Womb Chat on Menstrual Products Right to Know Act, Sex Game and Self-Care
June 7, 2017
Hosted by Lorraine Giordano
On this week’s episode of The Womb Happy Hour host, Lorraine Giordano, will chat about The Menstrual Products Right to Know Act, play a game related to sex and blend these topics together to highlight the importance of self-care. Self-care is one of the most buzzed about terms these days and it’s often tied with consuming a product – a spa day, a new outfit, a green juice. During this week’s womb chat we’ll get into how self-care related to feminine hygiene products is often over looked and critically important these days. We’ll also dig a bit deeper and go down there, not in a bikini wax kind of way, but discuss a unique perspective on enhancing your sacral chakra energy center to boost your relationships and passion in life.
The Womb Happy Hour
Wednesday at 3 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
The Womb Happy Hour is a fun and insightful show that shares ideas for women to feel inspired to create a stronger connection to their creative womb and other vital organs down there. When’s the last time you considered your womb area, or pelvic bowl, a second skull holding valuable information and wisdom?
Whether you want to create a baby, enhance a relationship, or advance in your career learn to connect more and tap into your feminine energy center to give birth to what your heart desires. Even if you and your down there aren’t in perfect sync why not spend a happy hour to appreciate just how powerful your body is, learn easy tips to improve that bond and hear how your down there health connects to other areas of your overall well-being.
Each show will focus on a juicy topic, simple tips will be exchanged and guests will share valuable personal experiences and nuggets of womb wisdom to help improve and empower your health and well-being.
Lorraine Giordano is an intuitive energy healer and is passionate about sharing ways for women to connect to their own healing and creative energy, and highlighting opportunities to bridge the gap from disease to finding their personal healthy way in their daily life. She previously worked in the financial industry developing financial software products and experienced many health challenges over two decades.
Due to the threat of losing her uterus in 2008, she realized how much she didn’t know about her body, especially her female reproductive organs. Not willing to give up her uterus, she put Operation Save Uterus into action and learned how to reclaim her health. As a holistic energy healer, with her uterus intact, she now helps women connect to their own healing ability and understand the importance and power of down there.
Lorraine is an Usui Reiki Master and certified in Quantum Energy Transformation, Quantum Touch and Integrated Energy Therapy. Lorraine won the Best of Award 2015 by Thumbtack for Reiki Masters in NYC and in 2013 and 2016 she won a bronze Stevie Award for Women Helping Women. Her Inspired To Health newsletter has won the Constant Contact All-Star Award the past two years. She blogs about ways to enhance feminine energy and has contributed to the Huffington Post and is currently writing her memoir on her unique healing journey.
James Bene is an acclaimed Intuitive and Reiki Master healer born and raised in Hoboken, NJ and now living in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. Although he has committed 12+ years of his life cultivating his gifts and learning through intense healing with Guru Kelly Piper, spiritual development classes, and study in Thailand and Nepal, he always credits his daily work with clients as his greatest teacher. James Bene is proud to serve both the New York/New Jersey area as well as the communities of Los Angeles, California. Highlighted services include: Intuitive Reiki Healing, Psychic/Medium Consulting, Meditation Circles, Reiki Levels 1, 2 and 3 Training, Spiritual Mentoring, Group Psychic Message Circles, Spiritual Retreats, Group Workshops. The former Wellness Ambassador of Elizabeth Arden and Director of Wellness at Devotion Yoga Center, James is the proud founder of Bene Mudra Wellness, where emotional balance, clarity and well-being is achieved with a gentle touch and a guided light. View Guest page
Dr. Laura Brayton
Dr. Laura Brayton is a holistic chiropractor, author, and speaker, passionate about supporting the health and wellness of families. Dr. Brayton writes regularly on health-related topics and is a lecturer for various holistic groups, including at yoga studios, childbirth education centers, and new moms’ groups. Dr. Brayton has received certifications in Chiropractic Pediatrics, Webster Technique for breech presentation, Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) and is an advanced level practitioner of Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET). Dr. Brayton is a BioEnergetic Practitioner utilizing Applied Kinesiology (manual muscle testing) to “eavesdrop” into the body and determine its current needs for health. She was chosen by NJ Family magazine (2010-2016) as one of “NJ’s Favorite Kids Doc." In September of 2014, she birthed her podcast called “Well-Adjusted Mama.” View Guest page
Marian Buck-Murray is a Certified EFT Practitioner passionate about sharing her toolbox of self-empowerment techniques. She is the creator of the 3-Step Tame Your Inner Critic with EFT method, The Unleash Your Creative Genius Program, and The Conquer Your Cravings Online Mini Program.
