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A Case For Crystals

  Thank goodness for nature. A simple walk in the park often has the power to save my tattered soul in times of stress and anxiety. Immersing oneself in nature is one of the things that is recommended by doctors and mental health workers alike as part of a plan to help relieve a variety of mental ailments, such as depression and/or anxiety. Speaking for myself (and countless others, I’m sure), this unprecedented pandemic the world has been facing, along with the social, political and environmental chaos that has been plaguing our planet for some time have most certainly been contributing factors to the stress we are encountering in our modern lives.     While much of the unrest and...

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Dress Yourself Happy

       Believe it or not, there could be a direct connection between what your wear and your mental state, or, mood. During much of the pandemic, many of us have, at least temporarily, fallen into a kind of clothing slump where day after day, we chose to wear the same sweatpants or t-shirts as we went about our business - often at home. Making the effort to “dress up” during those periods was effectively halted as, hey, nobody other than our own families and pets would be around to look at us anyway, right? Sadly, that kind of thinking didn’t help our already often low moods, the state of the world being what it was. Today, as restrictions...

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Yule Really Rules This Season

It may not feel like it during this dark time of year, but very soon, it will be time for the sun to return once again. Toward the end of December, as we get ready to welcome the winter solstice, we will also find ourselves approaching the ancient festival known as Yule. Yule is one of the oldest winter celebrations on the planet and brings with it some notable traditions that are thought to have influenced many of our modern-day holiday rituals. Yule is a positive, hopeful and magical celebration, and I don’t know about you, but after the roller coaster ride we’ve been on over the last two years, I think we could all use an extra dose of...

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The Samhain-Halloween Connection

Hello again, season of falling temperatures, falling leaves and pumpkin-spiced everything! Many of us naturally seem to want to spend these quickly darkening days warming our bellies, cuddling under blankets and preparing for that wondrous night of frolic and folly that is just around the corner - Halloween. But before you pick those pumpkins and untangle all the cobwebbery, why not take a moment to read up on why so many of us disguise ourselves in costume, collect sweets from our neighbours and gather with others to celebrate spooky things each year on October 31st (and no, it’s not just for the candy grab or scaring the heck out of our loved ones - but those things sure are fun!)....

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