letter from the Editor
MEET THE boho Tribe
The Bohemian Collective is a gathering of creative free spirits who believe in the power
of sisterhood + the stories of women living authentic + intentional lives. We are here to
bring a voice to the makers + dreamers, giving them a platform + community to share
their creative visions.
It is with immense pleasure that I get
to say hello to you once again through
the pages of the Bohemian Collective
Magazine. Soon after the last magazine
was released in 2015, almost 4 years ago,
I found out I was pregnant with our
little moonchild Ava Pearl, and I knew
right away that my life was about to
change in every way. I made space for
something new to be birthed and I am
so glad that I did. I needed the last few
years to grow into who I was becoming
as Mother, before I began the journey of
rediscovering Self through Motherhood.
It is quite a journey, and as with most
profound things in life, you never really
arrive, you just continue to grow through
and transition along with the stages.
I have been blessed with the most divine sisterhood who has come along beside me to help re-birth
this lovechild of mine into the world. We are each walking in our own strengths with open hands
alongside each other. They are literally the wind beneath my wings. I always say my mother gave
me my Roots and my Wings, and these women have come along and given me the courage to
fully use my wings for what they are meant for. I am so honored to be the space keeper and the
bridge builder for all of the incredible souls who are nestled amongst these pages. Grab yourself a
yummy chai latte or whiskey ginger and cozy yourself up while we circle around in story.
We are the women rising into our own + lifting up our sisters alongside us, cultivating a
community for the unconventional. We hope to share women’s sacred stories, weaving
together our roots of humanity through the creative spirit.
FOUNDER + Editor in chief
CANCER SUN • LEO MOON • GEMINI RISING • INFP • ENNEAGRAM 4
Wildflower, Nature Lover, Moon Gazer, Boho Mama, Bridge Builder, Beauty Seeker, Bone Collector, Kantha Hoarder
CO-CREATOR + OPERATIONS
VIRGO SUN • VIRGO MOON • LEO RISING • INFJ • ENNEAGRAM 1
Truth Seeker, Hope Spoken, Plant Lover, Open Hands Living, Dream Big, Live Bigger, Hippie Mama, Textile Obsessed
PISCES SUN • AQUARIUS MOON • VIRGO RISING • ENFJ • ENNEAGRAM 2
Visual Magic-Maker, Wild-Hearted Traveler, Fiber Artist, Mountain Mermaid, SciFi Lover, Essential Oil Enthusiast
CANCER SUN • PISCES MOON • SAGITTARIUS RISING • ENTP • ENNEAGRAM 5
Energetic, Curious Dreamer, Idea Builder, Connector of People, Creative Passion Chaser, Book Collector
Our deepest gratitude to our sweet friend Jenny Milam of @KitchWitchery for her magical editing skills.
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Everyday Sacred ~ Brooke Hampton
Moon and The Meadow ~ Kristen Geartner
Studio Ora ~ Ora Levi
Sage & Fae ~ Erica + Sage
18 The Gloaming Protal ~ Sarah la Rosa
Kantha Bae ~ Krista Sartin
Skyline Fever ~ Marcie Moonridge
Boho Bathroom Makeover ~ Sara Toufali
A Love for Vintage ~ Anna Louise
Trois Estate ~ Laura Mazurek
With Open Hands ~ Krista Sartin
My Journey into Motherhood ~ Laura Mazurek
Motherhood & Creativity
How Self-Compassion Nourishes our
Creativity ~ Leah Kent
Self-Care: The Key to Your Power ~ Tara Carney
Kitch Witchery ~ Jenny Milam
Morphologically ~ Helena McGill
Avocado Pistachio Pesto ~ Bekah Zion
Plant Speak ~ Bessa Eirikson
Sovereign Rising ~ Brooke Hampton
Becoming ~ Elise Nicole Kirkpatrick
Summer Sacred Space Altar ~ Laura Mazurek
Self Care Ritual ~ Tiff Delancy
Polychrome Jasper ~ Indigo Sun Crystals
Aquarius Nation - Astrological Affirmations
~ Kerryana Vanzo
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The first time I heard one of my hippie friends use the term ‘sacred space’ I
laughed and asked, “what the fuck does that even mean?’ to which she replied
“What does it mean to you?” - I rolled my eyes and then of course spent the
following three days thinking about it.
Such a simple question, right? Maybe so, but it‘s taken me approximately 7
years to answer it. Hah!
I started paying attention to what felt real and sacred to me. Places where
people are given permission to be wholly themselves, that feels sacred. Souls
that move with the rhythms of nature and bend to the will of the stars, that
feels sacred. Nature...real and raw and wild, that feels sacred. Homes where
women are empowered and men are allowed to feel, that feels sacred. Safe
space to speak your truth, that feels sacred.
Once I knew what felt sacred to me, I went in a mode to create that in my
A place full of color and magic and truth! A place that thrives on intuition and
bleeds creativity!! A place where nature was welcome indoors.
Sacred space is different for everyone but it has one thing in common,
intention and courage. The intention to make way for all that is real and
sacred and the courage to fight against what is expected and make way for
what feels authentic to you.
Welcome to our sacred space.
Our place to create, dream, and be ourselves.
Welcome to our home.
soul guided fiber artisT
Hi, my name is Kristen. I live in Trappe, a small rural town
on the eastern shore of Maryland. As kids, we would all
joke that we were trapped in Trappe. I would dream of
running off to California because I was obsessed with the
show Full House when I was growing up. I actually moved
around quite a bit in my twenties and eventually did make
my way to California. But small town life pulled at my
soul and my roots are firmly planted back in this small
I love old houses. My family home is over 125 years old.
There is so much tangible history and character in old
things. I love vintage clothes and antique furniture. All
these ‘things’ had a life before they came into my hands
and they hold stories of the past. I find that fascinating.
I’ve always known that when the time came to buy our
home, it had to be old and completely surrounded by
nature. My husband Mark and I found just the home two
years ago. An old abandoned farmhouse, that needed
MAJOR renovating (it wasn’t even livable), all while
being 8 months pregnant. We saw the potential
despite the overwhelming work that needed to be
done. Let’s just say that it was a roller coaster
ride for us!
I am a stay at home mama to our son, Cash, a wild
little boy who we call ‘the entertainer.’ Our home is
nestled on 2 acres and is surrounded by woodlands. Deer,
eagles, hawks, foxes, and owls grace our backyard, and
. . . >
I never take a second of it for granted. Nature is my healer and
wisdom keeper. My deep love and appreciation for Nature is due
to how I grew up. My Dad would always take us for walks in the
woods and explain the interconnectedness between us and Nature.
I grew up on my grandparents 200 acre farm, which they named
Meadowdale. I’ve always felt a strong pull and connection to the
night sky, as though amongst the stars is my true home. Moon and
the Meadow, the name I chose for my art, is a homage to my roots.
I am ALWAYS seeking the deeper meaning and symbolism in life.
Art is very much a conduit in that connection. Creating is a spiritual
experience, and deeply healing for me. I have always been drawn to
the arts. In my mid 20’s, I was going through a dark period and the
only way I knew how to process my inner turmoil and alchemize
it into something beautiful was by creating with my hands. I
experimented with everything from painting, silversmithing,
ceramics, and even tried teaching myself guitar, which wasn’t
pretty. I was searching for ‘my thing’. With everything I tried, I felt
like there was a blockage in my hands. It was like the connection
between what I was feeling and how it was being translated was
off. Then I discovered fiber art. I saw a photograph of a weaving
and something struck my soul. So I bought myself a loom, some
yarn, and began teaching myself. It was an instantaneous kind
of love. However, it wasn’t always smooth sailing. There can be
challenges when teaching yourself a craft, especially when being a
super impatient person.
Once I was confident with my weaving, learning macrame evolved
next. I love combining both art forms and incorporating them into
one another. Working with natural fibers brings my soul to a place
of deep peace. Fiber art has a gentle softness to it, which is the
core of who I am. It is a place where I can go, completely safe in
my feelings and emotions. A place where I can be the sorceress
and translate what the Universe is saying to me into a piece of art.
When I first began the journey with my craft, I was also beginning
my study of reiki. I had a friend who was a reiki master that I
began working with, becoming attuned to reiki while also receiving
reiki for my own healing and awakening. Due to this, energy work
and my art are completely intertwined. Creating is very much
intuitive for me. I don’t sketch designs before starting, but will
always have a vision in my head. I just step into my studio and
see what is speaking to me. Which piece of driftwood is ready to
be showcased? What color scheme do I want to use? What mood
am I looking to evoke? From there it will organically evolve. I’ve
learned over the years that each art piece has its own identity,
she knows exactly what she wants to be. I most certainly have my
own vision, but the quicker I succumb to allowing a unity between
myself and the piece of work, the more we both flourish. A big
realization I have made is letting go of the strive for perfection. We
will often fall into being overly critical of ourselves and our work.
Being unique is what makes a piece of art special, honor your own
unique qualities. I can relate this so much to raising a child. You
have your own ideas of what and how your little one should be.
However, very quickly you find that they are their own person.
Through togetherness you guide one another in flourishing.
I love working on large scale projects such as big statement
pieces. I dream of creating pieces for healing and retreat centers
because of the energy work that goes into my art. I literally drool
while looking for and buying yarn. The various textures and colors
are incredibly inspiring. I especially love hand dyed and plantdyed
fibers. I often incorporate natural elements into my work.
Feathers are a favorite. I have always been drawn to feathers
and have been collecting them for years. My Dad is a falconer.
All of the feathers I use have come from his birds or other local
falconers. I also deeply love driftwood. The driftwood is art on its
own. Each piece has its own unique character.
With my creative process, there is a push and a pull. A time where
my energy is more called to experience life, unplug from media, nest in
our home, spend time in the kitchen baking and dancing around with
Cash. Then the creative winds blow and I am called back into my
studio. I will want nothing more than to spend every available minute
there, tuning in and meditating through weaving and macrame. It is
so important for my personal well being that I completely surrender
and give myself permission to move in the ways that speak to me. To
allow myself to rest when I need to rest.
I know that every life chapter is filled with rich lessons and truths.
I relish in it all, knowing that with each moment I am expanding
and deepening my expression both in life and in art. Our home is an
extension of that expression. The goods we chose to fill our home
with can fill a space with such warmth and positive energy. To know
that each artisan piece is lovingly crafted by its maker, that energy
runs through the piece, it fills the home with its magic. Knowing
that my art work is spilling out its own unique magic in the homes
of others, fills my heart with more bliss than words can describe.
Creating is one of my deepest callings, it is such an intimate and
personal thing. The fact that people support and connect with my
art is an honor that will never lose its awe.
Art by Ora Levi
When contemplating my journey as a fiber artist, I can clearly see how
my life experiences have guided me to the place I am at today. I was
born in Washington, DC, and lived outside the city in a culturally diverse
area. My mother is an abstract painter and her studio was attached to
our home. Growing up, there seemed to be art everywhere. Because
of this, my art journey evolved through the years with intense curiosity
in different mediums and multiple artistic pursuits. Early on, my mom
taught me how to bead and make jewelry. Her studio table, piled high
with unusual, natural beads from around the world, awoke the designer
in me. Jewelry making was my first creative love. Whether creating a
necklace, a handmade garment or a wall hanging, design is all about
trusting and developing our inner voice.
tiles. I also invested in my first sewing machine and taught myself to
sew. I began piecing together natural and ethnic textiles that I collected
to make patchwork collages with hand sewn embroidery inspired by
the style of Japanese Boro. I started keeping detailed designs for art
and clothing in my journals and do so to this day. I use these to create
quick sketches, designs, write inspiring words, etc. I love to sit down and
revisit old ideas this way.
