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:: About me and the Daydreaming Wolves podcast ::

My name is Yarrow - I am a queer writer, body worker, web designer and comforter. My podcast and the community I’ve built around it is meant to support soft folks in reclaiming embodiment, creative expression, a connection to nature and everyday magic.

On Daydreaming Wolves you’ll find a mix of deep dive conversations with beautiful people who are exploring things that feel good and solo episodes in which I am sharing how to guides and magical food for thought with you.

I am not on social media anymore because I want to focus on creating indy media like my podcasts, compare myself less often and spent little time on my phone. This means I have more energy to nurture my communities and make cool things for you!

If you’d like to stay in touch you can sign up for my newsletter over here: http://www.daydreamingwolves.com/embodied-magic/ – I am usually sending them once or twice a month when I have new episodes, resources or interesting stories to share. You will also get my free mini course on embodied magic.

If you like the Daydreaming Wolves podcast you might also like my Embodied Magic membership - it’s a community of like minded folks on Mighty Networks that meets every month for creative check ins, rituals and embodied writing. Everyone receives a monthly package filled with herbal recipes and video how to guides, play lists, journaling prompts, meditations, self-massage and writing practices as well as seasonal ritual ideas. You can learn more here: http://www.daydreamingwolves.com/wild-embodiment/ and you’re welcome to become a Patron to support the podcast here: www.patreon.com/daydreamingwolves

I also run a web design, tech support and small business mentoring studio over here: yarrowdigital.com/

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8, 59 Ratings

:: About me and the Daydreaming Wolves podcast ::

My name is Yarrow - I am a queer writer, body worker, web designer and comforter. My podcast and the community I’ve built around it is meant to support soft folks in reclaiming embodiment, creative expression, a connection to nature and everyday magic.

On Daydreaming Wolves you’ll find a mix of deep dive conversations with beautiful people who are exploring things that feel good and solo episodes in which I am sharing how to guides and magical food for thought with you.

I am not on social media anymore because I want to focus on creating indy media like my podcasts, compare myself less often and spent little time on my phone. This means I have more energy to nurture my communities and make cool things for you!

If you’d like to stay in touch you can sign up for my newsletter over here: http://www.daydreamingwolves.com/embodied-magic/ – I am usually sending them once or twice a month when I have new episodes, resources or interesting stories to share. You will also get my free mini course on embodied magic.

If you like the Daydreaming Wolves podcast you might also like my Embodied Magic membership - it’s a community of like minded folks on Mighty Networks that meets every month for creative check ins, rituals and embodied writing. Everyone receives a monthly package filled with herbal recipes and video how to guides, play lists, journaling prompts, meditations, self-massage and writing practices as well as seasonal ritual ideas. You can learn more here: http://www.daydreamingwolves.com/wild-embodiment/ and you’re welcome to become a Patron to support the podcast here: www.patreon.com/daydreamingwolves

I also run a web design, tech support and small business mentoring studio over here: yarrowdigital.com/

    #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/

    You can become a Patreon, participate in my programs, get my book and support the show over here: https://www.patreon.com/daydreamingwolves

    • 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!

    • 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

    If you'd like to support the show, get a copy of my upcoming book as well as all my digital zines and some beautiful programs you can learn more about becoming a Patreon here: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/for-patrons/

    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/

    • 48 min
    #84 Receiving ancestral blessings & tending to our grief with Adrienne Sloan

    #84 Receiving ancestral blessings & tending to our grief with Adrienne Sloan

    Hey sweet listeners,

    thank you so much for joining me for another episode! It's my honour to bring you a conversation with Adrienne Sloan, who spoke so beautifully about things that really matter to me right now. I hope this episode will bring you some joy and comfort as you go about your day. 

    I also want to say that I am in full support of the protests against police violence and that I hope 2020 will be a year of lasting change beyond what we can imagine right now. I know my work as a white person isn't done by just naming my solidarity and I'm committed to showing up in better ways now and in the future. I'm currently completing my book Rituals and am therefore taking a break from social media, but I'll be back soon. 

