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FTUIY Episode #32: Tracey Brown

Written By: Dr. Jaime G Raygoza

In a fascinating Finding the Unicorn in You podcast interview, Tracey Brown shares her groundbreaking journey of overcoming trauma and pioneering new paths. Though faced with immense barriers, Tracey persevered with passion and grit to forge a multifaceted career.

Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Tracey suffered severe burns at just 8 years old. With courage, she endured years of recovery and cruel bullying. Tracey emphasizes self-compassion, as we all face rejection. She urges focusing on inner strength rather than outside opinions.

Healing Hardships in the Military

Tracey later served in the Coast Guard, where trauma triggers led to undiagnosed PTSD. For years, she coped through wilderness and self-help. But with therapy, Tracey processed her pain and found freedom. Her book shares her journey to treat trauma’s “insults to the soul.”

The Power of Reinvention

Reinventing oneself is key for Tracey. From the military to entrepreneurship to writing her story, she’s followed her passions. Even in physical rehab, Tracey helps others regain mobility and emotional range frozen by trauma. She stresses openness to change careers and appreciate your gifts.

Defining Success on Her Own Terms

Tracey believes we’re all amazing individuals with much to give the world. She urges defining success on your own terms. The unicorn's true gifts are self-knowledge, resilience after setbacks, and boldly sharing your story to help others.

Unicorn Lesson:

The takeaway from Tracey’s journey is that unicorns turn barriers into breakthroughs. Live authentically, reinvent fearlessly, and let no one deter you from your passions.


To hear Tracey's full story, check out her Finding the Unicorn in You episode via:

Tracey Brown shows the power of resilience and the unicorn spirit. Through trauma, reinvention, and openness, her journey inspires hope.

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