Here’s a great post from Anne which reminds us that no matter what our struggle there are others struggling too but if we try we can help each other and make it through.

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February 2018 Monthly Astro Forecast 

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Eat Smart, Eat Healthily and lose weight…Fads out… common sense in…

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#ShareAReviewDay Tuesday – Unknown Reasons by Joan Hall

Here’s a great book review. Well-written with the reader’s thoughts and feelings about the book clearly spelled out.
This is also a grand way to promote one’s self. Once you’ve enjoyed this book review, read the general guidelines link which gives clear instructions for all the wonderful features this blogger has to offer.
Remember, you put in the time to write a book, now the hard work of promotion is here.

The Write Stuff

Happy Tuesday, Everybody! This morning, we are getting the ball rolling with an excellent review of Unknown Reasons: Driscoll Lake Book Two, by Joan Hall. I know you’ll enjoy it and be glad to pass it along, too. Thanks so much! 


Review: Irene Aprile 5 out of 5 Stars
Goodreads Review
May 2, 2018

Back to Driscoll Lake

Ok, I have a problem. I’m officially in love with Brian Nichols, the main character in this novel. In a literary fashion, of course (not even him could take my husband’s place). But this is a problem because now I’ve finished reading Unknown Reasons, what am I to do with my reader-self? How am I going to move on and leave Driscoll Lake?

I’ve already been there once, thanks to Unseen Motives, and I was only too happy to be back for another story. Matt and Stephanie, main characters in…

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READING WITH THE AUTHORS: Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car: True Tales of Parenting in the Dark. by J.E. Pinto #Book#Reading#Review



Well, here’s a post which lets me do something that makes me dance in my chair. In fact, it makes me want to get up and do a happy dance round the room. What has me dancing with delight this early morning? Looky here and see!

Sally, one of my Fave Bloggers has shared one of my totally talented Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist) Family Member Client’s newly released books and one of its glowing reviews.

But. There’s more.

The review is written by yet another of my Totally Talented Family Member Clients.

So you guys will, if you click over and read, get two for the price of one!

Be sure to pick up a copy of Jo’s book)S and then investigate Meredith and pick up copies of her work as well.

Thanks Sally for this awesome start to my day!

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AUTHOR’S CORNER: My Radio Memories



Good morning campbellsworld visitors and welcome to another wonderful edition of the Author’s Corner.

This morning author Abbie Johnson Taylor shares some great radio memories with us. She’s asked we share our memories too and I have talked about my radio listening over in her comment section.

Now, here she is with her memory. I do hope you’ll click on over read, and comment. Engaging with other bloggers can bring about some great stuff for you if you take the time to do it. via My Radio Memories

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CRYSTALS ASSOCIATED WITH FIRE #Crystals#Fire#Healing#Stones#Power

Crystals Associated with Fire

The element, Fire is associated with the Summer season and with heat.

In the Chinese Medicine paradigm, the element is associated with the heart, pericardium, small intestines and related to the tongue.

Fire represents physical strength, force, courage, desire, initiative, fertility, passion, purification, and rejuvenation. It represents both light and heat. A positive fire person is strong, courageous and bold, dramatic and passionate in all areas within himself.

Emotionally, this element is associated with the mind and its stability. The heart is the “seat” of the mind and therefore, its highest expression is love. Enthusiasm, warmth in human relationships and conscious awareness.

Here are some of my favorite crystals representing fire:

Fire Agate:

Most often found in North America. Comes in shades of orange, brown, blue, or green. A strong connection to the energies of the earth. Excellent stone to use before meditating. Induces a feeling of relaxation. Helps alleviate problems relating to the stomach and endocrine system. Helps you examine and deal with problems in a calm and safe manner. Helps take the edge off difficult experiences. Recommended for dentists, optometrists, and those in the healing profession.


Properties: This ancient petrified resin (possibly pine tree) has electromagnetic properties. Rubbing a piece of amber with a cloth will build up an electric charge that makes it attract small items such as wood shavings, paper, and straw. It is excellent at detoxification and protection from radiation, especially x-rays, sun, computers, airport, planes, and other people’s energies. Due to its strong connection to nature and the earth, amber is a great stone for grounding our higher energies. Amber can add stability to your life. Helpful in clearing up depression and suicidal thoughts, therefore, bringing about a positive mental state. Also useful as a memory aid, which makes it a good stone for studying. Amber is used for past life work, divination, and scrying. It aligns mental and emotional bodies via its deep orange and yellow color.


