TGGC #74: Following your flow and rekindling your creativity with Claire Baker

Claire Baker is an amazing women's coach and writer. Through her popular blog, eBooks, online courses and live workshops, Claire teaches self-care, creative rekindling, how to live life aligned with your menstrual cycle and being kind to yourself and the world.

Claire believes in less stress and more flow and knows that working with our natural rhythms is 'the missing key' when it comes to women's wellness. She’ll have you throwing out the scales, booking the flight, launching the blog – and falling back in love with your life.

We talked about all of those things, as well as her new course Flow. What I think really sets this episode apart is we dive into how you can honour your natural cycles even if you don’t menstruate or if you’re a busy mom or have a 9-5 job and your time isn’t entirely your own. Clare has incredible advice for honouring your own rhythms regardless of your personal situation.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • The power of moving first thing in the morning
  • How Claire’s illness changed her relationship with her health and her body and eventually led to her work as a women's coach
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine practices that she used to build vitality in the body after coming off the contraceptive pill
  • Claire’s decision to move to London and what her experience of moving across the world has been life
  • The journalling practice that Claire uses in sync with her menstrual cycle
  • Following the flow of your menstrual cycle within the constraints of a day job
  • The blocks Claire sees women experiencing around their creativity
  • The first steps to rekindling your creativity

 

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TGGC #73: Cultivating slowness and a desire for less with Erin Loechner

Today’s interview is with Erin Loechner. Erin has been blogging and speaking for more than a decade on her website Design for Mankind and she’s now released an incredible book called Chasing Slow.

Now nestled in a Midwestern town, Erin, her husband, and their toddler strive for less in most areas except three: joy, grace, and goat cheese.

Erin is one of the friendliest, most open people I’ve ever spoken to and I loved chatting with her about minimalism, slowing down our lives, finding our golden hours in order to be more creative, and what she learned about herself from writing her new book.

 

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Erin’s routine of getting up at 2am to write and work
  • Finding your “golden hours” to do your best creative work
  • Her journey of blogging over the past 16 years
  • How Erin’s views on minimalism and slow living have changed over time
  • Navigating the tension that occurs when your family members hold different beliefs than you
  • Approaching parenting as a minimalist
  • Transitioning back to work after having a baby
  • The realizations and lessons Erin learned from writing her book

 

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TGGC #72: FAQ: Spirituality, rituals, time management, writing, & moving to a new city

In this special FAQ episode I answer your questions about anything and everything! The topics range from spirituality, rituals, and routines to writing, activism, and moving to a new city. I hope it will give you a chance to get to know me better and learn something new in the process.

 

In this episode I talk about:

  • The decision process we went through to move from London to Liverpool
  • Rituals that have been game changers for me
  • Putting the sacred back in Sunday and treating it as a time for spiritual connection and self-care
  • My best time management tips
  • My writing routine
  • My activism past and present and how that fits into my personal development and self-care
  • How I go about creating an altar in my home
  • Creating boundaries around work, life, and home
  • Clearing the path for opportunities
  • How pregnancy has impacted my work as an entrepreneur
  • Balancing the spiritual and strategic sides of my business
  • How I take care of myself mentally while running a business

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TGGC #71: Recognizing your intuitive voice & getting clear on what you believe with Vix Maxwell

 Vix Maxwell is an intuitive Tarot + Angel Card Reader + Fairyologist certified by Doreen Virtue, Holy Fire Reiki Level II, Celtic Reiki Mystic Master, Headmistress of Woo Woo School and the creator of New Age Hipster. Phew - that’s a mouthful, innit? That’s because Vix is one awesome lady! Sent here on a divine mission to kick open the musty old spiritual wardrobe, she is all about bringing the new age into the now by making spirituality accessible to whoever wants in! We have a conversation where we embrace all things woo and talk about stuff like learning to recognize our intuitive voice and getting clear on our own spiritual beliefs.

Vix Maxwell is an intuitive Tarot + Angel Card Reader + Fairyologist certified by Doreen Virtue, Holy Fire Reiki Level II, Celtic Reiki Mystic Master, Headmistress of Woo Woo School and the creator of New Age Hipster.

Phew - that’s a mouthful, innit? That’s because Vix is one awesome lady!

Sent here on a divine mission to kick open the musty old spiritual wardrobe, she is all about bringing the new age into the now by making spirituality accessible to whoever wants in!

