106 episodes

This podcast explores how to heal stress & trauma holistically. I am your host, Luis Mojica. My work, Holistic Life Navigation, was modeled after my own journey in healing myself of chronic illness & PTSD. I share this podcast with many other brilliant minds who, like me, healed themselves through unique, unusual, and unorthodox ways. For more information on me & my work, please visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com. (Written, produced & recorded by Luis Mojica. Editing by Will Manning. Intro & outro song: "Witch Love" by Luis Mojica)

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This podcast explores how to heal stress & trauma holistically. I am your host, Luis Mojica. My work, Holistic Life Navigation, was modeled after my own journey in healing myself of chronic illness & PTSD. I share this podcast with many other brilliant minds who, like me, healed themselves through unique, unusual, and unorthodox ways. For more information on me & my work, please visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com. (Written, produced & recorded by Luis Mojica. Editing by Will Manning. Intro & outro song: "Witch Love" by Luis Mojica)

    [Ep. 106] Decolonizing Time: How We Relate to Place w/ Ixchel Lunar

    [Ep. 106] Decolonizing Time: How We Relate to Place w/ Ixchel Lunar

    In this episode, we welcome back Ixchel Lunar!

    Ixchel and Luis discuss the role of time in their lives including how time is hyper local, what it means to attune to the rhythms and the cycles of the land, why we often judge ourselves and others for honoring the pace of their body, what they've learned from observing turtles and sloths, and how we allow time to be stolen from us.

    They also revisit the idea of decolonization: what does it mean to relate to time as a being rather than dominating it as a resource?

    For more information on Ixchel's work, visit: https://ixchel.love/home/.

    For more information on Luis' work, visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/

    • 55 min
    [Ep. 105] Building Capacity For Healing w/ Eileen Knott

    [Ep. 105] Building Capacity For Healing w/ Eileen Knott

    In this episode, we are joined by Eileen Knott. Eileen offers individual healing sessions for a variety of health concerns such as pain-both physical and emotional,  nightmares, obsessive thoughts, grieving, feeling stuck, and addictions. Eileen was also a student of the Holistic Life Navigation course last year.

    Eileen and Luis explore why healing in an ongoing, iterative process. Both share how and why "bad habits" persisted after having a magical or healing experience. They discuss how catharsis can actually be overwhelming for our bodies; however, time and embodiment practices allow our bodies to integrate that experience and learning.

    For more information on Eileen's work, visit: https://relaxandexpand.com/.

    For more information on Luis' work, visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/

    • 35 min
    [Ep. 104] Nourishing Our Bodies with Oatstraw w/ Aemen Bell

    [Ep. 104] Nourishing Our Bodies with Oatstraw w/ Aemen Bell

    Finally, she's back!! In this episode, Luis is joined by herbalist and astrologer Aemen Bell to discuss the many, many benefits of oatstraw.

    Aemen and Luis discuss how oatstraw is neither a depressant or a stimulant but rather a nourishing herb that helps to bring us into our true nature. They also discuss the wisdom they've gleaned from oatstraw, what it means to have energy from a source of nourishment vs a source of stimulation, and why so many of us are terrified of going slow.

    Additionally, Aemen walks us through the process of creating an oatstraw infusion.

    For more information on Aemen's work, visit: http://www.artemisrisingherbs.com/.

    For more information on Luis' work, visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/

    • 52 min
    [Ep. 103] Navigating Attunement: Feeling the Now Instead of Bypassing

    [Ep. 103] Navigating Attunement: Feeling the Now Instead of Bypassing

    In this episode, Luis explores how attuning to the now, i.e. remaining in our safe center even when ruptures may be happening around us, provides us the resourcing to deal with threat as it comes.

    Threat is very really and exists all around us. But the question we have to ask ourselves is, is my body responding to remembered threat, anticipated threat, or threat that is actually in front of us right now?

    Luis also discusses the critical distinction between acknowledging events around us vs orienting/attuning to them.  How can we be an engaged participant of the world while also realizing the realities of our immediate situations?

    Luis also provides a brief attunement practice -- an exercise to help our bodies begin to be aware of when our sensations are actually in response to anticipated or remembered threat rather than what we are currently experiencing.

    For more information about Luis's work, please visit: www.holisticlifenavigation.com

    • 27 min
    [Ep. 102] Healing Through Self-Relating w/ Maureen Gallagher

    [Ep. 102] Healing Through Self-Relating w/ Maureen Gallagher

    In this episode, we are joined by Maureen Gallagher, PhD. Maureen is a licensed psychologist, Somatic Experiencing faculty member, and Inner Relationship Focusing trainer. She is also a teacher of Luis.

    Maureen and Luis explore what it means for us to relate to our body's and sensations vs identifying with them. They discuss how transitioning to a place of witness or observer of their bodies supported them in becoming a compassionate guide on their own healing journeys.

    For more information on Maureen's work, visit: https://embodyingpsychotherapy.com/.

    For more information on Luis' work, visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/

    • 55 min
    [Ep. 101] Navigating Numbness | Luis Mojica

    [Ep. 101] Navigating Numbness | Luis Mojica

    In this episode, Luis explores how we can begin to move through numbness.

    We can often describe numbness as not feeling anything at all but in reality, numbness is a sensation -- it is the sensation of the lack of sensation.

    Numbness also carries with it a negative stigma; something that is wrong with us. However, numbness is our body's healthy response to overwhelm. It is our body's boundary to sensations that are too much for us, that we are not ready to feel just yet.

    Luis shares with us a practice that can support us in relating  to our numbness rather than bypassing it.

    For more information about Luis's work, please visit: www.holisticlifenavigation.com

    • 19 min

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Luis is amazing. This podcast is full of life changing information! I could not recommend it enough. I’ve even got my husband onto it ♥️

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Grounded and powerful...

Finding this podcast has been incredibly valuable to me. I am so appreciating Luis’ grounded, knowledgeable and compassionate content. I have found so much comfort in many podcasts and feel I have so many tools to draw on in day to day life that will help with social engagement - as if that isn’t one of the most important things to the wellbeing’s of humans 🤎. So happy to have found this space!

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