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Recap of the Ancestral Pilgrimage to Ireland 2019

In the spring of 2019, I led a group of women on my second sacred pilgrimage to Ireland—the land of their ancestors and a very special place that has preserved much of the mysteries of earth-based, pre-Christian traditions. We journeyed there with our own intentions...

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Rooted Magic Retreat: A Look Inside

This past autumn, when the veils were still thin and the season of ancestors was upon us, I hosted eight women in my home for the Rooted Magic Retreat. Our intentions were to come together to greet the ancestral season of going inward. We all wanted to reconnect to...

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Season of Shadow & Being the Moon Mna

One of my favorite things about traveling on pilgrimage to ancestral lands and sacred sites is to be able to connect to the women of that land—the women who hold the secrets of the ancestors of that place in their bones. When I traveled to Ireland for the first time...

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Ancestral Tinglings in Maine

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing my intentions and preparation for a recent trip I took to Maine—the land my matrilineal ancestors first settled on in the early 1600s. (You can read those posts here and here.) It was important for me, as a European descended...

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Traveling to Colonized Land & Healing Oppressor Ancestry

Over the past few years, I have consciously been making pilgrimages to the lands of my ancestors. It usually begins with a dream (either sleeping or waking) that compels me to plant my feet on the soils my ancestors once walked and are buried under. Last year, I...

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Exploring the Menstrual Rituals of Our Ancestors

In my lifelong research of the people I come from, I have been drawn to the ways my people signified important moments in a human being’s life. For instance, the way they venerated their dead, birthed their babies, chose and committed to a partner, and (of particular curiosity for me) marked and honored their monthly moon cycle or menstrual bleed.

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Seriously…let’s talk social media and phone addiction

One of the topics Tim and I tend to bicker about is our phones. I don’t like it when he checks his email first thing in the morning while still in bed or peeks at a message coming through when I’m saying something to him and he doesn’t like how I grab mine when we’re...

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