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In this conversation, we speak with fierce birth advocate, unmedicated birth expert and doula Lizzie Bolliger.   We talk about creating a disruption around giving birth unmedicated in a system that pushes and almost expects births to be medicated. We talk about bringing ourselves back home to the ancient act of giving birth. We talk about how our purpose in life is something that is in constant motion and changing and evolving all the time. That the experiences we are having today are going to serve us in the future in the ways we may never know. In the end we talk about how being a busy mother providing for the needs of our families and doing work in the world that lights us up is possible.  This is a beautiful, light hearted, open and honest conversation with a fierce woman who cares deeply about women being able to have a fulfilling birthing experience and is an example to many mothers that being an entrepreneur and a mother is possible and fulfilling. A true disruption. In this episode, we talk about: Intuition and how powerful a tool it is during our birthing process Trusting Your Body to do the one task that biologically most women are tasked with doing which is to give birthFear and the role it plays in so many medicated birthsPhysiological birth which are powered by the innate human capacity of the woman and fetus. Purpose and how our purpose is constantly evolving and shifting and its not something that will be the same indefinitelyAbout Lizzie:Lizzie Bolliger is a doula and childbirth educator who empowers expecting moms to have their best pregnancy, birth, and postpartum with a balance of mom intuition, evidenced based practices, and knowing what is physiologically normal. When she’s not advocating for birth you can find her making Nespressos, exercising in her living room, homeschooling, or hanging out on Instagram (@fiercelizzie)
Click here for your free actionable mediation.In today’s conversation, we speak with mentor and change maker, Chris Green.Chris is the founder and director of the Guelph Outdoor School which is committed to supporting youth by providing opportunities to know themselves, grow rich relationships, and respond with care to a changing world.  Ten years ago when Chris started the outdoor school, he saw a possibility that not everyone saw. What if there was another way of educating our children that wasn’t just about reading, writing, and arithmetic? Something non-clinical and yet an effective method for children's health and well-being.  A true disruption in the making. This is a conversation about raising whole, balanced, and resilient children through nature immersion. It’s about whole child education. We talk about how allowing children access to explore our natural environment is an education that goes beyond just the mind.  It provides them with a solid foundation for interacting with life both now and into the indefinite future.  We talk about the possibility of shifting how we see and conduct education. Chris and his incredible team of mentors are providing an alternative and complementary method to our current educational system. As Chris and I speak about in this conversation, its hard to put into words exactly what the outdoor school is providing because it's outside the realm of language and falls into the world of experience. One crack as explaining it is  "Learning about plants. Getting feet wet in the river. Playing games outdoors. Yelling. Climbing. Peeing in the woods. Making tea. Lighting fires. Carving. Reverence for the ideas of others in a sharing circle.”It's sometimes quite difficult to describe experiences but what I do know is that the experiences children get from their time in nature will serve them in ways that go well beyond just their grades on a report card.We talk about:Learning: it doesn’t just happen at a desk with paper and pen and happens up in the head and off to one side. Learning is embodied and happens through all our senses. Unregimented Play: and how it leads to a deeper understanding of our bodies, developing a strong sense of intuition, and hones children's natural capacity for curiosity. Mentorship: The role of question-asking and the value of remaining curiousAttribute-Based Curriculum: focusing on “ways of being” as opposed to things that we know to help children take on many future skill sets.Experiences: The deep inherent value of having experiences vs being told or explained to which helps to develop multi-faceted children. About Chris GreenAfter 2 years of classroom teaching, Chris founded the Guelph Outdoor School in the fall of 2012, and has served as Director. A settler of Scottish and English ancestry, he loves to tell jokes and old stories and is drawn to supporting youth by providing opportunities to know themselves, grow rich relationships, and respond with care to a changing world. This comes in the form of supporting outdoor immersion and mentorship programs at GOS, as well as Rite of Passage experiences for adolescents in the out-of-doors. He loves old beat-up things, stacking wood, and sneaking up on painted turtles.
