TGGC #87: Exploring BDSM and kink with Veronica Yahns

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Veronica Yanhs is on a mission to empower women to unapologetically live their lives through kink and BDSM.

To her, kink and BDSM are vessels that take people on a transformative journey to become their most confident, empowered, and enlightened self. 

She sat down to chat with me about the basics of what BDSM and kink are, what it looks like for her to live in a 24/7 dominant/submissive lifestyle, the myths about BDSM that she’d like to dispel, and the transformative power of BDSM and kink.

 

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Veronica’s journey with BDSM and kink (which began at age 4) and how it led to her business Desires Laid Bare
  • The basics of what BDSM is
  • What kink means and whether or not everyone is at least a little bit kinky
  • What it looks like to live in a 24/7 dominant/submissive lifestyle
  • Where Veronica’s desire to be submissive comes from and what it looks like in her relationship
  • Myths about BDSM that she’d like to dispel
  • The transformative power of BDSM and kink
  • Veronica’s advice for dipping your toes into BDSM and kink

 

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TGGC #86: The lowdown on acupuncture & The myths around fat and fertility with Nicola Salmon

Nicola Salmon is a fertility coach, acupuncturist and naturopath.

She was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome at 16 and told she would never have children.

She made small tweaks to her health whilst she was training as an acupuncturist and having babies was easy for her.

She’s passionate about helping other women get pregnant just as easily.

We talk about what acupuncture is and how it works, the power of knowing our cycles, the myths that are perpetuated around fat and fertility, and a whole lot of other goodness.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • The systems Nicola has in place in order to run her business with young children at home
  • Her journey of being diagnosed with PCOS and thinking she couldn’t have children to conceiving naturally and eventually helping women with their fertility
  • How understanding our cycles can empower us when it comes to conceiving but also in planning our lives more generally
  • What acupuncture is and how it works
  • The myths that are perpetuated around fat and fertility
  • Why feeling comfortable in your own skin can help improve your fertility
  • Nicola’s advice to anyone who is struggling to conceive right now

 

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TGGC #85: Balancing creativity alongside your day job with Kait Fowlie

Kait Fowlie is a Toronto-based writer who is interested in wellness and the writing process.

Kait and I talk about balancing a day job and creative projects without working all the time, diving deep into journaling as tool for healing, and using archetypes to understand your present mindset and situation.

 

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Balancing a day job and creative projects without working all of the time
  • Kait’s decision to transition into a day job after being a freelancer
  • Making space for her writing during the evenings
  • Kait’s journey with journalling
  • Using journalling to understand where you are in your life
  • Tips for going deeper with your journalling practice
  • Managing anxiety with journalling
  • Using archetypes to understand your present mindset and situation

 

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