I have a very special, two-part conversation for you today coming to you from inside the Hearthfire community.
Hearthfire is my virtual healing and support space for us to devote ourselves to this work of creating a life for ourselves that truly nourishes us. We seek to create lives that are in deeper integrity, that have us being better ancestors, that have us healing the wounds from living in systems of oppression that have us holding ourselves back in a time where our voices and our actions and our hearts are deeply needed.
This episode is a recording of one of our regular calls in Hearthfire where we might practice the art of witnessing, do rituals, do meditations, learn from guest speakers, or have deep and meaningful conversations like the one you’ll hear here.
In this first part, you’ll hear us talk about what’s been a challenge in each of our journeys with cultivating a deeper sense of belonging in our lives. We talk about navigating friendship, the very real experience of loss and grief (and the subsequent relationship losses that come with it), how to better support one who is grieving, remembering we are never alone, and the loneliness of the mothering journey.
“Finding out that there is even a dialogue or that there are even others like us sitting here who are seeking belonging — that in and of itself is empowering. We are not alone in our loneliness.” -Justine Hearn
- Azalea mentioned the only book that really helped her in her grief: It’s Okay That You’re Not Okay by Megan Divine
In this conversation, you heard the voices of: