62 episodes

Stubborn Love aims to help you navigate the ups and downs of relationships. We'll share insights and wisdom on relational topics so you can put any advice to good use immediately.

If you're single and looking for love, in a long-term relationship, or somewhere between, this podcast is for you. Every episode has actionable tips that will help you create a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling love life. Don't miss an episode - subscribe now and join me on this journey of love and self-discovery!

Stubborn Love Paige Bond

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    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

Stubborn Love aims to help you navigate the ups and downs of relationships. We'll share insights and wisdom on relational topics so you can put any advice to good use immediately.

If you're single and looking for love, in a long-term relationship, or somewhere between, this podcast is for you. Every episode has actionable tips that will help you create a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling love life. Don't miss an episode - subscribe now and join me on this journey of love and self-discovery!

    Finding happiness through self love: Holistic Kink Healing Practices | With Sha Aguirre, Yoga instructor, sound therapist, and reiki master

    Finding happiness through self love: Holistic Kink Healing Practices | With Sha Aguirre, Yoga instructor, sound therapist, and reiki master

    Host, therapist, and non monogamy coach Paige Bond interviews Sha Aguirre, a certified sound therapist, yoga instructor, and Reiki master. 

    Sha shares her transformative journey from being a hermit to becoming a holistic practitioner. She discusses her personal struggles with weight, self-love, and mental health, and how she used holistic modalities like breathwork, Reiki, sound therapy, and Shibari to heal herself and now helps others. 

    Sha also talks about her unique practice called 'Holistic Ropes,' which combines Shibari, crystals, and tuning forks to provide healing and emotional release for clients. The conversation delves into Sha's approach to non-monogamy, her experience in the kink community, and the importance of self-discovery and self-love. 



    04:48 Embracing Self-Love and Transformation

    09:11 Discovering Breathwork and Spiritual Awakening

    13:16 The Power of Reiki: Healing and Energy Work

    16:04 Integrating Holistic Practices with Mental Health 

    18:52 Kink Awareness and Holistic Ropes

    24:05 Emotional Release and Healing in Kink

    25:21 Navigating Non-Monogamy and Personal Growth 

    27:34 Overcoming Jealousy and Insecurity: The Path to Ethical Polyamory

    32:54 The Importance of Self-Knowledge in Relationships and Non-Monogamy

    34:55 The Key to Happiness and Healing



    Sha is a certified Sound Therapist, Yoga Instructor, and Reiki Master. She takes a comprehensive approach rooted in holistic modalities that fosters the synergy between self-love and nurturing self-care. As the first POC to own Jacksonville's pioneering Holistic Center, she assumes the role of an Energy Worker and an Intuitive Transformational Coach. Sha's distinctive ability lies in perceiving the latent potential within individuals and guiding them toward healing with a compassionate and heart-centered approach.



    Connect with Sha

    https://www.intuitminds.com

    Right now there is a special for a membership that is $30 on the site that gives you unlimited access to in person and virtual classes.



    Connect with Paige Bond

    Instagram: @paigebondcoaching

    Facebook: @paigebondcoaching

    TikTok: @paigebondcoaching

    Website: https://paigebond.com



    Paige Bond hosts the Stubborn Love podcast, is a Licensed Marriage Therapist, and a Polyamory Relationship Coach. Her mission is to help people-pleasing millennials navigate non-monogamy so they can tame their jealousy and love with ease. Her own journey from feeling lonely, insecure, and jealous to feeling empowered and reassured is what fuels her passion to help other people-pleasers to conquer jealousy and embrace love.



    Free Jealousy Workbook:

    ⁠⁠⁠http://www.paigebond.com/calm-the-chaos-jealousy-workbook-download⁠⁠⁠



    Free People Pleasing Workbook:

    ⁠⁠⁠https://www.paigebond.com/people-pleasing-workbook⁠⁠⁠



    Disclaimer: This podcast and communication through our email are not meant to serve as professional advice or therapy. If you are in need of mental health support, you are encouraged to connect with a licensed mental health professional to receive the support needed.

