Today's guest Monisha Chandanani is a dear friend whose BIG TRUTH really touched me personally and I hope it does the same for you, "Humility is the way."
-The value in practice
-Being alone versus lonely
-How the "goggles" you wear influence what you see
-Mindful awareness and how you can't transform what you don't see
-Consciousness and how creation works
-and much more...
We also got real about how judgment and projection show up in our own lives, which as a fellow human being, I'm sure you'll be able to relate to. Enjoy!
About Monisha Chandanani:
Monisha Chandanani is Intuitive Leadership Coach and the founder of See.Love.Choose., a system for conscious creation. She is known for her genuinely loving disposition combined with her piercingly honest and direct approach.
Over the past seven years, Monisha has worked with thousands of clients on 6 continents and over 25 countries. Through private coaching and group workshops, she assists her clients and their teams to achieve more by doing less. Affectionately called a “corporate analyst for the soul,” Monisha is especially skilled in coaching her clients in creating a life filled with purpose, power, play and positive global impact.
Monisha enjoys working with conscious social entrepreneurs and executives that are building businesses for good. Intimately connecting with this population allows Monisha to contribute to her big picture commitment- world peace through inner peace. She believes we are powerful as individuals and unstoppable when harnessing our collective energy towards a common vision. Monisha has the honor and privilege of working with extraordinary leaders from Twitter, Google, Airbnb, Qualcomm and Facebook along with game-changing entrepreneurs.
In today's solo episode you'll hear me geeking out to the highest degree on one of my favorite topics - TRUST. More specifically, self trust. You'll also get a little peek into how my brain and creative process works as I walk you through the brand new Trust Assessment I just released.
We’re so conditioned into black or white thinking, we often label ourselves “good” or “bad” at a thing, without looking at the fullness of it.
So for example, if you were to ask in general, how much someone trusts, they’re usually going to associate it with trusting other people.
And if you redirect them to self trust specifically - most people’s mind is going to think of how much they don’t trust themselves.
What I’ve noticed over the years after working with SO MANY people around trust, is that most people trust themselves at least a little bit - but it’s categorical. It’s in one or two areas of life.
In the other areas where they don’t, they beat themselves up about it so much, it practically or completely negates where they do trust themselves. The truth is most of us are an interesting mix of trusting and not trusting, in different areas of our lives, to varying degrees. The Trust Assessment helps to identify and quantify where in your life you're trusting or not, and of course, what you can do about it.
Have a listen to the show and take the assessment at http://thetrustassessment.com - it's free!
In this sermon I'm sharing a passage from Tara Brach's book, Radical Acceptance. I did a random flip through asking to land on a message that would have great value for us. The passage I landed on was in a section called, WHEN ADDICTIVE WANTING TAKES OVER OUR LIFE. I particularly loved a story about an "enlightened monk," who wasn't so enlightened after all.
Whether you struggle or suffer with any kind of addiction, you may get something out of this sermon. I'm sharing two messages with you and leaving it up to you for how to interpret it or find resonance. Enjoy!
Mel Wells is with us today and I loved her BIG TRUTH, "We all learn best by watching what others do rather than by listening to what they say."
We took this truth and talked about:
-How people can use social media for a range of things from judgment to self-love
-How diet culture shatters people's ability to see their greatness
-Her take on the body positivity movement
-Hunger, cravings, and how food decisions can reflect your relationship to your life
She also let me ask her a ton of questions about her former life as a soap opera actress in the UK and what it was like when she came here to the US and started auditioning. It was fascinating, enjoy!
About Mel Wells:
Mel Wells is a Certified Health Coach, Eating Psychology Coach, International Speaker and the Bestselling Author of widely acclaimed, ‘The Goddess Revolution’.
She is Hay House’s youngest author and has been featured in Forbes Under 30, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, BBC Radio 1 and more, as a leading women’s expert in her field.
Mel dedicates her time to helping women worldwide ditch the dieting for good, make peace with food and love their healthy bodies. Mel coaches women via her famous online Academy, and luxury Goddess Retreats in Bali and Thailand.
Mel empowers women to stop dieting for good, and challenge their entire belief system around food and their bodies, by working on the relationship they have with themselves.
Mel lives in Bali, and flies back to London regularly for speaking events and retreats.
