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Belonging: Conversations about rites of passage, meaningful community, and seasonal living

English, Religion, 1 season, 136 episodes, 4 days, 17 hours, 18 minutes
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Welcome to Belonging, a podcast that explores being alive in the age of loneliness. Becca Piastrelli is your host and guide on a journey of courageous reconnection as we explore topics like rites of passage, cultivating meaningful community, seasonal and cyclical living, and what it means to be a good ancestor in these times. She has thought provoking conversations with friends, teachers, elders, and ancestral medicine keepers to help support you in bringing more meaning and connection to your life. She also pops in here and there to share updates and learnings from her own story because we were meant to do this together - cosmically holding hands as we walk the spiral of life.You can expect to be challenged by new (or old) ideas, face your beliefs and what systems informed them, get curious and brave to tell the truth about the deeper, harder things, and feel comforted in the knowing that you don’t have to navigate it all alone.
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Redefining The Aesthetic Of Circle With Gemma Brady

In today’s episode, I am joined by my friend Gemma Brady of ‘Sister Stories’ to explore our mutual passion of sharing circle work. One of Gemma’s mission is to make going to circle as common as going to yoga class and in this conversation, she shares how she approaches circle as a living, breathing art form. She shares vulnerably about how she experienced her second pregnancy and how circle, both as a participant and a facilitator, sustained her most through that time. Above all, this conversation is an invitation to everyone who feels the call to do circle work to explore their own unique expression and what it means to them to devote themselves to the heart of the practice.Tune in to hear more from us on:How to find your own unique style of circle workChallenging assumptions about the aesthetic, scale and framework of circleHow circle can foster meaningful connections and compassionHow circle is medicine, and an opportunity for personal growth, for the facilitator tooPreserving integrity in circle work while allowing it to evolveReleasing the idea of hierarchy and competition within this workResources + LinksLead unforgettable circles that satisfy your soul — so you can unleash your magic in the world: join my free workshop ‘High Lady’ on May 22nd.Find Gemma Brady’s work on her website sisterstories.co & Instagram @sisterstoriesuk. Her Women’s Circle Facilitation Training starts again in May.My book, Root and Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the SelfConnect with me on Instagram @beccapiastrelliTimestamps[0:00] Introduction and The High Lady Workshop on Facilitating the Circle of your Dreams [5:39] Introducing Gemma Brady and our Personal Connection [11:40] Gemma’s Background in Spaceholding and the Creation of ‘Sister Stories’ [17:23] The Power of Deep Speaking and Listening [19:03] The Essence of Circle Beyond the Aesthetic + Unbranding Circle [23:04] Circle as a Philosophy [24:49] Spreading the Word of Circle [27:44] Marketing Circle Work and Claiming your Unique Expression [33:41] Shifted Assumptions around Circle [37:57] Preserving Integrity and Allowing Evolution and Creativity in our Offerings [40:49] Humanity and Imperfection in Circle [42:39] Circle as Medicine for the Facilitator too [51:33] Offering Circle Facilitation
5/8/202454 minutes, 35 seconds
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Slow Emergence from Winter into Ancestral Rituals for Spring

Belonging is back! After my winter hibernation, I find myself craving a little vernal worship. So this episode is all about ancestral rituals and practices for spring.First, I share lessons I learned while wintering, including my stepping away from social media, making my life small, and my seasonal self-care wheel. Then we dive into the pleasure of seeds, greens, flowers, eggs, honey, and milk. I offer my favorite practices for planting, cooking, nourishing yourself, and connecting with ancestral rituals for spring.“You are the seed. I am the seed. We are encoded with the DNA of all that came before us. We are the heirloom seed. What needs to be activated in us now? “ResourcesMy winter self-care wheelReel for making pestoNettle soup recipe (with potatoes)Marysia MiernowskaSister SpinsterBloom Generation FlowersBelonging Episode #77: Mothering the Mothers with Rachelle Garcia SeligaBelonging Episode #69: Motherhood, Grief, and the Grandmother Hypothesis with Amber Magnolia HillMedicine Stories Episode #67: Harvesting Light: The Alchemy of Sun & Human w/Nadine Artemis🍄 Thank you for listening to the Belonging podcast! If the show has supported you in some way, I invite you to contribute to the tip jar. Your contribution helps me keep it going. Love, Becca.
3/21/202235 minutes, 16 seconds
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92. Winter Rituals & Practices

I've gotten several audience questions about seasonal rituals, so in this episode of Belonging, I thought I would address seasonal rituals for the time that I'm currently in: rituals around winter.First, I invite you to notice what winter looks and feels like where you live (not everywhere looks like a Bavarian ski village in December). Then, I invite you to notice what winter is energetically in your body. Reframing winter as the dream time. I also share my rituals of being dreamy and doing less, being with fire or flame, working with pine essence, winter kitchen magic, sauna or bathing magic, tracking the sunlight, and easeful intention setting.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/winter-rituals-and-practices/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
12/20/202127 minutes, 45 seconds
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91. Making & Keeping Adult Friendships

Then Belonging Podcast episode is about adult friendships — how to cultivate them and why they're so dang hard to create and maintain. I dedicate a whole chapter to community in my book, Root & Ritual, particularly as it relates to friendships, but it's one of the topics I get asked about most, so I thought I'd bring it here to the podcast as well. I share about the importance of human connection (even if you're an introvert), making meaningful connections, feeling mistrust in building new relationships, the practice of fertile listening and witnessing, the lingering effects of the Burning Times, disclosure and agreements, not only using social media to keep up with friends, and making new friends in a new place.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/adult-friendships/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
12/13/202128 minutes, 11 seconds
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90. Rites of Passage for All of Us

I've gotten some questions from Belonging podcast listeners about rites of passage, especially if you've left a religion that previously offered a sense of rites of passage and ritual, or how to cultivate rites of passage when we don't have that religious or cultural foundation. This is something I've touched on before on the Belonging podcast, and I'm sharing my thoughts now after going through a major rite of passage myself. I share how I'm fulfilling my need for ritual and community witnessing around pretty important things that are happening in my life, what to do when you're feeling a lack of rites of passage in your life, using social media as a way to be witnessed in the midst of a transformation, the three elements of a rite of passage, and creating a ritual for a past rite of passage that didn't get recognition at the time.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/rites-of-passage/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
11/29/202127 minutes, 2 seconds
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89. How I don't find balance in my daily life

In this episode of Belonging, I'm sharing what my life looks like now on the other side of birth for any of you who are wondering what life looks like as a new parent or who are struggling to find the elusive balance. I share how I (attempt to) balance business, mothering, self-care, and partnership, what motherhood looks like now one year in, how my greatest lesson in this time is patience, my feelings of panic from aging and time passing, and how I deal with feeling incompetent and like I can't keep up.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/balance-daily-life/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
11/15/202126 minutes, 17 seconds
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88. Returning to a relationship with the living world

So many of us are desiring tools and methods to connect with the land we live on. In this episode of the Belonging podcast, I share ways that I'm building a relationship with the living world after feeling like I've lost it since entering motherhood. I share about the colonial construct of "nature," the history of enclosure and the separation of humans from the natural world, holding an animist view of the world, tuning into the land you're on throughout time, being in relationship with the land by grieving the loss, and practices for connecting with the land.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/relationship-living-world/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
11/1/202131 minutes, 53 seconds
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87. On Mothering & Eco-Grief

In this episode of Belonging, I'm sharing the complicated thoughts and feelings I'm experiencing being a mother — choosing to bring a child into this world — and living in a time of climate collapse. I share somatic tools for how I'm dealing with the anxiety and grief of these times, questioning if it's ethical to bring a child into this world, building community care and knowing your neighbors, and conjuring curiosity to find out what you need to know rather than catastrophizing.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/mothering-eco-grief/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
10/18/202132 minutes, 14 seconds
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86. How I Pitched & Wrote a Book (+ had a baby at the same time)

I've had many questions and curiosities about my book, the book writing process, and how I got my book published, so this episode of the Belonging podcast is the full story of what went into the creation and publication of Root & Ritual.I share when I first felt the calling to write a book, being in integrity with the why of writing a book (and not just because I wanted to feel successful and important), the lineage healing story that went into writing a book, finding a book agent, writing (and re-writing) a book proposal, pitching the book and getting rejected, writing a book while pregnant, what no one talks about: getting help to write a book, my actual writing process, and the tools I used to write.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/how-i-wrote-a-book/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
10/4/202136 minutes, 21 seconds
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85. Why I Took a Mama Sabbatical

I have slowly emerged from my cocoon here in this outward facing internet space after taking a much-needed and restorative three-month mama sabbatical. My time was spent making my life as small and as energetically boundaried as possible so I could catch my breath, be with my baby as she turned one year old, and orient myself back to center enough to feel in my body again. I am now seeing how moving through this rite of passage of having a child has woven me even more deeply into alignment with the seasons and cycles of my wild body and spirit.So this episode of Belonging is a solo episode where I share how this time has been for me. I talk about the importance of admitting when you're over-capacity, recognizing when you're putting yourself last (especially as a parent), re-negotiating identity (why am I doing this?), being willing to question everything, my need to be seen as transforming, and coping with my grief by learning to make my world small.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/mama-sabbatical/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
9/20/202129 minutes, 36 seconds
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84. Layers of Liberation in the Web of Being with Kathryn Fink

This episode of Belonging is a swapcast with Kathryn Fink of The Heart is a Cauldron. Kathryn believes in a world where each of us lives in deep connection — with our wild soul, our purpose, and our place in the wondrous web of being. To magic this world into reality, they sew an untamed array of seeds into the soil of their work as a mentor, podcaster, and queer mystic — weaving together animist ethics and enchantment, trauma-informed Buddhist psychology, transformational coaching, reverence for the mythic spirit and ancestral folkways, a devotion to justice, and a lifetime of living in the liminal.Together in this episode, we talk about the tender and vulnerable ways we have learned about belonging, belonging as a radical antidote to Empire, the perversion of belonging in toxic religious spaces, finding belonging and sacred connection in the places churches have been built (atop ancient sacred sites), what we've learned about belonging through podcasting, approaching belonging when someone disagrees with you, how to find belonging in a time such as this, and creating personal rituals and living practices around grief.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/kathryn-fink/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Kathryn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathryn.a.fink/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
5/31/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 44 seconds
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83. Wild Soul Runes with Lara Veleda Vesta

