Alchemy Inc.

I stopped by the Alchemy Arts, Inc. store yesterday on Bryn Mark because I had a few minutes to spare before my Reiki session.  That store always intrigued me every time I passed it on my way to my client’s house.  When I think of alchemy I think of the occult.  And that opens up a whole other world of things that could make one feel uneasy, with topics such as the supernatural and magic.  So I walked through the store and looked through some of the books.  There were interesting books about angels and demons and ways to protect yourself and there was a book about the Kabbalah. So many different avenues to explore and so little time.  There was a group gathering on the other side of the store.  They were eating goodies and chatting, and they all sat in a semi circle.  I was beginning to think they were about to start a ritual.  Who knew?

copperbracelet I was drawn to some copper bracelets that were on top of a display next to the pendulums.  Of course I was hovering my hands over the to see which one I connected to the most energetically and there was the one that stood out.  It’s pull was strong.  I read the description of it and it said it was copper and magnet.  Copper supposedly has healing qualities and has been used by many people throughout the centuries as a healing tool.  Magnets are also a source of healing when close to the body.  Just think of NIkken and how they use magnets to heal people.  So I had to get the bracelet.  Thought it would be a nice addition to my dozens from bracelets I find here and there.  Check out copper and magnets and see what you come up with.  I’ve had in on for a day now and I feel great.  Of course I am a true believer that it is also the energy you project into the object to activate it’s healing capabilities.

Anyway, it was a good purchase and a great experience at the Alchemy Arts, Inc. store. How perfect for just a couple of days before Halloween!

Wedding Under the Oak Tree

Brad and Jess, I just want to say – thank you for asking me to be a part of your wedding party. It was truly an honor to be a part of such a magical event, under the oak tree and in the barn…what a fairy tale wedding! I love you and I thank you and I send you love and Light. That is really all I have to say about this whole experience. You are the best!

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The Dog Days of Summer

RumiRubQuoteWow, I can’t believe summer is over.  It’s been kind of a rough one for me.  I transitioned into a new job after being catapulted out of my old one, grew my freelance design business, and picked up my healing practice.  I’ve had to be more proactive this season with my freelance design business working with so many new clients and discovering ways to develop my design skills and art direction.  It’s really been a pleasure working with new concepts with people and their businesses.  One of the best ways I can use my creative gifts is by helping people realize their image and branding.

I also started to book more reiki sessions with new clients and practice theta healing. It’s been an eye opening experience being able to go into people spaces and facilitate their healing process.  I have gone through waves of energy and transformation channeling this energy and I know it’s only the beginning. I had to go through minor lifestyle changes, like no drinking and eating a lot of red meat, which I really don’t miss that much anyway (except those dirty martinis with blue cheese olives).

All in all, it’s been a great summer and I am grateful for the growth and development I had the opportunity to go through.  Onward and Upward.

P.S. – RIP Joan Rivers.  Hope you are in peace beaming on a red carpet in the sky…

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

With the viral slew on ALS Ice Bucket Challenges all over the internet, the BEST one EVER in my opinion is the “Carrie” imitation by Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters:

I want to honor my friend Anne Marie Schlekeway who left this world from ALS a couple of years ago. She was fabulous and contributed so much to me when in the course of her dealing with ALS.

Are You A Selfie Addict?

This is a really interesting article from LinkedIn. I have to admit that I have taken the occasional selfie myself. And I admit I have been self involved and narcissistic in the process of taking them. But isn’t that part of the fun? Goes to show the power of media. And now, social media had it out of control. Py iPhone feels like an extremity that my body can’t do without sometimes. It’s all over American culture these days. When do we start disconnecting with the people around us to connect with the people in our social media apps?