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My Sentiments Exactly is a podcast & community eliminating taboo, breaking stigmas, bringing awareness & normalizing hard conversations and encouraging listeners to start the discussion with those around them. Tune in each week as Kay facilitates conversations necessary for growth, transformation, healing, and genuine community.

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My Sentiments Exactly Kayleon Dortch-Elliott

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My Sentiments Exactly is a podcast & community eliminating taboo, breaking stigmas, bringing awareness & normalizing hard conversations and encouraging listeners to start the discussion with those around them. Tune in each week as Kay facilitates conversations necessary for growth, transformation, healing, and genuine community.

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    087: Our Youth ft. Maria Lazaro

    087: Our Youth ft. Maria Lazaro

    Tune in for Open Mic Monday with Maria Lazaro as she shares an original poem entitled "Our Youth" and discusses the prevalence of overdose and mental health stigma in the black community.

    Maria is a poet and spoken word artist from Washington, D.C., and an undergraduate student attending the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She uses poetry for self-expression and to address social justice issues and prejudices affecting black people.

    Connect with Maria at instagram.com/maria.poetry



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    • 26 min
    086: Coping with Birth Trauma ft. Ayelet Schwell

    086: Coping with Birth Trauma ft. Ayelet Schwell

    Tune in as Kay and Ayelet discuss experiences with birth trauma, misconceptions associated with birth work, and how doulas are helping moms all over the world!

    Ayelet Schwell is a doula, speaker, and educator for mothers and birth professionals.   Over her 16 years of working in perinatal care, she has used her experience, knowledge, and intuition to guide mothers as they create their own positive, powerful birth stories. 

    Ayelet believes in the right of every birth-giver to have autonomy, dignity, and respect in their perinatal care and works towards that goal in her doula work and in her work with mothers who have experienced birth trauma through the Birthing Our Stories workshops. 

    Her experience has taught her that there are four things that will make or break a positive birth experience: Power, Voice, Choice, and Support.   

    Following her own experience of birth trauma, she found that as soon as people heard she was a doula, they would start pouring out their birth stories - often very difficult, scary, or traumatic experiences. 

    She wanted to find a way to give those stories their space and to truly be an ally to the mothers who needed a safe place to share those experiences and reclaim their intrinsic power, and that’s how Birthing Our Stories came to be. 

    Ayelet is passionate about raising awareness about the reality of living with birth trauma and giving hope that there can be healing and there can be joy. 

    She has been a speaker at the Naturelle VBAC Summit, and the Jewish Mamas Movement Summit, and has been a guest on the Faith Breathed Hope Podcast, and the Successful Diligence podcast, as well as speaking at local venues and being a guest expert in pregnancy and birth-related online forums. 

    As a mom of 6, wife, and business owner, she gets by on baby snuggles, coffee, and sci-fi novels.



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    https://healingher.net 

    facebook.com/healingher 

    instagram.com/ayeletschwell



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    • 50 min
    085: Living With Face Blindness ft. Pamela Borawski

    085: Living With Face Blindness ft. Pamela Borawski

    Tune in as Kay and Pamela discuss Pamela's lifelong journey Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness), a rare cognitive disorder of face perception which causes an inability to recognize familiar faces, including her own face.

    Pamela was born and raised in the deep south – and would not have it any other way. She lives out in the country in South Carolina on a family farm, where she delights in gardening, and tending her goats and chickens. She founded her business, 3 Rays of Light, after going back to school and graduating in her 40's. She is a hypnosis practitioner and spiritual coach, using her own experiences to overcome decades of depression and obstacles as fuel to facilitate change in others. Connect with Pamela at 3raysoflight.org

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    • 29 min
    084: Raising Children with OCD & Anxiety Issues ft. Don & Gina Grothoff

    084: Raising Children with OCD & Anxiety Issues ft. Don & Gina Grothoff

    Tune in as Kay, Don, and Gina, discuss the Grothoff's experience of raising a child with OCD, lessons, regrets, advice, and how they've used their experience to help others through Focused Healthy Family. 

    Don and Gina have a passion for helping parents overcome their child’s behavior and anxiety issues without medication. Now more than ever the world is dealing with ever growing issues of anger, bullying, abuse, and anxiety and parents are desperate for non-medical alternatives. 