Lara Veleda Vesta is back on the Belonging podcast, continuing the threads of our conversation from a couple years ago and introduce her new book, Wild Soul Runes: Reawakening the Ancestral Feminine.Lara is an artist, author, storyteller, and educator transforming chronic illness into a path of healing and reclaiming. Her research interests include ancestral connection and disability as initiation. She shares her journey with mythtelling, folk magic, ancestor lore, and ritual practice with her Patreon community and through classes at the Wild Soul School.Together in this episode, we talk about Lara's process with writing and illustrating her new book and getting the book deal, what are the runes and where did they come from, being in relationship with ancestral tools, how to work with Lara's book Wild Soul Runes,the journey to spiritual sovereignty, and finding spirituality amidst chronic illness and disability.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/wild-soul-runes/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Lara on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veledavesta/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
5/17/202149 minutes, 6 seconds
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82. Mothering as Ancestral Reverence with Megan McGuire

Megan McGuire is a mother, partner, permaculture gardener, and ritual weaver living on the lands of the Dakota people near Kaposia. Her ancestors have tended the Mississippi River for many generations, and she continues to steward this river in her day job as a biologist with the federal government. Megan is on a long journey to reclaim the earth-honoring practices of her European ancestors — especially their seasonal rituals and holy days — and to wed these practices to her local bioregion. She seeks to belong herself to the land and waters through devotion, ritual, and activism.Together we talk about finding belonging to the land you live on as a mother, teaching children about death and including them in grieving to allow them the opportunity to have a relationship with the dead, mothering as ritual, spiritual connection, and ancestor veneration, detangling from harmful aspects of Religion, and bringing ancestral European birth traditions to the modern day.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/megan-mcguire/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Megan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forest.whisperer/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
5/3/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 9 seconds
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81. Natural Rhythms & Regeneration for Breaking the Collective Trauma Spell with Rachael Maddox

We are living in a time of collective trauma and that is exactly what I'm talking about with my guest, Rachael Maddox, in this episode of Belonging.Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach, and guide who’s helped hundreds of humans move from sexual, complex or developmental trauma into pleasure, power, and trust-filled relationships. Rachael teaches and mentors other coaches, healers, and therapists who are devoted to trauma-informed, radically inclusive, pleasure-positive approaches to changing lives and culture.Together in this episode, we talk about how we are living inside prolonged panic of collective trauma right now, how to define secure attachment through a somatic/nervous system lens, how to tune into our range of resilience and regulation, how we begin to build stories and identities around our physiological responses and the collective trauma bonding we're having with folks who have similar trauma responses, post-traumatic growth, feeling the collective need for collective grieving, finding the smallest way to mobilize, the desire for revillaging and what makes it so difficult in practice, and finding our center of sovereignty in order to truly be in regenerative community and building it at the right scale.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/rachael-maddox/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Rachael on Instagram: http://instagram.com/rachaelmaddox/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
4/19/20211 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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80. Of Blood and Belonging with MaryBeth Bonfiglio

MaryBeth Bonfiglio joins me on this episode of the Belonging podcast to talk about the many commonalities we have in our ancestral connection work and lives. MaryBeth is a writer and a practitioner of ancestral folk magic of her ancestors (from Sicily and mainland Italy). She is deeply devoted to knowing and understanding her roots and learning their ancient and not-so-ancient ways of being together, and with the land. She also gathers people on her ancestral land of Sicily to anchor in the earth, village practices, food stories, ancestral arts, dance, music, and celebration—all within community.Together we talk about feeling (un)belonging where you live and finding a sense of home, how to live in apology and do the repair work when it's hard to stay on colonized land, connecting to ancestral lands as a relational experience, and coming back to the "why" of ancestral connection.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/marybeth-bonfiglio/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow MaryBeth on Instagram: http://instagram.com/marybethbonfiglioFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
4/5/202158 minutes, 18 seconds
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79. Reciprocal Relationships and the Foundation of Doula Care with Bethany Gurrola

This episode really feels like I'm inviting you into my home and into a relationship that has been really vital and nourishing to me and that is with Bethany Gurrola of Alma Rising.Bethany is my post-partum doula, but as we talk about in this episode, the relationship and support system we're building is really so much more than that. It's built on a real sense of reciprocity. So in this ongoing exploration of what it means to be in deep community, grieving the loss of the village, and navigating a way back to re-villaging, Bethany and I realized that something about what's happening between us feels like we're on the right track.So together we talk about the nature of this relationship and the importance of doula support for everyone in a variety of important life moments. We talk about boundaries and self-care in doula work, reciprocity of energy within Capitalism, how doula care ripples outward into your community, the difference between nannies and doulas, dreaming forward better medical support — for queer, nonbinary, trans, Black, and Indigenous folks and families, and teen moms, and working with the youth to set change in motion and foster emotional intelligence from a formative age.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/bethany-gurrola/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Bethany on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alma_rising_doulacare/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
3/22/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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78. Non-Linear Reciprocity and Skills to Traverse Change with Jessie Harrold

This conversation is another tender one for me. I find as I'm navigating these initial months of motherhood (and in the absence of being able to have lots of community come over to my house), I'm having the essential conversations here on the podcast.The wonderful Jessie Harrold joins me in this episode to talk about major life transitions and the skills we need to traverse change. Jessie is a coach, women's mentor, and doula who has been supporting women through radical life transformations and other rites of passage for over a decade. She works one-on-one with women and mothers, facilitates mentorship programs, women’s circles and rituals, and hosts retreats and wilderness quests.Together we talk about "arriving" at motherhood as an identity, how major life transitions (like motherhood and loss of a family member) make painfully clear that we as a society don't know how to show up for each other, the skills we need to learn as a society to traverse change better, learning how to ask for community care and learning how to extend care without being asked, the tension that can arise in asking for and navigating community care, nonlinear reciprocity, practices around major life transitions, and the invitation to create new culture.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/jessie-harrold/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Jessie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessie.es.harrold/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
3/8/202156 minutes, 18 seconds
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77. Mothering the Mothers with Rachelle Garcia Seliga

Today on the Belonging podcast, I am joined by Rachelle Garcia Seliga. Rachelle is a Mother, Wife, and Midwife who has spent the past 18 years working with women and families, in service to woman-centered/ family-centered birth, health, and Life. She is deeply invested in the revitalization of community living as the most important medicine of our times. All of her work is dedicated to midwifing a cultural shift — honoring our innate wisdom, personal authority, and the sanctity of Life.This conversation with Rachelle was one I deeply needed to have in one of the hardest weeks of my postpartum journey. Her words really land deeply with me, and I truly don't think you need to have given birth or have a child to feel the depth and the urgency of this conversation. Together we talk about defining midwifery as the original tenders to community care, the unavoidable grief at the repair work we as a global community must do to tend to birthing folk and re-village, returning to our biology to break the cycle of dis-ease, pathology treatment vs. care-taking, the importance of the exo-gestation period (aka postpartum), how to begin the process of re-villaging and creating a regenerative future, and honoring the mother.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/rachelle-garcia-seliga/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Rachelle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/innatetraditions/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
2/22/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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76. Embracing the Dark Moon with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

I get so many questions about working with the moon, so I could think of no one better than the Moon Witch herself, Sarah Faith Gottesdiener, to join me on the Belonging podcast and talk about moon work.Sarah is a queer artist, teacher, business owner, and psychic tarot reader. She has written, edited, and distributed 10 books about the moon (you many know them as the Many Moons workbooks). Her most recent and comprehensive book, The Moon Book: Lunar Magic to Change Your Life, came out in December 2020.Together in this episode, we talk about being in a dark moon time (I usually call this a winter time) and the cauldron of profound transformation where you need to be okay with not knowing what comes next. We also talk about disentangling your creations from systems of oppression, moon work as energy work, becoming stewards of our energy, the moon as a reflector vs. the moon as a projector, the sacredness of grief, and resisting scarcity mindset — all with the foundation and guidance of the moon.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/sarah-gottesdiener/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Sarah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gottesss/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
2/8/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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75. On (re)Parenting that Heals with Nic Strack

In my first interview back after having my babe, it feels so fitting to be talking to the delightful Nic Strack as I begin to navigate the parent path.Nic (pronouns they/them) is a Whole Human Parenting Coach, supporting parents to honor and embrace the fullness of their own & their child’s humanity. In working with Nic, folks have opportunities to cultivate self-awareness in order to live and parent in alignment with their integrity.Nic got me thinking about parenting and re-parenting, and I'm finding there's such a deeper piece in their work — in reflection of self and the way we operate and lead ourselves in the world that is a reflection on the way we were parented and the way we want to show up for each other in the world (whether that's for our children or otherwise).In this episode, we talk about how parenting relates to self-parenting and harboring resentment of how you were or were not raised — and then how to find compassion through all of that. We talk about seeing something as a problem that needs to be fixed vs. something to be with, and then getting precise about what you're actually experiencing when faced with discomfort. And we also talk about navigating the gender binary for your children and checking yourself when you're projecting in your parenting.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/nic-strack/ My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Nic on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicstrack/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
1/25/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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74. {Solo Episode} Re-ritualizing your life during a major life transition

I'm back for the first episode of 2021 and my first solo episode after giving birth to my baby, Atlas. I'm in this place where all the rituals I held before having a baby feel a little foreign in my system. In this episode, I'm sharing a who I am becoming now, how I'm navigating this major life transition, and how I'm re-ritualizing my life in what really feels like the beginning of a second lifetime.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/re-ritualizing-life/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
1/11/202131 minutes, 21 seconds
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73. Braided Blood with Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman

Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman is a Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner specializing in sacred plant medicines for communication and relationship. Believing strongly in the necessity of hybrid medicine to meet the unique challenges of modern life, Yaya is engaged in the continued study of Plant Medicine, Active Dreaming, and Goddess Traditions from around the world as gateways into the richness of direct personal experience of uncurated reality. A Devotee, Artist, and Mother of primarily Taino and Irish descent, Yaya offers multi-dimensional, plant medicine assisted, sex-positive prayer spaces, and healing experiences designed to help you integrate all that you have encountered on your soul's journey and come to live from a place of deep understanding of the way that each of your life experiences has contributed to the uniqueness and potency of your personal spirit medicine.In this episode, Yaya shares her experience of being of mixed descent and the braided blood of the Taino indigenous people. She shares how she's developed a relationship with the land she lives on and how she very much sees being in relationship with the land like being in a romantic relationship. We talk about the cyclical wheel of the year to foster reconnection to nature and how linear time is a tool that can facilitate a certain way of being, but that doesn't necessarily need to be adhered to. And finally, we talk about plant allies for a time of racial uprising and healing from white supremacy and how Yaya has found the medicine of kava to enable her to feel herself in a time when we lose ourselves.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/yaya-erin-rivera-merriman/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Yaya on Instagram: http://instagram.com/activeculturefamilyFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
11/30/202050 minutes, 14 seconds
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72. Finding Freedom from Narcissistic Abuse with Madison Morrigan

For this vast, wide, deep, multi-layered topic of Belonging I've got a powerful conversation to share that I had with Madison Morrigan. Madison is a life coach and speaker whose work is centered on self-responsibility and full expression. She coaches ambitious and creative womxn to shed layers of old programming that are keeping them small so they can finally come home to their true selves. Madison is also someone who has left the evangelical church, grew up in a household of narcissistic abuse, and has recently come out as queer, so she's been doing a lot of personal work in the realm of belonging, unbelonging, and false belonging.Together we talk about belonging as sovereignty, Madison shares her story of leaving the evangelical church, growing up with an alcoholic father who went to prison and became born again, how she joined a radical church and spent 5 years questioning the abuse in that space before leaving and processing that trauma, and then how she found her own wholeness after leaving the church. Madison sweetly shares that in the last two years she's discovered that she's queer and fell in love with a woman. We talk about the behavior of defaulting to rigid belief systems when you aren't willing to heal and the either/or response to uncertainty stemming from traumatic events over generations. Finally, we discuss whether or not there can be beneficial uses of shame and breaking down narcissistic abuse in our culture.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/madison-morrigan/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Madison on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madisonmorriganFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
11/16/20201 hour, 14 seconds
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71. Longing to Be with Luna Grace Isbell-Love

Luna Grace Isbell-Love is someone who has been in my orbit for a while. You'll hear at the beginning of the interview that I invited her on the Belonging Podcast and she said, "Yes! I've been waiting for this." Luna is a truth-telling, shadow-walking, trauma-informed, nervous system exploring woman of devotion. Her work lies at the intersection of exploring what it means to be both human and holy, welcoming the full spectrum of life: the agony, the ecstasy, and everything in between. Luna is devoted to social justice advocacy, working primarily with the addiction recovery and incarcerated communities, through the integration of council work, spiritual psychology principles, and restorative justice practices.In this episode, Luna shares how she uses tea ceremony as ritual for beginning each day, we talk about how we all have the same mother tongue of earthspeak, and Luna reframes belonging as "longing to be" as a way of asking ourselves what we long for in order to remember that we belong. Luna shares her connection to her ancestors and growing up in a multi-generational Sicilian Brooklyn household and how we can connect to the ancestors through food. We talk about stopping the war inside of ourselves to stop the harm of whiteness, how grief and death are tools for allyship and resilience, and how busy hands calm the mind.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/luna-grace-isbell-love/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Luna on Instagram: https://instagram.com/lunagraceisbellloveFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
11/2/202054 minutes, 52 seconds
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Being as Belonging: Part Two of a Special Hearthfire Conversation

We're continuing our very special, two-part conversation for you today coming to you from inside the Hearthfire community.Hearthfire is my virtual healing and support space for us to devote ourselves to this work of creating a life for ourselves that truly nourishes us. We seek to create lives that are in deeper integrity, that have us being better ancestors, that have us healing the wounds from living in systems of oppression that have us holding ourselves back in a time where our voices and our actions and our hearts are deeply needed.This episode is the second part of a recording of one of our regular calls in Hearthfire where we might practice the art of witnessing, do rituals, do meditations, learn from guest speakers, or have deep and meaningful conversations like the one you'll hear here.In this second part, you'll hear us talk about learning to belong to yourself particularly when you struggle with anxiety and depression, and in fact loving your depression, the struggle with sharing your depression journey with your community, struggling with sickness when no one knows how to support you (including yourself!), finding connection with the earth when you live in a city and come from a lineage of colonizers, and learning how deep you can really go in community.My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Kelsey Mech on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelseymech/Follow Lindsay McCance on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaymccance/Follow Janna Meiring on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jannameiring/Follow Allie Salter on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allie.salt/Follow Alyson Wright on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplyalyson/Follow Caitlin Brehm on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caitlinbrehm/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
10/26/202037 minutes, 48 seconds
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Remembering You Aren't Alone: Part One of a Special Hearthfire Conversation

I have a very special, two-part conversation for you today coming to you from inside the Hearthfire community.Hearthfire is my virtual healing and support space for us to devote ourselves to this work of creating a life for ourselves that truly nourishes us. We seek to create lives that are in deeper integrity, that have us being better ancestors, that have us healing the wounds from living in systems of oppression that have us holding ourselves back in a time where our voices and our actions and our hearts are deeply needed.This episode is a recording of one of our regular calls in Hearthfire where we might practice the art of witnessing, do rituals, do meditations, learn from guest speakers, or have deep and meaningful conversations like the one you'll hear here.In this first part, you'll hear us talk about what's been a challenge in each of our journeys with cultivating a deeper sense of belonging in our lives. We talk about navigating friendship, the very real experience of loss and grief (and the subsequent relationship losses that come with it), how to better support one who is grieving, remembering we are never alone, and the loneliness of the mothering journey.My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Kate Youdell on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/books_and_caffeine_7/Follow Azalea Moen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/azaleamoen/ Thank you also to Justine Hearn for your words.Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
10/19/202043 minutes, 51 seconds
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70. Born on the Living Room Floor: Our Birth Story

In this tender episode of Belonging, I'm sharing the story of the birth of my daughter, Atlas. To help me piece together all that happened (because parts are already beginning to fade and other parts exist for me outside of time and space), my dear friend and new doula who was with me through the whole process, Nisha Moodley, joined me to guide us through the conversation.Together, we weave the story of what happened over the course of my 48+ hour labor — sharing moments of celebration, moments of grief and fear, and moments that happened outside of my awareness. As I share with Nisha, it's helpful to be witnessed in my own processing of this birth experience. It's something I'll be processing forever and a story I will want to tell again and again.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/birth-story/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Nisha on Instagram: http://instagram.com/nishamoodley/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
10/12/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 23 seconds
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69. Motherhood, Grief, and the Grandmother Hypothesis with Amber Magnolia Hill

Amber Magnolia Hill is the woman behind Mythic Medicine and the Medicine Stories Podcast for people who year for knowledge about herbalism, deepening ancestral connections, and remembering what it is to be human upon the earth. She helps folks drop the cultural lies, disconnection, and disempowerment, and remember that the old ways are in our bones. I first met Amber at the Spirit Weavers Gathering where she was teaching an herbal body oiling class. Her Medicine Stories Podcast has featured so many conversations that have really shifted my perspectives and given me a deeper understanding of being an ancestral being and a being on this earth.I invited Amber on the Belonging podcast, knowing I would release this conversation while I am in the tender moments of post-partum with my new baby because she has had so much to say about mothering and how mothers are not supported in our society. We talk about the desire to re-village, slowing down in these times and finding our way to a parasympathetic state, ancestral connection in motherhood, expressing and interacting with folks who are grieving, and the Grandmother Hypothesis.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/amber-magnolia-hill/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Amber on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mythicmedicineFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
10/5/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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68. Dreams as Nature Naturing Through Us with Toko-pa Turner

I've got a much-anticipated conversation to share with you today with Toko-pa Turner, author of the bestselling book Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home which explores the themes of exile and the search for belonging. I named this podcast Belonging before I came across Toko-pa's book, and then once I learned of it and as more and more folks shared her work with me, I felt more of a love and resonance for Toko-pa and I knew I would have her on the podcast someday.Toko-pa is a Canadian author, teacher, and dreamworker. Blending the mystical tradition of Sufism in which she was raised with a Jungian approach to dreamwork, she founded the Dream School in 2001 from which hundreds of students have since graduated. Sometimes called a midwife of the psyche, Toko-pa's work focuses on restoring the feminine, reconciling paradox, and facilitating sacred grief and ritual practice.Together we talk about initiations by exile — specifically as it relations to isolation during COVID-19, false belonging, the wound of isolation when you need community support and cannot get it, intergenerational displacement of belonging, learning to show up for others in a sustained way, the grief of living with a degenerative disease, receiving dreams at an early age and how they parented Toko-pa when she was in the foster system, dreams as living creatures, and using "belong" as an active verb.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/toko-pa-turner/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Toko-pa on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tokopa/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
9/21/202053 minutes, 28 seconds
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67. Resilience as a Practice with Lola Pickett

