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This podcast explores how to heal stress & trauma holistically. I am your host, Luis Mojica. My work, Holistic Life Navigation, was modeled after my own journey in healing myself of chronic illness & PTSD. I share this podcast with many other brilliant minds who, like me, healed themselves through unique, unusual, and unorthodox ways. For more information on me & my work, please visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com. (Written, produced & recorded by Luis Mojica. Editing by Will Manning. Intro & outro song: "Witch Love" by Luis Mojica)

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United States

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This podcast explores how to heal stress & trauma holistically. I am your host, Luis Mojica. My work, Holistic Life Navigation, was modeled after my own journey in healing myself of chronic illness & PTSD. I share this podcast with many other brilliant minds who, like me, healed themselves through unique, unusual, and unorthodox ways. For more information on me & my work, please visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com. (Written, produced & recorded by Luis Mojica. Editing by Will Manning. Intro & outro song: "Witch Love" by Luis Mojica)

Language:

English

Contact:

845-684-5919


Episodes

[Ep. 187] "How To Be With Big Sensations" | Community Somatics | Jan 30 2024

2/25/2024
Today’s episode is a replay of the most recent Community Somatics. Luis takes us through a variety of topics and practices, as well as a demo, as he invites us to drop in, play with the philosophy and techniques of somatic work, and see what we learn. Community Somatics are bi-monthly, public, pay-what-you-want offerings. You can view the upcoming schedule to attend one live here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/events-1 You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:01:02:21

[Ep. 186] A Braver Way Podcast Replay: "How Do You Handle Being Politically Triggered?"

2/18/2024
Today's episode is a replay of A Braver Way podcast recording, where Luis joined Mónica Guzmán to discuss the relationship between political disagreement and trauma response. Mónica talks to Luis about what he's learned from his clients about how we physically react to intense political disagreement… and what we can do about it. Luis sheds light on what happens to us when we feel “triggered” by something someone says, and the two share tips and bold ideas on everything from how you can feel more secure in tough conversations to where that all-important line might be between what’s painful and what’s harmful. You can listen to other episodes of A Braver Way podcast here: https://braverangels.org/abraverway/ You can learn more about Braver Angels and their mission here: https://braverangels.org/ You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:58:39

[Bonus Episode] Mid-Day Medicine Journey Series: Integrating Our Parts w/ Jaguar Mary X

2/14/2024
This is a bonus episode which features an interview with Luis and Jaguar Mary X. They had Luis on their program called Midday Medicine Journey. It's a live, public radio out of Kingston, NY. You can find the entire episode here. For more information about Jaguar Mary X, visit: https://www.kaliartproject.com/ You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:49:38

[Ep. 185] REPOST Fawning Made Me Sick w/ Martha Beck

2/11/2024
It's almost exactly the one year anniversary since we released this episode! Martha's interview with Luis is one of our most listened to podcast episodes, so we decided to re-share it in case you haven't heard it, or if you wanted to revisit the wisdom within it. --- In this episode, Luis is joined by Martha Beck, a Harvard-trained sociologist, world-renowned coach and New York Times bestselling author. Martha wrote The Way of Integrity which Luis lovingly refers to as "The Guide on How to Stop Fawning." Martha and Luis engage in a dynamic conversation about trauma response of fawning, how fawning impacted their lives, and how it felt to release that trauma response. They explore why the body hates to lie, i.e. the physical manifestations that occur in our bodies when we suppress our truths and desires as well as why we often times lose our integrity not because we are bad but because we are trying so hard to be good. Martha also shares with us what she learns from her integrity cleanses, i.e. abstaining from lying for a year, and what it was like to coach Oprah through a somatic practice of understanding a fawn response. For more information on Martha's work, visit: https://marthabeck.com/ You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:39:16

[Ep. 184] Why We Like Getting Sick w/ The HLN Team

2/4/2024
On today's episode, the HLN Team talks about getting sick, and how embodiment can change the way we experience being sick. They discuss: For more information about Holistic Life Navigation's offerings, please visit: www.holisticlifenavigation.com You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:55:55

[Ep. 183] Marketing Is Just About Connection w/ Natalie Ross

1/28/2024
On today's episode, Luis is joined by Natalie Ross, a marketing coach and self-described "witchy weirdo who loves helping purpose-driven entrepreneurs put themselves out there with confidence." Natalie shares how somatic experiencing changed her life, how she learned to market within a somatic framework, and how she helps clients learn to do the same. They discuss: You can learn more about Natalie's work at: natalie.net You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:47:56

[Bonus Episode] Community Somatics | Dec 5 2023

1/24/2024
Today’s bonus episode is a replay of the most recent Community Somatics. Luis takes us through a variety of topics and practices, as well as a demo, as he invites us to drop in, play with the philosophy and techniques of somatic work, and see what we learn. Community Somatics are bi-monthly, public, pay-what-you-want offerings. You can view the upcoming schedule to attend one live here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/events-1 For more information on Karen Hurd's work, visit: http://www.karenhurd.com/ Check out some of our previous episodes with Karen: Ep. 8 Healing Your Body With Beans (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 19 Caffeine & Adrenaline (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 34 How Dairy Affects Your Body (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 56 How Sugar Affects The Body (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 95 Beans: How They Create Life & Heal Trauma (feat. Karen Hurd)You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:01:19:02

