Ivy Tobin: THE SOCIETY FOR RECOVERING DOORMATS
Hear Author & Founder of The Society For Recovering Doormats Ivy Tobin talk about how she transformed from being a ‘people-pleaser’ who was a human doormat into an empowered woman with a voice and a mission to help others also get ‘off the floor’ and learn to love themselves.
About Ivy Tobin
Founder of The Society for Recovering Doormats, Ivy Tobin represents every person who has learned to be small & later discovered their value. A living testament of hope, Ivy demonstrates that it is indeed possible to find your voice, “get off the floor” and embrace your own uniqueness.
First an ACTOR
Starting her career as an actor in New York City, Ivy Tobin achieved near fame appearing in multiple films and television series including One Life to Live, Another World, Spin City, The Secret of my Success, Texas, A Stranger Among Us, and The Quiz Show.
“Rose Gardner” is Born
After spending years as a struggling scriptwriter, playwright, songwriter and poet often writing under the name of her alter ego, “Rose Gardner,” Ivy discovered that she herself had been living her life “on the floor” as a doormat. In her recovery from that way of life, she was inspired to empower her fictionalized persona (and her readers) in her newest Rose Gardner endeavor, My Life as a Doormat, which began to create a life of its own.
It’s 1980. Naïve and fresh out of college Rose moves to Manhattan against her parents’ wishes to pursue an acting career. Anxiety-ridden and insecure, Rose fights to maintain her sanity, while establishing herself as an actress and coping with bad relationships, unpredictable roommates, bad decisions, bad jobs, and bad friends.
If you are a ‘people pleaser’ or ever feel like life, work or family is overwhelming doesn’t always go as planned following the adventures of Rose Gardner will not only make you feel less alone, but will also inspire you in your journey of empowerment to find your voice and discover how you too can get “off the floor.”
The Society for Recovering Doormats
Ivy began her successful daily blog as Rose Gardner on her Facebook Page for The Society for Recovering Doormats as well as on her blog. On both her blog and her Facebook Page, Rose offers advice and encouragement for those uncomfortable standing up for themselves and speaking out. Since its launch, The Society has developed a life of its own with a vision that parallels the #MeToo and Women’s March Movements.
More Recovering Doormat Resources to Come
Ivy relocated from Manhattan and now lives on the West Coast of Florida, with her husband, daughter, and two cats. In her spare time, she volunteers with several local charities and enjoys walking and writing at the beach. Currently she is working on a sequel to My Life as a Doormat entitled Not Just My Mother’s Daughter. Also in the works is a on-line companion workbook “Off the Floor” to compliment her FB page and blog. Off the Floor will help followers of her empowerment sites to stand up and speak out and will be available on-line early spring.
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Recent & Upcoming Shows:
October 11, 2018: Andrew Lopez – TOXIN-FREE GARDENING & PEST CONTROL (LISTEN NOW)
December 13, 2018: Kathryn Kellogg – ZERO WASTE HOLIDAYS – Part 2 (ENTERTAINING & DECORATING) (LISTEN NOW)
March 14, 2019: Kate Nicholson – OPIOIDS & PAIN: THE REST OF THE STORY (LISTEN LIVE)
April 11, 2019: Dr. Philip Gregory – SOIL HEALTH & HUMAN PAIN (LISTEN LIVE)
May 9, 2019: Maralee McLean – CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE HOME (LISTEN LIVE)
June 13, 2019: Barbara Arrowsmith Young – HOW YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR BRAIN (LISTEN LIVE)
More Exciting Guests To Look Forward To…
Robyn McCord O’Brien – “REAL FOOD”
Drs. Karin & Rick Dina – RAW FOOD NUTRITION
Melvin Bray – STORYING INCLUSIVITY FOR KIDS
Allison Carmen – THE GIFT OF MAYBE
PODCASTS of Past Shows
1 / 2RETHINKING GLUTEN & THE GUT with Dr. Alessio Fasano, World-Renowned Celiac & Non-Celiac ResearchWHAT IS MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME? - Dr. Jill Carnahan MD on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowWHAT'S WITH WHEAT? with Cyndi O'Meara on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowAudrey Proulx: Change the WorldIRVIN YALOM & His Memoir 'BECOMING MYSELF' on the Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowTOXIC BLACK MOLD EXPOSURE & REMEDIES with Dr Jill Carnahan on the Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowFUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DR JILL CARNAHAN'S LIFE-CHANGING CANCER STORY on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowCBT, REBT & Positive Psychology -How Dr Albert Ellis Changed Psychotherapy (Dr Theresa Nicassio)THE DIDGERIDOO: CURING SLEEP APNEA, SOUND HEALING & THE DIDGESURPRISING FACTS ABOUT GLUTEN YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW with Nadine GrzeskowiakSUSTAINABLE LIVING - A SIMPLER WAY TO LIVE: Dr. David Boyd 'The Optimistic Environmentalist'MINDFUL EATING WITH MAYO & HAELY LINDAU on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowWHY IS SALT SO BAD FOR YOU? Dr. Saul Pilar MD Shares The Truth about Salt & HealthNEVER, EVER GIVE UP! - MONICA GARTNER SHARES HER INSPIRING STORY Living with Osteogenesis ImperfectaShocking New Discoveries About GLUTEN with Nadine Grzeskowiak on The Dr Theresa NIcassio ShowRETHINKING MOOD DISORDERS with Functional Medicine Doctor Jill Carnahan MD -Dr Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING LIFE with Deanna Won on The Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING 'HONEST MEDICINE' with Julia Schopick on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING LIFELONG IINTIMACY with OB/Gyn Barb Depree MD on The Dr. Theresa NIcassio ShowCHANGING EDUCATION: Teaching Kids with Mindfulness in Mind & Teen HumanitarianWHAT IS NATURAL DETOXIFICATION? - Dr Jessica Renfer ND on The Dr Theresa Nicassio ShowTHE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER with Playwright & Actor Melody Owen at Vancouver Fringe FestivalBEAT CANCER with INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: How Terminal Cancer Patients Beat The Odds (Rick Shapiro)Dr Philip Zimbardo – FROM CREATING EVIL TO INSPIRING HEROISM (The Heroic Imagination Project)RETHINKING SPINAL CORD INJURY: Victim to Survivor to Thriver with Logan Seelye & Melody OwenRETHINKING TRAGEDY: "Crushed Alive: From Tragedy to Triumph"RETHINKING THE POWER OF ART: Caprice Hogg (& Melody Owen: On Embracing Life)RETHINKING PAIN AS TEACHER with Dr Paul Epstein on the Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING PARENTING with Leeza Steindorf on The Dr. Theresa NIcassio ShowRETHINKING JOY & KINDNESS Thru Art & Urban Gardening on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING EXERCISE, AGING, MOOD & BRAIN HEALTH with Kate Maliha on the Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowFART FACTS: What Are Your Farts Telling You? with Dr David Miller ND on The Dr Theresa Nicassio ShowFOODS THAT KILL CANCER & FOODS THAT FEED IT - Nutritionist Haely Lindau on Dr Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING MOMENTS & MINDFUL LIVING with Marianne Pestana on The Dr Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowLIFE-CHANGING CELIAC DISEASE with Jules Shepard on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Radio ShowRETHINKING SLOW FOOD & PLEASURE with Raw Food Chef James SantTHE OTHER OPIOID CRISIS with Kate Nicholson JD, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) ChampionRETHINKING HAZING, SEXUAL ASSAULTS & SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Michael Ayalon on Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING FOOD & FERTILITY with Dr. Lorne Brown of Acubalance on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING FOOD LABELING with Caroline Moassessi on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING HUMAN RIGHTS with LGBTQI Advocate Michelle Emson on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowElton John’s Rocket Man, Love, Kindness, Health & HappinessRETHINKING YOUR OWN BRAND OF SEXY with Dr. Susan Edelman on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show#RETHINKING #VACATIONING with Marco Aguilar (& Special Guest Appearance by Kim Vopni)RETHINKING AUTISM: A Mother-Daughter Love StoryRETHINKING SELF-ESTEEM, DISORDERED EATING & THE REPLACEMENT CHILD with Dr. Barbara JaffeRETHINKING OBSTACLES - Stories of Courage on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio ShowRETHINKING FOOD SECURITY & FOOD SAFETY with Jane GrueberRETHINKING ANOREXIA & RUNNING With Christine BlanchetteRETHINKING CHEMICAL TOXICITY with Alan Bell on The Dr. Theresa Nicassio Show1 / 2
January 16, 2017: Kate Maliha – EXERCISE FOR HEALTHY AGING, MOOD & BRAIN HEALTH & Judy Russell – How Are The Big Toe & Kidney Connected?(LISTEN NOW)
January 23, 2017: Dr. Jill Carnahan – DOCTOR SURVIVOR: LESSONS OVERCOMING CANCER (LISTEN NOW)
February 27, 2017: Dr. Alessio Fasano – CELIAC DISEASE, GLUTEN & THE GUT (LISTEN NOW)
April 3, 2017: Michael Ayalon – POSITIVE CHANGE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES (LISTEN NOW)
September 25, 2017: Dr. Paul Epstein – ILLNESS AS OPPORTUNITY, PAIN AS TEACHER (LISTEN NOW)
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