Everyday Sisterhood

A Dose of the Divine for Your Inner Goddess

A Wisconsinite’s obsession with seasons probably seems a bit bizarre to people living in milder climes, where the transition¬†from¬†summer to fall, fall to winter, winter to spring, and spring to summer is not so distinct. Here in the northern midwest, a change in seasons is not just a change in the weather, but also a […]

Yesterday was summer solstice, the longest day of the year. And for the first time in seventy years, the solstice was graced by a beautiful full moon – a Strawberry Moon. Solstice is one of the oldest celebrations we have, but our culture is inconsistent in its commemorations. Some people celebrate with bonfires, some may […]

I turned 33 today. From about 18 to my late 20s, I really disliked birthdays – they felt like some morbid reminder of how quickly life slips away from you – but by my 30th I could no longer ignore how much better life got as I moved away from the overwhelming insecurity of being […]

I am embarrassingly behind on what’s hip, so I often find myself surprised and delighted about new-to-me trends that have actually been around for a while. Like Galentine’s Day – what?! Apparently this tradition started based on the TV show Parks and Recreation, where the women set aside time on February 13 to hang out […]

Yesterday I wrote about incorporating the ritual of smudging into our New Year. The other New Year tradition I’ve adopted is picking out a word for the year, as opposed to setting a resolution. Some years the word has served as a touchstone, reminding me of a value or quality I wanted to better embody; […]