69 episodes

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. Each episode is created to help you connect with nature's rhythms and celebrate the beauty medicine in you. Follow us on Instagram @moonwise.co and check out the show notes at moontent.co.

Moonwise Dorothée Sophie Royal

    • Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 100 Ratings

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. Each episode is created to help you connect with nature's rhythms and celebrate the beauty medicine in you. Follow us on Instagram @moonwise.co and check out the show notes at moontent.co.

    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

    • 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

    • 58 min
    AWAKEN: Joanne Ameya Cohen on Healing with Flower Essences (Ep. 38)

    AWAKEN: Joanne Ameya Cohen on Healing with Flower Essences (Ep. 38)

    "There’s no one way to communicate with nature, it’s all right, it’s all supreme.” - Joanna Ameya Cohen

    In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with Joanne Ameya Cohen about working with the healing power of flower essences.

    Joanne Ameya Cohen is the Founder of the Woman Rising Mystery School. She is dedicated to supporting womxn remember and reclaim their embodied essence, guided by the Earth, Sun, Venus, and Moon. Through Ameya’s extensive training in the Mystical Arts of Shamanic Studies, Flower Essences, Moon Wisdom, and her Priestess Path, she expertly guides women to activate their Soul coding and awaken the grace of the Great Mystery that resides within. Ameya lives in Southern California with her partner and son.

    “We do have an innate connection with the natural world,” says Ameya. We talk about connecting with the spirit of plants, opening our five senses and bringing our full presence to nature. We also discuss awakening to the priestess path, motherhood in the time of a pandemic and the transformative power of asking great questions. She explains, “when we ask great questions, that’s when our reality starts to change.“

    We also talk about:

    Learning to trust ourselves

    Attuning to a plant or tree

    Sitting in reciprocity with nature

    • 53 min
    CONNECT: Erin Lovell Verinder on Plant Medicine for our Time (Ep. 37)

    CONNECT: Erin Lovell Verinder on Plant Medicine for our Time (Ep. 37)

    "Don’t underestimate the power of an herbal tea.” - Erin Lovell Verinder

    In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with herbalist and healer Erin Lovell Verinder about plant medicine for our current time. We talk about the power of local weeds, the art of foraging and wildcrafting in a respectful way.

    “This is plant medicine’s time to shine,” says Erin. We discuss nature connection and herbs known to support lungs and the immune system. She explains, “plants are earth’s wisdom keepers.” We also talk about the importance of rest and Erin’s experience with treating the epidemic of burnout. She says, “Plants are our past. Plants are our future. We are diminished if we can’t celebrate plants, properly understand their powers and harness their energy to heal ourselves.”

    We also talk about:

    Medicine sovereignty

    Plants as ancestors

    Weaving herbs into daily life

    The wisdom of our bodies

    • 53 min
    NEST: Alice Engelstad on the Spiritual Art of Homemaking (Ep. 36)

    NEST: Alice Engelstad on the Spiritual Art of Homemaking (Ep. 36)

    In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with homemaking mentor Alice Engelstad about the practical and spiritual art of tending your nest. We dive into strategies for building inner stability, creating harmony in the home and having the courage to go deep into our belief systems so that we can heal and change.

    “Our home is really a womb,” says Alice. We talk about decluttering as a doorway to increased creativity and how objects and spaces hold energy. She asks, “do our homes hold our stuff or do our homes hold our family members?” We discuss the role of rhythm in family life and how to create meaningful pauses in our day. We talk about the importance of self-compassion and being gentle with our own self talk. Alice emphasizes humor, levity and flexibility in the process of creating your own sanctuary.

    We also talk about:

    Organizing as a practice of inner connection

    Objects as an avatar of some aspect of ourselves

    Perfectionism vs. self compassion

    Approaching daily tasks with care and reverence

    The nest as a container for growth

    • 51 min
    BELONG: Becca Piastrelli on Healing Loneliness with Connection (Ep. 35)

    BELONG: Becca Piastrelli on Healing Loneliness with Connection (Ep. 35)

    "Loneliness is a teacher in this time of the ways we’ve gotten away from each other, the ways we’ve gotten away from belonging, the ways we’ve gotten away from ourselves.” - Becca Piastrelli

    In this episode of #moonwisepodcast, we speak with writer and coach Becca Piastrelli about healing loneliness through connection.

    Becca Piastrelli is a writer, coach, and host of the Belonging podcast. She holds space for womxn to explore ancestral wisdom, connect with the earth, and find meaningful and inclusive sisterhood. In the age of loneliness, Becca shows us how to feel like we truly belong - to each other, to the earth, to a lineage, and to ourselves.

    “This is not working. There are symptoms showing us this is not working…So maybe the pain now is so severe that we can say, alright what’s on the other side of this? So we can vision something different,” says Becca. We dive into her insights about the history of loneliness, as well her experience reconnecting with ancestors, celebrating the seasons and learning to ask for help. She talks about making space for ritual and how to start recreating the village. We also discuss pregnancy and parenting amid a global pandemic.

    We also talk about:

    Whiteness and Connecting with European Ancestors

    The Story of Sacrifice in Motherhood

    Creating Meaning as a Collective

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

DrPotterPDX ,

Amazing podcast!

Dorothee and her guests provide such rich and engaging conversations on the MoonWise Podcast. If you are looking for a community around spirituality, health and women doing amazing things, this is your podcast. I highly recommend listening to and subscribing to MoonWise Podcast!

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I only recently discovered MoonWise and have already devoured almost every new episode, now beginning to dip into the archives, too. Each episode is so thoughtful, grabs my attention right from the title, and leaves me feeling like I have to tools to be a better friend and advocate for Mother Earth.

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Love it!

This is such a beautiful podcast. Each episode is so thoughtful and fitting for the times.

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