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Your Story Medicine is a weekly interview series with changemakers and entrepreneurs in the field of coaching, the arts, and wellness. Join June Kaewsith, also known as "Jumakae," as we explore how storytelling has the power to liberate. Expand upon ways to understand and practice self-care. Challenge the definition of what it means to be a "healer." Step into entrepreneurship as a sacred form of activism and decolonization. Reflect on one's responsibility in the wellness and coaching industry. Gain the confidence to explore and create new stories for your life. Get ready to do the work to make your ancestors proud, including the ones before us and the ones who have yet to come!

Your Story Medicine Jumakae

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Your Story Medicine is a weekly interview series with changemakers and entrepreneurs in the field of coaching, the arts, and wellness. Join June Kaewsith, also known as "Jumakae," as we explore how storytelling has the power to liberate. Expand upon ways to understand and practice self-care. Challenge the definition of what it means to be a "healer." Step into entrepreneurship as a sacred form of activism and decolonization. Reflect on one's responsibility in the wellness and coaching industry. Gain the confidence to explore and create new stories for your life. Get ready to do the work to make your ancestors proud, including the ones before us and the ones who have yet to come!

    Sloth Philosophy: Being Busy Isn’t a Badge of Honor

    Sloth Philosophy: Being Busy Isn’t a Badge of Honor

    The waiting list is officially OPEN for the Ritual Retreat, our first international experience that will be in Costa Rica from November 6 - 13, 2023!


    Hello, future ancestors!


    Lately I've been in sloth training, and that means slowing down while learning how to still feel safe doing so.


    It's been over three months since I've returned from my sabbatical, and coming back to Los Angeles was a lot to take in after being unplugged. And so many of you may know that I ended up spending time on a farm watching over nine goats, five chickens, five cats and two dogs for my friend Montez as she was out of town. I tried to use that time to refocus on coming back strong, but instead I preferred to hang out with the goats. I would highly encourage you to listen to my last solo episode about lessons in farm sitting if you'd like to hear more about that experience. And what many people don't know is that I actually left the farm to work at an event in Florida where I was asked to help coach a training for about 100 aspiring speakers. But I ended up with Laryngitis that whole entire week.


    Main topics discussed:


    Scaling a business: is it worth it?Finding congruency between hedonism and spiritual livingTrusting that less is more as a collective desireHow to release responsibility for other people’s sufferingWhy I’m hosting an international retreat centered on storytelling and sensuality





    The waiting list is officially OPEN for the Ritual Retreat, our first international experience that will be in Costa Rica from November 6 - 13, 2023! 


    Join Jumakae and friends for a week immersed in the Caribbean coast and rainforest alongside other women and gender expansive folks as we reconnect with ourselves as a future ancestors through mindfulness, movement, and the power of storytelling at the Goddess Garden.

    • 31 min
    Capturing Rites of Passages: From Birth Doula to Sacred Portraits with Karissa Raya

    Capturing Rites of Passages: From Birth Doula to Sacred Portraits with Karissa Raya

    In this episode of Your Story Medicine, I am with Karissa. She supports families in documenting the beautiful milestones of life as their personal biographer. Karissa's intention with her camera is that her subject, whether it be a family, an entrepreneur or a woman giving birth feels seen. Much more than a collection of moments, photographs become part of a family's historic archive. And as a creative entrepreneur, Karissa has supported small businesses with strategy, branding, and marketing. Her creative nature and personal journey have led her to incorporate energy healing, meditation, sound healing, and other personal healing modalities into her work. And more importantly, Karissa is the one person I have trusted into the sacred spaces I've created for my own students, my own clients with the retreats that I have facilitated. So if you are curious, who it is that takes my photos and takes the photos of my clients and then comes to the retreats to capture this magic, it is this woman, Karissa.


    Main Topics Discussed:


    The Importance of doula work in communities of colorGrief after giving birth and acknowledging emotionsBalance between documenting moments and being present in the momentCombining passion for photography with doula workThe Importance of Rituals in Rest and Connecting with Self





    Conclusion: Balancing work and personal life can be a struggle. It's important to acknowledge and respect your own needs in order to live harmoniously.


    Action Integration: Give yourself permission to feel the things that come up for you. It's okay to not be okay. And it's okay to invite people to come in and help support you with love and compassion.


    Learn more about Karissa Raya:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karissamraya/






    Ritual Retreat: 8 magical nights of transformation in Costa Rica | November 6 - 13, 2023


    Sign up for the waitlist for priority registration and receive $500 off!

    • 46 min
    Anam Cara Academy: A Journey of Exploring Death and Celebrating Life with Mary Telliano

    Anam Cara Academy: A Journey of Exploring Death and Celebrating Life with Mary Telliano

    In this episode of Your Story Medicine, we explore the disconnection between people and death and how it has led to fear and suffering with our guest, Mary Telliano. This episode invites us to reflect on our own mortality and examines death in a new light that allows us to connect with ourselves and our loved ones, and to celebrate the sacredness of the moment. Mary has a mission; to rebrand death. Through training other death doulas, to education on grief, as well as the Anam Cara Podcast. Mary is midwifing the rebirth of dying well. In order to rebrand death we must first normalize it. Mary is connecting people to the universe that resides within them, and serving as a reminder that death is here, it is something we get to experience and it is ready to be carried in a new light. 


