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favor ellis

touchstone

threshold doula

Tending to the soul of things. 

 

There are five holy places in the body:
the heart, the spirit, the secret,
the mysterious,
and the deeply hidden.

These are the ones with the power
of gentling the human.

-Linda Hogan

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welcome.

I'm so glad you found your way here.

A touchstone is a sign, experience, or connection we can return to when we need to remember who we are.

 

The stone we carry in our pocket, warm and worn and it fits exactly right in our cupped palm. The tree we played under as a child, the one who kept all our secrets and held steady in all the storms. The person who loves us even when we're afraid or lost or making all of the mistakes.

 

We return to be reminded of the shape of our courage and the landscape of our dreams.
We return to find our way, we return to be heard and seen and known, at our deepest levels.
The touchstone is guide, is compassion, is secret-keeper,
is a thing that holds our burdens so we can take a good, deep breath and rest.

I am an intuitive counselor, a spell-casting wordwitch, a wildhearted queer,
an intersectional, intentional, & inclusive feminist, a threshold doula,
a circle practitioner, a holder of heart-centered space, an explorer of liminal spaces.


I am here for you now, a touchstone as you navigate the thresholds, transitions, and unknowns of your life. Welcome.

Holding space. Listening.
She’s so fucking good at listening.
She knows how to create a space and maintain an atmosphere that feels like coming home to yourself.
It feels like even the walls and rugs care about you and your life.
It’s calming and raw
and soothing and important.
— Emma
 
 
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When you reach out and touch other human beings, it doesn’t matter whether you call it
therapy or teaching or poetry.
— Audre Lorde