Breaking Free Authentically: The Sex Positive Relationship Podcast

Karine Bedard

Learning how to Break Free from religious and social programming to truly live a life of authenticity and pleasure. We look at how shifting our mindset about Sex and Sexuality can radically change our relationships and allow them to be more fun, honest, safe, connected, ethical and authentic. We delve into Sex Positivity and what that is while also looking at things like Love Languages, Attachment Styles, and Boundaries to help us Break Free from relationship myths that are keeping us stuck in a world that isn't quite the right fit. We long for true authentic connections and the ability to completely be ourselves. Let's start living! Follow me on Instagram @karinebedardcoaching read less
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A Former JW's Journey to Self Love and ENM
3d ago
A Former JW's Journey to Self Love and ENM
Episode72: A Former JW's Journey to Self Love and ENM Explicit Today my special guest is Ariel. I will keep her anonymous as she was kind enough to share her vulnerable story with us and allow me to interview her.This beautiful girl has had quite a journey growing up as a Jehovah's Witness and eventually leaving the church. There is so much shame associated with leaving a religion that is deep rooted since childhood. When you are taught that you have the absolute truth, your mission on earth is to basically tell others they are wrong your whole life. It's exhausting and it is a challenge to truly love without expectation.You are taught that self love is selfish and that you must love only God/Jehovah, or your life is basically meaningless and you risk being shunned and ostricized by the only community you have know if you question anything.Ariel was able to leave and rebuild her worldview as well. She has learned to deeply treasure herself and has overcome the shame around sexuality and body image. Modesty is revered in these communities and anything else is sinful. It is so hard to shed that programming and become sex positive.Now, she is a beautiful example of self love and successful Ethical Non-Monogamy. She is able to embrace who she is to her core and make deep lasting connections with people in this beautiful world that are based on love and true authenticity.I want this for all of you! Enjoy this week's episode.Love, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Conformity: shifting the monomindset for empowered relationships and sexual well-being. Next cohort starts soon.Limited spots available.Don't forget about my "6 Week Breaking Free Mentorship" to continue your journey or work with me privately. We can work through things like Authentic Sexuality, Boundaries, creating Empowered Relationships, and navitating your ENM journey. Reach out for your private Clarity Consult and to create your plan.Book your call today.Book a Complimentary Discovery Call Breaking Free Authentically: The Sex Positive Relationship Podcast...
Kinky Wellness with Dana Shergill
07-02-2024
Kinky Wellness with Dana Shergill
Episode71: Kinky Wellness with Dana Shergill Explicit Today my special guest is Dana Shergill. Dana Shergill is a Kinky Wellness Educator and owner of The Partition: Home of Kinky Wellness. With close to a decade's worth of public and private education, as well as first-hand experiences, Dana helps people curious about BDSM and Kink enter the play more informed while spreading awareness of the benefits of Kinky Wellness. Dana's primary mission is to shine a light on how BDSM and Kink, and overall Kinky Wellness, provides a healthy outlet for Aggression, Imagination, and Attention, or simply # A.I.A., and without a healthy outlet for each, self-development is not possible. Dana's fresh approach and concern for risk awareness demonstrates how BDSM and Kink, and overall Kinky Wellness, deserve a seat in the wellness conversation. This conversation was so goodand needed. We talked about having a safe place to explore our fantasies and desires. We need to be able to explore in our mind and out loud without judgement and we also need a safe place to explore these things in real life without fear. We discuss how this is possible.We want you to be the best version of yourself. We want you to be authentic and we want you to be open to all the things that make you you. If you are not sure what it is that you desire, or just know that something is missing in your life, reach out and we can help you determine what you need permission to explore.Don't fear the unknown. There might be something amazing for you to discover!If you would like to get in contact with Dana Shergill, you can use the links below:InstagramWebsite - Check out The Kinky Wellness Summit Feb 22-25, 2024PodcastLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE Break Free call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Conformity: shifting the monomindset for empowered relationships and sexual well-being. Next cohorts start in March.Limited spots...
Are You Living a "Turned On Pussylicious Life?"
24-01-2024
Are You Living a "Turned On Pussylicious Life?"
