#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Aries :: Harvest Moon Celebrations, Thought-Seed Saving, & Firing up for Fall

Welcome back to FYW #UNFILTERED Moon Musings with Venessa & Megan!

What are #UNFILTERED Moon Musings?

These #UNFILTERED episodes are a hybrid of moon musings + convo + QA answering your top questions about holistic health, nutrition, herbs, moon cycles, and earth-based medicine. Connecting to the moon cycles can be a powerful way to tap into your inner wild and wise self, and if you want to come along for the ride, we are LOVING the Many Moons book by Sarah Gottesdiener - you can grab yours here!

BUT we need YOUR help! Send us your questions and comments by clicking here, we can't wait to hang out with you <3

This Episode's Theme...

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Aries :: Harvest Moon Celebrations, Thought-Seed Saving, & Firing up for Fall

Happy Fall Equinox! Megan and Venessa discuss the themes of this Full Moon in Aries aka Harvest Moon: Review, Celebration, Harvest, Sow. We talk about the concept and importance of seed saving, chucking out what didn’t work, and preparation for what’s to come.

We introduce this season’s poster organs - the colon and lungs - and how they interconnect (on all levels), impact our immunity and overall physical health in this transitional season. We share ways that we like to support our health and that of our families... Megan shares specific food and herbs, and Venessa shares a bit about her nutritional “reset” this season that included cleaning house.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How this is an opportune time to take inventory of what routines have worked and plan to incorporate

  • The colon/large intestine and lungs as the “poster organs” of fall

  • The importance of one of the number one things that is checked in charts for poeple in very sick

  • The gravity and importance of the colon - what we’re able to release and clean out

  • It’s time to discriminate what is needed and what is not needed

  • The concept of an “idea jar” that Megan got from her business coach Amanda and using it as a “thought seed bank”

  • What are the steps that we take right now - spend time looking at how your body felt and noticing patterns

  • How to support our immunity in this transition season, i.e. protect from viruses, bacterial infections, & more!

  • How to eat seasonally and great foods and recipes to incorporate to stoke your fire and get ready to burn through the coming cooler months

  • How to assist your body in the major transition into winter months

  • Why lung issues are so prevalent in this time, and Megan’s family issues with lungs - plus how she has addressed them with food and herbs (and how Megan used her hubbie as guinea pig)

  • Tips for alleviating dampness and coolness

  • In Chinese Medicine, the colon is the part of the first meridian which begins with the lung and ends with the colon. The two are interlinked as the lungs are what one brings into one’s self and the colon is what one releases.

  • How issues in the colon can manifest in the lungs and vice versa.
    How every function of your body, including your metabolism, depends upon the proper intake and carrying of oxygen by your lungs.

  • How Venessa was able to overcome asthma and the foundational dietary components that are shown to reduce or reverse asthma in studies

  • How Venessa rode the wave of Virgo season, aka nature’s adderall

  • How to think of seasonal eating and living in different phases: Birth, growth, maturity, harvest, & storage

  • The importance of stocking your natural “medicine cabinet” and some of the superfoods and herbs mentioned to help with immunity:

  • Slippery elm bark, honey, zinc, probiotics, quercetin, nettles, elecampane, mullein, mulberry root bark, wild cherry bark, astragalus, medicine mushrooms

  • Megan reads a closing beautiful poem by Mary Oliver called This World as an old to spring and summer

Practices + Questions to Ask Yourself/Try this New Moon // Journal Prompts

Carve out time for yourself and have a review:

  • What are all of the things that worked? How would you like to modify or continue into the Seasonally darker months?

  • What are all of the things that need to go? How can you release it to create space for the newness? 

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Sacred Ecology Visualization & Activation Journey to help you uncover what’s been keeping you stuck in your health & life, and discover what “foods” to bring in right now for radical nourishment & clarity.

Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you!

 

Ask Us Your Top Q's!

Go to wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect to send us your top questions around health + wellness, nutrition + herbalism, natural cycles + intuition, & your top challenges.

Connect with Venessa @wildlyrooted

Connect with Megan @amethyst_and_rose

 

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How to Go From Confusion + Burn Out --> Clarity, Pleasure + Purpose: Uncovering Ancient Wisdom for Impactful Leadership With Ashley Burnett

How do you lead in a strong and sustainable way, in life and career, from a place of alignment... without being drained of energy or burning out?

How do you cut thru the noise and maintain connection to your intuition and inner guidance in times of extreme stress and chaos?

That’s what Ashley Burnett had to figure out in her business and life after years of struggle with her health, as an entrepreneur and facing “life or death” moments in her personal life.

In this insightful conversation, Ashley shares how imperative it is to shift out the paradigm of “grinding and burn out” to embrace our true nature, and live + lead from a balanced and well-nourished place (and how the heck to do that).

We talk about the power of incorporating nature-based ritual, sacred ceremony + self-care into our daily lives and work, and the importance of setting intention, working with a coach, and surrounding yourself with ppl who support your vision. Ashley shares how she was able to maintain connection to her intuition and wisdom throughout some pretty scary events (hint: trust, lift + shift), and the game-changing question that her own coach asked her that blasted her limiting beliefs and made her 3-year vision come into reality within 9 months.

So much wisdom here for busy entrepreneurs, mamas, burnt out leaders, or anyone desiring to live and work from a place of sustainability and alignment!

Women’s leadership coach, dancer, women’s circle and retreat facilitator and earth-based ritualist, Ashley Burnett is committed to helping change-making entrepreneurs and leaders align their core-values with their vision, become more impactful leaders, and embody their missions in life, with confidence. Ashley has been teaching, leading groups and running her business for over 15 years. She’s facilitated hundreds of classes, workshops, events and retreats, and led thousands around the globe in expanding their businesses and igniting their leadership. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband David, and has the honor of running her retreats at her workshop space on 22 acres of expansive land.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Ashley got into the work of women’s leadership coaching and nature-based ritual work with Strong Body Love

  • How Ashley ditched gallbladder surgery at the hospital and followed her heart to health coaching school to take a more holistic approach to health

  • Ashley’s work supporting women who want to show up in their communities, and discover their core values for alignment in all areas - life + business

  • The importance of dance + movement, and working with rhythms, seasonal cycles and nature

  • How Ashley’s husband’s health scare with an autoimmune disorder + losing 50 lbs led them to make serious shifts in their lives, including moving out of the city

  • The one question that Ashley’s coach asked her that blasted her limiting beliefs and made her 3-year vision come into reality in 9 months

  • The power of setting intention, working with a coach, and surrounding yourself with ppl who support your vision

  • How Ashley was able to maintain connection to her intuition and wisdom throughout the very scary life events: “trust, lift + shift”

  • The power of clarity and writing your intention down - be as clear and specific as possible, then recite it! Sharing, praying, and moving your intention into the universe

  • The importance of the “feminine” acts - receiving and sharing for manifestation

  • How Ashley was forced to slow down to discern what was absolutely necessary and what had to go

  • The importance of releasing the outcome + the power of this one phrase: “With or without exactly this, I am at peace.”

  • The self care movement and discerning the benefit of nourishing self care practices vs the detriment of dogma

  • A ritual is when you show up with intention, focus, presence, and consistency.

  • How you can begin a nourishing self-care practice with a simple meditation or breathwork - i.e. start with just 3 big breaths upon waking

  • Ashley walks us through a Sama Vritti Pranayama practice

  • Important questions to ask yourself: What are your core values? How do you want to show up in the world? What can you let go of that you’re clinging to that is actually holding you back from your core values and living in alignment?

  • Ashley’s yearlong journey: the Soulstice Sisterhood

  • How Ashley continuously refines her own practice and work, including her launch schedule to align more with the cycles and seasons

  • Ashley’s top resources and books for learning how to work with ritual and seasons

  • How yoga and getting back into her body in a sacred way is feeding her wild

  • The importance of Getting Curious

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Connect With Ashley Burnett

Website | FacebookInstagram

Soulstice Sisterhood Yearlong Journey starting in Jan 2019: www.soulsticesisterhood.com

Our Loud Hearts Daylong Women’s Music + Creative Arts Festival October 13th: ourloudhearts.com

 

Resources + Links Mentioned 

Joanna Lindenbaum

Rituals of Celebration: Honoring the Seasons of Life Through the Wheel of the Year by Jane Meredith*

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Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

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Dangers of Being A "Good Girl" + Deconstructing the False self with Dr. Emelia Sam

Ever feel like you're "on track, but off purpose"?

