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In this episode, I take us back to the Dom/sub Dynamics Virtual Summit, where I had the pleasure of interviewing the amazing Leann Herron from Finding Resilience with Leann. Leann is not your average guest; she’s a sought-after educator, a certified health and life coach, a married and collared submissive, and a mother of two adult children with one grandchild.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience, she’s here to help us grow and learn without shame or judgment. During our chat, Leann shared her journey and provided exceptional tips for overcoming mindset hurdles on the Dom/sub journey.
IN THIS EPISODE
Starting the Dom/sub Journey
Leann’s journey into the Dom/sub lifestyle began while she was in an unsatisfying, sexless marriage. After her divorce, she met someone who introduced her to the world of kink and BDSM. This interaction led Leann to explore and dive into the community, where she met her Dominant partner, whom she lovingly refers to as “Sir.”
Embracing her submissive nature, she found herself navigating new dynamics and relationships with a different set of expectations.
Foundations of Safety and Learning
One of the most vital aspects of Leann’s journey was the emphasis on safety and learning. Her partner ensured she was introduced to safe and responsible environments within the BDSM community.
From private play parties to valuable connections with seasoned individuals, Leann was able to explore and understand her inclinations within a secure space. This foundation of safety allowed her to learn and grow without fear of judgment or encountering unsafe situations.
Overcoming Communication Hurdles
Leann revealed that her significant mindset hurdle lay in the realm of communication. Raised in a manner that promoted silence and selflessness, she struggled to voice her opinions, needs, and desires.
Following her transition into a Dom/sub relationship, her partner encouraged open communication, wanting to understand her wants, needs, and dreams. This marked a stark contrast to her previous experiences, making it a challenging yet immensely rewarding hurdle to overcome.
Fostering a Submissive Morning Routine
The importance of healthy habits, routines, and rituals in Leann’s life cannot be overstated. Her submission extends beyond specific actions and behaviors; it’s a mindset that manifests from the beginning of her day.
Leann shared that maintaining a thoughtful and deliberate morning routine significantly contributes to starting her day in a submissive mindset. With her partner’s involvement and a focus on gratitude, she ensures that her energy and actions reflect her commitment to the dynamic.
Continuous Learning and Education to Help with Submissive Mindset
Education plays a pivotal role in Leann’s approach to mastering her mindset as a submissive. She emphasized the significance of continually learning from various sources, experts, and educators.
By immersing herself in podcasts, books, and classes, she gains knowledge that enhances her submission while fostering meaningful conversations with her partner. This dedication to learning has undoubtedly contributed to her growth within the Dom/sub lifestyle.
Taking Action to Improve the Dom/sub Dynamic
Leann passionately advocates for education as the key action step to improving one’s Dom/sub dynamic. From exploring diverse perspectives to staying current with the latest information, she encourages individuals to educate themselves continually.
By remaining open-minded and seeking knowledge from reputable sources, any Dom/sub relationship can experience growth, understanding, and mutual development.
Resources for Dom/sub Growth
With a desire to support others within the community, Leann offers valuable resources through her kink-aware professional practice and her coaching business, Finding Resilience with Leann. She provides a safe space for individuals to explore their struggles, seek guidance, and grow within a nonjudgmental environment.
Additionally, she has created a morning routine workbook, blending her experiences and insights to aid fellow submissives as they navigate their own journey.
Reflection and Appreciation
Leann expressed her appreciation for the tools and guidance she received through our Dom Sub Training course. As her perspectives and boundaries evolved, the course materials became a foundational resource in her ongoing development.
Leann’s commitment to continuous growth and her willingness to share her experiences serve as a testament to the transformative power of education and support within the Dom/sub community.
Embracing Growth and Learning in the Dom/sub Lifestyle
Leann Herron’s journey is a remarkable testament to the transformative power of embracing growth, education, and open communication within the Dom/sub lifestyle. Her insights serve as a guiding light for anyone navigating the complexities of submission, emphasizing the importance of regular self-reflection and a commitment to ongoing learning.
As we continue on our paths within the Dom/sub dynamic, Leann’s story reminds us of the value of fostering a safe, open, and supportive environment. By prioritizing education, communication, and self-care, we can empower ourselves to overcome mindset hurdles, deepen our understanding of the lifestyle, and cultivate enriching, fulfilling relationships within the community.
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