We had a conversation where we embraced all things woo and talk about stuff like learning to recognize our intuitive voice and getting clear on our own spiritual beliefs.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Becoming a morning person
  • Calling on your angels and guides for spiritual guidance
  • Distinguishing between intuitive guidance and your own thoughts
  • Learning from our fear
  • Vix’s journey of building her spiritual business
  • What it means to be a fairyologist and how Vix tunes into fairy energy
  • Wading through spiritual information and getting really clear on what you believe

 

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TGGC #70: Creative cycles and using our voices with Lucy Pearce

Lucy Pearce is the author of numerous life-changing non-fiction books for women, including: Burning Woman, The Rainbow Way and Moon Time, all #1 Amazon bestsellers.

Lucy’s work is dedicated to supporting women’s empowered, embodied expression.

She is also the founder of Womancraft Publishing.

Lucy and I had a really deep conversation about creative cycles, living in tune with our own rhythms, the beauty of working from bed, the difficulty of expressing our voices as women, and what it means to be a burning woman.

 

 

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Why Lucy loves working from bed and how doing so requires a mindset shift from both of us after hearing so much about productivity and “proper” work spaces
  • The links between our creativity and the menstrual cycles
  • The overarching creative and energetic cycles of pregnancy
  • Simple ways to begin living in tune with our own rhythms
  • How difficult it can be as women to express our voices
  • The conflicts that sometimes occur as we try to create more inclusive conversations while staying true to our own experiences
  • What it means to be a "burning woman" 

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TGGC #69: Navigating authenticity versus curation online with Sara Tasker

Sara Tasker runs the blog Me and Orla. She's a stylist, photographer, writer, and Instagram coach.

We're talking about finding community (and making friends! online), curation vs. authenticity online, how Instagram has changed her life, and how she balances motherhood and chronic illness with her work. 

 

 

 

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • How sometimes the creative work we’re most critical of ends up being the work we love most later on
  • Sara’s journey to creating a career on Instagram
  • Navigating the element of curation on Instagram with the desire to connect and share our real lives
  • Setting boundaries about what we share online
  • Dealing with negativity and judgment online
  • How Sara’s life has changed due to Instagram
  • Her journey of developing an eye as a photographer 
  • Tips for finding your own style
  • Advice for finding true connection and being part of a community on Instagram
  • After years of experiencing fatigue and believing she was just "lazy", Sara’s journey to being diagnosed with chronic illness
  • How she's accommodate the fatigue with running her business
  • Juggling self-employment and motherhood

 

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TGGC #68: The truth about grief with Kristen Rogers Anderson

 TGGC #68: The truth about grief with Kristen Rogers Anderson

Kristen Rogers Anderson wants to help people feel good by entertaining them and inspiring "me too!" moments. She's the co-host of the Book Club Schmook Club podcast and her true crime YouTube show, Guilty Party, launches this month.

Kristen recently wrote an article about the positive sides of grief that she unexpectedly experienced after her family suffered a horrible tragedy. We talked about dealing with death, the importance of allowing yourself to grieve - and what that means, and how this experience helped her grow as a person.

We also riffed on our love of bullet journaling, Kristen's journey with personal development, and the routines she's developed to take care of herself.

In this episode we talk about:

  • What Kristen’s doing to balance her many creative projects with her job
  • How we’re both using our bullet journals
  • Kristen’s journey with personal development and more intentionally designing her life
  • The tragedy that her family suffered over the summer and her experience of grief
  • Feeling and expressing your feelings through grief
  • What her loved ones did that helped her feel loved and supported throughout the grieving process
  • The unexpected benefits that Kristen found in her grief 

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TGGC #67: Finding your voice as an artist & experiencing a deeper sexuality with Alexandra Roxo

Alexandra Roxo is an intuitive coach, writer, filmmaker and public speaker living in LA.

Her film work has garnered millions of hits online and been featured in press from Vogue to the Times.

She recently co-founded Moon Club a monthly subscription based mentorship and coaching program.

