One Broken Mom

One Broken Mom

People around the world have begun to tune in on Sunday mornings to get their fix of Ameé Quiriconi's "punk rock meets mental health and parenting."One Broken Mom is an adult show and may contain adult language. The topics weave in and out of the world of childhood traumas & adversities, neuroscience and psychology as well as parenting, relationships, and self-improvement. Ameé has been able to speak with best-selling self-help authors like Dr. Jonice Webb, author of "Running on Empty: Overcoming Your Childhood Emotional Neglect" as well as Dr. Lindsay Gibson, author of "Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents," just to name a few. Her interview-based show are direct and honest conversations with leading therapists, researchers, and advocates in the areas of trauma, narcissistic abuse, relationships, suicide prevention, parenting, and co-dependency.The topics are serious but Ameé brings an entertaining balance of candor, boldness, empathy and even a sense of humor to each interview. From Gen X to Millennials, men and women, parents or not, people are listening, learning, loving, and sharing One Broken Mom.

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November 22, 2020 50 min

In this episode, Ameé speaks with Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant, a top expert in how ADHD affects relationships, and an award-winning author.  She is the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage, which was awarded "Best Psychological Book of 2010" by ForeWord Reviews.  Her latest book, The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD, with Nancie Kohlenberger won three book awards, including best psychology book of 2014.

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On this episode, Ameé has an amazing guest on the show. Dr. Carol Tavris's work as a writer, teacher, and lecturer has been devoted to educating the public about psychological science. Her book with Elliot Aronson, "Mistakes Were Made (But Not by ME): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts" (revised edition, 2015, and most recently updated in 2020 with a new chapter--"Dissonance, Democracy, ...

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Ameé has been an advocate for raising awareness about domestic violence, in part due to her personal experience with financial and emotional abuse.  While it seems help is just a phone call away for people in a domestic violence situation but there is also uncertainty of what happens when you do ask for help from strangers. And as we know from human behavior, we tend to chose the devil we know over the one we don’t. And so when we ...

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In this episode, Ameé speaks with returning guest, Philadelphia based therapist Elizabeth Earnshaw.

Liz has her own practice called A Better Life Therapy and specializes in working with couples around a variety of topics such as relationship issues, infidelity, divorce, intimacy and sexual issues, premarital counseling, and breakups. 

Ameé reached out to her to talk about people-pleasing. Having had some personal and professional exp...

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Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice decided to drop the appeal on a 2018 Detroit ruling that overturned the federal ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  

For girls at risk of FGM, this federal ruling has put them in great jeopardy because it sent a signal to supporters of FGM that the practice is allowed, and the violence against girls, mostly around 7-8 years old in age continues. Therefore, it’s up to the states to outlaw...

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On this episode, Ameé speaks with Emily Stroia. Emily is a personal mentor for women, meditation teacher, author and speaker. When Ameé first had a chance to speak with Emily, she said something that actually made her skin tingle. And that was when Emily’s abusive father passed away a few months ago, Emily’s first thoughts were peace, not sadness. 

This is not uncommon but yet people don’t feel safe sharing that or even understandin...

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September 27, 2020 56 min

Suicide is a national problem in the United States. Well over 40,000 people die by suicide every year, including adults and children. In those numbers are over 6,000 military veterans, most of them male. When the rates are adjusting for population differences in age and sex, in 2017, veterans died by suicide 1.5 times more than non-veterans.  

This week Ameé speaks with Army vet Jonah Maddox, who has been outspoken about his own str...

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This week, Ameé speaks with motivational speaker, suicide prevention advocate and pediatrician  Dr. Uchenna Umeh. Known as “Dr. Lulu” to her pediatric patients, she is also the author of How to Teach Your Children About Racism: A Letter From A Black Mother to White Parent and added “TEDx Speaker” to her impressive list of accomplishments. In this episode, she tells Ameé why she quit her regular practice to become a full-time teen s...

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On this episode, Ameé speaks with Michelle Anhang, a coach and suicide survivor, and hears her story of grief and healing after the death of her husband by suicide. Unlike some of the other survivor stories told on One Broken Mom, Michelle shares with everyone the decision to keep the truth behind her husband’s death a secret from everyone, including her children, for over ten years and the toll it ultimately took on her. 