A big turning point in my creative life was traveling alone to Israel
and Jordan. As an undergraduate student of cultural anthology, I was
fascinated by the textiles of earlier civilizations. The Bedouin desert
culture spoke to my heart. I was in love with the faded, sun kissed,
woven textiles and nomadic life. I met people who taught me about the
plants and indigenous arts of Israel and how this connected the ancient
tribes to the holy land. Seeing the local women wearing long, natural
fiber skirts, with hair wrapped in linen head coverings of my own
culture, brought me to my art journals and I began designing. There is
something striking and royal about the ancient textiles of North Africa
and the Middle East.
. . . >
When I was in my early twenties, I left the east coast and moved to
Tucson, AZ. Life among cacti, wild sage and brightly painted desert
homes in Old Town Tucson was so different from what I had experienced
back east. Being in a vast desert that seemed limitless in its beauty
took my creative spirit to a new place. Moving west to Arizona and
later to Santa Fe, New Mexico, was for me moving into a wide open
space spiritually and artistically. I learned to appreciate the land; to
grow, forage, heal and cook with herbs. It was in the open desert that I
found myself. In Tucson, I went to tile shops collecting broken tiles and
teaching myself to mosaic vintage furniture with handmade Mexican
. . . >
After years of traveling and moving around, I finally settled in Berkeley
California, where I met my husband, a music producer, composer and
audio engineer. We have been married for thirteen years and have
three awesome, creative boys ages five, ten, and eleven. While living
in Berkeley, I began to sell natural fiber textiles from my travels and
sell them along with my own handmade clothing and jewelry at flea
markets in Berkeley and San Francisco. At these events, I styled my
mannequins in the natural fiber, feminine nomadic style that I longed to
wear and see others wearing. While living in the Bay area, I took a one
afternoon workshop on natural dying near my home in Oakland. I loved
the process and studied endless dye books and tried many experiments
to create an array of colors from local plants.
Through hand written documentation of plants and color, trial and error,
I learned the art of hand dying textiles. When I work with botanical
dyes, I have to be kind to myself in the process. It really is “go with the
flow” art. Nature is diverse and there are lots of factors that work in
harmony to create unique color. I aim for outcomes based on my notes
and as an eco-conscious designer, I want everything to be physically
beautiful but also connect to the wild aspect of nature. In the dye
bath process, I give up my expectations and am often rewarded with
a new color to add to my plant dye palette. The beauty of the textile
is often embracing the natural “imperfections.” This slow crafted, hand
dyed process produces a unique quality dyed garment. When we lived in
Berkeley, I had my hands in different textile art and design techniques:
block printing, fiber sculptures, sewing, creating patterns and of course,
dying textiles, when my boys were making mud pies in the backyard.
I wrote a blog with stories and photos of our family and art life that
connected folks to my Etsy shop of hand sewn, hand dyed clothing, art
In the words of my husband, “if you change your
environment, you change your destiny.” In 2013,
we moved to Boulder, CO where I taught
myself how to weave on a tapestry loom
and have been weaving almost daily ever
since. Becoming a weaver of tapestries
was answering a soul calling. I tell
a story with primarily natural fibers
as this helps sustain the larger
world outside myself. I love both
the meditative process and the final
product. Selecting the natural fibers
in an array of colors and textures and
weaving my personal story with them, is
my way of leaving something personal and sacred in the world like the
women weavers before me. My boys, who are all in school now, see me
working in my studio. They have all learned to weave and spend lots of
time in nature. There is artwork all over our home. They get to see and
experience art the way I did when I was a child. This makes me happy.
I am currently working on more clothing designs with more high
vibration linen and some organic, hemp stretch favorites. I will continue
to weave and sell my woven art. I believe we should always be learning
new skills, be humble enough to learn from many teachers, and if there
is no teacher around to not be afraid to teach yourself. I always think
of my ancestors that had the innate wisdom to teach themselves to
weave fibers into rugs, baskets and blankets and discovered how to
work with what is in front of them. They learned it all through direct
contact with nature.
on’t date a mystic, if you want the life you have.
If you are comfortable and cozy, stay away. Whatever
you have built around yourself to create comfort - it
cannot stand in the blazing fire of a mystical woman.”
A life that is infused with magick, honoring the divine
feminine, led and driven by the power that comes with
being an unapologetic wild woman. One where your
creativity stems from the heart and you celebrate all of
the little things in life. A grateful life. A Goddess Life.
We are Erica and Sage, two souls who fell completely in love and live this
life together. Two creatives who together are a pair of wild women moonbirds
who are constantly celebrating life and its many wonderments. We
live and learn by the changing seasons, follow the moon, and are guided by
Spirit and the stars.
We adorn our home with energy. Crystals we choose mindfully, dried
flowers, old keys and bells, brass antiques, and vintage store finds. We
like things and curiosities that feel alive with ancient energy. The altar
we created in our little home changes with the seasons and we have too
many candles to count. We believe in the magick of adornment; the creation
of a mystical household. Something we really pride ourselves on is how
we weave our magick into our daily lives; even the little things. Whether
it’s stirring tea clockwise or counter-clockwise to mirror the moon phase
and infuse strong intention into the cup, or by raising energy late at night
through manifestation and dance. Together, we make everything a sacred
ritual. Our love is celebrated with each passing moment. We carry these
emotions and blessings in our heart, and use them in our daily approach to
The Goddess Life.
. . . >
It is our love and lifestyle that inspired us as a creative couple to create
Sage & Fae Photo, our own photography business. Our dream is to
creatively capture and tell the love stories of soulmates. Having been a
photographer for seven years, I have taught Sage everything she knows.
When it comes to photographing adventurous weddings and intimate
elopements, we make the perfect pair. I lead with my creative eye and
insight, and Sage follows with her attention to detail and energetic attitude.
Us both coming together creating a romantic, effortless, and authentic
atmosphere for our couples. We really believe in the art of storytelling.
We want you to feel our photos. While our style is moody mixed with
a bit of wild, our sessions are unposed and organic, playful and candid.
Being a full time photographer I quite literally chase the sun each
day, seeking out its light. My creativity comes from my wild spirit,
and flows into all areas of my life. When I don’t have a camera in my
hand I am reading up on the latest astrology forecast or spouting off
my favorite lines of poetry to Sage. It’s incredible she never tires of
hearing me read pieces of Vita and Virginia’s love letters each morning.
I spend most of my downtime with my love and three kitty familiars
conjuring up new creative ideas for our next photoshoot, or dreaming
up new places for us to travel to. Even if I am just quickly grabbing a
cup of coffee with friends, it somehow always turns into discussions
on astrology and one another’s star signs. To say I am star obsessed
is almost as big of an understatement as saying that I am a little bit
of a romantic! Between giving astrology readings and writing endless
love sonnets to my soulmate, I am most likely blissfully stuck in a
daydream on a mountain top somewhere with my camera; perfectly
content with the adventure, so happy being lost in a sweet moment.
I am humbled to walk through this world half woman - half dream.
Sage, the fiery Sagittarius that came into my life and changed
everything is a literal goddess in beautiful human form. She has a
passion for speaking her truth, a curiosity for the world, and a deep
love for metaphysics. Sage is by far my biggest inspiration. Every
single day is an exciting ride with her. Whether she is motivating me to
live a more holistic and whole life, or just toasting a glass of red wine
at the end of the day (before we settle in to watch a weird, vintage
occult movie) - she amazes me! Since the second we met she has been
changing my life by just simply loving me as I am, for all that I am. Sage
encourages the strong, passionate, and wild woman from within me to
emerge. Being the fourth generation in her family reclaiming the word
Witch, she works her mystic and creative passion through her tarot
study and readings. When she is not lighting me up with laughter, she
is busy working her passion for holistic health and healing at one of the
most prestigious spas in the country at a luxury resort. Nothing makes
Sage happier than when she is providing a tranquil and rejuvenating
atmosphere for the body and soul of others. Living holistically, and
healing through healthy diet, essential oils and organic herbs, are just a
few of her favorite things to study and give advice on.
Sage and I choose to live in the light, and find wisdom in the darkness.
The Goddess Life of balance and harmony. From meeting on Samhain
four years ago to today, we still cherish the beautiful life we created
together. We have lots of travel and adventure to look forward to,
with many wild dreams to create. The biggest dream that we are most
excited for is our wedding day. We are having an intimate and ethereal
ceremony in The Isle of Skye in Scotland next September. I can not wait
to kiss and dance with my soulmate in The Fairy Glen! The Fairy Glen is
as green as Sage’s eyes, my favorite color! We are so excited, and have
complete trust that the Divine is taking care of us.
Out of all of the many favorite ceremonies
and rituals I have learned from my mother
and time spent at many goddess circles, I chose
a ritual to share with you that my family and
I have done on every Solstice for years.
Honoring the longest day of the year and celebrating the power of the
sun first thing at sunrise. Feel free to adorn your altar or sacred space
with yellow, gold or red candles. Place sunflowers, acorns or anything
you find in nature this time of year, upon your altar to honor the season
It is best to be outside at least 30 minutes before sunrise to set up
or meditate. Cleanse your space you’ve created outside, yourself and
anyone joining the ritual. You could use sage, cinnamon, or frankincense
incense for this, or any combination of herbs of your choice.
Stand facing the sun.
Invoke the four directions and five elements.
Call in their energies and send protection over you and your sacred
space that you’ve created to honor this day.
Call on any deities that you feel connected to or work with if you’d like.
Take a few deep breaths and stand tall.
This is a time where any special invocations, prayers, and intentions
you have for the new season can be said aloud. Watch the sun rise
up before you, while you mirror the sun and raise up your arms
with open palms. Close your eyes and feel the suns warmth on
your skin. Welcome in the sun and the new day with offerings of
gratitude, reverence and blessings. Slowly bring your arms back
down - thanking the nature spirits, tree spirits, wind spirits.
We always have a fire going, if you choose to too, throw offerings
of sage or loose tobacco into the fire while strongly focusing on
your intentions you have for the summer season. Leave offerings
for the fae spirits and cleanse yourself again before departing.
Draw an animal card from an animal oracle deck. We pick one
intuitively at every Solstice. They are our animal guides and
allies. We choose an animal for each season to walk, crawl or
fly with us through the season, teaching us lessons and helping
us to see where we can grow and evolve as they depart much of
their medicine to us. An animal instinctively knows how to live
in harmony and they are wise teachers for us in our physical
realm as we sometimes get caught up in thought and forget our
by Sara La Rosa
@herstrangeangels • saralarosa.com
ᄇeep into the latest moments of evening,
before the full summer dark has settled
herself, wide-hipped and fleshy on the
land, the air is thinning. The heat
has lifted, sucking the blue from the sky, leaving lavender
streaks like mist to creep among the buildings, crawl along
the asphalt roads and seep into the skin at the knees, the
pads of fingertips and the furthest fringes of our eyelashes.
The gloaming has settled itself onto the trees and in the air.
Time between time, this world between worlds. I hear the
ancestors singing, here at the slender waist between day
and night. A constant, rolling, sweet summer breeze picks
up, carrying the voices of spirits. My spirits. Yours. Those we
belong to and whose cosmic threads are woven in our veins.
The light is purpling now, edging toward dark and the night
that so quickly follows. Birds have stopped calling and the
little bats have not yet arrived to feed. This is the liminal light
time. The middlelight, nestled betwixt sundown and twilight.
There is no sound but wind in limb and leaf. Only the trees dare
to speak, answering the whispered song as it moves through
their limbs; a lover long-starved of the beloved’s touch, an
ancient summons, a sun’s kiss on the face of the moon.
These are the moments destined for sensual movements.
The languid greeting of leaf and air. There is no dancing in
sun-washed rays and joyous breezes. This time is for the
approaching night, who drapes and drags her long train of
vivid black across the grasses and hills.
I sit reverently rapt in this elegant descending darkness,
watching nature make love, slowly.
The passionate sounds of merging are themselves listening
deep ~ into us.