Today's Sunday Sermon is all about listening and the myriad ways better listening touches our lives.
Listening to yourself
Listening to life
Listening relating to trust
Relating to surrender
Because we don’t know what to trust if we’re not listening
We don’t know what to surrender if we’re not listening
Listening is a function of paying attention
Paying attention and listening require that we slow down
That we pause here and there
That we cultivate the ability to create space between our thoughts…
And in the space between our thoughts, that is where miracles are born :)
I'm pleased to introduce our first ever musician to the show today - Trevor Hall. Trevor's BIG TRUTH was threefold, "Not trying to figure it all out, being comfortable with the unknown and surrendering into that space."
We talked about:
-His most recent album release which was both innovative and unconventional
-His path as a professional musician (This was fascinating to me! He signed a record deal at 18, and produced two albums in four years that never saw the light of day. I didn't even know that was possible...)
-The meaning of his latest album title, "The Fruitful Darkness"
-Some of his favorite artists and tours
-How music breaks down walls and barriers
We also kept it real and geeked out on our favorite TV shows. I think his is really going to surprise you. Enjoy!
About Trevor Hall:
Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion - it was, rather, his life’s art. At sixteen, he recorded his first album, soon after which he left South Carolina for Idyllwild Arts Academy in California where he studied classical guitar and was introduced to the practices of yoga and meditation, which would greatly influence his life and his music.
Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music, is imbued with a deep love of Eastern Mysticism. This powerful symbiosis fostered a deep connectivity with his growing fan base and Trevor quickly matured into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community. Along with numerous pilgrimages to India, he has also completed a series of sold-out tours and collaborations with artists such as Steel Pulse, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd and Nahko & Medicine for the People.
His previous full-length album releases, Chapter of the Forest (2014) and KALA (2015), debuted at #3 and #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart respectively and were supported by extensive tours around the US and Australia. Beyond his intention to spread love and healing through music, Hall also collects donations to support children’s education in India and has continuously donated to charities and relief funds.
The Fruitful Darkness is Trevor’s first independent release — supported by his fans know as THE VILLAGERS — has become the #1 Music campaign of its kind in 2017 — after a decade plus recording for established labels such as Geffen and Vanguard. “There have been many hurdles and triumphs along the way” Hall reflects. “This album conveys the deep vulnerability of journeying through the unknown, as opposed to playing it safe.” Besides the change in infrastructure, the album itself explores completely new sonic terrain and is being released unconventionally, in three song installments on specific lunar dates. The first three tracks dropped worldwide this September 15th on iTunes.
Today we have Julie Santiago with us and she had two BIG TRUTHS to share with us.
The first she called universal, "We all know who we are and what we want."
The second she called personal, "I want my life to be super simple."
So we dove into both. Specifically:
-How she is simplifying
-The paradox of control - we have so much control and so much is out of our control
-The drive to be known, to know ourselves, and to be understood
-Being complete without kids
-Navigating personal growth while being in a long term relationship when your partner isn't necessarily on the same path you are
She also shared what it was like growing up in Louisiana in a Lebanese family. This is a really juicy one that took a lot of twists and turns. Enjoy!
About Julie Santiago:
Julie Santiago is a former Wall Street Trader turned writer, speaker, teacher and guide for women who are ready to break out of the box and start living their Truth.
She graduated from John Hopkins University with honors and is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Transformational Life Coach, and Kundalini Yoga Teacher.
She has led thousands of amazing women through her virtual communities, live events and in-person transformational retreats. She incorporates a variety of modalities including yoga, meditation, coaching, holistic wellness, and spiritual philosophy to guide women on their path to awakening.
Today's Sermon is based around an experience I had earlier this week. If you’re on Instagram and you ever watch my stories, you know I go to the beach most mornings out of the week. It’s where and how I connect, and make time to attune myself to nature, who for me and I believe for all who are willing to pay close attention - is my greatest teacher.
She is a master at using what she has.
She doesn’t take more than she needs.
She’s extremely mysterious but always reveals exactly what you need to know in a way you can receive and understand it.
I get a lot out of time in nature, especially by the ocean. Especially lately in Point Dume, here in Malibu. So listen in to some reflections I had during and after climbing up the highest peak and walking out to the furthest cliff.