    Donald Grothoff is an author, speaker, EFT Practitioner, Behavior Transformation Specialist and co-owner of Focused Healthy Family and Family OCD in Charlotte, NC.  Gina is an Occupational Therapist, Behavior Transformation Specialist, Child-Led Learning Coach, Writer, Homeschooling Mom and co-owner of Focused Healthy Family and Family OCD in Charlotte, NC. Gina, who has over 25 years as an Occupational Therapist, assesses the whole family, parents and children looking at environment, nutrition, health and emotional state.  Don, who has over fifteen years of training and experience and holds a certificate from The Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques (AAMET) in Emotional Freedom Techniques. Don is the author of the E-book “A Trip to the Non-Sensical: A Dad's Journey Through His Daughter's OCD”, in which he shares his personal experience guiding his family through a traumatic diagnosis.   Don and Gina are here for parents wherever they are to bring peace to the home. Having three wonderful kids, two dogs, three cats they understand parent’s situation and are ready to help. 

    Connect with Don & Gina: Focusedhealthyfamily.com, ginaanddon.com, invisiblewheelchair.com, @focusedhealthyfamily, @invisiblewheelchairpodcast, @familyocd  www.bygracenp.com/podcast

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    • 37 min
    083: The Aftermath of Mixed-Orientation Marriage ft. Kortney Rivard

    083: The Aftermath of Mixed-Orientation Marriage ft. Kortney Rivard

    Tune in as Kay and Kortney discuss Kortney's experience as a divorcee of a man who came out as gay after 17 years of marriage with 2 children. Although it is not talked about much, this is a common reality for many, and Kortney is sharing her story in hopes that it will help others going through the same thing.

    Kortney is a certified life coach who helps gen-x women who feel stuck and want to feel more joy, meaning and freedom in their lives but can’t seem to take action on their own. Whether they want to start a business, make a career move, go back to work after their kids have grown, or just love their lives again, she helps them get clear on what they want and to overcome the barriers that keep them stuck so they create lives they’re excited to wake up to. Learn more at www.kortneyrivard.com

    Connect with Kortney:

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    facebook.com/kortneyrivardlifecoach

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    LinkedIn: @kortneyrivard 

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    • 29 min
    082: Cain & Abilene ft. Eliza Metts

    082: Cain & Abilene ft. Eliza Metts

    It’s OPEN MIC MONDAY! 

    Tune in as Eliza shares an original poem entitled "Cain & Abilene," addressing the reality of objectification and pornography.

    Eliza Metts writes poetry and articles with a special emphasis on social justice for young people, the Catholic imagination, and women's interests for the Instagram blog @elizawritesthings.  She is currently a senior majoring in English Creative Writing and Theatre at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and is from Charleston, South Carolina. She recently launched the "Eliza Writes Things Poetry Podcast," available on all major streaming platforms!

    Connect with Eliza at elizawritesthings.squarespace.com



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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

anamanama ,

RAW AND REAL

Kayleon is such an incredible human being to listen to and interviews her guests with such intentionality and grace. It’s clear that she really, really cares about other people’s stories, not only from how she speaks about hard topics with such care and truth but also in the fact of her making a whole podcast to shed light on shadowed subjects. I am so thankful this podcast EXISTS.

DMoone78 ,

Moved to Tears

My daughter and I were blessed to share our story on My Sentiments Exactly Podcast on January 22, 2021. The host Kayleon, was amazing leading up to, during, and after our interview. She took steps to make us comfortable enough to share the story behind our pain and how we overcame. But not only that she was compassionate enough to afford us a cooling off after action period to chat and make certain that my daughter and I were doing okay following our revelations. But that’s not all because the true magic came in what Kayleon gave us on February 8, 2021. What we received moved me to tears. Given those sentiments I would highly recommend that anyone that has a testimony that they’re willing to share reach out to Kayleon. I would also highly recommend that those that aren’t yet in a place to share, listen in so that they may be empowered.

NickBass78 ,

I needed this

Really great twist. Very informative and educational. There’s an episode for everyone.

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