Category Archives: Friendship

Episode 16: A Valentine’s Day Ritual for One

I have a lot of friends who are single. Some are divorced, some widowed, some single by choice, some living “in the wait.” Even though I read and write romance novels, I don’t believe a person has to be in a loving, committed relationship to have a good life. That said, I do believe every single one of us needs to give love and be open to receiving love from others. How long the loving energy flows back-and-forth in any relationship will vary. To keep the energy flowing, I’ve designed a few safe and simple rituals. Continue reading

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Episode 9 – Magical Soup Ritual to Heal the Earth

It’s September. The harvest season continues. If we could make a symbolic soup to heal the Earth, what ingredients should we include?  What ingredients does Mother Earth have for you? I explored all that and more in a special harvest … Continue reading

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Prayer Flags for a Wedding Ceremony

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Episode 5 – Spirit Spoons and Garden Gifts Rituals

Do you need protection? Eat basil. Do you seek abundance? Have some mint. Do you want to help your family find peace? Serve coriander. Herbs and spices are full of magical properties and lend themselves to rituals.  Spirit Spoons I … Continue reading

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Episode 4 – Oathing Stones and Ritual Rocks for Personal Goals and Wedding Vows

Layered, piled, buried, jutting up from the ground, stones weave the tapestry of the earth. They symbolize the old, the everlasting…the ancestors. What does it mean to make a oath on a stone connected to the realm of the departed? … Continue reading

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Episode 2 – Imbolc Rituals with the Celtic Goddess Brigid and Root Vegetables

What do root vegetables, horseshoes, the groundhog and the Celtic Goddess Brigid have in common? They’re the ingredients of two mid-winter rituals I want to share with you. I live in Connecticut. Winters are long and cold. In early February, … Continue reading

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A Holiday Dinner Ritual – Give These 4 Gifts from Your Heart

The holiday season is known for both generosity and commercialism. As you gather around a dinner table with friends and family, here’s a simple ritual you can use to share gifts from the heart with those you love.

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Want a meaningful way to celebrate the holiday season?

It’s early-December. Here in the northern hemisphere, the days shrink as darkness, unstoppable since the Summer Solstice last June, relentlessly nibbles the light. This battle between night and day is as old as time. And things are about to change.

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Facing My Worst Wedding Fear

This past weekend, I faced my worst wedding nightmare and it couldn’t have turned out better.   On Friday, I ran the rehearsal for Sarah and Mike at the Mystic Arts Center. It went fine. On Saturday, I woke up … Continue reading

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Imbolc, Brigid, and the Groundhog

Earlier this week, I celebrated the solar festival of Imbolc, the feast of the Goddess Brigid, at Meg’s Inspirations, a local spiritual boutique in Manchester, CT. Imbolc is an old, old Celtic solar festival that celebrates the fulfillment of the … Continue reading

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