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 All of these outdated stereotypes lead to one dangerous assumption: what’s your value beyond being a mother?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.
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Sep 28, 2017

My guest today is the inspiring Flora Bowley, a painter, creative pioneer, gentle guide, and author of two books: Brave Intuitive Painting and Creative Revolution.

Flora blends over 20 years’ experience as a yoga teacher instructor, healer, and lifelong seeker. She passionately believes creative expression is waiting to unfold within every person who is brave enough to trust, let go, play, and explore. How good does that sound?

Flora’s soulful approach to the creative process has sparked a new holistic movement in the intuitive art world, empowering thousands of people to courageously pick up a paintbrush.

She encourages this creative expression through her intimate, in-person workshops, books, and online courses. Flora lives with her partner, Jonathan, his son, and their dog, Pearl, in Portland. Her own vibrant collection of paintings can be found in galleries, shops, and printed on unique products around the world.

Newsflash: I’m also delighted to share that Flora has VERY generously offered listeners an amazing discount on her upcoming Creative Revolution e-course happening in October, so listen in and you can apply the coupon code on her website.

Join me for this amazing conversation with Flora!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Flora’s unconventional, winding path in life.
  • Everything Flora has created in following her dreams and implementing her “out of the box” belief system.
  • “A blessing in disguise”---NOT getting into the art schools she thought she wanted.
  • Positive results that come from “just creating”.
  • The wounding from people telling us we “aren’t good enough”.
  • Healing, empowering, and practicing ways of being through creativity.
  • Your soul’s calling and your creative offerings to the world.
  • “Intuitive wandering” exercise and how to implement it.
  • Dropping into your intuition and finding wisdom there.
  • The flow that happens when you engage in the creative process.
  • Simple, accessible exercises to get your creative flow going.
  • Flora’s biggest inspirations.
  • Staying present and being open to focus on what IS working.
  • Teaching a workshop including “all the beautiful parts of myself”.
  • Moving forward for Flora: collaboration with others and co-mingling their creations through workshops.

Resources: Find Flora’s courses, workshops, videos, and products. Use the coupon code Flora shares towards the end of the episode to receive 30% off Flora’s Creative Revolution course!

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Sep 1, 2017

My guest today on Unclassified Woman is the fabulous Mary Reynolds, who is based in Ireland, one of my favourite places in the world. (I am 3/4 Irish so slightly biased!). 

Mary lives and breathes her work as a landscape and garden designer, teaching others how to connect with the land beneath our feet and have a nurturing relationship with it.

Her gorgeous book that is about much more than mere gardening. It's a call to action for all of us. The Garden Awakening highlights her role as “a guardian rather than a gardener.” She believes in cultivating a relationship with the land and working in harmony with Mother Nature.

She views being a gardener/land owner as someone who is like a parent guiding a child. In creating vibrant and magical spaces, she displays her creative spirit where gardens are a partnership between sensitive souls and the earth that nurtures us.

I highly recommend Dare to be Wild, a film inspired by a period in her life, when she became the youngest woman to win the gold medal at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. (Download after listening to this podcast on Google Play Movies). 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why Mary is a “custodian of the land” and a “creature of the forest”;
  • Feeling at home and strongly connected to nature;
  • A strong childhood memory of a field, sunshine, and butterflies;
  • Belonging to the family of plants and creatures;
  • Different places, different vibrations, and unique personalities;
  • Our connection with places and bodies, mirroring the earth;
  • Working in harmony with the land;
  • Our role as guardians and light holders of the woodlands;
  • Abuse of the land reflecting the abuse of women;
  • How we treat the earth with industrial farming and chemicals;
  • The synchronistic system between us and the earth;
  • How Mary communicates with the earth, the plants, and the creatures;
  • Her advice? Find some land to work with in your community;
  • The unfair distribution of land;
  • “Dismantle the ego-self and create the eco-self.”
  • Evolving in the future and what's next for Mary;
  • How the film came about;
  • Remembering what’s important and finding your way home;
  • How working with the land heals your heart.

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