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Many of you are probably familiar with the idea of making resolutions on December 31st, things that you plan to change about yourself or do differently in the coming year. What you may not know is that the concept of doing away-with-the-old and bringing-in-the-new is not a new concept and was originally tied to the winter solstice.

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If you live in the US you've probably just finished celebrating a long Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends and now it's time for the after-party clean-up, but even once the dishes are washed and put away, the guest bedding laundered and folded neatly in the linen closet, and all of your visitors hugged and sent on their way – chances are something still feels a bit off in your home that perhaps you just can't quite put your finger on. Human beings, and indeed all living things, are vessels of energy. This isn't metaphysical superstition, it's scientific fact. Within...

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Even more surprising is the fact that each night the glow-in-the-dark element remains consistent and as vibrant as when I first took the necklace out of the packaging. It also surprises me just how long the necklace glows after the lights have been turned off

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beverage, brew, culture, delicious, digestive health, diy, double brewed, grow your own scoby, healthy, kombucha, libation, probiotic, recipe, scoby, tea -

For those of you that have never heard of kombucha, let me just say … you're welcome. 😊 Whether you like black tea or herbal tea or green tea or even if you don't like tea at all; whether you like it unsweetened, lightly sweetened, or drowning in southern sugar – none of that matters. The biggest mistake that people make with kombucha is looking at the list of ingredients (not a long list, I assure you) and using that to determine whether or not they think they're going to like it. However, by the time it's double brewed it...

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afterlife, all hallows eve, all saints day, ancient, celts, costume, death, garlic, ghosts, halloween, origin, origins, samhain, spirits, superstition, tradition, trick-or-treat, underworld, vampires -

There are many articles all over the internet about the origins of Halloween and they all tell a slightly different version depending on the perspective of the writer or publishing body. Some take a very literal historical approach, sticking only to the details of the holiday as we know it today while others explore the ancient rituals of SamHain to find a deeper and more provocative narrative. With this article, we will be exploring some of the more obscure details; the superstitions and traditions passed from generation to generation that are likely to have contributed not only to the Halloween...

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