Welcome + A Little About MeApr 17, 2023
I am a transformational coach, a multi-certified healing arts practitioner, and I am so excited to be transmitting my first ever podcast episode to you. I want to share a little bit about myself. as well as give you an idea of the intention behind the Outlaw Priestess podcast, what I want this podcast to be and bring at least as of today.
So beginning with myself, I just wanted to share a couple of my core values, which are living authentically and genuinely and unapologetically. I love embracing this for myself and supporting my clients really attuning to this as well as just everyone I touch in my life energetically. This is one of the things I just ooze and is so important to me.
Another value of mine is laughter, humor, sarcasm and sass. I am very sarcastic and I have a dry sense of humor. And it's just one of my little spicy treats. I mean, my mom named me Ginger, so I have to be a little bit spicy right.
The other part that's really important to me is one of my big important personal things is being able to embrace the cycles of life, the highs, the lows, the in-betweens and this is something that I have and continue to learn for myself. This is something I just really leaning into the rhythm and not being in resistance to life and being alive, right? Like we're going to have highs, we're going to have lows, we're going to have plateaus, and it's all beautiful and it's all so divinely timed and perfect and it's really up to us to choose to experience those cycles fully so that way we can mine the gems and the wisdom out of them and integrate them into our lives.
Again, I'm really about accepting ourselves fully and the multi dimensional nature of being alive, being human. I do not stand for putting ourselves in boxes. I really flow in and out of masculine energy, feminine energy and feel I am a lighthouse for other people to give themselves permission to do the same and not just be one way all of the time, learning to feel safe in expressing those feminine and masculine energies and not limiting ourselves to only expressing in one way.
Another heavy hitter for me is God and spirituality. It took me a really long time to be comfortable calling God God. I used to, and sometimes I still do refer to God as source or higher power, but it's over the last few years, it's felt really diluted for me to keep grasping at avoiding calling God God. So just, I guess, like a trigger warning, most times I'm going to refer to the power and love behind all of this. That is behind you, behind me, the creation of life is God energy. And my spiritual practice has been the thing that has gotten me through some of the hardest times in my life that I've experienced thus far. It supported me in accepting myself, deepening my self love, my self worth, my self value. I am a huge proponent for exploring spirituality and finding your unique path to God.
Another thing that's a core value of mine is mental, emotional, and physical well-being. And the little asterisk there or the caveat is like, I'm by no means perfect. I am not a health nut. I just have an obsession for hearing what is supposed to be going into our bodies, what shouldn't be going into our bodies, how to strike balance, alternative healing. I receive acupuncture biweekly. I'm currently working with a pelvic floor therapist to restore my womb energy and support my monthly cycle. So, things like that are very, very important to me.
I would love to share five facts about myself with you:
I am very happily married. I am married to my best friend. His name is Austin. We call him AJ, so you might hear me refer to him as either. And we've been together for 13 years. And we do not have a fairy tale romance beginning. The beginning of our connection was very challenging. And so that will probably be a podcast at some other time. Maybe I'll even have my husband on here and go go down that rabbit hole with y'all but It wasn't a fairy tale in the beginning, but it has just blossomed and grown into the most nourishing relationship I have with any other human. And dare I say dreamy as fuck.
I feel is really important that you know I'm an Aries son, a Gemini moon and a Capricorn rising in astrology. I am by no means an astrologer, but I do love me some astrology. And as a matter of fact, I have a monthly energy forecast that I do with a dear soul sister of mine, Lisa Warman. It's free to join and we do it on the first Wednesday of every month to give you the forecast of the energy for the month ahead, you can register HERE It's really juicy, don't want to miss that. I want to share my human design with you because I've been going down the human design path and that has been really wild and really incredible. So in human design, I am an emotional generator with a 2-5 profile. So we won't get into the details of what that means right now.
My first job was when I was 12 years old, I had a paper route. And I did not bike and pedal my ass around the neighborhood. As a matter of fact, it's a beautiful memory because my mom would drive me around in her minivan, and I would either chuck the newspaper out of the window or for the customers who were there. who wanted their paper delivered all nice and neat at their front door, I would walk it up. My mom and I, when we would do my paper route, we jammed to Eminem and Nelly. My mom loved Eminem and Nelly, and I mean, I did two back then. And my mom's favorite Nelly song that we listened to on repeat was Air Force One. I was a country grammar girl, but whatever.
