Leia Friedman loves to connect the dots as a teacher, writer, and permaculturist. Born and raised in Lowell, MA, Leia obtained her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Rivier University and worked as an in-home therapist before psychedelics turned her world inside out. She is now a psychedelic integration facilitator, a trainee in restorative and transformative approaches to conflict, a budding herbalist, and the host of a podcast calledThe Psychedologist: consciousness positive radio. Leia holds her permaculture design certificate from Starhawk’s Earth Activist Training, a program that emphasizes social permaculture and spirituality in activism. Leia has written for Wiley Encyclopedia,Psymposia,Lucid News, and DoubleBlind on topics relating to consciousness through the lens of social and environmental justice. You’ll find her teetering on a slackline in Costa Rica, up to her elbows in dirt from working in the garden, or nose in her laptop, grading papers for her psychology students. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.