3 Crones Podcast

Virginia McKinnie, Tamara Sheen & Susan Madden-Cox

Welcome to the 3 Crones Podcast, a concoction stirred up by three wise women to encourage us all to step into power & create legacy. 3 Crones Podcast is envisioned as a audio women's circle, a sacred space to get to know and the get comfortable with our truest selves. We'll talk about it all...spirituality, movement, yoga, mythology, herbalism, nourishment, Goddess archetypes, the moon and stars, healing, gardening, relationships, sex and death...and anything else that women the world over feel an urgency to uncover and share.Come closer...Virginia, Tamara and Susan want to talk with you.We're 3 Crones in the woods...what could go wrong? read less
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Episodes

Episode 25, Navigation & Echo-Location...Where Am I?
Jan 16 2024
Episode 25, Navigation & Echo-Location...Where Am I?
Tamara invited us into a talk about NAVIGATION...and it feels just right for this time, sorting out a direction but also a state of being that allows for wild cards and rerouting.Where are we and where are we headed?  How can we tell if we are "on course"?  What tunes our listening to the "still, small voice" that assures our arrival in a reality that suits our soul?Join us three as we wend our way through the brambles around these questions and more.  Especially at a time when oppression, distortion and destruction fill the daily news...how do we make sense of our lives and go forth?  Or as Virginia emphasizes, "how the fuck do we live now?!"Kyla J Gent has this gorgeous reel posted December 11 on Instagram...check out the somatic movement and a stunning invitation:  "let life catch you by the heart"!She's a host for the Human Garage...a myofascial project that has Susan hooked!And, if you are looking for a daily (or weekly...whatever works for you!) devotional practice that plugs you back into trusting yourself and the "way"...check out these beautiful, spiritual WORDSEARCH books created by Margot & Co.  Susan has worked through Presence and Becoming so far...highly recommend.  You really wouldn't know how good it feels until you try it!Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 24:  Come Away
Nov 21 2023
Episode 24: Come Away
We love retreats!  We lead them, we take them, we dream them up in our waking hours and in our sleep.  We've been hosting them together for a long time and we've learned so much over the years.How women NEED retreat.  How everyone is transformed, no matter what.  How traveling to touristy, "best" destinations with other yogis really isn't the ideal anymore, rather a beautiful spot to settle into and rest does the body and soul good.  How once per year is not enough.Susan will tell you that retreat is your birthright and also your responsibility.  It is a proven way to rebalance, restore, reclaim and remember the essence of who you really are.  And THAT woman...that who-you-really-are woman...is what the world needs now.We hope you will be intrigued and inspired to join us on retreat soon.  Our January retreat to Old Field Point on the Elk River in Maryland is full; but we are on the cusp of announcing the rest of the 2024 schedule!Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Women the World Over, An Interview with Siobhan Bedford
Sep 5 2023
Women the World Over, An Interview with Siobhan Bedford
"Maybe we can't change the world, but maybe we can nudge it."  So says Siobhan Bedford, professional artist and dear, dear friend.  This episode is a really wild ride with so many beautiful twists and turns...art as a devotional practice of light, dark and infinity, leaving the corporate world to create soul work, the tender loss of miscarriage, reimagining the legends of Eden and of Eve as the Grandmother of all creation and the play between generosity and reciprocity.Plus there's so much more!Siobhan blessed us with the use of her art to use as our cover art and has inspired 12 humans shy of 108 with her stunning heart project, The Mandala Mala Project.Her thoughtful and intuitive take on so many aspects of life and creativity shine through in this conversation where Susan dispenses with all professional interview parameters and flings herself into true enthusiasm with her guest! Visit Siobhan's Website here.Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Women the World Over, An Interview with Liz Montalbano
Aug 15 2023
Women the World Over, An Interview with Liz Montalbano
