Think Out Loud With Me

Natalie P.

Hi friends! Welcome to THINK OUT LOUD WITH ME, a chat-cast produced, hosted, and humbly offered by yours truly, Natalie P., from my neck of the woods to YOU…in YOURS. I’m taking full advantage of a Universally-accepted, irrevocable license to be curious, and held by every single one of us to engage others in constructive and enlightening conversation.

After years of internal chatter, white boards full of wondering, logs of silent suffering, and physical and mental close calls, I’m exhausted keeping it all together by myself. THINK OUT LOUD WITH ME is my own search for Self, and the clarity, connection, community, and congruence I know I'll discover in the stories and perspectives and beauty of others in search of the same.

In so doing, if I help you find your voice…ignite your curiosity…nudge you just a bit in your own favor…well, shit. I’d like that. I’d like that a LOT.

Thanks for listening.

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S3 E8: Think Out Loud With Me + Andrea Dratch x Shootin' Straight Sh*t on Sobriety, Self-Love
Feb 25 2024
S3 E8: Think Out Loud With Me + Andrea Dratch x Shootin' Straight Sh*t on Sobriety, Self-Love
I woke up with drinking on my mind. Not in the ‘I need a drink’ kind of way, but in the ‘wow, who was I when I drank, what was I hiding from, how did I survive myself, where did alcoholism start in my family…’ you know, the thoughts a lot of sober people have who are still shaking their heads, even after years of not drinking. When I talk about drinking, I talk about my own experience. I talk about my parents and their parents and how alcoholism ran on both sides of my family. I talk about how drinking was a severe problem for me, how I used it to deal with anxiety, how it fueled my anxiety, how it created anxiety in others…though I spent the first year or so of sobriety wondering how ANYONE in their right mind would ever drink, I’ve since concerned myself less with other people’s use of alcohol and concentrated on my own. I don’t stand in judgment of people who drink. Have I wondered if people have a problem with drinking? Sure. Do I continue to process my parents’ relationship with alcohol and how it affected me and my family? Yes. Does society’s obsession with alcohol concern me? Absolutely. But I choose to share my story and thoughts around drinking and addiction and related topics with others as a method of connection, not condemnation. I speak up for my own mental health with the hope that just one person will hear that they are worth every bit of strength they have to muster to not pick up the bottle.So, I hollered at someone I trust to shoot the sh*t straight with me, to talk sobriety without a filter. Andrea Dratch is an actor, producer, model, performer, muse, and, though she doesn’t list this in her bio, incredible influence as a woman stepping into her voice, her body, and her power. She trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and her remarkable talents can be seen in Tina Tina Bo Bina, Small Town Remedies, Reed Gig, Womanhood The Series, Saturn Rising, and Crash and Burn Stories. Here in Colorado, we see her gorgeous face as the spokeswoman for Woodley’s Fine Furniture, her family’s business since 1979. She’s raw, she’s authentic, and she’s a serious badass. Listen in for an extended episode of conversation. We spend a chunk on being sober in a world of glorified drinking, and we also spend time exploring Andrea's close relationship with her artist sister, Jacquelynn Perkins, who is hosting a solo show beginning April 12 at Artworks Center for Contemporary Art in Loveland and sharing with the world for the first time her Animal Bodies, which includes Self Portraits of My Sisters, as well as a live performance by Andrea as she introduces her own latest work, Shame on Me, a short film done in collaboration with Andy Carrasco.More on Andrea: IMDb, Instagram, FacebookSupport the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S3 E7: TOLWM + Rev. Dr. Ahriana Platten x Thresholds of Spirituality
Feb 18 2024
S3 E7: TOLWM + Rev. Dr. Ahriana Platten x Thresholds of Spirituality
