Welcome to SpiritMAMA, my little oasis in the enchanted forest, where I share cool stuff – art, music, fashion, people, culture, deep thoughts around my favourite things: my family, alternative medicines, the occult, esoteric, mysterium, pagan gods, magic, the paranormal. Fairies and folktales, curiosities, beautiful things, light and dark.
I’m a mum raising tiny pagans inside the seasons and cycles of nature. Teaching kids to love the earth and care about what’s happening around them.
I used to be a punk-rock street kid and then a DJ. I’m on a quest to heal from a (previous) lifetime(s) of too many late nights and not enough food.
Recovering from many things, now facing off with Grave’s Disease – and winning!
Forays into Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbalism, unschooling, yoga, self-development, shamanism.
I have to write. It keeps me sane. Writing reminds me why I am here at this time, in this body surrounded by these freaks and these trees.
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Mission: SpiritMAMA is a lifestyle blog about a mama re-discovering earth-based spirituality.
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Aw, you’re still with me? OK here’s a bit more deets:
I’m a student of shamanism, initiated into the lineages of the Q’ero of the high Andes mountains and of the Celtic White Bone. I’m a yogi with a personal practice of 15 years. I’m an animist. I foster a connection with the unseen worlds. My ancestors guide me.
My husband and I and our two sons live on the beautiful west-coast of Canada, home of Salmon, Coyote, Eagle and black-Bear, in a little-big city surrounded by mountains, on the shores of the Pacific ocean, under the canopy of the northern rainforest, 20 minutes away from wild forests that stretch on for miles and miles.
It rains pretty much all the time here, but in the summer, it turns into paradise.
A few years ago, after the birth of my son Fox (now 7), I went through that early harrowing period of new mama-hood when my baby didn’t sleep for 3 years. We woke up every 45 minutes, 24-7, no joke! Sleep deprivation turned into postpartum anxiety that morphed into OCD. I was counting, counting, counting things. I was sure my baby was going to be decapitated at every next corner. I had a hard time leaving the house. I had a hard time with anger. I had a hard time with everything.
Then at year 3, when we had finally started sleeping through the night regularly, my health bottomed out. I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, an autoimmune malfunction.
Somewhere in there, in the insanity that was 2012 mania and my inner landscape, I built a small altar space on the top of my piano and began praying. Hard. This is when things began to change for me.
My health crisis reminds me of the story of Humpty Dumpty. I have always said, having a baby shattered me into a thousand tiny sparkling pieces. Shamanism is putting me back together again.
And, I’m different.