"Humanity for white folks is deeply tied up in this work as well, so it's impossible to live in a world with as much injustice and think that you will be unaffected by it" - Carla BeharryIn this episode, I speak with mixed race, writer, antiracism  consultant, speaker, and mental health advocate Carla Beharry.  This is a conversation about racism for white people.  We talk about being white and the implicit and explicit harm it has caused for generations. We talk about racial justice. We talk about racial trauma.  We talk about the various ways we can teach our children about racism and how to start the process of dismantling it.  This is an important conversation, friends.   This is  a conversation about uprooting racism that is so embedded in our culture that it's most of the time, invisible.   As Carla says in our conversation “it’s impossible to live in a world with as much injustice and think that you will be unaffected by it” For us to truly walk a life rich with meaning and purpose, we must look at the ugly parts of humanity in the eye, especially those we are blind to, and have a willingness to acknowledge it, to be with the uncomfortableness of it. Then we begin to disrupt it.  Then healing can happen as the healing is a key piece to us ALL bringing our beauty and gifts to this world. In this episode, we talk about:Racism - what do we really mean when we say ‘all white skinned people are racist’.Silence - how white progressives are causing the most harm to the racial justice movement by saying nothing at all. Parenting - how can we as parents start teaching our children, even the youngest of them, about racism, and their role in it, in a healthy and non-demoralizing way. Discomfort - how so many white people choose not to speak out in fear of making a mistake or saying the wrong thing.  We talk about how to navigate this. Being An Advocate - what does being an advocate for the racial justice movement look like and how to engage in it in the everyday. and our own personal journey navigating racism. Effortless Uncover What's Calling You:You have dreams for yourself and an ambition for your life. You’re here to create influence, impact, and change.And if you're like many, you may be stuck  and spinning by the question "What Is My Purpose?"Finally reveal what’s important to you so that you can begin living the life you’re meant to be living without needing to know your purpose.Asking ‘what is my purpose’ is one of the most frustrating questions you can ask yourself when you’re longing for a life rich with meaning, creativity and happiness. The free meditation below is specifically designed for people who are unclear, spinning, and stuck by the question ‘what am I here to do?'.Grab Your Free Actionable MeditationAbout Carla BeharryCarla Beharry is a mixed-race, Guyanese-British-Canadian, and works as relationship coach for  racialized individuals and intercultural and multi-ethnic families. She is an Antiracism Consultant, writer, speaker, and mental health  advocate. She specializes in health & education equity and works with wellness  professionals and educators to build antiracist and equitable healthcare practices and  educational opportunities for under-served racialized individuals who have been  historically excluded from health and wellness spaces.
“I've always loved the definition of adventure as a journey, with an uncertain outcome. And it's it's very much that, like, there is excitement and possibility and room to create. And there is this incredible void and grief and sadness and loss that I think you you need to have them together." - AlexIn today’s conversation we speak with outdoor adventure guide, canoe builder and entrepreneur Alex Savatti.  Alex is the co-owner of an transformative outdoor adventure company located in Ontario, Canada called The Trip Shed. We speak about the perceived risk of following your heart's desire, of stepping outside of our regular rhythm and standing in the often uncomfortable liminal space that these journeys take.We explore what living an intentional life looks like and the ups and downs that come with stepping outside of our cultural worldview to get into alignment with what’s calling us.  We talk about how powerful, yet challenging,  it is to listen to our intuition as it often only speaks as a whisper.  In this episode, we talk about: Trust: The willingness and 'risk' to loose sight of the shore in search of what's calling us and how uncomfortable this space can be but how imperative it is for following our soul's longing. Intuition: It usually only speaks as a whisper and if we're willing to listen and follow its guide, the life we long for is on the other side.Risk: What are we really risking when we follow the path towards our callingGratitude: How being grateful for the little small things in life allows for the bigger things to emerge.Effortless Uncover What's Calling You:You have dreams for yourself and an ambition for your life. You’re here to create influence, impact, and change.And if you're like many, you may be stuck  and spinning by the question "What Is My Purpose?"Finally reveal what’s important to you so that you can begin living the life you’re meant to be living without needing to know your purpose.Asking ‘what is my purpose’ is one of the most frustrating questions you can ask yourself when you’re longing for a life rich with meaning, creativity and happiness. The free meditation below is specifically designed for people who are unclear, spinning, and stuck by the question ‘what am I here to do?'.Grab Your Free Actionable Meditation Become A Guest:Do you have a suggestion for a Disruptor your know (it may be you!) who would be a great guest on the Disruptions With Purpose podcast?   Submit a suggestion.Resources:Notes To Myself My Struggle to Become a Person by Hugh PratherThe Trip Shed - Alex's and his brothers transformative outdoor adventure company Backcountry Custom Canoes About AlexAlex Savatti, self-proclaimed King of the Dirt, is a crossbreed of a life spent loving people and the outdoors.  His path has led him and his brother, Aaron, to creating The Trip Shed, an experience-first outdoor adventure company. 
