Six months ago, The Kallah's Trick became my favorite new wrap. It's super classy for upscale events because you can mix and match both scarves and sashes. And bonus! It's not as complicated as you would think. You'll need: Your shaper or volumizer (make sure it has velvet as a gripper) 1 light-medium weight pashmina … Continue reading Hair Wrap: The Kallah’s Trick
Forgive the bad photo. this was a picture of one of the first wraps I ever photographed...and my teen was the victim. This would have looked so much better if we had a shaper/volumizer on her, but she was having a "teen moment" and didn't want that all on her head. So what you're seeing … Continue reading Wrap It! Hair Covering: Beginner’s Luck With A Twist (Single Crown)!
The easiest wrap to throw on has to be Wrapunzel's "Beginner's Luck" style. It's one of those "grab and go" styles that you can toss on whenever you have to do somewhere quick -- and the dogs have been going insane and tearing apart the house on you're trying to get ready (AKA "My Life"). All You … Continue reading Wrap It! Beginner’s Luck (Basic Hair Covering)
One of the glorious things about being pagan is that we instinctively have a kinship with both the land and the guardians of it. We honor both, and it isn’t unusual to make pacts with those beings whose mission it is to keep the land safe. Back in the late 1990’s I purchase … Continue reading Honoring The Guardians Of The Land
Take an object from the natural world. Pick it up in your hands. Observe it as though you’re encountering it for the first time. What does it feel like? Look like? What minute details can you observe? Blessings from the Hearth.
We've spoken about mindfulness while eating a meal, but have you considered being present and mindful while preparing that meal? Choose a meal to give your complete attention. Be mindful as you create it. How do the utensils feel? Can you describe the food in your hands as you prepare it for cooking? Smell the ingredients. Listen … Continue reading Day 15 Of Mindfulness: Cooking
Immerse your entire self in a mundane activity, such as cleaning a room or washing dishes. How do your muscles feel as they move through the activity? How does it feel in your hands? What do you see? Smell? Touch? Choose another activity the next day and do the same. Blessings from the Hearth.
Listen to music you’ve never heard before. Put on a set of headphones and randomly choose music you’ve never heard before. Listen carefully to the notes and instruments. Pick out the individual instruments you hear and note how they contribute to the song as a whole. Listen closely to the lyrics. How do they enhance … Continue reading Day 13 Of Mindfulness: Music
Here's something quick to ground and center yourself: Try mindful breathing for 5 minutes. Close your eyes and become acutely aware of the air drawing in through your nostrils and then filling your lungs. Hold for 3 seconds. Slowly exhale. Repeat for 5 minutes. Five minutes. New you. Blessings from the Hearth.
Going into work can really set your mood for the day, so why not make it a mindful experience? While I'm definitely not advocating meditation while you're driving down the road, you sure can do it if you travel by bus or train! Take some time on your ride to breathe, prepare for your day … Continue reading Day 11 of Mindfulness: Get To Work!