ep 41 Dissociation: Not feeling at home in my body

ep 41 Dissociation: Not feeling at home in my body

With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are discussing a symptom that many survivors experience: dissociation. As a survivor, it’s common to feel out of alignment with your body but it is possible to find your way back… and that’s the purpose of this episode.

In today’s episode, we’ll explore dissociation, depersonalization, and derealization... focusing primarily on dissociation and depersonalization. You are encouraged to take notes or revisit this episode because you’re going to learn a lot. Take a listen…

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ep 40 Birth Control: The pill and holistic alternatives

ep 40 Birth Control: The pill and holistic alternatives

Today, we're discussing birth control. The discussion of female reproductive health is highly politicized and while we’re still fighting to have autonomy over access to healthcare for a myriad of reproductive needs… there’s another wellness issue at hand: ...miseducation or a total lack of education about the best options for our bodies.

And when you don’t know your body and you don’t know your options, you can’t make informed decisions about the right doctors or medications. So today, we’ll be joined by an amazing educator who will help us understand our options and why we need to do our homework. Take a listen!

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ep 39 Learning my body

ep 39 Learning my body

From a young age, the female sex is inundated with messages about our bodies. Commentary about body shape and desirability begins early. This scrutiny is particularly emphasized when a young girl's body begins to develop in puberty. This is intensified under the Madonna-Whore complex where women's values are determined by their desirability.

This episode focuses on the need to shift from unhealthy societal messages and examine ways to begin a healthier relationship with our body. Take a listen...

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ep 38 Who gets to be a woman of color in wellness spaces

ep 38 Who gets to be a woman of color in wellness spaces

In today's episode, we are joined by special guest, Seher, and we discuss who gets to be a woman of color in wellness spaces. Now the term WOC has risen in popularity in recent years, essentially replacing the term “minority or minority women.” Now, this term is not new, especially when it comes to activist spaces. However, the use of this term has extended beyond activist spaces and has become part of our everyday vernacular. We can see its use in magazine articles, marketing campaigns, and social media. But with that, there seems to be confusion about who this term is actually addressing. Is this term for Black women, Latinas, Asian women, Indigenous women? Who is the term for and who does it benefit?

In fact, when I asked the questions “How do you use the term WOC and how do you believe others use it?” I was presented with varying responses. Take a listen and hear what women had to say..

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ep 37 Healers for Hire

ep 37 Healers for Hire

In the age of wellness and personal development, the number of self proclaimed healers seems to skyrocket. And with so many #healers, it's hard to know who's really in it for the right reasons. So today I want to discuss how the idea of being someone's healer can be problematic, but also cover the range of everything from an unaddressed savior complex to deliberately exploiting people's vulnerability to also recognizing the need for us to take responsibility in our own healing process. And I hope you're ready for that part of it too. So this isn't a "call out" episode but more of a "call in" for all of us.

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