This week I spoke with sex coach and educator, Dawn Serra. This conversation was much different than ones I have had in the past on the show but I think in the best way possible. The conversation about sexuality is so important and inevitable when it comes to living our most full and authentic life, which is what I am all about. And unfortunately these conversations are not had enough and seen as taboo. Which leaves a lot of us not living our most pleasurable life.
We talk consent, and sex positivity and how we can foster these things in ourselves as well as model them for our children and our families. We talk about honing the skill of sex even from a young age, and why ignoring these conversations can really be harmful to the human collective in the long run.
Sex is a social skill. Dawn Serra speaks it, writes it, teaches it, and she helps you learn how to develop it. She is the creator and host of the weekly podcast, Sex Gets Real, and of the annual sexuality summit, Explore More. She also lectures at colleges and universities on sex and relationships and works one-on-one with clients who need to get unstuck around their pleasure and desire. It’s not all work though! In her downtime, Dawn can often be found watching an episode of Masterchef Australia, cooking up something delicious, or adventuring with her husband.
Guys I am so excited to be able to team up with Dr. Anita Johnston- author and recent podcast guest- to bring to you her FREEsoul hunger video series. This is an amazing resource for anyone interested about their relationship with food.
In this society it is all too common to see people struggling with eating difficulties, or body image issues. I am here to tell you, you don’t have to live like that any longer.
In this multi part video series you learn the skills necessary to make peace with food and your body. You don’t have to have an eating disorder, or be in recovery to benefit from this. Obsessive thoughts about food and our bodies are so pervasive and validated in this culture, we can all benefit from a little bit more freedom.
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This week I spoke with the amazing Dr. Anita Johnston. We spoke about using metaphors with food to help us decode what things we are really “hungry” for. When we can decode what our cravings are telling us about our life we can learn so much valuable information that we can use to transform our relationship with food and ourselves. We discuss the meaning of soul hunger and give you lots of good resources to start this work on your own. We touch on Waldorf education and the work of Rudolf Steiner and how he inspired her work (which is especially exciting for me as I am a teacher at a Waldorf school)
Anita Johnston, Ph.D., CEDS, is a Depth Psychologist, certified eating disorder specialist, storyteller, and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor, and Storytelling, which has been published in six languages..
She has been working in the field of women’s issues for over 35 years and is currently the Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono Hawaii which has outpatient eating disorder programs in Honolulu, the Big Island of Hawaii, and a residential treatment program in Maui.
She is the co-creator of the Light of the Moon Café, an interactive e-course, women’s circle, and online “workbook” for Eating in the Light of the Moon.
Dr. Johnston provides individual consultations via teleconferencing and lectures around the world to professional organizations, conferences, universities, medical institutions, and the community at large. She is best known for integrating metaphor and storytelling into her training as a clinical psychologist to explain the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating and body image.
Today I spoke with Kylie Mitchell, a fellow Houstonian, blogger, and practicing Registered Dietician specializing in eating disorders with a weight neutral approach. We talk about her journey through anorexia and its different manifestations through a disordered relationship with food as well as compulsive exercise habits. We discuss intuitive movement and how Intuitive Eating can really be a foundation for unleashing our intuition in all parts of our life. We also discuss her blog, and how she approaches food pictures now being on the outside of diet culture.
In this episode with Sarah Vance we discuss her background in the fitness world and a disordered relationship with food and how she got into the work now, helping women revamp their relationships with themselves. We discuss the fitness world as well as her not so fluffy approach to self care.
Sarah Vance is a body image & self-worth coach, host of the Reclaiming You Podcast, and creator of the life changing Breaking Boundaries Program. She specializes in helping women all over the world let go of diet dogma, body hate, perfection, and all or nothing thinking so they can step into the badass woman within feeling worthy, confident, loved, free, and enough in whatever body they have. Grab your taste of freedom: 5 Mindshifts toEmbrace Your Body and Have Food Freedom at sarahvance.com.