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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!
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Breaking Free Authentically: The Sex Positive Relationship Podcast Karine Bedard

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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

    Who Is the Real You Under the Story?

    Who Is the Real You Under the Story?

    Episode79: Who Is the Real You Under the Story? Explicit
    Today my special guest is Michaela Gaffen Stone.
    Michaela Gaffen Stone is a lifelong traveler and student of life, diving into new places and experiences with enthusiasm. Her journey has had many twists and turns, all with valuable points of learning. Her passion for helping elevate others from a place of stuckness to freedom, began when she became a registered nurse, caring for people’s health firsthand. Realizing that this was a band aid solution at best, she dove into the world of nutrition and behavior coaching, getting certified as a Precision Nutrition Level 2 Master Coach and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her journey didn’t stop there—she became a Certified Wildfit Coach and recently earned her certification in Back to Spring coaching because she truly believes in its power to transform lives.
    She says, "What sets me apart is my deep understanding of why we eat the way we do, especially when emotions come into play. I’m not here to push you into another restrictive diet."

    Most of us don't realize we are living our lives out by a story we believe to be true. In fact it is a story that runs in our subconscious and controls most of our actions and reactions. We basically live our lives on autopilot and we aren't even aware of it. Only 5% of our decisions are made from the conscious part of our mind and 95% is controlled by the subconscious mind and the stories that we have about ourselves and the world around us.
    Our past experiences and traumas create this story and belief system. What if we decided to not let this unknown story dictate our lives? Who would we actually be if we didn't see ourselves through this story?
    Michaela and I discuss the things that often create our stories and keep us stuck in unhealthy patterns. As a Behavioural Analyst, she brings a lot of insite into human behaviour and why we do the things that we do. We often have emotional attachments to our unhealthy habits. We act in accordance with the story that we believe. In fact, we will only rise to the level that we believe we deserve. It's important to uncover our stories in order to live our most authentic, empowered lives and be free to create a new chosen story!
    If you would like to get in contact with Michaela Gaffen Stone, you can use the links below:
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    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!!!
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    What is the Open Relationship Roadmap?

    What is the Open Relationship Roadmap?

    Episode78: What is the Open Relationship Roadmap? Explicit
    Today my special guest is one of our listeners, Laura Brodati.
    She is a mom to two awesome little boys and works part time in her small town as a Medical Assistant.  She has been with her very supportive husband Jon for 14 years and they have recently decided to dip their toes into the world of Ethical Non-Monogamy.  They have been enjoying their journey so far and she is an avid listener of this podcast and one of my number one fans.  Ha ha  She is a fellow Disney song like me and when we finally met a month ago, we were walking the streets of Montreal singing Beauty and the Beast.  We are two peas in a pod.

    Laura has been patiently waiting for my newest course, Open Relationship Roadmap: The Secrets to Success.  She was the first one to purchase it when it came out and since she was so eager to take it and finished it so quickly, I asked her to come and be a guest on the podcast and talk about the new course.

    Join us as we discuss life with an open mindset and how radically different and fulfilling life can be when we put aside our programmed monomindset and become authentic.  Today we will share some of the roadmap with you.  I want to have success in your life and relationships.  Life is too short to stay stuck in a box you didn’t even create.  Let’s avoid a midlife crisis and tap into who you truly are.  You are allowed to be yourself.

    It was such a treat to talk to Laura.  It was so lovely to get feedback from someone who really values what I am trying to do in the world.  I’m so pleased that I can help you discover an alternative to what we’ve been taught is the only right way.

    Honesty, openness, and authenticity are such amazing values to live our lives by.  Imagine if we all put aside judgement and supported each other’s journeys in life.  What a different world it would be.  I hope that you are living your most authentic life.

    If you aren’t yet , reach out to me.  Sign up for the Open Relationship Roadmap course now at offers.karinebedard.com/orr . It’s an incredible value at just $69 dollars!!!  You can’t go wrong knowing exactly which path to take. If you prefer to talk with me and discuss your journey, book an Exploration call and we can customize a plan for you. 

    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 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Ca...