This was the heavy feeling that Dr. Emelia Sam experienced as she was set on course to achieving all the things that she was "supposed" to achieve. In this intimate conversation, Emelia reveals how playing the good girl was a disservice... and it took major deconstructing of who she thought she was to find her true self. We talk about the process of E.D.I.T.ing your story to recover alignment in your life, practical spirituality, the power of resonance + magnetism, and the need for compassionate competency within healthcare.

Within the first few years of professional life, Emelia realized something was amiss and started to recover the passions she left behind. For over a decade, she has maintained a blog, now known as 360SOUL, concerned with matters of mind and spirit.

Emelia is also gifting FYW listeners her Soul Infusion Kit, check it out below! 

Dr. Emelia Sam hails from Edmonton, Canada. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at home she moved to Washington DC to attend dental school. Two years later, she realized she pretty much hated general dentistry but felt she was too far down that particular educational path to abandon it. She ended up being drawn towards the specialty of oral & maxillofacial surgery which required a four-year residency.

Emelia has published several books including I Haven't Found Myself but I'm Still Looking and The Book of Soulgasms. Her latest book, Compassionate Competency: Healing the Heart of Healthcare represents the intersection of her experience as a practitioner with her long-time interests in personal development and spirituality.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Emelia was inspired to write about the missing component in healthcare - compassion

  • Emelia shares her personal story and the moment she realized she was “on track but off purpose”

  • How a series of life-altering events led to Emelia’s recovery of writing, and started her inspirational blog

  • How being the “good girl” and following the rules got her off track from her truth

  • The questions Emelia started asking herself to begin deconstructing the false self and reconnecting to her truth and core being

  • How to engage in what Emelia calls “Soul Scripting” and use the process of E.D.I.T.-ing the story (Experience. Dig. Inventory. Thoughts.) to recover alignment in your life

  • The importance of your friends and who you surround yourself with

  • How Emelia began rooting out her limiting subconscious beliefs and thoughts that were “seeded” into her

  • Emelia’s favorite personal development books and teachers

  • How gratitude journaling became Emelia’s primary spiritual practice and how it has been one of the most impactful practices in her life

  • Why Emelia’s all about the practical, quotes, and things that can hit her in an instant

  • Emelia’s perspective on resonance + magnetism - and how to create a field of resonance that calls in what you desire

  • Why Emelia’s “done with chasing” and how we often weigh ourselves down

  • Why hospitals are not the ideal “field of resonance” for healing

  • What is compassionate competency and how we can heal the heart of healthcare

  • How Emelia is feeding her wild and honoring her softness

  • Emelia shares a gift with FYW listeners Check out the link below...

 

Connect With Emelia Sam

Website | TwitterInstagram

www.compassionatecompetency.com

Emelia's Soulscripting course (with the E-D-I-T method): Udemy.com/soulscripting 

 

*Gift for Feed Your Wild Listeners*

Access Emelia's Soul Infusion Kit here! It includes:

  • ebook - How to Create the Life You Really Want: 20 Small Strategies for Big Changes

  • A 20 minute audio on "The Myth of Potential"

  • Transformational Truths Graphic

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

 

Wayne Dyer

Deepak Chopra

Marianne Williamson's A Return To Love*

Oprah's Gratitude Journaling

Don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements*

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes*

Emelia's gift for listeners: www.emeliasam.com/thankyou

 

 

Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast and production costs. Thank you!

 

Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

Your support means the world...

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To make a contribution, head to the Patreon page here.

