Vagina Chronicles Podcast

  This week, we are tackling one of the most personal topics out there: forgiveness. For some, there is a massive cyclone of guilt and shame when it comes to forgiveness. From all directions, we receive messages of how we should be handling our emotions, which ultimately means many of us feel like failures. The truth […]

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This week, we’re talking about the birds and the bees with storyteller, lover of life, and best-selling author Shasta Townsend. Shasta is the author of Happy, Sexy, Shameless: What Our Mothers Didn’t Know About the Birds and the Bees and the creator of Balanced Life Yoga. There is a ton of misleading information out there […]

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This week on Vagina Chronicles Podcast, we’re talking about raising girls to be “nice.” What does that really mean? And how does that impact us as we become women? Around the world, the roles of women are changing… more rapidly in some places over others but, still, changing! And with these changes come more choice […]

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  Once a year, at least in the U.S., we are reminded to gather with those we love and give thanks. We make big dinners, stuff our bellies to full, and laze about in tryptophan semi-comas, surrounded by friends and family. The tradition is great, comforting even. But have you ever wanted to do more […]

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On our frist episode, our special guest, Bob Sanders, joins us to talk about the art of grilling burgers without a using a grill. Tune in for some killer tips and secret recipes from Bob!

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On today’s episode of Vagina Chronicles Podcast, we are excited to welcome best-selling author, functional nutrition and life coach, chef, host of The Crave Cast podcast, and “cravings whisperer,” Alexandra Jamieson, CHHC, CAPP. Alex shares the four root causes of cravings and the importance of honoring those cravings as communication from our bodies, rather than labeling […]

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Miscommunication is one of the most frustrating feelings one can experience with another human being; we want so badly to express ourselves and be heard that the alternative can be excruciating! Too often, we blame others for this lack of connection. But what if we could adjust our communication skills by tweaking just one element? Not […]

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Happy anniversary to us!

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On today’s episode, we’re talking about dissociation and how many of us become disengaged from the present moment after trauma. As the intro episode in a series about dissociation, we offer encouragement for all who feel ready to come back into their bodies (with the help of a therapist, please) to start believing that they […]

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On this breast-honoring October episode of Vagina Chronicles Podcast, we visit director and activist Lina Esco’s Free the Nipple campaign. After digging deeper into the Free the Nipple movement that followed Esco’s feature-length film of the same name, we realized that there is a little bit of confusion about the point being made by the […]

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  This month on Vagina Chronicles Podcast, in honor of breast cancer awareness, we’re going to dedicate each episode to breasts. There is so much disfunction in America concerning women’s breasts; over sexualizing, shame, disassociation, objectification, anger, and so many other issues plague our relationship to our breasts. In this episode, we are talking about […]

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Inspired by a simple, yet profound, quote by NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, we are talking about how showing up can be the tipping point for change. In an interview with NPR, Cady, along with fellow NASA astronaut Serena Auñón, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, and NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, spoke about her experience at […]

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  Oh, language. How you can bestow the most empowering of titles or the moniker of “mud.” Words are one of those things that carry so much weight, yet are thrown about like they can’t be used as weapons. And who gets to determine the destructiveness of the words we say or hear? Well, you […]

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There was a study conducted of 600 Parisian women regarding sexual harassment and public transportation in which all, that’s 100%, of the respondents claimed to have experienced one form or another of sexual harassment while using public transit. That may be surprising to some men, but, as women, we can all (or most) attest to this […]

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We’re putting on our farmer caps for this episode as we talk about sustainability and the small ways we can all do our part in loving the planet! We know it can be pretty overwhelming, and confusing, when thinking of how much needs to be done to protect our environment, but hopefully we can help […]

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  Do you ever leave a conversation feeling like you just got hit by a bus or you feel dizzy and confused? As if everything you know to be true has just been brought into question and, sometimes, even negated by someone else? Perhaps someone does this to you often: a partner, family member, boss, […]

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Today, we’re talking about cheating. Yes, it is an incredibly uncomfortable subject to discuss openly, but we’re giving voice to a few of the reasons why it is such a touchy topic. On the heels of the Ashley Madison (a website created to help married people cheat) scandal, with over 30 million subscriber’s information being […]