In this episode we talk about her journey to finding her voice as an artist, translating our feelings of overwhelm into activism, and balancing our spiritual and sexual lives.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Alexandra’s journey of self-exploration and being an artist
  • The internal and external resistance she’s faced for exploring taboo topics in her work
  • Understanding your greatest human needs
  • Balancing our spiritual and sexual lives and how Alexandra is opening up this conversation through the Holy F*ck Salons
  • Finding out what makes us feel sexy, turned on, and loved
  • Seeking ourselves on a deep level rather than letting other people tell us what to do or what’s true
  • Avoiding spiritual bypassing by feeling out feelings
  • Translating our feelings of overwhelm about the world into activism
  • Ways to get or stay grounded
  • Alexandra’s rituals for releasing 2016 and planning for 2017

 

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TGGC #66: Navigating chronic illness and building a business sustainably with Kelsey Cronkhite

Kelsey Cronkhite is the Founder and Creative Director at Pinegate Road — a brand strategy agency that specializes in helping creative businesses find their foundation, and build that out beautifully in all that they do. She personally loves bringing the hand-made and hand-lettered into the digital environment. From hand-lettering on websites, to torn paper and shadows, she believes that bringing more of what we love in our tangible lives to our online brands helps us connect with our audience in a deeper more meaningful way.

Kelsey and I talked about her journey to being diagnosed with endometriosis, how it changed her life, managing her life with chronic pain, and how she sustainably built up her business over 5 years before quitting her day job.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Kelsey’s journey to being diagnosed with endometriosis and how her life changed as a result
  • What it was like being told that if she wanted to have kids, she needed to start trying right away
  • Deciding to get surgery to treat her endometriosis
  • The systems she put into place to ensure she could still complete client work on time while in pain
  • The advice she’d offer anyone who is facing an endometriosis diagnosis
  • How to build strong foundations as a freelancer before quitting your day job

 

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Kelsey's advice when facing an endometriosis diagnosis:

1: it's great you already have doctors who are believing in your pain and thinking it may be endo...it takes the average endo sufferer 10 years before they get someone to believe them and see what's going on

2: find a NICE gyno that you can trust, and make an apt asap. I got in with one that was great...but I had an attack when I was out of pain meds this one time and had to see another one, and she thought I was just trying to get drugs, and she was emotionless and made me feel terrible. Having someone on your side early is good!

3: Start looking into your diet! This might sound weird, but after doing a lot of research and testing out with this over the past couple years, I truly believe that we can start to heal our hormones through the foods we eat. Here are two podcast episodes that CHANGED MY LIFE: http://jesslively.com/the-lively-show-talking-plant-based-eating-with-jessica-murnane/, and http://jesslively.com/alisavitti/ please especially listen to the second one...

4: along with that second episode, I read the woman code by Alisa Vitti, and eventually took her online program (flo protocol) to help me start eating with my hormones in mind. While it has been hard for me to do EVERYTHING in the program, it's nice to feel like you have some control over the situation...endo can really make you feel helpless and out of control in so many ways.

5: if you feel like the pain is getting in the way of doing your normal life, do look into getting it out. I went through the cleveland clinic (being here in Cleveland) and was lucky to have the top doctor do the surgery on me. His name is Tomasso Falcone, and he is literally the best in the world. I had to wait a couple months, but I have been 100% pain free since April, and it's been amazing!!! Also, know that there is no way to PROOVE that you have endo until they go in. When they go in, they will see if it's there, and then take out all the lesions. PLEASE make sure whoever you're going through does excision and not ablation. Excision is where they cut it out, and ablation is where they laser it out. I've heard horror stories online from people who did ablation, so I just wanted to let you know that in general.

6: I joined a lot of endo support facebook groups. These are a place where you can go on, and get emotional support and help from others going through similar things. Just knowing people were there who understood was so helpful for me. I wrote on one the day before my surgery, and they were all so helpful on emotionally calming me down.

TGGC #65: Spiritual healing tools & creating a relationship with the tarot with Tamara aka Wolf Sister

Tamara (aka Wolf Sister) is a Shaman, Reiki master, supernatural potion maker and Tarot reader.

I’m always so impressed with her grounded approach to personal development and spirituality and it’s such a pleasure to get to share her with you on the show.

We talked about her own journey with anxiety and depression, her shaman studies in Bali, how to get started with a tarot practice, and how she balances her business as a healer with her job as a hair dresser.