Check out www.amidehne.com for your free actionable mediation. “[Astrology is] about accepting and finding ways of having compassion for and working with the different ways that we are and making it into more of the sort of strong, affirming, aligned ways that we can be in the world and letting go of maybe the less sure.”In this episode, we have an inspiring, uplifting and educational conversation with astrologer and self identified Witch, Stella The Good Witch. We breakdown what we mean when we say witchcraft (I promise it's not as scary as you think), the power of using astrology to get us closer to our personal calling, to be fully witnessed and to have more compassion and self acceptance of just who we are.  We also dive into what spirituality means for both of us and how it's something that can be fully self created, which I just love. I’m so excited to give you a little peek into a part of my life that I haven’t really let out of the bag yet.  In this episode, we talk about: Astrology: how we can use it to help guide us to living more intentionally'Witch Craft: what is it really (I promise its not crazy )and why it can be such a powerful tool in Spirituality: something that can be self-defined to fit our own values.Burnout: taking care of ourselves first is fundamental in our healing of the world.Connection: how going through our own personal disruptions can be healing pathways of connections with our families and communities. Disruptions: what do I really mean when I talk about disruptions and the power it has to completely shift our lives for the better. Effortless Uncover What's Calling You:You have dreams for yourself and an ambition for your life. You’re here to create influence, impact, and change.And if you're like many, you may be stuck  and spinning by the question "What Is My Purpose?"Finally reveal what’s important to you so that you can begin living the life you’re meant to be living without needing to know your purpose.Asking ‘what is my purpose’ is one of the most frustrating questions you can ask yourself when you’re longing for a life rich with meaning, creativity and happiness. The free meditation below is specifically designed for people who are unclear, spinning, and stuck by the question ‘what am I here to do?'.Grab Your Free Actionable Meditation  Become A Guest:Do you have a suggestion for a Disruptor your know (it may be you!) who would be a great guest on the Disruptions With Purpose podcast?   Submit a suggestion.Resources:Interested in an astrology reading? Stella The Good WitchThe Hologram- https://thehologram.xyz/Fern Spring Astrology About Stella:Stella the Good (Enough) Witch was born on Halloween and raised by witches. When they aren’t offering cosmically informed spiritual counsel, they spend most of their time cooking food, organizing for social and environmental justice, planning a trip or returning from one and collaging. They love helping artists, activists and healers prevent and recover from burnout. They live by poet Wendell Berry’s words “Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.” 
