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Comfortable conversations around uncomfortable topics.

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English

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Episode 24 - Calling Off Your Wedding

6/7/2019
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In this episode we talk to Lorie Corcuera who back in 2012 called off her wedding. It wasn’t until her partner asked her to marry him, she realized that the relationship wasn’t right for her. Calling off her wedding, and choosing herself over pleasing everyone else, gave her the strength to leave her job, create a successful business and become a coach and a mentor. About Lorie: Lorie Corcuera is the Co-Founder and CEO at SPARK Creations & Company Inc., a training and development...

Duration:01:15:20

Episode 23 - Tantric Sex

5/24/2019
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In this episode we talk to Julia Kovacs who explains the history and intentions behind Tantra and Tantric Sex. Julia is an intimacy coach who's mission is to change the paradigms of the public’s perception of sex. About Julia Julia is dedicated to empowering everyone to live life orgasmically. She accomplishes this by working with men and women individually, and in groups, to overcome their past conditioning related to intimacy. The goal is to teach people how to live an orgasmic life each...

Duration:01:15:20

Episode 22 - Sex Work

5/10/2019
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In this episode of Uncomfortable, we chat to Heidi who has been a sex worker for 10 years. Heidi shares details of her life as a sex worker and sugar baby and explains how she has found empowerment, boundary setting and financial independence through the many lessons sex working has provided. About Heidi: Heidi is a 30 year old queer woman and has been a sex worker on/off for the last 10 years. Originally she was drawn to the double life that sex work provided, and found it a useful tool...

Duration:00:35:07

Episode 21 - Living with Chronic Illness

4/26/2019
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In this episode I talk to Shannon MacFarlane. Shannon remembers suffering from endometriosis from as young as 12 years old. Since then she has been diagnosed with three other chronic illnesses. Shannon is also a mother who’s son also suffers from a chronic illness. Shannon shares her journey and what her day-to-day life is like living with illnesses that others struggle to understand. About Shannon: Shannon lives, loves, and plays in Tacoma, WA, USA, with her husband, son, and kitties. As...

Duration:00:55:53

Episode 20 - Ethical Non-Monogamous Lifestyle

4/12/2019
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In this episode we explore ethical non-monogamy. I was lucky enough to chat with Tori and Soul of the Torrid Souls podcast. Tori and Soul are a same sex, bi-sexual, ethical non-monogamous couple. They have been together for many years but just recently got married. This was an incredibly fun convo that was highly educational! About Tori & Soul: Tori and Soul are a passionately married couple. Like many of you they navigate all the normal things of life like family and work. Perhaps, not so...

Duration:01:12:14

Episode 19 - Moving past the feeling of shame after having an abortion

4/5/2019
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Gail was 24 when she unexpectedly fell pregnant. She was in the middle of university, wasn’t in a great financial position, therefore decided to have an abortion. Over 10 years later, she still feels regret over her decision. In this episode Gail shares her story and talks to the lack of education around the topic of abortion. In this episode I chat with Gail who shares her experience and feelings around having an abortion. Back in 2008 when she was a full-time university student training...

Duration:00:53:37

Episode 18 - Trauma and Intimacy

3/29/2019
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In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Vancouver writer Peggy Liu. Peggy and I discuss how childhood trauma and learned behaviours can affect intimacy and vulnerability in relationships. About Peggy: Peggy is a writer, story-teller, self-proclaimed bibliophile, and mediocre advice-giver. When she isn't digging her way to the bottom of a peanut butter jar or walking around Vancouver with her camera, she's analyzing and over-analyzing relationship dynamics, cognitive and behavioural...

Duration:00:38:35

Episode 17 - Death, Money and Shame

3/22/2019
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Andrina Tisi, owner of www.wholelicious.com, is a health & lifestyle coach, yoga teacher & Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner based in Zurich, Switzerland. In this episode We chat with Andrina Tisi about the shame around money and the emotional toll an inheritance can present. Andrina lost her dad when she we just 15, then her brother just a few years ago. Even though she can live comfortable from the inheritance that was left to her, she would give it all back just to spend another 5...

Duration:00:35:07

Episode 16 - Cervical Fluid

3/15/2019
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In this episode we explore Cervical Fluids. I love this topic and am so happy that I found Jessica Roberts-Farina who is an avid fan of tracking her cervical fluids! We chat about the stigma around this topic and go into detail on the types of fluids and what they can mean. Jessica Roberts-Farina is a communications and marketing professional born and raised in Vancouver. Her journey into tracking her cervical fluid began in May after experiencing a complete breakdown of her health and a...

Duration:00:42:19

Episode 15 - Anal Health

3/8/2019
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In this episode we explore Anal Health. Thanks to Kerin "KB" Berger Founder of Queer MEDucation who answers our questions specifically around Anal Sex, the risks involved, and how to do it safely. Kerin "KB" Berger is the founder of Queer MEDucation, a website and podcast about improving the quality of health care for LGBTQI+GNC people. Kerin is a Physician Assistant licensed under the National Certification Commission of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and the Physician Assistant Board of...

