Kate: And I keep coming back to this word of insourcing rather than outsourcing, but what can we learn through that inner knowing? What can we learn from witnessing and watching different practices around the world
Of looking at these cycles, looking at these cycles of life and death
everything in between and the resilience that spirit within the resilience that's alive over and over again.
This is the place of community connection,
Jeanette: where we honor and celebrate each individual's unique gifts and passions
Kate: share rituals for all the seasons and cycles of life
Jeanette: and bring light to both ancient and modern practices
Kate: that transform communities to the new earth paradigm.
Jeanette: One that is more loving, compassionate, and life affirming.
Kate: This is the Nourish Collective.
Jeanette: I'm Jeanette Sealy
Kate: and I'm Kate Strakosch. We are so grateful that you are here with us,
Jeanette: and we'd like to acknowledge that we're coming to you from Lenape land,
Kate: right along the Metedeconk river on the Jersey shore.
Jeanette: We bow to our teachers, our teachers' teachers,
Kate: our mentors, our ancestors, our guides past present, and future
Jeanette: our intention
is to offer an inclusive trauma sensitive space.
Kate: We will be mindful about cultivating this, and we'd also like to acknowledge that we are both CIS able bodied white women,
Jeanette: and we are committed to being open to doing better.
we are so, so grateful. You are here with us and so excited to dive into the nourish collective arriving. Here we are
Jeanette: today, we're going [00:02:00] to share a little bit about the seven pillars that we stand for, what you can expect when you listen to this podcast and how we're bringing together a collective.
Of nourishment of providers and experts in their fields who will inspire and educate and bring awareness around healing,
Kate: healing, and the experiences that have led them to this point, as well as ourselves, Jeanette and I have known each other for a very, very long time now. And we've morphed and evolved just as all the waves of life have guided us through.
But these pillars really represent and align with our journey. Our journey as humans are journeys as women, as individuals living in this time where we are.
Jeanette: Yeah. It's been such a gift to know you, Kate. And I feel like it's well, it's well over a decade now. And, um, to see how our [00:03:00] work has kind of taken parallel paths, but different flavors it's been so beautiful.
So I think. Would you mind sharing what it is that you do? And then, uh, I'll talk a little bit about mine and then we'll share with you the pillars and some of the exciting series we have planned.
Kate: Thank you. I feel the same towards you. We met at a time when we were both involved, deeply in the yoga world and I was really involved with personal care.
Well, my background pretty much, I guess that's where there was a foundation that, that evolved from going from personal cooking, focusing on whole body detoxification. And now I would say more of the words, radiance and vitality, and how that comes into connecting back into our connection to our sacral center center of creativity, of flow of fluidity.
And I worked with. The only owners and lingam owners and partnership and individuals have of [00:04:00] reconnecting of healing trauma. However that shows up in the body and that's something I'm really passionate about and feel it, we have so much to share and the tools and the techniques of coming back to be in our body once again.
And, and yes, that comes through on every level, physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically. I'll share a lot of my own personal journey and what I've learned, working alongside clients for a long time and what a gift it's been to just sit with another person and let them really tune that, that softness back within to watch into it.
So that's where, where I'm at now. And there's so much that's opening in its own way, but it's a blessing. It really.
Jeanette: Yeah, it's so phenomenal. And I absolutely adore the work that you're doing. And yeah, we're both coming together with this deep mission and desire [00:05:00] to help people heal trauma. And I think that's the core foundation of the work that we're going to be sharing in the podcast.
, I'm a yoga therapist and a massage therapist. And when I met you Kate, I was working in long-term care and it was a really, really. Brilliant time of evolution for myself of seeing how sick our wellness care is and how much it's needed to transform the way that we care for each other, the way that we care for our elders and the way that we care for people during the transitional phases of life, the new mothers, the people that are in the dying process, their families.
And overall, I work with women in transition. So women who are healing trauma, women who are recovering from illness or disease, women who are moving through motherhood and dementia and end of life. So it's [00:06:00] kind of a full spectrum of care, but ultimately the desire is to engage in. Ancient practices that bring about safety and comfort in embodiment, a relief from suffering and a sense of sovereignty and agency around what is happening within you and within your immediate environment.
And we do that through the practices of yoga breath, work of meditation, and of Ayurveda.
Kate: You have just shown me so much represented so much of a reminder of the body's wisdom. And you said where we met to what you're offering the world now and the vision of what we're birthing here and the collective of coming back into our own practices that the body really can share
at different phases, different points of the journey. And I keep coming back to this [00:07:00] word of insourcing rather than outsourcing, but what can we learn through that inner knowing? What can we learn from witnessing and watching different practices around the world, around the globe that people have known for generations.
