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Tracey O’Connell

Tracey O’Connell, MD is a self-described “recovering physician” who has expanded her career in radiology to being an educator, speaker, and coach, fostering positive self-worth and sustainable well-being with teens, physicians, and LGBTQ+.

She is a certified facilitator of expressive writing and Brené Brown’s shame resilience programs. Her change of direction came after many years of feeling “not enough” as a person, a physician, a parent, or partner. She kept herself together by endlessly exploring any and all possible pathways to feeling better. On that journey, she made many powerful discoveries about herself and the world, gaining wisdom that allowed her to heal herself. Learning how we actually feel, how we’d like to feel, how we don’t want to feel, and how others feel, significantly helps sustain our well-being. Essentially, helping people FEEL better helps them feel BETTER.

She believes we can all access more joy in life by strengthening the connections we have with ourselves and with others. You can learn more about her and her work at her website. She can also be found on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook or her YouTube Channel.

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