Full Heart Free Voice Podcast: reading inspiring books, one chapter at a time

Book Club: Joyous Body Talk (Ch. 7, Women Who Run With the Wolves)

September 08, 2020 Emma Veritas and Caitlin Bosshart Season 1 Episode 18
Full Heart Free Voice Podcast: reading inspiring books, one chapter at a time
Book Club: Joyous Body Talk (Ch. 7, Women Who Run With the Wolves)
Show Notes

This is our Book Club episode where we discuss a chapter from our current book choice: Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. In this episode, we discuss chapter 7 “Joyous Body: The Wild Flesh”.

Summary:

This chapter focuses on learning how to see your body through a lens of celebration and joy, instead of the body shame many of us were taught in our cultures of origin. It is for those of us who grew up in cultures that defined what a right body was, and where that definition was so narrow only a very few ever fit into it. It is for those of us who have worked tirelessly to try to force our bodies into being the right body, and are now exhausted from this work that never has an end. And it is for those of us who are ready for a new way, who want to move past body shame and into body celebration and joy.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How to see the body as a gift
  • How to break free from toxic cultural beliefs about the body
  • How to experience the body as a spiritual practice

Resources mentioned in the episode

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Attributions:

Theme music: Wally Ingram, Stevie Blacke and Tom Freund. You heard portions of their tracks “Shine a Light” and “Udu ULove” from their record Spadé. 

Original cover art created by: Caitlin Bosshart

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