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Jan 21, 2019

Tracing the red thread all the way into social justice issues to break the supposed curse of menstruation with feminist holistic nutritionist, Amanda Laird

In this podversation:

  • How Amanda got into the field of reproductive health and menstruation more specifically
  • Tracing the red thread all the way into social justice
  • Toronto's inaugural Menstrual Hygiene Day and some of the shocking pushback
  • The far reaching implications and effects of not having access to menstrual supplies
  • Nevada's seeking to abolish sales tax on menstrual products
  • Where does the shame and stigma around menstruation even start?
  • Why are menstrual supplies not included in required list of public restroom supplies
  • Sex education needs to go beyond "Don't get pregnant" and "Don't get AIDS."
  • Explaining some of the changes like mood swings in a normal menstrual cycle
  • Breaking the curse of menstruation in part through agency
  • Culture's devaluing of body literacy (the gyno ghetto)
  • Should our first go-to for menstrual issues be hormonal birth control pills etc.?
  • Post Birth Control Syndrome
  • "Sweetening the Pill or How We Got Hooked on the Pill" by Holly Grigg-Spall
  • Exploring nutrition for hormonal health, especially anything that causes inflammation
  • The role stress plays in menstrual issues
  • Going beyond the cisgender binary
  • "Is it your period that makes you a woman??"

Meet Amanda Laird

Amanda Laird is a feminist holistic nutritionist specializing in menstrual health. She helps people understand their menstrual cycles and have better periods without defaulting to hormonal birth control.

Amanda is also the host of the Heavy Flow Podcast and author of Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation, which comes out really soon so you’re gonna want to get on the list for pre-orders.

She says her mission is to break the supposed curse of menstruation so you can:

• Have a shame-free, painless period

• Understand your menstrual cycle and have agency over your own body

• Make truly informed decisions about sex, birth control and your health

Connect with Amanda further: www.amandalaird.ca www.instagram.com/amandalaird

Jan 7, 2019

When was the last time you weren't trying to fix something about yourself? Life coach and yoga teacher, Elena Sonnino shares how to unearth and attune to inner strength and wisdom – what she calls, the sunrise in your pocket.

In this podversation:

  • Everything you need is already within you
  • How a diagnosis in 1997 with Hodgkin's Lymphoma provided a wake up call
  • Coming to meet her husband at the marathon Elena was told she would never run
  • Get out of your own way
  • The common inner conflict between trusting your intuition and those in authority or with expertise
  • Why do women struggle with asking and receiving help?
  • Inner strength does not mean we cannot receive from others
  • Your values help inform your discernment process
  • There is no failure; there's only feedback
  • Is there a sweet spot between goal setting and flow?
  • Learn to attach a feeling to your goal without attachment of the how or outcome
  • Practice determination without expectation
  • Law of attraction and self-fulfilling prophecy
  • The power of writing a new narrative to promote long-lasting change
  • Your body is a conduit for the life you want to live
  • Elena's blog post - See your body as the hero in your hero's journey
  • When was the last time you weren't trying to fix something about yourself?
  • Over-analysis paralysis
  • Elena's definition of inner strength and how we can learn to embody it
  • Growth is not a destination; it's a journey
  • 3 questions to become more curious and begin a dialogue with your inner strength and wisdom:
    • What do you want me to know?
    • What wants to emerge?
    • What energy do I need today?

 

Meet Elena Sonnino:

Elena Sonnino is a sought-after guide for living fully in the now to step into the spotlight of your life. As a life coach, speaker, and yoga teacher, her work is an invitation to unearth and attune to inner strength and wisdom – what she calls, the sunrise in your pocket.

She inspires individuals and groups to remove self-imposed obstacles and explore the NOW with curiosity and gratitude so that they can step into the spotlight of their life.

Learn more about Elena at ElenaSonnino.com or tune in to her Sunrise in Your Pocket podcast online or on iTunes.

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