And here I thought it was always Sam’s fault

Poor maligned Sam!

A nice revelation before sitting for morning meditation: I’m working in the office and Tuxedo Sam has been asleep in front of me on his pillow near the window for an hour. Benny the Cat walks in the room and sees him and begins crouching down as he walks and grumbling under his breath. Sam is still asleep. Ben jumps up on the desk behind me (as usual) to get to the window, he’s still grumbling, the low growl that says, “get away.”  Sam is still asleep so I shush Ben. Growl, shhh! Growl, shhh! Ben sits in the window never taking his eyes off sleeping Sam. Still grumbling he decides to yowl as if Sam is going after him. ALL THIS WHILE SAM IS ASLEEP. I always assumed when I heard Ben growl and yowl from the other room that Sam was hounding him, so I’d reprimand Sam. Now I know.

She’s been given a gift

It has to be a relief when you finally realize you had a very disturbed individual around your family for years thinking it would be different for you. The continual emotional coercion is exhausting, dealing with mood swings and lies and lack of help and lies and empty promises and lies. But the huge lesson of the blessing is it showed you you can make it on your own. Take that gift and run with it.

The January 2018 Horizons is now online, here are the horoscopes

The January 2018 Horizons is now online — now in flipbook format — at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/1-18/index.html.  We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.  Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, read here http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/  Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes:   

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To start the year off right, I’m giving each Sun Sign an overview for 2018. With a Cancer Full Moon on January 1st, the year begins with a signature of harvest and awareness. Also, on Tuesday January 9th, we have a unique triple conjunction of the Sun, Venus, and Pluto. This says that 2018 is destined to be a year of positive transformation. Many people begin the year with resolutions – and one of the definitions of resolution is: the act of solving a problem. You can be sure that this year, the stars invite you to permanently re-solve old issues and emerge as the butterfly you were born to be.    Continue reading

Christmas Spirit at the Malabar Post Office

This morning I was at the post office to drop off the rest of the January subscripx, being 5 days before Christmas I came prepared to wait. I even brought 1st class stamps for folks who complain they don’t want to wait in a line to mail one item so they wouldn’t have to wait. I got there at 8:40am, it was open, I was second in line. My job takes about 20 minutes. It’s repetitious work keying in the same info for dozens of zip codes. Vicki, Stan and I have been doing this for 10+ years, since whenever they changed the rules so they had to begin making a lot of keystrokes for each single item — hazardous, liquid, etc. So I’m chatting with Stan at the counter while he does my job (which he’s done 100+ times) and the line begins forming all the way to the door. That’s ok, it’s only 8:45am, they’re not officially open until 9am. Then a 30-something woman, 2nd in line behind me, begins loudly admonishing us for chatting. She looks kinda like Sarah Silverman (an attractive insult comedian) so I first thought she was joking. “It’s a proven fact that chatting in line slows the line down. I hate when it happens in Wal-Mart too. I always say something when it’s not right. I’m a customer relations trainer so I know what’s right and what’s not.”    Continue reading

How can I make him take responsibility??

Had a session last night on a Universal topic: a mom wants to figure out how to give her kids Christmas when dad is out of the picture and doesn’t pay support. I could advise her to get an attorney and I could give her tips on earning extra income but my experience is the quickest way out of a situation is to see the truth of it and understand the mechanics behind it. Then recognize what role you play in attracting that, then change your perception of your role. Once you do that, you’ll instantly find more alignment in the people, circumstances and events around you.  Mom’s situation was that her 2 kids’ dad left them years ago, left her with the kids and all the bills and no job. She finally got the court to order child support which he never paid. He works under the table for cash and spends it on “drink and drugs and nonsense.” She can’t even get him on the phone long enough to demand he take responsibility.  But she’s got the greater responsibility, the responsibility to control how she sees a situation and how she reacts to it. She’s got the ability to attract a good experience in life despite who does or doesn’t take responsibility in their own.   Continue reading

The December 2017 Horizons is now online, here are the horoscopes

The December 2017 Horizons is now online — now in flipbook format — at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/12-17/index.html.  We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.

Maya White
Maya White

Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, read here http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/  Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes:    Continue reading

How I make No Heartburn Coffee

I seldom drink coffee. It gives me heartburn.  At least it USED TO give me heartburn until I learned the fix. The fix for heartburn relief for coffee? Yep, the fix for me, anyway.  When I worked in law offices in my 20’s and 30’s, I drank up to 7-8 cups of coffee a day. When I went to work for myself and had to be the one to make coffee, I stopped drinking it. I didn’t miss it. It was no longer part of my daily routine. I went a couple of years without it. Then one day I woke up craving it. I had a cup and it gave me heartburn. Bad heartburn. I figured I could no longer drink it.    Continue reading

I get kicked out of a Doreen Virtue hate group on FB

I joined a FB Doreen Virtue Group and after reading some posts, I asked for clarification, “So this group is about wanting refunds for Doreen Virtue products and discussing dissatisfaction about it? Good luck to you all. When you go within and ask your angels, what guidance do you receive?” 

I was asking an honest question because when there is a group of people who talk about following their guidance, I’m interested in how they use that in specific situations — like whatever they are unhappy about.  I got instantly attacked. The group admin wrote, “You sent me a friend request and my angels told me your reason was to spy on people who were seeking justice against DV’s corrupt ways.”  

Corrupt ways? I asked to join because a Facebook friend mentioned there was controversy and I wondered how group members were using their guidance to work through it. That’s one reason I publish Florida’s Mind Body Spirit magazine the last 20+ years, because those things are of interest to me. I know that one person telling how they work something out can help someone else with the same issue work their own stuff out. Now I see that it was a boycott group. My mistake for not reading enough of the comments to see that before commenting. From their description of the group, I thought it might be a fit for me but it was simply a place I did not belong.

AFTERMATH: I did a post Nov. 6th giving the disgruntled buyer/admin’s version of the Doreen Virtue timeline and she messaged me a copyright violation notice. The notice was not relevant to this matter since It was not a copyright violation, but I took it down 2 hours after posting since I saw she wanted a battle.  Nov. 10, four days later, she emailed trying to engage me but I’m done. That’s how these types work. They troll media folks trying to stir up controversy so they can get noticed by a wider audience.

The November 2017 Horizons is now online, here are the horoscopes

The November 2017 Horizons is now online — now in flipbook format — at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/11-17/index.html.  We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.

Maya White
Maya White

Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, read here http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/  Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes:

NOVEMBER 2017 HOROSCOPES

Aries – (March 20 – April 18) November is a complex month Aries. This season offers immense breakthroughs, but you’ll have to stretch and command new territory in order to achieve maximum success. The problem is you feel like you’re flying blind; and, therein lays the challenge. If you are braver, bolder, and more courageous than ever before, the world is your oyster. Go after the pearl; it’s yours for the taking.    Continue reading

When you name call, you lose your argument

Lisa Braun Dubbels writes and I agree: “I wholeheartedly disagree with almost everything this administration does and says, but I am really committed to not using dehumanizing language in discussing any of it. It’s easy to default to namecalling and it’s more important now than ever that we don’t. It lowers your discourse and your vibration in the world. It loses an argument for you before you even begin. We have to move conversation into a less destructive space. It’s exhausting.”

I’m always interested in someone else’s opinion on something that is important to them, but you NEVER have to name call someone else in comparison. Talking about what an asshole someone is isn’t adding anything productive and it’s taking precious time from the actual issues. Already there are so many mocking and shaming memes that everyone is tired of them, few read anything on the topic at all because of it. Stick to the issues. Better yet, if you’re that ticked, get off the topic altogether, spend time with loved ones in nature. That’ll fix a lot of what ails you.