Getting to know Jordanna...
Jordanna Levin is a trained journalist, conscious cook, event facilitator, podcast host, wellness and spirituality blogger, yoga teacher and editor. She loves tarot, crystals and the lunar cycle, but is also a sucker for schedules, practicality and good old-fashioned lists. A free spirit with her feet planted on the ground, Jordanna has a knack for taking mind-exploding spiritual concepts and making them digestible, relatable and applicable to everyone.
If you’re active on social media, you’ve probably heard of Jordanna by now, or at least seen some stunning flat-lays of her very #instaworthy new book, Make It Happen, which is causing quite a stir, with hordes of women vouching for it as being a fun, practical and easy-to-follow guide to manifestation for a whole new generation.
“In this warm and witty book, Jordanna shares her personal experiences and struggles along with her foolproof equation for manifesting whatever you desire, from your dream job to a lasting relationship. Whether you're a matter-of-fact skeptic or a somewhat hippie yoga-lover, Make It Happen will empower you to take ownership of your life and create anything you want.”
Jordanna is the creator of The Lunar Lover podcast (formerly The Inspired Table) and has recently launched the Lunar Lover Membership – the go-to resource for all things lunar – meditations, journal prompts, live moon circles, and other moon related goodness – everything the modern goddess need to harness the energy of the lunar cycle (in a totally non woo-woo way!) And, I’m not quite sure how she fits it all in, but Jordanna is also the co-host of another fabulous podcast, The Middle. Alongside Hollie Azzopardi, they keep the vibes high and the shi*t real as they celebrate life’s contradictions and introduce woke conversations mixed in with the latest pop-culture. It’s a delight listening along to these girls.
Let's hear what Jordanna has to say about all things life, wellness & boobs!
Where do you call home?
Currently Byron Bay.
What do you love about living there?
The breathing space. Byron has this ability to hold you without smothering you and give you space without making you feel lonely. Having moved up here from the overwhelming hustle and bustle of Sydney, Byron feels like a holiday but with enough going on to give you the motivation to get up and work!
Tell us about your ideal day situation!
Wake up with the sunrise. Early lighthouse walk with a good podcast in my ears. Oat milk chai and the crossword in the sun at Bayleaf and then some sort of Byron adventure with a loved one. A bushwalk and a waterfall never disappoints. A Doma lunch? A sunset drink at Rae’s?
I spend a lot of time.....
Editing audio! Ha ha truthfully I feel like it’s all I do. Two weekly podcast shows will do that to you.
Three things that can always be found in your pantry?
Cacao, homemade chicken broth (although I keep it in the fridge), ceres organics salt and vinegar brown rice crackers #obsessed.
Current favourite podcast / book?
Current fave podcast is Interview with Andrew Denton one of the best interviewers in the country. Currently reading Mother In Law by Sally Hepworth - so far so good.
One thing that might surprise people about me is:
That I’m an introvert.
Favourite form of movement/exercise?
Yin Yoga – saves me from constantly being in a yang state
Tell us what makes your heart skip a beat?
Sunrise and sunset. The beauty of both never gets lost on me!
What does self-care mean to you?
Checking in with myself regularly to make sure I’m still able to show up as me. When I get tired, or burnt out, or run down I’m unable to show up in my life as my most authentic self. Self-care allows me to do this.
My current self-care practices are morning or afternoon walks, infrared saunas, LED light room sessions at Little Company, rest, rest, rest, connecting with nature (sometimes this means lying under a tree and having a sleep).
How do your breasts form part of your self-care routine, if at all?
I’m ashamed to say they don’t, but I feel that’s about to change. :)
Two words to describe your boobs:
What do you think of when you hear the term breast wellness?
Breast wellness to me is about forming a connection with your breasts and giving a sh*t about their wellbeing.
How often do you conduct a self-breast check? (Is this something you dedicate time to doing, or is it more a case of a sporadic feel in the shower every now and then)?
I have to say after a troubled youth with my breasts I have grown into an adult who is quite detached from them. When I hit puberty my left breast never grew. I now have an implant on the left and a real breast on the right, so they always feel different and ever since the age of 16 I’ve avoided drawing attention to their inconsistencies. I don’t feel confident at all in knowing what to look for.
Breast cancer is estimated to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women aged 20-39. With that being the case, do you recall being educated about breast wellness / awareness when you were younger? By whom?
I definitely was not educated about breast wellness, in fact I thought all of the doctors I had seen regarding my own breast issues had given me very little information about why I was in the position I was in, which made me question any other advice around breast wellness they had for me.
Do you think women are disconnected with their breasts? Why do you think this might be the case?
I can’t speak for all women, but I know that I found it easier to disconnect from my breasts growing up. Aside from the issues I had with the asymmetry of my breasts, I found as a big busted girl with a small frame my breasts were often sexualised whether I felt like I was showing them off or not. I wanted to be recognised for my wit and my charm not my boobs, so I guess that disconnection filtered down into the way I connected with them even in privacy.
Due to the dense nature of breast tissue in younger women, there is no evidence to support the use of mammographic screening in women under 40. Given that the only method of early detection of breast cancer for young women is through breast awareness, what do you think can be done to encourage young women to get to know their boobs better now, rather than putting it off until they reach screening age?
Opening up conversations about breasts - good and bad. Since I began talking publicly about my own experience, I can’t tell you how many women have shared their own struggles. There can be a lot of shame around less than ‘perfect’ breasts but talking about them openly encourages women to not only care for them but take responsibility for their wellbeing.
Thank you so much Jordanna! I know that our community of readers appreciate hearing both the good and bad stuff. So many of us have less than ideal boob stories, which can end up resulting in the detachment you speak of, or the lack of desire to proactively care for their wellbeing - something Nuni is committed to shaking up.
Find more of Jordanna’s magical goodness over at @jordannalevin, and find more on her here. And, if you’re interested in learning more about the power of manifestation, do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of her latest creation (and first ever published book), Make It Happen .
With love & happy boobs, Dayle x
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