Are You Afraid of Your Own Shadow?

Are You Afraid of Your Own Shadow?

Are you afraid of shadow work? Plodding through shadow is something that comes so naturally to me that I forget that it can be intimidating for people. “Shadow Work” has become a trendy term lately. While I appreciate that more people are interested in...
Excavating Negative Core Beliefs with Shadow Work

Excavating Negative Core Beliefs with Shadow Work

I’m a worthless piece of shit. That’s the narrative that played in my unconscious mind for years. Though I was sometimes aware of feeling this way, I didn’t realize how it permeated everything I experienced until a cataclysmic event sent it careening to the surface of...
We’re Every Age We’ve Ever Been All at Once

We’re Every Age We’ve Ever Been All at Once

As a child, I loved playing with Matryoshka dolls. I would study each one, taking in the similarities and the slight differences between them. I was fascinated by how they fit into each other, how they were all separate but were also all one. Nowadays, when working...
Hell is Frozen

Hell is Frozen

In Norse mythology, Hel, the realm of the dead (also the name of the queen of that realm), is a cold and dark place rather than a fiery pit. Souls suffer in icy shadows. Every year I find myself in this place of misery. Seasonal depression is real and it’s...
Learn to Love Your Body

Learn to Love Your Body

What if you gave yourself permission to be beautiful? Not in the lofty sense of appreciating your “inner” beauty, but in a way that truly celebrates your physical beauty. It sounds simple but it’s not. At least not for many. Not in a culture that presents messages...