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Episode 29 - Entrepreneurship & Mental Health

Episode 29 - Entrepreneurship & Mental Health

August 16, 2019

In this episode we talk to Jason Van Orden. Jason is a successful entrepreneur who openly talks about his struggles with ADHD & anxiety. Jason speaks to how these mental health disorders affect his business and the tools that he uses to cope. 

About Our Guest:

Jason helps thought leaders to reach a larger audience with their ideas, create new income streams from their expertise, and build business models that align with their values and goals. As a consultant, trainer, and strategist, he draws from more than fourteen years of researching top Internet influencers and experimenting with his own personal experience. His experience includes creating multiple successful brands, launching over 60 online courses, teaching more than 10,000 entrepreneurs, generating 6 million dollars in online course sales, and 8 million downloads of his podcast. His mission is to help visionaries with impactful ideas to connect with the people they serve best and the problems they can most uniquely solve.
 
In this episode, Jason shares his struggles with anxiety and ADHD. He talks about how they affect his work as an entrepreneur and what tools he uses to help cope.  I hope that you enjoy our conversation but as always there is some adult language so when listening, it’s recommended that you pop your headphones on!

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

Feel free to connect with Jason over on his website:

www.jasonvanorden.com

And social media channels:

Facebook @jasonwvanorden
Instagram @jasonvo
Twitter @jasonvo

Resources we mentioned in the episode:

ADHD Rewired Podcast
The Anxiety Coaches Podcast

Internal Family Systems

Self Compassion by Kristin Neff Ph.D.

Brené Brown's Website

Episode 28 - Igniting Your Sensuality

Episode 28 - Igniting Your Sensuality

August 2, 2019

In this episode we chat with Lisa & Paula from TrufElle about igniting your sensuality. TrufElle is a movement that provides the tools through chocolates, resources, network connections and events to facilitate the awakening of your inner desires and sexuality.

 

About our Guests:

TrufElle is a movement that provides the tools through chocolates, resources, net-work connections and events to facilitate the awakening of your inner desires and sexuality.

Lisa met her husband while still in high school. After 25 years she was well aware that she needed to find ways to keep the passion exciting in her marriage. She started to experiment with cannabis and chocolate as aphrodisiacs. And the results…..well I leave that to Lisa to talk about in the episode!

Paula was fortunate enough to be the guinea pig that helped Lisa perfect her delicious TrufElle chocolates. After experiencing the benefits of TrufElle these two ladies also became inspired to learn more about and share in the discussions of sensuality.

 
I hope that you enjoy our conversation but as always there is some adult language so when listening, it’s recommended that you pop your headphones on!

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:

Feel free to connect with TrufElle over on social media:

Instagram @desiretrufelle
Facebook @desiretrufelle

Find out more about TrufElle and check out their upcoming events by visiting www.trufelle.com.

Dr. Petra Zebroff, Ph.D. The Arousal Types Project
Click here to take the Arousal Test  

Episode 27 - The Millennial Career Struggle

Episode 27 - The Millennial Career Struggle

July 18, 2019

In this episode we chat to four millennials who currently struggle or who have struggled with their career. Millennials get a bad rap for not settling in one career or trying to do too many things at once. Is it a millennial thing? Are we just indecisive? Do we just have FOMO? Or do we just take on too much because have one steady job is no longer realistic?

 

About Our Guests:

Jessica Roberts-Farina

Jessica Roberts-Farina is a communications and marketing professional born and raised in Vancouver. Her journey into tracking her cervical fluid began in May after experiencing a complete breakdown of her health and a decision to take control of her health and wellbeing. When not tracking her menstrual cycles, Jess spends her time dancing, birding, and trying to be best friends with all the dogs in her neighbourhood.
 

Sabrina Miso

Born and raised in Rome, Sabrina moved from Italy to Vancouver with a one-way ticket in 2013. A lifelong learner and a multi-potentialite, she loves telling stories with words and images and connecting people around what matters. 

She is a freelance content strategist, a community builder, and a self-taught photographer with a passion for society&culture, urban planning, social innovation, and sustainability.

