Episode 26: Sarah’s Soliloquy Redux

Sarah M. Chappell on So You Wanna Be A Witch

We’re back with the final episode of Season Two of So You Wanna Be A Witch! This reprises the Sarah’s Soliloquy from August 2017 with a twist: I’m answering your questions.

In this episode, I share a bit about what has changed for me both personally and professionally since last year. I then dive into the questions that you submitted, and explore topics such as jealousy, starting a podcast, staying focused when working from home, cultural appropriation, and the number one thing that has grown my business in 2018.

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Show Notes

Connect with me, Sarah M. Chappell:
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Racial Equity Education Resources:
Ijeoma Oluo
Desiree Adaway
Torrie Patillo
Layla Saad

Each of these women provide remarkable free resources, especially on their Facebook pages. If you learn something from the, I strongly encourage you to donate to their work and purchase their courses and books.

Podcasting Tools:
Audacity – free audio editing software
Zoom – free video conferencing software with built-in recording capability, ideal for podcast interviewing
Canva – free graphic design software

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Episode 25: Sydney Campos

Sydney Campos So You Wanna Be A Witch

Sydney Campos is an Alignment Alchemist helping folks to live their most empowered lives. Sydney has just published her first book, The Empath Experience, and is the host of the Visionary Souls podcast. She teaches yoga and meditation, and melds coaching tools with Reiki energy healing and Akashic Records readings to help clients create their own Heaven on Earth.

In this episode, Sydney shares her experience shifting from a spiritual rock bottom mired in the underbelly of New York City to running her own business and thriving in a soulmate relationship. We dive into Sydney’s experience with addiction and debt, and learn some tools to help you trust your own intuitive knowing. Sydney explores how we can be of service and still support ourselves, and how money can be used as a barometer for our energy flow and beliefs around worthiness.

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Show Notes

Connect with Sydney:
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Book
Instagram
Facebook
YouTube

Sydney’s new book The Empath Experience is available here. You can listen to her podcast Visionary Souls here.

 

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Episode 24: Solée Darrell

Solee Darrell Jewelry

Solée Darrell is an intuitive jeweler, artist, and doula-in-training based in Vancouver.

In this episode, Solée opens up about the transition to full-time self-employment, learning to trust herself, and making space for living in the moment. Solée shares about how working through loneliness has helped her to channel her energy into making, and how the freedom of free time spurs creative growth.

We dive into the magic of fire, metal, and the ability to change form, and have some deep talk about circles, triangles, and wizards! Solée offers ideas on how to structure days as a small business owner, and how to make up your rules for yourself.

Solée also shares some of her knowledge around women and birth, what has led her to train as a doula, and the importance of learning about our own bodies.

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Show Notes

Connect with Solée:
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Solée studied jewelry with Billy King in Mexico. She was introduced to doula work through an interview she heard with Erica Chidi Cohen of LOOM, and is doing her training with Carriage House Birth.

She worked and trained with with Kate Ellen of Crown Nine.

Both Solée and Sarah have worked with Marlee Grace.

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Episode 23: Lauren + Vanessa

Lauren E. Hack and Vanessa Ungaro

Lauren E. Hack and Vanessa Ungaro are House of Lava, a private salon and special events beauty team in Manhattan. Both Lauren and Vanessa are skilled beauty experts with a penchants for crystals, Reiki, and the power to transform women through self-care (and a great blowout).

In this episode, Lauren and Vanessa share how the beauty industry brought them together, and how by following their intuition they have been able to build a successful business in the ever-crowded NYC salon marketplace. We dive into the importance of beauty rituals as a space for meditation and peace, their signature Crystal Cleanse Ritual that brings crystal healing to busy Manhattan CEOs (as featured in Vogue!), and the power of red lipstick.

Lauren and Vanessa offer tips on finding center as entrepreneurs, share how coming from strong matriarchal cultures has empowered them to care for others, and talk about their ability to use hair styling to work on the crown chakra.

