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Episode 30: How to Create Success on Your Own Terms with Jenny Shih

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Episode 30: How to Create Success on Your Own Terms with Jenny Shih

I am so thrilled to bring you this episode with Jenny Shih!

Jenny Shih is an uncompromising business coach who works with smart entrepreneurs who are fiercely committed to their own success. Step by step, she shows them how to start, grow, and streamline a successful online business without having to work long hours or make huge sacrifices. She believes that with the right systems and strategies, you can make money doing work you love and also live a life you love.

I have learned SO MUCH from this amazing woman! She adds an incredible amount of value to the world. She is a powerful, effective teacher, with a humble gracious attitude. You can really feel from her presence that she has a deep desire to help women SUCCEED!

 

In this episode:

* Learn how Jenny discovered Radical Self-Care in her life

* Jenny shares about what holds women back from pursuing their dreams and what they can do about it

* Why you should coach yourself!

* Why SLEEP is one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself, your business, and your life

* 3 Steps you can take to make progress with your goals

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Episode 29: Building a Life After Baby

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Episode 29: Building a Life After Baby

Hello & Welcome to IN{HABIT}!!!

I am so happy to be back for this first episode since I had my baby on June 11th.

Today I just wanted to re-connect with you and share a bit about my vision for IN{HABIT}, as well as a little bit about my story of what it's meant to become a mother all over again.

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Episode 28: The Power of Our Always-Brokenness & A Farewell For Now

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Episode 28: The Power of Our Always-Brokenness & A Farewell For Now

You know those moments where you come face to face with the reality of how little you can actually control? The moments where you can feel the intense pressure of all the things you’ve tried to hold together and accept and make sense of... just before the tension reaches max capacity and it all overflows the edges, spilling  onto the floor all around you?

 

Last week was that week for me. Let me explain. 

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Episode 27: Q&A Tuesday: Is it normal to have to psyche yourself up for sex?

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Episode 27: Q&A Tuesday: Is it normal to have to psyche yourself up for sex?

I am so excited to bring you our first Q&A Tuesday Episode! Today the question is: Is it normal to have to psyche yourself up for sex?  I believe many of us have wondered this and not expressed it. Today I am sharing that YES, I do think it's normal, some of the science I've discovered as to WHY this happens, and what we can do about it! I really hope you enjoy this show!

Once you've listened its your turn to share your answers and insight in the comments below! Do you have to psyche yourself up for sex? If so, how do you do it?  Did you learn anything new on today's show? If so, what? 

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Episode 26: You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Be a Healer with Lisa Marie Goodson

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Episode 26: You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Be a Healer with Lisa Marie Goodson

Today's episode is one of my favorite interviews yet! We are joined by the amazing Lisa Marie Goodson.  Lisa Marie is a mother, a Holistic Coach & Mentor who has been helping women to heal themselves for many many years.

In this interview we talk about her journey, her favorite self-care practices, what she sees holding women back, and she reminds us about our own power for healing and flowing with life.

This interview is uplifting, hope-filled, and deeply inspiring! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

In this episode:

*Lisa's story and journey into the healing arts

* Lisa's belief that everything has a purpose; even disease

* The challenges of merging her life with her lover & husband that she called in & manifested

* The importance of using what you do every day to connect to Spirit & do the Inner Work

* The importance of being flexible with your healing

* The importance of the question: what is the lesson here for me?

* The phenomenon that when we feel bad we think we ARE bad.

* Favorite Self-Care Rituals

* The importance of never giving up on the Self.

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Episode 25: The In-Betweens of Soul-Driven Business and Living Your Purpose in the World with Alana Helbig

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Episode 25: The In-Betweens of Soul-Driven Business and Living Your Purpose in the World with Alana Helbig

Today we have the enormous pleasure of hearing from Alana Helbig.

As the creator and host of Untangled – a hugely popular podcast channel harnessing the powerful story-telling nature of women in exploring the sacred yet dark aspects of soul untangling – Alana Helbig helps thousands of women all over the world cultivate a deeper soul connection and realign back into the magical free-flow of their true path.

Through her 1:1 podcast coaching packages and her online program Ignite: Podcasting for Changemakers, Alana teaches women how to use their feminine qualities of intuition, compassion, empathy, sensitivity and holding sacred space to ignite powerful conversations on the podcasting platform. She’s also not too shy in front of or behind the camera and loves to help female entrepreneurs capture and share their message on screen.

Join Alana and I for a vulnerable conversation into how she stepped out into pursuing her own soul-driven business, and how she has grown the courage and the capacity to fully show up for the ups and downs of the journey.

