Episode #85: Why I Took a Mama Sabbatical


I have slowly emerged from my cocoon here in this outward facing internet space after taking a much-needed and restorative three-month mama sabbatical. My time was spent making my life as small and as energetically boundaried as possible so I could catch my breath, be with my baby as she turned one year old, and orient myself back to center enough to feel in my body again. I am now seeing how moving through this rite of passage of having a child has woven me even more deeply into alignment with the seasons and cycles of my wild body and spirit.

So this episode of Belonging is a solo episode where I share how this time has been for me. I talk about the importance of admitting when you’re over-capacity, recognizing when you’re putting yourself last (especially as a parent), re-negotiating identity (why am I doing this?), being willing to question everything, my need to be seen as transforming, and coping with my grief by learning to make my world small.

“I am discovering who I am, and I am willing to question everything.”

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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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