Pleasant evenings for reading

Mornings are cold. I can feel the chill passing through the walls of the house like ghosts traveling from one dominion to another. This gives me the occasion to wear oversized fluffy sweaters and soft thick pajamas. The feel of comfort these fabrics can give you is unbelievable! Ambience is everything I love crimson-skyed evenings…

Be present!

14 degrees Celsius today. Cloudy. Dark. No rain. I had to turn on the heat, the house is getting colder. I opened the door and everything was grey, but it didn’t bum me out. Instead, I feel motivated, ready to tackle today’s to-do list. I feel more comfortable now that it’s warm inside the house,…

The Harvest Moon

Today is officially the first day of Autumn! The Autumn equinox marks the end of summer and gives the start for harvesting. Every full moon is special in its own way and giving them names makes a natural occurrence be so much more personal and closer to us, nurturing our spirits and beliefs. For the…

Happy Mooncake Festival!

Today, Chinese people celebrate the second most important holiday of the year. The Mid-Autumn Festival or the Moon/Mooncake Festival it’s a reunion time for families when they gather for dinner, admire the full moon, eat mooncakes and light paper lanters. The mid-autumn’s full moon is important because it is said that it is the brightest…

Coffee quotes Monday

Can you feel the warmth in your hand, the fragrance coming out of the steaming cup? Can you feel the rich aroma touching your lips, your tongue, going down your entire being, like the sweetest kiss you’ve ever had? Good morning, world! It is that time of the week again. Another start, another cup of…

A witch? A deity? Who is Baba Yaga?

A hut that is constantly spinning? A witch that doesn’t fly by broom? Meet Baba Yaga, a creature associated with dark powers and often accused of eating children. Nothing new here, but what about her god-like traits? Is she evil? Is she a guide? I believe Baba Yaga represents a ritual of the passage of…