I've been so engrossed in the process of making new books this year that my blogging status became nearly obsolete. I'm sorry! While there's been plenty to talk about, I've been lost in the words of authors instead of finding my way up from the pages to write my own thoughts. But I know you'll forgive my absence when I finally share this stack of shimmering new titles! Let's see what 2013 brought us, according to category. Where have we been this year in the worlds of self help, health & healing, and spiritual development?
Spiritual Development & Parapsychology
Intuition for Beginners by Diane Brandon: Enhance your sense of inner knowing. Explore the different kinds of
Some people like money as a gift. While there's a part of me that thinks, "Good! Money! I can do something with this," there's also another part of me that thinks, "They sure didn't think much about this gift!"
I prefer receiving something that someone has actually spent time considering. "What is Don like? What does he need? What does he want? What will he use?" That's the type of gift I prefer to give, too. For me, spending time considering what someone needs, will like and will use is a pleasure for me. It can also be challenging if I don't have in mind a variety of things to choose from that might appeal to a person.
There's a surprisingly different problem when selecting a gift,
December is truly my favorite month! I love the sights. I love the smells. Even the sounds of music and ringing bells that I've heard every year before don't get old. The sense of magic I felt as a kid flutters back to life as new traditions are made and old ones are celebrated.
One of these traditions is the year review that begins as I write my holiday letter. What did I do this year and where has life taken me? What did I love, lose, and accomplish? Often I'm left amazed at everything that's transpired in the course of twelve months! From that jumping off point I take another step and write down my goals for the year ahead. By the time I'm done I feel like I know myself a little
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Two weeks ago, I posted a Holiday gift guide for Pagans, Wiccans, and cool people, sharing some of the books I've acquired that were published within the past year or so that I figured would make nifty gifts for your favorite witches. (Only the ones who've been really good and bad this year!) But what if you don't want to give the gift of books, but you still have Pagans in your life you'd like to shop for?
Cara Schultz at PNC Minnesota has very kindly done all kinds of research to round up the ultimate giving list. So much so that it had to be divided into two parts!