Book Review: Rise Sister Rise

I picked up Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within by Rebecca Campbell at a Barnes and Noble about three months ago.  I was looking for a book on women’s spirituality from a broader perspective. Something a bit more mulitfaith or from a non religious standpoint.  I was attempting to get myself out of my spiritual comfort zone of standard Pagan, Wiccan, witchcraft and magic books and manuals.41cRIs-0anL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_

What I found was a book that was so much more.   Continue reading

The Great Pagan Divide

I straddle two worlds within the Pagan community.  One, the Pagan online community, is this bounty of creativity where I get to connect to so many people around the world (including you, lovely reader).  The other, my IRL Pagan community, is full of tradition and ceremony passed down from person to person for generations.  I love both of them.  They fulfill me in different ways. The online Pagan community, specifically the blogs I follow and Tumblr, inspires me to think in new ways and jump starts my creativity.  My physical community is there for me and provides structure to my days. For me, they compliment each other nicely and both help my grow as a woman, a Pagan, a Witch, and a person.

Lately I’ve noticed that I seem to be the only one know feels this way.  I have noticed a lot of ire in both camps regarding the other. Continue reading

Working Witch: Balancing Work, Life, and a Spiritual Practice

A few days ago, one of my coworkers asked me to make a clickable PDF.  I agreed to take the task (even though I had no idea how to do that), looked up how to accomplish my goal, and turned her document into a clickable PDF.  The whole process took about a half an hour. When I returned the document back to my coworker, she responded to me by saying, “Oh my god I think you are a wizard.”

Not going to lie. I chuckled.

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This is not the only time that coworkers of mine Continue reading

Essential Oil Bug Spray

Happy Independence Day weekend!  If your holiday festivities are anything like mine, you have been spending a ton of time outdoors this weekend.  And as much as I love being in nature, I do not love bug bites.  With the rise of Lyme Disease and other bug carrying illnesses in the Northeast, it is imperative that you apply some sort of bug spray when you spent a ton of time outdoors.

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Trouble is, commercial bug sprays are terrible for the environment and to human health. Continue reading