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Intuitive Wellness

Intuitive Wellness

By Intuitive Wellness

This podcast show is for witchy, introspective activists who struggle with trying to heal all the stuff in their lives and in the world. In each episode, we talk about relating to our bodies, identities, and oppressive systems, and share the tools that are working for us and our guests. If you believe that healing yourself is activism you are in the right place.


Your hosts are Samara Kasai (IG @kasaithrive) and Citlalli or Lali Mendoza (IG @mx._mendoza).


Contact us about the podcast at intuitivewellnesspodcast@gmail.com.
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Magic and Shadow Work in Political Activism with Serita Fontanesi

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Ethical Transformation Coaching and Developing Self-Trust
Ethical Transformation Coaching and Developing Self-Trust
Rosa Carson is a transformation coach working with people who feel stuck or unfulfilled to connect with their natural gifts and create a life where they can thrive. Show Notes: I know you have your coaching program that includes a German word [funktionslust] for which we don’t have a word in English. Could you speak to what the word is, what it means, and how you came to include it in your name for your program? What does that pleasure feel like for you when you do find your purpose? What did it feel like for you to make the transition into coaching out of having a stable paycheck and where you were in your relationship with the flow of the universe as you were making that choice? Conversation on ways of knowing and how some people's thinking has become so rigid in their understanding of truth that it has become a weapon… What are the keys to building up that self trust? How do you know? What does it look like when you are trusting yourself and when you’re not? For people who are curious about coaching, have never had a coach before, how would you explain the idea to someone who was completely lost but maybe had a sense that this was something for them? Please share any offerings and how people can reach you. Resources mentioned in this episode: Rosa’s IG: @therosatechnique Rosa’s website: https://www.therosatechnique.com/home Rosa’s email: rosa@therosatechnique.com Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17cFwxvCHTEtJQA3koijj9eXsojnMn4ttfwF3aYI-6Uo/edit?usp=sharing
01:08:19
January 04, 2022
Shadow Work for Social Justice with Melinda Lim
Shadow Work for Social Justice with Melinda Lim
Melinda Lim, aka The Legal Witch™, is a Filipina witch, shadow worker, and spiritual guidance counselor! She helps people understand how their personal spiritual practice can encompass their values of social justice. Melinda is here to decolonize spirituality so that we can all feel more connected to ourselves, to Spirit, and to our communities. Show Notes: What do total newbies need to know about shadow work? Would you feel comfortable sharing how you got started with shadow work? How did you first learn about it? What did that look like for you? A lot of people think you have to be spiritual to practice shadow work and you mentioned the psychological origins through Carl Jung. I’m curious, how do you see this? What if someone came to you and was to say “I know that shadow work is really difficult and that’s why I am afraid of it?” How would you navigate helping that person feel safer in that space? How do you see shadow work being important for the revolution and justice-related causes? If you could design the perfect person to go through your shadow work program, who would they be? Is there anything else you would like to share with our audience? How can people find you and work with you? Resources mentioned in this episode: Melinda’s IG: @the.melinda.lim Ascend the Coven: https://melinda-s-school-ad63.thinkific.com/courses/ascend-the-coven Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JYivx8jYfG4NsCzh1vfFVmHXtxDlRXZRs2nbjMUx23k/edit?usp=sharing
50:18
December 21, 2021
The Power of Acknowledging Death in a Death-phobic Culture with Binyamina Aisha
The Power of Acknowledging Death in a Death-phobic Culture with Binyamina Aisha
Binyamina Aisha is in service to the mystery. As a ritualist and celebrant, they hold sacred space for the initiations of life - including marriage, divorce, transitioning, and funerals. As a birth and death worker they guide folks through the whole spectrum of the human experience - from conscious conception to death - using ancestral medicine, somatic practice, archetypal exploration, and channeled healing. They are also an herbalist working in the realm of energetic plant medicine and flower essences. They work 1:1 with clients and lead magical programs, trainings, and retreats. Show Notes: Would you feel comfortable sharing how you got started doing this work navigating and facilitating these varying transitions? What are the impacts of us living