 

 

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Tamara’s experience of deciding she wanted to make changes in her life and going through counselling
  • What reiki is, what you can expect in a reiki session, and how it can help you
  • Her experience of studying shamanism in Bali
  • Practices and rituals for bringing feelings of groundedness, self-awareness, and intuition to our busy daily lives
  • Learning the language of the tarot and developing your own intuitive relationship with the cards
  • Balancing her bridge job and her work as a healer

 

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TGGC #64: Writing a birthday list & making better financial decisions with Sarah von Bargen

Sarah Von Bargen is a writer and teacher who believes that everyone and everything is interesting. She helps her people live easier, more intentional, more interesting lives through courses, articles, and incredibly doable suggestions. We had a really fun chat about so many things, including her thoughts on the recent US presidential election, writing a new things list, a simple trick for being more productive, and how we can stop making regrettable purchases once and for all.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • What the US election has changed for Sarah
  • Using the Pomodoro Technique to be more productive and happier with with
  • What Sarah’s working on these days
  • Her writing process
  • Why she started writing her New Things List when she was turning 30
  • How she decides what to put on her list
  • Sarah’s rituals for getting ready for new year
  • How she evaluates what to spend her money on
  • A simple practice for determining whether you’re spending if you’re spending money on things that make you happy and to stop making regrettable purchases
  • Tips for saving up for a big purchase, like a holiday, when it feels like money is tight

 

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TGGC #63: Harnessing creativity, HSPs in the city, & preparing for the new year with Susannah Conway

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Susannah Conway is the author of This I Know: Notes on Unraveling the Heart and LONDONTOWN: A Photographic Tour of the City’s Delights, and co-author of Instant Love: How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids.

Through her writing and online courses, she helps people reconnect to their true selves through creativity.

I’m so excited to share our conversation, where we sat down to chat about harnessing creativity, the healing power of journalling, thriving as an HSP in a big city, and her rituals for preparing for the new year.

 

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Susannah’s creative journey and how it led her from more traditional creative paths to really creating her own path

  • Her favourite artist dates for fuelling her creativity
  • Using journalling as a tool for healing and self-exploration
  • Creativity as a connection to the divine
  • The fact that you’re creative, even if you don’t think you are
  • Tips for getting through creative blocks
  • Protecting yourself as an HSP living in the city
  • Rituals for preparing for the new year
  • Don’t forget to use the promo code ‘sarah’ to get 10% off your purchase from Four Sigmatic

 

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TGGC #62: Learning to trust your body & remembering your essence with Rochelle Schieck

THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY FOUR SIGMATIC.

Rochelle Schieck is the founder of Qoya. Since its inception in 2009, she has trained hundreds of Qoya teachers, taught thousands of Qoya movement classes, and led dozens of retreats in the most sacred places on earth with one intention in mind: to remember, and to help others do the same.

Her work has been featured in outlets like New York Magazine, Oprah.com, The Telegraph, and Psychology Today.

Qoya has come up on the podcast many times and it’s had a profound impact on my life, so I’m really excited to share this conversation with you.

We talked about learning to trust our bodies, healing from heartache, balancing our masculine and feminine energies, and what you can expect in a Qoya class.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • How movement creates flow not just in our physical health but also in our energy and our creativity
  • Focusing on what feels good in the body and the trickle effect that has into other areas of our lives
  • The benefits of getting sick and how it’s really telling us that things are working, not that they aren’t
  • Learning to trust our bodies
  • The story of how Rochelle developed Qoya
  • What to expect at a Qoya class
  • The evolution of Qoya and the new movement system that Rochelle is working on developing
  • Balancing our masculine and feminine energies
  • Healing from heartbreak in a way that helps us to be more whole and more in touch with ourselves
  • What it means that through movement we remember that our essence is wise, wild, and free
  • Don’t forget to use the promo code ‘sarah’ to get 10% off your purchase from Four Sigmatic

 

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TGGC #61: Raising your self-worth to increase your net worth with Nancy Levin

This episode is sponsored by Four Sigmatic.

Nancy Levin is the author of Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth to Grow Your Net Worth, Jump … And Your Life Will Appear, Writing For My Life.

She’s a Master Integrative Coach and the creator of the Jump Coaching and Worthy Coaching Programs, working with clients – privately and in groups – to live in alignment with their own truth and desires.

She was the Event Director at Hay House for 12 years and hosts her own weekly call-in show Jump Start Your Life on Hay House Radio.

