Palm Oil

The proud old woman shuffles towards me, an upright collection of skirts, shawls, and softly chiming jewelry. Her face, though lined with the creases of time, has settled handsomely on her bones.  Her eyes are still clear and bright, and I feel a tingle of expectation trill down my spine. She stops an arm’s length away,…

I am.

I am more than the sum of my parts. More than thighs, lips, stomach. More than hair, arms, genitals. I am creator, destroyer, mother, sister, daughter, friend. I am the gentle breeze at sunrise, and the crashing thunder that wakes you in the night. Slow and steady on the surface, with a raging rip-tide BELOW….

Easter?! and why we dye eggs…

Let me start by explaining that we ‘celebrate’ Easter by eating chocolate, and watching cartoons. It’s NOT a religious holiday in our house, however I try to be open, honest, and as factual with my children as is appropriate. If you happen to be Christian, and are easily offended, you may want to stop reading now….

Spirit Guides

This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive study on Spirit Guides (henceforth called SGs for my sanity), but merely a jumping off point for your own studies… Since the emergence of ‘New Age’ spirituality SGs have become heavily monetized and wide streamed. Because of this, many people may scoff or roll their…

Disclaimer

I am loud, and obnoxious.  Often quite pretentious. I have a dry, ‘earthy’ sense of humor. I LOVE fire, and music, and food, and books. My family is my universe, and sometimes I spend so much time with them that they are all I have to talk about. In my heart, I am a warrior. The sword…

Balance

As I sit here typing, toddler asleep on my shoulder I’m trying to plan how to celebrate the Vernal Equinox. Three days to contemplate balance and the re-emergence of active life. The birds are going to town in my back yard courtesy of the seed I left out for them. My poor dog is displaying…

My HAIR!

In an ill-conceived moment of frustration a few months ago I cut my hair. It was finally edging out of the “medium” range and into the “long”, but it needed trimmed and I had neither the time nor money to go have it done, so I took my husband’s clippers, snapped on the longest attachment,…

The Dangers of Composting

Fun morning already! I started my new job this past weekend. 20 hours in 2 days, and it’s NOT a desk job. Needless to say, I didn’t want to come home and do dishes, and all the gods combined forbid my husband do them without me throwing a fit first. So not only is there…

Kitchen Witch Tip #892

Kitchen Witch Tip #892: Infuse white vinegar with rosemary and citrus peels and use as a dusting spray. Not only will it make your house smell amazing, but it will help banish negative energy. Also makes a great deodorizer in bathrooms (will also help keep mold from growing) and pet areas. For bedrooms use sage…

Eclectic

ec·lec·tic /əˈklektik/ adjective 1.deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources:“her musical tastes are eclectic”synonyms:wide-ranging, broad-based, extensive, comprehensive, encyclopedic, … more 2.of, denoting, or belonging to a class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to or found any recognized school of thought but selected such doctrines as they wished…

Labels

 Let’s talk about labels for a moment. I see a LOT of hemming and hawing, both within the pagan community, and general community as well, that “Labels are just some thing we call ourselves!” Exactly! That’s the POINT! It’s a word we use to describe a facet of ourselves. Be it boy/girl, man/woman, witch, seeker,…

Shavings

​I have a habit that might be strange. I enjoy writing, and drawing. I go through a lot of pencils. Years ago, I went through a period where the images in my head were “stuck”. It didn’t matter what I did, my sketches were wrong, and my words were jumbled. I had a pencil sharpener…