Womb Whispers

Lisa Jara

Let’s be honest: As a woman or menstruating person in this society, it isn’t exactly easy to grow up with a lot of reverence for your body, nor your cycle. In this spiritual-feminist podcast about menstrual wisdom and activism for our modern times, I share musings, reflections and conversations to make living as a cyclical being (ALL beings are cyclical, by the way!) in a world set up for linear progress more easeful for you. Let yourself be inspired to detox from the systems of oppression you’ve most probably internalised, so you can walk the spirals of your life with more confidence and trust in yourself and your gorgeous body and reclaim the superpower and ancient wisdom already stored in your bones! And no, you don’t need to have a uterus to benefit from this! read less
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Episodes

Decolonizing the Body – with Kelsey Blackwell & Lisa Jara
Apr 5 2024
Decolonizing the Body – with Kelsey Blackwell & Lisa Jara
Does this sound familiar? It's hard for you to say No, especially to people you like or want to be liked by. You hardly know what YOU really want (or don't dare wanting it). You get by with the bare minimum and maybe secretly pride yourself in not needing much or not taking up more space. You discount your contribution and the value you bring to the table. You believe there is something wrong with you. All these are patterns many marginalized folks hold in the body, that come from centuries of surviving in systems of dominance and oppression that most of our modern societies are rooted in. Colonization is a complex topic and we certainly won't release its effects in one generation alone. But my guest Kelsey Blackwell and I hope that by pointing out the ways you may have internalised systems of oppression, and showing you how to recognise and unravel these patterns in yourself, you will feel more free and liberated in your own life – undoubtedly contributing to the necessary collective transformation towards living more harmoniously with each other and our environment. Listen in as we specifically dive into - The different lineages influencing Kelsey's body of work - How the colonist mindset lives inside of your body and how to identify it in your patterns of behaviour - The importance of re-establishing a relationship with your body and with the land you live on, wherever that is - Why part of the healing process can only happen in community and why it's important to have black or BIPOC spaces to do this work - Two simple practices to start decolonizing your body Resources we mentioned: Kelsey's book: Decolonizing the Body https://www.kelseyblackwell.com/book A Fireside Chat about Pre- & Post-Natal Depression and Postpartum Psychosis: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e22-a-fireside-chat-about-pre-post-natal-depression-and-postpartum-psychosis Free Tiny Course "Unlock the Healing Power of Your Cycle": https://lisa-jara.com/cyclecharting Kelsey Blackwell, is the author of "Decolonizing the Body: Healing, Body-Centered Practices for Women of Color to Reclaim Confidence, Dignity & Self Worth" and a cultural somatics practitioner. As a facilitator, coach and speaker she has brought abolitionist embodied practices to such diverse groups as riders on Bay Area Rapid Transit trains to students at Stanford University to the offices of LinkedIn. She works 1:1 with clients as well as leads the 8-week group program, Decolonizing the Body. In addition to being impactful, Kelsey believes working towards personal and collective liberation must also bring joy. Get in touch with Kelsey through her website [https://kelseyblackwell.com] and on Substack [kelseyblackwell.substack.com]. Do you want to start your week refreshed and grounded and more connected to your body AND stay up-to-date on all my latest events? Sign up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings You can also ask me a question here: https://lisa-jara.com/en/ask-me or send me a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/lisajara And if you want to address the deeper layers of menstrual or perimenopausal health issues and feel safe, happy, healthy and (w)holy in your body, book your Complimentary Consultation here: https://lisa-jara.as.me +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e54-decolonizing-the-body-with-kelsey-blackwell-lisa-jara
Making Peace with Christianity and the True Teachings of Jesus and Mary
Mar 29 2024
Making Peace with Christianity and the True Teachings of Jesus and Mary
Happy Easter! Do you know how this festival came about and the real reason for celebration? Because it’s not (just) Jesus dying and rising from the dead – it’s Life itself that's rising from the death of winter! People have celebrated the rebirth of Nature, fertility and pleasure long before Christianity became a thing. But even though I myself have broken with the Christian religion (as taught by the institution church) long ago – having been raised in a Christianised society (like in many parts of the world) still influences me big time, and has me see my pleasure as something dirty and shameful. It's only in recent years, since I've come across new research, that I began a process of reconnecting with the original teachings of Jesus and Mary Magdalene – or Yeshua and Mirjam, their original names – and have been able to make peace with Christianity