On the Cover
Erin Geesaman Rabke has been a huge fan of CATALYST Magazine and all it has added to the SLC community since she was a high school student 30 years ago. Erin became a regular contributor to this magazine in 1998, writing the Health Notes column and many other features over many years. After taking a break from writing for CATALYST during the early years of parenting her son, Mesa John Rabke, who is featured in the cover photo, she and her husband Carl are delighted to return to writing for CATALYST again starting this fall.
This photo of their wilderness-loving boy was taken on a recent trip to the threatened Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, one of their family’s favorite places on earth. They live in Salt Lake City with a cat, a gecko, a python, 8 hilarious hens, and a permaculture garden with a budding food forest.
Erin is a writer, a mom, an amateur photographer, a long-time meditator, and a passionate learner. By profession, she is a Somatic Naturalist and an Integrative Embodiment Mentor. She and her husband Carl host a podcast called Embodiment Matters, teach embodiment classes in person, online, locally and in various beautiful locations around the world. They also host Grief-Tending rituals, Poetry-appreciation classes, Deep Ecology & Work that Reconnects workshops, Feldenkrais immersions, men’s and women’s groups, Somatic Meditation, and so much more. Erin is currently at work on her first book.