We have been spending LOTS of time at home, and that has affected people in different ways. In today’s post, I’m going to talk a little about how the home is a reflection of our own psychology as well as talk about a really awesome book I’ve read recently called “The House Witch” by Arin Murphy-Hiscock. If you’ve found your time at home tainted or downright awful because you’ve been stuck in it for so long, this post is FOR YOU!
Hey everyone! Can you honestly believe it’s been six months since the beginning of the year? Who knew that it could be so weird and crazy! I still have my goals and some are working, and some aren’t. As we settle into a new normal, I’m hoping that if you’re struggling with your new year resolutions this post will help you know you’re not alone and there’s still time to make good on what you wished for yourself.
If you want to learn how a closed-minded, self-righteous cow learned how to be nice to people because of LGBTQ people being nice to her, then please continue reading. 🙂 If you came here for the video, then scroll to the bottom.
I am a woman. I am straight. I am married. I was raised with a belief system that at times I feel like I’ve abandoned and other times I feel closer to…Perhaps I should start from the beginning.
This Covid_19 Pandemic has got us all stuck in the house and it’s times like now where there’s a tendency to get a bit scared and soul searchy. If you have found that you’re in this place and looking for something to watch that might soothe your fears a bit, I highly suggest reading on.
Classically the birthstone for April is Diamond (lucky!), this goes back to the ancient Ayurvedic traditions. However, Clear Quartz is also considered a great alternative. I wanted to look more at clear quartz in this post because it’s also the featured crystal in the mala I’m giving away this month! So if you’re looking to learn more about the Mala you’re wanting to win this post is for you!
Happy April Fools! April fools is all about people playing tricks on others, pranking others, and getting people to believe something different than their actual reality. This post is all about that and how people use your “names” to make you believe something about you that may not even be true! There are all kinds of legends and even spiritual references about how powerful a person’s name is. Hayao Miyazaki (the Japanese Walt Disney) said “The act of depriving (a person) of one’s name is not just changing how one (person) calls the other. It is a way to rule the other (person) completely.” and this is showing in his movie Spirited Away when the evil Yubaba takes the main character Chihiro’s name away enslaving her in a bathhouse (this is one of my favorite films). We’re going to be going over the power and meaning behind your name, and the ways others have tried to take that away and enslave you with a new identity.
Last year I did quarterly goal check-in’s to be accountable and real about who I am. My goals last year were to lose weight, blog once a week, and to make my home a comfortable place to be. Those were mostly accomplished. This year, they were to lose weight, blog three times a week, and seek out more fun and I have to say so far, I’m killing it!
Truthfully, I had something completely different planned to write about today. I often plan topics a year in advance and change things up once the day gets near. Today was supposed to be about a St. Patrick’s day mixed drink, but I wasn’t expecting that the entire world would be battling a really bad virus.
Just because we’re being asked (or in some cases told) to either work from home or isolate doesn’t mean that it has to be horrible. Considering I naturally enjoy my time at home, I’m going to share with you how this has affected me as well as some great tips to keep your mind and body (and even social life) alive. Hopefully, you’ll look back on this time as a moment you were able to grow as a person rather than wasting it just playing games or watching TV.
I always knew that playing was a massive part of how children learn to interact with the world around them, but I always assumed that, as an adult, playing was a waste of time. This book ‘Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul’ by Stuart Brown, taught me how essential it is to KEEP PLAYING even as an adult. If you’re looking to have better relationships, be more successful at work, and even possibly live longer, YOU NEED to check this book out!
If there was ever a perfect crystal to have on hand that was the embodiment of all things March it would be Aventurine. This gorgeous green crystal not only a fantastic reminder that spring is starting to blossom, but it’s also the kind of crystal you want in your pocket if you’re looking to be a little luckier!