Uncomfortable
The Agenda Period

The Agenda Period

November 19, 2020

Can you sync your cycle with your business?

Yes you can! In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Alyx Coble-Frakes, co-founder of The Agenda. Early in Alyx’s health coaching career it became obvious to her that her desire to do certain tasks varied based on where she was at in her menstrual cycle. 

 

About Alyx

Alyx is the co-founder of The Agenda. Early in Alyx’s health coaching career it became obvious to her that her desire to do certain tasks varied based on where she was at in her menstrual cycle. Detailed observation revealed that sales calls that happened when she was ovulating had higher conversion rates. Both Alyx and her co-founder Sunny realized that when people have a deeper understanding of their natural hormonal fluctuations they can use them to their advantage and see amazing results in their lives and in their business. The Agenda. was born! After a successful kickstarter campaign, they designed and launched a physical planner. However what came up most frequently was the desire for an app. A year later they launched another kickstarter and are currently hard at work on The Agenda. app.

 

Resources:

You can follow Alyx and The Agenda. over on their website + social media:

www.theagendaperiod.com

 

Social Media:

Instagram: @theagendaperiod
Twitter: @TheAgendaPeriod
Facebook @theagendaperiod

 

Other Resources:

Books:

Websites:

 

Finding Community After Immigrating

Finding Community After Immigrating

October 13, 2020

How hard is it to rebuild your community after immigrating to another country?

In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Mo! Sibyl is a Nigerian-born, US-educated, Korean speaking, struggling intellectual. Mo! moved to the US nine years ago to pursue the next steps in her education and career. In this episode, she shares a few of the lessons that she learned when she immigrated.

Mo! also hosts The More Sibyl Podcast. A podcast about culture and cultural nomads designed for Blacks and Asians and those who love them!

Resources:

You can follow Mo! over on her website + social media:

mosibyl.com

Make sure to subscribe to The More Sibyl Podcast over on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

Instagram: @mosibyl and @themoresibylpodcast

 

Toastmasters: www.toastmasters.org
Trauma & Family Estrangement

Trauma & Family Estrangement

September 18, 2020

What is trauma exactly? And how do we cope with it?

In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Joyous D. Williams, a mental health professional, art therapist, and coach. We discuss trauma, the different ways to cope, and dealing with family estrangement. 

 

About Joyous

Joyous D. Williams is a Mental Health Professional serving the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. She is a nationally board-certified Art Therapist, specializing in brain-based, trauma-informed care. She’s also a coach studied in “Transformative Presence” and has lived experience changing the very fabric of her own life. Personally, Joy is also a Growth-Oriented Mama of 1, a Life Partner, a Dog Mom to 3 unruly beasts and a voracious reader.

Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones!
 

If you enjoyed our conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!

 

Resources

You can follow Joyous over on her website + social media:

everywomxn.com

Joy’s mailing list/Free Coaching Download: coach.everywomxn.com 

Instagram: @recreatingdawn and @traumaclearingbadass.

 

Other Resources:

 
 
Loveland Foundation – https://thelovelandfoundation.org/
 
Open Path Psychotherapy Collective – https://openpathcollective.org/
 
Coping Skill Printable Resource – http://www.indigodaya.com/resources/
 
 
If you are dealing with trauma and need help immediately then know that you can always call the Crisis Canada Hotline at 1.833.456.4566. They have amazing trained volunteers available 24/7. For more information visit their website www.crisisservicescanada.ca.
 
If you are having suicidal thoughts then please contact 1–800-SUICIDE.
The LifeLine Canada Foundation also has a list of Canadian, USA and international crisis centres.

 

Click here for a list for a list of Suicide Crisis Hotlines in other countries.

I Call Bullshit

I Call Bullshit

July 16, 2020

How can you stay true to yourself, so you can call in the right relationship?

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Deb chats with Self Care & Self Love Advocate Andrea Hill on calling yourself out on your own bullshit. Andrea explains how working on YOU by calling yourself out on your own bullshit, will allow you to feel more empowered, helping you to find a relationship that aligns with your true self.

