Today I am sharing an incredible conversation that I had the privilege of having with Sarah Edmondson.

Sarah is a talented actress with a radiant smile and natural charm. She has an exceptionally diverse portfolio of interests, and dedicates herself with limitless energy and positivity to the worlds of acting and yoga.

In 2005, when NXIVM, a personal and professional development company, promised to provide the tools and insight Sarah needed to reach her potential, she was intrigued. Over her twelve-year tenure, she went from student to coach and eventually operated her own NXIVM center in Vancouver. Questions kept coming up about the organization’s rules and practices, which came to a head in 2017 when she accepted an invitation from her best friend to join DOS, a “secret sisterhood” within NXIVM.

In 2019, Sarah published Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM, the Cult that Bound My Life, with Kristine Gasbarre. In this tell-all memoir, she shares her story from the moment she takes her first seminar to her harrowing fight to get out of NXIVM, collaborate with the FBI, help others, and heal.

In today's episode we talk all about; 

  • Sarah's experiences being in a cult and the courage she had to leave 
  • Being able to recognize the difference between self help and self harm
  • Sarah's path to healing past trauma and settling into who she really is
  • And so much more!

This conversation is definitely one you're going to want to listen to. So grab some tacos and let's dive in, okay?!

You can read through the full transcription of today's episode HERE

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