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Moonwise podcast is a space to find beauty from the heart of nature. Join host Dorothée Sophie Royal for interviews about self care, health and creativity. Our guests are wisdom carriers, artists, mothers and leaders who are nourishing life in big and subtle ways. Follow on Instagram @moonwise.co and get show notes at moonwise.co.

Moonwise Dorothee Sophie Royal

    • Religion & Spirituality

Moonwise podcast is a space to find beauty from the heart of nature. Join host Dorothée Sophie Royal for interviews about self care, health and creativity. Our guests are wisdom carriers, artists, mothers and leaders who are nourishing life in big and subtle ways. Follow on Instagram @moonwise.co and get show notes at moonwise.co.

    Surrender: Anne Murphy on Navigating the Sacred Wilderness of Grief (Ep. 44)

    Surrender: Anne Murphy on Navigating the Sacred Wilderness of Grief (Ep. 44)

    "We as a culture are not necessarily skilled in the deathing and dying process, nor are we aptly prepared for it." - Anne Murphy 

    In this episode of Moonwise, we speak with ceremonialist and death educator Anne Murphy about navigating the sacred wilderness of grief. We talk about aging and eldership, moving through loss and creating ceremonies that deepen community wellness.

    We also talk about:


    The importance of initiation rites

    Honoring our elders

    Ancestral healing

    Why death is invisible in our culture

    Death as a wake up call to life


    Anne Murphy is a ceremonialist, death educator, home vigil guide and community organizer in the death movement. She brings strength, beauty and balance to support people with a heart-centered approach to death care.

    Links:


    Athousandhands.com

    Grief is Learned 


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    • 58 min
    INTUITION: Queen Afua on Listening to the Voice Within (Ep. 43)

    INTUITION: Queen Afua on Listening to the Voice Within (Ep. 43)

    "Impeccable listening is the roadmap of paying close attention.” — Queen Afua

    In this episode of Moonwise, we speak with Queen Afua about intuition and healing through impeccable listening. We talk about listening to the voice of your womb and learning to trust spirit. Queen Afua shares her tips for longevity, immune boosting practices and how to turn your home into a wellness retreat.

    We also talk about:


    Trusting spirit

    Healing with plants

    Turning your home into a retreat center

    The meaning of the Ankh

    The rise of the feminine




    Queen Afua is a Master Holistic Healer and Herbalist, Polarity Practitioner, and lay midwife. She is the author of seven best-selling wellness books, including the popular book SACRED WOMAN which comes out this month in a 20th Anniversary Edition. Queen Afua is the Mother of Womb Wellness Movement and is founder of Womb Yoga Dance. Among her many celebrity clients are Erykah Badu, Vanessa Williams, Stevie Wonder, Lauren London, India Arie, and Common.

    Links:


    QueenAfua.com

    Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit




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    • 58 min
    PRESENCE: Heather McKittrick on Healing with Flowers (Ep. 42)

    PRESENCE: Heather McKittrick on Healing with Flowers (Ep. 42)

    “Flowers are a reminder of what you can do to be kind to yourself and what you can do to be more present.” - Heather McKittrick 

    In this episode of Moonwise, we speak with Heather McKittrick about healing with flowers. We talk about going beyond traditional talk therapy with nature connection, presence and creativity. We discuss the magic of flowers and why they show up during major life transitions. Heather shares her tips for bringing more joy into our lives and leads a beautiful 7-minute guided floral meditation.

    We also talk about:


    Plant allies

    The power of setting intentions

    Healing anxiety, depression and PTSD


    Heather McKittrick, LPC, CADC-I, LMHC, SUDP is a licensed mental health therapist and certified substance use disorder counselor since 2017. She is the founder and creator of Floral Healing Therapy, which combines floral arranging with talk therapy. Clients arrange flowers in counseling to heal from depression, anxiety, stress and trauma.

    Links:


    Floral Healing Therapy

    25 Coping Skills for Anxiety


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    • 39 min
    VOICE: Sophie Cooper on Finding Your Sacred Sound (Ep. 41)

    VOICE: Sophie Cooper on Finding Your Sacred Sound (Ep. 41)

    “Every single person’s voice is a blueprint...our voices are each unique.”

