The topic of divine feminine energy has been showing up in our lives time and time again, whether it's in the form of intuition, creativity, or operating from a place of flow. It's the impetus behind Emily's deep dive into yoga. And it's the place that Betsy lives her life from on a daily basis. So when we came across Shannon Ledford, host and creatrix of the Honor The Feminine Podcast, we knew we needed to sit down with her and explore this topic more.
Our conversation with Shannon is filled with insights about the divine feminine and sacred masculine energies we all possess, what happens when those energies get out of balance (i.e.—doing versus being, pushing versus trusting, rational thinking versus intuition and creativity), as well as simple things we can all do to embrace more feminine energy in our lives.
We hope you enjoy learning more about Shannon and her perspective around divine feminine (and masculine) energies. Wanting to take a deep dive on all things feminine? Head on over to honorthefeminine.com and the Honor The Feminine Daily Facebook Group.
During our conversation around Self-Care (Ep 14), the idea of sensory deprivation tanks or floating was brought up. Betsy was totally into it, while Emily was completely uncomfortable with the idea. As the conversation proceeded, the two agreed to try it out and scheduled their first float session a day or two later.
Today's bonus episode is all about the float experience — from the sheer panic it induced all the way through to the blissful relaxation that resulted.
If you want to see our initial reaction to floating (Epsom crusted and all), check out our Facebook Live video: https://www.facebook.com/nourishandflourishpodcast/videos/1901449103425230/
To learn more about what floating or sensory deprivation is, or to schedule an appointment in the Pittsburgh area, check out Levity (https://www.floatlevity.com).
We've spent a fair amount of time on the podcast talking about food — our personal food philosophies, how our health has been transformed through food, the pros and cons of local food, and even our favorite guilty pleasures. One area we hadn't focused on until today, is where we find and maintain inspiration in the kitchen.
We start the conversation with stories around when we first got comfortable with cooking and being in the kitchen. We then touch on our current habits, from menu planning to food prep in order to get delicious meals on our respective tables. And because no one is immune to food ruts, we also spend a fair amount of time talking about where we find our mojo again.
In typical N+F fashion, we come from completely different backgrounds and eating styles, and yet, we have similar tools and techniques that we draw upon when it comes to food.
What are your favorite resources? Where do you find inspiration around food? What gets you excited about being in the kitchen or eating in general? And if you're not super into cooking, what have you been wanting to sample and what gets you excited to try something new?
Have you ever used the following words to describe something?
Congratulations! You've accessed your intuition.
Whether you believe it or not, we all have access to this deep sense of knowing. Sometimes it shows up as a curious event (took a different route to work), other times it shows up as a strongly held belief (I will be successful) or seemingly inappropriate feeling (unshakeable worry or anxiety). It can even show up as a repeat message (I've been seeing/hearing that everywhere!).
The key is learning how that deep sense of knowing shows up so we can listen. Which brings us to today's episode. We explore the ins and outs of intuition — how it shows up in our lives, how we define it for ourselves, and even what happens when we straight up ignore it.
So grab a hot cup of something and settle in for an intimate conversation between friends.
What does that innate knowing look like for you and how does it show up in your life?