in a death-phobic culture and how can we move toward more understanding and honoring of death and dying? Question for Lali and Samara: What has your experience been with death and dying? How can we honor death in the context of systemic violence? Are you comfortable sharing your perspective on suicidal ideation and suicide in general? Why is ancestral magic important and how do you suggest folks begin that work? Is there anything else you would like to share? (Natural world as intrinsically interlinked with the ancestral and spirit realm) How do you conceptualize capitalism as playing a role in all of this? Resources mentioned in this episode: Binyamina’s IG: @binyaminabee Offerings: https://linktr.ee/rewilding Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xEzwS7Ylzmon4K8z-7vp7W2UOFVN-sSxqvJRBlIKRWA/edit?usp=sharing
47:41
December 08, 2021
Personal Evolution in Service of the Revolution with Dr. K
Personal Evolution in Service of the Revolution with Dr. K
Karisa Butler-Wall (aka Dr. K) is a holistic life coach and educator dedicated to fostering individual and collective empowerment in order to bring about lasting, sustainable social change. Trained in feminist and queer studies, disability studies, and critical ethnic studies, her goal is to provide womxn, queer and trans folks with affordable, effective coaching from a brain-based, holistic, social justice perspective. She is the founder of Another World Coaching, where she offers one-on-one coaching and tarot-inspired group coaching programs for academics, activists, writers, artists, and rebels of all stripes. Dr. K holds a coaching certification from The NeuroLeadership Institute and a PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. Show Notes: So you’re teaching in academia and have your own coaching practice? How did you end up in coaching? Could you share more about how you found your coach? How do you see life coaching as a form of social justice work? Have you experienced burnout in the social justice field and how do you feel comfortable being in a space where you can share some of that experience and knowledge? How do you incorporate tarot, astrology, and other spiritual practices into coaching? How would you advise people who want to make a departure from what they are doing but their mind is telling them like, “you’ve invested so much” or whatever the story might be, without encouraging them to just shut their mind up and do the thing? // what questions would you encourage them to ask themselves? Tell us about your offers and how to find you! Resources mentioned in this episode: Karisa’s website: https://www.anotherworldcoaching.com Karisa's workshop on Joyful Abundance: https://www.anotherworldcoaching.com/workshops/ Karisa’s IG: @anotherworldcoaching Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mhH_e-gwgGxi2GapIe6lTubR3LZwxcETbN3q3Ig-Urk/edit?usp=sharing
43:43
November 21, 2021
Espiritismo and Anti-capitalism with Kaitlyn from Spirit Garden Tarot
Espiritismo and Anti-capitalism with Kaitlyn from Spirit Garden Tarot
In this special episode, Kaitlyn Graña (they/them) from Spirit Garden Tarot talks to us about their understanding of and practice of Espiritismo, including how living in communion with spirit means living in communion with all of creation. They share how to truly be in communion with creation, we must be anti-capitalist and anti-racist. Kaitlyn encourages us to develop our relationship with our spiritual court to help us to understand our role in caring for creation. They also share about the importance of finding mentors as we learn to trust and cultivate our own connection to our guides, gods, guardians and ancestors. After this conversation, it is clear that our spirit team has our back in doing the good work of fighting white supremacy, racist capitalism and learning to share resources, while acknowledging the role we may be playing in others’ oppression. Our well ancestors and spirits will hold us accountable with love. "The more time we spend at the altar, the more we realize that as we ask for blessings for ourselves, we must also ask that it flows over into our community and those we care about...this is an altruistic practice." Show Notes: Why do you say that living in communion with spirit means living in communion with creation? How would you define Espiritismo? (A brief history lesson) Were you socialized with any particular religion as a kid and how did you find your way on this path of Espiritismo? For people who are going through spiritual awakenings and who feel overwhelmed because they feel like they’ve lost control, what advice can you offer? How do you see this concept of spirituality very directly impacting the ways in which we exist in the capitalist structure? What are your thoughts on Law of Attraction and Manifestation? Please share any offerings and tell us more about The Tarot Labs! Resources mentioned in this episode: Kaitlyn’s IG: @spiritgardentarot https://www.spiritgardentarot.com/tarot-lab-level-1 Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aVSLzoKlU6vqAevvo_TiMCkTJ4mSJRBXqBImOlb_Dqs/edit?usp=sharing