Nancy and I talked about the fact that most personal finance books don’t work because they don’t address the underlying self-worth issues that lead us to under earn, overspend, and generally self-sabotage with our cash. She’s talking about her own money story, what changed everything for her, and how the approach she uses with herself and her clients is really different.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Nancy's experience of going from a non-meditator to spending 10-days at a silent meditation retreat
  • What she learned about herself as a result of that intensive silence and what her meditation practice looks like now
  • Nancy's story of using money to take care of everyone but herself and what finally woke her up to her need to change
  • Her intensive personal development journey that led to her finally valuing herself and eventually becoming a coach
  • The link between self-worth and network
  • Why many personal finance books don't work for people
  • The critical importance of financial literacy but why it must come second to developing a solid sense of self-worth
  • Identifying the childhood beliefs that are holding you back in the present and how to go about changing them
  • Making massive changes one small step at a time
  • Don’t forget to use the promo code ‘sarah’ to get 10% off your purchase from Four Sigmatic

 

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TGGC #60: Finding your SuperConditions and Making Decisions That Feel Good with Dyana Valentine

This episode is sponsored by Four Sigmatic.

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Dyana Valentine is not for the faint of heart. She’s spent 13+ years teaching leaders to listen to themselves and complete seemingly impossible projects—we’re talking major brand overhauls, six-figure product launches, full-fledged manuscripts.

She serves up straight-from-the-hip advice in online magazines and columns all over the ‘net. In a past life, she was an idiot-savant microsurgery tech, worked for the Olympic Games organizing committee, and was personally approached by the FBI with a recruitment invitation—for classified reasons – on two separate occasions.

As you can tell, Dyana has such an interesting life story and we had a fantastic conversation about her journey but also about her zone of genius: decision making.

We riffed on why decision making is so hard, the SuperConditions game she’s created to make it easier, and why some decision making systems miss the mark.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Dyana’s routine of prepping all her food for the week every Sunday
  • What’s involved in her gentle morning routine
  • The intuitive dreamwork Dyana does and her advice for beginning to explore your own dreams if you’re interested in it
  • The theme of “needing an escape pod” in Dyana’s life and what’s changed so that she no longer needs them
  • What factors can keep us in that mindset of “decision paralysis” where we keep going back and forth on what we want to do
  • The unique SuperConditions that we are born with and how they help us to make decisions more easily
  • The different intensities a decision can represent
  • The SuperConditions Game that Dyana created and my experience of playing it
  • Using our own language and truth to construct a system that works for us rather than strictly adhering to the labels of personality assessments
  • The power of again/ritual/routine for removing decision fatigue and fuelling the creative process
  • Don’t forget to use the promo code ‘sarah’ to get 10% off your purchase from Four Sigmatic

 

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TGGC #59: The surprising new science that will transform your sex life with Emily Nagoski

Emily Nagoski is the New York Times bestselling author of Come As You Are: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life. She has a PhD in Health Behavior with a doctoral concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University (IU), and a master’s degree (also from IU) in Counseling, with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She has been a sex educator for over twenty years.

Come As You Are absolutely changed my life and my relationship to my sexuality; it’s definitely a must-read.

Emily and I talked about so much including the big myths that are damaging so many women’s relationships to their sexuality, why everyone’s sexuality is actually totally normal (yes, even yours) and the thing that really bugged her about 50 Shades of Grey.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • The two books Emily is currently working on writing (they're both so exciting!)
  • What really upset her when reading 50 Shades of Grey (and it might not be what you expect)
  • Emily’s journey to becoming a sex educator
  • Why everyone’s body and sexuality is normal and that we have the same parts put together in different ways
  • The idea that most views of female sexuality is “male lite” and why that’s completely wrong
  • The garden metaphor that helps us understand our individual sexuality
  • Instilling healthy values and beliefs around bodies in our children
  • Why it’s important to go slow when healing sexual shame and disgust
  • Understanding what turns on our sexual accelerator and what hits our sexual brakes
  • Sexual dysfunction is a lot less common among women as some studies have suggested
  • The fact that many women don’t experience spontaneous desire - and that that’s totally normal
  • That it’s totally normal for our arousal state not to match our genital response

 

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TGGC #58: The intersection of beauty and feminism with Alexis Wolfer

Alexis Wolfer is the founder and editor-in-chief of the empowering online women’s lifestyle magazine, TheBeautyBean.com.