Today's guest, Lisa Romano, is an expert in helping people overcome faulty childhood programming that narcissistic abuse and codependency creates. We got all up in emotions, mindset, how you think about yourself if you've had either of these experiences, gaslighting, and other struggles this kind of dysfunction contributes to. Even if you haven't experienced either of these things, you may find this conversations useful as we also covered things that impact almost everyone at some point - attachment theory, developing a healthy sense of self, releasing unhealthy fears, how to communicate with narcissistic and codependent people in your life, and how other parenting dynamics impact children (especially before the age of seven!). This is one to listen to more than once and definitely share with loved ones who you know are working through these things as well. Thank you!
About Lisa Romano:
Lisa A. Romano is a Certified Life Coach who specializes in mentoring and coaching abused adult children from dysfunctional homes, who feel stuck in their lives and who are seeking to move beyond their painful pasts. Romano also coaches adults who find themselves feeling dissatisfied with their lives and who are finding it difficult to understand what beliefs or thought processes are preventing them from living a fulfilling life. She is also a bestselling author, popular Youtube Vlogger, radio show host, and speaker.
In this episode, Lisa shares:
1. Mapping the brain
2. How we "ice skate" over our pain and what happens when we do
3. Smart parenting to not pass these things onto your kids
This episode was inspired by a recent post I made on Facebook about real, deep body love and acceptance. The responses to the post inspired me to being writing a piece around it during a writing workshop I attended recently in Mexico. And then, days after I'd made the post, as women were still chiming in, I realized this conversation is only just beginning. There is a lot to unpack and explore here. It's tender and personal, but also shared because we've all grown up in this culture with it's heinous messaging about and towards women and their bodies. If you are someone with a history of body issues or disordered eating, please check in with yourself first before you listen as it could be triggering. And if you'd like to add to the conversation, visit the show notes page to chime in on the Facebook thread or email us directly at email@example.com. Lots of love on this one. xo, E
Going into 2017 I knew it was going to be a year focused on healing.
I didn’t know it was going to be a year of embracing my mystical nature.
I’d been intrigued by the idea of mysticism for the last few years. Had even picked up a book called The Essential Mystics, Poets, Saints and Sages: A Wisdom Treasury on a road trip in Ashland Oregon the Summer of 2015. But for some reason I was waiting to dive in. Last year I finally took the plunge.
Today's episode explores some of that exploration. Enjoy!
Today's episode probably isn't as big of a deal as it feels like to me. Or maybe it is. I don't know. What I do know and have known for a while is that change was called for, so I surrendered. I'd been feeling the momentum of inevitability behind me for the last five or so months, like a force of miraculous grace. I took my time, listened, and applied deeper trust than I've had to on any decision in my career to date.
It's been the kind of transition where you question your sanity, because you're about to throw a wrench in something that works really well. I don't really know what to expect, but I know what I sense in my bones is coming and I've got to believe I'm ready for it, or it wouldn't be happening now.
I officially decided to change the name of the show in the beginning of December. Because I'd recorded several episodes with the old name, I had to wait until today, 1/22 to make the announcement. And of course, because divine timing is always happening, it worked out that I got the extra little boost of faith I needed when Oprah blessed us with this sentence at the 2018 Golden Globes, "What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have."
So, welcome to the new evolution of the podcast - Truth Telling with Elizabeth DiAlto. Have a listen to the episode to ring it in, and to hear a bit more about why, what this means for the show moving forward, and some other creations in the works for 2018. To our listeners, guests, and my team and teachers, I love you. Thank you so much. This is the epitome of co-creation, as not a single moment of the show would be possible without tremendous collaborative effort. <3
When I sat down to record this it was the Sunday night the week before it goes live. I realized as I began that it was the final episode under the original name of the podcast - Untame the Wild Soul. So I thought it would be apropos to dedicate the episode to one way of knowing when it’s time to move on from something. Even when the something is really good, excellent even.
And in fact how sometimes because something is excellent is exactly why we have to move on from it. Enjoy and be sure to tune into the next episode to learn the new name of the show! xo, E
Today's episode goes really deep and gets really esoteric in some parts, (which I love, but I know is not for everyone!). As always, I'm never looking to convince or convert anyone to any belief system, so listen to this one with an open mind and enjoy what resonates for you or piques your curiosity.