I'm so happy to bring you this conversation with my friend and former mentor, Lola Pickett. Through her courses and programs, Lola empowers empaths and sensitive folk to rewire their brains, bodies, and behavior for internal and external resilience — shifting from self-repression to soul-expression. She is the published author of the Wild Messengers Alchemical Tarot and founder of EMPATH*ology™—an emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual resiliency training program. Her offerings blend cutting-edge neuroscience with trauma healing, herbalism, permaculture, ritual, and play to create powerful and lasting results.I invited Lola on the Belonging podcast to talk about resilience — you'll hear in this episode how I'm feeling tender and curious about motherhood and pregnancy. So Lola is sweet to share her perspectives as a mother of two. We also revisit the theme that you may have noticed in this podcast: the power of naming. Lola shares the story of renaming herself and also of her perspective on the responsibility of naming her own children. We talk about approaching resilience with integrity (not muscling through) and learning to trust yourself, how to respond when it all feels like too much, treating resilience like trauma work, the four Fs (flight, fight, fawn, freeze), and dealing with social media addiction.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/lola-pickett/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Lola on Instagram: https://instagram.com/moonandmanifestFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
9/7/202056 minutes, 13 seconds
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66. Radically Claiming your Needs with Mara Glatzel

Joining me in this episode of the Belonging podcast is Mara Glatzel, an intuitive coach, writer, and podcast host who helps perfectionists and people pleasers reclaim their sovereignty. Her superpower is saying what you need to hear when you need to hear it, and she is here to help you believe in yourself as much as she believes in you.I invited Mara on the Belonging podcast to talk about a topic we really bond over, which is overcoming the patterns and behaviors of overworking, people-pleasing, perfectionism, and instead claiming our needs in a really deep and radical way. There's something about the way Mara talks about it that is just so refreshing. So together we talk about self-care as a function of privilege and how we see neediness and having needs as something that is "cringe-worthy" when really we all have needs and it's not neediness itself that is the problem, but your belief about your needs that is the problem. We also talk about expanding needs beyond physical needs, how needs and belonging intersect, the difference between needs and wants, lineages of needs that went unmet, asking ourselves "who am I doing this for?", navigating needs with a partner and children, seeking validation through striving, and the grief in our limits of our capacity to do.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/mara-glatzel/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Mara on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maraglatzelFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
8/24/202055 minutes, 50 seconds
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65. Rising as the Well Ancestor with Lindsay Mack

In this episode of the Belonging Podcast, I am joined by Lindsay Mack — a queer intuitive Tarot teacher, writer, and the founder of the popular weekly podcast, Tarot for the Wild Soul. She is also the creator of Soul Tarot, a radical reinterpretation and intentional utilization of the Tarot as a healing tool, one that can assist us in differentiating the noise of our brain from the truth of our soul.I first met Lindsay at the Spirit Weavers Gathering where she was teaching Tarot and we've been tangentially weaving closer and closer together ever since. Lindsay asked to come on the Belonging Podcast to talk about her recent discoveries in her own ancestral healing process. She describes herself as a joyful survivor of childhood abuse, C-PTSD, and chronic pain/illness, and so I ask her to elaborate on that use of the word "joyful." We talk about the difference between being happy and experiencing joy and how unexpected moments of joy can come out of deep grief. We talk about being the caretaker for your child-self as an adult, the journey and intertwining of anti-racism work and ancestral work, how to work with ancestors if you don't know of any "well" ancestors and have patterns of abuse and addiction in your ancestry, and deepening into ancestry work through connecting with and learning about ancestral lands.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/lindsay-mack/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/Follow Lindsay on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildsoulhealing/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/
8/10/20201 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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64. Breaking the Good Girl Myth with Majo Molfino

I'm delighted a share a conversation with my dear friend Majo Molfino.  Majo helps women birth their dreams and share their gifts without quitting their day jobs. She is a self-described recovering “good girl” and daughter of immigrants, and as of this episode, she is the author of Break the Good Girl Myth, which empowers readers to break free from their good girl conditioning and design a more purposeful life. She is also the host of the HEROINE podcast, which is a very good listen.Together, we talk about adult friendships and our own friendship history and how cool it's been to witness her entire journey of bringing her book to life. Majo shares her own history being part of an immigrant family from Argentina and how the desire for belonging leads to assimilation as a "good girl." We talk about the primary myths of the good girl (mine is harmony) and getting used to feeling discomfort and we break, unravel, and unlearn these myths. Majo also shares the story of reclaiming her name, which gets us into a conversation about the power of naming (something that's been on my mind a lot as I prepare to name my baby).Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/majo-molfino/Follow Majo on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/majomolfinoFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
7/27/202056 minutes, 43 seconds
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63. Feeling Seen in the Wild with Asia Suler

Asia Suler joins me in this episode of the Belonging Podcast. Asia is a writer, teacher, mystic, and herbalist who lives in the folds of the Blue ridge mountains. She is the creator and concoctress of One Willow Apothecaries, an Appalachian-grown company that offers lovingly handcrafted medicines and alchemical gateways of education. Her classes are a unique combination of western and energetic herbalism, stone medicine, earth-centered shamanism, and intuitive healing.I first found Asia on Instagram and as I've been doing pilgrimage over the last several years, so has she. I really love her perspective on the more-than-human world, how we can connect to the earth, and how it shows us our inherent goodness. In this episode, she shares how, like me, she grew up in suburbia, but then had a health crisis that took her to the wild. Asia gives us ideas on how to get started in building our relationship with the wild. We talk about reciprocity and animism, and what to do if you feel silly or judged in your communion with the earth.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/asia-suler/Follow Asia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asiasuler/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
7/13/202053 minutes, 14 seconds
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62. Normalizing Death and Interrogating our Unquestioned Beliefs with Rachael Rice

Rachael Rice is someone who I have held in high esteem for some time. She is first and foremost, an artist — depicting the world as she sees it and as what she sees coming. She's also a prolific writer, educator, and death doula. Her work lies at the crossroads of grief, radical togetherness, creative expression, death, learning, and magic. Rachael's art, writing, and speaking have really expanded my lens of the world as I work to decolonize my mind and awaken to a deeper, more real, more radical experience of this world. So I asked Rachael to come onto the Belonging podcast to talk about death, knowing that we would weave a conversation that goes so much deeper than just death — because death is a part of life, it's a part of all things.I really see this conversation as a continuation of the one I began with my death midwife teacher, Jerrigrace Lyons, on the Belonging podcast last year. Rachael and I recorded this conversation with the nearness of death that felt potent in the height of COVID-19. Together, We talk about how we live in a death-phobic society, a society that believes in unfettered growth — not really taking in that life has a beginning, a middle, and an end. We talk about the consequences when we pretend that things don't end (because they do), being in an underworld journey, somatic grief embodiment practices, and a radical remembering of animism.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/rachael-rice/Follow Rachael on Instagram: https://instagram.com/rachaelriceFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
6/29/202056 minutes, 2 seconds
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61. Rituals for our Grief with Shauna Janz

Shauna Janz joins me in this episode of Belonging. Shauna is a sacred grief counselor who holds space for all the areas and intersections of grief — embodiment, rituals, ancestral connection, and the individual and group process. She is dedicated to tending belonging in our world — within ourselves, with each other, with our other-than-human relations and with the sacred. She creates space for reaching into the rough and beautiful places that are a catalyst for transformation and healing, personally and collectively. Her offerings are trauma-aware, somatic-informed, and culturally-inclusive and anchored in the resiliency of the human spirit, decolonizing, and animist values.Shauna and I recorded this episode before the current uprisings, so our conversation about grief was mostly focused on COVID-19 (which is still a present reality), but working with our grief is absolutely relevant to our calls to dismantle white supremacy and police brutality and create a paradigm shift. Together we talk about questioning our relationship with grief, grief as an offering, the need to be witnessed in grief, disenfranchised grief, and inherited resilience vs. inherited trauma.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/shauna-janz/Follow Shauna on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sacredgriefshaunajanz/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
6/15/202054 minutes, 51 seconds
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60. Embodying the Priestess with Julie Parker

Julie Parker, Founder of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy, Co-Founder of Priestess Temple School, host of the Priestess Podcast, published author (her book Priestess is available for pre-order as of TODAY!), and speaker joins me in this episode of the Belonging Podcast.Together, we talk about the meaning of the word "priestess" and what it looks like to embody it in this world, ancestral pilgrimage and being descended from European lands while living in colonized Australia (where Julie lives), our collective longing for sisterhood and how to heal trust with other women, and leaning into discomfort in order to build new paradigms — Julie shares her story of choosing to turn down a major book deal that was out of integrity.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/julie-parker/Order Priestess here: https://juliesuzanneparker.com/priestessbook/Follow Julie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julesyparker/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
6/1/202055 minutes, 16 seconds
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59. Creation as Self-Regulation & Dreaming of a Better World with Jumakae

June Marisa Kaewsith, also known as "Jumakae," joins me on the Belonging Podcast today. Jumakae is a professional artist, wellness consultant, and storytelling coach who first roped me in with her TEDx talk and her powerful storytelling voice. I knew I wanted to talk with her on Belonging about her ancestral connection, but we dove so much more into the power of stepping into your ancestral identity in these times of the pandemic and ways to navigate these times of uncertainty — including envisioning the future in a different way.Together, we talk about how to stay rooted in times of change, how June changed her name as an act of empowerment and deepening into her Asian-American identity, ancestral connection practices (and how we tend to over-complicate them), breaking the model minority myth, releasing the need to take on the world's suffering as our own, creation as self-regulation, and using this time to envision a new future.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/jumakae/Follow Jumakae on Instagram: http://instagram.com/jumakae/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
5/18/202050 minutes, 46 seconds
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58. Tending to the Ancestors with Gogo Thule Ngane

Much of the curiosity around my work has to do with ancestral connection and ancestral practices, which is why I am so excited to share my conversation with Gogo Thule Ngane on this episode of Belonging.Gogo is a Sangoma priestess and healer guided by the elevated ancestors of her lineages from the Mossi of West Africa and Zulu of South Africa. She works as a diviner using ancestral shamanic practices and ceremonial traditions. Her healing practice offers workshops, ceremonies, and retreats from the perspective of ancient African cosmologies. She walks the path of a wisdom keeper devoted to preserving and honoring the ancestral way of healing.It is such a privilege to talk to someone who is so connected to their ancestral ways as Gogo is. Gogo shares her journey to becoming a Sangoma priestess, how she's learned and remembered the ways of her ancestors, her current ancestral practices, ancestral elevation, and calling upon ancestors and elders during scary and uncertain times.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/gogo-thule-ngane/Follow Gogo Thule Ngane on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thuleheals/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
5/4/202046 minutes, 26 seconds
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57. Web of Connection with Asha Frost

