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About toxic positivity: accepting negative emotions

In an earlier blog on wyrd I already mentioned the term toxic positivity. Today I want to elaborate on that a bit more. I'm a pretty positive person. Without a…
About toxic positivity: accepting negative emotions

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All about energy

Everything is about energy. That is a scientific fact. Both our body and our lifestyle are designed around it. By the way, this doesn’t only apply to humans, but to every living being. Without energy we will die and energy is a scarce commodity. When you let this fact sink in, a lot suddenly makes sense. Like, why it is sometimes difficult to get yourself in motion. After all, exercise costs energy. And on the other hand, why eating too much is often just a bit too easy. After all, food provides you with energy.

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If you insist on putting me into a spiritual box – and that’s something I can do without – then perhaps animist would be the most appropriate label. Everything around me is spirited to me. What’s more, everything around me has just as much right to life as I have. That this is not self-evident for many people is clear from the way we, as a species, treat the earth.

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Are the pagan gods and goddesses important in your wise woman’s practice?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is: are pagan gods and goddesses important in your wise woman's practice? Or, alternatively, people just assume that I worship pagan…

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Does the veil thin during Samhain? Communing with the otherworld

With Samhain drawing near quickly, you see the memes about the veil being thin around this time of year pop up everywhere. Now, I can imagine with the days getting…

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Feel the magic…

Somewhere in Kerry, Ireland…

There are places where it’s impossible not to feel the magic that’s in the earth. Where it’s easy to transcend this plane and travel elsewhere. This is one of these spots.

Sit with me for a while and see what I see.

How clocks disturb our biorhythm; why we should get rid of daylight saving time

Last weekend it was that time again: daylight saving time started. For me it’s always a moment to be amazed by what people do to themselves. There are quite a…

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How to make a medicinal herbal syrup, part 1: the basics

When I was very little, I didn't really appreciate many of the home-made remedies administered to me. It was medicine that was bitter and far from tasty. I rather coughed…

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Many parts make up more than a whole: the magic of holism

On this website you will come across the word holistic as a way of looking at life in general and humans in particular. But what is holistic? Webster defines it…

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