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She Will Rise Podcast

17 episodes - English - Latest episode: over 2 years ago - ★★★★★ - 2 ratings

Conversations about the challenges we face, as women, on the path of recovery. The women in these interviews share their life experience, tips and tools, and resources to inspire, motivate and support women who are healing from trauma or painful experiences. We share our stories as medicine, to make the controversial uncontroversial addressing topics such as addiction, depression, anxiety, sexuality, relationships and much more.

Alternative Health Health & Fitness addiction anxiety depression empowerment inspiration motivation ptsd recovery sexualabuse trauma
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Dr. Kendall Hassemer: How the body deals with chronic stress

November 15, 2017 10:00 - 1 hour - 44.5 MB

Dr. Kendall Hassemer, ND is a Nutrition + Wellbeing Expert, Lover of the Outdoors, Craniosacral Therapist, Earth Advocate and Yoga Instructor. Her struggle with stress in her life from a young child turned into chronic debilitating asthma.  She thought she would never be able to do all the things she now enjoys in her life.  Her own life story is her inspiration for how she helps and supports others. We met 7 years ago in a yoga class and have become great friends and colleagues.  Dr. ...

Anastasia Hirst: Healing Through Horses

September 13, 2017 09:00 - 46 minutes - 34.8 MB

Anastasia shares her story in healing through horses.   She has worked with horses in a therapeutic way for years and is now traveling the world creating a documentary about the power of healing through horses. This conversation was so inspiring for me as I am diving into the world of equine assisted therapy and have been experiencing great healing over the last in relationship with these powerful beings Her documentary, Equus: Healing Through Horses,  is all about enlightening the wor...

Arkady Brown: Body Image and The Vulva Art Project

September 06, 2017 09:00 - 41 minutes - 31.9 MB

Arkady talks with us about the body image and the beauty of our vulvas by sharing her project, The Vulva Art Project, with us. We met through a mutual friend and one day she called me and said she had this project. When she told me about it, I had a full YES! this needs to be done. Arkady realized through her work, as a Fine Art Boudoir Photographer, she kept witnessing the shame that women have around their bodies.  She dug deeper and found that a lot of shame is held in your most sacre...

Melody Walford: Anxiety, Depression and Yoga

August 16, 2017 11:00 - 48 minutes - 37.2 MB

The lovely Melody talks with us about her journey with anxiety and depression and how Yoga Therapy helped her to feel safe in her body. Melody is a Yoga teacher, yoga therapist, massage practitioner, foodie, nature enthusiast, wild dancer, wave rider, integrative medicine student, vocal explorer, Ariel silk acrobat, and bold lover of life.  Melody and I met in Tofino, BC playing in the water on our surfboards. We shared common interests and soon realized we were healing similar challenge...

Sophia Treyger: Go from Pleaser to Pleasure

August 09, 2017 09:00 - 54 minutes - 41 MB

Sophia Treyger invites us women to go from a pleaser to pleasure. She has dedicated her life to helping women go from being a pleaser and giving your power away to experiencing pleasure in life. This is such a big topic I hear women talk about, how we take care and give to everyone else before ourselves.  We talk about how we start to honor ourselves first, create powerful boundaries to take care of our body, heart, mind and soul and find pleasure by feeling our bodies, emotions and desi...

Natalie Marnica: Mental Health, Chronic Pain, Huntington's Disease

August 02, 2017 09:00 - 1 hour - 52.4 MB

Natalie is a Mental Health advocate, she is challenged with chronic pain and cares for a mother with Huntington's Disease. She has chosen to not only face her fears and challenges but to step into them in work as a leader.  As a yoga therapist, she open's up a dialogue or space to talk about what ever challenges you are facing and provide tools and techniques that will help your body, mind, heart and soul heal. Her story is full of personal challenges that she approaches with humor, auth...

Jainee Dial: Grief and Death

July 26, 2017 04:00 - 1 hour - 45.3 MB

Grief and death are such a taboo subject and Jainee speaks about it so beautifully. Wow, what a powerful chat this was.  There were many moments where I had tears in my eyes and my heart was full of emotion. My heart feels full and warm after connecting with Jainee. Her experience of working with grief and the unique way she embraced it, is a powerful offering for all of us. She speaks of her most used practice of writing as a tool for healing, ceremony as what is sacred to you and a n...

Alice Bracegirdle: How to cultivate positive body image

July 19, 2017 04:00 - 1 hour - 47.7 MB

Alice Bracegirdle shares so much more than just about body image in the fitness industry.  Becoming a single mother after leaving a violent relationship, showed her just how hard life can get.  From there BellyFit was born and she has been on a path of helping women heal their idea of what their body should or should not look like. She is an advocate for positive body image in honoring the female body.  Alice was able, through her advocacy, get an advertisement changed on the back of a bus...

