Jessica and I discuss her business, Moon Daughters, and how the experience of attending and supporting births as a doula, giving birth herself, and raising four daughters led her to trust her Feminine Wisdom and create tools for others to do so.
Find Jessica and her amazing education and community platform at moondaughters.com
Find access to Sacred Ground and Sex and Motherhood here.
Samantha's journey to fertility and conception awareness, advocacy and education.
The significance of ovulation on our mental, emotional and physical health.
The difference between conception and implantation and why that matters.
The roots of the myth that fertility is a disease to be medically managed.
Samantha's personal birth story and its impact on her present work in the world.
Some details about her new book, "Please Bleed!" and the radical educational approach of skill sharing.
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Join me and writer, teacher, author and mother, Molly Caro May as we dive into the complex and creative reality of birth, embodiment and ancestral inheritance.
In this episode Molly and I discuss:
Her experience of belonging and diversity driven by growing up in four different countries.
The human need / drive to tell stories.
The creativity implicit in pregnancy and birth.
The myth of the "Universal Female experience" and the archetypal energy of the birthing body.
Racism in birth.
Keeping the creative flame alive.
Join me and Rachael Maddox as we dive deep into the nitty gritty of our humanity:
What is beyond individual healing?
How do we mature as a collective?
Culture, belonging and the trauma of orphaned ancestors.
Sex and self-trust.
Embodied consent and expanding our possibilities for pleasure.
Join me and Pelvic Physical Therapist, Brit Harmon, as we dive into some juicy topics:
Feminine and the unique wisdom in women’s reproductive cycles
Pelvic Physical Therapy and full-spectrum health
Taboos of women’s health, and reproductive health in particular
Supporting fertility outcomes through education as well as language
The connection between shame, body awareness and pelvic health
The role of our individual birth experience on our longterm health and self-trust
The culture of birth and the implications of so many stigmas attached to homebirth
Sex, boundaries and healthy birth outcomes
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Ralph de la Rosa is an internationally-published author, psychotherapist and meditation teacher. In this episode we discuss:
His new book, "Don't Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels and Freak Outs"
Common misconceptions about healing
The commodification of Yoga and the oversimplification of its message
How to work with emotions in a functional way
The myth of Kali and the significance of anger
Moving out of addiction and into connection
Anti-racism work, Black Lives Matter and social reform
Growing up in a Mexican household and being a "white-passing" male
Spiritual Bowie Memes
I sit down with Christine Devlin Eck and Ashlee Sakaishi Wilson of the Center for Sacred Window Studies to discuss:
Christine's experience of being "blindsided" by new motherhood
The significance of postpartum care and the cultural breakdown of caregiving to new parents
Providing care to non-traditional and non-conforming families
Anti-racism work in birthwork
Spirituality and health
Learn more about the Center for Sacred Window Studies and the upcoming Fall Cohort here.
Join me in this WONDERFUL conversation with sex therapist and educator, Katherine Friedman, aka @stumptownsextherapy
What are kink and BDSM?
What is attachment theory and what does it have to do with sex?
How can a sense of PLAY transform your experience of your erotic edge?
How do we talk to young people about sex?
How do we talk to our partners in order to have the partnerships we truly crave?
Mia Kalef is a healer and thought-leader in the world of pre- and perinatal psychology and pre-birth healing. Her books, "The Secret Life of Babies," and, "It's Never Too Late" have had a huge influence on my own work, personally and professionally. In this episode we discuss:
Womb gestation and pre-birth imprints
Addiction and ancestral healing
Pregnancy and birth as crucial periods of development and healing
In this conversation, Kimberly and I discuss the evolution of our work in the world based on our willingness to listen to what is needed and adapt to what is possible. Kimberly continues to evolve and create, bringing deeply healing work to the realms of birth, sex, intimacy and the postpartum time. Listen in - this is a good one!
Sera Bonds is a mother, wife, activist, mentor and leader based in Austin, TX. She founded Circle of Health International and now offers coaching and mentorship as well as co-leading "Waking Giants," an organization bringing activism to your doorstep. In this episode, Sera and I discuss:
Motherhood + Activism
Allyship + Accountability
Personal Responsibility + Pleasure
You can find Sera on Instagram @serabonds and follow Waking Giants @forthegoodfight
Join me for this lively conversation with Maryn Green from Indie Birth about personal authority, female empowerment and honoring your sacred AND scientific rebel.
