Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Chas Bogan, author of the new Secret Keys of Conjure.
There are all manner of physical items that we may build a magical relationship with, such as roots whose indwelling spirits we have engaged for aid, or metal charms stamped out in factories, or mojo hands that some perceive as being an extension of their own body and magical will. Though the life force present within such objects may be perceived in many ways, keeping it healthy is essential to maintaining an effective charm. The responsibility falls on us to sustain and nurture our magical allies. If you won't work on their behalf, why should they continue to work for yours? Even the
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Kristy Robinett, author of Messenger Between Worlds, Forevermore, It's a Wonderful Afterlife, Messages from a Wonderful Afterlife, the new Tails from the Wonderful Afterlife, and the forthcoming Journey to the Afterlife.
Most have lost a loved one. There is typically a standard grieving process, which may come with several days off at their job, flowers, cards, and compassion. There is often a funeral or memorial service where there’s time to give and receive support and love, and moments to say a goodbye to their deceased.
Losing a pet is difficult, too, but it rarely comes with the same end-of-life formalities, which can cause
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Tisha Morris, author of Decorating with the Five Elements of Feng Shui and the new Clutter Intervention.
It's that time of year, when the Christmas lights are stored away, our post-holiday diet is underway, and resolutions are made. But what about the…Unwanted Gift? Whether it is Christmas, birthday, or some other occasion, we all get an uneasy feeling when we unwrap the fruitcake, the ceramic yard ornament, or fringed elbow-padded sweater, and have to pull off our best improv performance.
In Christian tradition, the idea of gift exchange was inspired by the presents given to Jesus by the Wise Men. Prior to that, it was done to bring
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Bryan E. Robinson, PhD, author of the new Daily Writing Resilience.
"Act as if you're a writer. Sit down and begin. Act as if you might just create something beautiful, and by beautiful I mean something authentic and universal." —Dani Shapiro
Raise your hand if you've ever been unsure which direction to take with your writing, if self-doubt has nipped at your heels, or if you've landed in the clutches of writer's block or "second book syndrome."
I thought so.
Most of us who've written for any length of time have gotten stuck somewhere along the way. But there's good news. Twelve Step programs have thrown a phrase around for years