"I think once you get to a point in your life where things are being a little bit on autopilot, you need to stop and check in with yourself as to why you're still doing what you're doing."We speak with wilderness homesteader, winter wilderness travel guide and Alone participant Kie Marrone. Kie spent 80 days surviving on the shores of Great Slave Lake in the North West Territories unassisted in the History Channel’s ALONE. Kie, co-owns Lure of the North, which specializes in traditional winter travel, handcrafts and wilderness living. Kie spends most of her time fully immersed in the remote wilderness at her homestead in which her nearest neighbour is 10 kilometres by rough trail. Our conversation goes many places; Kie’s time by herself surviving on Alone, what does it look like to lead with vulnerability and how challenging that can be in a culture where, unfortunately, our emotional expression still erroneously signals a sign of weakness. We talk about the challenge of staying our own course in life, following our internal compass, when the outside world is pushing hard to send us in a different direction and the power of reclaiming feminine leadership and the confidence it provides when women are able to show up with all parts of themselves and not try to fit into the traditional masculine model of leadership.  In this episode we talk about:Vulnerability - it's a powerful tool in owning who we are, unapologeticallyIntention - exploring our why and living our lives intentionally Gratitude - the role it  plays in our personal expression of spirituality Internal Compass - the challenge of staying our own course in life, following our internal compass, when the outside world is pushing hard to send us in a different direction. Feminine Leadership -  not trying to fit into the masculine model of leadership. Get Into Action Around What's Important To You:If you’re someone who is creative and driven and is longing to bring a vision into the world but is being stopped by overwhelmdoubtperfectionismfear of it not workingfear of what others will thinkor just plain unsure where to even being Finally reveal what’s important to you so that you can begin living the life you’re meant to be living without needing to know your purposeCheck out our free download that promises to help you discover the clarity you're seeking.Click here (www.amidehne.com)  Become A Guest:Do you have a suggestion for a Disruptor your know (it may be you!) who would be a great guest on the Disruptions With Purpose podcast?   Submit a suggestion.Resources:Lure of the North - specializes in traditional winter travel, hand crafts and wilderness livingAbout Kie:   Kie co-owns Lure of the North, a Canadian wilderness experience company.  She teaches wilderness living skills courses, traditional handcrafting workshops and guides some of the toughest snowshoe expeditions presently offered in the Boreal forest with her husband Dave.  She has most recently spent 80 days surviving on the shores of Great Slave Lake in the NWT on the hit reality TV show ALONE in which she was able to put all of her life experiences to the test.  
In this conversation, we speak with engineer, entrepreneur, teacher and my good friend, Dr. Jamie Miller, about shifting our consciousness and the way we see and interact with the world using nature as our guide.  Jamie is the founder of an award-winning company, Biomimicry Frontiers which is leading the world in transforming how we think, behave and create from a paradigm that is inspired by nature. This is a raw and honest conversation about what connects us, about our grief and our vulnerabilities. It’s a conversation about what is offered when we can slow down and listen deeply.  Ultimately, this is a conversation about what makes us human.In this episode we talk about:Spirituality - exploring and redefining it so it fits our own values. Nature - what we can learn from it about cooperation, living in community, and our capitalistic culture.Slowing down - the gift that comes from deep reflection and going inward.Vulnerability - the role it plays in helping us to actualize our calling and what we care deeply about. Fear - choosing it, using it as our guide and as an indicator when we’re getting close to our edge and leading with our purpose.Disruptions and rebellions - going against the status quo. Proving that we don’t have to follow the highway to be successful. Death - how the premature death of a parent has been a major driver to be in service to a vision bigger than ourselves.Grief - It never leaves us. It morphs, changes and evolves.Get Into Action Around What's Important To You:If you’re someone who is creative and driven and is longing to bring a vision into the world but is being stopped by overwhelmperfectionismfear of it not workingfear of what others will thinkor just plain unsure where to even beingIts time to get into action to fully play in life, to bring your vision to fruition, and to gain the clarity you crave and begin to transition into living a more inspired and fulfilled life. Check it out here. Become A Guest:Do you have a suggestion for a Disruptor your know (it may be you!) who would be a great guest on the Disruptions With Purpose podcast?   Submit a suggestion. Resources:The adaptive cycle and why we avoid change (and how nature could teach us to change)Exploring the connection of death and environmental degradationA toolkit for exploring nature's genius www.asknature.orgBiomimicry Frontiers www.biomimicryfrontiers.comBraiding SweetgrassAbout Jamie:By his nature, Jamie Miller is fundamentally looking to explore while he's on this planet. Whether it be philosophies, ideas, death or in nature, he appreciates finding boundaries and seeing if we can push just a little bit further into that unknown. It's no surprise that he named his company Biomimicry Frontiers, a company dedicated to pushing the perception of design, using nature as a model and measure to reharmonize the built and natural environments. Jamie lives in Guelph with his wife and child (and one on the way). 
