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Earth Speak with Natalie Ross and Friends

Nov 11, 2021

Becca Piastrelli shares about the ups and downs of birthing a book and baby, during a global pandemic. You’ll also hear about:

  • Becca’s new book - Root and Ritual
  • How to create community and not a cult
  • Advice on supporting a new parent
  • The tension of not wanting to participate in the system but having to 

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Becca Piastrelli writes about her life experiences, facilitates women’s gatherings both virtually and in person, and is the host of the Belonging podcast. She teaches and speaks on the nature of belonging and runs retreats to help women reconnect with their rooted sense of self. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, child, two cats, and five chickens, where she gardens, cooks, mothers, and gathers with the ebb and flow of the seasons. You can learn more about her at


In this episode, we talk about:

  • Becca leads us in a gentle grounding meditation to reconnect with our bodies and the Earth
  • On being a new mother during a global pandemic
  • Humans as innately communal beings
  • On feeling setup to feel disconnected and lonely
  • Community and connection as the balm for this world
  • That on average, humans in the West spend 90% of their time indoors
  • On feeling discomfort with your child’s discomfort
  • On the deliberate separation of people from the land
  • The comfort crisis
  • Why we aren’t built for the ways things are today
  • On living in the age of loneliness
  • On imposter syndrome and fear of abandonment
  • Acknowledging yourself and your role in the system
  • Why we can’t all unsubscribe from this reality
  • How to create community and not a cult
  • The cult of consumerist capitalism
  • On being severed from a feeling of connection to each other and our spiritual purpose
  • How to safely navigate belonging and not get swept up in handing over your power
  • On being afraid to explore ancestral connection and healing
  • That we all have around 1 billion ancestors from within the last 750 years
  • The privilege of genealogy and ancestral research
  • Why you don’t need to know your ancestors to connect with them
  • On being descended from the more than human
  • On relationships and repair
  • That true community is diverse, can hold disagreement, and be with discomfort
  • Why Becca took a second maternity leave and felt like a failure
  • Advice on how to support a new parent 
    How to pre-order Becca’s new book, Roots and Ritual 
    And so much more!

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Theme music is “It’s Easier” by Scarlet Crow and “Meeting Again” by Emily Sprague

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