    Main Topics Discussed:


    Death as our greatest life coach (and preparation for our own)Honoring the choices of our loved ones in transitionHealing our relationship to lossWhen to call upon a death doulaChoosing our legacy as future ancestors

    Conclusion: Death is not the enemy; it is a mystery to be embraced. We can use our understanding of death to live life more fully. Cherish the moments, be present, and create a life that you want to be remembered for.


    Action Integration: Reframe the way you view death, and seek to establish that death is a natural part of life that can be approached with clarity, intentionality, and care.


    Learn more about Mary Telliano:


    Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mary_telliano/






    Doors are open to Bud to Blossom, my 5 month mentorship program for radical healers, coaches, and consultants that are ready to share their story medicine, grow their legacy through the art of speaking, and do the work to makes their ancestors proud.


    Apply here: https://www.yourstorymedicine.com/budtoblossom


    Wanting to connect with your ancestors? Download my free meditation: https://bit.ly/ancestorinthemaking

    • 1 hr
    Polecology: Body Autonomy through Sensual Movement with Kristen Nichole

    Polecology: Body Autonomy through Sensual Movement with Kristen Nichole

    In this episode of Your Story Medicine, I welcome Kristen Nichole, a south Florida-based movement artist, social and community psychologist, and entrepreneur. In 2019, Kristen earned a certification in group fitness instruction from the American Council on Exercise and a certification in pole instruction from XPERT while completing graduate school. In 2020, Kristen earned a Ph.D. in community and social psychology with an expertise in identity development and storytelling from North Carolina State University. Kristen is the founder of Polecology, a platform for liberation through the art and psychology of sensual movement.






    Main Topics Discussed:


    Dance as a form of storytellingFinding liberation through the art and psychology of sensual movementHow pole dancing can be so much more than just a performance to satisfy the male gazeReclaiming your body autonomyMaking pole more inclusive





    Learn more about Kristen Nichole


    Visit her website: www.thepolecologist.com


    Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/thepolecologistphd






    Doors are open to Bud to Blossom, my 5 month mentorship program for radical healers, coaches, and consultants that are ready to share their story medicine, grow their legacy through the art of speaking, and do the work to makes their ancestors proud.


    Apply here: https://www.yourstorymedicine.com/budtoblossom


    Wanting to connect with your ancestors? Download my free meditation: https://bit.ly/ancestorinthemaking

    • 52 min
    Debunking Manifestation: From Mental Health to Mental Fitness with Simplifying Sam

    Debunking Manifestation: From Mental Health to Mental Fitness with Simplifying Sam

    In this episode of Your Story Medicine, I welcome Samantha Chung, affectionately known as “Simplifying Sam”. She is a mindset and manifestation expert on a mission to help more people wake up and live fully as their authentic self. It is her belief that we experience resistance, pain and suffering when we ignore who we truly are. Her coaching style seeks to uncover and discover who you were before your limiting beliefs, conditions, and fears so that you can step into the most powerful version of yourself and attract anything.


    Main Topics Discussed:


    Aligning your work and your passionWhy scarcity is a misunderstanding of where money and wealth come fromTapping into vulnerability as a superpowerReframing mental health as mental fitnessSeeing alignment as a lifelong journey





    Learn more about Samantha Chung


    Visit her website: www.simplifyingsam.com


    Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/simplifying.sam






    Doors are open to Bud to Blossom, my 5 month mentorship program for radical healers, coaches, and consultants that are ready to share their story medicine, grow their legacy through the art of speaking, and do the work to makes their ancestors proud.


    Apply here: https://www.yourstorymedicine.com/budtoblossom


    Wanting to connect with your ancestors? Download my free meditation: https://bit.ly/ancestorinthemaking

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Tending the Land: What Farm Sitting Taught Me

    Tending the Land: What Farm Sitting Taught Me

    Hello future ancestors!


    It’s been about three weeks since I’ve left the farm, where my last solo podcast episode about “integration” after my sabbatical was recorded - and I miss it so much.


    So much to the point where I will literally wake up and smell FARM.


    Main topics:


    Why is it that I started a business in the first placeGetting a glimpse of what my life could be like as an elderThe practice of equanimity in BuddhismWhat goats can teach about healthy boundaries, unconditional love, & how to be presentWhat it meant to find sacredness in the mundane.

    Doors are open to Bud to Blossom, my 5 month mentorship program for radical healers, coaches, and consultants that are ready to share their story medicine, grow their legacy through the art of speaking, and do the work to makes their ancestors proud.


    Apply here: https://www.yourstorymedicine.com/budtoblossom


    Wanting to connect with your ancestors? Download my free meditation: https://bit.ly/ancestorinthemaking

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Epresto37 ,

Can’t Get Enough of this Podcast!

This podcast is so inspiring and such a necessary listen for our times! June brings such a powerful, spiritual and yet grounded approach to these conversations, and the guests that she brings on are EPIC!! I have learned and grown so much from tuning into this show. Highly recommend it to all!

Kitsune Cuddles ,

Finding this podcast was one of the biggest blessings

Every episode is a breath of fresh air, each expanding your heart, hope and mind greater than you could imagine. Honest & vulnerable, the voices showcased on this platform are visionary and are so deeply needed as we shift from realities informed by trauma/ suffering into reframed realities viewed through the lens of relisience, healing, decolonizatiom & ancestral wisdom + love.

Mahalo for creating this source sent space for inspiration, solidarity, community & remembrance.

@leadwithjulietran ,

Your daily dose of ancient wisdom

I had the privilege of being a guest on June’s podcast recently. June is a skilled interviewer exploring deep places in stories that could otherwise be missed. The conversations with her guests always inspires me with liberation modalities I didn’t even know existed!

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