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Episode #50: Bare Naked Bravery with Emily Ann Peterson

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“The people who we define as brave are those that are able to utilize the fear itself to do the thing that they want to do.”


In 2013, Emily Ann Peterson was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological hand tremor, which forever altered her two-decade livelihood as a cellist/cello teacher. Refusing to lose her life's love of expression, she knew she’d have to be brave. In an act of neurological defiance, she expanded into wider mediums and broke through her creative glass ceiling, opening the door to limitless possibilities through songwriting.

Her best-selling book Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous helps people from all walks of life understand what bravery really is - allowing them to step into it by creatively using vulnerability, imagination and improvisation. She also founded The School of Bravery, a learning lab for creative visionaries which supports everyday heroes and creative entrepreneurs prepare, endure, and recover from their seasons of bravery.

Emily Ann's community of fans, listeners, and readers offers a welcoming, safe place for creative misfits to finally find belonging and acceptance. Emily Ann writes for people who struggle to remember what hope feels like and sings to those who yearn for something secret. She speaks to those who are done being bored and crave all things beautiful, strong, sacred, and sensual. Her goal is to inspire a global resonance and magnanimous community through the marriage of art and whole-person development.

Things we discuss in today’s episode:

  • What the f*ck bravery actually means

  • How developing a hand tremor totally changed the trajectory of her life

  • The frustration of hearing words like “keep being brave” or “you’re so brave”

  • How traumatic events can shift your identity

  • The process of writing a book

  • The starving artist mentality

  • What her research on bravery showed her

  • How she confessed her love to a guy in the most creative and amazing way


LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE

Emily’s Instagram | Website

Follow her on Spotify and get chapter 1 of her book

Emily’s Ted Talk

Bare Naked Bravery

How To Be Everything

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Episode #35: Polyamory and ethical non monogamy with Dedeker Winston

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Our narratives around love and sex and romance don’t necessarily hold up all of the time.


Dedeker Winston was raised to be a wholesome Christian conservative, but later opted to be a sex-positive polyamory activist, relationship coach, and nude model. She currently provides one-on-one coaching services for people transitioning into non-monogamy and is one of the hosts of the Multiamory podcast. She has been sought out as an expert for Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Newsweek, Vice, Bustle, AskMen, and recently presented a Talk at Google on non-monogamy. She is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory.

Here are a few things we discuss in todays episode:

  • Polyamory 101: what does it even mean to be polyamorous?

  • Dedeker’s journey from conservative Christian to sex positive and ethical non monogamy activist

  • Removing the stigma from ethical non monogamy

  • Infidelity, affairs and being attracted to someone else when you’re already in a relationship

  • Cultural norms and the expectations placed on us without being aware of it

  • The relationship escalator and how more of us are on it without even realizing it

  • Jealousy

  • The multiple ways you can dive into the world of ethical non monogamy


LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE

TEAMI BLENDS TEAS — use code LYFYL for 15% off your purchase

Websites: dedekerwinston.com | multiamory.com
Twitter: @dedekerwinston
Snag her book The Smart Girls Guide to Polyamory // Audiobook version coming out on October 18th!

Stepping off The Relationship Escalator

Relationship anarchist manifesto

Cappadocia

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Episode #31: What nobody tells you about having a miscarriage with Anna Maria Locke

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"I didn't realize that I was afraid of being said until this year and until I went through this loss."


Anna Maria Locke is back on the podcast and today, she's sharing something that so few actually have the courage to talk about.

Miscarriage.

Something that is so taboo in our society to talk about publicly and yet so many women go through it and feel so alone in the process.

Whether you've experienced a miscarriage before, know someone who has, are thinking about getting pregnant or are just navigating a tough season in your life, this episode is a must listen. 

Here are some things we discuss in today's episode:

  • Breaking free of the taboo nature of miscarriages and getting real AF about what it's really like to go through one
  • The fears she's had along the journey
  • What actually happens when we experience grief
  • The endless pursuit of the high vibe life
  • The reality of pregnancy and what no one talks about
  • Getting pregnant is super different than what you may think
  • Tools and resources for support
  • The weird expected timeline of telling others you're pregnant
  • How to arm yourself with some self care tools to help you navigate hardships in your life
  • The beauty and importance of unproductive days  
  • Approaching pregnancy after navigating a miscarriage

LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY'S EPISODE

The Authentic Woman Series -- use code: 10LOY for 10% off!

EMPOWERED AND FREE RETREAT

Anna's Website | Wild Synchronicity program | Instagram

The Happiness Advantage

Kindara | Natural cycles

Anna's blog post

Anna's Etsy Shop

Episode 2 of the podcast

 

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Episode #10: Finding Strength in Unexpected Places | Solo Episode

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" There is so much power in sharing the mess along the way too because hello - we are messy humans. We are not this picture perfect wrapped in a present version of ourselves. We are constantly going through it and if we don't believe that there is strength in that, then how can other people feel that it's ok to not have their shit together too?"

When you hear the word strength, what images come up for you?

For so many years, my concept of what it meant to be strong was so skewed, and it wasn't until super recently that everything shifted for me. 

Here are a few things I touch on in todays episode:

  • My plans for the long weekend
  • Our definitions of strength as a society
  • Physical strength and why it's so important to me
  • The summer of 2014, aka the summer of "weakness"
  • The saga of not enoughness
  • Social media & its influence on our perceptions of what it means to be strong
  • The power of vulnerability
  • The lightbulb moment I had last week