01:35:17
November 08, 2021
On Healing, the Wellness Industry, and Gender
On Healing, the Wellness Industry, and Gender
In this episode, Samara and Lali discuss our perspectives on whether the wellness industry depends on the gender binary, on why many wellness offerings are so gendered, and our personal journeys with healing and wellness as nonbinary practitioners. We both had been wanting to do an episode where we could share our opinions rather than inviting a guest speaker, so we decided to share more about how gender has been intersecting with our personal and professional wellness journeys. Samara discusses how in the spiritual wellness world, even divine energies are gendered, as are elements, planets, clients and services for no good reason. Lali talks about how, as a child, physical wellness appeared to be the only relevant wellness because of the social expectations on people AFAB to meet physical beauty standards. We both dive further into how this commodified version of healing for a specific physical outcome feels like the reason everything is so unnecessarily gendered and counterproductive for the kind of wellness we are trying to achieve for our physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. As always, we hope you enjoy! Please write to us if you wanted to share any experiences with gender in the wellness industry at intuitivewellnesspodcast@gmail.com Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UBniHQ149575ajA10QuCV83NDm0By-2sv-zgMMeNuxc/edit?usp=sharing
32:06
June 09, 2021
Working through Creative Blocks and Religious Trauma with Eryn Johnson
Working through Creative Blocks and Religious Trauma with Eryn Johnson
In this episode, Eryn Johnson (she/her) talks to us about her journey of being a healing artist and writer. She shares what creative blocks are, how they may show up in our lives and work, and how she has worked through some of her own. Eryn also opens up about her upbringing in the Southern Baptist Church community and some of the trauma endured through those teachings, which motivated her to create her Religious Trauma Workbook. Eryn gives us golden nuggets for validating and processing this often unspoken phenomenon of religious trauma and for checking in with ourselves throughout our process of creating -- particularly for creating healing practices for ourselves and for others. Check it out! How did you become a healing artist and writer? How did you work through creative blocks to share the work you want to share with the world? How have you seen your gender expression transform? What was the motivation for the religious trauma workbook? How has working with religious trauma been part of your healing & self-discovery journey? Resources mentioned in this episode: Eryn’s IG: @erynj_ Eryn’s site: https://www.living-open.com Religious trauma workbook: https://www.living-open.com/religious-trauma-workbook Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HTwfokBSl5bwN_8ODn8XVK9iEP8mlpAy3HMT9lZXyZg/edit?usp=sharing
49:08
May 20, 2021
Developing An Ethical Spiritual Business with Dani Sage
Developing An Ethical Spiritual Business with Dani Sage
In this episode, we talk to Dani Sage (@goodvibeshive) about how she started her business, Good Vibes Hive, a boutique salon where self care meets spirituality. Dani shares how she left her stable job to start a nail salon that turned into a physical and virtual space to share metaphysical tools, demystify magic, and provide education for people to find their own magic! We also talk to Dani about how she combats the oppressive systems perpetuated by the wellness industry. Finally, she shares advice for anyone looking to share their spiritual gifts and start a business. We hope you enjoy! Tell us about Good Vibes Hive. How did it start? How do you tap into that sense of boldness, authenticity & “no such thing as small Dani Sage”? Have you ever struggled with accepting money for your spiritual gifts? What, if anything have you noticed about the wellness community when it comes to social justice issues? What advice do you have for someone who wants to learn more about magic and metaphysical tools and doesn’t know where to start? What advice would you give to someone who wants to turn their spiritual practice into a business? Resources mentioned in this episode: Dani’s IG: @goodvibeshive Dani’s site: https://www.goodvibeshive.com Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17WuGvLQvGfQqcKP5mjDJfDlQ0a21Mz6-doST7BdVLuI/edit?usp=sharing
46:38
April 29, 2021
The Power of Art and Play for Liberation with Emily Prentice
The Power of Art and Play for Liberation with Emily Prentice