With an emphasis on holistic methods, Marian successfully overcame decades of autoimmune illness, cardiac surgery, traumatic stress, and limiting self-doubt. Inspired by her transformational experience she was guided to assist others in their own transformations.
Marian specializes in helping her clients use EFT to tame fear and negative self-talk in order to unleash the creative genius within. She helps her clients in boost courage, confidence, and emotional wellbeing. In addition to her EFT practice, Marian is a speaker, author, and faculty member at the Academy of Healing Nutrition. She is the creator and host of the podcast Courageous Heartbeats. She has a private practice in Maplewood NJ. View Guest page
Aniela M. Costello
As a classically trained Homeopath, Aniela Costello L.H.P. has been in clinical practice for over twenty eight years and is the owner/director of 'Homeopathic Concepts LLC' with offices in Austin, San Antonio,TX, and Manhattan, NY. She enjoys an internationally vibrant clientele. Dedicated to the empowerment of mothers, Aniela offers free monthly classes enabling families to knowledgeably apply remedies for the health of their family. Using insights into the human dynamic from the rich tapestry of Homeopathy, Aniela also facilitates interactive workshops around the United States and Canada, exploring the concept of Intimacy, the powers inherent in the Feminine, and Unity in Diversity, so to elevate relationships into higher levels of collaboration and spirituality. View Guest page
Gayle Damiano is a certified health coach, massage therapist, a Reiki Master and intuitive. As far back as she can remember she has always been interested in the healing arts and in the amazing psychic abilities of humans. She is also passionate about focusing on healing Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) since her own diagnosis in 2000.She felt a sense of hopelessness when her doctor told her, “there is no cure” and she was given an extensive list of symptoms of PCOS. She felt broken after she heard she might never bear children. Gayle developed an addiction to alcohol among other things. She saw these challenges as “bumps in the road” and “learning tools.” With a lot work, she eventually overcame them and acquired certifications in different modalities to help others with their journeys. Today, as a connector and guide, Gayle is available for those who are open to take a sincere look at themselves to enhance their self-awareness and reach new levels of healing. View Guest page
Colette Ellis is an author, coach and transformational speaker on mindfulness, motivation, and workplace wellbeing. As founder of InStep Consulting, Colette has traveled the globe facilitating learning for leaders from countries including Australia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Chile, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, and Vietnam. Clients have transformed their lives and realized results faster via her insightful coaching program Start WELL to Lead WELL. Colette is a certified instructor of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priorities, and Coping with Work & Family Stress. In 2016, Colette became one of 40 Founding Members in The Women's Lab at Centre for Social Innovation, a community for social impact organizations benefiting young girls and women. She's a contributing author to Transform Your Life With One Call: America's Top Life Coaches Reveal What You Need to Know and her book Focus on Your Vision has impacted many. She is also a co-host for Brooklyn Saavy TV. View Guest page
Jada Fabrizio is an American Photographer who lives and works in Hudson County, New Jersey. Jada earned her degree at SUNY New Paltz and studied photography at the School of Visual Arts and the International School of Photography in New York City. She is a featured artist at Monmouth Museum’s New Jersey Emerging Artist Series presenting Photographic Fairy Tales from August 18th – September 17, 2017. In 2016 Jada received a first place award in Art Scene Today for “it’s a mad mad world.” She has participated in group exhibitions across the United States, including Governor Island’s Art Fair in New York City, Automat Collective in Philadelphia and the Top Forty Exhibit in California. Samples of her work can be found on jadafab.com View Guest page
CarolMarie Fiorito-Borowsky, CHHC, RMT, RYT
CarolMarie is a Womb Shaman, Reiki Master teacher, nutritionist specializing in women’s hormonal health and fertility, a placenta encapsulation specialist and Dance of Liberation Facilitator. She wholly trusts a person’s ability to heal and has worked with women worldwide to do so for over 13 years. After a series of abnormal pap smears and colposcopy procedure left her searching for answers, Carol tirelessly investigated functional medicine approaches for womb health and now teaches her clients to live in cyclical harmony with their menstrual cycles and use food, herbs and awareness practices to support their desire to conceive a child or live free from pain. Both men and women come to Carol for help in everything from conception through postpartum care, to heal from childhood trauma, participate in sacred dance ceremony and for clarity and direction in their spiritual lives. She is a co-founder of Womb Awakening NYC and Dance of Liberation NYC and holds workshops and ceremonies. View Guest page
Susan Gala empowers women through a combination of feminine self-care tools and creative exercises to restore their pelvic core. Women discover how to tune into their body as a vital source of energy.
