New Moon & A Confusing Personal Relationship with Ritual

Talking about ritual and symbols can be challenging for me. As a secular humanist, there are few established ritual practices (if any) with which I genuinely connect. Every spiritual practice comes with a significant energy expenditure toward justification. Even the term spiritual, which I personally dislike, is difficult to avoid if only because there is…

12 Days of Yule and a Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 2019 is finally here, and it absolutely is with a palpable sense of relief that I let the previous year dissipate as I turn to welcome the new. It promises to be difficult in its own right but relieved I am just the same. With the many, many challenges of 2017-2018 came…