There’s this one fundamental belief that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, as I examine and re-examine my stance on what’s happening in the world right now. This belief is one on which many of my decisions and values are based and, seems to me to be so fundamental and far-reaching that it could totally transform how things are done here on earth: do you believe we are a part of nature or apart from it? Its funny that in modern life, this is even a question. In any previous iteration of life (pre-”civilization”) the answer would have been…

As 2020 comes to a close, now seems a good time to stop and reflect. As the COVID crisis has reignited, I have found myself experiencing waves of grief; grief over the state of the world, grief over the fact it seems like society always takes the wrong approach, grief over the many who are deep in suffering due to this crisis AND those who are in deep suffering due to our response to it, grief over the divisiveness I see and hear about what is happening, and grief for all the people, and children in particular, who are being…

I am resilient
I trust the movement
I negate the chaos
Uplift the negative
I’ll show up at the table again and again and again
I’ll close my mouth and learn to listen

-Rising Appalachia

I am a radiant being of light and healing
-Beautiful Chorus

We are living in wild times. Upheaval, unraveling and unrest from the micro to the macro level seems to be the new norm. The question becomes not, “what’s next?” (because the answer to that is likely “something big” and “maybe you don’t want to know”), but “how do I cope? how do I make…

In the last few years, my healing work has made a big shift. As I was treating people, I felt drawn to working on them energetically before I really even knew much about that kind of work. I just knew my hands had healing in them and I could help rebalance and reorganize people’s systems by using them. And so, I started to integrate this into my sessions and soon felt how powerful it was. As I’ve come to know and understand how energy works, I realized why it is so transformative. Energy is everywhere! It is intangible, and yet…

​I am writing today to address some misconceptions we all tend to have around healing: what it is, what it looks like, what it feels like. Here’s the thing: we tend to think that healing equals feeling better. Sometimes, however, healing requires feeling worse, sometimes it involves chaos, breaking down and disturbance. Sometimes to really heal, we have to go deep into the dark and it’s not until we emerge on the other side that we realize we’ve been healed. I can say that as a healer, I always want my patients to leave feeling better than when they came…

We are living through unprecedented times. A few months ago, I never would have believed a societal shut-down like the one we are experiencing would have been possible. But here we are. And with all the fear and unknowns raging around, it is harder than ever to maintain any bit of balance in our lives.

Yet, it is precisely at this time that I feel it is most important to be balanced, perhaps more than ever before. There are four main reasons why: 1. to protect health (more on that later), 2. to begin transmuting the fear into something positive…

Ashley Grandkoski

Hi! I am an energy healer, acupuncturist, and herbalist on a mission to change the consciousness of humanity.

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