• Lifestyle,  Spirit

    How to replenish yourself spiritually.

    I have been writing a lot about power recently, so today I thought I’d continue on with that topic by talking about how to replenish our spiritual powers when they feel down. There are many times our powers feel like they are down. It can be after an illness, a stressful period, a life-changing event, living in a toxic, abusive household, or just having an argument with a relative, friend, or partner. Personally, I felt pretty drained spiritually after the holiday season, especially when I was hit with pretty bad PMS. While the root cause doesn’t necessarily stand out, and can be an accumulation of things all at once, the symptoms…

  • Lifestyle

    Things I just love about fall

    I have to confess, I am feeling a little blue that summer is over, and it was so chaotic that I didn’t get to really enjoy it. But I’m finding consolation in the fact that there will be many more summers and countless memories to be made, and that for now, my favorite season is back. At the risk of sounding like a walking Pumpkin-Spice-Latte Girl cliché, yes, I admit fall is my favorite season. I always loved the energy of renewal that came with the back-to-school season. Fall, after all, has always meant new beginnings to me, even more than January 1st. Aside from that, here are nine more…

  • Lifestyle,  Recipes

    Moroccan-inspired chicken and vegetable tajine

    I love cooking. Separate ingredients all coming together to create something magnificent is nothing less than magical. To me, cooking is a meditative practice that relaxes and centers me. I may have not been raised with the notion that food is love, but that notion still came to exist within me. Good food makes me happy, whether I’ve made it myself or someone else has, but what makes me even happier is when the food I prepare makes people happy and lifts up their spirits. Lately, I’ve even started infusing my dishes and baked goods with my own brand of Reiki/magical vibes. I’ve even made some eggless raw cookie dough and…

  • Lifestyle

    Ten Healing Crystals For Beginners

    I love healing crystals. When I was a child, I was not only fascinated by diamonds, but I’d always feel a connection to various stones gathered at the beach or during walks in nature. So when I discovered years ago that semi-precious gemstones were used for healing for healing purposes, I was thrilled but not surprised. I did feel a bit overwhelmed during my first visit to a metaphysical store because I didn’t know where to get started using crystals for healing, what stones to get for what purpose, or how to use them. But a few years (and an expanding crystal collection) later, I can say I got the…