Hi everyone, I'm back for another week takeover! I wanted to talk about a couple of things that have been inspiring me and keeping my soul warm in this cold winter. Which are Astrology and music. Although it's a beautiful and magestical time, winter can be a dark time for people. I've always been afraid … Continue reading Aries Ascending!
Thanksgiving is a bit of a touchy subject for Indigenous people, and for good reason. Personally, I don't want to get into that subject online and I feel I still have some learning to do. However, I believe this time of year is one for celebration of the harvest. At least that's how I sometimes … Continue reading Celebrating the Harvest and Prayers for the Harvests to Come
I met with a friend yesterday and she said something that struck a deep chord: we live in a world that promotes the idea of going it alone, doing everything for ourselves, and yet, when we tune in to community, in a genuine way, some powerful magic is able to take place. Reading is a … Continue reading Drop in to the Library’s bookclub to discuss The Marrow Thieves
I’m going to drop a bomb on you all. So, just prepare yourselves.
This is the poet, Mary Oliver's, take, on what those three things are. In Blackwater Woods Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment, the long tapers of cattails are bursting and floating away over the blue shoulders of the ponds, … Continue reading To live in this world, you must be able to do three things
I just picked up this brand new coffee table portrait collection at the library. Humans of New York is a 6 year old project of New York photographer Brandon Stanton. He takes people's pictures. The ordinary folk of New York City, where he lives. It began as a kind of census-taking. In images. He'd just moved to … Continue reading Wellness Reads: Humans of NY, a catalogue of human stories
It was a hideous pinky-purple with sponge-painted stars. The walls were plastered with quotes cut out from magazines that were haphazardly pasted out of context next to hundreds of photographs of friends and posters of punk bands and wakeboarding. There were at least 200 of those glow-in-the-dark-star and moon stickers on the ceiling, enough … Continue reading The Life Changing Magic Of Eating Croissants In Bed
When I met Connie Sobchak this summer at a party, she was freshly retired from teaching and I wondered how strange it must feel to suddenly be adrift from all the rhythm and schedules and order that a school provides. Some new habits might be warranted? She shared that she was currently reading a book … Continue reading Wellness Read: a book all about habits just might change your life
I joined a book club. It's making me a kinder, smarter person, actually. Proof in this article that reveals recent scientific evidence that reading fiction increases empathy. Despite being a lifelong book nerd, I fell away from fiction for almost a decade. I think there's something about the pace, some fundamental slowing down required by … Continue reading #WellnessReads: Danielle Saul reviews All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
I love books! One of the first things I did when we moved to Pemberton, almost 7 years ago, was to join the library in anticipation of reading lots of books and meeting new people. Just one problem with that. I love to OWN books! I love the smell and the feel of them, I … Continue reading #WellnessReads2015: Wild by Cheryl Strayed