Blog - Becca Piastrelli

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Inviting in Death {Celebrating Samhain}

The natural world has been my greatest guide when it comes to sense-making and navigating life. I find great comfort in the way the seasons cycle every year, but also how she (yes, nature is a “she” to me) gives us little hints about what she’s going through and what...

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Ancestral Connection through Food

We are the living dreams of our ancestors. I’ve always been fascinated by food as an expression of culture and humanity throughout time. So much can be expressed through food—not just a love of gathering with kinfolk and loved ones, but also as a signal for what’s...

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“I Know You” {Hello from Ireland!}

I didn’t grow up feeling a lot of trust with the plant world. My family had a sweet little garden (growing mostly tomatoes and gladiolus—my father’s favorite), but I didn’t have a kindly old grandmother teaching me about the medicinal uses of the weeds surrounding our...

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The Magic of Root Season

Autumn, in many ways, is the seasons of roots. As the air begins to chill and move towards winter’s frost, the plants are shifting their energy down towards their root to stay strong and survive the winter. This is the time when we harvest many of the roots,...

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Why this sisterhood thing can be so hard

I’m going to begin this post by saying what’s true for me… Gathering with women is my passion and can come more easily to me than others. I am an extrovert, meaning I derive energy from social interaction with other people. I was known as a social butterfly growing...

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On Choosing Learning over Knowing

I’m often asked for some sort of specific how-to for the way I walk in the world. They want the step-by-step recipe, the blueprint, or the link to buy the book that will tell them the path and the steps you must take in order to embody a sacred and meaningful life....

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Discover Your Unique Cycle with the Moon & Seasons

I’ll never forget the day it *clicked* on all levels of my being... My 28 year old self stood on the back balcony of her third floor walk-up apartment, looking at the nighttime sky and realized that the moon—the one that waxes and wanes through her cycle every 28 days...

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A Solar Return for the Salmon

Today marks my completion of another trip around the sun—also known as my birthday (+ my mama’s birth date!) And while I typically welcome the celebration of my birth with open arms (my sun is in Leo, what can I say? *wink*), I’m looking at this milestone with...

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