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Calming the Chaos

Calming the Chaos is a podcast by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Tracy Kenela. She uses profound and often humorous stories from her own life to illustrate how chaos can show up, and how emotional it can be! Anxiety, depression, fear, worry, shame and overwhelm can be managed using a variety of simple tools, skills and techniques. Tracy uses her experience as a counselor and her own personal work to provide you with hope…as well as some simple coping techniques, support and encouragement... that will help you move toward a more peaceful and enjoyable life.

Dec 17, 2019

The traffic that happens when driving on the roads and highways is compared with the traffic that happens in our minds during times of chaos. The pace at which your thoughts travel, the time you spend thinking, and the difficulty of our thoughts often leads to unwanted behaviors. This episode will focus on how to best...


Dec 9, 2019

Title: Black Friday Blues

In this episode, we’ll be talking about The Chaos of the Holiday Season. An example of how Holiday Chaos can start…. on Thanksgiving, on Black Friday, and beyond that into Cyber Monday. How the energy changes during this time of year.

A couple of short stories about how I have experienced...


Nov 28, 2019

Title: ___Thanking your mind ___________________________

It just so happens that this episode is being released on Thanksgiving Day.

For some of us, Thanksgiving is a celebration, where we give thanks by eating food. It also can include spending time with friends and family, watching football, having fun, or maybe...


Nov 25, 2019

In this episode, I will introduce myself and give you an overview of what chaos is, the different ways it can appear in your life, and how…when it appears, some emotions can appear….such as stress, worry, anxiety, fear, anger….or even shame, sadness or depression.

I will then tell you a story from my own chaotic...