Get Rooted: Reclaim Your Soul, Serenity, and Sisterhood Through the Healing Medicine of the Grandmothers (Hardcover)
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In this memoir, manifesto, and manual, discover how the alchemy for real personal transformation lies in digging up your own medicine and tools—and your ancestors are your greatest guides.Robyn Moreno had always been a spiritual seeker, lighting candles to la Virgen de Guadalupe while simultaneously studying Eastern religions and philosophies. But while she learned loads of wisdom, she hadn't heard anyone talk about modern‑day curandera practices. Why was no one sharing practices native to their lineage? Or talking about generational trauma? And most importantly, why didn't she know the medicine of her own ancestors? After all, her great‑grandmother was a curandera. For decades, Mexican Americans and Latinxs have been encouraged‑‑and forced‑‑to assimilate. In the process, they have lost their medicine, language, and history. Robyn's profound realization of all this came crashing in after a full‑on, mid‑life meltdown comprised of that all‑too‑typical working mom tightrope walk that so many women around the world face, coupled with painful family drama that made it all even more complicated, confusing and heart‑achy. Robyn began to see the many things she had lost—and desperately wanted reclaim. Starting by unpacking sustos—soul losses—she set on a journey to root back into her culture and learn the medicine of her Mexican grandmothers. Based in Aztec and Mayan traditions and a 260‑day cycle that signifies creation and growth, Robyn dove into a healing practice focused on susto, and the concept of finding ser—your true essence.
Told in a voice that is riveting, real, empathetic, and joyous, Get Rooted not only shares Robyn's journey of reclamation, it also shares the healing practices she learned and developed and now shares with women across the world.
About the Author
Robyn Moreno is a curandera, life coach, Emmy-nominated TV host and author. Believing you “can’t be what you can’t see,” Robyn has worked tirelessly as a passionate storyteller, mentor, and thought leader to create and elevate empowering stories about Latinxs via her popular podcast “Get Rooted with Robyn Moreno,” and with her work as a former Today Show contributor, and former Co-President of Latina Media Ventures.
A native Texan and certified yoga teacher and life coach, Robyn lives in Cold Spring, New York with her husband and their two spirited daughters.
Visit RobynMoreno.com for free meditations and to learn more about her work.
“Robyn’s courage to no longer ignore but face the issues of endless burnout and exhaustion in her life with ancestral healing tools and practices is inspiring. The ancient wisdom shared in Get Rooted intertwined with her personal story is beautiful, powerful, and useful to anyone who is ready for deep transformation."—Yung Pueblo, New York Times bestselling author
“Robyn Moreno writes a ‘must read’ you will wish you had long ago. After the inevitable curveballs, disappointments and betrayals of life, there is nothing wiser than going back to ancient wisdom and practices to find our voice, our worth and our center, in order to finally ‘Get Rooted.’ It’s our ‘Eat, Pray, Love.’”—Nely Galán, New York Times bestselling author of Self Made: Becoming Empowered, Self -Reliant, and Rich in Every Way
“Get Rooted is a powerful, dynamic, and inspiring narrative that nurtures our modern-day lost souls and reconnects us with the medicine of our grandmothers. Warm and witty and ever so real, Robyn Moreno offers us a myriad of healing opportunities we may have forgotten or even never thought possible for ourselves.” —Xochitl Gonzalez, New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming
“A beautiful read, rich with intimate stories that will inspire you to reclaim your roots and discover your magic.”—Sheleana Aiyana, founder of Rising Woman, and author of Becoming the One
“Get Rooted is a breathtaking, courageous and compelling journey of what it takes to heal our wounds. Robyn Moreno powerfully offers us an honest look at how we can move generational pain into wisdom. In a time where we may find ourselves disoriented, this is a must read for all people - a spark of light that will guide you home to the love that you are.”—Asha Frost, Indigenous Medicine Woman, author of You Are the Medicine: 13 Moons of Indigenous Wisdom, Ancestral Connection, and Animal Spirit Guidance
“I would like to thank Robyn for truly reclaiming and educating us on our ancestor’s contributions to traditional medicine and suggestions of remembering our ancestor’s holistic healing of mind, body, and spirit.”—Dr. Eliseo Torres, professor of Curanderismo at the University of New Mexico and author of Curanderismo: The Art of Traditional Medicine Without Borders and Curandero: A Life in Mexican Folk Healing
“I love this book. I love the question that Robyn Moreno asked and answered in her own life: Am I acting from susto or ser--from a loss of soul, or from my essence, my truth? And I love how she uses stories from her own life, and from the richness of her lineage, and from the methods of Curanderismo--the medicine of her Mexican grandmothers--to give us a roadmap to ask and answer that essential question for ourselves.” —Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder Omega Institute, New York Times author of bestselling books including Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow and Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers the Human Story Changes
“This book is a gift from las abuelas. A modern yet ancient book that carries wisdom to last generations to come. If you are looking for a soul nourishing read this is it!” —Christine Gutierrez, bestselling author of I Am Diosa
“Sometimes we have to go backward in order to leap forward. This book is a powerful guide of remembrance, reclamation, and renewal. Robyn’s story of healing through accessing the medicine of her lineage reminds us all that the truest healing isn’t something we’re separate from. It’s as close as our own DNA, our own breath, and the people we inherited it all from.”—Kate Northrup, bestselling author of Do Less
"Through personal anecdotes and pained introspection, the author maintains a frank and open disposition that readers will find stirring. The result is a restorative testament to family and heritage." —Publishers Weekly