    — SOPHIE COOPER



    In this episode of Moonwise, we speak with Sophie Cooper about finding your sacred sound. We talk about the voice as a bridge and how singing can be a healing practice. We discuss reverence for tending to a song and the way sound connects to the unseen. Sophie also shares her tips for beginners and those wishing to activate their own voice.

    We also talk about:


    Vulnerability

    Ancestral songs

    Humming for stress relief

    Sounding without judgement

    The connection of songs and seeds


    Sophie Cooper is a song carrier, songwriter, artist, mother and life-long student of personal healing and collective transformation. As a voice coach, she brings together more than a decade of dedication to a ceremonial path, the tools gathered from numerous sound and voice teachers and over 10 years of somatic experience as a Qigong practitioner.

    Sophie founded Voice Alchemy in 2016 to support embodied healing and vocal empowerment through voice lessons, singing workshops and group singing circles. You can listen to Sophie's original album of music ‘Rewilding’ on Bandcamp, iTunes, & Spotify.

    She says, “I want to express my gratitude to all the indigenous teachers, elders and communities I have had the incredible honor to spend time with and learn from. I have received such help in my personal healing from these relationships. It feels important to me to acknowledge the dedication of indigenous peoples to keep the ancient ways alive even with the ongoing violence and imposition of European Colonialism. As a descendent of European settlers and immigrants on Turtle Island, it is my hope to be a good ally and do my humble part to participate in the healing and repair that is being called for at this time. May my voice be used in service of this intention.”

    Links:


    voicealchemy.com

    rewilding.bandcamp.com

    Sophie Cooper on Spotify



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    • 45 min
    MOVEMENT: Heather Fraelick on Dancing with Life (Ep. 40)

    MOVEMENT: Heather Fraelick on Dancing with Life (Ep. 40)

    "How are you dancing through your day?” - Heather Fraelick

    In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with Heather Fraelick about embodiment and the art of dancing through life.

    Heather Fraelick began her professional life as a dancer. Throughout her career, she experienced several dance related injuries that left her unable to perform. As a result, she decided to learn about healing and attend massage therapy school. The experience changed her life, and she chose to dedicate her career to the service of helping others heal. 

    Now with over 15 years of massage therapy experience and over two decades of professional dance and movement education experience, she brings forth an intuitive blend of bodywork modalities to tailor each session to meet her clients' individual needs. Many of Heather's clients are world renowned dancers, musicians, actors and circus performers. She also works with a number of physicians, nurses, and office workers; many who are experiencing chronic pain and injuries. Her latest venture is completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training and is enjoying sharing her love of yoga with others in group workshops and private sessions. 

    We talk about reconnecting with the childlike joy of movement. We discuss the connection between emotions and physical symptoms and how a healing crisis can be a wake up call. Heather speaks about her journey from professional dancer to licensed bodyworker and yoga teacher. She shares some simple practices you can do at home to transition out of a ‘fight or flight’ response and into ‘rest and digest’ mode. She says, “when you’re connected with yourself, I don’t think anything can really stop you.”

    We also talk about:

    Working with the body as a friend and ally

    Unlocking memories in the body

    Dealing with pain and loneliness

    The power of touch and positive self talk

    Finding creative ways to move during quarantine

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    • 50 min
    PERSPECTIVE: Michelle Coleman on Connecting with the Ancestors (Ep. 39)

    PERSPECTIVE: Michelle Coleman on Connecting with the Ancestors (Ep. 39)

    "We’re invited to broaden our perspective, we have an opportunity to make an evolutionary shift.” - Michelle Coleman

    In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with Michelle Coleman about connecting with Spirit and the Ancestors.

    An ordained Earth-Based Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Advisor, Aborisha and Intuitive Reader, Michelle Coleman is a natural born healer, leader and nurturer tasked with helping the world remember how to live in healing love. Guided by her own spiritual connections, Michelle believes we'll never feel enough in this world without being in relationship with Spirit.

    We talk about broadening our perspective through the Akashic records, decolonizing spirituality and love as a guiding star. We discuss humanity’s power of free will and how we can open to our infinite possibilities as a collective. Michelle also shares her tips for nurturing a relationship with the ancestors and engaging with spirit in everyday life. 

    We also talk about:

    The power of choice

    Releasing ancestral pain

    Praying with the elements

    Engaging with our personal legacy

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    • 58 min

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