gratituesday 2/17

It’s Tuesday, the Tuesday after Pantheacon, and mundane life is back, with a thrumming undercurrent of lots of wonderful pagan energy.

I was blessed with community, meeting new and fascinating people, lots of spectacle, drumming, dancing, attending ritual and participating in ritual. And shopping. I am the proud owner of two circlet crowns. One silver and one silver, bronze and onyx. And will soon be the owner of a made-to-order conductor-style wand of purpleheart wood with a dark amber tip.

I lusted after many handmade exquisite things, like a handcarved mermaid made from cherry amber. Beyond exquisite. And handmade goddess dolls. And vintage-fabric witch hats. I love artists and the things they make.

I did attend the yoni portrait workshop and now have a yoni in flames hanging over my bed. Woohoo!

I am grateful to spend time with my daughter on Sunday, celebrating her birthday. Lunch at Red Tomatoes, lots of chat. Got to talk to her about this phase of her life, what to expect ramping up to her Saturn return in a few years. Felt very little urge to tell her what to do. How liberating!

We even talked about the end of her medical insurance. And she was able to listen and talk sans anger. So much letting go! I am glad we have survived to this point.

Blessed be.

Take a deeper dive — more articles like this one...

Do you see obstacles to your happiness? Who put them there?

What obstacles do you put between yourself and your happiness?

Sometimes Mercury retrograde can be merciless


Farewell 2015, an obituary


The gifts in the silence


What needs a little love and attention? Start with your chakras.


Sharing birthday and Day of the Dead happiness — a gift for you!



I’m a barely tamed hippie, sage, seasoned, sarcastic (not all the time any more, but still). I’m a mom, a daughter, sister, a neighbor, and a friend. I’ve been on this meandering journey — like you, probably — seeking a better connection to and experience of peace, harmony, and fun in every bit of life. I’m single, quite good at it, and mostly love it. I’m here for the conversations I get to have with you, which these days center on exploring the mystery and beauty of life, work, health, aging, and creative expression. Want to know a little more about me and my journey? Explore the site. Read the blog. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Chime in!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *