Episode #63: Feeling Seen in the Wild with Asia Suler

Asia Suler joins me in this episode of the Belonging Podcast. Asia is a writer, teacher, mystic, and herbalist who lives in the folds of the Blue ridge mountains. She is the creator and concoctress of One Willow Apothecaries, an Appalachian-grown company that offers lovingly handcrafted medicines and alchemical gateways of education. Her classes are a unique combination of western and energetic herbalism, stone medicine, earth-centered shamanism, and intuitive healing.

I first found Asia on Instagram and as I’ve been doing pilgrimage over the last several years, so has she. I really love her perspective on the more-than-human world, how we can connect to the earth, and how it shows us our inherent goodness. In this episode, she shares how, like me, she grew up in suburbia, but then had a health crisis that took her to the wild. Asia gives us ideas on how to get started in building our relationship with the wild. We talk about reciprocity and animism, and what to do if you feel silly or judged in your communion with the earth.

“I really started to feel that it wasn’t just me in my own little self-reflective bubble, but that I was really being reached out to by the natural world.” -Asia Suler


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My book Root & Ritual is now available wherever books are sold!

My intention with this book is for it to be your guide to reconnecting with the earth, your ancestors, and your communities as you come home to your whole self. Despite our best efforts, our modern world leaves so many of us feeling isolated, unworthy, and alone. We’re unrooted from the land, untethered from our lineages, disconnected from our communities, and separated from our deepest sense of self. Root & Ritual is meant to be a pathway back to connection and wholeness through rituals, recipes, and ancestral wisdom.

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