    Mental Health Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

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    • 45 min
    Holistic Therapy for Overcoming Self-Abandonment and People-Pleasing | with Sabrina Rodorigo, LCSW, RYT-200, Reiki II

    Holistic Therapy for Overcoming Self-Abandonment and People-Pleasing | with Sabrina Rodorigo, LCSW, RYT-200, Reiki II

    Host, therapist, and non monogamy coach Paige Bond is joined by Sabrina Rodorigo, a licensed clinical social worker, yoga teacher, and Reiki practitioner. 

    Ever wondered why you get that pit in your stomach when you commit to something you secretly resented doing? Or feel like you go above and beyond in your relationships just to keep the peace? You might even feel guilty for resting on the rare occasion you do take care of yourself.

    Sabrina shares how to release bodily emotions from childhood trauma, people-pleasing, self abandonment, and holistic healing. Sabrina shares insights into the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit and explains how modalities like yoga and Reiki can help in trauma recovery. 



    This episode also gets into setting boundaries, cultivating self compassion, and practical tips for balancing personal care with external demands. Tune in to learn actionable steps to create a healthier, more fulfilling life and relationships.



    01:37 How holistic like reiki healing can help heal trauma

    04:36 Why you self-abandon and people please

    05:33 Chakra system and emotional blockages

    09:51 How we’re trained to people-please

    14:30 Opting out of urgency

    20:38 Dealing with resistance and acceptance

    35:12 Biggest takeaways



    Learn about Sabrina

    “I guide spiritually seeking women to release bodily emotions from childhood wounds and connect back to their body in mind, body, and spirit. My practice focuses on supporting women to free themselves from patterns that are holding them back and embrace their authentic selves. Often my clients are struggling with people-pleasing, anxiety, and side-effects from trauma.”



    Connect with Sabrina


    Offers: Psychotherapy, Somatic and Holistic Coaching, Business Coaching, Yoga and Reiki Sessions


    Website:https://www.holistichealingwellnesswithsabrinallc.com/ 


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holistichealingwithsabrina/ 


    Cultivating Resiliency Through the 7 Chakras for Mental Health Professionals Course: https://www.holistichealingwellnesswithsabrinallc.com/resiliency-through-the-7-chakras-for-mental-health-professionals 


    Harmony Within: Beginner-Friendly Meditation Course: https://www.holistichealingwellnesswithsabrinallc.com/courses 





    Connect with Paige Bond

    Instagram: @paigebondcoaching

    Facebook: @paigebondcoaching

    TikTok: @paigebondcoaching

    Website: https://paigebond.com



    Paige Bond hosts the Stubborn Love podcast, is a Licensed Marriage Therapist, and a Polyamory Relationship Coach. Her mission is to help people-pleasing millennials navigate non-monogamy so they can tame their jealousy and love with ease. Her own journey from feeling lonely, insecure, and jealous to feeling empowered and reassured is what fuels her passion to help other people-pleasers to conquer jealousy and embrace love.



    Free Jealousy Workbook:

    ⁠⁠⁠http://www.paigebond.com/calm-the-chaos-jealousy-workbook-download⁠⁠⁠



    Free People Pleasing Workbook:

    ⁠⁠⁠https://www.paigebond.com/people-pleasing-workbook⁠⁠⁠



    Disclaimer: This podcast and communication through our email are not meant to serve as professional advice or therapy. If you are in need of mental health support, you are encouraged to connect with a licensed mental health professional to receive the support needed.

    Mental Health Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

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    • 37 min
    Navigating Mental Health and Addiction Treatment | With Whitney Emmert-Bush

    Navigating Mental Health and Addiction Treatment | With Whitney Emmert-Bush

    Host and licensed therapist Paige Bond speaks with Whitney Emmert-Bush, a resource director specializing in mental health resources and addiction treatment in Florida. Whitney  discusses the critical role of resource directors in helping families find appropriate mental health and substance use treatments. 

    This episode covers the process of entering treatment, determining the right level of care, the importance of family involvement, and selecting treatment centers. She also emphasizes the necessity of continued care after initial treatment and building support systems for continued recovery. 

