Ep #130: Leaning Into Things That Feel Good and Alive and Beautiful with Queer Writer, Pleasure Activist, & Body Worker Yarrow Magdalena
“Just kind of leaning into things that feel good and alive and beautiful I think is the most powerful thing I’m holding at the moment.”
Yarrow Magdalena is a queer writer, pleasure activist, body worker, celebrant and plant lover who supports soft folks in reclaiming embodiment and a connection to nature through everyday magic and ritual. Her practices around folk herbalism, tarot, journaling, movement and creative expression are meant to support a trauma informed and accessible path towards body liberation, self-acceptance and community.
And today, she’s on the Living Open podcast! In this episode, we talk about:
Her relationship with her body and being fully embodied
Her connection to nature
Connecting with what you actually desire versus what you think you should desire & have been told to desire
The water element
Softening into and embracing cycles
The capitalist ideal of always needing to be expanding
Her journey of self-acceptance
Her biggest growth edge
Making space to own your own unusual desires
Expressive writing and journaling as healing
Why she’s quitting social media
“[it’s been] a reclaiming of my eye’s ability to see beauty in myself and everyone around me.”
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Did you enjoy this episode? You might also enjoy Ep. 115: Witchcraft as a Way of Re-Enchanting the World with Amanda Yates Garcia and Ep. #114: Returning to a More Ancient Way of Being + The Akashic Records with Venessa Rodriguez of Feed Your Wild.