You can find out more about Maryn and Indie Birth at www.indiebirth.org
Food is an essential building block of not only our physical body, but our emotional, mental and spiritual bodies as well. Food is our initiation into culture and belonging as nourishing pieces of our identity. Food shapes (literally and figuratively) our relationship to our body. How we learned to relate to food informs how we relate to others and physically engage a sense of self worth every single day.
In this episode (originally a webinar,) I discuss food from a spiritual perspective and offer insights as well as practices to encourage you to engage more deeply your own relationship with food, self-worth and belonging. If you are interested in ancestral and ritual practice, you will especially enjoy this class.
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In this episode we hear from mother, wife, midwife and educator Rachelle Garcia-Seliga. We discuss knowing and creating from your life purpose, cultivating healthy community and the dedication and effort required to live one's truth in today's world. You can find out more about Rachelle and her Innate Postpartum Care training at https://www.innatetraditions.com/
*Early bird pricing for 2020 online training extended to Nov. 18, 2019!*
Lindsay Ashmun is a somatic sorceress offering movement, yoga and fitness training in and around NYC. In this episode, Lindsay and I discuss embodiment as a lifestyle, a spiritual pursuit and a vocation. We sift through our experiences of seeking, experiential learning, the commodification of yoga, and the real pleasure of teaching from embodied wisdom. Lindsay is masterful and I highly recommend a listen for all movement / yoga / fitness teachers.
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Lynn Wolfbrandt is an empowerment and sexuality coach offering one-on-one coaching and virtual group courses. In this episode, Lynn and I discuss the fundamental role of sexuality in human empowerment and interpersonal communication, as well as our experiences navigating the innumerable pitfalls of today's cultural norms and standards keeping us from our power and our pleasure. Listen in - we had SO much fun recording this convo.
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Davinah Simmons (Rooted Birth Doula) is a full-spectrum birth worker, educator and advocate in Seattle, WA. In this episode, we discuss birth work as a vocation, birth as an access point for ancestral healing, racial disparities and personal accountability within the healing community and self-care for care providers and activists.
Find Dav online at:
Bill Green is a husband, father, educator and Structural Integration practitioner in Houston, TX. In this episode, Bill and I discuss the role of bodywork - in particular Structural Integration - in individual and collective healing. Topics covered include finding our life's work, the commitment required in order to heal, stages of healing, and the role of birth in our experience of Self and Other in the world. This is a very special episode.
Maggie Flood is a licensed acupuncturist and Sexological Bodyworker operating out of Southern California. Her work is about empowering pelvic, sexual and reproductive health through holistic medicine and facilitated embodiment. In this episode, Maggie and I discuss the pitfalls of hormonal birth control and the Western approach to female reproductive health and wellness, the intersections of mind-body-spirit when it comes to sexuality, and the fundamental need to address attachment / relational trauma in order to heal our physical bodies.
You can find Maggie online at:
I spent the afternoon interviewing my peer and soul-sister, Sarah Pachelli yesterday, and came away with some sweet downloads:
food, sex and pleasure are basic human needs. How we relate to our basic needs is our primary indicator of our self-worth and overall health.
HOW we relate to ANYTHING determines whether it will be toxic or medicinal. the way to know if something is "right" for you is to be with the feeling of pleasure before, during and after your interaction.
the quality of your digestion is the precursor for the quality of your discernment. your gut literally shines the light so you can see clearly where you're going, what you're doing and what's needed.
"not knowing" in your front-brain, but knowing in your gut is very feminine, very primal, very soul-based wisdom, and it is, unfortunately, a skill that most of us are cultivating.
women, food, sex, pleasure and fulfillment ARE not only the sources of life, but the meaning of life
Find Sarah on Instagram (@sarahpachelli) and Facebook (Sarah Pachelli) or through her website (https://www.sarahpachelli.com)
Our wisdom lives in our physical bodies, and so does our trauma. How do we use both to heal rather than harm ourselves? What role does spirituality play? Join me as I discuss frankly sex, trauma, and the circuitous healing path of the feminine with my dear friend and educator, Blaire Lindsay.
Finding and trusting one's path
The role of "teacher"
The impact of masculine dominant practice
The complex gifts of Tantra
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