Cheryl Leutjen’s deep love of Earth, as well as her hope for a bright future for her children, fuel her passion for responding to the challenges of our time with heart, hope, humor, and spiritual practice. Cheryl writes to share her experiences about on the razor’s edge between Earth-mindfulness and eco-madness, not because she’s got it all figured out, but in solidarity with anyone else who’s fumbling along the path of more conscientious living.
She draws from her experience as a geologist, attorney, small business owner, spiritual practitioner, over-analyzing-everything Gemini, Midwestern childhood, Los Angeles transplant, wife and mother to claw her way out of the abyss of eco-despair. She seeks solace from the sages in Nature who reveal the wisdom she needs to navigate a more Earth-loving path.
Cheryl credits the Modern Day Priestess training with Reverend Kate Rodger, steeping in ancient wisdom ways for practical use in the modern world, for inspiring the spiritual growth that that now guide her Love Earth work.
She resides in Los Angeles, where she takes copious yoga classes (thank you, Mockingbird Yoga) and throws a lot of darts as therapy. She facilitates the Natural Muse meetup for Earth-loving writers, and co-facilitates “EarthKind,” a spiritual practice group for manifesting a more sustainable human presence. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Trees nonprofit organization.
She lives with her husband (aka her Sanity Supervisor), two children, her muse Atlas Cedar, and two cats who care not one whit about any of her credentials.
We came here to play, full out, with everything on the line.