Why I Will Never Shop at the Buckle Again & Ten Considerations for Conscious Consumption

Following a mildly traumatic retail experience, I vowed to never shop at The Buckle again. After some deep and careful reflection, I decided to take my pledge a few steps further: to become a conscious consumer.… Read More Why I Will Never Shop at the Buckle Again & Ten Considerations for Conscious Consumption

Awakening, Episode One: Total Solar Eclipse

I will never forget those two minutes and forty seconds — the still lake, the elegant egrets, the fire on the horizon, the sudden chill in the air, our goofy grins, shouts of pro-social excitement across the lake, and the breathtaking corona. My ecstatic day.… Read More Awakening, Episode One: Total Solar Eclipse

The Chariot: Learning Dedication Without Attachment to Results

In part two of my year-end reflection, I use runes and tarot to discuss the shape my spiritual journey has taken over the past two years. Thurisaz, the gateway, represents a time in my life when I reflect on my past experiences and come to more fully understand them. “For it is in letting go of your past that you reclaim your power. ” The Chariot taught me that strength and softness can mean remaining dedicated but not becoming attached, doing without doing, steering your chariot toward the horizon and let come what may.… Read More The Chariot: Learning Dedication Without Attachment to Results

Meditation Four: Chakra Visualization

I employ chakra theory as a way to communicate human desire and wellness and as a tool for meditation. To quote from the Vajrasati Yoga website: “It is not that the nadis and chakras are ‘objectively there’ so much as they are ‘effectively there’. If you like they are poetic terms that equate to infinite webs of relationships between muscles, nerves, emotions, energy and the psyche.”… Read More Meditation Four: Chakra Visualization