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VBB 290 Tara Sheahan: A Remarkable Woman Who’s Life Purpose May Save Us All!

How many people, instead of trading time for money or feeling trapped in a seemingly endless cycle of reacting to life’s responsibilities, would love to be living their life purpose? But what would you trade to live such a privilege? Tara Sheahan remembers when she was once a world-class Olympic athlete, mother of two, and wife of a CEO with global influence. Still, when a bite from a tick left her with Lyme disease, overnight, her life of comfort, convenience, wealth, and health came to an end, replaced by endless experiences of pain and suffering.  It was the beginning of her Dark Night of The Soul and the dismantling of her ego identity. What happened next is Tara’s story of finding her life purpose. She is the founder and coach of Breathwork, a powerful healing modality. She’s also a student of Indigenous wisdom traditions who lives an austere lifestyle on land being prepared as a habitat for the return of bison herds to the Great Plains. Tara’s story is about what is sometimes required to live a life of purpose, which for her is helping restore Earth’s ecosystem and raising human consciousness to a level you can hear in her voice — a sound of pure joy!

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VBB 289 Rahti Gorfien — ADHD A Superpower Or A Stigma For Women?

Rahti Gorfien is the Founder of Creative Calling Coaching, LLC, and has been recognized three times by Expertise.com as one of the 15 Best Life Coaches in NYC. However, in a former life, she graduated from a prestigious NYU Acting Program. “Acting broke my heart,” she laments, but her career on stage still spanned thirty years.  During that time, she became a professional standup comic and a writer of several plays, including Backstage’s Best Plays of 2004, and she once shared a stage with Meryl Streep. In the mid-1990s, Rahti formed and facilitated peer groups to support her fellow theatre creatives. These groups became a gateway to becoming a trained and certified professional coach. Recently, she was recognized as one of the Top Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Coaches by Coach Foundation.com.  Even though she admits to having no interest in coaching people with ADHD, fate intervened when her son was diagnosed with ADHD. She married a man with ADHD, and her brother also has ADHD.  Rahti helps her clients focus so they can live fulfilling lives, maximize their talents, get seen, and make money doing what they love.  She recently wrote her first book, The Five Emotions That Stop Success in Coaches, Clients, and Creatives: Overcoming Personal Obstacles of the Mind. We’re thrilled to bring you this enlightening and highly entertaining conversation with Rahti, and we would love to hear what you take away. 

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VBB 287 Dr. Annmarie Waite Reveals the Secret to Women’s Health!

Dr. Annmarie Waite is a nurse with a Ph.D; she is also a wellness coach with a unique approach to supporting her clients, most notably women, on their health and self-care journeys. For one, she has never adopted the theory that medication is what you need to get better. Her distinctive style comes from the foundational experiences in her life, where she grappled with common themes of neglect and shame that many women endure concerning their health. Annmarie’s method is warm and genuine, akin to confiding in a trusted friend. Her approach accounts for the name of her business — “Girlfriends Health.” Annmarie’s coaching style involves listening deeply and guiding women through the intricacies of their wellness stories, which are often left unspoken and overlooked by standard medical practice. For Annmarie, health is a personal mission. Her aim is to help women break down barriers of discomfort that ultimately lead to her ‘girlfriends’ transformation and healing. In Annmarie’s own words, “I’m here to embark on a profound journey of well-being and self-discovery with you.”

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VBB 288  Baggage Claim And Exposing Woke Feminism!

Feminism, in any phase, era, or iteration, is a complex and sensitive conversation that much of society avoids as taboo. The latest iteration, known as “woke feminism,” is no different. What is ‘Woke Feminism” and how does it impact society or you as an individual woman or man is a compelling conversation we welcome with a YouTube content creator known by her pseudonym Baggage Claim. Our conversation touches on the rise of female empowerment in media, particularly on television and Hollywood. It’s a transition that has evolved from a fight for female equality to stamping a mark on the world that women are superior to men.  Examples include Hollywood characters like Captain Marvel and the modern remake of Snow White. Films that exploit the current trend towards female dominance and are unafraid to demonstrate a vindictive attitude towards men. This conversation will push listeners to examine deeply held beliefs and challenge values we take for granted, including how we think and treat each other as individual women and men.

