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Ancient Wisdom For Modern Times


Practical tools for your transformational journey. Where could you use a little wisdom?

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Ancient Wisdom For Modern Times


Practical tools for your transformational journey. Where could you use a little wisdom?

In my tradition before we come here we all go into the ‘Spirit Office’ and we actually bring them a plan. And based on what we present, they put their stamp of approval of what we are going to do here. So when you come here you are not coming by yourself. You are backed by powerful forces.
— Sobonfu Some'

Ancient Wisdom

In one indigenous culture, you start your life connected to source- and to your purpose. 

It's called your GIFT.  Before you are born, you go into the "Spirit Office" where you agree on the GIFT you will bring into the world. Once you are here, it's your Village's 'job' to nurture your GIFT through mentorship, rites and rituals. 

Modern Times

How do WE stay connected?

Our 'Villages' - our families and communities - are fractured by divorce, technology, geography- and our media manufactures an unreal and unsustainable culture. 

At LIVING YOUR GIFTS our Individual Coaching, Wheel Readings and It's Elemental content (re)connect you to Source, and our Groups and Workshops become the support community that recognizes and helps you LIVE YOUR GIFT

Start your Journey back to YOU.

It's elemental 

discover.

The Medicine Wheel and the energetic Elements of Fire, Water, Earth, Mineral & Nature,  are the foundation of the Dagara Cosmology, and of our work. We help you understand the nature of YOUR Element as a practical transformational tool, and we bring the ancient wisdom of the Medicine Wheel into modern life to discover your life's optimal holistic balance.

 

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Dietmar Temps Ethiopian Tribes - Arbore Boy

Services

RECONNECT, recalibrate.

Individual iNTUITIVE ACTIVATION Sessions & Group work

Our One-on-One Individual Coaching sessions reconnect you to your GIFT and recalibrate your personal transformational journey. Our Groups Workshops and Intensives become the 'Village' that supports you to LIVE YOUR GIFT.

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David Rosen Tribal Sticks

The Team

get GUIDANCE.

Co-Founders Susan Hough and Jen Hutchinson have nearly thirty years of experience in the therapeutic, mentoring, and healing fields. They uniquely combine both traditional and indigenous modalities in the original transformational Services you will find here.

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IT'S ELEMENTAL


We bring the ancient wisdom of the Elements into your modern life with our Readings, It's Elemental Tips, and Products. 

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IT'S ELEMENTAL


We bring the ancient wisdom of the Elements into your modern life with our Readings, It's Elemental Tips, and Products. 

THE DAGARA MEDICINE WHEEL

The five element Medicine wheel is the foundation of the indigenous Dagara Cosmology. We bring the ancient wisdom of the Medicine Wheel into your modern life a tool to realign you with your unique purpose and to to discover your life's optimal holistic balance.

Getting YOUR MEDICINE Wheel Reading is the best way to begin this practical, powerful work.

the ELEMENTs

what is YOUR Element, and how can it guide you?

Your birth year determines your Element, and like the signs of the Zodiac, each Element is associated with unique energetic characteristics. Discover your Element below, then look for its symbol around our site. Search our Blog for the 'It’s Elemental Tips O' The Day,' our bite-sized bombs of inspiration to guide you on your personal transformational journey.

IT'S ELEMENTAL PRODUCT LINE

We created our It's Elemental line of products to harness the energetics of each Element with complementary natural ingredients to call energy, balance and flow into your life. 

Each product comes with a ritual to draw specific Elemental energies into your life .

 

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SERVICES


Our Groups, Workshops, and individual sessions use traditional therapeutic as well as indigenous modalities to go beyond self-help into the realm of healing.

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SERVICES


Our Groups, Workshops, and individual sessions use traditional therapeutic as well as indigenous modalities to go beyond self-help into the realm of healing.

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William Warby Maasai Tribe  wwarby

intuitive activation, rEADINGS & rituals

BEING IN A DOING WORLD

Our One-on-One Individual Sessions, Rituals and Readings, with Intuitive Activist, Susan Hough, utilize both traditional and indigenous modalities to re-orient you on your personal transformational journey or to support you on your current path.

 

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Gary Edenfield 158_ethiopia

ONGOING GROUPS

IT'S ABOUT HEALING, NOT SELF HELP

Grounded in a traditional support group structure, our ongoing groups facilitate the deep transformational work that goes beyond self-help into the realm of healing. 

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Gary Edenfield 158_Ethiopia

WORKSHOPS & INTENSIVES

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Our six-session Workshops and Intensives are designed to take the power of indigenous wisdom and our Group work to a deeper level.

You have created a space not just social where I have already made wonderful friends, but finally after so many years, a place and space where I can truly be myself! It’s like heaven...Since joining, I feel more excited, more hopeful, more connected, more loving and motivated and definitely appreciated and loved.
— Carrie K., a Woman's Discovery Circle Participant
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THE TEAM


Co-Founder's Susan Hough and Jen Hutchinson have 40 years of experience in mentoring and in the traditional therapeutic and healing fields.

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THE TEAM


Co-Founder's Susan Hough and Jen Hutchinson have 40 years of experience in mentoring and in the traditional therapeutic and healing fields.

SUSAN HOUGH

INTUITIVE ACTIVIST

Susan is a CTI trained Life Coach with a BSW and over thirty years of experience in the traditional mental health field. However, it is her indigenous ritual and healing training with Mietek Wierkus, Mary Branch Grove, Jennifer Halls, and the Internationally renowned African Spiritualist, Sobonfu Some’ currently considered one of the foremost voices in African Spirituality, that truly inspires her work. Susan is a graduate of Ms. Some’s, Ritual Healing Village, has been mentored by the Author and Ritualist for the past 14 years, and directs her nonprofit's youth fundraising that has built over 25 wells in indigenous communities. Susan combines her traditional training with a connection to spirit and indigenous wisdom, in her Intuitive Activation Coaching and Group work.

JEN HUTCHINSON

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Jen earned her M.A. in Social Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University, where she aligned with her purpose to educate, inspire and empower women and girls to contribute their GIFTS for sustainable global change. Jen has traveled extensively, and has volunteered as a Social Entrepreneur on international Women’s Empowerment Projects. She is a long time mentor for inner-city youth, and serves in leadership positions at several non-profit organizations. Jen has over 15 years of experience in business development, including at the C-level, which she is combining with her passion for social change at Living Your Gifts.

 

 

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THE TEAM?

Susan Hough is a spirited and resourceful leader who is deeply in touch with her indigenous soul. Combining her studies of ancient wisdom and her life experience, she ingeniously creates a unique experience for each person or group.
— Sobonfu Somé
Each experience with Susan, has left me feeling so loved, encouraged, inspired and at peace. The multiple shifts that have occurred for me emotionally, physically, financially and in my relationships, are a direct result...you will experience a profound newness & vibrancy…as you open to trusting Susan as your guide- into the deeper realms of you.
— Kat
You have a contagious energy that forces me to connect to the emotions that constantly slip away from me. Thank you for keeping me on track.
— Michelle
My individual work with Susan, brought me back into my body, and re-connected me to Source. The way that ‘ancient wisdom,’ is incorporated into her work is simple, practical, and has become the most useful tool I have to re-calibrate and re-align myself.
— Jen