When I first moved to this neighbourhood I was in the grips of a terrible panic. It probably began as postpartum anxiety – my son was only one and a half then – but due to a debilitating lack of sleep with baby, the anxiety and compulsive fear behavior remained. It was extremely difficult. I … Continue reading They Are Speaking
My road to recovery from illness has had many facets. Like peeling an onion only to get to the next layer, tears and all. There's been the physical symptoms to address, but I knew from the beginning that this illness was more complex. In 2012 my baby son was 3 years old. I started working out … Continue reading My Dear Guide – Shamanism and Grave’s Part Two
I am mortally terrified of bears. It’s a phobia. But a few years ago bears started showing up in my dreams, always chasing me. People give me gifts with bears on them. This year Bear showed up in my shamanic journeys.
Last night I had a really vivid dream that moved from one story to the next story. When I woke up I was like, wow! a lot going on there. I felt the tug to meditate immediately. What followed was the densest meditation session I have ever had. The energy in my mind was like … Continue reading Sick All the Time? Practice Forgiveness
This story never gets old. At the ripe old age of 29 I had been a pack-a-day smoker for 16 years. I started in grade 8. It wasn’t to fit in, rather it was to get off my head – the first foray into mind-alteration. But this story isn’t really about that. This story is … Continue reading How I Quit Smoking
My journey with Graves disease continues. They say that it comes in waves or fluctuates - this is my experience now. My symptoms have come back. Not as bad as they once were, but enough to stop me from doing things I like to do - mainly yoga, running, physical exercise. For me Graves manifests … Continue reading A Balanced Approach to Living With Graves – Part Three
At the school we are asked to practice going into trance every week on Freyja's day - which is Friday. This is my first experience with crossing worlds via singing, instead of drumming or rattling. Amazing to be working on this, considering all the trouble I have had with singing this past year - … Continue reading Trance with Song