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Are you wanting to make sense of these strange times, connect with nature in a deeper way and find your own philosophy?

Then we probably have a lot in common. My name is Yarrow and I’m a queer writer, gardener and artist who loves to daydream.

Leaning into ritual, being a lover of the wild and making my own magic has helped me through all kinds of tough stuff, which is why I am so passionate about sharing what I’ve found here.

Follow along for explorations of beauty, the human experience and what it means to not go back to normal.

Creative Nature Podcast Yarrow Magdelena

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 69 Ratings

Are you wanting to make sense of these strange times, connect with nature in a deeper way and find your own philosophy?

Then we probably have a lot in common. My name is Yarrow and I’m a queer writer, gardener and artist who loves to daydream.

Leaning into ritual, being a lover of the wild and making my own magic has helped me through all kinds of tough stuff, which is why I am so passionate about sharing what I’ve found here.

Follow along for explorations of beauty, the human experience and what it means to not go back to normal.

    #67 Back to school sale: 30% off everything I do

    #67 Back to school sale: 30% off everything I do

    Hey friends,


    this is a short & sweet episode to tell you more about the back to school sale I’m running till September 21st.


    Everything I do, including my stories virtual retreat, mending together course, web design, business mentoring & all my courses is 30% off. I’m doing this for two reasons: Firstly after a challenging year I am creating more stability and predictability in my work as we’re heading into winter. I love what I do and I want to make sure I’ll schedule time off and work on one thing at a time with my whole heart. And secondly I’d like to offer you a substantial discount to make working with me more affordable. So it’s a win-win!


    Tune in to hear more and feel free to check the book details out here: https://yarrowdigital.com/back-to-school-sale/


    Love,


    Yarrow

    • 9 min
    #120 Back to school vibes: my experience with distance learning

    #120 Back to school vibes: my experience with distance learning

    Hey everyone,


    I'm so happy it's September. I kind of can't believe it's going to be 2022 in less than fourth month, but I am grateful autumn is coming. I'm excited to get cozy with books, light candles and sleep more. Deep f*****g breath!


    In this episode I am talking about my experience as a distance learner. Ten years ago I got my first degree from the Open University, the world's largest distance university, which was an amazing experience that I never regretted. I returned in October 2020 to study philosophy and really loved diving into a new subject this past school year. Distance learning isn't for everyone, but for me it's been a chance to learn in my own way (at home where I am cozy and so much less overwhelmed!), to avoid debt and to explore subjects I am genuinely curious about. Through the pandemic it has also built my confidence and helped me feel connected to something beyond my four walls. 


    I wanted to share my experiences and thoughts in case you're interested in distance learning too and because I wish more people knew about it as a valid option. 


    Here is more about the OU: https://www.open.ac.uk/courses


    Here is my Stories weekend: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/stories/


    Here are the tarot readings I offer: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/tarotstories/


    and here is my Patreon if you want to join the creative space session: https://www.patreon.com/daydreamingwolves

    • 27 min
    #119 Making space for summer time sadness & grief

    #119 Making space for summer time sadness & grief

    Hey everyone,


    mmmhhhh. Today is one of those spacious Sunday that allows for rambly solo episodes recorded in bed with tea & biscuits. 


    I know many of us have been holding out for summer for a long time and now that it's coming to an end the pressure to have fun and be out there can be tangible. And then there is the world with its news, the uncertainty of winter and the need to process at least a bit of what we have experienced this past year and a half. This episode is a permission slip to be where you're at and to remember that being sad is okay. You can be sad and still have nice experiences! You can also make time for grief and still feel joy! 


    Maybe this time is an invitation for us to expand our capacity to be with multiple, complicated and beautifully human feelings at once. 


