This is a place for you to tell your story.
Wherever it began, and wherever it may take you, your story is both your legacy and your future. Writing down the words that weave these threads of your own personal journey is, like the ancient process of alchemy, a special kind of magic.
The journal is divided into four parts, each guided by one of ancient elements and the alchemical wisdom associated with it. Following the prompts in order will guide you through the universal process of transformation, so that you may discover your truth and live unfolded and empowered like the butterfly.
(This project was made possible in part with funding by the Indiana Arts Commission On-Ramp Entrepreneurial Grant)
n Unexpected Alchemy, poet Skye Nicholson shares her journey of recovery—and empowerment—after ending 25 years of alcohol abuse. Her poems are filled with soaring language, fraught memories, and poignant images of motherhood and self-acceptance. Readers will discover a remarkable empathy from poems that effortlessly invite nature, relationships, and presence.
Paired with artful designs by Indie illustrator Cheryl Liz Byers, Skye's words evoke a courageous and raw honesty that illuminates how decades of addiction and shame can dissolve through vulnerability, compassion and self-love.