as Jesus and Mary taught it; learning to see pleasure as one of the most natural expressions of life force energy that runs through all of us. Come along on the journey today, as I dive into - The symbolism of Spring Equinox and Easter celebrations - The influence of being raised by an uber-religious grandmother on my pleasure and well-being - The difference between belief-based religions and cultures of experiencing the Divine in everyday life - My personal belief and values (hint: underneath it all, we essentially believe in the same thing) - The true teachings of Jesus and Mary And I'm curious: What's your relationship with religion and faith? What's coming up for you as you hear my words? I appreciate learning more about you, your story and your views (even when they're different to mine), so tell me about them: Send me a mail at lisa@lisa-jara.com or a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/lisajara Books I mentioned: “Mary Magdalene Revealed” by Meggan Watterson “The Moon Under Her Feet” by Clysta Kinstler Would you like to start your week refreshed and grounded and more connected to your body AND stay up to date with my articles, podcast episodes and events? Sign up for my weekly e-letter, Mo(o)nday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e53-making-peace-with-christianity-and-the-true-teachings-of-jesus-and-mary
An Honest Conversation about HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) in (Peri)Menopause
Mar 22 2024
An Honest Conversation about HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) in (Peri)Menopause
Join Leslie Ellis and me for an open and honest conversation about HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) in (Peri)Menopause, the in-built medicine cabinet of your body and different angles to consider in order to make an informed decision for yourself and your body. This is NOT about giving anyone advice on whether or not external hormones are a good solution (we’re not doctors, after all), but an open exploration that mainly aims at exploring how to not inadvertently shame one another (or our bodies) around loaded topics like this. We dive into - Why it's important to hold space for different ideas and information and even opinions to be valid at the same time - The immense transition your body is going through in perimenopause and how different stressors can disrupt this natural process - How Leslie supported herself naturally and why she chose to support her body with bioidentical HRT too Our goal is for you to become inspired to get all the support you need to make an informed decision for yourself and your body, and thereby take your female health into your own hands! Resources we mentioned: Lisa's "Unlock the Healing Power of your Cycle (in pre-, peri- and post-menopause)": https://lisa-jara.com/cyclecharting Leslie's "4 Realms of Sacred Self-Care": https://drive.google.com/file/d/11Ld7eSv8NDUuDKGd7Wb2MXvzxnERCtd4/view?usp=drive_link Happy, Healthy, (W)Holy Menopause Summit recordings: https://lisa-jara.com/hhh-menopause "Slim, Sane, and Sexy" by Jay H. Mead, and Erin T. Lommen The Controversial History of Hormone Replacement Therapy: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6780820 Connect with Leslie here: E-Mail: leslie@yogaheartsong.com Website: https://www.yogaheartsong.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leslie.ellis.359 Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/heartsongsoulsearchers Start your week refreshed and grounded and more connected to your body AND stay up-to-date on all my latest events by signing up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings And if you want to address the deeper layers of menstrual or perimenopausal health issues and feel safe, happy, healthy and (w)holy in your body, book your Complimentary Consultation here: https://lisa-jara.as.me +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e52-an-honest-conversation-about-hrt-in-perimenopause
A Fireside Chat about Navigating Challenging Life Transitions
Mar 15 2024
A Fireside Chat about Navigating Challenging Life Transitions
The only permanence in life is change – but some changes are more difficult to navigate than others. As a confidante through challenging life transitions – the moments of crisis – I’m really excited to have friend and fellow Soul-based Coach Corinne Konrad Calder with me for an open conversation about how to hold yourself when your world is falling apart. Despite having a rather frightening flavour, “crisis” actually means “turning point”, simple as that. A moment of awakening and decision, where you can let go of parts of you that are outdated and decide on a new direction for yourself and your life. But how can you navigate this challenging transition, the messy middle, so you come out the other way feeling stronger and more resilient in a new beginning? That’s exactly what we talked about, so listen in to learn - Corinne's own story of many challenging and not-so-challenging life transitions - Why it's important to allow grief and other intense emotions to be present, including ways to process and release them - The role of a non-judgmental community to feel seen, heard and held in your experience - How creating space for the autumn and winter phase will make a new beginning more easeful - Questions to find out what you really really want in life - Corinne's encouraging message