Seiðstafr: The Norse Shaman’s Staff of Power

Shamans have always functioned as intermediaries between our ordinary human world and other beings. These could include the denizens of nature as well as the many other spirits. This work was accomplished by traveling between these worlds in a state of trance. A shaman’s work benefits the human community while keeping harmony with the environment, Continue reading

(Don’t forget to) take yourself with you when you travel by Nick Inman

Tourism – “travel for pleasure” – has become a human right for anyone who lives in the western world. We go away as often as we can, because we can. We go where we want in the way that we want and we expect our needs to be catered for. An estimated 1 billion of Continue reading

Take the HeartGlow Challenge: Wear White for Peace

We, at the HeartGlow Center, strive to make our world a better place through our dedication to conscious living. We promote love, unity, diversity, holistic wellness, understanding, and peace. We celebrate family, friends, animals, freedom of expression and our environment…we celebrate life. At this time of great unrest in our world, we ask you to Continue reading

Traveling with Purpose: Reflections at St Brigid’s Well

One of the best sacred sites travel adventures I have ever experienced, was the one I took in September 2011 with my lovely niece, Dr. Kerry Bowman (nee Roarke).  Kerry’s father is about as Irish as they come, and Ireland was always the one place that Kerry wanted to see.  My niece is near and Continue reading

Traveling with Purpose: Saint Nectan’s Glen and Tintagel Castle

This month I decided to introduce you to 2 sites that are braided within the Arthurian Legends, Saint Nectan’s Glen and Tintagel Castle – both in Cornwall. Saint Nectan’s Glen is an area of woodland in Trethevy near Tintagel, north Cornwall stretching for around one mile along both banks of the Trevillet River. The glen’s Continue reading

Mindful Home: Viva Staycation!

How does that old song go? Summertime and the livin’s easy…bring it on. Affording a vacation without the “ching-ching”, though…not always that easy. My husband Scott and I try to live simply and (mostly) within our means. We bought our house 10 years ago, and just as the ink was drying on the contract, Hurricane Continue reading

Traveling with Purpose: Stonehenge

“Stonehenge is still here to remind us to be grounded and present, to use the past as information and not a place to emotionally revisit over and over again.” I have an obsession with this ring of stones. I’ve been there four times, two times at sunset and two times at sunrise.  Each time holds Continue reading

Essence of the Lotus: Listen to Your Guidance

The yogic life is one of constant practice whether on the mat or off.  It is a life of willingly turning our gaze inward in honest self-inquiry.  The reward of this journey is full acceptance of oneself, and enduring self-love.  The practice of yoga gives one the fortitude to hang out in intense places with Continue reading