Samhain: Death, Labor, and Rebirth

Samhain: Death, Labor, and Rebirth

And finally it is Samhain. The ancient Celtic fire festival, All Hallows Eve, Halloween, The Day of the Dead. The day when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest. The celebration of the season when the energy of the world begins to draw inward. A time for us to contemplate how much we have grown, what we have achieved, what we have learned, what challenges we faced, and what we have lost. 

Unraveling PTSD with gentle touch

Unraveling PTSD with gentle touch

"Wow. He is just an entirely different person."She was telling me how amazed she was that my husband had changed so much since she'd last seen him a few months before. My husband is a veteran and has PTSD.

How does yoga help with autism?

How does yoga help with autism?

This integration of the body, mind, and spirit is precisely why yoga has proven to be such an effective support for children and teenagers on the autism spectrum.

Finding the courage to be yourself

Finding the courage to be yourself

Stepping out on this journey with another entrepreneurial, free-spirit has been equally terrifying and inspiring. Tonight, I am sitting in the back row of a church sanctuary in the middle of the night.

Casting Spells

Casting Spells

On the verge of a psychotic break, I finally slumped down and sobbed into my hands. "Ok. I'm listening. Tell me what to do."

My oh my, did things get so much kinder and sweeter after that.

EirWeek 6.12.17

EirWeek 6.12.17

Hi, sweetheart,

Life is so cyclical, isn't it? Constantly revisting the same lessons with fresh eyes. Touching previous selves, previous relationships, previous dreams and coming to new conclusions.

Last week reminded me how much I truly adore assisting others with their healing. The coordinators of the Art & Wellness program at the Sawtooth School of Visual Art brought me in for the third year in a row to lead an empowering course called Creative Exploration to Ease Anxiety. Over the span of two days, we use gentle yoga stretches, guided meditation, intuitive drawing, animal medicine cards, creative journaling, and discussion to unveil our anxieties and find the deep healing that happens when we truly feel seen.

Consistently, the shyest participants will open up by the middle of the second day to share the most inspiring and heart-rending stories. To all of you who emerge from your shells during these workshops, you change my life. Every. Time. The bravery and resilience we have as humans... just... thank you. It is an honor to live in the same world with you. 

When starting a new business, it's easy to lose focus on why you began such a roller coaster journey in the first place. Eir Heart was started to offer healing tools that will empower you to live your biggest life -- and energy work has been a pivotal tool in my personal arsenal from the beginning.

I put a pause on all hands-on healing work during my first trimester because it took all the energy I had to just get out of bed. However, now that I am solidly in my second trimester, it is with joy and relief that I feel ready and able to offer energy healing sessions. These new sessions will be an amalgamation of all my experience and services -- rather than just reiki or just thai yoga -- so that I can be more responsive in the sessions to what you need in that moment. This will also ensure that I can continue this work even as my belly grows!

Thank you for your dedication to making your life a powerful and fulfilling one. It's an honor to be on this winding journey with you. Please let me know how I can lend you a hand.

Sending you big snuggles,

Catherine

    EirWeek 6.5.17

    EirWeek 6.5.17

    Hi, beautiful love,

    We've been busy bees honing and honing and honing this little baby business, and we have been thinking about you lots. This whole experience is fabulous and terrifying and exhilarating, and we have been overjoyed by the positive reactions you've been sharing.

    We've got our favorite treats of the week below, and don't miss the special gift following!

    Thank you for your honesty and generosity of spirit. We're all living some pretty intense lives, and we're all in this together. Life is pretty damn awesome that way, isn't it?

    Sending you big snuggles,

    Catherine

      Catherine's favorite creativity-enhancing and sanity-saving resources of the week:

      • Bringing up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman (This book is introducing some critical concepts as T and I talk about parenting styles. Even if you aren't expecting, this is worth the read!)
      • Peanut Butter Pancakes (These are my constant pregnancy craving -- protein and nostalgia all wrapped in one yummy breakfast food.)
      • B-School with Marie Forleo (Without Marie Forleo, I wouldn't have the courage to step out on this journey. If you are wanting to start your own business, please get on her email list and check out this link about B-School.)

      Timothy's favorite things of the week:

      • Selenite (Easy to shape and beautiful, selenite truly shines and is as craft-able as playdough.)
      • Home (There truly is NOTHING quite like it, your safe space, your nest for love and rest... mmmm-hmmm.)
      • Skateboarding (There is something truly liberating about flying over a four foot curved wall going 5-10mph without a shirt on... my personal freedom.)