to you Start your week refreshed and grounded and more connected to your body AND stay up-to-date on all my latest events by signing up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings Resources we mentioned: Get in touch with Corinne Konrad Calder through her website: https://corinnekonradcalder.com or over on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/corinne.konrad.calder Something we didn't mentioned in the recording, but that came up in the conversation with attendees afterwards: Talking Female Health with Amy & Lisa - Don't be afraid to outgrow your current relationships! https://youtu.be/ewYCqzwrBb8 You can also ask me a question here: https://lisa-jara.com/en/ask-me or send me a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/lisajara And if you want to address the deeper layers of menstrual or perimenopausal health issues and feel safe, happy, healthy and (w)holy in your body, book your Complimentary Consultation here: https://lisa-jara.as.me +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e51-a-fireside-chat-about-navigating-challenging-life-transitions
The Quiet Revolution – How I went from Body Shame to Body Trust
Mar 8 2024
The Quiet Revolution – How I went from Body Shame to Body Trust
To celebrate my 50th (!!!) episode, I share my personal story and how I got into the work I'm doing now, as a Menstrual & Menopausal Health Specialist and confidante through challenging life transitions. It's the story about how one book changed the course of my life forever, allowing me to make peace with my eating disorders, release body shame and recognise the sacredness of my (menstrual) cycle. Dive in to learn - what the book taught me and how that deeply influenced my life - how I define embodied cyclical living and why I see it as both my spiritual and my feminist practice - the two fundamental principles of Life that made me start a Quiet, yet powerful Revolution to bring people back in touch with their own body and cyclical nature And I would love to know: Does any of this resonate with you? What comes up as you hear me share my story? What is your relationship with your body and your cycle? Send me a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/lisajara or ask me a question here: https://lisa-jara.com/en/ask-me Resources I mentioned: "Goddess Wisdom" by Tanishka Happy Healthy Period: https://lisa-jara.com/en/happy-healthy-period Happy Healthy Menopause: https://lisa-jara.com/en/happy-healthy-menopause True to You: https://lisa-jara.com/en/true-to-you Unlock the Healing Power of your Cycle (in pre-, peri- and post-menopause): https://lisa-jara.com/cyclecharting If you want to find out how I can support you in addressing the deeper layers of menstrual or perimenopausal health issues and feel safe, happy, healthy and (w)holy in your body, book your Complimentary Consultation here: https://lisa-jara.as.me Would you like to start your week refreshed and grounded and mroe connected to your body? Sign up for my weekly e-letter, Mo(o)nday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e50-the-quiet-revolution-how-i-went-from-body-shame-to-body-trust
Healthi-(h)er Cooking - Reducing toxins in your kitchen and nourishing your body for optimal female health
Mar 1 2024
Healthi-(h)er Cooking - Reducing toxins in your kitchen and nourishing your body for optimal female health
How can you prepare food in a way that allows less toxins and more nutrients to enter your body? And why does it matter to your female and womb health in particular? I'm so happy to have my guest Julie Neustadter with me, a breast cancer survivor turned Healthy Cooking Coach, to nerd out on ideas for healthi-er and nutritious food choices, cooking procedures and different layers of detoxification in your environment and in your body. We dive into - Julie's story and how she became a Holistic Health Coach and Cookware-Toxins-Expert - Why it's important to detox first, before bringing more nutrients in - The relationship between your gut and your female health - What to pay attention to when buying and preparing your food - How you can diversify your vitamin, mineral and fibre intake Our goal is for you to become inspired and excited to experiment and take your health into your own hands! Resources I mentioned: Sign up for "Lymphatic Initiation" to activate your lymphatic flow and helkop your body detoxify ... for optimal female health: https://lisa-jara.com/lymphatic-initiation Start your week refreshed and grounded and more connected to your body AND stay up-to-date on all my latest events by signing up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings Ask me a question here: https://lisa-jara.com/en/ask-me Or send me a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/lisajara And if you want to address the deeper layers of menstrual or perimenopausal health issues and feel safe, happy, healthy and (w)holy in your body, book your Complimentary Consultation here: https://lisa-jara.as.me Get in touch with Julie: Julie Neustadter - Healthy Cooking Coach and Educator Instagram: @flavor_me_healthy_ Facebook: @julie.neustadter Email: juliecookingflavor@gmail.com Phone: +1 415 717 3578 +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e49-healthi-her-cooking
Overlooked and Underrated: Why your Lymphatic System matters to your Female Health
Feb 23 2024
Overlooked and Underrated: Why your Lymphatic System matters to your Female Health