Episode70: Are You Living a "Turned On Pussylicious Life?" Explicit Today my special guest is Kim Coffin. She is a certified Trauma Informed, Somatic (body-based) Empowerment & Sexuality Coach, Bestselling Author & Teacher, a graduate of Layla Martin’s Institute of Integrated Tantric Sexuality, and founder of Get Your Sexy Back. She specializes in Sexuality, Tantric Sex and Relationship Transformation giving you the tools to unleash your sexual confidence and unlock profound new levels of self-love, pleasure, empowerment, and intimacy with yourself - and in your relationships!By creating deep trust and safety in your body and mind, Kim will show you how to RECONNECT to your body, ACTIVATE your turn-on, HEAL heartbreak & shame, and RECLAIM your true SEXY self so that you can fully step into your UNAPOLOGETIC POWER!Do you even know what your turn ons are? Are you living with joy in your body? Do you pay attention to how your erogenous body or "pussy" feels on a daily basis?This episode is truly magical and "pussylicious." When was the last time you really connected with your body enough to listen. Sacred pleasure gives us permission to get into our sensual bodies and recognize that this part of our body deserves so much more attention that what society leads us to believe. Our society knows that if we all were successful at getting rid of shame and guilt about our bodies and our sexuality, we would be so empowered and literally unstoppable. This is our lifeforce and you can't control a society that is so tuned into and aware of their bodies. I would like to imagine that woman listening to their pussys could completely change this mental health crisis we are in. Men tapping in to their sensual selves would start to really "know" themselves and show up in relationships with empowered vulnerability and care. It's amazing what happens when we give ourselves permission to get out of our heads and really start living and feeling.It's time to really shed this shame and guilt about our turn ons, bodies, needs and desires and start LIVING our PUSSYLICIOUS LIFE!Kim has a Free Gift for my listeners to get you started on this journey of activating your turn on and you can find the link below.If you would like to get in contact with Kim Coffin, you can use the links below:Facebook PageFacebook GroupInstagramWebsiteLinkedInFree Gift - 8 Tools to Activate Your Turn-On + Practice + Free Month to my Sacred Pleasure MembershipLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at
Is It Really About Sex?
10-01-2024
Is It Really About Sex?
Episode69: Is It Really About Sex? Explicit Welcome to EPISODE 69! Topher Lynn from Ep 52, aka "Sex God" and leader of the Canadian Elephants, is back. He's the creator of the game Sip, Strip or Smooch and author of Compersion Conversations, available on Amazon.Today, we created a very special 2 hour episode with lots of humour, fun, and education. If you are in the lifestyle or are curious about the lifestyle, this episode is for you. We start off the conversation with some lovely discussion about the infamous position called 69! Are you a fan? Is it all that it's cracked up to be?Find out what we think at the beginning of this fun conversation. We tell all and then some. We discuss fantasy vs reality and how to navigate expectations. We give you insights about how to approach difficult conversations and we answer your questions.We talk about expectations and how shame and guilt can play into our fears about things and feelings of possible rejection. How do you approach people or attract the kinds of people you are looking for?I hope that you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed creating it and hanging out together. This is what the lifestyle is all about for us. Friendship, authenticity, laughs, and genuine connection. Sooo, is it really about sex?You be the judge!If you would like to get in contact with Topher Lynn, and find out more about his community, game, and book, you can use the links below:Facebook PageFacebook GroupOrder Sip, Strip or Smooch the GameBook: Compersion ConversationsLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Conformity: shifting the monomindset for empowered relationships and sexual well-being. Next cohort starts...
Part 2: Is Polygamy Allowed in the Bible?
20-12-2023
Part 2: Is Polygamy Allowed in the Bible?
Episode68: Part 2: Is Polygamy Allowed in the Bible? Explicit Well here is Part 2 where we talk about Designing your relationships in a way that is ethical and conscious for you.  My special guest is former Pastor Raymond Harris again and we get into Part 2 of his deconstruction. The deconstruction of his faith and his beloved scriptures.  Raymond went to Bible School to learn how to study the Bible and teach it effectively.  He calls himself a “logician” using logic and hermeneutics to interpret the “Word of God”  What do you do when someone in your congregation asks you if Polygamy was allowed in the New Testament?  Well, listen to this two part series about questioning what you’ve always known.If you grew up in the church, this conversation will be refreshing and eye opening.  Questioning my faith and my programming was one of the most difficult things I have ever gone through in my life.  It was scary and frustrating.  It felt lonely and isolated from everything I had ever known.  It’s hard to comprehend how challenging it is to have your whole world, everything you’ve ever known, come crashing down around you.  Unless you have been a part of a fundamentalist religion, you have no idea how much bravery this kind of investigation requires.I wanted to have a two part series really delving into the deconstruction process and what that looks like.  