Rachel Awes: Psychologist, author, and art playgroundist

Happy International Women’s Day!

By Rachel Awes on March 8, 2021

Happy International Women’s day, dear ones! ❤ Today I join you in celebrating all our colors, cultures, wisdom, intelligence, relationships, unity, gentleness and strength!

Bringing Spring

By Rachel Awes on March 1, 2021

Spring is alive and well and on her way. I couldn’t be more grateful. I’ve missed her dearly. xx

New art: Raising My Vibration

By Rachel Awes on February 24, 2021

All with love XOX, Rachel

The world waits

By Rachel Awes on February 18, 2021

The world indeed waits… sending love to people still without power and warmth in Texas and to vulnerable people everywhere who need our goodness. xox, Rachel


By Rachel Awes on February 9, 2021

The phone rings and I was just thinking of that person. I was just painting with oranges and yellows and an orange and yellow gift arrives. In the midst of daydreaming about spring, a bus drives by with a bold green billboard announcing “SPRING!”

Synchronicity feels important.

Maybe it’s because things are clicking together and we aren’t floating on our own.

Maybe synchronicity reminds us of our belonging. Maybe because you and I matter so very much!

Transforming fullness

By Rachel Awes on January 14, 2021

I found an old sketch of mine and considered how many waves of expression have come through. My drawings now look similar to how they used to but are also changed. My presence and words are also similar but changed. Into the transforming fullness of me, my deep spirit invites. Into full expanse ahead and within, riding my colorful bicycle and feeling the gift of aliveness and wind in my hair. (Shared in the spirit of mighty support and love to all that is turning and cooking and becoming within you. 🙏🏼)

Plus a dash of Fruit Stripe gum-inspiration! All with love, xox Rachel

It is never too late

By Rachel Awes on December 7, 2020

It is never too late to hold my inner child in my lap, look into her eyes, and tell her she belongs.

There is so much we have all learned about belonging since childhood. This is hard-won wisdom and the learning is ongoing. What does your current adult-self know about belonging that the child didn’t know? What new understandings would you like to pass on to her or him?

More of these belonging breakthroughs can be wrapped up w/love for free and sent to your inbox at this link: https://www.rachelawes.com/worthyeyes/

Affirmation Tomtes

By Rachel Awes on November 12, 2020

TODAY, November 12, is The American Swedish Institute’s Jul Shop Opening! (2600 Park Ave. MPLS. MN) My Affirmation Tomte art prints sit on those joyous jul-shelves, awaiting new homes! https://www.asimn.org/programs-education/events/jul-shop-opening-asi-member-appreciation-weekend

These tomtes are also creating mischief at one of my very favorite shops, https://joy-and-company.com/ in Grand Marais, MN. They also have great art supplies and local and delightful art, and the sweetest staff!

It has been such a delight to have the sweet honor of having them appear through my heart and pen and I love them so.

Sharing with all my heart & love, xox Rachel

My haiku for you

By Rachel Awes on November 9, 2020

Birds are landing here.

Endless blossoming branches.

My heart is a tree.

Please join me and share your own haiku in a comment below! The first sentence holds 5 syllables, second sentence holds 7 syllables, and third sentence 5 again. What I have found is rare truth and beauty emerge when using spare words. What if we planted a plethora of haiku seeds now? What would our spring look like?

All with LOVE! Rachel

True Belonging

By Rachel Awes on October 20, 2020

I will no longer pay a price to belong. True belonging is free. 

Have you ever found yourself in a group of people and fakely laughing at a joke that hurts people, or engaging in false intimacy with people through gossiping? Or perhaps saying or doing things out of simply wanting to belong? We all do some form of these things and do it because of naturally wanting to feel liked and connected with others, and then it costs us something: our peace, our integrity, our true intimacy with one another. 

Glorious freedom keys can be found in standing up for the vulnerable. Speaking kind words. Creating healthy boundaries. Saying yes to what deeply feels good and strong and no to what feels harmful. Then notice how resonant souls will find you and join with you and how really free you will be and belong.

You can read more of these “belonging breakthroughs,” as my gift with love to you, by including your name at this link and I will be honored to send them your way: https://www.rachelawes.com/worthyeyes/

All with love xox! Rachel