Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota

DrMarciaSirotaPortraitRuthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota is a series that will uplift you and empower you to be your best self and live your best life.

The philosophy of Ruthless Compassion offers clarity, courage and loving-kindness, making it easier for you to pursue your dreams. Ruthless Compassion helps you to face yourself, other people and the world with honesty and empathy, so that your choices are always reality-based, heart-felt, and moving you in the right direction.

In this podcast series, we’ll interview authors and experts from a wide variety of fields, engaging in edgy, entertaining and inspiring discussions filled with personal anecdotes, wisdom gained from experience and compelling calls to action. We’ll explore topics such as “being a warrior,” letting go of people-pleasing, healing your body and your heart, overcoming obstacles to success, being more deeply connected to others, bouncing back from adversity and finding your path to happiness. We’ll offer concrete tips and strategies to help you positively transform your life.

Episode 22

Emily Esfahani Smith on Living with Meaning

Emily Esfahani Smith is interviewed about how to live with meaning. For more, click here.     Emily Esfahani Smith writes about culture, relationships, and psychology for the Atlantic, New Criterion, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Daily Beast, and other publications. A native of Zurich, she...

Episode 21

LaRae Quy discusses how to develop mental toughness without becoming hardened

LaRae Quy discusses how to develop mental toughness without becoming hardened. For more, click here.       LaRae Quy was an undercover and counterintelligence FBI agent for 24 years. She exposed foreign spies and recruited them to work for the U.S. Government. As an FBI agent, she developed the mental...

Episode 20

Megan Bruneau – When I am friendly, it doesn’t mean I am making a pass at you
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Megan Bruneau discusses when being friendly doesn't have to misunderstood for something more. For more, click here.                   Megan Bruneau, M.A. RCC is a mental health therapist, wellness coach, writer, and host of The Failure Factor podcast....

Episode 19

Laurel Raymond – The likeability factor

Laurel Raymond discusses the likeability factor. Why are powerful women perceived as unlikeable? For more, click here.               Laurel Raymond is a reporter for, a digital news site based in Washington DC, where she recently covered the 2016...

Episode 18

Holly Bertone – Breast cancer survivor and founder of Pink Fortitude

Holly Bertone discusses being a breast cancer survivor and is the founder of Pink Fortitude For more, click here.     Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP, is an author, blogger, healthy living advocate, and breast cancer and Hashimoto’s survivor. She is the President and CEO of Pink Fortitude, LLC. Holly is a Certified...

Episode 17

Amie Valpone – Overcoming illness with an anti-inflammatory diet

Amie Valpone discusses overcoming illness with an anti-inflammatory diet. For more, click here.     Cheryl Costello is the force behind,, and the soon launching but is far more than the one who finds hearts in our communities,...

Episode 16

Dr. Maryska Taylor – Letting go of people pleasing and finding self-love and healing

Dr. Maryska Taylor discusses healing the whole person with love. For more, click here.     Dr. Maryska Taylor, ND is a highly sought after Naturopathic Doctor in Toronto, whose mission it is to help women emerge into their authentic selves, love themselves and heal themselves so they can do what they are meant...

Episode 15

Jon Westenberg – Embracing your creative weirdo
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Jon Westenberg talks about unleashing your inner creative weirdo. For more, click here.     Jon Westenberg has built a career as one of the leading bloggers on creativity. He guides hundreds of thousands of writers, founders and artists through building businesses, becoming freelances and embracing their creative...

Episode 14

Deb Crowe – Finding the ideal work/life balance

Work/Life balance expert Deb Crowe talks about how to create the perfect balance between personal and professional life. For more, click here. "Work Life Balance is not a trend, it's a lifestyle" - Deborah Crowe - As the CEO of a successful medical case management practice for 23 years, I recognized the growing need for further...

Episode 13

Cheryl Costello – The courage to be real

LGTBQ Activist and writer, Cheryl Costello discusses the challenges she has faced in life and how they have inspired to live with more love and to help others do the same. For more, click here.     Cheryl Costello is the force behind,,

Marcia's practice is currently full and she is not taking new patients. You are welcome to ask questions but she cannot give medical advice online.