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Every week Sarah Starrs interviews an inspiring women about the nitty gritty of how she lives with passion and purpose. We dive deep into our journeys, the obstacles we’ve overcome, what’s working for us, and what isn’t. We’re totally honest about what we’re learning, what our daily rituals look like, and what we’re struggling with. We don’t shy away from the hard stuff and we really go into it all: spirituality, personal development, magic, routines, career, friendship, relationships, sexuality, and so much more. This isn’t about preachy self-help or self-improvement. It’s about self-acceptance and talking about the things that matter to us. Formerly called Punk Rock Personal Development.

Every week Sarah Starrs interviews an inspiring women about the nitty gritty of how she lives with passion and purpose. We dive deep into our journeys, the obstacles we’ve overcome, what’s working for us, and what isn’t. We’re totally honest about what we’re learning, what our daily rituals look like, and what we’re struggling with. We don’t shy away from the hard stuff and we really go into it all: spirituality, personal development, magic, routines, career, friendship, relationships, sexuality, and so much more. This isn’t about preachy self-help or self-improvement. It’s about self-acceptance and talking about the things that matter to us. Formerly called Punk Rock Personal Development.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Every week Sarah Starrs interviews an inspiring women about the nitty gritty of how she lives with passion and purpose. We dive deep into our journeys, the obstacles we’ve overcome, what’s working for us, and what isn’t. We’re totally honest about what we’re learning, what our daily rituals look like, and what we’re struggling with. We don’t shy away from the hard stuff and we really go into it all: spirituality, personal development, magic, routines, career, friendship, relationships, sexuality, and so much more. This isn’t about preachy self-help or self-improvement. It’s about self-acceptance and talking about the things that matter to us. Formerly called Punk Rock Personal Development.

Language:

English


Episodes

Where is the podcast?

2/14/2018
My new witchy mama's lifestyle blog: Of the Moon

Duration:00:09:32

TGGC #93: Accepting that change is hard and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with Nicole Antoinette

9/8/2017
Nicole Antoinette is the host of the Real Talk Radio podcast, where people come together to talk about the wonderful mess of being human. A recovering self-help addict and former goal-setting coach, Nicole’s mission is to help people get to the heart of what’s true without judgement, and to explore how we can use grit and grace to close the gap between what we say we want and what we actually do. I loved talking with her about her decision to hike more than 400 miles of the Pacific Crest...

Duration:00:52:48

TGGC #92: Going on an emotional tour with Bernadette Pleasant

8/25/2017
Bernadette Pleasant is the creator of Femme, a fusion of sensual movement, dance, meditation, creative visualization and celebration of the feminine form. Femme! as designed, creates sacred, safe spaces for women to explore their femininity; to move in sensual ways, to explore and release emotions, to alter or release beliefs about themselves and to unapologetically love their bodies! Bernadette was such a fun person to talk with. We dove into why people live “half-assed emotional lives”...

Duration:00:31:27

TGGC #91: Separating your sense of self-worth from your work with Lulu Brud

8/11/2017
Lady Lu of the Wolves, aka Lulu Brud Zsebe, is an actress on Pretty Little Liars and the wild woman behind the brand OF THE WOLVES. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and pup. In her free time she's probably playing with plants, re-designing homes or running around in the desert. I loved talking to Lulu about her connection to wolves, how she balances the competing demands of Hollywood acting and her more spiritual work, separating your sense of self-worth from your work, and making...

Duration:00:36:10

TGGC #90: Cultivating digital mindfulness and finding peace in the city with Clare Barry

7/28/2017
Clare Barry is a Londoner, writer and founder of Urban Curiosity - a creativity and wellness company that helps busy people slow down and see things differently. Clare writes about creativity and human connection in a digital world and London in the real one. She leads international retreats and Urban Curiosity Walkshops in her hometown; these two-hour sessions are are part digital detox, part creativity class - on foot. By changing her lifestyle after experiencing burn out, Clare fell back...

Duration:00:52:28

TGGC #89: The magic of trauma-informed herbalism with Kirsten Hale

7/14/2017
Kirsten Hale is a trauma-informed herbalist and witch working to unspell the patterns of personal and collective trauma. She talks regularly to plants, makes potions and serves her kitties. She lives on the colonized territories of the Multnomah, Clackamas and other indigenous peoples in Portland, OR with two cats and a crow. We talk about what trauma really is, the ink between trauma and anti-oppression work, the link between trauma and anti-oppression work, and beginning your own...

Duration:01:08:41

TGGC #88: Why healing is valuable work with Shivani Seth

6/30/2017
Shivani Seth is a South Asian American queer woman and the child of 1st generation immigrants from India. She’s a long-time writer, but a new publisher. I loved her article, Healing is Valuable Work and that’s the very topic we dive into in this episode. We chat about how she restructured her life after burn out, how we can come to be more generous with our definition of “work,” and the cultural beliefs we have to undo in order to see the true value of taking care of ourselves.

Duration:00:56:44

TGGC #87: Exploring BDSM and kink with Veronica Yahns

6/16/2017
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.

