There’s this idea that listening to your body feels good. Like slipping into a warm bath or taking that nap you’ve needed. Sometimes it is. Sometimes self care and tuning into the signals your body is telling you is the the itch you’ve been wanting to scratch, the instant gratification we all love so dearly. … More When Listening to Your Body is Hard AF
One of the most common dilemmas my ritual crafting clients run into when starting a ritual practice is: What tools do I use? Luckily, I could nerd out on talking about tools all. day. My response is usually The ones that are in front of you. We get caught up in the stuff. I love to shop, so … More Which Ritual Tools are Right for Me?
Dear You: I love you. I love you when you are sad. I love you when you worry about money. I love you when you question your Path and I love you when you’re insecure about the work you put in the world. I love you when you need to rest. I love you when … More Shadow Play on Sunny Days.
I just recently started teaching public yoga classes again. And, god I missed it so much. I had forgotten how nourishing it is to guide practitioners through pranayama, asana, and intention. I’ve realized why it feels so juicy, like I’m being fed, and then I had a “Duh, obviously,” moment. It’s an iteration of what … More Body Spells: Yoga & Ritual
Talking on the phone isn’t easy for me: There is something inherently terrifying to me about speaking to a stranger you cannot see. As a kid, my parents knew I wouldn’t answer the phone, I would refuse to be the one to order take out, and it took getting a job in a customer service … More Practices for Activists: How to Call Your Representatives even if You’re Terrified
Straight up: I don’t understand this whole Cursing the President thing. Yes, prayer/magic/truth/manifestation/whatever you wanna call your brand of JUJU has its place in politics, society and economics. Yes, we’re angry and wounded and feel the necessary and righteous rage toward what seems to be the root of our world’s ills. But is this how … More Kisses not Curses, Or, I Don’t Understand Hexing Trump
You already know this: As healers/magic-makers/witches/priestesses/diviners/et all, the way we view our bodies affects our craft. After all, we bring the ethereal into this realm through our bodies. We touch our tools, our clients and students, our fellow practitioners. Our craft is to bring the symbolic subconscious forward into this reality. We put forth so much effort … More Body Talk: Body Image is Super Important for Healers
Once, I was soft. My hips swayed with chimes and bells and my shoulders rocked like midday waves, sweet and steady and rhythmic. Then this softness fractured and something else emerged like shrugging off a shell. Now, I am ruthless. I have become drumming hail on zinc. I need to move and quickly. Quick and … More How Politics Changed the Way I Move.
Happy (belated) New Moon, wonderfuls! The New Moon Juju is still potent–can you feel it? Woo, this is the first episode in a while. Lots of things have gone down: personally, culturally, socially. It’s the end of the world as we know it, but that’s a good thing. Today, I’m talking to Livia Cohen-Shapiro of Ecstatic … More SS011: Shadow Play, Social Justice, Movement & More with Livia Cohen-Shapiro
On Saturday, I was part of an estimated 2.9 million demonstration for love, compassion, unity & a world where everyone of us is safe, abundant, and happy. My social media feed is still full to the brim of eloquent, fiery, heart-wrenching and mind-expanding talks, speeches and articles about our times now, and I feel it … More A Beautiful & Dangerous Assignment