We interviewed Emily Prentice (she/her)(IG @waywarddaughter.space) who is an artist and illustrator living in Appalachia. She believes in radical, non-linear arts education as a path towards liberation and wants to live in a world where art is truly for all people. Emily teaches creative play as a tool for resistance work. Emily broke down the false dichotomy our capitalist culture creates between work and play, and between play and childhood. She also opens up about the mental health challenges that catalyzed Emily's creative expression and her work in educating others about the power of art and play. She talks about how art, play, creativity, and spirituality are all intertwined for her at this point and made a fantastic argument for how creating a microcosm of your most radical daydreams is both art and social justice work.  1. How does play help us unlearn capitalism and productivity culture? 2. Have you always felt comfortable choosing play? 3. What is the connection you see between play, creativity, and spirituality? 4. How did you know this would be the thing you share with others? 5. What role does art play in social justice? 6. What advice would you give to anyone who feels they might be too old or mature to play or that it’s not going to help them? Resources mentioned in this episode: Emily's IG: @waywarddaughter.space Emily's site: https://waywarddaughter.space Emily's Playground: https://waywarddaughter.space/playground Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oi6TOW0da3YV7cqjI3XGXougMEQvEPYzW7koknQO4R4/edit?usp=sharing
36:26
April 14, 2021
Magic and Shadow Work in Political Activism with Serita Fontanesi
Magic and Shadow Work in Political Activism with Serita Fontanesi
In today’s episode, we talk to Serita Fontanesi (@seritafonta) about her mystical practices, which include reading tarot and the akashic records among others, in addition to her 9-5 work as the Executive Director of Emerge Texas -- an organization that recruits, trains, and empowers democratic women to run for office and win! With her delightful humor, Serita tells us about the darker moments in her past that led to her healing through a craniosacral session and akashic records reading and initiated her mystical practice. She also shares how the feelings that these mystical practices bring is the same as those brought by her activist work. Serita then blesses us with her understanding of shadow work as an exploration of the subconscious. She validates and affirms us and shares her personal shadow work practices. How did you start working on the mystical practice? I notice this trend of “this really helped me and so now I’m going to learn how to do it so hopefully it helps others.” Do you notice that trend in other aspects of your life? How do you integrate magic into your activism? You say The same feeling you get reading tarot is the feeling I get when you get to help someone get elected to school board. What is that feeling? What does shadow work mean to you? How does it relate to everything you’re talking about? What does your shadow work practice look like? Is craniosacral work shadow work? Do you need to do it first? Resources mentioned in this episode: Twitter & Instagram: @seritafonta Serita’s site: https://seritaf.com Email to book: seritafonta@gmail.com Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dS05jBW3YflcidrNLfNHteymloni-7ihO1NGmEJ98Zg/edit?usp=sharing
57:13
March 30, 2021
Divination and Anti-Oppression in Self-Worth Coaching with Roshni
Divination and Anti-Oppression in Self-Worth Coaching with Roshni
In this episode, Roshni (@betigrewup) (She/They)  shares what it means to be a self-worth coach and drops some golden nuggets of truth about our core limiting belief that we are not enough. They talk about how specifically Black, Indigenous and other people of color and LGBTQ+ folks are constantly told by society how we are inherently lacking because of our identities and bodies, and it is so important for us and EVERYONE to really work on our self-worth. Roshni goes into detail about how they use tarot as a tool to assist them in finding which particular limiting beliefs or recurring thought patterns or challenges their clients are living with in order to coach them as if they’ve had multiple previous sessions on their first time meeting. Roshni gives us personal experience, practical advice, and lessons learned from coaching their clients. Not sure if this episode is for you? When was the last time you felt extreme joy? What is a self-worth coach? How is high self-worth a form of anti-oppression? What is the relationship you see  between the need for productivity and self-worth? How have you been able to intertwine spirituality / tools of divination in your work as a self-worth coach? How might I know that I have a problem with my self-worth? Resources mentioned in this episode: Roshni’s site: https://betigrewup.com Roshni’s IG: @betigrewup Roshni’s “I’M NOT ASKING” Coaching Bundle: https://betigrewup.com/im-not-asking/ Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Km-OLEHXSMGWCR9NNUEWK4aETtLwuH0IoqvQ-qjCQCo/edit?usp=sharing
30:20
March 25, 2021
Non-linear Healing, Identity, and Spiritual Activism with Gray Matters
Non-linear Healing, Identity, and Spiritual Activism with Gray Matters
In this episode, we talk to Rikki and Sharmeen from Gray Matters (@graymatterstheblog) about our nonlinear processes of healing, identity formation, and acting in allyship. In our white supremacist, colonial, capitalist society, we are often pushed to find the quick fix to our struggles and be results-oriented, but healing and self-care do not have finish lines. We also talk about how this results-oriented mentality has transferred into dominant notions of what activism means, and the surge in what Gray Matters calls “activism for clout” (i.e. posting Black squares and selling/buying rainbow flags) which is performative and not actually helping those it claims to help. We also get into what spiritual activism is and how it fundamentally juxtaposes “activism for clout” by starting with cultivating the inner world and internalized systems of oppression. Resources mentioned: Lali’s piece on gender in Gray Matters the Blog: https://www.graymatterstheblog.com/theoryexploration Yoga is Dead: https://www.yogaisdeadpodcast.com/home Rachel Rickett's Spiritual Activism Anti-Racism Courses: https://www.rachelricketts.com/online-courses Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NY-ffbuW3ysimYkPyJzw9Bs32itIJoXjsO7-Mv4k2oc/edit?usp=sharing
45:27
March 18, 2021
Reimagining Education with Creativity, Mindfulness, and Social-Emotional Learning with Cait Goss
Reimagining Education with Creativity, Mindfulness, and Social-Emotional Learning with Cait Goss
In this episode we talk to Cait (She/They) (@formyfellowdaydreamers) about their work in the school system and how the inequities pushed them to reimagine an alternative education. Cait shares their current projects, including mindfulness and creativity-based curriculum as well as a new Children’s book about Monica the rat who meets some insect friends. We also discuss what social and emotional learning is and how it relates to our art-making processes and to mindfulness practices (which can be the same thing!). Cait also shares their dream of an education system where we prioritize play and imagination for kindergarteners! “I’m really curious about your process working within the school system and then what kind of pushed you to reimagine that education and create your own version of it.” Cait shares their current projects: curriculum that’s based in creativity, nature, mindfulness (finding the beauty in everyday things and creating for the sake of creating) and a children’s book to teach literacy and social and emotional skills “SEL is learning that’s based on relationships and based on mindfulness of your emotions your feelings and how you interact with others and the world around you” “I’m curious about how you see the connection between social and emotional learning and art and creativity?” “If you could change the whole education system however you wanted, starting with kindergarten, you have 5 year olds, what would you prioritize in their education?” Resources mentioned in this episode: Citlalli’s Sound Healing Session: https://calendly.com/mxmendoza Citlalli’s IG: @mx.citlalli & Email: hello@mxmendoza.com Cait’s IG: @formyfellowdaydreamers Cait’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/formyfellowdaydreamers Cait’s Children’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Monica-Magnificent-Fun-Facts/dp/B08SBDL5C4/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+adventures+of+monica+the+magnificent&qid=1615425821&sr=8-1 Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NHfy_9JFuOETkjSvAGM2owuj5ZgHq64pJdisZI72A7Q/edit?usp=sharing
51:04
March 11, 2021
Secular Activist to Spiritual Storyteller & The Prison Arcana Zine with Raechel Anne Jolie
Secular Activist to Spiritual Storyteller & The Prison Arcana Zine with Raechel Anne Jolie
In this episode, we talk to Raechel Anne Jolie, an educator, writer, and media maker, about her journey from secular activist to spiritual storyteller. Raechel is the author of the memoir Rust Belt Femme (Belt Publishing, 2020), and the editor of The Prison Arcana Tarot Zine, written by her incarcerated pen pal, CL Young. She discusses her inspiration to make the revolution irresistible. Raechel shares the story of starting to work with CL Young and shares more about the creation and production of The Prison Arcana Tarot Zine. We also discuss a little bit about our journeys with the misconception around “the secular left,” and how spirituality has deepened our capacity to continue our liberation work. Resources mentioned in this episode: Rust Belt Femme: https://beltpublishing.com/products/rust-belt-femme Prison Arcana Tarot: https://www.abocomix.com/store/p34/prison-arcana-zine.html Find Raechel at www.raechelannejolie.com & @reblgrrlraechel Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cPkvpQ_NV4CigweNcUsrK2tYCohlKjXywJg9FLPCp_g/edit?usp=sharing
43:55
