Hi! I'm Kate - an intuitive, medicine woman, and guide for embodied Presence

I care with every fiber of my being that you, a creature of soul and soil, are trying to thrive in systems not designed for you. Where ancient wounds of disconnect, inherited traumas, and misalignments with our over-culture leave you feeling out of place, too much, or like a canary in the mine, I see invitations back deeper into your own aliveness; vital next steps to a wiser, more relational future. Let’s navigate your big questions and transitions together. I’ll support you living meaningfully in this world even though you may feel like you were designed for a different one. I’ll keep you orienting to the truth, heart, and essential wholeness of who you are at the edge of great joy and when you need your feet held to the fire of your own journey. You can see what I offer: and sign up to get a little bit of me, direct to your inbox!

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curious about how my trip has been going?

Céad míle fáilte, mo chairde - dear ones - Last night, I was watching a movie and was startled by people driving on the right hand side of the road. Instinctively, it struck me as wrong. I’ve also started passing slower vehicles confidently and can parallel park on the left side. I guess… I live here now? And yet, I’m at the point in the trip where time is counting down, not up. 5 weeks left. I’m part exhausted, part enlivened, part ready for some ‘normalcy’, part still soaking it all up,...
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15 days ago • 2 min read

the heartbreak of being human (and musings on my trip)

Dear ones- I'm writing this on Friday night and I’m standing in a cafe, buzzing with voices and smells and the energy of a big city. The cafe is attached to the Scottish Storytelling Center in Edinburgh and tonight is the first night of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival whose theme this year is “Right to be Human”. A theme which only seems to feel more urgent and relevant with each passing day. I won’t say much because it’s not my field, expertise, or experience to speak to...
about 2 months ago • 3 min read

an awkward encounter (and a new pod episode)

Dear ones, A few days ago, I was on the Isle of Skye in a touristy area, and had just stripped down to my underwear and was climbing into the cold, clear waters to go wild swimming when a woman stopped and began taking pictures. When I looked at her, she looked embarrassed and sort of hid her phone, but when I looked away she started right up again. Was it a little uncomfortable? Sure. Did I mind? A little. But mostly I'm intrigued by how we override our own humanity and humanity of others....
2 months ago • 3 min read

the wisdom of plants and a living animate world

Dear ones - I’ve come to believe in an animistic world - or perhaps I should say: I’ve come back to believing in one. As children, we inherently understand the world as alive, magical, conscious. We inherently know there is more to it than what we can always see with our physical eyes or touch with our physical hands. We innately know how to mine stories and our wild, untamed imaginations for wisdom and kernels of insight from beyond. Then we grow up and we’re taught to be practical, to be...
2 months ago • 2 min read

no sign of nessie... (but a new pod ep and exciting annoucement)

Dear one - No sign of Nessie, here at Loch Ness… but I "found" a new podcast episode! When I was younger and traveling, I would drop into a deep observation mode - almost like I could disappear and merge myself with the culture and people of a place. It wasn’t inherently a bad thing - there’s a lot we can learn when we let ourselves become open curiosity, when we are willing to be unmade and remade. I was also in a very different place in relationship with myself in those days. I was...
3 months ago • 4 min read

when we expect a 'yes' and get a 'no' or 'not yet'...

Dear ones - What do you do when you arrive on a land that called you in, only to feel it bar your way? This first week in Scotland has been a deep reality check in ways I was expecting and ways I wasn’t. I’ve felt fragmented, in limbo between places and versions of myself, ungrounded and in a state of unbecoming. I feel whatever called me here serving me up a big dose of “not yet” medicine, while waiting for me to come back into alignment. Yesterday, something finally shifted. The way is...
3 months ago • 3 min read

my tired brain: [insert cool subject line]....?.... (amazing new pod episode tho!)

Lovely Reader, I'm loopy from travel preparations, but let's play a little game: Raise your hand if one of your values is ‘freedom’. Now, tell me more about what you mean by ‘freedom’. Beyond an abstract value, what does it look like, smell like, sound like, feel like? What about God? Or Spirit? Or Love? Or some larger vision of the Universe? Is that something you value? And what do you mean by that? How do you know when you’re connecting with it? Most of us feel a yearning deep in our...
4 months ago • 2 min read

one week until my next big adventure!

Dear ones - This is a life update I wrote for my Patreon community and I wanted to share it with you, too: One week from tomorrow, I'll be getting on a plane to Scotland and Ireland... for four months! I used to travel like this all the time but it's been a while and there's a lot of life between me and those last times. I'm finding myself filled with the usual nerves and excitement and uncertainties... as well as some new nerves and uncertainties which seem to be carrying a lot of baggage...
4 months ago • 2 min read

the many Feminine faces of the Great Mystery (inclu Barbie and Sinead)

Dear ones - In the last few weeks, my social feed has been filled with two very different feminine symbols: Barbie and Sinead O’Conner (not to mention the third symbol - a masculine face of war and destruction). And while I'm sure I will watch both movies at some point, no, I haven't yet so this is not an analysis or comment on the movies). In celebration, opposition, and grief; my feed is also filled with varying accounts and interpretations of what the symbol meant to the person sharing,...
4 months ago • 5 min read

dreams, symbols, wonder, and living joyfully (new pod episode!)

Dear ones - I used to think I was a pretty cheerful person. But in the last 5-7 years or so, there’s been a gradual shift into something distinctly more pessimistic and darker. That’s not inherently a bad thing. We need to drop into the shadow and befriend the monsters. Light without acknowledging and honoring the dark can be just as unhealthy as living full-time in the dark. Yet, time and again, I see how either-or does not offer us wholeness, only more fragmentation. We need the ‘And’...
5 months ago • 2 min read
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