I'm a 30-some year old writer, artist and healer-in-training who lives in Indianapolis with my husband and our daughter, Ada. This blog is a journal of sorts, to document both descent into the Underworld and the moment of my ascension: to overcome my depression diagnosis, to learn to love myself in spite of myself, and to teach others the transformative alchemy that is creativity and self-compassion / I am fueled by writing, weaving, and a never-ending pile of books. My magick happens in the stir of a wooden spoon, in the flick of a pen, and in acts of self-care, love and pleasure. When not studying to become a psychotherapist, I'm researching traditional witchcraft and teaching myself tarot and herbalism.
FAVORITE MUSIC Wolves in the Throne Room, Bathory, Chelsea Wolfe, King Woman, Oathbreaker, Sun O))), Earth, Medieavel Baebes, Tori Amos, Stevie Nicks, CoCoRosie, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Burzum
FAVORITE BOOKS The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien), The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky), 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami), The Rainbow Way (Lucy H. Pearce), I Thought it Was Just Me (Brené Brown), The Noonday Demon (Andrew Solomon), The Artist's Way (Julia Cameron), Writing Down the Bones (Natalie Goldberg)
FAVORITE FORMS OF SELF-CARE Long baths, journaling, sitting in my sun room and reading
MY BIGGEST DREAM To become a private therapist, get licensed as a yoga teacher and own a combination yoga studio/bookstore/workshop space.