Name: Lauren McKenna
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Massage Therapist and Wellness Coach
Tell us about yourself!: I'm an introvert that's always playing with my inner child. A true earth sign with Gemini all over my chart, I'm lover of the earth and learning; a true curious, gypsy soul. As an empath I'm a lover of people and a bringer of peace.
What is your definition of what a “wild woman” is?: Uninhibited and unashamed. To me, a Wild Woman is honoring her sacred journey home to her true self and desires.
How would you describe your life was like before starting your journey of being a wild woman?: The complete opposite of what I define a Wild Woman to be. I spent all of my energy on trying to read everyones minds in order to figure out what they expected of me. I followed people like a lost puppy, expecting everyone to plan my life for me. I like to bring happiness to people's lives, naturally as a healer and empath, but I was abusing myself in order to make this happen. This manifested in my anxiety, depression and having a non-existent identity. I even shunned all what it meant to be "one of the girls" because femininity scared me and my idea of it was misconstrued. I had no idea who I was. I was a lost soul.
What were your biggest insecurities before engaging your inner wild woman?: In myself and relationships - that people wouldn't like me, or would stop loving me. In my success - that I would "fail" as a human on this journey...not having contributed anything great during my time here.
What is your life like now that you are actively engaging your inner wild woman?: Whew, like an ecstatic dance! I'm trying and experiencing what I want, when I desire it without concern for what anybody may think. My depression is gone and I'm slowly healing from my anxiety. I have witnessed my true self and am embracing her completely. I have an identity. I'm decisive. I have more energy. My relationships are better. I feel the universe working with me now instead of against me, because I'm clear of what I want. I have my intuition back. I don't say "sorry" nearly as much! I wholeheartedly love myself.
What are your five most favorite aspects of yourself as a wild woman?:
1) My curiosity - my hunger.
2) My intuition - my connection.
3) The sacred feminine I now celebrate
4) My energy - healer, lover.
5) My temple - free boobs, belly pouch, long hair - all of it!
What was the biggest realization, experience, or transformation that most helped you to start unleashing and embracing your wild feminine nature?: I had never even heard "Wild Woman" until Ali's work. This opened up a channel that I didn't know existed. I did some exploring then, here and there with Ali's teachings, but the floodgates really burst open with with the inception of the Wild Woman Speaks Sisterhood. Ali brought together so many Wild Women that finally had a safe space to unleash their wild energy and talk about it, and it has literally pulled the Wild Woman out of me!
What is your favorite part of expressing your wild feminine nature?: The buzz I feel everyday - that feeling of pure freedom, pure LOVE that courses through my veins, 24/7.
When do you feel the wildest?: When I'm completely living in the moment - ok, and usually naked ;)
Why did you decide to participate in Wild Women Unveiled.: To inspire other Women to find and unleash their Wild Woman.
What is your message to other women out there who are just beginning their journey as a wild woman, or haven’t started yet but feel the call of the wild woman speaking to their soul?: Trust. Just trust that you're going to come out the other end saying "Oh THERE you are!" It's an exhilarating buzz you feel, electric, even. You will shatter walls. But at the same time it's the most gentle feeling of being welcomed home. To your sacred heritage. To your tribe. To yourself.