Reducing Stress, Increasing Joy: The Stoicism of Epictetus

I am in a new state, in a strange part of the country, with three suitcases and a backpack. I don't have a lot of money, and all of my options seem confusing. Yesterday was a rough day, and today is shaping up to be more of the same. I am a weepy, worrying mess today.So what do you do? Where do you turn? As a Pagan who is facing an adventure fraught with both excitement and fear? I turn to my faith. To my gods. To fate, destiny, synchronicity and magical coincidence. I wrote awhile back that … [Read more...]

Reconsidering the Importance of Myth

Following up on my last post hasn't been easy. Both a lack of time and deciding what to write has been difficult. Maybe my week off spoiled me and I'm just finding it hard to get back in the groove.My last post got some surprisingly positive feedback from surprising quarters. I've received a lot of kind and interesting responses I'm still trying to process. One was public, and I strongly suggest you read Ian Corrigan's response post. I want to revisit some comments he made, and issues raised … [Read more...]