Reading Time: 4 minutesAs you might expect, having an all-consuming devotion to work is linked to a variety of undesirable outcomes. For example, workaholism is linked to work-family conflict, or having competing, and often conflicting demands in one’s professional and private spheres. In turn, work-family conflict can decrease satisfaction with one’s family, or even one’s life as a whole. After all, if your significant other or children are complaining that you’re not present enough at home, and you’re simultaneously feeling that you’re not living up to the demands of your job, it can be a pretty stressful and conflicted existence. Consequently, it’s not surprising that workaholism is also linked to burnout.
By definition, workaholism makes it difficult to psychologically detach from work, and can interfere with the individual’s ability to recharge and recover from the job.Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutesWe have a busy astro week this week, including a gorgeous Full Moon Eclipse in Leo (exact times below). And with all the major planets in forward motion, not a Retrograde to be seen, there’s a definite surge of forward momentum at play.
Which is fantastic in these last two weeks before we plunge into the Chinese New Year of the Pig, known for its favourable outlook on prosperity, good luck, and happiness.Read More
Reading Time: 11 minutesAs for myself, I mostly feel alright with existing now, with my purpose here, my worth.
It’s sometimes a precarious thing, my hold on this life, like a fragile vase in a window which could tip one way or another in a breeze – tipping gently and safely to the table nearby or smashing fatally down to the garden below – but inside are pink scented lilies and beauty, so I go on, day by day, month by month, year by year, and gradually I find, as my Buddhist teacher once told me, that, though I wasn’t invited to this party, people like my presence and I like the music and chitchat and, mostly, it all makes me very happy.Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you use energy or consciousness as a medium for the work you do, whether it be as a coach, healer, reader or practitioner, you’ve already become in tune with your inner world. Or at least most of your practices are ones that get you deeper into your inner world.
And even if you aren’t offering your services to others and only doing the work for yourself, there are a few things that are building blocks if you want to be successful in your practice.Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutesGetting in touch with your values can also provide you an important cue—namely, that it’s time to move on if and when you determine that your values are in conflict with the work you are doing. Research has shown that when there is a mismatch between your personal values and that of your organization, you are at increased risk of burnout. Cynicism, one of the components of burnout, occurs when you feel less attached to, and engaged with, the work you are doing. If a values clarification exercise reveals to you that you are simply in the wrong job or at the wrong company, you might consider moving on.Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutesNext week sees a fabulous ‘super blood wolf’ Full Moon. It’s a supermoon because it’s a Full Moon positioned at the moon’s closest point to earth (aka perigee), making it brighter than normal. It’s a blood moon because it’s a total lunar eclipse, which means the sunlight passing through our atmosphere appears to turn red. And the January Full Moon is also known as a Wolf Moon.Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile researching ritual I discovered an article in Scientific American titled Why Ritual Works. The article explains that research shows that ritual, whether religious or secular, helps alleviate grief, reduce anxiety, and improve confidence. And now it all makes perfect sense to me, why I would have ritual on my mind so strongly right now, at this time in history.
Because the world right now seems complicated and messy, unfair, difficult, and oftentimes frightening. Anything that can alleviate grief, reduce anxiety, and improve our confidence seems like a pretty good idea.Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutesCliff Notes Version – You Don’t Have To Be Happy To Feel Good. You Can Feel Good By Leveraging And Noticing Your Sensory Experiences To Feel Pleasure.Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutesIf you’ve been feeling like the New Year didn’t completely land on time, you’re right.
Yes, we’ve had all that lovely lead-up energy, support for dreaming and planning and getting clear and releasing the old.
But as you know, the stars don’t care a bean for human calendars, so it’s not surprising that sometimes, a new (Western, human) year starts when we’re mid-something-else astrologically.
This time around, the calendrical new year happened in the lead-up to a potent New Moon, just before the pre-new-moon energy of the Dark Moon – the day or two beforehand which is a time for resting, preparing, pausing.Read More
Reading Time: 6 minutesEveryone has a pair of Lunar Nodes in their natal chart – one North Node, one South – and they always sit exactly opposite each other in the chart.
That’s our first clue on how to think about these Nodes.
They come together as a set, a pair. You can’t have one without the other. And they are both important to us.Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutesSelf-care is a somewhat vague term that gets recommended by life coaches and therapists and personal growth enthusiasts, and often is understood to mean massages, manicures, pedicures and the like. And while I have no issue with these things, they more accurately fall into the category of pampering. And I’m a big fan of pampering – it certainly can and should be included in a self-care regimen, however pampering alone does not a self-care regimen make.
If you hold to the hermetic, and magical, principle of “As above, so below. As within, so without.” – then self-care isn’t really an option if you want your body and mind to be healthy, your life to run smoothly, and your experiences to be magical and enjoyable. Because the Universe seems to have a predilection for reflecting our level of self-love and self-care right back at us by way of experiences and events that show up in our lives.Read More
Reading Time: 1 minuteThe most revolutionary, most subversive thing we can do is to make a decision to see ourselves the way source energy does, which is already perfect.
We can choose not to invest with people or corporations that profit from feeding our insecurities.
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