Episode 013: The Power of Emotions with Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy

Sep 6, 2023

Emotions play a much more significant role in our success than we would sometimes like to believe. Professional practitioners can be particularly egregious when acknowledging and handling their feelings. Instead, they place their noses to the grindstone and continue pushing ahead while stifling any negative emotions that may crop up.

In this episode of Private Practices in Maine, Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy will explain why stifling your emotions instead of dealing with them is the wrong approach. Allowing yourself to feel your feelings can propel you to success while giving you the gift of being fully present in your personal and professional lives. In her conversation with Michael, Tarryn offers tips for acknowledging your emotions, why professionals often struggle with their feelings and imposter syndrome, and how to take radical personal responsibility for your feelings.

Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy is an orthodontist and co-owner of MBrace Orthodontics in Falmouth, Maine. She is also the podcast host of The Business of Happiness and the founder of The Business of Happiness Transformational Mindset Coaching. As an immigrant, a practice owner, and a professional, Tarryn felt something was missing in her pursuit of happiness. She went on a personal journey to figure out what was wrong and discovered that it all came back to how she dealt with her emotions. Ultimately, it led to the founding of The Business of Happiness, which teaches other professionals how to find happiness and balance as she did.

Finding yourself struggling with unhappiness after working tirelessly to achieve success can be overwhelming, and Tarryn’s advice for taming the fight-or-flight response makes this a must-listen episode.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy’s move at 12 years old from South Africa to the United States and the impact her immigration had on her success
  • The missing component in her pursuit of a dentistry career and how that led her to purchase a practice
  • How Tarryn discovered what really mattered to her after a downward spiral into a fight-or-flight state
  • Her realization that she did not choose the life she was living and why the disconnect comes from not living in alignment with your own values
  • What radical personal responsibility is, the impact it can have on a professional career, and how Tarryn defines happiness
  • Why knowing yourself well can help decrease your stress levels
  • Dissociation, aggression, and control’s roles in coping with what’s happening in your life
  • Feeling the full spectrum of emotions to find happiness and processing them in a safe space
  • Why you must take responsibility for your own feelings and how meditation can help
  • Setting a meditation routine and habits to incorporate it into your day
  • Everyone is in their own heads–just like you are–and chaos can feel like safety
  • Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy’s program, Radical Happiness for Practitioners, and how it can help professionals calm their nervous systems down

Resources from this Episode

Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy’s website – www.thebizofhappiness.com

Find Tarryn on Instagram – www.instagram.com/thebizofhappiness

Connect with Tarryn on Facebook – www.facebook.com/thebusinessofhappiness

Find Tarryn on LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/in/dr-tarryn-maccarthy-2b401b123

Website – malloyfirmmaine.com

Phone – (207) 333-6700

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