Episode 204: Founder of Fierce Grace: Practices of Embodied Wholeness for Women, Kendra Cunov has been studying, facilitating, and (most importantly) practicing Authentic Relating, Embodiment Practices & Deep Intimacy Work for the last fifteen years.

Kendra has worked with thousands of men, women & couples in the areas of embodiment, intimacy, communication & full self-expression.

She co-founded Authentic World, as well as The Embodied Relationship & Intimacy Training Salon, and pioneered some of the most cutting edge relation work on the planet.

Kendra has consulted for companies such as Genentech & is currently on staff for 4PC, an elite mastermind for the top 4% of coaches in the world.

She works with organizations & leaders, as well as men, women & couples, who know that presence, truth, connection & integrity are our truest access points to success – in business & in love.

Show notes:

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  • Why Kendra lived at a Buddhist Monastery for a period of time and how it eventually led her to leave the monastery to lead relational dynamics with her now ex husband
  • Two of her teachers: Sofia Diaz and David Deida
  • Authentic relating: the practice of hiding nothing (not to be confused with share everything)
  • How making assumptions about what people can and cannot handle from you can lead you to limiting yourself (all from just an assumption, too!)– this is why we often show our full spectrum of emotions to some people, but not all people.
  • How Kendra has learned what works for her when she feels jealous in her relationship (and how she communicates it with her partner)
  • Letting your emotions flare
  • How to be generous and patient while you learn to let your man lead (sometimes badly)
  • How to not be defensive when your partner is doing his best to be honest and vulnerable
  • Let {Him} Lead You Badly (video)
  • Going three layers deeper so you move past the surface level complaint and get to the real desire
  • An example of how we often sabotage our partner from taking the role of leader
  • My fear of going deep into this woo-woo relationship realm and how it may disconnect me from the “mainstream” men I have available to date (and what Kendra has to say about that)
  • The Myth of Being Met in Relationship
  • You can be exactly who you are whether you are in a relationship or not: you never have to change your ways or your behavior (unless you decide to)
  • How the masculine creates the structure and the feminine is the energy that fills it
  • Why using a word like “energy” might feel better than a word like surrender
  • Must-read book: The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
  • Diptyque Rose Candles

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