[Ep. 182] Pop Words That Trigger w/ The HLN Team & Thayer Case

1/21/2024
On today's episode, the HLN Team is joined by Thayer Case, and they highlight, with a little humor, some psychology terms that have entered into the world of pop culture and been misunderstood. They discuss "triggered," "safety," "gaslighting," and "narcissism." They also discuss fragility and preciousness, the binary nature of language, and the value of specificity. For more information about Holistic Life Navigation's offerings, please visit: www.holisticlifenavigation.com You can read about Thayer, and Maverick Psychotherapy Group, here: https://maverickpsychotherapygroup.com/thayer-case You can find Thayer on IG: @thayer_kyusan_case & @traumanerds You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:59:23

[Ep. 181] The Retreat Experience

1/14/2024
On today's episode, Luis is joined by the HLN team (Camille Leak, Marika Malaea, and Evan Adams), retreat co-facilitators Zach Kalatsky and Holly Kiefer, and retreat participants Ansley, Shana, and David, to share their experiences at HLN retreats. They discuss what to expect at HLN retreats, ranging from itinerary to inner experience. These retreats are a great way to practice somatics in-person and in community space, which can facilitate deep and transformational healing. Sign up for the newsletter for emails about early bird pricing for the next retreat at Menla in upstate NY from June 12th-16th 2024: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/ If you'd like to learn more about Zach's work, click here: https://www.theforesthaven.com/ If you'd like to learn more about Holly's work, you can follow her on Instagram: @holly_ag_ If you'd like to learn more about Camille's work, click here: https://www.realtalkbravespaces.com/ If you'd like to learn more about Evan's work, click here: https://www.emeraldlightsoundhealing.com You can also find Ansley (@ansleydalbo), Shana (@consciousnectar) and David (healing_the_dgrosh) on Instagram. You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:01:12:17

[Ep. 180] Medical Trauma, Boundaries, & Agency w/ The HLN Team

1/7/2024
On today's episode, the HLN Team talks about medical trauma, including their personal experiences, and how prevalent it is. They discuss: You can find the webinar on medical trauma here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/store/p/healing-medical-trauma-what-to-do-before-after-webinar For more information about Holistic Life Navigation's offerings, please visit: www.holisticlifenavigation.com You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:55:47

[Ep. 179] Relating To Grief Through Myths w/ Lindsay Christinee

12/31/2023
On today's podcast, Luis welcomes his friend Lindsay Christinee: environmental activist, entrepreneur, and author. After her father's passing, Lindsay began to deeply realize that, in western society, we aren't taught how to grieve. Lindsay shares about her cathartic experience of reading and writing about death and grieving. They discuss: You can purchase Lindsay's book, "Myths of the Underworld," here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Myths-of-the-Underworld/Lindsay-Christinee/9781646045549 You can also register for the in-person event: Maha Rose in Brooklyn, NY: https://www.maharose.com/relating-to-grief You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:41:23

[Ep. 178] Finding Safety Inside Prison w/ Eldra Jackson III

12/24/2023
On today's episode Luis is joined by writer and speaker Eldra Jackson III. Luis had seen Eldra in The Work, and was deeply moved by the documentary. At the time of filming, Eldra was serving a life-sentence in prison; he is now the co-executive director of Inside Circle, the non-profit who hosts the men's groups shown in the documentary. As a survivor of childhood trauma, Eldra had developed an internalized story that said that to thrive you must become a predator, in order to not become a victim again. This led to decisions and a lifestyle that ended in a conviction for illegal activities. Forced to continue bypassing his emotions, he went from from hiding fear, sadness, and grief, and moved directly into a survival response for a life in prison. During this time he was invited to join the men's group, where he began developing a different relationship with pain, so that he could grow, and show up for other people. Luis and Eldra discuss self-relating and self-parenting, transmuting trauma, and the medicine that lives right besides pain. You can learn more about Inside Circle here: https://insidecircle.org/ You can watch The Work here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B077GGWH8P/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:34:46

[Ep. 177] How To Live WITH Trauma w/ Britt Piper

12/17/2023
On today's episode Luis speaks with Britt Piper, sexual violence survivor and educator. Britt shares about how she was sexually assaulted in college by a “good samaritan” who offered to help her with a flat tire. The event left her traumatized, and the emotional exhaustion of the trial, and repetitively rescheduled hearings, were re-traumatizing. She had expected to feel better after he was jailed, but nothing was “healed” or “went back to normal” afterwards. Her own coping mechanisms and emotional dysregulation landed her in a jail cell six months later. When she went before the judge, she was imparted wisdom that triggered a moment of clarity: "you need to learn to live *with* your trauma." Rather than something to "get over" or avoid, her emotions, and the experience, became something for her to learn to relate with. Over time, she has continued to grow her capacity, both for her emotions and her work. She has continued to speak publicly, and has also become a trauma-informed coach and practitioner. For more information about Brittany and her work, visit: http://brittanypiper.com/ For more information on Luis' work, visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/ You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:46:38

