Brain Pickings

Magical Miscellany: 2.23.2015

For the last few weeks, I've been delving into Benebell Wen's Holistic Tarot. Her exhaustive (seriously, it's huge!) look at tarot in theory, practice, and profession has set the intuitive community on fire in the best way possible. I can't wait to review it here. Until then, I suggest you pick up a copy for yourself. I can't recommend it highly enough!

I'm enamored with minimalist blog Into Mind. Her social media minimalism detox worksheet and minimalist wardrobe FAQ are fun and useful! The elegant web design is just icing on the cake.

I love that Laura Simms of Create As Folk isn't afraid to go against conventional wisdom. For example: you don't need to find your passion to do what you love.

Remember, dream jobs wouldn't be dream jobs if they were easily attainable.

Veronica Varlow's posts are always so sexy. These 36 questions to make anyone fall in love with you are delectable.

I'm so excited to add these 9 podcasts for badass business babes to my queue!

There are positive things about being perfectly done up. It’s true, it makes you feel good.

You need your voice to make powerful magic.

Get comfortable in your creative entrepreneur skin.

Molly Crabapple on life and art: the best path is one you build out of your own dysfunction.

Little Fox Tarot interviewed Paige Zaferiou of Tarot and Tea, and the world nearly exploded with goodness.

Xandra of the ever-delightful Heroine Training shared her morning routine, and it sounds pretty reasonable! I'm going to incorporate some of these tips into my AM ritual.

Buying a new tarot deck is an exciting and joyous occasion, right?

Check out these 37 commonly misused words that can make you look bad. It's a great review! (Confession: I'm guilty of a couple of these.)

Mary Oliver's beautiful words on how habit gives shape to our inner lives are sublime. Also, if you haven't read any of her work, start with Wild Geese.

Magical Miscellany: 2.02.2015

In honor of Mercury Rx, here's a throwback. I pulled these two cards as my theme for last year's Soulful Proprietor retreat. Truth in action.

According to this report, "ritual sage burning" set off the fire alarms at 1 WTC. A note to all modern mystics: remember to burn your incense in a well ventilated area!

I love this reminder from Shauna Haider that we all have to start somewhere.

Did anyone else notice that Sam Smith's hit single sounds eerily similar to "Stay With Me"? Apparently Tom Petty did too.

I've always wanted to live abroad. Maybe one day I'll take the leap!

Huge props to Allison Lehman of Be Up & Doing for her beautiful transparency this week. Her posts on being a self-funded female entrepreneur and weekly food prep are pure gold.

How to sell more in the next 90 days than you did all last year

What courage really looks like

What to say to people who try to share your tarot confidence

Did I hear someone say "Girl Scout cookie scented Yankee candles"? Yes please!

You don't find your purpose. You make it.

What if style is much more than just our clothes?

How to be memorable in 2015 (Calling all small business owners: this is a killer reality check!)

How playing music benefits your brain more than any other activity

Shit storms often contain very valuable lessons.

5 counterintuitive money lessons from 2014

Your life is a hot date. Show up.

I am so excited to see Beth Maiden's dream of a queer tarot deck finally springing to life!

Magical Miscellany: 12.15.2014

The holidays are nearly here! The tree is up, but I've still got to wrap the gifts. Are you ready for winter solstice?

This thoughtful post from Laura Simms of Create as Folk is a must-read if you're choosing a word of the year.

On Brain Pickings, a surgeon talks about the crossroads between our bodies and our inner lives and what really matters in the end.

Important words from Esmé Wang on Ferguson, Eric Garner, and what it means to feel safe.

What if self-reflection is actually hurting you more than it's helping?

Lena Dunham's Buzzfeed op-ed on why she chose to speak out about her sexual assault is timely, brave, and much needed. Also, I can't recommend her book highly enough!

On treating your lover like an altar, and why love is a spiritual practice.

Want to treat yourself this Christmas? Jen Cintron, the beautiful soul + megawatt talent behind Intuitive Insights Tarot, is creating custom malas. She'll select beads to help with your unique intention, and charge the mala under the full moon. (I met her at the Soulful Proprietor retreat, and she has the most lovely vibe! Trust me, you're gonna love these.)

xx