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Masturbation

Masturbation

September 16, 2019

In this episode we chat with Cate from the Swinging Down Under podcast! Cate, and her partner Darrell are the hosts of the non-monogamous podcast Swinging Down Under. They started their journey in 2014 and wanted to pay it forward by chronicling our journey from monogamy into Non-Monogamy. In their podcast they share their own stories mixed in with interviews from other non-monogamous, sex positive or curious couples, educators and more. In this episode of Uncomfortable, we chat with Cate specifically about masturbation. We talk techniques, orgasm and discuss why it’s still considered taboo despite its many health benefits!!

 

About Cate

Cate is the co-host of Swinging Down Under with her partner Darrell. They have been together for a little over 10 years now, and started their relationship as a monogamous couple. In 2014 they started the Swinging Lifestyle Podcast and since then they’ve had so much fun helping curious couples and singles navigate their way around the consensual non-monogamous lifestyle. 

They are avid travellers and enjoy experiencing life together, you’ll either find them at a wine bar, indoor rock climbing, scuba diving or cooking at home with friends. They are childfree by choice and currently live in Asia (Singapore). 

In their podcast they talk about their global ‘swinging around the world’ sexual adventures, share and rate events they attend (or host) and talk about everything from what condoms and lube they’re using right now through to double penetration, pussy health and that time that Cate fell off the sex swing.  

In this episode, Cate and Debbie discuss masturbation! We 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!
 

Resources

Podcast + Website:

Podcast: Swinging Down Under
Website: www.swingingdownunder.com

Social Media:

Twitter: @swingingdownunder
Instagram: @swingingdownunder
Facebook: @swingingdownunder

Resources + things we mentioned in the episode:

Articles:

Research & Facts:

 

Cate’s Toy Recommendations:

 

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Being a Traditional Wife

Being a Traditional Wife

August 30, 2019

In this episode we chat to Nadia La Russa. Nadia describes herself as a "spiritually traditional" wife, meaning that she lives by the bible's definition of being a wife: " Wives must submit to their husbands as is fitting in the Lord". (Colossians 3:18). Nadia explains what this means and how it works for her relationship and that choosing this type of relationship doesn’t mean that she isn’t a feminist.

 

About Nadia

Nadia La Russa is a successful serial entrepreneur. She owns several companies in Thunder Bay, Ontario, all of which are leaders in their respective markets. Nadia has received several awards for her work in this community, including the 2014 Nova “Top 20 Under 40” and the Northern Ontario Business Women’s 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year. She is a mother of 5, volunteer birth doula and wife to one incredibly patient man.

As a woman of faith, Nadia calls herself a “spiritually traditional” wife, meaning that she allows her husband to be head of the household. In the bible, this is referred to as being “submissive” but Nadia doesn’t feel that term really represents their relationship. Of course, I was anxious to know more! 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 Nadia over on her website & social media:

Follow Nadia on Instagram @nadia_la_russa
Follow Nadia on Twitter @NadiaLaRussa

Find out more about Nadia by visiting www.nadialarussa.com

Entrepreneurship & Mental Health

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

Igniting Your Sensuality

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  

The Millennial Career Struggle

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

Shame & Vulnerability

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!

Feeling Lost & Uncertain About My Future

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

Calling Off Your Wedding

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

Tantric Sex

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! 

Sex Work

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!