Monthly Archives: September 2017

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

The October 2017 Horizons is now online — now in flipbook format — at  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.

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Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, read here  Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes:

Aries – (March 20 – April 18) Relationships move front and center with the Aries full moon of October 5th in your sign and Sun in Libra. You can put things together the hard way, or the easy way by keeping this one secret in mind. Success in personal and professional partnerships is first facilitated by your efforts; but then, surrender to the spirit of joie de vivre. Offer something fun and unexpected; watch the fireworks.    Continue reading

Learn to motivate yourself and cheerlead yourself on

A favorite thing of mine to do is help encourage friends in their personal visions. I know how crucial it is to have someone care about the process. Often I’ve not had anyone to care about my process and at those times I learned to cheerlead myself on. I learned to ask myself, “what would I do and say if I were my own best friend involved in a new project?” Then the answer becomes clear and the thought activates the helpful self talk of my inner cheerleader.

She knows what to say to keep me motivated. She reminds me of what I already know. She reminds me that I’m doing the work I love with people I enjoy. She reminds me that every step along the way is part of my mission and grist for the mill. She reminds me that my income does not come from whoever I sell my stuff to, my income pours out of who I am and what I pour out onto others, and what I allow them to pour onto me. She reminds me of what’s real and what really matters. (Jewel was right, in the end, only kindness matters…)   Continue reading

What do I really think and why do I think that?

I’m not upset when I learn friends don’t share my opinions. I can see by their words where they misunderstand and miss the point. When you grow up around bias, you don’t easily unlearn it. You have to ask yourself “what do I really think on this topic and why? And what do I think the topic really is?” Your answer may surprise you. Don’t lose friendship over misunderstandings. Inform yourself.

Learn to focus on good without a cheerleader reminding you

I like Facebook mostly to see what my real life friends are doing day by day. Many have shared their dreams and goals since the 80’s and 90’s. Most want less stress, an easier life, more income. When I’m asked “what am I doing wrong that my life is hard?” I offer suggestions. Each case is unique but the answer is always to change your focus. Years ago I had many in-person, one on one sessions with friends and clients, mostly practicing the art of focusing. I kept track of progress and successes, that kept us motivated.

The thing is, I now find that many of those friends are back in their old pattern of thought and no longer having such a happy life. They wake up with tv news and spend hours on FB debating politics and conspiracy theory, and making mean posts for their haters to see. While we were side by side speaking each day, they stayed on target. I know I benefit from having a cheerleader, that’s why I do it for others. But you won’t always have someone who believes in you and cheers you on. You have to learn to do it on your own, to motivate yourself to stay focused on your goals, focused on what’s going right in your world. That’s the answer. That’s the secret. Focus on what’s going right in your world and then follow that as it expands into a satisfying, meaningful life for you.

Clearing deadfall

I’ve been picking up deadfall in my east garden. I got off lucky, no real damage but every branch and twig in my giant oaks that wasn’t actively hanging on came down in the storm. It’s a chore clearing them all out but the space is so much more open now, and open space means new possibilities. Some people in our lives are like that, too. At one time we had a shared purpose but that time is gone. It’s time to stop holding on and drop onto new ground. I guarantee you, where ever you land, you can make a happy life there. Even happier than the life you had before. But you won’t know until you drop the deadwood or let go.

Tarot Card of the Day: The Chariot Reversed

Your Card for today.  Meditate upon the meaning this card might have for you since it showed up at this exact moment. Not everyone saw this.  Not everyone attracted this message onto their monitor.  YOU DID. There are no mistakes.

I love the reversed cards, they indicate our routine life has been put on hold for a designed purpose. Reversals can have to do with lack of sufficient effort or support. It can be where we feel blocked or discouraged, where we feel fearful.

MEANING: In reversal, the Chariot is still a card about movement. This movement can be literal from one physical place to another or metaphysical – a change in where you or someone close to you needs a change in their heart and/or mind.  The reversed Chariot can indicate that you need to take a hard look at where you are going and why. Don’t allow yourself to engage in movement just for the sake of movement. Purpose and direction is important at times. Continue reading

Storm Debris Collections To Begin This Weekend

Collections of storm debris will begin this weekend and all such debris set out in the right-of-way will be collected. Here are the guidelines, including cut up trees and limbs into 4’ lengths. What I do is haul mine all out there and whatever they don’t pick up for being too big, I’ll cut down to 48″. They’ve always picked mine up, but mine are all dead branches, light and easy to pick up. Here’s the Space Coast Daily article telling you all about it.    Continue reading

I rush to finish the mag before I drop wi fi again

This afternoon I was reflecting that I’m relaxing for the first time in a week. Hey, I had it easy after Hurricane Irma, I know not everyone did. You may not even be getting to relax yet. I didn’t lose power with the storm last Monday but I lost Wi-Fi for 2 days. It was final layout week for the October mag so I was a little frantic about wanting to hurry up and get it done while I had Wi-Fi. I kept thinking it could be taken away at any moment. I felt a giant relief when I sent the mag off to the printer this morning. I reflected today that I really caused myself a lot of unnecessary stress thinking that the Wi-Fi could drop any time, which is ridiculous because I could just go around the corner to a friend’s and hook up to his. So today when I dropped Wi-Fi, I felt a sense of vindication for having gotten it done early even though it caused me some stress.  I know Florida and Georgia folk are feeling stress this week. Mine is nothing compared to theirs. I took a walk around the yard and saw I need to rake up the deadfall that came down in the storm. There are a lot of oak leaves and bamboo leaves, those are nice and fluffy. I’ll keep those on the ground and run the mulching mower over them because it keeps the ground a little higher in the side yard where it used to be low. I’m glad the weather has cooled off so much and since I’m up before sunrise I can be out there in the yard this weekend and get it cleaned up. I don’t know when they are going to pick up the tree debris, they are beginning collection this weekend. I already have a pile of it out there as wide as the house. Everyone does.

What it takes for FPL to restore power to everyone

Florida Folks on restoring power. Please pass this around and it will give some idea of what it takes to restore power to all the homes after a hurricane. Then  people awaiting power will realize what it takes to get the job done.

1st You have to check the line from the generating plant which in most cases is a 230,000 volt or 500,000 volt line. This is generally done by helicopter to fly the line and see where it is damaged. Once they know where and how bad they can send crews to fix it. The generating plant feeds the switch yards and transformer that send power to the substations.

2nd the switch yard in most cases steps the power down to 69,000 volts and then sends it to all the substations. So all the lines to the subs station have to be checked and marked for repairs. The sub stations have transformers that step the power down to what we call 15KV or 15,000 volts. From the substations it goes out and is what we call distributions lines.    Continue reading

Brevard County designated by FEMA for individual assistance

Brevard County homeowners, renters and business owners may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damages and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma.  Brevard County Emergency Management was notified Wednesday by FEMA that, based on initial damage assessments, that Brevard qualifies as an Individual Assistance county. To be eligible for federal aid under FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program, storm damage and losses from the hurricane and flooding must have occurred as a result of Hurricane Irma. Those who suffered Irma-related damages are encouraged to register with FEMA: Online at, or On the FEMA Mobile App, or by Calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA).
Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362.
People deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585.
The toll-free numbers are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
Multilingual operators are available. Press 2 for Spanish and press 3 for other languages.   
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