I know that these kinds of conversations helped me so much when I was going through this difficult journey 15 years into my “perfect” Christian marriage.Raymond still loves to study the Bible and quotes several verses during this enlightening conversation.  He says, “I have navigated away from the professional business arena. I observe life, reflect, meditate, and participate in day-to-day life, primarily interacting face-to-face with individuals, providing personal, relational, and spiritual insights and general life guidance.”Grab a warm mug of something yummy and get cozy.  This is a long one but is so interesting.  I hope you enjoy it and if you resonate with any of this, please reach out.  It’s not easy to go through this alone.  It’s why I do what I do.  I am so passionate about Breaking Free Authentically.  I thought it was a great way to end 2023.We will take a couple weeks off for the Holidays.  We will be back the 2nd week of January with the episode I know you’ve all been waiting for, EPISODE 69!!!!This would not be a sex positive podcast if we did not do something special for episode 69.  I will be bringing back one of my hilarious guests Topher Lynn the creator of "Sip, Strip or Smooch" for this episode.  Please send in your questions!!! Do you have any burning questions that you want to ask us? Please send them in. You can email or DM me or simply put them in the FB group.Here is the link to “Unprotected Texts:The Bible's Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire” by Jennifer Wright Knust if you are interested in reading it.  I highly recommend it.What did you learn today?  Did you relate to this experience?  How many of you have left your faith or questioned your deep rooted beliefs?  DM me.  I’d love to know who you are.  Let us know in the FB group.  I’m here for you.  If you are ready to really shift that deep rooted programming, I’m your girl.  My 8 week program, Breaking Free from Conformity is for you!You will learn to question what you’ve always known in a comfortable way.  I want to help you avoid the pain, anguish, confusion, and loneliness  I went through as I weeded through my beliefs, expectations,...
Part 1: Is Polygamy Allowed in the Bible?
13-12-2023
Part 1: Is Polygamy Allowed in the Bible?
Episode67: Part 1: Is Polygamy Allowed in the Bible? Explicit Today my special guest is former Pastor Raymond Harris and we talk about his deconstruction. The deconstruction of his faith and his beloved scriptures.  Raymond went to Bible School to learn how to study the Bible and teach it effectively.  He called himself a “logician” using logic and hermeneutics to interpret the “Word of God”  What do you do when someone in your congregation asks you if Polygamy was allowed in the New Testament?  Well, listen to this two part series about questioning what you’ve always known.If you grew up in the church, this conversation will be refreshing and eye opening.  Questioning my faith and my programming was one of the most difficult things I have ever gone through in my life.  It was scary and frustrating.  It felt lonely and isolated from everything I had ever known.  It’s hard to comprehend how challenging it is to have your whole world, everything you’ve ever known, come crashing down around you.  Unless you have been a part of a fundamentalist religion, you have no idea how much bravery this kind of investigation requires.I wanted to have a two part series really delving into the deconstruction process and what that looks like.  I know that these kinds of conversations helped me so much when I was going through this difficult journey 15 years into my “perfect” Christian marriage.Raymond still loves to study the Bible and quotes several verses during this enlightening conversation.  He says, “I have navigated away from the professional business arena. I observe life, reflect, meditate, and participate in day-to-day life, primarily interacting face-to-face with individuals, providing personal, relational, and spiritual insights and general life guidance.”Grab a warm mug of something yummy and get cozy.  This is a long one but is so interesting.  I hope you enjoy it and if you resonate with any of this, please reach out.  It’s not easy to go through this alone.  It’s why I do what I do.  I am so passionate about Breaking Free Authentically.  I thought it was a great way to end 2023.Part 2 will come out next week then we will take a couple weeks off for the Holidays.  We will be back the 2nd week of January with the episode I know you’ve all been waiting for, EPISODE 69!!!!This would not be a sex positive podcast if we did not do something special for episode 69.  I will be bringing back one of my hilarious guests for this episode.  Stay tuned.Are you excited to hear Part 2 where we talk about Designing your relationships in a way that is ethical and conscious for you.  We have lots more to talk about so come back next week to hear the rest of the story and how polyamory fits into the story.Oh, I thought you might want to know what the name of that book that I forgot was.  It’s called “Unprotected Texts:The Bible's Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire” by Jennifer Wright Knust.  I will put a link in the show notes for you if you are interested in reading it.  I highly recommend it.What did you learn today?  Did you relate to this experience?  How many of you have left your faith or questioned your deep rooted beliefs?  DM me.  I’d love to know who you are.  Let us know in the FB group.  I’m here for you.  If you are ready to really shift that deep rooted programming, I’m your girl.  My 8 week program, Breaking Free from Conformity is for you!You will learn to question what you’ve always known in a comfortable way.  I want to help you avoid the pain, anguish, confusion, and...
