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Mindful Minds is a podcast that centers on learning how to be mindful of important topics such as mental health, sex, social justice, deconstruction, sustainability, and more! Hosted by Fina of Serafina Blog, join us as we learn how to be more mindful together.

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Mindful Minds is a podcast that centers on learning how to be mindful of important topics such as mental health, sex, social justice, deconstruction, sustainability, and more! Hosted by Fina of Serafina Blog, join us as we learn how to be more mindful together.

    The Queer Experience at a Homophobic Christian University with Jubilee Ramirez - Ep. 24

    The Queer Experience at a Homophobic Christian University with Jubilee Ramirez - Ep. 24

    TW: homophobia, discrimination, purity culture, religious trauma , depression/mental health

    This week we have my dear friend, Jubilee Ramirez (@jubileejaira), on to chat about their experience as a closeted queer person attending a homophobic Christian college. Her experience is definitely unique, but also very relatable to many other individuals in the queer community who have experienced blunt homophobia, shame, and discrimination for simply wanting to be themselves. As much as this episode may only be relatable to a specific group of people, I am hoping that this episode also sheds light on how toxic these universities are and empowers others to hold them accountable.


    We also speak about a few resources throughout the episode. One being the movie/project, 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted a Culture, which shares some amazing resources about the fact that the word "homosexual" was never actually in the Bible, and therefore begins to tear down the idea that being queer is a Biblical sin. You can find more info here: https://www.1946themovie.com. The other being an organization called REAP (Religious Exemption Accountability Project) which "empowers queer, trans and non-binary students at more than 200 taxpayer-funded religious schools that actively discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression" & is actively working on a lawsuit to eradicate/amend the policies that allow private religious schools to discriminate in the ways they do. You can donate to them/get involved here: https://www.thereap.org. 


    Lastly, another resource that may be helpful is the Netflix documentary, Pray Away. This documentary focuses on survivors from the conversion therapy movement, and may be very triggering to some queer individuals, so please watch at your own risk. You can find more info here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81040370.


    Mindful Minds is a podcast centered on mindfulness and intentionality. From sex to religion to mental health, we are focusing on how to be mindful & intentional about important topics! Join as we learn and grow together!


    Please rate us 5 stars and leave us a review! You can find more about Mindful Minds & Serafina Blog on serafinablog.com & on Instagram (@serafinablog). 

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Self-Like: My Eating Disorder Journey - Ep. 23

    Self-Like: My Eating Disorder Journey - Ep. 23

    TW: eating disorders, diet culture, fatphobia, body dysmorphia, trauma, depression, sexual assault,  abusive relationships


    This week I share my personal eating disorder journey. This episode will be the last of the trio of ED episodes. I talk about this in the episode, but this episode was especially challenging for me to record. Unlike my other “journey” episodes, this is a journey that is more active in my life than past traumas, so being vulnerable about it in real-time was a lot for me. 


    I want to include the disclaimer that my story is my story. I am not a ED therapist or an expert, I am simply sharing my personal journey. I would highly recommend listening to Episode 20 with @thrive_withmeg (https://open.spotify.com/episode/7tweTRvNMONrF1lGTd16Xk?si=344b7af2ae874cbe) or Episode 22 with @diet_dont_work_haes (https://open.spotify.com/episode/1bRqGmhRBjP2f2Vb4Ctcq4?si=8aab2658acaf41b8) for the perspective of an ED therapist and someone who has struggled with eating disorders for 50+ years. 


    If you are struggling with an eating disorder and feel that you are not worth seeking help or are not sick enough to seek help, please know that you are worthy of help and recovery and your feelings and struggles are valid. You can seek help at the NEDA hotline (800) 931-2237 / https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org . You can also search for an ED therapist online at psychologytoday.com & inclusivetherapists.com . 