Properties: The martyr stone aptly named, due to the legend of this stone being at the foot of the cross and stained by the drops of blood from Jesus. Metaphysically, bloodstone is used to either promote a calm, tranquil atmosphere that is grounding or revitalize insufficient energy. A great stone for mental exhaustion. This stone represents both courage and strength and is used for achieving these attributes. It is associated with honesty and integrity and is useful in removing obstacles in life. A classic stone for wealth, it attracts abundance and good luck. Most effective on the Heart (green) and Root (red) Chakra.


Properties: This stone represents confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness, and outgoingness. Precision, analysis, stimulates appetite, encourages celebration and brings awareness of feelings. It is the stone of passion and sexuality and is associated with the Sacral/Spleen Chakra. This stone helps you feel anchored and comfortable with your surroundings. Provides a connection to the past or to historical events. Carnelian can improve motivation. Helps one achieve greater success in career or personal matters. Helps ground people who meditate. Carnelian is one of the most helpful crystals for healing trauma, stress and emotional wounds that have accumulated in the etheric body or the Aura and are now manifesting as physical symptoms.


Properties: This stone is very versatile and is used for mental and emotional clarity, problem-solving, memory issues, will power, optimism, confidence, and self-discipline. It reduces anxiety, fear and depression. An energizing and highly beneficial crystal, citrine absorbs, transmutes, grounds and dissolves negative energy, which makes it a very protective stone. Citrine crystals are invigorating and positive. They can surround and fill anyone with its brilliant color, energizing every aspect of life. Because of its matrix of iron and quartz, it is most effective on the Sacral/Sexual/Navel Chakra, the Solar plexus Chakra and Crown Chakra. The grounding abilities of citrine help to alleviate anxiety, as the more orange, encourages creative flow and sexual arousal, where the more yellow citrine has a soothing affect on the digestive system. Citrine energizes every level of the aura, cleansing and balancing the subtle bodies as it aligns it with the physical body. Citrine is the stone of abundance. It teaches us the lessons of achieving wealth and prosperity. Not just on a monetary level, but in all aspects of our lives.


Properties: This crystal is the most recommended stone for grounding and is associated with the Root Chakra, by encourages one’s survival instincts and is centering. Hematite condenses scattered feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, enhances concentration, memory, practicality, helps those who study, do bookkeeping, detailed work and helps with sound sleep. Considered the symbol of life energy, hematite allows for more confidence, will power and boldness. Helps us adjust to being physical. A protective stone and helps bolster low self-esteem. Hematite is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability and is also used for astral projection. It brings our awareness back to the body and helps one maintain their sense of self. If worn, Hematite should be placed near the base of the spine.

Red Jasper:

Properties: This stone works much like Bloodstone in its link to the circulatory system. Beneficial in battling diseases of the blood and detoxifying blood-rich organs like the liver. It helps bring problems to light before they are a threat. Also used for protection, courage, energy. Help with blood, relieve anemia, stop bleeding, heal rashes and wounds. Red Jasper can be used at the Root Chakra and represents Earth, Physical identity, oriented to self-preservation. Located at the base of the spine, this chakra forms our foundation. It represents the element earth and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. Ideally, this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence. The color for the root chakra is red and it is grounded with your power. Red stones are considered projecting stones and are used to destroy disease, strengthen conscious, courage, strength, physical energy, luck, and success. Dense, heavy, and/or opaque.


Properties: Obsidian is actually natural glass that is formed when hot lava is submerged in water. This is a strong grounding stone and is known as “the protector”. It is said to “mirror one’s soul. This stone brings about objectivity, dis-attachment and is grounding. It reduces fantasy and escapism. Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, and therefore is protective. This unusual black stone absorbs darkness and converts it to white light energy. It is a warm and friendly stone, which is used at the Root Chakra, encouraging one’s survival instincts and is grounding. Black obsidian brings higher Chakra light into lower ones; cleanses and uplifts. Changes fear into flexibility with the advent of change. Obsidian is used in scrying for divination purposes and often found in mirrors and crystal balls. Obsidian is used for transformation.


