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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 b******t 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 • 46 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 b******t 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!

    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. 

    • 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: https://margueritehickspro.wixsite.com/home

    • 1 hr 42 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

    • 1 hr 17 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 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Alyson McAdams | Reclaiming our power and ending the war with our bodies

    Alyson McAdams | Reclaiming our power and ending the war with our bodies

    Alyson McAdams RD and I (let's be honest, I have a lot to say here), talk about our culture and the grip body and health obsession has (or has had) on so many of us.  Alyson is a non-diet, weight-inclusive dietitian specializing in disordered eating, intuitive eating, and family nutrition. Alyson works to help others develop a strong, flexible, and positive relationship with food. She is passionate about helping you discover peace with food and your body so you can show up fully for what matters to you in life. Formally, Alyson is a registered dietician,  her focus is so much bigger than food. And as many of us have come to understand, it is never really about the food.

    Alyson is dedicated to having an honest look at the culture of dieting, fitness, media, and the unworthiness that is born of it. She wants to help other humans free themselves from these chronic concerns and help heal and ultimately liberate us from this toxic energy suck (my words, not hers).

    This is a very personal conversation for me too as it is a space I had struggled with for a long, long time and ultimately a journey that has offered me so much wisdom and insight having waded through it.

    Alyson is a social justice advocate, she promotes the Health at Every Size (HAES) initiative.  .

    Learn more about her work here https://www.alysonmcadams.com/ 
    More resources listed at alysonmcadams.com/resources
    National Eating Disorder Association (free screening tool available) - https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
    Association for Size Diversity and Health - https://asdah.org/
    FEAST (mentioned early in the episode) - https://www.feast-ed.org/
    P.S. There will be a follow-up convo with some of my favorite yogis who live in larger bodies and how the world of fitness, diet-culture, and more specifically navigating the yoga practice and finding their place in the yoga community.

       

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Teresa Zambo | Navigating the world as a highly sensitive person (HSP)

    Teresa Zambo | Navigating the world as a highly sensitive person (HSP)

    Teresa Zambo, a sensitive badass who took a leap of faith to switch careers after being diagnosed as a highly-sensitive person by a trusted therapist.

    She has a bachelor's degree in business psychology and a master's degree in management & leadership and is certified as a coach.  She specializes in coaching other highly sensitive people to learn to turn their sensitivity into a super power that allows them to shine brightly, live authentically and thrive in their lives. 

    You can find more about Teresa and her work here: https://www.lumuscoaching.de/ueber-mich
    Instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/teresalumuscoaching/

    Info on the Highly Sensitive Person based on the work of Dr. Elaine Aron
    https://hsperson.com

    Join my mailing list: annfancy.com

    Cultivating your voice + creating impact workshop details: https://www.citizenyogastudio.com/workshops-2/#1636740997537-2de85d78-4ba7

    • 1 hr 8 min

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