The Art of Personal Mythmaking For Healing & Transformation with Janelle Hardy

Have you ever thought about working with your personal story and considering your story as a mythology? Janelle believes that we can heal and transform when we work with our personal mythologies instead of against them. Janelle supports creative, courageous, sensitive women + non-binary people in reclaiming their brilliance, vibrancy and strength via a transformation memoir-writing process called The Art of Personal Mythmaking.

A huge belief of mine is that we have the power to change our stories and that’s directly connected to our health and life experiences in our bodies. The work that Janelle does is navigating people through this personal memoir writing process that leads one through personal transformation.

Janelle also has her own podcast, The Personal Mythmaking Podcast, today she published my episode where we dive into a fairytale that I have loved since a little girl - The Little Mermaid!

Janelle shares her personal story and how she came to develop the Art of Personal Mythmaking process. Janelle discusses what she calls “the great forgetting” - the erasure of where one comes from and shares her exploration of family history of trauma, and discovering the multigenerational healing process through personal mythmaking. We also talk about the benefits of feeling stuck and powerful ways to move through flavors of resistance in all the ways it shows up.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Janelle’s personal story

  • The art of personal myth making

  • Incorporating body, creativity, and fairytale

  • Grieving the loss of family history, language, culture, and meaning - what Janelle calls “the great forgetting,” the erasure of where one comes from

  • Janelle’s exploration of family history of trauma including addiction and abuse, and multigenerational healing processes

  • The internal silencing that occurs from this trauma and patriarchal conditionings, and the dynamic of denying the embodied self

  • Pain as a great motivator and how some of the ways that Janelle intuitively started seeking healing and shift were catalyzed by pain

  • Why creative self expression and reconnecting with body are exceptionally important

  • How language is critical in understanding our life experience and options for healing and understand the world

  • What is the “art of personal mythmaking” and how it has the capacity to change the way we understand our life

  • We can create our own mythology that is beautiful and shift the painful one 

  • Our body as our only home and using our body as a physical ally

  • The significance of ancient tales, fairy tales, and the value of their existence 

  • You don’t have to work alone when you have the gifts of cultural heritage through story

  • How to begin your own personal mythmaking and inviting your body into the healing process

  • How we might have pulls and interests in things that are in our lineage or history despite not being in our current life experience

  • The benefits of feeling stuck and powerful ways to move through flavors of resistance in all the ways it shows up (and the most common flavors of resistance!)

  • The power of a memoir writing process

  • The interesting difference that a study found between genders in aqcuiring new skills and perceived “readiness”

  • How overwhelm is connected to a dysregulated nervous system

  • How fiction is a wonderful way Janelle transports herself

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10 trauma-informed tips so you can write and heal. 

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Resources + Links Mentioned 

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Jungian analyst, author and poet Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D

Somatic Experiencing Books - Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma* and In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness* by Peter Levine

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams: A Novel by Wayne Johnston

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon In Pisces :: Feet, Flow, Fall, Feel: Stand Tall In Yourself This Harvest Moon

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…

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This Episode's Theme...

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon In Pisces :: Feet, Flow, Fall, Feel: Stand Tall In Yourself This Harvest Moon

We’re back! Venessa and Megan are happy to dive back into the depths of our beloved Moon Musings, kicking it off with this Harvest Full Moon in Pisces. The themes we cover of this episode and moon are all about staying rooted AND in flow, standing tall and in full alignment starting with our feet. We discuss the medicine of this transitional season and share tips on ways to support getting back into alignment and routines. We share our own personal updates, fall transition time practices, & offer some full moon reflection prompts to support you in this lunar cycle.

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Woke Womb Work: Healing Generational Trauma & Reclaiming Yoni Power with The Brujas of Brooklyn

We’re speaking with Dr. Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon and Dr. Miguelina Rodriguez, aka The Brujas of Brooklyn. As Afro-Dominican identical twins, raised in Brooklyn, New York, they believe in the power of Spirit to cast spells that aid in collective healing. The Brujas of Brooklyn are healing generational traumas of gendered racism, which women of color often hold in our wombs, or Yonis. Their craft is therefore dedicated to womb-healing, or what they call Woke Womb Work. 

In this conversation, we talk about what bruja means to them and the reclamation of this word and way of being.  They share how they came into “Woke Womb Work” diving deep into the sacred realms of the Yoni and how it relates to socioeconomic and political events and forces.

The Brujas breakdown for us the disparities within reproductive justice, how intergenerational and transgenerational trauma impacts our genes and health today and how conscious work of healing unravels this injustice.

From bleeding, moon cycles, to Kundalini yoga to twerkshops, we're talking about the elements that go into their work and the practical magic that we can implement into our daily lives to empower us.

