build the confidence you deserve and it starts with meeting this lack-of head on. It's time to face it until you make it. Don't worry, I got your back. You got this. Let's go! In this episode, we cover: The freeway to unhappiness The myth of the perfect childhood What comes first: the act or feeling of confidence? The sea of garbage that you struggle with in the shadows What programming really is About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out on: Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world) License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on) License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Steps on how to do it (if you aren't sure how): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing)

 Overcoming trauma and abuse with Nancy V. Brown [31] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:19

In this latest installment of the From Science to Woo (and everything in-between) interview series, we're joined in conversation with author Nancy V. Brown. Her journey started in Costa Rica and would continue in the USA. Early in life, she struggled in survival mode through different types of abuse. Eventually, she would take back control of her journey and began thriving as she began to help others who've experienced abuse and loss. Sensitive topics we discuss: sexual abuse, suicide. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline): 800-273-8255 or https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ (Lifeline Chat) https://www.crisistextline.org/ (Crisis Text Line): Text HOME TO 741741 http://www.thehotline.org/ (National Domestic Violence Hotline): 800-799-7233 http://gmdvp.org/gmdvp/ (Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project): 800-832-1901 https://www.standffov.org/contact/ (STAND! For Families Free of Violence) crisis line: 888-215-5555 https://childhelphotline.org/ (Childhelp) National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453 https://www.d2l.org/get-help/ (Darkness to Light) Child Sexual Abuse National Helpline: 866-367-5444 https://www.stopitnow.org/ (Stop it Now!) Prevent child sexual abuse helpline: 888-PREVENT http://www.missingkids.com/home (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) Hotline: 800-843-5678 https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline (RAINN) National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656- 4673 National Alliance on Mental Illness http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-HelpLine (NAMI HelpLine): 1-800-950-6264 or text NAMI to 741-741 https://cssnv.org/ (Crisis Support Services) national helpline: 800-273-8255 https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline (SAMHSA’s National Helpline) (substance abuse and mental health): 800-662-HELP (800-662-4357) https://teenlineonline.org/ (Teen Line) for youth in need of support: 800-852-8336 Connect with Nancy: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bravegirlsriseup Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bravegirlsriseup/ About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out on: Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support/ (http://www.worldsbest.support) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from...

 Hook, Line, and Unhook [30] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:45

As parents and people, it's hard not to get attached to the beliefs, thoughts and feelings that don't serve us and prevent us from showing up as your best self for your kids, loved ones, and dreams. It's easy to get hooked and pulled along against your will. But, much like what happens within our internal ecosystem, the same can happen "out there" in the real world. Sometimes you just need to slow down and take lessons from the unlikeliest of sources. So, are you ready to anchor up and let the wind take your sails? Let's go! In this episode, we cover: The fish who does it better than anyone The four stages of our daily life and why they’re important What are hooks and how can you release yourself from them? Why you can’t out-think your brain My journey unhooking from panic attacks A special invitation for you About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out on: Join our Tribe: http://www.worldsbest.support (http://www.worldsbest.support) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world) License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on) License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Steps on how to do it (if you aren't sure how): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing)

 Your Northern Star - Values [29] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:53

I believe motivation is a weakness, well, relying on motivation. Like the tide, motivation comes and goes, but you never know when it will come back. So you can’t depend on it when you need it most. You need something more powerful. Something different. You need something else to guide you, like the northern star when you feel lost or stuck. You need to leverage conscious values. Let’s Go!

 Practice makes growth [28] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:42

Do you still hear your parents in your ear drilling into you that you need to practice? does that come out of you into the ears of your kids? Do you still heed your parent's advice and practise? or do you find yourself guilty of learning everything and not taking action? It's ok, it's not your fault. Well, not entirely. The harsh reality is that what defines you, will define them. So if you're not taking unwavering action and practicing what you need to do to heal along your journey and give yourself your best. You'll continue to spin your wheels in survival mode not being able to give your best to the rest. It's time to start taking unwavering action. In this episode, we cover: The paradox that is keeping you stuck Why your biology is partially to blame Reasons over results are easier to achieve but prevent happiness and joy A story from my journey of where I "failed" but... What you never give up on About the Host: Ray Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out on: Join our Support Tribe: https://www.worldsbest.support (https://www.worldsbest.support ) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world) License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on) License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Steps on how to do it (if you aren't sure how): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing...