If you would like to make a one-time contribution, you may use our personal PayPal Link here and offer any dollar amount you'd like : https://paypal.me/wildlyrooted  

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Virgo :: Transformation + Shaping Up Change

Welcome back to FYW #UNFILTERED Moon Musings with Venessa & Megan!

What are #UNFILTERED Moon Musings?

These #UNFILTERED episodes are a hybrid of moon musings + convo + QA answering your top questions about holistic health, nutrition, herbs, moon cycles, and earth-based medicine. Connecting to the moon cycles can be a powerful way to tap into your inner wild and wise self, and if you want to come along for the ride, we are LOVING the Many Moons book by Sarah Gottesdiener - you can grab yours here!

BUT we need YOUR help! Send us your questions and comments by clicking here, we can't wait to hang out with you <3

This Episode's Theme...

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon In Virgo :: Transformation & Shaping Up Change

Megan and Venessa discuss the themes of this New Moon in Virgo on September 9, 2018: Change, structure, and how we get to shape change...

All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change. God is change.” ~ Octavia Butler

This month is all about looking at what needs to be in place to navigate change, and supporting the structures that allow us to “shape change” on all levels...

We cover the physiology and transformative roles of the stomach and spleen on physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual levels, as well as ways to support digestion and immune function in this transitional season. Of course, we also share lots of practical tips and tools to support your health, including nutrition, plant medicine, and journal prompts to support you this new moon (including one of Megan’s favorite embodiment practices)!

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why the resistance to change is much like the birthing process

  • How we are in a dynamic process of shaping our world while being shaped by it

  • Megan’s favorite way to work with plant medicine and why she believes there’s no greater medicine than plant medicine

  • Megan’s Art of Activating your 5 senses - see the practice below!

  • It all starts with attention and presence

  • Some helpful eating practices to do with kids to bring them into the moment, and some of the reasons behind “picky eaters”

  • Why presence and embodiment can help with emotional eating

  • How letting your body do the grocery shopping can change your world

  • The process of writing a letter to your body, and your body writing a letter back to you

  • One of Megan’s favorite questions to ask clients: What is that food telling your body? What is the information that your body is getting from it?

  • How to use the qualities of expansion and contraction to navigate your health journey and experience

  • Physiology: the stomach, spleen - barrier systems, processing/transformation - > death and release

  • Spleen function - blood storage, filter for blood as part of the immune system. Old red blood cells are recycled in the spleen, and platelets and white blood cells are stored there. The spleen also helps fight certain kinds of bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis

  • Helpful supplements and foods for supporting stomach acid

  • Ways to support your digestive fire, aka Agni, and solar plexus energy

  • Locating where your stomach and spleen are

  • Top indicators and clues that tell you your stomach needs more support, and what you can do to boost function

  • How to tune in and begin transitional shifts in diet as we approach cooler seasons

  • Warming spices and foods that you can start bringing in

  • The one thing that can really take a hit on your immune function immediately, and nutrients that help support your immune system

  • Fire Cider! Megan’s favorite way of making this amazing immune boosting digestive supportive tonic - Recipe + Info coming soon!

  • How Megan is setting herself up for success with one practice in the morning

 

Practices + Questions to Ask Yourself/Try this New Moon // Journal Prompts

BODY || Take 5 minutes and drop into your body

ctivating your 5 senses...

  • Picking 5 things you see

  • 4 things you hear

  • 3 things you smell

  • 2 things you touch

  • 1 thing that you can taste

STRUCTURE || What is ONE thing that you can bring in or shift that will help you in this time of transition so you can embody change?

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Sacred Ecology Visualization & Activation Journey to help you uncover what’s been keeping you stuck in your health & life, and discover what “foods” to bring in right now for radical nourishment & clarity.

Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you!

 

Ask Us Your Top Q's!

Go to wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect to send us your top questions around health + wellness, nutrition + herbalism, natural cycles + intuition, & your top challenges.

Connect with Venessa @wildlyrooted

Connect with Megan @amethyst_and_rose

 

Your support means the world...

