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⋒ Hi, my name is Yarrow and I am your host.

My podcast Daydreaming Wolves explores ritual, politicized healing and creative expression through interviews and solo episodes.

I live a soft & slow life in Scotland and create rituals and ceremonies for the big and small milestones in life. I also write, make textile art, cuddle my dogs, swim in the sea all year and do a lot of queer dreaming.

You can learn more about my work and become a patron to support the show and access my book, my zines, live workshops & seasonal programs at yarrowmagdalena.com/for-patrons. More info about my web design & business mentoring work is at YarrowDigital.com ⋒

Daydreaming Wolves Podcast Sarah Magdalena Love

    • Religion & Spirituality
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⋒ Hi, my name is Yarrow and I am your host.

My podcast Daydreaming Wolves explores ritual, politicized healing and creative expression through interviews and solo episodes.

I live a soft & slow life in Scotland and create rituals and ceremonies for the big and small milestones in life. I also write, make textile art, cuddle my dogs, swim in the sea all year and do a lot of queer dreaming.

You can learn more about my work and become a patron to support the show and access my book, my zines, live workshops & seasonal programs at yarrowmagdalena.com/for-patrons. More info about my web design & business mentoring work is at YarrowDigital.com ⋒

    #90 Exploring the beauty of Wintering with Katherine May

    #90 Exploring the beauty of Wintering with Katherine May

    Hey everyone,

    I'm happy to be back with a beautiful interview episode - I talked to Katherine May (a fellow writer!) about her book Wintering, our experience of the pandemic, the creative process and many other interesting things. I dropped deep into her writing this summer and read her book in just three sittings, which is magic in pandemic attention span terms. I hope you'll receive some comfort and inspiration from hearing about her thoughts too!

    Here is some of what we explored: 

    - What it means to accept seasons if Wintering
    - Being a wild swimmer and how it is the best thing ever
    - Being with the truth of loss, disappointment and failure
    - Self-acceptance and finding your people after an autism diagnosis later in life
    - Writing anti-self-help books

    Katherine May is an author of fiction and memoir whose titles include Wintering, The Electricity of Every Living Thing, The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club, The 52 Seductions, Burning Out, and Ghosts & Their Uses. She is the editor of The Best, Most Awful Job, an anthology of essays about motherhood. Her journalism and essays have appeared in a range of publications including The Times, The Observer, Good Housekeeping and Aeon.

    Previously the Programme Director for Creative Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University, Katherine currently works as a literary scout for Lucy Abrahams Literary Scouting and a freelance editor for organisations including Faber Academy and Audible.

    She lives in Whitstable, Kent with her husband and son.

    Twitter.com/_katherine_may_
    instagram.com/katherinemay_
    www.katherine-may.co.uk

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    Here is my book Rituals, which I mentioned in the intro: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/book/

    And here is the writing program called Dream: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/dream-program/

    ⋒ Hi, my name is Yarrow and I am your host.

    My podcast Daydreaming Wolves explores ritual, politicized healing and creative expression through interviews and solo episodes.

    I live a soft & slow life in Scotland and create rituals and ceremonies for the big and small milestones in life. I also write, make textile art, cuddle my dogs, swim in the sea all year and do a lot of queer dreaming.

    You can learn more about my work and become a patron to support the show and access my book, my zines, live workshops & seasonal programs at YarrowMagdalena.com. More info about my web design & business mentoring work is at YarrowDigital.com ⋒

    • 41 min
    #89 Mixed media memoir and reclaiming a place in nature with Sheree Mack

    #89 Mixed media memoir and reclaiming a place in nature with Sheree Mack

    Hey everyone,

    I'm so happy to send this interview with Sheree Mack your way - it's been beautiful to talk to her and I got so much inspiration from the way she approaches creativity, nature and life in general. Here is some of what we talked about: 

    How Sheree experienced the pandemic 
    Wild swimming and reclaiming a place in nature as a black woman
    The magic of mixed media memoir
    Tending to grief through ritual and connection to nature
    Facilitating collaborative creative projects for women of colour

    My practice manifests through poetry, storytelling, image and the unfolding histories of black people. I engage audiences around black women’s voices and bodies, black feminism, ecology and memory. I facilitate national and international creative workshops and retreats in the landscape, encouraging and supporting women on their journey of remembrance back to their authentic selves. I'm currently writing a mixed-genre memoir around a black woman's body with/in Nature.
    As the Project Coordinator for a Heritage Lottery Funded project, I’ve been working with Northumberland National Park Authority, Durham Wildlife Trust and the National Trust, to offer opportunities to BAME communities to spend time outdoors to develop and deepen our relationship with nature.

    https://www.patreon.com/shereemack

    https://earthsealove.com/

    As promised here is the link to my book: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/book/

    ⋒ Hi, my name is Yarrow and I am your host.

