signs from the universe
I’ve always unwittingly depended on the kindness of strangers — actual strangers and strangers in a broader, more metaphysical sense.
superstition
After hearing about the nun curse superstition, I fully adopted it into my life. I passed by at least a handful of nuns on any given day in Rome, and developed a small but serious breast-grabbing compulsion.
in

Jan 14, 2014 at 3:00pm | 60 comments

trips
Have you ever taken a trip that stayed with you long after you got back "home"?
in

Dec 10, 2013 at 5:00pm | 88 comments

mercury in retrograde
I never got the whole "Mercury's in retrograde" thing until I tried to go somewhere.
readings
We (Claire, a tarot virgin, and Laura, a psychic-readings slut) put our doubts aside and agreed to have our tarot cards read via email. Here are our respective takes on how it went.
psychics
the frisky
Tarot readings? Check. Meditation room? Check. Wind chime soundtrack? Check. Light your spell candle and read on for a list of signs you’re in a new age bookstore…
being kind to yourself
I'm in a relationship with myself, and it's pretty great.
dance
Ecstatic dance, also called “trance dance” is a crazy fun dance party that can leave you in a meditative state.
in

Aug 26, 2013 at 1:00pm | 22 comments

karma
Not only are people who get the word “Karma” tattooed on their ribcage doing themselves a disservice, they are also doing a disservice to all the people who don’t view their entire life philosophy in such simplistic terms.
pinterest
It took me three years to jump on the bandwagon, but now I’m totally hooked.
dreams
Like a best friend who always has my back, my dreams have even been known to get all up in my face when I’m dating an unworthy man.
new age
If you've written off astrology based on the inaccuracy of a Life & Style horoscope you read in an airport one time, then put down the trashy magazine and get your goddamn chart read by a professional.
new agey
I am proud to say I've held on to the optimism that cool, crazy, shit still exists.
in

Jun 27, 2013 at 1:00pm | 93 comments

tarot cards
I’ve always wanted a tarot card reading, but not out of some deep desire to know what the future holds.
astrology
This book "Sextrology" will freak you out. Or at least it did me. Here's what it says about YOUR sign.
in

May 24, 2013 at 3:45pm | 269 comments

magic
I was single and sick of it when I asked a friend's Wiccan mom-in-law to do a love ritual for me. No one was more surprised than me when I met someone a couple weeks later.
in

May 23, 2013 at 3:30pm | 44 comments

learnvest
What I didn’t know then was that 23 years later, Norman’s actions would lead me to a felony charge, a prison sentence and a lifetime of paying off debt. Let mine be the cautionary tale that keeps you from making the same mistakes.
jesus christ
I read the emails you send me. Oh boy, do I.
in

May 20, 2013 at 2:00pm | 226 comments

dreams
Is there something in the air? My dreams have been nuts lately. You?
in

May 10, 2013 at 3:30pm | 128 comments

mantras
I am a believer in a bunch of hippie-dippie hullaballoo, and following a few general mantras has helped me shelve my bitch face and improve my life overall.
healthy
Friends, I have drunk the green Kool-Aid. No, not Ecto-Cooler. That's good, too, though.
nudists
Bikini shopping is soul destroying. LET'S ALL BECOME NATURISTS INSTEAD!