Hello and Welcome!
I’m Cairelle (pronounced like Carol) and I’m passionate about magical living and seeking the truths that allow me to flourish and be my most authentic self. I’m also a bit of a squirrel with a variety of interests that overlap in their own unique way. Read on to learn a bit about me!
A (Somewhat) Brief Bio
First and foremost, I am a healer. I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for 30+ years and, prior to leaving the acute care bedside in 2010, my RN career was spent mostly in Surgical ICU with forays into Cardiac Transplant, Emergency, and Labor & Delivery. My healer path now is intentionally integrative, and is focused on education, preventative health, and holistic healing that collaborates with and compliments mainstream health care. I have many continuing education hours in aromatherapy, color therapy, crystal and chakra healing, and other holistic modalities, and I believe these can work well as an adjunct to (but not as a replacement for) science-based medicine. I’m also a long-time member of the American Holistic Nurses Association, I am a passionate advocate for all things relating to midlife in women, especially menopause, and have further focused my healer path on empowering women as they walk their own maven path.
I am a genealogist, dedicated to connecting people to their ancestral truths by teaching them how to research their own sacred genealogy, and I am the foundress and facilitator of Sacred Roots, a genealogy priest/ess training spiral. I have over two decades of research experience in traditional genealogy and, since 2013, have used genetic genealogy in my work as well. I present lectures and educational workshops world-wide, I provide no-cost genealogy services to Adult Adoptees and Descendants of Enslaved Persons, and I am a Legacy Doula, which means I help people nearing end-of-life with genealogy legacy planning.
I am an author. Written under the nom de plume Cairelle Crow, my books include The Magic in Your Genes (Weiser Books, 2023), a genealogy primer for magical people, and Brigid’s Light (Weiser Books, 2022), an anthology co-edited with Laura Hegle (writing as Laura Louella). I have another writing project in progress that should be out in early 2025.
I am a magical person and I my spiritual path is oriented on the divine feminine. I live my life in service to the ancient and timeless She who expresses Herself through many names. Over the years I have enjoyed training with many amazing teachers. I am a Sacred Bee Priestess and Womb Priestess of Avalon, a Star Priestess of the Silver Spiral, and a Priestess of Sacred Roots. I have walked a goddess path for the last 35 years, exploring, learning, and growing, and my journey is multi-faceted, as one often finds in women of a certain age.
I am a wanderess, currently exploring the USA full-time with my husband and partaking of all the beauty and magic this land has to offer. I have always been a traveler at heart and my personal global adventures are focused on my own ancestral roots and my love of wild and holy spaces. When I’m not riding a Mardi Gras float in my hometown of New Orleans or roaming the world in search of grandmothers, quirky art, and stone circles, I am snuggled up with my love in our forest cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
Lastly, I get asked about my name a lot. The name most people have known me by since 2007, when I opened my first shop and started doing public events, is Cairelle Perilloux. Here and there, you might see Kim (or K) Cairelle Perilloux, since my first name is Kim. Around 2018 or so, I decided to use Cairelle Crow for my writing ventures. It's a name filled with a lot of personal magic and has a powerful story behind it. It has served me well, my first two books are published under that moniker, and I love the energy it holds! However, you'll mostly be finding me nowadays as Cairelle Perilloux. To keep it simple, just call me Cairelle!
I’ve recently started an empowerment project that focuses on midlife women, menopause advocacy, and finding one’s personal magic during the second half of life. A variety of networking and educational activities are planned, the first of which is the Silver Circle for Midlife Mavens, a supportive online meet-up for women who are transitioning into and through midlife and beyond, co-hosted by my dear friend and sister maven, Laura Hegle.
How may I be of service?
If you’re a woman looking to discover more about yourself, your ancestors, if you would like to join me on a journey, or you just want to say hello, I’d love to hear from you! Sign up for my Maven Musings newsletter to get a random and spontaneous message from me to your email every now and then. No spam ever, unsubscribe any time.
I do thank you for stopping by. I hope you find your visit here enhances your life experience in some way, and may you find what you seek as you journey along your personal path.