I have much to unravel in my journey of spirituality, and it’s only been in the last few years that I have begun to soften and open and become genuinely available to the possibility that I can have my own relationship with Spirit, Source, possibly even, God.This lessening in resistance has come about as I have deliberately engaged myself in reading, conversations, and experiences with others who offer me alternate views and connections with a higher power, the greater universe, the miracle of energy, soul, and divinity. Indeed, this chat cast has become my medicine.Living a life marinated in Eastern and Western ideologies, Rev. Dr. Ahriana Platten is an evolutionary force in spiritual transformation. She bridges ancient wisdom with contemporary teachings, empowering people to use sacred ceremony to address life challenges. As a revered mystic and visionary, Ahriana is the compass for spiritual leaders aiming to reshape the world. Her influence resonates across a global community in 50+ countries. She’s an ordained Unity minister, a formidable high priestess in two esoteric traditions, and a mentor for spiritual entrepreneurs. A former Ambassador for the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Ahriana is the bestselling author of “Rites and Rituals, Harnessing the Power of Sacred Ceremony,” and “The Changing Story,” a children’s book.And in this episode, she’s thinking out loud with ME. I spent a beautiful hour listening to her voice, stories, and wisdom. Amidst tales of her own spiritual path, she weaves in gentle teaching moments and takeaways we can implement on our own terms. She reminds me of my worth and interconnection with humanity, each of us whole and holy in our beautiful ways.Please also consider A Soulfull World, and the many opportunities to experience Ahriana as a Priestess, Pastor, and Peacemaker. In addition to her Website, there is Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. I'm particularly interested in the upcoming Interfaith Mystery School and the chance to expand my understanding and cross a new threshold into spirituality. You can also purchase a copy of Ahriana's bestselling book, Rites & Rituals.Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S3 E6: TOLWM + Jeremy Pajer x Our Sacred (and Wounded) Masculine and Feminine
Feb 10 2024
S3 E6: TOLWM + Jeremy Pajer x Our Sacred (and Wounded) Masculine and Feminine
I’ve invited my guest, Jeremy Pajer, to think out loud with me about the deep and often polarizing topic of Masculine and Feminine Energy. I met Jeremy in his role as co-founder of Freedom Folk and Soul as he and his wife and co-founder, Stephanie, led a group of us through the Toltec Medicine Wheel of Transformation. I joined him, Stephanie, and several others on a journey of self-discovery to the pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico, and his teachings, touch, and genuine energy so greatly impacted me that I have journeyed two more times to Teo and spent countless hours with him in ceremony and discussion online and in person.Jeremy loves to share his wisdom, creativity, and playfulness as an Ordained Minister of the Healing Arts, Transformation and Master Breathwork Facilitator, Toltec Teacher, and Personal Freedom Coach. He brings his love and knowledge of firewalking, sweat lodges, Native American ceremony, Toltec wisdom, 12-Step traditions, and shamanic practices to people all over the world. Jeremy is MOST passionate about teaching people how to find their OWN wisdom and embrace their OWN humanity. He is practical and purposeful, yet gentle, kind, and authentic. He is a leader, teacher, and healer, yet he is forever a student, vulnerable, curious, and always evolving.Jeremy embraces both the Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine. I have witnessed him as both stable and free-flowing. He is determined and protective, and agile and nurturing. After setting up with some perspective of my own, I dive right into this cast and ask Jeremy to give us a little commentary on his understanding of masculine-feminine energies. A thought-provoking conversation blossoms from there, and I'm honored to let you hear.Jeremy is wonderfully busy with a calendar of experiences, breathwork, journeys, and points of connection. You can find him online at https://www.freedomfolkandsoul.org. You can find the beginning of the Shaman Heart series he is co-leading with his wife, Stephanie, at https://www.shamanheart.org. Also, note mentions of David Deida and The Mask You Live In.Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S3 E5: TOLWM + Thais Harris x Hello Beautiful, I Love You
Jan 21 2024
S3 E5: TOLWM + Thais Harris x Hello Beautiful, I Love You
