Episode #87: On Mothering & Eco-Grief


In this episode of Belonging, I’m sharing the complicated thoughts and feelings I’m experiencing being a mother — choosing to bring a child into this world — and living in a time of climate collapse. I share somatic tools for how I’m dealing with the anxiety and grief of these times, questioning if it’s ethical to bring a child into this world, building community care and knowing your neighbors, and conjuring curiosity to find out what you need to know rather than catastrophizing.

“The meaning I’m making of continuing my lineage and having my beloved child is to support her in navigating a changing world.”

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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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