Ep. 07- Sex as a Social Skill with Dawn Serra

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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.

Other Resources mentioned in this episode:

What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg

Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg

Ordinary Terrible Things series by Anastasia Higginbotham

Nadine Thornhill

Ep. 06-Soul Hunger with Anita Johnston


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.

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You can reach her at: anita@lightofthemooncafe.com

Other resources mentioned:

Light of the Moon Cafe

Soul Hunger Video Series

Anita’s Website

Ep. 05- Living Intuitively with Kylie Mitchell


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.

Resources mentioned in this episode:






8 keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder

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Ep. 04- Fuck Your “Fitspo” with Sarah Vance


tm691In 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.

Other resources mentioned in this episode:





Private BoPo Facebook Group

Health At Every Size by Dr. Linda Bacon

Body Respect by Dr. Linda Bacon

HAES community

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Ep. 03- Full Recovery with Julie Duffy Dillon


Today on the show I spoke with Julie Duffy Dillon. We discuss true recovery from an eating disorder, as well as feminism and fat acceptance in parenting.

Julie Duffy Dillon is a Registered Dietitian, Eating Disorder Specialist, and Food Behavior Expert partnering with people on their Food Peace journey. She is trained as a mental health counselor and supervises dietitians and other health professionals to use weight inclusive and attuned eating strategies. She owns central North Carolina’s group nutrition private practice and premier source of eating disorder treatment and prevention, BirdHouse Nutrition Therapy. Julie also produces and hosts the weekly podcast, Love Food. Learn more at JulieDillonRD.com.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Julie’s Instagram

Love Food Podcast

Fat is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach