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About Brea

Nope, Brea’s not my real name, it’s Jen. I started this blog using Brea, which is my public Pagan name, to keep the anonymity of my then-underage children private.  I won’t use anyone else’s real names here, tho, to protect the innocent – and the not so innocent. 

I am a mom, a grandmother, a friend, a sister, an aunt, and daughter.  I am a ULC ordained Pagan minister. I am also a published author and artist, who spends a lot of time on the internet.  I work, I play, I sleep.

I search for a balance in all of the chaos.balance

 

39 thoughts on “About Brea

  1. Great blog! I’m off to see D. Icke this October in NYC. Do you or have you read him? (-;

    • Thanks for the kind words. I Googled the name, but am not familiar with the author. I don’t read much non-fiction, it’s not my gig.

  2. Hi Brea,

    Just wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed your blog thus far…I’ve been padding through the archives and have made it as far as the “To coven or…” article.

    I’m a Gemini too, and I’m trying to get into blogging here, on wordpress. Being something of a scatterbrain, in true Gemini style, it’s been something of a challenge, but after seeing how you’ve managed it, I’m feeling inspired.

    All the best blessings,
    Ashleigh
    http://oftheashgrove.wordpress.com/

    • Thanks so much for the kind comments! I started this blog originally, as a sort of “emotional vent”, and just fell in love with the whole thing. It’s been a great experience, and I’ve met a lot of really talented, funny, kind people.

      One of the blessings of being Gemini? Being able to multitask, cause each of the “personality facets” take on different projects, so there are a TON of ideas! The trick is to get them all down before they float back out of my head!

  3. You should hide your email address, not post it publically for spammers to get.That is what the contact page is for.:) Thx for dropping by my blog.

    • Thanks for the info. I actually just posted my e-mail to this page, and had been re-thinking it. *sigh* the vagaries of trying different things, sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug.

  4. What is the difference between the windshield and the bug, they both get hit, do they not? LOL! To create a contact page, you have to use “shortcode’ Just search it in the forums. L8terz!

  5. Dear breaaire:

    My name is Leora Trub and I am a student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). I am conducting a study of the reasons that people blog and what benefits it brings, which at this point are still largely unexplored in research studies. I am therefore reaching out to you as a blogger who can help deepen our understanding of this phenomenon. I believe that your voice is an important one to be heard and hope you will enjoy participating in the study. I have developed an online questionnaire that asks about specific aspects of blogging as well as asking about feelings about yourself and others in your life. The survey is a mix of numerical scales and opportunities to reflect in an open-ended format about the role of blogging in your life, and how it has changed over time.

    You are eligible to participate if you are at least 21 years of age and have been maintaining an English-language personal blog for at least six months that you update or visit at least twice a week (on average). Your participation involves completing a confidential online questionnaire. The data will be downloaded onto a secure server to which only I have access. No identifying information, such as your names or address, will be collected. If you desire, you may choose not to share your blog name, in which case I will not access your blog for any reason after this point. If you do share your blog name, it will NOT be connected to your responses in the survey. Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to be identified by a code name in research reports and to have your blog description changed slightly so it cannot be identified.

    The survey takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and participation is completely voluntary. Three participants who complete the survey will be randomly selected by a lottery to receive a $75 cash prize.

    There are no foreseeable risks to participation in the study. Although some of the questions are personal in nature, participation in the study provides an opportunity to think about the role that your blog plays in your life.

    If you have any questions about this research, you can contact me at ltrub@gc.cuny.edu, or my advisors Dr. Arietta Slade at (212) 650-5658 or arietta.slade@gmail.com and Dr. Tracey Revenson at (212) 817-8709 or trevenson@gc.cuny.edu.

    The study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Graduate School of the City University of New York and meets of their guidelines as well as all state and federal guidelines for research with human participants. If you have any concerns about the project at any time, you can contact Ms. Kay Powell, Institutional Review Board at the Graduate School of the City University of New York (212) 817-7525 or kpowell@gc.cuny.edu.

    In order to participate in this study, I need to send you an invitation through survey monkey. If you are interested, please send an email to ltrub@gc.cuny.edu from the email address to which you would like the invitation sent. I hope that you will decide to participate and also that you will share it with others if you decide you would like to. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Sincerely,

    Leora Trub, M.A.
    Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology
    Graduate School of the City University of New York
    365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309
    ltrub@gc.cuny.edu

  6. Hi Brea~
    I am so happy I stumbled across your blog! A mixture of inspiration, humor, and wisdom. Thank you for sharing, and I will be sure to read often!
    Brightest blessings to you!
    ~V.

  7. I actually think so too. I have been browsing around the web for some time today, and its really hard to find something entertaining to read on blogs:P Maybe its because there are too much of those around =) But this site actually keeps catching my attention=) Great stories, and cool design ^__^. Ill be sure to give it more visits from now on =P

    • I changed your comment, just for your privacy. Thank you for the trust you’ve placed in me, Regan. I appreciate it.

      • Thank you for changing it. I don’t care who out in ‘cyberland’ reads it, I just don’t want my mother to stumble and read it. I tend to shy away from fights with her.

      • I hear that! I’m lucky that mine never reads any of my blogs, so there’s at least one thing avoided.

    • Aw, thank you so much! I really enjoy writing the blog, and try to write at least one post every day, except weekends. Thank you so much for the kind words!

  8. Hey!! I just spent my lunch hour “catching up” with you. I’ve been away far too long. I miss you and our daily talks. I am glad to see things are picking up slowly. You rock, you’re a rock, and I feel warmth reading your progress.

    Keep your head up toots.

  9. Salute, Brea. You seem like someone who follows the Wicca ways wisely – you are a good example for anyone on this path. I will remember your blog and recommend it to people. I like you. Have a nice day.

  10. Glad to hear the cold is leaving you! Now as for the “brain rabies” that is another story… but perhaps some warm brownies and cold milk might help to cure, and if not… there’s always the “black russian” on the rocks sure to drive out the remains of rabid thoughts and those who would dare trespass on the delights of YOU and your magical self! blessings on the breezes as you enter into the weekend! Colds and rabies be gone.. so mote it be 😉

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