Free Will Astrology 5/5–5/11

ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Silence is not silence, but a limit of hearing,” writes Jane Hirshfield in her poem “Everything Has Two Endings.” This observation is apropos for you right now. There are potentially important messages you’re not registering and catalytic influences you can’t detect. But their apparent absence is due to a blank spot …continue

Suffering the Silence: What You Don’t See

Last September, I had the pleasure of working on Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial, a project near and dear to my heart. While writing her book, author Allie Cashel was also working with longtime friend Erica Lupinacci to launch Suffering the Silence, an online community that empowers those with chronic illnesses to …continue

Q&A with Thanissara: Feminism in a Time of Environmental Crisis

In our latest installment of our Q&A series with Thanissara, we use the sacred feminine as a framework for looking forward: toward environmental action, feminism, and intersectionality in the 21st century. Thanissara is the author of Time to Stand Up: An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth: The Buddha’s Life and Message through Feminine Eyes. Q: What …continue

Five Ways to Start Your Spiritual Spring Cleaning

Spring is in full swing and with it comes fresh air, fresh flowers, and a chance for a fresh start. We’ve compiled a few ideas for how you can start your spiritual spring cleaning—from clearing the air to clearing out your office clutter.  

Spiritual Spring Cleaning: Smudging and Healing Smoke

For advice on smudging and healing smoke, we turned to Robin Rose Bennett. Her book Healing Magic is an excellent resource on choosing the right herbs for the right time. Spirituality and Health also has a great article on The Ancient Art of Smudging which provides an overview on how you can approach this ancient practice with reverence and respect. What follows is …continue

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