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 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/spiritual awareness... how to apply those learnings to our well-being, relationships and creative pursuits. And storytelling. Depending on the day, I may be weaving words through various screenplays, my novel, music or poetry. I adore any format for conveying a beautifully written, fictional story and eventually you'll find a variety of each of those here.
I have been writing songs for over twelve years, within the indie, folkpop, singer/songwriter genre crossroads. To read a selection of my lyrics and learn more about my songwriting, visit my music page.
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 held only 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 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're 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 ever imagine doing with my time and hopefully, it might 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. If you want to keep in touch, subscribe to my newsletter and you'll receive an excerpt of my eBook (available now), Conscious Masochism: Releasing Our Addiction to Suffering and Embracing Our Darkness for Healing.