Susan Gala created “Feminine Fitness from Within™” a Holistic mind-body-spirit healing program that helps women bring awareness to their root energy in the pelvic floor. This practice educates women on the physical stability for functional living, and the emotional healing to re-ignite the power of their womb energy. Her programs & offerings help women turn pain into pleasure. Susan will guide you to rediscover your sacred body for vitality, well-being and intimacy.
She is trained as a Licensed Massage Therapist and certified in Integrative Pelvic Floor & Core Techniques, Pelvic Pain Relief, The Female Pelvis and its Cycles,Womb Healing and STOTT Pilates. View Guest page
Dr. Alison Grimston
Dr. Allie Grimston graduated as a Medical Doctor from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (now Imperial College School of Medicine) in 1994. She was awarded honours in Gynaecology. She obtained a BSc in Pharmacology as Applied to Medicine and an MPhil at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. She joined a General Practice in Hailsham in 1999 as a full time GP where she worked until June 2016. For a year, she was also a Governing Body member of the Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group which is a GP-led membership organisation responsible for commissioning the majority of health services for local people.
In 2014, Dr. Allie launched her coaching programs for women to achieve Hormone Success through a unique, combined approach using the medical application of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and effective lifestyle management. She also runs courses and workshops on Adrenal Fatigue, and Stress and Burnout, Menopause and Thyroid balance. View Guest page
Giving voice to things that matter is the heart and soul of who Susan Jacobs is and what she does for clients. As a strategist and writer specializing in brand message and story, Susan works with innovative, game-changing companies, organizations, and entrepreneurs to make them more marketable and raise their visibility. Her professional career includes 25 years in the entertainment industry as a marketing, communications, and branding strategist, event producer, and writer. As a freelance writer, she is a contributing author to the book, Pain, Purpose, Passion: That Was Then, This Is Now, 22 Triumphant Journeys, published by The Round House Press. Her writing has appeared in FourTwoNine Magazine, Aquarian Times, Spirituality & Health, PR Week, and IndieWire. She is working on her first memoir for the Round House Press and is a contributing blogger to Huffington Post, Identity Magazine, and Yogic Living. Susan holistically healed her hyperthyroid condition and Graves disease. View Guest page
Sinu Joseph is currently the Managing Trustee at Mythri Speaks and is committed to bring in awareness on issues pertaining to women and children in India. Sinu began work in the social space in 2009 and has been associated with various organizations and initiatives. She began her journey with Youth for Seva, where she worked for 4 years as Coordinator of Doctors for Seva and later, as Project Manager. Following this she worked with The Forward Foundation on Solid Waste Management for 2 years, while independently continuing her work on women’s health, especially menstruation. Sinu has participated in three TEDx talks on how women in rural India view and manage menstruation. She is an Engineer by qualification and chose to work in the social space. She has travelled extensively across rural India interacting with more than 17000 adolescent girls and women to really understand their practices and problems pertaining to menstruation, first hand.Her work is always grounded in the present. View Guest page
In Sacred Union with her Twin Soul, Nicole Popper Katzender is committed to anchoring the ancient feminine wisdom on Earth by rooting it deeply in her body. She is a Womb Shaman, a Sacred Union & Transformational Mentor. Born in Brazil, as a child, she was immersed in the feminine healing arts of the Curanderas sparking her passion for ancient wisdom and mythology, arousing her inner mystic and initiating a life long journey of an inner and outer quest. For the past 15 years she has been studying, researching, practicing and pursuing a variety of philosophies and techniques about consciousness, energy, healing arts and the awakening of the wisdom within our DNA, leading her to Womb Awakening. She helps women and men to connect and awaken their bliss blueprint by igniting their visceral perception through Womb Consciousness. She offers private sessions, mentorship programs, Womb Circles, classes, workshops worldwide and online. View Guest page