    Here is some of what Adrienne and I talked about: 

    - Small rituals for daily connection with our ancestors 
    - Staying present with our grief 
    - De-centering human relationships as a way to deepen our sense of belonging 
    - Cultivating practices for times of quarantine
    - Finding comfort in uncertainty 
    How Adrienne understands animism 

    Adrienne Sloan is a child of the 70’s, a wanderer between worlds who holds space for visionaries and creatives to embody connection with their ancestors and their deep-time kin. She is dedicated to the unraveling of human-centered narratives through exploration in the imaginal realms. Adrienne is the granddaughter of Jean Lorraine, Elizabeth Ann, Dorothy, Netta, Jenny, and Paloma.

    https://adriennesloan.com/

    https://www.patreon.com/adriennesloan

    If you'd like to support the podcast and get access to my zines, my upcoming book and my programs you can become a Patreon here: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/for-patrons/

    • 46 min
    #83 Exploring living funeral ceremonies with Emily Cross

    #83 Exploring living funeral ceremonies with Emily Cross

    Hey everyone,

    I hope this episode with the wonderful Emily Cross finds you well and safe. I really, really loved talking to Emily about her work as an end of life doula and a facilitator of living funeral ceremonies. Our conversation covers things like fear of death, natural burials, living with embodied death awareness and what it's like to participate in one of her living funeral ceremonies. If you feel curious and open to thinking about your own mortality and are in the right place to engage with thoughts around death I think you might really enjoy listening to this episode. If you like you can also consider joining the next virtual ceremony on June 5th, the link is below and here is a video that will give you a better idea of what to expect: https://youtu.be/da_NJjqwGtw

    Emily Cross is an end-of-life doula, musician, and artist living in Austin, TX. After graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where her visual artwork centered around mortality and loss, she moved to Austin and quickly became integrated within the arts and music scene. In 2015 she decided to pursue a career serving the dying, and earned professional certifications from the University of Vermont and from Quality of Life Care. She established Steady Waves End of Life Services in 2017 and brings her unique set of skills to her work with the dying and their families.

    You can sign up for the virtual living funeral ceremony on June 5th here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=15983494&appointmentType=14314217

    https://steadywaveseol.com/

    https://www.virtuallivingfuneral.com/

    Here is more info about my Patreon in case you'd like to support the podcast and get access to my programs: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/for-patrons/

    • 34 min
    #82 Intersectional herbalism for difficult times with Alexis J. Cunningfolk

    #82 Intersectional herbalism for difficult times with Alexis J. Cunningfolk

    Hey friends,

    I hope you are safe and doing as okay as you can 3 I loved listening back to this episode with Alexis J. Cunningfolk - their work is so comforting to be around and continues to inspires my own practices. We recorded this last year, which now feels forever ago, and so much of what Alexis shared feels extremely  immediate and important today. Here is some of what we talked about: 

    - Centring re-enchantment in our work and our lives
    - Remembering ourselves back home
    - Working with plant allies and tarot archetypes
    - Self-care practices for difficult times
    - Embodying interconnectedness 

    Alexis J. Cunningfolk (she/they) is the intersectional herbalist and witch behind Worts + Cunning Apothecary. She is dedicated to the re-enchantment of the world and helps folks to re-member themselves back home to their magick through herbal healing, magickal arts, and sound therapies both ancestral and modern. Her work is informed by her queerness, mxd ancestry, and the fact that they’re a young hag just waiting for time to catch up. They host online and in-person courses for starry-hearted healers as well as offering in-person services grounded in building communities of inclusivity and justice. Connect to free resources and more at wortsandcunning.com.

    Here is the Unravel pay what you can program I mentioned in the intro: https://www.yarrowmagdalena.com/unravel-program/

    Enjoy & thank you for listening!

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Fox & Elder ,

So authentic and heartfelt

I love Yarrow's podcasts so deeply. I thoroughly enjoy the range of guests that are brought on and the conversations that ensue. Even the solo episodes are great! Yarrow is so thoughtful, open, and authentic. There is a lot being shared here and you don't want to miss out.

sbanyc ,

Lovely podcast

I always look forward to this podcast. Yarrow’s topics are thoughtfully presented and delivered in a warm, friendly, loving way.

J. Witz ,

Episode 50

I loved this episode and am so excited to start a practice of silly morning dancing 🙂 Also thank you for making the point about gratitude: that we don’t necessarily need to be grateful for things that are painful. I needed to hear this!

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