ANNOUNCEMENT: Learn Tarot with Me!

I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be teaching a class about tarot in February 2018. It's called Introduction to Intuitive Tarot and I'd love you to join me.

To read more about the class and to purchase tickets, please visit the Rochester Brainery's website.

My goal in this class is to teach tarot readers how to read the cards with their intuition and to finally put down the little white book. You'll leave this class with the ability to read intuitively and you'll be ready and able to continue to your tarot education.

There are only 20 seats available, so get your ticket now!

Scrying isn't Scary

Every month I go to a fair in Rochester to sell my stuff. I usually bring an assortment of candles, wax melts, clay diffusers, herbal sachets, and other fun seasonally appropriate things. Lately, since we're working up to Halloween later this month, I've been bringing a larger-than-usual collection of hand-painted scrying mirrors.
Eyebrows start to lift as people tried to figure out what these black mirrors are for. Two months ago I added a sign that gives a basic explanation of how to use a scrying mirror.

I thought this would be helpful to customers, especially the ones who look like the last thing they want to do is talk to me (hey, I totally get that). However, I find most folks now eagerly start reading the sign and, just about when they get to the second paragraph, their eyes get wide, like suddenly they're reading something they aren't supposed to and they're worried they'll get caught.
This isn't always the case, of course. Many people are excited …

Relaxation Bath Salts

I love taking baths. I could literally just sit in a bath tub with a book and a glass of wine for an hour or two. They're so deeply relaxing and have the potential to be a wonderful way to retreat from the world and just chill out.

Now, more than ever, I really appreciate that aspect of a bath. I turn off my phone (so the CNN notifications don't give me a heart attack), close and lock the door (so my partner doesn't come in and tell me what just happened on CNN), and, if for only an hour, nothing else exists. Taking that time to unplug and turn off the stress and anxiety of the day is so healing, and honestly, so necessary for my sanity. I don't take a bath every day (I wish!), but a few times a month is enough to mellow me out.
The best part about taking a bath is that it's so easy and cheap to take it up a notch. Yeah, you can go to a mall store and spend a fortune on bath bombs, but why bother? You can make a delicious and effective bath salt right now, probabl…

Yoga As Prayer

I think that it's safe to say that, for the most part, Americans understand yoga as a system for physical wellness with some sort of vague Indian spirituality mixed in. It's too bad, really. Americans desperately need a deeper and more substantial connection to Spirit but, in their way, Americans found yoga and stripped it of all frills, leaving only the most basic exercise routine. It's been marketed and packaged alongside Pilates, Tae Bo, and Jazzercise. Disappointed in the lack of weight-loss (in comparison to the other exercises listed), Americans tried to make yoga more exciting. One example would be Bikram, or Hot Yoga, which became popular in the United States in 1970s. [note: this is a assumption on my part. I haven't been able to find any sources on why Bikram yoga was developed, but I have read that it claims to burn more calories and remove toxins when, in fact, it does not.]
Bikram yoga is typically done in a temperature controlled area which is kept at 10…