As a freelance consultant, she is committed to working with mission-driven organizations and local businesses that align with her values for making the world a better place and for building inspired communities. 
With her work as a photographer, she wants to celebrate creativity and humanity, support local businesses that do good for the planet and for the community, and capture the beauty that is all around us.

Her website: sabrinamiso.com

Her photography website: sabrinamisocreative.mypixieset.com
 

Philip Volna

Philip is a Ukrainian digital content strategist, self-help consultant, and entrepreneur. He is also the author and founder of the website lifetomake.com.

From a very young age Philip felt very lost and suffered from depression. At around the age of 14 he felt pressure to figure out what career path to take but didn’t know what he really wanted to do. At such a young age he noticed his family and other families struggling from paycheque to paycheque and he knew that he didn’t want the same.

Torry

Torry is a young professional working in Victoria, BC. She hosts a podcast called Ready to be Petty, which discusses reality tv, celebrity gossip, pop culture, and stories that have happened in her life (all things petty, after all). In a world that often deems women’s interests as superficial and fangirl culture as unintelligent, Torry is attempting to be real and honest about her passions and interests, in hopes that you will join her. She is ready to make your morning commute a lot more fun. You can listen on your favourite podcast app and follow her podcasting journey via social media here: https://linktr.ee/rtbppodcast.

 

Resources

Feel free to connect with our guests over on their websites & social media profiles:

Jessica Roberts-Farina

Connect with Jess over on her Linkedin

 

Sabrina Miso

Website: www.sabrinamiso.com

Follow Sabrina on Twitter @SabrinaMiso

Follow Sabrina on Instagram @SabrinaMiso

 

Philip Volna

Website: www.lifetomake.com

Follow Philip on Twitter @PhilipVolna

Follow Philip on Facebook @Philip.Volna

 

Torry

Podcast: Ready to be Petty on Apple Podcasts

Follow Ready to be Petty on Facebook @rtbppodcast

Follow Ready to be Petty on Twitter @rtbppodcast

Episode 26 - Shame & Vulnerability

Episode 26 - Shame & Vulnerability

July 5, 2019

In this episode we talk to Rebecca Ching about shame & vulnerability. Rebecca is a therapist, speaker, writer, leadership consultant and workshop facilitator. We chat about how shame is ground zero to most uncomfortable topics and what we can do to move through shame.

About Rebecca:

Rebecca Ching is a therapist, speaker, writer, leadership consultant and workshop facilitator. She is the CEO and founder of Potentia Family Therapy, Inc. – which is a brick and mortar integrated mental health practice based in San Diego California. She is also starting a new venture working with business leaders where she helps them navigate the intersection of mindset and mental health in their communities via her Integrated Leadership Collective – based on systems theory, the research of Brené Brown, PhD, and Internal Family Systems. Prior to working as a therapist, she worked in Washington, DC for a United States Senator, in NYC as an advertising account executive and in Zurich, Switzerland as an Area Director for an international youth organization. All of her previous professional experience fuels her work clinical and consultation work today. She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and their two children where they enjoy cooking, going to farmers markets, all things ocean and outdoor sports. 

I hope that you enjoy our conversation but as always there is some adult language so when listening, it’s recommended that you pop your headphones on!

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:

Find out more about Rebecca:

Websites:

www.rebeccaching.com
www.potentiatherapy.com

Social Media

Follow Rebecca on Instagram @rebeccachingmft
Follow Rebecca on Facebook @rebeccachingmft
Follow Rebecca on Twitter @rbassching

Follow Potentia Therapy on Instagram @potentiatherapy
Follow Potentia Therapy on Facebook @PotentiaTherapy

Other links:

Tim Ferris Podcast with Brené Brown 

 

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.

 

Got any resources on shame & vulnerability that you’d love to share? Add them to the comments or tweet them to us @uncomfy_podcast and we’ll add them to this page! Thanks!

Episode 25 - Feeling Lost & Uncertain About My Future

Episode 25 - Feeling Lost & Uncertain About My Future

June 21, 2019

In this episode we talk to content writer and blogger Philip Volna who at a very young age, felt lost and uncertain about his future. When Philip was just 14 years old, he struggled with depression as he felt that he needed to have his career path all figured out. 