In this conversation, we speak with striper, artist, comedian and Instagram influencer, Jacq Frances. We have a hilarious and beautiful conversation about Jacq’s fascinating journey to becoming a striper and transitioning that gift into becoming an artist. Jacq’s Instagram account, @jacqthestripper, has been causing a huge disruption by giving voice to the female body and permission for women to take back ownership of our bodies.  Overall, this is a conversation about the role play, humour, and creativity have in being an ally in our pursuits to creating a more purposeful life.   “I still wanted to be a traveller, just not a poor one anymore. So I shaved my legs and bush, showed up to the first Google search result that came up for ‘gentlemen’s club Sydney,’ got naked for this old fat guy named Jim and, to my surprise, I liked it. A lot.” -Jacq from The Beaver ShowIn this episode we talk about:The mindset of making moneyChoosing how we view ourselves through how we dress each dayThe powerful messages our parents give us as children guide us through our adult yearsAnxiety and the role it has in how we play in the worldDoing nothing and the power that has to have the miraculous manifest itself. Allowing inspiration to arrive to be more creative and daring. Changing the narrative and cultural view of sex workersCheck out our past conversation with Jacq’s sister Karry On Death and Dying. If you’re interested in Uncovering your blind spots and step into your full potential and discover what you want your life to look like and take the steps and build the muscle to make it happen or  to get into Action to fully play in life contact me at ami@amidehne.com to chat about 1:1 coaching. I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a suggestion for a Disruptor your know who would be a great guest on the Disruptions With Purpose podcast.  All you have to do is go here and submit a suggestion (https://forms.gle/vonkDn8bCmeK2zRL6)Resources:Striptastic! A celebration of dope-ass cunts who like money by Jacqueline Frances.  STRIPTASTIC! is a coffee-table book of illustrations, interviews, and data collected from a survey conducted with nearly 300 strippers from around the world. If you're looking for a redemption narrative about a woman who feels ashamed about her body and the choices she's made, look elsewhere STRIPTASTIC! is a celebration of dope-ass c*nts who like money. The Beaver Show - by Jacqueline Frances.  Stripping is about feeling powerful, sexy, and endlessly curious about how far a dude’s kinks will go (‘show me your armpits’) and how much he is willing to pay for them ($1200).And the money’s sexy.Lovers Store - Your Place For Pleasure. About Jacq:Jacq Frances is a multidisciplinary sex symbol and aspiring sugar daddy. She makes art, money and a joke out of everything. You may know her on the internet as @jacqthestripper. 
In this episode, I speak with Organic Master Gardener, social change leader, aspiring rural farmer, a cook, a nurturer, an educator and advocate, Angel Beyde.  We talk about the struggles and incredible resilience of Black farmers, the importance of land ownership for farming with equity, intergenerational trauma experienced by the BIPOC community, and non-racialized folks taking responsibility to work for racial justice.We talk about how our stories from our childhood are a blueprint that shapes many of the passions and visions we have for ourselves in our adult years. We connect on her story that led Angel to become a Black-Mixed race farmer in her forties and the challenges that she is facing in trying to purchase land.We talk about the importance of compassion in Calling In vs Calling Out, of social change through bridge-building, and the courage to overcome and heal from white fragility. We share about the need for willingness to go through discomfort as we’re addressing and uprooting racism that is so embedded in our culture that it's most of the time, invisible. I continue to reflect on Angel's quote,"If your biggest fear is to be uncomfortable, but my biggest fear is to be killed by the police, then maybe it's worth it to be uncomfortable to learn how to change society.”Overall, in the end, this is a conversation about what it takes to keep staying the course when all external forces are saying 'no'. It's about the importance of nurturing connection with an open heart. To see the possibility in the impossible. It's about how to stay creative and resilient in the face of adversity.If you're interested in learning more about coaching 1:1 with Ami send me a hello - ami@amidehne.com. If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @amidehne.I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a suggestion for a Disruptor your know who would be a great guest on the Disruptions With Purpose podcast.  All you have to do is go here and submit a suggestion (https://forms.gle/vonkDn8bCmeK2zRL6)Resources:Farming While Black by Leah Penninham - Farming While Black is the first comprehensive “how-to” guide for aspiring African-heritage growers to reclaim their dignity as agriculturists and for all farmers to understand the distinct, technical contributions of African-heritage people to sustainable agricultureDo Better - Do Better is a revolutionary offering that addresses anti-racism from a comprehensive, intersectional and spiritually aligned perspective.EFAO - The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) supports farmers to build resilient ecological farms and grow a strong knowledge-sharing community.We Are Each Other's Harvest - In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people’s connection to the American land from Emancipation to today.About Angel:Angel Beyde is a Black/mixed-race grower of food and flowers. An Organic Master Gardener, educator and facilitator, Angel has worked in Urban Ag, eco-landscaping and non-profits for many years. She is passionate about regenerative growing practices as key to food sovereignty and community abundance. Angel and her husband Raph are currently looking for rural O
