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Welcome to Belonging, a podcast that explores how to come home to yourself in the age of loneliness. Lead by Becca Piastrelli, your host and guide 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.

Belongin‪g‬ Becca Piastrelli

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 109 Ratings

Welcome to Belonging, a podcast that explores how to come home to yourself in the age of loneliness. Lead by Becca Piastrelli, your host and guide 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.

    77. Mothering the Mothers with Rachelle Garcia Seliga

    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.

    Rachelle's Innate Postpartum Training Certification opens February 26, 2021! Sign up here: https://innate-traditions-courses.mykajabi.com/innate-postpartum-care-online-certification

    Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/rachelle-garcia-seliga/

    Follow Rachelle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/innatetraditions/

    Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    76. Embracing the Dark Moon with Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

    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/

    Follow Sarah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gottesss/

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    75. On (re)Parenting that Heals with Nic Strack

    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/

    Follow Nic on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicstrack/

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    74. {Solo Episode} Re-ritualizing your life during a major life transition

    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/

    Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/

    • 29 min
    73. Braided Blood with Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman

    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/

    Follow Yaya on Instagram: http://instagram.com/activeculturefamily

    Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/

    • 48 min
    72. Finding Freedom from Narcissistic Abuse with Madison Morrigan

    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/

    Follow Madison on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madisonmorrigan

    Follow Becca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beccapiastrelli/

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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109 Ratings

Cara Viana ,

Your heart needs this

Becca’s love comes through and every episode of this podcast. I highly highly recommend it! It’s like a giant permission slip for your heart. We all struggle with belonging in someway or another and this podcast is like snuggling up in front of a warm fire with wonderful people who will help you feel like you belong.

HaleyA1 ,

Delightful and Thought Provoking

This podcast is such a sweet addition to your day, be it a part of your morning meditation, drive to and from work/school, or after the family has went to bed. Little tidbits of rich internal conversation that help us to focus on the work we need to do to stay balanced. Love this ❤️

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Deep Feminine Nourishment

This podcast is deeply nourishing to the feminine soul. Becca’s audio-presence is remarkably soothing and invitational. If you’re interested in cultivating a life of rich connection to yourself, other women, the earth, & your ancestors, this is the podcast for you.

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