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How To Celebrate Samhain and The Season of The Witch

Samhain and The Season of The Witch by Layla Morgan Wilde Samhain or as I prefer to call it the witch’s new year is celebrated on Halloween. It marks the time of the end of the growing season and the beginning of winter and you don’t need to be a witch to celebrate. It may […]

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Chinese New Year Good Fortune Without The Cookie

Chinese New Year Good Fortune without the cookie. Yes, no calories either. If you feel the new year hasn’t quite kicked it yet, wait until tomorrow. The Chinese New Year begins tomorrow with a new moon, the auspicious time for new beginnings. It’s a 15-day celebration and will kick start any sluggish January beginnings. I […]

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As Above and So Below On Samhain (Halloween)

As Above and So Below On Samhain (Halloween) means finding the real magic. It’s my favorite holiday of the year, even though it marks the end of summer, my favorite season. Apparently I’m not the only one. Halloween continues to grow in popularity. According to the National Retail Federation HALLOWEEN SPENDING is estimated to reach $8.4 […]

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Inspiration in Unlikely Places Like SeaWorld

Yesterday I instagrammed a pic at museum where you’d think the art would be the main attraction but found cellphones mesmerized. Everyone had one in their hands. We now live in a culture where a bright piece of digital plastic holds more sway than a masterpiece. While the museum goers gazed into screens oblivious to […]

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Spring Equinox:The Real Easter and No Dance With The Devil

 March 20 is the first day of spring but did you know the it’s also the pagan holiday of Eostre or Ostara and the real Easter? Ostara is the Anglo-Saxon goddess named for east or dawn. Pagans, an agrarian culture celebrated the growing light and longer days with the hope of a long and fruitful growing season. Good […]

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Hugging Trees Proven To Help Stress

It’s nice when science catches up to what humans have known since the dawn of time. Hugging trees is now scientifically proven to improve health, lower stress and anxiety according to a new study. And it’s not only trees but all plants have healing benefits. In Blinded by Science the chapter on plants is a […]

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Perform Like You’ve Never Lost

Hey, it’s your Monday morning quarterback with some horse sense. Seriously, I did a lovely series on horses when I visited Knoxville recently. I’m so used to photographing cats, larger animals require a different focus and perspective. Horse never fail to inspire when you get close to their massive majestic bodies. We can all use […]

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Save The Bees, Save the Planet

    Albert Einstein is widely credited for the quote: “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” Who knows what’s true but the truth is we need […]

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What Boomer Muse Learned After Six Years of Blogging

Six years ago today, I entered the world of blogging, clueless. I innocently rolled out the welcome mat thinking ” if you build it , they will come”. My intention was pure and “they” did come with millions of views and yet by an odd twist of fate, I’m beginning almost from scratch. The biggest […]

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The Secret Wisdom of Bees and Social Media

This one bee sucking the life out of a rose inspired today’s photo quote for The Secret Wisdom of Bees and Social Media. Bees usually hopscotch from flower to flower and land if there’s there enough pollen to make it worth their while. They don’t stay long and their journey appears more superficial than deep. It’s […]