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Earth Speak with Natalie Ross and Friends

Apr 29, 2022

In this Best Of episode, Loam Editor Kailea Frederick shares about cultivating compassion in crisis. You’ll also hear about:

  • How spiritual ecology can bring you support in changing times
  • How plant spirits inspire personal growth
  • Crone medicine as a source to navigate challenging times

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In this episode, we meet Kailea Frederick, spiritual ecologist and co-author of Compassion in Crisis: Learning to Live in the Age of Disaster. This timely conversation initiates a grounding space to process emotional stress from the global pandemic, Coronavirus. Kailea drops several gems on how to cope with grief and uplift your community amid a traumatic experience. 

Kailea Frederick is a mother and First Nations woman dedicated to supporting individuals of all cultures in remembering their ties to the earth. Growing up off the grid in Maui, Hawaii, forever imprinted in her the importance of reciprocity through the indigenous worldview. Living her truth, Kailea works as the Co-Executive Director with Black Mountain Circle, the Editor for Loam, and as a Climate Commissioner for the City of Petaluma.


In this episode, we talk about:

  • Cultivating your inner voice as a compass 
  • Being in daily conversation with ethics and morals as a calibration point
  • Crone medicine as a source to navigate challenging times (like the Coronavirus pandemic and climate change)
  • How plant spirits inspire personal growth
  • Shedding and growing into new skin as a mother
  • Kailea’s creation process for Compassion in Crisis (in collaboration with Kate Weiner)
  • The intense fire season in California that brought Kate and Kailea together
  • Ideas around what home is
  • The way language is used in disaster - and how to pre-language
  • Reframing what it means to feel vulnerable
  • The importance of community rising up after a traumatic experience
  • The difference between social distancing vs. physical distancing
  • How Language Frames Disaster excerpt by Lauren Peak
  • Adapting from personal to collective thinking
  • What is being said between the lines and hidden political agendas
  • The effects of Coronavirus vs. the effects of climate change 
  • Cultivating resiliency in a moment of unprecedented unpredictability
  • How spiritual ecology can bring you support in changing times
  • How to be present with yourself and family
  • What does this challenging moment teach you? What openings are created?
  • How quickly misinformation spreads and goes “viral”
  • How to do due diligence before sharing information
  • And more!

Bonus Secret Episode! Kailea brings forward the power of vulnerability to heal and shares how her dark shadowed past has created who she is today! 

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