And that's part of our vision here, coming back into the way. Of looking at these cycles, looking at these cycles of life and death, everything in between and the resilience that spirit within the resilience that's alive over and over again.
Jeanette: And I feel really strongly about empowering people. And I know we both do that.
We can look within for our own healing process. There are facilitators, but no one is able to do the healing for you. And I know for a long time, As a massage therapist, particularly I worked in ways where people would come to me to receive something that [00:08:00] they needed and oftentimes project their healing process onto me.
And it always felt wrong if you will, but it took me a while and a lot of maturity to come to the belief and the sense of developing agency. And really just giving people tools and understanding that, yes, we are, we are so deeply interconnected and we do need other people, but also your own soul's journey.
Your own healing process is yours to claim and you have the right to it. You have the birthright to feel good in your body to feel empowered and sovereign and capable.
Kate: I love that you just shared that. And even what we can learn from each other's stories from each other's experiences to find that inspiration so much suffering happening in the world, but there's so much beauty at the same time and, and the openings and the [00:09:00] blessings and how we can, we can find that inspiration through stories, which is a big part of what this will
evolve into with the art of storytelling, but also how we can access that internal reclamation.
Kate: To be continued. We have so much in store and have really connected with some beautiful spirits along the way of so many different realms. So many. different roles and in places where, where people operate in the world, and it's just, it's coming together in a really graceful way.
Jeanette: , I feel so honored to be sharing this and to have this partnership with you, Kate, and to have you as our listeners and our collective and have this be a shared co-creative experience.
Kate: So thank you. Thank you, Jeanette. Thank you to everyone. Is embarking on this opening right now with, uh, and to, [00:10:00] to take the ride with us, to see where it goes.
Jeanette: Yeah. So a little bit about our seven pillars. The first one is life as ceremony.
You know, humans have been using ritual for as long as we've been in existence and Kate and I both have experienced beautiful ways of exploring ritual and ceremony in our lives. And we're going to share some practices around that.
Kate: Remembrance of ritual and our second pillar, holding sacred space, creating this inclusive container of just evolving in our awareness and mindfulness of how everyone on this earth is an individual of being attuned to the language that we use , attuned to the wide ever expanding. Possibilities
Jeanette: and we're going to do some deep diving into nutrition and herbs [00:11:00] and holistic living
Kate: and yoga and tantra and Ayurveda coming back to ancient civilization or so much of what we're finding more mainstream now with where it began.
Wisdom the art and what has been rediscovered.
Jeanette: Yeah. So return in a way to this wisdom, we're going to be talking about some difficult topics like trauma, but also about building resilience
Kate: and the cycles of birth, death, sex. Coming back over and over again.
Jeanette: And finally just the overall overarching vision is exploring human potential. The magnificence of being embodied of being in this life and the gift of exploring this through telling stories,
Kate: The image that
comes to mind is how we just keep growing and linking. that connection of all of us wider and wider and deeper and deeper coming back to the soul.
Jeanette: Yeah. And this beautiful way of connecting across space and time and this global web that we have now of really
coming home to the sense that we are all here for a purpose. That we are all here to help relieve suffering. And that begins with the individual and extends to the collective,
Kate: coming back to the birthright of what we can explore in our lives and taking responsibility for how we show up in the world does have deep impact on each other.
And mother earth. Yeah.
Jeanette: So some of the series coming your way in the next few weeks, will [00:13:00] be rituals, birth culture care for mothers,
Kate: Sacred sexuality, sleep,
Jeanette: sex, and death and practices around those topics.
Kate: And coming back into watching and observing and tuning into our own cycles and seasons.
Jeanette: Creating rhythms that support, knowing that it isn't all wonderful.
And that's okay. We can be in the moments of suffering with a gentleness and a grace and an openness, and we can be in the moments of joy. In a way that we're savoring the experience,
Kate: envisioning the full spectrum, full spectrum of life, the full spectrum of emotions and inviting that opening to feel it all and to speak within at all, [00:14:00] and to be with all of it together,
Jeanette: the whole tapestry of being human.
Kate: That's it for today. Thank you. Beautiful one for being here with us, we hope you've learned something or felt inspired in a new way.
Jeanette: If so, we hope you'll share this podcast. It's really helpful to us. If you can go in and leave a review, this helps us reach more people and build this beautiful community.
Kate: And in the meantime, we invite you to nourish your body, mind, and spirit.