Magical Miscellany: 12.15.2014

The holidays are nearly here! The tree is up, but I've still got to wrap the gifts. Are you ready for winter solstice?

This thoughtful post from Laura Simms of Create as Folk is a must-read if you're choosing a word of the year.

On Brain Pickings, a surgeon talks about the crossroads between our bodies and our inner lives and what really matters in the end.

Important words from Esmé Wang on Ferguson, Eric Garner, and what it means to feel safe.

What if self-reflection is actually hurting you more than it's helping?

Lena Dunham's Buzzfeed op-ed on why she chose to speak out about her sexual assault is timely, brave, and much needed. Also, I can't recommend her book highly enough!

On treating your lover like an altar, and why love is a spiritual practice.

Want to treat yourself this Christmas? Jen Cintron, the beautiful soul + megawatt talent behind Intuitive Insights Tarot, is creating custom malas. She'll select beads to help with your unique intention, and charge the mala under the full moon. (I met her at the Soulful Proprietor retreat, and she has the most lovely vibe! Trust me, you're gonna love these.)

xx