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 27

Julie Lythcott-Haims – Moving Beyond Helicopter Parenting And Doing The Best For Your Kids
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Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. The book emerged from her decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen, where she was known for her fierce advocacy for young adults and received the university’s...

Episode 26

Nicolas Cole – On The Writer’s Life
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Nicolas Cole is a writer and columnist for Inc Magazine, and Top Writer on Quora. His work has been published in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and more. He is best known for writing true stories about self development.To find out more about Nicholas you can visit his website here: For...

Episode 26

Delaney Ruston – Talking Tech With Your Kids

Dr. Delaney Ruston discusses her new documentary film, Screenagers: Growing Up Digital and how parents can have a conversation with their kids about technology.  For more, click here.     Delaney Ruston is a filmmaker, Stanford trained physician and mother of two. Through her company, MyDoc Productions, Delaney...

Episode 25

Nicholas Lovell – Getting Ahead Of The Curve
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Nicholas Lovell discusses his book, The Curve, and how to find your audience and superfans by giving stuff away. For more, click here.     Nicholas Lovell is the author of The Curve (Portfolio Penguin, 2013), a book that helps businesses to make money in the digital age. He funded GAMESbrief, a website dedicated...

Episode 24

Dr. Raj Raghunathan – The Truth About Happiness
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Dr. Raj Raghunathan discusses the truth about happiness For more, click here.     Raj Raghunathan is Professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in exploring the impact that people’s judgments and decisions have on their happiness and fulfillment....

Episode 23

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson – On Embracing Your Darkness & Finding Your Power
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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson on Embracing Your Darkness & Finding Your Power. For more, click here.     Dr. Jordan B Peterson has been a dishwasher, gas jockey, bartender, short-order cook, beekeeper, oil derrick bit re-tipper, plywood mill labourer and railway line worker. He’s taught mythology to lawyers,...

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...

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