    My podcast Daydreaming Wolves explores ritual, politicized healing and creative expression through interviews and solo episodes.

    I live a soft & slow life in Scotland and create rituals and ceremonies for the big and small milestones in life. I also write, make textile art, cuddle my dogs, swim in the sea all year and do a lot of queer dreaming.

    You can learn more about my work and become a patron to support the show and access my book, my zines, live workshops & seasonal programs at YarrowMagdalena.com. More info about my web design & business mentoring work is at YarrowDigital.com ⋒

    • 42 min
    #88 Reading from my first book Rituals

    #88 Reading from my first book Rituals

    Hey loved readers,

    I am feeling both shy and excited about this one, I am reading from my first book called Rituals - simple & radical practices for enchantment in times of crisis. I'm also sharing a few little life updates and a preview of my upcoming journaling program DREAM.

    If you like you can buy my book here: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/book/ and if you have a minute I would also totally appreciate a review 3

    Thank you so much to all my patrons for making this possible, I really appreciate you!

    ⋒ Hi, my name is Yarrow and I am your host.

    My podcast Daydreaming Wolves explores ritual, politicized healing and creative expression through interviews and solo episodes.

    I live a soft & slow life in Scotland and create rituals and ceremonies for the big and small milestones in life. I also write, make textile art, cuddle my dogs, swim in the sea all year and do a lot of queer dreaming. 

    You can learn more about my work and become a patron to support the show and access my book, my zines, live workshops & seasonal programs at YarrowMagdalena.com. More info about my web design & business mentoring work is at YarrowDigital.com ⋒

    • 22 min
    #87 Healing trauma & easing anxiety with Quai Nystrom

    #87 Healing trauma & easing anxiety with Quai Nystrom

    Hey everyone, happy Friday!

    I'm bringing you a really nourishing and inspiring conversation with Quai Nystrom - we recorded it in mid March and it kind of feels like my last "normal" recording, it reminds me of #lastnormalpicture on instagram. I really love Quai's work, their approach to gentle & active participation in our day to day healing and all the wisdom they have to share about plants. I hope you'll get as much out of listening as I did! Here is some of what we talked about: 

    -The beauty of being curious about our experiences
    -Embracing little bits of healing in day to day life
    -Plants as allies on our trauma recovery journey
    -Finding ways to actively participate in our healthcare


    Quai (they/she*) is an herbalist, psychotherapist and perpetual learner. Their work focuses on healing trauma, easing anxiety and discovering the connectedness of emotional experience and bodies. In other words, she believes that if you want to adequately address struggles then you can’t talk about emotional experience without including the body. In their herbalism practice, Quai seeks to go to the roots. This means tending to the inner layers of each individual while applying awareness of what they navigate in the outer world. She tunes into identity, lived experiences and culture. Additionally, Quai’s work considers the resources and relationships to others and the environment that each person brings. Quai has been offering counseling and therapy for over 15 years and herbalism for the past 4. As an herbalist craft, ritual and utility inspires them to be a plant-person matchmaker. Quai is based in New York City, but her herbal work is sometimes done remotely. They aim to reach those who are interested in care-full, conscious use of botanicals and practices that go slow in order to go deep.

    *Quai uses both they and she pronouns to honor androgynous, fluid and feminine aspects of their personhood. If this is new to you, you can read up on gender queer, non-binary, and gender fluid identities to learn more.

    http://discoverspace.me/

    ⋒ Hi, my name is Yarrow and I am your host.
    My podcast Daydreaming Wolves explores ritual, politicized healing and creative expression through interviews and solo episodes.
    I live a soft & slow life in Scotland and create rituals and ceremonies for the big and small milestones in life. I also write, make textile art, cuddle my dogs, swim in the sea all year and do a lot of queer dreaming.

