Women's Social/Skill/Financial/Community Empowerment in India with IPHD Founder Madhu Vaishnav
In this very potent and important conversation I’m speaking to Madhu Vaishnav, the incredible lady behind IPHD, a small NGO based out of Jodhpur, India.
During the podcast we speak about Madhu’s journey, diving into the topic of gender and what it means to be a woman in India (a still patriarchal society), to her time working as a social worker in the slums of Jodhpur, to now her work within rural community development. We discuss the significance of women’s empowerment and why this remains Madhu’s sole focus.
We also touch on the creation of ‘Saheli Women’, the social enterprise program formed in 2015 by Madhu to create employment opportunities and financial and social independence for the women of Bhikamkor, the rural village, adopted by IPHD in 2015, which is currently an incredible ethical clothing enterprise.
I was introduced to Madhu through my beautiful friend Claire Hart, who just spent some time in the community developing her ethical clothing label Arezü. So she chimes in too through the conversation!
Sink in and dive into Madhu’s story, her passion, her mission and the incredible work she’s doing from the ground up in rural Indian communities through the empowerment of women.
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Yoga, Healing PTSD, Nature Retreats, Artistry & Relationship Medicine with Lara Zilibowitz
In this episode I’m chatting to the super inspiring Lara Zilibowitz.
She’s an amazing Yoga Teacher and space holder who also creates some really epic retreats in some beautiful places around the globe, inspiring people to drop in deeper to the healing power of nature, to come back into their own inner harmony and connect with community.
We firstly dive into her journey of discovering yoga in her late teens as a way to heal from post-traumatic stress from a near/death incident that affected her entire nervous system, and how long and winding that journey of unravelling anxiety has been.
We also speak about her incredible artistry, the amazing wall murals she’s been painting, and the power of creativity for unwinding imbalances and tapping us into our true, creative, playful nature.
She also shares about the deep relationship she’s in, the super special, fateful way it came to be, and how they’ve used the power of their love to collaborate in creating yoga and sound experiences in classes, workshops and retreats. We speak about finding the balance in a work-lover relationship, and some of the main pieces of gold she’s learnt through being in such a potent union.
She also gives us good tips on how to break through the self-doubt that comes as you decide to be more of a teacher, speaker or space-holder. And lots more.
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Best Friends in Business, Hemp Fibre Medicine & Masculine/Feminine Integrity with The Hemp Temple
In this conversation I’m speaking with Brittany and Isabella, two of the three creatresses of The Hemp Temple.
We dive into their life’s journey, their epic travel adventures and the way it synchronistically and mystically led them to the creation of their all-hemp clothing label. We go into the potency of Hemp, it’s many health benefits and their vision of sustainable fashion through creating long-enduring, timeless pieces.
We also chat about their more feminine approach to business and how they navigate it as best friends and business partners.
There’s also a time where we speak more generally about masculinity and femininity and the importance of balancing these energies out within ourselves so that we can stand and walk integrated and authentic in the world. And lots more... enjoy.
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Depression to Loco Love Chocolate & Body Image Healing with Emica Penklis
In this episode I’m chatting to the beautiful Emica of Loco Love Chocolate. She’s a naturopath, a herbalist, an eating psychology coach, a model, and as of 2013, a chocolatier.
We speak about her journey through dark periods of depression and disordered eating / body image, to really healing and moving beyond that into her life now, which is focused mainly on growing her incredible business Loco Love.
Loco Love is a raw, organic, sugar free, delicious collection of chocolates that are such a work of art. And her intention behind them is also just as beautiful; to help people remember to choose love, for themselves and others.
She shares tips on business, creativity and self love. And a lot more.
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The truth in Pain. To feel is to heal.
A real, raw little clip speaking from the place of pain, about the power of surrendering into it, and what good can come from that...
Ritual. Poetry. Plants. Purpose. For the deepening of our relationship to the Earth. For the love of living in a sustainable way. For the creation of a global network of minxs seeking more Mojo. For vulnerability. For thriving. For joy!
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