The are few who embody the divine feminine so fully as Joanne. Through her work, her mentoring and her healing practice she touches women who are ready for deep change – and helps them bring that change forward in their lives with ease, grace, beauty, and power. Learn about tips for presence to flower essences for uncovering the hidden causes of imbalance and be inspired and activated by her light and LOVE vibration. Joanne’s angelic light is infectious. Enjoy. She can be found online at joanneameyacohen.com.
Lindsay and Joanne talk about tapping into your divine purpose.
Tapping in to Your Divine Purpose
Q: Tell us a little about yourself
I consider myself a Women’s Wisdom Guide, a truth-seeker, a student of the plants and trees, lover of magic, believer in the power of sisterhood, and perpetual student. Through my own health journey and mentoring women over the last 14 years, I am committed to supporting women heal their hormonal health AND step into the realm of their desires.
Q: Tell us about your path to creating your business and your vision
When I first was training as an herbalist, flower essence therapist, and counselor, I didn’t so much think about my business and a greater vision. I just knew that these were paths that I HAD to walk. And now after witnessing so many women unfold and blossom through this work, I realize that my mission is actually quite large.
My path has been in devotion to women. And I have been “Schoole” in the ways of woman through my private practice. And in addition, I was a Birth Doula, Midwife Assistant, and Childbirth Educator for 8 years. I have constantly been pulled into the ways of the feminine.
My vision is that women take their health (emotional, spiritual, and physical) and make it a priority to nourish themselves and heal.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself and your philosophy on wellness:
Our health is our real wealth. We all know this. But sometimes we get lazy or take our bodies for granted. Wellness as a way of life to prevent health challenges/issues is an exquisite commitment to make to yourself. Wellness becomes a state of being.
I think it is important for everyone to really define for themselves what wellness means. This clarity provides the roadmap to embodying these qualities.
Q: What was the catalyst in your life to fuel your commitment to wellness?
I know that my health and wellness are the foundation for me to have an amazing life and business. When I feel vibrant, I can express my gifts fully, I can love deeply, and I can be present to those around me.
For many years, my feminine health suffered and I would have days on end where I felt like my body was working against me. None of this felt “right” and I vowed to do whatever I needed to bring myself back into wellness.
Q: How do you stay healthy, resilient and vibrant?
This is an ongoing process for me. In the mornings, I read an inspiring book for at least 15 minutes. I drink warm lemon water. I take my herbs that keep my adrenals and hormones happy and balanced. I drink my green juice to stay alkalized. I take my flower essence formulas if I am working through a limiting belief about myself or pushing up against patterns or closures that don’t serve me. I eat organic meals fresh from the farmers market.
I try to go for walks, put my feet on the Earth, sometimes I have mid-day dance parties.
Mostly, I stay linked to who I am as a woman or who I want to become MORE of. That becomes my roadmap and that is ever-changing! I communicate a lot. I reach out to my sisters. I reach out to my mentors to help me stay on track and towards my desires.
Q: If there was only one thing a person could find the energy and resources to make a priority what would it be?
We all have a tendency to focus on what is not working or what we still want more of. And we end up feeling anxious, stressed, and overwhelmed. What if we shift our focus? What if we thought about how to fill or nourish ourselves and made that a priority? This doesn’t cost any money. It is only about making yourself a priority.
What are 3 things that absolutely fill you up…Juice you up? What brings you pleasure? It could be anything – dancing, gardening, sex, painting, journaling, watching movies, cooking, manicures, hangin with your girlfriends. Once you have 3, choose to do one of those things at least one time per week. Making pleasure a non-negotiable is imperative because this is how you resource yourself and avoid irritation and deprivation.
Q: What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“In these bodies, we will live. In these bodies, we will die. Where you invest your love, you invest your life.” ~ Mumford and Sons
Joanne Ameya Cohen is an author, speaker, and Women’s Wisdom Guide who empowers women to heal their hormonal and reproductive health Through herbal medicine, flower essence therapy, counseling, and shamanic practices, Joanne mentors women to flourish and nurture themselves.