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Show Notes

Connect with Lauren and Vanessa:
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Instagram
LAVA Weddings Instagram

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Episode 22: Sandy Sitron

Sandy Sitron is a Brooklyn-based artist, astrologer, and hypnotist who uses the guidance of the starts to help clients truly know themselves and use that clarity to create lasting change.

In this episode, Sandy offers a crash course in astrology, and shares how her longtime passion became her career. Working through unhealthy relationship patterns led Sandy to seek coaching, and that transformation enabled her to step into her work. Sandy also opens up about finding her voice as an astrologer, and the critical role of Saturn in pushing her forward.

Sandy dives deeply into Saturn because she has an upcoming course in April 2018 all about navigating your Saturn Return. Sandy built this course with Dana Balicki, the coach who changed her life. I’m thrilled to be an affiliate, and if you sign-up through my link you will be able to have an amazing experience with Sandy and support my ability to make free resources like this podcast!

If you’re 22, 29, 37, 44, 51, 58, or 65~ish, Saturn is moving through your chart in meaningful ways. My Saturn Return was a fucking mess, and I wish I’d had Sandy’s guidance to help me harness the energy of Saturn, rather than running away from it.

To learn more about the class – and tons of great tools for working with Saturn – at Sandy’s free webinar on April 2nd, 5th, 8th, or 11th. You can sign-up for the FREE webinar here.

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Show Notes

Connect with Sandy:
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Sandy mentioned her coach – and now partner in the Saturn Return WorkshopDana Balicki.

Sandy also mentioned yoga instructor Ashley Newsome with whom she runs a retreat every year. You can learn more about the Cosmic Mind/Cosmic Body retreat in Costa Rica here.

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Episode 21: Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman

Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman of Active Culture FamilyYaya Erin Rivera Merriman is a Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner, Ritualist, Goddess Scholar, Mother, and Artist. Best known as the director of Active Culture Family, Erin walks a path of community stewardship and service to Gaia through her roles as lead facilitator of the Medicine Mandala Green Magic Apprenticeship program, and as Priestess of Bridge Temple, a remote off-grid mystery school, healing sanctuary, culture farm, and library of earth magic located on sacred land in the Cleveland National Forest of San Diego, CA.

In this episode, Erin shares her path from a Connecticut upbringing to studying art to entering into a deep level of spiritual practice. We discuss chronic illness as teacher, the power of authenticity in marketing, and the shadow of life. Erin describes her role in offering the medicine of negative space and creating community.

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Show Notes

Connect with Erin:
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Instagram

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Episode 20: Courtney Alexander

Courtney Alexander Dust II Onyx on So You Wanna Be A Witch

Courtney Alexander is an artist, publisher, and the creator of the Dust II Onyx tarot deck. When I first saw images from her deck, I was left breathless with the depth and power that they hold. Courtney mentions in this episode that most of the tarot decks featuring people of color are not in fact made by people of color, and Courtney’s work cuts through that noise to offer a distinct and much-needed point of view for tarot.

In this episode, Courtney explores her journey from studying advertising to committing to being an artist, with stops along the way to explore her identity, body image, and spiritual life in the context of race. We talk about moving through this world in larger bodies, and Courtney shares how her early work examined size in our culture.

Courtney then traces the creation of Dust II Onyx: A Melanted Tarot from her first designs to the foundation point of featuring black people and images on a black background.  She shares about learning to trust herself through the process of writing the guidebook, and the challenges of using Kickstarter to launch Dust II Onyx and managing expectations.

Want to preorder the second edition of Dust II Onyx? You can do so here.

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Show Notes

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Courtney talks about the story of Roman Charity and how she painted herself into it.

V Magazine is the source of much of Courtney’s collage clippings for Dust II Onyx.

Courtney is inspired by the work of artists Wangechi Mutu and Mickalene Thomas.

