Druid on the Run: Support

Since I started a running routine with Couch to 5K, and since I started to blog about it in my new series Druid on the Run, I’ve experienced a ton of support from family, friends, and readers here!  Kévin Silverstag informed me that there’s an ADF group on Fitocracy which I have since joined. One ofContinue reading “Druid on the Run: Support”

Druid on the Run: Exercise is Druidic?

I’m on a mission.  My goal is to get in shape.  I’ve never been very athletic.  My favorite forms of exercise are kayaking and dancing but, unfortunately, I don’t do either of them nearly enough.  I love to take nature walks as well but running through the forest near my home is not safe.  MyContinue reading “Druid on the Run: Exercise is Druidic?”

Hug Those Trees But Watch Out for Ticks!

Summer is here and, if you’re at all like me, you love to be outside at least some of the time! The forest calls your name. While inside sitting at your computer or reading, you feel the pull.  You simply must go out to recharge, honor nature, and explore. But before you just run intoContinue reading “Hug Those Trees But Watch Out for Ticks!”

My First Ever Family Summer Solstice

Everything was ready for our trip to Muin Mound Grove and our Summer Solstice celebration.  We were going to make clay suns in honor of the sky fire.  I already had some ideas for my design.  We plucked herbs from our garden to place on the Arimid mantle during the rite.  Weretoad and I were excitedlyContinue reading “My First Ever Family Summer Solstice”

Dealing with Feminine Issues

Well, it’s that time of month again. If you’re already thinking, “Woah, woah, woah.  TMI!”, I’ll give you a moment to escape. *hums to self* Ok.  For those of you left, I stopped taking birth control pills several months ago.  My husband and I aren’t actively trying to get pregnant – I’m just tired ofContinue reading “Dealing with Feminine Issues”

Sore Throat Tea

Herbalism is something I’ve been interested in for a long time.  My grandmother used to be an avid gardener and herbalist (age has slowed her down a bit).  As a child, she wowed me with homemade creams, herbal teas, and sachets.  Despite her strict Catholicism, she would always laugh when I called her a witchContinue reading “Sore Throat Tea”

Out on the Town

A local man, who happens to offer psychic services, suffered a debilitating injury in an accident.  As he is beloved by the community, several friends decided to help him with his medical bills and throw a weekend-long bash.  Last night they had a dinner and a local band performed.  Today, in honor of his talents,Continue reading “Out on the Town”

And So It’s 2012

Well, a new calendar year has begun.  As a few other Pagans have noted elsewhere, it is interesting to have celebrated a spiritual New Year at Samhain then a more secular one this weekend.  As others have rightfully said, any day could be a beginning of a New Year, but there is so much collectiveContinue reading “And So It’s 2012”