We are no mere audience. We are the enchantment; asked to
enter this temple of Time Out of Time, to make of our heart a
naked offering of fire in the face of this wild interlude. Sacred
participants; both guest and initiate.
The softening light is itself an approaching darkness that
brings the tang of sensuality along her spine, moving like
tartly-spiced silk across the fine hairs of arms and legs.
The blending shadows prohibit sharp eyes, favoring blurred
edges and thoughts that overlap with touch and unfinished
The gloaming in the air is both mirror and invitation to our
own simmering want. A temptress living in the cage of our ribs
calls up a warming ember below the toes and tells us to put on
the soft peach shawl, the moonstone ring, the gentle watercolored
fabric that flows around our thighs like currents,
pulling and teasing us in directions of pleasure and prayer,
communion and coiling fire.
We are lit within, like a hidden candle behind cool palms,
seeking warmth in the dark.
Our skin in the dusky air becomes porous to the words and
loves of our grandmothers’ grandmothers ~ their lovers, their
children, their secrets, their desires.
We cannot be separate from their living heat in this darkening
Their own lives have formed our own. This gloaming gift of
summer days reminds us of our birthright and holy inheritance
of pleasure ~ sometimes moaning, sometimes secret sigh.
This non-time is their portal into our ‘now’ world.
Or perhaps it is a portal for our eyes into theirs.
Either way, our gaze is drawn into the eternity stream that
light travels in sweet intimacy with her dark lover. We are
their love~child, the summation of seasons inside one living
skin, a sometimes-chaotic collection of red organs and delicate
systems that dance and sway with moods and molecules.
It is all a love~making~love... ad infinitum. Love without end.
These glorious moments are ever the invitation into
shadowscapes. The hidden self, kept secret even from our
own eyes, emerging snakelike, new-skinned, ruby, writhing,
longing for acceptance. Longing to take steps. Longing to
uncover, undress, unfold.
The gloaming portal holds the question gently, and our
grandmothers’ grandmothers hold their breath...
Forest Ceramics Co.: Forest Ceramic Co.
is owned and managed by Sean Forest Roberts,
specializing in functional colored porcelain wares for
the home. He infuses his love of science into his work
& has an experimental mindset to his artistic process.
Bohemian Folk Clothing: Bohemian Folk
Clothing is a slow fashion shop that creates
sustainable, hand-dyed clothing. The Bohemian
Folk Community shares one unifying mission: To live
simply, for the well being of the human spirit & the
Ket Mercantile: Ket Mercantile offers
premium macramé and weaving supplies for
the fiber art fanatic. She sells ready made macramé
artwork for your home, as well as hosts macramé
workshops & teaches private lessons.
Leather & Weave: Leather & Weave
showcases ethically sourced bags, baskets
& textiles from around the world. Purchasing their
ethically sourced, environmentally friendly baskets
helps empower these talented artisans in their own
enterprises; supports sustainable development; &
preserves traditional craft skills and practices.
Saffron Creations: Saffron Creations
collects intricately patterned vintage tins
manufactured in England during the 1960s and 70s
and transform these pieces of nostalgia into timeless
Merry Fiber Arts: Merry creates unique
wearable works of fine art. Each pendant is
skillfully embroidered, bringing this ancient art into
a contemporary light. Each pendant takes up to two
hours as Merry gets lost in the joy of embroidery floss
passing through taut fabric. merryfiberarts.com
Gaia Conceptions: Gaia Conceptions creates
artisanal organic clothing for women who love
sustainable fashion. Garments are easily dressed up
or down, making them excellent for the workplace,
travel, lounging, and festivals. Each garment has
customizable options to meet the needs of a range of
ages, body types, functions, and seasons.
LOUV: LOUV celebrates the beauty of
our world and the free spirits. They combine
ancestral wisdom like plant dyes with modern
innovative eco-friendly materials like eucalyptus
fabric to create amazingly soft, feminine &
sustainable intimates. They build bridges between
the makers and you. shoplouv.com
Cinder Alley: Unique, one of a kind
bohemian jewelry using organic materials
such as bone, porcupine quills, feathers and crystals.
Tamara also infuses her passion of vintage jewelry
by repurposing remnants she finds in flea markets &
thrift shops. cinderalleystore.etsy.com
Meadow Ceramics: Meadow Ceramics is
Danish handmade ceramics made by Caroline
Arnecke. The pieces are inspired by the vast oceans,
botany, the night sky and dreamy watercolors.
Sunno Henna: Susan/Suno, the artist
behind Suno Henna, connects others with
ancient temporary body art all across Western WA.
She brings that temporary beauty to reclaimed wood
home decor for more permanent enjoyment.
Gypsies Caravan: Gypsies Caravan
embodies the spirit of our ancestors, keeping the
old traditions alive in our craftsmanship. They are a
mom and pop shop who believe in authenticity and
ethically sourced materials for their one of a kind
creations that adorn the wild and free.
Handmade for the Bohemian Soul
On Laura – Kantha Crop Top + Kantha Headwrap
On Krista – Kantha Crop Top
NecklaceS by @roadkillgems
PHOTOS by chelsea brady
“I believe in mamas and sisterhood and community and that
we can't do life alone and weren't meant to. I want my shop
to be a platform for that. I hope that as you wear kantha, you
feel a part of something bigger and that you are strong and
brave knowing you are bringing hope to others! The Kantha
Bae story is expanding around the world and we are excited
to help make a difference in women’s lives around the world.”
- Krista Sartin, Founder
On Krista – Kantha Vest
On Laura – Kantha Headwrap + Kantha Pareo
Kantha Bae offers unique, functional products
you use every day from beautifully hand
embroidered kantha. We source our Kantha
directly from India and Bangladesh and then use
our own designs to create unique and beautiful
products for mama, baby, and home.
On Laura – Kantha Turban + Kantha Headwrap worn as belt
On Krista – Kantha Turban + Kantha Headwrap worn as belt
Kantha is an ancient embroidery technique,
especially popular in India and Bangladesh.
The women use old saris and cloth and
layer them with the kantha stitch to make
On Laura – Kantha Bae Silk Mumu
On Krista – Kantha Turban
Kantha Bae supports women in Bangladesh and India
rescued from at-risk and trafficking environments through
our partnership with Basha Boutique. Each piece of fabric is
beautiful and unique telling a story of hope. Women survivors
are taught to hand embroider beautiful sari cloth in the art
of kantha. They are given a fair wage and an education and
their children are cared for in whole and safe environments.
the free spirits,
the moon howlers
+ soul seekers
Modeled + Photographed by
Marcie Dawn Moonridge
Karma of Charme: A family owned
business created with the tradition of
Italian craftsmanship, Karma of Charme designs
hand-sewn artisan boots, bags and accessories
for the bohemian woman. They weave their
love of culture and family into each piece.
Vagamundo: Vagamundo combines
bohemian spirit with urban sophistication,
offering apparel and accessories that fit a freespirited
and modern lifestyle, evoking beauty,
confidence, and individuality. Inspired by a mutual
love of travel + art, the materials are sourced during
their travel adventures. vagamundostyle.com
Spicyheart: Spicyheart is a collection of
bohemian adornments for the woman who
connects with nature and the energy of the universe.
For the wild woman who shares her soul magic. Each
piece is handcrafted from the heart of the mountains.
Vada Winter: Vada Winter is an inclusive
shopping experience for all of your boho and
bougie style needs. We're a community of women
banded together by the belief that a good outfit is the
foundation for a good day which leads to more smiles
and more happy humans, and in turn a better world.
Shannon Noelke Metal Arts: Handcrafted
sterling silver and natural stone jewelry that
is inspired by natural elements, many cultures
and traditions and the fluid lines of the art
nouveau era. A blend of feminine and masculine
elements into a synthesis of natural materials
that speaks to the ancient and primal in all of us.
Nida lu Handmade: Nida Lu Handmade
Shoes are designed from a 700 year old Turkish
shoe. They are handmade by a family in Gazintep
that have been making shoes for generations. Each
shoe is crafted with the finest leather that forms to
your foot and will last a lifetime!
Charlie & Me: Charlie + Me is a Sustainable
women's clothing line, handmade in Boulder,
Colorado. Each piece is designed with an emphasis on
creating clean, timeless designs that use high quality
yet low environmental impact fabrics, natural dyes,
and can be worn for seasons to come.
Hemlock Goods: Hemlock Goods makes
colorful, illustrated goods for everyday life
and everyday people. Hemlock marries a love of art
applied to functional goods, textiles you can touch
and feel, and the happy magic of unexpected color
Becca Eirikson: Becca’s jewelry line
consists of intricate handwoven delica seed
bead beadwork. Each piece takes hours to create,
giving it an original and one-of-a-kind quality that
lasts a lifetime. Inspired by elements of nature and
the flow of the muse. beccaeirikson.com
Sandgrens Clogs: Sandgrens Clogs has
been making clogs by hand since the early
1900s in the forests of Småland, Sweden. Their
passion is to make clogs and celebrate traditional
Swedish footwear, an artform they believe is worth
preserving using natural materials and timeless
Hackwith Design House: Hackwith
Design House creates simple, beautiful, ethical
clothing made in the United States. Their goal is
to make long-lasting, versatile clothing. They are
conscious of reducing waste by creating limited
edition collections + making items when they are
MZ Fairtrade: The purpose of MZ is to
perpetuate the beautiful artistry of the artisans
in Oaxaca, Mexico by connecting them with socially
conscious consumers around the globe. They offer
beautiful fair trade bags, rugs and pillows that will
bring color and culture into your wardrobe and home!
with Sara Toufali
Sara Toufali is a photographer and creative
director based in Los Angeles, California.
With a passion for plants and cozy interiors,
she runs her lifestyle blog Black & Blooms in
addition to her online print shop and botanicalfilled
My partner Eddie and I moved into our new home a little over a
year ago. Coming from a small, dark, one bedroom apartment to
a nice sized, bright & sunny two bedroom house was so exciting
for us. I couldn't wait to start decorating and really transform
the place into our own cozy sanctuary. The new bathroom was a
major upgrade from our last one, which was windowless and so
tiny you could hardly turn around. I’m a big plant lover and like to
fill every room in my home with green, so moving into a house that
had not one but TWO windows in the bathroom really excited me.
One thing I wasn’t too thrilled about however, was the ugly brown
tile that covered the bathroom walls. It was such a muddy shade
and really didn’t vibe with my vision for the space, so I knew
something had to be done. I began researching how much it would
cost to retile the room and even got a few quotes, but quickly
realized it would be way out of our budget. I also had to take
into account that we’re renting, and it just doesn’t make sense
to invest that type of money into something we wouldn’t be able
to take with us. So I decided to get creative with it! I did a little
research into DIY tile alternatives and found that tile stickers
would actually make the most sense for us. High quality vinyl
peel and stick tiles that can cover up any sort of flat surface. Such
a great option for renters or anyone on a budget, since stickers
are much more affordable than changing out the tile and they're
removable when it comes time to move.
. . . >
There are many different tile stickers out there, and picking the ones for our bathroom
took me a while. Should I go with a pattern, or plain? What color should I choose?
Decisions, decisions. The blue-green colors of the sea are my absolute favorite, so I
decided on teal stickers for a happy, beachy vibe. I really wanted the room to feel
spa-like and relaxing, especially during bath time! Once the tile stickers arrived and
we applied them, the space was completely transformed. I couldn’t believe what
a difference they made! That teal really set the tone for the room, and so I began
designing the rest of the space.
A few changes we made were replacing an unattractive metal towel bar on the
wall above the tub with a pretty hanging shelf. The perfect spot to display a
beautiful trailing plant! I placed a stool next to the tub to act as a good vibes altar,
complete with candles, incense, crystals, and sage. The bathroom didn't come with
any additional storage space other than the mirror medicine cabinet, and it was
important that I have somewhere to put things. I ultimately chose a bamboo cabinet
to hide away all my hair care & travel size products. It also gives me a nice flat
surface to be able to place items I use daily, since the pedestal sink means we don't
have any counter space.