 

About Philip:

Philip is a Ukrainian digital content strategist, self-help consultant, and entrepreneur. He is also the author and founder of the website lifetomake.com.

From a very young age Philip felt very lost and suffered from depression. At around the age of 14 he felt pressure to figure out what career path to take but didn’t know what he really wanted to do. At such a young age he noticed his family and other families struggling from paycheque to paycheque and he knew that he didn't want the same. 

 

I hope that you enjoy our conversation but as always, do note that there is some adult language so when listening, it’s best 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

Feel free to connect with Philip over on his website & social media profiles:

www.lifetomake.com

Follow Philip on Twitter @PhilipVolna
Follow Philip on Facebook @Philip.Volna

Episode 24 - Calling Off Your Wedding

Episode 24 - Calling Off Your Wedding

June 7, 2019

In this episode we talk to Lorie Corcuera who back in 2012 called off her wedding. It wasn’t until her partner asked her to marry him, she realized that the relationship wasn’t right for her. Calling off her wedding, and choosing herself over pleasing everyone else, gave her the strength to leave her job, create a successful business and become a coach and a mentor. 

 

About Lorie:

Lorie Corcuera is the Co-Founder and CEO at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., a training and development organization that inspires people and companies to create meaningful cultures and workplaces. Over the past 20 years, Lorie has cultivated her people and culture development, community relations, and leadership coaching experience as both a strategic and progressive senior human resources leader and business consultant in the technology, interactive entertainment, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, professional services, and non-profit space. Lorie has a Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), is a Certified Emergenetics Associate with Emergenetics International, an active mentor for Futurpreneur Canada, Dress for Success Vancouver, HR Tech Group, Young Women in Business and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, and Co-Founder of the social enterprise Enspire Foundation. Lorie is passionate about elevating the life experience at work and cultivating a community that is igniting and enriching our human spirit. To learn more, go to sparkcreationsinc.com.

 

I hope that you enjoy our conversation but as always there is some adult language so when listening, it’s recommended that you pop your headphones on!

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:

Feel free to connect with Lorie over on social media:

Follow Lorie on Instagram @loriec8
Follow Lorie on Twitter @loriecorcuera

Follow Spark Creations on Instagram @sparkcreations
Follow Spark Creations on Twitter @startyourspark

Find out more about Spark Creations by visiting www.sparkcreationsinc.com

Episode 23 - Tantric Sex

Episode 23 - Tantric Sex

May 24, 2019

In this episode we talk to Julia Kovacs who explains the history and intentions behind Tantra and Tantric Sex. Julia is an intimacy coach who's mission is to change the paradigms of the public’s perception of sex.

About Julia

Julia is dedicated to empowering everyone to live life orgasmically. She accomplishes this by working with men and women individually, and in groups, to overcome their past conditioning related to intimacy. The goal is to teach people how to live an orgasmic life each moment of their waking hour connected to this potent often unharnessed life force energy. Julia works to change the paradigms of the public’s perception of sex, evolving from shameful junk sex to sacred gourmet sex through creating a bridge between various traditions. 
 
As an intimacy coach, she will give you hands on training, as well as counseling and gently guide you through your own or couple’s sexual blocks to open the door to your  bliss and live in this human body to its best potential. 

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:

Feel free to connect with Julia over on her websites & social media profiles:

www.juliakovacs.com

www.soulsexy.life

 

Join the SoulSexy.Life Facebook group by clicking here

 

Check out Julia & Trufelle's upcoming event on June 14, 2019 - Explore your Yoniverse

 

Other Resources:

Orgasmic Meditation: www.onetaste.us

 

Books:

Future Sex: A new kind of free love by Emily Witt

Calling in “The One”: 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life by Katherine Woodward Thomas

 

Got any resources on tantra, orgasmic meditation and/or sex that you’d love to share? Add them to the comments or tweet them to us @uncomfy_podcast and we’ll add them to this page! 

