Episode 139: February Energy Reading

So You Wanna Be a Witch episode 139: February Energy Reading. 2 Tarot cards on a mossy stone surface.

Do your days add up to the life you want?

There is no getting out of the mundane work of life and I am not here to tell you that every moment of your life has to be a revelation. There are going to be days that we are enthusiastic about and there are going to be days that we are bored. There are going to be happy days and there are going to be sad days. This month, the cards are indicating that we may be teetering into overwhelm and wondering if this is really the life we want.

February is asking us to clear the fog and ask: “Why am I doing this?”

Maybe that clarity will show you that the boring days are supporting a life and work you truly love. 

Maybe that clarity will show you that the work you need to make a hard turn in your work.

This month, the cards are asking us to make strong decisions about what we truly value. They are asking us to make sure that we are centering our daily lives in the building of our businesses.

Tune into the podcast this week for an invitation to break out of your head, kill your darlings, and turn this tipping point into an opportunity.

Show Notes:

0:37– Energy of the Month: 9 of Wands, reversed. The tipping point.

3:12–Action of the Month: The Sun. Clarity.

9:58– Release Work of the Month: Six of Cups. Kill your darlings.

14:46– Outcome of the Month: Ten of Swords. Don’t get stuck in your thoughts.

Episode 138: 2021 Business Predictions

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Episode 138: 2021 Business Predictions

so you wanna be a witch episode 138: 2021 business predictions. Sarah Chappell smiling at the camera while blocking the sun from her eyes.

The illusion of stability is gone.

If 2020 and the first couple weeks of 2021 have taught us anything, it’s that. Predictions feel challenging when our world is being turned upside down over and over again: A pandemic, uprisings, an attempted coup. How are we supposed to keep showing up to our daily grind as if everything is normal?

We’re not. And that is the gift and freedom that owning a small business gives us. When we have ourselves and our ideal clients to answer to, it is imperative that we are honest, compassionate, and flexible. We are not Amazon. We don’t guarantee 2 day delivery in the midst of a coup. We are humans living in the world we are creating.


I say all the time: Owning a business continues to be a revolutionary act because it brings your values into the world. When we are able to make our values into practices that touch other people, we create new worlds.

And here we are, in a new world! Small business owners have the opportunity to adapt and respond to it. But adapting isn’t just reactionary. It still requires thought, intention, and planning. So, this episode is a look ahead into 2021 and what my “spidey senses” are telling me that we can predict about business in the new year. 

Join us this week to hear my business predictions for 2021 and learn about my new love affair with my autoresponder.

Show Notes:

7:20– First prediction: The comeback of longform content.

16:29– Second prediction: Alternative advertising platforms.

19:55– Third prediction: Community in online programs.

24:35– Fourth prediction: Hardcore boundaries.

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Episode 137: Self-Care in Service with Scout Chavers

So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 137: Scout Chavers. Birthwork. Doula. Wild + Awake. Birth Wild Awake. Scout looking straight into the camera, wearing a yellow shirt.

Did you know that you can weave your self-care into your work?

If you have a business grounded in community care and individual support, making sure you can sustain your business without burning yourself out is crucial.

This week, I am so excited to welcome Scout Chavers of Wild + Awake to the podcast. Scout is an intuitive healer, generational doula, and somatic guide in Austin, TX. They work with individuals and families to usher them through all kinds of life changes. Scout is committed to working with marginalized communities to ensure their birthright of awareness and wellness, and uses their resourced connections to redistribute wealth and resources within their community.

In our interview, Scout and I talk about finding threads that connect our seemingly disparate work and how to weave together a cohesive business doing the things we love. We discuss the balance of sustainability and accessibility in service-based business, and how to redistribute wealth in a way that allows service providers to be well compensated for working with under-resourced communities.

Join us this week for a rich conversation about truly caring for your community without sacrificing yourself.

Show Notes:

1:05– What is a full spectrum doula and how did you come to be a third generation birthworker?

10:30– Boundaries! How do you run a business based on community care while also supporting YOU?

16:15– Finding the threads that integrate your work

29:18– Weaving self-care into work: remaining accessible while supporting yourself sustainably

42:09– Clubhouse: the new audio-based social media

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