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September 5, 2020 66 min

Ameé welcomes to the show Richa Badami. Richa is a healer, author and survivor of father-daughter sexual abuse. Born and raised in India, Richa shares her reasons for why it would take her years to get treatment and overcome the damage from her abuse due in large part to cultural taboos within her community. She has detailed this journey in her memoir, “Coming Home to the Heart” and for the first time since she’s published her book...

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Today’s guest was introduced to Ameé originally through an old high school friend who ran across her products while shopping in New Orleans. At that time, Ameé was wrapping up Season 2 and put the idea in her back pocket for Season 3. 

Well then a funny thing happened – Ameé and her guest, who happen to live and do business in the same small Washington town, both end up on a Zoom call discussing an open letter and call to action in ...

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To celebrate One Broken Mom's 100th episode, Ameé brings a special guest and the number one favorite for listeners back to celebrate the occasion.

Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice who specializes in individual psychotherapy with adult children of emotionally immature parents. She is author of "Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents" and the follow up, "Recovering from Em...

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In this episode, Ameé speaks with persuasion scientist and author, Dr. Christophe Morin. Christophe is the co-author of the book The Persuasion Code and CEO at Sales Brain, the first of its kind "neuromarketing" agency that uses the science to help businesses achieve better results with their marketing and advertising. 

Ameé had an opportunity to meet Christophe in 2019 when she attended one of his 2-day workshops and invite...

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On this episode, Ameé speaks with Michael Anthony. Michael is an author, mentor, and advocate for adult survivors of child abuse, trauma, and CPTSD. Growing up as a biracial child with racist family members, abused by drug-addicted parents, and battling his own addictions, Michael found a way to turn his life around and now his not just a trauma survivor but a Trauma Warrior, on a mission to help others do the same. In 2019, he pub...

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On this week’s episode, Ameé speaks with resilience expert, TEDx speaker, and lecturer Dr. Ronda Beaman. Over her career, Ronda has been Professor of the Year at three universities, and her family was named America’s Most Creative Family by USA Today!

But here’s another fun fact: She has appeared on "Don't Forget the Lyrics" with Wayne Brady. And her crowning achieve was that she did not know the third verse of "Swee...

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Today’s episode comes from a listener to the show who wrote to Ameé ask if she had any resources for men who have been abused by their mothers. He then shared that he has been researching on his own and can’t find anything on the topic. During her research, Ameé found today’s guest, Dr. Joe Kort.  Joe is a Detroit area-based Psychotherapist, life coach, author, and podcaster who specializes in tackling the taboo as well as the norm...

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In the episode, Ameé speaks with return guest, Dr. Margaret Rutherford, a clinical Psychologist and the author of the book Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism That Masks Your Depression. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How Margaret began to link perfectionism with depression and not anxiety
  • The links between perfectionism and suicide
  • The definition of depression 
  • Is all perfectionism depression 
  • The dif...
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    In Part 2, Ameé continues her conversation with Craig Miller, an award-winner author, speaker and advocate for suicide awareness and prevention.  

    After self-publishing his memoir, This is How it Feels, in July of 2012, Craig joined The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention and began speaking out about his suicide attempt and his battles with mental health issues. Since then, he has shared his story with hundreds of people,...

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    Ameé speaks with Craig Miller, an award-winner author, speaker and advocate for suicide awareness and prevention.  

    After self-publishing his memoir, This is How it Feels, in July of 2012, Craig joined The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention and began speaking out about his suicide attempt and his battles with mental health issues. Since then, he has shared his story with hundreds of people, speaking at bookstores, charit...

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    Marriage vows are being tested worldwide as we are in the midst of a global pandemic that has forced billions of people to stay home. In addition, in the US, we are at 30 million people, unemployed and millions of children trying to school from home by parents emotionally unequipped to take on a burden while they themselves are trying to make sense of their own worlds, fears and concerns. 

    Right now – many people are seeing perhaps ...

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