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#31 - Reclaiming Your Sexuality after Being a Jehovah's Witness: Lisa McCardle’s Journey of Heartache, Loss, & Rebirth

Season #2


Lisa McCardle, a transformational coach, author, speaker, & spiritual teacher with over 25 years of experience, shares her inspiring story of overcoming sexual shame & repressive conditioning while growing up as a Jehovah's Witness. Having left the church & her family at just 16 years old, Lisa reflects on how the sexual teachings of her childhood manifested themselves in harmful & unconscious patterns. Her candid & relatable insights into navigating early sexuality with a distorted lens will resonate with many listeners. Lisa's journey towards honest self-expression has been rewarding, as she learned to confront unconscious urges, forgive those that harmed her, & make peace with the self-abuse she endured. Today she walks with others on their healing path as a trusted spiritual guide. Lisa reminds us that we are all worthy of love simply by virtue of our existence. Don't miss this powerful conversation with a truly inspirational speaker.



▪️ Gain insight into how denying our true desires, regardless of age, can lead to inauthentic sexual behavior, regrettable moments, & unfulfillment.

▪️ Explore the unconscious reasons behind sexually shutting down & high-risk sexual acting out.

▪️ Learn how examining your sexual behaviors, such as the need for approval or a rebellion against societal norms, can lead to self-awareness, forgiveness, & second chances.

▪️ Celebrate the resilient nature of the body's capacity for pleasure & realize that it's never too late to feel turned on by life.

▪️ Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the complexities of human sexuality & how we can navigate them to lead more fulfilling lives.



[00:00] Introducing Lis McCardle

[01:36] Lisa’s Rebirth into the Divine Feminine

[08:56] Journey to Sexual Awakening

[15:37] Student Stories

[19:10] Sex, Shame, & the Church

[41:05] Rebirthing in Your 50’s

[58:30] Lisa’s Free Gift- Beautiful Sovereign You Meditation

[59:54] Let’s Dish on Lisa




LISA ONLINE  | Website + Instagram + Tiktok  


LISA’S FREE GIFT | Beautiful Sovereign You Meditation

LISA’S BOOK |  The Palace of Light *Preorder Today

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Co-Hosts Dr. Willow Brown & Leah Piper bring a wealth of wisdom through their combined 40 years of expertise in human sexuality, health, and spiritual growth.  Leah is a Tantric Sex Master Coach and Positive Psychology Facilitator, while Dr. Willow is a Chinese & Functional Medicine Doctor and Taoist Sexology Teacher.  When these two devotees of love come together, they blend and weave the ancient teachings of Tao and Tantra for the modern lover with humor, insight, and wisdom.


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