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Witch Life: 6 Powerful Ways to Create Resilience

Life can be chaotic.

Chaos can be disempowering.  Resilience is the thing we need to offset this turmoil when it comes around.

Even though the chaos of the world we live in can give us reasons to feel beat down or overwhelmed, we can create solid foundations. These are the things that give us a toolbox of skills that we can call on at any time to restore our balance.

In this post, we’ll explore 6 ways that you can create or improve your resilience for living your best witch life.

Developing Resilience through Foundations

Resilience is defined as the capacity to withstand or to recover quickly from difficulties. It also can mean toughness, which we often need if we’re to deal with the events in our lives.

We can cultivate balance, clarity and a sense of empowerment through creating solid foundations. These foundations are a great investment of our time and energy. They can help us create or restore our balance when the world throws something at us that threatens to send us off balance.

What are Foundations?

Strong foundations include practices like:

  • Journaling
  • Meditation
  • Energy Work
  • Healing Creativity
  • Self-Care
  • Gratitude

These are the Ravynwood Foundations. Inspired by my own healing journey from suicidal hot mess to loving my life and thriving every day. These are the exact tools I used.

You can use them too.

Let’s look at the impact that cultivating each of these foundations can have in your life.

The Ravynwood Foundations – Create Resilience in Your Life

Creating Foundations:  Journaling

This might be my favorite tool. It’s easy to use and effective.

By handwriting out your thoughts on paper, you’re able to hear your inner voice. You can explore your thoughts and emotions or review your experiences and fears. All in a safe space that is just for you.

What are the benefits of Journaling?

Here’s just a few of the benefits:

  • Reflection and a chance to examine your inner self
  • Help you process your thoughts and emotions
  • Decision making skills improve
  • Less stress and more creativity
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Creating a journaling habit has many benefits.


Creating Foundations with Meditation

Meditation is calming for the mind and helps you create resilience in your life by promoting focus, well-being, clarity and a sense of peace. When you get quiet, you can hear your inner wisdom, tap into that intuition and allow the wisdom of it to help you in your day to day life. Meditation can be done seated or as a moving meditation, giving you options to explore this simple, but powerful tool.


What are the benefits of Meditation?

Here’s just a few of them:

  • Awareness and inner peace
  • Less stress and anxiety
  • Better focus and concentration


Creating Resilience with Energy Work

There’s different types of energy work and my favorites are Reiki and Qi Gong. I’ve been a Reiki practitioner for decades and a Reiki Master/Teacher since 2017. It’s something that I’ve used for myself, my family and my animals. Each method of energy work helps clear any blockages in your subtle energy system, restoring balance that improves overall well-being, making us more resilient to life’s changes.

What’s the benefits of energy work?

Here’s just a few of them:

  • Balance your energy body
  • Clear away any energetic blockages and/or debris
  • Less stress, more relaxation


Creating Resilience with Healing Creativity

This is one of those tools that feeds the soul. Whether you choose drawing, painting, sewing, dancing or music, it provides you with a way to kickstart your creativity, your confidence and growth. Embracing this side of you allows you to tap into a whole new world of inspiration and joy.

What’s the benefits of healing creativity?

Here’s a few of them:

  • Creativity is a way to express your emotions
  • Imagination and creativity are sparked
  • Growth and healing

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Creating Resilience with Self-Care

Prioritizing your well-being pays big benefits. Emotional, physical and mental. You can reboot your energies, improve the quality of your life and create joy by intentionally taking care of yourself.  Do whatever is most meaningful to you. That could be a day spent reading a good book, getting a massage, taking a trip to the forest, going with friends to a special event or getting a facial.  Whatever you choose, decide in advance that you are worth it. (Because you are!) Self-care isn’t selfish. In fact, it benefits everyone around you.


What are the benefits of self-care?

Here’s a few of them:

  • Well-being including mental, physical and emotional
  • Boosts self-worth and confidence
  • Feeling empowered and vital



Creating Resilience with Gratitude

Gratitude is like modern day alchemy. It turns what we have into enough and it helps us draw in more things to be grateful for. If you only focus on what you don’t have, you will create more lack in your life. Focusing on what you do have and being grateful for it, helps you stay in the positive aspects of life and trains your mind to see the beauty of the world around you.

What’s the benefits of gratitude?

Here’s a few of them:

  • Creates and supports a positive mindset
  • Appreciation for all you have will draw in more good things to your life
  • Less stress, anxiety and feelings of lack


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Ravynwood Foundations


What do all these things have in common?

  • These are all simple, easy to use tools that anyone can do.

(You know I love simple, elegant solutions!)

  • Most of them you can do for free. Even things like self-care can be done at home with very little cost associated with them.  

Bonus: If you like working with herbs and have your own home apothecary, you can make your own potions, salves, oils and bath salts to use in your self-care.

  • Each one is empowering.
  • They all help you create a positive mindset and joy in your day.
  • Your relationships improve as a result of your own positivity and satisfaction in life.
  • These foundations help you eliminate or deal with stress.
  • Each one helps you in creating resilience and meeting the challenges of life.
  • Supports feeling empowered instead of weakened.
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Ravynwood Foundations makes a difference!


Introducing Foundations Membership:  Creating Resilience with Simple Tools

What if you could get a bit of inspiration each and every month to help you create resilience?

A monthly bite-sized package with simple exercises to inspire you?

Foundations Membership is that program.

Here’s how it works:

Each month is broken down into three 10 day sections.

Foundations Membership focuses on 5 areas – meditation, self-care, journaling, healing creativity, and gratitude.

Each monthly package includes one or two of these 5 areas. You’ll work on one area for 10 days and then 10 days will be spent on the other one. The final 10 day period is for integration. For making these things a habit.

These are printable PDF packages that you can print at home. (Most are done in black and white for easy home printing).  Of course, you can also just open them, without printing if you like that option.

Plus, you can get help during Voxer Office Hours – these are an ask me anything format and happen once each month and are your chance to chat 1:1 with me to get your questions answered.

These are bite-sized, easy to fit into your life and super affordable too.

You can get all the details here.


Creating Resilience with Strong Foundations Summary

Investing in yourself. That’s what you’re doing when you actively build strong foundations into your life.

We know that not everything in our witch life is going to be magickal, we also need a bit of the practical.

These practical tools create sanctuary in a chaotic world, helping you restore balance, peace, flow and joy to your everyday witch life.

Creating resilience helps you navigate life. No matter what it brings.

The Ravynwood Foundations Membership is a way to build a toolbox of simple tools that can help you any time you need them.

Navigating life’s challenges takes resilience.

These are the exact tools that took me from getting up every morning saying “I hate my life” to loving my life and thriving so I know firsthand how powerful they can be.

You can start building your strong foundations today. Creating resilience. Being empowered by these simple tools.

 Click here for more information or to enroll in Foundations.


Here’s to creating resilience so you can live your best witch life.

Blessed Be.


More ways to help you live your best witch life:    

Ravynwylde – A Sacred Year Journey for the Solitary Green Witch 

Chakra & Crystal Healing for Beginners Course 

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