1. Your new book, Everyday Witchcraft,
focuses on bringing spirituality back into our busy, daily lives. What
inspired you to write this book?
I wrote the first book on this topic, The Goddess Is in the Details, back in 2009, and
it has been far and away the most popular of all my books, which made
me think it was the one people resonated with the most. And my life has
only gotten busier, so it occurred to me that my readers might enjoy
more ways to connect with spirit in small, practical ways.
2. You are a prolific
writer, and many of your books (such as Everyday Witch A to Z
and Witchcraft on a Shoestring)
focus on being a Witch in a mundane, everyday world. From where do you
draw your ideas?
From being a Witch in a mundane, everyday
world, of course! But seriously, most of my books are drawn from my own
experiences, or those of my group, Blue Moon Circle. I also get
questions and requests from my readers, which might prompt a book (like
the Everyday Witch A to
Z Spellbook, which I wrote after I got so many requests for
simple, practical spells for everyday issues).
3. Why is important for us
to continuously be renewing our spirituality as we go through our daily
Life can be exhausting, and we tend to
put out more than we take back in, which drains our mental, physical,
and emotional batteries. Renewing our spirituality actually feeds those
batteries, allowing us to keep moving forward with more energy and an
4. Practices in the book
include five-minute rituals, "hibernation vacations," mini daily
divinations, and more. How can such small practices reap such positive
Small things add up. It only takes a
minute to hug someone, and think of how good that makes you feel! (And
it only takes a couple of minutes to eat some chocolate. I rest my
case.) There have been a lot of studies that show that small bursts of
exercise are as effective as one long session—why should spiritual
practices be any different? And let's face it, if the choice is between
doing a few small things that you can find the time for, or doing
nothing…well, obviously the small things count. Now go eat some
chocolate and hug somebody.
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