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You know those deep conversations you have late at night when your guard is down and everyone is just letting the truth spill out? Let's get down and dirty and talk about real life, what it means to awaken, the ugly truth of the challenges we face, and how we navigate them. Let's unravel the conditioning, limiting beliefs, and bullshit that keeps us from creating our most meaningful and wakeful life. Let's delve in deep with others as they walk us through their path, their trials, and tribulations and follow the breadcrumbs that led them to create a meaningful, soulful life. This experience we call life is a winding, bumpy, and sometimes challenging road, especially if you are on the path of becoming more conscious, wakeful, contemplative, and purposeful. I want to talk about it.We will share stories and insights that inspire us all to keep rising up into powerful, purposeful, soulful lives while we navigate the mess, the noise, and the darkness. I hope this podcast can be a voice in the chaos, a reminder that you a powerful being, and that you are NOT alone.There is so much power in truth-telling, and raw conversation and this is the space for just that. It is time to wake up to your divine nature, your dharma, your purpose, and your wholeness of being. Let's get lit together and illuminate the world!

Becoming Lit AF Ann Fancy

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

You know those deep conversations you have late at night when your guard is down and everyone is just letting the truth spill out? Let's get down and dirty and talk about real life, what it means to awaken, the ugly truth of the challenges we face, and how we navigate them. Let's unravel the conditioning, limiting beliefs, and bullshit that keeps us from creating our most meaningful and wakeful life. Let's delve in deep with others as they walk us through their path, their trials, and tribulations and follow the breadcrumbs that led them to create a meaningful, soulful life. This experience we call life is a winding, bumpy, and sometimes challenging road, especially if you are on the path of becoming more conscious, wakeful, contemplative, and purposeful. I want to talk about it.We will share stories and insights that inspire us all to keep rising up into powerful, purposeful, soulful lives while we navigate the mess, the noise, and the darkness. I hope this podcast can be a voice in the chaos, a reminder that you a powerful being, and that you are NOT alone.There is so much power in truth-telling, and raw conversation and this is the space for just that. It is time to wake up to your divine nature, your dharma, your purpose, and your wholeness of being. Let's get lit together and illuminate the world!

    Tracy King | Honoring the gritty, embracing the mystical

    Tracy King | Honoring the gritty, embracing the mystical

    My soul-friend, Tracy King, from across the big lake, gives a peek inside the experience of waking up in a life shaped by evangelical Christianity, only to realize it was a life they never wanted, and could no longer tolerate.  Tracy shares their story and how they landed in a life full of grit and mysticism. I always love my time with Tracy, I think you will too.
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    Tracy King activates potential.

    As the Gritty Mystic, an intuitive channel, transformational teacher and coach, Tracy reveals where her clients are in the levels of awakening to take the guess work out of divine development allowing for more "YES!" and less "WTF?!" The goal is to embody your SoulSelf - the same aspiration as the spiritual alchemists of old. The transformational formula is to Align, Allow, BE®.  In their self mastery mentorship, they facilitate experiences forging greater connection to one's inherent wisdom and integrating that BEING perspective in day-to-day life. It's not so much SMART #goalgetting coaching, it's experiencing-your-I-AM coaching. It's profoundly healing and empowering.

    tracy@grittymystic.com
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Jamie Rittenberry | When life give you lemons...

    Jamie Rittenberry | When life give you lemons...

    Jamie Rittenberry has one heck of a story, but he might sometimes be reluctant to share it as he admits to being uncomfortable participating in the "trauma-olympics." While he faced a ton of adversity, his humble and kind nature led him to downplay his own experiences so as not to diminish anyone else's.

    I was simply hoping to learn more about Jamie's life and what kind of magic it took for him to not only survive but to garner so much wisdom along the way, while serving as an RN and co-parenting his children.   

    What I didn't expect? To be educated on polyamory... stick with us, it's towards the end! We talked about foster care, love, co-parenting, sobriety, early interventions, and ultimately being a cycle breaker.

    The book I attempted to reference: This Naked Mind

    (Sidenote: I fully support Alcoholics Anonymous, I know many for which it has helped greatly! For those who are seeking support, there is much to be had! Find what works for you!)

    I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did. 
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Fat Pants | Yoga, Body, F Diet Culture - Round Table

    Fat Pants | Yoga, Body, F Diet Culture - Round Table

    I am honored to have spent close to 2 hours discussing yoga, fatness, body image, "health", diet culture, reclaiming words, power, the practice and so much more with Andrea, Riss and Sarah. 

    This episode will absolutely make you laugh out loud. These humans are badass and the conversation was pretty epic. Do not miss this one. I know it is long, but I promise it is worth the listen. 

    Graphic from @effyourbeautystandards on FB and IG. 
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Megan Peiser | Smashing colonialism, patriarchy and reclaiming her indigenous culture

    Megan Peiser | Smashing colonialism, patriarchy and reclaiming her indigenous culture

    You will be challenged and learn in this episode. It is a must-listen.

