Control

What in your life do you try to control, and where do you allow flow? I'm a very anxious person, so I tend to try to control everything.  I'm a self-admitted control freak.  I also believe this comes from my mom being a control freak, so I learned to be that way from her.  I... Continue Reading →

Imbolc

This pagan holiday is often celebrated around February 2nd.  It kind of corresponds with Groundhog's Day and Candlemas.  This holiday is halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. People often celebrate the fact that the days are beginning to get noticeably longer and in some areas, the weather is warming too.  In Colorado... Continue Reading →

Job or home changes

Reflect on how many home or job changes you have experienced in your life. I've really only had one home change.  My parents had a home before the one they currently live in, but I don't remember it.  The one they currently live in is all I remember and they have been there for 30+... Continue Reading →

Root chakra

Chakras are energy centers found in the body, and correspond to different emotions, beliefs, and even parts of the body.  This knowledge is found in eastern philosophy. The root chakra is found at the base of the spine, connecting our energy with the earth.  The bones of our body, including the teeth, are associated with... Continue Reading →

Greatest strength

What do you consider your greatest strength? I have a couple.  It's my ability to learn new things and my tenacity.  I've always known that I can pick up new things rather quickly, when I put my mind to it.  I'm able to retain a lot of knowledge and can recall it rather well when... Continue Reading →

Comfort

What gives you comfort in troubled times? Mostly my husband gives me comfort when I'm struggling.  When I don't have faith in myself, he does.  He is my biggest cheerleader. Also, one thing that gives me comfort when I'm struggling is realizing that we humans are pretty darn resilient and tenacious.  We have lived thousands... Continue Reading →

Feeling lost

Have you had times of feeling you don't know who you are? I've been experiencing this feeling ever since I graduated college.  I knew in high school I wanted to become a chemist and work for the coroner's office in my area.  I went to college and got my BS in chemistry.  It took a... Continue Reading →

Calcination

Calcination is a term pulled from alchemy where the material to be transmuted is subjected to intense heat to drive off any waters and impurities in the material.  The result is a fine, dry powder. In life this can be seen as times where major events happen, often breaking us down, such as a death... Continue Reading →

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