Sexy Is An Inside Job with Chloe deSousa
29-11-2023
Sexy Is An Inside Job with Chloe deSousa
Episode66: Sexy Is An Inside Job with Chloe deSousa Explicit Today my special guest is Chloe deSousa. Chloe De Sousa is a Love, Sex and Relationship Coach, 5rhythms dance teacher and a dance movement psychotherapist She holds over 20 years of intimate, deep space holding. She is passionate about empowering people to live their ecstatic s€xuality and step into their self leadership. Her approach is trauma-informed backed by both modern science and ancient tantric wisdom. She has been called “the MF of space holders,” and “a queen of 5 rhythms dance facilitation ”She offers 1-1 coaching, courses and talks internationally on these topics. She is also a published author. Chloe believes pleasure is everyones birth right.Today we discuss how our sexiness is a direct reflection of our internal world and energy. We talk about how to manage your energy, set boundaries, be embodied and embrace your sexuality. We want you to live a life without shame and realize that SEXY IS AN INSIDE JOB!Relationships require authenticity, accountability, and radical self-responsibility!She has generously included a meditation for women to add extra love and connection to their yoni’s/p.*ssy/sexu€l organs and the chapter "How to live your Feral Self" that was published recently in a Amazon best seller below.If you would like to get in contact with Chloe deSousa, you can use the links below:InstagramWebsiteFree Chapter “How to live your Feral Self” that was published recently in a Amazon best seller.Free Meditation "Honey Pot Practice"Love, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Conformity: shifting the monomindset for empowered relationships and sexual well-being. New cohorts starting in January.Limited spots available.Don't forget about my "6 Week Breaking Free Mentorship" to continue your journey or work with me privately. Book your call...
Why You Might Need A Lifestyle Coach: Intention vs Expectation
15-11-2023
Why You Might Need A Lifestyle Coach: Intention vs Expectation
Episode65: Why You Might Need A Lifestyle Coach: Intention vs Expectation Explicit Today my special guest is Jo Leavitt. She is a Lifestyle and confidence coach, and host of The Confident Swinger Podcast.This week we get back to really talking practically about the Lifestyle and some of the skills and mindset that is key to having success in this world. It is such a fun, tight knit community but if you come in with the wrong expectations, you might find that things don't quite work out how you imagined. If you are a man, you might imagine that girls will just fall into your lap, quite literally, but that is not often the case. It's a discovery of authenticity and confidence that is sexy and we can help you get there.Let's make sure you have the right intentions rather than the wrong expectations to get you off on the right foot.If you would like to get in contact with Jo Leavitt, you can use the links below:Facebook PageFacebook GroupInstagramWebsitePodcastLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Conformity: shifting the monomindset for empowered relationships and sexual well-being. Next cohort starts soon.Limited spots available.Don't forget about my "6 Week Breaking Free Mentorship" to continue your journey or work with me privately. Book your call today.Book a Complimentary Discovery Call Breaking Free Authentically: The Sex Positive Relationship Podcast website
Unveiling the Role of Shame in Our Lives with Elle Bright
01-11-2023
Unveiling the Role of Shame in Our Lives with Elle Bright
Episode64: Unveiling the Role of Shame in Our Lives with Elle Bright Explicit Today my special guest is Elle Bright. Like most of us, I've been trapped in the claws of shame and the fear of rejection, constantly molding myself to fit into society's expectations. With the help of Elle Bright, an expert hypnotherapist and boudoir photographer, I've begun to understand the power of authenticity and boundaries. In our intimate conversation, Elle guides us through a transformative journey of self-discovery, revealing startling truths about shame and how it hampers our ability to live authentically. Our candid talk promises to enlighten you on the significance of attending to our own needs and the role of creating safety within ourselves.Have you ever felt like your relationships are a constant battle, riddled with power struggles? As Elle Bright suggests, this could be due to the fear of rejection that leads to a disconnect from our own needs and desires, ultimately affecting our self-worth. In our discussion, we dissect these fears and patterns of behavior that lead to emotional exhaustion, and Elle provides practical suggestions to navigate relationship challenges. We also delve into the concept of conflict deconstruction - a process of gaining self-knowledge and making different choices that has the potential to free us from these emotional shackles.Acceptance is a powerful tool in our journey of self-awareness and growth. As we venture further into our conversation with Elle, we discuss the power of acceptance in understanding and releasing shame. Elle also shares her insights on personal growth and the strength of acceptance in comprehending and releasing shame. We discuss the healing power of connection and how coaching can guide us in identifying and addressing our own shame and guilt. Together, we uncover the complex dynamics of connection and identity, and the importance of nurturing relationships with those who cherish us for who we truly are. Come, join us in this journey of self-discovery and empowerment, and learn to live life authentically on your own terms.If you would like to get in contact with Elle Bright, you can use the links below:Facebook PageFacebook GroupInstagramWebsiteLinkedInFree ResourceLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for...