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On today’s episode, we’re checking in on America and how she’s coping with the increasingly changing gender roles and gender equity. Sometimes, we suffer growing pains as we transition from one set of norms into a new one. And, to some, these pains are not easy to grin and bear. Traditional values sometimes become a […]

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Warning: Adult Content. This episode is intended for an audience 18 years and older. If you are under 18, and wish to listen, please have a discussion with your parent or guardian and ask them to listen with you. Today, we welcome back the fabulous Chris Maxwell Rose. Chris has been an independent sex educator […]

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Listen To The Full Episode: On today’s episode, we’re delving into the emotion of anger. Many people view anger as a negative, or “bad,” emotion that means that they’ve somehow messed up on their journey of self-love, integrity, and compassion. The belief that anger is only a precursor to violence, hate, or hurting others can […]

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Listen To The Full Episode: Today, we welcome a very special guest to Vagina Chronicles Podcast: Keri Nola. Keri is an intuitive psychotherapist, best-selling author, and soul mentor for healing entrepreneurs. Her practice has evolved over the past decade from working with those who have experienced traumatic sexual assault to guiding healers on their own […]

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Listen To The Full Episode: Friendship isn’t always easy. It isn’t always easy to make friends, keep friends or get rid of friends (if you ever need to). Why do some of us have such a difficult time letting people get close to us while others make friends on a daily basis? As we transition through […]

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What’s up for Season 4?! Well, we’ve got some pretty big ideas! Next season, we want to offer VCTV, an internet television show, so that we can reach even more people. There is a huge portion of women who do not listen to podcasts, for many different reasons. But almost everyone has internet access and […]

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Painful, stressful, life-altering events happen to all of us at some point in our lives. These traumas may last mere seconds or they may be part of your daily existence; they may be emotional, physical or acts of nature. You may be ambushed by these moments or they may be slowly building in intensity over […]

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It may seem counter-intuitive in a society that bombards us with cliche sayings like, “Dance to the beat of your own drummer” and “Take the road less traveled,” to feel compelled to conform to an idea of “normal.” But that’s what happens for many people in the United States, at least. It’s in a schizophrenic […]

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In episode 63 we asked you to take a Self-Love Challenge with us and we promised to report back on our experience. We found that deep self-love gives us so many gifts. Both of us had awakenings and epiphanies. This challenge was truly life-changing and eye-opening. We hope you took it with us! But, this […]

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We study. We work hard. We achieve high marks or a great job or something else just as rewarding… But something doesn’t feel quite right. This can’t be real. How did I fool so many people into thinking I deserved this?! They’re all going to realize that I’m a fraud. Oy. That, unfortunately, is the […]

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We talk a lot about the importance of self-acceptance and self-love around here at Vagina Chronicles Podcast. Why do we dedicate so much time to this area of our lives? Because we feel that loving yourself, as you are now, is the key to blocking the negativity of many messages we are bombarded with every […]

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The subject of menstruation doesn’t typically get very much attention. Yes, there is the mass marketing of tampons and sanitary napkins but, come on, those commercials don’t resemble anything close to an accurate idea of what menstruation is, how it feels or how to handle it. But that’s generally the only public acknowledgment of the […]

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Breaking up is hard. Whether it’s a romantic relationship, job, friendship or habit that’s ending, powerful emotions surge… even when we are the ones who put the kibosh on the situation. When we’re in the thick of those tumultuous feelings, it can be difficult to remember that we will be just fine after a brief […]

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  Being a sensitive person can sometimes feel like a punishment; absorbing the energy of those around you and feeling the emotions of everyone in a room is draining, confusing, overwhelming, and, sometimes, down-right saddening. Trying to discern one’s own emotions from those of others takes a toll on how we function every day… It’s […]

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  Stress is an important part of human evolution: danger = adrenaline = RUN! Although most of us live in much less dangerous times than our ancestors did thousands of years ago , our stress response has reached a critical level. The fight or flight is triggered in non-life-threatening situations every day, all day. Whether […]

