A Guide to Seasonal Transitions

In many ways, humans beings are like plants. Orienting from the earth, we require water, minerals and nutrients, sunlight, and time. These elements become all the more integral when challenges arise, and sustaining them can generate a sense of safety and calm. Leaning into resources that connect the human experience to earth ecology can provide the kind of comfort and coherence that is necessary to encourage a smooth, and holistic transition. Continue reading A Guide to Seasonal Transitions

Bee Pollen, Turmeric, and Honey Tea

Allergy season has been brutal for me this year. The weather in Austin has been oscillating between cold and warm fronts,  which means ample of amounts of pollen from local juniper trees. The strong wind currents have dusted the city and as you can image, itchiness ensues! Wind is a strong elemental force, with a characteristic nature that embodies change. It has a tendency to usher things in, and switch things up for everyone. In truth, I didn’t prepare as well as I could have this year. However, it’s never to late to start taking better care of myself, and be more proactive with preventative measures. Continue reading “Bee Pollen, Turmeric, and Honey Tea”

Winter Solstice 2015: A Shift In Focus

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Today is all about the in between. The fade from light to dark. The edge of two seasons. The shift from one frame of mind to the next. The Winter solstice marks the shortest day. It’s the time of year in the Northern Hemisphere when the dawn lingers a little longer across the sky, and the sun urges a bit more eagerly towards setting. Today, you might have noticed your shadow lingering a little longer at noon. This was your call, my friend. It was our call. A gentle reminder that our Earth is titled in orbit; that humans are in constant shift between seasons, thoughts, actions. This tilt is what drives us forward, literally and spiritually. It is has us at the ready to fight, or to flight. And today, at 10:48 CST we have the chance to take an honest look at what the hell we’ve been fighting for; what we will fight for. Continue reading “Winter Solstice 2015: A Shift In Focus”