In this podcast episode I discuss seven things that happen when we engage in sex, art-making, and entering into a relationship with another. All of these things require an element of surrender, as well as deliberate action, and so much more. And when these three processes are complete, we are never quite the same. It’s actually quite a beautiful way to make peace with loss, completions, and endings. And it’s an even better way to remain hopeful about continuing forward with these three beautiful acts of love. Continue reading SEX, ART, AND RELATIONSHIPS ARE THE SAME IN THESE WAYS
I treat this podcast episode as a space of semi-guilty confession, and admit to the things I reach for when I’m feeling empty and depleted. I think we all feel empty at times, and sometimes it’s easier to reach for something soothing than it is to just sit with the uncomfortable feelings. But right now I’m trying to do better. This episode is an invitation to join me in the human admittance of this very normal behavior, and to also perhaps try to just sit a bit longer in the discomfort, in order to stretch those spiritual muscles. It’s a practice, and we’re not seeking perfection here! Continue reading WHAT DO YOU REACH FOR WHEN YOU’RE FEELING EMPTY?
In this episode I share about my most recent dating disappointment, and how it compelled me to enter into cocooning mode after several days of resisting facing my feelings. Seriously, when is the last time you cocooned? Sad emotions, and even seemingly minor disappointments, setbacks, conflicts, and other life issues take a lot out of us. And many of us go months, if not years, without stopping to cocoon and just feel our feelings, and tend to ourselves. How many of you are resisting it too? Continue reading WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU COCOONED, FOR REAL?
In this podcast episode, I share about my experience with recently committing a bit deeper to my meditation practice. I really only meditate for 6 minutes every evening! And how this devotion has been helping with my fear and anxiety, as well as handling disappointments in life that may have otherwise sent me spiraling. Continue reading MY LIFE IS A MEDITATION RIGHT NOW
s podcast episode, I discuss how to honor and bring more awareness to the very real male wounds of toxic masculinity, while at the same time, maintain our own goddess power as females. It’s an immensely tricky task, and having conversations about these very intricate dynamics is the first step towards healing. I also discuss double-standards when it comes to attraction, from both sides of the coin. And I talk about finding the balance between maintaining our healthy goddess anger in terms of empowerment, while still leading with compassion. Continue reading BRINGING GODDESS AWARENESS TO THE MALE WOUNDS OF TOXIC MASCULINITY
In this podcast episode, I share a bit about the grieving process over my recent breakup, and where I am at now, after all is said and done. And I expand upon a new way of being single, that entails avoiding the angst, and drama, and desperate longing, that often accompanied my search for love in the past. And how I’m excited by a new approach to finding love that doesn’t involve so much struggle. I also share about how I’m coming to terms with the fact that I really do need to find a way to get to a place of complete happiness, with or without a partner. And how I must learn new ways of living life as a single person, and letting go of such intense focus on finding someone. Being single and being miserable must no longer be mutually exclusive!! Continue reading BEING SINGLE DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN BEING MISERABLE
In this podcast episode, I talk about some touchy subjects regarding the judgements and pressures that our patriarchal society places on single women in particular. Marriage and children are beautiful things that I support and desire. And yet, at the same time, if women are unmarried and/or without children, they often receive deeply insidious societal messages that tell them they are somehow less than. And therefore, how dare they have the audacity to be happy as single women?! I also expand upon some of the problems with marriage in a patriarchal society. And mention the three patriarchal ideals of entitlement, childishness, and laziness, and how single women in particular are a threat to these ideals. I hope this episode inspires those who are feeling ashamed of their single status to say NO to these messages. And instead, have the audacity to be happy, regardless of your relationship status. Continue reading HAVING THE AUDACITY TO BE HAPPY AND SINGLE OVER 40
In this podcast episode, I share with you my history of obsessively searching for love, beginning at the age of 5 years old. And how my recent breakup has shaped a new way of approaching love. For this time around, I would like to take my time, set deliberate intentions, and make sure my motivations for finding a man to share my life with, are coming from a goddess-level place, and not from a place of needy desperation. I share with you some ideas I have for preparing to get out there into the dating world, and expand upon my new and next-level mindset for finding love. Continue reading I’VE NEVER NOT RUSHED INTO FINDING A MAN…UNTIL NOW
In this podcast episode, I share honestly about my false confidence and buried feelings of self-hate, and expand upon my recent experience with inner child work. I also get really honest about my true feelings about my ex, and how his anger towards me triggers my feelings of self-hate and low self-worth. And most importantly, I share with you the tools and resources that I have been using to sort through this muck, and how I have been finding new and improved ways to treat myself with more love, and more understanding. Something I think we can all use a bit more of, don’t you!? Continue reading ATTEMPTING TO UNCOVER HOW I REALLY FEEL ABOUT MYSELF
In this podcast episode, I share a bit about how my control issues originated in childhood, and how those control issues have shaped the way I view my current love life, my single status, and my approach to finding new love. I was inspired by something Lindsay Mack shared in her beautiful podcast, Tarot For The Wild Soul. And she essentially said that we have no control over finding our love partner. This blew my mind, and still does! Because for so many years, I really thought I could control everything, including my path to love. Finally, I share about new ideas and ways in which I’m attempting to reframe this controlling way of thinking, in order to open me up to greater love and happiness! Continue reading GRAPPLING WITH THE OKAYNESS OF NOT BEING IN CONTROL