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Ep. #236: The Three Pillars of Self-Trust, Stepping into Courage, and Not Betraying Yourself with Shohreh Davoodi

Mon, 11 Oct 2021

Shohreh Davoodi (she/her) is a self-trust coach, writer, and the host of the Conjuring Up Courage podcast. She's dedicated to helping people move through self-doubt and shame so they can live their lives with intention and step into their motherf*cking magic. 

In this episode, Eryn and Shohreh talk about:

  • Shohreh’s journey over the pandemic including grieving and navigating huge transitions and changes
  • Feeling fear and finding the courage to do the thing anyway
  • The three pillars of self-trust
  • Stepping into courage practices & the risk assessment of courage practices
  • A reframe around “what if I’m wrong?”
  • How exploring our own values and needs help us make tough choices
  • Shohreh’s process of exploring her own values and needs
  • The magic of the family black sheep
  • Coming out & dealing with unsupportive family
  • Not betraying yourself for the benefit of anyone else and anyone else’s values
  • The bisexual to lesbian pipeline
  • Finally seeing in color for the first time

Blog for this episode: www.living-open.com/blog/shohreh-davoodi-2

Connect with Eryn on Instagram. Get a copy of the Religious Trauma Workbook. Register for Breathwork for Ex-Religious and Deconstructing Folks.

Check out Shohreh’s first interview on the Living Open podcast. Listen to Shohreh's episode on her podcast, Conjuring Up Courage, on Identity, Divorce, & Coming Out Again.

Follow Shohreh on Instagram and check out the Follow Your Arrow waitlist on her website.

Mentioned in this episode: Untamed by Glennon Doyle.

Ep. #235: Choosing Your Life + Queerness, Polyamory & Kink with Sam of Shrimpteeth

Tue, 05 Oct 2021

Shrimp Teeth is a queer, kinky, polyam platform that encourages folks to reclaim and explore their sexuality and relationships. In this episode, Sam (she/they) and Eryn talk about:

  • Their journey with queerness, poly, & kink
  • Navigating fluidity and changing identities
  • Different relationship structures and shifting between them
  • Attachment & alternative relationship structures
  • Communication in poly relationships
  • Working through “shoulds” and frustration with yourself for not fitting into the shoulds
  • Shifting identities and how we feel about labels!
  • Getting into kink & healing through kink
  • Dad things!
  • How they orient towards pleasure in their life

Blog for this episode: www.living-open.com/blog/shrimpteeth

Connect with Eryn on Instagram. Get a copy of the Religious Trauma Workbook. Register for Breathwork for Ex-Religious and Deconstructing Folks.

Connect with Sam on Patreon and her website.

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Ep. #234: Ex-Catholic Reclamation Magic, Transmuting the Seven Deadly Sins, and Pleasure as Part of the Creative Process with Ex-Catholic Sinfluencer Mary Adelle Walters

Tue, 28 Sep 2021

Mary Adelle (she/her) is a creative facilitator, sexuality coach, sensual writer, and hot queer witch. She supports ex-catholic and ex-religious femmes as they reclaim their bodies, sexualities, pleasure, and witchery through creative facilitation and anti-oppressive coaching.

Blog for this episode: www.living-open.com/blog/mary-adelle

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Mary’s journey with Catholicism and witchery
  • How Mary’s family relationships have shifted through deconstruction
  • Reclaiming Jesus
  • Reclaiming Catholic mysticism & writing spells in her poems
  • Taking back power from religious institutions
  • Transmuting the seven deadly sins including lust and gluttony
  • Claiming queerness and not feeling queer enough
  • Expressing queerness through creativity
  • Why Mary feels compelled to write
  • Being honest in our journaling
  • Pleasure and sensuality as part of the creative process
  • Attuning to pleasure
  • Mary reads the “Nadia and her vibrator” section from her sensual novella Nadia

Connect with Eryn on Instagram. Get a copy of the Religious Trauma Workbook. Register for Breathwork for Ex-Religious and Deconstructing Folks.

Connect with Mary on her website and Instagram. Get a copy of Nadia in print or ebook.

Ep. #233: Libra Season Medicine + Being a Self-Employed Witch

Mon, 20 Sep 2021

Welcome to Libra season! In this episode, your host Eryn does a collective Libra season tarot reading for us to feel into how this energy wants to move through us. We talk pleasure, truth, reciprocal relationship + more. Plus, she talks about being a self-employed witch!

Blog for this episode: www.living-open.com/blog/libra-season-medicine-2021

Check out the free class: Attract Your Ideal Customers Without Doing All The Things.

Listen to my interview with business witch Sarah M Chappell: Building a Business that Works for You, Your Values & Your Needs.

Register for Erotic Poetry Writing Class. Libra season, baby!

Ep. #232: Getting Back Into Your Body, Deconstructing Catholicism & Living Uncaged with Phuong-Thao Nguyen

Mon, 13 Sep 2021

Phuong-Thao (she/her) is a Somatic Practitioner, ReBloom Coach and Trauma Educator supporting QTBIWOC & 1st and 2nd generation immigrants in navigating life transitions and moving from a place of survival to thriving & living life on their own terms from a place of deep self trust and connection to their bodies, voices, and aliveness so they can live an uncaged life.

In this episode, Eryn and Phung-Tao discuss:

  • Phuong-Thao’s healing journey
  • Fight, flight, freeze, and fawn trauma responses
  • Shame over our body’s trauma responses
  • What fills the gap when we don’t understand our lizard brain responses
  • Seeking safety after trauma
  • Telling the truth as an act of love
  • Phuong-Thao’s deconstruction journey
  • Her journey with self-trust after Catholicism
  • How Catholicism reinforced that she should disconnect from herself and not trust herself
  • Feeling like too much & feeling like you’re bad
  • The pedestal of “goodness”
  • Shame from church
  • Moving towards sexual liberation and including yourself in the pleasure equation
  • The power of choice
  • How to start connecting with your body

Blog for this episode: www.living-open.com/blog/phuong-thao-nguyen

Connect with Eryn on Instagram. Join the upcoming virtual erotic poetry writing class. Last day to join HOLY - one spot left!

Connect with Phuong-Thao on her website and Instagram. Download her free 30 day observe your yes and no worksheet here.

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