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Cindy Norton Stokes (she/her)

Life/Business Coach & Mystical Mentor for Introverted & Highly Sensitive Souls

On any given morning you’ll find me naturally rising from slumber when my body and mind are ready to face the day. As I begin to stir I head into the kitchen to brew a cup of Earl Grey tea and craft a London Fog Latte.

I sit in stillness in my comfy papasan and sip my tea as the sky begins to brighten, and I’m oftentimes accompanied by the sound of one of my many favorite podcasts about astrology, human design, true crime, witchcraft, or fan fiction.

I then head up to my office where I sit down at my altar and pull a tarot card for the day.

And sometimes I take a random ritual bath in the middle of the day.

This is what I love about being a solopreneur – I get to create the life that I want to live. Designing my perfect morning is just one of the many perks.

My journey to where I am now has not been linear, having moved through an undergrad in Business Management, many years of not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up, and a 10+ year experience of becoming a couples therapist and finally arriving in private practice.

Now I am most aligned and fulfilled in my work when I’m holding space for others to create their dream life and business within Forestmind, my mastermind program for introverted and highly sensitive solopreneurs.

If my experience as a solopreneur has taught me one thing - it’s this:

You don’t need another course, or workshop, or training in order to create your own version of success and have the life and business you desire.

My life became more fulfilling when I:

-slowed down, created space, became quiet, and listened to my intuition

-took risks in my business in order to fulfill my life’s purpose

-stopped looking for the answer to success and fulfillment outside of myself

-got really serious about boundaries and protecting my time

-started saying NO to everything that wasn’t in alignment with what I wanted to create

If growing an aligned and fulfilling business has taught me anything - it’s this:

WE are the ones that are standing in our own way of success.

You’re not missing something.

You are sorely misguided if you think that you just haven’t found the right training, or workshop, or book, or course, or marketing strategy yet.

Having a fulfilling business and life is an INSIDE OUT process.

You may think that you have found the answer to your business woes within a course, but if you haven’t worked on YOU and uncovered your blocks (we all have them), you’ll end up with a course completion certificate (that is, if you even got past the first module) and no more closer to your dream business.

I’m here to support and guide you in discovering your authentic self and your true passions. I’m here to help you connect to your intuition so that you can do the healing work that you were meant to be doing in this world.

Here’s how I support solopreneurs:

On my Instagram page @mountainpracticejourneys

Within Forestmind – my private, small-group mastermind

Through my Mountain Practice Journeys podcast

At my comfy, cozy Retreats in the beautiful mountains

At any given time you may find me rollerskating with my crew on the sidewalks and in the parks of Asheville, North Carolina, or hiking with friends in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. And you’re just as likely to find me on my couch binge watching paranormal and true crime shows.

I love playing Dungeons & Dragons, and I can get lost in the fantasy worlds of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones.

I’d love to get to know more about you. Click BEGIN. to schedule a Coffee & Connection session.

Episode 101: Healing Insomnia By Befriending Wakefulness

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 101 I chat with Emma Kobil about healing insomnia by befriending wakefulness. Here we go… *some links included in the show notes may be...

Episode 100: Why You’ll Never Reach The Finish Line

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 100 I’m going to share with you why you’ll never reach the finish line. Here we go…*some links included in the show notes may be...

Episode 99: Honoring Yourself As A Sensitive Therapist with guest April Snow

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 99 I chat with April Snow about how to honor yourself as a sensitive therapist and business owner. Here we go… *some links included in...

Episode 98: Healing The Witch Wound

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 98 I talk about how to go about healing the witch wound by first recognizing how it shows up in your life. Here we go…*some links...

Episode 97: What Is The Witch Wound?

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 97 I answer the question, what is the witch wound? Here we go…*some links included in the show notes may be affiliate links (see...

Episode 96: How To Begin Decolonizing Coaching Spaces with guest Emily Anne Brant

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 96 I continue my conversation with Emily Anne Brant about how we can begin to decolonize coaching spaces. Here we go… *some links...

Episode 95: Decolonizing Coaching, Spirituality, & Personal Development with guest Emily Anne Brant

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 95 I chat with Emily Anne Brant about the work of decolonizing coaching, spirituality, and personal development. Here we go… *some links...

Episode 94: Aligned Goddess Living: Wheel Of Mystical Life Balance with guest Desiree Howell

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 94 I chat with Desiree Howell about her wheel of mystical life balance called aligned goddess living. Here we go… *some links included in...

Episode 93: Being Yourself In Business As An HSP with guest Desiree Howell

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 93 I chat with Desiree Howell about being yourself in business as a Highly Sensitive Person. Here we go… *some links included in the show...

Episode 92: Talking About Privilege Is Important

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 92 I talk about the importance of addressing privileges, especially in the self-help industry. Here we go…*some links included in the...

Episode 91: What To Know When Counseling First Responders with guest Michael Tui

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 91 I chat with Michael Tui of Integrative Family Counseling about what to know when counseling first responders. Here we go… *some links...

Episode 90: The Healing Powers Of Play Therapy with guest Michael Tui

Hello there, and welcome back to the Mountain Practice Journeys podcast! I’m your host, Cindy. Here in Episode 90 I chat with Michael Tui of Integrative Family Counseling about the healing powers of play therapy. Here we go… *some links included in...

“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.” – Paulo Coelho

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The Forest is a FREE community - a comfy, cozy place for women+, introverts, highly sensitive people, solopreneurs, nature lovers, mystics, & witches.

Land Acknowledgement: With gratitude & respect I acknowledge that the land on which I live & work is the stolen territory of the Cherokee people (ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi). I honor this land & its stewards - past, present, & future. I encourage learning about the land you are on at native-land.ca in addition to reflecting on your role in reconciliation, building meaningful relationships, & caring for the land.

Anti-Racism & Decolonization Promise: I am committed to unlearning ways of being that are steeped in capitalism, colonialism, patriarchy, racism, & white supremacy. Although I will stumble along the way, I promise to make space in my programs for nuances, conversations, & feedback on topics of race, gender, sexuality, class, disability, & other identities from folks with lived experiences of oppression that I do not share.