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July 28, 2015
The Busy Witch: Celebrating Change
The wheel of the year turns on, and as summer makes way for fall, I'm...
July 14, 2015
The Busy Witch: The Magic of Giving
Giving your talents, your time, your money, whatever it is that you value and want...
June 23, 2015
The Busy Witch: Reviewing Jane Eyre’s Sisters by Jody Gentian Bower
I’ve always been a fan for the works of Joseph Campbell, and it should come...
June 09, 2015
The Busy Witch: The Magic of Receiving
If I can’t accept the little blessings along the way, why would the giver expect...
May 26, 2015
The Busy Witch: The Magic of Asking
There’s a courageous magic that manifests when we can give voice to our desires, and...
May 12, 2015
The Busy Witch: Planning a Magical Party
I’ve found that any social gathering, if approached with a magical mindset, can be a...
April 28, 2015
The Busy Witch: Compassion isn’t Sacrifice
What if we were to re-frame the idea of compassion not as an act of...
April 14, 2015
The Busy Witch: Going Vegetarian (and Why I Switched Back)
Although I occasionally regret that I cannot live a fully vegetarian life, I’ve also acknowledged...
March 31, 2015
The Busy Witch: Cleansing My Space and Spirit
Now that we’ve passed the spring equinox, I find myself shaking off the stupor of...
March 17, 2015
The Busy Witch: Patheos Book Club – Gifts of the Visitation
Mary is more than a woman who took on the guise of Queen of Heaven....
March 03, 2015
The Busy Witch: Snow and Stillness
When the earth warms up again, I have no doubt that I’ll once more resume...
February 17, 2015
The Busy Witch: A Healing Ritual for Chapel Hill and Beyond
Ground and center and find your stillness before you begin, and remember; small acts of...
February 03, 2015
The Busy Witch: An Imbolc Offering
I've always been drawn to Brigid, and as my Imbolc celebrations continue, I wanted to...
January 20, 2015
The Busy Witch: Stepping Outside Our Boundaries
Lots of things can change when you push your boundaries, and I’m still sifting through...
January 06, 2015
The Busy Witch: Reviewing Mandy Mitchell’s HEDGEWITCH BOOK OF DAYS
Arranged by month, Hedgewitch Book of Days by Mandy Mitchell is a wonderful hodge-podge of...
December 23, 2014
The Busy Witch: Winter Wind-Down
I’ve realized that, even as the darkness pushes me inside myself, if I take the...
December 09, 2014
The Busy Witch: When the Gods Become Characters – Fiction and Faith
It’s been a really interesting experience writing mythology-based fiction, particularly when it comes to creating...
November 25, 2014
The Busy Witch: A Simple, Solitary Spell for Thanksgiving
Whether you’re flying solo this season or surrounded by second cousins, it’s important to make...
November 11, 2014
The Busy Witch: Conjuring Words
If we acknowledge that “magic is the art of changing consciousness at will”, something I...
October 28, 2014
Ancestor Remembrance Project: Blood and Spirit
Family and ancestry are not limited by blood; the choices we make link us to...
October 14, 2014
Ancestor Remembrance Project: I Remember Nana
I wish I remembered more about my great-grandmother’s racing days. I know she and Granddad...
September 30, 2014
The Busy Witch: Finding New Depth in the Darkness
This year, I’ll be pushing myself to make deeper connections with the people who’ve come...
September 16, 2014
The Busy Witch: Wonder-ful World
For me, magical practice isn’t just about the spells and rituals (although I love those...
September 02, 2014
The Busy Witch: Easy Candle Magic
Candle magic is an easy way to connect to the Universe and your chosen divinity,...
August 19, 2014
The Busy Witch: Coming Home
Instead of leaving me feeling bereft, the absence of my regular rituals actually strengthened my...
June 10, 2014
The Busy Witch: Magic on the Move
Because I’m going to be making a different kind of magic this summer, I’m taking...
May 27, 2014
The Busy Witch: Wedding Magic
The ceremony itself, whether in a church, a park, or a family home, is an...
May 13, 2014
The Busy Witch: Taking (and Making) Time
In the three years since I’ve shifted much of my work to focus on my...
May 05, 2014
The Busy Witch: Magical Things Come in Fives! #Patheos5Yrs
Five is a powerful number; there's the five pointed star, of course, and the additional...
April 29, 2014
The Busy Witch: Why Buddha Touched the Earth: Zen Paganism for the 21st Century, by Tom Swiss (Review)
Like Zen and like Paganism, readers will take away from this book whatever matters most...
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