April 30, 2024

As I write this on Beltane eve, I sit and consider the clouds and impending storm to come. When your dog give you a "WTH" look.... you know its bad. I realized that my living space, next to my bed, had become so messy that when my dog came to inform me it was time for a walk, she had trouble finding room to turn herself around.  She made me see the mess I was allowing to accumulate. I hadn't put anything away recently and books, pens, clothes, jewelry, makeup, dishes and other things were basically strewn about. I live in a very small space. Read more

April 2, 2024

I’ve written before about how setting goals can be a beneficial process. A goal is about attaining something that is currently out of reach and will take time, work, dedication and often sacrifice, to achieve. It’s possible to focus so intently on the actions involved in the process that once we accomplish the goal we can feel a bit empty and numb, perhaps even lost and without purpose. Read more

January 28, 2024

The only way to help others with death is to choose to wrestle with that shadow yourself. As I’ve stated probably in EVERY article, tomorrow is not promised; therefore, by not preparing yourself for these situations you may loose a valuable opportunity. Read more

January 10, 2024

Holding space for Death is a growth experience. My ultimate goal is to have a good death and all my other goals reflect that. Read more

December 17, 2023

In my chosen spiritual tradition, we observe Yule/winter solstice, honoring the darkest night and welcoming in the birth/return of the life-giving light. The personification of Darkness and Death as well as that of The Light and Birth take center stage as we honor the turning of the wheel of the year. Although seasonal affective disorder is acknowledged, much of modern culture disassociates from nature so completely that we don’t consider whether daylight, cold and the increased darkness affect our physical,... Read more

December 2, 2023

You had no control over your birth experience and yet, while we can prepare ourselves and our families and friends for death on financial, spiritual, and emotional levels, most are not interested in developing that practice. Read more

August 20, 2023

"Liminal Spaces" is a phrase that elevates the process of making decisions into the sacred practice that is Living. Read more

May 24, 2023

Spiritual retreats are for seekers who are looking to deepen their life experiences and open new levels of consciousness, psychedelics, like psilocybin and ayahuasca are alternative therapies used to help alleviate the fear of death, as well as heal trauma, deepen self-acceptance, open one's personal perspectives and create new avenues. Read more

February 19, 2023

Religious and faith differences can become major issues when people come to their final days before they pass or if they have not made proper preplanning for their funeral. Gender fluidity, Pagan vs Christian, and Traditional vs Evolutionary become more prominent in many aspects of estate planning. The funeral industry is probably one of the most Victorian holdovers in Western Civilization. There are many atrocities that happen at the hands of the family when religions and belief systems clash. Make... Read more

January 31, 2023

Imbolc, ancient and green. Sparkling with glimmers of light, tipped in frost; sprinkled with seeds and grain, mixed with musky scents of turned earth and the uncertainty of the year to come. Traditionally Imbolc is a celebration of the beginning of the upcoming growing season to help ensure fertility of the land for the benefit of the community; but how do we translate this into modernity and still give it relevance if you are not a farmer? While we often... Read more

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