    Whitney is a helper and a connector! She has been working in the behavioral health field since 2018 connecting individuals struggling with SUD and MH to find treatment and support. She is passionate about helping people connect, restore, and strengthen critical relationships and enjoy their lives again. 

    01:33 The Vital Role of Resource Directors in Mental Health

    03:41 Navigating the Treatment Process: From Assessment to Admission

    06:01 Understanding Residential Treatment

    11:22 Family Involvement and Communication During Treatment

    15:06 The Importance of Support for Families Outside Treatment

    22:21 Post-Treatment: Navigating Life After Residential Care

    27:07 Choosing the Right Treatment Facility

    31:15 The Therapist's Role in Treatment Referral and Client Support

    33:16 Final Thoughts and Resources for Getting Started

    Connect with resources that Whitney mentioned

    Caron.org 

    NAATP.org 

    Nami.org

    Mhacf.org

    Samhsa.gov

    Connect with Paige Bond

    Instagram: @paigebondcoaching

    Facebook: @paigebondcoaching

    TikTok: @paigebondcoaching

    Website: https://paigebond.com

    Paige Bond hosts the Stubborn Love podcast, is a Licensed Marriage Therapist, and a Polyamory Relationship Coach. Her mission is to help people-pleasing millennials navigate non-monogamy so they can tame their jealousy and love with ease. Her own journey from feeling lonely, insecure, and jealous to feeling empowered and reassured is what fuels her passion to help other people-pleasers to conquer jealousy and embrace love.

    Free Jealousy Workbook: 

    ⁠⁠http://www.paigebond.com/calm-the-chaos-jealousy-workbook-download⁠⁠

    Free People Pleasing Workbook: 

    ⁠⁠https://www.paigebond.com/people-pleasing-workbook⁠⁠

    Disclaimer: This podcast and communication through our email are not meant to serve as professional advice or therapy. If you are in need of mental health support, you are encouraged to connect with a licensed mental health professional to receive the support needed.

    Mental Health Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

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    • 36 min
    Navigating Love, Relationships, and Non-Monogamy with the Plura Community | With Noa Elan, CEO of Plura

    Navigating Love, Relationships, and Non-Monogamy with the Plura Community | With Noa Elan, CEO of Plura

    This episode delves into the complexities of love, relationships, and non-monogamy, highlighting conversations with Noa from the Plura (formerly Bloom) community, an app that fosters connections among individuals exploring non-traditional relationship dynamics. 

    The discussion covers topics including the challenges faced by non-monogamous individuals, the importance of community support, the negative impacts of dating apps on genuine connections, and the role of consent and communication in healthy relationships. 

    The episode also touches on societal perceptions of non-monogamy, the journey of finding personal identity and fulfillment within alternative relationship structures, and the mission of the Bloom community to provide a safer, more inclusive platform for people to explore and discuss these aspects of their lives openly.

    00:53 Diving into Dr. Phil's Non-Monogamy Episode Controversy

    01:55 The Realities of Non-Monogamy and Family Dynamics

    07:26 Exploring Identity and Finding Community in Non-Monogamy

    09:59 The Mission of Bloom: Building a Counterculture Community

    11:47 Navigating the Digital World of Connection and Dating Apps

    17:48 The Importance of Community Support in Non-Monogamy

    22:52 Redefining Relationships and Sexuality in the Digital Age

    32:33 The Future of Connection: Beyond the Swipe Culture

    43:21 Closing Thoughts and Where to Find Bloom Community

    Noa Elan has been building communities for as long as she could convince her parents to print out summer camp invitations in their office xerox machine. Before Plura, Noa helped grow some of the biggest brands in the world, including Lyft, Adobe, Tide, Square, and more.  Noa has been part of the non-monogamy community in Oakland for more than a decade and continues to learn as much as she can about psychological safety, power dynamics, consent best practices, and restorative justice. 