In this episode, we speak with Tessa Fleming, a filmmaker, director, teacher, mother, and artist.   This is a conversation about what it takes to live a life that you want.  How to be able to step outside of our current way of thinking to take bold steps into doing something that makes us feel alive. We talk about shifting perceptions about what we’re told how things ought to go, and boldly saying no thank you, that's not for me and going in a completely different direction. It's about giving ourselves the permission to do the bold and wild things we want for ourselves and to see in the world. Tessa recently premiered a short movie called Us Time which you can watch for free.  In this episode we talk about:Motherhood.  Being in harmony vs in balance.  Disrupting the notion that we need to sacrifice everything, including our creativity for our children.Feeding creativity now, not waiting for someone to give us permission to do what our heart desires.  The power titles have over us and the notion that we can create any title we want for ourselves and intentionally questioning if past titles assigned to us are serving us today. Rethinking the brick and mortar way of educating kids.The role a deeper belief in something bigger than ourselves plays in helping us to take bigger leaps and risks. If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @amidehne.I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a suggestion for a Disruptor your know who would be a great guest on the Disruptions With Purpose podcast.  All you have to do is go here and submit a suggestion (https://forms.gle/vonkDn8bCmeK2zRL6)Resources:Watch Us Time (https://vimeo.com/512288106/15ff3d6236)Tessa's biggest life-changing book A New Earth by Ehart TolleTessa's most important book for her motherhood journey and moving into a more mother centric culture: The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson Marian Woodman: The Pregnant Virgin: a process of psychological transformationAbout Tessa:Tessa is a budding writer/director who started her professional life as a high school English, ESL and drama teacher. Tessa has lived and worked aboard, most memorably in India, on a mobile library driving through rural townships checking out books and delivering programs alongside local librarians to enthusiastic readers. It was here where her love of working creatively and collaboratively with others was solidified. Tessa loves stories and loves telling them. Us Time is her first film. Tessa lives in Guelph with her partner Daniel Grant and their two sons.
In today’s episode, we speak with ecopsychologist, facilitator, community builder, seeker, Lauren Mangion.  We speak about how our humanity has allowed us to forget our connection to the natural world when that in fact, we are completely interdependent and how our Western industrial growth society has been shaping us for centuries and the impact that this is having on our lives. We speak about how the role of ecopsychology is committed to healing this rift. We explore the importance of our connection to our neighbourhoods, deepening our connection to place, as a solution to our healing and how ecopsychology can offer a deeper glimpse into the paradigm shift that's ultimately needed.  Our conversations explore the role reciprocity has in what Joanna Macy calls the Great Turning and about flipping the mindset that nature is here for us to one of being in this reciprocal relationship with nature and to continue to deepen those bonds of connection.  That when we’re able to tap into our collective grief for the state of the world, it ultimately does unlock more joy. And in the end, we talk about what makes for a good life is the quality of the rich relationship we have in our lives.  If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @amidehne.I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a suggestion for a Disruptor your know who would be a great guest on the Disruptions With Purpose podcast.  All you have to do is go here and submit a suggestion (https://forms.gle/vonkDn8bCmeK2zRL6)Resources:Joanna Macy "The Work That Reconnects": workthatreconnects.orgRobin Wall Kimmerer "Braiding Sweetgrass" Tamarack Institute for community development and community building resources: tamarackcommunity.caM. Gomes, A. Kanner, T. Roszak (Eds.). Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, healing the mindAbout Lauren:Lauren has a Master's degree from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado in Ecopsychology.  Ecopsychology is defined as the recognition that human health, identity, and sanity are intimately linked to the health of the earth and must include sustainable and mutually enhancing relationships between humans and the nonhuman world.  When she's not exploring the natural world, Lauren can be found facilitating community development with a Calgary-based non-profit. She also enjoys kundalini yoga, planning and going on adventures around our beautiful country and hanging out with her family.
