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Navigating the Innate Transitions of Life

We are all in some sort of transition. Whether it’s a shift in careers, a new phase of parenthood, healing, birthing, grieving, graduating, completing a project, beginning or ending a relationship, or a period of deep longing. Transition is something we are all...

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Ireland Sacred Pilgrimage Recap

In the spring of 2018, I guided 13 women on a 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. Each of us journeyed there with our own intentions, and...

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{Video} Embracing the Aging Journey

We live in a culture that venerates youth. The tighter and dewier the skin, the firmer the forehead, the more you don’t “look your age”, the more you are rewarded by our society. Combine that with the fact that we are less and less connected to our elders—whether by...

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Know Whose Lands You Walk On

The teacher began the class by giving her name, the name of the original lands of her ancestral people (Poland, Ukraine, Croatia), the names of her teachers, and her preferred pronoun. I appreciated this way opening the class—by naming her lineage, sharing her origin...

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{Video} White Sage: Spiritual Practice with Integrity

It’s interesting how, when beginning the journey back to your earth-based roots and diving deeper into deeper spiritual ways of being, we can feel unsure of what feels most meaningful to us. In our seeking of sacred, we can tend towards mimicking what we see those...

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Making a Spring Equinox Altar

This week, I’m trying out doing solo video for my post. In the spirit of spring’s new energy, I was in the mood to try something new in my desire to connect more deeply with you here. I’d love to know what you think (leave a comment and let me know). Last week I...

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Allowing Spring

Moving from one season to another is kind of a big deal when you really think about it. For winter to transform into spring, a lot of shifts need to happen in the soil, with the temperature of the air, the little signals every microorganism gives each other, the way...

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Creating Your Own Ancestor Wall

The past several weeks, I have been spending my waning winter days (well, mostly Saturdays) creating an ancestor wall in my home. In my own practice of re-rooting myself in my ancestral lineage and connecting to the ones who came before me (and still live in my bones...

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Facing Judgement with Resilience & Compassion

Lately, I’ve been thinking about all the times in my life when I’ve made myself smaller, dimmed my light, or played along with something that didn’t resonate with my soul—all for the sake of not being judged. This comes up a lot in the women’s gatherings and...

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