I don't know what it is that brought you here but I have an intuitive hunch it has something to do with belonging.
This work is deep and filled with examining and healing what has been passed through the generations: mistrust, feeling unworthy, addiction to what does not serve us, fear, and oppressive societal structures. We don’t skirt around these wounds, we heal by looking straight at them. If you’re willing to take the hands of your sisters and walk through this portal to embrace it all—the magic and the shadow...
you’ll find a greater sense of belonging.
I lead international pilgrimages, host intimate womxn's gatherings, and share about all my work in my weekly-ish podcast, Belonging. All of this within the container of supportive sisterhood because while each of us is on our own inward journey, we don’t have to go it alone.
Through all this, I share my own experience the way—not because there is one way to do this work, but because we are all mirrors for each other
and often what can be said for one may be said for all.
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I believe we have an infinite well of creativity within us...it just took me 25 years to access mine (addiction to perfectionism and a fear of the judgment of others kept me away). My approach to creativity and working with your hands isn't about achieving the most beautiful Pinterest pin. It's about tapping into that part of yourself that your great great great grandmothers lived and breathed into life when they sat at the table and infused meaning (and magic!) into everything they touched with their hands. To work with your hands is to activate the memory of those wise womxn and re-access that creative well that has always been there. Come play with me and get to know the creative wise womxn that lives within you.
To connect to those who came before you is to connect more deeply with the truth of who you are today. No matter who you are, you come from a lineage. That may bring up feelings of resistance or fear or perhaps joyful curiosity. No matter your family origin story, your ancestors DNA still flows through your blood and bones. To understand more deeply the lands and people you are descended from is to do the important work of becoming a good ancestor yourself. Allow me to share my story with you and share resources along the way for you to learn from. Each of us has our own unique story of how we got here, and re-weaving the threads of these stories creates a deeper, more rooted sense of belonging and impact in our lives.
- Finding my 20,000-Year-Old Grandmother
- Ancestral Connection through Food
- How to Connect with Your Ancestral Lineage
- White Sage: Spiritual Practice with Integrity
- Know Whose Lands You Walk On
- Dismantling the Colonizer Mind
- How to Research & Prepare for Ancestral Pilgrimage
- Choosing the Journey of Decolonization
- Ancestral Connection through Folkways
When we remember that we belong to the earth and that we, too, have seasons and cycles that affect the ways we move and live in the world. I invite you to join me in aligning your life to the flow of the seasons and to see what shifts you can make in your own life to lessen the anxiety and stress that comes with this culture of do-do-doing. Our ancestors had such a deep relationship with the sun and the moon and the shifts of the seasons. It was their source of spirit, where they could divine what was wise and true. I want us to return to that place of connection with the natural world, and it all starts with knowing your own cyclical nature.
So many of us are craving meaningful connection with fellow womxn (as opposed to the trash-talking, behind-the-back kind of friendship many of us were brought up with). It can feel hard to have real, deep friendships in adulthood. We live in a society that hasn't exactly set womxn up to feel safe in sisterhood, but that doesn't mean we can't cultivate deep and meaningful community in our lives. We just need to remember how to be with each other—not to fix or criticize or compare, but to celebrate and hold up each other as a way to heal.