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Do you feel turned off or disillusioned by the political discourse these days? Or, do you just want to understand more about the connection between your personal self-care and progressive politics?
If so, my conversation Mckayla Wilkes, who is running against incumbent Steny Hoyer in Maryland's 5th District of Congress, will inspire your own political and personal power. Mckayla decided to run for office after a series of difficult experiences in the criminal justice system that stemmed from trauma in her youth. Instead of hiding her story out of shame, she's decided to share her full experience to help others who are struggling and heal a system that lacks empathy for challenging life experiences. Now she's taking on one of the most powerful members of Congress and gaining amazing momentum!
During our time together, we discuss: the power of empathy and how progressive politics is fueled by it, how to recognize and honor your personal power (even when it's doubted by others), the self-care you need to run for office, and much more.
Also, as I mentioned in the opening, my husband Micah and I are hosting a fundraiser for Mckayla on November 10th in Washington, DC. If you can make it, we'd love to have you there! Use this link https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mckayla-fundraiser-1110 to buy tickets or just make a donation.
To learn more and support Mckayla's campaign:Website: www.mckayla2020.com
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Handle: @MeetMckayla
Are you interested in learning more about Ayurveda, but feel like it's hard to integrate the ancient knowledge into your modern lifestyle? Ayurvedic teacher France Brunel started her wellness platform Yoom to help make Ayurveda's practices and philosophies more accessible to today's world. Her goal is to help democratize this healing tradition so that more people may benefit from its self-care wisdom.
In our conversation, we discuss: how the Ayurvedic framework can radically change your sense of self, simple ways to practice Ayurveda that don't take extra time and money, and why democratizing Ayurveda is so important for our collective well-being.
Self-Care in Dysfunctional Relationships with Our Loved Ones and Donald Trump (Time sensitive podcast!)
Do you lose yourself easily in relationships? Do you have a hard time being okay when others aren't? Do you watch the news and often get lost in your rage about our current state of political affairs?
Join the club! So many of us are struggling with these incredibly challenging codependent/enmeshed dynamics in our personal relationships and beyond. These toxic forces can subtly and overtly disrupt our self-care and leave us feeling like we aren't worthy of caring for ourselves.
There is relief though! In this episode, I share the three self-care practices and perspectives that have helped me come into healthy relationship with the people in my life. I also offer the ways I create more internal serenity with the bigger political/societal forces at play, while not losing my focus on creating a more just, beautiful world for all.
Understanding the connection between the personal and political is more important than ever. If you struggle with practicing self-care, it's important to understand how these damaging societal forces are inhibiting your well-being. If you are trying to make bigger change in the world, a practice of authentic self-care will ensure that you're not unconsciously furthering toxic dynamics in your activism.
One of the most powerful ways to practice self-care is by joining a self-care community. For this, almost a year ago I created the Beautiful Life Collective, a community of amazing women practicing authentic self-care together. This is the self-care that changes lives and creates a true culture of self-care (the kind that spreads quickly to the other people in our lives and beyond!).
We are open for new members until Friday, June 21st until midnight EST! To learn more go here: https://gracy-s-school.thinkific.com/courses/thebeautifullifecollective
Please write me at email@example.com if you have any questions about joining! Looking forward to supporting your self-care!
Woohoo, Micah and I got married! To celebrate (and process our immense wedding weekend), I invited my now-husband back on the podcast. During our conversation, we spoke about: why our wedding ceremony felt so intense, how we are practicing self-care while parenting a toddler, ways to embrace the mundane aspects of life as spiritually transcendent, and much more! Have a listen and see what self-care it sparks for you!