As a toxic relationship specialist my mission is to bring hope, healing, and FREEDOM to those whose lives have been affected by toxic relationships and emotional abuse. Living in environments that are not healthy for you can cause this type of abuse to be accepted as “normal”. TRUTH IS...ITS NOT NORMAL... ITS TOXIC! “ Learn to not only recognize a red flag when you see one but also have the courage to choose yourself and and move forward in a life that is free from the control of others.
Stepping back a bit and heading back to the basics for a while. Many are seeking answers, many have just began the journey, and many are questioning both the relationship as well as themselves. Let's go back to the beginning and simplify things for you. If you are new here, great, if you are a return listener this will be a great reminder and refle…
Listen as Dr Heidi speaks with a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist on the pros and cons to going through therapy with a toxic personality.
Being in the mental health profession as well as experiencing toxic relationships in her life, Laura talks about the constant steady push to healing. The emotional roller coaster of healing makes many feel defeated. Laura talks about her own journey of healing and how it has transformed both herself and her work.…
Get a different perspective on the religious and spiritual ties that may be keeping you in a relationship that is not healthy for you. Today's Guest Jerry Wicker, a certified lay minister, understands the importance of keeping the scripture in context when the toxic cycle and abuse is an issue within a relationship.…
Listen as she tells us how both addiction and trauma bond played into her personal journey when she found herself in a toxic relationship.
After years of not allowing myself to take breaks, I have learned that I am much better for everyone, when I do. You will be too!
Toxic people are addicted to chaos and drama, Why? When they stir up chaos the attention of others goes to them. When they can demand your attention, time, and energy for their chaotic situation you have no attention, time or energy to put into yourself. They feel power and control when those around them have chaos in their lives.…
This episode has made a huge impact on many of my listeners! Hope you enjoy!
Hearing from others who are going through the same thing can be an inspiration to us. Knowing we are not alone in this journey is essential in getting the support and encouragement you need as you travel this journey. Listen to others who are going through similar situations and how they have found their Strength Within.…
Isolation is something we don't always notice until it is too late. Toxic people intentionally isolate you from the people and things that support you the most and bring you fulfillment. Listen to find out why this is so detrimental to our wellbeing and we don't even realize it is happening.
Today I want to introduce you to Matthew Phifer, another toxic relationship specialist who has reached many through his social media talent. His experience and passion guides his dedication to those who struggle with abuse of many kinds.
Kate Lacroix lives in Boulder, Colorado with her two hilarious daughters runs STOCKED, a pantry-building service that teaches women how to save money on their grocery bill and invest the savings. As a proud dual Canadian-American, she is happy to be working on food and finance solvency issues and her work has taken her everywhere from the Rachael R…
We are superheroes! We can get anything done! No matter the ask, we got it! Why? We run ourselves ragged for the unrealistic expectations of the toxic personality without even a question. They say it we do it! That is how it has become. Why again? We respond to their needs to avoid conflict, criticism, disapproval and disappointment. Unrealistic Ex…
Guilt is an emotion, guilt can NOT make you do or not do anything, yet guilt seems to have a power that we can’t control. You are actually in control of your own emotion of guilty.
Many struggle with the reality of self sabotage after leaving or within an unhealthy relationship. Is it really “self” sabotage or is it possibly “induced” sabotage?
Stuck in a toxic relationship? Ask yourself why? What is keeping you from making changes? Where do you start? Those and many others answered here! I’m here for you-Dr Heidi
How is it that we can feel so lonely when we are not alone? Toxic Relationships do not provide the things that bring us support, joy, and companionship and at the same time isolate us from the people and things that do.
We talk about NO Contact, but why is it so hard.... because all the toxic person needs is contact in order to remain feeling in control.
We have all felt it, the shame that goes with the toxic relationship experience. How to deal with it and leave it in the past!
What is it that keeps us there? Lots of things, but one of them is because we develop toxic relationship amnesia. Meaning we forget the bad things in order to survive within it!
