Featuring: Shelly Johnson
Shelly was born and raised in the Mormon church, like all good Mormons, she married young and bred fast, having seven wonderful children to ensure she would get into Heaven and please her Mormon family.
Not long after the birth of her seventh child, Shelly had a breakdown. She left the church, coming out of the closet and divorcing her husband. Now she’s doing her best trying to figure out life and heal from the trauma.
This episode is a raw account of Shelly’s journey of liberation and awakening, as she undoes the shackles of conditioning, moves through guilt and experiences a full life for the first time in 40 years.
Shelly shares how she thought her depression and anxiety was a sign that she was a sinner, it wasn’t until her partner Mary assured her that everything was going to be alright that she no longer had to pretend and life responded in the form of a gentle breeze on her shoulder.
Together we explore her family's response to her coming out as a lesbian and the incredible difference she is making in the lives of others as she and Mary host the insightful, funny and downright honest podcast called Latter Day Lesbian.
Catch Shelly on the Latter-day Lesbian Podcast https://latterdaylesbian.org/index.html
Featuring: Justen lee
Justen Lee is a 25-year-old with a bit of a tricky to define title. He works in Austin Texas as an addiction recovery coach, life coach, movement coach, health and wellness guide with a background in culinary arts. Some of his other passions include rock climbing, surfing, martial arts and philosophy. But we’re not here to talk about his passions, we’re here to hear about his life changing experience that saw him go from addict to living on purpose.
In this episode Justen shares his story of remarkable transformation, from feeling like he was pretty sure he was going to die, to buying a one way ticket to the Bahamas in the a last ditch effort to see whether extracts of the African root medicine Ibogo, (the purified alkaloid ibogaine) could help him turn things around. Follow Justen through his experience of having his mind wiped clean and a how he used the post treatment effects of greater neuroplasticity to write a new script for all areas of his life.
Justen shares wise tips of how we can all escape the “boxed in” life and fill the emptiness that led him to his addictions.
An episode not to be missed!
Podcast: Coming soon
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Featuring: Marlowe Richards (Kaya Jewellery)
Marlowe moved to Australia from Canada to marry the love of her life, and was just settling into motherhood with a 6 month old baby, when her husband suffered a stroke. Deciding to take a vow of poverty they soldiered on together, until Marlowe realised that if she wanted to put her children through non-public schooling, she would have to buckle down and get a job… Marlowe shares her story of resilience and perseverance as she worked towards creating her own Jewellery brand “Kaya Jewellery”.
She shares how she overcame obstacles and simple ideas for bringing your business, or any goal to life… and it requires nothing more than a daily shower!
Marlowe designs and handcrafts therapeutic jewellery that are thoughtful gifts of connection for anyone.
You can find out more at https://www.kayajewellery.com.au/
Featuring: Anita Bentata
Despite concern and greater awareness about domestic violence, it’s still happening, and with only 16% of women who experience violence contacting an agency such as a shelter, crisis centre or hotline, counsellor or women’s centre for help, we may never really know the how wide spread the issue is.
In this extraordinary episode I speak with Anita Bentata, an escapee of domestic violence. Anita’s story has been documented in her book “The Wolf in a Suit”.
During this episode Anita shares incredible insights from the children’s fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood” and it’s easy to see the parallels of the fairy tale with her own journey, Anita is Little Red Riding Hood, standing at the edge of the woods, being caught by The Wolf (only he’s wearing a suit), and finally escaping with her two little girls.
This episode is one of hope, courage and full of insights as Anita shares how we can all access far more than we know, and how when faced with mixed messages from a partner we end up confused, leading to inaction, possibly the reason why some women stay much longer than they should. Anita has turned her experiences into a mission to help women, she went on to study Human Behavior and became a psychotherapist and counsellor. Anita now helps women to develop their emotional muscle to speak about the unknown and the uncomfortable, she is well versed in all the unspoken myths about love, stress and relationships.
Reach out to Anita by:
Facebook: Activating Artemis and The Wolf in a Suit
Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter “Anita Bentata”
Access Anita’s free downloads here: http://www.anitabentata.com/
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