Is it just me, or are things really heating up recently? Vaccine accessibility is growing rapidly, businesses are allowing for larger capacity, and many are hopeful that a return to a sense of social normalcy is closer than they thought.
For those who look to the moon for guidance in a world of chaos, it might be obvious that the Summer Solstice on June 20 is approaching, and Cancer’s intuitive and nurturing energy is making way for a revitalized normal.
The solstice’s energy is one filled with hope and is all about re-energizing and discovering new interests. If you’ve noticed…
If you follow astrology, there’s a chance you’ve heard folks reason away chaotic energy with something along the lines of, “oh, it’s not me, it’s Mercury Retrograde.”
Ruled by technology and communication, Mercury appears to spin backward in its orbit, symbolizing backward energy filled with chaos and uproar. This complicated energy is notoriously known for disrupting technology, tainting communication, and giving the human population a run for their money.
This spring’s Mercury Retrograde on May 29 will be happening during Gemini season, which is also ruled by Mercury, so there’s a lesson in staying alert and hyperaware of your communication…
The Netherlands boasts its beauty with serene canals, quaint architecture, and vibrant tulips that materialize in the spring. The annual Tulip Festival in Amsterdam, accompanied by a stunning flower parade, attracts millions of visitors every year.
With breathtaking experiences like bike riding alongside its historic canals and frequenting their famous coffee shops, it’s safe to say that the Dutch have an unusual yet extraordinary lifestyle.
But one concept, in particular, might hold the key to achieving happiness — and it’s a lot simpler than you think.
My love for psychology and curiosity for understanding my deepest self led me to a seat in the back of a college course called the psychology of dreams. It was a gripping experience; having to be vulnerable for an A was not exactly what I’d thought college was going to be like, but the reward was massive. By the end of it, I was motivated to quit my dreadful day job.
At the beginning of the semester, my professor urged us to give away our dream dictionaries and expressed how useless they are in our quest to understand our dreams…
For nearly half of Americans, living in the age of COVID-19 calls for merging work and home life. Those of us who live this new normal can attest to how challenging it can be to separate business and pleasure — but for 72% of Americans, working from home at least two days a week is favored, according to a 2020 PwC survey.
So, how can we ensure we stay busy at home and avoid the burning desire to take it easy? Research says, don’t. Instead, embrace the art of relaxation. Our brains need to recharge in order to work effectively…
I’ll be running late to my pity party.
It’s difficult for me to recall a time in my life where I didn’t endure a traumatic event. My entire childhood and a good chunk of adulthood were stained with abuse and countless misguided attempts to heal.
The good news is I can say with the utmost confidence that my current state is healthy and happy. But ramifications of trauma are usually long-lasting sometimes aren’t visible, even if I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.
For those fortunate enough to reflect on their life as being mostly harmonious, it’s not always obvious to…
In 2016, I started my first (and hopefully last) retail job at the tender age of twenty-two. I was young (still am), curious, and so damn tired. Work surrounded me with equally as young, beautiful, and vibrant women, selling beauty products, and empowering others to look and feel their best.
Around this time, I started to notice a number of my coworkers and friends subscribing to a more extreme culture of workaholism; something I’ve come to understand as a byproduct of “hustle culture.”
I’d watch these bright women walk into a 6 am shift for shipment, venti iced coffee in…
Picture this: You’ve met someone who’s charismatic and witty with the kind of humor you can get behind. They might have just charmed their way past the towering and guarded walls you built after countless unpleasant relationships.
The connection is magnetic and it doesn’t take long for your relationship to transcend into something enchanting. In fact, you could bet your money this is the endgame.
Although a karmic relationship may be new, you can’t help but feel like you’ve been here before.
Karma is a principle that describes the cause and effect of one’s actions. …
Living in a digital renaissance where unrelenting productivity is all the rage has caused a great deal of suffering. I’m constantly struggling with getting my brain to sit still as many twenty-somethings can empathize.
The over-consumption of information paired with unwavering worry, I often find myself overstepping my own boundaries of thought.
For me, anxiety can feel like a surging wave of many different overwhelming feelings all at once — doubt, self-criticism, shame, and guilt. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve experienced trauma in the past which directly affects by present-day thoughts and behavior.
My anxiety can be summed up…
New Moon happens when the Moon is caught between the Sun and the Earth and the side of the Moon that is in shadow faces the Earth. New Moons are a monthly occurrence and it takes about 29.5 days for the Moon to orbit Earth.
Although invisible to the naked eye, the new moon promises new beginnings and is often signified as being a period of rebirth by those who honor it.
The New Moon phase indicates a time to set intentions for releasing negative energy. It signifies a time to set intentions for goals and freeing yourself from burdens.
Spirituality, love, and metaphysics written through the lens of a twenty-something. Twitter & IG: @irlbritt