In this episode of the Belonging podcast, I am joined by Asha Frost, an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) Medicine Woman (member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation), Healer, and Spiritual Mentor. Asha wrote an article titled "Dear White Woman who wants to be like me," which went viral for many of the same reasons why it caught my attention: it's a powerful calling in around cultural appropriation.Together, we talk about Asha's experience as a First Nations woman of Turtle Island, having grandparents who grew up on the reservation and were sent to residential school, the ways carrying generational trauma shows up in Asha's life plus how she works through it, navigating the response of her viral article, and cultural appropriation.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/asha-frost/Follow Asha Frost on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asha.frostFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
4/20/20201 hour, 51 seconds
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56. Hope in the Age of the Anthropocene with Ayana Young

I'm thrilled to bring you a conversation with Ayana Young, a fierce warrior for the earth and fellow podcaster. I have learned so much from Ayana over the years about what it means to be alive in the Anthropocene (the Age of Man) and how to find hope in action. Ayana specializes in intersectional environmental and social justice, deep ecology and land-based restoration, and was a co-founder of the Environmental Working Group.Together Ayana and I talk about how she lives her life today in the woods of northern California and her commitment to a new way of being in the Anthropocene. We dig into the psychological dimensions — the fear and grief and discomfort — of living in these times, not just with the world-wide pandemic, but in the midst of climate collapse and whatever else might be coming our way. It's a heavy but important conversation, including about finding hope and action in this moment and in the future.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/ayana-young/Follow Ayana Young on Instagram: http://instagram.com/for.the.wild/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
4/6/202055 minutes, 19 seconds
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55. Self initiation in the time of social distancing with Mimi Young

Mimi Young is a shamanic practitioner and founder of Ceremonie, a shamanic and ritual-based brand, and although we scheduled this conversation before any of us knew the extent of where we would be during this COVID 19 outbreak, what we had planned to talk about is very timely during these moments of Physical Distancing.Mimi shares her experience of having a five-month bedrest when she was pregnant with her second child and what she experienced in the isolation of this time — including a deep meditation practice, an accidental introduction to shamanic journeying, and an initiation. We tie Mimi's experience to what many of us are feeling and experiencing in this time of an uncertain timeframe of isolation.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/mimi-young/Follow Mimi Young on Instagram: https://instagram.com/shopceremonie/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
3/30/202051 minutes, 45 seconds
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54. Finding Connection in Isolation with Lisa Olivera

Lisa Olivera, a writer and therapist, joins me in this episode of Belonging to talk about showing up as yourself to make meaningful connection. This conversation weaves together what it really means to be human in these times and why it's so important to vulnerably share all sides of ourselves. Through her therapy work and writing, Lisa helps others realize that they can repair abandonment or loneliness wounds and really come into themselves.Together we talk about how to show up imperfectly and apologize and grow from our wounds and mistakes, how vulnerability and humanness and fallibility is so important for the evolution of our culture, how social media fits into connection and belonging, and Lisa also shares some mindfulness and embodiment practices that help her feel more centered.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/lisa-olivera/Follow Lisa Olivera on Instagram: https://instagram.com/lisaoliveratherapyFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
3/23/202057 minutes, 59 seconds
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53. Decolonizing Yoga with Constanza Eliana Chinea

I invited Constanza Eliana Chinea, a Latinx certified yoga instructor, on the Belonging podcast to open up a bigger conversation happening in the wellness and yoga industry about decolonization, access, and privilege. Constanza Eliana not only teaches yoga, but she specifically works with yogis and entrepreneurs to decolonize their yoga practice, create equity for teachers of color, and build inclusive spaces in the yoga community.This episode is not here to tell you that you cannot practice yoga. In this conversation, Constanza Eliana shares what she's seeing in the yoga industry that's causing harm, how we can make this practice more equitable, why to reconsider the use of "namaste," what to look for in yoga studios, and how to bring up concerns to bring them into deeper integrity.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/constanza-eliana-chinea/Follow Constanza Elianza on Instagram: https://instagram.com/eliana.chinea/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
3/9/202056 minutes, 5 seconds
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52. So...I'm pregnant

I’ve got something to share with you... As the sunlight grows, so does the little soul inside of me.This is so tender for me to share with you. I feel the fragility of life itself at all times right now. I feel the potential for life and death in every cell. I am intimately living inside of myself and so vulnerable when I am out in the world.I'm pregnant.And with hope in our hearts, our little one will be joining us by summer's end.It's been a deep and dark winter as my body has adjusted to creating life. First trimester nausea, exhaustion, and headaches have been brutal. We've been walking the edge between fear and excitement for months now. But as the sunlight warms our side of the hill, I feel myself rising above the soil with hope in my heart and joy in my body.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/something-big/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
3/2/202024 minutes, 14 seconds
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51. Healing Anxiety with Kelsey Mech

Anxiety is something that feels so pervasive and yet still carries so much stigma. In this technology-obsessed age of loneliness, it seems as if everyone is experiencing anxiety—at least a little bit—but still feels so alone in the struggle. Anxiety can bring about a lot of shame and prevent us from feeling a true, deep sense of belonging—particularly within community.So in this episode of Belonging, I've got Kelsey Mech, a counselor and therapist in Victoria, British Columbia, joining me to speak about anxiety. So together, Kelsey and I are normalizing anxiety, talking about exactly what is going on in the brain when we're experiencing anxiety, and talking about ways to navigate anxiety so that it's not what's running the show.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/kelsey-mech/Follow Kelsey on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kelseymechFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
2/24/20201 hour, 14 seconds
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50. Healing and Supporting the Teen Years with Eliza Reynolds

If you're here, listening to this podcast, part of you probably really wants to re-village or come back into community with each other. Part of circling in community is finding intergenerational spaces and that includes making space for our teens.So I invited Eliza Reynolds on the show. Eliza is the founder of Badass Girls, is a bestselling author, speaker, workshop facilitator, and professional mentor for pre-teen and teen girls. In this episode, we talk about pushing beyond the stereotypes of teenage girls, inner teen work vs. inner child work, the teenage years as an initiation, periods and body changes, intergenerational disconnect and the need for mentorship + community (because yes, teens need adults!), and sexuality and pleasure for teens and our collective trauma from learning about sex.Whether you are the parent of a teen, have an important teen in your life, or are feeling the need to send some love to your own inner teen, this episode is a powerful reminder of our alchemical transformation.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/eliza-reynolds/Follow Eliza on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eliza.feelings/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
2/10/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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49. The Magic of Yoni Steaming with Kit Murray Maloney

I've been waiting to do an episode on this topic because it's a practice that I engage in every month: yoni steaming.Not long ago, I shared on my Instagram stories my practice of yoni steaming, and I have gotten so many questions since then, so I invited the lovely Kit Murray Maloney who is not only my friend and a Vaginal Steam Practitioner, but she is also the creator of the steam stool that I use (and love!).Together in this episode, we talk about the word "yoni" (and the cultural appropriation in ancient wellness practices), the what/why/how of vaginal steaming, the dark history of gynecology, the contraindications for steaming, and Kit generously offers so much information on what to look for and how to get started with this body/spirit healing practice.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/kit-murray-maloney/Follow Kit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bykitara/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
2/3/202059 minutes, 51 seconds
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48. Hunger, Desire, and Fatphobia with Hilary Kinavey

I've been longing to have a conversation about food and body and fatness and fat-phobia and healthism, and I'm so excited to introduce my guest to you today. Hilary Kinavey is a professional counselor, facilitator, educator, speaker, writer, and activist working to bring more awareness to eight-inclusive approaches, weight bias, body trust, and the intersections of activism and therapy. She is also the co-founder of BeNourished and The Body Trust Approach.In this episode, we talk about how our bodies are meant to change throughout our lives, but our culture doesn't prepare us for that, that health and fitness don't have a look because health is a construct created by the culture. We talk about the intersection of health and race, the problem with the BMI scale, and needing to take the time to examine in ourselves where we hold attractive bias.Then we get into the connection between hunger and desire and pleasure, how dieting and shaming for body size disconnects us from our ability to tap into that hunger/desire, and then what we envision for a future body-inclusive worldFind show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/hilary-kinavey/Follow Hilary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benourishedpdx/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
1/27/202052 minutes, 22 seconds
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47. The Kindred Call of the Honeybee with Ariella Daly

The amazing Ariella Daly, aka Beekeeping in Skirts, joins me for this first episode of 2020. Ariella is a beekeeper, which isn't a title that fully encompasses all of her work—she works with the bees in a seer and healership capacity with embodied womb-centric practices.So in this conversation, we talk about the esoteric realm of the bees with ancient way of the Melissae (the oracular bee priestesses of ancient Greece), how Ariella views getting stung by a bee, what we can learn from the bees especially when dealing with the heartbreak of living in a time of ecocide, reclaiming the feminine and ecstatic experience, and how the serpent relates to the bees.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/ariella-daly/Follow Ariella on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beekeepinginskirts/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
1/20/20201 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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BONUS: Omen Days on Roots of Lore

This is a special bonus audio for my Belonging podcast feed because I was interviewed about the Omen Days for my friend and team member, Caitlin Brehm's podcast Roots of Lore. The bulk of my interview will be in her January 1st Roost of Lore episode, but because the Omen Days start today (December 26th), we thought it would be fun to share my portion of the episode here today.Roots of Lore is a podcast that explores the roots of fairy tales and folklore and this season is all about the folklore of winter and why this is such a special, sacred time of year.Check it out by searching "Roots of Lore" wherever you listen to podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/roots-of-lore/id1444339621Follow Caitlin and Roots of Lore:https://www.instagram.com/rootsoflore/https://www.instagram.com/caitlinbrehm/http://rootsoflore.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/
12/26/201946 minutes, 58 seconds
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46. Healing from Burnout