Amanda Michelle Jones of Brown Girl Tarot edited the Dust II Onyx book.

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Episode 19: Samantha Story

 

Acupuncturist Samantha Story on So You Wanna Be A Witch

Classical Chinese Medicine has become a transformative part of my own health and wellbeing, and I am thrilled to have an expert on the podcast to share about her practice and experience! Samantha Story MS, L.Ac is an acupuncturist and healer based in New York City. Samantha stumbled upon Chinese Medicine and in it found the language and framework to describe the way she has always viewed the world.

In this episode, Samantha gives us a primer on Classical Chinese Medicine, how it differs from Traditional Chinese Medicine, and covers the basics of acupuncture and how it works. She also shares about starting her business, overcoming the discomfort of asking for money, the magic of continuity, and working with judgement.

And just when you think it’s over… Samantha turns the tables and asks me about my experience with Chinese Medicine! I talk about receiving treatment at the Daoist Traditions Student Clinic, and the books that Samantha had suggested that I read including The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk, Between Heaven and Earth by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold, and Stone Medicine by Leslie J. Franks. I also mention Ro Giuliano of Dreamers and Diviners who was my first acupuncturist.

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Show Notes

Connect with Samantha:
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Facebook

 

See Samantha’s “metal mustache” here.

Samantha studied with Daoist priest Jeffrey Yuen and works at Treatment by Lanshin, Love Is Juniper, and Take Care NYC. She mentioned taking a tarot class with previous pod guest Lindsay Mack and training in breathwork with Erin Telford.

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Episode 18: La Vonne Natasha Caesar

La Vonne Natasha Caesar of The Lighthouse Vibration

Welcome to Season Two of So You Wanna Be A Witch! I am honored to kick off with the indescribably magical La Vonne Natasha Caesar. La Vonne is a medicine woman with a deep bag of tools who intuitively blends womb knowledge, Reiki, Thai yoga bodywork, and herbalism in her custom Total Energy Alignment (TEA) sessions. Her focus on womb energy and yoni steaming has helped her to facilitate great shifts in her clients, and in herself.

In this episode, La Vonne shares about her life-changing accident that left her clinically dead and shifted the course of her existence from poet and academic to healer.  La Vonne’s process of relearning to read, write, walk, and live on this physical plane exposed her to the modalities that would become her work. Her recovery led her through multiple suicide attempts and severe depression, and she shares about the nonlinear experience of living with the memory of death.  This is a deep and rich episode, punctuated by La Vonne’s poetic words and infectious laughter that includes talk of urine magic to win the lottery and a vibrational theory of race.

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Show Notes

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La Vonne mentioned the Mystical Yoga Farm where she received her yoga teachers training, and Ananda Ashram where she lived.

She quoted from The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles and Bringers of the Dawn by Barbara Marciniak.

Learn more about your host Sarah M. Chappell and book an intuitive tarot counseling session here.

Episode 17: Lauren Haynes

Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs

Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs is an herbalist with a beautiful product line out of the mountains of Georgia. She came to plant medicine through the DIY and punk scenes, and now offers over 50 remedies and has been featured in Vogue Magazine.

This episode dives right into the meat of running a soul-centered small business! Lauren shares about manifestation magic, southern folk medicine, conversing with plants, and the pressure to produce. We talk about plants for cute-as-a-button dreams, Stranger things, and the importance of good internet access.

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Show Notes

Connect with Lauren:
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Lauren studies with Appalachian herbalist Phyllis Light.

For amazing online writing on herbalism Lauren recommends Sophia Rose of La Abeja Herbs, Snakeroot Apothecary, Stina Swesey of Mother Mountain Herbals, and past podcast guests Milla Prince, Amber Hill, and Asia Suler.

For more about the intersection of energy and bodywork, Lauren suggests books by Candace Pert and Anne Kent Rush.

Learn more about your host Sarah M. Chappell and book an intuitive tarot counseling session here.