For over 30 years, Chandra has been writing stories and poetry, taking outdoor photography, doing dream work and dream journaling, practicing meditation, and creating art. She has a BA degree in Studio Art from Viterbo University, and has been a freelance and commissioned artist since 1999. In 2006, Chandra earned her Master of Arts degree in Servant Leadership (ethical leadership); earned two Clinical Pastoral Education units as a hospital chaplain intern, and became a certified Usui Reiki practitioner-teacher. In November of 2007, Chandra began blogging. She has also presided as a wedding and funeral officiant. From Spring of 2011 to the end of 2014, Chandra served as a core team member for the holistic health collective known as Integrative Therapies (La Crosse, WI). The collective consisted mainly of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, cupping, Mayan abdominal massage, reiki, spiritual direction, and other modalities. Chandra’s spiritual care practice, “The Present Moment Chi,” was established in 2003 and ended at the beginning of 2015. From 2016 to 2018, Chandra created Wild Clover Press, an indie publishing platform, and published Recipe For A Green Life, a 488 page reference and complete guide for holistic sustainable living. Currently, Chandra provides expert editing and writing services, and astrology reports and consultations. She is also an inclusive ethics enthusiast, poet, dancer at heart, and creative dreamer.
Other Places You Can Find Me:
- Recipe For A Green Life blog
- Twitter @WindyWildClover
- Instagram @CS_Sherin
- Medium.com @CS_Sherin
- Singular Fortean: Paranormal Art Portal
- Linkedin CSSherin
I am practical and thrifty. I love minimalism and fresh air. I have a passion for fringe art, folk art, dancing, music, and the weird. I am non-linear, yet on time. I am a naturalist, rustic and eclectic — and also a futurist. I am a dreamer, and an ethics and research enthusiast.
Spirituality (for me personally) is mystical, universal, esoteric, concrete and symbolic, practical, ordinary and miraculous; connected to nature, movement, and the body; and outside of institutions and outdated unjust tradition(s).
I love storytelling and editing. Both can become a sort of alchemy that we find in poetry and art — a clean, clear enrichment, and an arranging that becomes engaging, compelling communication.
Other key thoughts/beliefs: Imagination is a sacred doorway to non-ordinary reality. Meditation, breath work, and visualizations are free and priceless tools. Ordinary reality is filled with countless overlooked miracles. There is so much more going on than what it seems. Re-igniting the wonder of life and being (rooted in the “ordinary”) in each present moment reality — can make all the difference — and awaken natural magic.~ CS Sherin
Updated July 2019