Surf the waves of this beautiful and revealing discussion with Elizabeth Montalbano, a freelance writer, journalist and therapeutic writing mentor.  Liz is an American expat living in Portugal who has intentionally created a new kind of life for herself through healing, exploration and surfing!  You'll be inspired by her story and enamored by the way she shares a choice-full journey and her interpretation of how to live in awareness and kindness, while navigating the challenging passages of life and relationship.We discuss her work life as a journalist, her passion project Mermaid Mentoring* and the way she inhabits sacred space in the ocean by riding the early morning waves and precious, dawning light.Liz lives in Portugal, but visits the US often to be with family and care for her dad; so we get to enjoy her company at ocean earth wind fire on a regular basis and she always brings an authentic and globally aware perspective that refreshes the soul.*Mermaid Mentoring is a therapeutic writing program aimed at empowering women through self-reflection and authentic self-expression.   Liz says:  "I want to help them reclaim their stories and own truthful experience of life, both the mess and the miracle of it. I want to inspire women to create lives that reflect their true selves rather than let the circumstances of their lives shape who they become. I want them to know they don't need to live up to anyone's expectations for what their lives should be—not even their own. And finally, I want them to know it's never too late nor is it selfish to pursue a dream or a passion just for the sheer joy of it."Learn more and engage with Liz at https://www.mermaidmentoring.com/Find Liz on Instagram: @lizoleeta and @mermaid_mentoringEnjoy her writing on Medium HERE!Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Women the World Over, An Interview with Holly Cusumano
Jul 18 2023
Women the World Over, An Interview with Holly Cusumano
This is our first episode of a new project we're calling Women the World Over!  The 3 Crones are opening up a new avenue of communication with women...when we say, "we want to hear from you", we mean it!  Tune in as we launch "mini-episode"* interviews with listeners, friends and mentors...women like you...maybe YOU.Please contact us if you would would like to join the conversation and be interviewed on 3 Crones Podcast!  (Yes, I know I'm using too may exclamation points...I'm excited😂)First up is Virginia with her dear friend and guest, Holly Cusumano, a writer and artist who describes herself as "the worst retired person ever".   I believe you'll find her to be most magical as she shares her flash fiction, whimsical ancestral art creations, reflections on being a survivor of uterine cancer and insights as a woman consciously building legacy.  Her parting words (and a poem too!) about connecting to women everywhere as a way to live into purpose truly bring us...women the world over...full circle.Here are the links you need to learn more about Holly Cusumano!:The Backstory  A little art book of flash fictionStory CardsHolly's Instagram*note:  We conceived of these installments being shorter, hence the "mini" label...tiny morsels of exchange with women you want to listen to and learn from.  But we're having such a good, good time with this that these interviews are nearly full-length, and joyfully so!  You've probably noticed...we love to talk.Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 19:  Moon Dance, A Way Into Opening the Heart
Jul 3 2023
Episode 19: Moon Dance, A Way Into Opening the Heart
This episode is arriving somewhat behind schedule and on the date of July's Blessing Moon.  Only a matter of days after we recorded, Tamara's dear husband BJ passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at home.  Tamara shared with us that during the week leading up to his death, he was referring to the transition as "when I go on ahead".  Deep breath.Not only have we taken a pause to honor this devastating loss and blessed life turning, Virginia and Susan "saved" this recording to play for our guests on retreat held on the Elk River June 22-25.  Normally, our third Crone, Tamara, nourishes us with her cooking and with her wisdom on retreat, so she was sorely missed.  Hearing her voice while resting in a deep psoas release was a way for the women to dive deeper into the Moon's mysterious realm of darkness and also death.  We know that you too will feel into Tamara's sharing of this ancient and feminine wisdom way that offers us all a path through movement, connection, challenge and moonbeams to heal our relationships, our tender hearts and our lives.Please contact us via instagram if you have any questions or request for links and information shared in this episode.All blessings.Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 18:  Who Is Your Heroine?  Anchoring Archetypes in the Modern World
May 16 2023
Episode 18: Who Is Your Heroine? Anchoring Archetypes in the Modern World
Virginia invites Susan and Tamara to explore role models, archetypes and the choice of looking to the world stage and our local communities to identify those shining ones who inspire and encourage us.How do you embody an archetypal example of arrival, growth and manifestation?  Who do you look to who helps you to create the life you want?We touch on many aspects of the feminine divine:  Midwife, seed saver, poet,  Mother, creatrix, Visionary, activist, Shamana and of course, Crone.Drawn to conversation by a new deck and course created by Anodea Judith, She Rises, we riff on who and what moves and guides us onward.Ina May Gaskin Spiritual MidwiferyGreta Thunberg Climate ChangeBrene Brown ResearcherThese are only a few of the names we drop as we seek and honor the elemental and eternal heroines of history and of our own time.Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 17:  A Smoke and a Song, with Sherry Sidoti