It's important for me to share that I am child-free by choice. I have not felt the pull to be a mother and to grow a babe in me. And there's many reasons for that. I just wanted to share that, but I have deep respect for all of you parents out there. Almost all of my dear friends have kids and I'm just grateful to live vicariously. So one of the ways that I do get to play in some motherhood energy is I have my precious baby dog, Nevada. Nevada is curled up right next to me now, I think she's about 10 years old. I'm in such denial. I made her promise me she's going to live forever and my husband makes fun of me because I am just in refusal of accepting her age. We got her back in 2014, nope 2013. My husband works for the railroad and the area of town that is a low income area and is actually quite notorious for dumping off unwanted animals. I think that's partially because the train is there so I think some people are maybe hoping that the animals don't make it. I don't like people like that. If you're one of those people, stop listening right now. But AJ was at work and he saw a pack of wild dogs running and he saw this little tiny runt trying to trail and catch up to this pack and AJ whistled at her and she stopped dead in her tracks and then ran straight towards him and hopped in his work truck. He called me. I was at my job at the time and I left to go get her and she's been ours ever since. She is my pride and joy.
I am addicted to macaroni and cheese and I have been upon first bite, first taste. There's just something about cheese and The side note to that though is I have been gluten free for the last couple years. That's by choice. I've not been diagnosed, but my family does have a history of autoimmune disorder. So I am attempting to limit the possibility for me to develop that disease as well as I really like to take healthy poops. And gluten just does not want me to be happy when I go to the bathroom. I don't like to feel like a bloated whale, so I stay away from gluten at all costs.
So those are just five little fun facts about me. I want to now move into why I've created this podcast or my rather maybe my intention behind this podcast. And this is a way for you to discern if Outlaw Priestess is something that you are going to be tuning into and something you want to subscribe to. So as of today, this moment in time, it is my intention to share my personal story. with you, my personal hardships, heartbreaks, failures, and the wisdom that I have gained from those experiences. The intention is to not just to simply inspire you, but to provoke you and to take action in your life, to hear my transmissions, and maybe identify yourself in them or see yourself in them, or maybe even someone you love and be able to extract something that you can then implement into your own life. Even if it's just simply hearing my words is the thing that does it for you or you know maybe I give you a tangible action step that you can work into your life, your routine and see if it supports you. That's incredible, that's a part of my life's work, to share share my wisdom.
The Outlaw Priestess is going to be a combination of solo episodes just like this one as well as interviews. I have so many incredible humans in my life some just impressive thought leaders and healers and practitioners that have so much medicine and wisdom to share. So this podcast is really going to be a way for me to collaborate with the people that I think are incredible or that have changed my life or impacted my life in some way. So that being said, if you are tuning into this and you think it might be fun to up and collab, please feel free to reach out and let me know if there's a topic that you'd like to jam out with me on and we'll see if it's a good fit for us both. So yeah, so this is going to be, so Outlaw Priestess is a place for you to get a little bit from me and a little bit interview interview style. And I really want this podcast to feel like you're sharing a bottle of wine with me. like we're on a sun-soaked patio eating fresh organic fruits and veggies and just having honest conversation raw unfiltered that being said you know I really don't plan on going back and doing editing for this if I use too many filler words if I choose to take a long pause or silence because I'm trying to or express myself in an aligned way. I'm just fucking going for it because life is messy, I'm a messy human and I want to be relatable. I am not perfect. Like I love being a beauty queen, but I'm a weirdo. I make weird faces and I say weird things. And I just don't want this to come across super polished and stylized. I have notes here right now just so I can stay on my train of thought, but I don't want this to be superscripted. I want this to feel juicy and natural and engaging. And I want to be honest with you, it kind of makes me a little bit nervous. We are living in a time that is incredible and beautiful and amazing and also living in a time where cancel culture is really loud. People are feeling hypersensitive and very reactive. I know that I hold opinions, thoughts, beliefs, morals that you may not agree with or may not be for everybody. And I have zero desire to push that on anybody. And I definitely don't want to get too too spicy with those things on this podcast. But it is one of the reasons why it has taken me so long to shoot this, to be in front of you right now, to be channeling this and transmitting this to you. Because just like you, I have a fear of rejection. I have a fear of not being loveable, not being worthy, being outcasted. I have had experiences in my childhood of being left out, not being chosen, being made to feel like I wasn't good enough or loveable. So that is a wound I aim to continue to heal and nurture and love myself through in this podcast is one of the ways of taking that deep-seated fear and giving it a place to be free and to be seen and to be vulnerable. It is absolutely 110% a part of my energy blueprint to communicate. I love having soulful, soul-led, heart-led conversations. I love making people laugh. I love being... I prefer face to face. But yeah, this is an opportunity for me to hold sacred space for not only myself, but for you. And I guess that's like my first... little offering to you is if there's something that you've been wanting to do and you're holding yourself back from because of fear or perfectionism. Please, please start bringing in some practices that nurture your nervous system so that way you can just take that messy fucking action and show up for what is calling to your soul. And that is what I am doing. And again, intention for you, be inspired, see me, making mistakes, see me, being me, and let that invite you into being you, into being seen and witnessed in all of your beauty, in all of your messiness.
