About the Episode
This is a time in history when we finally acknowledge the problems we have as a society.
For as long as we live, we will remember 2020 as a year of huge change. But - is it enough? There are no quick fixes for issues that have been hundreds of years in the making.
There is a beautiful collective healing that is beginning right now, but ultimately, it all comes from within each of us. We cannot be whole as a society if even one of us is not. How does the healing the world is in need of relate with the healing you are longing for within yourself?
This week, Rachel is joined on the show by Jessamyn Stanley to answer these deep questions. Jessamyn is never anything but her true self, which is obvious as she opens up about her journey of self-acceptance, self-care as her most important practice, cannabis, polyamory and more.
This episode will remind you of own your truth and the importance of taking care of yourself first.
It all starts with being radically honest with yourself.
- Introspection is invaluable. Do the inner work to first acknowledge and accept any unhealed thoughts or behaviors that you have within, and look for actionable ways to change them.
- Self-care is key in order to survive. Value your own self-care and healing first and foremost.
- When entering any social spaces, be sure to care for your needs and your energy. Try to strike a balance between giving and receiving.
- Life has ups and downs, and we were not meant to feel good all the time. If we never had the low, down days, how would we appreciate the good
- Remember: people’s lives on social media are curated for what they want you to see. Check yourself if you find yourself comparing your life to others and try to shift focus to your own life and your own inner healing.
More about Jessamyn Stanley
Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, writer, and body positivity activist. You can find her on Instagram at @mynameisjessamyn.
As the author of 'Every Body Yoga' and founder of The Underbelly Yoga, a yoga platform to practice online, Jessamyn believes that yoga is a practice for all.
Jessamyn also shares about her life on her own podcast, Dear Jessamyn. Real, raw, and rarely sugar-coated, Dear Jessamyn offers relationship, sex, and lifestyle advice to anyone living and loving outside the box.
As an advocate for marijuana and Black lives, Jessamyn supports We Go High NC and believes no one should be in jail for weed. North Carolina has one of the highest incarceration rates for marijuana, with Black individuals being 3.73 more likely to be arrested compared to a white person.
Check out all that Jessamyn has to offer and tune into the episode to dive deeper!
All photographs of Jessamyn were taken by Jade Wilson (@thejadewilson)