One Broken Mom Hosted by Ameé Quiriconi

One Broken Mom Hosted by Ameé Quiriconi

Welcome to One Broken Mom, created by business consultant, mother, and mental health advocate, Ameé Quiriconi after personal transformation spurred her on to create a revolution in how we talk about trauma and mental health. Ameé's "punk rock meets mental health and parenting" shows 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. Listeners learn to make changes in their personal and professional lives by gaining a greater understanding of themselves and the people around them.


October 31, 2021 48 mins

For some people, loving relationships seem impossible. Our culture has given us many lies about love and intimacy, like the idea that we should be able to find our soulmate or that true love is easy. Unfortunately, many of us also suffer from complex PTSD due to relational trauma and have not seen or been a part of a healthy, secure relationship. So, has your past trauma made you incapable of having a healthy relationship? What if ...

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Are you a boundary violator?

If we are not aware of our own boundaries and how we violate them, then it's very easy to be unaware that we're violating other people's boundaries. We may think that what we're doing is helpful or even beneficial for the person whose boundary has been violated but in reality, it can cause more harm than good. In this episode, Ameé talks with professional coach Audrey Holst ...

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In this episode, Ameé speaks with Michelle Morkert, a global gender scholar with a Ph.D. in women’s and gender studies and specializations in gender-based violence, militarism, girls' studies, and peace studies.  And if you have ever felt like your gender identity is not what society expects it to be, you’re not alone. Michelle has studied the ways that rigid gender norms can cause past and present trauma in our lives. She wan...

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Trigger Warning - If are a sexual abuse survivor, this episode may be very triggering.

Are you struggling with how to help your child cope with the abuse they’ve experienced? Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your child was the abuser and not the victim? Dawn Long, an advocate for parents of children who have suffered sexual abuse shares her story on this episode. She talks about her own history of childhood...

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This week, Ameé speaks with Dr. Tana M. Session, an award-winning international speaker, best-selling author, and Certified Executive-level Performance Strategist. Her core area of practice is in inclusion & diversity in the workplace and within the roots of that are these things are unconscious or implicit biases.  And so, she’s here to teach what these are, how to recognize them, and what we can do to change them or at least ...

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Are you struggling with money? Do you feel like your life is out of control when it comes to money?

In this episode, Ameé speaks with Barbara Huson, the leading authority on women, wealth, and power as well as the author of the book, Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to up Your Earnings and Change Your Life.   She’s a financial therapist and wealth coach who talks about the emotional aspects that prevent p...

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In this episode, Ameé speaks with mental health advocate turned entrepreneur, Johnny Crowder.

As a suicide/abuse survivor, Johnny spent his formative years searching for resources to help him cope with his mental health conditions, ranging from OCD and bipolar disorder to schizophrenia.

His firsthand experience with mental illness, university-level education in psychology, and contagious positivity combine to fashion a spirit of advo...

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In this interview, Ameé speaks with author and podcaster Kerri Hummingbird. Kerri is a Soul Guide and the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Second Wave: Transcending the Human Drama. She inspires people to lead their lives wide awake with authenticity, passion, and purpose that positively impacts others. Her latest published this year is called Love Is Fierce: Healing the Mother Wound.

In this episode, she shar...

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September 5, 2021 54 mins

Have you ever felt like your life is out of control?

Do you feel like you’re never good enough? Like everything in your life is just one big mess that needs to be fixed? If so, Audrey Holst can help. She’s the founder of Fortitude & Flow® Process and she works with groups and individuals to overcome perfectionism. And now she has a new book coming out called You’re Not Perfect — And Here’s How to Deal With That. It wil...

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Do you hate online dating?

You’re not alone. In fact, most people do. But what if there was a way to make it fun and even get better results than traditional dating? That’s where today's guest, Duana Welch comes in with her book “Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from 'I Wish' to 'I Do'” which helps people approach love scientifically so they can find the best possible partner for them. She also has ...

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Do you know what it feels like to be highly sensitive?

Highly sensitive people are often misunderstood. They feel things deeply and have a hard time tolerating loud noises, bright lights, or big crowds. But they also have an incredible ability to empathize with others and offer unique perspectives on the world around them. Lindsay Hindle is here today to talk about how she helps her clients understand their sensitivities a...

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August 7, 2021 45 mins

Ameé speaks with Erik Allen, an entrepreneur, and podcaster about his trauma healing journey through his Christian faith

In this episode you will hear:

  • Erik’s background with witnessing domestic violence and parental neglect growing up
  • How being introduced to a Christian college event changed his life
  • How shame kept him from sharing his story until he was 39
  • The role of God, church, and spirituality in his healing journey
  • Erik’s defi...
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Women are disproportionately impacted by divorce when it comes to financial settlements. Many women end up in poverty following a divorce, especially mothers.  Ameé speaks with a certified financial advisor and consultant, Rhonda Noordyk, to discusses the impact divorce has on women's finances and how to make better financial decisions when it comes to divorce.

Rhonda's organization, The Women's Financial We...

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Have you ever had a week where everything went wrong? It might have been an awful day or even just one challenging situation. But then the next day, something else happened to knock you down, and before you know it, your whole week has gone by in a spiral of sadness and hopelessness. You feel like nothing is going right for you--like life is out to get you. This may sound familiar to many people who are trying to balance work with ...

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July 17, 2021 50 mins

Do you have difficulty standing up for yourself? If so, this episode of One Broken Mom will be a breath of fresh air. Ameé speaks with Lara Currie, corporate trainer and high-conflict communication expert, about some of the reasons why it can be difficult to feel confident in your own voice. She then offers ways to overcome these obstacles and communicate more confidently in both work and personal situations. You'll learn how ...

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July 10, 2021 61 mins

Ever felt like you are too scared to do something? Or have you ever found yourself unable to enjoy success or good luck because you are expecting the other shoe to drop? You are experiencing a normal reaction to pushing yourself past your normal limits. And if you have experienced or grown up with trauma, or emotionally neglectful and immature parents, it's likely you have even fears of dying or a foreshortened future. 

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Did you know that suicide rates are higher in some industries than other?  In this episode, Ameé speaks with therapist and author, Dr. Margaret Rutherford about careers with a high suicide risk rate and how trauma-informed leadership can help reduce these numbers.

In the episode, you will hear:

  • Which industries have the highest rates of suicide amongst their employees
  • The role stigmas around mental health and mental heal...
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June 27, 2021 62 mins

Melissa Orlov, a marriage consultant, a top expert in how ADHD affects relationships, and an award-winning author, returns to speak with Ameé about how trust can be lost and regained in relationships where a partner has ADHD . 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  • How trust can affect friendships
  • The "trust metric" and how it is applied to repairing trust between partners
  • Why punishments won't work in correcti...
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How many of you out there have ever had to deal with a co-worker or boss who has said things to you that have made you doubt yourself and wonder if you’re not going a little crazy because they are pretty convinced that the “real world” is very different from the one you are seeing or experiencing. For example, are they charming with everyone else, but controlling and demeaning towards you? Or do you have a co-worker constantly taki...

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In this episode, Ameé speaks with fellow podcaster and mental health advocate, Gillian Tietz. Gill is a recovering alcoholic who uses her scientific background to connect neuroscience, psychology, and her personal experience getting sober. 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  • Alcohol-focused work cultures
  • How her alcohol use contributed her developing suicidal thoughts
  • How she went from an eating disorder to alcoholism
  • The genetic comp...
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