The Power of Choice in Relationship Empowerment
18-10-2023
The Power of Choice in Relationship Empowerment
Episode63: The Power of Choice in Relationship Empowerment Explicit Today my special guest is Dawn Lucht. Dawn is a powerful relationship coach who specialises in creating personal empowerment, healthy connections, intimacy and love. She focusses on the most important relationship which is the one between you and you. She is a thought and emotions leader in the world of relationship coaching who creates clarity, awareness and holds space to develop a deep connection of love and understanding for yourself and then with those that you love. She is a highly skilled and intuitive coach who works with ancestral patterns, creating expansive mindset and whole hearted living. She is an expert in co-dependancy, narcissistic patterns, domestic abuse and how to free yourself from pain and become your most authentic, true self. Dawn is an advocate of hope, transformation, heart-healing and expansion. She works primarily with women who want more. She is a guide, a teacher, a coach and podcaster, and has 15+ years experience in the corporate training and development world helping people become the best that they can be. You know those moments in life when you finally realize that you've been walking down the wrong path all along? For relationship coach Dawn Lucht, that moment came when she broke away from the constraints of societal expectations and religious fundamentalism. It was a profound journey of self-discovery that led her to a greater understanding of herself and, ultimately, to a healthier perspective on relationships. She discusses this transformative journey and shares her insights into the dangers of codependency, the pressure of conformity, and the beauty of embracing authenticity and self-love.During our chat, we delve into the practical tools and techniques that she's discovered along his journey. She shares the importance of journaling, remote point therapy, and essential oils, using these as a means to better understand our behaviors, pain points, and desires. We explore the depths of cognitive dissonance and the impact of religious upbringing on relationships and codependency. In this enlightening conversation, we unveil the power that lies in breaking negative looping patterns and how these tools can empower each one of us to regain control of our lives and choices.We also get a glimpse into Dawn’s unique approach to relationships. She talks about the beautiful process of rebuilding relationships through personal growth and choice. The essence of trusting yourself, the allowance for mistakes, and the opportunity for growth that they provide are all central themes in his methodology. We discuss her unique tradition of sharing a new experience every anniversary with her partner, a testament to their continual choice of each other. Plus, we end on a powerful note, discussing the importance of choosing love, finding safe spaces, and the beauty of being chosen in relationships. This episode is a goldmine of wisdom for anyone seeking to foster healthier relationships with themselves and others. Join us, and let's venture together into a world of self-discovery and self-love.If you would like to get in contact with Dawn Lucht, you can use the links below:Facebook PageInstagramWebsitePodcastYouTubeLove, Karine...
Why We Need to Design Our Spaces AND Our Relationships
04-10-2023
Why We Need to Design Our Spaces AND Our Relationships
Episode62: Why We Need to Design Our Spaces AND Our Relationships Explicit Today my special guest is Nalasa Cutler. Intuitive Designer, Home Therapist and Advocate for Inner Harmony."My purpose is simple yet profound: to awaken the inherent beauty and tranquility that are your birthright. I accomplish this by revolutionizing the way you connect, interact, and dwell within your living spaces.For me, this endeavor is nothing short of pure magic—a fusion of energy work, strategic design planning, and the profound act of truly seeing what lies within the spaces we inhabit.In my view, our connection to our physical environment is a gateway to connecting with our deepest selves."Nalasa is all about authenticity. She wants us to connect to the authentic version of ourselves in order to discover what lights us up and gives us pure joy energy. Our homes should be a reflection of us. It's a place where we can express ourselves and create an environment that we feel good in.This is also what is important for our relationships. We seem to think that once we are in a relationship, nothing can change anymore. The truth is, we should revisit our agreements and our design. Our relationships should be safe place to reflect our true selves without shame. We are told that once we commit to something we can't change our minds and revisit things. Why not? People grow and change and our desires grow and change as well. Why wouldn't we be allowed to renegotiate new terms or a new design? Instead, we just break up? That makes no sense. We don't just move house if we don't like something. Often it's as simple as a redesign.If you would like to get in contact with Nalasa Cutler, you can use the links below:Facebook PageFacebook GroupInstagramWebsiteLinkedInLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Conformity: shifting the monomindset for...
