Episode 115- Do you want all the details on the birth of Amber's second child? Well if so, you have come to the right episode. We discuss how the birth went down, from the first signs of labor, to how it progressed, to how the baby finally made an appearance Earth side! If you are curious to hear how a natural, unmedicated home birth goes down, this episode will be sure to satisfy. Hear also about how Amber refused the RhoGAM shot (and how that ended up playing out), along with how this birth was similar and different to the first. Also get insight into postpartum planning, breastfeeding and all of the aftermath.
Episode 112- How do patriarchal medical systems affect women at their most vulnerable during pregnancy and childbirth? How can we better honor the deep intuitive wisdom of the mama during this transformational period? In this episode, we discuss all aspects of this topic with Molly Mitchell-Hardt who just finished her thesis entitled, "Pregnancy and the Patriarchy," written while she was pregnant with her first born son. We discuss the way the patriarchy forms "the soup we swim in" and how we can fight back with informed empowerment. Hear all about Molly's home birth and how she stood up to institutional fear in order to follow her body's wisdom.
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!