My Magic Hour

I have taken to calling my early mornings The Magic Hour. It is my favorite hour (or two) of the day right now. The dawn light begins to appear outside my windows. Candles and twinkle lights glow especially pretty. I can hear the furnace running,…

What I’m Up to This Month–January 2016

I’ll start with: trying to write at least one blog post a week. So here goes, week two’s blog post! Trip to Florida–January started off with a week in Siesta Key, Florida, with four of my dearest friends. This time was such a blessing to…

Radio Silence

I wrote a total of one post on my blog last year. This one. Other than that, you haven’t heard from me here since October of 2014. Wow. That’s a lot of radio silence. ra·di·o si·lence (from Google) noun an absence of or abstention from…

The Hoffman Process: One Year Later

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Hoffman Process. This month is the one year anniversary of my Process and graduation from it, and that feels like a big milestone. It is amazing to realize that I am a completely different person because of…

Brighid–Light-Bringer and Goddess of Hearthcraft

I began this month’s series, An Autumn Gathering: Under An October Moon, with this post called Coming Home in Autumn, about Hestia, the Greek goddess of hearth and home. Today I want to tell you about another favorite goddess/saint of mine named Brighid. Brighid (pronounced…

How Are You Using Your Daily Intentions Journal?

Today I want to highlight my post from October 3, An Autumn Gathering Daily Intentions Journal–Gift for You. I plan to remind readers about this each week during this month-long series, hoping you’re making good use of it. I find intention-setting actually quite comforting, because…

Under the Weather=Perfect Day to Talk About Elderberry

Hi everyone! I’ve got the ‘crud’ that’s going around. My sinuses are all plugged up and I can’t talk very well. Luckily, it’s a perfect rainy day to stay cozy inside, and I’ve got a couple of good ‘cozy paranormal mysteries’ to read. (Did you…

An Autumn Weekend Walk

I have just a moment this weekend before it gets all busy on me. Not exactly an inward weekend, is it? But that’s okay, because my weekdays generally give me lots of time at home by myself. And besides that, ‘turning inward’ doesn’t mean 24/7….

Moving Inward as the Moon Wanes: Creating a Cozy Nook

Now that the moon is waning, traditionally it’s time to move inward. During the gardening months, we plant root vegetables under a waning moon and vegetables that grow above the ground under a waxing moon. This is traditional garden practice, mostly disregarded now but I…

A Busy Weekend and Thoughts of Comfort

I didn’t post for my 31 Days series over the weekend because it just got away from me! Oops. It was a wonderful, busy weekend filled with a trip to the community garden, some baking and cooking, hours and hours of chatting with best girlfriends…