Welcoming Fall and the Harvest with a Mabon Celebration

We just welcomed the Autumn Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere and there’s been a lovely crisp to the air here in the Northeast. During the first day of fall on September 22nd, the sun also moved into the zodiac of Libra. Additionally, the beginning of fall also brings us Mabon, a pagan/Celtic/Wiccan tradition, whichContinue reading “Welcoming Fall and the Harvest with a Mabon Celebration”

How to be Present in Nature Part V: Earthing

When was the last time you felt the soil and grass beneath your feet? Or even the sand between your toes? It’s way too easy for us to physically disconnect from nature these days. Unless you intentionally spend time in a park or the beach, most of us are missing out on connecting to theContinue reading “How to be Present in Nature Part V: Earthing”

The Stronger We are as Individuals, The Better We are as a Collective

“The better the state is established, the fainter is humanity.”– Friedrich Nietzsche We live in a society that has programmed us to live in fear. We’re led to believe there’s something to be afraid of on every corner, fear just lurking – waiting to take something away from us. Unfortunately, it seems like there’s aContinue reading “The Stronger We are as Individuals, The Better We are as a Collective”

Alone, Together

I enjoy my own company. Even while at home, I’m rarely bored; there’s always so much to do. Clean, write, journal, organize, learn, create art. I have a rich inner world. Sometimes it’s a blessing and a curse. I often go to the beach alone. To the park alone. Simply because I enjoy it.Conversations don’t always need toContinue reading “Alone, Together”

Practically Manifest Your Goals: It’s Virgo Season

The below blog post is from my most recent newsletter. I typically create content specifically just for the newsletter, but I thought this one would be good to share as a blog post. Can you believe it? The year is more than halfway over! We’ve come to the end of August, Leo season is done,Continue reading “Practically Manifest Your Goals: It’s Virgo Season”

A Midsummer Symphony

Cicadas replace the sounds of birds on a summer morning,Crickets and grasshoppers sing their nightly symphonies;Sounds that could simply lull you to sleep. You walk around,you sit on the porch or the stoop,and the liveliness of the critters becomes the background noiseof your environment. Rattles, whistles, and chirps remind us that no matter what, lifeContinue reading “A Midsummer Symphony”

How to be Present in Nature Part IV: Skygazing

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been entranced by sunsets and skygazing. I remember during a trip to South Carolina in my youth, I was in complete awe looking at the night sky. Everywhere I looked, just more and more clusters of stars. The whole sky was be-speckled in them! As a young girlContinue reading “How to be Present in Nature Part IV: Skygazing”

We Shouldn’t Externalize “The Revolution”

The revolution won’t be televised. Why not? Because I honestly believe the revolution starts within. It starts with how we think about ourselves. Our outlook on our own lives, the intentions behind our actions, the way we prioritize our health and mental states. The little things we can do in our lives to help bringContinue reading “We Shouldn’t Externalize “The Revolution””

Does Your Soul Need These Two Things?

“What are soul needs? They lie in two realms: nature and creativity.”– Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype I just want to leave you all with this quote that resonated heavily with my soul. I chose this photo I shot from the Brooklyn BotanicContinue reading “Does Your Soul Need These Two Things?”

Long Gone Are the Days

Seems like the quiet times these days are the early mornings, the stormy days, the rain,and the night time (when people start to head home). Social mobility post “quarantine lock-down” has been beneficial, but let’s face it –we’re all outside!Some people are still quarantining, but most of us are out trying to enjoy slivers ofContinue reading “Long Gone Are the Days”

Do You Listen with Intention?

“The conversation lingered in my head for hours —” – Outkast (Big Boi), Rosa Parks How often do we find ourselves in conversations where we say, “I was thinking about ‘that thing’ you were talking about the other day?” to someone we know? Let me ask you this – is it often enough? I likeContinue reading “Do You Listen with Intention?”

Sometimes I Float In Between

I only know the light because I’ve lived through the dark.My body, buried in the heavy, damp soil.Ready to decompose with the earth.Destined for more,My soul wouldn’t rest. Though suffocated by the soil,Spirit clawed its way through the dirt that tried to encapsulate it,simultaneously being kept alive by way of the earth’s minerals and nutrients.Continue reading “Sometimes I Float In Between”

Swimming: An Artful Escape

That moment when you glide smoothly into the water;it’s like you’re transporting yourself to another world.Swimming; it’s so therapeutic. Without regular trips to the gym and a daily commute, my mobility has lessened.I do take walks and go for jogs, but that only makes up for a portion of what I’ve lost.I’ve been fortunate enoughContinue reading “Swimming: An Artful Escape”

Have Fun and Honor the Sun’s Energy This Leo Season

“The Sun is the pull to Spirit and Self, a differentiation into individuality and separate awareness. It is the life giver, a source of power and indicator of destiny.”– Judy Hall, The Hades Moon It’s about to be Leo season! Leo season lasts from July 23rd through August 22nd. Being a July Leo myself, IContinue reading “Have Fun and Honor the Sun’s Energy This Leo Season”

How to be Present in Nature Part III: Connect with Open Water

Apparently, due to coronavirus lockdowns, there were people who have spent more time in nature than usual, as a way to cope with the stress and uncertainty. For those 3-4 months, going to your yard, local park, beach, lake, or pond, was the only escape for a while. In this Vox article, Quarantine Has ChangedContinue reading “How to be Present in Nature Part III: Connect with Open Water”

Reconnect with Self This Cancer Season – Where’s Your ‘Home’?

It’s summer time in NYC and it’s also Cancer season. Cancer is a feminine, water sign – represented by the crab (hard exterior, soft interior) and connected to the moon. We’ve had some wonderfully summer weather lately, and with the beaches open, it’s been the perfect time to feel the healing energy of the ocean,Continue reading “Reconnect with Self This Cancer Season – Where’s Your ‘Home’?”

You Are Responsible for Yourself.

I was scrolling on social media and saw this post (left image) which read, “grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.” At the time, I was reading a digital download of “Freedom From the Known“ by Jiddu Krishnamurti. I did as instructed, and this was the sentence thatContinue reading “You Are Responsible for Yourself.”

We Need Seeds, We Need Growth.

I recently realized that I only see seedless grapes in the grocery store. To be honest, I haven’t been to a farmer’s market in a while, but I do know that seedless grapes seem to be the norm in the stores. Why is seedless so popular anyway? Did people really demand seedless fruit or wasContinue reading “We Need Seeds, We Need Growth.”

A Sunset and A Second Wind

Some folks relish the sunrises.The dawning of a new day. Glorious rays of sunlightthat beam with possibilities of what’s to come. But the sunset always feels like home. The grand finale beforeact II for the night. As it ushers in the inky deep blue, we can slink away into the darkness. This is where IContinue reading “A Sunset and A Second Wind”

The Shadow Self: Are You Aware of Your Projections?

According to Carl Jung (Jungian psychology), we all have a shadow, and it’s the unconscious aspect of our personality. Our egos choose not to identify with it; the integration of our shadow self and ego can be quite challenging. Our shadows are our own personal “unknowns.” The parts of ourselves that we don’t want toContinue reading “The Shadow Self: Are You Aware of Your Projections?”