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Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist, transformation coach, and expert at turning Fear into Freedom. Helping people all over the world face their fears, get unstuck from the past, move past their limiting beliefs, and start living the lives they desire. This show is for anyone who wants to learn more about practical psychology, achieving personal freedom, self-improvement, meditation, mindfulness practices, harnessing the power of intention, and real-life strategies for personal transfor ...
 
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When you have to say no to someone, do you feel compelled to give them a long explanation of why you are saying no, or do you find yourself defending your right to say no? How often do you find yourself building a case to convince the people in your life that you’re doing the right thing? When you make a choice do you want everyone to approve of yo…
 
Today I’m sharing a chat with my friend Elizabeth Earnshaw, licensed marriage and family therapist and director of A Better Life Therapy, LLC. She shares her thoughts about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted different types of relationships, gives tips for starting difficult conversations with your partner, and explains the importance of ritual…
 
If something is really important to you, can you go to the mat for it? Do you know how to negotiate and stand up for what you want? Or do you avoid the conflict and potentially end up living with regrets? Knowing when and how to fight fair for what you want is part of being a boundary boss and essential to living your most satisfying, self-determin…
 
Today I’m sharing a chat with my friend Dr. Alexandra Solomon, who is a clinical psychologist at northwestern university and expert in relational self-awareness. We talk about love, self-reflection, monogamy, and how the field of relationship psychology has changed in the last 25 years, as well as sharing our own experiences with self-awareness in …
 
When you're upset with someone about something, do you: Say nothing, but silently keep score? Talk to other people about it? Ice the person out? Send them a passive-aggressive or sarcastic text? If any of those rang a bell, you are not alone which is why in this week’s episode, I’m breaking down the top 10 indicators that you might be suppressing a…
 
Today I'm bringing back an old episode by popular demand, a girlfriend jam with Danielle LaPorte! Danielle is the creator of The Desire Map series, “A heart centered approach to finding your true power”. She’s also the author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path, and The Fire Starter Sessions: A guide to creating s…
 
Do you think epic love is random? Is it just a twist of fate for people in the right place at the right time? Is real love only for the lucky? The short answer to all of these q’s is...nope. In this episode, I am teaching you how you can build a rock-solid foundation and infrastructure for a lasting, vibrant, EPIC love relationship. Find the show n…
 
Would you like to be more self-assured? You aren’t alone: So many of us want to live our lives with more confidence and less fear. Today’s guest, my long-time friend Anna Goldstein, has some tips. Anna is a certified life and business coach who tells it like it is, and she is going to share steps you can take today to dial into the part of you that…
 
Are you ever tempted to look at your partner’s phone? Or if you’re dating someone new… do you ever feel an urge to peruse social media for a glimpse of their ex? Jealousy is normal...but only to a degree. If you or your partner’s green-eyed monster is rearing its head a little too often, then this week’s episode is for you. I’m going to break down …
 
Are you confused about what it means to be codependent? Do you ever wonder what codependency looks like in practice? If you’re nodding your head yes, that’s understandable. In my experience, there is often confusion around the topic of codependency, with a ton of misconceptions and a plethora of myths clouding up what it looks like in real life. In…
 
Today I’m sharing an interview with Gabrielle Stone. She’s an actress, podcaster, director, and best-selling author of two books: Eat, Pray, FML, and her newest book, The Ridiculous Misadventures of a Single Girl. We have a long conversation about love, loss, and self-love, and Gabrielle shares the compelling story of how she moved on from being ch…
 
Do you give ‘till it hurts in your relationships? Do you feel responsible for other people’s feelings, problems, and situations? I can’t tell you how many comments and emails I get asking me: “How can I tell if I’m codependent?” and “What’s the difference between being caring and codependency?” Raising your awareness of these 8 codependency warning…
 
I’m so excited for you to tune into this juicy chat I had with my girlfriend Africa Brooke. She’s a globally recognized coach, consultant, thinker, and writer who specializes in helping people overcome self-censorship and other forms of self-sabotage. I met her through a virtual event on empowerment. She was the speaker right after me, and I was bl…
 
Do you have trouble asking for help? Do you find yourself saying, “It’s just so much easier if I do it myself?” Trust me, you are not alone. In today’s episode, I’ll be sharing how I learned to do less, produce more and ask for help, and I’ll teach you how to do the same. Learn more about today's episode at terricole.com/345…
 
