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The Woo and Taboo 6-pack.

This six-pack of podcasts focuses on The Taboo and The Woo. (Other 6-packs include: rad humans and seemingly obvious but hard-earned wisdom.)

First up: The Taboo!

Did you fail to have healthy adult relationships modeled for you ’cause you grew up in a broken AF household, or was that just me?

Let’s talk about sex, the body, and being at home with yourself. I’ll start by talking about how I was basically a walking brain carrier until age 31, and then share the steps I took to learn how to actually inhabit my body. (No that’s NOT taught to us, and no you’re NOT weird for not being able to do it. ::high fives to all those who read books for the entirety of summer instead of learning how to do bodily things::)

Kim Anami talks about becoming a well-fucked woman in this podcast episode, and if you dig it you might dig her course of the same name.

The Sex Episode talks about the ways all things sexual play out in my life as of right now, after years of working with Kim, and The Cannabis Episode is a good time for anyone looking to experiment with weed. (Yes, that weed.)

And now: The Woo!

Being labeled as ‘woo woo’ can feel like a death sentence or a loss of intellectual ground — but talking about The Woo is a deeply healing, freeing, and connection-building experience for everyone involved.

I came out of the spiritual closet to talk about all the spiritual habits, experiences, and practices that make up my life, and it’s so vulnerable that I cry three times.

Okay, but, how does that matter in everyday life? WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE if you’re connected with your own spiritual center and your interiors?

It. Makes. A. Big. Difference.

When you’re connected to your own interiors, you’re already on the way to getting anywhere you want to go. (Without manifesting because The Law of Attraction is no friend of mine.) If you loathe templates, 6-part programs, and step-by-step instructions but would still like to feel as if you’re making progress in life, this is the podcast for you.

Finally, there’s energetic growth. You can get bigger as a human soul, and this analogy makes it simple to understand: kittens versus elephants.

P.S. If you find yourself with summer downtime — and therefore summer scroll time — Space could be the answer!  This 21-day email course helps you reduce phone usage by 25 to 75 percent.

“When I started, the Moment app said I spent 30% of my waking life on the phone and now it’s down to 16%!” — Karisa Deculus

“Unsubscribed from 15 companies and deleted 4,795 emails.” — Angie D.

“…the best thing is there are moments through the day where I didn’t know exactly where my phone is and that’s a new experience for me. It is so freeing and it actually makes space as you promised it.” — Barbara Pacejka

“Unsubscribed from 30 emails across 3 inboxes! This was great. Part way through I realized that I’ve never really thought consciously about how I organize information about things I *actually* want to participate in.” — Wangene Hall

Promo code SUMMER brings the price of Space to $34.50.  Get it!

Seemingly obvious but hard-earned wisdom 6-pack.

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You know how there are lessons that take forever to learn? Like, YEARS? And they’re not things you can learn on YouTube or Google or even pay someone else to do for you — they’re the lessons you. have. to. learn.

This is a group of six of those lessons from my own life: the wisdom that seems SO OBVIOUS until you try to incorporate it into your being and actually live it.

I’m revisiting my favorite podcast episodes for the summer, and your support means the world to me!  I suggest paying $10 per 100 minutes of listening. This keeps the podcast sustainable, ad-free, and accessible. 90% of my work is completely free. The other 10% is breathwork and coaching clients, which is when I use my most potent energies for pay. The podcast is an act of love, of sharing, and of my truest work. Your support means the world to me, and to those who aren’t in a spot to pay for any of it right now.  Donate here.

The 4 kinds of tired.

When you say you’re ‘tired,’ what exactly do you mean? These four choices give options that will help you explain why you’re more than ‘just need a nap’ tired, and how to restore the wells of each one. Sometimes articulating the way you’re feeling brings you closer to finding a solution for your exhaustion.

Your shame is not interesting.

