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This is Real Talk Radio, the podcast that's filled with refreshingly honest conversations about the wonderful mess of being human. Each episode is listener-funded, and show host Nicole Antoinette sits down with a wide range of beautifully imperfect people to talk about what's really going on in their lives. The conversations dive deep into topics like: work, love, sex, money, addiction, friendship, racism, body image, mental health, grief, fear, courage, change, and... everything in between. Listening to these stories will hopefully feel like a sigh of relief, reminding you that we’re all just doing the best we can, and that no matter what we’re in this together. For more information and show notes, visit https://realtalkradiopodcast.com.

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This is Real Talk Radio, the podcast that's filled with refreshingly honest conversations about the wonderful mess of being human. Each episode is listener-funded, and show host Nicole Antoinette sits down with a wide range of beautifully imperfect people to talk about what's really going on in their lives. The conversations dive deep into topics like: work, love, sex, money, addiction, friendship, racism, body image, mental health, grief, fear, courage, change, and... everything in between. Listening to these stories will hopefully feel like a sigh of relief, reminding you that we’re all just doing the best we can, and that no matter what we’re in this together. For more information and show notes, visit https://realtalkradiopodcast.com.

    Amy Kuretsky on Self-Compassion and the Truth of Non-Linear Healing

    Amy Kuretsky on Self-Compassion and the Truth of Non-Linear Healing

    Amy Kuretsky (she/her) is a breathwork facilitator and wellness coach for mind, body, and business.
    Amy believes that the health of our physical and emotional bodies are inextricably tied to the health of our businesses, and that when we work in this overlap we can build businesses that are heart-centered and healing for both the individual and the collective.
    She uses the breath as a tool for healing in both private and group sessions and has led in-person breathwork groups all over the US. Along with her coaching business, Amy also has a background in acupuncture and Chinese medicine and co-owns Constellation Acupuncture and Healing Arts in downtown Minneapolis.
    In this episode, Amy shares her story with chronic and autoimmune disease, honestly going into detail about what her life looks like now, 10+ years after diagnosis and initial treatment.
    We talk about the emotional side of chronic illness, especially what can happen when your identity switches from "healthy person" to "sick person". Amy shares some of the coping tools that have helped her, along with the healing modalities she now relies on, including her breathwork practice which we discuss in detail.
    Quick content warning that Amy does talk a bit about the subject of sexual trauma in this conversation, although not in any specific detail.
    I have been working with Amy's style of breathwork for a few months now, and it's been so impactful for me. I also really appreciate everything she shared in this conversation about how healing is pretty much never a linear experience, plus her reminders of why and how to practice self-compassion.
    I can't wait for you to get to know her and learn more through this conversation too!
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    Tanja Hester on Investing 101, Using Money for Good, and Saving For Early Retirement

    Tanja Hester on Investing 101, Using Money for Good, and Saving For Early Retirement

    Tanja Hester is the author of WORK OPTIONAL: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way.
    She's also a former many things: a former political consultant, public radio journalist, yoga and spin-teaching side hustler, civil servant, and even a former under-saver.
    Since retiring early at the age of 38 along with her husband Mark, she devotes all her time to fun and purpose: writing her award-winning financial independence blog (Our Next Life), recording her podcast (The Fairer Cents), and gathering women together to talk about financial independence at Cents Positive retreats. She also loves volunteering in her community, traveling the world, and skiing, hiking, biking, paddling, and climbing around her home in North Lake Tahoe, California. Basically: living her dream life.
    In this episode, Tanja gives us an investing 101 crash course, including what she calls a "sequence of saving" to help us determine where to allocate our money between debt repayment, emergency funds, retirement savings, and more.
    She talks about some of the specific things she did to help herself save more money, including the trick of hiding small amounts of her own money from herself to get the ball rolling on her savings.
    We talk about larger money topics as well—disability economics, women's financial empowerment, socially responsible investing, and more.
    As someone who has become increasing interested in and passionate about personal finance over the past few years, I feel like I walked away from this conversation with some great next steps to take, as well as topics to research and learn a bit more about. I hope the same is true for you!
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Cameron Huddleston on How To Talk To Your Aging Parents About Their Finances