March 03, 2021
Money for Joy
Money for Joy
In this episode, we discuss how we are learning to spend money on the things that bring us pleasure by releasing the guilt and shame that have prevented us from finding genuine joy in material pleasures in the past. We are investing in ourselves and our futures while trusting the universe will have our back and provide the resources necessary for our joy. Show notes: Have you seen a change in your way of thinking about whether you want to buy something? (2:49) I think the way that society sets us up it's kind of like we don't get to make our own choices about how we spend our money because we're so busy trying to avoid shame. (8:29) I guess, I want to talk also to the audience who's like okay that sounds good, but like I don't have money to spend on the things that bring me joy like cuz I remember being there. (10:41) How did you go from that mindset [of I can’t run out of money because I have no support] to like I’m okay with spending money on starting a business, even though I don't know exactly how much it's going to cost or when I’m going to be getting this money back and I still can't depend on my parents (that's still not safe)? (16:27) At this point, I guess, I just really feel like if this is something i'm supposed to be doing, then the resources will come. (22:11) Resources mentioned in the episode: Exhale Scarcity, Inhale Abundance: Free Breathwork + Meditation Bundle: https://mailchi.mp/kasaithrive.com/ev02bywgek VIP 1 on 1 Business Healing: https://www.kasaithrive.com/vip-1-on-1 Samara’s IG Live on investing in yourself: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKAC5oYn8Zy/?igshid=d9rqdj72ynop Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LEcG4MQgaa6dVuYVIoJqAfXEvwsAqWL48h3Dd2ThRlY/edit?usp=sharing
37:27
February 11, 2021
Creating The Imperfect Tarot Deck with Lindsay and Stephanie
Creating The Imperfect Tarot Deck with Lindsay and Stephanie
In this episode, Lali and Samara interview Stephanie (@youaretarot) and Lindsay (@radiantunknown) to discuss their beautiful personal and anti-oppressive perspective on the tarot, as well as their creative process of creating The Imperfect Tarot deck (@theimperfecttarot) together.  Show Notes: How did you two meet each other? (6:53) How did the Tarot for Healing Justice course help you expand your perspectives on the tarot? (14:50) “I want to expand the next question because we talked about this idea of like a social social justice lens but then a socially just lens as well and I'm wondering how you're feeling these lenses incorporating into the deck process.” (23:34) “I was just gonna ask if you could share more about what that creative process is, if you're like meeting with each other, having conversations about each card…” (26:21) “Okay, so we have a question about how creating the deck has helped expand your perspective on the tarot” (44:21) “I want to learn more about your whole journey with tarot, like when did you start using cards? How has that unfolded? Did you... I don't know if you imagined yourself making a deck but like, how did this whole thing kind of unfold, from the beginning?” (50:11) Resources mentioned in the episode: The Imperfect Tarot IG @theimperfecttarot Lindsay’s work: radiantunknown.wordpress.com & IG @radiantunknown Stephanie’s work: youaretarot.com & IG @youaretarot Lali’s Decolonizing Gender Workshop: https://mxmendoza.podia.com/decolonizing-gender-101 Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IwIsMy8WJEIIQywUTYsH_RFTBkCwaH-2ZSkMpAoZIBM/edit?usp=sharing
01:21:02
February 03, 2021
The Power of Breathwork
The Power of Breathwork
In this episode, Samara and Lali discuss what breathwork is, how they both became certified breathwork facilitators through Ava Johanna's Academy of Breath, how practices from that program have had profound impacts on each of their healing journeys, and the sense of personal power gained from various breathwork styles. Show notes: What is breathwork? (5:02) How did we find and start breathwork? (8:15 & 9:29) Ava’s Academy of Breath (11:25) How has your relationship with breathwork changed as your self-healing has happened? (19:32) With the breath I can control all of those things [my heart rate, brain activity, etc.] and I think that makes me feel like so powerful. That makes me feel like I'm not a victim of my circumstances. (33:40) Resources mentioned in the episode: Ava’s Academy of Breath: https://www.avajohanna.com/affiliates?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.avajohanna.com%2Fa%2F42246%2Fh5kLPScj Rachel Rickett’s Spiritual Activism Courses: https://www.rachelricketts.com/online-courses Michelle D’Avella https://www.pushingbeauty.com Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IXmr4cM0XGaLkSdzCkUQGZTMAcGvMPFPbnmSy65q5zc/edit?usp=sharing
36:40
January 28, 2021
2021 Intentions and Our Relationships to Goal-Setting
2021 Intentions and Our Relationships to Goal-Setting