Think Out Loud With Me is my medicine, and every episode is a dose of love that heals me, empowers me, and makes me a better version of myself. Visiting with Thais Harris, my guest today who brings her magic as a board-certified holistic nutritionist to help women love themselves into their ideal body, vibrant health, and an outstanding life, is no exception to the power of connection and community.I met Thais as a part of the author group that helped our soul sister, Tina Green, bring The Life-Changing Power of Self Love to life this past November. We reached bestselling status together and now get an opportunity to share extended space learning more about one another’s gifts and stories.Gathering evidence of our glorious selves, if even in the smallest ways, balancing values, the D.I.E.T. we practice, discovering self-reliance and self-healing, and the simple act of looking in the mirror and telling ourselves, "I love you," are all sweet, easy topics we touch. Thais is a beautiful, intelligent, welcoming human I am happy to introduce to my listeners. Thais Harris, BCHN, can be found online in several ways. Write her at thais@nourishtogether.com or visit her Website, Instagram, and Facebook. She even gives you a taste of her healing touch with a free PDF download: 3 Mindset Shifts to Love Yourself Into Better Health.She wrote Chapter 19, "No More Cringing in the Mirror: What Skin Cancer Taught Me About Self-Love," in The Life-Changing Power of Self Love. She is also the author of a children's book, Little Red. Both books can be purchased on her website's media page.#thinkoutloudwithme #selflove #iloveyou #worthy #evidence #cancer #healing #selfreliance #bodymindgut #spiritSupport the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S3 E4: TOLWM + Stephanie Urbina Jones x Being Held, Holding Yourself
Jan 15 2024
S3 E4: TOLWM + Stephanie Urbina Jones x Being Held, Holding Yourself
It was a perfect day to ponder. Single digits outside, warm and safe inside. Both my home and my heart were quiet, settled. That I got to plug in and connect with a soul sister to think out loud together in this state was especially sweet. I’ve been waiting for the stars to align so that we could spend this time in our own sort of ceremony, sharing and wondering out loud about our journeys. Stephanie Urbina Jones is a singer, teacher, best-selling author, sister, friend, mother, wife, and lover of life who brings her passion and experience of living a life of creative freedom to people all over the world.This rockstar shamama has a passion for transformation and is a living example of not only dreaming but bringing those dreams to life. She recently released a fantastic album, Manuel’s Destiny, and is touring with her Honky Tonk Mariachi spreading her spicy love across Texas, Tennessee, Mexico and everywhere in between. You'll find her and her Honky Tonk Mariachi next on January 23rd live at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville! Whether she is writing a song, writing a best-selling book, performing, or leading sacred journeys of transformation as co-founder of Freedom Folk and Soul where I was blessed to meet her, Stephanie is following her heart and chiseling out her soul.Since meeting one another in the fall of 2022, Stephanie and I have grown a connection and trust that has been critical to my healing and mental health. You'll hear firsthand how readily she shares her heart's story and life's journey and creates a safe space for others to do the same. I treasure time with her, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to share our conversation with listeners. If you are motivated to reach out to SUJ, you've many ways to do so. She has classes and experiences on the near horizon, music to enjoy, and books to read. Journeys, classes, connection at Freedom Folk and Soul - Website, Facebook, InstagramMusic and more at Stephanie Urbina Jones - Website, Facebook, InstagramBooks, cards, inspiration at ShamanHeart.orgShaman Heart: Turning Pain Into Passion and PurposeShaman Heart: Sacred RebelThe Life-Changing Power of Self-Love with Tina GreenYou can even dabble in Stephanie's fantastic fashion in Frida's Closet. Take a moment and connect. Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S3 E3: TOLWM + Kimberly Millstone x Sourcing Security in Yourself, Choosing Faith Over Fear
Dec 30 2023
S3 E3: TOLWM + Kimberly Millstone x Sourcing Security in Yourself, Choosing Faith Over Fear