    Body positive accounts to follow: 
    @thebodyisnotanapology
    @fatwomenofcolor
    @nalgonapositivitypride
    @thebirdspapaya
    @bodypositivefitness_
    @funkychunkyy
    @jessicajadeyoga
    @sonyareneetaylor


    Mindful Minds is a podcast centered on mindfulness and intentionality. From sex to religion to mental health, we are focusing on how to be mindful & intentional about important topics! Join as we learn and grow together!


    Please rate us 5 stars and leave us a review! You can find more about Mindful Minds & Serafina Blog on serafinablog.com & on Instagram (@serafinablog). 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Diet Culture has to go with Debbie Lesko of @diets_dont_work_haes - Ep. 22

    Diet Culture has to go with Debbie Lesko of @diets_dont_work_haes - Ep. 22

    TW: eating disorders, diet culture, fatphobia, body dysmorphia, trauma, anxiety, sexual assault (Time stamp: 41:09-41:48)


    This week we have the wonderfully inspiring Debbie Lesko of @diets_dont_work_haes. Debbie has suffered from an eating disorder for 57 years, and has a very unique and wise perspective on recovery, diet culture, fatphobia, and ED remission.


    If you want to follow Debbie & her story, you can find her at @diets_dont_work_haes on IG & Diets Don’t Work on Facebook! Debbie’s DMs are also always open for advice or support!


    Debbie & I also chat about resources throughout the episode. You can read Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison (https://christyharrison.com/book-anti-diet-intuitive-eating-christy-harrison), or Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings (https://www.sabrinastrings.com/books). You can also seek support and resources at Health at Every Size (https://haescommunity.com). 


    If you are looking for a way to support locally, you can donate to Seattle BIPOC Food Bank to help eliminate food deserts in the area (https://www.seattlebipocorganic.org).


    An additional shoutout to Amanda (@oceanicflowyoga) & her amazing yoga live streams!


    If you are struggling with an eating disorder and feel that you are not worth seeking help or are not sick enough to seek help, please know that you are worthy of help and recovery and your feelings and struggles are valid. You can seek help at the NEDA hotline (800) 931-2237 / https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org . You can also search for an ED therapist online at psychologytoday.com & inclusivetherapists.com . 




    Mindful Minds is a podcast centered on mindfulness and intentionality. From sex to religion to mental health, we are focusing on how to be mindful & intentional about important topics! Join as we learn and grow together!




    Please rate us 5 stars and leave us a review! You can find more about Mindful Minds & Serafina Blog on serafinablog.com & on Instagram (@serafinablog). 

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Sexual Liberation & Shame with August McLaughlin - Ep. 21

    Sexual Liberation & Shame with August McLaughlin - Ep. 21

    TW: eating disorders & fasting, purity culture, sexual shame, sexual abuse via coercion/forceful interactions in marriage, sexual assault/investigation, manipulation & abusive relationship, trauma/PTSD




    This week we have the lovely August McLaughlin (@augustmclaughlin) on to talk about the pathway & ongoing learning process of sexual liberation and shame through trauma, abuse, growth, sex, relationships, the pressure of forever, & constant learning. To be honest, a lot of this episode is me sharing my experiences with August, and her being a kind, patient, wise human. It’s a little unconventional with the format, but definitely one of the episodes I hold closest to my heart — and deeply appreciate. 



    I highly recommend checking out August’s other work. You can find August on IG @augustmclaughlin & @girlbonermedia. Her book, “Girl Boner”,  is what started my journey with sexual liberation (https://augustmclaughlin.com/books/) and I cannot WAIT to read her other books including her new release, “With Pleasure: Managing Trauma Triggers for More Vibrant Sex and Relationships,” which comes out on September 14! She is also the host of the amazing podcast, Girl Boner, which can be found anywhere where podcasts can be listened to (https://augustmclaughlin.com/podcast/). You can find more of August’s work at her website: https://augustmclaughlin.com . 