The Brujas share what they have gained from this work on a personal level, including the healings and gifts that have unfolded over the years through motherhood, dating and in their work in the classroom as professors.

Dr. Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon (Dr. G.) is a professor, doula and Kundalini yogi. She earned a PhD in Sociology with an emphasis on Gender Studies from Syracuse University. Dr. G. teaches courses throughout the City University of New York (CUNY) related to Racism and Birthing (In) Justice in the US. She is a published author and contributor for Hip Latina Magazine. The home-birth of her sun Talib changed her life forever.  

Dr. Miguelina Rodriguez is an unapologetic gentrification critic, author and Urban Studies professor at LaGuardia Community College. She holds a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University. Her dissertation was an ethnographic study on the ways in which first and second-generation Dominican immigrants experience/make sense of gentrification in Washington Heights. Dr. Miguelina Rodriguez thanks her Saturn's Return for shaping her life as a Yoni priestess. Womb Wellness is her life's work.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How power shifts in their Saturn return pushed them deep into womb work and spiritual awakening

  • What bruja means to them and the reclamation of Yoni power

  • The demonization of brujas and witches, and how their work as social scientists inform their teachings, spiritual practices, and service

  • What is an “Unfuckablewith” woman and how this relates to womb work and the power of a bruja

  • The importance of daily practical magic

  • Woke womb work: how they dove deep into the sacred realms of the womb and how it relates to socioeconomic and political events and forces

  • The Brujas breakdown the disparities within reproductive justice and the roots of trauma in enslavement and patriarchal society

  • How intergenerational and transgenerational trauma impacts our genes and health today and how conscious work of healing unravels this injustice

  • What the Brujas do in their personal and daily lives to take care of their wombs, bodies, and maintain a sense of groundedness and balance

  • How sometimes the most revolutionary thing you can do is take a sacred bath and nourish yourself and the power of trust in generational healing

  • What to do when you feel alone in your healing journey and growth

  • How practicing presence is one of the most important aspects of personal work and why it’s good not to get too caught up in ritual

  • Burnout in the spiritual and healing world… it’s real.

  • How they navigate the traps of growing a business in a capitalist world and stay rooted in intuition

  • What connecting with your cycle, blood, and body can communicate and why the Brujas are passionate about connecting folks to their rhythms and bodies

  • The Brujas walk us through what goes on in their womb workshops and community events, from Kundalini and meditation to Red Tents and “twerkshops” :)

  • The Shame we carry in our bodies and how to release it

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SEPTEMBER :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: The Great Linear Illusion + Taking Yourself For A Spin

SEPTEMBER :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: The Great Linear Illusion + Taking Yourself For A Spin

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: 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.

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon In Leo :: Leading with HEART & Broadcasting LOVE

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

What are #UNFILTERED Moon Musings?

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This Episode's Theme...

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon In Leo :: Leading with HEAR & Broadcasting LOVE

Venessa and Megan dive into the themes of this New Moon in LEO: Leading with HEART, Broadcasting LOVE & physically supporting the heart + cardiovascular system. We share tips on how to support your heart and heart-brain vibes with herbs and foods. We cover the concept of shen, share our own personal practices and ahas around heartwork, & offer some new moon reflection prompts to support you in this lunar cycle.

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AUGUST :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Tune Out to Tune In & The Waves Within

AUGUST :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Tune Out to Tune In &amp; The Waves Within

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: 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 Magical Mundane, Plant Allies As Guides, & Personal Sovereignty with The Botanical Bruja Lola Venado

Don’t overlook the simple act of introducing yourself and asking for blessings... the spirits and ancestors are always ready to hear us.. We just have to speak.” ~ Lola Venado

We’re speaking with Lola Venado, The Botanical Bruja™, a folk herbalist, energy worker, kitchen witch, writer, speaker, and community gatherer. Lola’s work and creation as The Botanical Bruja™ and her business Xantico House inspire us to live more fully in the present moment, remember our own medicine, and to take respite in the little things.. Remember that these connections to the mundane are just as magical and special as the grander things in life. 

In this conversation, Lola shares what led her to the creation of The Botanical Bruja™ and Xantico House, and why reclaiming this term bruja (“witch”) is an important part of honoring her lineage and medicine path.

She shares how a health crisis 5 years ago snapped her back into her plant path & magic roots, how Lola navigated a large Mexican family dynamic as a highly sensitive person, and the remarkable journey she is taking, stepping deep into trust and relationship with a plant ally and new land... and it all started from a dream she had one night.