The morning’s routine of coffee and reading while the sun broke through was as peaceful and contemplative as usual. I have a carefully curated selection of newsletters and subscriptions that fill my inbox most days keeping me updated with headlines and inspiration. On this day, I found my guest’s latest post, and as I read it, I began buzzing. Like I could literally feel vibrations running through my body. So I pinged her. Oh my gosh, can we chat?!? She said yes, she'd love to.Kimberly Millstone is a writer, artist, and 5D astrologer. She pens Relevance of a Crone on Substack, and to begin our cast, I read to you what she shared that morning that sat me up and had me hungry to chat.The post is titled ‘WHO’S YOUR DADDY?’ and it serves as a beautiful sounding-off point for connection that I feel sure will resonate, especially around the topics of sourcing security in ourselves and choosing faith over fear.As the calendar turns to 2024, these are simple and powerful intentions we can set that have unbelievable implications for ourselves and the world. I hope you'll find a few minutes to listen in and hear for yourself.In addition to her enlightened writing on Substack, Kimberly connects with clients around the globe to offer natal chart readings, astrocoaching, solar return readings, and intuitive channel readings. I’ve personally experienced her magic and encourage you to be in touch for a taste of your own by visiting https://www.lunamatri.com.Happy New Year, friends.Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S3 E2: TOLWM + Madrone Kalil x Love in the Pain, Beauty in Death
Dec 20 2023
S3 E2: TOLWM + Madrone Kalil x Love in the Pain, Beauty in Death
As Winter Solstice settles in, sit with me for a few minutes and meet Madrone Kalil, a beautiful human who commits her every day to creating a conscious community through mindfulness. She is the founder of Taproot Journeys, offering her clients opportunities to explore how their taproot has been nurtured or neglected and how they can grow one that is stronger. Having a strong taproot allows us to hold strong as our life shakes. Madrone teaches me more about having compassion for those who experience chronic pain, and what's different between pain and suffering. Too, there's a difference between grieving and mourning, and as an End of Life Doula, Madrone weaves a space where we can talk about the magick in death and the importance of grief muscles. A wild and witchy womyn, Madrone is a skilled community weaver, and you'll appreciate quickly how she creates space and helps others discover and wonder about their own spirit and potential. You can find her story, her coaching offerings, and other ways to engage my wonderful guest at the following links: Website: https://www.taprootjourneys.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taprootjourneysInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/taproot.journeys/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madrone-kalil/Finally, Madrone and I met as co-authors in bringing The Life-Changing Power of Self-Love: An Essential Guide by Tina Green to life and Amazon bestseller status. Find her Chapter 7: Finding Love in the Pain Points and other courageous stories in the pages of your own copy here.Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S3 E1: TOLWM + Laura Di Franco x Her Newest Bestseller and Being Human
Dec 14 2023
S3 E1: TOLWM + Laura Di Franco x Her Newest Bestseller and Being Human
When you settle into the corner of the couch with a new book, you hope to be engaged, pulled in, inspired...changed. I didn't anticipate being SO changed when I opened Networking for Healers: Curating the Conversations and Community that Manifest Your Dream Business, Laura Di Franco's newest bestseller, now available on Amazon. Yet here I am, not only having read her latest release but also fired up to launch Season 3 of Think Out Loud With Me, because dammit, I am a fiend for conversation that means something, and I knew connecting with Laura in a format where others could listen in would be well worth our while. Masks be damned, reciprocal awesomeness activated, we dive into the inspiration behind her 71ST PUBLICATION (!!!) and let the exchange take us where humans go when they comfortably and authentically share space, heart, and love for this gig we call life. 🎙️ https://www.buzzsprout.com/2032664/14148079😎 Give Laura a look at https://lauradifranco.com📙 Find Networking for Healers at https://www.amazon.com/Networking-Healers-Conversations-Connections-Community-ebook/dp/B0CPX28RXY/☀️ Check out Brave Badass Healers, a Community for World-Changers at https://www.facebook.com/groups/YourHighVibeBusiness#bravehealerproductions #bloomstruck #thinkoutloudwithme #networking #networkingforhealers #networkingforhumans #selflove #selfawareness #congruence #communication #community #bedohaveSupport the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S2 E8: Think Out Loud With Me + Seth Rohrer x Unconditional Love of Self, Sacrifice
