As I was recovering from the flu/pneumonia bout, I went back to work as it was close to finals and I was starting to miss those Seniors. In the process, they brought germs! So I was sick again. However, as I sit here over break I find that I am almost ready to recover. I need a little more sleep, a little more down time, and some more restful moments, but then I will be ready to take on 2020! I already have topics planned, for the days I am not using a daily draw card, but I am planning … Continue reading End of Year Reflection (short)
It is that time. Samhain has been celebrated in the most glorious of fashions and now we run across the holidays that seem to all be crammed into a tight space. Veteran’s Day was fabulous, with thanks given to those in our lives, and simply to those in general, who served. This is always a favorite of mine as my dad and my father-in-law served, as well as many others I know, and my son is currently serving. After that brief flash of inspiration though, we begin the American Thanksgiving, Yule, Christmas, New Year’s crush of depression, weight of the … Continue reading Holiday Season Blahs
As we sit in our offices, on our couches, in our cars, at our desks, we define ourselves in different ways. These are often simple masks we wear to fit what it is others expect of us, or that we must project based on the situation. All totally understandable, but what happens when you begin to lose who you are to these masks? When you forget to take one mask off before donning another, and they blend to a point where you can’t get out from under either? These are scary questions, as I often feel this way. I have … Continue reading Who Are You?
Today, the DragonFae that showed up was Drystan – the resident bad boy/trickster who is honest about who he is, even when we don’t want to believe him. Reminding us all that not everything is always as it seems, and we have misplaced our faith in someone or in a situation, that is not what we thought it was. This is always a tough one. In my own life, trying to see what he is referring to I am almost at a loss, although my mundane job does lend itself with both situations and people, to this little DragonFae, I … Continue reading Look Beneath the Surface
Some days working with teenagers invigorates me and creates a sense of energy that I can use to get through several days, other times working with teenagers drains me of the energy I had to make it to the next day, leaving exhausted for days on end. Every day working with teenagers I learn something about them, myself, and the world. High school students have a unique perspective on what is happening in the world, their lives, the classroom, and even, yes, their teachers’ lives. They bring such a different look into what is going on. Today my students are … Continue reading Working With Teenagers
Create space for you to be you! Don’t let the world outside take over everything. Purposefully create a space that is yours alone, that you can breathe in, decompress in, and center in. This is a space that helps you balance, gives you a moment to ground yourself and remember who you are, what is important to you, and why you matter. Never doubt that you are loved, that you are needed, and that you are an integral part of the world. When you begin to, head for that space that you have created for you. Balance, center, ground and … Continue reading Create Space
Storms are amazing. Here in California we are experiencing some weird weather…snow in the elevations, and rain, lightening, and high winds down in the Valley a bit. This type of weather is perfect for bringing natural cleansing and energy into your magick and home. Wind and rain are amazing cleansers. I’ve been known to stand in the midddle of the yard in a big wind storm and accpet the wind into my body, sweeping out the negative and leaving me feeling refreshed and with room to fill my thoughts, my soul, my energy with positivity and balance. Rain will do … Continue reading Magick in the Air