Episode 109- How can we set up a ritual to support and affirm an expectant mama? Are "mama's blessings" the new baby showers? How can we set up a sacred space to honor our friends and loved ones? It's not all about flowing dresses and flower crowns. In this episode, we discuss all this and more with Amber's doula and bestie, Jolene Rust. Jolene has attended both of Amber's births and conducted rituals at both of her mama's blessings. We hear from Amber, Jenna and Jolene on everything about this ancient type of ritual which honors the transition from maiden into motherhood.
Episode 106-Is making art inherently therapeutic? How can we look at our creative output as secret code for our unconscious emotions? How can we use the creation of art to help us release our unprocessed energies? We get down to all this and more in this episode with art therapist and ceramicist, Kate Rosenberg. Hear some good stories about specific cases, along with Kate, Jenna and Amber's personal experiences, as well as some discussions plunging to the heart of the question of art and everything that it can bring us as human beings.
Episode 105- How can we better nourish the most undernourished among us...that's right, the mothers! Mothers are constantly fulfilling the needs of others, but often go with their own needs unmet. One of the most fundamental needs a mama has is to be well fed. We explore all this and more on this episode featuring Erica Mock, founder of the DELICIOUS meal delivery service, Twenty-Five Eight, formulated specifically to nourish mamas. Hear all about Erica's own journey and how it ultimately led to her starting a company that could fill a gap in her life. This is a yummy episode all about how best to fill the mothers in our lives with nothing less than the best food medicine.
Episode 104- How do the expectations of our parents shape our experience of reality? Often times, family pressures can cause us to edit our own private hopes and secret dreams, which can even go so far as to cause us to live as a split version of ourselves in the world to please others. In this episode, Jenna and Amber hash it out from different sides of the coin with their own personal stories hoping to explore how much we are unconsciously affected by the well-meaning pressure exerted by the ones who love us most.
Episode 103- What are the real factors behind the toxicity of the standard American diet? Are government and industry profiting off the corruption of our food supply? How can we best fight back? In today's conversation, we hear important insights from Dr. Sina McCullough, nutritional scientist and author of Hands Off My Food! Hear Dr. McCullough's personal story of healing and how she came to understand the deeper issues at play when it comes to the problems plaguing our collective food situation. Hint: Follow the money.
Episode 102- Do you know how long we have been waiting to announce this news so as not to jinx anything? After suffering from PCOS, multiple miscarriages, and a burst ectopic pregnancy in her fallopian tube, our own Amber L'Estrange is finally about 35 weeks pregnant with her second baby! Jenna gets all the answers about Amber's second go round at cooking a bun in the oven, including he fears, issues with this pregnancy, birth intentions and postpartum plan. Hear all the juicy details straight from the horse's mouth on this long-anticipated episode about all things baby #2!
Episode 101- What can our fingerprints possibly tell us about our destiny. Prepare to be convinced that it is totally possible to understand a lot about a person from reading the lines in the hand. Jenna and Amber join world renowned hand analyst, Richard Unger, founder of the International Institute of Hand Analysis, to discuss how he came to understand his vast wisdom on this subject. We hear Richard's story and learn how hand lines are interpreted by experts. Richard explains how the path to our destiny is never a linear road, but not to worry, as we will always arrive at our destination.
Episode 100- How is the "return of the divine feminine" in collective consciousness crucial to rebuilding the mother loving future? We are excited to bring you fresh information on this pressing topic to celebrate our 100th episode! Female, heart-based, intuitive intelligence has been marginalized for far too long, and memories of females in their power have been mythologized. In this episode, we speak to the one and only Laura Eisenhower about what it means to bring the female and male polar forces back into alignment (answer: it's an inside job) in a time of fundamental consciousness shift. Thanks for being with us for 100 episodes, this one is for YOU!
Episode 99- How can sisterhood fill up our love tanks and connect us to an ancient divine female wisdom that has been repressed on the Earth for generations? In this episode, Jenna and Amber discuss this with the westside's queen bee of sisterhood, Paula Mallis, founder ofWMN SPACE. Paula tells us her story of how her connectivity to other women evolved slowly but undeniably toward her life purpose. Hear how Paula takes radical responsibility for how she shows up in her female friendships, using her sisterhood to refine and polish the embodiment of her higher self.
Episode 98- Is "play" our kids' most important job? How can we infuse play into our parenting to have fun while giving our children time and space to explore the world without our guidance. This week we are joined by Tamara Iglesias, fellow mama and the founder of conscious parenting company, Wellynest, to explore this topic. Inspired by the RIE parenting method. The ladies get down to how playing is crucial and central to the development of a growing child. Hear stories from Tamara, Amber and Jenna about what role playing takes in their parenting approach. If we can allow just a little bit more freedom, happiness, natural whimsy into our everyday, maybe it will be a bit better for all of us, especially our precious babes.