Abundance Within and Without

Depending on the metric you use to sort generations into categories, I am either one of the youngest members of Generation X or one of the oldest members of the Millennial generation. My birth year is 1980, which means I occupy a weird overlap between generational lines. One of the big ways both generations struggle…

Breaking the Pedestal

I take a lot of pride in being a good teacher and ritual leader. People who have taken workshops from me know that I tend to show up with more notes than I’ll actually be able to use. I generally include an experiential or integrative piece in every class I teach. I’m good at weaving…

A Festival Season Warning

The outward spiral is kicking into high gear. Warmer, sunnier weather is here or on the way soon, and many of us are looking forward to our first festivals of the year. These wonderful gatherings are a time to connect with our spirituality and community in a focused way. For those of us who’ve attended…

As Within, So Without

I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t willed something into being at some point in time. Whether it’s finding housing when we need it the most, a new job, a healthy relationship, a family, or a specific vision for a life, most adults eventually hit a point where the only thing that keeps them…

Stereotypes, Paganism, and Consequences

This essay was originally offered to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick on Sunday, December 17th. Every religion, including having no religion, has challenges that come with it. The intricacies of practice, whether or not your religious holidays require you to use vacation time to honor them, how available supplies specific to your path are,…

6 Tools for Less Drama

One of the interesting aspects of working as a minister and witch full time is the view: I see clients and interact in community enough to see patterns unfold. And, as if a December with a Mercury Retrograde smack in the middle of it wasn’t enough of a challenge, there’s a pattern unfolding right now…