To bring clarity, tenderness, understanding and safety to the energetic essence of masochism. To bring awareness to the gifts, purpose and light it can bear, despite being shrouded in so much darkness. To be an advocate and an activist in deeper healing, greater self-acceptance and unconditional love for both those recovering from or embracing their masochism.
Welcome, my name's Rachel. I'm a 6/2 Sacral Generator in Human Design... an INFJ... a Capricorn Sun/Scorpio Moon & Rising/Aquarius Mars & Mercury with a Pisces Venus buried beneath it all. So to say I'm a sensitive, analytical, free thinking, deep feeling, romantic who hides beneath an at times, cold, brooding exterior, would just about scratch the surface. Isn't it pretty magnificent how intricately unique and diverse we all are, not only on the outside, but throughout our vast depths within?
If you're here to get to know me and my work, you'll need to know two things. There are two subjects I love dearly and am simultaneously pursing, personally and professionally. Self-awareness/self-discovery... how to apply those learnings to our well-being, relationships and creative pursuits. And storytelling. Whether through screenplays, novels, or music, any format for conveying a beautifully written, fictional story has a special place in my heart and eventually you'll find a variety of each of those here.
Professionally, I've worked with my mother's PR agency for over eight years now and love the work I'm fortunate enough to do, promoting our authors' work in the fields of self-growth, relationships, parenting, health and lifestyle. At 18 I founded Ductus Operations, a social media management and website design company. While I still take on an occasional web design project, my passions moved away from that line of work after about four years.
In 2017, I founded Áine's Library (pronounced awn-ya's) a resource for curious lightworkers, to serve as an online destination directing visitors to books, teachers, podcasts, apps, videos, articles and courses that helped me on my journey of awakening. I developed a 1 on 1 mentoring program called Radiant Living, but only ran one round of the program before shifting directions again, as my work on Conscious Masochism began to take shape.
I am a writer, mentor, more philosopher than spiritual teacher or budding-psychologist, avid researcher and reader of both fiction and non-fiction. Which is probably why I intend to spend my life writing both fiction and non-fiction. They are very different muscles that I love exercising equally. This is a space to share updates about the books that I'm working on. I write because it's one of the most fun things I could imagine doing with my time and hopefully, it might just help some folks out there too... or at least provide some mildly amusing entertainment. That part's up to you.
For anyone interested in exploring pondering's on conscious sadomasochism, healing and the anatomy of pain, you can visit my articles page and The Conscious Masochist. For the folks looking to analyze and nurture their relationships, using astrology, human design, numerology, the love languages and more, you're going to want to check out The Handbook of You & I - coming soon... yet another project in the queue, but not my top priority.
Basically, this is home to the creations I'm passionately working to bring into this world. While some of these projects are still in the early phases of conception, I'm here to openly share my journey of manifestation, with some accountability and vulnerability. If you want to keep in touch, subscribe to my newsletter below and you'll receive an excerpt of my eBook (available now), Conscious Masochism: Releasing Our Addiction to Suffering and Embracing Our Darkness for Healing.