One of my biggest passions in life is herbalism and working with plants in various ways.
For the last several years, I've made a hobby out of learning how to use plants as medicine, how to identify edible and medicinal plants out in nature, and how to make my own homemade herbal remedies out of them.
I don't know about you, but one of my favorite parts of the day are those moments after I shower when I get to take all the time I desire to adorn myself in clothing, jewelry, some natural makeup, and whatever else feels good on my body for the day.
You might be thinking, "Well, that's not very wild. Clothing, jewelry, and makeup? I thought this was about being NATURAL."
Do you ever have that feeling like you are constantly striving to meet an ideal for yourself and the journey toward that ideal never seems to end?
I think we all fall prey to the quest for perfection sometimes, especially living in a society where the idea of the "perfect body", for example, is a woman's figure is photoshopped to be ridiculously skinny, blemish free, and perfectly symmetrical.
As I entered the bathroom and happened to glance down at my exposed legs as I happened to be half naked at the moment, I noticed my furry legs looking back up at me.
I stood there for a moment, as I was reminded of what an controversial topic body hair on women can be, as well as a topic that women often have an internal conflict over.
This post is a little out of the ordinary this week, in that I don’t have any tips or tricks to share with you today, or “3 Steps to…”. I just want to share a raw message with you that is coming through for me today.
I'm feeling my humanness this week. Far from perfect. Very present to my imperfections. I'm about to start bleeding any day now, and for whatever reason which I have yet to identify, this pre-moontime experience has me feeling particularly bitchy, moody, irritable, and generally uncomfortable
Earlier this week, I returned from an amazing two week adventure in Arizona with my beloved partner Daniel Vitalis. Some of you may have caught peeks at our adventure through photos of our fun that I posted my Instagram while we were traveling. I missed connecting with you here on the blog last week since I was out causing kinds of wild mischief in the desert!
I absolutely love traveling to wild places. To me, the desert of Arizona deeply connects me to my wild feminine nature.
It was a beautiful Autumn day.
I had started my moon cycle that morning, awoken to the pleasant greeting of my blood.
She always arrives gently for me now, slowly creeping in (usually in the mornings) and giving me plenty of subtle physical signs that she’s on her way so that I can prepare well for her monthly visit.
An icon of fertility, voluptuousness, sexiness, beauty, femininity, desire, fullness, ripeness, women’s sexual nature, the list goes on. There are all kinds of associations with women’s breasts, and we each have our own personal associations to breasts and what the represent to us. To get into that requires a whole other article.
Have you ever had one of those days where you are feeling particularly down on yourself, sad, and just plain unhappy?
You aren’t alone. We all have those kinds of days and you know what? It’s totally normal to not be in a constant state of happiness and joy. It’s absolutely crucial to our human experience to feel the light AND the dark of things.
This week has been interesting for me. It was full. I started feeling like I had quite a bit on my plate all of a sudden, and I was feel challenged to keep up with it all.
Finishing my tele-course for women, driving a few hundred miles in a week, appointments, writing deadlines, coupled with an overflow of emotion coming through me was enough to leave me in a bit of a state of overwhelm.
"Working with Ali has been one of the best decisions I've made for my femininity and search for my own truth. She gave me real resources and practices to help me connect to my Divine feminine, to truly find direction, and to love and respect who I was created to be. I have seen amazing growth since working with Ali and can't wait to see what the future holds."
—Nicole Hoover | Georgia
Hey you! I'm Ali, the creator and the voice behind Wild Woman Speaks.
I'm here to help you unleash and embrace your wild feminine nature, while also cultivating sisterhood in your life. Get to know me here!