    Connect with Noa Elan

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noa_elan/ 

    Meet others on Plura: https://heyplura.com/ 

    Apple Download: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1528252601 

    Android Download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=community.together.bloom 

    Connect with Paige Bond

    Instagram: @paigebondcoaching

    Facebook: @paigebondcoaching

    TikTok: @paigebondcoaching

    Website: https://paigebond.com

    Paige Bond hosts the Stubborn Love podcast, is a Licensed Marriage Therapist, and a Polyamory Relationship Coach. Her mission is to help people-pleasing millennials navigate non-monogamy so they can tame their jealousy and love with ease. Her own journey from feeling lonely, insecure, and jealous to feeling empowered and reassured is what fuels her passion to help other people-pleasers to conquer jealousy and embrace love.

    Free Jealousy Workbook: 

    ⁠⁠http://www.paigebond.com/calm-the-chaos-jealousy-workbook-download⁠⁠

    Free People Pleasing Workbook: 

    ⁠⁠https://www.paigebond.com/people-pleasing-workbook⁠⁠

    Disclaimer: This podcast and communication through our email are not meant to serve as professional advice or therapy. If you are in need of mental health support, you are encouraged to connect with a licensed mental health professional to receive the support needed.

    Mental Health Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.Intro music by Coma-Media on ⁠⁠pixabay.com⁠

    • 45 min
    Breaking patterns of codependency: healing the wounds from a dysfunctional family to thrive in adult relationships | With Lianna Purjes, LCSW and Empowerment Coach

    Breaking patterns of codependency: healing the wounds from a dysfunctional family to thrive in adult relationships | With Lianna Purjes, LCSW and Empowerment Coach

    In this episode of Stubborn Love, host Paige Bond is joined by Lianna Purjes, a licensed therapist and empowerment coach. They dive deep into the topics like overcoming childhood trauma and dysfunctional family dynamics, particularly those stemming from alcoholic homes. 



    Lianna shares valuable insights on understanding attachment styles, regulating stress responses, setting boundaries, and nurturing healthy relationships. You’ll walk away from this episode with practical strategies for emotional regulation and communication skills. 



    Key Topics:

    00:55 Special Guest: Lianna Purjes on Overcoming Childhood Trauma

    03:28 The Power of Understanding Attachment in Healing

    04:40 Exploring the Impact of Attachment and Emotional Regulation

    08:26 Navigating Codependency and Setting Boundaries

    17:16 Emotion Regulation and Coping Strategies

    26:55 The Importance of Communication in Relationships

    36:33 Lianna's Group Coaching Program: Resentment to Resilience



    Lianna Purjes is a licensed therapist and empowerment coach helping women who grew up in alcoholic homes overcome resentment, people-pleasing, and fears of abandonment so they can build healthy and fulfilling relationships. 



    Connect with Lianna

    FB page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555634097090 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachingwithlianna/ 

    Link to book a call with me: https://www.coachingwithlianna.com/ 

    FB group that houses all my freebies: https://www.facebook.com/groups/resentmenttoresilience 

    Free Group for Neurodivergent Men Rescuing their Relationships: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ndmenrelationships/ 



    Connect with Paige Bond

    Instagram: @paigebondcoaching

    Facebook: @paigebondcoaching

    TikTok: @paigebondcoaching

    Website: https://paigebond.com



    Paige Bond hosts the Stubborn Love podcast, is a Licensed Marriage Therapist, and a Polyamory Relationship Coach. Her mission is to help people-pleasing millennials navigate non-monogamy so they can tame their jealousy and love with ease. Her own journey from feeling lonely, insecure, and jealous to feeling empowered and reassured is what fuels her passion to help other people-pleasers to conquer jealousy and embrace love.

    Free Jealousy Workbook: 

    ⁠⁠http://www.paigebond.com/calm-the-chaos-jealousy-workbook-download⁠⁠

    Free People Pleasing Workbook: 

    ⁠⁠https://www.paigebond.com/people-pleasing-workbook⁠⁠



    Disclaimer: This podcast and communication through our email are not meant to serve as professional advice or therapy. If you are in need of mental health support, you are encouraged to connect with a licensed mental health professional to receive the support needed.

