Has there ever been a better time to decide what our lives should look like? We are emerging from a once-in-a-century cataclysm where our lives were upended, our communities remade and our priorities readjusted. Now as the call to return to “normal” grows more insistent, we get to ask the question: what does “normal” look like? Did the old normal serve me? What do I want my new normal to be? And what will that mean for my career, my community, and my family? These are the fundamental questions to building our lives – and now, rebuilding them. As a therapist and coach, Shoshanna Hecht has been wrestling with these very questions in her practice – and now, on this podcast. With guests from all walks of life including media, culture, politics, tech, business & activism, Shoshanna examines the overlap of our goals, relationships, boundaries and priorities, and how we can navigate them all with self-awareness and intention. What do we want our lives to look like? Welcome to Your New Life Blend.
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When the pandemic upended our lives in March 2020, Cindy Gallop was one of the few people who did not experience personal or professional upheaval, or even inconvenience. Cindy loved spending time alone in the apartment she loved, she was a sought-after speaker and consultant who was equally in demand online – and she ran a startup that was predicated exclusively on users and customers being online. That company was MakeLoveNotPorn, a social sex platform, with a goal to normalize sex and promote consent, communication, and good sexual behavior. User submissions tripled during the pandemic, and Cindy knew why: people wanted intimacy, love, connection and authenticity.
Cindy also saw this in her coaching clients – especially women. Brilliant, accomplished women were hungering to be seen and heard and supported in the full actualization of their goals, lives and selves.
In this episode of “Your New Life Blend,” host Shoshanna Hecht talks to Cindy about how to thrive in the face of what life throws at you, how to exit environments that don’t serve you, and how to turn every obstacle on its head to find the opportunity that comes from your unique voice, skills and vision. Oh also, she wants you to have great sex and more money. Happy Valentine’s Day from a very special episode of Your New Life Blend!