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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.

Feb 28, 2021

Episode Title: “Racial Chaos”

Intro: In this episode, Tracy talks with Kasey Louis, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private counseling practice in Olympia, Washington. They discuss the sensitive topic of race / racism, and specifically how it affects women of color in our world today. As a woman of color...


Feb 23, 2021

Episode Title: “The Chaos of Pet Loss”

Intro: In this episode of Calming the Chaos, Tracy responds to a listener’s request to do a video about the chaos that can happen when losing a beloved pet. Tracy tells her personal stories of pet loss and describes how she coped through all of the pet losses through over 25...


Feb 12, 2021

Episode Title: “The Chaos of COVID-19”

Intro: In this episode, Tracy is live on YouTube, talking with Sarah Lipton, Author, Public Speaker and Podcaster. Sarah talks about how she and her family have survived COVID-19 using a method of “leaning in.” Join Tracy as she and Sarah discuss how they have calmed their...


Dec 19, 2020

Episode Title: “We Learn Through Chaos”

Intro: In this episode, Tracy interviews Lisa Mustard, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Podcaster and Educator. Lisa talks about how she developed Podcourses, which provide Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) to Licensed Counselors that are convenient, enjoyable and...


Nov 29, 2020

Episode Title: “Chaotic Holiday Eating”

Intro: In this episode, Tracy interviews Stacy Schilter-Pisano, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist / Supervisor, and Site Manager at The Emily Program in Lacey, WA. Stacy and Tracy help listeners understand why some people struggle...