About Our Guest:

Andrea Hill is a bullshit disturber, blindspot revealer, and love seeking missile. She guides you in doing the work required to have the love you desire.

You might recognize Andrea from the very first podcast episode where I chatted with her and Jill Prescott about love, sex and relationships – and what a great conversation it was. In this episode Andrea and I talk about calling yourself out on your own bullshit.
 
Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones!

If you enjoyed our conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!

You can also watch the video of our interview over on YouTube by clicking here.

Resources:

You can follow Andrea over on her website + social media:

www.andreahill.love

Find our more about Andrea’s “I Call Bullshit” program by clicking here.

Instagram: @_andreahill_

Life as an Exclusive Companion

Life as an Exclusive Companion

July 3, 2020

What is the difference between an "exclusive companion" and "sex work"? In what ways to do those who work in the sex industry keep themselves as safe as possible? 

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Deb chats with Amy Taylor, model and exclusive companion who answers the above questions. Amy also talks about her experience of dealing with haters on and offline and explains the pros and cons of legalizing the sex industry.

About Amy:

Amy Taylor is the an exclusive companion based in the United States.  She is an MBA, a commercial pilot, a several-time cover model on Playboy, Maxim, FHM, L’Officiel, and inside Esquire, GQ, and Sports Illustrated.  When she's not in front of the camera, she’s enjoying the sunny skies flying, keeping fit at her gym in Los Angeles, or at the beach playing with her dog.
 
 
Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones!

If you enjoyed our conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!

Resources:

You can follow Amy over on her website + social media:

www.amytaylor.com

Instagram: @AmyTaylorLA
Twitter: @amytaylor1
Facebook: @AmyTaylorinLA

 

If you are a sex worker looking for help out of an abusive environment, please contact

www.SWOPUSA.org (in the USA)

Or one of the organizations listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sex_worker_organizations

Gender Identity + Gender Affirming Surgery

Gender Identity + Gender Affirming Surgery

June 18, 2020

What does “Gender Identity” mean? And how could the decision to go through gender affirming surgery impact a relationship?

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Deb chats with Vancouver’s favourite queer podcasters Sara & Chloe about Sara’s decision to go through gender affirming surgery. Sara talks us through their decision and why the surgery is important to them. And Chloe tells us how she felt when Sara shared this decision with her.  

 

About Chloe & Sarah:

Chloe is a queer, disabled feminist. She has worked in the non-profit sector for most of her adult life. In her free time, she produces and co-hosts the independent podcast Warriors, Bards N’ Brews with her spouse, Sara. The podcast was born of their mutual love of Xena: Warrior Princess and queer media in general (and their inability to stop talking about it). She is also a cohost of Feminist Killjoys: A Music Podcast  with Sara. She also enjoys photography, being a cat mom, and craft beer.
 
Sara is a grad school escapee who still studies pop culture and gender theory for fun. When not at work in the nonprofit sector and being a part-time beer wrangler, they cohost Warriors Bards ‘n Brews (A Xena Podcast) with their wife and homicidal housecat, and also cohost Feminist Killjoys: A Music Podcast. They also spend a lot of time yelling about queer things on the internet.   
 

Resources:

Make sure to check out Sara & Chloe’s podcasts:

Warriors, Bards ‘n’ Brews

Feminist Killjoys

Follow them over on social media:

Instagram @wwb_podcast and @fkjpod
Twitter @wwb_podcast and @killjoyspod

Other Resources:

Trans Care BC

 

Sexual Abuse Prevention through Sex Education

Sexual Abuse Prevention through Sex Education

May 22, 2020

How can parents help prevent sexual abuse happening to their kids? In this episode, Deb chats with Sexual Health Educator, Amy Lang. Amy helps educate parents and professionals about sexual abuse prevention by preparing them to have conversations about sex with children from a young age. 