 

In this episode:

* The reality that most people are do not experience overnight success.

* The Inner Work and Self-Worth stuff that we do to allow us to tap into the courage to launch out and do what we really feel called to do.

* Getting burned out and how to rejuvenate and begin again.

* Learning how to honor the flows of life.

* Entertaining the idea that you DO have gifts.

* The idea that there is no timeline on the soul journey.

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Episode 24: The Healing Power of Pleasure & Inhabiting the Body with Lara Catone

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Episode 24: The Healing Power of Pleasure & Inhabiting the Body with Lara Catone

Today we have the incredible pleasure of hearing from the lovely and wise Lara Catone.

Lara Catone is a trailblazer in the field of sexual wellness leading a worldwide movement of turned on women.  She has spent the past 15 years studying and practicing the healing arts as a birth doula, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Sexologist and yoga teacher.

Lara is the creatrix of The Artemis School for Women’s Sexual Wellness—the first and only educational institution weaving sex education with embodiment and nature based mystery traditions. As a mentor, writer, media producer and speaker, Lara is dedicated to empowering all people to reclaim radiant health and radical pleasure

There is a fountain of truth and inspiration for every woman in this episode! I hope it inspires you to dig deep and reach out to the women who want to support your blossoming, healing, unfolding, and becoming!

Connect with Lara: laracatone.com or artemisschool.com

 

In this episode:

* Lara shares about the pleasure that is our birthright as women and how we got so far away from this truth and knowledge over time.

* What is sexuality and why is it so important for healing the women of the world?

* Why is it important to fully inhabit our bodies and not just our logical intellectual minds?

* Any wounding we have in our lives can be integrated into gifts.

* The incredible resilience and wholeness of women.

* How to begin to fully inhabit your beautiful womanly being.

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Episode 23: Why Forgiveness is Bliss with PJ Cannon

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Episode 23: Why Forgiveness is Bliss with PJ Cannon

I am honored & thrilled to bring you this week's guest, PJ Cannon.  PJ is a mother, a grandma, a published author, Reiki Master, Inspirational Speaker, and licensed Religious Science Practitioner.

She has some very powerful truth to share with us about why forgiveness is the root of all Self-Love.  I really hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did. Scroll down for links to PJ's website, and to purchase a copy of her book, Forgiveness is Bliss.

 

In this episode:

* Forgiveness helps us to come into the present where everything is perfect.

* True forgiveness is a healing tool for YOU

* Why forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.

* The idea that if you feel weighted and resentful there is something you are holding onto from the past.

* PJ's belief that the foundation of Radical Self-Care is truly releasing the past so we can love ourselves enough to enjoy the present right now...even in the presence of grief.

* Forgiveness is ongoing.

* PJ's favorite mantra: There's nothing more important than my happiness. My happiness is my greatest gift to others.

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Episode 22: How to Harness the Sacred Power Of Naming with Athena Rosette

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Episode 22: How to Harness the Sacred Power Of Naming with Athena Rosette

Our guest today is a friend and fellow podcaster, the lovely Athena Rosette. Athena is sharing her story and some awesome insight on the power and impact our names have on our lives.  Our names give us a title, a frequency, and a vibration.  Athena shares about her journey that led her to change her name, and she offers some fantastic insight on ways that you can harness the power of naming for yourself.

If you have ever wanted to recreate yourself, or change the way you show up in the world, this episode is for you!

 

In this episode:

* What is an alter ego and why is it valuable in the world?

* Athena's experience of feeling like a drifter in her own name

* The importance of naming and claiming in life

* The concept of a naming ceremony

* The power and significance of spiritual names

*How to be the version of yourself that is in alignment with the Highest Expression of YOU

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Episode 21: The Curse of the Strong Friend

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Episode 21: The Curse of the Strong Friend

Announcing Q & A Tuesdays! When I started the show my intention was to build real relationships with YOU out there in the world. Send in all your questions related to Radical Self-Care. No question is off-limits or too much. Think, Dear Abby or Dear Sugar Radio, and then send your questions to Dear Monica! I want to give you exactly what you want and need to hear on the show! My goal is to do one Q&A Tuesday show every month. Email your questions to inhabitpodcast@monicaballard.com. I can't wait to get your questions!

Today I am celebrating the birth of a project I have been working on for some time! Announcing the opening of the INHABIT Self-Love Community Lab.

The Lab is a community of women devoted to living a life devoted to Radical Self-Care so they are fully empowered & energized to give their deepest gifts to the world. 

We gather in our private forum that lives off of facebook and has it's own app! No more getting screen-sucked while trying to practice Self-Care!

