Episode 4 - The Reality of Your Mortality

November 25, 2017

The Reality of Your Mortality

Why are we so scared to talk about death? This is one of the questions I asked my guests Michelle Pante and Reena Lazar. Michelle and Reena co-founded WillowEoL about 1.5 years ago and are changing the conversation around death. Michelle as a licensed funeral director and hospice volunteer and Reena in all aspects of community and family-led deathcare - they share a passion for using the conversation around death as a pathway to growth and healing.

In this episode, we explore death and dying and in particular advanced planning. We talk about 'the reality of your mortality' - and how thinking and talking about your death can help you lead a more inspired life.  Reena and Michelle also share a heartfelt story of their friend Don Grayston who recently passed away.

A very special thanks to Myles Ogilvie of MO Audio & Production for doing an amazing job fixing the sound and making the podcast sound so professional! If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!

 

Episode 4 - Show Notes:

Resources:

Willow's website: www.willowEoL.com
You can find out about Willow's events here: www.willoweol.com/events/

Willow's Blog Post about Donald Grayston:
In the End It's All About Relationships
To Serve or be Served
Oh, How I Love a Good Funeral

Don's Obituary: www.korucremation.com/obituaries/donald-edward-grayston/

Green Burial: www.korucremation.com

Got any resources on death and end of life planning that you'd love to share? Add them to the comments or tweet them to us @debtalkstv and we'll add them to this page! Thanks!

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Episode 3 - Asexuality

September 23, 2017

I'm incredibly excited for this episode of the DebTalks Podcast, mostly because I had the pleasure of interviewing two very open and opinionated people about a very personal topic.

A huge thanks to Christof and Sarah for being open to chatting with me on the subject of asexuality. As someone who didn't know much about the topic, I was grateful to them both for speaking honestly, sharing their experiences and getting into their pet peeves!

Both had very different realizations when they stumbled across the label that seemed most fitting to them. Sarah felt relieved and empowered but Christof felt quite the opposite. I'm grateful to them both for sharing their personal experiences.This was a huge topic and we only skimmed the surface. I hope that this episode is educational, or perhaps even relatable. I'd love you to share your thoughts in the comments.

A very special thanks to Myles Ogilvie of MO Audio & Production for doing an amazing job fixing the sound and making the podcast sound so professional! If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!

 

Episode 3 - Show Notes:

Resources:

www.asexuality.org - The Asexual Visibility Network & Education Network

www.meetup.com/Vancouver-BC-Aces-and-Friends-Meetup

www.asexualoutreach.org

www.qmunity.ca/calendar/ - hosts some Ace meetups

Got any resources on asexuality that you'd love to share? Add them to the comments or tweet them to us @debtalkstv and we'll add them to this page! Thanks!

 

 

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Episode 2 - Arranging Love & Marriage

August 20, 2017

Drumroll please!

The second episode of The DebTalks Podcast is finally here! Sorry folks, but summer just got busy!

In this episode, I wanted to continue our LOVE theme and explore dating even more. This time with a focus on dating in the more traditional sense (i.e. off-line), and marriage.

I spoke with Priya Bangar, Founder of www.vintagematchmaking.com. Priya LOVES love and helps her clients find long term relationships. One thing that stands out about Priya's business is that she helps with 'arranged marriages', at term that can be fairly controversial here in the West.

We chat about love, finding the 'one', arranged vs forced marriages, and dealing with traditional elders when it comes to inter-racial relationships.

I would love your feedback! I'm still working on making these podcasts sound awesome and it's still very much a work in progress! If you enjoyed our intimate conversation then feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page or rate us highly over on iTunes!

A very special thanks to Myles Ogilvie of MO Audio & Production for doing an amazing job fixing the sound and making the podcast sound so professional!

 

Episode 2 - Show Notes

Connect with Priya Bangar

You can find and connect with Priya over on her website at www.vintagematchmaking.com You'll also find her on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure to check out her recent venture The Dating Dialogue on Facebook. Keep an eye out for Priya's upcoming workshops!

Books we mentioned:

Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life by Katherine Woodward Thomas

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Articles we mentioned:

Women are no longer looking for "marriage material" guys, which is shocking for people for some reason. Karen Fratti, www.hellogiggles.com

 

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Episode 1 - Love, Sex, Relationships and Rabbit Killers

June 4, 2017

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

This is the first DebTalks Podcast!!!!!!!!

It's been a long time coming but it's finally here. Episode #1 of The DebTalks Podcast is all about Love, Sex, Relationships and Rabbit Killers and you'll understand the rabbit killer reference at the 52:54 mark. (We don't really kill rabbits, we love rabbits! This episode is cruelty free and no real rabbits were harmed during the recording, or ever, promise).

I needed two open and honest women who would get deep into this subject and I didn't have to look far. Previous DebTalksTV guests Andrea Hill and Jill Prescott joined me in the studio to chat about our fav topic.

In this podcast we delve into dating, loving yourself, moving forward after trauma, communication and boundaries, sex, orgasms, and Rampant Rabbits! #RabbitKiller

 

Episode 1 - Show Notes

Connect with Jill Prescott

You can find and connect with Jill over on her website at www.jillprescott.ca. You'll also find her on Facebook (don't miss those free live oracle card readings on Monday evenings at 7pm!), Twitter and Instagram.

Make sure to watch Jill's incredibly moving TedxTalk "Being Vulnerable Gave Me Freedom" and make sure to share it with your friends!

You can also catch Jill's first DebTalksTV interview "Trust and Surrender" here.

Connect with Andrea Hill

As well as hanging out in local Vancouver coffee shops, you can find and connect with Andrea at www.jointhedinnerparty.com. Andrea is also on Facebook, Instagram (where she posts her next coffee shop hangout) and Twitter.

Catch Andrea's past DebTalksTV video interviews:
Connect with Success
Lead in Love
Checkin' in with Andrea Hill

Book List:

No More Fucking Secrets: A Conversation For Freedom by Jill Prescott
Calling in "The One": 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life by Katherine
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Shout out to:

Brené Brown and all her wise words and awesomeness!
Our local Vancouver sex shops - The Art of Loving and Womyns' Ware for providing toys and sex eduction.
The Rabbit Vibrator for providing us with so much joy! (Or if you are Andrea, thanks to the Equestrian Community!)

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