Finally, the wall above the bathtub was just begging for art. I ultimately chose
a photo I took a couple years ago on a fun day in Malibu with Eddie. Displaying
your own art in your home really brings that added special touch, and makes the
space unique! Now I smile every time I walk into the room, because it really is so
personalized and completely my style.
A LOVE FOR
with Anna Louise
of Experimental Vintage
Oh, hi there- I’m Anna Louise and I live in Portland, OR
with my sweet pup Dorothy and cross-eyed kitty Lola.
I moved to this beautiful city and bought my home 5 years ago. It’s
a sweet 1920’s Cape Cod style house that I have been putting lots of
love and elbow grease into ever since. As I sit here writing this, it’s a
classically gray and moody day in Portland, and I’m curled up on my
couch with a cup of herbal tea. From the next room, the sounds of
raindrops on the window and piano jazz on the speaker slightly echo
off the hardwood floor. I think that’s Bill Evans playing now? His live
version of “Spring Is Here” always makes me feel just such a way.
A slight hint of the palo santo I burned earlier in the day still lingers
delicately both in the air and on my fingers- woodsy, sultry, soft. It’s
one of the first days of the slowly warming season that my bedroom
window has been cracked open. The breeze coming off the Columbia
river nearby my home sneaks its way in and softly ruffles the curtains
as it brushes its way past. A crow caws and a car door slams shut from
somewhere down the street. The clock inches towards 4:15pm. Tuesday
. . . >
story to tell. I like to think about the places they have been, the kind of
homes they have been in, the people who have held or touched them.
Their journey over the years to get to me, to my home, in this one little
corner of the world. It’s all very romantic to me. I also am very drawn to
the environmental reasons for buying secondhand as well- less waste.
The throwaway culture that we live in now saddens me, and I believe
that buying secondhand instead of new, “fast fashion” products is a step
in a more earth friendly direction. It also doesn’t hurt that choosing to
buy secondhand is much easier on the pocketbook, too.
The last five years that I’ve lived in this home have been a time of
tremendous growth for me in terms of knowing myself more. With
every year that passes in my 30’s, I am noticing how much my home
environment nourishes me. I find stability here. I recharge here. It’s
one of the only places where I find true solace on a regular basis. And
moreover, it’s a creative expression of my pure artistic self. I have the joy
(and hardship) of running my own business for a living, and I like things
to be peaceful in my space when I return home after work. Everything
matters- from the type of lighting (soft and ambient), to the music
playing (usually jazz), to the smells in the air (constantly burning copal
and the likes in small dishes on the mantle). I’ve added lots of plants
because surrounding myself with living things makes me feel more alive
myself. My favorite thing to collect at the moment is portraiture of
women. I find the female form so interesting and beautiful, and each
addition to my collection is an ode to all of the amazing women in my
life- both past and present.
vintage and curating meaningful personal spaces into my business,
Experimental Vintage. I sell one-of-a-kind vintage and antique rugs in
my webshop, and co-own a sweet brick and mortar shop here in Portland
called Homebody that I opened last summer with my dear friend Max.
Owning and managing a retail shop on top of an already busy online
shop has proved extremely challenging, but also more rewarding. With
the addition of more work on a daily basis, the sanctity of my home
environment is more important than ever. Having an intentionally
curated physical space that reflects my inner self allows me to mentally
unwind and recharge on a daily basis.
I think tonight after I finish the last bit of work that needs to be done,
I’ll pour myself a glass of wine, put on a record, and curl up with a good
book under a blanket or two. Maybe I’ll even have myself a fire in the
fireplace later. After all, it may soon be too warm for that. The small
pink blossoms on the plum tree in the backyard are starting to rain onto
the rooftop next door- and that’s the first sign that another beautiful
pacific northwest summer is about to be upon me and this place that I
call home again soon.
My home is furnished and styled with mostly vintage finds. Everything
from the furniture to the art to the practical things like the pottery bowls
in the kitchen have been sourced from local flea markets and thrift
stores. I grew up going to the weekly flea markets in my hometown in
California as a child, as my parents both had an affinity for pre-loved
things- both out of aesthetic preference and financial necessity. I’m one
of three sisters, and raising a family isn’t cheap. I still remember the
very first vintage item that I bought with my own money- it was a small
rusty metal world globe with tones of marigold and faded blue. I was
11 years old and loved to spin the globe and close my eyes and point a
finger as it slowed and dream about all of the places I would visit when
I was older. It cost 2 weeks allowance money, and I still have it on a
shelf in my kitchen. And I have indeed visited many of the places that
my finger landed upon those many years ago.
I’m so lucky and grateful that I’ve been able to marry my love for
My love for vintage in the home has grown over the years and the
reasons have evolved as well. I love that second hand pieces have a
Earthy, Magical, artisanal Digs
Tucked Away in the Hill Country of Texas.
by Laura Mazurek
The first time I drove up the windy
stone laid driveway of Trois Estate
I couldn’t stop gasping in awe
around each little bend. It felt like I
was about to embark on something
truly special, but little did I know
just how unique this place really
was. My dear friend had chosen
this spot for her wedding, and had
she not I may have never known
about this gem tucked away in
the hills outside of Fredricksburg,
Texas, just an hour away from my
As I came to the end of the driveway I quickly realized I was about
to enter a sacred place with an energy of it’s own. I instantly felt
my heart flutter over the Terra-cotta walls and oversized antique
wooden doors, old stone statues and abundant cactus patches. It is
like a slice of a little Tuscan villa in the middle of the Hill Country.
The details the Trois family has poured into this place is just a sliver
of what makes it so special. It is carved out of the majestic landscape
in the Texas Hill Country just across from Enchanted Rock, one of
the world’s largest batholiths.
. . . >
This is the kind of place you go to stay if you are wanting an
experience of artisanal beauty and a sense of tranquility. It is
20 miles from the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough
to go visit all the fun things you can do around the area, like the
wildflower farms or wineries. Or you can stock the mini fridge with
fruits and veggies like we did and stay in for the evening and enjoy
the galaxy of stars above you or dip into the underground grotto.
Yes, there is an underground hand built grotto that is connected to
one of the guest rooms as well as an underground chapel. It is truly
one of the most magical things I have ever seen.
. . . >
You will also be greeted by the kindest owners and staff who
are so warm, welcoming and accommodating. It is truly a
family owned bed and breakfast, which is just the kind of place
I want to stay. Rebecca Trois had a vision of creating a place
that would bring people together in hopes to find moments of
spiritual connection and healing through the energy of the land.
After my recent stay there while shooting for the magazine,
I feel like something transpired there that brought a lot of
healing through conversations that were had. It was like spirit
was guiding us to hold space for things we didn’t even know we
needed through the course of those few days. It was as if we
were circled in protection to unearth deeper parts of ourselves in
a safe space with each other.
If you like rustic, artisan architecture
and the feeling of being immersed in
nature, this is the place for you. You
can come on a romantic getaway for
two, fly solo for some self-reflection
and healing, or book the whole
place for a wedding or retreat. I am
definitely day dreaming of bringing
all my oily babes here for a weekend
of star gazing, moon howling, grotto
dipping and soul connecting.
Roaming Roots: Roaming Roots believes
that our homes are a sacred space that we
curate with goods that inspire and ground us. She
incorporates natural textures and elements into her
wood and macramé home décor, connecting you to
the earth and yourself. roamingroots.co
Kate Shriner: Kate Shriner creates original
watercolors converted to prints with handembellished
gold foil and real pressed flowers. Her
artwork is inspired by nature and the cosmos.
California Cotton: Modern bedding
company with a focus on environmental
sustainability and social good. All of our bedding
and pillows are made from organic, Fair Trade
Certified cotton, which not only results in amazingly
soft materials, but also ensures that the people
who produce the cotton make a living wage.
Calhoun & Co.: Calhoun & Co. is a gift
and home decor line with the goal of bringing
a smile to your face. Our products are designed with
a little bit of humor, cozy weekend vibes, and the
intention of spreading a little more kindness in the
Vida + Luz: Life + Light. Driftwood and
hammered brass wall art capturing celestial
wonder. Inspired by nature and the juxtaposition of
natural and geometric forms. The subtle shadow
play of suspended hand cut and hammered brass
embraces nature at its best. vidaandluz.com
Herland Home: Herland Home offers
intentionally made natural vegan coconut wax
candles with ethically harvested ingredients. Focusing
on exceptional ingredients, reusable materials,
and handmade precision, the solo maker combines
impeccably crafted candles with understated art
nouveau inspired labels. herlandhome.com
D+K Renewal: Founded by cousins,
Dawnelle and Kirsten, D+K Renewal is a
curated selection of global textiles and accessories as
well as a selection of handmade pieces and artwork
for the modern bohemian home. Each piece is hand
selected and ready for a new life! dkrenewal.com
Bright Star and Buffalo: We are a
daughter/mother duo dedicated to helping you
make the stuff of your life the substance of your life.
We craft both cosmic earthy inspired hand forged
metal home decor, jewelry and botanical Ayurvedic
style skin care with love and intention always.
Coconut Bowls: Coconut Bowls is a brand
and movement advocating for healthy living
and conscious thinking, for both people and the
planet. Using natural waste from rural farms, we
handcraft eco-friendly products for the home.
Birch Bliss: Boho meets minimal modern,
Birch Bliss’s nature inspired paintings
and professional reproductions inspire peace and
tranquility in your space. Brought to life with love in
beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada.
10 Fingers Art: 10 Fingers is a ceramic
shop for your home + garden filled with unique
pieces inspired by nature and its elements. There is a
variety of earthy, whimsical planters, bowls, mugs,
ornaments and other handcrafted accessories.
Conejo & Co.: Conejo & Co. makes modern
tapestry in Los Angeles. Their edition style
pieces are hand-painted on linen and hang from solid
brass hardware. They share the magic of living with
I speak out loud often, "be kind, be brave, be love..."
My grandmother is one of the most
beautiful women I have ever met, and
in her 80's today, she is even still. I
remember we would visit her and my
PaPa every summer and she would have
her hair done every week and lay on a
silk pillow case so it would keep it's
shape. Her red fingernails were always
perfection too. She would let me lay in her
lap as she would run her fingers through
my hair. Growing up, she was never
without her panty hose and rouge...and
I remember her silk house slippers, so her
hose wouldn't run. She was so graceful
and soft spoken and always kind. She
made the best layered chocolate cake I
have ever had...to this day. So. many.
layers. It was magic.
by Krista Sartin
Founder of @kanthabae
photos by Joy Prouty
My mother is like her in a lot of ways. Her
house is always in order and she rarely
leaves the house without her makeup and
hair fixed, but I finally got her to wear a
pair of leggings and a top knot instead of
being so "put together" to run up to the
grocery store. My mother is a servant and
loves people. I don't think she thinks of
herself for even a minute. I remember she
would read and read to us. I love to read because of her. She
loved us with her whole self and still does.
Now as a mom myself, I look back on my childhood perception
of my mother and understand her so much better. I am not
nearly as kind and patient as she is, but I'm learning. Being
a mom has been an undoing for me. I remember when I held
Lagen for the first time, such love overcame me, but such fear
too. I had such a struggle with my identity as a woman, as a
wife, and newly as a mother. I was afraid I couldn't measure
up and that I would never be enough for him. Now with 5
littles and nearly a decade later, my story is much the same,
but fear is not my cage anymore.
Living my life with open hands hasn't always been my
mantra. In my motherhood journey, I have learned "the
doorposts" of my life because I have been forced to look in
a mirror every day. An unforgiving one. When my children
start to have patterns and tendencies that reflect my
weaknesses, that mirror is rather ugly. I speak out loud
often, "be kind, be brave, be love...." for myself and for
them! In my weakness and brokenness, I want my children
to know the goal. "Open your hands," I tell them, "Don't be
afraid." "Love God, love people."
