21 episodes

Demetra Gray is a writer and creator, among many other things. She is the author of two books of poetry: "how to live when the world is dying" & "i never wanted to write a breakup poem." She lives on a little island off the West coast of Canada with her husband, Jordan. You can find her on Instagram @demetragray__ where she shares about her gardening and healing adventures, or at demetragray.com.

The Demetra Gray Show Demetra Gray

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 23 Ratings

Demetra Gray is a writer and creator, among many other things. She is the author of two books of poetry: "how to live when the world is dying" & "i never wanted to write a breakup poem." She lives on a little island off the West coast of Canada with her husband, Jordan. You can find her on Instagram @demetragray__ where she shares about her gardening and healing adventures, or at demetragray.com.

    #95: Taking a little break!

    #95: Taking a little break!

    A quick update to tell you I'm taking a little break from episodes! I will likely be back in some amount of weeks :) xo

    • 6 min
    #94: Jordan & Demetra talk about all the things we are doing during spring, Jordan’s dreams, less travel, our cute island, marriage, learning to be handy, & more

    #94: Jordan & Demetra talk about all the things we are doing during spring, Jordan’s dreams, less travel, our cute island, marriage, learning to be handy, & more

    Jordan and I talk about many things under the sun, such as going to bed and waking up with the sun, the comment our appliance installer made about our handiness and what we are doing now, Jordan chopping wood and Demetra planting the garden, Jordan’s new program, Jordan’s dreams, the cute things about our island, what we had to let go of in getting married, and much much more

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #93: Everything I’m growing in my garden, why you can’t (always) trust the internet, reading studies when people cite them, screen time boundaries, sourdough adventures, & healing by gardening

    #93: Everything I’m growing in my garden, why you can’t (always) trust the internet, reading studies when people cite them, screen time boundaries, sourdough adventures, & healing by gardening

    In this episode I go on a rant about the claims companies and people make about studies without ever having read them, I talk all about my garden and what I'm growing and creating things with our hands, my sourdough adventures, what my screentime boundaries are, and how gardening is helping me heal
    website: demetragray.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #92: Setting boundaries with men, protecting yourself, & learning self-defense as women with Jess Mather

    #92: Setting boundaries with men, protecting yourself, & learning self-defense as women with Jess Mather

    In this episode Jess and I talk about our past experiences with men following us home, cat-calling, and being predatory, and what to do in these situations. We discuss verbal boundary setting, how to tell someone you’re not interested in communicating with them, what signs to look for when someone might be dangerous, and the various ways a situation can escalate. We also talk about our own experiences with self-defense training as women, different types of martial arts, and how important it can be to have the knowing that you can physically protect yourself. We also both love men and share the perspective that having had negative experiences with some men does not extrapolate to men in general, and we talk about shifting this story, our appreciation for men, and the protectiveness of men around us.
    Jess's linktree: ways to work with her, free offerings, etc
    Jess's Facebook (where she writes most of her content)
    Jess Mather, Cpt, Lpta, Sfg, FRCms, Fms, is a strength and rehab professional who helps others relieve symptoms and build a strong, healthy body with sustainable, safe, and proven strategies. With over 13 years of experience supporting thousands of individuals from 9 to over 99, she has repeatedly witnessed the body's ability to strengthen and heal regardless of circumstance. Jess has spent the last 8+ years online helping clients in over a dozen countries through private coaching, courses and group programs. Jess is also a board-accredited educational provider in multiple states through both the Physical and Occupational Therapy Boards and the founder of the Chronic Pain & Trauma Curriculum to teach other health providers how to work with chronic pain through a trauma-informed lens. She blends her background in physical therapy, trauma healing, and strength training to create a unique experience for each one of her clients and students.
    Other links:
    Demetra's Instagram
    Who Demetra did the ASST training through: Raw Power Self Defense (LA based)

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #91: Simplifying my online life, healing through the internet, trad wife/fake accounts, reclaiming my intuition, & hands in the dirt

    #91: Simplifying my online life, healing through the internet, trad wife/fake accounts, reclaiming my intuition, & hands in the dirt

    Going away so much over the past few months has shown us a lot, and in this episode I talk about what I've been learning and the need to simplify my life and get out of stress mode. Highlights include the pros & cons of healing on the internet, commentary on trad wife/fake IG accounts, why are you following people you don't like?, creating things with our hands, and how intuitively we tend to know what we need in order to heal.

    • 53 min
    #90: Engagement anxiety, emotions that come up when getting engaged, married, or having children; re-evaluating your partner, & Jordan and my personal experience with this

    #90: Engagement anxiety, emotions that come up when getting engaged, married, or having children; re-evaluating your partner, & Jordan and my personal experience with this

    In this episode (and about 2 years into our marriage), Jordan and I discuss what it was like for us to get engaged. Jordan talks about having anxiety and questioning everything, I talk about how I handled him feeling that way, and we both talk about the many different things our minds did to try to protect us. We especially focus on the societal narrative for how you "should" be feeling during this time, versus the reality of how most people actually feel! Engagement anxiety is a very real thing, and it's not a "condition" as much as it is just very normal. If we don't work through these feelings during our engagement, it's likely they'll surface in the first year of marriage. These life events are a big deal, and we're here to talk you through it!
    Jordan's article: Engagement Anxiety: Why am I more afraid than happy?
    Direct, live support from Jordan Gray: The Circle

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Listener 375 ,

One of my favorites! Rawness & authenticity.

I really enjoy the rawness & authenticity of Demetra’s podcast. It is intentionally “unpolished” and I mean that as a compliment. :) I love hearing her slurp her tea at times. It feels like I’m hosting a friend in my home. I also love the range of topics, but how they are all about LIFE as seen thru the lens of Demetra’s life experiences. In a world where most everyone is trying to prove “YOLO” and that they are “living their best life,” Demetra keeps it real and it draws me in more than any sort of fancy marketing gimmicks or the latest social media trend. There is no comparison to authenticity. 💜

Warrior Women Life ,

Beautiful raw expression and conversation

I love listening to Demetra’s podcast! It’s always such an organic sharing of life. Being human is so fascinating to me and this is such a great place to hear/witness someone’s journey. She has such powerful way of following the truth and challenging norms. Thanks so much beautiful soul for sharing with us ❤️

christinaelin ,

Thanks for sharing even when people are dicks

I enjoy listening to someone so different from myself living their best life unapologetically. I am always inspired to see a new perspective.

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