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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)

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)

Location:

United States

Description:

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. 101] Navigating Numbness | Luis Mojica

7/3/2022
In this episode, Luis explores how we can begin to move through numbness. We can often describe numbness as not feeling anything at all but in reality, numbness is a sensation -- it is the sensation of the lack of sensation. Numbness also carries with it a negative stigma; something that is wrong with us. However, numbness is our body's healthy response to overwhelm. It is our body's boundary to sensations that are too much for us, that we are not ready to feel just yet. Luis shares with...

Duration:00:19:49

[Ep. 100] My Team Talks About Running A Trauma Healing Business

6/26/2022
This Holistic Life Navigation's 100th episode! To mark this occasion, we pull back the curtains and we meet the entire Holistic Life Navigation team. Luis, Marika, and Camille share what brought them to trauma healing work, their perception of trauma healing as a business, and how their relationship with money has evolved over time. We also get to know a bit more about their past lives -- Luis was a real estate agent and Camille worked in corporate America! They share what they learned...

Duration:01:07:18

[Ep. 99] Navigating Co-Regulating With Nature | Luis Mojica

6/19/2022
In this episode, Luis explores how we can find safety in nature when human relationships don't feel safe. A byproduct of colonization is our tendency to view nature a resource we should dominate vs a relative we can relate to. Traumatized nervous systems can often find it difficult to r co-regulate with human beings -- but what about non-human beings? What other beings around might we regularly ignore that could offer us an opportunity for co-regulation? For more information about Luis's...

Duration:00:22:34

[Ep. 98] Ungovernable: Connecting to the Freedom Inside of Me w/ Jaguar Mary X

6/12/2022
Jaguar Mary X is an artist who says "I believe that it is my role as an artist to activate and be part of a remembering of the transforming power of communal space. I agree with Nina’s Simone’s dictum that the mission of the artist is to 'respond to the times in which I find myself.'" In this episode we explore their journey of becoming ungovernable, how they are challenging themselves, and the institutions they navigate. Being ungovernable is akin to previous conversations we've had about...

Duration:00:41:14

[Ep. 97] Navigating How Manifesting Can Be a Form of Bypassing

6/5/2022
In this episode, Luis explores how manifesting can keep us from building the capacity to be with the present. When focusing on what may come in the future, we are focusing on what we want rather than what we have. Manifesting isn't bad. But how can we also find ways to attune to the calm, joy, or beauty that is happening around us? For more information about Luis's work, please visit: www.holisticlifenavigation.com

Duration:00:17:35

[Ep. 96] Self Attunement: The Story of Madam CJ Walker w/ A'Lelia Bundles

5/22/2022
This episode is so deliciously wonderful. We had the honor to sit down and speak with A'Lelia Bundles, the great-great-granddaughter of Madam CJ Walker. This episode is all about resiliency and intergenerational wisdom. A'Lelia generously shares what she learned about her lineage as she was writing her great-great-grandmother's biography. We explore how a woman who was the very first person in her family born outside of slavery was able to navigate a society they didn't value her and go on...

Duration:01:08:49

[Ep. 95] Beans: How They Create Life & Heal Trauma (Debunking The Myths) w/ Karen Hurd

5/15/2022
Out of all the things we explore on this podcast, who would've thought beans would be the most controversial? So we had to invite Karen Hurd, the Queen of Beans, back to the show to help sift through some of these bean myths. In this episode, we cover the common concerns and fears people have about beans including: Luis and Karen also discuss the lovely interconnection between science, ancestral wisdom and self inquiry. For more information on Karen's work, visit:...

Duration:00:53:52

[Ep. 94] Navigating Overcouplings: Why We Overrreact | Luis Mojica

5/8/2022
"You're not overreacting, you're overcoupled." In this episode, Luis explores how we can begin the work of recognizing when our bodies are being reminded of a past traumatic experience and how we can uncouple that from situations where there is no threat present. For more information about Luis's work, please visit: www.holisticlifenavigation.com

Duration:00:22:45

[Ep. 93] Somatic Psychology: Liberating Yourself From Sitting In A Chair w/ Aiyisha Castillo

5/1/2022
"I'm not weird, I'm just from somewhere different." Today's episode is all about honoring our "weird" -- the call to break from the norm, standard, or "right way". Aiyisha Castillo is a Somatic Therapist, Intuitive Bodyworker and Yoga Teacher. She felt called to enter into the holistic field after returning from a 2 1/2 year trip to Africa. Her love for bodies and their innate wisdom is what guides her practice today. In this episode, Aiyisha shares with us why and how she has eschewed...

Duration:00:52:12

[Ep. 92] Navigating How To Be Curious AND Have Boundaries | Luis Mojica

4/24/2022
In this episode, Luis explores how we can affirm our bodies' boundaries while also exploring from a place of curiosity vs. judgement, i.e. how to turn judgment into curiosity to heal trauma. Our brains work really hard to categorize things into "safe" and "threat" consistently. Not knowing is scary because it invites vulnerability. When we have a traumatized system, we sense threat in most places. Judgment takes us from our needs, from our felt sense and we go into our mind to figure it...