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Monthly Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: SEPTEMBER :: Slide into Rhythms with Conscious Awareness

Solo Episode: Monthly Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Sliding into September + Unseen Ecologies That Support Us

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: Just as I weave in spiritual nourishment from the Akashic Records for my clients along with their nutritional protocols on an individual basis, I’ve been inspired to start sharing these readings monthly in the podcast to support the collective with general monthly themed-readings... and so Monthly Akashic Soul Nourishment Readings were born. These readings are usually filled with metaphor & symbols, so may require a bit of unraveling & might mean something different for each person, so pay attention to what comes up for you as you listen on. Hope they provide value and moments of reflection in your journey.

The message for September is Slide into Rhythms with Conscious Awareness

Moving with the current. Smooth sailing, on a slippery slide, the hard stone to support us and the soft growth that cushions, no apparatus but our own bodies and open hearts. Sliding down these natural stone waterslides...

This is the energy of September. TRANSITIONS. Sliding into a natural current and flow, a time of transition and movement, and being awake for it... we are called to notice and pay attention to the ecologies that support us in our journeys.

Are you resisting or enjoying the ride? The Akashic guides say resisting change is futile, so you might as well be present for the beauty and open to the medicine of joy.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

Stay awake and present. Make conscious decisions.

Be sure you make a conscious decision to slide. It can be dangerous and terrifying if you aren't “prepared” mentally, emotionally, having safety precautions in mind and excitement in heart to experience the exhilarating joy and playful experience.

There is no stopping the slide flow once it gets going. And that’s the point.

Enjoy the ride down, you can hear the laughing and joyful voices ahead of you at the bottom but you cant see them. Element of trust, anticipation, precaustion, common sense, willingness to take a risk with an open heart

Open up the senses feel the support beneath you, the way the slippery wet surface caresses your skin - feels soothing and protective, the spectacular view of the landscape, plants, insects, growth, death, cycles, LIFE as you slide down. Savor it. Be present for it. Breathe. Sliding down into the calm, steady pools below.

The unseen ecology that supports you.

What makes it slippery? What is the coating that we take for granted?

An ecology... if you look under a microscope, you would see a community of diatoms, blue-green and green algaes, amoebas, single-celled organisms, bacteria, fungi, and lots of organic matter.

We’re being called to open up all of our senses, and notice the ecosystems that are around you and support you. This is on all levels - physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically.

Physical - this is the ecology within and on your body, the organ systems, cells, cellular structures, mitochondria, and of course your microbiome.

Then there are the ecologies that are outside of you but that are still connected to you. The living beings like the community that holds you up as you slide down this natural stone. The air you breathe, food you eat, what were the ecologies that make all of that possible?

And of course, there are the nonphysical - your relationships, family constellations, thoughts and feelings, the ecology of your subconscious. And let’s not forget your guides, ancestors, angels, any nonphysical beings or energies that support you, and that we often forget are there.

Natural current of flow.

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Tapping Into Your Every Day Medicine with Susan Lipshutz

Akashic Records 101 Video (scroll down to find it!)

Connect with us at wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect

Interested in exploring your Akashic Records with Venessa? Click here.

 

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To make a monthly contribution, head to the Patreon page here.

If you would like to make a one-time contribution, you may use our personal PayPal Link here and offer any dollar amount you'd like : https://paypal.me/wildlyrooted  

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Healing, Evolving and Re-wilding with Tarot: Aligning with Your Soul’s Truth with Lindsay Mack

Soul Tarot is a humble reinterpretation of The Tarot as an evolutionary tool, one that can help us to align with our soul's truth, our inner compass, and our innate wildness... This is an unlearning, a reconnection, a re-wilding: it is tarot for a new consciousness. ~ Lindsay Mack, www.lindsaymack.com

One of the many ways humans throughout history have consulted with the numinous, the All, or God is through divination with sacred tools. Whether you’ve been steeped in the occult practices for years or if you’re a newbie, divination is a way to begin exploring our intuitive self, a container to develop a language, a relationship and way of working with a wisdom that is reflected back to us.

As the founder of Tarot for the Wild Soul and Wild Soul Healing, Lindsay Mack shares how she works with tarot as a divination tool personally and how her health changed and shifted by working with tarot around some of her health issues. She gives advice around giving your power away and steps you can take to gain back your power working with tarot.

