I used to wake up every morning in a panic.
I was never quite sure what was wrong, but something always was. Something seemingly unknowable. My life didn't fit; I didn't fit. I spent years being completely convinced that there was an illusive something wrong with me, and that I had brought confusion and failure upon myself. I was lost, and by the time I realized it I was mired in addiction and depression, and couldn't see any way forward.
I knew no other way to live.
I was terrified because everything looked in my life so good! Great job, boyfriend, apartment, fancy dinners and fancy shoes in the greatest city in the world... and I was slipping away. It's hard to pinpoint when the knowledge that I couldn't live in that pain anymore grew larger than my fear of a life unknown. Maybe it never did. But day by day, minute by minute, and with a whole lot of help, I was able to see clearly. The sun rose and led me to a life where I am, dare I say, happy. Even optimistic, which for a lifelong depressed addict still sounds nuts.
It's only when we look back that we can see those shifts clearly for ourselves and start to pinpoint moments and events that pushed us along the path, softening us to new ideas, and showing us new tools.
It is my purpose and path to share those tools with you.
I'm Sarah M. Chappell and I'm an intuitive counselor and herbalist based in Asheville, North Carolina. I draw on my study of tarot, flower and stone essences, herbal medicine, and reiki to help you unravel your story, create lasting shifts, and heal yourself.
I offer intuitive tarot counseling sessions in Asheville or via Skype/phone and teach throughout the country. Bimonthly, you can find me at the Hex Asheville dance party offering donation-based readings with all proceeds benefiting local nonprofit organizations.
I have a strong belief in the power of healing work, but am not afraid to make fun of myself for looking a little crazy while clutching black tourmaline and whispering affirmations at the grocery store. If you are deeply committed to change but can also laugh at yourself while talking to stones, I welcome you to my work.
I have trained in tarot with Lindsay Mack of Wild Soul Healing, in plant and stone energetic healing with Asia Suler of One Willow Apothecaries, and in Spiritwork with Ren Zatopek. I completed a 425 hour certification in holistic herbalism at the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine, and am continuing my herbal studies at the Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine in 2018. I received Reiki 1 from Reiki Master Elyssa Jakim and Reiki 2 from Reiki Master Liza Fenster, and hold a B.A. in French and Molecular Cell Biology from New York University. I have collaborated with Maha Rose, Everyday Magic, Asheville Folk, East Fork Pottery, ATL Craft, New Women Space, Villagers, and apexart, amongst others. I like magic, dogs, and ice cream.