Our guest, Jill Prescott and I got into the correlation between keeping secrets and oppression, how the Law of Attraction can create shame and pain rather than abundance and why that is, and how language can create violence or healing. We also talked about the distinctions between awareness, consciousness, emotional intelligence and knowledge and even had time to touch on ascension. It's so juicy, I can't wait to hear what comes up for you. Enjoy!
About Jill Prescott:
Jill Prescott is a Spiritual BadAss. She has both feet planted firmly on this earth and in this life while remaining connected to Source Energy through the practices of meditation and intuition. She believes we are all creators, capable of moving through this life with grace and Love, and that our painful experiences can be our greatest gifts when you do the work.
She is an international speaker and facilitator, published author, and intuitive oracle. As a true Leo Fire Sign, she seeks many outlets for her gifts and finds much joy in offering guidance in a multitude of ways.
Jill has gone through the fire, willingly and otherwise, many time in her years so far this lifetime. This has brought her to a place of deep regard for the sacredness of the spiritual path and infuses this reverence into all she does. On her own, and with her partner Chris Dube, she regularly instigates conversations via video and the written word on topics related to navigating this life as a soul in human form.
Jill believes that each of us is powerful and deeply loved. She is here to bear witness to your personal evolution.
In this episode, Jill shares:
1. Knowing everything is temporary but the soul is permanent
2. Language as a tool for expression that creates how we occur in the world
3. Connecting to our humanity through compassion for others
Our topic today has to do with that last sentence of the intro to these Sunday sermons, about remembering that you are made from love, you are love, and you are loved. I get a lot of notes from people telling me how much they love hearing that every week, that they need the reminder, that the truth of this feels so nourishing, that even when the head wants to object, the heart knows it’s the truth.
So I was thinking about this the other morning at the time of this recording and I had a little epiphany about choosing love over fear. This is something you may have heard before, in some context or another, to choose love over fear. It’s a fairly common cornerstone of lots of ancient teachings, wisdom traditions, and faiths. And while it sounds so beautiful, and like it should totally work, just choose love over fear…right….got it.
It’s much easier to say than do. Listen in for my thoughts on how to actually do this in a way that works for us and honors who we each are, and how we're each designed.
Today's guest, Mary Shores is a fan of the show so it was super fun to dive in with her around her favorite episode (Michaela Boehm way back in the first 25 episodes!) before getting into what she does. We explored how important it is to always know your outcomes, why positivity is not "everything," steps to breaking through during breakdowns, and eliminating procrastination. We also talked about affirmations, the impact lying has on your brain and debunked a few confusing spiritual concepts. Enjoy and share!
About Mary Shores:
Mary Shores has been recognized as a leader of innovative thought and has been hailed as a “revolutionary thinker.” Mary has spent over a decade teaching businesses and individuals how to inspire others, create new ways of thinking, identify their goals, and take action to create meaningful results. After coming from humble beginnings and experiencing devastating tragedy, Mary overcame adversity to become the youngest owner of a business in her industry; an agency that prides itself on empowering consumers. Mary’s business has garnered over $40 million to date, and her success is still growing. She is the creator of the groundbreaking Communication Code system, which helped businesses reach success through thoughtful communication. This system inspired the creation of Conscious Communications.
Mary travels nationally to lecture and teach courses that help individuals implement new ways of thinking so that they can take small steps toward making more conscious and impactful decisions. Her dynamic and practical teaching style inspires all who listen by incorporating science, ancient wisdom, and personal experience into easy-to-understand lessons and exercises. Mary has been featured on international radio and television shows, podcasts, and blogs. Her influential book Conscious Communications was released by Hay House on August 22 of 2017 and has already garnered acclaim with endorsements from bestsellers including Mike Dooley, Sonia Choquette, and more.
Since launching her brand less than a year ago, Mary has already accrued over 15,000 fans and subscribers, and her following continues to grow rapidly. Mary seeks to make an impact on the collective consciousness that will inspire individuals to live to their fullest potential. When Mary is not hosting retreats, speaking to crowds, on Facebook Live, or writing blog posts, she is with her two teenage sons in Central Illinois. To get involved in Mary’s movement, sign up for her Fearless Ambition newsletter at maryshores.com.
