July 29, 2020

What Does "Finding OK" Mean? + Grounding and Centering Exercise

I talk a bit about what's behind the name of the podcast, and then walk you through a simple grounding and centering exercise that you can add to your self-care tool kit. Support the show

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July 15, 2020

Eliot - Real Human Better

I had an amazing talk with Eliot, the creator of the Social Permaculture course, "Real Human Better". I learned more about what she's working on and what it has to offer people post-trauma. She also shares some of the persona...

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June 28, 2020

Empowerment Through Activism

I talk about some of the ways activism can help shift the lens of our trauma and help us heal and feel more empowered. I share my experiences attending Take Back the Night marches, the way they helped transform the …

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June 24, 2020

Lily Sage - Gratitude Practice

This is the beautiful daily gratitude practice that Lily Sage so generously shared with us during her Quarantine Support Episode. I wanted to make it more easily available for those who want to listen to it again for inspirat...

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June 15, 2020

Trauma Anniversaries

This episodes explores Trauma Anniversaries; what they are, how they can affect us, and some ways to get through them. TW/CW: Brief mentions of the following: sexual assault, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, suicide, a...

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June 9, 2020

"I Can't Breathe"

Black Lives Matter. This episode is 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence. That is the length of time the police officer had his knee on the back of George Floyd's neck. If you're white, I encourage you to listen …

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June 1, 2020

Cailin - Quarantine Support

Join me as I touch base with Cailin during quarantine. Cailin is a yoga enthusiast, dog lover, and a non-binary essential worker. They are a psychiatric technician at a residential drug and alcohol treatment center for women....

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May 16, 2020

Chie - Quarantine Support

Join me as I check in with my sister Chie to see how she's doing during quarantine. We talk about some of the ways this situation can be challenging for those who struggle with Eating Disorders, landlord nonsense and moving …

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May 4, 2020

Lila - Quarantine Support

Join me as I check in with Lila during quarantine. Lila is an artist, hula hoop and lyra performer, currently unemployed waitress, happily married lesbian, and proud cat mom. Join us for a talk about medication misadventures,...

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April 28, 2020

Lily Sage - Quarantine Support

A quarantine support episode! Lily Sage and I check in with each other and discuss the unique challenges of quarantine to the soft fluttering of wind chimes in the background. Lily Sage is a Montessori school teacher focused ...

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March 16, 2020

Post Trauma Self - Defense

I talk a bit about my experiences with self-defense training post-trauma. My sister Chie joins me partway through the episode to share her thoughts as well. TW/CW: Sexual assault, abuse, self-defense attack simulations and sc...

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Feb. 22, 2020

Memory and Trauma

Chie and I talk about the flexibility of memory after trauma. We discuss what it's like dealing with repressed, altered, and recovered memories. Chie also shares a bit about her experiences with IFS and EMDR therapy. TW/CW: R...

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Feb. 20, 2020

Voyager - Bonus

This bonus track is an excerpt from a conversation with Chie. We ended up talking about Star Trek Voyager for 20 min...it happens...join two nerds as we shoot the shit and discuss our love of Voyager's strong women, and how …

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Dec. 15, 2019

Chie - Part 2

In part 2 of my interview with Chie we discuss eating disorders, the work she's doing in recovery, having healthy boundaries, having cis male partners, and her decision to leave the Shambhala Meditation Community following th...

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Dec. 2, 2019

Chie - Part 1

My sister Chie and I talk about what was helpful and supportive after her assault. We discuss her decision to return to college after it happened, the effects of PTSD on her life, how it influenced her thesis work, and …

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Sept. 1, 2019

Defeating Intrusive Thoughts

A strategy for defeating negative, intrusive, and potentially triggering thought patterns. This includes personal experience with this practice, a brief explanation of Buddhist Wrathful Deities, and help brainstorming to get ...

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Aug. 12, 2019

Olfactory Memory and PTSD

How your sense of smell is tied to memory and how this can affect PTSD symptoms. TW/CW: A non explicit personal experience of a PTSD flashback. Support the show

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