    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Shame Cycle and Why We Conform with Charlotte Harris

    The Shame Cycle and Why We Conform with Charlotte Harris

    Episode77: The Shame Cycle and Why We Conform with Charlotte Harris Explicit
    Today my special guest is Charlotte Harris.
    "As a sugar addiction expert, I help people to break free from the toxic cycle of shame and dieting through coaching and hypnosis. Our team draws on a wealth of knowledge, research and experience to deliver quality to our clients. We love to see the incredible transformations not only in our clients' bodies but in their minds - Freedom from Sugar Addiction not only helps you to return back to being a natural eater effortlessly, you'll find it provides you with a 'mindset upgrade'."
    Charlotte is the methodology behind my 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Conformity: Embracing Your True Desires. She is my partner and colleage. Together we have a created a life changing program that completely transforms your beliefs and confidence from the inside out.
    We use a vairety of science based techniques like Constant Spaces Repetition, Hypnotherapy, NLP, Coaching, and evidence researched Neuroscience. Have you hear of neuroplasticity of the brain? Well, we have and what we know is that your brain can be rewired and you can change the way you think and behave and it doesn't have to be hard.
    In our program we bring awareness to what you've been taught to believe your whole life and use teaching and hypnotherapy and other effective methods to make lasting shifts at the subconscious level where 95% of your behaviours and decisions come from. Your conscious brain is only responsible for 5% of your decisions and reactions. Imagine the untapped power you have within you that you can use to your benefit!
    We teach you to rediscover who you really are and want to be, and then set you free to be your most authentic self to live an empowered life and design the relationships and lifestyle of your dreams. You get to make decisions that are deeply fulfilling without shame and guilt.
    How would it feel to be free to have a sexually fulfilling life without fear of judgement or rejection?
    Well, this is what we do and we want ultimate freedom for you. Join our program below to finally have the life you desire. Live on your terms while still being the most loving, compassionate, empathetic person you love to be.
    Empowerment is healthy and oh so sexy! Here's to deeper intimacy and sexual well-being!

    If you would like to get in contact with Charlotte Harris, you can use the links below:
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    Ultimate Freedom is Possible!!!
    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!!!
    Book your FREE discovery call to inquire about our 8 Week Program, Breaking Free from Conformity: Embracing Your True Desiresspan...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Transformative Power of Sexual Fantasies with Artemisia

    The Transformative Power of Sexual Fantasies with Artemisia

    Episode76: The Transformative Power of Sexual Fantasies with Artemisia Explicit
    Today my special guest is Artemisia de Vine.
    Sexual Fantasy expert who teaches the world's leading sexperts the meaning of our sexual fantasies, and how to bring them out of our heads and into our beds! Author of upcoming book: The Spirituality of Smut: The surprising wisdom of sexual fantasies.
    Certified somatic sexologist, BA in anthropology and former sex worker and professional dominatrix.
    Offering a groundbreaking new theory! Understand how stories work and you understand why we have sexual fantasies - and how to create powerful, real-life transformative sexperiences that satisfy the real desire behind the story symbolism.
    Today we talk about Sexual Fantasies and how it has been so stigmatized. Fantasies are not just for healing, they are also there to tell us how to let go and have deep pleasure. Our ego resists changes in states of conciousness which is why we often gets stuck in our head. We are often afraid of letting go and being vulnerable. Fantasy gives us the key to unlocking our consciousness and gives you deep permission to let go, feel, and surrender.
    All good sex takes surrendering to some level. Peak experiences are often described as getting lost in the moment. We want this for you.
    I want you to first of all, allow yourself to have desires and fantasies and then learn to accept them as perfectly ok. This is so important in my work. I don't want you to escape and fill a void, I want you to be fully authentic and alive with confidence.
    If you would like to get in contact with Artemisia de Vine, you can use the links below:
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    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

