Happy Samhain

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 […]


Top 10 Mother’s Day Recipes To Wow Mom

Mother’s Day is around the corner and we have the Top 10 Mother’s Day Recipes To Wow Mom. By mom, I mean your own mother, a step-mom or someone who is mother to furry kids. I believe cat moms or doggie moms deserve to be to honored too. I also believe: Cooking is love made […]


Make Every Day Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day. It’s a man-made holiday since the Earth, our dear planet, Gaia would say, Make Every Day Earth Day. Every day, something natural and wondrous happens. I notice the tiny things, the shifts in the life cycles of growth, decay, dormancy and rebirth over and over in a cosmic version of re-cycling. […]


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 […]

Celebrate the return of Light

12 Days of Yuletide Beats The 12 Days Of Christmas

The 12 days of Christmas ends on December 25 but if you’re celebrating the 12 days of Yuletide which begins today, there is more to celebrate. Yule is marked on the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. It’s all uphill from here with gradual longer days of daylight to brighten moods. Yule has […]


Merry Everything and Holiday Colors Gone Wild

There so many holidays during December I feel like saying “Merry Everything” to be inclusive, but someone will think it offensive. Christmas used to be distinctly red and green in bright jewel tones but who dictated that color combo and why. If you look at vintage Christmas cards, they use a muddier palette. I don’t […]

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30 Days To A New Life

While you’re going through holiday season hell, heaven, joy, frustration or fill in your flavor, size, colorful adjective of your choice, only one thing is true: There are 30 days left until the new year.  How you spend or think of  those 30 days may color the rest of next year, or the rest of […]


The Power of Letting Go

Is three times the charm? Let’s hope so as we re-post about letting go for the third time. A WordPress plugin glitch created a fatal error and in the restore lost the post, again in the height of Trickster irony.  Apologies for broken links to previous versions of the post on social. This is a […]

Happy Samhain

The Real Horror Of Halloween: A True Story

The Real Horror Of Halloween: A True Story. Well actually I have three. The spookiest time of the year is largely manufactured to the tune of 6.9 billion in the U.S. this year. It’s spent on candy, decorations and costumes for humans and their pets. The thought of cats and dogs prancing around as giant hot […]

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How To Prepare For Autumn Zen With Sprezzatura

How To Prepare For Autumn Zen is not a to-do list but a to-be state of mind. No instructions. No rules. Just a little autumn Haiku and sprezzatura. This image is a departure for me but its simplicity speaks volumes or not. I’ve been struggling with simplicity lately in my creative work. My mind wants […]