How a Sweet, Gentle Former Christian Woman Ties Bondassage© To Healing and Spirituality
20-09-2023
How a Sweet, Gentle Former Christian Woman Ties Bondassage© To Healing and Spirituality
Episode61: How a Sweet, Gentle Former Christian Woman Ties Bondassage© To Healing and Spirituality Explicit Today my special guest is Lorna Gale. This is Lorna's second time on the podcast and I'm so excited about our conversation. If you didn't catch the first episode, go and check out Episode 18.Lorna’s mission in the world is supporting people in living sexually free and spiritually whole, beyond shame, guilt, sin, permission, outer authority, or separation, and with the divine feminine and masculine experienced in harmony within and without. Lorna is an Elder, Somatic Sexuality and Spirituality Mentor and Story Unweaver, Bondassage Trainer and practitioner who helps people experience sexual freedom and spiritual wholeness. She is a poet, writer, and “story unweaver” in the spiritual erotic realm where divine feminine energy and sacred masculine form reflect Spirit in the human experience. After being a stay-at-home mom for 12 years, followed by a 12-year career as an educator in the school system, Lorna turned her focus to wellness, first for herself and then as a teacher of energy medicine, bodywork, somatic sex education, and Bondassage. Through their work with Lorna, people are coming home to themselves. Sexually, Spiritually. 
How does it feel to call yourself a sexual, erotic being? Does it feel uncomfortable?In this episode we really get into tapping into your eroticism and what that actually is and what it means for your life. It's about more than your sexuality. It shows up in all areas of life from making meals to in the bedroom, where we can start to tune into our pleasure and life force in everything we do.We learn how eroticism, Bondassage, and sex positive sexuality is connected to healing and spirituality.If you would like to get in contact with Lorna Gale, you can use the links below:Facebook PageFacebook Group - Reclaiming EdenLinkedInWebsiteBook a Call with Lorna - Sexual Freedom Clarity CallIf you want more information about Bondassage, here are some links to get in contact her about that.BONDASSAGE©
*For sessions with The Maestra https://bondassage.com/maestra/*To become a Certified Bondassage© and Elysium Practitionerhttps://bondassage.com/trainer-maestra/*Bondassage© Training Connection Callhttps://calendly.com/lornagale/bondassage-training-connection-callLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG
Overcoming Fear, Shame, and Guilt in Authentic Communication
13-09-2023
Overcoming Fear, Shame, and Guilt in Authentic Communication
Episode60: Overcoming Fear, Shame, and Guilt in Authentic Communication Explicit Today I'm talking about fear, shame, and guilt and how it affects our ability to communicate. I'm doing a solo podcast today because I've had a lot on my mind lately both personally and as a coach. So many people struggle with authentic communication and I wanted to bring attention to it.In this episode we talk about:1. Understanding the Impact of Fear and Shame2. The Drama of Burying Feelings3. The Burden of Responsibility for Others' Feelings4. The Role of Guilt in Communication5. Embracing Authentic ExpressionWe need to be mindful of minimizing our emotions just to protect others from feeling pain. But that can be so difficult when we feel responsible for other's emotions and reactions. Our trauma responses often cause us to be hyper vigilant towards other people's reactions to us and our reality. We are so afraid of becoming a burden that we keep our truth to ourselve so that we protect our outer peace. The problem with that is it ends up disrupting our inner peace and then we struggle even more.Love, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Conformity: shifting the monomindset for empowered relationships and sexual well-being. Next cohort starts soon.Limited spots available.Don't forget about my "6 Week Breaking Free Mentorship" to continue your journey or work with me privately. Book your call today.Book a Complimentary Discovery Call Click here to Register for the "Empowered Lifestyle Newcomers VIP Experience" on May xx, xxxx!Breaking Free Authentically: The Sex Positive Relationship Podcast website Subscribe to our Mailing List Leave a Review on Podchaser Join our Private Facebook Community
What is Your Erotic Blueprint?
06-09-2023
What is Your Erotic Blueprint?