Lindsay shares the keys to having a tarot practice that best works for you and gives us an epic break down of the Death card, busting the biggest myths and misconceptions about tarot.

Lindsay also gives sage advice for anyone interested in getting into tarot to support their own healing journey, as well as how she got through her severe complex PTSD from childhood trauma, and the various modalities and practitioners that have helped her along the way.

Plus Lindsay is offering a special gift for Feed Your Wild listeners, so check that out below!

Lindsay Mack is an intuitive healer, holistic counselor, tarot reader, and the founder of Tarot for the Wild Soul. She is the creator of Soul Tarot, a way of interpreting and intentionally utilizing the Tarot as a tool for our soul's growth and evolution. Lindsay is the host of the weekly podcast, Tarot for the Wild Soul, which has been downloaded more than 1 million times in the year that it has been on the air. Her work with the Tarot has been written about and featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Refinery 29, Well + Good, and Nylon.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is “Soul Tarot” and how Lindsay works with tarot on a personal level as well as professional
  • How tarot can turn down the volume of the “survival voice”
  • How Lindsay’s work with the tarot has profoundly changed her health 
  • How Lindsay came into this work seemingly by accident and had no “pings”
  • How doing her Work - unpacking her complex PTSD and more - allowed doors to open up for her
  • How tarot is for Lindsay as Josh is for Cher in the movie Clueless
  • Tara Brach's wisdom on feeling triggered and how it’s the realization that we’re triggered that’s most important in the healing process.
  • Advice around giving your power away and steps to gain back your power working with tarot
  • Great questions to ask yourself when working with tarot, such as Where am i in this moment? What is one action to reclaim all parts of my power - bring them back home to my body? 
  • How things can happen in an instant and the importance of full compassion for yourself and your experiences
  • The keys to having a tarot practice that works best for you - i.e. look at the cards as invitations...
  • Lindsay gives us an epic break down of the Death card - a magnificent right of passage (and how it never means someone is going to die)
  • The two cards that signify cutting off the ego 
  • The first steps for anyone interested in getting into tarot to support their own healing journey
  • The importance of letting your soul choose your deck
  • Lindsay busts the biggest myths and misconceptions about tarot
  • How Lindsay got through her severe complex PTSD from childhood trauma, and the various modalities and practitioners that have helped her along the way
  • How amino acid therapy has changed her life and her grandmother’s life
  • How lindsay doesn’t give a f*ck if a practice or tool is not “spiritual” - as long as it nourishes her
  • What is feeding Lindsay’s wild right now
  • Lindsay shares all about her amazing program and is offering listeners a 10% discount off of the enrollment cost (registration open until Sept 4)! Check out the link and code below...

 

Connect With Lindsay Mack

Website | TwitterInstagram

 

*Gift for Feed Your Wild Listeners*

Learn more about the Tarot for the Wild Soul course here, and use the code YOURWILD at checkout for 10% off of the course!

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Tara Brach

The Mood Cure by Julia Ross*

Dr. Katherine Falk in NY

 

Note: Links marked with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won’t cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast and production costs. Thank you!

 

Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

Your support means the world...

If the show has helped, inspired or spoken to you, it would mean the world to me if you show your support through a small financial contribution. Each FYW episode is a labor of love that takes me about three days to produce... From as little as $1 a month, your support will help to cover the costs associated with producing and hosting the show. I love you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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Seasonal & Rhythmic Eating: Why it Matters and How to do It

  Art by Luke Gram

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Solo Episode: Seasonal & Rhythmic Eating: Why it Matters and How to do It

"The simplest and fastest way to getting to the root of chronic dis-ease and health challenges is to press the reset button by getting back in tune with nature." ~ Venessa Rodriguez

In this solo episode, Venessa goes into seasonal and rhythmic eating, what it is, why it's critical and how to do it this summer season. Venessa starts with a guided meditation and dives into challenges including how modern technology has co-opted seasonal eating and how it’s depriving us of nutrients. She covers the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, TCM and other ancient traditions, and why there is so much contradictory information related to diet in studies and health circles!