Duration:00:43:38

Episode 14 - The Birthing Story

3/1/2019
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Every parent has their own birthing story. Jackie Chemelli shares her experience birthing her beautiful twin boys Sawyer & Miller and the decisions she had to make during and after the birth. "It's not like in the movies" Jackie assures us. Jackie Chemelli is the founder and owner of Lace Brick Design, an adventure lifestyle brand for women. She also recently launched an adventure brand for baby girls: Baby Brick Brand! Jackie loves french fries & foggy forests and she never says no to an...

Duration:00:48:09

Episode 13 - Loss & Grief

2/22/2019
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Megan is a Vancouver based graphic designer and creative. She is passionately driven and continuously inspired by the power of story-telling and ability to connect with others through shared experiences. At her final year at Emily Carr University + Design she began Of Loss and Grief, an award winning project exploring the ongoing and very personal process of life after loss. Between her personal projects and working at a local design studio, Megan is a front porch and hammock enthusiast, an...

Duration:00:42:18

Episode 12 - Body Positivity

2/15/2019
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Caroline MacGillivray is the founder of Beauty Night Society, a Vancouver based organization that helps build self esteem & change the lives of impoverished women. At the tender age of 3, Caroline began to explore a relationship with movement. Ballet, writing, musical theatre, voice overs and acting classes fleshed out her world. In 2000 while researching an acting role, Caroline founded Beauty Night Society based on an interaction she had with a women who needed help. After 18 years,...

Duration:00:54:33

Episode 11 - Anxiety vs Depression

2/8/2019
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It can be difficult enough navigating through life living with one mental health diagnosis. Kirsten Barkved shares her story of living with two. Kirsten suffers from both anxiety and depression. In this episode she explains how one can trigger the other and discusses the things that help her cope – one of which is her adorable dogs. Kirsten Barkved is a writer who thinks that the best way to solve all your problems is to melt some cheese on them. When she isn’t dismantling the patriarchy,...

Duration:00:44:43

Episode 10 - Good Girls Talk Sex

1/31/2019
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Leah Carey is a sexual communication coach who helps women learn to communicate about sex so they can get what they really want in the bedroom. She is the creator and host of the podcast “Good Girls Talk About Sex.” Sexual freedom is a subject that is deeply personal to Leah because she spent most of her life being a VERY good girl. She only had sex inside committed relationships and most of that sex was either boring or painful. In 2017 she had the opportunity to leave everything...

Duration:00:48:21

Episode 9 - What to expect at a sex party

1/24/2019
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Christine Wild, author of Just Bad Timing, is a passionate writer, on paper and in life. She’s the host of Running Wild With Christine: Sex, Success and Other Slippery Rabbit Holes, an Anchor podcast. Christine is a world-travelled, fiercely independent woman who doesn’t let much get in her way. She likes to eat, drink wine, and write in strange places. She loves reading Hemingway and prefers summers. Above all, she enjoys meaningful conversations, preferably from a handsome stranger, in...

Duration:00:45:55

Episode 8 - Overcoming Self-loathing & Depression

1/17/2019
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In this episode I chat with Andrea Loewen. Andrea is a writer, theatre-maker, and choreographer in Vancouver, BC. However our topic today has nothing to do with any of Andrea’s amazing skills. Despite Andrea being an incredibly talented and seemingly happy-go-luck person, she actually suffered, and still occasionally suffers from depression. Andrea is lucky enough to be in a place now where she can talk openly about her experience, in-fact she loves talking about depression and...

Duration:00:36:06

Episode 7 - Sex and Disability

1/10/2019
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In this week’s episode, my guest is Spencer Williams, a 27 year old man who has cerebral palsy but he doesn’t let that stop him. Spencer and I talk about his love life, how dating can be tough as someone with a disability; and his decision to use a sex surrogate service. In Spencer’s works “I might be disabled, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get horny!” Spencer is a freelance writer, and currently contributes to Vice Media, and he is also dabbling in the world of podcasting. Feel free to...

Duration:00:48:14

Episode 6 - The Male Vulnerability Issue

1/3/2019
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In this week’s episode, we talk about The Male Vulnerability Issue with Connor Aylwin. After running a summer contracting business in university that employed 12 full-time people and did over $600,000 in revenue, Connor became the founding president of eHUB; the University of Alberta's very first student run incubator space. In 2014, he moved across country to Toronto to eventually run a division of Franchise Owners and was responsible for growing that division from 2 to 17 Franchisees....

Duration:00:36:23

Episode 5 - Money & Relationships

12/23/2018
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In this week’s episode, we talk Money & Relationships with Financial Advisor, Tracy Theemes. Prior to co-founding Sophia Financial Group, Raymond James in 2009, Tracy worked as a financial consultant with Smith Barney, a US brokerage firm and after returning to Canada was an advisor with a large bank owned investment firm. Tracy Theemes has an M.A. in Counselling Psychology. She is a Certified Financial Planner, insurance licensed and a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. Tracy was...

Duration:00:33:40