Episode59: What is Your Erotic Blueprint? Explicit Today my special guest is Tina Koopersmith MD. She is a physician AND coach, best-selling author, speaker, athlete perpetual student and always a mom. ( can you tell she is a shapeshifter). She is dedicated to modifying our health care system from one focused on illness and sickness to one devoted to prevention and wellness. For 30 years as a fertility specialist, she focused on bringing life to her patients and now she wants to bring humans back to life. She wants to remind us all that EROTICISM is the SECRET sauce to wellness. Prioritizing Pleasure reminds our nervous system that we are safe in our bodies—. And Sexuality can be a great way to re-member ourselves back to wholeness before life led to dissociations –brokenness-- and hurts. We need to nourish all 4 of our bodies: the mind body, the heart body, the physical body and the energetic body because we are ALL worthy of self-care, self-acceptance and self-love. Tina talked about the Erotic Blueprints and we discussed the differences between each one. There are 5 Erotic Blueprints:1 Energetic - anticipation, longing, tease2 Sensual - mood, touch, sight, sound, environment (basically using all 5 senses)3 Sexual - traditional ideas of sex, destination of orgasm, nudity, porn, striptease, sexiness4 Kinky - the taboo, pushing your edges, anything that seems wrong to you5 Shapeshifter - can be all of them at different times depending on circumstanceLearning what your Erotic Blueprint is can be a game changer in the bedroom. It can make the difference between having a sex and true pleasure and intimacy. Imagine understanding what your body needs in order to be turned on and experience mind blowing O's?She says that PLEASURE and PLAY is your portal for being pregnant with your life!!We talk about Emotions being "energy in motion" and how Disease or dis-ease is your body being out of ease and trying to talk to you. We are complex beings that are always seeking balance in life. It's time to embrace all of life including our eroticism. Pleasure and eroticism are just as important to life as healthy, nourishing food.If you would like to get in contact with Tina Koopersmith, you can use the links below:Facebook PageInstagramTwitterLinkedInWebsiteYouTubeLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon...
The Impact of Sexual Shame
30-08-2023
The Impact of Sexual Shame
Episode58: The Impact of Sexual Shame Explicit Today my special guest is Sarah Grace. This podcast comes with a trigger warning this week. We talk about the real impact of childhood sexual abuse and the affects of shame on our culture. Trauma affects so many and it takes many forms. Most are based in shame and guilt on some level.Sarah is the founder and owner of Living Limitlessly: Thriving after Childhood Sexual Abuse and her private community, Find Your Voice: For Women Worn Out From Constantly Prioritising Others. She is a Trauma-Informed Hypnotherapist specialising in helping high functioning, professional women, who have boxed up and attempted to forget the childhood sexual abuse that they experienced, process their trauma so that they can live the life of joy freedom and fulfilment that they crave. She has learned that you have to feel in order to heal. She has recently experienced the incredible healing benefits of EMDR on her nervous system. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitizing Reprogramming. If you have questions about this kind of treatment, you can reach out to Sarah. She has several options available for women that have gone through sexual trauma and want to regain their power, passion, and wellbeing in life. She wants them to feel in their bodies again and not just live in their heads.One of the most prevalent trauma responses is one of People Pleasing. In both of our work, we help you to remove the programming that says that your voice is not as important as others. We allow you to rediscover who you really are and find out what you actually want in life.Come on a journey of healing with us!If you would like to get in contact with Sarah Grace, you can use the links below:Facebook PagePrivate Facebook Group: Find Your VoiceLinkedInWebsiteBook a Discovery Call with SarahLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from C
Breaking Free from Conformity
09-08-2023
Breaking Free from Conformity
Episode56: Breaking Free from Conformity Explicit Today my special guest is Mise White. She is an Ayurvedic Guide and found that her love for life is helping people to find permanent life solutions for their lifestyle and nutrition. She believes in having it all and through Ayurveda, an ancient life science from India she achieves this. Her passions are wine, food, and health through food. Mise loves animals, is sex positive and is part of the LGBTQ community She is dedicated to the the pleasure of life and living authentically without apology. She has broken free from the trap of conformity and is thrilled to talk with me today about her experience with the Breaking Free from Conformity 8 Week Program.We talk about my new program and the transformations she experienced during the 8 weeks and beyond.This program uses my Breaking F-R-E-E method along with psychological tools such as constant spaced repetition and hypnotherapy. We get deep into the programming of the subconscious mind and shift the stories and beliefs that have been deeply ingrained for powerful, permanant transformations.These transformations and tools help you to create the relationships you desire. We kick shame and guilt to the curb so you can own your sexuality and experience sexual well-being within yourself and in your relationships.This program not only sets you up for success in your relationships, but it affects every area of your life and gives you the confidence you need to live YOUR life to the fullest without guilt.Go to offers.karinebedard.com/bffc to register now!If you would like to get in contact with Mise White, you can use the links below:Facebook PageFacebook GroupLinkedInLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Conformity: shifting the monomindset for empowered relationships and sexual well-being. Next cohort starts next month!! Don't miss out!Limited spots available.Don't forget about my
