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Spending the holidays with your dog might be healthier than with your family. (Illustration: Noon/Rawpixel)

Well, folks, it's that time of year again––the holidays. It's the time of year when you not-so-gleefully indulge in 30 pounds of ham over a belaboring three-week period even though you swore off meat ten months ago. It's your aunt's bourbon-glazed ham, and she's made it every year for as…

The past, peace, and guidance

Without the dark clouds above, the seeds sown below would not get water to grow. (Photo: Adam_Tumidajewicz)

1. Your Past No Longer Controls You

The ego loves the past and wants to hold on so tightly it refuses to let go. It loves the old sense of self so much it brings it into every new story.

The ego loves the past story, but the universe doesn’t love that.

The universe doesn’t want the…

RELATIONSHIPS

Illustration: Te/RawPixel

A couple of weeks ago, I published an essay that briefly commemorated my twentieth month in isolation, a time that has been superbly transformative for me. During this time alone, it has become clear why so many people, women mostly, always urged me to spend time with myself before jumping…

Photo by Brett Garwood on Unsplash

This is beautiful. Congratulations! I exclaimed as I walked into my friend’s newly purchased home. Congratulations Mom and Dad, and welcome to the world little one! I rejoiced at seeing the birth announcement of a couple I know. That’s awesome! Congrats! I said to my friend when she mentioned her…

SPIRIT MEDICINE

A closer look at the “Mirror” card in the Awakened Soul Oracle deck by Ethony.

“Uhambo” (or the Chariot) meaning “the journey” or “traveling forward” in the Xhosa language serves as a wake-up call to zoom past our fears and worries, trusting that we are not only divinely guided but divinely protected. …

SPIRIT MEDICINE

4 of Cutlass. Akamara Tarot.

This week’s Spirit Medicine includes messages from the 4 of Cutlass tarot card + Gratitude oracle card.

Eclipse season continues to shower us with a new wave of perspectives and visions, by way of tough conversations and facing truths that may have felt like a thorn these last few weeks…

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