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
When I was in Kindergarten, I was chosen to be Mary in the school’s performance Christmas Story–when Jesus was born. My first crush–a boy named George from my class–was cast as Joseph, and I was very, very excited. As far as I was concerned, Mary was the leading lady, and despite not having any actual … More Witchy Reflections on Christmas Day
Comparison, if I let it, could swallow me whole. The other day while working out in a group class, I was having fun, bopping around and feeling awesome and strong and fit. A slim, sports bra and shorts-clad woman in class stopped to rest. A thought popped into my head while I was doing twisting mountain … More Traitorous Thoughts in a Defiant Body
Last week, I watched the sun set on my last day as a twenty-something with a bottle of sparkling rosé and ScHoolboyQ. Despite everyone saying–in a weird, reconciliatory way–life begins at 30, it doesn’t. I’ve experienced 30 years of paralyzing sickness, devastating heartbreak and transcendent joy. I’ve done so much work to heal myself and have the … More Fill in the Blank: Maiden, _____, Mother, Crone.
I love autumn: As basic as it may be, I’m first in line for freebasing pumpkin-flavored anything come September, with orange leaves in my hair and the cozy socks-n-knee boots combo. But man, I get sad. An unnerving ennui, a deep melancholy tends to settle in right when the first cooler, overcast days show up. Like right now.
I am all about making eating a ritual. And let’s be real: Eating can be a loaded activity, especially if you have a history of some weird food habits (ahem, like me). Preparing food and mealtimes themselves can be wrought with fear or guilt or anxiety, calorie-counting, paralyzing decision-making, or maybe you totally numb-out. Or … More Making Mealtimes Sacred
Happy New Moon, lovers! The new moon is a time for introspection, reflection. There is something transforming beneath the surface–the membrane of collective chrysalis churns and bulges with what is about to emerge. This impending emerging is potent: I see it in the world, in the people I know, and in myself. We are about … More SS010: Inclusive Spaces & Redefining Sexy with Jenna Noah, MA, LPCC