Today marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Since neolithic times, it has been celebrated and honored as a sacred time of renewal and rebirth. It is a day to acknowledge our shadows, heal our wounds, release old thought patterns, and … More Winter Solstice
“Without the awareness of death, everything is ordinary, trivial. It is only because death is stalking us that the world is an unfathomable mystery.” Don Juan in Tales of Power, by Carlos Castaneda Day of the Dead
At the end of a long difficult day, the last thing you will want to do (at first) before you go to bed is sit down and write for a few minutes about three things you are grateful for. Yet, this simple backed-by-science gesture can change both how you feel about your day and how … More A Simple End-of-Day Ritual: Showing Gratitude
Excerpt from a TIME magazine researched-based article. The #1 ritual to do every day is: use more rituals. Science is realizing that often just having a ritual is the important part — and it’s been validated in a number of studies. What matters is that it’s your ritual and that you actually do it. The best rituals … More Rituals Improve Your Life
We all have small rituals in our day-to-day life, from the way we make our morning coffee to brushing our teeth. Such is human nature. Honoring the sacred in your life with a ritual helps anchor meaning and memory. Human history is dotted with a multitude of rituals, yet it is easy to lose touch with … More Why Rituals?