We loved hearing from Jennifer Racioppi on how menstrual cycles relate to the moon, and we’re completely smitten that she’ll be bringing her expertise to this year’s W.E.L.L. Summit too.
Jennifer is an Astrologer, a Holistic Health Counselor (AADP), a Behavior Change Specialist, a Duke Certified Integrative Health Coach and a Registered Yoga Teacher who blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology and women’s health to coach high achieving women in reaching their next level of success. Her Lunar Logic philosophy integrates the deep wisdom of both science and astrology, helping women build a foundation of resilience, step into their authentic selves, and stay faithful to their dreams. Her motto: Success isn’t a race, it’s a rhythm. You can find Jenn on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram—and you can meet her in person in November!
What would WS attendees be surprised to learn about you? I collect trucker hats, and wear them often.
What first attracted you to W.E.L.L. Summit? This event is produced and curated with a special something something that makes it stand out. I can tell the care you take in curating this event, and feel so lucky to be among your featured speakers.
What are you teaching at this year’s Summit? The Moon + Your Menstrual Cycle: Explore the connection between the Moon’s cycles and your hormonal rhythms. The more you tune into your body’s natural cycles as well as the celestial rhythms, the better you develop an appropriate relationship with the natural waxing and waning of life. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to amplify your ability to work concordantly with your body and the cosmos. Most importantly, you’ll have an easier time sourcing your worth from within while being resilient in the face of external adversity. Tune in to the lunar cycle. Live in accordance with your menstrual cycle. Listen to your body, and leverage its power. At the core of your health is you, become the expert on your energy cycles. This breakout session will introduce you to these key concept of rhythmicity and cyclical living.
What does wellness mean to you? To me wellness means having enough positive momentum in my life to be able to access and execute my courage. To have enough zest in my body and heart to boldly live my truth. To have the grit and tenacity to stand up for what I believe in without wearing myself out. To have sustainable energy throughout the day and the capacity to show up for myself and others in times of difficulty. To me, wellness also means having compassion for myself in times of illness and the capacity to nourish and nurture myself and others.
What are you hoping to empower attendees with? I want attendees to walk away from this break out session with a deep understanding of the connection between the moon’s phases and their menstrual cycle.
It requires becoming the expert on you, and embracing radical authenticity (no matter what), leaning into your intuition, understanding and leveraging the rhythms of your body to best manage time, developing mindful self-compassion, resilience, and having the courage to stand tall in our greatest authenticity.
It’s about tapping into the rhythms that guide our world and our lives. Radical authenticity—stop trying to fix yourself, and start getting to know yourself
What breakout session are YOU signing up for? I am so excited to hear Latham Thomas!
What exciting things are you working on this year? I am working on a year long training in astrology, cosmic health, and resilience. It includes a trip to Italy! And, I couldn’t be more excited.
Anyone who is at the top of their game has had to persevere and cheerleader themselves. What is one thing others told you was impossible but you proved was possible? As a teenage cancer survivor so much of life has been about defying the odds. Part of my healing journey meant taking total responsibility for my life at at young age. I moved to California to restart my life and stayed for 7 years. Doing so I not only gained tremendous trust in myself, but I did what many said was impossible; move 3000 miles away from home and successfully restart my life. It made all of the difference to my life and my healing journey.
What book are you reading now? Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant.
What quote inspires you? “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.” —Warren Bennis
What’s your favorite ritual for health? My favorite health ritual is a deep dark green juice full of kale, chard, spinach, ginger, lemon and cucumber.
What’s your secret surprising practice for empowerment? I have two. One is to embrace nature as medicine. To take lots of walks outside, no matter the season. I believe in this so much that I actually moved to the Hudson Valley just so I can have more fresh air, trees, nature, and long, daily, walks. My second surprising empowering practice? To listen to music every single day. To see live music as much as possible. And to dance as much as I can. Not formal, choreographed dancing, but free flow dancing that looks much more like rocking out than anything else.
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