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159. Goddess Up! Radiating Light and Wielding the Sword of Truth with Goddess Warrior Sierra Bender

Is the difference between a goddess and a princess?

What does it mean to be a “strong” and “intense” or “intimidating woman?

How can we be the light and find ways to proactively empower and protect our sisters in this world?

This conversation will take you on a deep dive into the feminine rising and the power of the goddess. Our special guest today is Sierra Bender, who you may recognize from one of the earliest Awakening Aphrodite episodes (see Episode 17!), a conversation that covers the inspiring personal story of Sierra and her metamorphosis into the innovative goddess warrior you hear today.

Sierra has transformed and inspired the lives of over 5 million women and girls in less than 3 decades. She has been on the speaking circuit since 1996 to serve with compassion and fierceness. Her best-selling book, personal empowerment workshops, retreats and professional trainings have been featured around the globe. Sierra’s insistence on integrity, humility, truth-telling and love–the full-capacity living her 4 Body Fit™Method embodies–sets her above the fray. She is a powerhouse, specializing in women’s empowerment and trauma healing as well as spiritual, mental, emotional and physical wellness. You can join her Warrior Goddess community, sign up for her Goddess Up! blog, learn about the innovative 4 Body Fit™ empowerment system and so much more at

In this episode, we explore the idea of embodying the goddess warrior and what it means to be an empowered woman. We discuss emotional boundaries and the importance of standing up for your needs and values (with righteous anger, when necessary!). Sierra also shares her insights on the magnetism of inner light and talks about why women need to stop taking things so personally. Speaking your truth is an important step towards openly embodying the goddess, and Sierra encourages us to have the tenacity to wield the Sword of Truth.

This episode is a passionate, power-packed discussion that will inspire you to embrace your inner goddess and live your most fulfilling life. If you enjoyed our conversation, sharing your kind thoughts & feedback in a review is the ULTIMATE way to support Awakening Aphrodite.




0:13:19 Goddesses & Princesses

0:21:02 Being An Intense Woman

0:26:49 Strength & Intensity

0:31:13 Warrior Grandmothers

0:36:12 Sierra’s Motto

0:37:47 On Cultural Appropriation

0:40:38 Astrological Shifts

0:45:37 The Sword Of Truth

0:48:51 As Above, So Below

0:53:23 The Toxic Pattern Of Assault

0:59:26 Being In Your Body

1:06:40 Addressing The Enemy

1:12:45 Righteous Anger

1:24:55 Being The Light

1:33:23 Avoiding Emotional Reactions

1:39:00 Sierra’s Resources

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Amy Fournier® is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)

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