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Mimi Young, wu shamanic intuitive and occultist, in floral dress sits on a bench on a porch

I AM MY AGE

Today is my birthday. I’m 42 years of age. Now before anyone says (and we’ve all said these things): “You don’t look your age” “Forever 29” “Still got it” “Who’s your dermatologist?” or something similar… I would like to invite a different conversation around age. I’m in a process of continually embracing and normalizing my experience in my body, and

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Hand with large ring reaching for Laurel leaves

THOUGHTS ON ANTHROPOMORPHISM

The term and idea of anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, feelings, intentions, or actions to non-human entities. The word is derived from ánthrōpos (“human”) and morphē (“form”). Sources say that the term was first used in 1753, to reference religious heresy. This means the term is a relatively recent (in the greater context of humanity) invention, to claim

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Plates of various healing and magickal plants, with moody smoke

PLANT MAGICK SPOTLIGHT: BOTANICAL ASH

Botanical ash, or plant soot, rendered from fire, is the essence of a plant’s spirit and a powerful tool in plant magick. Whether this is from the remnants of incense or a plant (or blend of) burned by high temperatures, the ash is a sacred and useful magickal tool. Plant ash is one of the oldest methods of working with

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Chili peppers on a marble surface

THE HOT SAUCE IS ALIVE

The Hunan bloodline in my family loves spicy, aromatic foods. Almost every dish includes the option of hot sauce – whether it is soupy thin noodles, saucy thick noodles, sautéed greens, or braised meats. Gong Gong (my mother’s father), as well as each of his grown children (all five of them), had an entire shelf in their fridge dedicated to

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Asian woman's hand holding pink dahlia

#STRAIGHTTALK ON WELLNESS & SPIRITUALITY

I can recall a time when originality, nuance, and depth were things to take pride in. In today’s culture one has to shrink it all into a generic elevator pitch or beige hashtag. We are told by marketers and influencers that what we say must be palatable for the mainstream. True stories— I’ve been told by more than one (white)

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Woman of colour sipping out of a bug in a stylish living room with mystical tools in background

MUSING ON REGRET

S̶h̶o̶u̶l̶d̶a̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶l̶d̶a̶ ̶w̶o̶u̶l̶d̶a̶⁣ The question is now. What will you choose now?⁣ Mimi XO founder, spirit communicator + shamanic intuitive If you enjoyed this post, and would like more, please feel free to share with your friends. I also welcome you to join my mailing list, where all subscribers will have FREE access to my new Unseen Online Journal, launching

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Mimi Young, wu shamanic intuitive and occultist, in floral dress sits on a bench on a porch

I AM MY AGE

Today is my birthday. I’m 42 years of age. Now before anyone says (and we’ve all said these things): “You don’t look your age” “Forever 29” “Still got it” “Who’s your dermatologist?” or something similar… I would like to invite a different conversation around age. I’m in a process of continually embracing and normalizing my experience in my body, and

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Hand with large ring reaching for Laurel leaves

THOUGHTS ON ANTHROPOMORPHISM

The term and idea of anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, feelings, intentions, or actions to non-human entities. The word is derived from ánthrōpos (“human”) and morphē (“form”). Sources say that the term was first used in 1753, to reference religious heresy. This means the term is a relatively recent (in the greater context of humanity) invention, to claim

Read More »
Plates of various healing and magickal plants, with moody smoke

PLANT MAGICK SPOTLIGHT: BOTANICAL ASH

Botanical ash, or plant soot, rendered from fire, is the essence of a plant’s spirit and a powerful tool in plant magick. Whether this is from the remnants of incense or a plant (or blend of) burned by high temperatures, the ash is a sacred and useful magickal tool. Plant ash is one of the oldest methods of working with

Read More »
Chili peppers on a marble surface

THE HOT SAUCE IS ALIVE

The Hunan bloodline in my family loves spicy, aromatic foods. Almost every dish includes the option of hot sauce – whether it is soupy thin noodles, saucy thick noodles, sautéed greens, or braised meats. Gong Gong (my mother’s father), as well as each of his grown children (all five of them), had an entire shelf in their fridge dedicated to

Read More »
Asian woman's hand holding pink dahlia

#STRAIGHTTALK ON WELLNESS & SPIRITUALITY

I can recall a time when originality, nuance, and depth were things to take pride in. In today’s culture one has to shrink it all into a generic elevator pitch or beige hashtag. We are told by marketers and influencers that what we say must be palatable for the mainstream. True stories— I’ve been told by more than one (white)

Read More »
Woman of colour sipping out of a bug in a stylish living room with mystical tools in background

MUSING ON REGRET

S̶h̶o̶u̶l̶d̶a̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶l̶d̶a̶ ̶w̶o̶u̶l̶d̶a̶⁣ The question is now. What will you choose now?⁣ Mimi XO founder, spirit communicator + shamanic intuitive If you enjoyed this post, and would like more, please feel free to share with your friends. I also welcome you to join my mailing list, where all subscribers will have FREE access to my new Unseen Online Journal, launching

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