There's no doubt that for many of us 2019 brought difficulty, hardship, and pain. But why was 2019 so painful? I have an idea: Growth. Growth is painful, plain and simple. My theory is this: 2019 was painful because we were growing. Maybe not physically growing, but there is no doubt that every one of … Continue reading Why Was 2019 Such a Painful Year?
ABOUT YULE Yule, also known as Winter Solstice or Midwinter, is celebrated each December 20-23 at the halfway point between Samhain and Imbolc. Yule welcomes the official start of Winter with the shortest day and longest night of each year. As cold weather draws us into our homes, it also draws us into ourselves. The … Continue reading Yule: A Sacred Ritual to Welcome Winter and Embrace Introspection
When people ask me about my Christmas plans, I usually shrug it off and say something to the extent of 'we don't really celebrate Christmas'. I've been asked if that is a religious choice, financial choice, and a variety of other personal and prying questions in search of clarity from my unusual response. Depending on … Continue reading Unhappy Holidays: Personal Pain at the Most Wonderful Time of Year