inspiration, encouragement, + honest conversations

Let's explore spirituality beyond religion, sexuality (from the perspective of an ethically non-monogamous bisexual age gap girl who escaped purity culture), non-traditional relationship dynamics, dating advice, & personal development.

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Because shame and pain subside when shadowed stories and secrets are shared, Enlightened the Podcast will encourage you, heart and soul.

Hi there, I’m Sophia Spallino, and I’m honored to share practical, relatable, raw conversations that inspire personal growth. Although I look like a basic white girl that values material things (which I do — I freaking love abundance)…deep inside, I am an old, spiritual soul in my late 20s. In fact, my partner is in his late 50s. I tend to mention my age gap relationship often (don’t blame me, I am in love!). Fair warning: I am a teensy bit high strung and talk fast, yet totally here for exploring important conversations that involve spirituality and sexuality.

Enlightened the Podcast exists to cultivate a safe space for me and you to bravely shed light on real-life struggles, honestly ask hard questions, and actively choose self-growth. Because I was brought up as an extremely sheltered, religious homeschooler submerged in purity culture, I am thrilled to share my journey from childhood, to getting married too young (because I was “waiting for marriage”), to where I am today manifesting the life of my dreams…finally having a loving longterm age gap relationship, navigating my newfound spirituality beyond religion, indulging in the fullness of my sexuality as an ethically non-monogamous bisexual woman, and pursuing a balanced lifestyle as an entrepreneur.  

Each episode is different, but may include encouraging words, inspiring stories, relationship advice, and progressive spiritual conversations that reveal we all are more alike than we think. We all just want to feel understood and seen. 

It’s safe to be curious.  You are not alone on this personal development journey. Let’s grow together!

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