#158: From Overcoming Trauma to Transformational Health with Michelle Norris

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What we’re talking about in this episode

  • Tools to keep your relationships together while going through major trauma
  • Why you should never let someone tell you how you are supposed to grieve
  • Addressing the roles of masculinity and femininity in the grieving process
  • The role powerful plant medicine can play in your healing journey 
  • Analyzing the double standards present for women in positions of power

Episode Summary

Michelle Norris went through one of the biggest emotional traumas imaginable when she lost her daughter at age 23. Instead of letting her grief conquer her, Michelle and her husband channeled the legacy of their daughter into Paleo f(x), a conference dedicated to helping those seeking a new path from traditional medicine. 

Now, more than a decade later, Michelle is here to provide you with real, actionable strategies to help you find the strength to heal from emotional trauma. By mindfully responding instead of reacting, grieving in your own way and leaning into your feminine energy, Michelle is proof that you too can release yourself from your frozen state of fear and start to move past your trauma.

Michelle believes that even one day living without the possibility of changing your life is one day too many, and she is here to inspire and encourage you to take responsibility and control of your own health. Don’t wait to start investing in your own health, because as Michelle knows, nobody is promised tomorrow. 

Are you ready to take the steps necessary to heal your emotional trauma and move forward? Share your story with us in the comments below!


“To say it was the hardest time of my life would be a complete understatement, but it was also the most transformational time of my life.” (10:30)

“The best thing to do is allow yourself to go through it, feel it all because it needs to release from your body. Because if you don’t release it from your body, down the road it is going to turn into disease.” (17:21)

“Everyone had their space and time and their place for grieving because she was a loss to the whole world, not just me.” (23:21)

“The only thing that you can control is whether or not you react or you respond to something.” (26:07)

“My culture at my company a handful of years ago sucked, I can tell you that. It was awful and it was because I didn’t lean into my feminine and into my vulnerability.” (34:10)

Resources Mentioned

Paleo f(x) Conference 

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4 Responses to #158: From Overcoming Trauma to Transformational Health with Michelle Norris

  1. Gerry January 14, 2020 at 10:42 am #

    This podcast spoke to me! I am going through with a personal truma situation myself. I rather not go into details. I have attened counseling and a yoga trauma and anxity workshop. I now attend monthly yoga trauma and anxiety meetup and discuss triggres, family ect….

    • Mariza January 15, 2020 at 8:52 am #

      Hello, Gerry! Thanks for sharing this story with me 🙂 It really makes me happy knowing that this episode has helped you.

  2. Laura Wegner January 14, 2020 at 4:27 pm #

    I don’t know how this podcast touched me, but it did. Made me realize I have trauma from my daughters birth almost 5 years ago. I developed food sensitivities and allergies one month to the day after her delivery.
    Thank you for this. Now… to go to work on healing!

    • Mariza January 15, 2020 at 8:53 am #

      Hi, Laura! Looking forward to your healing. Thanks for sharing this story with me 🙂

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