Introducing Chloé Rossetti from Radical Nourishment
Today on the blog I bring you one soulful Goddess who is facilitating transformative work for many around self connection, energy healing and consciousness. Chloé has recently launched an online space called Radical Nourishment which supports people to focus on the connection between heart, body and soul, raise their awareness about the environment they inhabit and also dive into a space of intimacy (WOW!).
She is one interesting woman and shares one special lesson about s-l-o-w-i-n-g down. Good advice for all of us.
Enjoy x x
Name: Chloé Rossetti
Goddess Title: Asteroid Lilith
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Tell me a bit about yourself and what sets your heart on fire?
My name is Chloe Rossetti . I am a nonbinary intersectional ecosomatic feminist word-witch, working at the crossroads of ecology and femme consciousness. To this end, I recently started my business, Radical Nourishment. I am also a video-maker, artist, writer, performer, and healer, in an interchangeable order. I am passionate about resensitization, and helping others self-connect to find their own answers and facilitate their own healing. I am also a very earth-centric person, and passionate about imagining optimistic futures for our planet and for humanity, and for the nonhuman allies that share this earth with us.
What do you love about the work you do?
I love that my work is self-directed, and that I repeatedly give myself permission to nourish my creativity and passion. Over the years I’ve let my inner compass lead me through a vast terrain—Compassion Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), Body-Mind Centering, doula work, energy healing, permaculture, somatic practices, sacred intimacy, etc.—and now I craft my offerings as a hybrid response to those experiences. It allows for a truly unique offering, often tailor-made for people in my communities who feel called to participate.
I also love the myriad people whom I have had the honour and pleasure of meeting on my nourishment journeys. It is their whole-hearted participation in my life, and vice versa, no matter how brief, that fuels me with the hope and fortitude I need to keep pursuing these lines of inquiry every day.
Week Five of Nourishment Coaching course at Residencia, Brooklyn, NY, June 2017
What do you value most in life?
Honesty, courage, respect, decolonization, to see and be seen, to know and be known, shared reality, acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, and unconditional love.
How do you nourish/feed your mind, body and soul?
Body: I recently quit consuming added sugar, and I’m also currently off wheat and most grains and most dairy products. I won’t eat that way forever (or I might!); I’m just allowing my body to resensitize to food inputs so that she/they can better tell me what is and is not good for her/them. I also walk and dance and move and bike and do yoga. I love cooking, and share a lot of homemade meals and snuggles with my partner.
Mind: Currently I’m writing an ecofeminist solarpunk novel, currently called Planet Femme, about sentient asteroids and femme futurity.
Soul: I’ve worked with the same energy healer, Eva, for five years now. In addition to our healing sessions, I do a complementary gratitude meditation every day, where I connect to a rather elaborate inner garden, and forgive, let go, and give thanks for various aspects of my life. It’s a practice that is as profound as it is simple.
What is radical nourishment?
People ask me this all the time, and it’s one of my favourite questions to receive. Radical Nourishment is a form of self-honouring that is so transformative that the structures that contain you are necessarily changed around you as you change yourself.
For example: a parent that learns how to communicate nonviolently and, through doing so, passes it onto their partner and children; a student’s desire to eat healthier lunches leads to a trip to an organic farm for their class, which then leads to a contract for the farm to supply produce for the school cafeteria; a woman’s unfulfilled desire for a natural birth leads her to become a birth doula, and then a midwife, and then start a midwifery clinic in the low-income community where she was born and raised.
What has been a key transformative life lesson for you?
There have been so many!
A recent key one for me was waking up one day and realizing that the concept of “busy” was ruling my life. I had allowed the dominant consciousness of New York to convince me that time was a scarce resource, and that I perpetually didn’t have enough of it to do what I needed to do in a day. So, I quit being busy. I quit the very concept of busy. Now I tell myself that time is a gift, and that I have enough time to do everything that I need to do. I now do less, get more done, am more present for what I’m doing, and enjoy what I’m doing a lot more.
What words of wisdom do you have for individuals looking to step up their own journey to self-nourishment?
Follow your intuition. This will probably lead you to slow down, pace yourself, and take things one step at a time. Let your body tell you what it needs.
For anyone looking to contact you directly how can they reach you?
Chloé Rossetti is an artist, writer, performer, director, embodied practitioner, and healer, intersectionally and interchangeably. They are the founder of Radical Nourishment, a healing business and cultural initiative based in Brooklyn, NY. Their creative work is indexed at http://chloerossetti.com/