I used to think crystals were bullsh*t. I really did, even after I had attended shaman school. I really don’t “believe” in something unless I’ve personally experienced the phenomenon, which I'm realizing is a rare attribute in my industry. That said, one day I picked up a crystal and felt an immediate “zing” of energy through my system, as though I had stuck my finger in a painless, energy-giving electrical outlet. It was a revelation, and I instantly dove head first into lea
I have avoided addressing this topic in a newsletter or blog for the better part of a decade. I get questions about demons, curses, attachments and negative entities literally every day, but I work hard to find creative ways to diffuse stress, dispel myth, and constructively deescalate the conversation without falling down a very deep- and dark- rabbit hole.
First, let me address my industry honestly: many fortune tellers, card readers and even energy workers are just effec
What is courage? It’s been on my mind a lot lately, and being a former French student (with a terrible Chicago accent) I remembered that “coeur” means “heart” in French. I was curious, so I looked deeper into the etymology of the word courage and found: “The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant ‘To speak one's mind by telling all of one's heart.’ Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we
Wow. This last week was intense, wasn't it? Everyone seemed to be feeling it: unexplained fatigue, roving, non-specific aches and pains, sensitivity to smell, taste, sound and light, and the overwhelming urge to take a vacation in a sensory deprivation tank. So what was this all about? Are we all having some kind of collective ocular migraine or something?
Not really, but there are certainly intense energies at play, all of which seem to be coming together to create a veri
I needed magic. I work to cultivate gratitude on a daily basis, fighting my overactive "monkey brain" to try to stay present and satisfied with what I do have. But even the most practiced of us have our "blah" and "meh" moments, feeling the cumulative strain of fear, instability, restriction and volatility.
Things have been feeling very uninspiring and heavy, if not downright depressing for a lot of people. And while I have access to tools and resources to help, the last s
Creating a new ritual. Many of you may not know this, but several years ago I had a series of Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs), otherwise referred to as "mini strokes". I was blind in my right eye for a few days, but a series of very expensive MRI's didn't show any clot or brain or serious nerve damage, so I came out of the event fairly unscathed...and very lucky. I was physically in good health at the time, at least when looking from the outside. I exercised, did yoga, ran,