Laura Lacey is a licensed massage therapist and a nutritional consultant. She works exclusively with women and specializes in prenatal and postpartum massage. For the past 15 years she has been providing support through hands on massage, nutritional consulting, as well as making sure that her clients have the resources they need. Laura studied massage at the Swedish Institute in New York and got her nutritional certification from Hawthorne University. When her clients started asking questions about nutrition, Laura went back to school. She wanted to offer her clients advice that was evidence based. Laura’s practice is in Jersey City. She sees private clients for both massage and nutrition and regularly teaches baby massage and baby nutrition workshops in her own studio as well as at local hospitals and parenting centers. Laura also offers two video courses, “Baby Massage – The Gift of Love” and Baby Nutrition, “Breast Bottle Bowl.” These are available on her website. View Guest page
Jen Lewis is the Conceptual Artist and Menstrual Designer behind Beauty in Blood, a bold, transformative macrophotography and video art project that confronts social taboos pertaining to menstruation and the female body. Her work has been displayed in group exhibitions internationally, such as Women at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (United States), Period Pieces at the Urban Artroom (Sweden), the 9th Annual Juried Art Show at The Kinsey Institute (United States) and Art to Change the World at ArtPrize® (United States) and, most recently, the sold-out Nasty Women Exhibition at the Knockdown Center in New York City. Her work can also be seen in The Vagina Dispatches video series produced by The Guardian. In June 2015, Jen curated a special theme exhibit for the joint conference of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights entitled “Widening the Cycle: A Menstrual Cycle and Reproductive Justice Art Show.” View Guest page
Gayatri has over 25 years experience as a certified yoga instructor and detox health expert. She has training in empathic communication healing processes through Non Violent Communication, NVC and is a certified life coach. She developed "Celebrate Aliveness" counseling, brain training, healing, cleansing & detox services. Gayatri is a certified Childbirth Educator and taught hospital and private classes for 15 years.
She is the Director of CelebrateTango and was the organizer of NYC Tango Festival, USA Tango Film Festival and USA Tango Championship since their inceptions. She hosted a successful weekly milonga 'La Boca' for 6.5 years. Gayatri is a caring compassionate practitioner and a living example of radiant health and joy.
Phone number: 212 - 725-1078 or 917- 254-154 View Guest page
Cynthia Mazzaferro is a Visionary and Motivational Speaker, international award winner and #1 Best-Selling Author, Energy and Medical, Intuitive Healer, Reiki Master, and Powerful Beyond Measure Life Coach. Cindy is a recognized expert on bridging the science between spirit and our limitless human potential. She is a master energy practitioner and an authority on emotional clearing and energetic healing that addresses negative subconscious memory and emotional debris that impacts our health and human performances. Cindy’s new transformational, self-help book, Powerful Beyond Measure Explores your Past, Empowers your Present, and Envisions your future filled with purpose, passion, and miracles. She was recently honored with the International Book Award. You can purchase her book, Powerful Beyond Measure on Amazon, Barnes Noble, Indie, all on-line sites and at your favorite bookstores. View Guest page
Ted has been featured on NPR and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today. His work has been displayed internationally in museums, hospitals, and galleries. As the current Artist in Residence at USC Keck School of Medicine, Ted curates exhibitions of artwork by patients whose subject matter coincides with medical school curriculum. Ted has curated shows by artists challenged by MS, cancer, germ phobias, back pain, and other diseases. In addition, he is a Visiting Scholar at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, invited to take part in the Aspen Seminars, was recently names The 2017 Sterling Visiting Professorship at Stanford University, and has been a TEDMED mainstage speaker.Ted turns devastating illnesses into a source of artistic expression, giving voice to people around the world living with rare diseases and disfigurement. Ted’s painting have been shown around the world, from Europe, to Asia, and throughout the United States. View Guest page
Ina has been a Physical Therapist for 18 years and a Holistic Practitioner in Germany, before she moved to the United States in 2010. Her passion for birth began when she came here, 5 months pregnant. She found likeminded people and practitioners who supported her wish for a natural birth without medications. After the birth of her first daughter she felt so empowered, strong, confident and connected to herself that she wanted every woman to be able to feel that way after a birth. So she became a doula in 2014. And a postpartum doula in 2015. Her long experience with the human body and the unique combination of qualifications makes her an amazing support person for a mother to be and partner. She has a deep intuition of what her clients need physically and mentally. She also is a holistic counselor that helps her clients towards a holistic lifestyle approach and shares information on beneficial treatments to consider. Connect with Ina at firstname.lastname@example.org. View Guest page