May 7 2023
S2 E8: Think Out Loud With Me + Seth Rohrer x Unconditional Love of Self, Sacrifice
Seth Rohrer has fought hard for his own congruency. He has firsthand knowledge of the struggle with self to be real, to come to terms with half-truths and self-limiting beliefs, and literally take the leap, develop radical trust in the universe, and embrace life. I’m just getting to know him myself, and I’m grateful for the chance to do a little digging with him in this episode. His perspective is special.Seth and I discuss the balance of masculine and feminine in each of us, unconditional love, and the ongoing journey to joy and self-actualization. He'll tell you, "It is NEVER selfish to choose your heart first." Sacrificing the old for the real can be incredibly scary and painful, and the fear of the unknown thwarts most people's progress, but the hardest truth you'll fight for is YOUR OWN. You'll enjoy his voice and his thoughts and guidance. Consider joining Seth and his beautiful wife Angel in the Bytes Of Light Den where you will find love, support, and assistance as part of a pack that celebrates your awakening to new gifts, applauds newfound awareness, and encourages you to bring your fears into the light of their safe container. If you are ready for more focused one-on-one work, Seth is happy to assist you in rediscovering your inner power and your personal truth. And guys, you can join Seth on social media and check out his website to see how he can be of higher service to you in further creating your beautiful story of life.Website - rohrerrevolution.comInstagram - Instagram.com/bytesoflight Facebook - facebook.com/bytesoflightYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@bytesoflight5407Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S2 E6 : Think Out Loud With Me + Kimberly x Fools in a Flow State
Apr 2 2023
S2 E6 : Think Out Loud With Me + Kimberly x Fools in a Flow State
Meet Kimberly Millstone. Kimberly embraces the qualities of an Astrologer, Intuitive Life Coach, Artist and Writer. She’s an empathic channel who brings in vibrational transmissions through written and spoken words and her paintings. Her work centers on lighting a path to each person’s unique and sovereign heart as she works with the energies of love, compassion, peace, and joy to remind us all of these qualities which are our true nature. Kimberly brings star magic to the mundane, translating astrology into everyday usefulness, so we can know how loved we are by the cosmos.In Chapter 15 of Shaman Heart: Sacred Rebel, the book coming at the end of May in which we will both be featured with two dozen others with lead authors Stephanie Urbina Jones and Jeremy Pajer, Kimberly tells a story called Loving Yourself the Most.” I’ve invited her to chat with me about her beautiful life and the magic touch she offers.Together, Kimberly and I dive into conversation about the massive reset our world is experiencing, the wisdom and guidance the younger generation offers us, mindsets and mental fitness, living in a flow state, and especially yummy, Kimberly's gift as an astrologer. I have had the blessing of spending special time with this beautiful woman, and I'm extremely pleased to share her voice and visions with you. Listen in, and I encourage you to connect with her online, too, and experience her magic.Website https://lunamatri.com/Facebook https://facebook.com/kimberly.millstoneInstagram https://www.instagram.com/lunamatri/Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S2 E5 : Think Out Loud With Me + Kim E. x The Beauty of Healing Ways
Mar 29 2023
S2 E5 : Think Out Loud With Me + Kim E. x The Beauty of Healing Ways
There's a saying, “Your mind is like an unsafe neighborhood; don't go there alone.” On my recent journeys to Mexico, I found a sister to hold my hand as I continue to walk in mine. She’s my guest in Episode 5.Kim Eden is an Intuitive Empath, PSYCH-K® Practitioner, Reiki Master, NLP Practitioner, Holistic Herbalist, Hypnosis Practitioner, and Life Coach. But these, as she says, are just labels. The reality is that Kim is an energetic being having a human experience. Kim grew up on a rural desert farm in southern Arizona. She spent most of her childhood lost in her imagination. The open desert was her playground; her best friends were her horse, dogs, goats, and cats that called the farm