Apr 19 2023
Episode 17: A Smoke and a Song, with Sherry Sidoti
Join Virginia and Susan in welcoming Sherry Sidoti back to the program!  Sherry's new book A Smoke and a Song, A Memoir is coming out August 1 and we dig into all the rich crevices of storytelling with Sherry, her process and path, through her journey of reflecting, remembering and sharing this most intimate tale.A Smoke and a Song is Sherry’s story of her quest to make meaning from the memories homed in her body.  Told with tenacity, tenderness, and wry humor, Sherry stumbles towards self-actualization, spiritual awakening—and, despite it all, love. This is a story steeped in art and spirituality that explores the complexities of transgenerational maternal bonds, attachment, loss, and leaning into our wounds to find the wisdom.And in Susan's words:  “A Smoke and a Song makes me feel like I’ve stumbled upon a beautiful explorer’s locked diary and picked the lock. The narrative is both delicious and filled with disaster, careening at breakneck pace through a life fully engaged in raw, sensual, and inspiringly elevated consciousness. You’ll be completely riveted by Sidoti’s story—this book will help you see and digest the deepest questions and twists of your own life and relationships. It’s a book you will thrill to read and one you’ll keep close for a long time to come.” You're going to love hearing Sherry talk about those twists and turns in her own voice, and come August 1, you're going to LOVE reading this memoir!Preorder your copy and find Sherry here: Author of A Smoke and a Song: A Memoir  (She Writes Press)August 1, 2023Please consider pre-ordering today on:AmazonBookshopBarnes & Noblewww.sherrysidoti.comIG: @sherrysidotiFB: Sherry SidotiSupport the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 16:  Oh Mama, From One Mother to Another
Mar 14 2023
Episode 16: Oh Mama, From One Mother to Another
We three Crones embody and know all three aspects of the Goddess...as do ALL women!  This time around, we talk about mothering and the Great Mother.  What do mothers need, what do they offer and how does the sacred archetype of Mother apply in our mundane and difficult lives, whether we have borne human children or not?~If we are the mothers of our own precious and vital dreams, what comforting words would we whisper to the frightened one curled in our laps?  ~And also, how as Crones (or from our Crone wisdom) can we mother younger generations of women and the world at large?  ~Can we create legacy through the act of mothering whether or not we have children?  ~What would you say to your younger self from the wisdom you hold now?  ~What are the mechanics of tending, nourishing, nurturing and good care that you bring to your creative projects, your business, your family and your community?Questions and more questions, and no thought of actual answers...just another heartfelt conversation about living this life authentically and from the deepest knowing of our souls with LOVE.The First Forty Days:  The Essential Art of Nourishing the New MotherHeng Ou (Author)  Amely Greeven (Author).    PS. the congee recipe and Mother Bowls are delish!Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 15:  Celebrating Brigid, It's a Season for the Triple Goddess
Feb 14 2023
Episode 15: Celebrating Brigid, It's a Season for the Triple Goddess
Imbolc is the cross-quarter point between Yule and Ostara which means we're headed ever closer to Spring which means we probably could use some consideration and reflection around what we truly want out of this next season/year/cycle/rebirth in our lives.Virginia, Tamara and Susan talk about healing, choices, growth and responsibility in the Chariot year...about how to pause and listen to our natural and organic instincts so we can facilitate meaningful changes, making room for joy.Between the Worlds Podcast, Amanda Yates GarciaEpisode 75, The Chariot YearEarly Spring Salad for Imbolc from Tamara2 to 3 Endives Handful of dandelion greens Savoy or Napa Cabbage Toasted pumpkin seeds 1 Large navel Orange or Grapefruit peeled and sliced in rounds ! Shave or finely slice all the veggies mix in with dressing ! Sprinkle seeds on top and enjoy the fresh bitter taste of new growth ! For the dressing 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 a squeezed lemon Small handful of chopped fresh mint ( can sub with a tsp of dried mint ) 1 tsp honey Pinch salt and pepper Imbolc Poem, Gale Duff“to healyou have toget to the rootof the woundand kiss it all the way up”  ~Rupi KaurThe Goddess Path, Patricia MonaghanFind Your Goddess, Skye AlexanderSupport the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Season Two, Episode 1:  Wing It (Mindfully)
Nov 23 2022
Season Two, Episode 1: Wing It (Mindfully)
