Falling into temptation ~ strength & persistence

Falling into temptation ~ strength & persistence

I have disrespected myself recently. And  with mistake-making, when we go through a time of feeling out of control, we can take back control by making the right choice afterwards. First off, you need to move on. You can't dwell on imperfection because we are all human. You must forgive yourself and anyone else involved. [...]

My new kitten, Luna!

My new kitten, Luna!

There has been an addition to my family -- a new kitten! I named her Luna after the Roman moon goddess and also the Latin word for "moon." Her story... I adopted Luna through my sister's friend's parents. They had a black stray who would come around and they would feed her. They thought she [...]

Mythology Monday ~ Parvati

Mythology Monday ~ Parvati

Parvati is the Hindu goddess of love, marriage, children, motherhood, fertility, devotion, and strength. She has many different aspects to her personality, which are all manifested as different / separate goddesses, including Kali and Durga. Parvati is part of the Hindu trinity of goddesses, along with Lakshmi and Saraswati. Her husband is Shiva, and their [...]

Mythology ~ Goddess Isis

Mythology ~ Goddess Isis

Goddess Isis is the most legendary goddess of ancient Egyptian mythology. Most dynamic of all, she is goddess of almost everything -- most famously known as goddess of love, motherhood, fertility, magic, mystery, healing, death, and rebirth. Her Greek name is "Isis" while the ancient Egyptians called her "Aset" or "Iset." In the beginning times, [...]

Mythology Monday ~ Kali

Mythology Monday ~ Kali

One of my favorite dieties is the Hindu goddess Kali. Misunderstood goddess The ancient Hindu goddess Kali represents death, darkness, and total chaos. Incredibly complex, she is the most misunderstood of all goddesses -- it is said that fully understanding Kali is equivalent to transcending fear. Themes of Kali include creation and destruction; violence and [...]

Mythology Monday ~ Nymphs!

Mythology Monday ~ Nymphs!

In Greek mythology, nymphs are supernatural, female incarnations of nature -- the plants, flowers, trees, mountains, wind, sea, etc. Nymphs are minor goddesses: more powerful than humans yet a step below the gods & goddesses. Nymphs are typically depicted as beautiful and graceful women with soft, sweet appearances. Often, they are confused for fairies. These [...]

Book Review: “Legendary Ladies” by Ann Shen

I recently added a new book to my collection called "Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You." It goes over many famous goddesses from mythologies of all origins. Each goddess comes with a synopsis that includes her story, her characteristics, and what she represents. It also has beautiful illustrations. These ladies are categorized [...]