Lola offers recommendations for people making big moves and feeling ungrounded in doing so, and how to establish connection with the land and cultivate a relationship with Magic in the mundane. Lola naturally demonstrates the power of plática - or creating space for discussion and connection around our daily lives so that we can share our stories... because when we can share and listen to stories, not only can healing occur, but it provides inspiration to pursue one’s own medicine path and sacred journey in life.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How time in the kitchen was a time of love connection and peace growing up, and how it was a sanctuary within her tumultuous relationship between Lola and her mother

  • How Lola’s mom’s DIY preference for potions, products, and remedios over store-bought items had an impact on Lola’s creation of The Botanical Bruja and Xantico House

  • Why Lola hates making the distinction between food and medicine

  • How plants have always been in Lola’s life, why bruja is still not an acceptable term in her abuela’s eyes, and how she is honoring and reclaiming her mother’s legacy and lineage of this path and bloodline

  • How chemical sensitivities and a health crisis led Lola to her plant medicine path, magical roots, and business

  • How Lola navigated a large Mexican family dynamic as a highly sensitive person

  • How the puzzle pieces begin to fall into place as you start to walk your path

  • Lola’s take on the Energy of The Fool in the tarot - starting at zero, naive but open to possibility

  • How this energy brought Lola to her most recent big move - which started with a dream and a connection to a plant

  • Something that is really important to Lola in her work is preaching personal sovereignty, reconnecting us back to our innate wisdom

  • Lola’s view on relationships, and how she sees beauty within all her relationships, even the shitty ones

  • Takes us on a journey of her dream with ocotillo in the closet and the messages she followed

  • Lola’s surprising discoveries about ocotillo and the connections to her main ancestral lands/ origin of her own maternal lineage in the desserts of Mexico as well as southern Arizona

  • How the yaqui/yoeme tribe is the ancestral line of her ancestral maternal lineage located in Tucson where she now lives

  • How following her curiosity and connection to plants has been answering the call

  • Lola offers recommendations for people making big moves and feeling ungrounded

  • Establishing connection with the land, creating ritual around introducing oneself to land, asking for blessings, getting intimate with the land and soil

  • How to cultivate a relationship with Magic in the mundane based on reverence and connection

  • The power of a plática and how you can expect a plática along with your remedy when working with Lola

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Resources + Links Mentioned 

The Flower in the Skull by Kathleen Alcalá

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Capricorn :: It’s In Your Bones

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…

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This Episode's Theme...

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Capricorn :: It’s In Your Bones

In this episode, Venessa and Megan dive into this lunar eclipse Full Moon in Capricorn: What are you made of? The truths carried in our bones, the skeletons in our closets, and breaking thru old systems by following your inner knowing & authority.

This full moon and eclipse season energy ushers us deep into our roots, and invites us to look at the stories we hold... What do you need in order for your body and spirit to release the old, and rebuild & restructure to support your inner authority? On a cellular level, what does your body need right now? We talk about the importance of systems and structures, how to look at our cravings as sign posts, and the beautiful medicine of pleasure activism.

We want to hear from you: Name 5 things that bring you pleasure! Let us know in the comments below!

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Q & A :: Tending Your Fire, Acne Triggers, Gut Repair & Gut Instinct

Tune into our first full-on Q&A solo episode, answering questions from listeners like you. Today, I’m talking about the FIRE I’m feeling in the air and in the bellies of so many incredible folx, my highly satisfying first-timer experience at the exuberant Oregon Country Fair, and who is inspiring me lately.

I answer questions about acne triggers and what to consider, lots on the gut... including correlations between gut health and intuitive gut instinct, and how to repair the gut after extensive antibiotic use. I also share how to find trustworthy sources of information. 

If you enjoyed this Q+A episode and would like to see more, or have questions of your own, please let me know! Give us a shout out here or over on Instagram @wildlyrooted.

http://www.wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • My experience Oregon Country Fair!

  • The power of chanting

  • Share and spread your fire - to express yourself in the most honest authentic brave way you can

  • Shout out to those beautiful artists, activists, souls that are doing their thing, unapologetically, inspired me

  • Questions about my acne journey, specifically triggers for breaking me out (certain foods)

  • The bathtub of toxicity example

  • Is there any correlation between gut health and intuitive gut instinct?

  • How to repair gut after extensive antibiotic use

  • How to find trustworthy sources for information

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Resources + Links Mentioned 

Ayana Young, For the Wild http://forthewild.world/ 

Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda  https://jayalakshmiandananda.com/home 

Climbing PoeTree - Alixa Garcia & Naima Penniman

Ep 16 Meet the Wanderer, aka Your Vagus Nerve - Why You Should Care About the Largest Nerve In Your Body + How To Support Your Gut-Brain Connection!

