Today’s discussion is one of my favorites on this podcast so far — I’m welcoming Vienna Pharaon, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Mindful Marriage and Family Therapy in NYC. If you’ve ever wanted to have better relationships, work through the “stuff” from your past, and become more aware of who you are at your core, this episode is for you.
I discovered Vienna a couple years ago through her popular @MindfulMFT Instagram account, where she regularly shares quotes and insightful thoughts about relationships — both the ones we have with other people, and with ourselves. Seriously, you HAVE to check out her account — it’s one of my all time favorites. This girl gets it.
Vienna is also the expert relationship contributor for Motherly, an international speaker and presenter, and the co-founder of the Relationships 101 program she presents around North America. Basically, she’s a baller shot caller in the therapy and relationships world, and I’m stoked to share a little piece of her awesomeness with you!
Vienna believes that we all have the capacity for beautiful change and fulfilling relationships, but that in order to come face to face with that change, we need to take on vulnerability, explore our past, and find ways to express and expand ourselves and our needs in a healthy and connective way.
During this chat, we talk about things like what THE most important quality is in a romantic partner, what the prerequisite is before you can be in a happy, healthy relationship, and how to actively work through any negative experiences you had in the past, that are still disrupting how you feel in the present. You knowww you want to listen to this one, don’t you?
Check out the episode below:
In this episode, you’ll hear about things like…
- How Vienna’s own past and her parents’ painful divorce became a catalyst to what she does in her work now.
- What THE most important quality in a romantic partner is (and it’s probably not something you’ve heard before).
- The prerequisites YOU should fill before you can be in a happy, healthy relationship with someone else.
- Vienna’s unique definition of self love and how to achieve it (hint: it involves more than bubble baths and telling yourself affirmations in the mirror).
- Where people go wrong when trying to be vulnerable, and a better way to be authentic.
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