Soul Food: Self Care for Harsh Times

I’m thinking about self care today for a couple of reasons. Mostly because, despite my best efforts at taking care not to acerbate my chronic back pain, it’s been sporting a big ol’ frowny face on the pain scale for the last several days. This physical pain has been my constant companion, at some level,…

Historical Trauma Is Not A Free Pass for Creating More Harm

Like other communities (both online and off) that deal with endeavors in creative and intellectual property, there are concerns over cultural appropriation, specifically in these spaces, the appropriation of cultural faith beliefs and spiritual practice. To be clear, I’m talking about pre-Christian spiritual practices and customs.

The Lie in The Power of Attraction & Positive Thought

There is an entire industry built around the (false) premise that if your life is in the crapper, you have nobody to blame but yourself. You just aren’t trying hard enough, you don’t have the willpower it takes. You simply aren’t attracting positive energy into your life. Books on the power of attraction and manifesting…

Ghourls’ Night In

We all remember the witches from the fairy tales of our youth, or the movies we watched as teenagers. They were generally a pretty frightening bunch of ladies, all seeming to have a score to settle. Dark and a little bitter might be okay for chocolate but whose got time for the whole bitch-on-a-broomstick thing…

Some Days You Just Gotta Laugh

It’s been a bit of a tiring (yes, tiring – not trying) week for me. I want to say I’m not sure if that’s good or bad, because I want to believe there might be some good in being this exhausted. The good part would be that I’m kind of surprised it’s already Thursday—like really,…