Welcome to Belonging 

A podcast that explores being alive in the age of loneliness.

Becca Piastrelli is your host and guide on a journey of courageous reconnection as we explore topics like cultivating meaningful community, living with the seasons and cycles of the earth and your body, and leaving a thriving, regenerative legacy in these modern times.

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This week, I’m trying out doing solo video for my post. In the spirit of spring’s new energy, I was in the mood to try something new in my desire to connect more deeply with you here. I’d love to know what you think (leave a comment and let me know). Last week I talked […]

I have learned that it is good to begin by naming your place and people. I am currently writing this blog post in the town of Mill Valley in California, on the occupied lands of the coastal Miwok people. My people are almost entirely from the European continent, representing the Celtic, Pict, Nordic, Slavic and […]

We’re getting to that time of year where they are starting stringing lights on the large redwood trees in the downtown plaza of my town, the ladies who own a local pie business are sampling bourbon pecan and gluten-free pumpkin at our local coffee shop, and pink metallic holiday trees are popping up in our […]

The sweet and faithful apple has been re-enchanting me during these darker autumn days. The apple is such a quintessential representation of autumn to me. Right now, I’m seeing so many of us wearing our best plaid flannel outfits and wanting to go apple picking, drink apple cider, and bake apple pie. …and there’s a […]

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a handful of conversations with friends who have described the energy of the past week as overwhelming, rollercoaster-y, and unnerving. Beyond the obvious indicators of upheaval and strife that are hitting the news headlines every.single.day (I know…it’s exhausting and deeply frustrating), there’s a greater energy at play […]

The natural world has been my greatest guide when it comes to sense-making and navigating life. I find great comfort in the way the seasons cycle every year, but also how she (yes, nature is a “she” to me) gives us little hints about what she’s going through and what she needs. For instance, here […]

Autumn, in many ways, is the seasons of roots. As the air begins to chill and move towards winter’s frost, the plants are shifting their energy down towards their root to stay strong and survive the winter. This is the time when we harvest many of the roots, harnessing this powerful energy of resilience and […]

I’ll never forget the day it *clicked* on all levels of my being… My 28 year old self stood on the back balcony of her third floor walk-up apartment, looking at the nighttime sky and realized that the moon—the one that waxes and wanes through her cycle every 28 days and guides the ocean tides—that […]

I can’t begin this without sharing what feels most true for me right now… I’m tired. The kind of tired that has me getting out of bed a few hours later than usual and yearning for a midday siesta that involves homemade strawberry basil lemonade, a hammock, and two very lethargic kitties. It’s a slow, […]

My hope is to one day be an elder, not just an older. During my conventional school years, I prided myself on being able to find the right answer in a moment’s notice. All it took was an easy internet search or quick purchase of a bright yellow spark notes booklet that contained everything I’d […]

Water is sacred. You probably know this already. Afterall, 75% of your body is made up of water. You know what else? Trees are made up of 75% water too. Water is in your blood, your brain cells, your saliva and your tears. You were created and birthed in an amniotic sac filled with water. […]

A knowing shiver ran down my spine as I heard those words uttered. I felt my lips mouth a knowing yes as I listened to the radiant shamanic bee priestess speak these words of truth. For a few months now, I’ve been taking a class called The Folk Medicine and Magic of Old Europe with […]

Once again, the sun is telling us we are in a time of transition. A transition from the quiet reflective winter into the quickening energy of spring. The soil is warming, new shoots are bursting through and buds are starting to bloom. This past Monday (the 20th of March), we in the northern hemisphere crossed […]

Most of my life, I’ve had an aversion to Februaries. It was a bitter joke in my family that we couldn’t be responsible for who we’d become during that dark, cold month because it was always sad and a little bit ugly. The novelty of the winter holidays had worn off and now it was […]

So many of us struggle with the transition to the darker, colder days of autumn and winter. It’s certainly true for me because, after 4 years of living through Februaries in Boston, I turned my booty around and moved myself right back to California where winter looked more like a minor few 30 degree nights […]

I talk a lot about feeling connected to my ancestors, specifically the women in my lineage. I have found that, the more I work with my hands, the more I get that remembering feeling. It’s like I can see my great great great grandmothers gathering at the table cooking meals, making medicines, and telling their […]

I’ve got a theory about why Autumn is such a popular time of year. Beyond the pumpkin spice everything and cozy sweata weatha, I believe we are innately tuning in to the natural rhythm of the seasons and preparing ourselves to release and let go of what is no longer serving us. The trees provide […]

Before we get into Autumn head wreath making fun, I want to share a few thoughts on sacred adornment with you. I used to translate dress for success to mean dress how the conventional world typically views a “successful woman”. To me, that meant boxy clothes in drab colors that didn’t flatter my curvy body […]

If you’re like me, you hit the ground running soon after the clock struck 2016. That first week of January, I went after it. I had a head full of dreams, plans, visions, and resolutions and nothing was going to stop me. The new year energy is infectious. Promise and optimism fills the air. Advertisements […]

The autumnal equinox is just around the corner (falling on September 23rd this year), marking the first day of fall in the northern hemisphere. The beauty of the equinox is that it marks a balancing of things – night and day are equal. It feels like nature’s little pause so our bodies, minds, and souls can transition […]

Welcome to the final installment in the Moon Cycle Series! In case you need to catch up: Part One: I talk about my journey to making peace with my period Part Two: Your connection to the moon and breakdown of the 4 phases of your cycle Part Three: Incorporating ritual and self-care into your moon cycle […]

Welcome back to the Moon Cycle Series! In case you need to catch up: Part One: I talk about my journey to making peace with my period Part Two: Your connection to the moon and breakdown of the 4 phases of your cycle Part Three: Incorporating ritual and self-care into your moon cycle (+ sea […]

Welcome back to the Moon Cycle Series. In case you missed it… Part One: I talk about my journey to making peace with my period Part Two: Your connection to the moon and breakdown of the 4 phases of your cycle Part Three: Incorporating ritual and self-care into your moon cycle (+ sea sponges!) For […]

Welcome back to The Moon Cycle Series, sweet ones. In case you missed it, you can check out Part One, where I shared my story about how I went from hating to re-signifying my period and Part Two, where I shared how your cycle is connected to the moon as well as a breakdown of what’s […]

Now that I’ve told you the story that took me from hating my period to seeing it as a beautiful and sacred part of my life, I want to talk about how I’ve been able to do that. As a woman – your menstrual cycle is, in so many ways, your internal compass.  I’ve gone […]

I want to talk to you about a very sacred thing that unites us all as women and with the cycles of nature and the planets. It’s something I’ve been studying and diving into on my own journey over the past several years, and I’ve been a little nervous to talk about here.  I’m talking […]