Wellness & Vitality

Facing the Day When You Feel Like Giving Up

A question came up recently in a group I participate in about how to stay on task when feeling drained, and keep emotions separate from the work we need to do. The first thing that came to me when I read the question was, “I am not what I’m experiencing.” When I remember this, then …

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Coming Undone to Become

The beginning of February marks the Gaelic Festival of Imbolc, St. Brigid’s Day, the Christian Festival of Candlemas, and the Chinese New Year. While many people think of Solstices and Equinoxes as being the beginnings of the seasons, Indigenous Wisdom considers the Solstices and Equinoxes to be the peaks of the seasons. Imbolc is celebrated …

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The Root of Anxiety

What exactly is anxiety? Most all definitions indicate that to be anxious is to be greatly troubled by uncertainties. In considering the origin of the word anxious, it’s from the Latin anxius, meaning “concerned, uneasy, troubled in mind.” It’s also defined as “causing anxiety” from the word angere or anguere, which is “to choke, squeeze, …

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