Emily McBurnie: Near-death experience and spirituality

July 12, 2017 04:00 - 58 minutes - 40.7 MB

Emily shares how her near-death experience as a child ignited her intuition which has guided her on her own unique path of spirituality. She follows her intuition with herself and her students.  She has experienced lifetimes of trauma in her life and shares very openly about her journey with it. Emily has so much to share and is full of life.  Her big energy is inspiring and I felt like I was experiencing her life as she told it.  She is a living example of how you can connect to your pu...

Hollis Baley: Nutrition for recovery and addiction

July 05, 2017 04:00 - 51 minutes - 39.8 MB

Nutrition is a foundational part of the recovery process, especially with addiction. Hollis shares her own story of how it took her starting to lose her vision after her struggle with addiction, to really dig into her own path of healing. We talk about addiction and how we can be set up for addictive tendencies from when we are a baby, even if addiction does not run in your family, based on the health of your gut. Nutrition was her first access point to living a healthy life that suppo...

Kelsey Lawford: Trailblazing through trauma

June 08, 2017 21:57 - 27 minutes - 20.7 MB

I had a great time being interviewed about my personal experience with trauma and addiction by Sophia Treyger the Radical Pleasurist. You get to hear a little about my own story and the work I do with women.  She wanted to interview me because I am trailblazing the way to breaking the silence around these so-called controversial topics and making them uncontroversial to talk about.  I do this because I believe our stories are powerful medicine and I know that more people will get the hel...

Christy Greenwood: The power of consent and the dance with the inner critic.

May 29, 2017 20:48 - 48 minutes - 36.3 MB

Christy and I danced through our conversation about consent in the context of dance, life and with yourself. We talk about the inner critic and how that can affect the boundaries you create with yourself and others. She speaks about how being a mother was her greatest challenge and how dance supported her to have time to come back to herself and give herself the support she needed. We talk openly about how through dance we have had some of our biggest truths come in and how beautiful it ...

Katherine Weed : Finding Healing in Tragedy

April 25, 2017 23:14 - 54 minutes - 40.1 MB

Katherine Weed is an amazingly strong woman.  She openly shares her process around her mother's addiction and death and how that was a part of her own healing journey.  Kat is currently studying to become a therapist, so we had a lot to chat about in the realms of traditional and nontraditional therapy. Here are the resources that Katherine offered: Book: Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship. Authors are Lau...

Margot Strauhull: Childbearing and all that goes with it.

April 25, 2017 22:43 - 45 minutes - 35.2 MB

Margot is an amazing lady who has a passion for working with women in the amazing journey of childbearing and all the challenges that go with it. There are so many things that are hard to talk about around this topic especially the traumas and painful experiences that go along with it. Her programs offer a safe place to explore all that you may be going through. Here are the links Margot offered in her interview. My personal website Yoga Way to Birth Glennon Doyle Melton - Momaste...

LeahRose Farber ~ Healing the Sisterhood Wound.

April 25, 2017 21:41 - 47 minutes - 36.2 MB

This was a great conversation about sisterhood and all the things that wound sisterhood such as jealousy, comparison and competition.  We dove into the lineage of those controversial topics that we feel need to be addressed in the rising of the feminine in order to rise together in grace and ease.  Leah Rose is also the founder of the Worldwide Women's Circle, a movement that believes our stories are medicine in healing the sisterhood.  I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did. To find ...

Natalie Rousseau ~ The hard and courageous decisions a mother has to make.

April 18, 2017 19:42 - 56 minutes - 43.1 MB

This conversation was so empowering.  Natalie shares about the hard decisions she had to make as a young mother so she could do the work she needed to do to be the amazing mother she knew she wanted to be.  Her own path of recovery was filled with the wisdom of listening to the earth and her cycles.  She now is a huge advocate of living a creative life with a daily practice that supports your own unique body, mind, heart and soul.  Natalie has been a teacher, mentor and dear friend for many ...

Welcome to the Podcast ~ The song Woman by Amber Lily

April 14, 2017 03:18 - 7 minutes - 13.7 MB

I am so excited to launch this podcast with this song Woman by Amber Lily. This song is such a gift to all women and it is such an honor to have it as our theme song.  I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do. If you do, head on over to Amber Lily's band camp and purchase the album. A huge heartfelt thank you to Amber Lily and all the beautiful medicine she is offering with her music. Love  Kelsey   Visit for more information on Kelsey and how to be s...