Venessa covers physiological and energetic components, including perspectives from Ayurveda and TCM, foods/nutrients, and intuitive practices to try out! 

If you’re interested in learning more about the gut and gut-related issues, check out the upcoming Feed Your Wild GUT virtual workshop (it’s live August 29 but will be recorded if you can’t make it live!)

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Venessa opens up with a guided meditation attuning to the cycles and rhythms of our cells and cosmos
  • Food is information - any input from our environment that feeds and nourishes not just our bodies but also our inhabitants
  • Questions to ask yourself: What are we telling our body by what are we feeding it? Does it sync up to cues and information within our environment?
  • How modern technology has co-opted seasonal eating and how it’s depriving us of nutrients
  • One of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, TCM, and other ancient traditions is that our habits, routines, and dietary choices should ebb and flow with the seasons.
  • How the internal clock system regulates roughly one-third of your body’s entire gene activity!
  • Why there is so much contradictory information related to diet in studies and health circles
  • There is no one diet for everyone, and there is no one diet for one person forever - we must develop a relationship with our bodies and environment to tap into the innate wisdom and eat intuitively.
  • The importance of eating seasonally and locally
  • Blue zones - what are they, how people in these zones live and what they are eating
  • How nutrient density of food declines with travel and transit, and when eaten out of season
  • The diversity and the health of the soil directly reflected by the diversity of our gut and the health of our bodies
  • The importance of wild food
  • Tips and rules to live by to find foods high in nutrient content, seasonal, and similar to wild foods at regular grocery stores and markets
  • Diversity is one of the most important aspects of a healthy diet
  • Organs of the summer: Small intestine - the job of the small intestine is huge because the small intestine digests and absorbs your food
  • Summer is the season of fire - pitta season, and what that means for your food intake
  • Energetics of the solar plexus and 3rd chakra
  • Circadian, diurnal rhythms, and the microbiota - How circadian rhythms regulate your digestion and metabolism and impacts so much more
  • The simplest and fastest way to getting to the root of chronic dis-ease and health challenges is to press the reset button by getting back in tune with nature
  • The role of melatonin related to gut activity
  • Foods for the summer, solar plexus, and small intestine
  • Building the resilience of your gut can lead to being able to eat foods that you weren’t able to previously
  • The importance of flavors and energetics of food for eating intuitively
  • Tips on how to begin eating intuitively and according to energetics and constitution
  • Practical tips for eating seasonally:
    • Look at what is seasonally available in your region
    • Go to local farmer markets, local growers, “backyard” farmers and herbalists
    • Look for local wild foraging trips or classes
    • Use a seasonal food guide app like this one
    • http://www.gracelinks.org/875/shop-sustainably

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Eating on the Wild Side, Jo Robinson and http://www.eatwild.com/jo.html

Dan Buettner’s books and TedTalk  https://www.bluezones.com/books/

Circadian internal clock and microbiota study

Maria Benedetti Interview on Revitalizing Botanical Traditions of Healing and Reciprocity with Nature

Deanna Minich Interview on Rainbow Diet

Organic India Holy Basil Rose tea

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Feed Your Wild :: Gut :: virtual workshop

Website 

Date: Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Time: 12pm - 3pm PST / 2pm - 5pm CST / 3pm - 6pm EST

Duration: 3 hours

Where: Online, from the comfort of your own home!

*In case you can’t make it live, this virtual event WILL be recorded and you will get access to all of the materials and bonuses.

Click here to learn more

 

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The Story Our Trash Tells: Zero Waste Living with Andrea Sanders

Our trash tells a story... a story about what we value. ~ Andrea Sanders

What does your trash say about you, and our society at large? What if all of the waste that you accumulate throughout the year could fit inside a mason jar... what would be the impact of that on our environment and what would it mean for us in terms of how we choose to live?

These are the questions that Andrea Sanders asked herself that led her on the path as a young environmentalist grappling with the extensive ecological damage that she was witnessing... and her place in it.

