About Jen McConnel

Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. Since then, her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman, PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people’s choice 3rd place award for her poem, “Luna”). She is a poet, a novelist, and a goddess-centric witch with a love of all things magical. Her first nonfiction book, Goddess Spells for Busy Girls: Get Rich, Get Happy, Get Lucky, is now available from Weiser Books wherever books are sold. Check out her website (jenmcconnel.com) for more information.

The Busy Witch: Celebrating Change

Jen McConnel

The wheel of the year turns on, and as summer makes way for fall, I’m eager to begin tending my new hearth. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: The Magic of Giving

Goddess Spells for Busy Girls, by Jenn McConnell

Giving your talents, your time, your money, whatever it is that you value and want to share, is a great way to express gratitude to the universe and to keep the cycle of abundance flowing, rather than allowing it to stagnate. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Reviewing Jane Eyre’s Sisters by Jody Gentian Bower

Cover of Jane Eyre's sisters

I’ve always been a fan for the works of Joseph Campbell, and it should come as no surprise that I was eager for the opportunity to ready Jody Gentian Bower’s book Jane Eyre’s Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine’s Story. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: The Magic of Receiving

Photo by Jen McConnel

If I can’t accept the little blessings along the way, why would the giver expect my response to be anything different if the gift increased in size and value? [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: The Magic of Asking

Photo by Jen McConnel

There’s a courageous magic that manifests when we can give voice to our desires, and you never know what’s possible until you ask. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Planning a Magical Party

Photo by Jen McConnel

I’ve found that any social gathering, if approached with a magical mindset, can be a beautiful celebration of fun and abundance. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Compassion isn’t Sacrifice


What if we were to re-frame the idea of compassion not as an act of self-sacrifice, but as an act of self? [Read more...]