Northeast Wisconsin
October 2016

October 2016

Amid the early seasonal décor at a local grocery store I recently overheard an older gentleman ask a young boy, “What are you dressing up as?”

He, of course, was referring to Halloween and all of the costume choices that have been filling the internet, ad flyers and store aisles for months. But as a bystander who hasn’t gone trick-or-treating in decades, the question resonated with me in a different way.

It made me think about how each of us seek out costumes and masks — they make us feel invincible, and we all have a few in storage. Sometimes they’re physical, and at times they’re simply emotional cloaks we wear to feel strong and ready for whatever it is the world will throw at us in a particular day.

Nikki DeKeuster’s article this month gives an astrological spin on things. She writes, “…we all wear a kind of astrological mask known as our ‘ascendant sign’ every day. This is the demeanor or persona that we initially present to the world, the cover to our book if you will.”

Like the child with the seemingly unlimited disguises of superheroes and inspiring creatures, we can choose every single day how we portray ourselves to our peers, our families, our friends.

What are you dressing up as?

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Last month I shared with you a lot of scientific information about oils/fats. This month, I would like to highlight one oil that we really need to consume. Let’s take a look at some of this oil’s amazing benefits. This oil is a saturated fat (saturated with hydrogen atoms) that…
Halloween is fast approaching, a time where we put on costumes and hide behind masks. But this sort of behavior isn’t just relegated to one night per year, we all wear a kind of astrological mask known as our “ascendant sign” every day. This is the demeanor or persona that…
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