One Broken Mom

One Broken Mom

Ameé is not Mother of The Year. Nor is she is a parenting expert with degrees in child psychology. Ameé, in fact, failed at being a mother. <p>Her path to parenthood started with genuine intention and optimism. But unable to understand and manage her inner battles, her marriage ended and she left her husband of ten years as the custodial parent of their two small children. <p>For nearly seven years, Ameé was the "Weekend Mom" until circumstances changed and a wiser, willing Ameé was reunited with her kids and became a full-time single parent. At this point, she knew failure was no longer an option. <p>Today, shouldered by the deeper understanding of childhood experiences and their influence on brain development, Ameé seeks to continue to help herself heal & understand her former limitations as a parent. <p>Amee is now an advocate for other parents who are struggling with their own childhood neglect, abuse and other traumatic experiences. But, by sharing her personal story, she ho... Show More

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On this episode, Ameé speaks with Jen Proctor, the founder and CEO of Cultivated Entertainment, a highly successful talent booking agency out of LA and New York, about losing her mother to suicide when Jen was only 13 years old.  

Now, where the loss of a parent can be the kind of trauma that devastates you for life, for Jen it was that tragedy that instilled an inner compass for which she would make balance, wellness and ... Read more

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In this episode, Ameé chat's with Dr. Jason J. Washburn, the Director of Graduate Studies for the Clinical Psychology MA and PhD Programs at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Jason Washburn's clinical interests include mental health treatment and evaluation of children and... Read more

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Ameé has discussed the topic of suicide many times on this show because it obviously goes hand-in-hand with childhood trauma and adversities. In fact, according to the CDC, only 46% of people who die by suicide have a mental health diagnosis, leaving the remaining 54% with an unknown condition. But known risks factors for suicide include a history of trauma or... Read more

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Today’s guest is Carmela Ramaglia, an author, speaker, and coach. At seventeen, she was hospitalized for anorexia weighing only 80 pounds. By twenty-five, she’d been in treatment 4 more times. At thirty, she was 200 pounds and suicidal, facing a choice to make: not live or live another way.

Now body shame and what’s the best approach carries a lot of emotion with it. A lot of it. Bodies are not private battles - they ... Read more

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In this episode, Ameé speaks with Ross Rosenberg. He is the owner Owner of Clinical Care Consultants in Chicago and Self-Love Recovery Institute as well as a psychotherapist, trainer, and author who specializes in Codependency, Narcissism, Trauma & Sex Addiction.

He is the author of The Human Magnet Syndrome: The Codependent Narcissist Trap which provides answers to... Read more

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Ameé has back on the show one of the One Broken Mom listeners' favorites, Lindsay Gibson. Lindsay is the author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How... Read more

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August 10, 2019 58 min

In the wake of recent mass shootings, Ameé had an opportunity to speak with Nick Hoffman, the Director of Development with the Avielle Foundation.

The Mission of the Avielle Foundation is to prevent violence and build compassion through neuroscience research, community engagement, and education. And it was founded after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 by two parents who lost their only child that da... Read more

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On this week’s episode, Ameé talks with renowned couples expert and author, Dr. Stan Tatkin.  Stan Tatkin, is a clinician, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, where he has specialized for the last 20 years in working with couples and individuals who wish to be in relationships. And he is the author of many books on the topic of relationship... Read more

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Research has confirmed that suicide rates and suicidal ideation among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth are significantly higher than among the general population. And sadly, LGBT adolescents also have the highest rate of suicide attempts, which the research believes is due to the bullying related to homophobia as well as rejection by families and parents. 

The topic of gender non-conforming and tra... Read more

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Many of you are here to listen to One Broken Mom because you identify with the fact that you may have a complicated childhood and family of origin history. And what you are presently addressing in your life can be just your own healing and self-development or it can be in combination with parenting you own children if you have them. 

Some of us in life, despite the challenges or adversities we’ve experienced, are able to m... Read more

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July 13, 2019 64 min

Jenn Taylor is a motivational speaker, parenting coach, author, and podcaster. who lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband and 18 children.  That is not a typo. Eighteen children

Jenn has gone through a period of infertility and then seven pregnancies, a miscarriage that nearly killed her, and has 12 years of foster parenting under her belt. She's been divorced, a single mom and experienced life with a blended fami... Read more

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Today's episode features Kelly Lynch, a domestic violence survivor. After being trapped in her home at knife-point for two and a half hours by her husband, Kelly was able to remove herself from an abusive marriage and start over with an 18-month-old child. But Kelly is also therapist with practice out in Connecticut called Turning Point Wellness who recognized that her own story and experiences as well as being a mental heal... Read more

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This episode is a continuation of the topic narcissistic relationships due to many people writing to Ameé  – men and women – expressing their frustrations at repeating the patterns of falling into bed (literally and figuratively) with the same type of person over and over again. 

So, for those of you still falling off the wagon and finding themselves attracted to another charismatic, over-the-top flattering personality, Am... Read more

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Kate Stone Lombardi has been a journalist for more than 25 years. She was a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and for seven years wrote a popular regional column that focused on family issues. Her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Ladies Home Journal, Parenting Magazine including a recent article p... Read more

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This week's episode comes from a listener suggestion who emailed Ameé and said "Can you please interview Anna Runkle? Her Crappy Childhood Fairy course changed my life!" Anna Runkle is a coach and writer who recovered from her own Childhood PTSD and teachers others to heal the brain dysregulation that so often flows from early trauma and change self-defeating behaviors common to people with Childhood PTSD.For anyone who's list... Read more

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Dr. Freeman is a clinical neuropsychologist based out of Florida. She works with patients diagnosed with many types of neurological conditions including dementia and Alzheimer's. She also writes for Psychology Today, Huffington Post, and Aftermath Surviving Psychopathy. Amee was originally introduced to her and her work because of an article Rhonda had written called 6 Obstacles to a Relationship With a Psychopath that Amee's thera... Read more

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The statistics are grim and appalling - women are clearly disadvantaged when it comes to wealth and money. So, the current thinking is that if more women are taught "financial literacy", this can change it. However, the statistics include all women - high school educated to business owners and while some financial literacy is definitely valuable, the root causes of this disparity are not being truly addressed. In this episode, Amee... Read more

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For parents with teens, tweens or kids that will be at some point, this episode is a great one to listen to. Ameé speaks with a favorite repeat guest, Jax Anderson - a Wisconsin-based family therapist that specializes in teenagers. Together, they have a frank (meaning adult words) and super helpful conversation about how to parent teenagers when they are acting their worst.As Ameé mentions in the episode, it's always really easy to... Read more

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Suzy is a parenting coach as well as a community outreach specialist. After a traumatic experience with her own son years ago, she recognized a need for better understanding how to prepare for the residual effects of the stored trauma and to inform others about it. Following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, she became active in Newtown’s recovery efforts working as Community Outreach Director for a local non-pr... Read more

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May 12, 2019 32 min

For the first time, Amee gets even more personal and shares a few of the details of her life with her own mother, including the "night that broke" her. She also details how she planned on using the time between seasons to talk with her mother about her work and her recovery but a life-changing event between seasons changed everything. 

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