    You can learn more about my work and become a patron to support the show and access my book, my zines, live workshops & seasonal programs at YarrowMagdalena.com. More info about my web design & business mentoring work is at YarrowDigital.com ⋒

    • 48 min
    #86 Staying engaged with anti-racism work

    #86 Staying engaged with anti-racism work

    Hey everyone,

    happy Friday! I'm coming your way with a short solo episode - a few announcements about my book and upcoming programs as well as some resources and thoughts about staying engaged in anti-racism work beyond the current wave of protest. It's great that so many more of us are joining in conversations and in action and I hope that we can work together to make sure this movement is never dying down again. I'm talking a bit about how I would like to do better for the podcast, what has helped me stay engaged and also I would like to share a bunch of resources with you: 

    Books I mentioned: Why I no longer talk about race with white people by Reni Eddo-Lodge, My grandmonther's hands by Resmaa Menakem, The Colour Purple by Alice Walker as well as Pleasure Activism and Emergent Stategy by adrienne maree brown. 

    I also mentioned Black Minds Matter UK http://blackmindsmatter.co.uk/and the How to survive the end of the world podcast: https://www.endoftheworldshow.org/

    Black owned bookshops & other businesses to support: https://www.ukblackowned.co.uk/

    A reading from "The Well" by brontë velez on the for the wild podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20NFKSfxEcI

    ...this is just a small start, I am committed to bringing you more conversations and resources to continue this work. 

    Thank you for listening!

    ⋒ Hi, my name is Yarrow and I am your host.
    My podcast Daydreaming Wolves explores ritual, politicized healing and creative expression through interviews and solo episodes.
    I live a soft & slow life in Scotland and create rituals and ceremonies for the big and small milestones in life. I also write, make textile art, cuddle my dogs, swim in the sea all year and do a lot of queer dreaming.

    You can learn more about my work and become a patron to support the show and access my book, my zines, live workshops & seasonal programs at YarrowMagdalena.com. More info about my web design & business mentoring work is at YarrowDigital.com ⋒

    • 13 min
    #85 Tending to grief in times of crisis with Shauna Janz

    #85 Tending to grief in times of crisis with Shauna Janz

    Hey everyone,

    I hope you're safe and okay and that you are supporting the fight against police violence and anti-blackness wherever you are in any way you can.

    I'm sending a beautiful conversation about tending to grief in times of crisis with Shauna Janz your way. It was so good to listen back to it just now and I'm just really grateful to be able to share it with you. Here is some of what we talked about: 

    - Holding healing space for loss
    - Developing grief literacy and activism 
    - Slowing down and becoming still to examine dominant narratives
    - Holding the both/and of these times
    - What it might mean to become embodied 

    Shauna Janz (she/her) is dedicated to tending belonging in our world - within ourselves, with each other, and with our other-than-human relations. She creates space for reaching into the rough and beautiful places that are a catalyst for transformation and healing, personally and collectively, through grief work, embodiment, ritual and ancestral healing.

    Shauna has been serving individuals, families, communities and organizations since 2008, and recently launched an online school of Sacred Grief. Her offerings are trauma-informed, somatic-based and anchored in the resiliency of the human spirit, healing justice and animist values. She resides in Victoria, BC, on the west coast of Canada - traditional lands of the Coast Salish people. She is a lover of inspiration and creativity, and can be found dancing, playing music, and walking in the wilds of nature and mystical communion. Her ancestors are from the lands of Scot Celtic, northern Germanic and Nordic cultures.

    www.shaunajanz.com
    www.sacredgrief.com

    We mentioned my zine called Our Bodies as Anti Capitalist Business Mentors which you can sign up for for free alongside a summer workshop series on small business mentors that I am offering here: https://yarrowdigital.com/free-workshops/

    ⋒ Hi, my name is Yarrow and I am your host.
    My podcast Daydreaming Wolves explores ritual, politicized healing and creative expression through interviews and solo episodes.
    I live a soft & slow life in Scotland and create rituals and ceremonies for the big and small milestones in life. I also write, make textile art, cuddle my dogs, swim in the sea all year and do a lot of queer dreaming.

    You can learn more about my work and become a patron to support the show and access my book, my zines, live workshops & seasonal programs at YarrowMagdalena.com. More info about my web design & business mentoring work is at YarrowDigital.com ⋒

    • 48 min

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