About Krista

Merry meet! I'm Krista, a witchy mama, animist, healer, over-thinker and writer getting back into practice of crafting a magical life with small, barnacle-like children afoot.

As a quintessential Gemini, I’m interested in many things (divination, journey/trance work, reading, writing, collage and so on). I have an innate sense of patterns and am gifted at understanding the connections between ideas, practices, people, energies - you name it.

Motherhood has helped (er, required) me to hone in on what’s most important - because, gone is the era of lazy Sundays and ample “me” time. Reigniting my spiritual life in a way that honors my busy life as a mom to two young children is among my top priorities (think practicality meets whimsy).

Crafting a spiritual path that truly works for my life as it is now - a mother in the weeds of early childhood - creates space for my curious nature, integrates my interests and contains the deep, inner work that motherhood drops on my doorstep daily.

Prior to having children, I worked in non-profits for nearly 20 years, served as a transpersonal psychotherapist and studied Depth Hypnotherapy, Applied Shamanism and Shamanic Counseling with Dr. Isa Guiccardi at the Foundation of the Sacred Stream. I also studied energy work with Jody England, completed postpartum doula training with Cornerstone Doula Trainings and trained as a Community Supported Postpartum Facilitator at Mothering Arts.

During my late 20’s and early 30’s, I initiated into a coven practicing a devotional lineage of traditional American witchcraft. While I loved the energetic and magical workings, I learned I was not terribly devotional nor did I particularly enjoy participating in group ritual. I eventually found my way to the Foundation of the Sacred Stream where I continued my journey with shamanism.

Today, I'm centered somewhere in the animist * hedge/shamanic witch * baby hearth witch trifecta and currently follow the work of Ren Zapotek.

Motherhood has by far been my greatest, most powerful spiritual teacher. She's brought me to states of expansive love. She's brought me to my darkest corners. She's brought me to the bathroom floor for many a good, hard cry.

Most of all, she's midwifing me from the path of seeking to one of accessing the wisdom and leadership that already lies within.

I’m very much in the middle of this transformation. It’s gritty, imperfect and I have plenty of two-steps-forward/one-step-back stories I could share. And these are the spaces where I get to practice self-forgiveness and commitment.

I could go on, but that’s the gist of it. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and witness!

Merry part!

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