In today’s episode, we speak with trauma-focused Somatic Sex Coach, facilitator, healer, and embodiment leader Kat Nantz. (https://www.katnantz.com/)We talk about everything from Kat’s work which is really about slowing down and bringing people back into their bodies and inviting more pleasure, about how boundary work is so radical in shifting our culture and getting off the hamster wheel and questioning whether the mindset of the dominant culture is actually serving us. Our conversation takes a fascinating turn as we explore how our inability to notice and put words to what we’re somatically experiencing in our bodies, can have an adverse impact on how we’re raising our children.  And no conversation would be complete with a sex coach until we explored Disruptions With Purpose After Dark and talk about our capacity to have better sex and more enriched sex lives. And finally, we dive into the world of trauma and our body’s role in helping us renegotiate that wounding. Kat’s ability to hold the space for trauma and healing, grief and beauty, pleasure and pain is a miracle and I’m so excited for you to hear the genius and the gift that Kat is sharing with the world.In this episode we talk about:Why setting boundaries is so radical What really is self-careRaising independent and free-thinking children What does it look like to choose a life filled with pleasure (and not just sexual)How trauma can offer us a beautiful opportunity to truly meet ourselvesWhen you’re able to notice what is happening in your body, what you think you’re getting upset at, may not actually be the cause of your upsetIf this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @amidehne.I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for the Disruptions With Purpose podcast.  All you have to do is go here and submit a question or episode suggestion that could be featured on an upcoming episode ((https://forms.gle/vonkDn8bCmeK2zRL6)ResourcesTraumahealing.org transforming lives through healing traumaCome As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nogosaki - An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.Women’s Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps To Buried Pleasure by Sheri Winston - Join celebrated sexuality teacher Sheri Winston as she integrates ancient wisdom, lost knowledge and modern sexuality information in a sexy, fun, empowering guidebook that illuminates every woman's secret paths to fabulous, orgasmically abundant sex.Guest InfoKat Nantz is a somatic pleasure, sex, & relationship coach (https://www.katnantz.com/) who is deeply committed to supporting folks in coming home to their bodies and their capacity to heal & experience a deeper more expansive pleasure. Kat teaches folks to advocate for their own pleasure and build resilience, and guide them to deepen their relationship to personal power through developing emotional, sexual and embodied intelligence.
