Ways to cope when trying to get pregnant overwhelms you. In this interview Master herbalist, Elizabeth Willett offers wonderful tools to stay mindful, grounded and calm during your fertility journey. When you are struggling to conceive many find themselves surrounded by emotional triggers. From another social media pregnancy announcement to a negative pregnancy test to a well meaning relatives annoying advice. How do we navigate through it all while maintaining a sense of self? Elizabeth pulls out her tool box that she has developed over the years and gives real life practical advice on staying mindful and managing stress.
In her practice (though people seek out herbal advice) Elizabeth digs deeper into the psyche of the client to find out what the true need is. Often times one needs to be gently reminded that we are emotional creatures having a spiritual experience. Elizabeth emphasises mindfulness and fully experiencing our emotions as a way to heal the body and bring it into balance. Study after study show that stress wreaks havoc on our health and fertility. And that emotions such as grief and anger store in our organs. Learn the tools to release all the icky emotions and feelings to reconnect with your joy.
About Episode Guest
Elizabeth Willett is a senior herbalist for The Natural Fertility Company. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Holistic Health Studies with a specialization in herbalism from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She is a certified herbalist and brings with her 12 years of study in Eclectic herbalism, and too many years of self-taught knowledge to count. In additional, she has a love of nutrition, gardening, foraging and wild harvesting plants, playing in the rain and sun and putting her feet in the dirt. She is a mommy of two sons and a wife. She has three dogs, two gray tree frogs, an American toad, and several guppies. I don’t think guppies stay guppies for long, but we’ll talk about that.
She believes in order to be well and heal, we need to look at our health from a holistic perspective with the belief that our health is influenced by the interconnection of our physical body (our emotions and thoughts), our spiritual beliefs and rituals, cultural identity and practices, the community of which we are a part of, and our environment; all of these things working together to lead us to overall health and well-being. Her work with many clients who haven’t realized the ways that neglecting their minds can impact their fertility journey or success that has helped grow her passion in the area of the interconnection of the mind and our physical body’s ability to heal.