Conscious Non-Conformity for Self-Sovereignty
02-08-2023
Conscious Non-Conformity for Self-Sovereignty
Episode55: Conscious Non-Conformity for Self-Sovereignty Explicit Today my special guest is Tiffany Harnsongkram. She is a Conscious Divorce Coach, Founder of House of Balance Global, Co-Founder of Phoenix Acceleration Services. Tiffany is a recognized leader in Family Office/ Impact Investing conferences and impactful communities.We cover a lot of things in this episode. We talk about our experiences in the church and some of the reasons we left and decided not to conform any longer. We discuss the concept of self-sovereignty and how we do not need to conform to every fad just to consider ourelves self-evolved. We get to choose what we want to do authentically. We get to listen to our bodies and ask ourselves questions. We get to trust our intuition and make decisions that benefit us. We get to choose and we get to honour our choices without apology or justification!If you would like to get in contact with Tiffany Harnsongkram, you can use the links below:WebsiteLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Monogamy: shifting the monomindset for greater intimacy and sexual well-being, next cohort starts soon.Limited spots available.Don't forget about my "6 Week Breaking Free Mentorship" to continue your journey or work with me privately. Book your call today.Book a Complimentary Discovery Call Breaking Free Authentically: The Sex Positive Relationship Podcast website Subscribe to our Mailing List Leave a Review on Podchaser Join our Private Facebook Community Visit my Website at www.karinebedard.com Mentioned in this episode:Wellcome to Breaking Free from Conformity
The Pussy Has a Voice Too
26-07-2023
The Pussy Has a Voice Too
Episode54: The Pussy Has a Voice Too Explicit Today my special guest is Siera Jane Grace. She is a Sacred Sex Coach who guides women in reconnecting with their sexual energy and feminine bodies. She is a Cosmic Sexuality certified instructor, a body neutrality published author and an all around embodied sex goddess. Her goal is to lovingly provide a safe space for women to become comfortable with learning about and returning to their bodies and talking openly about their pleasure. While imparting ancient wisdom and practices to aid women in healing womb and Yoni trauma.There is so much that our bodies are trying to tell us but we are too busy or ashamed to listen. For some reason, as women, we don't see the importance of listening when our pussy/yoni speaks. We should always be asking ourselves why we are doing the things we do and how we would like to feel. This gives us insight into what our bodies need and want. Siera says that many of us have been in a Yoni Coma.We talk about the different Archetypes of a woman as well. There are four different ones. The Maiden, the Mother, the Enchantress, and the Crone. These often show up in some form during our cycle and it's so important to be aware of which archetype might be prominent at the time. Each archetype has its own energy. She says to tap into how you feel and what you desire whenever you walk into a room. Especially the bedroom!There was so much juicy stuff in this episode. Be sure to listen to find out what the pussy is trying to say.If you would like to get in contact with Siera Jane Grace, you can use the links below:Facebook PageInstagramWebsiteLove, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Monogamy: shifting the monomindset for greater intimacy and sexual well-being, next cohort starts soon.Limited spots available.Don't forget about my "6 Week Breaking Free Mentorship" to continue your journey or work with me privately. Book your call today.Book a Complimentary Discovery...
A Tragically Hip Wedding
19-07-2023
A Tragically Hip Wedding
Episode53: A Tragically Hip Wedding Explicit Today is a little different. I sat down with our little Hummingbird and asked her all about her first experience at a mostly Lifestyle camping weekend with our people. Listen to the podcast to find out who our little Hummingbird is to us and let me know what you think.It was a lovely wedding that we've been waiting for since Covid hit and it finally happened. Normally these camping events are Lifestyle/Swinger events but this was a swirl event (vanilla and Lifestyle). On the day of the wedding, there was a mix of family and friends that were vanilla and we all were together to celebrate our friends. We had to "behave" but since we are such a respectful bunch, we did just fine. We kept things a little spicy but we did not cross any boundaries. The bride and groom stated their comfort level and we respected that as a community/family. I say family because we are a chosen family and as you will hear, we love our family. There is such comfort in getting to be yourself with your people.Grab a drink or a cleaning cloth and join us for this glimpse into my lovely world from a newbies perspective. XoRemember to send your questions to karine@karinebedard.com if you want to help me plan my future episodes.Love, Karine Take the Free Quiz, Is Monogamy Right for Me? and finally get that question answered! You've been following the rules your whole life, why do you feel like something is missing? Find out how normal you are!!!***Message me at karine@karinebedard.com or DM me on IG @karinebedardcoaching for your FREE Coupon Code for the "Is Monogamy Right for Me?" Deep Dive Workshop!  Get it FREE for a limited time!Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our NEW 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Monogamy: shifting the monomindset for greater intimacy and sexual well-being, next cohort starts in August.Limited spots available.Don't forget about my "6 Week Breaking Free Mentorship" to continue your journey or work with me privately. Book your call today.Book a Complimentary Discovery Call Breaking Free Authentically: The Sex Positive Relationship Podcast website Subscribe to our Mailing List Leave a Review on Podchaser Join our Private Facebook Community Visit my Website at www.karinebedard.com