In this episode, Mary shares:
1. Changing a possibility into a probability
2. The science of gratitude
3. The impact naming/labeling a problem has on the problem solving center of the brain
Over Christmas time I was home with my family on the east coast and we got really excited to go see the new Mary Poppins movie coming out on Christmas Day. When I was little Mary Poppins was my absolute favorite movie. For four days we were looking forward to it. When we went to look up movie times on December 26, we realized that it wasn’t coming out until Christmas Day 2018!!
With Mary Poppins on my brain, I wanted to do a fun Sunday Sermon on some of my favorite lessons from the movie. I had three in mind, and when I went searching for the exact quotes to support them, an unexpected fourth popped up, too. Enjoy and share! xo
I'm so excited to kick off 2018 with a dynamic and fascinating conversation. Today's guest, Kaila Prins is a multi-passionate, creative entrepreneur whose list of skills range from burlesque performance and podcasting to copywriting and needle felting. We talked a lot about performance and all the things it helped her to reclaim and discovery after recovering from an eating disorder. We got into navigating life as a busy person with a lot of commitments, comedic relief, problematic comedy, and many many ways we can do less harm. This was a really fun one. Enjoy!
About Kaila Prins:
Kaila Prins is a body positive wellness coach focusing on recovery and health at every size.
After recovering from anorexia, orthorexia, and exercise addiction, Kaila started her blog and a companion podcast called “Finding Our Hunger” to help others improve their relationships with their bodies and begin the journey toward body acceptance and recovery.
Kaila received a health coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
She currently writes for Everyday Feminism on body image and is a member of the Everyday Feminism Speakers Bureau.
She has been published, quoted, and/or profiled in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Fitness
Magazine, Elle Magazine, xoJane, Psychology Today, Proud2BeMe, Greatist, Quartz, MSN.com, Healthline, Broadly, Claudia (Brazil), Klikk (Norway), and more.
She currently lives in San Jose, CA and travels around the country and the world to promote body
positivity and recovery.
In this episode, Kaila shares:
1. Identity economics
2. Reclaiming the "gaze" as a performer
3. Asking questions of people you don't agree with
I’m recording this Sermon with two hopes:
1) To bring life to single women everywhere who can relate to what I’m about to share and maybe even need to hear some or all of it.
2) As a tool for connection and understanding that single women can share with each other and loved ones to say something like, "Hey, this describes how I feel in so many ways, I’d love for you to listen to it and if you want we can even discuss it."
These are a few ways we can create the world we want to live in: to find opportunities to see each other in deeper, truer ways, and question our programming, expectations and needs to be right about how things should be.
Enjoy and share, share, share!
I’m calling this Sermon “Real, Kind Progress” because I want to take two mindsets that are pervasive and detrimental in our culture and offer you an alternative. Those two mindsets are the all or nothing mentality and perfectionism.
In her book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott speaks about perfectionism:
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they're doing it.”
? Anne Lamott
So today we're going to unpack these mindsets and explore kinder, gentler and still very effective ways to move and be moved towards progress.
Today's interview is a long time coming, our guest is Tara Mohr and she is all about Playing Big, which of course, we love! During our chat we got into being of service, the ego vs the soul, how we play small and how we can play big instead, and we spent some extra time on playing big in motherhood specifically. We talked about the difference between fear an intuition, a question I get a lot, and we wrapped up with creative expression and how to be discerning with our words so we don't "kill things."
About Tara Mohr :
Tara Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being. She helps women play bigger in sharing their voices and bringing forward their ideas in work and in life. Tara is the author of Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead, named a best book of the year by Apple’s iBooks and now in paperback. In the book, she shares her pioneering model for making the journey from playing small–being held back by fear and self-doubt–to playing big, taking bold action to pursue what you see as your callings. Tara is the creator of the Playing Big leadership program for women, which now has more than 1,500 graduates from around the world, and creator of the global Playing Big Facilitators Training for coaches, therapists, leadership development professionals and other practitioners supporting women in their personal and professional growth. A Coaches Training Institute-certified coach with an MBA from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in English literature from Yale, Tara takes a unique approach that blends inner work and practical skills training. Her work has been featured on national media from the New York Times to Today Show to Harvard Business Review, and has captivated women from all walks of life.
