As I head over to the basement with candles, crystals, and oils in my arms, my husband follows me with an exasperated gaze. I haven’t always been “weird” like this. I used to be a “normal” woman: concerned with shopping, cooking, and work. But as I deepened my relationship to spirituality and nature (my yoga… Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new: The New Moon intention setting ritual.
This piece was written for a Christmas card for my husband. At the time were in the very depths of doing long distance, and so every minute of our time together was worth its weight in gold. I wanted to convey to him that I appreciated him and accepted him as he is, in every… Continue reading Christmas Love
I wrote this poem for my grandma’s 85th birthday. Because of many transitions between different visa types and a much longer than normal wait for a green card I have not had a chance to travel home to Ukraine in 3 years. I miss everyone, but my mom and uncle were able to visit a… Continue reading Бабусі
I wrote this piece of poetry when my (now) husband and I were celebrating out 1 year anniversary of being together. Before him I never really met a man who’d treat me so well, or show so much respect and consideration. I surprised him with this poem over Skype, as at the time we were… Continue reading Melted