Book: Dreaming of Cupcakes: A Food Addict’s Shamanic Journey into Healing
Part autobiography and full of ancient and modern knowledge, Dreaming of Cupcakes follows a woman’s yearlong journey to heal a lifelong addiction to food, utilizing the shamanic medicine traditions she was trained in, her inner resources, and her community of support.
About the Author:
Jennifer Engrácio has been a student of shamanism since 2005 and knows that the journey toward healing and wholeness is life-long. She believes there is no need for an intermediary between people and that intelligent force that binds all of life together known by many names (i.e. Spirit, God/dess, Creator, the Divine, Allah, etc.). Her intention is to share shamanic knowledge so folks can tap into the wisdom of the universe in order to grow their own connection with Spirit so they can guide their own personal growth and evolution in a responsible way.
By day, Jennifer is a certified teacher who has worked in many different education settings since 2001. She has a deep passion for working with children as well as great respect and reverence for their magical worldview. Jennifer is a certified Shamanic Coach and Practitioner, Reiki Master, and Lomilomi Practitioner. She runs Spiral Dance Shamanics, a business committed to supporting the healing and empowerment of others.
Jennifer self-published and co-authored two other books: The Magic Circle: Shamanic Ceremonies for the Child and the Child Within and Women’s Power Stories: Honouring the Feminine Principle of Life. Jennifer is originally from Vancouver, Canada and now lives in Calgary, Canada with her life partner.
Testimonials from folks who have read the book:
“Jen trances readers by laying out her personal journey so we can all go along with her.”
“I found this book thought provoking. I went from: ‘Hmm, interesting, but I don’t have an addiction to food’ to ‘Hmm, I can relate to some of the mindlessness of what and how I eat.’ Making it personal meant that the author wasn’t telling the reader what to do or think, and as a result, I started to think about my own patterns, thoughts and emotions to food. I liked this.”
“’Dreaming of Cupcakes’ is a powerful book that lends understanding and compassion to the addiction healing journey. Whether you have an addiction or not, anyone can benefit from reading this book. Jen’s journal entries provide a vulnerability that is really engaging and impactful. The combination of shamanic knowledge and quotes from other authors’ writings brings the possibility of new perspective to the reader. Addiction is a societal issue, not just and individual issue. As a recovering addict, it brought me to a deeper level of looking at my patterns. Jen’s courageous journey can help open the door to changing your life. Thank you for sharing your wisdom!”
“’Dreaming of Cupcakes’ is very readable and captivating. I learned a lot about the potential of treating my addiction to stress, overwhelm and anxiety as such. I have become more aware of my own relationship with food.”
“Jen has an easy, open, natural way of writing. I anticipate that this book will touch many people.”
-Marilyn Keffer author of Shamanic Ceremonies for a Changing World