    Love,


    Yarrow


    The Embodied Business Community: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/


    Stories Weekend: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/stories/


    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/daydreamingwolves

    • 17 min
    #118 Feminist magic with Amy & Risa of Missing Witches

    #118 Feminist magic with Amy & Risa of Missing Witches

    Hey friends,


    I'm reaching out with an episode that I hope will bring some comfort in these heavy times. Speaking to Risa & Amy of Missing Witches was truly such a joy and a great reminder of how powerful witchcraft is. I hope you'll enjoy listening as much as I loved asking questions. Here is some of what we talked about: 


    How and why the Missing Witches project came to be

    What it means to live in feminist magic

    Witchcraft as a sense of personal power

    How nothing is mundane and everything is sacred


    Risa Dickens has an undergraduate honours baccalaureate in English Literature and a masters in Communications Studies. She helped found Worn Fashion Journal writing feminist fashion history. Since then she has worked in community building, marketing and PR in tech for over 15 years. Amy Torok is an ESL teacher, counter-culture enthusiast, professional musician and visual artist/designer with a B.A. in English Literature and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism. Risa and Amy were on a similar track, community and event organizing in Montreal, when they met backstage at a ukulele showcase. Together they’ve worked their magic to create music, a coven, a podcast, and now a book. Both Risa and Amy live tucked into the woods of Quebec.


    https://www.missingwitches.com/


    The EBC: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/


    Stories Weekend: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/stories/


    Mending Together: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/mending/

    • 44 min
    #117 Sitting at the feet of plants

    #117 Sitting at the feet of plants

    Hey dreamers,


    ahhh. What a time to be alive. 


    I've been having a lot of feelings this new moon and I got my second vaccine on Friday. This led me to think about the vaccine/no vaccine "debates" that are circulating our collective consciousness and it frankly made me feel heartbroken to say the least. 


    Then the IPCC report on climate change came out today and I wanted to speak to that too... honestly, this episode is a stream of consciousness because that's all I got for you today. 


    I wish for us to become more intimate with grief and anger, with healthy conflict & with each other

    • 29 min
    #116 The Art of Self-Marriage with Danette Relic

    #116 The Art of Self-Marriage with Danette Relic

    Hey dreamers,


    it's a sweet summer day over here, a perfect time really to be soft and think about the ways we want to love, hold & accept ourselves. I've known my guest Danette Relic for many years and have learned SO much from her, she truly is one of the best cheer leaders and permission givers I've ever met. Here is some of what we talked about: 


    What it means to be in radical self-engagement

    How Danette got married to herself and how it has changed her life

    Permission, creativity & love

    Growing up just wanting to fall in love & be an artist


    Danette Relic is a Canadian artist, self love coach and future author. Married to herself since 2001. From a young age Danette wanted two things: to be an artist and to fall in love. Her early art career moved from gallery spaces to round tables where she helped others explore their own creative voices through personal reflection, visual art and writing. Danette’s multifaceted work continues to illuminate the relationship between self love and creative expression with The Art of Self Marriage.


    After a brain injury in 2018 challenged her capacity for reading and writing, she found the joy of using her voice to serve in new ways by starting The Soft Shoulder Podcast.


    Danette's Self-Marriage program: https://www.radicalcreativesanctuary.com/self-marriage/


    Danette's podcast: https://www.radicalcreativesanctuary.com/podcasts/


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    The feedback form for Creative Nature: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfi5b2NvkfCwH1KPjnFzGwPaTYX1UcLtts-WOfioASpY5RoPg/viewform?ml_subscriber=%7B$report_subscriber_id%7D&ml_subscriber_hash=%7B$report_subscriber_code%7D


    The Mending Together program I mentioned: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/mending/


    The Embodied Business Community: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/


     

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Heidi HL ,

Warm and cozy

Yarrow brings so much coziness and gentleness to their podcast, and they have the ability to bring out beautiful conversations with their guests. I love the way listening to this podcast feels; it’s like a warm beverage on a cloudy day surrounded by a cozy fireplace and fluffy blanket. So grab your own fluffy blanket and be ready for some insightful conversation. Thank you, Yarrow, for building such an open and loving space in this podcast.

Laura Gale ,

Ugh, more woke Covid stuff

I like some of her reflections, but the wokeness is a bit much. She may be suffering from Stockholm syndrome.

So helpful and insightful! ,

Contemplative, insightful, grounded, soothing

I love this podcast. Yarrow’s insights and way of being are grounded, soulful, contemplative, inspiring and refreshing. I feel like I am settling in with a cozy blanket for healing story time when I listen.

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