Farming While Black: Restoring Sacred and Just Relationship with the Land & One Another with Leah Penniman

Feed Your Wild GUT program

 

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Indigenous Right Relationship Building & Unspoken Truths Living Through Us with Pulxaneeks

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Having just observed 4th of July, aka Independence Day in the US, this interview with Pulxaneeks (Pul-ha-neeks), founder of Heart to Heart Indigenous Relations Consultation is both timely and meaningful. Pulxaneeks’ work supporting us in remembering these kinds of connections, that we belong to Mother Earth, and what it means to be in right relationship with Mother Earth as well as with Indigenous people, is critical and important to highlight as it relates to all of these seemingly unrelated areas such as health.

In this interview, we explore her work in Indigenous Allyship Training, whole-hearted understanding of what it means to be in right relationship with Indigenous peoples & what right use of privilege is & how to cultivate it. We talk about the power of asking heart-based questions and how many of us are waking up to the displaced and unprocessed grief that many of us carry from our own lineages.

Pulxaneeks reminds us that we’ve each been colonized at some point in our lineage, and the long term impact of this on our life experience and relationships. She shares how this affects being in Right Relationship with Indigenous People  and what’s at the heart of cultural appropriation. This conversation extends far beyond this hour-long dialogue, starting with a deep intake process that allowed me to reflect on these issues within my own life experience, and continues to provoke questions and awareness long after. I hope it inspires helpful reflections for you!

Pulxaneeks (Pul-ha-neeks) is from the Eagle Clan of the Haysla First Nation located on the northwest coast of the place now called Canada.

Her path of being a group facilitator, program designer & event producer was sparked 19 years ago & has been applied in a wide diversity of ways throughout her life.

Her background includes cultural based youth outreach with First Nations youth who are considered ‘high risk’, Elder Care & Child Care.

Her passion for contributing to the future generations has made her a community oriented entrepreneur & visionary of next paradigm change. This has resulted in her most recent development called “Heart to Heart - Indigenous Relations Consultation”, which is based entirely on the unique understanding that has come from being exposed to both Indigenous & Settler decent cultures.

Pulxaneeks is a living, loving result of the coastal Indigenous village that raised her & all that survived in the lineage she was born to. She honours the Elders, Mentors and huge family whose love she is a living result of and the Ancestors whose strength and resilience is flowing through her veins.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Pulxaneeks’ work is rooted in her roots

  • The enlightening intake process Pulxaneeks asks all those with whom she’ll work with, and the power of asking questions

  • How grief showed up for me as I engaged Pulxaneeks’ questions related to my own ancestors

  • How many of us are waking up to the displaced and unprocessed grief that many of us carry from our own lineages

  • What does it mean to be “in right relationship” with indigenous peoples and the land

  • Starting out with ancestry and intergenerational trauma and how not all cultures have a place to bring the grief and trauma, allowing it to impact everything

  • Considering how we have ALL been colonized in some way within our own lineages, and looking at the trauma that our own ancestors have carried over generations

  • Pulxaneeks’ belief that things will come up when it’s time and ready, and the importance of having silence 

  • Her advice to those that are not connected to their lineage or where/whom they come from

  • How the trauma that you are experiencing in your current life is related to your lineage’s trauma

  • How to recognize privelege, what is right use of privlege and alleviating the shame of having it

  • Whole-hearted understanding of what it means to be in right relationship with Indigenous peoples

  • What’s at the heart of cultural appropriation

  • Call out culture and the need for community 

  • The importance of being willing to be called out and do the work

  • Why having a basic understanding of trauma and conscious communication is critical when engaging in ancestry work and Indigenous relationship building

  • Pulxaneeks’ personal story and the helpful practices and therapies that helped her with her own trauma

  • Her advice to devote a time at least twice a month to become “timeless together” and to hear one another deeply and fully

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer :: Nurturing Body Talk

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…

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 :: Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer :: Total Solar Eclipse New Moon in Cancer :: Nurturing Body Talk

In this episode, Venessa and Megan cover the healing themes of this total solar eclipse New Moon in Cancer: emotional wellness, focusing on solar plexus and heart chakras, and the power of internal dialogues and cultivating nurturing body talk practices.

This new moon and eclipse season energy provides an opportune time to plant the seeds of our body talk intentions and work with our bodies rather than against them. What are you saying to your body on the daily? What are the steps you need to take for a new and empowering conversation to take place? We also share updates on our personal lives during Cancer season including big moves, a week offgrid, and Megan’s llama drama.

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Go to wildlyrooted.com/podcastconnect to send us your top questions around health + wellness, nutrition + herbalism, natural cycles + intuition, & your top challenges. You can now leave us a voice message!

