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Debbie and her guests take a deep dive into taboo topics such as sex, money, death, mental health and more, in hopes to de-stigmatize them and start a conversation.

Uncomfortable Debbie Roche

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Debbie and her guests take a deep dive into taboo topics such as sex, money, death, mental health and more, in hopes to de-stigmatize them and start a conversation.

    Pop Culture Witchcraft

    Pop Culture Witchcraft

    In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Tarot Reader + Pop Culture Witch Lindsay Braynen. Lindsay educates me on how witchcraft has influenced pop culture and vice versa; how it’s largely a feminist movement; and how colonialism tried to destroy the spiritual practices of black and indigenous cultures.
     
    About Lindsay:
    Lindsay [she/her] is the Card-Reader + Star-Gazer behind DarkLake Tarot, where she combines her intuition, love of storytelling, and esoteric studies to encourage her clients to ‘Rediscover The Divine On Your Own Terms’ via tarot + astrology readings.  As a pop-culture witch she also alchemizes those studies with her interest in the persevering and transformative powers of Fandom, which she explores in her podcast ‘Hey Magical Girl!’. An immigrant from The Bahamas, Lindsay recognizes that she operates on the stolen territories of Turtle Island known as ‘Vancouver, Canada’, and devotes all her practices to the decolonization and liberation of Black Diasporic + Indigenous Peoples.
     
    Resources:
    You can follow Lindsay over on her website + social media:
    www.darklaketarot.com
    Tune into her podcast at: www.heymagicgirl.com
    Social Media:
    Dark Lake Tarot:
    Instagram: @DarkLakeTarotFacebook: @DarkLakeTarotTwitter: @DarkLakeTarot
    Hey Magical Girl:
    Twitter: @HeyMagicalGirl
     
    Other Resources:
    The Missing Witches Podcast

    • 51 min
    The Agenda Period

    The Agenda Period

    Can you sync your cycle with your business?
    Yes you can! In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Alyx Coble-Frakes, co-founder of The Agenda. Early in Alyx’s health coaching career it became obvious to her that her desire to do certain tasks varied based on where she was at in her menstrual cycle. 
     
    About Alyx
    Alyx is the co-founder of The Agenda. Early in Alyx’s health coaching career it became obvious to her that her desire to do certain tasks varied based on where she was at in her menstrual cycle. Detailed observation revealed that sales calls that happened when she was ovulating had higher conversion rates. Both Alyx and her co-founder Sunny realized that when people have a deeper understanding of their natural hormonal fluctuations they can use them to their advantage and see amazing results in their lives and in their business. The Agenda. was born! After a successful kickstarter campaign, they designed and launched a physical planner. However what came up most frequently was the desire for an app. A year later they launched another kickstarter and are currently hard at work on The Agenda. app.
     
    Resources:
    You can follow Alyx and The Agenda. over on their website + social media:
    www.theagendaperiod.com
     
    Social Media:
    Instagram: @theagendaperiodTwitter: @TheAgendaPeriodFacebook @theagendaperiod
     
    Other Resources:
    Books:
    Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Tony Weschler, MPH
    The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycle and Optimize Your Fertility by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
    Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods by Lara Briden, ND
    Websites:
    The Menstrual Health Hub
    Red School
    Kate Codrington
    Red Tent Directory
     

    • 43 min
    Finding Community After Immigrating

    Finding Community After Immigrating

    How hard is it to rebuild your community after immigrating to another country?
    In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Mo! Sibyl is a Nigerian-born, US-educated, Korean speaking, struggling intellectual. Mo! moved to the US nine years ago to pursue the next steps in her education and career. In this episode, she shares a few of the lessons that she learned when she immigrated.
    Mo! also hosts The More Sibyl Podcast. A podcast about culture and cultural nomads designed for Blacks and Asians and those who love them!
    Resources:
    You can follow Mo! over on her website + social media:
    mosibyl.com
    Make sure to subscribe to The More Sibyl Podcast over on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
    Instagram: @mosibyl and @themoresibylpodcast
     
    Toastmasters: www.toastmasters.org

    • 44 min
    Trauma & Family Estrangement

    Trauma & Family Estrangement

    What is trauma exactly? And how do we cope with it?
    In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Joyous D. Williams, a mental health professional, art therapist, and coach. We discuss trauma, the different ways to cope, and dealing with family estrangement. 