Episode 22 - Sex Work

Episode 22 - Sex Work

May 10, 2019

In this episode of Uncomfortable, we chat to Heidi who has been a sex worker for 10 years. Heidi shares details of her life as a sex worker and sugar baby and explains how she has found empowerment, boundary setting and financial independence through the many lessons sex working has provided.

About Heidi:

Heidi is a 30 year old queer woman and has been a sex worker on/off for the last 10 years. Originally she was drawn to the double life that sex work provided, and found it a useful tool to quit the 9-5 work she had a hard time committing to. Now she uses it as a way to support herself while she grows her photography business. Heidi is lucky to have found empowerment, boundary setting and financial independence through the many lessons sex working has provided. She is currently writing a chapbook of her experiences. 

 

Resources:

Read more about the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA): https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1693

Read more about the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA): https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1865 

Got any resources on sex work that you’d love to share? Add them to the comments or tweet them to us @uncomfy_podcast and we’ll add them to this page! 

 

Episode 21 - Living with Chronic Illness

Episode 21 - Living with Chronic Illness

April 26, 2019

In this episode I talk to Shannon MacFarlane. Shannon remembers suffering from endometriosis from as young as 12 years old. Since then she has been diagnosed with three other chronic illnesses. Shannon is also a mother who’s son also suffers from a chronic illness. Shannon shares her journey and what her day-to-day life is like living with illnesses that others struggle to understand. 

About Shannon:

Shannon lives, loves, and plays in Tacoma, WA, USA, with her husband, son, and kitties. As much as she wouldn’t wish chronic illness on anyone, she’s grateful for the opportunity to rebuild her life around what feels good from day to day and learn to really listen to her body. In this episode, Shannon shares her day-to-day life and explains how chronic illness can be detriment as well as a blessing.

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

Feel free to connect with Shannon over on her website and Facebook:

Website: www.slobberedlens.com
Facebook: @slobberedlens

This Is Not What I Ordered is a podcast about living with chronic illness. The host, Lauren Selfridge, lives with a chronic illness herself and is a psychotherapist – she brings compassion and insight to her interviews with others. https://laurenselfridge.com/

 
The Mighty publishes many first-person experiences and resources of many kinds of illness (and different abilities). https://themighty.com/
 

Got any resources on chronic illness that you’d love to share? Add them to the comments or tweet them to us @uncomfy_podcast and we’ll add them to this page! 

 

Episode 20 - Ethical Non-Monogamous Lifestyle

Episode 20 - Ethical Non-Monogamous Lifestyle

April 12, 2019

In this episode we explore ethical non-monogamy. I was lucky enough to chat with Tori and Soul of the Torrid Souls podcast. Tori and Soul are a same sex, bi-sexual, ethical non-monogamous couple. They have been together for many years but just recently got married. This was an incredibly fun convo that was highly educational!

About Tori & Soul:

Tori and Soul are a passionately married couple.  Like many of you they navigate all the normal things of life like family and work.  Perhaps, not so like you, is that they are a same-sex female couple who are both bisexual and are exploring the sexually social and adventurous swinging lifestyle.

They happen to have a podcast.  Because they love people and love to try new and different things, they use their experiences to help ignite curiosity and encourage others to open their minds just a wee bit wider. 
 
The Torrid Souls podcast is for couples who are deeply in love with each other and want to explore more ways of being sexually open by using ethical non-monogamy to enhance their relationship. Couples who are curiously considering the swinging lifestyle as well as those completely comfortable in it, can enjoy hearing how they navigate being sexy with each other and sometimes with others. 
 
The intention of their podcast is to inspire other couples to open up to their own torrid soul, to get to know themselves even more, feel more passion, and live a sexier more connected life.  Since joining the lifestyle they say that they are even better together.
 
This was a really fun conversation to have! I hope that you enjoy the conversation as much as I did! Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!
 

Resources:

Feel free to connect with Tori & Soul over on their website & social media profiles:

Website: www.torridsouls.com
Make sure to check out the Torrid Souls podcast over on iTunes!

Instagram: @TorridSouls
Twitter: @TorridSouls

Got any resources on the ethical non-monogamous lifestyle that you’d love to share? Add them to the comments or tweet them to us @uncomfy_podcast and we’ll add them to this page!