Momentum is a Funny Thing

Man, I don’t know about you, but I love this January energy. I feel like I can do everything and anything right now. I’m motivated, I’m exercising regularly, I’m experiencing a creative explosion. I really love this feeling, even if it borders on manic sometimes. How on earth do I make it last? I’m making lists, checking in daily with an actual, physical day-planner type journal, I’m giving myself stars on the calendar for each day I work out, I’m taking note of how I feel when I’m productive. I’m taking vitamins. I’m being conscious about what I eat. I…

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A Snow Fall for a New Decade

There is nothing more peaceful than waking up to discover everything blanketed in fresh snow. My home is a very modest one-bedroom apartment. It’s small, but the best feature is the wall of windows in the main space that overlooks a ravine. I woke up this morning full of words, and then the beauty outside made my heart want to burst. I am starting 2020 full of love.  This tiny apartment is home to three now, and it almost never feels too small. We’re building our life, and waiting for the perfect home to grow into. There’s no rush, and…

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I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

But I finally know what I need. Which feels timely, because I’m in the midst of another immensely challenging moment. I feel a little lost, frankly. It’s funny how life will knock you on your ass with a well-timed round house. Sometimes you need a few of these before you can clear away the stars and canaries and see what you’re supposed to see. I’ve got my fists in front of my face at this point. I thought the best plan for me was to lean on a student loan and get two degrees so I could have the career…

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Letting Go and Coming Back

The sky was pale pink over the lake this morning. I padded upstairs quietly into the cool air of the cottage, greeted by the smell of coffee and beautiful Lena in silhouette in her room. The best kinds of pjs are the ones that double as yoga wear. You can roll out of bed, ready to do something good for your body. Nancy, who is my personal embodiment of how I’d like to age (striking, fit, bohemian), ushered us to the coffee she’d brewed. We three curled up on the couch and quietly commented on our quality sleep while sipping…

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An Autumn Ritual for Release

Release spells are best worked during the waning or dark moon. Tools: A small table centered in a space with enough room around it to walk in a circle An altar cloth of natural fibres A vase of autumn flowers A cup of wine, milk, or water A dish of sea salt or Himalayan salt A dish of water Incense: cinnamon, evergreen, sandalwood 5 white or pure beeswax candles with holders for each Paper Pen Fireproof vessel Matches A compass Lay Your Altar: Lay your altar cloth on your working surface. Arrange your flowers, and offering of wine, milk or…

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