16 episodes

The Curious Nature Podcast is where Wild Meets Wonder. It's hosted by Meghan LaPrairie, a personal brand photographer,
and Olivia Bowen, a certified life coach. Season One focuses on cycles and the various ways they show up in our lives. Season Two focuses on magic in practical application techniques for achieving a more balanced and empowered life

Curious Nature Meghan LaPrairie and Olivia Bowen

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

The Curious Nature Podcast is where Wild Meets Wonder. It's hosted by Meghan LaPrairie, a personal brand photographer,
and Olivia Bowen, a certified life coach. Season One focuses on cycles and the various ways they show up in our lives. Season Two focuses on magic in practical application techniques for achieving a more balanced and empowered life

    Ep. 013 - Feng Shui Foundations with Catherine Andrews

    Ep. 013 - Feng Shui Foundations with Catherine Andrews

    To wrap up season two, we got curious about Feng Shui! We spoke with certified feng shui practitioner Catherine Andrews about the origins of feng shui, the one thing she wishes more people would do in their offices, the importance of trusting your intuition, how to work with the bagua map, and so much more. 



    Highlights


    How to build a relationship of mutual support with your home


    Working with feng shui and new year energies (save this episode to relisten in December!)


    What command position is and how to work with it. 


    How fung shui and your nervous system can support each other


    Ideas for managing cords if your desk is in the middle of the room


    What to do if parts of the Bagua Map are “missing” from your home


    How your surroundings are a reflection of your unconscious mind


    What turning on all your stove burners has to do with your wealth center


    What “shipwreck art” in the bedroom signals to Catherine



    Resources & Mentions:


    Check out Catherine’s work at https://www.catherinedandrews.com/. You can send her a DM at @catherineandrews and an email to catherine@catherinedandrews.com.


    Here’s a Bagua Map, courtesy of MindBodyGreen.




    Listen to Kabir Green’s new Album, “I See Gold” available digitally everywhere 




    Meghan has opened up spots for her Snap Sessions on May21st here in D.C.! If you’re a small business owner looking to present your brand in your best light so your people can find you, you’ll want to book a Snap Session. Visit www.LaPrairiePhoto.com or drop Meghan a DM at @MeghanLaPrairie.




    For the first time, Olivia is opening her hit course, Tending Together: Goal Setting for Couples, to the public! This three-week program kicks off on May 7. For details and to sign up, visit ThisIsSacredNature.com/tending-together. Use promo code EARLY50 and save $50 when you register by April 30. Questions? Message her at @ThisIsSacredNature.

    • 53 min
    Ep. 012 - Energy Healing with Missy Toy Ozeas

    Ep. 012 - Energy Healing with Missy Toy Ozeas

    “Energy work” can refer to so many different things, so we were curious about how energy healer Missy Toy Ozeas helps her clients clear blocks and attract what they really want. Missy takes us through what energy healing looks like for her, shares her daily morning practice, and reminds us that we all have seniority and authority over our own energy fields.



    Highlights


    The quantum physics of emotions


    The challenges of being an empath, and how you can protect your energy when around others


    How people can cultivate their own energy gifts


    Olivia shares a magical energy moment from her first daughter’s birth


    Magic and energy are personal – how to work with your own 


    Meghan tells the story of picking up on some big time energy in a previous job



    Resources & Mentions:


    Check out Missy’s work at MissyEnergyHealing.com. You can send her a DM at @MissyEnergyHealing and an email to Hello@MissyEnergyHealing.com

    Use code CURIOUS to save on $25 off the price of Missy’s course Unlocking Abundance

    Guardian of the Night tarot deck


    Listen to Kabir Green’s new Album, “I See Gold” available digitally everywhere 


    Check out Meghan’s work at Meghan LaPrairie Photography and on Instagram


    Be the first to sign up for Meghan’s Snap Branding Sessions on her website here and learn more about this incredible offering. One day only! May 9th at a studio in the DMV.

    Check out Olivia’s work at ThisIsSacredNature.com and on Instagram

    • 49 min
    Ep. 011 - UZAZU Somatic Healing with Crosby Noricks

    Ep. 011 - UZAZU Somatic Healing with Crosby Noricks

    Curious about “embodied intelligence?” UZAZU practitioner Crosby Noricks got curious about it, too, on a drive to Palm Springs when she remembered how much she loved dancing and movement – and wondered how that might support her work as a business coach. Her exploration led her to UZAZU, a research-backed approach that uses different poses to support how we feel and process emotions. 

     

    Highlights


    The foundations of UZAZU embodied intelligence


    Meghan and Olivia share their experiences giving it a try


    An overview of core UZAZU movements


    The long tradition of somatic processing in indigenous communities


    How to tune into different feelings, including big ones like anger



    Resources & Mentions:


    Check out Crosby’s work at CrosbyNoricks.com and on Instagram


    Learn more about UZAZU and take the free self assessment




    Listen to Kabir Green’s new Album, “I See Gold” available digitally everywhere 


    Check out Meghan’s work at Meghan LaPrairie Photography and on Instagram

    Sign up for Meghan's In Focus Branding Sessions. Sign up on her website here and learn more about this incredible offering. One day only! May 9th at a DC studio.