Duration:00:18:23

[Ep. 91] Can Joy Exist With Pain? w/ Nisha Mody

4/17/2022
Nisha Mody is a 'healing hype girl"! What stands out about Nisha is her practice of noticing the joy along with pain. This practice of seeing joy as complex, nuanced, and juicy is so important. It is very easy to mistake this practice for bypassing but Nisha shares with us how this is critically different. Bypassing is when we ignore the event or the impact of the event on us. However, a practice of noticing the joy along with pain allows us to be aware of pain but not constantly attune or...

Duration:00:42:27

[Ep. 90] Navigating Our Bodies As Our Ancestors | Luis Mojica

4/10/2022
"The first alter of our ancestors is the body." This quote from Amber McZeal beautifully illustrates the connection between relating to our bodies, the land, and our lineage. To move from colonization to decolonization, i.e. be in relationship with rather than dominance of, applies to our bodies just as it applies to land. When we're in relationship with our bodies, we're in relationship with the land and vice versa. In this episode, Luis explores how, through ancestral healing work and...

Duration:00:27:59

[Ep. 89] Building Capacity For Difference | Camille Leak

4/3/2022
Today's episode is all about building capacity for difference: having the capacity to express our differences and having the capacity to receive the differences of others. Camille Leak is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Practitioner and the Community Manager for Holistic Life Navigation -- in these roles, she helps to facilitate uncomfortable conversations. She is also and a former student of my 6-week course. Her approach to navigating difference really stood out to me during the...

Duration:00:46:32

[Ep. 88] Navigating: Do I Use My Energy To Change You Or Connect To Myself? | Luis Mojica

3/27/2022
Today's episode navigates whether we use our energy to change others or connect to ourselves. Why do we so often devote our energy to changing, motivating, or even talking about others? Releasing the need to change others in order to find safety in them, allows us the energy and space to begin to find safety in ourselves through self-relationship and embodiment. For more information visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com.

Duration:00:17:34

[Ep. 87] The Sovereign Body: How Seeing Our Bodies As Independent Actually Help Us Connect To Them | Jeana & Friends

3/20/2022
Today's episode is SO good. I welcome past students and current members of my membership to talk about the topic of the sovereign body. It's a strange idea at first: the body not being us. However, the more we practice it and notice it, the more obvious it becomes and the more helpful it becomes. Why? Because we're able to actually relate to it as its own being, instead of a thing that's supposed to work for us or that we own. Enjoy this episode with these gorgeous people who I can...

Duration:01:12:02

[Ep. 86] Navigating Freeze Response: How To Thaw & Move Out Of It | Luis Mojica

3/13/2022
Today's episode navigates how to thaw and move out of a freeze response. In it, I attempt to release the stigma from freeze response as being unmotivated, lacking willpower, or lazy. Instead, we can actually honor the sophistication of the freeze response and understand that it needs help thawing. Somatic embodiment and self-relationship allow us to help the freeze response thaw so that the body can begin moving, feeling, and releasing. For more info visit:...

Duration:00:18:03

[Ep. 85] Loving Your Neurodivergence: Thriving With ADHD | Megan Kierstead

3/6/2022
Today's episode is all about honoring our nature. Not who we want to be or think we should be: but where we are in this moment and how we can nurture that to thrive. Megan Kierstead is a coach for people with ADHD & neurodivergent expressions. In this episode she shares some helpful tools for being functional with a unique nervous system. Specifically: your feeling of dysfunction are really caused from the friction of the world not being made for you. This world is so diverse and vast....

Duration:00:44:45

[Ep 84] Navigating The Difference Between "Who Am I?" & "Where Am I?" | Luis Mojica

2/27/2022
Today's episode navigates the difference between the questions Who Am I? & Where Am I? Releasing the need to "know" myself for the practice of being with whatever is in myself at that moment allows me to be relate to all parts of me. Notice the difference in your body as you listen. For more info visit: https://www.holisticlifenavigation.com.

Duration:00:16:14

[Ep. 83] Trust Yourself With Money | Brigitt Thompson (Author)

2/20/2022
On today's episode, I welcome back Brigitt Thompson. We speak about money through the lens of somatics & trauma. How we value it, what we have overcoupled with it, and pieces of wisdom & personal experiences from Brigitt's book Trust Yourself With Money. Take your time through this episode. Notice what comes up in your body to speak to you about your relationship to money and what you inherited through your family & culture. These values may not be yours. For more information, visit...

Duration:00:48:01

[Ep. 82] Navigating The Four F's Of Trauma Response: Fight, Flight, Freeze, & Fawn | Luis Mojica

2/13/2022
In this episode, I speak about the four responses our bodies have to trauma: fight, fight, freeze, and fawn, Each response serves the purpose to help you survive a potential life threat. We're all here because of these automatic responses. Learning the nuance of each response helps us better recognize them when they're "turning on". Through this recognition, we create a relationship with them and then they're able to transform and release. On Tuesday June 28th, 2022 I'll be hosting a live...

Duration:00:25:00