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Hi, I'm Shanna, a feral human, witchy AF, professional rule-breaker and match lighter...also I play flutes...

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I burned my life to ground

Hi Friends, After several years, the voice inside me was no longer whispering. It was now screaming at a volume impossible to ignore: “ALL OF IT NEEDS TO CHANGE!” So… I lit a match and jumped out a window in a trust fall with the universe, meaning I deliberately chose to: End a long-term relationship with my partner Move to a totally different location (city to mountains and forest) far away from family, long-term friends, and my professional network I burned my life down around me – which is...

Hi Reader! I sent a couple of juicy things in the last couple weeks and I want to make sure you saw them...because both of them are so valuable. They tell you to never talk about more than one thing in an email, but I know you're smart enough to handle more than one concept, so here we go! :) 1) Over the last few months I've been wrestling with the feelings of "I Don't know" alot...like a lot alot...and I've come to understand how sacred that not-knowingness is. It gives us space to get...

Hi Reader! I’m endlessly fascinated and in awe of what my clients do and how they transform themselves, becoming more of who they always were but had forgotten. I love having the front row seat to this process, watching their eyes light up and their whole body relax when they give themselves permission to set that boundary with their mother who endlessly criticizes their life choices. When they shift from feeling like a complete mess when that person rolls their eyes yet again at their ideas...

Hey Friends, For months I have felt like the most clear answer I had about lots of things in my life is…I don’t know. What kind of projects do you want to pursue musically? I don’t know. What’s coming up next for you (usually asked in reference to professional flutey things)?I don’t know. How’s your coaching business doing since your move?I don’t know. How do you feel now that you’re more settled in from the move?I don’t know. How does it feel to have made such a big change?I don’t know. Are...

Hi Y'all! I know what it's like to lie awake at 3 AM your heart racing with each volley of pros and cons ping-ponging inside your skull, and the what-if's are piling up so high they've created a fortress walling you in from every side. Your skin breaks out in an acrid sweat as you play out every possible scenario in your head, desperately searching for the mythical perfect path forward in which everyone is happily dancing across a rainbow and no one is disappointed in you. And then you wake...

Hi Friends! I've got some questions for you that I've been mulling over. We spent some time on these in my private group SoulNest last week and the results were huge for these ladies, so I thought you might want to play with a variation of them too. What Rules do you want to let go of? These might be hidden or overt rules you are obeying blindly without question. What 'shoulds' do you want to let go of?These might be thing you feel pressured to do because you're "supposed to" do or like them,...

Hi Reader! It’s the end of an era and multiple chapters in my life as I make a choice I made this fall a permanent decision. The Prius is like a Mary Poppins bag of endless capacity. And I have a lot of conflicting feelings about it all… I’m excited about the new beginnings and location. I’ve wanted to live in mountains and forest my whole life, and choosing this for myself has felt powerful and freeing. There’s a whole lot of beautiful connections and joyous adventures and I’m curious to see...

Hi Reader! This year the universe gifted me something truly spectacular for my birthday…a full solar eclipse! And a moment of cloud break to catch a photo of it at its peak... It felt really special to experience this for my birthday on Monday, because this past year has been chock full of some very “dark nights of the soul” leading me through enormous change and transformation and ultimately beautiful new chapters in my life. The eclipse reminded me that even when our world or life feels...

Hi Reader! What a difference a day makes! Last week, I was feeling SOME KIND OF WAY, and nothing (in this case not an exaggeration) was going well…diminishing returns at every attempt. Cue raging frustrating, super sad/depressed mood... And a whole torrential downpour of violent self-talk: “You’re such a loser. You’re never going to get this. See, you’re so irresponsible, leaving everything to the last minute again. You’re not a real musician, not dedicated enough. WTF is wrong with you?!...

Happy Valentine's Day, Reader! Yes, yes, invented holiday with spurious origins that have almost nothing to do with love...ok, fine. But still, I really like Valentine's Day as a moment to pause and offer affection and appreciation to those we love. And may I offer that perhaps we can also use the day to pause and appreciate all the moments of beauty and love we get to experience in a day? I know, sometimes the world is a seriously effed-up place. Our daily lives can challenge us so much that...