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The Perfect Housewarming Gift & How to #SmudgethatSh*t

My family and I have recently moved into a new home, and first on my to-do list was a cleansing ritual. Thus this beautiful floral smudge stick from Mystical Blossoms was the perfect housewarming gift. Now, I know, despite how trendy sage has become on Insta, you may be hesitant, or perhaps you just have no idea how one goes about performing a cleansing. To sum it up, it's about being intentional about the kind of energy you want in your home. It's simple...do you want good vibes? Do you want to let go of the bad vibes? Great...then as they say on instagram, let's #smudgethatsh*t.



For a quick cleansing, you can use a smudge spray, for example, like this Namaste Smudge Spray; or you can use incense, herbs, a fragrant simmer pot...it doesn't have to be something specific. The point is that by adding something tangible to a prayer or meditation, you turn that prayer or meditation into a ceremonial act, and that will make you more confident and intentional about your thou…

Music Monday: "Let It Go" by Elsa on Disney's Frozen performed by Idina Menzel


Disney's latest hit animated film Frozen is one of the best in a long time. My girls and I got to see it in theaters, and we were all very impressed. The imagery and music is so beautiful, it's worth seeing on the big screen. In "Let It Go", the biggest musical number of the film, the eldest sister Elsa flees the kingdom after accidentally unleashing her power over ice and snow. In the movie they refer to it as Elsa's curse because it has caused her to hurt people including her own sister Anna, but a very wise mentor once told me that our biggest weaknesses are often our gifts which are merely out of balance, whether stifled or grown out of control. In Elsa's case, her fear of her powers leads her to extreme restraint, shutting away her gift and shutting everyone out of her life. When Elsa is free to use her gift, she completely blossoms. Well, then she goes a wee bit out of control before the whole thing is over. Through her sister's unconditional love, she finds a way to undo the damage she has caused and learns to control her abilities. Her curse becomes a blessing to her family and the entire kingdom. If you have children and have yet to see Frozen, I encourage you to go see it.

For music Monday, we have the big number by Elsa, performed by Idina Menzel. The soundtrack has many other lovely numbers and is available for purchase. Click here to buy the Frozen soundtrack.




Image above via Disney.com.

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  1. It seems the animation companies are finally going back to casting voice actors who aren't big Hollywood names but who suit the characters. I know Idina's work from elsewhere, and she has a good singing voice.

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