Today I’m interviewing my super smart friend Jayson Gaddis who just released a brand new book called Getting to Zero: How to Work Through Conflict in Your High Stakes Relationships. If you are a conflict avoider, you sometimes passive-aggressively communicate your displeasure rather than having a conversation about it, or you just don’t know how to…
 
How do you handle ruptures and communication breakdowns in your relationship? Do you avoid talking directly about the blow-ups and conflicts that you have? Do you ever pretend that they haven’t happened or act extra nice to avoid talking about them? I am going to help you understand what is and isn’t normal when you fight in a healthy relationship …
 
I have a really exciting interview for you today with my friend Rachel DeAlto, who has a brand new book out called Relatable: How to Connect With Anyone, Anywhere, Even if it Scares You. We talk about social anxiety, how the lockdown has impacted our ability to be confidently social, and what to do with the existential loneliness the last two years…
 
Do you ever feel responsible for the feelings of others? Do you overgive and overfunction? Do you suffer from chronic indecision? If any of those things resonate, today’s episode is for you. I am going to share with you five signs that your emotional boundaries need help. Visit terricole.com/341 for more about today's episode.…
 
Today I’m talking to Jonathan Fields, a friend who I’ve known for many years, about his new book, Sparked: Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work that Makes You Come Alive. I think the book is perfect for the current era, when so many people are reconsidering the kind of work that fills their days. Jonathan shares a summary of ten "sparketypes" that…
 
Are you a giver? Do you find that you are usually on the giving end of things in relationships? If you’re a giver, do you attract takers? In today’s podcast, I explain what can be particularly dangerous about a relationship between a codependent and a narcissist and give you the tools to avoid becoming entangled in one. Read more about today's epis…
 
Today I am chatting with my friend Cassandra Bodzak about her brand new book “Manifesting Through Meditation: 100 Guided Practices to Harness the Power of Your Thoughts and Create the Life You Want.” She talks about how you can lay down the foundation for attracting what you want in your life and manifest the life of your dreams — all from a perspe…
 
How often do you say to yourself, “I guess that’s just the way it is,” even when you wish that things were different? In this episode, I’m inviting you to question the status quo, helping you to identify whether you’re a rule follower or a rule breaker, and giving you ideas to help you create a better life outside of the box that someone else desig…
 
We all want to see ourselves as good people, but everybody has the capacity to hurt others when we don’t understand them. Today I’m chatting with with nonbinary author, actor, and activist Jeffrey Marsh about how you can celebrate those with diverse identities even before you know all the rules, how to be an ally without being perfect, and some pra…
 
Does the thought of drawing boundaries make you nervous? Do you want to avoid it? Is it one of those things you know you should do but think to yourself, “I don’t want to deal with it”? In this episode of The Terri Cole Show, I will walk you through the rollercoaster of emotions you can expect to feel when you set boundaries and some strategies to …
 
Today I’m sharing a super insightful jam with my girlfriend Cathy Heller. We chat about how you can tap into your passion and pivot from what you’re doing now into what you really want to do, hear the inspiration behind Cathy’s podcast “Don’t Keep Your Day Job,” and express the importance of making time for the things that make you light up with ha…
 
How do you feel when other people tell you “no”? Even if you are a good at setting your own boundaries, it’s natural to feel defensive or afraid when others do the same because accepting others’ boundaries is a different set of skills to learn. In today’s episode, I teach you some steps to be as graceful and gracious in accepting the boundaries of …
 
Lots of us are feeling overwhelmed by the process of returning to work -- Especially empaths and introverts, who use even more energy when they are around other people. In this episode, I explain how the shared traumatic experience of the pandemic can also be an opportunity to shape our new normal as we go back to work and other social spaces in pe…
 
Today I’m sharing a conversation with Andrea Owen, the author of “How to stop feeling like shit,” “52 ways to live a kickass life,” and her new book, “Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength.” She tells us who should read her newest book, how to replace assumptions with superior internal stories, and shares a memory about a turning p…
 
Have you ever noticed that even the way somebody walks into a room tells you all a lot about them before they even say one word? Whether we want to or not, we convey a lot of information through our body language. In this episode, I’m teaching you how to make sure your body language is supporting the boundaries you want, not sabotaging them. Learn …
 
Today I’m sharing a conversation with Tanya Dyer, Esq, a relationship coach, divorce lawyer, author, and alpha woman. We dive deep into relationships, marriage, self-healing and Tanya’s origin story. She gives us steps that we can take to heal relationships that are unbalanced by taking care of ourselves first. Learn more about today's episode at t…
 