It is easy for me to be insecure, to set the bar too high for
myself...To try to fit a mold of motherhood by a pretty picture
on my instagram feed. But no, I was crafted and designed by
an All Powerful Creator, beautifully fashioned in His image
to be bold and brave and live an abundant and full life. But
even more, I was made to be the mother each of my children
need. This is me. And me is enough for them. I have a little
vintage sign in the kids' bathroom that says, "There are but
two lasting bequests we can give our children, the first is roots and the last
is wings." I hope that when I give them wings, they look at the road ahead
and say, "Look out 'cause here I come."
It's not an easy road, but I wouldn't trade motherhood or the undoing that
came with it, for anything. I am stronger, braver, kinder because of my
babes. I know who I am and I am not afraid anymore of the thoughts of
others. This is me, and I can be me...boldly.
After a very stressful few weeks, I looked at Landon and said, "we're gonna
be ok babes." He said, "ya know, I don't think so, I think we are just going
to be." I understood him immediately. "Being" is enough. "Ok" is passing
and usually doesn't last very long, but "being" present, kind, love, brave...
no matter the circumstance...well, I can land there.
I'm definitely not all put together and I don't sleep on a silk pillowcase or
have a perfectly neat house, but my heritage of mothers have helped me
become the woman I am today. They have walked my journey too and now
I understand it. You are beautiful and you can be you boldly. Motherhood
is an undoing, a beautiful journey of becoming, and you are worthy of it.
My J2ourney into M3otherhood
Little Gypsy Co.
Vintage inspired clothing for the
boho mama + babe
@littlegypsyco - littlegypsyco.com
Brandi Morgan Photography
My journey is rooted deeply in my relationship
with my mother. The physical loss of her over a
decade ago set me on a path of self-discovery
that is still unfolding many years later.
She was my best friend, my confidant, my
biggest supporter and my soft place to land.
She encouraged me to be fully myself, with
the exception of the time she came barreling
through my angsty teenage bedroom with a
huge trash can and began throwing things in
it in a dramatic approach to get through my
thick 15 year old skull. She was convinced I
was worshiping the devil and doing heroine
after some misleading letters she had found
that were written to impress a boy. She began
by throwing a jagged mirror I had on my shelf
in the trashcan first, so that everything after
would make a loud crash. I sobbed and yelled
and felt so misunderstood. That was a brief
moment in my existence where I felt lost and
unseen, but now that I am a mother, I know
that she truly did see me, always. That day
took so much bravery for her to storm into
my room and rock my world the way she did.
It was so out of character, but so necessary
as she saw the path I was headed down.
She allowed me to be myself though, with so
much acceptance, even when I know she was
gritting her teeth when I walked out of the
house with green hair and baggie jeans covered
in drawings, or with black lipstick and a dog
collar. Oh, the many women I have been. She
cultivated my creative side and always showed
so much enthusiasm when I created something
new, even the cheesy construction paper
holiday cards my friend and I made and sold
to her fellow AA members when I was about 8.
Yep, I had the entrepreneurial spirit at a very
. . . >
Losing my mother put a screeching halt onto
my own journey into motherhood. I was a
newly wed of 4 months when I lost her, and
the thought of bringing a child into the world
without her here felt too painful. That feeling
grew even deeper when my father took his own
life 3.5 years later. It was a long twisty road
for me to finally feel ready to open my hands
to the path of becoming a mama. Then one
day I spent hours in very honest self reflection
and soul work underneath the branches of my
backyard stick tipi, and I crossed a threshold.
Underneath that big ol’ full Blood Moon Eclipse
in October 2015, I opened my arms wide, I
exhaled deeply, and I told the universe I was
ready to bring a child into the world. I was
ready to let go of the idea that I could not
mother without my mother by my side. And
as you may know, the universe has a way of
listening. Two weeks later I found out I was
pregnant with our sweet Ava Pearl. Little did
I know how much my own heart was going
to transform and heal through the journey of
motherhood. She has filled so many holes in
my heart that I didn’t think could be filled.
I see my mother and my father in her every
day. My mom’s spirit shines through her big
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blue eyes and her big ol’ cheeks when she
smiles. I see my dad in her through her silly
grins, her sense of humor and her wild and
crazy Einstein-esque hair. This tiny little
human has grown my heart in so many ways.
Looking back I realized that my mother gave
me my roots and my wings. This is actually
where my business Roots and Feathers got its
name, in honor of her and the life she gave to
me. My biggest wish is to give the same to Ava.
I hope she will always know that she is loved
+ accepted, brave + capable, and will always
have a home for me tucked away in her heart
no matter where the winds of life take us.
soul needs both
As I have recently journeyed into motherhood myself,
I have found it is not always easy, but so very
necessary to give life to our passions alongside our
role as Mother. Maybe not so much in the beginning,
but there comes a time when the reclamation of self
is not just desired, but it’s a matter of thriving vs.
surviving. I may be speaking for myself here, but this
has been my personal experience. I firmly believe that
life is not meant to be just one-dimensional, as we
are multifaceted beings. If you are a creative, you
can still be a mother, and if you are a mother, you
can still be a creative. It might be messy, trying and
turbulent, but there is so much life to be found when
we refill our wells with what calls to our souls… Here
are some thoughts on the subject from a few of the
mother makers you will find throughout the pages in
Being both mother and creative is a balancing act where
the scales are always tipped one way or the other. There
is a yearning to be fully in two different places. I am
needed as a cuddle bug when he is napping, to be his
play buddy and book reader. Those moments are as
sweet as honey. All the while, the deep deep need for
creative expression is there. I know the season will come
when that time is honored. Being a mama and a creative
takes a strong cup of patience and perseverance.
Most nights, for the last 19 years, my head hits the
pillow and I fall into that lovely pure exhausted state
of sleep, having spent my days immersed in physically
demanding gardening projects, or mentally and
emotionally demanding creative art works, all while
trying to carve out loads of time to feed, teach, wrestle,
play, clean and love my three children. That deep sleep
is typically short lived, as one of them usually wakes
up to nurse, snuggle, has growing pains, cry about a
sad day, need to be nursed back to health, or simply
can’t sleep in fear of the herd of horses one’s convinced
is going to barrel through the walls in the middle of
the night. In the beginning, had I known the wisdom,
lessons and love these babies would teach me, I’d never
have spent some nights in sleepless worry and fear,
wondering how we were going to make it through. But,
that’s life, and that’s what makes it so valuable and
worth it. The depth of love continues to grow, sometimes
tear inducingly and heart achingly so, and all I can do
these days is live in absolute awe and gratitude that I
have hit such a winning jackpot with my discovery of my
creative talents and passions and the three loves of my
life I’m lucky enough to call my children. I am learning
the beautiful balance of giving my energy to my creative
lines of work and to my children, so that each of them
can grow and thrive exactly as they need.
Embracing creative flow within motherhood is the
antidote to any frustrations, or stagnant energy that
could arise. When we remain connected to source
in a creative flow, we give ourselves and our children
permission to remain wild, free, and unbound to the
mundane. In our home, if things become tense... we play,
dance, make art or make love. This is where the well and
essence of life can be filled, and thus overflow into all
aspects of our beings.
Becoming a new single mama with all the pressures
surrounding us as a collective has fueled my creative
endeavors overall. It has been so easy in the past to
dwell on and internalize everything, but now I know how
to facilitate my desires and visions with my hands. Being
isolated in the symphony that is motherhood has ignited
a fire within me that cannot be stopped. It is extremely
satisfying to witness my internal rhythm blossom into
visible, tangible forms that is my vegan cooking and art
making. I am grateful for every lesson, struggle, and
triumph that has shaped me into the mother and artist
I am today.
I am a woman, wife, mother, creator...every part is
vitally important to my whole being. I have to nurture
my relationship with each carefully to keep balance and
well-being. I try to walk with open hands through each
day and to make the choice to be kind, brave, love and
loved. These mantras help me to find solace in the things
I touch and bring life to them, instead of them taking the
life out of me.
with Leah Kent
There’s a grieving that happens in motherhood that no
one warned me about. I’m so grateful for the blessing of
becoming a mama, and was caught off guard by the way
it triggered a loss of identity that was deeply disorienting
and impacted my creative work in the world.
Since the birth of my two young sons, I’ve had to learn to accommodate
a new me: a mama capable of tracking not one, but three lives
Redefining my relationship to creativity and creative time while
fulfilling this new role required me to give up many old habits and
cultivate a new set of expectations for myself.
The frustrating paradox at this moment is that my flow of creative
inspiration has actually blossomed, while the time available to
implement these new ideas has been reduced to a mere trickle of
moments sprinkled randomly through my days.
I realize this is a huge and nuanced topic to unpack, but there are two
key things I’ve been practicing that are helping me navigate the tension
between motherhood and creativity, that I hope can help you, too.
I came across this concept from a wonderful book, Finding the Deep
River Within by Abby Seixas. It was so powerful, I decided to train
directly with Abby to become a Deep River women’s circle facilitator.
Taming self-expectations is about releasing the ‘shoulds’ we place on
ourselves. The practice is to remind myself to set realistic, do-able
expectations so I can shift out of the trap of perfectionism that has
historically kept me stuck or spinning my wheels.
One magnificent piece of advice I read is that when you set up a goal for
yourself around cultivating a new habit, such as “write for 60 minutes
everyday,” you should cut it in half. And maybe even cut that in half
again until it’s such a small, easy change it feels nearly ridiculous.
Rather than spending a huge amount of energy wishing I had hours and
hours of free writing time, I’ve embraced this approach and regularly
write for just 10 or 15 minutes at a time.
The short bursts are certainly different than longer writing sessions, but
they’re still nourishing and help me move my creative projects forward.
When I was introduced to the self-compassion expert and author,
Kristin Neff, the clouds parted, the sunshine brilliantly burst through,
and everything was illuminated.
One of the core understandings in self-compassion is to be nurturing and
gentle with ourselves when things are difficult or challenging, rather
than just “toughing it out” or “muscling through.”
I’ve generally been the queen of grinning and bearing it, though internally
of course I’d be suffering with frustration, resentment, and dare I say it…
good old-fashioned anger.
Self-compassion invites us to acknowledge when things are hard and
allows us to welcome and experience all of our emotions rather than
attempting to suppress, ignore, or deny them.
In turn, this seems to let those feelings move through more quickly and
I feel lighter because of it. This lightness has opened me up to receiving
even more emotional and energetic space for a creative flow to move
Now I show up with pen and paper to write with self-compassion, rather
than a heavy feeling of perfectionism and worry. I have the space to
follow my curiosity where it leads me.
And with practice, I’m remembering that being soft and yielding, gentle
and compassionate, is how I’m choosing to define my life as both a
mama and a creative, visionary woman.
About Leah Kent
Leah Kent is a writer and intuitive energy healer who creates sacred
space where women can reclaim their power and creativity to share
their true radiance with a world that’s thirsting for their light. She leads
intuitive women’s writing circles both virtually and in the beautiful
mountains of Western Massachusetts.
leahcherrykent.com • email@example.com
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the key to your power
with Tara Carney
My home is my sacred space. Filled with all of my favorite things
(and beings), treasures, and memories, you’ll often find me shifting
space by way of rearranging furniture, or creating new space with
found treasures, new and old. Plants and art adorn our walls and
love fills them in. This is my self-care. The fuel behind my fire, the
love inside my heart, our home fills me with gratitude and power.
Power in the everyday, the little moments and the big. A space to
call our own.
Self-care . . . two words that have seemingly taken over the world these
days. You can’t scroll Instagram (wow, how millennial of me) without
seeing a person, company, or ad reference self-care . . .and let me tell
The practice of self-care is not only something that is attainable to
everyone but it truly is a necessity when working to achieve balance,
power and success in your life.
