With Julie Civiello Polier
Welcome to Living Well — our bi-weekly spotlight on different women that we admire and find fascinating. Our goal is to share an intimate peek into these women’s lives by asking them the questions that allow them to open up about their imperfect truth, whatever that may be.
Julie Civiello Polier, founder of LINEA, is a celebrity facialist, holistic esthetician, Reiki Master, spiritual motivator, and intuitive guide. Her work draws from over a decade of training in movement and voice, massage, breathwork, spiritual psychology, and energy studies infused with her own intuition. Julie believes that we all hold the power to tune in and heal ourselves, and she guides her clients to tap into their unique gifts. Julie developed LINEA to educate and empower women to connect the inner and outer body, boosting vitality from within.
It is my absolute honor to have Julie joining me today to answer the Living Well questions.
If you've done the Values Deck exercise, what are your top five values? Tell us how one of them manifests in your life. What is a decision you’ve made using it to guide you?
Love, Honesty, Kindness, Spirituality, Fun.
It's been really interesting to hold these values close, passing decisions and opportunities through each of these values as if they are lenses to look through because it has made choices a lot clearer and easier. We've had a couple of work offers recently and we could say yes to them immediately because the Honesty and Fun boxes were checked. When consulting and collaborating with beauty brands beyond our own, Honesty is a big one for us – do they list all their ingredients? Do they use ingredients that are clean for our bodies and the planet?
What does a life well-lived look like?
A life well-lived is a practice of deep listening and truly hearing. Hearing one's own heart and listening to the messages from one's own body allows us to be in harmony with ourselves and thereby everyone on the globe. This kind of practiced connectivity can allow us to see each other lovingly and in acceptance.
My version of success is…
My version of success is practicing harmony where we care for one another so deeply, doing less and being more. Success could look like business and commerce providing offerings and products that are healing for the entire population, where items are made with integrity for the people and planet; and where profit is invested into organizations and services that encourage all to thrive.
In what way are you seeking to grow right now?
Bravery/Fearlessness! I see Jill Willard, a celebrated author and intuitive psychic, practicing bravery and fearlessness every day. By being honest and direct, not withholding while remaining kind, we can release codependencies and trust that each other is whole and never needing to be fixed, saved, or changed.
What is one way that you are different today than you were ten years ago?
I love my body so much more now than I did 10 years ago! Watching my body grow to provide a nourishing womb to house our baby and then observing my cellular healing process afterward showed me so much majestic mystery. I am in utter admiration and love with myself and my capacity to transform.
Setting aside modesty for a moment, what are you excellent at?
Ha! What an excellent question Jaimi. I am excellent at intuiting and alchemizing events and situations. I can see what needs to be contributed to a situation for ease and success and I can alchemize any perceived failure into an opportunity to lean in and grow deeper into myself.
Whose life perspective and way of moving through the world teaches you something about who + how you want to be?
My interpreted perspective of how plants move through the world teaches me the most. The beauty of the mycelium network that lives deep within the earth is something I think humans are capable of being – a symbiotic network of honest communication that sends loving supplies wherever needed.
IS THERE A QUOTE OR MANTRA YOU ALWAYS COME BACK TO?
"You are a part of me I do not yet know" – Valarie Kaur
Could we greet anything we're afraid of, discriminating against, judging harshly in this way? Could we greet aspects of ourselves we have shamed and banned this way, inviting them back in to be loved and integrated?
Can you share a book, podcast, or article that changed you in some way?
On Being's Podcast interviewing Ocean Vuong opened my heart in so many ways. I listened to the recording at least twice and the way Ocean talks about their family practicing Buddhism through care for one another brought tears to stream down my cheeks. They spoke about taking the shoes off one's voice to be authentic and vulnerable and the act of taking one's shoes off to enter a home makes the entrance sacred and it is a way of offering one's best self.
What are you grateful for today?
Wow, this question brought so many gratitudes flooding in. I am grateful for our health, our son, our loving relationships, our voices, our connection, our soul to soul friendships.