Shweta Parmar’s journey to self-heal from polycystic kidney disease naturally fuels her passion to ignite the Inner Doctor Goddess within for lasting vitality and easeful life! As an Ayurveda practitioner/therapist of GutsierLiving, she supports women who eat organic and healthy and still feel like crap, regain sustainable energy in their day to day. She is passionate of healing the planet by healing birthing as an AyurDoula of BabyTheMama, specializing in concious conceiving, prenatal and postpartum care. She strongly feels that one of the key factors for successful business support and consciousness of the Divine Feminine/ Creation Energy at the individual, community and society levels. Womben must take responsibility for taking care of themselves - by any means necessary! She served as a Programs Director at Edgar Cayce’s Association of Enlightenment NYC, and Ayurveda Center of Balance NYC; and current NYS Coordinator of Wholistic Health Alliance. View Guest page
Lorin Purifoy, B.A., is an Intuitive Healer, Sound Channel, Womb Empowerment Guide, Ceremonialist and Licensed Massage Therapist in NC #15953. She's the Founder + Formulator of Purifoy Spirit Essences and Sacred Ways Apothecary. She also works with potent and blissful Cacao Medicine through ceremony.She believes we are our own healers, but at times need someone else to hold space, offer wisdom and guidance and help facilitate this process. She only offers what she's experienced personally and loves to cater your sessions for where you are presently. Her sessions and remote courses may weave her intuitive gifts as an empath and channeling ancient languages with massage, the oracular wisdom of her womb, spirit remedies, crystal + gem treatments and ritual. She maintains a deep connection and reverence with Gaia and our Nature Allies of flora, fauna and stone. Through her own journey, she believes reconnecting to and clearing our womb is some of the most powerful work a woman can do. View Guest page
Born in New York, now based in Paris, Rose is a writer of poems and stories. Her memoir, Somewhere in Between, (also the name of her online blog), won the 2006 Edward Riviera Autobiography Award. Her poems and short stories have been published by Promethean Literary Magazine, The City at the Center Magazines, Poetry in Motion in conjunction with the New York City MTA, and others. She's been published in Paris Lit Up Magazine, and is currently working on an upcoming collection of her poems. Rose has been a proud performing member of the spoken word communities in Paris for 3 years and currently a host of Spoken Word Paris. Of late, she enjoys experimenting with stand-up comedy and improvisation. She hosts her own comedy show while also performing regularly at “Laugh Etc.”, “The Great British American Comedy Night” and “The Comedy Square” in Paris. Sharing countless childhood stories about her beloved father in his indelible Dominican accent are the cornerstones of her performances. View Guest page
Marina Simovic was born and raised in Europe and moved to New York 13 years ago. She came to the United States with one suitcase and a deep passion for health and wellness. Marina earned her certification as stretch therapist and worked at a private gym. Many of her clients had extraordinary results from her beneficial stretch treatments. Marina saw tremendous differences in the results of her clients, so she decided to rev up and establish her own practice “Flexhealing." Her clients regularly share that the benefits the Marina's stretching abilities are better blood circulation, increased, range of motion and overall mobility. In order to serve her clients on a deeper level, she also includes Usui Reiki treatments to assist in their healing. Marina also believes in aromatherapy and became a spokesperson for the healthful benefits of using natural products. Her mission and passion is to educate people about different healing modalities. View Guest page
Emma Viglucci , CFT, LMFT, CIT
Emma K. Viglucci, LMFT has been in the mental health field in varying capacities for the past 20+ years. She is the Founder and Director of MetroRelationship.com, a practice specializing in working with busy couples and intimate partners who are struggling getting on the same page and feeling connected. They help couples create a radiant and authentic relationship and meaningful life by becoming a strong partnership and increasing their connection, intimacy, and fun. She is the creator of the MetroRelationship™ philosophy and the Successful Couple Strategy™. Get FREE relationship transformation, enrichment and nurturing insights and strategies at http:www.metrorelationship.com where successful couples are a reality. View Guest page