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Unclassified Woman

Unclassified Woman offers an inspiring stream of conversation with women around the globe, who are building lives beyond society’s expectations. Part myth busting, part inspirational story sharing, Michelle Marie McGrath interviews amazing childless or childfree women, including authors, film-makers, activists, entrepreneurs, priestesses, leaders, speakers and creative mavens, who share their experiences and insights, while questioning the expectations of women everywhere. Michelle shares interviews with women all around the globe who are childless or childfree for a multitude of reasons. With almost 25% of women over 40 child-free by choice or childless through circumstance, it seems absurd that women still have to justify their decisions or endure pity about why they’re not mothers. Motherhood is not a mandate and yet so many women are made to feel ‘less than’ or viewed suspiciously or disparagingly, if they are creating a life of meaning beyond biological mothering. All of these outdated stereotypes lead to one dangerous assumption: what’s your value beyond being a mother? As mainstream society still tends to over-celebrate mothers juggling ‘it all’, and under-celebrate women who, whilst not mothers, have created lives of purpose and service. Unclassified Woman is the perfect antidote to limiting female narratives. In the second season, Michelle and her guests expanded on the creative power of ALL women. We explored the power of awakening womb consciousness. The womb or hara is the sacred creation portal from where we birth everything in our lives and yet the unlimited power within is as yet untapped by most women (and men) today. This includes working with the cycles of the moon, reconnecting deeply with the cycles of nature, aligning with the elements, harnessing the magic of the menstrual cycle and reclaiming the power of the divine feminine within. So if you’re interested in a stronger connection to Mother earth, increased intuition, more soulful sex, more creativity, feeling better in your own skin and joyously walking your own path – tune in! In order to ascend, we need to descend so let’s dive in together! Season 3 commenced was released in April 2018 and Season 4 will be released mid-2019. Each woman’s path in life is equally valid and sacred. Michelle is a Self-love Mentor for women birthing their soul gifts into the world. She offers one-on-one Womb Awakening Sessions, in person events, Intuitive Guidance/Distance Healing and the Sacred Self range of vibrational aromatherapy. www.michellemariemcgrath.com
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May 21, 2017

Welcome to Unclassified Woman. Today's episode is one that I know are you going to enjoy so much. Filled with so many nuggets of wisdom, so you may even want to grab a notebook!

Laura Hollick is an award-winning Artist, Shaman, and Visionary Guide based in Canada. After walking 10,000 km on a vision quest, Laura clarified her purpose and dove headfirst into realising it and making it a reality. She is the founder of Soul Art Studio Inc., a business devoted to circulating love around the planet with creative inspiration and unique artistic creations.

Laura’s life and art have been featured in a documentary produced by Bravo TV called "The Artist's Life: Laura Hollick. She’s hosted and produced over 500 radio shows, and given an inspiring TED talk called "You are the Art". She inspires audiences all over the world with global events that feature her art and insights, such as the upcoming International Soul Art Day (25th May), the Global Vision Quest, the Yoni Art Project and the nü Icon Movie.

Do you yearn for more connection with your feminine energy? Women have the ability to harness that energy to express their creativity in so many ways, and Laura is an expert on the topic.

She shares what she’s discovered about the connection between the menstrual cycle, sexuality, money, creativity, art, and the moon cycle. You don’t want to miss our fascinating conversation, that weaves together so much feminine wisdom! I had so many aha's listening to Laura.

"There’s a changing point in the consciousness right now. Women are recognising their roles as not just being a wife and birthing babies, but that they have the capacity to create in wonderful ways."

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Your “Yoni”: the spiritual centre and sacred gateway to Divine Feminine energy;
  • Laura’s background: how feeling a disconnection as a child, inspired her imaginative art and a way to bring these dreams into her physical life;
  • Art as a “home for the soul”;
  • The body’s physical connection to the energy of creation;
  • A woman’s role—NOT just to create babies and how we can work with the womb energy to create anything and everything;
    Childless and childfree women can still harness this energy to create too.
  • The biggest block in connecting with creative power can often be unresolved trauma of the past;
  • Why we often can’t handle the healing required to create a “safety container” at certain times;
  • What do you need to feel safe in your soul to have clarity in your life?
  • The fully expressed woman in desire and truth;
  • Connecting through orgasmic pleasure;
  • Learning your unique seasons and rhythms;
  • The menstrual cycle:
    • New moon, day 1—higher levels of insights and visions that fuel action
    • Full moon—ripening and receiving energies
    • Waning moon—darker reflective energy
  • Gleaning the nutrient energy of the life-giving menstrual blood and how to use this to support our creations. How Laura works very consciously with this energy.
  • Connection between sex, money, and menstrual blood;
  • How our energy moves in its natural flow of circulation;
  • Either you’re on your true life-track or you’re not;
  • An exciting time for women to be anchored and grounded;
  • International Soul Art Day, May 25: a global event with virtual connection to women everywhere! Join this Soul event, wherever you are in the world!

Resources:

www.laurahollick.com (Learn more about Laura’s work and art, and don’t forget to take the Yoni Personality Quiz!)

 Thank you so much for listening in. If you enjoyed this episode then please leave a review, subscribe and share with another woman who would love!

