Introducing Phoenix Medicines: A Transformative Journey through Consciousness by Raileigh Duschen

Otterpine is over the moon to announce the release of Phoenix Medicines by best-selling author Raileigh Duschen. This soulful collection of poetry, stories, meditations, affirmations, and prayers serves as a lyrical map detailing the empowering voyage of a young woman of color blazing her own path.

Raileigh is our neighbor, calling the mountains of Western North Carolina home after leaving a promising medical career path in Florida many seasons ago. Raileigh’s journey down a shamanic path with yoga and meditation has deeply inspired her creative and professional work. As the founder of Conscious Lifestyle Coaching, Raileigh uses her transformative skills as an author, poet, speaker, and healer to help people achieve their dreams as a life purpose actualization coach.

As her business has grown, she approached us to develop a reimagined edition of Phoenix Medicines. We were honored to help Raileigh republish her beloved book with a striking new layout and design. As a small, woman-owned business, we are so grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with indie authors and small businesses in the Asheville area.

Phoenix Medicines is more than a collection of words—it’s a guide and companion that reminds the reader to celebrate their inherently resilient spirit. Raileigh’s poetic reflections on the trials and joys of young adulthood embodies the message that the greatest and most meaningful transformations often happen when one rises from the ashes of their former self. 

Raileigh’s writing is a harmonious blend of sweetness and sincerity, courage and honesty, and intuition and artistry. Through her words, readers are invited to witness the transformative power of authenticity and hope. Phoenix Medicines serves as a dear friend on any reader’s bookshelf, ready to offer encouraging and loving words in times of disenchantment and growing pains.

Phoenix Medicines is available on Amazon in paperback and E-Book.

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