Cutting-edge, pioneering conversations on holistic women's health, including sex, birth, motherhood, womanhood, intimacy and trauma with doula, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and author of Call of the Wild and the Fourth Trimester, Kimberly Ann Johnson.
Attachment Theory, Interdependence, and Rewiring from Threat to Love with Dr. Stan Tatkin
In this episode, Kimberly and Stan discuss attachment theory, styles of learned attachment, and ways to maintain healthy relationships. They discuss differences between codependence and interdependent relationships, and how to work towards mutually beneficial relationships even during conflict. Tatkin believes that with proper understanding and/or coaching, all humans can sustain loving and beneficial relationships despite conflict.
Cultish - The Language of Fanaticism with Amanda Montell
Kimberly and Amanda discuss language, cultism, and community. Amanda explains aspects of her book “Cultish” to describe how religious principles still permeate much of our secular culture, and how we can give ourselves and each other more flexibility in how we use language, identify with groups, and hold disagreements. Ultimately, they discuss how language is based on context, evolves over time, and requires a genuine understanding as we use it to communicate with each other.
Mothering Teens and Pre-teens, Intergenerational Healing, and Badass Girls with Eliza Reynolds
In this episode, Kimberly and Eliza discuss intergenerational relationships, mother-daughter healing, and navigating parent-child dynamics during the preteen and teenage years in order to cultivate more conscious, self-loving, and resilient children. They discuss the need for holding space for rapid developmental changes and intensity through the teen years, and pushing back on negative cultural stereotypes of preteens and teens in order to raise more empowered youth.
Spirit Work, Conspiracies, Elderhood and Grief with Stephen Jenkinson, Part Two
In the second of two episodes, Kimberly and Stephen discuss the roles of parents, grandparents and godparents in raising children. They attend to what might be some of the consequence of this gross fracturing of a sense of commons in the surge of conspiracy theories. And they wander through the territory of elderhood, grief, and awakening in a hope-free world.
Spirit Work, Conspiracies, Elderhood and Grief: Building Culture in a MeFirst Era- with Stephen Jenkinson, Part One
In this first of two episodes, Kimberly and Stephen look at what happens when we normalize these uniquely troubled times, as well as how we got here. Together they wonder about grief, parenting, elderhood, me-first culture and conspiracies in times of crisis. Stephen places emphasis on how relationship to history informs our present circumstance and meaning making. How do we reckon with our me-first world in a time so desperate for community and culture?
Discovering Your True Genius, Embracing All Emotions, and The Upper Limit Problem with Gay Hendricks
In this episode, Kimberly and Gay discuss his revolutionary term “upper limit problem,” which describes when a person’s capacity for feeling positive emotions is immediately followed by conflict or a dip. They also discuss how Gay discovered this phenomena and his life’s work regarding relationship building, aligning oneself with pure consciousness, and his passion for helping people discover their “genius” or true creativity. Gay also discusses his thoughts on being an elder in today’s societ
Episode 135 & 136 (edited)
Thank You for taking on these topics with the likes of “Esteban”, as I like to call him.
To understand the consequences of being on the receiving end of perhaps, more than you wanted to know, shows up at the end of both of these ,…. Let’s call it a “body of work”. Thank You for your due diligence! ps. Perhaps the closest description of the term “ the sound associated with awake, becoming awakened is called “wrecked on schedule”. And of course Stephen is not a doctor, thankfully!
Kimberly is Awesome
I first learned about this podcast when I heard the interview Kimberly did on the Relationship School Podcast, and it really struck me and helped me to understand polyvagal theory in a way that really resonated with me. I’m now 7 months pregnant and I’m so thankful for the content offered here. I just listened to the episode on optimal nutrition for pregnancy, which was so so good and parallels the work of Sally Fallon Morrell, who first opened my eyes to the importance of eating well not just during pregnancy but beyond it as well. I’ve ordered Kimberly’s first book and am ordering the second. Next I’m heading to her website! This is just the medicine I’ve been looking for.
Insightful + Inspiring
This show is truly a must-listen! Kimberly and her guests always make me feel completely at home here - bowled over by brilliant advice and nourishing conversations. 💛