Hello! What an honor it is to share this
space with you. To the eyes that may
read these words and the heart that may
hear them, I thank you. I am Tara. I am
a wife, a daughter, and a friend. I live in
a little town in sunny South Florida with
my husband and our goldendoodle. I often
get this feeling, though, that I’m meant to
live in Paris. I am a teacher, a student and
a steward of our pachamama. I am heartdriven,
the biggest dreamer and a little bit
bossy. A friend once told me I had my
feet on the ground and my head in the
clouds, it couldn’t be more true.
Now, you may be thinking about self-care purely in the vanity
sense: face masks, jade rollers etc. but, really, that is but the
surface of a real & rooted practice that, if you let it, can transform
your life. Stay with me, ok? When our metaphorical well is dry,
we feel drained and lethargic. We may feel a sadness we can’t
shake, and often, that tends to spiral downwards; and now all of
the sudden we are home on a Friday night, with a tub of ice cream
in our sweat pants…wait, that wasn’t supposed to sound like the
perfect Friday night..well, you catch my drift.
Dry well = we cannot pour out for ourselves or others. So, my hope
is that I can offer you some realistic practices to up your self-care
game, because I truly believe in its power. Full well = overflowing
with: love, gratitude, helping hands, strength and good, light
So how do we attain this self-care? I’ll start with the obvious:
TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES.
Doing things that make you happy, fill you up, and bring you joy; and
yeah, sometimes that means being a little selfish, too - yeah, I said it!
Self-care can also look like this: a walk in nature, free flow yoga (or
a structured class if that’s more your thing), a big glass of water, a
long (or short) talk with a good friend, meditating, listening to a good
song, crying, reading a book, a nice, long hug, diffusing essential oils,
or maybe none of those things.
To unlock the power of self-care you may have to dig deep within
and find what makes your soul shine. Then, you’ll see that self-care
isn’t really something that’s negotiable. It’s the key to your power.
The Ancient Wisdom
of Essential Oils
with Jenny Milam
A great way to use your oils daily is by wearing a
roller bottle necklace like this gorgeous one from
Roadkill Gems. Lizzie makes stunning necklaces
with genuine stones + metals.
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Crystals from @belovedminerals
Have you ever walked through a field of
wildflowers, a forest path, or maybe even a
florist’s shop, and just felt more alive?
There’s a pretty magical reason.
We live in a beautiful, symbiotic relationship with the plants around us.
We cannot live without them, and they cannot live without us.
We safeguard, propagate, and feed them; they sustain, and heal, and
literally breathe life into us.
Flowers, herbs, roots, and resins were the first medicine of the ancients.
From the comforting of common colds, to the binding of wounds, to the
tending of hormonal woes and everything in between—our ancestors
found answers in the flora growing around them.
The knowledge of how to use these plants is our birthright.
That knowledge has been all but lost for most of us, but through
essential oils we have access to the concentrated essence of the plants
that have shared their healing intelligence with us since the dawn of
time. And there is so much wisdom to be found here.
Essential oils affect us mind, body, and soul.
They can uplift us, ground us, and connect us to spirit.
They aid in meditation, manifestation, and creating sacred space for
They bolster our natural defenses, raise our vibrations, and clear the
way for emotional release.
Scientific studies have proven time and again what ancient peoples
always knew. That these plants, and these oils, can support us in nearly
every way. They are allies who depend on us and ask us to depend on
them. And they have so much to teach us if we’ll only listen.
These tiny bottles of plant magic are a way back to the beauty and
simplicity of natural living.
It’s time to reclaim that birthright.
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Essential Oils &
We can learn a lot about ourselves and the world around us by honoring the cycles of the moon. When we begin to track our
own natural rhythms by her, we can see how we too ebb and flow—in energy, in emotions, and in spirit. Even in the height of
summer, amidst the bustle of outdoor adventures and celebrations, it’s important to steal away moments of stillness, check
in with ourselves, and heed our own inner wisdom. Essential oils can deepen this mindfulness.
New Moon Manifestation Ritual
What you’ll need:
• Journal and a pen
• Your favorite oracle or tarot deck
• Young Living Envision essential oil -OR- a blend of Lavender, Geranium, and Orange
Diffuse your oils or add them to a carrier oil and anoint yourself on the forehead, the back of your neck, and over your heart.
Take a few long meditative breaths to clear your mind. Write down a list of the intentions you have for the coming month,
visualizing yourself achieving everything you’re putting to paper. Draw an oracle card for clarity, meditate on what it has
to share, and write down your thoughts. If desired, burn your list of intentions (outdoors or in a fire-safe vessel) to release
them into the universe.
Full Moon Release Bath Ritual
What you’ll need:
• Journal and a pen
• 1 cup Epsom salts
• 1/4 cup pink Himalayan sea salt
• 1/4 cup baking soda or powdered milk
• 10-15 drops of Young Living Release essential oil -OR- a blend of Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, and Sandalwood
• Crystals, herbs, and flowers of your choice
Combine all ingredients in a jar and add some to your bath as it’s being drawn. Take a moment to breathe deeply, quiet your
mind, and write down what you wish to let go—be they fears, expectations, experiences, or anything else. Step into the bath
and visualize your aura being cleansed of all negativity and doubt. Get your ears under the water and repeat the affirmation
“I release all that no longer serves me.” When you’re finished, step out of the tub and visualize everything you’ve just released
going down the drain. If you wish, burn your list (again, outdoors or in a fire-safe vessel) to seal the ritual.
The power of plants.
How do you write about something that has been your life and calling.
Yesterday I was at a market and children were getting their faces
painted. Butterflies, swirls of iridescent colors and glitter, lots and lots
of glitter. Asking about the set up, I was thrilled to learn that it was
the sister organization here in Hudson, NY of the one that I used to
do workshops at, the Girls Club in the east village in NYC for years
and there it was! The natural and the knowledge we leave to our next
I grew up in the interior of British Columbia with parents who,
impassioned by the spirit of the era, had left New York City in 1970 to
tune in, fall out, and live off the land. They turned a barn into a house
and raised children who played in the mud, had chickens as friends, and
would stay up late to catch fruit bats with butterfly nets. We ate what
came out of the ground, watched the changing of the seasons, followed
the waxing and waning of the moon, and read the farmers almanac like
an astrological chart for the upcoming year.
. . . >
This passion and wonder for the seen, and unseen is still with me today.
I have loved and shared aromatherapy with as many people as I can,
and have never lost my reverence for nature and the power of it to heal,
uplift, and shift energy.
As I tell people what I do, I often hear stories of how they wished they
had paid more attention to a grandmother or parent who, well before
allopathic medication, looked to centuries-old practices from the earth
to heal themselves. A flower that, in tea, will help you sleep; a plant
that, when applied to the skin will reduce swelling; or a fruit that will
It’s universal and in our DNA; we are carbon molecules and resonate
with the frequency in our surroundings. Children are intrigued, class
after class with youth I watch as their eyes grow wide when I start with
the moon is lit with the sun. It is a magic moment, moving into rose
petals in a drop of oil is a smooth segue. They leave with knowledge of
sustainability, the beauty of the earth as theirs and wonder.
So yes indeed I am getting this face painted today.
Avocado Pistachio Pesto
I ripe avocado
1/2 cup pistachios
1/2 cup soaked cashews
2 tbs of hemp seeds
2 cups baby arugula
2 cups basil
1/4 cup marinated artichokes
3/4 sunflower oil
2 cloves of garlic minced
Dash of Himalayan salt and pepper
Add all ingredients to
a food processor or
blender. Keep in a sealed
container in fridge.
Will be fresh
up to 3-5 days.
by Bekah Metz
with Becca Eirikson
I haven’t taken part in many conversations
where people, regardless of their level of
plant caretaking skills, have said they
weren’t impressed by the giant hanging
limbs of an old established oak tree, or the
rainbow of colors that flowers produce
after the spring rains come each year.
It’s a natural human response to stare in awe at the
sheer size of the 9-foot stalks and 3-foot-wide wide heart
shaped leaves of an elephant ear plant that’s native to
Southeastern Asia. And I’ve never known a kid who isn’t
absolutely blown away by the fact that a Venus flytrap
actually catches and eats insects! It was the only gift my
daughter requested for her nine year old birthday long ago.
Plants are beautiful, majestic, medicinal, healing, useful
and deadly. They have the ability to detoxify the air in our
homes while making them gorgeous at the same time.
. . . >
I find it endlessly fascinating how each plant, when
planted in the proper environment and given the
correct nourishment, will grow from a miniscule seed
into whatever it’s meant to be.
Throughout my eleven years as a gardener and
landscape designer, I have learned just as many
valuable life lessons from plants as I have from the
people I plant them for. Plants, like children, provide
the ultimate lesson in patience. I have yet to plant
a garden and have my client be instantly satisfied...
the plants are rarely the size they will grow to be,
which usually leaves a lot of empty space...space to
grow. I’m from the school of thought that believes
good things take time. Slow, steady, quality growth
makes plants and people stronger. Just as getting a
puppy is a good gauge as to whether or not a person
is ready to have a child, I’d say growing a garden
successfully is a comparable task.
In her book, The Gardener and The Carpenter,
psychologist and philosophy professor, Alison
Gopnik, references the similarities between caring
for a living, breathing, changing human and a live
growing plant with its own set of needs. The premise
of the theory is that the gardeners temperament is
ideal for fostering natural growth and provides the
chance for each, plant and child, to reach their own
capabilities organically as opposed to a strict, hard
and fast set of rules and restrictions. As a mother of
"Slow, steady, quality
growth makes plants
and people stronger."
three children for nineteen years, I can deeply identify with
her ideas given the instinctual abilities I’ve been blessed with
to grow both children and plants. I believe that the energy
you invest into something is what aids and allows it to live
Speaking to plants is a spiritual practice for me. Digging in
the mud to uproot a plant that’s been planted in the wrong
environment, watching the sun patterns to know if a desired
plant will even thrive in the location it’s being asked to grow
in, getting to watch a space develop with the beauty plants
provide, constantly checking the weather to know when to
water or protect plants from a freeze...it’s part of my life’s
work. Most of the time, it’s back breaking, filthy, bug infested
work. My nails are sadly never manicured and feminine and
I spend my money on rubber boots and gloves that can
withstand cactus needles and agave spikes, but the outcome
is always worth it. And the smell of dirt and compost makes
me weak in the knees! Plants will always be speaking to me,
and it’s my job to figure out how to listen.
If you have a desire to grow plants in your home but have
been unsuccessful, start with a snake plant or a pothos ivy.
Set it by a sunny window, water every other week and leave
it alone. Your confidence will grow when you see how simple
some plants are to grow. And then, like I have over the years
through tons of trial and error, you’ll feel more comfortable
in knowing that you don’t have a black thumb, you simply
need to figure out what each plant needs, and give them
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“She dances with the spirit of
the sun, loves with the strength
of wild water, moves with the
moods of the moon & creates
with the will of the winds.
She is magic.
She is woman.”
A journey into sisterhood
with Brooke Hampton
Have you ever created something from nothing? Felt it before you
could touch it? That’s what this journey to sisterhood has been like
for me. Sisterhood was this far off thing that I felt I needed but
didn’t know how or where to find it.
I was sitting on the laundry room ugly crying and trying so hard
to pull it together. There wasn’t enough of me to go around — not
enough sister, mother, lover, wife, or friend to be what everyone
needed. I had finally hit my breaking point which has proven to be
one of the greatest moments of my life. The breaking...the moment
when truth can finally make its way in. When we have to let go of
our ego and connect with something bigger than ourselves.
Sitting there in that broken place, the word "rise" sang to my soul
and gave me the will and courage to begin this journey toward
sisterhood. In that dark place I realized something— I couldn’t do it
all and I didn’t want to.
I got my ass up off the floor and wrote these words down:
‘I crave community! I need support, laughter, and magic. I need
to be seen and heard. I need truth and I need support...I need
sisterhood. Does that even exist? If it does, I want to find it!’