Duration:00:54:40

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

6/2/2017
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...

Duration:00:45:08

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

5/19/2017
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.

Duration:00:42:27

TGGC #84: Redefining cool and embodying empathy with Kerrin Smith

5/5/2017
Kerrin Smith is the founder of Cool & Thoughtful, an initiative to shift social values from hyper-individualism to empathy by redefining cool as generosity rather than rebellion. I’m completely obsesesed with this concept and had the most amazing conversation with Kerrin about how meditation can help us process our feelings, blending action & faith when it comes to reaching our goals, and what it looks like (and feels like) to redefine cool for ourselves.

Duration:01:00:22

TGGC #83: FAQ: finding your girl gang, managing your anxiety, & taking a break from writing

4/28/2017
Today’s episode is a special FAQ episode with me again! It’s the last episode before I go on maternity leave but don’t worry - I’ve pre-recorded interviews and we’ll just be switching to publishing them every other week rather than weekly. I’ll be back to recording in the autumn. I’m talking about finding your girl gang, managing your anxiety, moving to a new city, why I haven’t been writing for the past month, what I’ve learned from pregnancy and a lot more.

Duration:00:55:21

TGGC #82: The healing power of playing with your inner child with Laura Jane Williams

4/21/2017
Laura Jane Williams is the author of Amazon bestseller BECOMING: Sex, Second Chances, and Figuring Out Who the Hell I Am and forthcoming ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST: How rediscovering your inner child can make you calmer, happier, and solve your bullsh*t adult problems. She was Grazia's "single girl" columnist until February 2017, is Marie Claire's #BREAKFREE from fear ambassador, and has written about dating, lust and her feelings everywhere from The Guardian to RED to Buzzfeed, The Metro,...

Duration:00:50:56

TGGC #81: Combining magic with business and finding your flow with Chris-Anne Donnelly

4/14/2017
Chris-Anne Donnelly spend her days creating sacred space and road-mapping potential, branding soulpreneurs and mixing an intoxicating blend of intuition and strategy. She's also the genius behind the Sacred Creator oracle deck - a favourite spiritual, entrepreneurial tool of mine. We had a beautiful conversation about setting firm boundaries around our time, combining work and magic, finding the flow within your day, and the evolution of her manifestation process.

Duration:00:55:09

TGGC #80: Taking a humane approach to personal growth with Sarah Kathleen Peck

4/7/2017
Sarah Kathleen Peck is a writer, teacher, and connector. She writes a popular newsletter about about personal development, behavior change, and leadership. She's currently writing a book called Startup Pregnant about how working in tech while pregnant opened her eyes to new ways of doing message. Sarah and I had a conversation that left me absolutely buzzing. We share some real talk about pregnancy and early motherhood. We also chat about the need for multiple ways of showing up for work and...

Duration:00:52:39

TGGC #79: Staying politically connected with Amanda Duarte

3/31/2017
Amanda Duarte! Amanda is the creator and host of the monthly show Dead Darlings, in which artists present work they’ve had to cut or abandon, at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. She co-created the meme and movement #PussyGrabsBack, is the co-host of the new Cafe.com podcast Girl Friday, and is a regular at comedy and storytelling events throughout NYC. Amanda and I do a fair bit of ranting about American politics in this episode but we also talk about what she’s learned about the...

Duration:01:00:46

TGGC #78: Getting clear on your values and living in integrity with Jenni Brown

3/24/2017
Jenni Brown is a Type A Creative and a Co-Founder of Prim'd Marketing, where she's the resident creative-brain // web & branding strategist helping business owners look and sound like the best version of themselves. We dive deep into the importance of living in integrity with our values, how to get really clear on what our values are, and staying in touch with them on a day-to-day basis.

Duration:00:49:44

TGGC #77: Debunking sex myths and considering activism as self-care with Rachel Hills.

3/17/2017
Rachel Hills is a New York-based journalist, activist and author of THE SEX MYTH. She is interested in the space where the personal meets the political, or what she calls "the politics of everyday life.” We’re talking about the toxic myths that are perpetuated about sex and sexuality, not judging ourselves based on our sex drive, being more open about sex, and activism as a form of self-care.

Duration:00:53:27

TGGC #76: How to bullet journal for productivity and personal growth with Kara Benz of Boho Berry

3/10/2017
Kara Benz is the artist and author behind Boho Berry, where she inspires her readers to lead a more centered, fulfilled, and inspired life. Kara also runs a successful sticker shop on Etsy - Boho Berry Paperie, and is currently creating her very first handwriting course. We sat down to talk all things bullet journal! What the system is, her daily routine with her bullet journal, how to start one - even if you’re not artistic, and how her life has changed as a result of this system.

Duration:00:41:04

TGGC #75: Doing the work is the "secret" of being creative with Mara Wilson

3/3/2017
You might recognize Mara Wilson from her roles in Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Miracle on 34th Street. She’s recently released a memoir called Where Am I Now? and we sat down to chat about the creative process, managing mental health issues, and our obsessions with teen dramas.

Duration:00:59:11