When we share with one another through raw conversations and reflection, we can learn how to better manage the challenges and transitions in our lives. KeAnna and Bridget interview women who are willing to vulnerably share their experiences with healing and mental health. The hosts then reflect on what they learned from the interview. Each episode provides tips and best practices for tackling the real challenges that are a part of all of our lives.
Purna Devi: My life is my work
On this episode, Bridget and KeAnna speak with Purna Devi, a Spiritual Mentor, Reiki Master, Medium and Past-Life Regression Guide. Together they explore these healing modalities through a trauma informed lens. Purna shares with us some of her personal history as well as ways in which we can use these Reiki and Past Life Regression to retrain our brain.
You can learn more about Purna at her website: https://purnadevi.com/
Purna is a direct, light-hearted and playful guide who blends ancient wisdom and modern-day living in an effortless and magickal way.
Her sincere passion and psychic wisdom paves way for students to be guided through their darkest shadows in a safe and unconditionally loving space to explore and access the root of their present-day challenges to allow for life-changing transformation.
Cherese Alcorn: Rest Is Revolutionary
In this episode, Bridget and KeAnna interview Cherese Alcorn, a psychotherapist and mental health practitioner who shares her journey of healing through therapy. Cherese shares how through her journey of healing she realized that her trauma led her to a career in social work and service to others. Healing herself inspired her to help heal others, and more importantly all the versions of her little girl.
Cherese also spoke about how relinquishing control and finding the strength to rest has been helping her heal as well, and overcoming toxic societal norms regarding overworking and the grind lifestyle. Coining it “Rest is Revolutionary”.
Cherese Alcorn is an entrepreneur and psychotherapist in private practice (Cherese M. Alcorn, MSW, LCSW, LLC). She is a lover of humanity and all things social justice. Cherese has almost a decade of experience providing in-depth psychotherapy to individuals, families, couples, and groups in St. Louis, MO. She is devoted to providing culturally competent care to communities of color, affirmative and ally centered care to LGBTQIA persons, empowering care to those living with chronic illness/pain, and restorative care to PTSD survivors. Cherese specializes in providing Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Lastly, She is a multiple sclerosis warrior and strongly believes in reducing race based mental and physical health disparities in western medicine.
To learn more about Cherese or to book a session with her, you can visit her website at www.cheresealcorn.com.
Heather Renae Horton: Right on Time
Heather Renae Horton joins this episode as a mental health practitioner with tips, tools, and personal experience to help us on our healing journeys.
From insight into ways in which trauma is stored in the body and released in tears, to how cognitive behavioral therapy seeds new thought patterns, Heather shares with us science, studies, and personal experience on the healing power of therapy.
As a healer with multiple modalities, Heather also explains how astrology can guide our understanding of difficult times. She explains how our unique personal birth chart, which is the map of the sun, moon, planets and stars at the time of our birth, can serve as a guide to our lives.
Heather's expertise in both psychotherapy and astrology provides an interesting perspective on healing tools, personal understanding, and the science that brings it together.
To learn more about Heather Renae Horton, book a session with her, or hire her for a corporate event visit https://www.hrhorton.com/
Lex: Being As Much of Me As Possible
TRIGGER WARNINGS: *Sexual Grooming* *Child/Adult Relationship*
In this episode, Bridget and KeAnna interview Lex. Lex talked about their healing from sexual grooming, and how therapy and their partner are helping them to overcome the trauma and how they were able to get out of a relationship that began by them being groomed when they were a child. Love, acceptance, and grace allowed Lex to realize the inappropriate nature of their relationship and put them on a journey of healing. Now, Lex is sharing their story to raise awareness and save other young lives.
Lex is a proud and life long Daytonian, a queer WOC, working as a full time chemist and a part time DJ. Lex is married, has two dogs and enjoys spending time outside, playing board games and throwing axes. Sharing this experience is important to help others heal and know that they are not alone on this journey.
E.V. Rose: Advocating and Navigating the Medical System
Trigger Warning(s): *medical trauma*
On this episode, our guest E.V. Rose shares about how the treatment of her medical conditions caused emotional trauma. When healing from the physical wounds the psyche, we must question how our medical system is harming some of us. E.V.'s story sheds light on the ways in which the medical system, which is supposed to be an agent of healing, can become the traumatizer. She also shares how becoming an advocate for herself and others has given her agency and a voice.
E.V. Rose (she/they) is a queer Storyteller + Professional Bohemian. She’s the creatrix behind CellarDoor Bohemian, a platform for The Art of Storytelling, across many mediums. She contains multitudes, which is reflected in her creations. She makes art inspired by the stories thematically devoted to the ideals of freedom, beauty, truth, + love. She makes art to tell her story. She is an activist, idealist, + entrepreneur with a heart for the chronically-ill and LGBTQIA+ communities. She lives in downtown Dayton, OH with her two beautiful bébés + their cats!
April Angel: It's Not Always Just A Dream
TRIGGER WARNINGS: *Depression and Anxiety* *Childhood Neglect and Abuse*
In this episode, Bridget and KeAnna interview April Angel. April talked about her healing from anxiety and depression, and how she used dream interpretation as a guide to heal some deep rooted trauma and unhappiness. She learned from a good friend and her daughter to live joyously by being open minded and allowing herself to live outside of the boxes she had been living in. By seeing the possibilities she set herself free.
April is a dream interpreter, based in Dayton, Ohio who helps spiritual seekers understand their life purpose, discover their gifts and heal early trauma. She had a spiritual awakening in 2012 and began analyzing her own dreams in 2015 after years of searching and finally finding this Holy Grail of self discovery. Destiny led her to an amazing teacher who showed her how to use her dreams to identify her life purpose, spiritual gifts and personal blocks. Scoring an 8 (out of 10) on the ACE’s childhood trauma test substantiated her need for a deep journey into healing. She has gone from recurring anxiety and depression to experiencing deeper life fulfillment. April became an impassioned dream interpreter and began converting her skills into services since identifying her spiritual gifts and healing her own core wounds.
April uses the Aisling (ASH-ling) Method of dream interpretation in combination with channeling, teaching and counseling to help dreamers dive head first into the life they are meant to be living.
Dope mess at it’s finest!
This is a real transformative podcast that supports humans who have and continue to courageously embark on their healing journeys. It is so inspirational for myself and others.
Empowering and Thought Provoking
I cannot emphasize enough how important this podcast is! The stories and messages here all give me hope that I can continue making the right decisions for my personal growth and have helped me understand how to give myself grace.
What a great thing to have these two as we begin/continue our journeys in growing and healing 🤍
I am a huge fan of KeAnna as a person and that’s what led me to check out the podcast. I’m just on the first episode and I’m hooked ! The person interviewed, my story is very similar and it’s nice to feel seen and to know I’m not alone and there’s other me’s out there striving for the same thing. Thank you for jumping in being raw and open ! I’m so excited to listen to every episode to come !