This is an emotional magical space for change.

Hey y’all. I’m Coach Faith Ra, aka Faith Helma. I’m a creative guide, artist, facilitator and coach.

I’m not into productivity, results, positivity or effectiveness. (I literally made a one woman show four years ago called I Hate Positive Thinking). 

I AM into deep inner work, creative magic, playful joyful loving action and building rest, limits, boundaries and NO (and YES) into your day / practice / life. 

If you want to create with yourself — for fun, for healing, for insight, for transformation, for no reason at all — join me at the Playhouse on Patreon, or sign up for my email list, or join my next free creative workout (on January 26th). You can also find me on instagram doing I Can’t dances and posting 2-minute self-portraits.

Here are some other things that are true of many folks in this community, that may or may not be true for you:

You loved Dicey’s Song, Anne of Green Gables, A Wrinkle in Time or The Dark is Rising as a kid.

David Bowie in Labyrinth had a profound effect on your life that is hard to explain.

You feel like a weirdo, an outsider, a secret agent, like you’re moving incognito through the real world.

You love the Muppets. You identify with Gonzo, Kermit, Fozzy, Rolf or Miss Piggy (or all of them?)

You are so used to downplaying your strengths that you think you don’t have them, until you realize OH YEAH not everyone is an accomplished translator / single handedly renovated a house / makes their own tinctures / knows every word to every musical ever made / has two master degrees / raised four children / can speak four languages / knows how to cook / knows how to weld / knows how to talk to 13-year-olds.

If you just read that list and got depressed because you don’t think you have done anything that cool TRUST ME I did too, you have a superpower you just don’t realize it because you’re using it every day.

It’s taken me years to put my superpower into words, and it’s that I can figure out yours within ten minutes. I can play like a kid. I can create in almost any medium (except knitting) (ok and film editing). I’m comfortable with failure as a creator. I bring people into the fold. I did theater and performance art for many many years, and then I realized, I don’t want to act onstage, I want to bring everyone onstage with me. I want to kick down the stage and turn the space into a magic circle for singing and crying and laughing together. (If you are an introvert, please don’t be terrified: I am too, and we take it one step at a time, and we never force anyone to do something they don’t want to do).

This is an emotional magical space for change. This is a space for owning our power. This is a space for culture-building and culture-questioning.

Here are some well-loved posts and videos:

Past + future spells 

Shitty first drafts, or learning to love failure

It’s the End of the World as we know it 

Saying what you want out loud is a magic spell

Artist Residency in Motherhood