What’s Next?

Boy, if that hasn’t been the question I’ve been asking lately. When I first wrote that title up there, I was thinking this post would be all about what’s next for my website and blog, but now that I look at it, I realize it’s…

Because They Asked–My Whole30 Experience

On the Whole30 Facebook page today, they asked: “Have you done a Whole30? Did you not experience any results or change until the very end of your 30 days – or even after? Did you write a blog post about your experience?” So I decided that…

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…

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…

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…

Coming Home in Autumn

Today we’re going to start our gathering right where we are—our homes. And I want to tell you a little bit about Hestia, Greek Goddess of Home and Hearth, before we focus on how our homes can nourish us and all who enter them. Come…

31 Days: An Autumn Gathering Under An October Moon

Hey guys, it’s here! 31 Days starts today and I am ready with another month’s worth of posts. This month’s posts are going to be on a few related topics that are near and dear to my heart: making a home, hospitality, women’s wisdom, herbal…