Uncomfortable.

Uncomfortable.

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Comfortable conversations around uncomfortable topics.


24 - Calling Off Your Wedding
Jun 7 • 44 min
In this episode we talk to Lorie Corcuera who back in 2012 called off her wedding. It wasn’t until her partner asked her to marry him, she realized that the relationship wasn’t right for her. Calling off her wedding, and choosing herself over pleasing…
23 - Tantric Sex
May 24 • 75 min
In this episode we talk to Julia Kovacs who explains the history and intentions behind Tantra and Tantric Sex. Julia is an intimacy coach who’s mission is to change the paradigms of the public’s perception of sex. About Julia Julia is dedicated to…
22 - Sex Work
May 10 • 35 min
In this episode of Uncomfortable, we chat to Heidi who has been a sex worker for 10 years. Heidi shares details of her life as a sex worker and sugar baby and explains how she has found empowerment, boundary setting and financial independence through the…
21 - Living with Chronic Illness
Apr 26 • 55 min
In this episode I talk to Shannon MacFarlane. Shannon remembers suffering from endometriosis from as young as 12 years old. Since then she has been diagnosed with three other chronic illnesses. Shannon is also a mother who’s son also suffers from a…
20 - Ethical Non-Monogamous Lifestyle
Apr 12 • 72 min
In this episode we explore ethical non-monogamy. I was lucky enough to chat with Tori and Soul of the Torrid Souls podcast. Tori and Soul are a same sex, bi-sexual, ethical non-monogamous couple. They have been together for many years but just recently…
19 - Moving past the feeling of shame after having an abortion
Apr 5 • 53 min
Gail was 24 when she unexpectedly fell pregnant. She was in the middle of university, wasn’t in a great financial position, therefore decided to have an abortion. Over 10 years later, she still feels regret over her decision. In this episode Gail shares…
18 - Trauma and Intimacy
Mar 29 • 38 min
In this episode of Uncomfortable, I chat with Vancouver writer Peggy Liu. Peggy and I discuss how childhood trauma and learned behaviours can affect intimacy and vulnerability in relationships. About Peggy: Peggy is a writer, story-teller, self-proclaimed…
17 - Death, Money and Shame
Mar 22 • 35 min
Andrina Tisi, owner of www.wholelicious.com, is a health & lifestyle coach, yoga teacher & Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner based in Zurich, Switzerland. In this episode We chat with Andrina Tisi about the shame around money and the emotional toll…
16 - Cervical Fluid
Mar 15 • 42 min
In this episode we explore Cervical Fluids. I love this topic and am so happy that I found Jessica Roberts-Farina who is an avid fan of tracking her cervical fluids! We chat about the stigma around this topic and go into detail on the types of fluids and…
15 - Anal Health
Mar 8 • 43 min
In this episode we explore Anal Health. Thanks to Kerin “KB” Berger Founder of Queer MEDucation who answers our questions specifically around Anal Sex, the risks involved, and how to do it safely. Kerin “KB” Berger is the founder of Queer MEDucation, a…
14 - The Birthing Story
Mar 1 • 48 min
Every parent has their own birthing story. Jackie Chemelli shares her experience birthing her beautiful twin boys Sawyer & Miller and the decisions she had to make during and after the birth. “It’s not like in the movies” Jackie assures us. Jackie…
13 - Loss & Grief
Feb 22 • 42 min
Megan is a Vancouver based graphic designer and creative. She is passionately driven and continuously inspired by the power of story-telling and ability to connect with others through shared experiences. At her final year at Emily Carr University + Design…
12 - Body Positivity
Feb 15 • 54 min
Caroline MacGillivray is the founder of Beauty Night Society, a Vancouver based organization that helps build self esteem & change the lives of impoverished women. At the tender age of 3, Caroline began to explore a relationship with movement. Ballet,…
11 - Anxiety vs Depression
Feb 8 • 44 min
It can be difficult enough navigating through life living with one mental health diagnosis. Kirsten Barkved shares her story of living with two. Kirsten suffers from both anxiety and depression. In this episode she explains how one can trigger the other…
10 - Good Girls Talk Sex
Jan 31 • 48 min
Leah Carey is a sexual communication coach who helps women learn to communicate about sex so they can get what they really want in the bedroom. She is the creator and host of the podcast “Good Girls Talk About Sex.” Sexual freedom is a subject that is…
9 - What to expect at a sex party
Jan 24 • 45 min
Christine Wild, author of Just Bad Timing, is a passionate writer, on paper and in life. She’s the host of Running Wild With Christine: Sex, Success and Other Slippery Rabbit Holes, an Anchor podcast. Christine is a world-travelled, fiercely independent…
8 - Overcoming Self-loathing & Depression
Jan 17 • 36 min
In this episode I chat with Andrea Loewen. Andrea is a writer, theatre-maker, and choreographer in Vancouver, BC. However our topic today has nothing to do with any of Andrea’s amazing skills. Despite Andrea being an incredibly talented and seemingly…
7 - Sex and Disability
Jan 10 • 48 min
In this week’s episode, my guest is Spencer Williams, a 27 year old man who has cerebral palsy but he doesn’t let that stop him. Spencer and I talk about his love life, how dating can be tough as someone with a disability; and his decision to use a sex…
6 - The Male Vulnerability Issue
Jan 3 • 36 min
In this week’s episode, we talk about The Male Vulnerability Issue with Connor Aylwin. After running a summer contracting business in university that employed 12 full-time people and did over $600,000 in revenue, Connor became the founding president of…
5 - Money & Relationships
Dec 23, 2018 • 33 min
In this week’s episode, we talk Money & Relationships with Financial Advisor, Tracy Theemes. Prior to co-founding Sophia Financial Group, Raymond James in 2009, Tracy worked as a financial consultant with Smith Barney, a US brokerage firm and after…
Update Episode - Debtalks is now Uncomfortable.
Dec 6, 2018 • 6 min
Debbie here, host of our new rebranded podcast: Uncomfortable. Comfortable conversations around uncomfortable topics. This little 5-minute episode that you are listening to right now is just a quick update on the new rebranded podcast and what you can…
4 - The Reality of Your Mortality
Nov 25, 2017 • 55 min
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…
3 - A-sexuality
Sep 23, 2017 • 68 min
I’m incredibly excited for this episode, 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…
2 - Arranging Love & Marriage
Aug 20, 2017 • 51 min
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…
1 - Love, Sex, Relationships and Rabbit Killers
Jun 4, 2017 • 75 min
*Revision* This episode was originally the first DebTalks podcast episode (prior to our rebrand). We love it so much that we want it to continue to be part of Uncomfortable. A big thanks to Jill Prescott & Andrea Hill for stepping up and being the first…