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When You’re Spiritually Exhausted

I was listening to one of my all-time favourite podcasts, Tarot for the Wild Soul with Lindsay Mack, and she said something that really hit home with me. Well, to be honest, every episode she says something that really hits home with me. Anyway, fan-girling aside. Lindsay was talking about how tarot card reversals often indicate resistance. For example, a reversal of the Death card; perhaps we are resistant to an ending. The end is near, but we don’t want to see it. The reaso

Help Me – I’m Bored Sh*tless!

HAPPY MONDAY, everyone! If you live in a country that still holds to Christian holidays above all else, you are probably on a long weekend right now, and usually you’d be outside, breathing in that beautiful springtime air. However, we are not doing that, unless you have a lovely garden, congratulations. Photo by Connor James on Unsplash For those of us in apartments, flats, studios, bedsits and rented rooms with horrific housemates, this is a trying time. Not only are we goi

Spirituality, Fibroids and Facing Our Mortality (Part 1)

Greetings, witches! Slight trigger warning here: discussion of mortality, of illness, of surgery and some depressing sh*t. Maybe skip this one if you’re not feeling it today. Blessings! As many of you will know, because I’ve mentioned it quite a lot, I had a surgery 2 weeks ago today. My surgery was classed as ‘elective’, but I wouldn’t really consider it that. It wasn’t cosmetic. I was in a lot of pain and discomfort, and for the past year or so, my life was severely impacte

When You’re Too Tired to Witch

I saw an interesting post on Facebook yesterday which was essentially saying, it’s okay if you’re too tired to Witch right now. And that resonated with me. As I’ve said before, sometimes we can fall into the trap of labelling ourselves ‘good’ or ‘bad’ witches, in the sense of we might practise every day or not at all for weeks (not in the sense of ‘dark’ magic/k). For me, I’ve been feeling it lately, because I not only have a super busy work and PhD schedule, I also have some

2020 Vision

A small child wearing a knitted hat sits on a bed. A Christmas tree in the background, and presents beside them wrapped in brown paper. Greetings, Boss Witches! And I hope you all had a wonderful festive season, whether you were celebrating Yule, Hanukkah, Christmas, Saturnalia…or anything else. 2019 for me was a buster. It was a hard no from me. I had a f*cker of a time with my health starting last January, and I’m just now this month getting treatment for that (although I m

What is Manic Manifesting?

So I’m signed up to receive emails from Gabby Bernstein, who, I think we can all agree, is a bit of a f*cking inspiration, right? Anyway, the other day this email pops up, and it says, “Are you a manic manifester?”. Immediately, I thought – YES. I don’t know what that means but YES, it sounds exactly like what I am. A doorway in the midst of a messy, overcrowded wall of books. So finally I took the time to sit down and watch her video about manic manifestation, and I realised

Sometimes You Have to Force Yourself to Have Fun

Being an adult can be stressful. It’s pretty much stressful for everyone. All of a sudden, you’re in your twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, and so on – there are bills everywhere. We pay for literal water. We pay for heating, streaming providers, we pay for someone to collect our rubbish. We pay tax. And so on. So if you combine this daily grind and lifelong struggle to get ahead and prosper with the other sh*t that life throws at us (pain, heartache, work stress etc), it

Productivity: Break It Down

One of the best pieces of advice I have in terms of productivity is to break it down. There’s nothing more confronting than a huge to-do list, especially when it includes things like, “WRITE CHAPTER”. That’s not helpful to anyone, Witches. A person wearing pale blue trousers rests their feet. When we have full schedules and full lists of sh*t to do, it can be incredibly overwhelming. What happens when we get overwhelmed? We panic, we don’t do any of it, and we binge watch an

Self Care and Illness: Sometimes You Have to Rest.