Connect with Venessa @wildlyrooted

Connect with Megan @amethyst_and_rose

 

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JULY :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Somatic Remembrance, Course Corrections, Water As The Great Conductor

JULY :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Somatic Remembrance, Course Corrections, Water As The Great Conductor

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: 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.

Moving Thru Personal & Collective Trauma Spells and Reclaiming Pleasure & Empowerment with Rachael Maddox

How do we unravel from the individual gains of ‘winner vs loser’ and come into deep community togetherness that has nothing to do with money,[...] or achievement, and has everything to do with being beloved to one another, to ourselves, and the Earth?” ~ Rachael Maddox

Disclaimer: In this episode, we discuss themes of sexual trauma & abusive events, so if you feel this might be triggering, I invite you to be gentle with yourself and choose to nourish yourself. If that means skipping or pausing this episode, please support yourself in this way.

In this poignant chat with trauma resolution educator, coach and guide Rachael Maddox, we explore the realms of sexual trauma and trauma resolution, & how to begin reclaiming pleasure, power, and wholeness. Rachael shares her incredible personal story of sexual trauma, the spiralic path with DIY processes, facing melanoma, and ultimately uncovering healing and her soul work.

Rachael walks us through her ABCs of trauma informed transformation and the 5 key things to start coming into harmony with the body’s instincts. We discuss the necessary changes we need to create together at a societal level and how we can begin to shift our cultural/collective trauma spells.

Rachael Maddox has helped hundreds of humans move from sexual, complex or developmental trauma into pleasure, power and trust-filled relationships. Author of Secret Bad Girl: A Sexual Trauma Memoir and Resolution Guide, and the upcoming book ReBloom: A Soulful System for Post-Traumatic Growth in Sex, Love and Society – Rachael uses stories and metaphor to weave together healing methods that are accessible, safe, fun and effective.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is sexual trauma and trauma resolution, & reclaiming pleasure, power, and wholeness...

  • Trauma as an embodied violation hangover

  • How our reptilian brain and nervous system plays a role in trauma

  • How stuck energy in our bodies can perpetuate throughout our lives in a non-cognitive way

  • Connection of sexual trauma anchored in the heart space

  • The 7 core wounds we experience and the blueprints of wellness and vitality: Neglect, exploitation, shame and repression, control, violence, isolation and alienation, colonization

  • The original blueprints, with self worth being the first

  • Worthiness is our true nature

  • Rachael’s incredible personal story of sexual trauma and healing journey, the spiralic path, DIY processes, and facing melanoma

  • The profound therapeutic strategies that have helped Rachael break through

  • First steps people can take to begin unpacking trauma within their own bodies and life experiences

  • Rachael walks us through her ABCs of trauma informed transformation and the 5 key things to start coming into harmony with the body’s instincts: Attunement, Body First, Consent & Cooperation, Trust

  • Sex after trauma - Rachael’s words of advice on honoring your desires and cultivating a sense of safety

  • Rachael offers free meditations and resources for developing deep self love

  • Permission to go SLOW

  • Rachael’s favorite resources and books

  • Necessary changes we need to create together at a societal level and how we can begin to shift our cultural/collective trauma spells

  • Rachael’s Re-Bloom process and upcoming book

  • “I am one of many doing my part... How can I feel that with more gravity?”

  • The isolation of modern life, the cultural soma (body), and so many of us suffering because of disconnection form one another


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Connect With Rachael Maddox

WebsiteInstagram | Facebook

Rachael’s free resources: http://rachaelmaddox.com/free/

Resources + Links Mentioned 

Peter Levine + Somatic Experiencing

Brigit Viksnins

adrienne marie brown’s PleaSure Activism

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Wildly Rooted Resources

Get Wildly UNSTUCK: Mastering the Mindset of Health

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Sagittarius :: Hips Don’t Lie. Root Chakra, Sciatica, & Taking Risks

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…

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 Sagittarius :: Hips Don’t Lie. Root Chakra, Sciatica, & Taking Risks

In this episode, Venessa and Megan talk about this full moon in Sagittarius and the junk in our trunk, aka all that we carry in our hips! We’re covering root causes behind hip issues and sciatica, the link to humiliation and boundaries crossed by family, and ways we can begin to shake out those energies from our hips.

This full moon energy provides an excellent time to explore risks and make changes. What’s reached its full cycle in your life, related to the root and ready for some release? We get into practical ways to open up and let go, as well as ways to beat the heat and squelch that inflammation.

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Show Notes

  • Risk taking - what are the risks that are worth taking this season?

