I'm so excited to be spending time with some of my favorite people as we share our thoughts, ideas and feelings about love and relationship. These integral parts of our humanity and spirituality look differently for everyone and when we honor everyone's way of doing these things, we honor ourselves and all of life. The diversity present in relationship styles, family models, and ways of connecting with one another is something I am passionate about discussing and creating space space for in this world. There are so many ways to love, be loved and experience connection, let's celebrate them all.
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A very special THANK YOU to Yvonne Perea for the AMAZING theme music! You can find more music and information about this super talented singer/songwriter at: https://www.yvonneperea.com/
Ep 22 Enneagram Love with Rebecca Hiraoka
Rev. Amanda talks with Rebecca Hiraoka about the Enneagram. Amanda identifies most strongly as Enneagram 7 and Rebecca as Enneagram 9. They discuss how this tool has impacted their lives, been a rich part of their spiritual practices and been a helpful tool in consciously relating with others.
Ep. 21 Opening Up with John Ganley Rev. Amanda visits with one of her partners, her husband John. They talk about some of their experiences as she began her ministry and life in an ethically non-monogamous relationship.
Ep. 20 Hell Yes! Consent in All Areas of Relating with Lance Wright
Rev. Amanda and Lance talk about consent outside of the bedroom and sexual relationship. Consent plays out in all of the ways that we relate with the people in our lives. Emotional work especially plays a role in romantic relationships, friendships, at work and in an evolving conversation about equity in the systems that impact our lives. If we are aware and present with the ways in which we expect and as others to participate in emotional labor in all of our interactions, we can learn to consciously consent and be enthusiastic about the ways we interact with each other beyond societal and historical models. How deeply fulfilling and rewarding would all of our relationships become if all the ways we connect with each other were met with an enthusiastic, Hell Yes!?
Lance Wright is the Director of Campus Activities at Colorado State University. He is actively engaged in conversations about social justice, equity and diversity in his career and as a parent. Lance is currently traveling the world and chronicling his adventures on his blog: The Midlife Crisis Traveler He mentioned the TED Talk presented by his colleague Monica Rivera which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvGyo1NrzTY
Ep 19 Just Getting Started
Rev. Amanda checks in with the most popular question from her DMs: Can you tell me more about yourself? Amanda shares about her identity, relationship anarchy, spirituality and her coaching practice all without sounding like she's recording a personal ad! Also, coming attractions for the rest of 2019 and into the new year.
Rev. Amanda & Rev. Amani talk about many of the spiritual tools that they utilize in their own lives and relationships. They share about how they share those tools with others and in their coaching practices. These tools have helped them and their clients grow, transform, and live more fulfilling lives.
More info about both Rev. Amani & Rev. Amanda also at: abqcsl.org
Ep. 17 Attachment Styles & Conscious Relating with Jessica Fern Rev. Amanda is joined by Psychotherapist, Jessica Fern. They discuss attachment theory and how attachment styles play out in our romantic relationships. Amanda and Jessica discuss strategies for forming secure attachments in monogamous and ethically non-monogamous relationships alike. They talk about navigating the relationship escalator and tips for conscious relating.
Rev. Amanda talks with Anne More about the importance of accessing pleasure and connecting with our sexuality for living healthy and fulfilling lives as well as connecting with our Divine Nature. Anne is a facilitator of Erotic Blueprints and explains how this tool can be utilized to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, our wants and needs then sharing them in connection with our partners.
More info on Anne More: She is a Certied Sexological Bodyworker, Conscious Kink Coach, Certied Erotic Blueprints Coach, and sex positive community leader with over 25 years’ experience in conscious movement, mindfulness, trauma and shame release, the Wheel of Consent, Shibari (Japanese rope bondage) as a spiritual practice, and the erotic as a tool for healingand transformation. In her work and in her life, she is poly friendly and LGBTQIA+ inclusive. Check out her website:https://www.yesannemore.com/
Ep 15 Authenticity in Love Rev. Amanda checks in about the practice of authenticity in our spiritual work and in relationships. More info about Rev. Amanda Ganley at: www.amandaganley.com
Ep 14 Diversity, Inclusion & Equity with Dr. Kathy Sisneros
Rev. Amanda talks with Dr.Kathy Sisneros about diversity and the work of facilitating inclusive and equitable spaces. Kathy shares experiences from her career in higher education and diversity work in that setting. She and Amanda explore the intersection between their works and how important it is to serve at creating spaces for others to feel heard, valued and loved.
Dr. Kathy Sisneros is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Colorado State University. Kathy oversees the student diversity programs and services. Additionally, she serves on the faculty and as an advisor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education master’s program. She is a first generation college student and attended Eastern New Mexico University for her undergraduate degree in communications. Through her involvement in student activities on campus and having had the good fortune to work with some wonderful advisors and mentors, she realized that she could earn an advanced degree that would afford her the opportunity to work with college students on a fulltime basis. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Counseling-Student Personnel from Northern Arizona University and her doctorate in Education Policy and Leadership-Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Additionally, she is Rev. Amanda's older sister!
Ep 13 Transforming Into Grace with Kelly Sophia Grace
Kelly Sophia Grace talks to Rev. Amanda about her Male to Female transition and her relationship to spirituality. Kelly and Amanda talk about God, society, self-acceptance and polyamory.
Ep 12 Honoring Our Desire with Rebecca Hiraoka, RScP
Amanda and Rebecca explore the experience of desire and it's authentic expression in our lives. By honoring our human experience of desire, we honor the experience of Spirit. Our sexuality is a part of our lives to be honored and enjoyed as expressions of the sacred in every day life.
Ep. 10 Orgasm as a Tool For Manifesting with Rev. Amani Malaika, Rev. Masando Hiraoka & Rebecca Hiraoka, and Rev. Brian Akers
It's delicious, it's delightful, it's glorious! Orgasm is a powerful, pleasureful experience of surrender. It's an invitation to be present to joy and exhilaration.What good could we manifest in our lives if we were willing to present to every area of our lives in the way that we are present with orgasm? Join Amanda and her friends as they discuss orgasm as a part of spiritual practice and how it makes us available to life's good.
Ep. 9 Sacred Sexuality with Rev. Amani Malaika Amanda and Amani explore the connection between sexuality and spirituality and talk about sexual and spiritual awakening. They share stories about feeling empowered in their sexual and spiritual lives and the relationship and experiencing fulfillment in both of those areas of life.
Join Amanda and Elena in the two part series as they start to tackle some of the ways society and culture impact how we interact with one another in relationships. The idea that our partners are replaceable and that we have to be in an ideal relationship in order for it to be meaningful play a big role in how we love another and can be damaging to the experience of loving our partners in the best way possible.
Ep. 3 Love & Relationship & Monogamy. Oh My! Amanda talks with Masando and Rebecca about love, spirituality and relationships. They share thoughts about monogamy, relationship diversity, and the enneagram.