Over the past few months, I’ve had a number of people ask me what I do when I’m not training or working on my book. So I thought this holiday weekend would be the perfect time to let folks know the answer to that.
I live on a small farm, Mirasol Farm, in a small town in Wisconsin. My partner and I have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 13 chickens and 3 bee hives. We organically grow vegetables for ourselves and our friends. The eggs that we and our friends don’t eat we sell in St. Paul to our coworkers. We grow organic strawberries, raspberries and blackberries that we use to make gourmet jams and jellies that we sell on our etsy site.
We make soaps, lotions, and healing creams, salves and balms that we also sell on our etsy site http://www.etsy.com/shop/mirasolfarm. We use organic oils to make everything from scratch. My partner, Casey, comes up with healing combinations of botanicals and soothing, relaxing combinations of essential oils.
To me, this is such a departure from the work I do on the road or in town that it is relaxing, rejuvenating and healing. It also feels like an extension of my work. To offer good healing products to folks to help them through their day feels great.
So there it is. This is what I do when I’m not traveling, training, or writing.
The Sum of My Parts Now Available
This memoir follows Olga as she splits herself into “parts” and develops dissociative identity disorder with the abuse, and then struggles to merge these parts and overcome the disorder in adulthood.
A Survivor’s Story Now Available
Olga’s critically acclaimed first-hand account of the impact of violence in her life is available in both English and Spanish.