Saving the World One Manicure at a Time!

Dip my fingertips in Fairy Dust? I think I shall, thank you!

There are times when pleasure for pleasure’s sake (or beauty for beauty’s sake) nourishes our souls. By the end of this tribute to the ways in which manicures have changed my life, you might just be on board, yourself. [Read more...]

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The Sacred Sensualist’s Guide to New Year Resolutions

How to play your way through this newest New Year! Resolutions are a great way to reinvigorate the goals that I’ve already been working on and to give some new ones a try. I came up with a hodge podge game plan for adding a dose of fun and foolishness to the resolution process for the year. [Read more...]

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Dreams, Degue and an Ancestor Visitation

This year, I created degue for my Ancestor meal.

This year, as a result of an important dream visitation from my step-sister, I decided to make degue (pronounced dey-gey) to share with my family at our Ancestor Dinner. [Read more...]

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Once I had a Brilliant Idea to Embrace My Prejudice Against an Entire Group of People

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After two summers of obnoxious Italian boys and spoiled, snotty Italian girls, I decided to consciously embrace a full fledged prejudice against Italians. Based on the “brats” who’d been shipped over, I embraced a perspective that they were spoiled, entitled, and racist, and that there was some terrible parenting taking place over in Italy. But the Goddess checked me, folks, and she checked me HARD. [Read more...]

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And Then There Was That Time I Went to Battle With My Own Ass…

It's The Knot!

I sat in a meditation hall, perfectly still and silent. Anyone looking at me would have seen an unmoving, serenely meditating being, but inside there was a full-fledged war taking place. Or, to put it in its total brutal, foolish honesty: I sat silently in a room and went to war on my own ass. For almost an hour, I was locked in a battle to the death with my butt. [Read more...]

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Natural. Hair. Magick.

Image by Glenford Nunez from "The Coiffure Project"

My first exposure to the concept of hair as a magickal thing came from my West-African step-father. Whenever my mother would cut his hair, he would meticulously gather up all of the hair to be buried. Now that I’m living full time in the realms of the mystical, I find myself regularly saying and doing things that are *way* more “out there” than anything he ever said. [Read more...]

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On Mothering, Sacred Sensual Style

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While I am committed to raising my son in a style that supports him in exploring his own emotions and thoughts, the United States is not as forgiving of young black men who make mistakes as it is of young white men. I cannot raise my son in the free style that I’ve observed in many pagan/hippie/attachment/gentle parenting communities. So I’m merging free flow with cultural consciousness and mothering him Sacred Sensual Style… [Read more...]

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Being an Ally versus Being a Nice Person

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I, personally, think of allies as people who do the work to examine and question their own privilege. Being an ally means willing to be uncomfortable, being willing to be wrong (and, unfortunately, doing that frequently) and trying again, over and over. In contrast, being a nice person means being someone who doesn’t want to make others feel badly. [Read more...]

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I’m not as evolved as I like to think I am

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Recently, someone I love very much was harmed by the actions of another person. I have been sad and I have been angry. I have been scared and raging and, periodically, in the midst of all of that, I have managed to sit down and meditate or pray and re-center myself. I have realized, in this process, that I am not as elevated and spiritual as I would like to believe. [Read more...]

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Spell Casting Anytime and Anywhere

Mother and son witchy broom duo. We're starting with basic energy (and mess) moving before progressing to full moon rides.

I like to make wishes on my sneezes. When I sneeze the entire house knows about it. I can rock a city block — especially since I stop everything, throw my head back and my arms in the air and roar, “CHOOOOOO!” or “CHAO!” or “ARRAOOOGHH!” [Read more...]

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