Do You Feel Powerful?

I had my mind blown recently, which isn't saying much because my mind gets blown pretty often. But this was big! Just a few days ago I was walking with a friend, we were deep in conversation about his health when I asked him if he felt powerful. His response shocked me – "I've never felt powerful". What?! Now, this is a guy that climbs mountains, scuba dives, and travels to the edges of the earth looking for adventure. How could he never feel powerful?! After a little inquiry, I realized that he had a strong negative association with the word power. Attached to the word were thoughts of greedy corporations carelessly destroying the earth, leaders without concern for the wellbeing of their pe

It's All About Perspective, Baby

My life is far from perfect. In fact, by mainstream society's standards, it might seem like a bit of a mess. I'm 42 years old and I don't have a 'career' to speak of. I don't own my own home. I don't have any savings or investments. I'm not married. I don't even know where I'll be living 2 months from now. This could easily be perceived as horrifying by many. But I truly love my life! I love that I genuinely enjoy the work that I do. I love that I know exactly who I am and what I have to offer the world. I love that I have raised two incredible boys who have grown into wonderful young men. I love that I have an amazing community of friends who value, respect, and support me in my dreams and

5 Ways to Bring the Sacred Home

I wasn't raised with religion. Instead, a rich but elusive spirituality was woven into my day to day experiences. My mother had a strong connection to the unseen realms, whether she knew it or not, and it influenced me deeply. She never held to a particular spiritual belief, at least not one that I was aware of, and yet I was infused with a sense of the sacred through her rituals and practices that were happening around the house. One of these practices was the creation of altars. My mother had a knack for creating altars, they were set–up all over the house, little collections of her treasures grouped together on just about every surface. Even though there were no deities being honoured, th

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