She's a well-known beauty and lifestyle expert, as seen on the Today Show, E! News, The Doctors, and more; and the author of two books: “The Recipe For Radiance: Discover Beauty’s Best-Kept Secrets In Your Kitchen” and “Radiant Bride: The Beauty, Diet, Fitness, And Fashion Plan For Your Big Day.” 

I was fascinated to talk with Alexis about the importance of natural beauty, the products she’s loving, the intersection of feminism and beauty, and what her journey to self-love has looked like so far. She’s not afraid to go deep and talk about the big issues!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The magic of early mornings - if you’re a morning person (I’m not!)
  • Alexis’s website The Beauty Bean and what inspired her to start it
  • Getting beyond the type of women’s media that wants to sell us things or tell us we need to be fixed
  • Why feminism doesn’t have to negate our interest in beauty products
  • What self-love means to Alexis and what it actually looks like to practice it on a day-to-day basis
  • Learning to say “no” without having to give an excuse or reason
  • The pivots that shifted Alexis’s life towards self-love
  • How self-love improves society in major ways
  • What was most helpful for Alexis when she started her self-love journey
  • The overlap of food and beauty - and how great skin can start in the kitchen
  • What to look for when buying beauty or skincare products
  • Alexis’s favourite beauty brands
  • Changing your skincare routine throughout the month and year as your skin changes

 

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TGGC #56: Dismantling the societal trauma of patriarchy, witches, & reclaiming our SHE Power with Lisa Lister

Crowned ‘the defender of female awesomeness’ by Cooler magazine, Lisa Lister is an advocate of the FULL female experience. She’s a writer, a menstrual maven and creatrix of the SHE Flow system – yoga, women’s wisdom and menstrual health + ‘down-there’ care practices – dedicated to helping women crack their lady code, reconnect with their body wisdom + love their lady landscape.

We sat down to talk about the societal trauma caused by patriarchy, reclaiming our SHE power, dancing between devotion and spontaneity, and what it means to be a witch. This is juicy stuff!

You might remember my friend Lisa from episode 8 of the podcast; you might get even more out of this conversation if you go back and listen to that one first.

In this episode we talk about:

 

  • Why Lisa has completely stripped her meditation practice back to basics
  • The divine feminine force that Lisa refers to as SHE
  • Simple practices for beginning to connect with your SHE Power
  • Bringing spontaneity and fluidity into our spiritual practice while still showing up to daily devotion
  • Getting used to the idea that our spiritual paths are nonlinear and that that can be totally uncomfortable
  • The good and bad of social media when it comes to finding inspiration for our spiritual journeys
  • What we actually mean when we talk about patriarchy
  • Lisa’s struggle with orgasms and where she realized that was coming from
  • The traumatic wounds that our patriarchal society can leave on women’s bodies
  • Getting in touch with our own voice and intuition - and rooting through all of the outside voices to actually hear them
  • What it means to be a witch and whether we need to be initiated into a specific lineage in order to claim it as our own

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TGGC #55: Understanding the five elements for greater health and healing with Amy Kuretsky

Amy Kuretsky is a health coach for creatives, licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and woo-woo as fuck.

She helps busy bosses fuel their hustle by honoring their health and their bodies, and helping them heal their digestion.

She started following this path after being diagnosed with Crohn's disease - an autoimmune disease of the gut - over 10 years ago and using natural healing therapies to heal her own digestion and become her healthiest self ever.

We talked about her journey of healing from Crohn’s, tapping into our intuition, the fact that foods aren’t the enemy but not every food is for every person, and how the elements are connected to our body and can help us live in more harmonious ways.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Grounding and protecting your energy

  • The exercise that Amy enjoys for keeping the energy moving in her body

  • Amy’s journey of being diagnosed and healing from Crohn’s disease

  • Connecting with the wisdom of our body

  • Ways of accessing our intuition and gut feelings

  • Amy’s work as a health coach, acupuncturist, and Chinese herbalist

  • Energy medicine - what it is and how it relates to our physical health

  • How the five elements relate to the cycles and rhythms of our bodies and lives

  • Working with the five elements to honour the cycles of our bodies

  • Recognizing that food isn’t evil but not every food is for every person

  • Eating foods that are best for our particular disposition

  • Using tarot as a tool for accessing our inner wisdom

  • Using EFT to transform emotional issues and how Amy identifies the issues she wants to tap on

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