The Lab is where we support and uplift one another in applying practices of Radical Self-Care to our daily lives and relationships. Never feel lost and alone on your path again! 

You also get access to me offering the coaching insight you need; both in our private online Lab, and during our once-a month calls. Benefit from the power of a group while still receiving the personal coaching attention you desire.

We aren’t just learning it, we are BECOMING IT! I  

On our monthly calls we will explore:

  •  What is a Radical Self-Care mindset?
  •  How do you weave Radical Self-Care into your existing daily habits & routines?
  • How do you want to FEEL every day of your life?
  •  The power & benefits of connecting with your tribe
  • The actionable steps you can take to practice Radical Self-Care in every area of your life; making it possible for you to be the most integrated, highly aligned version of yourself in a world that needs your light!

Try it FREE for 30 Days!

 

Today's episode is on the subject of friendship. I've wanted to do a show on friendship for a while now and its been heavy on my heart, but I wasn't ready until now! I feel like the isolation and busy-ness of our modern lives create the perfect storm for putting strain on our friendships.  We are giving so much already, making time for our friends can feel exhausting, and like one more task on the to-do list…even when we really love and adore our friends.

Women need one another. We need to be seen and heard by our sisters going through the same challenges and joys of life. We need to be listened to and understood in a way that the men in our lives can’t understand us.  We need the the acceptance and support that only sisterhood brings.  I believe that our healthy friendships with our soul sisters makes a huge impact on the quality of our love relationships!  It gives us an opportunity to unpack the challenges of intimacy, and to vent and to process- so that we can go back and practice consciously, progressively loving our partners….without being in a state of reactivity.   Women keep us sane. They keep us healthy.

So why are friendships so challenging?  We are just human beings BECOMING.  We change. We go thru seasons where we are less available physically and emotionally. I believe that is all natural, and perfectly ok.  I believe that just like in intentional, conscious loving- we can apply the principles of commitment and Radical Honesty to our friendships and receive tremendous benefit and rewards. 

Today I want to share about an experience I’ve had within my relationships with women; I call it, The Curse of the Strong Friend. I wrote this out in blog post format as well, and I’ll post a link to it in the show notes. I really want your feedback on this episode! I believe we have all been the Strong Friend, and the Other at different times in our lives. I would love to hear your stories and your thoughts.  And may we learn to love and cherish our sisters, because we need one another. I am only as free as my sisters. 

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Episode 20: Ayurveda & Radical Self-Care with Traci Webb

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Episode 20: Ayurveda & Radical Self-Care with Traci Webb

On today's show we are exploring one of my favorite things: Ayurveda! Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine & wellness that originated in the Indian Subcontinent. It is the Mother of All Medicines.  Sharing about the gifts and power of Ayurveda is the lovely and talented Traci Webb. Traci is the founder of the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda located in Arcata, California.

Traci was the first Teacher I had in the study of Ayurveda over 8 years ago, and this ancient wisdom has been life-changing for me. I hope you enjoy this show, and explore the links for more resources if you're curious & interested in learning more!

 

In this episode:

*What is Ayurveda and why do we practice with it?

* Simple Ayurvedic Radical Self-Care Practices

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Episode 17: From Adrenal Fatigue to Thriving with Janet Caliri

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Episode 17: From Adrenal Fatigue to Thriving with Janet Caliri

On today's show we are speaking with the insightful Janet Caliri. Janet is a Human Potential Practitioner, specializing in helping others to love themselves through massive life transitions.  Janet shares her personal journey of finding herself in a state of burnout which led her through adrenal fatigue, to healing, recovery, self-activation, and a discovery of the modality she now uses to assist others in similar situations.

I really wanted you to hear her story because I see so many women struggling with adrenal fatigue who have NO IDEA what is going on with their mental, physical, and spiritual health.  In fact, the western medical model does not acknowledge that adrenal fatigue is a real condition at all. It is my hope that in sharing this story and information, more women struggling with this issue will find their way to healing, and home to their own vitality, joy, and purpose in the world.

 

In this episode:

* Janet shares about professional burnout and the descent into adrenal fatigue

* The confusion over her symptoms and having no idea what was wrong with her

* Returning home to stay with her parents in her 40's, and the stress and struggle of them trying to "fix" her

* Th healing journey that began upon understanding she was suffering from adrenal fatigue, and getting help for her condition

* The importance of tracking our progress on different journeys in life, and why adding this ritual can be so beneficial to our healing and growth

* How Janet came to develop her current healing modality that she now shares with others

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Episode 16: Creation of a Goddess with Lila Simmons

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Episode 16: Creation of a Goddess with Lila Simmons

Today we have the pleasure of speaking to the lovely Lila Simmons. Lila shares about her journey of transforming pain, accessing her inner Wisdom from a very young age, and re-creating herself in the image of her Divinity; as well as creating a life she truly loves.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did!

