“There are so many stories more beautiful than answers.”

For those of us who run in Earth-based spiritual circles, today is Beltane. (At least in the northern hemisphere. I’d like to wish a very blessed Samhain to our friends on the other side of the Equator.) For those of us who have been aching for spring, this is a holiday that marks the time […]

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The Energetics of Grace

I recently experienced a series of very challenging interactions with an organization that I felt should have been much more empathetic and understanding of my experience. Without going into too many unnecessary details, I was made to feel unwelcome and undeserving of support while I was in a pretty vulnerable space. My dealings with that […]

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Celebrating the Season

There are very few things in the world that I love more than sweater season. The moment I first get to crack open my fall/winter clothing storage box and pull out my favorite cardigan is practically its own holiday. Okay … I exaggerate a little bit. But, I love autumn. It’s my favorite season. And […]

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Simple spread, complex insights

One of the most challenging and (for me) the most exciting parts of event planning is the conversation the Expanding Inward team has when we try to answer the question, “What is this event about, anyway?” We’ve picked the theme, we’ve invited the group, people have registered and decided they want to come — and […]

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Cycles, Thresholds, and the Best Black Lab in the World

In honor of our upcoming event in September, I had every intention of devoting this blog post to an exploration into some of the historical representations of Hecate — looking at the ways she has appeared throughout different regions and in different forms, exploring some of her symbology, and so on. But, then my mom’s […]

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