52 episodes

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

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.

    50. Healing and Supporting the Teen Years with Eliza Reynolds

    50. Healing and Supporting the Teen Years with Eliza Reynolds

    If you're here, listening to this podcast, part of you probably really wants to re-village or come back into community with each other. Part of circling in community is finding intergenerational spaces and that includes making space for our teens.

    So I invited Eliza Reynolds on the show. Eliza is the founder of Badass Girls, is a bestselling author, speaker, workshop facilitator, and professional mentor for pre-teen and teen girls. In this episode, we talk about pushing beyond the stereotypes of teenage girls, inner teen work vs. inner child work, the teenage years as an initiation, periods and body changes, intergenerational disconnect and the need for mentorship + community (because yes, teens need adults!), and sexuality and pleasure for teens and our collective trauma from learning about sex.

    Whether you are the parent of a teen, have an important teen in your life, or are feeling the need to send some love to your own inner teen, this episode is a powerful reminder of our alchemical transformation.

    Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/eliza-reynolds/

    Follow Eliza on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eliza.feelings/

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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    49. The Magic of Yoni Steaming with Kit Murray Maloney

    49. The Magic of Yoni Steaming with Kit Murray Maloney

    I've been waiting to do an episode on this topic because it's a practice that I engage in every month: yoni steaming.

    Not long ago, I shared on my Instagram stories my practice of yoni steaming, and I have gotten so many questions since then, so I invited the lovely Kit Murray Maloney who is not only my friend and a Vaginal Steam Practitioner, but she is also the creator of the steam stool that I use (and love!).

    Together in this episode, we talk about the word "yoni" (and the cultural appropriation in ancient wellness practices), the what/why/how of vaginal steaming, the dark history of gynecology, the contraindications for steaming, and Kit generously offers so much information on what to look for and how to get started with this body/spirit healing practice.

    Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/kit-murray-maloney/

    Follow Kit on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bykitara/

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

    • 58 min
    48. Hunger, Desire, and Fatphobia with Hilary Kinavey

    48. Hunger, Desire, and Fatphobia with Hilary Kinavey

    I've been longing to have a conversation about food and body and fatness and fat-phobia and healthism, and I'm so excited to introduce my guest to you today. Hilary Kinavey is a professional counselor, facilitator, educator, speaker, writer, and activist working to bring more awareness to eight-inclusive approaches, weight bias, body trust, and the intersections of activism and therapy. She is also the co-founder of BeNourished and The Body Trust Approach.

    In this episode, we talk about how our bodies are meant to change throughout our lives, but our culture doesn't prepare us for that, that health and fitness don't have a look because health is a construct created by the culture. We talk about the intersection of health and race, the problem with the BMI scale, and needing to take the time to examine in ourselves where we hold attractive bias.

    Then we get into the connection between hunger and desire and pleasure, how dieting and shaming for body size disconnects us from our ability to tap into that hunger/desire, and then what we envision for a future body-inclusive world

    Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/hilary-kinavey/

    Follow Hilary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benourishedpdx/

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

    • 50 min
    47. The Kindred Call of the Honeybee with Ariella Daly

    47. The Kindred Call of the Honeybee with Ariella Daly

    The amazing Ariella Daly, aka Beekeeping in Skirts, joins me for this first episode of 2020. Ariella is a beekeeper, which isn't a title that fully encompasses all of her work—she works with the bees in a seer and healership capacity with embodied womb-centric practices.

    So in this conversation, we talk about the esoteric realm of the bees with ancient way of the Melissae (the oracular bee priestesses of ancient Greece), how Ariella views getting stung by a bee, what we can learn from the bees especially when dealing with the heartbreak of living in a time of ecocide, reclaiming the feminine and ecstatic experience, and how the serpent relates to the bees.

    Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/ariella-daly/

    Follow Ariella on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beekeepinginskirts/

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

    • 59 min
    BONUS: Omen Days on Roots of Lore

    BONUS: Omen Days on Roots of Lore

    This is a special bonus audio for my Belonging podcast feed because I was interviewed about the Omen Days for my friend and team member, Caitlin Brehm's podcast Roots of Lore. The bulk of my interview will be in her January 1st Roost of Lore episode, but because the Omen Days start today (December 26th), we thought it would be fun to share my portion of the episode here today.

    Roots of Lore is a podcast that explores the roots of fairy tales and folklore and this season is all about the folklore of winter and why this is such a special, sacred time of year.

    Check it out by searching "Roots of Lore" wherever you listen to podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/roots-of-lore/id1444339621

    Follow Caitlin and Roots of Lore:
    https://www.instagram.com/rootsoflore/
    https://www.instagram.com/caitlinbrehm/
    http://rootsoflore.com/

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

    Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/

    • 46 min
    46. Healing from Burnout

    46. Healing from Burnout

    I chose this time of year — the winter, waning time of year — to talk about something that I have experienced a lot of in my life: burnout. When we go against the energies of the season, especially in this productivity-focused culture, we experience a lot of burnout — and some of us don't even realize that's what we're experiencing or we resist identifying with being burnt out because burnout has been equated with failure.

    So today I'm sharing some thoughts on burnout and I'm bringing in a couple other voices to share their stories. We're talking about the symptoms of burnout, the causes of burnout, and some of the ways that you can begin to heal yourself from burnout.

    Find show notes for this episode here: https://beccapiastrelli.com/burnout/

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

    Credit for the phrase "be a good ancestor" goes to Arianna of https://www.quwutsunmade.com/

    • 42 min

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