    Check out Olivia’s work at ThisIsSacredNature.com and on Instagram

    • 43 min
    Ep. 010 - Stone Medicine with Rose Gebken

    Ep. 010 - Stone Medicine with Rose Gebken

    If you’re curious about working with stones and crystals, this episode is for you! We get curious about Stone Medicine with special guest Rose Gebken. 

    She’s a certified Taoist stone medicine practitioner, and she walks us through what this practice is (spoiler: NOT what Olivia thought it was!), what a typical session might look like, and how to work with and select stones. Meghan also shares her experience of stone medicine with Rose. 

    Listen in and get curious about this form of energy healing. You might even expand how you think about what qualifies as “alive.” 



    Highlights


    Rose introduces stone medicine, highlighting her training in this 3,000-year-old Chinese tradition, drawing parallels with acupuncture's origins.


    The discussion challenges conventional definitions of life, emphasizing stones' consciousness and intention beyond visible movement.


    We explore the partnership between Western medicine and stone medicine, recognizing the value of both approaches in different contexts.


    Rose introduces the concept of eight extraordinary meridians, distinct from chakras, and discusses their alignment with Chinese five-element theory.




    Don’t miss Rose’s favorite sources for ethically sourced stones to use in your own practice. 



    Resources & Mentions:


    Connect with Rose on Instagram @RoseJadeStoneMedicine or book a session with her here. Save 50% off of your first session with Rose by using code CURIOUS50


    Rose recommends sourcing stones from Rockbelly, Upper Clarity Crystal Shop, and Hale’s Lapidary 


    Upper Clarity School of Stone Medicine




    Listen to Kabir Green’s new Album, “I See Gold” available digitally everywhere 


    Check out Meghan’s work at Meghan LaPrairie Photography




    Save 20% on your first order of Sacred Nature Herbals (Olivia’s line) with code CURIOUS20

    • 54 min
    Ep. 009 - Tarot Unveiled with Athena Monet

    Ep. 009 - Tarot Unveiled with Athena Monet

    Today we’re getting curious about tarot with special guest Athena Monet! The Seaside Shaman teaches us tarot basics, talks us through a reading, and shares guidance for picking a deck and how to know you’ve found the right person to do your reading. 



    Highlights


    An intro to the deck: major and minor arcana, and the core meanings of each suit


    What to do if your card leaves you stymied, whether it’s a reversal, a “scary” card, or just doesn’t make immediate sense


    How tarot often serves as the entry point for many on their spiritual journey, guiding them to self-awareness


    The empowering aspect of tarot, providing individuals with insights to take control of their lives


    Athena discusses her approach, blending shamanic practices with scientific principles, creating a unique and holistic coaching experience.



    Resources and Mentions 


    Connect with Athena on Instagram for insights, updates, and more


    Learn about Athena’s Soul Medicine Program 


    Get Olivia’s FREE Nervous System Magic guide when you join her email list


    Meghan LaPrairie Photography


    Listen to Kabir Greens new Album, “I See Gold” available digitally everywhere starting February 9, 2024


    The Osho Zen Tarot Deck


    Rider Waite Deck


    Tarot of Mermaids Deck


    Hay House Decks

    • 47 min
    Ep. 008 - Nervous System Magic

    Ep. 008 - Nervous System Magic

    We’re back, baby! Season 2 is all about practical magic, and we couldn’t think of a better place to start than with getting to know your nervous system. Listen in as we simplify the complexities of the nervous system, offering actionable insights to help you understand and regulate your different states. Discover how to identify your fight, flight, freeze, and fawn responses; the role of delight in nervous system regulation; and practical techniques for achieving a more balanced and empowered life – including our favorites to share with your kids 



    Key Takeaways


    Understanding the ladder analogy for regulated and activated states in the nervous system.


    Embracing the importance of ventral states and the role of delight in regulation.


    Exploring various nervous system regulation techniques, allowing listeners to find what works best for them.


    Recognizing the natural self-expression methods children use and reclaiming them as adults.


    Fostering a daily practice of nervous system hygiene for proactive well-being.



    Resources and Mentions 


    Polyvagal Theory in Therapy, by Deb Dana


    Get Olivia’s FREE Nervous System Magic guide when you join her email list

    Meghan LaPrairie Photography


    Listen to Kabir Greens new Album, “I See Gold” available digitally everywhere starting February 9, 2024

    Join Catherine Andrews’ Intentional Home feng shui course, and save 15% with code CURIOUSNATURE

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Scott Wygo ,

Different kind of conversations about what it means to be well

What I love about Curious Nature podcast is conversations about wellness within the context of our actual lives such as our environment, mind, and body within a culture and economic system that can cause us to internalize unhelpful modes of thinking and behaving that can be harmful to us. So much of the wellness culture at large is very individualistic and curated for people of perfect mental, physical health, and professional success—or presented for those persuaded that this is the One True Way of becoming deserving. I think Curious Nature does a great job of saying that we are all deserving and that we don’t have to be an archetype in order for it to be true.

spicydarling ,

Like a lovely chat with two friends!

I listened to this tonight while I was painting and it was such cozy company—as if I just popped by to hang with some friends (but actually didn’t have to leave my studio 😉). Enjoy! 🌈

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