Our Marketing department very occasionally encourages us to write blog posts in the form of lists. You know the type: 5 Ways to Cast a Spell, 7 Things You Must Know About Mayans, 14 Beauty Secrets of Witchy Women, 101 Ways to Procrastinate at Work. We’ve all seen these kinds of articles on the internet, and there’s a reason for it: people simply click on those more, apparently.
This fact really sunk in when I was at my parents’ house over the holidays. They’d just bought a hot spot so they finally had an Internet connection at home (yes, in 2012), and my dad spent a good hour just clicking on articles like “The 10 Top-Paying Jobs with 2-year Associate’s Degree,” "The Top 10
Four years ago (wow, has time flown!) I made the following post to my blog. I thought that after so many years (and so many posts) it would be relevant to look at again:
Have you considered making any New Year's Resolutions (NYRs)? You know, the promises you make to yourself about changes in your life, promises that, if you're like most people, are usually broken before January is through?
When you make a NYR, you're actually doing a type of mental magick. You begin by making a statement of magickal intent and then, theoretically, follow through and make it happen. Although this isn't the type of magick where spirits, magickal energy, or deities are the main means through which the magick
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Kerri Connor, author of Spells for Tough Times.
So it's February. Chances are some of you have already dropped off your New Year's resolutions. I admit I am not one to make resolutions, simply because I believe they set us up for failure. Too many people that I know have made their resolutions and a few weeks into the new year, they mess up and decide to drop them altogether. They decide to put them off for another year, thinking that something will change, and then make the same resolutions over and over again.
Have you ever fallen into this trap?
I'm here to tell you don't have to do that. You do not have to wait until New Year's, or
This year I threw out the idea of writing my yearly resolution(s). While declarations and promises are fine and dandy and have even served me well in the past, I simply didn't have the energy for it this year. I could blame it on the flu that plagued me, but more honestly my heart just wasn't in it.
Normally I savor my yearly reflection on past and projection into future, so this was definitely new. Partly I suppose the word "resolution" has almost become a dirty word for me around this time of year. Media hypes New Year resolutions so much that dieting and exercise almost become the assumption. In retaliation, I used to make my goals anything besides health and fitness. Still, my