About Amy

A sexual health educator for over 20 years, Amy Lang, MA helps parents of all beliefs talk with kids of any age about the birds and the bees. She also works with youth serving organizations and provides childhood sexuality and sexual abuse prevention training. Amy’s lively, engaging and down-to-earth style makes these uncomfortable topics easier to handle. Her professional clients include the US Air Force Youth and Family Services, Boys and Girls Clubs and numerous early childhood conferences and organizations. Amy’s talks, books, online solution center and podcast helps parents learn how to talk to their kids about this important and awkward part of life. Amy is still married to her first husband and they are getting the hang of parenting their teenage son. She lives in Seattle, WA. You can learn more about Amy and her work at BirdsAndBeesAndKids.com

If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!

 

Resources:

Find out more about Amy and her work by checking out her website, podcast and following her on social media:

Website: www.birdsandbeesandkids.com

Podcast: Just Say This!
Phone in to ask a question: 1-206-926-1522

Facebook: @birdsbeeskids

Twitter: @birdsandbees

Books we mentioned:

Other resources:

Overcoming Bullying

Overcoming Bullying

May 8, 2020

The trauma of racial bullying can continue affecting people of colour for a long time. Jade Pattenden, who was born in Scotland and then moved to Canada at a young age, has used advice and techniques that she read in self-help books to overcome the trauma of bullying and even find empathy towards those who bullied her.

In this episode, we chat with Jade about moving forward after bullying and discovering that what you were bullied for can be your biggest asset.

About Jade

Jade is the host of  “I’m an Adult, Now What?”, a podcast aimed at anyone who’s trying to find their way as an adult. She works in Vancouver as an actor, background actor and model. Jade is biracial immigrant who spent the first half of her life in Scotland, before moving to Canada. Through trial and error she has slowly been navigating adulthood and feels it’s important to process childhood traumas in order to move forward into a healthy adulthood.

As always, there is some strong language in this episode so make sure to pop on those headphones.

If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!

Resources:

Find out more about Jade by checking out her website, podcast and following her on social media:

Website: www.jadepattenden.com

Podcast: I’m an adult, now what?

Instagram: @jadepattenden

Twitter: @jadepattenden

Books we mentioned:

Heal Your Body by Louise Hay

Sex With Younger Men

Sex With Younger Men

April 24, 2020

Stevie never expected to have a sexual awakening in her mid-forties, especially one that involved men in their 20’s. After coming out of a passionless marriage, she decided to try online dating in hopes for a conventional relationship with someone around her age. However, things didn’t quite go as planned and before she knew it, she had a whole bunch of young men knocking at her door. 

About Stevie

44-year old Stevie came out of a long passionless marriage and decided to start dating. She set up a profile on the dating app Bumble, went on a few dates with guys around her age but wasn’t feeling it, so she paused the app and kept on living the single life. Little did she know that her young son had got into her phone and changed the age range of her suitors on the dating app to 20-30-year old’s and this launched her right into a sexual awakening!

Heads up that there is definitely some adult content and language in this episode, so make sure to pop on those headphones!!

If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!

Resources

Check out the Bumble App if you are looking to get back into dating! On Bumble women make the first move! Check out their article on How to stay safe on Bumble.

Here are some great articles if you want to have lots of fun casual sex:

Overcoming Bulimia and Self-doubt

Overcoming Bulimia and Self-doubt

April 9, 2020

In this episode of Uncomfortable, Debbie chats with Wellness & Nutrition Coach and Personal Trainer Jetty Nieuwenhuis about overcoming bulimia and self-doubt.

About Jetty

Jetty Nieuwenhuis is a wellness + nutrition coach and personal trainer who helps her clients get to the route of their self-doubt. Jetty had bulimia for over 20 years. After a long journey battling the illness, she began helping others who needed support. She has also suffered from Lyme Disease and is now a volunteer with the Lyme Disease Association of Alberta.

I hope you enjoy this very empowering conversation but as always, there is some adult language, so make sure to pop your headphones on!

You can also watch this episode over on our YouTube channel by clicking here

If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!

Resources

Find out more about Jetty over on her website and social media:

www.trujetty.com

Instagram: @trujetty

Facebook: @trujetty

Other Resources:

Lisa A. Romano – Life Coach & Author

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