There's research that shows that it's predominantly female bodies that are affected by lymphatic stagnation – leading to inflammation, auto-immune disease, chronic pain, menstrual pain and different conditions of estrogen-dominance, like cysts, fibroids, PMS (PreMenstrual Syndrome), PMDD (PreMenstrual Dysphoric Disorder), endometriosis and symptoms associated with perimenopause. What role does an optimal lymphatic flow play in alleviating any of them? Why does it get stagnant or blocked in the first place? And how can you care for your lymphatic system, and therefore your female health, on a daily basis? Join me today as I dive into: - My personal reason why I'm such an advocate for lymphatic work - The three main tasks of the lymphatic system for your overall health - The crucial role optimal lymph flow plays in female health in particular - How it is connected to nervous system regulation, hormonal balance and breast health - Simple practices to support your lymphatic flow on a day-to-day basis Resources I mentioned: Sign up for Mo(o)nday Musings, my weekly e-letter to start your week refreshed and grounded and mroe connected to your body: Sign up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings Sign up for "Lymphatic Initiation – Boost your Immune System and Activate your Lymph Flow for Optimal (Pelvic) Health": https://lisa-jara.com/lymphatic-initiation Podcast episodes: A Beginner’s Guide to the Power of the Lymphatic System: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e47-a-beginners-guide-to-the-power-of-the-lymphatic-system/ 4 Deeper Practices for Optimal Female Health: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e46-4-deeper-practices-for-optimal-female-health The Deeper Side of Detox (Talking Female Health with Amy & Lisa): https://youtu.be/UqNKJ1qZgQw Ask me a question here: https://lisa-jara.com/en/ask-me Or send me a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/lisajara And if you want to address the deeper layers of menstrual or perimenopausal health issues and feel safe, happy, healthy and (w)holy in your body, book your Complimentary Consultation here: https://lisa-jara.as.me +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e48-overlooked-and-underrated-why-your-lymphatic-system-matters-to-your-female-health
A Beginner's Guide to the Power of the Lymphatic System
Feb 16 2024
A Beginner's Guide to the Power of the Lymphatic System
This is an introduction to the most overlooked and underrated health-care system of the body: Your lymphatic system! It is, in fact, nothing less than your body's waste removal system and essential part of your immune system (together with your nervous and digestive system), so tending to your lymph flow will help redcuce toxins and inflammation, and give your immune function a big boost. Whether you suffer from chronic pelvic pain (like period pain), chronic back bain, chronic fatigue, autoimmune issues or symptoms associated with perimenopause, activating and tending to your lymphatic system is a major gamechanger in easing any of them. And the best: There are a few very simple everyday life hacks that you can do, to take good care of your lymphatic health. Listen in to find out - What the lymphatic system is and how it works - Why it so crucially important for your health - Signs of an impaired lymph flow - 3 + 1 simple tweaks to care for your lymphatic health Resources I mentioned: Sign up for "Lymphatic Initiation – Boost your Immune System and Activate your Lymph Flow for Optimal (Pelvic) Health": https://lisa-jara.com/lymphatic-initiation Podcast episodes: The Inner Winter explained: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e25-1-the-four-phases-of-your-cycle-explained-part-1-inner-winter What are cycle check-ins and why do they matter: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e5-what-are-cycle-check-ins-and-why-do-they-matter 5 Simple Lifestyle Tweaks for Optimal (Pelvic) Health: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e45-5-simple-lifestyle-tweaks-for-optimal-pelvic-health 4 Deeper Practices for Optimal Female Health: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e46-4-deeper-practices-for-optimal-female-health Ask me a question here: https://lisa-jara.com/en/ask-me Or send me a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/lisajara And if you want to address the deeper layers of menstrual or perimenopausal health issues and feel safe, happy, healthy and (w)holy in your body, book your Complimentary Consultation here: https://lisa-jara.as.me +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e47-a-beginners-guide-to-the-power-of-the-lymphatic-system
4 Deeper Practices for Optimal Female Health
Feb 9 2024
4 Deeper Practices for Optimal Female Health
