Episode 141

Published on:

8th Dec 2022

The Medication of Normal Human Experiences

In this episode, I interview Angela Peacock, a woman who served in Iraq with the US Army and experienced multiple traumas there. She was sent to medical professionals, both military and civilian, and at one point, was on 18 different psychotropic medications. She began to wonder, "If I'm on all this medicine, why don't I feel good?" She realized her post-traumatic stress was a normal human response to the events in her life and didn't need to be medicated. She got help and began the excruciating process of tapering off her medication which took a total of 20 years from her diagnosis to being off all medication. During that time, she earned her MSW degree and currently works as a coach helping people come off their psychotropic medication safely without horrific withdrawal effects. Her journey is documented in the film, Medicating Normal. Listen to her story; it's a story of a real hero. To reach Angela professionally, visit her website at angiepeacock.com. To follow her healing journey and her van life on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram under the handle @beinghumanrv where as a human, she is experiencing everything on her way to living the best life anyone has ever lived. Go, Angie! You surely deserve it. 

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Life = Choices; Choices = Life
Making better choices for a better life
Life = Choices; Choices = Life is about learning to replace external control psychology with radical responsibility and appreciation so you can make better choices to create the life you want to have. Kim Olver is a leading expert in Choice Theory™ psychology and will share what she has gleaned from the legendary work of Dr. William Glasser, as well as sharing her unique perspective based on over 30 years of study and research.

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Kim Olver

Kim Olver's mission is to help people make better choices for a better life. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor and a board certified coach. She is a world renowned expert in Choice Theory™ , a highly sought after international speaker and an award-winning author. Her books include: Leveraging Diversity at Work with Sylvester Baugh (2006), Secrets of Happy Couples (2010), Choosing Me Now (2019) and A Choice Theory Guide to Relationships (2019). Kim is currently working on the forthcoming books, The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Radical Responsibility and Appreciation. Kim is the author of The Relationship Center blog; creator of Empowerment Parenting, a 25-hour parenting curriculum for court-mandated parents; and owner of Academy of Choice, a BCC (Board Certified Coach) Coaching Program. Kim worked five years as a counselor for schizophrenics in a community-based residential program, 17 years holding various positions with a specialized foster care agency, was Executive Director of Glasser Institute for Choice Theory for nine years and the Executive Director for William Glasser International for eight; and began her own company, Coaching for Excellence, in 2005. She is a model of what she teaches about taking responsibility for the things she can influence and control and finding appreciation for those things she can't. Kim believes radical responsibility and appreciation are the keys to a happy, peaceful, satisfying life.