I chose this time of year — the winter, waning time of year — to talk about something that I have experienced a lot of in my life: burnout. When we go against the energies of the season, especially in this productivity-focused culture, we experience a lot of burnout — and some of us don't even realize that's what we're experiencing or we resist identifying with being burnt out because burnout has been equated with failure.So today I'm sharing some thoughts on burnout and I'm bringing in a couple other voices to share their stories. We're talking about the symptoms of burnout, the causes of burnout, and some of the ways that you can begin to heal yourself from burnout.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/burnout/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
12/9/201943 minutes, 22 seconds
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45. The Wild Sacred Feminine with Morena Cardoso of DanzaMedicina

I took one of Morena Cardoso's Danza Medicina workshops for embodying the sacred feminine at Spirit Weavers a couple years ago and it was a profound experience in my relationship with my own body. Then, when I found myself circling with Morena for a Samhain gathering this year, I had to pull her aside to interview her for the Belonging podcast.This conversation goes deep. We talk about her embodiment work with Danza Medicina, working with the feminized experience while breaking down the oppressive nature of gender and the binary, Morena's perspective on what's going on in Brazil and her work in building relationships in reciprocity with some of the indigenous peoples of Brazil, and committing to our own growth and process — especially as people who hold space for other folx in this work.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/morena-cardoso/Follow Morena on Instagram: http://instagram.com/danzamedicina/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
12/2/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 15 seconds
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44. Speaking to the Earth with Natalie Ross

Natalie Ross of Earth Speak joins me on the Belonging Podcast today. As the title of her podcast suggests, Natalie is intimately in relationship with the earth and is in regular communication with the land through her intuition and the senses that we normally don't pay attention to or place value on in our modern world.So in this conversation, we talk about tapping into those senses, finding messages in the shadow aspects of our society (like reality TV and litter), learning how to ground and calibrate your energy (especially as a Highly Sensitive Person), and wrestling with the mindset that this is all made up.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/natalie-ross/Follow Natalie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earthspeak/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
11/18/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
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43. Remembering How to Gather with Katina Mercadante

One of the most frequent questions I get is how to create a sacred gathering or a women's circle. I get it. It's hard to do and yet it's something all of us so deeply crave. So I invited my dear friend, Katina Mercadante, to join me on the Belonging podcast. Katina and I have been collaborating on sacred gatherings for years now. We started our monthly moon circle together and we've collaborated on ritualizing celebrations and gatherings from birthdays to Bealtaine festivities as well.In this episode, Katina and I talk about remembering and feeling those ancestral ways of gathering and celebrating rather than reading about how you're "supposed to" do them. We talk about the power of being a host and being the one to extend an invitation for sacred gatherings even if you're in the process of figuring out how to do it yourself. We talk about how we both came to Jean Shinoda Bolen's work and how we began to collaborate to start our own circles and gatherings in our lives.We hope this episode inspires you to begin to gather your community in a way that feels meaningful to you.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/katina-mercadante/Follow Katina on Instagram: http://instagram.com/atinakaFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
11/11/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 50 seconds
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42. Facing an Uncertain Future with Rachael Alaia

Rachael Alaia joins me on the Belonging podcast for a potent and important conversation about facing an uncertain future in the midst of eco collapse, ecocide, and the grief and anxiety that comes with it. Many of us across the globe are experiencing more extreme weather and natural disasters (the fires here in California being just one example), and Rachael helps folx engage in body awareness, ecological sentience, and personal inquiry for personal planetary healing.Together we talk about the physiological response to trauma as a result of ecogrief, finding community to co-regulate and creating a plan for environmental disaster, how to feel safe coexisting with others despite trauma, examining our reality through Systems Thinking, and honoring enjoyment and pleasure in the midst of grief work.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/rachael-alaia/Follow Rachael on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachael.alaia/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
11/4/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 4 seconds
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41. The Season of Samhain and the Wild Hunt

We're here in the witchy time of year—of thin veils, of the Great Hunt, Season of the Witch, and of the beginning of the darkening times here in the northern hemisphere. So in this episode of Belonging, I'm talking about Samhain and what this time of year meant for the ancestors.I'm digging into what it means to embrace the dark side of the year, I'm sharing some folkloric origins of Jack-o'-lanterns, trick or treating, and ancestral offerings, Samhain as the new year in Gaelic traditions, and the preparation this time offers us for the winter ahead.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/samhain-wild-hunt/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
10/28/201924 minutes, 10 seconds
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40. Liberation and Ancestors in Mexico with Lorena Aguirre

My dear friend Lorena Aguirre joins me on the podcast today. Lorena has a very popular podcast in the Spanish-speaking world called Con Amor, Carajo! in which she addresses those living within a deeply Catholic, patriarchal existence to spread messages of feminism and empowerment to those who do not benefit from these systems.Together, we talk about what Lorena's experience was like as a woman in patriarchal Mexico, her connection with ancestors (or rather, what I'm sure many can relate to, guilt over a lack of connection with her ancestors), the importance of Día de Muertos, and Lorena's work with empowering other women.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/lorena-aguirre/Follow Lorena on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/descubremasdeti/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
10/21/201953 minutes, 11 seconds
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39. The Unmothered Woman Sarah Durham Wilson

In this episode of Belonging, Sarah Durham Wilson (aka The Mother Spirit) joins me to talk about moving for the archetype of Maiden to Mother. We get stuck in idealizing the Maiden as a result of many things—including the Patriarchy and beauty industrial complex—and many of us struggle to rise into the wisdom of the Mother archetype (which doesn't necessarily mean literally having children).Sarah's work is to heal the Maiden wound so that womxn can rise into a healthy Mother archetype. Together we talk about that Maiden to Mother journey, the unhealthy traits of each archetype, what it means to be "unmothered," healing the unworthiness wound, and dancing with the fear of dying.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/sarah-durham-wilson/Follow Sarah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themotherspirit/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
10/14/201954 minutes, 18 seconds
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38. My Journey with Meditation

Today's episode of Belonging is a solo episode where I'm sharing my meditation journey! Meditation is something that has come in and out of my life throughout my journey of belonging. I don't consider myself a "master meditator" by any means, but lately, it's something that's felt really strong in my practice.So, I'm sharing the meditation practices and tools that have worked for me, plus a guided meditation that you can do right now.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/meditation/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
10/7/201927 minutes, 57 seconds
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37. Household Magic with Erica Feldmann of HausWitch

Today I am so excited to have Erica Feldmann join me on the Belonging Podcast. Erica is the owner of HausWitch, a modern metaphysical shop in Salem, MA that blends magic, activism, and deep community.Erica and I talk about how capitalism wants to keep us out of close community (and so how circling closely with other folx is a form of resistance), how using the word "witch" serves historical anger (but also how we need to check our privilege in our ability to use this word without fear), the true importance of housework, and how we can bring magic and ritual into our everyday mundane.Join me in HEARTHFIRE, a virtual healing and support space to devote yourself to your longing, reclaim a life that truly nourishes you, and expand into the person you already know you are meant to be, so you can break the cycles of loneliness, overwhelm, and disconnection from your inner knowing: https://beccapiastrelli.com/hearthfire/Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/erica-feldmann/Follow Erica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hauswitch/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
9/30/201959 minutes, 23 seconds
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36. Creating Nourishing Community with Nisha Moodley

I asked Nisha to join me today to talk about belonging in community. It's a big topic, but Nisha and I are in the same community. We used to live down the street from each other and we are in a circle of women that gather each month under the new moon. We’ve seen each other grow and change over the years, but have both been committed to creating meaningful and lasting community—no matter how hard and uncomfortable it can be. And, it turns out, it can be pretty uncomfortable to create healthy relationships, and it’s totally worth it.In our conversation, Nisha and I talk about what it means to be deep friends, how we can be more inclusive in our circles, how we can get our needs met in community, the collective vision of the village and how we can get back to that, how to navigate conflict in friendship and community, the importance of making agreements, and her journey into motherhood and how our current system doesn’t support mothers very well.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/nisha-moodley/Follow Nisha on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nishamoodley/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
9/9/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 57 seconds
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35. Lessons in Social Media Boundaries with Julie Santiago

I'm taking a turn as the one being interviewed in this episode of Belonging! I asked my friend, Julie Santiago, to interview me about my very recent decisions about social media and the role of Facebook and Instagram—particularly as it relates to my work. We talk about my recent decision to close a program I’ve been running for the past four years and what that has taught me and given way to in terms of the way we engage online.I wanted to give the real deal details of what I’ve been experiencing and thinking about, and I knew Julie would be the perfect person to help me share that. She herself had made the decision to close a Facebook group with over 40,000 people in it—and we definitely get into that as well. Plus, we're sharing ideas of what meaningful connection on social media could look like if we take a moment to slow the scroll and build more intentionality into what it is we're actually looking for when we pick up our phones.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/social-media-boundaries/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
9/2/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 57 seconds
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34. Another Way of Knowing with Sylvia Linsteadt

I’m so pleased to be sharing a conversation on the Belonging podcast with one of my all-time favorite writers, Sylvia Linsteadt.Sylvia's words have been a deep salve to my heart and sense of wonderment in this work of re-enchantment with the wild. She has such a deep understanding of the living land, a term I really appreciate. Because for so much of my life, I couldn’t see nature as alive and living. And, if I did, I would often feel scared.In my work of reconnecting to the land, Sylvia’s writing has been a boon of courage to my soul—particularly when engaging with the grief of loss and extinction of the wild. Her words have helped me look at it with a strong and resilient heart, and I’m just so thrilled to introduce you to her.In this conversation, we talk about so much! From finding + expressing deep connection to a place that is not ancestrally yours, to connecting to land through connecting to the animals, to navigating “fact” vs. ancestral knowing, to learning to trust your intuition when your mind has been colonized, to her work in Crete uncovering the ancient goddess-worshipping culture that once thrived there.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/sylvia-linsteadt/Follow Sylvia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sylviavlinsteadt/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
8/26/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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33. Belonging to Spirit after Leaving Patriarchal Christianity with Barbara Erochina