Apart from the 5 simple lifestyle tweaks I showed you in the last episode, there are 4 deeper practices that will support your female health / womb health in general, and help ease menstrual or perimenopausal discomfort in particular. Today I talk about why and how to lead a more anti-inflammatory lifestyle on a physical, emotional, mental and energetic level, so you experience less inner stress and tension, thereby improving your gut health, lymphatic health and nervous system health. Listen in to find out how to eat well, feel well, think well and surrender well, so you experience more joy in your life, have more energy for the things you love and enjoy doing and keep an optimistic and hopeful outlook on life. Resources I mentioned: Sign up for "Lymphatic Initiation – Boost your Immune System and Activate your Lymph Flow for Optimal (Pelvic) Health": https://lisa-jara.com/lymphatic-initiation To book your Complimentary Consultation with me, head here: https://lisa-jara.as.me Alternatively, you can submit any questions here: https://lisa-jara.com/en/ask-me Or simply send me a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/lisajara Podcast Episode "5 Simple Lifestyle Tweaks for Optimal (Pelvic) Health": https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e45-5-simple-lifestyle-tweaks-for-optimal-pelvic-health Book "When the Body says No" by Dr. Gabor Maté Do you want to start your week with some soul-infused musings and receive weekly resources and support in your personal pelvic health? Sign up for Mo(o)nday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e46-4-deeper-practices-for-optimal-female-health
5 Simple Lifestyle Tweaks for Optimal (Pelvic) Health
Feb 2 2024
5 Simple Lifestyle Tweaks for Optimal (Pelvic) Health
Through my training in women's/female (pelvic) health I recognised that there are five fundamental things that we do every day, that, when paid attention to, will make a big difference in your overal health, and your female (pelvic) health in particular. They not only help soothe your nervous system, reduce anxiety and improve concentration, they also enhance lymphatic and blood flow, keep your muscles smooth and supple (especially the pelvic floor) and help your digestion – thus allowing your body to do its daily repair processes. Listen in to find out: - How you can slow down time (or rather, reduce the speed of life) - Why the simple things matter - How to breathe well, drink well, chew well, move well and rest well in order to care for your (pelvic) health Resources I mentioned: Sign up for / Enroll in "Lymphatic Initiation – Boost your Immune System and Activate your Lymph Flow for Optimal (Pelvic) Health": https://lisa-jara.com/lymphatic-initiation Email me at lisa@lisa-jara.com or ask me anything here [https://lisa-jara.com/en/ask-me] Become part of my (email) community and receive weekly resources and support in your personal pelvic health:https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings Podcast "The reason why it feels so hard to rest": https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e42-the-reason-why-it-feels-so-hard-to-rest +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e45-5-simple-lifestyle-tweaks-for-optimal-pelvic-health
A Fireside Chat about the Challenges of Mothering & Motherhood
Jan 26 2024
A Fireside Chat about the Challenges of Mothering & Motherhood
Talking with friends, I often hear that they experience motherhood or parenthood as a lot harder than they would have imagined. And I believe it's in part due to the distorted societal views on what it means to be a mother/parent in this world and the unrealistic expectations placed on them. My guest Hayley Anderson and I are here to shed light on the hardships and challenges parents, and especially mothers, face and how harmful it can be to normalize them by insisting "They're normal.", "That's just how it is." and "It'll get easier". We dive into: - The impact normalizing the challenges of mothering and motherhood/parenthood has on your well-being - Why it's true that "it takes a village to raise a child" - What birth story medicine work is and how it can help you process your birth experience - How to release and heal internalised shame - The healing gift of being present with another person Resources we mentioned: Book a Free Consultation with me, for a happy, healthy period or happy, health (peri)menopause experience: https://lisa-jara.as.me Connect with Hayley: Website: https://hayleyanderson.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_hayley__anderson_ About Hayley: Hayley is a mother working to restore life-sustaining connections between body, cycles, soul and the land that supports us. Through her offerings as a birth story listener, sensory herbalist and fertility awareness method educator, she guides menstruators and birthing people towards easeful fertility cycles and matriarchal post-birth experiences. She is passionate about creating a menstrual health culture where the cycle is understood as an initiatory pathway to wellness, wisdom, elderhood, cultural and ecological restoration. Her work offers a place for our experiences and stories around fertility, conception, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, matrescence to be witnessed and honoured for the power and significance they carry. Do you want to start your week with some soul-infused musings that support you in your personal cyclical experience in a world set up for linear progress? Sign up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e44-a-fireside-chat-about-the-challenges-of-mothering-motherhood
How your Cycle can become your Compass in Life
Jan 19 2024
How your Cycle can become your Compass in Life