 Be your biggest cheerleader [27] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:44

There's a power you may have been giving away your entire life without you even knowing it. There's one lesson that took me a heck of a long time to learn along my journey. When you give away your power to others to help build you up, you provide them with the power to break you down. Self-validation needs to be your north star. Don't give other's the power that only you should have. You have to be your own cheerleader, and that starts today. In this episode, we cover: What doesn't lead to growth? The wrong outlook and why? Why controlling your narrative is important. What's been buried inside you? What you need to cut out from your journey About the Host: Ray Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out on: Join our Support Tribe: https://www.worldsbest.support (https://www.worldsbest.support ) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world) License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on) License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Steps on how to do it (if you aren't sure how): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VpvO7NrSJmr_esHCKrKt-s_bhqIx0ZJt/view?usp=sharing)

 Support for abusive and toxic relationships with Homeyra [26] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:34

Relationships are complex and are made even more so when children are involved. In today's episode, we're joined by Homeyra Faghihi, who supports women who have been in a toxic or abusive relationship or still find themselves in one. While this discussion focuses on women, Homeyra clarifies that everything we discuss also applies to men. Homeyra also believes in group support as the strongest form of support you will ever receive, and the stats agree. In this episode, we cover: The journey of Homeyra and her passion of service Knowing and establishing boundaries Achieving small accomplishments at a time. Difference between toxic and abusive The four “U”’’ About the Guest: Homeyra Faghihi has a doctorate in psychology, has been a psychotherapist for 22 years, and is a licensed clinical social worker. She is the founder of Power to the self online coaching and the creator of Empowerment4U blueprint. She serves women with all sorts of struggles, including intimate partner violence, women who have left a controlling, manipulative or angry partner, for them to transform their self-doubt into self-worth. Access the masterclass and get the support you need by clicking https://www.powertotheself.com/ (here ) About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out on: Join our Tribe: http://empowerup.info/fstt%C2%A0%C2%A0 (http://empowerup.info/fstt ) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world) License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on (https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on) License code: VQXARD9AYEFZN45A Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our

 Healing families during addictions [25] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:06

Addictions hit most families at one point and can come in many forms. The addicts tend to get the most attention, but what often gets overlooked is the family. Healing is a family affair and shouldn’t solely be focused on the addict themselves. In this latest instalment of the interview series From Science to Woo (and everything in between), we talk to addiction specialist Candace Plattor, who you may have seen speak at TedX BearCreek Park. Candace is an amazing support for families of addicts. In this episode, we cover: What defines an addiction for Candace Why Candace believes addiction isn’t a disease Why supporting the family is vital to the addict Why it’s important to establish boundaries out of love Healing the addict is about empowering them because they aren’t powerless About the Guest: Candace Plattor is an Addictions Therapist in private practice, where she specializes in working with the family and other loved ones of people who are struggling with addiction because, as she discovered, overcoming addiction is a family condition because everyone in the family is affected by it and everyone needs to heal from it. What makes Candace stand out above most others is that she herself was a former addict with now 34 years clean. If I were to write a definition of From Surviving To Thriving and need examples, Candance would be one of them. And with her experience, skills and astounding results, she's become one of the sought-after leaders in the field of addictions by helping families, and their addicts break the devastating cycle for good. Pick up Candace’s Book “Loving an addict, loving yourself” by https://www.amazon.com/Loving-Addict-Yourself-Survival-Addiction/dp/0981385060/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BASAOZLGP0LUandkeywords=candace+plattorandqid=1650915948andsprefix=candace+plattor%2Caps%2C132andsr=8-1 (CLICKING HERE) Book a free consult with Candace by https://lovewithboundaries.com/ (CLICKING HERE) About the Host: Raymond Bourcier - Conscious parent coach, stay-at-home father, husband, author, podcaster A college and university environmental science graduate, Ray grew up in a toxic family and a toxic situation in Northern Ontario, Canada. As a result, he experienced the first of many PTSD events at age five, which would begin his nearly three-decade struggle with anxiety and depression. Spending most of his life in survival mode without support, he eventually discovered and developed ways to overcome his struggles when nothing else worked. With a passion for helping others, he made it his mission to help transform the lives and impact the worlds of eleven million people so they too can give their best to themselves, their loved ones, and their career. An ancient Chinese proverb that Ray loves states, "To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." Ray is on the road back to offer you the support you need every step on your journey so that you, too, will be on the same road back. Ray believes that only those who've walked that road can truly understand the struggles that you go through. Together, we will become the rising tide that lifts all boats. Together, we are unstoppable. In his off time, you can find Ray spending time with his daughter, reading books, watching hockey, and contemplating whether pineapple belongs on pizza. Check Us Out on: Join our Tribe: http://empowerup.info/fstt%C2%A0%C2%A0 (http://empowerup.info/fstt ) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/ (https://www.instagram.com/myempowerup/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp (https://twitter.com/EmpowerUp) To Get our FREE Transformational Blueprints: https://www.giftfromray.com/ (https://www.giftfromray.com) Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world (https://uppbeat.io/t/all-good-folks/take-on-the-world) License code: SGUHZVOB6KC5ZICQ https://uppbeat.io/t/hemlock/moving-on...

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