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


Your September 2018 Horoscope with Astrologer, Maya White

September 2018   Aries – (March 20 – April 18) Surely Mars retrograde from late June until late August delivered some revelations; and now you are all the wiser. Now that Mars is back in direct motion, things will level out for you and you return to your jolly self. Plus, you don’t have to Continue reading


Your May 2018 Horoscope with Astrologer, Maya White

May 2018   Aries – (March 20 – April 18) There are so many changes this month, and your sign sits at a pivotal place in the planetary lineup. Many of the changes are external, but with Chiron now in your sign, it’s a critical time to step into your own power as a healer Continue reading


Late Summer: Chinese Medicine’s Fifth Season

The traditional seasons are Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. However, here in Maine we also recognize Mud Season, several weeks of sloppiness that comes between Winter and Spring. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) being based on Five Element theory also recognizes 5 Seasons. We are just coming into that 5th season now. Late Summer / Harvest Continue reading


Chronic Winter Headaches May Be Due To Vitamin D Deficiency

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Do you find yourself experiencing more headaches during the gloomy winter months? Turns out, there may actually be a real connection between the lack of sunshine and your chronic, unbearable headaches. See, shorter days during winter mean we don’t get enough vitamin D – referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. It’s Continue reading


Your June 2017 Horoscope with Astrologer, Maya White

June 2017 Aries – (March 20 – April 18) It’s time to take a realistic look at your finances, Aries. If you like what you see – awesome! It means that you’ve been utilizing the best of Saturn in a mutual fire sign. If, on the other hand, a look at your bank account makes Continue reading


Your April 2017 Horoscope with Astrologer, Maya White

April 2017   Aries – (March 20 – April 18) Expect the unexpected this month when Uranus, the planet of miracles joins the Sun for the April 10th full moon. Every full moon delivers a harvest of some kind, and all of this action in your solar first house benefits you personally. Jupiter and the Continue reading


People around the world are helping the US save its climate data

Michelle Murphy is a professor in Canada, but her research on the Great Lakes depends on water quality data collected by her neighbors to the south. Specifically, the US Environmental Protection Agency. “Without EPA data, you are blinded,” Murphy says of her work studying chemical emissions into the Great Lakes. She’s concerned that EPA data Continue reading


Swearing Associated With Honesty? Damn Right!

This article originally was published on Medical Daily. Swearing may be considered impolite and vulgar, but a new two-part study has revealed a more positive attribute for those with an off-color vocabulary—honesty. According to the research, people are more likely to swear as a way to express themselves, rather than cause harm to others, and Continue reading


Peanut Exposure May Prevent Allergies

New dietary guidelines say it’s ok to feed your infant small amounts of peanuts in order to prevent a serious allergy later in life. The new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), provide information for how to introduce peanut-containing food for high, moderate and high-risk infants. “This update to the Continue reading


Your January 2017 Horoscope by Astrologer, Maya White

January 2017 Aries – (March 20 – April 18) You have a dynamic role in the world now, Aries. As Mars and Chiron join forces, you are called to activate planetary healing. Heed the call of your part of global evolution as a sacred warrior. Saturn sets the tone of your mission; remember to ask for Continue reading


Your December 2016 Horoscope with Astrologer, Maya White

December 2016   Aries – (March 19 – April 18) Your energy is bright and focused now, Aries. Maintain efficiency and get as much done as possible before month’s end. Mars must pass through the treacherous waters of Neptune on December 31st, so you want to be well positioned on high ground. Remain open to Continue reading


Combining The Spiritual and The Physical Realms

Combining The Spiritual and The Physical Realms By Michelle McDonald Vlastnik “We are totally interconnected… the minute you change your consciousness the  consciousness of the entire universe changes.” ~ Ram Dass When I say ‘Universe’ and I use that term most of the time, for me-it includes the Highest Power and all of the White-Light Continue reading


That Tapping Thing: Ten Insights About EFT & It’s Many Benefits

You’ve seen it before, men and women tapping the top of their heads, sides of their eyes, collarbones and hands as they spout off various emotions. They look and sound silly. You wonder, does that tapping thing really work? Dr. Joseph Mercola of www.mercola.com, the #1 natural website on the web, says “EFT is a Continue reading


Your November 2016 Horoscope with Astrologer, Maya White

November 2016 Aries – (March 19 – April 18) Your words are critical this month, Aries. Step up and speak out because you have insight on something that in not seen by others. Someone in your world is wearing rose-colored goggles; this person keeps making excuses and just cannot see clearly. Your gift is to Continue reading


Your October 2016 Horoscope by Astrologer, Maya White

October 2016 Aries – (March 19 – April 18) Make inspiration your action plan for October, Aries. The full moon of October 15th joins Uranus, the magical planet of creation; this dramatic pairing promises a new and exciting future. This is your once in a lifetime chance to set a new trajectory for exactly what Continue reading


Your September 2016 Horoscope by Astrologer, Maya White

September 2016   Aries – (March 19 – April 18) After a laggard season of retrograde combined with too much intensity, Mars, your ruling planet is moving rapidly forward. For now, Mars enjoys a brief fling in your compatriot sign of Sagittarius. This double dose of fire places you at risk of burnout. It’s also Continue reading


Your August 2016 Horoscope by Astrologer, Maya White

August 2016   Aries – (March 19 – April 18) Burn your Light brightly, Aries. Uranus, the planet of sudden change is playing games with Mars, your planetary ruler through an aspect of anxiety and frustration. Tension asks for release, and this is where you can shine. Avoid putting your energy into no-win situations. Stay Continue reading


Your July 2016 Horoscope by Astrologer, Maya White

July 2016 Aries – (March 19 – April 18) It’s time to get cozy, Aries. I know your fast paced sign usually lives hot and fast; but the Cancer New Moon of July 4th activates your inner, private sector. So, how many activities can you initiate from home? Hmm. Vegan (or not) barbeques; sleepovers; pool Continue reading


Your June 2016 Horoscope by Astrologer, Maya White

June 2016 Aries – (March 19 – April 18) Pay attention to nuances this month, Aries. A meaningful glance speaks volumes. You may have to brush up on your mind reading technique, but the effort pays off through improved relationships and, more cash. Venus is chatting up a storm in your third house of communication. Continue reading