In this episode, Tara shares:
1. The surprising biggest challenge of playing big within motherhood
2. How coming from service can be a game changer
3. The effects of giving words to things
Since 2010 the month of December has been a month of big decisions and massive change and transition for me. I don’t know if it has to do with where Gemini and Sagittarius fall in my astrological chart, the momentum of an impending New Year or what. Now that I practice more surrender and trust in life, am way more accepting of what is, have very little need to control or manipulate anything, and have cultivated deeper patience than I ever thought I was capable, instead of ripping through my life like a hurricane, these decisions, changes and transitions are like a sacred unfolding, orchestrated by the divine, working with and through me.
This year December has been all about two things.
Emotional Freedom and coming out of hiding. It's these two things that had me ruminating on the relationship between harm and healing - so that's what today's Sunday Sermon is all about.
Enjoy and share!
Andrea Owen returned to the show today and she has a new book out called How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t: 14 Habits that Are Holding You Back from Happiness. What I love about Andrea is that she is so good at focusing on the basics that people really need to master before they move onto more “advanced teachings” – because guess what? The advanced stuff doesn’t matter if you don’t have the basics down!! So we talked about how to fast track your self-awareness because it has to come before knowledge to be effective. We got into numbing and isolation – something so many of us can relate to, specifically how to spot the ways that seem normal, go under the radar, and how we do it so much because modern living is very conducive to both. We covered doing friendship as an adult, especially a growth-oriented adult, real, deep listening, shame, triggers, and feelings. So many juicy things, enjoy, share, and let me know what you think!
About Andrea Owen:
Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life.
She is the proud author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster). Her second book: How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness is due out in January 2, 2018 (Seal Press/Hachette Books).
When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or hosting retreats, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”.
In this episode, Andrea shares:
1. “Unwanted identity”
2. Small gestures of kindness and presence
3. What to do when you don’t know what you need
This Sunday's Sermon is a case for starting before you're ready. In the episode I speak most specifically about creative projects, using my first book as an example. Truly, this can apply to anything though. Something I say a lot is that we're never ready - which also means that we're always ready. Readiness is something I believe people put a little too much weight on. If there is a spark, a desire, something you know you must do, be, create, taste, experience, or even just try (sorry Yoda, I believe in trying, deal with it!)...I say go for it. We just never know what's on the other side of giving things a shot.
Enjoy the episode and let me know what one thing is that you've been not doing that you just might move forward on after listening!!
Since our first interview back in February 2016, today's guest has become one of my closest friends. What I love about Rachael Maddox is that her intelligence, rigor, and commitment to trauma resolution work runs as deep and wide as her passion, power, and capacity to hold space for it. She is one of the people I trust most in the world with the intimate details of my own healing, and a person who I learn from constantly.
In this interview we talk about what it feels like to be on the other side of trauma in sex, and that YES, it is totally possible to heal from sexual trauma. We talk a lot about needs, connecting to your needs, asking for them, and honoring yourself and others around getting them met. We explored anger not being bad, safe love and intimate belonging, and what needs to be reclaimed to get to a place of healthy and safe sex after trauma.
As always when trauma is involved in the conversation, please take care of yourself, pause the interview at any point if you need to and come back when you're ready. If it resonates for you, listen more than once, and if you need anything, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Rachael Maddox:
Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide who’s helped hundreds of women and men resolve their sexual trauma and reclaim their pleasure, power and wholeness.
In her first book, SECRET BAD GIRL, Rachael tells the story of her return to wildness, sensuality, health and embodied safety after a decade living under the trauma spell.
Her next book, SEX AFTER TRAUMA, publishes fall 2018, and is written to help people navigate life between the sheets after they’ve been through the worst of it.
On a fierce mission to help as many women as possible who’ve experienced trauma, Rachael offers one-on-one support, groups, articles and courses for women who are ready to dance hard with life.
If you’re new to Rachael or the territory of trauma resolution, check out this free 8-part video series, Becoming a Grown Goddess, that covers Trauma 101, Boundaries & Belonging, Sex After Trauma, and more!
Rachael’s professional training includes Alchemical Alignment Trauma Resolution & Embodiment of Spirit, The Coaches Training Institute and The Awakened Leadership Academy.
In this episode, Rachael shares:
1. Social MVPs
2. Living your way into the answers
3. The relationship between longing, yearning, and desire