[Ep. 176] How Respecting Artificial Intelligence Benefits Us w/ Blake Lemoine

12/10/2023
On today’s episode, Luis is joined by Blake Lemoine, software engineer and AI researcher, to discuss artificial intelligence and our relationship with it. Topics of their conversation include: · defining AI, and how the definition changes based on perspective · what "intelligence" is, and the meaning and history of the word · reasoning, kinds of intelligence, sentience, and animism · ethics, biases, and AI Blake highlights how showing care and respect to AI is important because it is a relationship and habitual, and conversely how approaching AI from a dominating perspective can be harmful to us as people and as a society. You can follow Blake Lemoine on X: @cajundiscordian You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:46:39

[Bonus Episode] Somatic Drop-In Replay | Oct 3 2023

12/6/2023
Today’s bonus episode is a recording of the most recent Somatic Drop-In. Luis takes us through a variety of topics and practices as he invites us to drop in, play with the philosophy and techniques of somatic work, and see what we learn. These Somatic Drop-Ins are bi-monthly, public, pay-what-you-want offerings. You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:01:01:20

[Ep. 175] Epigenentics: Inherited Fate or Unconscious Habits? w/ Karen Hurd

12/3/2023
On today's episode, Karen Hurd joins Luis to discuss epigenetics: the study of how our behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect the way our genes work. They parse apart the difference between DNA and genetic makeup, and the way the DNA translates, due to the foods we eat and the habits we practice. Karen highlights how sugar, caffeine, and perfumes and fragrances are so ubiquitous, and have the biggest impacts. For more information on Karen's work, visit: http://www.karenhurd.com/ Check out some of our previous episodes with Karen: Ep. 8 Healing Your Body With Beans (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 19 Caffeine & Adrenaline (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 34 How Dairy Affects Your Body (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 56 How Sugar Affects The Body (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 95 Beans: How They Create Life & Heal Trauma (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 165 How Chemical Fragrances Are Causing Your Anxiety (feat. Karen Hurd[Bonus Episode] The Top 3 Reasons We Get Depressed During The Holidays w/ Karen HurdYou can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:28:46

[Bonus Episode] The Top 3 Reasons We Get Depressed During The Holidays w/ Karen Hurd

11/29/2023
On today's episode, Karen Hurd joins Luis to discuss the top three reasons (from a biochemistry perspective), why we get depressed, activated, and dysregulated during the holiday season. They are: 1) chemical & natural fragrances 2) refined carbohydrates 3) sugars They parse each apart, and dive deeply into the way that the body responds to these highly concentrated substances. Karen even shares her recipe for potato-less mashed potatoes and gluten-free no-sugar pumpkin-less pumpkin pie! For more information on Karen's work, visit: http://www.karenhurd.com/ Check out some of our previous episodes with Karen: Ep. 8 Healing Your Body With Beans (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 19 Caffeine & Adrenaline (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 34 How Dairy Affects Your Body (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 56 How Sugar Affects The Body (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 95 Beans: How They Create Life & Heal Trauma (feat. Karen Hurd)Ep. 165 How Chemical Fragrances Are Causing Your Anxiety (feat. Karen Hurd) You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:40:42

[Ep. 174] Navigating Victim Identity w/ the HLN Team

11/26/2023
On today's episode, the HLN Team discusses victim identity through the lens of somatics, and riff off an Instagram post Luis posted earlier in the year on the topic. They discuss: · living from the expectation of threat · the internal biology of oppression · the constriction that can come from over-identifying · overcouplings and how we carry the stories in our bodies · parts work, and how it applies to identity · how capacity relates to self-identity · co-regulation and co-dysregulation For more information about Holistic Life Navigation's offerings, please visit: www.holisticlifenavigation.com You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:48:39

[Bonus Episode] Exploring Rest, Capacity, & Bypassing with Jaguar Mary X

11/23/2023
This is a bonus episode which features an interview with Luis and Jaguar Mary X. They had Luis on their program called Midday Medicine Journey. It's a live, public radio out of Kingston, NY. You can find the entire episode here. For more information about Jaguar Mary X, visit: https://www.kaliartproject.com/ You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:00:47:55

[Bonus Episode] What Is Manifesting? w/ Nisha Mody & James-Olivia

11/22/2023
(Today's episode is a replay of a previously released episode.) We welcome back friends of HLN, James-Olivia and Nisha Mody! Nisha, James-Olivia, and Luis have a beautiful, existential conversation about a word that is all too easily thrown around -- manifesting. They first explore what it means to decolonize manifestation, i.e. to go from being in domination of to relationship with, and then explore a myriad of topics including: not For more information on Nisha's work, visit: https://www.nishaland.com/ For more information on James-Olivia's work, visit: https://inquisitivehuman.com/ For more information on Luis' work, visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/ You can read more about, and register, for the upcoming retreat here: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com/menla-retreat

Duration:01:11:18