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Natural coloured background with foreground of these wordsMy nothing in the beginning and nothing in the end are not the same.

My nothing in the beginning and nothing in the end are not the same

Both the Fool and the Ouroboros as archetypes keep showing up for me this year. It’s exhilarating and liberating, and the shadow self within also resists it at times, uncomfortable with changes that nudge, fearful of being swallowed, anxious of the Void.⁣ These two spirits gently remind me that looking back in romanticized and exaggerated fondness can keep me stuck

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blurred image of Mimi Young, against a woodsy background

When Grieving

When grieving, it was the comfort of the familiar that anchored and lulled me.  The scrubbing of eggs stuck to the bottom of a pan, the wiping down of crusted sauce on a shelf in the fridge, the low hum of the washing machine.  I recall when in those moments, when I wasn’t sure if my partner would make it

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Woman of colour lifts her hands

We Are Not High Maintenance

And that’s when we realized that we are not ‘high maintenance’, but simply hungry, living on emotional crumbs for too long, and that when we express that weI have any appetite at all, that we were being ‘too much’, that we need to continue to not only strive to be physically thin, but emotionally lean as well. That when we

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Chopsticks reach for some pickled magnolia blossoms

Kitchen Witch

I am a homely intuitive, someone who is introverted and most at home at home. I would like to think I’m thoughtful about the spirits, what they say, and I how respond. I resist describing myself as psychic because even though I am, it denotes something flashy, spectacular, and extraordinary. I feel intuition is actually quite ordinary (which is exactly

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silhouette of woman

What Rest Is

There is Day and there is Night. There are Spring and Summer, and there are Fall and Winter. There are Pause and Stillness, and there are Momentum and Activity. We know this. Yet we… Grind Hustle Grow Compete Speed Strategize Generate Do, do, do A little more, a little longer, we say. But we cannot outrun, outsmart, outperform, outsource rest.

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Taiwanese Canadian intuitive sitting on a large maple tree

Lin 林 means forest

My name is Mimi. Family name is Lin 林, though also now Young (through marriage).⁣ Lin 林 means forest, and I love how my Taiwanese ancestral story ties in allyship with trees, how there may be chapters of movement from land to land in search of safety, that trees speak a universal language of presence and companionship. ⁣ My earliest

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Natural coloured background with foreground of these wordsMy nothing in the beginning and nothing in the end are not the same.

My nothing in the beginning and nothing in the end are not the same

Both the Fool and the Ouroboros as archetypes keep showing up for me this year. It’s exhilarating and liberating, and the shadow self within also resists it at times, uncomfortable with changes that nudge, fearful of being swallowed, anxious of the Void.⁣ These two spirits gently remind me that looking back in romanticized and exaggerated fondness can keep me stuck

Read More »
blurred image of Mimi Young, against a woodsy background

When Grieving

When grieving, it was the comfort of the familiar that anchored and lulled me.  The scrubbing of eggs stuck to the bottom of a pan, the wiping down of crusted sauce on a shelf in the fridge, the low hum of the washing machine.  I recall when in those moments, when I wasn’t sure if my partner would make it

Read More »
Woman of colour lifts her hands

We Are Not High Maintenance

And that’s when we realized that we are not ‘high maintenance’, but simply hungry, living on emotional crumbs for too long, and that when we express that weI have any appetite at all, that we were being ‘too much’, that we need to continue to not only strive to be physically thin, but emotionally lean as well. That when we

Read More »
Chopsticks reach for some pickled magnolia blossoms

Kitchen Witch

I am a homely intuitive, someone who is introverted and most at home at home. I would like to think I’m thoughtful about the spirits, what they say, and I how respond. I resist describing myself as psychic because even though I am, it denotes something flashy, spectacular, and extraordinary. I feel intuition is actually quite ordinary (which is exactly

Read More »
silhouette of woman

What Rest Is

There is Day and there is Night. There are Spring and Summer, and there are Fall and Winter. There are Pause and Stillness, and there are Momentum and Activity. We know this. Yet we… Grind Hustle Grow Compete Speed Strategize Generate Do, do, do A little more, a little longer, we say. But we cannot outrun, outsmart, outperform, outsource rest.

Read More »
Taiwanese Canadian intuitive sitting on a large maple tree

Lin 林 means forest

My name is Mimi. Family name is Lin 林, though also now Young (through marriage).⁣ Lin 林 means forest, and I love how my Taiwanese ancestral story ties in allyship with trees, how there may be chapters of movement from land to land in search of safety, that trees speak a universal language of presence and companionship. ⁣ My earliest

Read More »