Sleep. Is it your friend or your enemy?
I know I’m far from the only one who suffers from the occasional monster of insomnia and I’ve been seeing more and more articles on the importance of sleep lately. Mehdi René’s 6 Tips for Waking Up Early and Getting Sh*t Done reminded me of something I already felt in my body…going to sleep and waking up late was not helping me. But aha! There are ways to nudge a messy sleep habit in the right direction and thanks to René I’m on my way. The 30 Day Sleep Challenge by Katja also reminded me not only how important sleep is (more important than food? Yes!), but also how I can positively influence the quality of my sleep, which mirrors the
Back on January 3, I posted that I have two preliminary goals for the new year. The first goal was to finish the manuscript for my next book and submit it to Llewellyn for consideration at PantheaCon. I am glad to say that indeed, I accomplished that goal. For a variety of reasons it takes a long time for a book to be published. I'll let you know how this develops. The first news I'll anxiously be awaiting is to learn if Llewellyn will accept it. The manuscript is about 40% smaller than Modern Magick and has lots of photos and illustrations, but it's still going to be a large book. I'll keep you informed as to how this all progresses. This will also allow those of you who have written a
[caption id="attachment_12420" align="alignright" width="155"] Sneaky monkey. Aw...so cute![/caption]
Anxiety. Just the word makes me tighten up my shoulders and lose my breath. More and more people are realizing and admitting to their experience with chronic anxiety. In a fast paced and depend-on-yourself society, it’s not hard to imagine why this unwelcome experience and condition is flourishing. We’re losing our breath. We can’t relax. We’re bombarded and overwhelmed with task after task with no one but ourselves to rely on, and we’re just waiting for the moment when things will finally fall apart. Are you feeling it? That monkey on your back? The weight on your shoulders,
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