93: Leaving Toxicity to Pursue Your Mission With Rachel Day

Toxic environments are well, toxic.

There is perceived safety in sticking around – after all, it’s an environment that you’ve always known and the financial security is sometimes enough to keep you there.

But what happens when the toxicity consumes you? What happens when you’re brought to a fork in the road and have to choose between staying, or pursuing your own mission.

Today, we’re talking with Dr Rachel Day about leaving toxic situations to pursue the bold, audacious dream and mission that your heart is calling you to.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What led Dr Rachel to quit her 350k+ salary with benefits to take out a 6-figure business loan and open her dream practice?
  • The power of choice when you find yourself in a toxic situation
  • How you can be a really great mom and also a badass business owner simultaneously
  • How a part of being gutsy is also seeking help
  • Dr Rachel’s #1 secret to success!
  • When life forces you to stop and pause, what does this mean?
  • Tapping into getting to know your true self 
  • Advice to people on protecting their energy and setting necessary boundaries
  • Why processes and organization are paramount to building a strong foundation for sustainable business

Dr Day is the founder and CEO of OneSkin Dermatology, a full-service dermatology practice with expertise in medical, cosmetic and surgical treatment of skin diseases. The practice has a holistic and wellness focus with preventative care – education, screening, and maintenance are huge!

She also owns and operates the Good Life Apothecary in downtown Chambersburg and has a social mission to support and advocate equity in her community.

She’s a wife and mama to three beautiful children.



To schedule an appointment with OneSkin Dermatology, click HERE

Click HERE to learn more about The Good Life Apothecary in downtown Chambersburg, PA



“The unknown of quitting and starting over was scary as hell, but losing myself was scarier?”

“I didn’t choose a position that I was set up to thrive in; I chose, you know, financial security or stability. And it got to the point where that was no longer a good enough reason to show up every day to have that paycheck.”

“Because even the things that are hard bring joy because they’re hard things that I want to be doing.”

“I used to make excuses about why I couldn’t do something, and that was because my anxiety was not controlled; I was living in an environment, day in and day out, that really challenged my mental health.”

“It’s all about survival when it comes to toxicity, and the way to survive is to get out of that situation.”

“You’re gonna be the only one that knows what you need – it’s your responsibility to set boundaries, especially with environments that are toxic.”

“But I gave away my agency because I never thought, Well, what do I want to do? You know, what truly brings me joy?”

You are the single most important person in your world. If you are not full, if you do not understand what it takes, or what is necessary for you to be whole, you will never be able to communicate that to your partner; you’ll never be able to ask for what you want, and you’ll never be able to say no, and set boundaries for things that you don’t want.”

“If I’m putting into it, putting into it, and it’s not ever going to bring energy back to me, it’s probably something I need to reevaluate and decide, ‘Is this the time and space in this moment for me to be committing my energy to it?’”

“Everybody’s got a pain story, right? Everybody has made it through life long enough, something painful that’s happened to you. That is NOT your story forever.”



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