Tamara, Virginia and Susan chat about retreat...what IS retreat and why is it essential for women?  Having led our first destination retreat since the before Covid days, we reflect on our own experiences and the bonding of the group (mostly "strangers" this time around) in sacred space and time.We wing it this go round...beginning our second season as podcasters the way we began the whole shebang...sitting around having a talk about things that matter to us.  We hope you enjoy listening and feel inspired to wing something new in your life...on purpose!Retreat with the 3 Crones!Stay Wild, The Great Rite in the Greening Time   May 4-7, 2023 on the ChesapeakeYou are welcome to join us for our next retreat in the Spring of 2023...Only 3 spaces remain...all details HERE.Susan swears that the very BEST ritual bath bombs are at Witch Baby Soap, and there's no sponsorship compelling her to say so!  Please rate, review and share our podcast!  We love our listeners so!For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford.Buy us a coffee!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/3cronespodcast)Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 12, Not Dead Yet
Oct 11 2022
Episode 12, Not Dead Yet
As promised from day one, we three end our first year of podcasting talking about DEATH.  And the bewitching and often difficult task of "living while we're alive", because holy hell, who knows what comes next?!The Crones share intimate tales about sitting vigil at the deathbeds, near-death experiences, living day-to-day with the knife-edge of death looming near, and the ways in which we can practice surrender to the unknown during this season of dark mystery and all things which go bump in the night.Susan warns at the opening, that this episode may be "triggering" for some, but honestly?...our frank and loving talk feels warm and natural and ended up being full of laughter.  After all, we're not dead yet, right?  Listen in.  I know you'll feel renewed by doing so.When Death Comes by Mary OliverSo Many Gifts by HafizPlease rate, review and share our podcast!  We love our listeners so!For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford.Buy us a coffee!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/3cronespodcast)Support the showSupport the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 11:  A woman makes a plan, Goddess laughs
Aug 16 2022
Episode 11: A woman makes a plan, Goddess laughs
It was all Susan's idea, so you know where to place the blame...we veered away from any whiff of wisdom and avoided the quest for answers completely.  We've been away from our 3 Crones posts for a month now...because...LIFE!  It felt like time to truth-tell and let it all hang out...a "venting" episode you might call it.  Heartfelt, emotional, open, vulnerable.  True confessions that even I might field as "whining" if I were standing in a different more upbeat energy and taking into consideration the vast and painful catastrophic suffering humans endure everywhere.But humans need connection and to be able to spill it all out to someone who will simply be there and listen; and so we thought we'd spill and listen.  We hope it touches an authentic soft place in our listeners, and maybe we can collectively normalize spilling and listening.The Thing Is by Ellen BassHow Do We Write Now?  Patricia LockwoodPlease rate, review and share our podcast!  We love our listeners so!For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford.Buy us a coffee!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/3cronespodcast)Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 10:  Connection & Healing, The Crone Way of Chaos & Creativity
Jun 21 2022
Episode 10: Connection & Healing, The Crone Way of Chaos & Creativity
Our first interview episode with soul-sister guest Sherry Sidoti-Rego, teacher, mentor & author who "happened" to rock Susan's world a decade ago.  You're going to love diving deep with this authenticity powerhouse as we talk about loss and brokenness and the ways in which healing and growth accumulate over time...how our transition to Crone offers ease and comfort and the capacity to bring beauty to life from the fragments of dark and dire moments.Sherry's moving essay Mosaic will be published this month in an anthology entitled Art in the Time of Unbearable Crisis, Women Writers Respond to the Call and her memoir is forthcoming in the fall of 2023.Learn more about Sherry at sherrysidoti.com and follow her on Insta HERE!Please rate, review and share our podcast!  We love our listeners so!For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford.Buy us a coffee!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/3cronespodcast)Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 9:  For the Love of Bees
May 17 2022
Episode 9: For the Love of Bees
