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Happy Harvest Season! Grounded in Gratitude

Fall is my FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR!  It is a magical time of great change and great harvests.  You can feel it in the air as soon as you walk outside... the air is a little bit cooler and crisper.  You can see it when you look around.  All of the leaves on the trees start changing colors because the trees are sending their energy back into the roots in preparation for winter.  As the Autumn winds of change blow the leaves off of the trees, the trees teach us that it is a time of letting go to prepare for the darker more internal time of year.   As the days continue get shorter and we descend into the darkness, we also get...

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CRYSTALS AS A VEHICLE FOR CHANGE

What does it mean if you are being called forth to work with crystals? It means you’re being called forth to work the Earth.  It’s no surprise that so many people are being turned on to the mineral kingdom these days.  It’s almost becoming trendy.  And in my opinion, that’s a good thing!  I’m all for being estoteric and I'm a big fan of the underground scene, but let’s face it, our world is fucked up!  And that is being reflected in the state of our health, the environment, and our country. All of these things are intimately interconnected.  This is not about politics.  This is about conscious awareness.  Our planet and its inhabitants need our attention and more importantly our...

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CONNECTING WITH NATURE IN THE URBAN JUNGLE

  I am celebrating my 1 year anniversary of moving out of NYC and into the Hudson Valley.  Man, does it feel good!  Truth be told, I have always been an outdoors enthusiast!  I grew up in a small antique farm town in rural NJ.  However, in high school, I felt the city calling me so I packed my bags and moved to Center City Philadelphia.  I lived in Philly for 4 years while studying jewelry making and glassblowing at the University of the Arts.  Graduation set me in motion again.  This time, I packed my bags and headed for NYC!!!  I had always wanted to live in New York!  I was manifesting my dream of being an artist in the big...

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