Book Review: Spells for Tough Times by Kerri Connor

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Spells for Tough Times: Crafting Hope When Faced with Life's Thorniest ChallengesSpells for Tough Times: Crafting Hope When Faced with Life's Thorniest Challenges by Kerri Connor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Connor did what few people in the world of the Craft have done: they created a book about all of those little things that tend to get in our way while we're trying to live our lives. This book is very practical and very down to earth. Connor also explains in the Introduction, that the best way and the first thing we should do when presented with a crisis is to deal with it in the real world before trying to deal with it metaphysically.

I really liked this book. I felt that there were real world practical solutions to real world problems. There are a lot of spells out there that are about generalized topics like love and money or protection, but they don't really scrape the surface and deal with problems that are more specific.

Another thing I liked about Connor's writing is how she lets you know in the beginning that the spells can be personalized if you don't feel like they would work for you. The supplies that are needed are few, are easy to get a hold of and once again, if you don't have them, she lets you know that it's not a problem. Work with what you have.

A very practical and very helpful addition to any practitioners library.

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Make 2012 your year!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I used to be one of those people that had resolutions. The clock would strike midnight, I'd make a resolution and bam! By the end of January I had no motivation left to accomplish my goals. I was done. There is something about a new year that gets us excited and motivated but if you're like me, by the end of the month, you're done. Resolutions have already gone out the window and you're back in the same slump you were in before.

I've been long enamoured with Goddess Leonie and The Goddess Guidebook website but I've always shied away. I mean after all, how can someone else motivate me to make myself better, to make a year for me that doesn't mean I can't accomplish anything I want to do? I guess I was just happy in my rut.

Well, I did it. I purchased Leonie's 2012 Creating My Goddess Year workbook. It's a beautiful book that you can print, write on, destroy or cherish. You can use it to create your year. You can finally plan time for yourself whether you just need more me time, or time to create. And, it's a steal at $9.95.

I am, very, very happy that I purchased this. My next step is to print and start mapping out the things that I want to see happen this year. I'm determined to make this year a better year. I hope you are inspired by Leonie's book and can create a great year for yourself too.