Every woman and/or menstruating person is moving through a powerful process of death and rebirth every month. Today I explain how to read your cycle like a compass, so it serves you as ally and guide through life. Knowing how your cycle works you on all levels (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) will help you gain a sense of groundedness and predictability, so you no longer feel thrown around by thoughts and emotions, but like you're surfing the waves of your life with confidence. I dive into: - The different kinds of cycles - Why cycle charting is the foundation for building an intimate relationship with your body - The four phases of your cycle and how you can use them as a compass to navigate life - A special invitation to a free workshop I'm testing Resources I mentioned: Free Mini-Course "Unlock the Healing Power of Your Cycle": https://lisa-jara.com/cyclecharting Register for "Your Cycle is Your Compass" here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMldemtpjMiG9Q-XNKdgr882MsbSs3vDPOQ Podcast episodes on the four inner seasons: Inner Winter: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-four-phases-of-your-cycle-explained-part-1-inner-winter/id1650282292?i=1000626501865 Inner Spring: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-four-phases-of-your-cycle-explained-part-2-inner-spring/id1650282292?i=1000626502028 Inner Summer: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-four-phases-of-your-cycle-explained-part-3-inner-summer/id1650282292?i=1000626502056 Inner Autumn: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-four-phases-of-your-cycle-explained-part-4-inner-autumn/id1650282292?i=1000626503726 Book your Complimentary Consultation with me here: https://lisa-jara.as.me Or have a look at my program "Happy Healthy Period": https://lisa-jara.com/en/happy-healthy-period Do you want to start your week with some soul-infused musings that support you in your personal cyclical experience in a world set up for linear progress? Sign up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e43-how-your-cycle-can-become-your-compass-in-life
The reason why it feels so hard to rest
Jan 12 2024
The reason why it feels so hard to rest
Winter is a time to pause and reflect and allow the natural composting to happen – in Nature and in your subconscious. But why can it sometimes feel so uncomfortable to rest? Rest is a Revolution, especially in this day and age, where we easily skip this important and inherent part of a regenerative cycle. Follow me as I unravel the societal and personal layers and narratives that may prevent you from enjoying the deep, delicious rest you crave. I dive into: - Why rest doesn't feel safe to your nervous system - The productive side of rest - Why rest needs to be your fuel, not a reward - Resources to help you rest more easily and deeply - The 7 types of rest according to Dr. Dalton-Smith Resources I mentioned: Book your Complimentary Consultation with me here: https://lisa-jara.as.me Or have a look at my program "Happy Healthy Period": https://lisa-jara.com/en/happy-healthy-period Podcast Episodes: How I dismantle extraction culture in myself: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-personal-example-of-how-i-dismantle/id1650282292?i=1000624894007 Are you stuck in the Paradise Lie? https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/are-you-stuck-in-the-paradise-lie/id1650282292?i=1000636549509 How to Decolonize Time: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-decolonize-time/id1650282292?i=1000628053603 Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and her 7 types of rest: https://www.drdaltonsmith.com Do you want to start your week with some soul-infused musings that support you in your personal cyclical experience in a world set up for linear progress? Sign up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e42-the-reason-why-it-feels-so-hard-to-rest
What "Inanna's Descent into the Underworld" can Teach You about Navigating Life Crises
Dec 15 2023
What "Inanna's Descent into the Underworld" can Teach You about Navigating Life Crises
Stories are how we humans evolve and pass on our experience and wisdom. And stories that encompass the complex reality of being a human on Earth help us feel less alone and more capable of navigating moments of personal crisis. This Advent season, let yourself be enchanted and inspired by the story of Inanna's Descent into the Underworld, which is a powerful reminder that the dark times are necessary and an inherent part of Life. In this episode, I dive into: - The story of Inanna's Descent into the Underworld - What it can teach you about how to navigate a personal moment of crisis with more compassion towards yourself - The fact that as a (cis-/trans)woman or non-binary menstruator you go through a powerful death and rebirth process every month - How the planet Venus' journey may have inspired the story Resources I mentioned: Mystical Twelve Holy Nights (Course): https://lisa-jara.com/en/mystical-twelve-holy-nights What are the Twelve Holy Nights? (Podcast: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e10-mystical-twelve-holy-nights; Blog: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/what-are-the-twelve-holy-nights) "Feminist Fairy Tales" by Barbara G. Walker Book a Call with me: https://lisa-jara.as.me Do you want to start your week with some soul-infused musings that support you in your personal cyclical experience in a world set up for linear progress? Sign up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e40-what-inannas-descent-into-the-underworld-can-teach-you-about-navigating-life-crises
What makes Christmas Season so special?