- Journal entry, July 2007
“She is the healer, the
nurturer, the tender of the
garden, the guardian of our
future, the kitchen witch.
She is the magic maker, the
creator, the lover, the mother...
she is woman and her work
I had finally figured out what I needed.
That’s half the battle, right there. Most
of us don’t know what we need or what
we want so we spend so much of our
lives feeling alone and unsupported.
When really it’s just that we never
asked the universe for what we needed.
You gotta put your order in. I knew I
wanted sisterhood. I put in my order to
the universe, but I didn’t actually know
what that looked like. Manifesting gets
tricky when you’re trying to call forth
something you’ve never seen before.
I just had to wing it (story of my life). I
moved forward with nothing more than
soul level certainty that sisterhood could
exist and that if I found it...if women
really could stand together, it could be
wildly healing and powerful.
It was an ancient song in my blood,
asking me to build community, to become
a bridge between women.
I became an experiment. I realized that in order to attract
my tribe, I had to rethink what authenticity meant. Your vibe
attracts your tribe, right? Yep. The mask has to come off so
that your people can find you. There’s a period of loneliness
that follows waving your freak flag. The in between, I call it.
The period where you just have to keep showing up even when
it feeling like no-one gets you. They don’t have to get you. Show
up anyway. Dance, sing, write....keep moving! Your magic will
be too much for some people. Those people will go and it will
hurt, but those people leaving will make room for the people
that will love you as you truly are.
It’s a rite of passage. Trust it. Don’t give up on your tribe,
they’re making their way toward you. Just keep shining, baby.
In February of 2017 Camille Rose was standing in my kitchen
and I said, “we need more weirdos in our life” to which she
replied, “let’s do a retreat”.
That was that. Our first women’s retreat was in Maine in July
Do you remember the field of dreams movie? “Build it and
they will come” -that’s what sovereign rising is. It is our field
Sovereign rising is a movement, a call to rise in love and
support your sisters. A sisterhood of wild women standing in
sovereignty as we collectively rise.
Opening night of the first retreat we did an opening circle.
Which we still do.
A story telling session of sorts. Each person in the circle shared
how they found their way to this place and what they hope to
take away from the circle.
Half way around the circle I looked up and I realized how
different the first half of the room looked to me. I saw the
people sitting there... REALLY saw them! I had listened to their
stories openly and without judgment and in return I had been
given the honor of seeing them for what they really were and it
was beautiful. In that moment I found true sisterhood. It was so
much simpler than I had imagined. Sisterhood is listening and
being heard. Sisterhood is love without judgement. Sisterhood
is giving each other safe space to share our stories. Sisterhood
is seeing and being seen.
So, for all of you out there sitting on the laundry
room floor calling forth your circle of sisters.
This is for you.
You are not alone
I see you
I see you
I see you
Take off your mask. Keep shining, keep dancing,
keep writing, keep shining your light so we can
Rise and rise again,
with Elise Nicole Kirkpatrick
A journey of learning to live
presently intensifies ones intuition,
creating a grounded connection
with the subtler energy realms.
This knowledge has opened doors
to allow stepping into my collection
of purposes, the passion work I have
aligned with that truly lights me
up. This journey of mine has been
somewhat of a spiraling one, swirling
my spirit through the corridors of
lightness and darkness... but one
thing has remained, and that is the
essence of growth and awakening.
As a girl, I witnessed with curiosity the mystery of the healers
in my family. Strong bloodlines of Scottish, French, and a trace
of Native American were in my awareness from a young age.
At 18, struck by a yearning to experience the world, I joined the
US Coast Guard. Little did I know, it was exactly what my soul
needed. Enamored by the wanderlust of living and sailing the
Pacific islands, it was a time of bliss and exploration. When my
time in the service was complete, I traveled... South America,
the mainland USA, Puerto Rico, and the archipelago of Hawai’i.
Delving deeper into becoming an awakened woman, I explored
this spiritual calling that I recognized as “Oneness." Call it
what you desire, but Spirit, God, Goddess, the Universe flows
within us, and connecting to it is the secret to life. Yoga teacher
training, reiki practitioner certification and nearly 50 esoteric
books later, I emerged an empowered maiden. A handsome man,
two homebirths and a few moves later, I was living a life full of
adventure in Hawai’i. Things seemed in harmony for the most
part, except that I had become a professional spiritual bypasser.
Only recognizing the “light and love." On the outside, I was
calm, inspiring, and looked like I had it all together...holding
space for oracle readings and women’s circles often. Only a few
close friends knew the turmoil I was harboring in my heart,
because I rarely allowed myself to feel any pain I was stuffing
down due to a number of unhealed experiences. It felt okay to
ignore my stuff to extend myself for everyone else.
My head was in the clouds and between my bronzed skin, salty
hair, and the glitter trail I left behind, life seemed great! I felt
safe, and figured that I would handle all the hard stuff later.
And then the Universe, or my guides... slapped me right across the face
with a reality check, “Wake the F up Elise, come back down. It’s time
to face the pile of shadow work you have swept under the natural fiber
After a few years of bliss in Hawaii, I moved back to the mainland. This
time to the giant redwoods in Northern California. Because I had pried
my third eye open and I was completely in alignment with energy and
could. feel. absolutely. everything.
One evening while lying in bed, my heart began racing as if it was going
to beat right out of my chest, and my body went numb... I felt as if I was
no longer on Earth and I begged to go to the ER. My diagnosis: “You’re
having a panic attack." So confused, scared, and still feeling it all, I
spent days in bed hiding under the covers. This could not be happening
to me. I tried to rack my brain of the why’s and it all came tumbling
down. I felt overwhelmed and lost, as if the Universe had given up on
me. Back to the depths of the spiral I went.
Through holistic cleanses and clean living foods, meditation and
therapists chats, I tuned into the temple of my heart space, slowly
integrating things into my life that brought BALANCE. I allowed myself
to receive, spent lots of time in nature, allowed stillness to heal and
reveal. Shedding layers upon layers of who I was not, so I could uncover
who I AM. This was all the shadow work that I had swept under the rug,
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all coming to the surface, all at once. Whew! Once I had invited the mystery
and the magic back into my life fully without any fear of what may come
with it, I was ready to return to an essence that felt inspiring and alive.
With a deep breath, I picked up my oracle cards once more, my hands and
heart buzzed with energy. I heard a voice say “be the oracle to guide others
home” and felt a deep calling within to hold space again. Once I said ‘YES' to
offering oracle readings, bookings flooded in. It was clear to me through each
reading that I have become a clear channel for messages, and I am humbled
and honored to continue to receive reflections that remind me why this has
fallen into my hands and heart as a pure offering into the world.
Through naming my vulnerabilities with love, and appreciating the valleys
of darkness I had endured, I’ve arrived in a space of compassion for myself
and others. I am becoming well seasoned with experiences that allow for
understanding and presence to prevail, so that I may be a beacon of light
for those who might have found themselves wandering in the depths of the
spiral of life. I am continuously learning to embrace the shadows, and lean
into them, for they hold a very sacred wisdom that cannot be accessed when
pretending that everything is bright, sunny, and cheerful all of the time.
Balance is being real with all that comes our way.
Top & Skirt is by Yireh
My journey of becoming lies in the truth of my story, and
also non-attachment to my story all in the same breath,
growing in an ability to honor what comes and goes,
create beauty for healing purposes, and the strength to
lovingly hold space for others no matter what they are
As the winds of change continue to blow, we have recently
found ourselves in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in
Colorado. This chapter continues to enfolded in the most
calming yet exciting way, and the unknown is now the
most rewarding journey I embarked upon.
With Balance as my mantra, this is
the everlasting story of becoming.
xx, Elise Nicole
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Megan from @cosmicmegan
creates these opulent handmade
candles filled with handpicked
crystals for each new and full
moon. She thrifts each vessel and
creates each one with intention.
She currently just creates them for
herself, but keep an eye out in our
next issue for a DIY.
Polychrome Jasper from
Indigo Sun Crystals
Polychrome Jasper, also known as
Desert Jasper, is connected to our
solar plexus. This stone is grounding,
stabilizing + balancing. It serves as
a “seeker transformer” - a personal
talisman for transformation, to
assist in making the changes
necessary to create big shifts in
Prayer Flag by
Roots + Feathers
Made from recycled scrap leather,
vintage fabrics + driftwood, these
handmade prayer/ affirmation
flags are created with the
intention of adorning your sacred
space with your personal word of
choice that you want to reflect
on. Perfect for your word of
Pottery Cone Incense
Burner from Smoke + Sage
Handcrafted incense holder made
by Rhino Pottery is the perfect
little home for Smoke + Sage’s
hand formed cone incense. My
favorite is the Shapeshifter
cones with hints of pine, rose
+ white sage. You can find
both alongside some beautiful
vintage wares at Smoke + Sage.
by Laura Mazurek
When building an altar I love to find elements of beauty that feel calming + grounding
to me, as well as inspire me. I love having pieces that were made by hand by myself or
others. It infuses an energy of love, intention + connection. I also find choosing items that
connect with the season or how I am feeling personally at the moment helps to guide me.
There is no right or wrong when creating a space that feels sacred to you.
Crystal Ball Pocket Oracle by The
White Witch Oracle
This mini, pocket size oracle deck contains
cards with simple clear answers and beautiful
artwork. If you are looking for yes/no answers
without the complexity or subtlety of tarot,
these cards are for you. These 13 cards are
the perfect size to carry with you on your
Palo Santo + Sage from
Rooted + Wild
The act of smudging is sacred. The aromas
produced by the plants help us place ourselves
in a specific state of mind and allow us to focus
our energy with certain intention. Purifying a
space with smoke during smudging is much
like clearing away the debris so water can flow
Painted Luna Moth Stone by Lotus
The Luna Moth represents rebirth and renewal
of body + spirit. She speaks to our connection
with self and to the Feminine. She can be
found flitting amongst the moonlight giving
it connections to the spirit realm. Check out
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of beautifully painted stones + accessories.
Self Care Ritual
with Tiff Delancey
of Indigo Sun Crystals
To get the most benefit from this crystal (or any crystal), we start
by getting into a comfortable meditative state.
With the crystal held in your hands, bring your awareness to your
breath. big, deep, full, belly breaths. With each inhale and exhale,
let your mind become quieter, and bring all of your focus to the
With your intention, begin to open yourself up energetically to
the energy of the crystal. Once you’ve established a connection,
let your energetic field merge with the crystal’s. Feel the vibrant,
activating frequency of the crystal flow into your own energy body,
bringing you more inner strength and connection to the earth. As
you tune into the deep, nurturing resonance more fully, begin to
notice what you feel or become aware of in your subtle senses.
Since this crystal, in particular, is called a “seeker transformer,”
you may come to it with a specific aspect of your life that you’d like
to shift... focus your attention on this aspect, and as you breathe
and receive the energy of the polychrome jasper, imagine yourself
watching that energy transform this aspect of yourself into the
positive or desired manifestation. Affirm this change taking place
within your being. Do this practice regularly and watch how your
Also known as desert jasper, this beautiful
crystal is a stone of exuberance, vitality,
and vibrancy. Its energy is soft, nurturing, and
ever present, and allows us to tap into the wisdom
and love of the land and our ancestors.
Polychrome jasper is connected to the lower chakras,
and is especially activating to the solar plexus. It is also
strongly linked to the element of fire, and drives action,
creativity, & passion. The accompanying earthy vibes
bring about happiness, inner strength, and connection to
Polychrome is known to serve as a personal talisman for
transformation, because of its powerful transmutational
energies. It encourages a spiritual metamorphosis and
assists us in making the changes necessary to create big
shifts in our life.
