Starcat’s Favorites: Savoring the Hygge

It’s deep winter, here in the northern hemisphere. It’s either face-numbingly cold, or some form of icy water is falling from the sky. This isn’t a complaint, truly, despite my (ahem) tricky relationship with winter. It simply means that it’s … Continue reading

Starcat’s Ten Best Books of 2021

Hello fellow bookworms! This is my annual share about my ten favorite books that I read this past year. As always, please note that these aren’t necessarily books that came out in 2021, just ones that I encountered and very … Continue reading

Receiving Success

As I prepare for the beginning of a new calendar year, two words have emerged as themes for me for 2022. The first one that showed up was SUCCESS. In many ways, though, I’ve already achieved the success that I’ve … Continue reading

Guilt: What Is It and How Do You Get Rid of It?

For years and years, my Mom has had a saying that she shares at appropriate moments: “No guilt!”  But what is guilt, anyway? Is it necessarily a bad thing? I looked to Wikipedia, and the definition of guilt there says: … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: A Long Weekend

For the past ten years, I’ve worked the Thanksgiving weekend. This year, I have the whole long weekend off! It was good work – I filled in at the public radio station where I’d previously worked full-time for years. It … Continue reading

The Elements, Part 5: Spirit

The element of Spirit is the ethereal combination of all the other elements. It is the very energy which comprises our entire cosmos. Spirit encompasses all that we can see, and the mysteries which are unseen to our mortal eyes. … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Upleveling

How is it that the entire month of October is, well, over? Did it fly by for you like it did for me? I’m sure part of it is that I was away for a week. BlackLion and I finally … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Autumn and Community

I’m loving the energies of autumn coming in. Can you feel it? This week’s Parallel PlayDate had a theme of community. I based the guided meditation and writing prompt on some reading I’d been doing on forests. Until fairly recently, … Continue reading

Are You In the Autumn Groove?

Happy Autumnal Equinox, also known as Mabon! Fall has officially arrived. Fall is associated with the element of water. Last night I led an online ritual that was focused on both water and Mabon, and the two energies worked well … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Road Trips

Late summer means… a road trip! This time to upstate New York, where we’re taking in a Dead & Company concert, then exploring the Finger Lakes area. As well as lounging by the pool! I love road trips. They’re like … Continue reading