Mindfulness Garden Games
by Joann Calabrese
author of Growing Mindful

St. Lucy’s Day – the Original Winter Solstice

. The Original Winter Solstice December 13 is St. Lucy’s Day.  This is the Catholic feast day of Santa Lucia/Saint Lucy (and also my mother Lucy’s birthday). The word Lucia is rooted in the Latin word meaning light and Santa Lucia celebrations revolve around light returning. On the ancient Roman calendar, Saint Lucy’s Day was … Read more

My Four Point Plan for Dispelling the Darkness – thoughts on the longest night of the year

Winter solstice always carries the symbolism of light dispelling darkness. That image seems particularly comforting right now as we have entered a dark period in which people full of hate and mean intentions have captured the castle.  After weeks of mucking around in the darkness, I am ready to embrace the light.  I’ve written a … Read more

On Winter Solstice

The celestial tipping point that is winter solstice happens on Saturday, December 21st (2013) at exactly 10:11 AM Mountain Time. (See other time zones below.) As our home planet journeys around the sun, it tilts on its axis so that those of us living north of the equator are leaning away from the sun. It … Read more


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