1. Episode #226: Mental Health, Pole Power, and Self-Love with Rachel Calderon Cheryl Ilov 51:58

Rachel Calderon is licensed mental health professional who provides positive therapy to a wide variety of clients of all backgrounds from a harm reduction and empowerment approach. Her client base includes the LGBT+ community, monolingual Spanish speakers, refugees, Grief, and people struggling with trauma. 

Rachel is also an athlete also has found her inner strength and personal power through the art and sport of fit pole, also known as pole dancing. She shares her personal transformation of embracing her feminine spirit through the power of pole and the incredibly supportive and uplifting pole community. 

Download this fun and enlightening episode to hear Rachel’s story and learn valuable tips regarding mental health, the value of trying new things, and the power of self-love.  




Cheryl Ilov is an author, speaker, dancer, martial artist, and physical therapist. She is also a former chronic pain patient who began a journey of self-discovery and self-healing after her medical team informed her that she would never recover. They were wrong.

Cheryl fired her medical team and found her own path to health and healing, as well as a journey of life-long learning. Her areas of expertise include the art of healing through movement, personal empowerment, and fitness over fifty. She is also the host of The FemiNinja Project podcast, which focuses on overcoming obstacles, personal empowerment, restoring human dignity, and alternative health and healing.