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Why do so many of us shy away from using the word “power” to describe ourselves? Most of us have no problem encouraging others to embrace their power but somehow cannot define our own in a positive light. Let’s talk about that. We believe that much of that hesitancy comes from socialization as young girls […]

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Inspired by one of the many instances of strength, intelligence, and courage from the 2015 Women in the World Summit, today we are tackling the fight against online harassment. Although it is true that men also face online threats and harassment, in this conversation we are speaking of the misogynistic, sexually-violent-in-nature threats that are targeted toward women. […]

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At this year’s Women in the World Summit, Dame Helen Mirren shared what she believes is the greatest gift we can give our daughters – financial independence. We must say, we absolutely agree with her. Financial independence gives us choice! It gives us power over our own well-being. It allows us to craft the circumstances of […]

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Social media has become a big part of many people’s lives over the past decade. For many, it’s how they begin and end their days. And within the time we’re scrolling through our “friend’s” status updates, we’re also being inundated with articles and videos, all telling us how we can be, well…better. Ok, so we […]

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On this week’s episode, we are joined by date rape survivor-turned-activist JoAnn Buttaro. JoAnn shares her story of being raped by a predatory serial rapist who used Match.com to find his victims. It started with one victim in Idaho speaking up about her rape and ended up in the conviction of the rapist and sentencing […]

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Everyone, to some degree, operates from a comfortable place of expectation and assumption about how they will handle certain situations, how they will spend their day, how they will react to a specific stimuli, etc…. this is fine. It’s all normal. But there is a danger in living in that zone for too long without […]

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On this episode, we ponder gender. Is gender a notion that we could choose to ignore? Should we eradicate the ideas of masculine and feminine? We only scratch the surface of how societally-imposed gender roles affect how people feel about themselves and others. This is where we need to hear from you! How do you […]

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On today’s episode of Vagina Chronicles Podcast, we are thrilled to be speaking with motivational and keynote speaker Mike Pistorino. Mike is a survivor of child rape. Like all stories of sexual abuse or rape, or any other pain perpetrated upon a child, his story is pretty hard to hear. Trapped by the abuse and […]

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Here he is, ladies and gentlemen, the first man to be interviewed on Vagina Chronicles Podcast, Eric Eliacin! A few episodes back, we wondered where all the men who “get” feminism were and man (hehe), did we get a lot of responses! The voicemail that really stood out to us was that of Eric Eliacin, […]

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When you subscribe to a specific viewpoint or ideal, you naturally gravitate to people, groups, publications, art, music, etc. that share your goal and/or beliefs. It’s not only where we meet our soulmates, but also how we refine our thoughts and get clear on what we’re sharing with the world of non-believers. But there are a […]

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In this exciting episode of Vagina Chronicles Podcast, we are thrilled to share an incredible opportunity with our listeners who are (or are aspiring to be) professional female artists and writers. We interviewed the Executive Director, Janice Sands, of a 120 year-old nonprofit that intends to facilitate some pretty incredible opportunities for female artists “until […]

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We all find ways to cope with the things in our lives that we cannot control; especially as children, we escape into the safer worlds of our imaginations. This ability to create our own reality appears in many forms, as unique to each of us as a fingerprint, as freeing as an open door. As […]

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We love men. We especially love men who “get it.” These forward-thinking, wonderful men who believe in gender equality, the worthiness of women, the brilliance of femininity… our struggle is their struggle. Except, they’re still making jokes about women or laughing at the jokes their friends are making about women. What’s up with that?! In […]

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Within the fearful mind of someone in the midst of social anxiety, everyone else is exceedingly confident and connected… they belong, fit in, feel at ease. And we don’t. We’re obvious in our discomfort. Everyone can see the desperation on our faces as they engage in witty conversations with anyone but us. They wonder who […]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

The beginning of the year naturally encourages us to take stock of our lives: Who are we? What do we truly stand for? Are we on the right path? Sometimes we hesitate to answer these questions in a truly authentic way because we are afraid of what that means for our current situation. If we’re […]

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:28am EST

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