Kaleidoscope of Possibilities

EP 52 – Divine Wisdom with Rachel Merrill

May 4, 2022

To watch the video of this episode, please go to: https://youtu.be/Ebf3GCvD0bk


What is possible to discover through Oracle and Tarot card readings?


What contribution are nature, native traditions, and rituals to healing?


How can we help and support the whole person?


Find these brilliant insights and beyond in the latest episode of Kaleidoscope of Possibilities: Alternative Perspectives on Mental Health, in which host Dr. Adriana Popescu chats with author, stepmom, healer, witch, and holistic life coach Rachel Merrill.


Rachel shares her divine wisdom, vision, and story, which offer profound insights into healing from trauma, going beyond Western paradigms, and playing with the energy of the universe.


This episode includes two not-to-miss gems including a reading of an excerpt from Rachel’s book and also an Oracle card reading intended to bring the messages of the greatest good to all those listening to the show.


What messages do the Oracle cards have for you?


In this episode:

  • Rachel’s story of growing up in rural North Dakota
  • Domestic and sexual violence
  • Rachel’s book
  • A chapter reading and cliffhanger
  • Going beyond western medicine
  • Shamanism
  • Nature
  • Screen time and its impact on our body and spirit
  • The importance of play
  • Native traditions
  • Witchcraft
  • Rituals
  • Holistic life coaching
  • Reiki
  • Oracle Cards and Tarot Cards
  • Spirit guides
  • Psychic abilities
  • Oracle Card demonstration


Resources mentioned in this episode:

Rachel’s Website: www.RachelMerrill.me

Rachel’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1955985081/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_E6SP7RZARJFK011KPPSE


About Rachel:

Rachel Merrill, author of I Sang Anyway: A Stepmom’s Spiritual Memoir of Healing, is passionate about human potential. She grew up on a farm in North Dakota, USA, and moved to Vermont for graduate school in 2006. Rachel spent more than a decade fighting poverty and hunger in New Hampshire as a manager for the welfare-to-work program for single parents. Some of her specialized knowledge includes French, Indigenous Rights, the topics of mental health, substance misuse, domestic violence, and workforce development. In addition, she is a certified Diversity & Cultural Competence trainer. She has enjoyed working in refugee resettlement, as a camp counselor for kids from inner-city Chicago, and as a grant writer for Life & Water Development – Cameroon, among other jobs. Rachel has worked for an international non-profit since December 2018 where she leads guided meditation for their employees.  She is a fundraiser inspiring giving from individuals and community groups; she also supervises volunteers. She holds a Master's in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations from the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute.

Rachel is a Reiki Master, Certified Holistic Life Coach, witch, singer, writer, wife, mom, and stepmom.


“It’s a different kind of medicine, but it is still medicine.” Rachel


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About your host:

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, author, speaker and empowerment coach who is based in San Francisco, California and practices worldwide.


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