  • Powerful horse power - challenges with movement in one’s life,

  • Venessa’s history of hip and sciatica issues and what she believes is at the root

  • Boundaries being crossed as a kid

  • Were you taught what boundaries are?

  • The link between childhood boundary issues and hip/sciatica problems

  • Fun ways to stay hydrated in the fiery summer and reduce inflammation and pain that are also kid-friendly

  • Ideas for opening and nourishing the hips

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. You can now leave us a voice message!

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Your support means the world...

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Farming While Black: Restoring Sacred and Just Relationship with the Land & One Another with Leah Penniman

Photo credit: Jamel Mosely

Photo credit: Jamel Mosely

The soil stewards of generations past recognized that healthy soil is not only imperative for our food security—it is also foundational for our cultural and emotional well-being.” ~ Leah Penniman

In this episode, we are speaking with Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm. You’ll experience her pioneering energy that supports our collective re-memberance of our sacred connection to land and the ways we can begin to unravel and heal the injustices of the imposed systems as a community.

Leah’s work with Soul Fire Farm is to increase farmland stewardship by people of color, promote equity in food access, and train the next generation of activist farmers.

Her book Farming While Black, is the first comprehensive manual for African-heritage people ready to reclaim their rightful place of dignified agency in the food system, with a concise “how-to” for all aspects of small-scale farming. But it’s not just Is a compendium of “how-tos” for small scale farming... it’s rich with historical context and weaving in the pragmatic with spirituality, soil ecology, planning, tools, plant medicine, healing trauma, and movement building. Leah breaks it all down for us in this episode!

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Leah found a comrade in nature and cultivated a relationship that led to farming as a teenager

  • As a young person worked on many farms and realized that the sustainable agriculture world was super “white” and how she didn’t feel represented

  • How Leah found a mentor in Karen Washington Rise & Root Farm

  • How the story we’ve been told about farming is inaccurate and incomplete

  • Leah breaks down the external barriers and the history of exile, discrimination, violence and denigration of black people and forced disconnection from land

  • The importance of the return of black and brown people to the land and the need to fix land injustice

  • What are reparations and how can people give back and redistribute access and resources

  • How 98% of land is owned by white people and there is a 16:1 wealth gap between white folks and black folks at birth, the history of dispossession

  • Soul Fire Farm’s Action guide based on voices of black and indigenous people of color

  • How Leah weaves in spirituality with science in her book and in real life

  • How farming has allowed Leah to unfold into her whole self at Soul Fire, and Leah’s mission of supporting others to be able to experience the same

  • How Leah has navigated parenthood and raising her 2 children at Soul Fire Farm

  • Leah’s favorite resources in addition to her book (which also contains tons of resources!)

  • Learn the ways to support Leah Penniman’s work and Soul Fire Farm

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Connect With Leah Penniman

WebsiteInstagram | Twitter | Facebook

Farming While Black Instagram @farmingwhileblack

WEBSITE FOR BOOK: www.farmingwhileblack.org

Support Soul Fire Farm + Action Steps for Food Sovereignty

Resources + Links Mentioned 

Dr. Monica White’s Freedom Farmers

Dr Ashanté M. Reese Black Food Geographies

Robin Wall Kimmerer Braiding Sweetgrass

Aurora Levins Morales Medicine Stories

 

Wildly Rooted Resources

Get Wildly UNSTUCK: Mastering the Mindset of Health

Get access to this 6-module audio program for free!

You’ll learn the top 5 things sabotaging your health goals and what to do about them (hint: it doesn't have to do with your willpower...) 

 

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Gemini :: What wants to come up and out in you? Lungs as Gatekeepers

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…

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 Gemini :: What wants to come up and out in you? Lungs as Gatekeepers

Artwork: resin cast of lungs bronchi tree

Artwork: resin cast of lungs bronchi tree

In this episode, Venessa and Megan talk about this new moon in Gemini and one of the organ systems that this sign rules: respiratory system.

We discuss lung ailments and holistic ways to support the respiratory system, as well as the elemental and energetic aspects of the lungs and Gemini. We cover the power of breath and the Ayurvedic perspective of breath and lung health, and of course, practical tools and healing foods for our important gate keepers. Plus Megan shares a favorite home remedies for coughs.