Dec 8 2023
What makes Christmas Season so special?
In today's noisy world we can basically buy anything any time or meet up with loved whenever we want, so why is Christmas season still such a special moment for gatherings? Why is there so much preparation going on weeks, even months before the actual Christmas Day? What is about Christmas season that makes it so special, that even though we might not be of Christian belief, we can still sense this magic in the air and want to celebrate? To explore this question, I dive into: - How Christmas is just one expression of a festival that's been celebrated by humans for millennia - The energy of Winter Solstice and how it is connected to the menstrual and the moon cycle - My favourite tradition for this time of year In the end, I believe, it's about remembering that the spark of the Divine light (whatever "Divine" means to you) is right here inside of you and will guide you on this journey called life. Resources I mentioned: Mystical Twelve Holy Nights (Course): https://lisa-jara.com/en/mystical-twelve-holy-nights What are the Twelve Holy Nights? (Podcast: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e10-mystical-twelve-holy-nights; Blog: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/what-are-the-twelve-holy-nights) Podcast espisodes on the Fairy-Tale Lie [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/are-you-stuck-in-the-fairy-tale-lie/id1650282292?i=1000635266782] and the Paradise-Lie [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/are-you-stuck-in-the-paradise-lie/id1650282292?i=1000636549509] Podcast Episode on Inner Winter: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e25-1-the-four-phases-of-your-cycle-explained-part-1-inner-winter Do you want to start your week with some soul-infused musings that support you in your personal cyclical experience in a world set up for linear progress? Sign up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/de/blog/e39-what-makes-christmas-season-so-special
Setting Boundaries for a Relaxed Christmas (or any other Holiday)
Dec 1 2023
Setting Boundaries for a Relaxed Christmas (or any other Holiday)
The festive season can cause a lot of inner stress and anxiety, especially when gatherings, expectations and family traditions are involved. Amy Connor and I share personal stories and explore how to navigate the holidays in a way that feels good for you and everyone involved. We dive into: - Reframing "setting boundaries" with "prioritising yourself" - How Amy's gut literally showed her where to set boundaries - Why setting a boundary can be beneficial to the self-agency of another person - The gift of presence, not presents ;-) - How to set boundaries with love - The relationship between your boundaries and your pelvic health Resources I mentioned: Mystical Twelve Holy Nights (Course): https://lisa-jara.com/en/mystical-twelve-holy-nights What are the Twelve Holy Nights? (Podcast: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e10-mystical-twelve-holy-nights; Blog: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/what-are-the-twelve-holy-nights) Talking Female Health with Amy & Lisa: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdLUUQRZ44PlFMuaiEwCFyJW5XICSJfa0 Learn more about Amy here: https://www.vaginatruthbomb.com Do you want to start your week with some soul-infused musings that support you in your personal cyclical experience in a world set up for linear progress? Sign up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e38-setting-boundaries-for-a-relaxed-christmas-or-any-other-holiday
Are you stuck in the Paradise Lie?
