GratitudeMy name is Megan Rae, born of the Arizona desert and now residing among the many lakes and forests of the Upper Midwest. I have chosen to make a home and life here as the closest I can be to my family elders and ancestors, to learn what I can about our family and better understand our stories. Before I knew that was what I was feeling, I personally have felt the loss and grief of a lack of connection to a place and to the Earth. It looked a lot like dysfunctional relationships, severe panic attacks, hormonal imbalances and numbing behaviors, just to name a few. The eventual realizing of where the root of these struggles came from opened a world of possibility. I am now walking my own healing path which involves a lot of listening, remembering, processing, grieving and sharing. There are a lot of existing challenges that I face on this journey but it is a personal commitment I have to this work that encourages me to continue to have these conversations and be present for others with their own experiences.
As a community herbalist, educator, hearth tender, medicine maker and holistic family wellness advocate, I work with others in creative, integrative practices towards living more closely interconnected with nature, processing ancestral grief & trauma and deepening our connections to place. I am inspired by the teachings and magic of Permaculture, traditional nutrition, folk herbalism, regenerative agriculture, music, art, yoga, dance, ancestral healing, grief work, village building, flower essence therapy, birth work and postpartum care and have ongoing study with many healing modalities to help shape the work I do today. I have many teachers to thank for the wisdom they have shared with me - you can read more about that here.