We are Sharon Balsamo and Stacy Wilhelmsen: healers, coaches, and helpers working and living in Central Oregon. As we navigate our own personal work along with helping our clients, we were inspired to share our journeys and stories with you. The healing/helping field is changing, and it needs to. As a licensed therapist (Sharon) and a licensed educator (Stacy), we see the imbalances and injustices inherent in our respective fields and are working towards our own healing within to bring change to the external. As spiritual and life coaches, we understand the ways we internalize toxic beliefs and attitudes that have been passed down to us by this white supremacist, patriarchal and colonialist culture, and from there we create and perpetuate a reality that is unloving and harmful to people and the planet.
It is time to imagine, create and manifest a world that is loving, compassionate, centered on justice and equity for all its living beings and the planet itself. We are bringing the concepts of the divine feminine (collaboration, nurturing, reciprocity and receptivity) to the work of self-improvement and believe that when we do the work on ourselves, we can take action to change the world.
We also seek to bring inspiration to you, our listeners, to lift your spirits and spark joy and excitement in your own journey to healing and transformation. Thanks for joining us!!
Season 2, Episode 3: Renee's story of resiliency
Renee shares her story and how resilience is a central theme in her life.
Season 2, Episode 2: Letting things go
Sharon and Renee discuss releasing things that no longer serve us. Also they discuss Imbolic, the pagan holiday at the beginning of February, and ways that we can process trauma and physically move things through our bodies.
Season 2, Episode 1: Surrender and working with the divine
Intro and welcoming our new Podcast partner, Renee Burns! Honoring Stacy and sending her a loving farewell 3
What is a healer? What does it mean to call ourselves healer in these times?
What is our concept of the Divine? How do we work with and communicate with it?
Discussion on surrender: not "giving up"...rather, it's letting go of things that are outside of our scope to give us more energy, focus and power to take action within our scope.
How to make sense of this tumultuous time in a way that is hopeful but not denying or bypassing? Honoring the struggle and pain while still believing in beauty and progress? What role does spirit play here?
I’ve been feeling a pull in this direction of spiritual healing for a few years now but with being a new mom, work & my procrastination skills😉have prevented me to take bigger steps so I was excited that this podcast came out since I do listen to podcasts & audiobooks on a regular basis; Its easier to fit it in my schedule. I felt like this was a sign to allow me to get some insight to healing. The first round of episodes inspired me & it was eye opening as well. I’ve been anxiously waiting for more episodes!
I love how Stacy and Sharon address current issues in a positive and healthy way. They are WOKE women, speaking with awareness and love and both have so much wisdom to share. I have only heard the first episodes, but already have learned so much from these women and am so inspired by them. I can’t wait for more!