    Mental Health Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

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    • 38 min
    Creating a fulfilling, satisfying sex life: How emotional security supports sexual intimacy | With Katie Ziskind, LMFT, ERYT200, RYT500

    Creating a fulfilling, satisfying sex life: How emotional security supports sexual intimacy | With Katie Ziskind, LMFT, ERYT200, RYT500

    Do you want a fulfilling love and sex life but find yourself in never ending fights and avoiding intimacy altogether? This episode goes over CRUCIAL conversations you need to get your sex and love life back on track. 

    Key takeaways from the episode:


    How important communication is in enhancing sexual intimacy between partners


    What role foreplay has in a fulfilling sexual experience and how time can vary for a partner’s needs


    What aftercare is and why it’s just as important as foreplay


    How couples can address and overcome mismatches in their need for physical touch



    Katie Ziskind specializes in helping disconnected couples who want to work together after high conflict fights, affairs, sexual avoidance, and sexual rejection to develop a foundation of emotional connection, trust, love, and gain sex positive skills to understand foreplay, sexual pleasure, rebuild sexual desire, connect to their sexual, erotic playful side. 

    Katie helps couples feel safe and excited emotionally and sexually about growing together. She gives 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. She helps couples get familiar and comfortable talking about sex and gain sex positive education. 

    Noteworthy quotes from this episode:

    [8:45] “Sometimes we grow up in a strict conservative and religious upbringing, where we get no education on sex, and then we also get misinformation. Like sometimes we learn that like sex toys are bad or masturbation is bad and it's like none of those things are inherently bad. We just don't learn about how they can be tools to learn about ourselves or to build desire.

    [15:18] “we're very groomed in society to like, You know, pay the bills or like go grocery shopping and you know, take the kids to soccer practice and those are beautiful things that are publicly socially acceptable but you know, we're not taught from a young age: hey, like, let's talk about what areas on your partner's body that they really like touched or what areas do you like touched and how can you vocalize that”

    Connect with Katie

    Book a free phone consult to work with me at www.WisdomWithinCt.com

    Instagram.com/WisdomWithinCt 

    All Things Love and Intimacy Podcast with Katie Ziskind

    https://wisdomwithinct.com/podcast/

    Sex and intimacy course on teachable that therapists and couples wanting help with pleasure, sexual confidence, orgasming and sexual intimacy can take for $20. Check it out https://sex-and-intimacy-course.teachable.com  

    Connect with Paige Bond

    Instagram: @paigebondcoaching

    Facebook: @paigebondcoaching

    TikTok: @paigebondcoaching

    Website: https://paigebond.com

    Paige Bond hosts the Stubborn Love podcast, is a Licensed Marriage Therapist, and a Polyamory Relationship Coach. Her mission is to help people-pleasing millennials navigate non-monogamy so they can tame their jealousy and love with ease. Her own journey from feeling lonely, insecure, and jealous to feeling empowered and reassured is what fuels her passion to help other people-pleasers to conquer jealousy and embrace love.

    Free Jealousy Workbook: 

    ⁠⁠http://www.paigebond.com/calm-the-chaos-jealousy-workbook-download⁠⁠

    Free People Pleasing Workbook: 

    ⁠⁠https://www.paigebond.com/people-pleasing-workbook⁠⁠

    Disclaimer: This podcast and communication through our email are not meant to serve as professional advice or therapy. If you are in need of mental health support, you are encouraged to connect with a licensed mental health professional to receive the support needed.

    Mental Health Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Katie65656564656 ,

Great podcast!

I love how sex positive, LGBTQIA+, ENM affirming this podcast is! It is such a great resource for navigating love!

EmbraceTruthCreations ,

Paige’s voice helps me to feel safe

Stubborn Love is an amazing podcast for people who want to feel the freedom exploring all aspects of relationships. Her voice is warm and inviting and helps me feel safe exploring challenging parts of myself. Thank you, Paige!

khauer44 ,

Powerful topics

Pause is such a compassionate host. She is really thinking about her clients and the pain the face with each guest and topic and is focused on trying to help people access support and make space for reflection without getting lost in shame and self-doubt, anger and fear.

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