Episode #8: Ancestral Connection beyond the DNA test

When it comes to connecting with your ancestors, you can do a lot deeper than mapping your genealogy or taking a DNA test. In this episode of Belonging, I’m digging into the why being able to map genealogy comes from an immense place of privilege, the beauty of making pilgrimages to the lands (both indigenous and otherwise) of your ancestors, and how to re-connect with your ancestors through your dreams and ancestral foods, song, and dance.

my family’s burial plot on Bailey Island, Maine

“Ancestral connection work is for all of us, so it doesn’t always have to be done scientifically.”


My vision of the women in white on the hillside in Ireland come to life this past spring
Photo credit: Ewelina Wu

I would love to hear from you!

What are your ancestral connection practices?


Credit for the phrase “be a good ancestor” goes to Arianna of Quw’utsun’ Made

My book Root & Ritual: Timeless Ways to Connect to Land, Lineage, Community, and the Self is now available for pre-order!

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