After going through an eight-week mindfulness program with April Hadley a few years ago, I knew I wanted to ask her to be on this podcast one day. Every week, I was inspired by the human behind the teacher. April shared with us the real struggle in her life, what brought her to mindfulness and how the struggle is still real. It's these raw accounts that bring the greatest inspiration to me. It's a sigh of relief. An "I'm-not-the-only-one-who-doesn't-have-it-all-together" reminder that we all so desperately need in this crazy world of "Let me show you what's perfect and wonderful."Read More
How can we live more in harmony with the world that surrounds us? That’s the question Luke McLaughlin sets out to help others answer by teaching how to live a more human life. Yep, that's right. We humans are getting further and further from the natural ways of being human. You might have heard this concept as rewilding.
In this episode, we sat on a fallen log in the middle of the woods talking super powers, careers, Little Kid Luke, Everyday Luke and lots of other really good stuff.
Luke is a teacher, mentor, naturalist, rewilder (and at least six other labels). He's founder of the Holistic Survival School and was also on the Discovery Channel’s Naked & Afraid in Namibia and Colombia.
But he’s not your ordinary survivalist. Find out what he means by holistic survivalism and what many notions of survivalism often leave out.
In this episode, I'm hanging out pasture-side with Angela McElroy of Dorr to Eden. She's an herbalist and naturopath who specializes in using animals, primarily horses, to help her clients find a profound sense of healing.
We talk children, sexual abuse, rage and more as the roosters crow and crickets chirp. Right before we recorded this episode, I did an equine therapy session myself, and I share a little bit about my own personal experience, too.
Women are at an interesting place in time. We have the power to be all that we want to be. We have families, full-time careers, we play active roles in our communities and social circles—and we carry the expectation to do it all well.
But is that truly the power we need? In this episode, Cassandra Wilder discusses what’s missing—a different perspective of power that’s rooted in sacred feminine tradition and is waiting to be unleashed.
From embracing yoni to menstruation and the one herb all women could use, this episode is a peak into a day in the life of this holistic healer.
Reserve a couple minutes toward the end for yourself for a guided womb meditation led by Cassandra.
Cassandra Wilder leads women’s circles in Grand Rapids, MI and offers womb work and naturopathic consultations. She also leads goddess retreats worldwide. Learn more about her work at www.sacredspacegr.com and www.goddesscermony.com.
This week's conversation is with Rachel Dawson Knapp, a practitioner of craniosacral therapy.
I was excited to have her take part in this podcast, because as office neighbors, we regularly have conversations that lead to pearls of wisdom. This conversation spans craniosacral therapy, trauma, intuition, self-compassion and becoming the people we were warned about.
Check out blog posts from Rachel at www.racheldawsonknapp.com.
Christie Kruisenga is a naturopathic practitioner at Continuum Healing. She works with the principles of naturopathy and loves to dig deep with her clients. While her clients appreciate the growth and healing she inspires, this girl knows how to have fun, too. Laughter can often be heard escaping through her office walls. You'll hear why in this episode.
We talk about naturopathy, the mind-body connection, flower essences, overcoming practitioner jitters, kiwis in purses and much more.