avatar Anna Gannon Editorial Lead at Expectful

How do we find pleasure and success as we move through challenges in both becoming parents and life in general?

This question is something that today’s guest, Vyana Novus-Magee, has spent time working on for herself and, now she helps others do the same through her Redefining Success Journal.

On today’s episode, Vyana walks us through her experience with trauma, her journey through  postpartum, and how all of her experiences, from her own birth to the birth of her child, have redefined her definition of success.

About Vyana Novus-Magee:

Vyana Novus-Magee (she/they) is a queer mother and artist based in Ojai, California.

Her content and creations pull from her experience living with Complex-PTSD, and the journey she has taken to reclaim pleasure and purpose in her life. Her approach to life and work is focused on getting to the core essence of what each individual needs & wants, then building systems to support that unique expression of life. Their Redefining Success Journal is a tool that brings the feeling of accomplishment to everyone, flipping the story of success from a static cultural projection to a fluid personal experience. It focuses on guiding people to understand what their current capacity is, and how to scope goals to meet that space. You can hear her discussing topics such as boundaries, consent, vulnerability, unsolicited advice, and trust at their Redefining Success & Pleasure Retreats held in the US and abroad.

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