Why the silent treatment and why is no contact so important?
This man has had quite the journey, he has changed his life by learning how his toxic past has affected him. He wrote this letter for all who are still struggling.
Trying to raise children with a Toxic Former Partner? I don’t have all the answers but I can tell you what to expect and suggest a few things that may help!
We are told over and over the “relationships are work” but are you working towards the same goal? Because if you are not you are working in vain.
Worried that you are going to spend yet another year in a place that is not healthy for you? Listen now for some tips on how to move forward to a happy healthy you before another year quickly disappears.
Are you finding that your health is declining? Living in environments with chronic stress will cause the human body to adapt to keep itself going. Learn what the signs and symptoms are so that you can identify if your toxic situation could be affecting your health at a deeper level than you may realize. Dr Heidi has a full adrenal fatigue recovery …
Listen now to the 2nd most popular podcast of 2020. Why is it so hard to leave, cut off, or distance ourselves from toxic environments? Why is it that the happy free feeling I thought I would have is not there?
Why does it seem so hard to walk away from those we know are unhealthy for us. Logically it should be easy.... however it is anything but easy.
This is a replay of one of the most popular podcast episodes. The Holiday season brings with it some of the hardest days of the year to those involved with or dealing with people who carry toxic personalities. Listen again to prepare yourself for the upcoming weeks. If you know it is coming and know why it is happening it is not as hard to deal wit…
What is the difference between being accepting in a relationship and settling in a relationship? A bit cloudy but there is definitely a difference.
Why do we need so much validation that a relationship is not healthy for us? There are many reasons... Listen and see if you can relate.
Many of you have asked how to start back to dating again after the toxic teardown. Today on the show we have an expert to give us some forward steps you can take to get yourself back out there. Welcome to Kimberly Seltzer, another woman who has turned her past into her passion by helping others move forward with confidence in their dating lives.…
It should be simple right? Why do we not feel the peace we expect waiting for us after leaving a toxic environment?
Toxic relationships are not only found in intimate settings. Friendships are relationships too and many of them are not what you think they are.
Married into the bliss of a toxic family? Every family had different dynamics but maybe just maybe you can get some tips.
How did I end up here? It seemed to be good in the beginning, or at least seemed like something that had the potential to get better. Now here I am wondering how I got here.
Answers to questions that have been submitted by listeners and support group members.
To be the person that I needed when I was going through it is my mission. I dedicate this episode to the person in my life who did that for me. I Love You!
Toxic People are identity thieves. The less you are in tune with yourself the easier it is for them to remain in control
Why is it so hard to move forward once we leave, cut off, or distance ourselves from toxic environments. Why is it that the happy free feeling I thought I would have is not there?
Join me and my guest Lesley, Host of the Mighty Talks Podcast, as she talks about her recover from life trauma and a chronic illness. She talks about the strength she gained as she turned her healing into a mission to help others.
Join me and my guest who has not only disconnected from the toxic people in his life but also found the strength and motivation to change his whole perspective on how he lives his life. He is now in the driver’s seat! He is free!
Are you having symptoms of emotional abuse fatigue/adrenal fatigue? Listen now to hear the symptoms that you may be having that are caused by living in the chronic stress of a toxic relationship.
This is dedicated to a listener who has had to go no contact with her mother. She is struggling on how to deal with it moving forward as it is still causing her to struggle with her past.
We are emotional beings, we want to believe what others say. Be aware that toxic people say and do whatever they need, to get what they need, when they need it.
Listen as Dr Heidi visits with her first ever Toxic Relationship Client. Taylor was a huge inspiration and validation that I move forward with this work. Thank you Taylor for Sharing your Story.
We call it moody but this is a whole different type of moody. How can they be nice one minute, then awful, and the next day nice again.
CHANGE! YIKES!! Who doesnt like the thought of change? If so why are we so resistant to actually making it?
Raised to feel that you have to be loyal to those who have mistreated you? Is Blood Really Thicker than Water?
How security and insecurities play a role in relationships.