Adventures in Wortcunning: Of Plantain and Spider Bites

Large spiders eat crickets in the garden.

“Mom, what is this – a spider bite?” Two little punctures punctuated by tiny spots of blood. An inch or so down the arm, there was another pair…. [Read more...]

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 that in my quest to do no harm, I have to remember not to do harm to myself. [Read more...]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: Turn on the Porch Light!

Porch Light

If we want to work with powerful gods, we have to recognize the power inherent in our choice to step away from our addictions. There’s a big difference between the weakness of “I can’t drink” and the courage of “I choose not to feed the monster.” Our health, safety and sanity is our gift to the gods, to all beings, and to our own sweet selves. [Read more...]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: The River is Your Heart


We may choose not to play with others because we are resentful or fearful. But there are other reasons why we might do things differently. We may hear another need calling out to us. Sometimes that looks like being way-away from the herd, or maybe just up the river a bit. Just far enough to where we can do our own thing and still hear the singing of our kin. [Read more...]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: The Season of Sex

triskele on fire

Lust is a holy thing and satisfaction is a gift, but Beltane can still be tricky for those in recovery. How do those of us who learned to dance and kiss and make love while under the influence navigate the powerful energies of the season? [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Refilling the Well


For me, creativity helps keep me sane, as does yoga and time spent outdoors. As the winter releases us and we shift into the warmer months, here are some ideas to help you make the transition with ease while honoring your creative spark. [Read more...]

The Dance of Pagan Recovery: Doing It on the Daily

You don’t have to wake up *this* early…

Whatever we’re doing, wherever we are in our recovery/discovery/uncovery process, we can be supported by some form of consistent daily practice. [Read more...]