Wise women choose alternative paths

Carrie JordanShamanism, Womens Wisdom

It’s a rare person who is not conditioned by society. Most internalize what we are told throughout our lives: We are not good enough. We need makeup to be pretty. We need a certain face, a certain body, a certain job, a certain amount of money in the bank to be good enough. There’s nothing wrong with any of those … Read More

Why I chose home birth

Carrie JordanMotherhood, Pregnancy, Womens Wisdom

I’ve been meaning to share more about my experience becoming a mama because it’s been a huge turning point in my identity and in my life. Here’s one aspect of it—how and why I chose home birth. I’ve been a birth doula since 2016, so I have lots of experience supporting women through pregnancy and birth. For me, my own … Read More

Five ways to own your feminine nature

Carrie JordanHealth & Beauty, Pregnancy, Womens Wisdom

5 ways to own your feminine nature

Some people hear the words “goal setting” and assume that the Life Design Method is rigid and fixed. They might ask, “what is particularly ‘magical’ or ‘feminine’ about this?” Actually, it is based in the feminine nature. My answer is that this goal setting process is feminine because it rests on the rhythms of the feminine. That is, the rhythms … Read More

Episode 15: Divine Feminine with Sweet Medicine Nation

Carrie JordanShamanism, Womens Wisdom

Sweet Medicine Nation on the Rise Collective Podcast

Today Grandmother Sweet Medicine Nation is on the show for the second time. This time, she is sharing some teachings about the Divine Feminine. Sweet Medicine Nation is a gifted artist, educator, lecturer, and medicine Teacher and guide. With her eloquence, wisdom, and gifts she’s dedicated her life to offering opportunities for people to experience a conscious and deep connection … Read More

Episode 11: The Path of Pollen with Ariella Daly

Carrie JordanShamanism, Womens Wisdom

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Ariella Daly is here to talk about the ancient shamanic tradition of the Path of Pollen, which originated in Ancient Greece, Lithuania, and the British Isles. The Path of Pollen does not teach beekeeping as we know it today, but works with the honey bee as a living symbol, ally and motif.  For Ariella, honey bees are one of the … Read More

Ep. 8: Anthroposophic Medicine with Julie Foster

Carrie JordanShamanism, Womens Wisdom

anthroposophic medicine

Our bodies, spirituality, and healing are all connected; yet the mainstream medical machine does not consider spirituality. Julie Foster Nurse Practitioner is re-imagining what it means to provide medical care at her clinic in Portland, OR. Her approach to care maintains a sense of humanity and allows her to develop relationships with her patients to help them on a deeper … Read More

The clueless maiden

Carrie JordanLife Design, Womens Wisdom

I want to tell you that I haven’t always been this way. There is shame that comes up for me when I consider my past as a super clueless young woman.  I could tell you a story about how I have always been a magical witch (I have), how I have always loved the plant nation, I started an earth-based … Read More

How to prepare to become a grandmother

Carrie JordanLife Design, Womens Wisdom

grandmother

Becoming a grandparent or an elder is one of the most important rites of passage in your life. However, many elders in our contemporary society are still embodying the archetype of the powerless wounded child, even in the transition to grandparent. Wounded children often cannot welcome their own experiences or accept what they find within themselves because they are holding … Read More