Natalie Small on Reclaiming Our Body Wisdom & Feminine Energy

Published on 22 Aug, 2023

Episode 46 Show Notes

Joining me on the podcast this week is my dear friend Natalie Small, founder of Groundswell Community Project. Natalie is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, an environmentalist, a boat captain, and one of the best surfers I know!

Natalie and I first met back in early 2019 in the small surf town of Huanchaco, Peru. In this episode, we talk about the ancient, matriarchal cultures of Peru, our shared love of surfing, lessons learned from Mother Nature, reclaiming our body wisdom, understanding our feminine power, and much more.

Natalie Small and the women of Groundswell Community Project are on a mission to, “create a safe, brave, and inclusive space for individuals and communities around the globe to reclaim their healing, power, and belonging through Mother Ocean’s Waves.”

Check out the Groundswell Community Project website, Instagram and TickTock to learn more about their awesome work and find out how you can get involved!

You can also connect with Natalie Small and learn about her therapy practice by visiting her website and her personal IG account.

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This is a photo of Natalie Small, Eva Peterson, and other Groundswell Community Project volunteering standing in front of surf boards on the beach with their hands together.

Natalie Small, Eva, and the other amazing Groundswell Community Project volunteers on the beach in Huanchaco, Peru back in 2019! Natalie is second from the left.

Topics Discussed in Today’s Episode

Our shared love for Peru
Understanding Feminine Power
Pre-colonial Wisdom
Our Innate Connection to the Ocean
Blue Healing
Life Lessons From Mother Ocean
Surf Therapy
Connecting to Nature
Somatic Therapy and Healing
Reclaiming Our Body Wisdom

Natalie Small’s Recommendations

Women Who Run With the Wolves – Book by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés
The Island of Sea Women – Book by Lisa See
Animal Apothecary – Oracle Deck by Cara Elizabeth

This is a picture of Natalie Small and Eva Peterson in the water supporting a girl on a surf board.

Natalie paddles out with a beginner surfer while Eva cheers her on!

This is a photo of a sunflower.

A sunflower blooming in Natalie’s garden!

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Welcome! I'm Eva, host of the Happy Me Happy Earth podcast and blog. This is a place for changemakers, advocates, and aspiring activists to learn, heal, and get inspired. As a certified Life Coach, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and follow activist I'm here to support you in expanding your impact while thoroughly enjoying your life!

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