Purple Goddess Blog
Goddess 101: Who is the Goddess?
Over the years many people have asked me, “Who is the Goddess?” I am glad when this question is asked because it forces me to think about the best way to respond. I usually say the primary Goddess or the big Goddess, as I like to call her, is the Earth herself. She is sometimes referred to as Gaia. Gaia, the Earth, is our Mother. She gives us water, air, and fire. Without these basic elements, we would not be alive.
3 Tips To Help You With A Successful Retirement and Refirement
To retire, or not retire. This is a question baby boomers are asking themselves. After a long career in a chosen field, what will it be like to surrender to a new lifestyle and perhaps new identity? My friend Marilyn, who had a long career in academia faced retirement with a wonderful attitude when she revealed to her friends, "I’m not going to retire, I am going to refire my life." Refirement, simply put is the opportunity to re-start your life. Here are 3 tips to get you going on your refirement journey.
How 3 Moon Phases Can Help You Change Your Life
When I was growing up the moon was something to conquer. My grandparents’ generation never dreamed a person would one day walk on the moon, but in l969, Neil Armstrong did just that.
5 Secrets to Writing Your First Book
In June 2013, my friend Andrea and I eagerly awaited the I Can Do It conference that was coming to Toronto sponsored by Hay House. So many authors were going to be keynote speakers and we were beyond excited.
What is Lammas?
Lammas, August 1 is the first of two harvest festivals. The second one will happen around September 21 and is known as Mabon or Autumn Equinox. Lammas means the Feast of Bread and it is a festival of the wheat harvest. Its older name, Lugnasad, meant the sacrifice of the grain god Lug or Lud. Lug was killed (reaped) and buried (planted) so he could rise again as a new crop.
What is Spring Equinox?
March 19 or 20, depending on the year is when we celebrate Spring Equinox. The word ‘Equinox’ refers to when the day and night are of equal length. We are finally out of winter’s grasp. As light returns, we come out of the cave of winter and darkness. Spring Equinox is a time of new beginnings and is connected to the astrological sign of Aries.