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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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