In this episode, Samara and Lali discuss their intentions for 2021, including financial goals to move into their own place, have a six-figure year, a better relationship with weed, and unshakable self-trust. They also discuss how traditional SMART goals or goals that rely on fear, guilt, and/or shame tend to not be sustainable, and how to better measure progress to give themselves the best chance at making sustainable change in their lives. Learn more about Samara's Tarot for Justice course: https://www.kasaithrive.com/tarotforjustice Show Notes Lali “I think one of my biggest goals for 2021 is to move out and get our own place” (3:51) Samara: “So this feels crazy and for a long time, I was like not letting myself want this, but I really want to have a six figure year in my business.” (4:44) Lali: “Another goal I have is just feeling my feelings... Usually my go-to is to smoke weed and I'm realizing that has been helpful in the past, but I don't think it's a solution.” (5:18) Samara: “Gradually, I came back around to like setting a goal in a way that felt safe and supportive and exciting rather than putting up expectations for myself, and if I don't meet them, that means something bad about me.” (16:01) Samara: “At this point, I would say, I am in the process of figuring out which goals are authentic to me because, for me, having a goal so that I can tell people I've achieved the goal, is not it.” (19:23) Episode Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/119eVsUOc_jAcD4uK-7cgb8Q2hKxSbkHNhguAya5mkrs/edit?usp=sharing Form to submit review for your free gifts: https://forms.gle/xzGY74dRUygCNNg38
34:28
January 20, 2021
Artists, Intuitives, and Healers Getting Paid with Emily Schumann
Artists, Intuitives, and Healers Getting Paid with Emily Schumann
In this episode, Samara and Lali talk to Emily Schumann (@gettinintuit) about her journey from college professor to wild and embodied creatrix. Emily shares how she has moved out of a scarcity mindset to attract the money she deserves for her artistic and intuitive gifts. Learn more about Samara's Tarot for Justice course: https://www.kasaithrive.com/tarotforjustice Show notes 1. Lali: “I'm wondering if you would be able to tell us about what caused you to transition from being a professor to being this multifaceted creatrix.” (6:44) 2. Emily: “Yeah, that's why when you're playing when you're making your goals when you're designing your life when you're choosing what you create in the world, you have to take out the security factor because that's what she's worried about. She's saying I can't make art because I'm telling myself that I need security and I don't believe that making art can give me that, you know, like, and so I'm stuck in the like time for money kind of mentality.” (29:21) 3. Emily: “There’s the philanthropic tendency to want to share it. I want everyone to know this! But so that this is sustainable for me, so that I can keep doing this, so that I can pay back the tradition that a lot of my teachings come from, I have to ask for an exchange in order to do that.” (58:14) 4. Emily: “You have to go through a process of learning what your voice feels like and sounds like to you, testing your voice in the world, letting the messages come to you, taking action on them, seeing which work, which don’t work, figuring that voice out from the voice of your anxiety…” (64:33) 5. Emily: “I noticed that I would achieve my goals and there wasn’t even a pause. There was literally just like a hunger for the next goal. (68:50) ...And then I was like, oh my god, I feel so good all the time. Does it matter if I get the goal?” (69:59) Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1suQ8rS9zK_kySvOHbqZ9X81gMn2smRHetVHdflYKdpw/edit?usp=sharing Learn more about Emily's work and offerings at https://www.gettinintuit.com Form to submit review for your free gifts: https://forms.gle/GLHikRX5UrfKNLwAA 
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January 13, 2021
Folk Magic, Personal Power, and Creating Your Own Labels with Lex Ritchie
Folk Magic, Personal Power, and Creating Your Own Labels with Lex Ritchie
On this episode, Lali and Samara talk with Lex Ritchie (IG @thelexritchie) about their definition of folk magic, how to use tarot as a tool for self-empowerment, and creating your own labels in terms of tarot card groups, gender, and life philosophies. Learn more about Samara's Tarot for Justice course: https://www.kasaithrive.com/tarotforjustice Show notes 1. Lex: “Folk magic is this intertwining of the magic of an individual with the magic of the land on which they live, and the magic of their sort of context, right, like their ancestors both literal blood ancestors and also ancestors of affinity and identity.” (05:16) 2. Lex: “From my perspective, the place where the physical realm and our ability to interact with the non-physical realm intersect is like where we should be working. Yeah, where we are working within that realm, where we have agency, where we can