This episode covers such an important topic that so many womxn have confided in me about on my retreats and in our work together: a complicated relationship with patriarchal Christianity and a fear of engaging with spirit in a different way.I asked Barbara Erochina to come on the podcast with me to talk this out because she is a real deal expert on this.Barbara used to be an Evangelical Christian—once on the path to becoming a pastor—who has wandered on the journey to belonging and now works with a purpose of deep spirituality, liberation (especially queer liberation and love). She is an emotional wellness coach and a non-religious spiritual leader. Formally trained in psychotherapy, ministry, and coaching, Barbara offers emotional and spiritual support through one on one coaching, couples and group work, writing, teaching, ritual, and facilitation. In this episode of Belonging, we talk about Barbara's story of immigrating to Canada from Russian, becoming an Evangelical Christian, and having to let go of that sense of belonging in her community when she came out of the closet and decided to leave the Evangelical Church.Barbara really walks up to that uncomfortable edge with me of examining each of our desires to explore spirituality and divinity and freedom of others to express their relationship to spirit in whatever way feels right for them, while at the same time recognizing that Christianity perpetuates incredibly harmful and oppressive systems within our world.This episode isn't an "anti-Christianity" call-out, but just as we examine our relationships with White Supremacy, and Colonization, and Cultural Appropriation, and Racism, and the ways our ancestors have, we have, and we still do perpetuate these things, Barbara and I invite you to gently begin to examine your belief systems with self-compassion so that we aren't continuing to hand down the harmful aspects that have spiraled out of these institutions.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/barbara-erochina/Follow Barbara on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bewithcards/ and https://www.instagram.com/bewithweddings/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
8/19/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 48 seconds
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32. Navigating Marriage, Spiritual Transformation, & Witchy Life with Tim Piastrelli

Many of the people I work with come to me feeling "different" or "weird" and afraid of expressing their interests and spirituality to their partner because they're afraid of being rejected for it. Or maybe they wish that their partner could be more similar in their spiritual beliefs, but they're having a hard time relating in that way.So today on the Belonging podcast, I'm sharing a conversation I had with my husband, Tim, about building a life and relationship together as two extremely different people. We talk about what Tim thinks about all my "witchy stuff," how we communicate, how I've slowly introduced Tim to my spiritual/seasonal/ancestral ways, and how Tim suggests approaching your partner (or anyone!) who might initially be resistant to the witchy ways.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/partnership-spirituality/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
8/12/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 21 seconds
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31. On Money, Worth & Capitalism with Thais Sky

I've been getting a lot of questions about money and Capitalism and worth and how to have a relationship with these things as necessities while at the same time acknowledging that they are complicated and harmful structures. This is not a conversation that I've necessarily felt qualified to lead on my own, so I invited Thais Sky, a coach and therapist whose very work revolves around helping others heal the unworthiness wound, to join me. Together, Thais and I talk about the importance of not feeling ashamed or lazy or unworthy for taking a break, knowing that it inherently serves our work in the world. Thais shares her story of belonging as an immigrant. We dive into the concept of Capitalism—what is it and how can we start to loosen some of the beliefs it holds about our own self worth? We talk about the scarcity stories that might be ancestrally passed down and how they shape our relationship to money today. We also talk about embracing abundance and pleasure as a way to heal these ancestral wounds.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/thais-sky/Follow Thais on Instagram: http://instagram.com/IamThaisSkyFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
8/5/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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30. My Rituals as a Cyclical Being

I've gotten a lot of similar questions from listeners of what they'd like to hear me cover on this show. One of the main themes is that there's a curiosity about my personal practices and rituals—and I get it. It's fascinating to get a peek into how other people do things, especially if you're trying to figure out what works best for you. I hesitate to share my rituals very often because I want to be clear that this is just what works for me right now (and it will likely change before long). This isn't meant to be a singular guide on "what to do to be a Spiritual Person" because however you find that sacred connection is right and personal to you. With that said, in this episode, I am sharing some of my treasured practices from gathering in circle with womxn, to meditation, to living with the seasons, to learning how to quiet my mind, and to how I have built a relationship with the plants.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/cyclical-rituals/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
6/24/201928 minutes, 51 seconds
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29. The Magic of Human Design with Aycee Brown

In today's episode of Belonging, I'm talking about my current favorite modality for knowing yourself: Human Design. This is a powerful tool for helping us understand our best way to navigate throughout the world (similar to astrology, or Enneagram, or Myers-Briggs). I invited Aycee Brown to have this conversation with me. Aycee is a Human Design Expert (a Projector!) whose mission is making Human Design more approachable and understandable. Together we talk about the origin of Human Design, how it's a key to knowing yourself better, how different types interact with each other, and how you can put this information to work in communicating with other people.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/human-design-aycee-brown/Follow Aycee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ayceebrown/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
6/17/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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28. Defining success as a spiritual being

I shared an Instagram post recently about how I'm rewiring my brain to recognize success in the work I do now—even though it doesn't match up financially to where I was when I quit my corporate job. The response to my post was clear: you all want to hear more about this. So in this episode, I'm sharing my journey of redefining success for myself and reworking my relationship with the "hustle" mindset, with capitalism, with being able to slow down according to how my body wants to be in each season, and how I've realized what I'm compelled to do as my mission in this world.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/defining-success/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
6/10/201931 minutes, 24 seconds
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27. Conscious Dying and Death Midwifery with Jerrigrace Lyons

Recently, I went through a death midwife training, and it's something that I've been getting so many questions about ever since, so today on the Belonging Podcast, I've invited Death Midwife, Death Educator, and Founder and Director of Final Passages, Jerrigrace Lyons, to join me in talking about our simultaneous aversion and fascination with death. We're talking about conscious dying and how to consider our options to make choices around our own deaths and the deaths of our loved ones to truly connect with them and aid in our grieving process. And how this embracing and connection with death can bring a depth of awareness and celebration into what it means to be alive.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/conscious-dying-death-midwifery-jerrigrace-lyonsFind out more about Jerrigrace's death midwife trainings: https://finalpassages.org/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
6/3/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 17 seconds
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26. Ancestral Constellations & Conscious Dreaming with Grandmother Sarah

In this episode of the Belonging Podcast, I invited a dear mentor, teacher, and wise elder in my life, Grandmother Sarah Bicknell, to join me. Sarah has taught me so much about what many of you have been asking me to explore on the show, including working with my dreams and healing ancestral trauma through the work of Family Constellations. We talk about what constellation work is (including the power of healing sentences), the power of healing ancestral trauma, why it’s important to be a conscious dreamer, and how to develop a dream practice.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/ancestral-constellations-grandmother-sarahFollow Grandmother Sarah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandmother_sarahFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
5/27/20191 hour, 24 seconds
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25. Shaking the Amnesia with Lyla June

I'm so honored to have Lyla June joining me on the Belonging Podcast today! Lyla is an internationally renowned public speaker, poet, hip hop artist, and acoustic songwriter of Diné (Navajo) and Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) lineages. Her music focuses on intergenerational and interethnic healing. In this episode, she shares her journey with connecting to her European ancestry and how it conflicts but also supports her connection with her Diné and Tsétsêhéstâhese ancestry. Much of that journey is a beautiful lesson in forgiveness and compassion for imperfect ancestors who have carried deep trauma through the line.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/lyla-june/Follow Lyla on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lylajune/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
5/20/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 7 seconds
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24. End of a Lineage with Darla Antoine

This episode of the Belonging podcast is another throwback. Darla Antoine had come to me a few months before, identifying as both a First Nations Okanagan Tribal Member and as a descendant of Celtic ancestors, offering up her expertise in ancestral healing work through food and a sense of place. Being a woman of European ancestry with the same passions, I knew Darla would have so much to share in ways I could never possibly see or experience, so I was thrilled to hop on a call with her and listen alongside you.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/end-of-lineage/Follow Darla on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darlaantoine/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
5/6/201954 minutes, 46 seconds
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23. Moon Gardening with Erin Duffy Osswald

The moon and I have a relationship, but there is still so much she has yet to share with me. And my garden? Each year, there are lessons to be harvested from the great losses, unexpected surprises, and joyful moments of gratitude that come with tending to one’s own plants. Joining me today on the Belonging Podcast is Erin Duffy Osswald. Erin is a certified Earth Medicine Practitioner and hedgewitch (which she defines in this episode) living in the northern lands of Great Falls, Montana. She has lived most of her life guided by Grandmother Moon, making it a devotional practice she incorporates into everything from the mundane to the deeply magical. So I invited her on the Belonging podcast to talk more about her devotional lunar practice, including the way she incorporates it into her garden every year. Erin has so much wisdom to share about moon gardening. As a hobby gardener myself, I can’t wait to put what she shared into practice this coming growing season.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/moon-gardening/Follow Erin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkstobees/Sign up for Erin's Garden Magick course (open through May 3rd): https://gardenmagick.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
4/29/201949 minutes, 32 seconds
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22. Discover Your Genealogy with Jaclyn Wallach

I talk a lot about connecting with and working with the ancestors, and many people have come to me confused as to what that actually means—thinking perhaps I'm some sort of genealogist. So I decided to welcome my friend, Jaclyn Wallach, who is a genealogical researcher on the show to really dig into the topic of researching your ancestry and gathering information. In this episode, Jaclyn shares her own deep journey into discovering her own ancestry and claiming her Jewish identity and lineage and then offers three in-depth steps for beginning the journey of discovering and connecting with your own ancestry.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/jaclyn-wallachFollow Jaclyn on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourstorygenealogy/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
4/15/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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21. Opting Out of Linear Time with Stephanie Burg