We speak with regenerative farmer, Val Steinmann who owns and operates Heartwood Farm and Cidery with her husband Brent and her three adult children. This is a conversation about Val’s journey to developing a deep and reverential co-creative relationship with a small piece of land. Words cannot really describe this place. Its more than a farm and a cider house. It’s a feeling. It’s a deep connection to something more than ourselves, it’s the animals the land and the mutual integral relationship that exists among all of it.   If you ever have the gift of visiting, You’ll often be greeted by baby Kuni-Kuni piglets, large and friendly Clydesdale horses, a herd of cows, and a flock of free-roaming chickens. And at some point, you may find yourself with a glass of their apple cider in your hand.  You’ve arrived.  Our conversation explores so many things.  How Val’s desire for a more beautiful world our hearts know is possible is a driving force for her to imagine a different way of being in a relationship with herself and her land.   We explore risk-taking, looking fear in the eye and using it to bring our best selves into the world so the thriving can begin.  It’s a conversation about reciprocity, distributed wisdom, and the value of community in supporting us as we take bold actions. We talk about the importance of trusting our own inner voice and not waiting for permission to bring the things that give us joy and energy to the world. And bravely asking ourselves, what is our inner song to sing?  We explore the beautiful intricacies of natural cycles and looking deep both into nature and into ourselves to find them. In the end, it’s a conversation about recognizing that what gives us joy, what lights us up, actually might be the very thing that is the most trusted guidance.If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @amidehne.I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for the Disruptions With Purpose podcast.  All you have to do is go here and submit a question or episode suggestion that could be featured on an upcoming episode.LINKS:Heartwood Farm and Cidery is a regenerative farm with fresh air, good soil, healthy plants and animals, and a lively kitchen table. You're invited to the conversation.
In this episode, we speak with Death Doula, Karry Sawatsky of Modern Death Care who has dedicated her career to supporting people through their dying time. It’s a conversation about reclaiming death and dying, being with grief, the role death can play in us achieving things we previously thought unattainable.  We explore how we can use our grief to be leaders in our community and by having the willingness to give something of ourselves away, we can tap into such a profound and deep part of ourselves. It’s also a practical conversation about having the courage to speak to the people we care about the most about their death so we are as prepared as we can be to have to deal with all the nitty-gritty details that can make dealing with the death of a loved one so challenging. This is a fresh and honest conversation about the only thing we can be 100% sure will happen at the end of our lives and hopefully, give you a little inspiration and courage to take one step closer to walking a life rich with more meaning and more purpose.If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @amidehne. I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for the Disruptions With Purpose podcast.  All you have to do is go here and submit a question or episode suggestion that could be featured on an upcoming episode. LINKS:Community Death Care is an emerging non-profit group, coming together in response to the needs and interests of Canadians who seek to re-engage with dying and deathcare in more meaningful, holistic, and environmentally sustainable ways!National Home Funeral Alliance is dedicated to increasing access to information related to community-led after-death care. Guest InfoKarry Sawatsky is a death doula and the founder of Modern Death Care located in Elora, Ontario.  Karry offers personal support for individuals and families. She offers guidance in planning as well as support leading up to death, at death and after.Karry came to deathcare through experiencing the deaths of a few close people. She was left with an intuitive sense that there must be another way to do dying, death and bereavement than the current cultural model.This led her to become a Death Doula and founded Modern Deathcare. She is committed to educating the public about the end-of-life options and alternatives that are available and connecting people with resources. She is dedicated to reclaiming community-centred deathcare whereby families are empowered to enact their own end-of-life care if they choose. Karry believes in encouraging cultural re-engagement in dying, death and bereavement and that death planning leads to a meaningful and transformational experience.
In today’s episode, we speak with entrepreneur,  community convener,  PhD candidate, and social change leader Mary Kate Craig.  We dive into a really fascinating conversation about how holding possibility as a purpose has so much power in shaping our lives.  We explore the role fear has in guiding us closer to our deep knowing, about how the death of a parent was a catalyst to start to reimagine what life could look like and asking ‘is this what I want for my life?’. We explore the importance of community which isn't just about infrastructure and geography but about how holding possibility at the forefront has created a deep sense of belonging and a sense of home for many people in a small community in Southern Ontario.  It’s a powerful conversation and it’s everything you’d expect from a person who sees possibility as a way of life. If this episode inspired you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @amidehne.I want to invite you to help contribute to this podcast by submitting a question for the Disruptions With Purpose podcast.  All you have to do is go here and submit a question or episode suggestion that could be featured on an upcoming episode.LINKS:Brave New Home - Our Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier Housing by Diana Lind.  This smart, provocative look at how the American Dream of single-family homes, white picket fences, and two-car garages became a lonely, overpriced nightmare explores how new trends in housing can help us live better.From What Is To What If Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want by Rob Hopkins - The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it’s more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it.
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