3 Goal-Setting Exercise for July

July 3, 2015

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I decidedly dislike new year’s resolutions. To abruptly stop in the middle of winter and decide that it is the beginning of one thing, the end of another, is too arbitrary for my tiny girl brain to handle.

A goal I’ve been putting off and picking up and dropping mid-sentence and losing track of and scooping up hurriedly again is my spiritual practice. Without getting too deep into it, I’ve embraced the ideals of paganism for the past three years with varying degrees of dedication. Witchcraft (not necessarily Wiccan religion) is something I’ve always, always, always been interested in. It’s only recently that I’ve realized that other people’s perceptions of witchcraft played a large factor in my inability to embrace it further.

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3 Astrology Myths (and Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them)

June 8, 2015

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Astrology is balls-to-the-wall amazing. It’s an incredibly old, mystical method of understanding ourselves, other people, and the ways we link together and communicate, in epic proportions. It’s no longer considered a science, and thanks to daily newspapers and the last few pages of Cosmo, astrology has (relatively) recently received a bad rap for existing. I’m here to defend some of the tired old “arguments” you yourself may have used in the past, and debunk 3 astrology myths.

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Want Versus Should

May 15, 2015

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Last month I wrote about the bully in my head, and how I am often my own worst enemy/critic/creative saboteur. Along those lines, I wanted to share my thoughts on “want versus should” and my personal (and seemingly universal) habits when it comes to telling myself I should do things I actually want to do. Take a peek at the video, and leave a comment to let me know what you think!

What words do you use to encourage and motivate yourself to do the things you want to do? 

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Currently { 05 }

May 4, 2015

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My husband has been enjoying some well-deserved time off this past week. I was able to take some time out of the library and away from the computer, as well. We’ve been going on road trips across Ontario, having impromptu puppy play dates, playing Scrabble, and lounging out on the water. Instead of sharing what’s current in my life, I thought I’d share some current reads from around the web.

What have you been reading this week? Where have your travels been taking you? 

The Bully In My Head

May 1, 2015

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I’ve been called an aggressive person more than once in my life. When I see a problem I tend to bust it open like a bull at stud, rattle it around on my horns, and demand the people around me to help disentangle it. I call this engagement, and it’s how I’m comfortable operating 98% of the time. Sometimes people hear me speak to them in a demanding way; a way that startles them to the point of distraction; instead of focusing on the discussion, they focus them on the severity of my tone.

More often than not, this is how I talk to myself. 

I am seldom snarky with people, and I don’t ever make an effort to belittle someone’s idea, off-hand thought, or curated plans. So why do I treat myself this way?  Read More

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