SURRENDER TO THE INEVITABLE EBBS OF LIFE

Right now I’m in an ebb. I can feel it. And I have to consciously surrender to it every day, because I trust in the cycle of ebb and flow, and not necessarily because it feels natural to me. Surrendering to the ebbs of life runs completely counter to American living. Americans push, and go, … Continue reading SURRENDER TO THE INEVITABLE EBBS OF LIFE

MANAGE FEAR LIKE A GODDESS

I’m frenemies with fear, and have been for my entire life. Every part of this definition incisively describes my lifelong relationship with fear, with the exception of describing fear as a person. Also, I would replace the word “friendly” with “familiar,” but other than that, razor sharp accuracy. Although I suppose everyone feels this way … Continue reading MANAGE FEAR LIKE A GODDESS

THE GODDESS ATTAINABLE COMMITS TO MEDITATION

I have attempted meditation many times in my adult life, and I have never quite taken to it. I think I’m pretty good at not beating myself up about “doing it wrong,” and I understand there are so many different ways to meditate. As long as the meditator attempts to achieve some kind of mental … Continue reading THE GODDESS ATTAINABLE COMMITS TO MEDITATION

CREDIT CARDS 101: EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CREDIT CARDS BUT PROBABLY DON’T

I have to admit that I’m very lucky. I had a father who taught my sister and I the basics of finances from an early age. When we turned 16 (we’re twins), he gave each of us our own credit card so we could establish some credit in our name, and told us he would … Continue reading CREDIT CARDS 101: EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CREDIT CARDS BUT PROBABLY DON’T

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