Nov 24 2023
Are you stuck in the Paradise Lie?
Growing up in a Christian belief system (whether or not you're actually Christian or believe in the teachings of the bible), many of us have been indoctrinated with a high work ethic and the narrative that we need to work (hard), push and (over)give now, in order to earn some reward later on. It's closely connected to the Fairy-Tale Lie I talked about last week: If you work and sacrifice yourself enough now, one day you'll get found and rescued by your prince who is going to take you to Paradise and you will never have to worry or work another day in your life. It's basically waiting for someone else to say "you're finally enough, you've done enough, sacrificed enough, worked hard enough to "deserve" this. And all it does is keep you stuck in cycles of burnout and resentment, because the societal systems aren't set up for you to ever reach this reward. It's even turned against you, with the idea that "if you haven't reaped your reward yet, well, you probably haven't worked (hard) enough for it, so keep on pushing" ... But what if you could start building your own Paradise right here on Earth, in your own life? By recognising your power of choice and the power of pleasure and celebration right here in the moment, you'll discover that everything you need to feel fulfilled and successful on your own terms is already inside of you. So in today's episode I dive into: - My definition of the Paradise Lie, which is a systemic problem, not an individual one - Examples of how it shows up in my own life - How we're kept in a cycle of resentment and burnout and self-policing - Why it's a good thing that (according to the bible) "Eve got us kicked out of Paradise" - How pleasure and celebration can in fact be acts of social transformation - Ways how to release intense emotions and recognise your power of choice Resources I mentioned: Book your Connection Call here: https://lisa-jara.as.me or get in touch via email at lisa@lisa-jara.com To find out more about Soul-based Coaching and a sample session with one of my clients, go here: https://lisa-jara.com/en/about-soul-based-coaching Last week's episode "Are you stuck in the Fairy-Tale Lie?": https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e36-are-you-stuck-in-the-fairy-tale-lie My client's journey on working through her birth trauma: https://youtu.be/UAok6DmE5Ug Do you want to start your week with some soul-infused musings that support you in your personal cyclical experience in a world set up for linear progress? Sign up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e37-are-you-stuck-in-the-paradise-lie
Are you stuck in the Fairy-Tale Lie?
Nov 17 2023
Are you stuck in the Fairy-Tale Lie?
Many fairy-tales and other stories that I've grown up with (and you might, too) are about beautiful young princesses that are stuck in a situation and need to be rescued by a handsome prince, who will sweep them up on his horse and they live happily ever after ... Apart from the gender and skin colour bias most of them show (and why are older women usually the evil witch or the mean stepmother?!?), there's a deeper problem at hand: How often have you wished to be that princess, who finally gets recognised for her gifts, her love and devotion, taken out of the situation she's in, so she can finally enjoy life to the fullest, forevermore? I know I have ... Let me show you how that way of thinking can keep you stuck in a fairy-tale lie, where you hand your (inner) power over to someone or something outside of you to "come to your rescue", and how you can remember that you're in fact a powerful being that can create a life of their choosing right here right now. In this episode I dive into: - The trap of learned helplessness and how to recognise when you're in it - How to regain that sense of inner power when you feel powerless - The particular fairy-tale lies I keep myself stuck with - Why I actually wouldn't want a prince to "rescue me" (even though I thought I did) Enjoy the episode and let me know: What is your favourite fairy-tale lie that you keep yourself stuck with? And what could you set in place, so that next time you fall for it, you'll recognise it sooner (and take your powwer back)? Send me a message and let's have a conversation! Resources I mentioned: Get in touch at lisa@lisa-jara.com Book a Connection Call at https://lisa-jara.as.me Or have a look at my offerings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/offerings Navigating (Peri)Menopause as a Non-Binary Person with Piper Rose (they/them): https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e34-navigating-perimenopause-as-a-non-binary-person Book Recommendation: Feminist Fairy Tales by Barbara G. Walker Do you want to start your week with some soul-infused musings that support you in your personal cyclical experience in a world set up for linear progress? Sign up for Moonday Musings: https://lisa-jara.com/en/moonday-musings +++++ You can find the links and the transcript of this episode at: https://lisa-jara.com/en/blog/e36-are-you-stuck-in-the-fairy-tale-lie