    Dr. Megan Peiser, Ph.D. challenges me to listen closely and to lean in.  She wants her ancestors to look back and say "Oh Megan, she did some good work." Without question her ancestors will say that and much more about her impact. 

    Megan is simply brilliant, engaged, inspiring, and driven. She is deeply committed to reclaiming her own indigenous roots as a member of the Choctaw Nation. She inspires her students to stay brave, she dedicates her work to highlighting women and marginalized peoples in literature, and ignites growth through the written word and participation; whether that means reading, gardening, or smashing the patriarchy. 

    Megan Peiser is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She is Assistant Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature at Oakland University. Her research and teaching interests include women writers, history of the novel, history of the book, periodicals, Indigenous literature and culture, material culture, and digital humanities. 
    She lives in Michigan with her dachshunds, Jasper and Burney.
    www.meganpeiser.com

    RESOURCES:
    What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be
    ed. John Hausdoerffer, Brooke Parry Hecht, Melissa K. Nelson, and Katherine Kassouf Commings

    An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz https://birchbarkbooks.com/products/an-indigenous-peoples-history-of-the-united-states?_pos=1&_sid=94cbad9ab&_ss=r

    And a "young peoples" version! https://birchbarkbooks.com/products/an-indigenous-peoples-history-of-the-united-states-for-young-people?_pos=2&_sid=94cbad9ab&_ss=r

    Fire Keeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley -- this one is a wonderful recent Indigenous YA novel, set in Michigan! https://birchbarkbooks.com/products/firekeepers-daughter?_pos=1&_sid=861c2333e&_ss=r

    The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson -- also a novel, WONDERFUL. https://birchbarkbooks.com/products/the-seed-keeper?_pos=1&_sid=5b8469546&_ss=r

    Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer https://birchbarkbooks.com/products/braiding-sweetgrass?_pos=2&_sid=354cd4281&_ss=r

    Treaty of Detroit, 1807 : https://www.cmich.edu/research/clarke-historical-library/explore-collection/explore-online/native-american-material/native-american-treaty-rights/text-of-michigan-related-treaties#a3
    Home Page for the Marguerite Hicks Project:
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Michelle Warren | Peace - How do we get there?

    Michelle Warren | Peace - How do we get there?

    Michelle and I discuss the nature of finding peace in an unsettling world, as sensitive souls, raised by sensitive souls who perhaps did not have appropriate coping tools. We talk about her new book, World Peace is an Inside Job: Exploring the connection between inner and world peace. And really, we just talk life. 

    Michelle is a clinical social worker with over 25 years in the field.  She currently works as a psychotherapist in Metro Detroit, specializing in women's issues, young adults, LGBT-Q, and chronic pain/health.  She has training in Emotional Freedom Technique, Emotional Awareness & Expressive Therapy, and Brainspotting.  

    She is an avid runner, yogi, writer, music enthusiast, and nature lover.  Michelle lives in the area with her spouse and 2 young adult children.  

    Connect with Michelle: 
    www.michellewarrentherapy.com 
    www.peaceinthejourney.com



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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Sona Bhatnagar | Wisdom from a Near Death Experience and Grief Healed

    Sona Bhatnagar | Wisdom from a Near Death Experience and Grief Healed

    Sona Bhatnagar M.D. tragically lost her husband, Mohit, and son, Nachu, within ten months of each other.   After navigating immense loss, negotiating with betrayal, and learning to walk the path of grief she founded griefhealed.com and the Grief Healed Meetup. She has made it her mission to help others find their way through all of the many losses we experience as humans,  and find a way to forgive, heal, and move forward. 

    A few years after the immense losses of Sona's son and husband, she faced her own near-death experience (NDE). Sona shares about her NDE, greeting her son in spirit, and the comfort it provided.  

    Dr. Bhatnagar has been featured twice on Arianna Huffington’s website Thrive Global and Cleveland radio personality Philip Keller’s podcast Blind Faith Live! Real People. Real Miracles, where she discussed triumphing over grief on the episode “Life and Death."

    She received her medical degree from the University of Florida and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland. She has been a practicing physician for over 30 years and a Grief Recovery Specialist. She supplements her standard medical training with integrative medicine, including hypnotherapy, Reiki, Alpha, and Theta healing, Johrei and Pranic Healing, Matrix and Reconnective Healing, and Emotional Freedom Techniques.


    Sona’s manuscript had been very well-received by her focus group of fellow physicians, internationally known spiritual healers, and members of her grief support group––all of whom found tremendous value in its content and encouraged her to seek publication to reach a wide audience.  Additionally, during her son’s illness she received support from U2’s Bono and The Edge, as well as from Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert.

    FB: @Sona Bhatnagar, M.D.


    Instagram: @sonabhatnagarmd


    Website: griefhealed.com

    The book:  Grief Healed 





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    • 1 hr 32 min

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Please check out the episode with Juliet Tang it's a beautiful and inspirational listen and I found such empowerment and comfort in this discussion!

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