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Show Notes

  • Minding our thoughts and writing them down, the violence within with self abusive mind chatter

  • Lungs as barrier and gate keeper

  • With every breath we are communicating and communing with out external environment

  • Venessa’s personal experience with holotropic breathwork

  • The power of breath and the Ayurvedic perspective of breath and lung health

  • How breathwork and any somatic experience can be triggering if not held in a proper space

  • How emotions and energetic blocks in the lungs can manifest as disease

  • Venessa and Megan break down the complex connections between lung health, stress, and immunity

  • The elemental and energetic aspects of the lungs and Gemini, and how this can manifest as a tissue state

  • One of Megan’s home remedies for cough - onion cough syrup:

  • 2 large white or yellow onion

  • Honey

  • lemon

  • Lung tincture

Chop onions and place in double boiler. Cover to top of onion with honey and squeeze lemon juice. Cook on low heat for 3-7 hours. Strain when done and add in the lung tincture. Take 2-3 tsps per day in acute phase of coughing.

  • What wants to come up and out in you?

  • The struggle with setting boundaries

  • Where how am I limiting what wants to come in and through me, and what wants to come out?


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. You can now leave us a voice message!

Connect with Venessa @wildlyrooted

Connect with Megan @amethyst_and_rose

 

Your support means the world...

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JUNE :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Cosmic Rhythm, Breaking Sound Barriers, & Tuning Into Miracles

JUNE :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: Cosmic Rhythm, Breaking Sound Barriers, &amp; Tuning Into Miracles

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: 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.

Connecting to Our Inner Wildness Thru Breathwork & Curiosity with Eryn Johnson

Today we’re speaking with Eryn Johnson from the Living Open podcast for mystics and seekers! Eryn Johnson is a Philly-based witch, intuitive, and creative. The foundation of her work is energetic and based on the belief that there's nothing wrong with you-- we are simply programmed from a young age to forget the truth of who we are.

She uses Reiki, tarot, breathwork, movement, and storytelling to bring her back to herself and to bring you back to you- back to your power, back to your magic, back to your intuition.

We chat about curiosity as intuition, how judgement has been a big part of Eryn’s journey with healing and how breathwork has totally cracked her open. We talk about nature as a mirror and reflection of the emotions we carry, and I share a very vulnerable moment of grief and how expression and release of these energies is so critical for our vitality.

Eryn shares how she builds her trust muscle for greater connection to her intuition and the practices and tools that have been game-changing in her life experience.

Eryn is also offering a free gift for listeners (which is different from the one she mentions in the interview!), click below for detailed show notes and to access her 8-minute breathwork meditation for daily spiritual practice.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How yoga taught Eyrn about something greater than herself and reignited her spiritual connection, which led her to starting the podcast

  • How Eryn sees curiosity as intuition, and how following her curiosity brought her to various teachers and spiritual practices that led her down a soul path

  • How judgement has been a big part of Eryn’s journey and healing, chiron in virgo

  • How community support and breathwork have been able to shift her life experience

  • How breathwork has cracked her open, allowing for the intelligence of the emotional and physical body to let go and heal, and experience

  • How we can use breathwork to energize us in the morning (in lieu of our morning coffee ;)

  • Eryn shares how expression of anger has shifted for her and allowed a connection to her inner wild self

  • Nature as a mirror and reflection of the emotions we carry, from the storms and tsunamis to the calm breezes and waves

  • Venessa shares an extremely vulnerable moment of grief and how expression and release is so critical

  • How Eryn works with TRUST and builds her trust muscle in her life

  • Eryn’s work with the throat chakra and the fear of being seen

  • The power of being witnessed during an emotional release, a fuck up, or any other highly vulnerable situations

  • The spiralic journey of healing, and how it can feel exhausting and yet is truly empowering

  • How Eryn uses tarot and reiki to help her see the unseen and to open portals into the places that need to be healed within us and bring our awareness to it

  • Eryn shares how she is working with the tarot’s 10 of Cups as an invitation to be present with life

  • Our take on the World card, the energy and messages that come through

  • How Eryn is feeding her wild through ecstatic dance and community connection

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Connect With Eryn Johnson

WebsiteInstagram

GIFT: Access Eryn’s 8-minute breathwork meditation for daily spiritual practice here: https://www.living-open.com/subscribe

Eryn’s Podcast: https://www.living-open.com/podcast

Wildly Rooted Resources

Get Wildly UNSTUCK: Mastering the Mindset of Health

Get free access to this 6-module audio program! You’ll learn the top 5 things sabotaging your health goals and what to do about them (hint: it doesn't have to do with your willpower...) 

 

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!

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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Evolutionary Herbalism :: Tending to the Inner Cosmos with Holistic Plant Medicine with Sajah Popham

In this episode, Sajah talks about his own plant path and how he went from being on track to becoming a doctor to then studying various herbal and healing traditions, uncovering universal truths that led to his goal to honor both the physical and spiritual.

Sajah walks us through what is evolutionary herbalism is and the 5 pillars of evolutionary herbalism. We talk about the importance of “learning by heart” and how to practice transformational medicine, working with plants for transformational healing and assist us in reclaiming our true natures and support us in working through traumas and breaking through conditionings.