home.Growing up, she’ll tell you she was always the oddball and outcast. She saw the world differently, even at a young age. She could see the energy that flowed into everything. She realized she was called to help and could hold that space for others. Kim does not believe that one modality will heal everything.This belief has led Kim to learn different modalities. For over 25 years, she has been working on her spiritual development. She has attended courses at Arthur Findlay College to study mediumship and psychic development and has numerous certifications and additional training in holistic modalities, energy psychology, and energy work. She has traveled to learn with shamans, Maestros, and healers throughout North and South America. She is a perpetual student of the world. In 2020 Kim opened Peaceful Path. Through her private practice, she works with individuals to break free of their limiting beliefs, does energy healing, and conducts shamanistic ceremonies to help with additional spiritual support a person may need.In Chapter 11 of Shaman Heart: Sacred Rebel, the book hitting the shelves in May in which we will both be featured with two dozen others including lead authors Stephanie Urbina Jones and Jeremy Pajer, Kim tells a story called "The Broken Path," and shares very special medicine for freeing oneself from limiting beliefs. Listen in as we think out loud about the beauty of healing, the paths we walk, and the relief we find when we lean into our shadows for the lessons and love we have for ourselves.Kim can be found just outside Nashville, TN, for in-person work, or online at https://peacefulpath.net/ or Kimeden@Peacefulpath.net. Follow her at facebook.com/peacefulpathinnerillumination and keep an eye out as she develops her YouTube channel at youtube.com/@peacefulpath1866#peacefulpath #plantmedicine #healing #selflove #selfwork #ayahuasca #psychek #nlp #holisticherbs Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S2 E4 : Think Out Loud With Me + Linda C. x Hope and Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse
Mar 22 2023
S2 E4 : Think Out Loud With Me + Linda C. x Hope and Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse
Linda Castor, RN, LCPC, is a human I now call friend and sister after spending an unforgettable week of adventure and self-discovery together in Teotihuacan, Mexico. Linda and I will be featured together as authors in Shaman Heart: Sacred Rebel, a collaboration of journeyers sharing their truths that is scheduled for release in May.In addition, Linda's determination to help others is coming to life in the pages of a recent project, Brainwashed From Birth: How to Completely Free Yourself from Narcissistic Indoctrination,  a self-help book about healing and reclaiming life after narcissistic abuse in which she shares first-hand experience as a survivor and thriver and offers practical ways to help those struggling to fully recover. Through her powerfully crafted words, she teaches readers how to deprogram from the narcissist’s insidious brainwashing and reclaim personal freedom to manifest their greatest dreams and desires. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a very real mental health challenge, and many don't know they are in the midst of very troubling, damaging situations. In this episode, Linda dives into the definition of narcissism and shares hope for those who are recovering from abusive relationships and unwinding themselves from the control of their abusers. You'll find the conversation thoughtful and enlightening. Listen in.You can find Linda online at https://www.LindaCastor.com. Her background and magic are worth considering if you are seeking support! And if you've experiences and/or input to share with her of your own struggles and triumphs, please get in touch.Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S2 E3: Think Out Loud With Me + Toni Nagy x People Pleasing, Boobs, Mental Health + More
Oct 6 2022
S2 E3: Think Out Loud With Me + Toni Nagy x People Pleasing, Boobs, Mental Health + More
