Welcome to Real Talk with Nina – That’s ME!
ARE YOU READY TO EMBRACE WHO YOU ARE, AND KICK FEAR, GUILT, AND SHAME TO THE CURB?
I’m here to help you understand, embrace, and OWN WHO YOU ARE so you can become more self-aware, self-confident, and empowered in all aspects of your life. I work with everyday people to help them learn how to embrace their most intimate desires and thoughts so they can STOP living with fear, shame, and guilt, and START living with intention, authenticity, and radical self-acceptance.
WHY REAL TALK?
My entire life, I always felt as though my thoughts were anything but mainstream (Thanks, OCD – eye roll). They were intense, philosophical, and often times, uncomfortable. I was convinced that I was the ONLY person in the world who had these “crazy” thoughts. So, I believed I had two options – I could force myself into the proverbial mental box that would be met with the least resistance in life, or I could simply keep my thoughts to myself.
I tried both and succeeded…miserably.
In my early thirties, something shifted. I’m not sure if there was a single moment in time, but it happened…and I rolled with it. Instead of fighting my own thoughts and trying to drown them out with the expectations of others, I decided to just…let them be. I began to share some thoughts on social media, and something miraculous happened.
“Same here, Nina!”
“OMG, you too?”
“Thank you for sharing this. I thought I was alone.”
“I’ve never told anyone that before!”
I remember feeling like I had this virtual army of people that were looking for me to keep feeding them my reality, so they could begin to accept their own. I began to attract other people who, just like me, were the outliers, the ones who were willing to be vulnerable because a true connection was that important to them. These were my people.
Then, another revelation. I had to give back. I had to be the one to show people that their most vulnerable sides were NOT broken, weird, or shameful. They were amazing, powerful, and innately human. I started to pay attention to the pain points of other people. When did they close off the fastest? What topics seemed to create the largest elephant in the room? What did they feel they had to hide the most? It became abundantly clear.
SEX. MENTAL HEALTH. SEX. MENTAL HEALTH. SEX. MENTAL HEALTH.
I found that sexuality and mental health were the most muted, shame-filled, guilt-ridden, uncomfortable topics for anyone to discuss. As more people reached out to me, I began to see that they really just wanted a safe space to unload their thoughts. They wanted to uncage all of their thoughts, desires, fantasies, and fears, and simply be told they were not alone.
Couples wanted to know that their sex life wasn’t destined for boredom. Women wanted to know that their sexuality could be celebrated, and not tamed. Men wanted to know that their struggles were shared by so many others, and it was ok if they didn’t adhere to stereotypical masculine behavior. People wanted to know that their quirky habits didn’t make them any less of a human being. And SO. MUCH. MORE.
So, here I am – diving into any and ALL of it. The good, the bad, the ugly, the hysterical, the embarrassing, the fear-filled, the guilt-covered…ok…you get the point. I’m here for it all. I speak about it all.
News Flash: Humans crave CONNECTION, not perfection – and I believe with 100% certainty, that we cannot truly connect unless we are Unfiltered, Imperfect, and Unashamed.
I’m a firm believer that we are never too old to play with toys.
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