Recipe Corner: Thanksgiving (Part 2)

Recipe Corner: Thanksgiving (Part 2)

So, last week we looked at desserts for Thanksgiving. This week we’re going to talk about two hotly debated sides: dressing, and mashed potatoes! First, gluten free dressing is possible, but honestly? The bread isn’t all it’s cracked up to

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Inspiration Corner: 7 Ways to De-stress The Holidays

Inspiration Corner: 7 Ways to De-stress The Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching. I love this time of year. We host Thanksgiving for friends and loved ones, and I love the sparkle of the winter holidays. But I know it can be an extremely stressful time for people.

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Recipe Corner: Thanksgiving (Part 1)

Recipe Corner: Thanksgiving (Part 1)

Thanksgiving can be difficult when you have food allergies.  I’ve learned the hard way that holidays are NO excuse for eating what you are allergic to. And it’s no excuse for serving your food allergic friends and family food that

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The Nature of Samhain

The Nature of Samhain

Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) is the primary Celtic festival, celebrated on the evening of October 31st–November 1st.  It focuses on our links to our spiritual and physical ancestors.  The honoring of ancestors is a concept celebrated world-round under a number of

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Welcome to the Witching Season

Welcome to the Witching Season

Every year, on October first, I write my Welcome to the Witching Season post. October has always been my favorite month and autumn, my favorite season. This makes sense, of course, given I’m a shamanic witch and this season is

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The Nature of Mabon

The Nature of Mabon

Tomorrow we’ll be celebrating Mabon. Mabon is the celebration of the Autumnal Equinox, when day and night are once again in balance.  Once more the sun crosses the celestial equator and day and night equal one another. Celebrated in late

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The Nature of Lughnasadh

The Nature of Lughnasadh

It is August 1st, the Festival of Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo’-na-sah). Lughnasadh is the Celtic festival dedicated to the God Lugh, the Long Handed, who is associated with light and fire.  The festival is also considered to be the first harvest,

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The Nature of Litha

The Nature of Litha

Litha is the season of expansion, when the crops burgeon forth.  We forget winter’s cares and spend our days basking under the brilliant light.  The Summer Solstice brings us the longest day of the year–the zenith of the Sun King,

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But First, Coffee: Memorial Day, & Upcoming Books

But First, Coffee: Memorial Day, & Upcoming Books

Blessings to those who have lost their loved ones to the service of this country, this Memorial Day. And to those who gave their lives in the service of this country. I used to not think a lot about Memorial

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The Nature of Beltane

The Nature of Beltane

Daisy chains and lilacs, champagne with strawberries and sweet woodruff, sun filtering into a field of young fern and bracken, a doe and her fawns peering out of the woods, a hint of chaos in the air…it is April 30,

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