I'll tell ya what's next. This little chat is fresh off the Zoom Room floor. I found a new friend, her name is Toni Nagy. Lemme read you a little bit of what's online about this fantastic human who agreed to think out loud with me.Toni Nagy is a stand-up comic that’s quasi–radical, somewhat-existential, and mostly funny. Her comedy is like an acid trip, but with equal opportunity genital jokes. She’s also a writer, film-maker, sketch comedy creator, and co-dependent (if that's ok with you).  Toni is a filmmaker that has written/ edited/directed/and acted in over 50 sketch comedy videos that together have upwards of 1.5 million views. Cavelight Productions is her independent media company. She's a dancer. She dances like a - my words now - like a woman possessed with the spirits of awesome, free, empowering, engaging, YUM!I personally found her magic on Instagram - she has hundreds of thousands of followers across platforms...you'll find her...I did and fell in love with her crazy! Cuz she's crazy talented! I'm talking from the top of her head to the bottom of her toes. Lovely. And she's committed to being a good person.Toni and I connected this morning. Me in my cozy, colorful Colorado corner, while she piped in from her yard in New Hampshire. Besides an opening that is likely similar in feeling to being lost in the very deep woods and a super awkward left turn about BOOBS that I guess I needed to get off my chest 😬 I'd confidently say our first encounter was as meaningful and enjoyable as I anticipated.  She's great. Listen in. Find her online. Toni's the real deal. I'm really tickled to be able to think out loud with her.IG @toninagyFB @toni.nagyYT @toninagyBlog tonibologna.comSite cavelightproductions.comJust google her! NOW! OK, Ok, now listen...Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S2 E2: Think Out Loud With Me + January Riggin x Recovering, Healing, Loving Out Loud
Sep 22 2022
S2 E2: Think Out Loud With Me + January Riggin x Recovering, Healing, Loving Out Loud
The last time I saw my guest, January Riggin, was 30+ years ago in our tiny li'l hometown, and I'm fucking grateful to have the chance to #THINKOUTLOUD with this survivor, author, non-profit founder, and badass human in episode 14. It's time to #getreal.January's new book, Dark Side of the Moon Child, is her truth of long-term recovery. She is a survivor of sex trafficking, domestic violence, addiction, and the criminal justice system. She's mom to a 22 year old, and she'll soon be a grandma, too! Driven by "street-level passion," she founded #SOAP2HOPE, an SLC nonprofit that advocates for women, men, and teenagers who have been sexually exploited and sex trafficked.She's on my cast on purpose, and I invite you to listen in. It's fucking raw, my mic is wonky, and who the hell knows how to end these casts with any sort of...and who really fucking cares, like really? It's messy ON #PURPOSE. Fuck. I'll get to the fancy shit. In the meantime, #THISSHITMATTERSFIND JANUARY, HER BOOK, and HER NON-PROFIT ATjanuary@soap2hopeut.comhttps://www.facebook.com/soap2hopehttps://www.instagram.com/soap2hope/#speakup #traffickedinsilence #sextrafficking #sextraffickingawareness #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthmatters #suicideawareness #selflove #recovery #healing #bedohave #congruence #truth #courage #vulnerability #tribe #connection #community #grateful #fuck #findyourvoice #ownyourstory #accountability #awareness #selfawareness #empathy #addictionSupport the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S2 E1: Think Out Loud With Me + Guest Cathy Huddleston x Horses Helping Humans
Sep 19 2022
S2 E1: Think Out Loud With Me + Guest Cathy Huddleston x Horses Helping Humans
…this life stuff…sometimes it’s hard. And when it’s hard, well, I look for input. I look for connection. I look for my tribe. I recently hosted a guest that I consider a part of my tribe. Cathy Huddleston is a horse and people trainer, educator, student, author, speaker, mentor and believer in acceptance of self and others. She accepts me. And her heart desires to help me. And I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, her heart desires to help you.As lifelong horsewoman and a co-facilitator in the experiences she offers in-person outside Kansas City, Missouri, or in some cases, virtually, Cathy wants to help you connect to your true self in a present state of being through the eyes of a horse. As a teacher, as a partner, as a friend, the horse is capable of walking with you as you seek congruence. Horses are 100% present and do not pretend to be something they are not. They work towards coherence with the environment and co-authored regulation of returning to a FULLY present state of being. Congruence. When your insides match your outsides. When your strange beauty flies. When the ‘what if’s die. And you return to yourself. “Through the Eyes of a Horse” is a children’s book Cathy authored to put words to this magic. It’s a unique story of how a little girl finds self-acceptance through the experience of seeing herself reflected through the eyes of a horse.Get to know Cathy with me, if even for just these few minutes of a cast. She’s an incredible soul who has a beautiful gift to share with the world by helping humans heal beside horses. We visit about the beauty of it all. The opportunity of relationships with the horses in our communities around us.  