I’ve consolidated most of my writings to my new uber-site, lisamcsherry.com. Please change any bookmarks or links to that site for all the latest.
Sometimes writing is a matter of staring at a screen and hoping words will appear. I mean, you know you have to type them, but you wait for something — anything — to write about. When I am in a good place, feeling flush with ideas and writing easily, I try to make note of ideas to write about.
This is one such post.Continue reading
One of the things that excited us about retiring early and moving to a new country was that we could both develop new — healthier — habits. We felt (as do many) that our working life was geared to taking care of our employer’s needs rather than our own. Even when we were relieved from hours of daily commute by the pandemic lock-down, we found ourselves needing to be more aware of when we were “on the clock” and not so as to be good employees, rather than slackers.Continue reading
A Deity I offer honor unto is Hestia. She was the Lady of the Hearth, a Goddess so fundamental there was little written about her. No one needed to write down Her stories, they were told cradle-side and carried throughout life.
One of the things I struggle with is living a life of tolerance, inclusiveness, and creating safe space for all walks of life while dealing with the odd “bad actor”. Although I’m not sure I’m using that phrase correctly, let me explain.
For many years, J. and I shared custody of two dogs, Sasha from late 2007 and Leo in mid 2015, and two cats, from late 2011. Thus a seasonal rite of passage was the great shedding as all of them lost their heavy winter coats.
This post is not about that kind of shedding.
Hi, my name is Lisa and I have a bad case of conflict-avoidance.
The thing is: avoiding conflict is a huge dead end. It’s a dead end for self-esteem, for healthy love relationships, meaningful friendships, work drama, and stable family engagements.
I’ve got a release date and (pretty firm) title for the new book! A Witch’s Guide to Crafting Your Practice will be released October 2022. I’m quite excited, and hoping to put together a book launch around that time.
As well, my new website — lisamcsherry.com — will launch on January 3rd. Meant to be a single source for all of my projects, these blog posts will ‘port over there.
Happy New (Calendar) Year!
Autumn is a liminal time for me, a place where we move from one state of being into another. Most of my life, its been a time of massive energy, a shifting from the slow relaxing days of summer into the increased pace of back-to-school or oh-look-year-end-is-coming of work. September has always been a shift into a higher gear, one that doesn’t ease off until January.
Misidentifying a problem leads to solutions that probably won’t work.