REINDEER MAGIC, PART II: ASSEMBLAGE (AND FAMILY)

I do not consider myself a very adept DIY-er (do-it-yourself-er), and I do not come from a particularly “handy” family. The Saylors (paternal) and the Webers (maternal) are more of a non-handy breed, with proclivities for intellectual, spiritual, and cultural explorations. This is not a good or a bad thing, it just is what it… Continue reading REINDEER MAGIC, PART II: ASSEMBLAGE (AND FAMILY)

REINDEER MAGIC, PART I: CLAIRE

[I preface this post by saying that I respect all holiday traditions and religions, and am not meaning to offend anyone by posting something Christmas-specific. I have my own beliefs and spirituality that is neither Christian nor any other defined religion. However, I was in fact raised by a Christmas-celebrating family, and do enjoy the… Continue reading REINDEER MAGIC, PART I: CLAIRE

FIVE-MINUTE MORNING YOGA

I have written about yoga before (YOGA AND EMOTIONS), and have mentioned this topic in several of my other posts. I am well aware that this is kind of an overdone, well-covered, deeply examined subject for many modern-day human beings. Who needs one more article about yoga? However, I am going to write about it… Continue reading FIVE-MINUTE MORNING YOGA

DETOX SHOWER

[I will preface this post by saying that baths are good for detox as well, but it is important to consider the power of water flow, rather than soaking in a stagnant pool. This post is about detox showers only; and although this does not discount the healing effects of the bath, I do think… Continue reading DETOX SHOWER

HOBBIT NOOK

I am like a hobbit in that I am very attached to my space, and hold in very high regard all the comforts of home. Hobbits, like myself, also have an aversion to disturbances. They are set in their ways, appreciate and honor the familiar, avoid conflict in general, and strive for peace, above all… Continue reading HOBBIT NOOK

YOGA AND EMOTIONS

If you are struggling on any level, in any capacity, with any kind of emotional disturbance; from my personal experience, yoga can help. I resisted yoga for so many years—mostly because I could not find a yoga studio that I felt safe with and connected to. If you are going to yoga class strictly for… Continue reading YOGA AND EMOTIONS

GET YOURSELF A POTHOS PLANT

For all of my nature-loving, fairy-worshipping, earthly Virgo ways, I actually have a terribly un-green thumb. The opposite of green on the color wheel is red, so let us say that I have a red thumb. Any form of gardening stirs my anxiety, and I honor and respect anyone who is able to plant seeds,… Continue reading GET YOURSELF A POTHOS PLANT

DAY OF REST

I hate to say this. Because I hate when people say this, and now I’m going to say it. But I wouldn't say it if it weren’t true. I have been SO busy lately. See, doesn’t that sound obnoxious and self-important? I don’t know, I have always had a resistance to “busy” energy and people… Continue reading DAY OF REST

CHANGE OF SEASONS

I’m kind of a vampire. People who know me are always a bit surprised to learn that I actually hate Summer—I’ve been described as bubbly, quirky, goofy, etc. and I suppose my personality doesn’t exactly jive with hating Summer. To an extent, I even kind of hate Spring as well. I know it sounds awful,… Continue reading CHANGE OF SEASONS

HOT AIR BALLOONING ON THE EDGE, PART II: THE FLIGHT

I have always been a back-stage, behind-the-scenes, supportive role kind of a person. People who know me very well, or even those who know me only superficially, might be a bit surprised by this, because I have a fairly extroverted, bubbly—one might even say bold—personality. But this goddess is the definition of multi-faceted. mul·ti·fac·et·ed /məltēˈfasədəd,ˌməltīˈfasədəd/… Continue reading HOT AIR BALLOONING ON THE EDGE, PART II: THE FLIGHT