I really wanted to bring in the topic of waste, consumption and the zero waste lifestyle movement, because i believe it is critical for our overall health - all beings and the planet - to look at the way we live and how we consume.

Andrea tells us how she got inspired and started on her path with zero waste living, and many of the biggest obstacles we face today. She talks about the concept of “biomindfulness” - exploring practices that help us focus our attention back on relationships we hold between ourselves and our environment. We touch on the importance of space and pause when you’re making any kind of lifestyle shift, and Andrea shares what she believes the sweet spot between the hardship of our ancestors and the ultra convenience we have today (but at the expense of the health of our planet).

Of course she also shares the practices that support the reshaping of our relationships with nature and practical steps you can take if you want to move toward a zero waste lifestyle.

There is so much here that you can hit the ground running with!

Andrea Sanders is an environmental educator, mindfulness advisor, TEDx speaker, traveler, artist, and dog mom. Her work focuses on encouraging ecological responsibility, day-to-day mindfulness, and compassionate eating through a plant-based diet. Andrea is also a zero waste influencer and educator on Instagram with a global outreach of over 80,000 followers.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Andrea gives us a primer on what is zero-waste living and what is the story that our waste is telling about us
  • How Andrea got inspired and started her path, and what she sees as one of the biggest obstacles we face
  • Andrea shows us how our own perception and mindset are part of the issue
  • Why mindfulness meditation is a critical part of the work that andrea does with zero waste teachings
  • How pausing is the first step - why we need to create space for looking at our relationship to “stuff”
  • The importance of our WHY and how we have to learn how to be less distracted from the things that are pulling our attention from action
  • The concept of Biomindfulness - exploring practices that help us focus our attention back on relationships we hold between ourselves and our environment
  • The importance of space and pause when you’re making any kind of lifestyle shift
  • There is no right or wrong way
  • Simplicity is understanding our true wants and needs, and cutting through the noise from consumerism and distraction
  • What Andrea calls our “design problem” - and why we need to create a circular infrastructure
  • Practices that support the reshaping of our relationships with nature
  • First step is awareness that we have a problem
  • How to begin a zero waste lifestyle... starting with waste: Doing a trash audit. Look at what you’re going away and what can you reduce
  • Low hanging fruit actions:
    1. Bringing your own bags and produce bag to grocery store
    2. Taking your own cup or water bottle to places
    3. Meal prepping each week
    4. Use bulk section
    5. Make your own cleaners
    6. Looking at things in a different way and how you use stuff
    7. Making small changes that make sense for you and family
    8. Look at your consumption - can you replace boredom with a walk , swap activities out that are more meaningful and bring more value in your life in place of consumption
    9. Build a relationship with your food. Learn about where your food comes from - and ask if it aligns with what you believe in. if it doesn’t, cut it out or create something else.
  • The biggest challenges Andrea sees and hears when people try to change, and how she has learned to embrace change
  • What andrea calls “quiet activism” and how that’s been WAY more effective at sharing than raising your voice loudly or preaching
  • Books or resources you would suggest for people wanting to learn more and get started

 

Connect With Andrea Sanders

Website | Instagram 

TEDx Talk: What if we refuse trash?

 

 

Resources + Links Mentioned

Bea Johnson - Zero Waste Home

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo*

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer*

Joyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times by Carla Bergman*

 

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Feed Your Wild :: Gut :: Virtual Masterclass

Website 

Date: Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Time: 12pm - 3pm PST / 2pm - 5pm CST / 3pm - 6pm EST

Duration: 3 hours

Where: Online, from the comfort of your own home!

*In case you can’t make it live, this virtual event WILL be recorded and you will get access to all of the materials and bonuses.

Investment: $67 

Click here to learn more

 

Wildly Rooted Resources

Sacred Ecology Activation Journey Audio

 

Your support means the world...

If the show has helped, inspired or spoken to you, it would mean the world to me if you show your support through a small financial contribution. Each FYW episode is a labor of love that takes me about three days to produce... From as little as $1 a month, your support will help to cover the costs associated with producing and hosting the show. I love you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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