     
    About Joyous
    Joyous D. Williams is a Mental Health Professional serving the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. She is a nationally board-certified Art Therapist, specializing in brain-based, trauma-informed care. She’s also a coach studied in “Transformative Presence” and has lived experience changing the very fabric of her own life. Personally, Joy is also a Growth-Oriented Mama of 1, a Life Partner, a Dog Mom to 3 unruly beasts and a voracious reader.


    Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones!
     

    If you enjoyed our conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!
     
    Resources
    You can follow Joyous over on her website + social media:
    everywomxn.com
    Joy’s mailing list/Free Coaching Download: coach.everywomxn.com 
    Instagram: @recreatingdawn and @traumaclearingbadass.
     
    Other Resources:
    Article about ACEs – https://developingchild.harvard.edu/media-coverage/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean/   
     
    CDC ACEs website – https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/about.html
     
    Loveland Foundation – https://thelovelandfoundation.org/
     
    Open Path Psychotherapy Collective – https://openpathcollective.org/
     
    Coping Skill Printable Resource – http://www.indigodaya.com/resources/
     
     
    If you are dealing with trauma and need help immediately then know that you can always call the Crisis Canada Hotline at 1.833.456.4566. They have amazing trained volunteers available 24/7. For more information visit their website www.crisisservicescanada.ca.
     
    If you are having suicidal thoughts then please contact 1–800-SUICIDE.The LifeLine Canada Foundation also has a list of Canadian, USA and international crisis centres.
     
    Click here for a list for a list of Suicide Crisis Hotlines in other countries.

    • 43 min
    I Call B******t

    I Call B******t

    How can you stay true to yourself, so you can call in the right relationship?
    In this episode of Uncomfortable, Deb chats with Self Care & Self Love Advocate Andrea Hill on calling yourself out on your own b******t. Andrea explains how working on YOU by calling yourself out on your own b******t, will allow you to feel more empowered, helping you to find a relationship that aligns with your true self.
    About Our Guest:


    Andrea Hill is a b******t disturber, blindspot revealer, and love seeking missile. She guides you in doing the work required to have the love you desire.


    You might recognize Andrea from the very first podcast episode where I chatted with her and Jill Prescott about love, sex and relationships – and what a great conversation it was. In this episode Andrea and I talk about calling yourself out on your own b******t.
     
    Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones!

    If you enjoyed our conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!
    You can also watch the video of our interview over on YouTube by clicking here.
    Resources:
    You can follow Andrea over on her website + social media:
    www.andreahill.love
    Find our more about Andrea’s “I Call B******t” program by clicking here.
    Instagram: @_andreahill_

    • 53 min
    Life as an Exclusive Companion

    Life as an Exclusive Companion

    What is the difference between an "exclusive companion" and "sex work"? In what ways to do those who work in the sex industry keep themselves as safe as possible? 
    In this episode of Uncomfortable, Deb chats with Amy Taylor, model and exclusive companion who answers the above questions. Amy also talks about her experience of dealing with haters on and offline and explains the pros and cons of legalizing the sex industry.
    About Amy:

    Amy Taylor is the an exclusive companion based in the United States.  She is an MBA, a commercial pilot, a several-time cover model on Playboy, Maxim, FHM, L’Officiel, and inside Esquire, GQ, and Sports Illustrated.  When she's not in front of the camera, she’s enjoying the sunny skies flying, keeping fit at her gym in Los Angeles, or at the beach playing with her dog.

     
     
    Please note that there is some adult language in this episode so pop on those headphones!

    If you enjoyed our conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!
    Resources:
    You can follow Amy over on her website + social media:
    www.amytaylor.com
    Instagram: @AmyTaylorLA Twitter: @amytaylor1 Facebook: @AmyTaylorinLA
     
    If you are a sex worker looking for help out of an abusive environment, please contact
    www.SWOPUSA.org (in the USA)
    Or one of the organizations listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sex_worker_organizations

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

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Freakin’ LOVE this podcast!!

Can’t get enough of these interviews - I learn something new every episode. Debbie is a great host and the topics are on conversations that we should all be having. Can’t wait for the next episode!!

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I love Debbie’s sensitive, inquisitive interviewing style. This is one of my favourite podcasts ever!

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Super relatable content. And stuff we should really just talk about these days in a comfortable manner. Debbie is a genius

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