 

In this episode:

* Lila's realization that she needed to stop neglecting herself so that people she was in relationship with would also stop neglecting her

* The idea that we live what we believe

* Healing the beliefs that bring us pain & suffering

* The shadow side of giving when we actually want to receive something

* The difference between being nice and being kind

* The importance of getting quiet and listening to your Soul

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Episode 15: The Many Shades of Pregnancy & Motherhood with Jordan Maya

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Episode 15: The Many Shades of Pregnancy & Motherhood with Jordan Maya

Today on INHABIT we are talking about the many shades of pregnancy & motherhood. Our guest today is the lovely Jordan Maya. Jordan Maya is a brand new mama living in Pittsburgh with her hubby. She is a career waitress of 22 years, and her life motto is, "Eat, Drink, & Be Merry."  Traveling and people are her passion. Maya is also a "wine angel", and has spent many years in all aspects of wine making, selling, and drinking.

I really hope you enjoy this show, and if you are a mama, I would love to hear your thoughts, stories, and feedback!

 

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Episode 14: Discovering the Divine Feminine Right Where We Are with Tynel Jael

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Episode 14: Discovering the Divine Feminine Right Where We Are with Tynel Jael

Today we have a wonderful guest! Tynel Jael is a powerhouse of a woman. She co-owns a winery with her husband, she's a mother to two young boys, a jeweler, a friend, a facilitator, and a constant learner who is here for the story of Life.

Today Tynel shares her story of becoming a mother and a wife and getting to know herself all over again. Listen as she shares her experience of connecting to the Divine Feminine at the Core of her Being, and how she uses her spiritual practices to navigate the very real and taxing stresses of life. This is a juicy, vulnerable episode & I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

In this episode:

* The feeling of "Who Am I?" after having children close together later in life

* Longing for the Divine Feminine but not getting it anywhere

* The experience of realizing that the Divine Feminine is ALREADY INSIDE, and understanding that she didn't have to change herself or anyone outside herself in order to become more acceptable

* The experience of never knowing that women can be soft and beautiful AND strong and powerful

* The experience stress caused by deep trauma dividing us in relationships

* The idea of choosing an ultra strong and masculine man vs. men we can lead & control

* The discovery that being in her Divine Feminine created spaciousness in the relationship for both partners to BE themselves

* The gift of asking the question, "How can I be powerful without pushing & resisting in my life & relationships?"

* Learning to not abandon herself and her own life path to focus solely on her husband

* The socialization of women to ONLY use their gift of giving and nurturing others

* How to cope with young children, stress, and lack of sleep

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Episode 12: Self Love, And Exploring What It's Like to Have a Body & How to Manage It with Hanna Anderson

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Episode 12: Self Love, And Exploring What It's Like to Have a Body & How to Manage It with Hanna Anderson

Today we have a deep, heart-full show all about the experience of being detached from ourselves and from life, disordered eating, and the other struggles that can be born from our pain. Our guest today is the lovely old soul Hanna Anderson.

Hanna is a sister, lover, daughter, and sociologist specializing in organic food systems. She is currently enjoying the privilege of homesteading off grid, allowing life to expand, and see what arises next on her path. Hanna has so much wisdom and insight to share, and I really hope you enjoy the show!

 

In this episode:

* Hanna's experience of coming into life feeling detached from herself & her life.

* Being hospitalized at age 14 for anorexia.

*Recovery as an explanation of "what it's like to have a body, and how to manage it".

* The "fit-girl cult"- often presented as healthy living in our culture.

* Hanna's investigation of food as our identity; exploring the why around the fact that not everyone has access to good food.

* Dr. Masaru Emoto's Water Experiment - (see video here)

* To be ignored is the worst of all.

* The emergence of Self-Love happens in glimmers & roller coaster patterns.

*The exhaustion of "managing" herself.

* The power of noticing and unraveling our patterns without judgement.

* The power of starting small when learning how to honor our own will.

* The truth that we have to let ourselves be seen & known in order to be honored and loved.

* Knowing its ok to not open up to everyone.

*The study of the Divine Feminine as a way to empower ourselves as Feminine Beings.

* Beauty ideals are fluid across time and culture.

