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
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
ABOUT samhain Samhain, is celebrated each October 31 at the halfway point between the Mabon (Fall Equinox) and Yule (Winter Solstice). Samhain marks the completion of the harvest season and the onset of the darker half of the year. As we welcome the darker days and colder nights, we also take moments to express our … Continue reading Samhain: A Sacred Ritual to Complete the Harvest Cycle and Honor Our Roots
ABOUT Mabon Mabon, also known as Autumn Equinox or Second Harvest, is celebrated each September 20-23 at the halfway point between the Lughnasadh and Samhain. While the flowers and blooms of Summer are fading and the nights are growing cooler, we celebrate this sabbat when the lightness of day and darkness of the night are … Continue reading Mabon: A Sacred Ritual to Find Balance and Welcome Autumn
ABOUT LUGHNASADH Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas or First Harvest, is celebrated each August 1 at the halfway point between the Summer Solstice (Litha) and Autumn Equinox (Mabon). As flowers come into full bloom, fruits and vegetables ripen, and new life from Spring continues to grow and develop, we are for the first time fully … Continue reading Lughnasadh: A Sacred Ritual to Embrace Abundance and Express Gratitude