So the Outlaw Priestess podcast, like why did I name it that? You know, there were several names I was thinking about and I landed on the Outlaw Priestess. There's a couple of stories behind that, but I'm gonna keep it on point here. And that is, I've always envisioned myself as a priestess. I don't know where that comes from. You know, maybe that's just part of my childhood of being mesmerized by the metaphysical and magical and mystical movies and books and just really identifying with being the type of woman that can heal and all of that. You know, so maybe it's just a romanticized thing in my mind and my heart. But I'm also leaving room for, I probably was a priestess in another lifetime or many lifetimes because it's something that feels so true to me. But I have resisted calling myself a priestess because of all of the spiritual red tape around titles, titles like priestess, titles like shaman, titles like medicine woman or medicine man. have a lot of reverence for the beginnings of these words and how these titles and names were given or earned. And I fully acknowledge that I have not dedicated myself to years of understudy or apprenticeship with an elder. I've worked with elders. I've learned from elders, but I have not gone on a path of certification. I mean, God, we live in this first world now where it's like, if you don't have accolades and proof of who you are and what you do, it seems like you are less than but anyhow I really just wanted to respect the original meaning of Priestess which again for me is just, I'm just acknowledging that I'm not fully embodied in what I believe the priestess to mean. And because I have a deep love for spirituality, and I've explored many practices so far in my life, I have explored Buddhism, Hinduism. I just never really felt like strict paths, dogmatic paths where I have to be here on a certain day or recite x, y, and z daily. Just doesn't feel true for me. And as a matter of fact, it really does go against my human design. I'm meant to be in flow. And I just felt so misplaced. Like I couldn't call myself spiritual. Or I didn't have a home inside the spiritual world because I wasn't meditating enough or I didn't adopt a vegetarian diet or I wasn't only solely focusing on one specific tradition, etc. all that stuff. So it's just something I just felt like, okay, you know, I'm just going to avoid being called out for not being a true priestess. Just let it go.
Enter the outlaw vibes. I I am just totally into the rebelliousness, the rebel souls. I'm here for that. I feel super rebellious myself and I love blazing my own trail and sampling rituals and paths and practices. It's been really supportive for me in my growth to not put myself in a box. Now what part of what my spiritual practice looks like is, you know, I start most of my mornings with a devotional practice and end my evenings with a glass of Malbec or a gin cocktail. That's not very spiritual of me. or, you know, the fact that I cuss or I say perverted off-color shit sometimes, you know, I, but I walk the line, or well, walk the line to the line. I also am deeply passionate and compassionate and I like to speak and express with grace and respect. It's again, to feel at home and at ease with me and in my presence and in my energy. But I just can't not do both. Sometimes I'm super feisty and fiery and bold and brash and too much and other times I'm very docile and very in my feminine and my flow and my ease and you know my sensuality.
So here I am an outlaw by nature and a priestess at heart, you know, I'm both, I'm here for it all, and you're in the right place if you dig those multi-dimensional vibes, and if you're the type of human who's like, fuck yeah, I'm here for that, I don't like it all just one way or the other. We get to be everything and nothing. We get to be anyone and no one. It's about letting go of the boxes, the attachment to identities and terms and words. Personal liberation people, free yourself from the confines of your mind and what you think. Oh, God, I'm so here for that.
I just love humans enjoying the spice of life and finding their own sovereign unique way. That is what I do for myself. That is what I support my clients in doing. And that is I want the Outlaw Priestess podcast to exude, to imbue in the world to put out a juicy fucking permission slip to be all of you at all times.
So on the next episode of the Outlaw Priestess podcast, I am going to be sharing with you my favorite plant medicine, and I'm going to share a story with you about how this particular plant medicine supported me in the most heartbreaking, pivotal transformation of my life.
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