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4 fundamental qualities to survive through toxic love with Special Guest Tracy May, founder of Fiercely Empowered Inc.

Real Talk Real Women with special guest Tracy May, founder of Fiercely Empowered Inc.

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The Real Talk Real Women - Breaking The Silence Around Abuse podcast/videocast/show aims to break the silence surrounding abusive and toxic relationships and to inspire victim hiding in plain sight to recognize the abuse and put the right words on it and to break free. Our guests are strong and powerful women who have prevailed over their toxic or abusive relationships and are now helping others on their healing and transformation journey toward the best version of themselves. Gemma Serenity is an award-winning entrepreneur educated at MIT, NYU Mindfulness, and IMD business school ranked #1 for the 12th year in a row by Financial Times in executive education, in the fields of leadership, negotiation, and personal development with 25 years of experience helping others find their voice and step into the energy of success. She continues her studies at Kellogg Northwestern University in business and professional sales. After victoriously overcoming 15 years of domestic violence, she now uses her voice, writing, consulting, and online courses, to share her insights on shifting your mindset, focusing on self-confidence, self-love, self-confidence, as well as money, relationships, time, and is an advocate against domestic abuse.
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About Tracy

Tracy May is a Love and Relationship Coach who specializes in Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma. A foremost expert in toxic love recovery, she overcame adversity in a childhood full of trauma and abuse at the hands of her alcoholic mother and abusive, alcoholic stepfather while her biological father abandoned her at 3 years of age. She has been in the trenches of 3 abusive relationships as an adult. During her last relationship which lasted over 20 years, she started her healing journey 3 years before the end, broke up with him, and continued on her own, with a support system that helped her during these dark times.


In addition to Tracy’s life experiences, she uses her certifications as a Certified Inner Bonding Facilitator, a Peace Process Coach, and a Core 100 Coach to help women all over the world finally have the relationship and life they dream of. She is a Success125 Most Impactful Leader Nominee in 2022, a #1 international best-selling author, and an Executive Contributor to Brainz Magazine.

She empowers women who feel broken, desperate, and hopeless in their toxic relationships to feel lovable, inspired, and confident and to go from barely surviving to thriving to designing the life they dream of. She inspires women to re-discover their true worth and to break free from the chains of toxic love, to stop accepting breadcrumbs of love so they can feel free to be themselves and have the relationship they’ve always craved.

She helps women rise from the ashes of toxic love every day to have joyful relationships full of true love through one-on-one and group Toxic Love Recovery coaching programs. Coaching changed her life forever, and she knows it can change yours, too.

When Tracy isn’t coaching you can find her soaking up the sun at home or on a beach getaway, horseback riding, golfing, and relishing time with her 2 children, 5 grandkids, and a great-granddaughter.

Tracy fiercely believes in you and her loving, warm, and compassionate nature shines through while she supports you in conquering the entanglement of abuse.

Connect with Tracy


Be sure to check out her website, join her Facebook Group and sign up for your complimentary “Heal Your Heart Breakthrough Session” so you can uncover your next steps to come out of the fog and stop dancing with dysfunction.

15 Ways to go from Barely Surviving to Thriving and heal your mind, body, and soul from Narcissistic Abuse Guide https://fiercelyempowered.com/self-care

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fiercelyempowered/ and https://www.instagram.com/break_free_from_toxic_love

YouTube Video recording of her episode

1. Commitment to yourself

I am committed to me over the convenience to stay the same

2. Focus on yourself and your self-care

  1. meditate,

  2. journal,

  3. affirm,

  4. visualize,

  5. have fun,

  6. give yourself time to grieve the relationship and the dream of the relationship,

  7. exercise,

  8. eat right for yourself,

  9. feel your feelings, positive and negative, happy and sad,

  10. stay hydrated,

  11. go out for ice cream

  12. ride a bike,

  13. read a book for self-help and also for fun,

  14. listen to music that you love,

  15. celebrate your small wins,

  16. volunteer.

  17. List 3 things you’re grateful for every day when you wake up.

  18. List 3 things you have accomplished every day at the end of the day.

3. Boundaries

  1. Block the person you left, everywhere;

  2. Block mutual friends,

  3. Block his/her family even though you may be close to them

  4. Blocking them will give you the space to heal.

  5. Protect yourself and create peace.

  6. Think of 2 or 3 boundaries that you are willing to set.

  7. Think of 2 or 3 people you need to set boundaries with.

Boundaries are an active act of love for yourself and for the other people.

4. Have values

What are you willing to tolerate and not tolerate anymore?
List 2 or 3 values that are deal-breakers

Bonus 5. Set your support system

We are the product of the 5 people we hang out with the most.

Choose your support system with healthy friends and family.