Rituals at Pantheacon can be a polarizing experience. The amount of history, jargon, and the attachment that the leaders have for their art can be outright intimidating. Even for an insider, naming a practice "A Rite of Hekate" might imply that you would be trespassing to join. Hekate, the Greek Goddess of witchcraft and magic, … Continue reading Ritual for the Great Turning
It is happening again. Small, dark drops of blood on my underwear. I go over everything that might have triggered it, hating myself for being too lax and hating my body's rebellion even more. "If I had only taken the pill on time..." I mourn. I have to remember I won't die. I have to … Continue reading Illness Evolves
Despite not celebrating it this year, and many years of bitterly celebrating Single's Awareness Day (SAD), I have decided to do an obligatorily Valentine's Day post. Instead of talking about romance however, I want to talk about our female bodies and self-love. Yes, THAT SELF LOVE. But mostly I am going to talk about women's … Continue reading For the Love of Birth Control
As much as I am sure I am a modern thinking, able woman, I can be so damned sappy sometimes. My archetypal damsel in distress faints, coos, and writes fanciful poetry while waiting for her knight in shining armor to rescue her. Fiction provides these romantic pairs that we idolize and are deeply faulted but … Continue reading Love’s Laborious Labors
I am going to take a moment as part of this social experiment broadcast to talk about self-image, body positivity, and confidence. What you see above are the photos I personally curated for a social experiment concocted by my friends, seen here. The goal was a few laughs and to see how desperate and hard … Continue reading Cupid and the Golden Apple Part 2
A theme I noticed with this goal setting practice is that I always see myself with a lover. It seems to complete my day. In the interest of being self-sufficient and supporting a happy single self (such as I am now) - this final part of the trilogy imagines a day I can be happy … Continue reading Time for Myself- Part 3 Photo Essay
Today I outline the perfect day- a weekend perhaps- where I am not concerned in survival or making a difference in the world- just a day where I believe I would be my happiest. 10:30 Am Wake up, the sun is shining softly into the bedroom. It’s mid morning and there is no rush to get … Continue reading A Day Off- Part 2 Photo Essay
This is part of a goal-setting series I created. I found pictures on Pintrest that represented what I would like to see in a perfect day- the idea is to find a way to make this lifestyle a reality in the future. This first one is "An Ideal Day: At Work." The name is self … Continue reading An Ideal Day: At Work -Photo Essay
While a lot of psychology and self-searching can be to figure out why we suffer, there is a different approach that looks on what makes us happy. This has helped me stall the spirally effect self-doubt can create.
When I hit rock bottom a few years ago- this woman and her easy mobile app helped me find motivation to start living again. It might seem stupidly simple, but it is deceptively effective. I highly recommend this app and sticking with it.