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VBB 286 VIRGIN Redefined

Virgin and virginity have long been a source of taboo thoughts and moral fixation. How did the virgin come to mean so much and have so much power in our individual lives, especially the lives of women? How can one intimate heterosexual encounter change a woman forever? Why is losing it, giving it away, or having it taken against a woman’s consent have the power to defile a her virtue or, in many cases, destroy her reputation? Why do we allow myths, philosophies, religious dogmas, and fairy tales to condition us to believe that a woman’s value and self-worth is based on her denying nature’s most potent force — female sexuality? These questions and many more come to the surface over our four-week journey in conversations that explore the Virgin as a physical entity — the body, the Virgin as a belief or a mindset, the Virgin as governor of intimacy and sexual desire of the heart and finally, the Virgin that is true to ancient definitions of virginity — a woman sovereign onto herself — a Virgin spirit. In this episode, Christopher and Heather rewind highlights and learning moments explored in four conversations with nine unique and remarkable women including, Laura M. Carpenter author of Virginity Lost: An Intimate Portrait of First Sexual Experiences, and Hanne Blank Boyd who authored the definitive book on the topic, Virgin: The Untouched History. Enjoy!

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VBB 285 VIRGIN SPIRIT

As a historian and author, Hanne Blank Boyd literally wrote the book on Virginity. Her seminal work, Virgin: The Untouched History, is a provocative exploration of the complex concept of Virginity throughout human history. Also enriching this conversation is Kim Hudson, author of The Virgin’s Promise, which talks about women’s path to finding their own power and authentic selves. This is part four of our four-week journey into the VIRGIN. So far, we have explored the history of the VIRGIN Body — the Hyman Maneuver we call it. The VIRGIN Mind and how forced virtue impacts a VIRGIN Heart that craves to love but often is stained by shame and guilt. In this final chapter, we explore the VIRGIN Spirit with Hanne and Kim. As a bonus, we also included a conversation with Jungian analyst, author, and podcaster Lisa Marchiano. Her new book, The Vital Spark, features a chapter on the Virgin, and we cover Virginity as a symbol of unbroken psychic wholeness. It’s a remarkably enlightening and soulful conversation. It’s a conversation that was interrupted by a major seismic disturbance. Listen through to the end to hear that earth-shaking event as it happened.

Find Kim Hudson: https://kimhudsonauthor.com/

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VBB 284 VIRGIN HEART

What can a grown-up, experienced woman possibly learn from any talk about virginity? Well, when so many women go through life being made to feel dirty, deviant, shameful, and even sinful about sex and their own sexuality, we wonder, where do those beliefs originate? Is it far-fetched to look for those seeds in a belief that insists women renounce their sexual nature until marriage and then only express it in the name of motherhood? That might work for some women but not for Gina Cloud. She’s the best-selling author of W.O.M.A.N.: A New Definition For Reclaiming The Feminine and a deeply devoted teacher and speaker who inspires women to embrace their bodies fully and learn from their inner wisdom. We also welcome Stephanie Horton, a women’s circle facilitator who recently created a social group called The Wild Feminine. It’s a conversation most women are never invited to have, but all will be inspired to hear.

Find Gina: https://www.ginacloud.com/

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VBB 283 VIRGIN MIND

Welcome to episode two of our four-part conversation on Virginity and its lasting impact on women’s lives. This week, we shift from what’s between a woman’s legs determining Virginity to what’s placed between her ears that impacts her virtue and self-image. A seminal work on the topic is Virginity Lost, written by Laura Carpenter. She joined us from her day job as an associate professor at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Pauline Mortas is a recent graduate from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris. She is a specialist in the history of sexualities in the 19th and 20th centuries. She comes to us through an article titled Women and Men Faced with Virginity, which explores the social and symbolic meanings ascribed to Virginity. This conversation reveals how the notion of Virginity intertwines with societal norms, personal identity, and the ongoing journey to redefine sexuality in an empowering light. Before you push play, get ready to question, to challenge, and to rethink what Virginity means on a societal level and how it still defines what goes on between a women’s ears.