choose, like, that's how we take action, make change, and make magic as physical beings.” (12:49) 3. Lex: “As I have thought more about my gender, I don't really personally understand myself to have one, and so what I do with the [Tarot] court cards is I look at them as their elemental aspects. (23:16) 4. Lex: “Something that's like given me a lot of trouble in tarot in general is the hierarchy and until this summer I was still calling the major arcana the major arcana and the minor arcana the minor arcana, even though I hated it.” (28:54) 5. Lex: “I was thinking about how Saturn is like these external like non binary transgender, gender fluid right these categories that we use to present ourselves to the external world, and then Jupiter as this like sort of expansive joyful, but not so easily described bubble way of like understanding ourselves. And so, like, them coming together in Aquarius as being like how we interface the self to the collective.” (34:40) Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q6Uqis6boBPtsRm40c1bBWZSIWBK5gQ_zBYPU-1jJMI/edit?usp=sharing Learn more about Lex's work at https://dayseyetarot.com Form to submit review for your free gifts: https://forms.gle/xzGY74dRUygCNNg38
41:13
January 13, 2021
Bye 2020 and Academia, Hello Online Spiritual Business and Gender Journeys
Bye 2020 and Academia, Hello Online Spiritual Business and Gender Journeys
In this episode, Lali (@mx.mendoza_) and Samara (@kasaithrive) discuss the changes 2020 brought on in their lives including Samara moving across the country, both Lali and Samara leaving graduate school and starting online businesses and both making their gender identities and pronouns public. Learn more about Samara's Tarot for Justice course: https://www.kasaithrive.com/tarotforjustice Show notes 1. Samara: “I moved across the country in 2020 after being an East Coaster my entire life.” (4:22) 2. Lali: “I was doing a Masters in School Counseling, and it’s funny because I was thinking of dropping out and instead of dropping out, I decided to pursue a PhD -- which makes no sense.” (7:29) 3. Samara: “Academia and I...we broke up.” (17:57)...I realized that the amount of demand that they place on you in programs like this was not compatible with God’s plan for my life (19:31) 4. Samara: “I can do this. I don’t have to be a man or a woman in order to do this.” (32:09)...2020 was the year of me giving people a chance to get my f*cking pronouns right (33:42) 5. Lali: “And that I don’t need my parents’ permission or anyone’s permission to choose how my body looks.” (35:14) 6. Samara: "I’m about to be living as if I have the time to maintain my hair and that is exciting to me!" (41:49) Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/ZKhgawRjuGJ Form to submit review for your free gifts: https://forms.gle/xzGY74dRUygCNNg38
43:16
January 13, 2021
Why Intuitive Wellness?
Why Intuitive Wellness?
In our intro episode, Samara and Lali discuss why they created this podcast and what intuitive wellness means for them and their wellness businesses, Kasai Thrive (IG @kasaithrive) and Mx. Mendoza (IG @mx.mendoza_). Learn more about Samara's Tarot for Justice course: https://www.kasaithrive.com/tarotforjustice Show Notes 1. Lali: “Cause you definitely feel like you're part of the family at that point, like they let you in on the inside jokes, like you're part of a little community, and I think I want that for this podcast too.” (20:44) 2. Lali: “I think we want to prioritize healing, like healing yourself. I think that's the point of the podcast. And I think it's trying to deconstruct what healing is, um, to not necessarily, uh, follow any prescription for what it should look like or what progress looks like, but to really trust yourself in knowing what's the best way to take care of yourself.” (22:10) 3. Samara: “Wellness as a concept and as something that everyone can have access to, and that everyone is on an individual journey with like the pursuit of being well is something that I really wanted to explore in this podcast, like what wellness is. And we talk about, you know, relating to our bodies, relating to our identities and then also being well within the oppressive systems that our world has set up to make us not well and to make us feel like we can't be well. (24:57) 4. Samara: “It's, it's kind of like trusting my body and saying like, my body knows what I have going on and my body wants to support me instead of fighting against it. And that's how I see intuitive wellness playing out in my life. The way that I run my business is through the framework of intuitive wellness.” (29:32) 5. Samara: “Why is this the right place for people who believe healing themselves, activism and how the fact is healing yourself even become activism? What does that even mean?” (36:33) Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/PLzPe0Ww8iz Form to submit review for your free gifts: https://forms.gle/xzGY74dRUygCNNg38
45:30
January 13, 2021