The New Moon in March : Saturday 3/13/21 1pm EST – 6pm EST (yes, it will be recorded, but I highly encourage you to come live).
then you probably find yourself confused a lot of the time. One part of you wants to smash the Patriarchy while another fantasizes about how care free you’d feel if your tummy was flatter. One part of you wants to love and accept yourself as you are, and another wonders if you do need to lose weight to be healthy. But when push comes to shove, you’re just tired of hating your body because you know that you would be capable of so much more if you just felt more at home in yourself.
We’ve been taught that the only way to love our bodies and feel sexy is to “be perfect”, so we either stop taking care of our bodies, or we get overly fixated on how we look. Either way, we’re fucked.
But the world doesn’t want you to know this power.
This is important… women’s bodies are uniquely powerful. Our bodies were once worshipped as the portals to the Goddess. We were walking, breathing deities, and we were powerful, opinionated and dedicated to the thriving of everyone.
Guess who didn’t like that? Men (not all men, just a few ego-maniacs) who wanted to hoard resources, rule the world and have the masses do stuff for them without question.
The best way to control people is to make them afraid of each other and our own power. Women were taught that our bodies were the source of all evil. Our menstrual blood, our sensuality, our intuition, all things that were worshipped for centuries, were branded as the tools of the devil, and we became afraid of our own powerful bodies.
On top of being afraid of our own power, women were pitted against each other. We were taught that women who fit the standard of beauty of the time were a threat to our own safety and well being. The youngest and “prettiest” were married off to the highest bidder, leaving the rest of the women to suffer through poverty or prostitution.
Even if this isn’t our current reality today, we’ve inherited these fears and competitive nature, and much of our culture still promotes it despite all the changes we’ve made in the past 200 years.
This pressure to fulfill the false patriarchal directive to “look good” creates a constant state of anxiety, competition and disconnection from the wisdom of our bodies that causes many of us to overeat, under eat, obsess with food, resist movement, fixate on our looks, spend an ungodly amount money on products meant to make us look better, avoid our lives and get distracted from what matters.
What’s sad is that many women believe that they have to reject or disconnect from their bodies in order to avoid this pain, but not fully enjoying the bliss of living in a healthy body is just as bad.
No prior experience or comfort with sacred practices is needed to participate in this retreat. This may be your first time doing an embodied, sacred ceremony like this, or you may be a seasoned witch. Either way, I promise to make you feel incredibly comfortable and welcome.
I went to my first weight watchers meeting when I was 10 years old, and I learned what so many women learn from a young age: If I lost weight, and was a skinny and pretty little girl, my life would be better. But no matter how many different diets I tried, I couldn’t stop eating.
It wasn’t until my 20s that I realized I was an emotional eater, and understanding my emotional connection with food, helped me heal a lot of my bingeing and lose a bunch of weight.
This led me to create one of the most popular emotional eating programs on the internet, Live More Weigh Less.
But then life got a lot more complicated.
I had 2 children in 2 years while supporting my family financially and being the primary parent while my husband was in his surgical residency. Most weeks, Jonathan only saw the kids on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I was overwhelmed with responsibility, sleep deprived, depressed, anxious and felt incredible alone, but I just had to keep going.
Not only did I adopt many of my old emotional eating habits, I completely rejected my body, and renounced my sexuality. But at the same time felt an incredible pressure to look a certain way to maintain my reputation in my work in the world.
After I had my third child, my body was a mess. I was always bloated, my back hurt, my hormones were out of whack, I had insomnia, struggled with anxiety and leaked urine.
I felt like a washed up old troll.
I tried my old emotional eating tricks, but nothing worked, and I realized I had to go deeper. I had to reclaim my body as my Sacred Home. I needed a spiritual healing.
What has transpired the past two years has been incredible. I’ve gone from hating my body and feeling like I’m in body jail to loving this incredible vessel, my Sacred Home.
I am so excited to bring the wisdom and practices I’ve discovered on my journey to you in this potent afternoon retreat.
I really WANT you to be able to afford this program. I want you to have money to spend on yourself. I’m sure you want that too. If you don’t have the funds at the moment, you can apply for a scholarship.