Delicious Cocoa Truffles!

Carrie JordanWomens Wisdom

Vegan, Gluten-Free, High Protein Chocolate Truffles

Oh my goodness you guys, these gluten-free truffles are amazing, and lentils are the main ingredient! This would be a great thing to bring to or serve at a holiday party, or even to give to friends and family as gifts. Here’s the recipe—They take about an hour and 15 minutes to make, and yield 36 servings. Ingredients 2/3 of a cup … Read More

Working with personal patterns

Carrie JordanShamanism, Womens Wisdom

Last year after an unproductive summer (in terms of the personal projects I churned out), I was wondering why I hadn’t created much. At the end of the year I looked back at my productivity and goals log from the whole year, and recognized a pattern: In fall and winter, I enjoy being inside, creating. In the spring and summer, I can’t wait … Read More

10 ways to access your creativity

Carrie JordanLife Design, Womens Wisdom

10 creativity tips

After reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic I have a new view of how we access and relate with our own creativity. Creativity is a force to reckon with if we allow it to be so, yet it can also be fragile. Mainly the fragility is creativity’s susceptibility to fear’s influence. Here are the takeaways on creativity and passion that I whole-heartedly agree … Read More

Autumn confrontation with the life/death/life cycle

Carrie JordanShamanism

A few weeks ago Alex and I found the insides of my kitty in the field behind the house. It was so traumatic to see. And I have not felt loss like this in a long time. It gives me a chance to settle into uncomfortable feelings which I have been feeling anyway, around all the change and transition in … Read More

Adventuring in California and exploring Deep Ecology

Carrie JordanShamanism

The past few weeks were chock-full of traveling. I drove to Colorado from Washington twice (once permanently), drove to California with a bestie, flew out to California for Symbiosis Gathering with another bestie, and went to NYC for a work trip. Needless to say, I’m glad to stay put for a while! Symbiosis Gathering was a great experience. It is a music … Read More

Relieving stress by being in the body

Carrie JordanShamanism, Womens Wisdom

“I never really understood the word ‘loneliness’. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature.” –Björk My schedule these days has been more packed than it ever has. I leave the house at 7am and usually get home around 6 or 7. It’s less time to myself than I … Read More

How to harvest seeds

Carrie JordanShamanism

Carrie harvesting seeds

I am packing up my life, and that means my garden! Gathering up and harvesting clippings, herbs, and blossoms. And I’m making sure that next year I will be able to create a magical garden by harvesting seeds. It amazes me how nature just gives and gives. When you garden, you can really see the cycle of life, letting go (of seeds … Read More

A most flowy transition

Carrie JordanLife Design, Shamanism

Since my vision quest on the summer solstice, my life has completely changed. The feeling I have is that I am being carried down a gentle river—listening, and most of all trusting that the journey will be smooth. A couple of weeks ago, Alex and I drove out to Colorado with a moving truck full of all our stuff. At … Read More

Engage your senses to access body wisdom

Carrie JordanWomens Wisdom

five senses

In the hoop dance community, when you’re day dreaming or lost in the head space, a friend will usually say, “THE BODY.” It’s a reminder to connect with your senses and what’s going on in your physical body, here and now. The body is the key to our ancient inner wisdom, intuition, and connection with the heart space. In our frenetic world, we … Read More

Ancestral ways are rooted in a sense of place

Carrie JordanShamanism

ancestral ways rise collective

People have asked me why I am interested in ancestral ways and Native American traditions and lore; in particular, people have asked me why I am “going on the mountain,” or doing a vision quest this week of the solstice. The vision quest is a Native American (and other indigenous cultures) rite of passage that adolescents undertook for thousands of … Read More