016 | Tending to Emotional Wounds & Claiming Personal Authority, with Naomi Love

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There is a myth out there that once you start doing personal growth or spiritual work, you become perfect, with zero challenges or hard emotions. There is also a myth that if you do enough positive affirmations, you will stop feeling pain and have the absolute life of your dreams. The truth is that it’s messy, and our humanness continues. The key is how we relate to it, how we show up with more love and less suffering.

 

Naomi Love has been on the healing path for over two decades and comes with a wealth of wisdom regarding the reality of what it really looks like to grow and step more into our wholeness. (hint: it’s not all rainbows and perfection) Our conversation was a breath of fresh air, as she spoke into the powerful subtleties of finding true empowerment, embodying love, and healing our emotional wounds + codependency. If you could use a good dose of real talk in the midst of only-love-and-light-new-age sparkles, this episode is for you!

 

In this episode we discussed:

 

  • Naomi’s hardships and initiations from her childhood and young adulthood - including kidnapping and abuse - that delivered her on her healing path

  • What initiations are and how we can meet them well to support us in waking the F up

  • Healing the common childhood normalization of being deficient in love

  • The importance of the breakdown and phases of contraction

  • Giving your authority away and how it happens in a healing setting

  • The Wise Womb Medicine Path

  • Personal Self Responsibility

  • Spiritual Bypassing and honoring our sacred needs

  • Transactional Relating + Codependency

  • Communication in Relationships

  • How we often emotionally blackmail ourselves

  • The common mask that healers wear

 

“We are all equally as f*cked up as we are amazing. If we can own all of that aspect of ourselves and actually start to show it, the messy side, then maybe we can start to dissolve those perfect pictures of projection so that people feel that when they give us their authority, that we don’t actually take it.”


RESOURCES

 

Websites

www.naomilove.org

www.wisewombmedicinepath.com

 

Instagram

@Naomi_la.love

@wisewombmedicine

@wisewombway

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/wombshamaness


ABOUT NAOMI

Naomi Love is a Wisdom Keeper.  She has been in the healing arts for over 25 years and has worked with over sixty thousand clients, and trained over fifty practitioners through her Living School, Wise Womb Medicine Path™. Naomi is a Ceremonialist and Facilitator. She is Master Body Worker, Certified Clinical Herbalist, Certified Clinical Nutritional Therapist, Flower Essence Practitioner, Aromatherapist, Shamanic Practitioner, Womb Whisperer, Evolutionary Alchemist, Yoga Instructor, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Medium and Channel, Tao Tantric Priestess, Sacred Feminine Facilitator, Medicine Maker, Intimacy & Relationship Coach. Naomi weaves her twenty plus years of education masterfully with her life experiences, and is able to track the unseen realms to support the people she holds space for, to return home, to the truth of themselves, to the remembrance of why you are here. Naomi truly meets you, in loving presence and from there, anything is possible.


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015 | Emotional Eating & Loving Your Body, with Valerie Tookes

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Have you ever found yourself moving toward the holiday cookie plate right after a not so great interaction with your family? Or found yourself being really harsh and mean toward yourself when you take a glance in the mirror (especially after said triggering holiday season)?

Ummmm hand raised big time over here! Most of us have done this, and it doesn’t feel so great. Emotional eating and harshness toward ourselves in so common during this time of year, the intersection of high stress holidays, post holiday remorse,  and aspiring new year resolutions.

I couldn’t think of a better woman to come speak to this phenomena than Valerie Tookes. Valerie was my lead coach during my Courageous Living Coach Certification, and has a deep presence that speaks to the core. The way she leads her holistic life coaching practice is no different.

In today’s episode, Valerie shares with us her own journey with food, emotions, and health - including  the powerful ripple effect of coming into a (truly loving) relationship with your body.


In this episode we discussed:

  • Valerie’s personal past struggles using food to mask emotions and what was missing in her life, and how she found her way to becoming a health coach

  • Why “shoulds” and diets don’t actually work in the long run

  • The different ways emotional eating can show up and Valerie’s own turning point.

  • How depriving yourself almost always leads to an eventual rebound effect.

  • What to do when you notice yourself in the midst of emotional eating.

  • How to communicate with your body

  • The one central key for transforming your health and sustaining wellness.

  • The radial shift that happens and ripple effect that happens when you start a truly loving relationship with your body.

  • How to deal with the critical voice inside


Resources:

Website: www.herholistichealth.com

Instagram: @heartsdesire

About Valerie

Valerie Tookes, founder of Her Holistic Health, is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach who believes that trusting your body’s deepest wisdom, equals true health. Her work is devoted to helping women transform their world by changing the way that they see their body. When she’s not coaching in her private practice, you can find her working; as a Health and Wellness Coach with The Women’s Vitality Center; as a Lead Coach with the Courageous Living Coach Training Program; and as the Senior Finance and Operations Manager at Grants for the Arts. A graduate of Florida State University, University of Oregon, California Institute for Integral Studies ,and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she happily lives in Oakland California

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