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The Red Circle – 6 Steps to Women’s Empowerment

Jennifer Caravella : June 12, 2015 12:28 am : Blog


Hello and allow me to introduce The Red Circle – 6 Steps to Empowerment, a 13 week holistic healing webinar for women, curated by Stasha Washburn, Health Catalyst.  Waking Bird has teamed up with Stasha, Los Angeles based Integrative Health Coach and we are excited to bring you an amazing course solely created by women for women.

Stasha’s brainchild, The Red Circle webinar is offering fantastic content, inspiring and informing guest speakers, and will help guide you down your path to empowerment!

Join The Red Circle as we explore the 6 key areas in a woman’s life over the course of 13 weeks. In each of those we’ll dispel harmful misinformation, replace it with new, empowering strategies, and support each other through shared experiences.

Over years of working with private clients, Stasha has pinpointed these 6 areas as essential to female empowerment.

1. Inner Game
2. Hormonal Balance
3. Nourishment
4. Relationships
5. Financial Freedom
6. The Mysteries of the Moon

This 6-Step system is broken down into a 2 week courses and is accessible from anywhere in the world given you have access to the internet. More info here.

This is for you if…

  • You want to make better choices, but continually find yourself overwhelmed.
  • You know that you have more to offer than you are able to give. 
  • You have cravings for things you know aren’t good for you. 
  • You have untapped potential that needs to be released.
  • You know deep in your bones that the struggle of your period or menopause shouldn’t be this hard.
  • The ups and downs, the mood swings, and/or inability to react reasonably is exhausting. 
  • You’re sick of the cramps, acne, migraines, backaches, tears, etc.
  • You want to know what ‘normal’ actually looks like.
  • You want to gain clarity around all aspects of your life- from money to nutrition to spirituality.  
  • You are looking for a supportive place where you can ask the questions that are ‘taboo’.
  • You want to know what REALLY works and what doesn’t.

“The Red Circle is a sacred space for women to learn, grow and laugh together. This is where we will bust myths and trash taboos. Let’s lift the veil that keeps us separate misinformed and isolated. Learn how to become and empowered woman and bring balance to your life!”

– Stasha Washburn, Women’s Empowerment Health Coach

Curious about what’s in store? Get your feet wet by signing up for these 3 FREE Calling out the Myth webinars which will be preceding The Red Circle course:


Register for The Red Circle HERE and receive a complimentary personalized Nutritional Consultation and Wellness Plan from yours truly.

The CART opens on June 22nd!
Save $200, nearly a 30% discount if you register BEFORE midnight on June 24.
Simple, affordable payment plans are available.
The cart will remain open at regular price until midnight on June 26th.
Please note, June 26th is the LAST day to register before the cart closes.


This is gonna be amazing, take a leap, make a shift and see where the new road leads you!






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Wild-Crafted Herb Bundles

Jennifer Caravella : May 2, 2015 4:31 pm : Blog, Herbal Remedies


I’m now hand-crafting healing herbal bundles gathered from the rural mountains of Andalucía, Spain. These wild herbs are amazingly fragrant and potent!


  • Smudge Stick
  • Herbal Infusions
  • Cooking
  • Vaporizing

Create your own, choose 3 herbs per bundle:

  • Sage Variety
  • Lavender Variety
  • Thyme/Tomillo Variety
  • Rosemary
  • Mullein
  • Wild Oregano
  • Mallow
  • Wild Chamomile
  • Dandelion
  • Wild Mint Variety

…or let me know if there is a particular health issue you’d like to address and I’ll create a little something special for you.

Place your order here.


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Wild-Crafted Herbal Infusions

Jennifer Caravella : April 22, 2015 10:25 pm : Blog, Wellness Recipes


Wild-crafted herbal infusions are in the works!


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Vegan “Paleo” Salad

Jennifer Caravella : March 18, 2015 10:11 pm : Blog, Wellness Recipes


It appears that the latest health fad is to eat like a Neanderthal. And apparently eating like a Neaderthal entails gorging on flesh and delighting in chocolate cake. Yes, that’s right, the “Paleo-Diet” includes a recipe for cake and frosting, cuz you know those Cro-Magnon were up their dens baking desserts n’ shit.

First, let’s be clear about the meat. Take a dive down any anthropological rabbit hole and you will learn that meat was not your everyday meal, at least not anywhere that plants grow. Our archaic friends foraged before agriculture became a reality. They ate wild plants, berries, nuts, seeds, fruits, herbs, grains, etc. That was their sustenance.

So, if eating like a caveman sounds like a healthy and romantic idea, look no further than the ground in front of you (granted it hasn’t been muzzled in cement). Get to know the wild plants. The plants that defy stone and dominate your garden. The plants that mock toxic chemicals and cold winters chill. The plants that ward off parasites and nourish the bees. The plants that most deem “weeds” and rip from the earth because they’ve yet to understand their uses and find them difficult to control.

These are the alpha plants. These are the super foods. more »

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Jennifer Caravella : March 14, 2015 8:12 pm : Blog

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Your Pain is the Breaking of the Shell that Encloses Your Understanding

Jennifer Caravella : March 13, 2015 2:25 am : Blog

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“And a woman spoke, saying, “Tell us of Pain.”
And he said:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.”

– Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet



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Meditation Upon Death

Jennifer Caravella : March 10, 2015 6:01 pm : Blog



“Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one’s body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one’s master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead. This is the substance of the way of the samurai.”

– Yamamoto Tsunetomo


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Occupy Your Body

Jennifer Caravella : January 30, 2015 12:28 pm : Blog


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The World’s Best Deodorant is a Fruit

Jennifer Caravella : January 17, 2015 4:41 pm : Blog, Wellness Recipes

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Yep. It is. I’ll bet you didn’t know that the humble little lime trumps any deodorant on earth. I can personally attest to its magical odor-eating super powers.

I began wiping fresh squeezed lime juice in my pits (I don’t think it’s possible to make that sound even the slightest bit attractive, so we’ll leave it at that) after a friend of mine mentioned this useful bit of info in a FB post. That was nearly 2 years ago and I haven’t spent a dime on deodorant since.

Mind you, I had long before ceased using antiperspirant chemical shit-storm sticks, rollers and what have you. Never-mind that they smell nasty and synthetic (definitely not sexy…and dude, what’s with the “powder” scent? reminds me of grandma’s diaper hut. I’ll go with the BO, thanks), they have been proven to cause CANCER. Fabulous! It’s not exactly the brightest idea to obstruct the bagillions of super handy pores that serve as channels to release toxins from your body via sweat.

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Jennifer Caravella : January 17, 2015 4:15 pm : Blog


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