Keisha Shields is on the show today. We explored leadership in depth and she provided some incredible distinctions around transparency, storytelling and oversharing. Her big truth was around issues leaders have and the difficulty of "claiming space."
We talked about different types of leaders, how people come to their true center and the distinction between privacy and secrecy. Keisha shared a bit of her story, along with her practice of being an open chapter, but not an open book, which I loved, and we also explored the value of sharing our stories and storytelling.
We got into discerning when it's valuable to share the story of an experience, or the story of the impact the experience had on us, the difference between healthy and unhealthy validation and determining if and when we are safe ourselves or we are protecting someone else's safety.
This is a really smart, fiery, and fun conversation, enjoy!
For more info and full show notes, head to untameyourself.com/291
Truth Telling with Elizabeth DiAlto aims to cut through the noise and ignorance of our current culture by exploring the truths of a diverse range of incredible voices. From authors artists, creatives and educators, to activists, speakers and those in various scientific and esoteric fields - our guests hail from cultures and countries all over the world. Expect courageous conversations that range from insightful, uplifting, and illuminating, to uncomfortable and sometimes even confrontational. Each episode invites you, with a ton of love and respect, to listen with your heart and mind wide open. You never know when a perspective might click into place like the puzzle piece you've been searching for OR didn’t even know you were missing. Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode! To keep up with the show notes & quotes from our guests, follow me on Instagram and get on the weekly notification list here!
Today we have Janelle Hardy with us - what’s cool about Janelle is that I’d actually not been familiar with her work until she interviewed me on her podcast. It was such an enjoyable conversation - there’s a link to it in the show notes - that I wanted her on our show. I wanted more of her energy and to know more about what she does, and so this is a really enjoyable interview.
We talk about the importance of self-reclamation and self-expression, and how watching your children grow up brings up your own issues as they progress through their own timeline. We talk about the process of getting to know yourself, shedding layers to find your wholeness, and about bodywork, as Janelle is a bodyworker, and I was really curious about the energetics of that when you have your hands on so many people’s bodies and how that affects you and your life every day. We also talk about cultural experiences, socialization, and the relationship between grief and rage and how that relates to your ancestry.
Enjoy and share!
About Janelle Hardy:
Janelle Hardy specializes in working with curious, creative sensitive people who long to heal from and work with their lifestories by writing their memoirs, but keep putting it off for lack of support.
She’s the founder of the Art of Personal Mythmaking, a transformational memoir-writing process which guides people through the process of writing the first draft of their memoirs while deepening and healing their relationship to their lifestory.
It’s mythopoetic –her gentle, kind and knowledgeable teaching style incorporates ancient tales such as fairytales and mythology with embodiment and creative writing prompts. It’s also deep, playful and empowering.
Janelle is from the far north of Canada, the Yukon Territory, where she grew up on the traditional territory of the Ta’an Kwach’an and Kwanlin Dun people, and currently lives in BC, Canada, in Okanagan Valley wine country on Syilx land.
Her background in dance (MA) anthropology (BA) and hands-on healing bodywork (Hellerwork Structural Integration) means she's an expert in people watching, seeing where blockages and stuck spots are, then offering assistance to get things flowing again.
Her background in heartbreak, joy and solo mothering have made her intimate with loss, grief and the tremendous capacity we all have, as humans, to thrive and heal.
For more information go to www.janellehardy.com
I'm excited to introduce you to today's guest, Molly Mahar. She happens to be one of my "business besties" and one of the few coaches I'll be having on the show in 2019.
Her big truth was around balancing abundance and allowing herself to desire more or to desire differently than she has in the past.
We talked about internal and external space, keeping things practical, specific and exquisite in personal and professional practices, the difference between being triggered and intrigued, and what we can learn from boredom.
We also discussed one of my biggest pet peeves in the coaching world, the idea that we always need to be pushing or leaning into an "edge" - instead Molly and I explored healthier and more self-honoring relationships to our edges.
Enjoy and share!
About Molly Mahar:
Molly Mahar is the founder of Stratejoy — an online community that has helped thousands of women reclaim joy and meaning in their world. She’s an entrepreneur, mama, and adventurer obsessed with taboo topics, designing personal experiments, and the power of sisterhood. Molly teaches everything she knows about claiming ownership of your life + your truth in her 10 month online program, Reclamation. You can access her free training on the 21 Life Skills of the Reclaimed Woman, connect with her via Instagram, or join her for a live online Circle. Molly’s superpowers? Telling the truth kindly, gathering awesome women together, and yes — reclaiming joy.
I’ve been excited to share this interview with you since I first recorded it two months ago. This conversation with Eva Clay really helped to change the trajectory of my dating life. Her insights, advice and techniques changed my perspective immensely on what’s possible in dating and romantic connection with men, outside of monogamy.
This interview isn’t necessarily about non-monogamy, but with everything Eva shares from ways to not get attached or obsessed too soon, how to stay in your own experience and your own body when you’re first connecting with someone new, the impact of social media on self-image and self-esteem and more, you may also be rethinking how you approach dating and relationships by the time it’s over.
I appreciate Eva’s extensive training, deep experience and wise way of integrating science, embodiment and spirituality. Enjoy and share this one far and wide, y’all!
About Eva Clay:
An acclaimed sexologist, psychotherapist and academic, for over two decades Eva Clay’s been following her mission to illuminate the ménage-a-trois of soul, sex, and science. Eva’s courses are a robust marriage of the profound and the playful, and as a former professor of neuroscience, she bodaciously reminds us that smart is sexy. She’s trained extensively in mind-body therapies such as Somatic Experiencing, Gestalt, Imago Couples Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Trauma-Informed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. When she’s not teaching, you’ll find her making trouble on a dance floor.