* Hanna's favorite Radical Self-Care tools

* The power of Naked Time

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Episode 11: How to Balance Life as a Lady Boss, Mother, Breadwinner, & More

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Episode 11: How to Balance Life as a Lady Boss, Mother, Breadwinner, & More

Today our guest is the lovely Jessie! Jessie is a real-life Lady Boss, a mother, partner, and the primary breadwinner in her family. We talk about her story & life experiences of creating a career as a single mama, relationships, deciding to have another baby after 11 years, and being the primary breadwinner in her family. I feel like so many women can relate to Jessie's story, and I hope you enjoy this episode!

 

In this episode:

* Being willing to be a woman leader as a way of shaping the environment we live in.

* The world needs strong, compassionate women leaders.

* The power of constructive criticism for growth.

* Learning how to not be overcome with bitterness & resentment while parenting alone.

* The concept of "Love Begets Love" with blended families. The more people loving our children, the better.

* The experience of being with a partner who wasn't in love with her child.

* Woman as the breadwinner.

* The truth that all moms are not meant to be stay-at-home moms.

*Its ok to be a mom and still love working.

* How to balance being present in all areas of life. Home life / work life.

*The importance of being willing to get out of our comfort zone, trying new things, and knowing we are free to change our minds.

* The realization that you can have everything you want and still not be happy if you're not doing the things you enjoy doing. The importance of scheduling our Radical Self-Care practices.

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Episode 10: Living Through Conflict, Divorce, & Co-Parenting with Phoebe Cellitti

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Episode 10: Living Through Conflict, Divorce, & Co-Parenting with Phoebe Cellitti

Today we are having a deep and vulnerable conversation about the pain of divorce, and the often unavoidable conflicts that can arise from time to time when co-parenting. Our guest today is the lovely and insightful Phoebe Cellitti.

She is a dear kindred soul-sistah, a mother, wife, social-worker, teacher, and speaker. I am sure so many of you can relate to the stories Phoebe shares! Did something in this episode remind you of your own life? Please email me at inhabitpodcast@monicaballard.com. I would love to expand this conversation with your input, and share your stories on the show!

 

In this episode:

* The shame that arises from divorce.

* The concept that healing is not a linear process. Phoebe's experience of letting ofr of the expectations that healing and releasing grief will be a linear process.

*The upheaval of conflict even after times of peace.

* The pain of an Ex getting with a new partner, and the feelings of shame and inadequacy.

* Phoebe's pain and how it impacted her relationship with food.

* The experience of receiving positive feedback from others during a time of starvation and horrible self-care, self-loathing, and pain.

* The black and white cycle of starvation vs. complete indulgence

* Phoebe's experience of surrender, and coming to a place of being ok with the way things are. Being ok with being misunderstood, or getting the outcome she ultimately desired.

* The very real frustration of co-parenting and the feelings of being trapped and stuck.

* Sometimes the path to Radical Self-Care is choosing our battles, and choosing the path of least resistance. Listening to our intuition.

* Surrender and releasing control is NOT EASY.

* Moving into health can be a releasing of addiction to suffering and drama.

* Radical Self-Care is not indulgent. Radical Self-Care is doing the thing that is most nurturing & healthy for ourselves.

*Phoebe's wonderful advice for women going through unavoidable conflict.

* When others are telling us to "get over it", it is often about their own discomfort with our pain.

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Episode 9: Sex, Desire, & Long-Term Relationship with Grace Payne

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Episode 9: Sex, Desire, & Long-Term Relationship with Grace Payne

Hello & welcome to episode 9 of IN{HABIT}!!

I am so happy to welcome Grace Payne to the show! Grace is a dear friend, a massage therapist, wife, mama to two dogs, and is currently falling in love with herbalism.

In this episode we explore some of the dynamics of love, sex, intimacy, and desire in long term relationships. This is a juicy episode! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

In this episode:

* The challenges of receiving love AND being a people pleaser.

*How challenging it is when we are learning to let in healthy love after over-giving and being in un-healthy love for so long.

* Exploring some of the challenges around long term relationships and maintaining emotional intimacy & sexual closeness.

* The benefits of scheduling in intimate time with our mate.

* The grumpiness of an under-fucked woman.

* The link between foreplay and maintaining desire & openness to sex.

* Doing it for the man occasionally vs. too much.

* The importance for women to know their own bodies, and discover their own pleasure zones.

* What happens when we focus TOO MUCH on our partner.

* How Grace started coming home to herself.

*The benefits of #LiftingMyLove for women.

*The importance of relaxation and pleasure for women.

*Grace's advice for women longing for more intimacy & a sexual spark.

And more....

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