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Are power dynamics ruining your relationships? In this episode, I was joined by the Director of Experience at Pause, Ria Abang. Ria shares her own experience with putting me on a pedestal, the power dynamic this caused and how we moved through that. She talks about eliminating power over and power under dynamics and how to figure out if those dynamics are at play in your intimate relationships. You’ll hear about the power that comes with speaking your truth and what happens when you eliminate relationship power dynamics for good.


Inside this episode, Ria shares:

  • How Ria stumbled across Sam and their relationship dynamic
  • How to eliminate 'power over/power under' dynamics
  • The magic that happens when you speak your truth
  • Why you should attempt to engage in curious inquiries
  • Warning signs that people are operating with negative power dynamics
  • How to notice if power dynamics are present in your intimate relationships
  • What emerges when we eliminate relationship power dynamics (you won't believe this one…)

About Ria Abang:

Ria is a Mother, a Professional Life Coach, and Director of Experience at Pause. She is passionate about educating upcoming life coaches & wellness facilitators about the nuances of embodiment-based transformational work. Over the last 5 years, she has facilitated hundreds of hours of transformational coaching. She has been trained extensively via iPEC, Hungry For Happiness & Energetic Justice, to name a few. Her biggest influences have been working with somatics, breathwork, plant medicine & doing intuitive vocal + movement work. She is so grateful to have overcome challenges like depression & binge eating disorder since participating in these powerful modalities. She lives in Miami, Florida with her two children. 

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Meet Samantha Skelly Samantha Skelly is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert who has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform and continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through the Phoenix Formula, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her Amazon best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.