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VBB 282 VIRGIN 1 with Stephanie Clarke & Talia Grey

Do words define us, or do we define words? VBB Podcast is built on the belief that — we, the people — ultimately determine how words define us. Putting that belief into action is why we chose to name our Podcast using words that have terrorized or demonized women for centuries. VIRGIN is such a word. It has been used to regulate female sexual expression by dividing women into Madonna’s or whores. It’s a tragic binary definition for women to live under and a devastating stigma to overcome. Over the next four weeks, we explore what VIRGIN means to women and their power to change inherited definitions. In week one of our four-episode journey, we explore the Virgin Archetype with Metaphysical Minister, speaker, and author of three provocative books that challenge cultural taboos around God, Death, and Sex, the Irreverent Reverend Stephanie Clarke. We also welcome blogger, videographer, and the author of Goodby Virginity, Talia Grey. In this inaugural episode, we recall the origin of the Virgin, its purpose, and its influence on the lives of women in our modern world. 

https://taliagrey.com/goodbye-virginity

https://revstephanieclarke.com/

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VBB 281 Amanda McCracken

Amanda is an internationally published journalist writing stories about relationships, travel, and wellness. In 2013, she wrote an essay that changed my life entitled “Does My Virginity Have a Shelf Life?” It caused a flood of retorts when it debuted in The New York Times. Ironically, feminists and misogynists attacked Amana’s decision to remain abstinent. It was as if a woman not having sexual intercourse is a woman who is somehow not complete. And it’s not like the girl wasn’t trying; by age 40, Amanda had dated over 100 men. She recalls dating physicists, army captains, a strip club bouncer, a philosopher, a professional country singer, a peace-treaty negotiator, a yacht captain, a waste management baron, a professional athlete, a farming landscape painter, firefighter, ER doctor, a minister, and a retired CIA spy. Christopher & Heather spoke with Amanda in 2020, shortly after finding what she had been waiting for this whole time: mutual love with someone who accepted her virginity as a gift. Amanda was also celebrating being pregnant with her first child. Unfortunately, the scorn Amanda endured as a woman determining her own sexual path remains a pressure women feel around the man-made construct we call The Virgin. Join VBB as we explore The Virgin archetype over four weeks and four unique episodes. As a preview, enjoy our conversation with Amanda, the 40-year-old Virgin.

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VBB 280 Lisa Marchiano

Lisa Marchiano hosts the popular podcast This Jungian Life, which tops the health and fitness category in the US. She’s a certified Jungian analyst, a sought-after speaker who lectures widely in the US and abroad, and a sought-after workshop facilitator. But Lisa is also an award-winning author who writes books to help women connect more deeply with their innate gifts. Lisa’s latest is The VITAL SPARK – Reclaim Your Outlaw Energies and Find Your Feminine Fire, a book about personal power that uses dreams, fairy tales, and cultural narratives to guide women out of pleasing, appeasing, and playing nice toward their own spirited, and personal psychic freedom. Lisa acknowledges the challenge women face to balance softness with ruthlessness on a unique journey of self discovery? Join us as we explore transformative ideas that light the path to becoming whole. Catch the full episode and ignite your vital spark. VBB #281on iTunes VBBPodcast.com

VBB website https://www.virginbeautybitch.com/vbb
Find Lisa’s book: https://lisamarchiano.com/

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VBB 279 Misty Rae

Misty Rae is one of a kind. She announces herself to Medium readers as a former legal eagle, a wife, mother, nature lover, chef, writer, and all-around free spirit. She makes no excuses about being brutally honest, or sweet as pie or being a great big bitch. It all depends on how people approach her, she says. Now in her 50s, Misty is committed to living like a 12-year-old and loving every second! It might be from not having a truly carefree childhood. Misty was born in a small town in New Brunswick under a major scandal. Her white mother had left her white husband to have a child with a black man. From day one, Misty was forced to navigate through a world of black-and-white opposites and expected from day one to choose a side favoring her white skin or her black heritage. We talk with Misty about life experienced in a way most people never face.

VBB #279 on iTunes VBBPodcast.com
VBB website https://www.virginbeautybitch.com/vbb
Find Misty: https://medium.com/@mistyrae/about

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