Socially Responsible Magic: The Power and Peril of Positive Thinking, Part 3

Positive thinking won’t solve all your problems. In fact, it won’t solve any of them. What it teaches you to do is look at your problems differently. [Read more…]

Socially Responsible Magic: The Power and Peril of Positive Thinking, Part 2

Two heads really are better than one! Plus other lessons from the literature on positive thinking. [Read more…]

Socially Responsible Magic: The Power and Peril of Positive Thinking, Part 1

The peril of positive thinking is that it can lead to a lack of awareness and empathy, as well as a reinforcement of privilege. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Putting the “Holy” Back in “Holiday”

I refuse to let the fact that I’m at work stop me from making the holiday unique and special. I cannot change my surroundings, so instead I choose to change my perception of them, and set myself apart. That is my offering on this day of sacrifice. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Making the Most of Mercury Retrograde

We’re in the midst of another Mercury Retrograde, and while I don’t pretend to be an astrological guru, I have learned a lot through trial and error about making the most of this wonky energy. Attitude is everything: if you expect Mercury Retrograde to knock you flat, it probably will, but if you expect this to be a time of contemplation and creative opportunities, you’ll ride the astrological tide with joy. [Read more…]


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