I knew including Cannabis in the Herbal Mindfulness course curriculum would ruffle some feathers. I chose to include Cannabis because it is a wonderful herbal ally. While Cannabis may have a reputation as being a controversial plant, there’s nothing controversial about sharing energy with Cannabis. Often when we think about Cannabis our mind first goes … Continue reading Yes, Cannabis is an Herbal Ally!
John and I have always wanted our own home. As people who have lived independently, with roommates, and together in apartments, we know well the ups and downs that come with tenant living. When we moved to Manchester in 2013 it was for me to start a new job and avoid a long commute from … Continue reading House Buying with the Moon: Our Journey to Home Ownership with Help from the Cosmos
The principles of physical consent and touch consent are just starting to get the attention they deserve as we become more aware and cognizant of our interpersonal actions on a societal level and individually. We're also learning that consent applies to so much more than our physical bodies and this includes our energy. What is … Continue reading Energetic Consent – Protecting Your Energy and Why Keeping Your Magic to Yourself Matters
Nothing says summer quite like a big glass of lemonade. With familiar ingredients and a quick process, lemonade is a tasty way to quench your thirst when the summer heat arrives. As the weather is getting warmer, we've been eating more 'summer foods' and drinking more 'summer beverages'. For us, this means lots of fresh … Continue reading John’s Frozen Hibiscus Lemonade Recipe
ABOUT IMBOLC Imbolc, also known as Imbolg or Brigid's Day, is celebrated each February 1 at the halfway point between Yule (Winter Solstice) and Ostara (Spring Equinox). Imbolc brings the very beginning of Spring as our days slowly become a bit longer, the Earth starts to thaw, and the possibility of new life feels ever … Continue reading Imbolc: A Sacred Ritual to Awaken our Potential and Plant Seeds of Intention
January 1, 2020 not only kicks of a new month, a new year, but also a new decade. Whoa! This might feel like a huge start or restart and in some ways, it is. As we move into 2020 with clear intentions and open hearts, it is important to have an understanding of some of … Continue reading Hello 2020: Energies and Correspondences for a Bright and Beautiful New Year
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
Whether you're shopping for loved ones or picking up something special for yourself, this is a wonderful time of year to explore small businesses making amazing handmade goods. We teamed up with a bunch of our friends and are excited to share our 2019 Self Care Winter Gift Guide. With so many amazing shops and … Continue reading Self Care Gifts for Everyone on Your List