Welcome to Episode 25 of Triggers and Spiritual Medicine podcast with host, Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. Join us for an eye-opening episode on the topic of one woman’s incredible journey “Moving Through Breast Implant Illness” with the incredibly powerful, Ellie Vixie.
In this episode we talk about Ellie’s experience of wanting implants at the age of 18 years old to having children years later and getting sick. Eillie shares her journey navigating the biased health care system, learning to trust the wisdom of her body that led to the root cause of her health issues.
We talk about self-image, patriarchal cultural conditioning, body dysmorphia, to body wisdom and Ellie’s reclamation of her life.
She shares 3 tips folks to consider if you are thinking about breast implants and she shares more tips on what steps you can do now if you think you might have breast implant illness.
Ellie Vixie is a Breast Implant Illness (BII) survivor, an Energy Healer and Intuitive Wellness Coach and is passionate about educating other women, with and without implants, about BII.
After 17 years with implants, and making excuses for her chronic health issues, it took learning about BII to take a look at what the effects of having implants was doing to her body.
She focuses on empowering women who are dealing with the challenges of Breast Implant Illness (BII) through holistic healing approaches such as energy healing, nutrition, and self-care. Her aim is to provide them with the tools, support, and resources needed to navigate the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of their healing journey, ultimately helping them reclaim their wellness, self-confidence, and authentic beauty.
Welcome to Episode #5 of Triggers & Spiritual Medicine Podcast with our Guest Rae Carter of EmpowR
Topic:How The Burning Times of Witches Influence White Women Culture From The Eyes of A Breast Cancer Survivor
In this episode Rae shares her breast cancer journey and what it is like to heal the root issues both within herself and as a society as she continued to deepen her healing and recovery. The deeper she went, the more she discovered.
What she discovered along the way is short of inspiring, it is eye opening with that Ah-ha moment of like “Oh crap, so this is where everything is rooted”.
Have you ever wondered why women do not support each other – especially white women? Especially in business and careers? Instead, we often feel envy, jealousy, or judgement?
Have you ever wondered why women are so darn critical of other women? Like where does this stuff really come from?
Have you ever wondered why women feel an instinctual need to compete against each other, but you do not know where it is rooted or why if we are hard wired to be in community and support of each other?
Have you ever wondered where the ideology of women serving the man ever came from?
I ask you to tune in to THIS very thought-provoking amazing episode as we shed the beliefs systems, we’ve been conditioned to believe that runs through our very DNA over hundreds of years.
I will add this episode may be triggering for some who are not ready to dive deep into the root issues many of us women – especially white women are experiencing and WHY we keep repeating cycles that do not serve us OR repeating cycles that serve us in a way that still keeps us chained to the patriarchal expectations.
This is sure to be a POWERFUL episode, and, in the end, Rae’s offers 3 things you can do today to make a shift.
Rae Carter (she/her) is a dialogue facilitator, culture builder, communication strategist, healing navigator, and intuitive arts practitioner. She cultivates community and creates opportunities for vulnerable connection, courageous conversations, individual wholeness, and collective healing. She works at the intersection of health, communication, culture change, and consciousness.
Inspired by her personal experience navigating cancer and trauma, her career background in communications, and training in holistic health, Rae facilitates a nurturing, intuitive, and feminine approach to healing. She specializes in holistic wellness—the interconnectedness of the physical body, emotional and mental health, spirituality and belief systems, interpersonal relationships, and awakening consciousness as ALL interdependent to influence our well-being. Rae integrated her career background in communications, organizational development, human behavior, and social change with training in holistic health and intuitive healing practices sparked by her health crisis. Her deep exploration into trauma and ancestral healing as she navigated allopathic, naturopathic, and spiritual medicines catalyzed her personal transformation and revealed a vision for connecting personal and cultural healing.
Rae embodies her life purpose as one small player in the shared work to heal the heart of humanity. She catalyzes movement towards this vision as the founding co-creator of EmpowR, a container for personal, organizational, and cultural transformation accountable to transformative justice and emergent strategy principles. Rae approaches transformative justice with a deep empathy and understanding of the vast and varied entry points for change. In her work with EmpowR she nourishes a growing community of change makers co-creating cultures of empathy, healing, community, and accountability centered in equity and belonging. EmpowR facilitates connection between personal and cultural transformation with sessions for individuals, services for organizations, and educational programs and events.
Rae lives in Plainfield, Vermont with her partner and animals where they grow organic and wildcrafted medicinal herbs and steward Grandmother Cherry Sanctuary, a forest sanctuary for healing, change making, and land-based EmpowR events. WEBSITE: https://empowr-transformation.com/
Vision: To break the unrecognized endemic of unresolved unhealed trauma & create sustainable systems for recovery, healing & empowerment.
Mission: To help others rediscover the power that lies within and to find that treasure buried in the depths of the shadows. To help them become their own superhero.
We hope by helping you connect the dots like a web, we can help others understand the trauma infection that impacts all areas of life – addiction, domestic violence, racism, homelessness, sexual abuse, chronic health issues, cancer, environmental issues, climate change and more.
We hope by highlighting these infected areas and what they share in common, a new perspective of solutions, healing, and resolutions can be birthed.
This is a NEW collaborative program with industry experts, survivors, who have figured out the “how” to heal the effects from their trauma breaking FREE from the chains that bound them in ways society said was not possible.
We’ll feature a different guest w/ each episode sharing experiences & solutions w/ the greatest epidemic of our times world – an epidemic of unrecognized unhealed unresolved trauma that is placing misguided burdens on our society, increasing rates of chronic illness, mental illness, & addictions & stressing an already taxed broken healthcare system ill-equipped to treat root issues because it is NOT profitable.