Sajah shares how he uses medical astrology to translate patterns within a person’s life and the difference between a “hope herbalist” and a holistic herbalist, and how an evolutionary herbalist.

We cover how to tend to the inner cosmos and Sajah walks us through a fantastic case study to ground these principles into practice, including planetary patterns, plant medicine, and energetics for healing body, mind and spirit.

Plus... a book giveaway!

BOOK GIVEAWAY!

We’re hosting a giveaway on Instagram through the Feed Your Wild podcast - your chance to win a free copy of Evolutionary Herbalism to 1 lucky winner.

Here's how to enter to win a copy of Sajah's new book Evolutionary Herbalism:⠀

*Follow both @wildlyrooted and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism at: @evolutionary_herbalism on Instagram

*Tag as many people as you want in separate comments, each tag will be an entry⠀

*Sign up to Wildly Rooted Nourishment Notes Email List (click here) - if you're already signed up, simply follow and tag to enter⠀

*You must be in the US or CANADA for shipping purposes⠀

*Giveaway ends this Friday 5/24!⠀

Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is a student of the universal truths found within both ancient and modern herbal traditions from around the world. He is also the author of Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature (North Atlantic Books, 2019). The focus of his work is on integrating ancient teachings for a new paradigm of plant medicine, one that is truly holistic in its honoring of the spirit, energetics, and body of both people and plants. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north and south, above and below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology.

Sajah’s vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physiological healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness, for a truly holistic practice of plant medicine. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his art.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Sajah knew he wanted to work in medicine as a kid and how the plant path pulled him from the track of becoming a surgeon

  • Sajah’s realization that healing is so much more than fixing what’s broken

  • How Sajah considers himself more of a spiritual seeker before an herbalist

  • How Sajah began studying various herbal and healing traditions, uncovering universal truths that led to his goal to honor both the physical and spiritual

  • How the current education system structures our way of thinking and the importance of “learning by heart” - gnosis cardiaca, and Sajah’s interest in the “perennial truth”

  • The importance of the natural world and the light of nature being the core pillar of evolutionary herbalism

  • The 5 pillars of evolutionary herbalism

  • 3 primary energetic patterns at the basis of herbal medical traditions and cosmic science: the 3 principles, 5 elements, and 7 planets

  • Universal herbalism is understanding how these patterns are reflected in life and health, and traditions of herbalism throughout the world and ages

  • Transformational medicine which addresses the mind, heart, body, and soul

  • “The body is the most material aspect of the soul, and the soul is the most volatile aspect of the body - they’re not separate.”

  • Pillar #5: Know thyself -

  • The spiralic journey and the nonlinear energetic patterns of nature

  • Sajah’s perspective on dogma and how we’re usually all saying the same thing in different words

  • How we can work with plants for transformational healing and assist us in reclaiming our true natures and support us in working through traumas and breaking through conditionings

  • How Sajah uses medical astrology to translate patterns within a person’s life

  • The significance of archetypal forces and patterns within medicine, plants, and people as a bridge

  • How to tend to the inner cosmos and Sajah walks us through a fantastic case study to ground these principles into practice, including planetary patterns, plant medicine, and energetics for healing body, mind and spirit

  • How working with plant in an alchemical way helped to heal the expression of the pattern and archetype of the person

  • How working with a single plant that is a “match” energetically to the patterns of the person can be profoundly powerful in the healing process

  • The difference between a “hope herbalist” and a holistic herbalist, and how an evolutionary herbalist is looking at the spiritual and archetypal expression too

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Connect With Sajah Popham

WebsiteInstagram | Facebook | Youtube

Sajah’s book Evolutionary Herbalism

Resources + Links Mentioned 

Walking the Plant Path: Evolutionary Herbalism + the Magnetic Power of Plants as Teachers + Healers with Whitney Popham

Stephen Harrod Buhner

 

Wildly Rooted Resources

Get Wildly UNSTUCK: Mastering the Mindset of Health

You’ll learn the top 5 things sabotaging your health goals and what to do about them (hint: it doesn't have to do with your willpower...) 

 

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!

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  

Thank you as every penny counts toward supporting this work! xo

 

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Scorpio :: Riding Emotional Waves, Pain + Pleasure, & Body Sovereignty

In this episode, Venessa and Megan talk about this full moon in watery Scorpio. We’ve been feelin all the FEELZ this week leading up to this full moon, how about you? We talk about the timing of this full moon and planetary connections to the elements of control and power... and how this impacts the organs and 1st & 2nd chakras that Scorpio rules: reproductive organs, our genes, and colon.