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Avoidance w/ Katie Ziskind

    Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Avoidance w/ Katie Ziskind

    Episode75: Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Avoidance w/ Katie Ziskind Explicit
    Today my special guest is Katie Ziskind.
    Katie specializes in coaching disconnected couples who want to stay together and want to work together after high conflict fights, anger issues, affairs, sexual avoidance, and sexual rejection to develop a foundation of emotional connection, trust, and love. She supports couples who struggle with infidelity and need an affair recovery specialist that takes them through specific steps to attune to each other. Intimacy is all about being emotionally vulnerable to build a closer relationship. We don’t learn emotional expression skills growing up.
    She says, "I help couples grow together through life transitions and stressors like infertility, becoming new parents, having a child with special needs, loss and grief, dealing with chronic pain, alcoholism, becoming empty nesters, and do so while reducing criticism, hurt, and conflict. I help couples feel safe and excited emotionally and build a strong bond, and grow together. I help couples gain sex positive skills to understand foreplay, sexual pleasure, rebuild sexual desire, connect to their sexual, erotic playful side. I give you a safe place to talk about how your strict, conservative, religious upbringing has lead to feelings of shame, guilt, fear, avoidance, lack of satisfaction, and anxiety around sex and shift into reconnecting to sexual pleasure. I help couples get familiar and comfortable talking about emotions, needs, expectations emotionally and gain sex positive education. I have a podcast available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify called, “All Things Love and Intimacy.” I am Gottman level 2 trained, Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP), and couples specialist."
    Today we discuss the difference between male and female arousal tendencies. Did you know that female bodies need 45 - 90 min of foreplay for full arousal while male bodies need only 4 - 8 minutes to reach full engorgement? Well, most people are not aware of this.
    This week we have a conversation about spontanious versus responsive arousal and sex drives. Sexual avoidance happens when there is a mismatch in sex drives and a lack of emotional intimacy. How to we end the cycle of Sexual Avoidance and to bring back Sexual Intimacy? Well, we need a balance between emoational intimacy and physical intimacy.
    It's so important to create safety in a relationship and today we give you some strategies that can help bring back that spark.
    If you would like to get in contact with Katie Ziskind, you can use the links below:
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    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...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Cost of Conformity with Carrie Jeroslow

    The Cost of Conformity with Carrie Jeroslow

    Episode74: The Cost of Conformity with Carrie Jeroslow Explicit
    Today my special guest is Carrie Jeroslow.
    Best-selling author and Relationship Diversity Advocate, Carrie Jeroslow, is passionate about bringing intentionality into intimate relationships by releasing the programming of what we’re taught relationships SHOULD be and shifting to what we really WANT them to be.
    Her podcast, Relationship Diversity Podcast, aims to explore, question, and celebrate all aspects of relationship structure diversity This is an inclusive space, giving people the permission to design their unique relationships from the knowledge and acceptance of their unique selves.
    She has been seen on NBC, PBS, The CW, featured in, Winston Salem Journal, Prevention and Newsweek, and has been interviewed by Marianne Williamson, Go All In TV, The ListTV, and many others to share her message, as well as her first book, Why Do They Always Break Up with Me?
    Just from reading her Bio you can see that we are so aligned in our missions. Today we talk about preserving our energy, people pleasing and the dangers of conformity. Why is it dangerous to conform? Isn't it important to belong and make sure that we are following the rules?
    Our society is built on certain rules to follow when it comes to relationships and sexuality. Many of us have been taught to follow these rules with no regard to our own intuition or discomfort. We are not taught to ask ourselves what we would like, what we enjoy, what our needs are, etc... We are taught to put our heads down, hustle, do what you are told and conform so that everybody can get along and so that society can be easier to manage. The thing is, many people are living out a program that does fit them or even meet their needs. We have an epidemic of mental health issues and dissatisfaction. Past generations were not taugh about the correlation between our physical and mental health with the joy in our lives.
    We are told that marriage to one person forever is the only way to live "Happily Ever After." However, this is false. Very few people actually have healthy marriages and relationships. There is so much infidelity and we are taught that sexuality is shameful and desiring it is even worse. Is it any wonder that we are suffering to be authentic in our world?
    There is a serious cost to conformity even if you don't realize it.
    If you would like to get in contact with Carrie Jeroslow, you can use the links below:
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    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 a...

    • 1 hr 30 min

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