You know I've been doing a lot of work in examining my relationship with my calendar and linear time, so I thought I'd invite one of my best friends on the show—who has these conversations with me often and who is healing many of these things in her own life as well—Stephanie Burg. Stephanie is a health and trauma-healing coach and therapeutic dance + meditation teacher. In this episode, we talk about opting out of the capitalistic, linear time world to choose self-care instead, how that's easier said than done, how our relationship with coffee is part of that journey, finding time leaks, and setting up your calendar and boundaries to give yourself space in non-linear time.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/stephanie-burgFollow Stephanie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephaniemburg/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
4/8/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 12 seconds
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20. Rites of Passage with Lara Veleda Vesta

Lara Veleda Vesta, storyteller weaving with myth, initiation, ritual practice, folk magic, and ancestral connection, shares the story of a long and debilitating bout of illness that she now views as a rite of passage for many things including her connection with her ancestors. We talk about how experiencing illness or loss can cause relationships to change in your life, the three phases of rites of passage, the power of naming yourself, and some incredible folklore surrounding death, transition, and runes.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/lara-veleda-vesta/Follow Lara on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veledavesta/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
4/2/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 30 seconds
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19. The Bright and Well Ones with Ash Johns

I've been feeling the call to invite more voices on the Belonging Podcast to help me paint in perspectives of this journey of Belonging that are different from my own. In this episode, I am so excited to welcome Ash Johns who is a trans-cultural ancestral healing guide, psycho-spiritual coach, ceremonial priestess, strategist, speaker, and author. Ash and I are talking about what it means to be a good ancestor and connect with the bright and well ones, connecting to the land without perpetuating colonization, and working with the ancestors to heal the collective.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/ash-johns/Follow Ash on Instagram: http://instagram.com/ashinspiresFollow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
3/11/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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18. How to Work with the Phases of the Moon

The moon is the ancient timekeeper of the year, and it mirrors the cyclical nature that we as humans move through—energetically, emotionally, hormonally, seasonally. It's so powerful to tune into the cycle of the moon. So I'm sharing how I work with the moon—both how she works in folk magic, but also how I see her reflected within myself.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/moon/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
3/4/201927 minutes, 58 seconds
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17. The Dark Side of Sisterhood

I use this word, "sisterhood," frequently in my work and practice. It's one of the most powerful tools I've found for healing, feeling a sense of belonging, and deepening your relationship to self, but it's a practice and there are a lot of unhealthy models of sisterhood in media and popular culture. The best way to heal is often to confront the dark side of the matter, so in this episode of Belonging, we're talking about the dark side of Sisterhood to examine where the distrust, judgment, and cutting down comes from.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/dark-side-sisterhood/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
2/25/201927 minutes, 37 seconds
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16. Belonging to Your Body

Today I'm talking about the importance of finding a sense of belonging in your body in a society that may not love and support the type of body you have in the way it deserves to be seen. This is a tender episode about how sometimes we can engage in unhealthy or harmful treatment of our bodies because we're trying to fulfill this need for belonging in a society that only leaves space for a select few.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/belonging-to-body/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
2/11/201927 minutes, 9 seconds
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15. Making a Sacred Home

I've recently moved and am deep in the process of settling into this new home and infusing my magic and a feeling of sacred into it. So in this episode, I want to talk about that sacred hygge and finding belonging in the place where you live. This episode isn't just for people who are moving to a new place—it can apply to anyone whether you live in an apartment or house or you're buying or renting. It's about finding a sense of place and belonging on the land and where you dwell.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/sacred-home/Find this week's blog post here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/house-witchery/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
1/21/201926 minutes, 49 seconds
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14. My journey to Avalon

I recently took pilgrimages to Ireland and Glastonbury (mythical Avalon) to connect with the lands of my ancestors. So in this episode, I want to tell you about my experiences, how the calling to these lands came to me in dreams, and the deep medicine that comes with communing with the sacred sites of various lands.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/journey-to-avalon/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
1/8/201933 minutes, 46 seconds
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13. Miscarriage & Grief with Jenni Heffernan Brown

In this episode of Belonging, I'm welcoming my first guest, Jenni Heffernan Brown, to talk with me about a subject that we've both experienced and supported each other through: miscarriage. We're talking about the multifaceted layers of grief, experiencing grief with a partner, allowing family and friends to (imperfectly) hold you when you're going through difficult times, and some things you can do to help a friend who is navigating the waves of miscarriage.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/miscarriage-grief/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
12/17/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 51 seconds
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12. The Wisdom of Evergreens and the Cailleach in Winter Folklore

As we enter the winter season, let's take a moment to tap into the Ancestral folklore perspective of this time of year. As the days get colder and darker, it's important to lean into both community and rest. In this episode of Belonging, we're looking at some of the winter folklore associated with this season that the ancestors leaned on to cope with feelings of despair and darkness during the winter season. We're looking at the wisdom of the Evergreens, the Callieach, and the connection to light and fire.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/winter-folklore/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
12/3/201837 minutes, 12 seconds
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11. Cultivate a Meaningful Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us, so in this episode of Belonging, I’m talking about cultivating a more meaningful relationship with the winter holidays. This is the time of year when seasonally and energetically we really want to go within. But often we feel pressured, frenzied, and can cross boundaries in preparing for the season and getting caught up in the commercialized aspects of the holidays. So let's talk about setting intentions and planning for and cultivating a more meaningful, aligned relationship with these next few months.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/meaningful-holiday-season/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
11/19/201836 minutes, 12 seconds
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10. Ancestral Connection through Folkways

We've talked about tracing ancestry through DNA, we've talked about non-linear ancestral time, and we've talked about ways to connect to your ancestry through pilgrimage and exploring the lands they came from or settled on. Now in this episode, let's explore the ways we can connect to our ancestry through folk ways—song, dance, story, and food.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/ancestral-connection-folkways/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
10/29/201838 minutes, 48 seconds
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9. Choosing the Journey of Decolonization

Today's topic might feel a little heavy and make you a little bit uncomfortable, but I'm asking you to trust me. We're going to dig into what decolonization is and how you can examine your own part in colonization, the part your ancestors may have played in colonization, and how to move forward to make things right today.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/journey-of-decolonization/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
10/22/201834 minutes, 40 seconds
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8. Ancestral connection beyond the DNA test

When it comes to connecting with our ancestors, it's a lot deeper than mapping our genealogy or taking a DNA test. In this episode of Belonging, I'm digging into the why being able to map genealogy comes from an immense place of privilege, the beauty of making pilgrimages to the lands (both indigenous and otherwise) of your ancestors, and how to connect with your ancestors through dreamwork and ancestral foods, song, and dance.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/ancestry-beyond-dna/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
10/8/201829 minutes, 54 seconds
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7. Embracing Ancestral Time

Let's take a moment to drop out of linear time and explore spiralic, ancestor time. In this episode, I'm digging into our connection to our ancestors through this concept of ancestral time and how in doing so, our lives are very much still entwined with those of our ancestors through the cycles we experience every day.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/ancestral-time/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
9/24/201828 minutes, 8 seconds
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6. The Importance of Intergenerational Sisterhood

When it comes to belonging and creating circles of sisterhood, we tend to gravitate toward spaces of sameness, so in today's Belonging episode, let's talk about creating intergenerational sisterhood. It's important to diversify your circles to get different and new perspectives on the life you're living. There are so many ways to find diversity in sisterhood, but today's let's talk about creating sisterhood within the full spectrum of maiden, mother, and crone.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/intergenerational-sisterhood/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
9/10/201810 minutes, 29 seconds
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5. Seasonal Self-Care

Let's talk about seasonal self-care and living seasonally! Life for our ancestors was dictated by the seasons, so aligning ourselves with the seasons now might feel familiar in our bones. Today we're honing in on this transition point between Summer and Autumn and how this might be affecting our energy, creativity, and desire for rest.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/seasonal-self-care/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
9/3/201811 minutes, 8 seconds
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4. Productivity & Focus in a Distracting World

We are living in the most distracting of times, so let's talk about productivity and focus. But first, let's go back to the Industrial Revolution where we learned the mindset that quantity is better than quality, and where our value of how much we can output in a short of time was born. Productivity is important, but rather than work ourselves to exhaustion, it's important to make it work within the seasons and cycles of our lives.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/productivity-focus/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
8/27/201812 minutes, 56 seconds
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3. Self-Care: The Key to Knowing Ourselves

Let's talk about self-care. It seems like a buzzword these days, but it's so important because this is the key to knowing ourselves and coming home to ourselves. Self-care is your birthright, so today we're talking about self-care—not as a fancy spa-like image you might see on Instagram, but as a way to give yourself the nurturing you need to be a happy, thriving individual.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/self-care/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
8/20/201812 minutes, 24 seconds
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2. Courage to Fail

Today we're examining failure and our aversion to failure as a way to dismantle capitalism and patriarchy in our society. Failure helps us learn, but we're so afraid of failing that it's created a system of lying. So instead, we're looking at how we can create cooperation, collaboration, and community.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/courage-to-fail/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
8/13/201812 minutes, 46 seconds
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1. Sisterhood & Anxiety

Today I want to talk about Sisterhood—what it is and why the topic might feel a little bit prickly in this Age of Loneliness. We're feeling more anxious and stressed than ever before as social media and phone addiction creeps into our lives, and I truly feel that Sisterhood is the anecdote to this anxiety because we are communal people. So in this episode, we're talking about the importance of having that deep connection—especially for women, and what safe and healthy Sisterhood looks like through witnessing.Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/sisterhood-anxiety/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available wherever books are sold! My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom. Find more information at: http://rootandritualbook.com/
8/6/201812 minutes, 32 seconds
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0. Welcome to Belonging

Welcome to Belonging, a podcast that explores how to come home to yourself in the age of loneliness. Hosted and guided by Becca Piastrelli on a journey of courageous reconnection as we explore topics like ancestral wisdom, cultivating meaningful sisterhood, living with the seasons and cycles of the earth and your body, and what it means to be a good ancestor.Find more information and show notes from the podcast: http://belongingpodcast.com/Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/
7/31/20185 minutes, 25 seconds