Nones: Spiritually Diverse and Growing

A silhouette of a group of people near a large tree against a sunset.

In recent years, the term “nones” has emerged as a significant category in discussions about religion and spirituality in America. Elizabeth Drescher, through her research, offers a comprehensive understanding of the spiritual lives of America’s nones. She uncovers a variety of labels and self-descriptions claimed by hundreds of interviewees, illuminating the depth and diversity of […]

Berry Good Feelings: Cultivating Emotional Resilience

blueberries and raspberries

Explore the analogy of emotions to berries, understanding how both require patience and timing to thrive. Learn practical tips for emotional processing and the role of emotional intelligence in enhancing mental health and relationships. Discover how managing emotions like ripe berries can nurture resilience and well-being.

Sacred Snippets: Druze Beliefs

Five pointed star with each point a different color: green, red, yellow, blue, white

Take a closer look at the Druze faith, a spiritual path steeped in history and shrouded in mystery. Originating in the 11th century, it’s a faith that stands out with its own set of intriguing beliefs and ethical values. Dive into the world of Druze spirituality, where private rituals and symbolic meanings play a central role, and see how its ancient wisdom adapts to the complexities of the modern world.

Grieving My Living Parents

a picture of a person displaying despair surrounded with smoke

Mother’s Day affected me pretty negatively this year (2024) and while being upset, I remembered an essay I wrote early in 2021. Instead of recreating the wheel, I have decided to share this exactly as it was written three years ago. Just as with any grief, I have learned how to ride the waves that […]

Sacred Snippets: Tengrism

Tengrism places a strong emphasis on living in harmony with the natural environment, showing respect for one’s ancestors, and adopting an all-encompassing perspective that views everything as interrelated. 

Which Moon Phase Makes You Want to Silently Scream?

moon on blue sky near mountain

I’m pretty sure that for me, it’s the waxing gibbous moon phase. I am admittedly a hot mess. That’s not true. I am a lukewarm mess.  This could be a good or a bad thing, depending on perspective – like a glass that contains liquid at the halfway point.  Should I be bothered by this? […]

Real Self-Care Can’t Be Bought in a Store

sensual young overweight ethnic lady with flower petals and closed eyes lying on bed

In our modern, hectic lives, the concept of self-care is plastered across social media feeds and self-help shelves. Yet, amidst the noise, it’s all too easy to lose sight of what genuine self-care truly entails. Pooja Lakshmin’s book Real Self Care fell off the shelf and into my lap, offering profound insights and practical guidance […]

When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

white ceramic bowl with food on brown wooden chopping board

Oh, the song’s in your head now! “I put my hand upon your hip. When I dip, you dip, we dip.” Everyone else tacks their life story onto recipes they share. Not me.   What follows is some random crap that’s been in my head this morning. Along with two dip recipes that I love and […]

Just One of My Favorite Love Stories

43.1696° N, 77.5607° W Many moons ago, this is the exact spot I realized I was in love with a man I shouldn’t be but have been in love with over many lifetimes. The summer of 2006 was a strange season in my life. Just about two years prior, I purchased my home in New […]