Having personally experienced healing through horses in 1:1 sessions, as well as family and group and significant other, I can only share life-changing stories. Others have stories, too. Listen to more! Horses Helping Humans is a podcast Cathy hosts to bring even MORE awareness to the magic of horses helping humans heal and grow and thrive.Finally, LINKS TO FIND CATHY are embedded above or down below!LinkedInFacebookInstagramWebsiteSupport the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S1 E12: Think Out Loud With Me + Guest Tina Green x Turning Pain Into Passion & Purpose
Sep 8 2022
S1 E12: Think Out Loud With Me + Guest Tina Green x Turning Pain Into Passion & Purpose
Tina Green is a trained and practicing life coach, best-selling author, chef, mom, and massage therapist. I encourage you to read her story in Shaman Heart: Turning Pain into Passion & Purpose. She is also currently apprenticing with Master Toltec Teachers Jeremy Pager and Stephanie Urbina Jones to be a Sacred Journey Breathwork Facilitator and Transformational Facilitator of the Healing Arts.Tina brings her vital mother energy to all her work and draws from her lived experience of carrying a lot of shame, especially body shame, through most of her adult life. She has healed her shame and feels an immense amount of personal freedom and self-love. She is passionate about assisting others in cultivating their self-love. Find her this weekend hosting an online Toltec Sacred Journey Workshop!This chat is the first of many I want to share to celebrate what it means to live in our truths, to fight ourselves to find and defend our highest potential within. My former sister and brother in law, Tina and her husband, Jason, an ordained Transformational Minister of the Healing Arts, are beautiful humans living in Sebastopol, California, raising their two beautiful daughters. I’m proud to know them, and I’m grateful they are finding such peace in their own truths.These truths. Unique to each of us, buried under layers of years of strife. Don’t you notice them…everywhere…actually springing to life?!? In honoring our own truths, we infuse others with the energetic support to honor theirs.That’s something you can get behind, no? C'mon. Get curious. I dare ya. I am!Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!
S1 E11: Think Out Loud With Me + Guest Dr. Ryan Pilsner x Chiropractic Care
Sep 6 2022
S1 E11: Think Out Loud With Me + Guest Dr. Ryan Pilsner x Chiropractic Care
The first thing you feel when you meet my guest in Episode 11 is HOPE. He'll tell you, and he believes it: You are made to be healthy. Your body knows what to do. All. Of. The. Time.Dr. Ryan Pilsner is a beautiful human being whose WHY shows in everything he does. He partners with people of all ages, walks, ailments, accidents, and predicaments, in expressing their potential by aligning with their body's innate intelligence. I met him many months ago, referred by my dentist for lock jaw and, well, my dentist seemed to know I needed the help.As a human, Dr. Ryan is fully committed to the health and hope of his community. As a chiropractor, he thinks out loud with me about the Wellness-Illness Continuum, the ties between the mental and physical realms, and the mission to flip the script on how we think about our beautiful selves.The concept of self, work on the SELF, self-awareness, self-management…all of the SELF starts within - our bodies, our minds, our energy, our spirit. We are actually in the very beginning stages of understanding just how intricately linked and complex and BADASS the SELF is in mental, emotional and physical forms. It’s fascinating, just how powerful we as humans are, if we take the time to consider it all. What a world we’d be if we learned how to tap into our own PERFECTLY UNIQUE CRAZY BEAUTIFUL COMPLEX MAGNIFICENT COLORFUL WONDERFUL SELVES!Dr. Ryan Pilsner and his fantastic team can be found at Heart & Hand Chiropractic, 2601 S. Lemay Avenue, #9, Fort Collins, Colorado. Visit www.hnhchiro.com or call 970-377-3577.Support the showLike you, I'm a beautiful work in progress! WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN Get in touch!