There is an empowering & encouraging nature felt with
this crystal, and it is an incredible healing tool to have in
aquarius nation • astrological affirmations
Kerryanna Vanzo • @aquariusnation • aquariusnation.com
Water - It flows. It knows. It goes.
Air - It sees. It understands. It shares.
Gemini May 21 - June 20
Cancer June 21 - July 22
Focus on: releasing the past + growing beyond belief
Focus on: feeling important + starting over in a new space
Focus on: reinvent yourself + find ways to feel safe
Focus on: stay true to you + value yourself more
This is the month I begin my blossoming where I show
myself in brand new ways. I am moved like never
before to recreate what others see about me, as I am
aware of my growing value when I connect to my
creative gifts and believe, with all of my heart, that I
CAN DO THIS. I am building something special and I
will manifest this dream.
Focus on: your true gifts + building in a new way
I am seeing the changes from the new crops I am
building – and fruit is growing wildly! I have realized
that when I value myself, I create beautiful and
valuable things. Therefore, I go towards what supports
my visions and allows me to be true to my natural
way of being. I am creating a sustainable life through
sending this dream out there far and wide.
Focus on: communications + moving things along
What a new day! Plants do grow quickly! I am even
more grounded into my soul’s purpose work and I
feel that there is so much room to grow. Things are
coming together like magic and I know I CAN trust my
journey. I am busy with all these creative projects and
words are flowing freely out of me. I feel connected and
at home with this crop I am growing.
I release myself from people and things that keep me
weighted down. I let go of how it has been done and
now I expect that there is a way, if I hold the space for
it to evolve into. I dream of a new chapter and I’m alive
with creative inspiration. I deserve to speak my needs
clearly and to have them met naturally. I love myself
and I deserve to be loved.
I am waking to my worth and seeing I deserve a
good life. I see that I can trust myself. Things are
shifting quickly as I move into new lands from long
held dreams where I am seen and valued for what I
bring. I want to show more of what I know and I am
committed to creating consciously with my thoughts
and each creative seed that I sow.
I am moving and making shifts in order to feel more
comfortable in the world. I have new desires and a
new voice that wants to create a safe nest where I feel
nurtured and supported. My senses are alive because
they are showing me I need more and that I will have
to get up and move in order to get things changing. I
am bringing things into balance.
Libra September 23 - October 22
Focus on: take risks + transform your life
I am feeling awakened, brand new, and ready to go
beyond all the things I thought were enough for me.
Now I am changing and seeing that I want more and
seeing what I want is what is bringing it to me. So
I stay on path and committed to seeking out new
ways to expand and grow. I move with the current
and trust that home is always inside of me.
Scorpio October 23 - November 21
Focus on: growth in your career + sustainability
I am filled with value by realizing the world WANTS
what I do. I stay conscious of my energy and I steer
my thoughts to being about love and hope and
compassion as I flow through the creative dance of
life. I am falling in love again or finding something
lost and this inspires me to take a risk and go for
what my heart truly desires.
Focus on: dream huge + find home with yourself
I am manifesting the most brilliant life and things are
finally coming together. I see the connection between
my words, my fears, and the value I feel for myself.
This awakens me and aligns me into my true self and
true power. I exhale and move into a new leveled-up life
where I manifest money in the blink of an eye. I love
the new life I am creating.
Focus on: defying the odds + trusting your heart
I am following my heart right into the dreams I hold
about how I want my world to be. I release something
that tells me I can’t be successful or I am not going to
be supported in life. I know I have it in me and I know I
am close to being supported in this area that feels like
it is my soul’s purpose work to do. I believe I can do the
things I dream.
Focus on: manifesting + trusting the universe
I am in a special space where I move next level and
I steer this change with the words I use that go out
into the world to become my reality. I am grateful at
seeing connections and answers that help improve
my way of life. I feel that the universe supports me
and synchronicity is waking me up to wanting way
more that I even thought before.
Focus on: meditation + learning a new way to flow
I am on the rise and what I have been dreaming for
is now showings signs of life. As things shift I am
remaining calm in judging what is still coming into
form. I make time to slow down and process things
because something in me knows these things in life are
not out to get me, but rather are to get me believing in
more for myself. I trust the process.
Pisces February 19 - March 20
Aquarius January 20 - February 18
Focus on: listen to your heart + release the old stories
I can start over no matter how far gone I feel I am on
my journey and things work out great when I listen
to the inner voice that guides me on what is best for
me. I am learning to release my addiction of hiding
who I really am and what I feel in order to please
others first. I now shine in the biggest of ways as my
dreams finally become my reality.
Focus on: your role in life + get things done
I am amazed at how beautiful this month has
become! I see that when I shift into a glass half full
position that things ARE shifting. Magic is clearly
here for me and I see that when I level up and walk
as my higher self, career opportunities and reasons
to show myself in an exalted way ARE arriving. I
now put my life into order because it’s time to thrive.
Focus on: share yourself true + go beyond old dreams
I now see that my life is starting over! I see the spring
of things and this is helping me to feel safe in this
world and in realizing that people DO want what I am
here to offer as my role in the world. Living my soul’s
purpose is the most important thing to me right now
and I welcome in the abundance and inspiration I feel
from all that is coming together in my life.
Focus on: get things moving + meditation/healing
I have everything inside of me that I need to be highly
successful in the world. I can trust this journey. I can
believe that I will get up the mountain and be seen in
the ways I deserve to be. I make time to discover what
is inside of me that speaks in negative ways. Without
those, I am free to magnetize the opportunities of my
soul’s purpose work.
Focus on: who you want to be + going deep
I am doing the work and clearing the programs
because I have an important purpose to live. I trust
my journey and the situations brought into my days
and therefore I see how I can better myself through
whatever I am experiencing. I am a guide and here
to influence others and knowing that is all I need to
know as I continue on, preparing for my one day.
Focus on: discovering things + level up of self worth
My value is on the rise and I can feel it now. Something
is inspiring me to want to clear and clean and release
all the negative things. I believe I DO have a lot to offer
and I’m feeling more like myself. Therefore the world is
matching that with synchronicity of the most potent.
Things have turned on again and I know the light is
about to shine my way.
Fire - It inspires. It enlivens. It transforms.
Earth - It grounds. It builds. It keeps.
Aries March 21 - April 19
Taurus April 20 - May 20
Focus on: falling in love + starting anew
Focus on: be true to your heart + healing/health
Focus on: stay hopeful + move it forward
Focus on: new ideas + expand communication reach
Focus on: choose for the best + listen to your gut
Focus on: believe you are important + choose for more
I am breaking my whole world wide open starting
this month. I release all of my attachments to things
dead and scarce as I move into spaces that are lush,
supportive, and that help me thrive. I am releasing old
aspects of how I used to be, as now I take the reigns
and head towards a brand new town where I get to
reboot my life and live for me.
I am ready to be seen for the creativity I bring. Never
before in my life have I felt so ready for more, to
expand, to really live, and to just go for things because
I DO want to be happy. And now I put in the work and
really get to business on putting things into order. I
believe in myself and things I am here to offer as my
gifts. I feel the good rising.
I am full on disciplined and doing these things that are
helping me to feel better in my body. I want to change
and to move into a new role that I share with the
world. I am finding balance within and it is showing
outside of me! I can trust my life and know that things
are taking me to next levels at the perfect time. I am
getting this right.
I am full of life right now as I see beyond what I thought
were my limits. I now am flying high into new areas
that deal with my career and my communications.
I am ready to grow and I see the ways to climb my
mountain. I take new steps into this new land and I
find that it feels supportive and nurturing of all my
dreams. I choose for good feeling things.
I believe I do have an important thing to share in this
lifetime and I deserve the support to see it grow. I am
making changes that put me in more light and what is
about to come my way is something that will make my
heart smile in a way I haven’t in a while. So I bravely
declare that I need certain things and I expect they will
become my reality. It’s a new day.
Suddenly I am in love with life and seeing that my
creative gifts and my special things ARE important
pieces that others NEED. I see that I am in demand
and that following MY HEART is what got me to this
lush and inspirational land. So I soften and feel and
interpret in new ways, and my life, now before me, is
feeling more magical every day. I am blessed.
Leo July 23 - August 22
Virgo August 23 - September 22
Focus on: go within + believe the best
Focus on: be true to you + listen to your heart
Focus on: create new plans + dream wildly
Focus on: finding joy + looking to improve
Focus on: starting over + trusting in the mystery
Focus on: big changes + choosing support
I go deep into my soul and into quiet places in order to
see how I am holding myself back because of others’
rules and limitations. There is a new way that I want
to share of myself with the world and through trusting
the process and doing what needs to be done. I move
closer to discovering what I want others to see me as
being an authority of.
I am doing what I feel is correct. I believe in myself
and I commit to things and give them my all because
THIS TIME I am creating something that will be solid
and thought through, step by step. I plan this new life
of mine and trust how it’s going to unfold and I want
more love and reasons to feel alive and free, therefore
everything now gets that seed.
I am on fire with creativity. Feeling valuable has
me wanting to share and be and express these new
things bubbling up from me. I am going slow, but
going steady, and something feels exciting to come, as
I ingrain and study and get better at what I will be
best at. My dreams are expanding and synchronicity is
lighting my path. I choose for all things better.
I believe that all things falling away are only to make
room for the supportive and expansive life that is
unfolding for me soon. My heart knows there is a way
and it’s speaking loudly, letting me know it’s okay to
believe that good is on the way. So I hold that firmly
and work through the details of life, but bottom line, I
know I am here to rise.
I go inward now to see that I am a co-creator with
the universe in designing the best life for me. And
what I know now is that I can start over and that
it’s on me to dream for the foundation I would like
to hold me. I am feeling called to show myself in new
ways and that means I need to resonate with what I
choose to take into my space. I decide for me.
I have shifted in the hugest of ways and what I see
now is that I can find a place to feel safe. My career
is expanding and my foundation is growing roots and
this has me dreaming for more ways to come through
as the powerful being that I know I truly am. I believe I
do know what to do and that I am supported so I move
forward with confidence.
Sagittarius November 22 - December 21
Capricorn December 22 January 19
Focus on: stand firm + discover your value
Focus on: go into new lands + go your own way
Focus on: career dreams + how you want to be seen
Focus on: purging + moving forward in different ways
Focus on: keeping it real + believing in miracles
Focus on: exhaling into a new space + seeing miracles
I am moving through things that feel complex but
I can see the light up ahead and I can see that this
is helping me to release things that are keeping me
from discovering stability. I now discover how to
live safe and secured on earth through holding high
vibe thoughts about what I CAN and will do. I value
myself and draw boundaries to make my needs clear.
I am making shifts that change my view and this
has me wanting to follow through. I see there is more
for me than I was programmed to believe so now I
shoot my arrow into distant lands where I want to
experience more of what could be at hand. I choose
for the different and things far away and from this
risky leap of faith, my career is growing wings.
My life is changing in the most magical of ways as
things are coming together and aligning from dreams
long held. I now feel confident to choose from my heart
and this has me showing up in new ways where people
want to know more about the healing art I am to bring
to the world. I feel seen and discovered and l’m so
happy for this new day.
I am waking to the truth that I have followed a path
of others and not what I really want to do. So I begin
again with value for myself intact as I now look out,
seeing in what ways I can recreate my role in the
world. I am going next level, therefore things must be
purged as only the highest path is where you will find
me. To the depth, I discover my gold.
I now face a new day where my load is being lightened
and the path is being made clear. I feel driven to get
closer in releasing and understanding things that
programmed me but that I now see go against me and
the dreams I have for my future. I am in this to win this
and I KNOW I got it in me. So I trust this intense space
as I know it is making me stronger.
Suddenly my life has changed and things are coming
into position where my perspective is changing
and I am feeling more hopeful about my abilities to
bring change. I am moving closer to living my soul’s
purpose work and I hold deep faith as I leap into the
unknown, but bright, future that I feel is on the rise. I
am expanding and aligning and things feel right.
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