Welcome to Season 4, Episode 6 of The Becoming Podcast!
Oh my friends, this month’s episode of the Becoming Podcast is so special, in so many ways.
First of all, I’m just going to come right out and say it: this is one of those fangirl episodes where I reach out to someone I adore and whose work I’ve been following for many, many years, and cross my fingers. It was such an honour to have Amber say an enthusiastic YES to my request, and to then have such a beautifully connecting, heartfelt conversation together.
If you’re not familiar with Amber and her work, here’s what you should know:
The conversation I had with Amber was rich, meandering and deeply thought-provoking. We talked about:
> Amber’s journey into motherhood and then into herbalism, and how that naturally led to a curiosity about ancestral lifeways
> Evolutionary mismatch theory, and how modern life is both burning us out and waking us up
> What it’s like to parent in these times, where we often lack the traditional ways of knowing, community support and rites of passage (for us as mothers and for our children) that we need to guide us
> What it means to reclaim deep self- and inner-knowing as a way to navigate these challenging times with more ease, competence and integrity
This episode covers so very many of my favourite things, from herbalism and earth connection to mothering to rites of passage. I hope you enjoy the conversation I had with Amber as much as I did.
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