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May 14, 2017

Today’s guest is Jules Galloway, who lives in Australia, while working as a passionate naturopath, speaker, podcaster, and recipe creator. Jules hosts a podcast, Shiny Healthy You, and loves surfing, hanging out with her husband and elderly rescued dogs, and walking the famous Byron Bay lighthouse track. 

Jules recently returned from working as a volunteer at a refugee camp in Greece. She was drawn to this work and feels that her childfree entrepreneurial lifestyle allowed her the freedom to pursue that dream and fulfil that desire. 

Jules knows all too well the toll that unhealthy living can take on mind and body. She went through a challenging childhood and youth, and then lived a party lifestyle for over a decade. She ditched the stressful city life for a fresh start and a peaceful setting in beautiful Byron Bay. After being diagnosed with Pyrrole disorder, adrenal fatigue, and a gene mutation, Jules learned the importance of nourishing herself with whole foods, supplements, happiness, gratitude, and a good sense of humour. With 10+ years of clinical experience as a naturopath, Jules has made it her mission to help women find their SHINE again through her work and her e-courses. Do you need help finding your SHINE? Join me to hear more from Jules!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How both choice and circumstance have led to a childfree, 17-year marriage.
  • Thoughts of having children were put on the back burner until she was about 30.
  • Six months of trying for a pregnancy, and then a hiatus to buy a house.
  • Busy with careers, and then a diagnosis of endometriosis.
  • The pushy doctor who said, “Don’t wait until it's too late!”
  • More health issues for Jules: adrenal fatigue, Pyrrole disorder, hormone issues, and a gene mutation problem.
  • The move to Byron Bay, hoping for a quieter life and restored health
  • Perfect house (for kids), perfect yard (for kids), perfect place (for kids)—but no kids!
  • Weighing the pros and cons of what it would take to get pregnant.
  • How friends influence the pressure you feel to have or not have kids.
  • Dealing with family pressure, especially from a mother-in-law who desperately wants to be a grandmother.
  • How to cope when those little moments of grief come?  Refocus on the joys and benefits of a child-free life:
    • More time to focus on entrepreneurship.
    • Freedom for surfing and other enjoyable activities.
    • More time and attention to focus on husband, marriage and friendship.
    • Never forgetting to be grateful for the freedom
  • How Jules focuses her creative energy on a nurturing force in her business and with her clients.
  • NOT having to decide who to focus energy on EVERY moment of EVERY day
  • Being able to drop everything and go to a friend in need.
  • The “Spare Auntie” who can help and support other mothers.
  • Indirect pressure from friends.
  • How Jules feels about parenthood in light of her personal childhood experiences.
  • Respecting the different path and journey of every woman.
  • Why fear of regret is NOT the best reason to decide to have a baby.

Resources: 

www.julesgalloway.com

www.shinyhealthyyou.com  

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware

I loved this conversation with Jules and I hope you do too! Please subscribe for more inspiring real-life stories from amazing women around the world. If you enjoyed this episode then I would be so grateful if you left a rating. 

For more Unclassified Women, go to www.michellemariemcgrath.com

 

 

 

May 1, 2017

Have you ever wanted to get more in tune with your body’s natural rhythms? For women, one effective way is by acknowledging the seasons that are within the monthly cycle. Even if you don't bleed any more, this is still relevant for you.

My lovely guest today will have you throwing out the scales, booking the flight, launching the blog, and falling back in love with your life. She knows the missing key when it comes to women’s wellness, and she wants to share it with you! Listen with us to learn about harnessing that creative wisdom within our bodies as we align ourselves with our natural rhythm.

Claire Baker is an Australian women’s coach and writer currently based in London. Through her popular e-books, blog, online courses, and live workshops, she teaches self-care, creative rekindling, how to live life aligned with your menstrual cycle, and how to be kind to yourself and the world. Join us now!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why Claire’s interest in the menstrual cycle stemmed from her own problems with her cycle.
  • Letting go of the idea of having any control over your cycle.
  • How contraception interfered with her self-esteem and self-awareness.
  • The sacrifices women make with long-time contraception usage.
  • Re-attuning to your body’s natural cycle:
    • Clean up your diet with healthy food and supplements
    • How Chinese medicine can help
  • An overview of the seasons mirrored within your cycle, through the follicular phase, luteal phase, and post-ovulatory phase.
  • Relating feminine archetypes to the female cycle.
  • Mothering yourself with an internal focus.
  • Nurturing energy for yourself instead of always for others.
  • Craving the connection with the natural world.
  • Using the different energies of the seasons to tap into creativity.
  • Feminine and masculine balance.
  • Creativity when you feel blocked or stuck.
  • In Italy: days of leave for women around their menstrual cycle?
  • Structuring days and lives around cycles.
  • When you should pull back and let things go.
  • A song that embodies the energies of each season of the cycle: How Claire aligns herself with music!
    • Spring: Work by Rihanna and Drake
    • Summer: Milkshake by Kelis
    • Fall: anything by Alanis Morissette
    • Winter: Anything by Annie Lennox

Resources:

www.thisislifeblood.com  (Look for Claire’s e-books, courses, workshops, and her blog)

I do hope you enjoyed today's episode, rich with valuable content from Claire. For more powerful sharing please subscribe.

I would be eternally grateful if you leave a rating or testimonial on Itunes. Thank you!

 

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