    Cameron Huddleston on How To Talk To Your Aging Parents About Their Finances

    Cameron Huddleston is the author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations With Your Parents About Their Finances.
    She also is an award-winning journalist with more than 18 years of experience writing about personal finance. Her work has appeared in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Chicago Tribune, Fortune, MSN, Yahoo, USA Today and many more print and online publications.
    In this episode, Cameron gives us practical, helpful strategies for talking to our aging parents about their finances, health directives, and long-term care plans. She covers the common fears around starting these conversations, tips for making it less awkward, and what to do if your parents don't want to share this kind of information with you.
    She also tells us the specific types of information we need to get from our parents to assist in their financial care and planning, sharing it all from a place of compassion and the personal experience of having gone through this herself.
    I found Cameron's stories (and her book!) to be super empowering, and I'm making a commitment to have these conversations with my own parents in 2020 for sure.
    I hope this episode is just as helpful for you!
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Sarah Li-Cain on Money & Well-Being

    Sarah Li-Cain on Money & Well-Being

    Sarah Li-Cain is a finance writer and an AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) candidate whose work has appeared in places like Bankrate, Business Insider, Redbook, Financial Planning Association and Kiplinger.
    Her work blends practical tips and mindset strategies so that those trying to change their financial life can see themselves in the starring role.  She’s also the host of Beyond The Dollar, a podcast where she and her guests have deep and honest conversations on how money affects our well-being.
    In this episode, Sarah and I talk about money and mental health, and we explore the intersection of money and a feeling of safety. What does it take for each person to feel safe when it comes to money? Sarah shares her honest stories about that.
    We bounce around a bunch of different topics in this conversation, all through the lens of money. Sarah talks about money and parenthood, establishing a more confident money mindset, how to determine what "enough" is for ourselves, and more.
    I'm really excited to be diving into more conversations around money this month—big thanks to Sarah for kicking that off for us! 
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Mara Glatzel on Boundaries, Self-Care, and Tending To Your Real Needs

    Mara Glatzel on Boundaries, Self-Care, and Tending To Your Real Needs

    Mara Glatzel, MSW is an intuitive coach, writer, and podcast host who helps perfectionists and people pleasers redefine their self-care and reclaim their sovereignty.
    She’s also a queer, femme wife and mother of two, recovering control freak, and a human who deeply understands the impulse to relegate her needs to the bottom of a very long to-do list in an attempt to prove her worth. Her superpower is saying what you need to hear when you need to hear it, and she is here to help you believe in yourself as much as she believes in you.
    In this episode, Mara and I dig into a deep and honest conversation about boundary setting—what it means, how to do it, and what boundaries look like in our real, messy lives. We also talk about self-care, and how we can better tend to our needs with the goal of keep ourselves in good working order.
    When it comes to the topic of how to care for myself, Mara's work is one of my biggest teachers. Her vulnerability in this conversation is so healing and helpful, and it is the absolute perfect way to wrap up the year.
    I can't wait for you to listen to this, and I hope you feel just as comforted by it as I did! (more…)

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Cameron Glover on Inclusive Sex Education and The Value of Prioritizing Our Own Pleasure

    Cameron Glover on Inclusive Sex Education and The Value of Prioritizing Our Own Pleasure

    Cameron Glover (she/her) is a sex educator, content creator, and sex ed business coach.
    A fierce advocate for pleasure as transformative power, Cameron is passionate about supporting other sexuality professionals in creating thriving, authentic online businesses.
    She's also the host of the Sex Ed in Color podcast centering the experiences of sexuality professionals of color.
    In this episode, Cameron tells us all about her work as a sex educator for adults, and shares stories about why pleasure is a transformative power. She talks about specific practices to bring more pleasure into your life, why pleasure doesn't have to be "earned", how shame can block pleasure, and more.
    We also talk about the sex-related beliefs and behaviors that she herself has had to unlearn, as well as some of what she does to make her industry more centered on marginalized voices and experiences—and of course I couldn't let her go without getting an excellent recommendation for ethical porn and a beginner sex toy.
    All of that to say that this conversation is about sex, sure, but it's about so much more than that. You'll see...
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    • 1 hr 45 min

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