KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Monday, September 15, 2014

BOOK NERD WEEKLY : Kickass Quotes From The Now Habit : A Strategic Plan For Overcoming Procrastination And Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil A. Fiore, PhD

 
The Now Habit : A Strategic Plan For Overcoming Procrastination And Enjoying Guilt-Free Play... the title of this book says it all. It is exactly what it says it is, and it delivers.

This is the book that, in my opinion, every chronic procrastinator needs.

Procrastination is such a nasty habit. It destroys self esteem and creates all kinds of unpleasant fall out. It's also mysteriously hard to overcome once it gets it's hooks into you. I know this, because this was an issue I used to have. BiG TiME.

And- this is the book that set me on the path to breaking free of it.

What I love about the techniques it outlines, besides the fact that they work, is that they are designed to get you into a place of productivity by way of FUN. It has so much to do with taking the time to reward yourself for a job well done, utilizing your creativity, and making time for pleasure.

It's also about rewiring the neural pathways of your brain so that every time you move in the direction of productivity, you make it that much easier to repeat that behavior in the future. 

It may not be the most romantic or whimsical presentation, but, if you pay close attention, it does possess it's own special brand of magick...


"...procrastination is not a character defect; rather, it is an attempt- albeit an unsatisfactory one- at coping with the often incapacitating fear of having our worth held up for judgment." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"If you believe that a judgment of your work is a judgment on yourself, then perfectionism, self-criticism, and procrastination are necessary forms of protection." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"One main reason why we procrastinate; it rewards us with temporary relief from stress." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"We can become addicted to the rewards of procrastination." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD


"The first major step out of procrastination is to become aware of how fear leads to your old patterns and how creating safety leads to productivity." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"Knowing how you procrastinate is even more important than knowing why. You can use your awareness of negative patterns to redirect your energy toward forming positive habits." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"To avoid the procrastination cycle, you must abandon unattainable goals and halfhearted wishes." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"As you leave your old procrastination habits behind, you can turn your attention more readily toward achieving your goals." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD


"Vague goals must be translated into something tangible you can do. A realistic goal includes an action verb, a deadline, and a cost component, usually time or money." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"One of the best-kept secrets of successful producers is their ability to let go of goals that cannot be achieved or started in the near future." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"Whenever you catch yourself losing motivation on a project, look for the implicit "have to" in your thinking and make a decision at that moment to embrace the path- as it is, not the way you think it should be- or let go of it. It's your choice." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"Saying no is an important practice for procrastinators. It lessons the likelihood that you'll rush into a task in order to make up for a perceived lack of worth. A direct and maturely stated "No" clears the air much more quickly than a passive "Yes, I guess I have to" that you then resent and rebel against by procrastinating." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD


"Each time you choose to switch your energy from your procrastination self-talk to the language of the producer, you are wiring in a new track of brain cells- a new neural pathway in your brain. After you switch from the old path to the new several times, the new associations will strengthen, becoming easier to initiate, while the old ones will atrophy." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"People learn faster in an environment where praise for steps in the right direction is abundant and criticism is kept constructive and focused on an area that can be improved." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"Making play a priority in your life is part of learning to overcome procrastination." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD

"Whatever happens, my self-worth will survive. I make myself safe." -Neil A. Fiore, PhD







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Friday, September 12, 2014

The Weekly Witch Review #22 : Hecate's Moon Cakes, Granny Squares, Throat Jam, Maleficent Speed Painting & More!

TGiF Witches...

Welcome to the latest edition of "The Weekly Witch Review", a kickass guide to all things new & exciting (or at least new & exciting to me) on the wonderfully wacky world wide web...



★  In case I have not made my self clear with my incessant cries of, "It's My Birthday Month!"--- just let me say here one more time that iT'S MY BiRTHDAY MONTH!!! Whoopie! Yahoooo! Never gets old... (even if I increasingly do.) And- what better way is there to celebrate a Birthday Month than with Hecate's Moon Cakes?

The Universe Is Rad.

Behold The 70s Folk Goddess...
 

No shit? Telepathy happens?  Science sloooowly catches up to what witches everywhere have known since forever.

Unless you want to be crushed within hours of your arrival, you probably don't want to be visiting Venus anytime soon.

★  Save The Men : In order to free ourselves, we made men the enemy. And many of them simply weren’t...

We as women simply cannot tell a man what he should be. 
We don’t run the god force, we run the goddess force. And 
the goddess that we choose to be ultimately 
shows our man the god he can be. And vice versa.

★  The Four Queens Strikes Again!

Hello Sacred Earth... Hello Sacred Moon... Hello Sacred Life... Did you know that the makers of The Wild Unknown, just about everyone's favorite tarot deck, recently put out this amazing children's book? (And- did you know that I interviewed Kim Krans, the kickass creatrix behind The Wild Unknown earlier this year? Cuzz I did & it's a GOOD one.)



★ 
Mountain Rose Herbs on gathering & saving those precious herb seeds...

★  The Wild Hunt :
Uncovering The Past.

★  KiCKASS ALTAR ALERT!
Veronica Varlow on creating Your Circle Of Seven.

 
Super groovy. Super old... Mapping Inner Earth In The 17th Century.

★ 
Are You Living A Shadow Career? This is fantastic!

Fate is not destiny. Destiny is something you create. 

Destiny has a calling to it. And a beckoning out into 
the unknown. Our job in life – if we want to be happy, 
is to step into our destiny, into our calling.

★ 
Pagan In The Kitchen shares a recipe for Throat Jam, a tasty recipe for treating coughs & colds.

★ 
Dross Into Gold on granny squares & one super funky hat!

WiTCHY VLOG OF THE WEEK :
Maleficent Speed Paint Demo by Leilani Joy...‬
  

Tuesday's Episode Of HiPPiE WiTCH : Magick For A New Age...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

THE SEASON OF PUMPKiN EVERYTHiNG!!!

The Autumn Equinox module of The Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year is here!




Please join us for what is sure to be an illuminating, soul-stirring experience...




PSWOTY Autumn Equinox $20

When you order The Autumn Equinox Module of The Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year,  you will receive the following content via email :

An Intro To The Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year (illustrated pdf)

Autumn Equinox : Priorities In Action, The Law Of Diminishing Returns, The Principle Of Antagonism, Making Your Life Strong (illustrated pdf w/journal prompts)

CRAFTY WiTCH : The Reward Board (video)

POTiON CRAFT : A Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte (recipe)




You will also be invited to join a private Facebook group created just for 
the participants in the Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year.


GOOD NEWS : I've also made it so that, if you'd like to do all eight modules of The Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year as a complete year & a day program, you get a super sweet discount...



PSWOTY Year & A Day Program