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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.

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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 156 Ratings

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.

    Ritualizing Challenging Life Transitions With Lara Vesta

    Ritualizing Challenging Life Transitions With Lara Vesta

    In today’s episode, I am joined by Lara Vesta, author of ‘The Year of the Dark Goddess’ and ‘The Moon Divas Guidebook’ (among other titles). In this conversation, we explore navigating difficult rites of passage, learning its culture through myths, fairytales and other symbolism and calling in our webs of support - whether they be human, spiritual, animal, plant or otherwise.Lara offers us tools and insights how we can empower and transform ourselves through the processes of grief and fear, d...

    • 43 min
    Redefining The Aesthetic Of Circle With Gemma Brady

    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 convers...

    • 54 min
    The Call For The Village Aunties & Supporting Girls In Rites Of Passage With Johannah Reimer

    The Call For The Village Aunties & Supporting Girls In Rites Of Passage With Johannah Reimer

    In today’s episode, I am joined by Johannah Reimer to talk about holding circle for our girls and the female-bodied youth that are in our lives. Johannah is a soulcentric educator, ceremonialist, teen mentor, and an artist of many trades. Trained as a Waldorf teacher, Johannah has been working with children of all ages for over 20 years and holds a particular passion for tweens/teens striving to meet their developmental needs for mentorship and initiation in a culture that has forgotten how t...

    • 46 min
    Ending friendships, circle is a weird word, and monetizing your hobbies (listener Q&A!)

    Ending friendships, circle is a weird word, and monetizing your hobbies (listener Q&A!)

    In today’s episode, I am answering listener questions. Topics range from sharing my personal viewpoint on religion and spirituality, navigating different roles and jobs during my day and in my life and dive deep into circle-related questions too.Tune in to hear more from me on:The role religion and spirituality played during my upbringing and todayThe journey from my old-school DIY blogging days to my online work now, and how working with my hands was the pathway to exploring community and be...

    • 27 min
    Social Media for the Anxiously Attached With Amelia Hruby

    Social Media for the Anxiously Attached With Amelia Hruby

    In today’s episode, I am joined by my friend Amelia Hruby. Amelia is a feminist author, educator, podcaster and founder of Softer Sounds podcast studio (who used to edit this podcast too!). I brought her onto the podcast today specifically because of her amazing podcast ‘Off the Grid’, which is a podcast for small business owners who want to leave social media without losing their clients.Even if you don’t identify as a small business owner - there’s something about what Amelia shares about l...

    • 59 min
    Living In The Bottomless Pit Of Need

    Living In The Bottomless Pit Of Need

    It takes a deep initiation of need for care to get you to shed the layers of hyper individualism and show up as the village. In today’s episode, I get fired up about why the ones who are showing up and arriving on the doorstep with the soup are often the caregivers with a limited capacity themselves. I talk about my own journey with asking for and receiving support, experiencing the power of circle and council and navigating anger and cynicism along the way.Tune in to hear more from me on:– C...

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
156 Ratings

156 Ratings

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Thank you

I was in a podcast funk. I need to listen to a podcast that has meaning and education. Something that intrigues me and also teaches me. This is all that and more. Luckily, I just started this so I have lots to listen to. Becca sounds like someone I can relate to.

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Such a gift!

Love this podcast! It’s presence in my life has been such a gift of centering, connecting, belonging ❤️

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Lacks ethics

I love this show but your lack of discussion on how unethical it is to have children at this moment in history is sad.

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