Andrea’s experiences with hurricanes and tropical storms

hurricane notesWhen they say a hurricane is 500 miles wide and 185 mph, that doesn’t mean the entire storm is moving 185 mph. Example
Hurricane Irma in Sept 2017, the eye was 60 miles in diameter. A FEW MILES OUTSIDE of that is where the 185 mph winds are. NOT all 500 miles.  Hurricane Irma downgraded below a Cat 1 as she crossed land — as they do — here in Melbourne/Palm Bay we got 60 mph winds and 90 mph gusts. Florida is only 160 miles wide so we all got high winds for the maybe 12 hours it took her to pass. 
I’ve lived in Florida all my life and I’ve been through several hurricanes and tropical storms. It’s easy to get caught up in the news hype about approaching storms, so I like to have a reminder here on my blog of the notable storms I most recently recall. My worst experience: I was home through Jeanne on 9-24-04, a category 3 hurricane moving 12 mph, which hit 60 miles south of me and had winds of 115 all night long. I lost power about midnight and was without power for ten days. Just three weeks before, Hurricane Frances hit us and I lost power for 10 days as well. A big oak came down on my back porch during Jeanne. I didn’t hear it since a storm roars loudly, like you’re under an airplane and a train is riding past at the same time. I felt safe inside the house. Burglar bars on all the windows help protect from flying debris, but I shutter them as well. Here are the details of the other storms that affected my area, and at the end are helpful links. I would not feel nervous about staying in my home again through a hurricane with sustained winds of 115mph. The worst I fear is losing power since it means no water, phone or internet, and possibly limited cell phone use. Continue reading

Don’t Fuel It, Cool It with Jamie Coulston

Jamie Coulston

Feel free to share. I love it when a handsome man gets me OUT of bed! I came across Jamie Coulson‘s comment about anxiety and depression and found his FB group Don’t Fuel It, Cool It, about managing post traumatic stress. He’s allowing me to reprint from his writing, here is a preview. And if you’re interested in helping friends manage anxiety, check out his group. “I’m not a therapist,” he says, but he’s helped me already.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/857631804381403/

Jamie Coulston is a family man, a former boxer and a jeweler by trade. After his older sister Tracy died from cancer, his world turned upside down. The person who had always helped him through life was no longer there, just when he needed her most. He found himself spiraling down to a dark and scary place. But because of his fighting background, he knew he couldn’t stay down for too long. This is when he started to put together his tips for managing growth post-trauma. He has now made friends with anxiety and depression and see them as great indicators as to when he’s not thinking healthy. On FB, go to his group Don’t fuel it, cool it.

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

The  September 2018 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/9-18-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/9-18/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, see 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:   Cusp dates are accurate for 2018. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2018.    Continue reading

I found where the yellow jackets moved their nest

Watering the yard this morning, I stepped into the east garden. A chair that hadn’t been used since the hot steamy summer came on sat under the pine, its seat covered in pine needles. I moved the chair and was immediately charged by the yellow jacket nest underneath it that I disturbed. I ran up the path brushing them off my dress and shaking my head to get them out of my hair. I felt several bites: side, hand, under arm (wtf??) and fingers. I could feel them tangled in my hair. I ran across the driveway and pulled my dress off before I came in the door.  I didn’t want to bring them inside. Thankfully the roommate was on a walk as I dashed in the door and jumped in the shower. I got one final bite from one that came in on my hair, which is how I identified it as a yellow jacket.  I’ve learned 2 Benadryl will stop any reaction for me.

Now to research Wasp Medicine and see what the message is for me. I like Morningstar’s interpretation at https://morningstar.netfirms.com/waspmedicine.html

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Donate $1.00 if I’ve ever helped you or made you smile

Friends, if  I’ve ever done you a favor or loaned you money or connected you with someone helpful or made you smile or given you hope or comfort, this is your chance to donate $1.00 to me, or $3.00 or $5.   You can do this by using the “donate” button at the Horizons Magazine website.  Consider it a tithe to the Universe. It will return to you manyfold.   Thank you for your kind generosity. The links below will help you create more dollars for yourself. Enjoy, and thank you.

An 8 minute creative visualization to increase dollars
A Creative Visualization to Attract Dollars
How can you expect a $$ windfall when you are on a fixed income?
The Creative Visualization Process
Creative Visualization the 51% rule
Money/supply comes out of us like an oak from an acorn
A visualization to funnel money from the sky into your bank account

A visualization to funnel money from the sky into your bank account

I talked to someone new last night who was unfamiliar with the concept of using creative visualization to attract something into her life. She has a happy enough life but like most of us would love more money. As I listened to her questions and concerns, I realized hers was not a matter of having resistance due to paying attention to troubling things in other parts of her life. She had always just made $2,000 per month and she never really thought about making any more than that.  Essentially she set her sights too low. She knew she would make $2,000 a month easily but then when the economy changed, that wasn’t really enough. She has no investments and lives paycheck to paycheck, however $2,000 month lets her squeak by.  Continue reading

Astral Projection Handbook

Astral projection is simply mental/spiritual travel out of the body to any place on the astral plane; the realm of dreams and spirits etc. It’s as easy as daydreaming, but full transfer of consciousness to the point where the experience is more real than normal waking reality takes practice. Below and at this link I give the process step by step. Here in pdf format http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/Astral-Projection-Handbook.pdf — below is the text

Wikepedia:
Astral projection (or astral travel) is a type of out-of-body experience that assumes the existence of an “astral body” separate from the physical body and capable of traveling outside it. Astral projection is experienced as being “out of the body”.  Astral projection, or astral travel, denotes the astral body or etheric double leaving the physical body to travel in the astral plane. The astral body is a body of light intermediate between, and uniting, the rational soul and the physical body. Individuals that are trained in the use of the astral vehicle can separate their consciousness in the astral vehicle from the physical body at will.

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

The August 2018 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/8-18-Issue.pdf . The  flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/8-18/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, see 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:   Cusp dates are accurate for 2018. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2018.    Continue reading

When my Android keyboard switches to that little keyboard

That key is usually the MICROPHONE key EXCEPT in Google search on my Android.

I’ve got this thing I do on my phone sometimes without meaning to. I just discovered what causes it. When I go to use the microphone key in Google search, sometimes it turns into a “switch keyboard” key that I don’t see before touching it. Then my keyboard turns into a real small one. I usually notice it in Facebook. But I have to get out of FB to fix it.

I first see it when I go to comment in FaceBook. This weird little keyboard comes up instead of my regular keyboard. I remember in the lower left at some site I saw some kind of little keyboard looking symbol I wondered what would happen if I pushed it. What happened was it switched to the small keyboard, after which there was no little symbol in the lower right any more to return to the old keyboard.  I FINALLY KNOW HOW TO GET BACK TO THE OLD KEYBOARD!    Continue reading

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

Cover art by Esmeralda Raven Aponte

The July 2018 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/7-18-Issue.pdf . The  flipbook version is at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/7-18/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:   Cusp dates are accurate for 2018. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2018.    Continue reading