Touch your pits campaign & Interview with Fat and the Moon

I had the privilege of being interviewed by Rachel, the intrepid owner of natural skin care line, Fat and the Moon. Read below to learn more about this terrific company, their mission and read the full article...

Fat and the Moon: "Our ‘Show Us Your Pits’ campaign continues along with the taboo topic of touching your pits! I’ve had so many conversations with folks who want to make the change from their current chemy deo to a non toxic one until- record scratch- they hear they have to apply our Deo Cream by TOUCHING THEIR ARMPITS. The mutual head nodding of just a moment prior seems life times away.While troubled by the aversion many have to an easy to reach and seemingly friendly part of the bod, I’m simultaneously fascinated by how aversions are formed in the first place. We can see the power of advertisement, packaging and marketing in the way its messaging has mediated our relationships with our bodies. The packaging of body ‘care’ products tells us how much or how little contact we should have with our bodies. From tampon applicators, to deodorant sticks- we are creating mountains of waste while losing a sense of connection and intimacy with what our mama gave us. Here at Fat and the Moon, we are about intimacy. Intimacy is information, it is the bridge for love and for sharing. Intimacy is touching your pits. " 

Fat and the Moon teamed up with a professional Pit Toucher, Lisa Gainsley a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, practicing 23 years and founder of The Lymphatic Message. We asked Lisa a few questions on the subject of touching your pits.....

REAL Podcast

Diane McDaniel's podcast, REAL started off as REAL CANCER intended to provide an honest conversation to those facing a cancer diagnosis. Diane started a community for those stories and resources of how people helped themselves through their treatment, and what they learned along the way.

The podcast is now called REAL. There are times when things get REAL. You know what she means...I'm sure you've been there too. REAL podcast are stories of adversity, resilience, creativity and transformation.

Diane's strength as an interviewer is refreshing, welcoming. Take a listen to the time I was on sharing my story about what lead me to work with the lymphatic system and cancer patients.

Lisa Gainsley: Facilitating the Healing Journey

Resource: Lymphatic Education & Action Network

World Lymphedema Day is March 6!

Kathy Bates has been vocal about her struggle with Lymphedema since her cancer recovery. She is the spokesperson for the Lymphedema, Education and Action Network, an organization which brings awareness to the battle against Lymphedema.  Today, I'd like to introduce you to the LE&RN organization. Not only are their members on the cutting edge of scientific breakthroughs, they are educating the world on the "lymphedemic" issues around the globe and taking action on solving them.

LE&RN's mission is see a world without lymphatic disease and lymphedema.
The organization raise awareness and grants for continued research, clinical trials and advancements in the field of lymphology. If you or someone you know has, or is at risk of developing lymphedema, then please direct them to LE&RN's website. They live-stream symposiums, publish journals on lymphatic research, and have features where you can Ask An Expert questions.

Finding answers and advocacy forums online can be daunting- so I always steer my clients to  this non-profit where I know they will be in trusted hands.

Join Judi Dench, Steve Ruttenberg, Andy Cohen and Patricia Clarkson as ambassadors for LE&RN.

To learn more, become a member, sign their petition and donate.