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Embodiment in the Time of Covid — 086

Cyclical Living, Embodiment, Women's Health

Usha Anandi’s journey into feminine spirituality and embodiment began with her own story of trauma and numbness. Desperate to understand what was wrong in her body, she has traveled all around the world and learned from master teachers to bring ancient wisdom into the modern age.

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How to Raise Empowered Daughters — 083

Conscious Parenting, Healing, Women's Health

Jessica Connolly shares her inspiring story of raising 4 daughters to be connected to their feminine power and potential, and how that is possible to cultivate at any age. Mellisa & Jessica describe a one-of-a-kind new project designed for mothers who want to empower their daughters to form a vital, healthy connection to the sacred power of the feminine cycle.

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The Eating Instinct – Motherhood and Diet Culture — 080

Love After Babies, New Mama, Women's Health

Virginia Sole-Smith frequently wrote diet articles for women’s magazines but much of what she wrote never rang true for her. Then, when her first child was born with a rare congenital heart condition and wouldn’t eat on her own, she began to connect the dots of how outside influences can alter our bodies’ natural instincts to nourish and satiate ourselves.

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Breaking Down Barriers to Equal Access to Reproductive Health Care — 079

Birth, Pregnancy, Women's Health

Few people have the tenacity and the resolve to recognize a gap in women’s health care services and then break down the barriers to fill the gap and find a place for themselves amid the new design. But, that is exactly what today’s guest, Director of Midwifery Care, Nikia Grayson, CNM, DNP, MPH did at CHOICES — Memphis Center for Reproductive Health in Memphis, Tennessee.

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I Had a Miscarriage — 077

Loss & Grief, Pregnancy, Women's Health

Dr. Jessica Zucker is a well-known psychologist who specializes in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health. She practiced clinically for years before her own 16-week miscarriage offered her a new perspective on the many aspects of loss and how it touches every part of a woman’s life.

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Why A Postpartum Doula Could Change Your Life — 075

Birth, New Mama, Women's Health

A lack of support during her postpartum transition inspired today’s guest, Kate Turza, to become a certified postpartum doula. She decided to offer women the support she wished she’d had by becoming a doula and by joining the board of a non-profit that facilitates a monthly birth circle.

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