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Long, long, ago when I was just starting out with my pagan-based spirituality, one of my favorite things to do every year was to go Llewellyn crazy. Llewellyn is the most popular publisher for New Age books and every year they put out a lot of products that are based on having a magical year. This year I decided to treat myself to Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac, Sabbats Almanac, 2017 Witches’ Companion, 2017 Magical Almanac. My word-for-the-year is Magic so I definitely wanted to begin incorporating those concepts back into my life and I figured that these would be great reminders
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In 2013, I created the Be Your Own Valentine ebook and in 2015 I turned it into a mini-course on being sweet to yourself. This year it’s coming with a video series! Sign up! You’re going to get the e-book, seven days of e-mails AND me on video being adorably awkward. Each video will be about 5 minutes long and cover a different topic and how it relates to Self Love. Self Love Video Series Day One: Worth Day Two: Letting Go Day Three: Self-Acceptance Day Four: Boundaries Day Five: Self-Care Day Six: Power Day Seven: Home I am so excited! It runs the 8th-14th and I
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Here’s the thing – I live with anxiety and depression. I’ve made the choice to manage it holistically. This isn’t because I’m anti-prescription or anything of that sort. I firmly believe let what works for you work for you, no matter what it is. There are times that I’ve thought about going the medication route but I’m always like “Hm, let me try this first.” I like figuring myself out, like I’m this beat-up old car that’s a fixer upper. I like trying to find what works before I take myself into the shop, but I also know that if I
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There are a lot of things I am passionate about – spirituality, self love, self care – and I am passionate about them because they all have helped me manage my mental illness. Spirituality helps remind me that I am part of this amazing Universe. Self love reminds me that I am worthy. Self care reminds me to take care of myself and ask for help when I’m in a bad place. Anxiety and depression have been part of my life since I was 11 or 12. My very first journal has entries about wishing I could just disappear. About
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In case you missed it, I’ve been going through a period of intense stress + anxiety + depression. I have your regular run-of-the-mill anxiety which manifests itself in mostly social ways that overall, mildly affect me. I don’t like going out in groups, impulsively going to brand new places, talking on the phone – all fairly small signs of anxiety. I also have short periods of intense anxiety that last a few weeks – and involve borderline agoraphobia, sensory overload, exhaustion, lethargy, not wanting to ‘people’ at all, and an overall sense doom. These periods are always triggered by an event
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As I shuffled the cards, the energy of the Full Moon on my mind, I asked for guidance. I asked what we need to know this moon cycle. I asked for wisdom for all of us. Let our paths be clear. Take a deep breath and focus on the picture above. Let your intuition guide you. Which card are you drawn to? Which one speaks to you? Which card do you choose? This month I am using my brand new and beautiful Journey Oracle deck by Adrienne Trafford Card One – Queen of Diamonds: The Queen of Diamonds is a
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Every year I pick a song to start off my soundtrack for the year. Usually, it’s an upbeat song, one that relates to my word of the year or what I want to remember as I go through the months. It’s a song that I use to help remind me of my purpose. (Check out the 2017 Soundtrack page in your Self Love Workbook!) Over the years, here are the songs I’ve chosen. 2016: Instructions for a Bad Day by Shane Koyczan There will be bad days, Times when the world weighs on you for so long it leaves you looking
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We’re four days into January! How are you doing? And more importantly, is your self care supporting how you’re feeling right now?If you’re a little bit bummed, or anxious, or heart-broken, is your If you’re a little bit bummed, anxious, heartbroken – is your self care supporting you in those feelings? Are you being extra kind to yourself? Are you remembering to do those things that require energy and effort (that you really don’t want to spend) that will make you feel better? Are you reaching out for support? If you’re doing great, how are you going to keep that
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When I first discovered Leonie Dawson’s Planner I became enchanted with the idea of picking a Word of the Year. A word to represent what I want to do/feel/be for the year. It feels like a way to add purpose and direction to something that we usually just react to. Picking a Word-of-the-Year is less stringent than a New Year’s Resolution and it allows you to go with the flow without feeling like a failure because you aren’t doing the specific things you said you were going to do. It’s about honoring a concept and inviting that into your life. It gives you the
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It’s no secret that this year has been hard all around. It feels like one of the hardest years, and one of the longest, I’ve ever been through. I’ve felt like a cloud of discontent has been hovering around me, blocking out the light. Maybe it’s because I’m prone to depression that I’ve fallen easily into the 2016 funk, but it’s real. The world is a scary place and the more adult I get, the more that I realize that there’s so much work to do and it can be daunting. One of the things that has put me in
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