    August also talks about “Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free” by Linda Kay Klein, which could be an amazing resource for people recovering from purity culture. August also interviewed her for her podcast! You can find that link here: https://augustmclaughlin.com/purity-culture-linda-kay-klein-girl-boner-radio/ . 




    Mindful Minds is a podcast centered on mindfulness and intentionality. From sex to religion to mental health, we are focusing on how to be mindful & intentional about important topics! Join as we learn and grow together!




    Please rate us 5 stars and leave us a review! You can find more about Mindful Minds & Serafina Blog on serafinablog.com & on Instagram (@serafinablog). 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Talking Eating Disorders with @thrive_withmeg - Ep. 20

    Talking Eating Disorders with @thrive_withmeg - Ep. 20

    TW/CW: eating disorders (and the behaviors that they include), body dysmorphia, trauma, PTSD, childhood abuse, mental health & talk about specific disorders, personality disorders, diet culture, suicide, brief mention of sexual abuse


    This week we have Meghan Watson, M.A RP (@thrive_withmeg) to chat about eating disorders. This conversation is so incredibly educational and was so important for me to hear, as someone actively battling an eating disorder. We talk about types of eating disorders, misconceptions/myths surrounding EDs, treatment options, and how mental health interacts with EDs. 


    Meghan is an eating disorder therapist and the founder of @bloom_psychology. She is incredibly competent in this field, and it was such an honor to pick her mind and listen to her wisdom! If you want to find Meghan and follow her work, you can follow her @thrive_withmeg & @bloom_psychology on IG. You can also find more info about Meghan and her work at  https://msha.ke/meghanwatson/ including her newsletter, how to support her work, bookshop recommendations, therapist resources, and how to contact her! She is open to receiving messages and trying to connect you to resources!


    If you are struggling with an eating disorder and feel that you are not worth seeking help or are not sick enough to seek help, please know that you are worthy of help and recovery and your feelings and struggles are valid. You can seek help at the NEDA hotline (800) 931-2237 / https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org . You can also search for an ED therapist online at psychologytoday.com & inclusivetherapists.com You can also seek low-cost resources at https://www.nalgonapositivitypride.com for BIPOC individuals, follow @meganjaynecrabbe, visit https://thebodyisnotanapology.com , read/listen to Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison (https://christyharrison.com/book-anti-diet-intuitive-eating-christy-harrison), or read Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield https://www.amazon.com/Body-Kindness-Transform-Health-Out/dp/0761187294. 




    Mindful Minds is a podcast centered on mindfulness and intentionality. From sex to religion to mental health, we are focusing on how to be mindful & intentional about important topics! Join as we learn and grow together!




    Please rate us 5 stars and leave us a review! You can find more about Mindful Minds & Serafina Blog on serafinablog.com & on Instagram (@serafinablog). 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Aftermath of Assault + Simone Biles - Ep. 19

    Aftermath of Assault + Simone Biles - Ep. 19

    TW: Sexual assault, trauma, the Olympic sexual abuse scandal, PTSD, triggers, investigations


    This week is a very unconventional episode. I wanted to address the aftermath of assault in the wake of everything that has transpired this week with Simone Biles. I also wanted to take a moment and have a personal conversation with you all, to encourage and validate you. So often we hear about the statistics behind sexual assault, but we don't hear about the realities of what happens after. 


    I wanted to make this episode to let you know that you are not alone. 


    Sexual assault hotline: 1-800-656-4673


    Mindful Minds is a podcast centered on mindfulness and intentionality. From sex to religion to mental health, we are focusing on how to be mindful & intentional about important topics! Join as we learn and grow together!


    Please rate us 5 stars and leave us a review! You can find more about Mindful Minds & Serafina Blog on serafinablog.com & on Instagram (@serafinablog). 

    • 39 min

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Listening has been a sort of therapy for me having survived SA, deconstructing evangelical Christianity, exploring my sexuality and so much more. Feels like having a deep conversation around these areas that have had such a massive affect on my life. Highly recommend.

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