Fen Druadìn's Blog
Getting Back to My Roots in the Garden

Getting Back to My Roots in the Garden

It doesn’t have to be complicated. “Put a seed in the ground and see what comes up. Now you’re a gardener.” I’m paraphrasing wildly but that, in a nutshell, is from my dear friend Peter Fossel, and he ought to know. He’s the author of Organic Farming: Everything You Need to Know from Rodale Press. He...

You Are Vastly Underestimating Your Cat

You Are Vastly Underestimating Your Cat

I’m not judging you. I’m just saying. You are vastly underestimating your cat. I know, because I used to underestimate mine, until my friends taught me better. Almost everyone in our society does. Cats understand English and mental images quite clearly, for the most part, and they know things that will be helpful to...

Why I Changed My Name to Fen

Why I Changed My Name to Fen

Hey Fen, Why’d you change your name? And why “Fen”? Sincerely, So Many People Dear So Many People, Short version, I’m a serpent (a wingèd one) shedding old skin. Or a butterfly emerging, if you prefer less reptilian analogies (I don’t, but whatever). Long version, my old name, “Heather” has never fit. All my...

About That Abyss and The Walking Through Thereof

About That Abyss and The Walking Through Thereof

It’s been on my heart to post an update to my post about walking through the valley of the shadow of death. The Abyss. The Void. Your Own Personal Hell. Whatever you call that screaming, snotting, sobbing, lonely part of the healing journey that nobody can do for you and that doesn’t actually feel...

Healing Is Fucking Hard

Healing Is Fucking Hard

Look, I don’t know how to say this in a way that hasn’t already been said a thousand times, but I need to say it anyway. Healing is fucking hard. I wish, for your sake and mine, that it were all about showing up and letting someone else pull oracle cards and shake rattles...