If you grew up with a narcissistic parental impactor, you’ve likely experienced some behaviors that would seem totally crazy or even unbelievable to other people. Your needs were unmet when you were a child. You felt invisible. In this episode of the Terri Cole Show, I help you identify the signs of narcissistic parents and explain some strategies …
 
Do you ever think that somehow, something was wrong with your relationship with you and your mother? In today's episode of The Terri Cole Show, I help you understand whether you have a mother wound that needs your attention. I’m defining mother wounds, their causes, how they could be showing up in your life, and the benefits of healing from them. L…
 
In today's episode of The Terri Cole Show, I talk with writer, survivor, and inner child work advocate Nate Postlethwait about his experiences overcoming trauma and building community to help others heal as well. "I want to share the things that have been most beneficial for me as a survivor, not an expert." — Nate Postlethwait Learn more about thi…
 
In this episode, I’m breaking down the difference between silent agreements and clean agreements so you can avoid the pain and frustration of making assumptions or suffering quietly and shift towards healthier, more direct communication in your relationships. "Establishing clean agreements sets up everyone in your life to succeed. - Terri Cole" Lea…
 
In today’s episode with Robert Mack, we address: what happiness is and isn’t, how we can increase our happiness, the power of living a peacefully alive and present life, plus so much more! "Happiness isn’t what you do, who you surround yourself with, or what you think, but it is what you are." - Robert Mack Learn more about this episode at terricol…
 
In this episode of the Terri Cole Show, I am opening up a dialogue about projection and helping you get to the root of what it is and how it may be affecting you, your life, and relationships because awareness + new actions = transformation and informed decisions! The more well-versed you become in understanding the most common psychological defens…
 
In today’s episode I am speaking with the brilliant, Ross Rosenberg. We target the topics of codependency, narcissism, and of course, self love. "People often find themselves in a codependent situation- whether it be personal, professional, or relational- because they lack self love." - Ross Rosenberg Learn more about this episode at terricole.com/…
 
In today’s episode, I’m breaking down the differences between over, under, and optional functioning. As well as, outlining the characteristics of high functioning codependency, and giving you some steps to have better boundaries and self care! “At its core, codependent behavior is a covert or overt bid for control.” - Terri Cole Learn more about th…
 
In today’s episode, Dr. Avanti shares her story of her path to Ayurveda, further explaining what the practice is centered around, how to find balance and optimize your health, and most importantly, her new book The Health Catalyst. "You can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling." - Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh Learn more about this episode at te…
 
In this episode of the Terri Cole Show, I’m getting to the root of boundary- setting anxiety and talking about ways you can overcome feelings of discomfort so you can become better at boundary setting! "When you’re abandoning yourself, you’re not really helping the people in your life." - Terri Cole Learn more about this episode at terricole.com/31…
 
In today's episode, I am speaking with a new pal, Gina DeVee, author of The Audacity to be Queen 👑 about how to treat yourself like the queen that you are, among other juicy topics. "Your value as a queen is not from these artificial things outside of you but it is about the connection within." - Gina DeVee Learn more about this episode at terricol…
 
Would you like to be confident as F*ck? (So to speak ;) Well, in today’s episode that is exactly what we are addressing - what being confident as F is all about, and who better to speak on this than coach, podcast host and author of Confident as F*ck: How to Ditch Bad Vibes, Clean Up Your Past, and Cultivate Confidence in Order to Make Your Dreams …
 
Have you ever been in an argument with someone and before the end of the argument, even though they have done something quite egregious, you find yourself apologizing? In today's episode, we're talking about emotional manipulation because it's real people! Emotional manipulation is a calculated effort to control you. Expressing your needs, desires,…
 
In today’s episode, we are discussing author Nina Restieri's journey as a mother of four over the past fifteen years, jump-starting her own business empire, and learning to stay true to herself and her needs. It was very important to me that Overcoming The Mom-Life Crisis reflected my truth. I wanted it to be truthful, because authenticity is the o…
 
When you begin dating someone, are you unsure if and when you should call or text the person? Is it hard for you to tell someone what your preferences are? Do you struggle to know how much to reveal about yourself and how soon when you’re seeing someone new? Luckily, in today's episode, I'm talking about Boundaries and Dating! “How we review our ro…
 
In today’s episode, I am super excited to announce that I’m hanging out with the brilliant Pilar Gerasimo! Pilar is an award winning health journalist and the author of The Healthy Deviant: A Rule Breaker's Guide to Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World. "If you choose to be a healthy, happy person in a context of a world where most people are not, y…
 
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