Samhain ~ The Spark Within The Darkness

The intersections of older spiritual practices and modern life are interesting and complex. Halloween season is a bubbling brew of history, belief, contemporary attitudes and goofy good times. Within paganism, the world of Earth-centered spirituality, October is the season of the ancestors and contains our New Year on the 31st. Our cycle ends, and then…

5 Things To Do When the World Gets Weird

If it seems like the people around you are more volatile than usual, you’re not alone.  Over the past month I’ve stood on the sidelines as multiple relationships around me caught fire in various ways.  The stress of over a year’s worth of pandemic concerns and the whiplash of relief to restriction is applying pressure…