EP 131: Branding, Authenticity, and Assessing Privilege with Kathleen Shannon

In this episode, Kimberly and Kathleen discuss branding, identity, entrepreneurship, and privilege. Kathleen explains how her branding business came to be and her philosophy for how to brand oneself authentically. Kathleen describes her business, Braid Creative, and the Braid Method. Kimberly and Kathleen also discuss how to have difficult conversations around race, privilege, and capitalism […]

EP 130: Nurturing with Food for Optimal Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum with Lily Nichols

In this episode, Kimberly and Lily discuss issues with conventional nutritional guidelines for pregnancy, which foods provide needed nutrients during pregnancy, and the importance of proper nourishment postpartum. Lily’s research on how food affects pregnancy culminates in her most recent book “Real Food for Pregnancy” which provides evidence-based data on best foods with the most […]

EP 129: Healing Individually and Collectively – Nervous System Awareness in Social Justice Activism with Hala Khouri

In this episode, Kimberly and Hala discuss the nervous system’s role in self-regulation and social justice activism. Healing must happen individually and collectively by understanding and regulating the nervous system, establishing and maintaining heart-centered relationships, and working with each other towards liberation. They discuss how to move beyond one’s privilege towards discomfort in order to […]

EP 128: Doula Work as Spiritual, Sacred, and Community-Building with Haize Hawke

Summary In this episode, Kimberly and Haize discuss Haize’s Get Rooted with Haize Doula Training, Haize’s experience as a doula and mentor, and birth work in relation to relationships, energy, and community-building. Haize describes her experience as a spiritual mentor and doula for birthing families and how her new doula training curriculum came to be. […]

EP 127: Jaguar Bite #7 – Matthew Stillman on Daughters

Welcome to Jaguar Bites: new solo episodes where I break down big nervous system concepts into bite-sized pieces.   Jaguar Bites are meant to clarify some of the major ideas and misconceptions in somatic experiencing, polyvagal theory, sex education, as well as the birth world.   These podcast episodes are for you. They are also […]

EP 126: Navigating Relationship Conflict and Infidelity while Mothering, Co-Regulation, and Self-Preservation with Livia Shapiro

Summary In this episode, Kimberly and Livia discuss Livia’s latest book “The Somatic Therapy Workbook” and how it came to be during a difficult marital separation. Livia shares how writing her book was an anchor in the midst of relationship chaos, all while mothering and how to co-regulate with children at developmentally appropriate ages. Livia […]

EP 125: Body Image, Diet Culture, and Food Politics with Marisa Meltzer

Summary In this episode, Kimberly and Marisa Meltzer discuss body image within diet culture and the politics of food. Marisa discusses her latest book, This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World — and Me, which describes her relationship with food, her body, and dieiting. Feminist politics complicate how many women […]

EP 124: Jaguar Bite #6 – Porn and Your Partner

Welcome to Jaguar Bites: new solo episodes where I break down big nervous system concepts into bite-sized pieces. Jaguar Bites are meant to clarify some of the major ideas and misconceptions in somatic experiencing, polyvagal theory, sex education, as well as the birth world. These podcast episodes are for you. They are also for anyone […]

EP 123: Joan Borysenko on Building Resiliency, Cultivating Bravery, and Embracing Your Inner Light

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Joan Borysenka weaves together a deep understanding of psychology, somatics, and spirituality to help guide other people to find their bravery, resilience, and inner light. She talks about finding space for both her inner fire and an inner softness and unlearning to compartmentalize these pieces. This conversation includes deep spiritual moments as well as moments […]

EP 122: Jaguar Bite #5 – The Five Universal Postpartum Needs

Welcome to Jaguar Bites: new solo episodes where I break down big nervous system concepts into bite-sized pieces. Jaguar Bites are meant to clarify some of the major ideas and misconceptions in somatic experiencing, polyvagal theory, sex education, as well as the birth world. These podcast episodes are for you. They are also for anyone […]