Podcast Episode 220: Reclaiming My Femininity with LSD

With the ongoing, revolutionary research of psychedelic medicines, our collective understanding of mental health, and healthcare in general, is entering a new paradigm. There is a lot of new science about how these medicines can support addiction and depression, and widespread excitement about their ability to expand our understanding of transcendence and consciousness at large. In today’s solo, Samantha tells us what she learned when she recently took LSD for the first time, and explains how, weeks later, the experience continues to positively influence her everyday life.


In this episode of The Wellness Witch Podcast:

  • Normalizing the mindful use of psychedelic medicines
  • Recapping Samantha’s first LSD experience
  • Precious time spent with the inner-child
  • How Samantha is integrating LSD into her everyday life


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Top 3 relevant quotes:

  • “I use these medicines truly as medicine.  As a healing, self-connection tool and I’m hoping that you would do the same for yourself. You’re open to use them however you want, but I think there’s so much to them and beyond them ‘I’m going to get high.’” 
    • Samantha Gladish
    • 10:29
  • “There was such a suppression around these medicines because they started to wake people up to the possibilities that are in us, and to see the world in a different light and ask questions. Ultimately, the government didn’t like that.”
    • Samantha
    • 11:56
  • “My cheeks hurt so much that day from just smiling ear to ear. I felt like a child…It was like my inner child came out to play.”
    • Samantha
    • 23:47
  • “That lightness, and that experience, has literally been with me since that day. It was that transformative.”
    • Samantha
    • 32:37
  • “I feel like a completely different person since I did LSD. It reminded me of simplicity, and of finding joy in the little things. I think it’s one of the reasons why I’ve had such a profound and amazing summer.”
    • Samantha
    • 32:50
  • “As with any medicine, it’s important to have respect for it. Before you use it, you need to ask yourself what your intention is and why you want to use it.”
    • Samantha
    • 38:24
  • “If I had done these medicines without having done the personal growth work, I don’t think they would have been as powerful or as transformative as they’ve been. It’s important to have a deeper sense of self before you embark on these.” 
    • Samantha
    • 40:22



Option 1: 

9:07 “I think that, in our youth, if you play around with some of these medicines, a lot of the time we were using them because we wanted to get high.”

Option 2:

25:05 “It was so beautiful, light, joyful and fun. There was this moment where…

Option 3:

38:08 “That was my experience with LSD. It was a beautiful experience. It was quite profound and I will definitely do it again.”

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