Blessings, Witches! I’ve been off the grid (although still trying to keep up with you all on Instagram) for a few days as I’ve had a pretty nasty cold/flu bug. Apparently it’s a particularly gruesome one that doesn’t like to f*ck off, and I’ve been up and down for over 2 weeks. I managed to rally for Samhain, and then absolutely collapsed for a few days. I know I harp on about Mercury Retrograde a lot, but I think it’s important to acknowledge all the factors when it comes to

Sleep Hygiene: How to Get to Sleep When Your Brain is Being a D*ck

Hello, Boss Witches! Today I want to talk about how to get to sleep when your brain is being a d*ck by going a million miles an hour, reminding you of shameful things you did when you were 17, and making you mull over all of your life choices repeatedly until you consider banging your head against a wall just in case that makes you pass out for a second (please don’t do that). A person with long dark hair and wearing a grey t-shirt sleeps on a white sheet. Sleep hygiene is on

What to Do When Anxiety Hits and You Don’t Have Time for That Sh*t

It happens to the best of us. Anxiety is a thing that is kind of always with you. If you suffer from anxiety, whether just occasionally or on the regular, you’ll know what I’m talking about. You have mountains to do. You have a to-do list the length of the walk from the ice cream aisle back to the fresh produce. You have 11 missed calls and you haven’t even rung your mother in weeks. You are one busy Witch. And then the anxiety hits. Three colourful hourglasses. Your heart is

Aromatherapy for Healing and Relief: 101

I literally love my aromatherapy. I couldn’t love it more. I have an expansive set of essential oils for various ailments, and I want more. I want them all. Here’s a basic rundown of what’s in my kit, and what I use them for… A wooden aromatherapy diffuser. I have this diffuser and I am in love with it. It lasts for ages and lets off a glorious, aromatherapy steam. You can also customise the lights! My favourite combinations to put into it are: 10 drops lemongrass, 10 drops p

Foods That Make You Feel Good

They say you are what you eat, but that’s not entirely true. Otherwise, I’d be an avocado and also a tortilla chip. But there are foods that contain compounds that make us feel good in body and mind. So here are a few of them! Avocados An avocado salad, some bread next to it and chopsticks. Apart from the idea that hipsters have ruined avocados with avo on toast and sticking them into our green smoothies (GUILTY), there are reasons we love avocados so much. VITAMIN C VITAMIN

Why Is Nature Walking So Satisfying?

So today we were on puppy duty for our neighbour – which only entails (:D) taking him out to stretch his legs at lunchtime. But, since we’ve been in the apartment for a few days (we both work a lot from home) we thought we’d take Hughbert out for a nice, long walk through the woods in a local nature reserve. West Yorkshire is particularly grey at the moment, and it was a muddy, bogged-down and slushy walk. But I feel a million bucks after it. Why is that? What Does Nature Do

How to Meditate When Sh*t Is Stressful

It’s all very well to say we need to meditate every day, but sometimes you just want to watch Netflix and eat crap and feel miserable in peace. Why can’t we be left alone to be miserable? Why do we have to meditate? Benefits of Meditation: A person sits high up on a hillside, looking out over a city at sunset. It relieves stress It relieves anxiety It can help you sleep It helps you figure out what’s really, truly bothering you It helps you let go of sh*t It can even lower yo

What is a Chakra?

You know how people are like, “Oh, my chakras are out of whack”, or “I need to realign my chakras”? Yeah, what are they on about? The Chopra Center describes it best as “wheels of energy throughout the body”. So this idea that different areas of the body relate to different energies in our lives is what we’re talking about when it comes to chakras. “These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles

Release What No Longer Serves You

What does that mean, exactly? This is one of those phrases that you’ll hear repeatedly if you’re dipping toes into meditation, mindfulness and general ‘new age’ energy work. But for the everyday, real person, what does it mean to ‘Release What No Longer Serves You’? A person wearing a scarf and a backpack looks out over a mountain vista. Let’s take a look at it this way. You’ve gone on a hike (well done, you!) and you have one backpack. This hike is going to take a day, and i

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