Do you know the word Sangha?  Are you a member of an uplifting community?  Who holds space for you?  Are you connected intentionally with others?Virginia, Tamara and Susan talk about community, circles, bees, fairies and re-member-ing to open to love and a little wild!  It's a good way for May...come play with us.Aware, Glimpses of Consciousness on Netflix & PrimeGoddesses in Older Women, Jean Shinoda BolenCamphill AssociationSanghaTeach me what I cannot learn alone. Let us share what we know, and what we cannot fathom. Speak to me of mysteries, and let us never lie to one another.May our fierce and tender longing fuel the fire in our souls. When we stand side by side, let us dare to focus our desire on the truth. May we be reminders, each for the other, that the path of transformation passes through the flames.To take one step is courageous; to stay on the path day after day, choosing the unknown, and facing yet another fear, that is nothing short of grace.  ~Danna FauldsRudolf Steiner, Biodynamic AgricultureThe Still, Peter Owen JonesPlease rate, review and share our podcast!  We love our listeners so!For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford.Buy us a coffee!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/3cronespodcast)Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 8:  Double Deep Dive
Apr 19 2022
Episode 8: Double Deep Dive
A listener asked us to keep delving deeper into our personal relationships with the Earth.  If we care for (or harm) ourselves in the same ways that we care for (or harm) our Great Mother...then where might the questions and discussion lead us in terms of reciprocity and reverence...our love of Gaia...HOW exactly do we love the planet?"What would happen if you brought that tiny cauldron outside, burned your list of all that doesn't serve you in broad Moonlight. What would happen if you nestled your intentions in the earth? Sprinkled rain, water prayed. What more have we to say about tending to the great mother and ourselves?"  1-855-POEMRX2Virginia, Tamara and Susan talk about mundane practices, archetypal inspirations & prayer..."load-bearing structures" of healing and growth...both personal and in terms of the environment and natural world.We bring you new authors, ancient stories, poetry and silliness.We bring you gratitude.The Ecosattva Vows, Joanna MacyJoanna MacyEarth Acupuncture, Gail Reichstein Rex Sacred Symbols Oracle Deck, Marcella KrollIGTV Prayer with Nadia Bolz-Weber & Jennifer GarnerWild Mercy, Mirabai StarrExcerpt from SometimesMary Oliver4.Instructions for living a life:Pay attention.Be astonished.Tell about it.Please rate, review and share our podcast!  We love our listeners so!For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 7:  Waging Peace, Women Transforming the Whole World
Mar 22 2022
Episode 7: Waging Peace, Women Transforming the Whole World
Virginia guides our trio through an exploration of Gaia theory, and of course we wander and stray "off" topic only to end up precisely where the essence and truth of our Great Mother would have us BE.We wend our way through the passages of personal struggles with death, war and physical and emotional pain to meet our unending capacities for healing, presence and compassion.  And if we can practice integration and balance for ourselves, we know that we can (and will) transform pain and suffering for the collective.  Is this so?  How does "as above, so below" hit home for you?Will join us in listening to the Earth herself, our Goddess Gaia,  to embody what is longed for and needed most?The Daughter of Gaia, Marko PogačnikWage Peace, Judyth HillThe Great Turning by Christine FryI Was Thinking of My Mother, Retrograde, by Natasha DahlbergClarissa Pinkola Estes ALL the good things and inspiration...I Want to Be Alive With You, Toko-pa TurnerFor the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford.Buy us a coffee!Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.
Episode 6:  Yeah, I Love That
Feb 15 2022
Episode 6: Yeah, I Love That
This month you can play the "how many times does Susan say yeah, I love that" game!  Maybe she could diversify her praises, but they are heartfelt nonetheless!  February is the month of love, so our trio shares love poems while testing the foundation bricks of how they feel the podcast matches their mission at the half-year mark.Please do engage by sending us your questions, topic wish lists, mindfires and reviews!  We would so appreciate it if you would take a moment to rate our show on your listening platform!  Circles of women, small and large, are a source of power.  We endeavor to create an audio circle for all of you, that will spread the love and engender a new vibrational reality for generations to come.For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamara http:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford.Buy us a coffee!3 Crones Podcast is the endeavor of a magical trio of women dedicated to living essentially, aligned with guidance of their birthright bSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/3cronespodcast)Support the showPlease rate, review and share our podcast! We love our listeners so! For the podcast instagram page and to contact us:http:/instagram.com/3cronespodcastFor Virginia, Tamara & Susan on insta:http:/instagram.com/virginiamckinniehttp:/instagram.com/sheentamarahttp:/instagram.com/susanleemaddenFor Susan's sanctuary in Chester County, PA:http:/oceanearthwindfire.comEditing by Tessa Hall.Cover art by Siobhan Bedford. We're three Crones, sharing our real-life experiences and insights to encourage all women to step into their truth and agency...no easy feat in a chaotic world; but essential nonetheless. Join our virtual circle for inspiration, en-COURAGE-ment and some much needed laughter.