Sunday, May 3, 2015

Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Feel My Feelings?

House of Baba Yaga by Georgy Podshibyakin
Distancing yourself from your feelings is generally a survival mechanism - which is a good thing. But there should come a time when you realize you should be 'feeling your feelings' again. Apart from the prospect being downright scary for some people, how do you begin the process? Baba Yaga has a great way of looking at it.

Today's timely question and answer (via poet and oracle Taisia Kitaiskaia* of The Hairpin):
(Originally posted at The Hairpin HERE)

Feelings as stormy clouds... Yes, this is helpful. Still going to take a whole lot of courage to walk up to those not-bison! 

What do you think of Baba Yaga's advice?

Want to ask Baba Yaga a question of your own?
You can!
There's now an email address where you can send your questions
directly to Baba Yaga herself.
AskBabaYaga AT gmail DOT com
To encourage Baba Yaga to continue imparting her no-bones-about-it wisdom (ok, there may be some gristle in there... bones too), I suggest we not to leave her box empty... 

Thank you Baba Yaga (& Taisia).

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. Born in Russia and raised in America, she's had her poems and translations published in Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, and others.


  1. Oh wow, I love this! Thank you for posting it! :)

    1. Isn't she great? I'm so fortunate to have Taisia agree to have her letters get posted here too. (Her regular posting home is over at The Hairpin and we repost with permission.) I try to put something up weekly - usually on the weekends/Sunday as people seem to like that. I'm always blown away by how profound Baba Yaga's comments are. We're trying to encourage Taisia to get them into a book because goodness knows we'd all love a keepsake of this unique perspective and wisdom.