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Monday Mantra 97
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“If you can’t love yourself, how and the hell are you gonna love anyone else?”~ RuPaul

Love is in the air, on store shelves, in ads, etc…and yet it can all feel so shallow, so hollow. While Valentine’s Day can be an absolute, cheesy delight (and yes, even if you are *gasp* single), it can be made even better by one little choice. That choice, you ask, why it’s the choice to be your own Valentine…

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Word Nerd: Apricity
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Word Nerd is an on-going feature that shares and highlights unique, whimsical and sometimes forgotten or overlooked words. It’s dedicated to the logophile in us all.

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Apricity is an exquisite word that derives from the Latin aprīcus (“warmed by the sun”). Apricity is a particularly apt word since yesterday marked Imbolcwhich is the middle of the Winter season. It’s also the time when the Groundhog…

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Word Nerd: Tenebrific
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Word Nerd is an on-going feature that shares and highlights unique, whimsical and sometimes forgotten or overlooked words. It’s dedicated to the logophile in us all.

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Tenebrific is darkness and gloom in one glorious descriptive term. Tenebrificis Latin in origin (combining tenebrea which translated would be darkness + fic) and it’s one of those deliciously poetic words that adds a poignant touch…

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Monday Mantra 96
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“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”~ Oscar Wilde

So begins February, the second month of the year. Here in the Northern Hemisphere we are deep into the dull, chill, darkness that is Winter and it can weigh a bit heavy on the soul. That’s where this beautiful bit of wisdom from the wickedly charming Oscar Wilde comes in – for truly,…

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Fresh Air Seduction
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This air. It’s so perfect in it’s rich, chill seduction today. I want to breathe it all in, take great, greedy gulps and fill my lungs, my very being, with the pure, lush greatness of it. The air is touched with magic, with the very Divine gracing it with it’s presence. It’s Winter air with the barest hints of the coming Spring in it’s undertones. It’s mountain air, clean and pure, fresh and…

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Monday Mantra 95
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“I’ve often felt that dreams are answers to questions we haven’t yet figured out how to ask.”~ Mulder, The X-Files

Dreams are so completely fascinatingly complex. The dreamscape is people with so much, and it’s very existence is layered, nuanced, and filled with wisdom, fear, joy, wonder, creativity, and symbolism. In dreams we live out numerous lives in multiple ways. We discover and explore our…

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