One of the ways we tire ourselves out is by making ourselves small, denying our instincts, and otherwise pretending we’re too ‘broken’ to do our work in the world. Shame holds us back in all things — from the size of our thighs to the voice in our head that asks ‘who are you to……’ where …… is your most treasured dream. How do you grapple with and move through shame, in both big and small ways? This is a start.

Tell on yourself.

One of the ways we separate ourselves from others is by hiding behind ‘fine’ — as in, ‘How are you?’ ‘Fine!’ when we’re really awful, miserable, scared, depressed, disillusioned, struggling, tired, or otherwise in need of some companionship.  What if you can learn to tell on yourself?  What might it look like to move toward the discomfort of intimacy — with both yourself and those closest to you?  How might you defeat asshole brain in direct combat, through telling the truth about your most difficult moments?  Listen in.

This might take a while.

THIS WISDOM LESSON IS THE VERY WORST.  I mean, I’d like to finish my best work tomorrow, and then retire to somewhere amazing to do nothing but read books and swim in the sea — wouldn’t you?  But um.  Your best work takes a while.  Life takes a while.  Creativity takes a while.  How might we begin to engage with projects for the long (long long) haul?  How would we treat ourselves if we treated our work as ongoing — and therefore not worthy of rushing or speeding through?  What would we do if we knew we had not one opportunity, but shit-tons of ’em, and we don’t have to prove ourselves by taking every single one that comes down the pike?  This might take a while.

It doesn’t count if you don’t enjoy it and Joy is an act of resistance.

These are two facets of the same coin: when you look at the news and see only suffering, you’re not getting the whole story.  There are many, many reasons to enjoy the life you have today, right now, at this very hour.  Waiting until an undefined ‘later’ or until everything is perfect or until that person is out of office to feel good, do your work, or bring your gifts to the world is a waste of your humanity.  What if you started enjoying every good thing?

P.S. Breathwork for asshole brain is incredibly helpful if you’d like to start tackling those asshole brain thoughts from the inside out! Promo code SUMMER takes $11 off here.

The Rad Humans 6-Pack

As it’s summer — and therefore road trip season — I thought you might enjoy hearing from some rad humans.  Nothing opens up the miles and feels more like possibility to me than listening to a good interview (or set of interviews!) on a long, long drive.  I hope you love each of these peeps as much as I do by the time you’re done!

A quick word of transparency: peeps are paid for their interviews, or I donate their compensation to charity at their request.  It’s important to me that people, particularly women, are paid for sharing their expertise in dollars, not ‘exposure.’ 

Now, on to the rad humans!

Hey Berna makes talking about money not only accessible, but fun, and is guaranteed to make you laugh.  Even when talking about things like budgeting and debt.  WHY YES SHE IS AN ANGEL.

Kristin Saylor is a combination of many things: priest, breathwork practitioner, and triathlete.  Her interview is about being unboxable — i.e. unapologetically loving many things, and doing a great job at all of them, no matter how disparate they may seem.

Bear Hebert is a life and business coach who’s firmly anti-capitalist.  Wait, whut? How does that work?  How can we be in business and against capitalism at the same time?  What might a more just world built within this one look like?  Those are great questions.  Listen in for the answers.

Kiwi Schloffel is the creator-genius behind Craft Boner, and during her interview we talk about everything from being an only child living in the woods to Harry Potter to vaginas to cards to business to crossing the six-figure threshold while still feeling wildly, utterly bad at business.

Aimee Derbes is a goddamn marvel.  Acupuncturist, breathworker, energy healer, reiki master, naturopath, and holder of too many other certifications to count, she shows up to talk about what healing looks like in the modern world, as well as simple and utterly cheap healing methods you might not have tried.

Beth Pickens says she’s not an artist, but she’s written books and pamphlets that are nothing short of miraculous for artists.  We talk her book, Your Art Will Save Your Life, as well as how to stay woke but also FUNCTION and have fun, how to engage politically and maintain your creative practice, and the importance of starting and building a real-life community.

P.S. Sarah Von Bargen is a rad human and money genius who’s been interviewed twice! Hear her talk money or happiness.