Properties: Balances and grounds. Reduces the sex drive. Promotes fidelity. Absorbs and flattens emotional intensity. Androgynous. Excellent for centering/aligning total person with higher powers. Banish grief, enhance self-control, wise decision-making, encourages happiness and good fortune. Can be used to provide a “peek” into the future, helps one to follow the path alone, promotes personal strength, understand the reality of the moment, become the master of one’s own future. Helps with disorders of soft tissue, bone marrow, and the feet. Black: Root Chakra. Grounding. Green: Heart Chakra. Yellow: 3rd Seriousness, logic. Blue: 5th Chakra. Found in Italy, US, and in Mexico. The shapes or patterns that Onyx holds inside it have led some to suggest that Onyx has a picture in it that tells a story or carries a lesson. An Onyx will retain the memory of the physical occurrences surrounding a person. A strong stone to use in psychometry because it tells the story of the wearer. A strength-giving stone. A good stone for athletes or people under extreme mental and emotional stress. It brings balance to the mind or body as well as strength of mind. A good stone for those who are flighty by nature. A strengthening stone that can help you approach a lesson or task with greater self-confidence.

Fire Opal:

Properties: A silicate. Contains water, correlating with our emotions. Clarifies by amplifying and mirroring feelings, buried emotions, desires (including love and passion). Less inhibition, more spontaneity. Crown and Brow Chakra. Visualization, imagination, dreams, healing. Easily absorbs, stores emotions and thoughts. Fragile. Fades/cracks in sun, heat, salt, acidic foods. Moisten frequently with water or oil. Some cancel/negate other gems. May stimulate passion, temper, energy. Opals, particularly Fire Opals, are good for business, though they can adversely affect the solar plexus.


Properties: Wealth, Joy, Love, Sexual Energy and Power. Warms energizes after exhaustion. Strengthens physical and emotional heart (4th chakra), love, courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength, leadership, success over challenges. Intensifies all emotions (passion, jealousy, impatience, love….) Attempted use for pressure/control (for love) backfires onto user. Used for reproductive/root Chakra; infections, cholesterol, clots, blood detox (alcohol, caffeine), sexual blocks. A wonderful stone whose stimulating energy can bring startling things to light. An amplifier of energy-both positive and negative. Can bring anger or negativity to the surface quickly. Should be used with a knowledge of how to gain from the experience. Otherwise, you are likely to be overcome by the passion it stirs up. Can also amplify positive energy. Helps us in all matters of love, including a love of ourselves. Stimulates motivation and visualization.

In happiness,
Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
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Heartwings 890 Helping Out Friends and Neighbors

Heartwings 890 Helping Out Friends and Neighbors


Heartwings says, “When we help out whether in large or small ways, we help ourselves too.”


Some years ago a friend of mine and her mother began making pillowslip dresses for young ladies in third world countries. Made from two lengths of material sewn together and tied at the shoulders, these simple inexpensively produced dresses, have supplied a great many girls and young women with modest colorful clothing. Since then the mother and daughter have had many other people join them in their efforts, all getting together to create these simple garments. It brings all who participate a sense of joy as well as the sense of satisfaction that comes from being of help to others.


There are countless ways to share effort. Most churches, senior organizations and even listserves offer opportunities. Giving rides, doing errands, bringing meals, or just being a friendly person to the aged and housebound is one simple, easily found one. Most soup kitchens welcome your help as often as you can manage. Many organizations look for volunteers to assist staff. Helping out a young mother in your neighborhood with child minding while she goes grocery shopping can be a boon. Even the small act of holding the door for the person coming along behind you can bring a smile to that person.


“It is in giving we receive,” said St. Francis of Assisi in his famous prayer for peace. From the time most of are small we are taught to share, to think of others, perhaps to put them first, and to avoid taking the biggest piece of cake or the last cookie. Because it comes when we are very young, this guidance often becomes part of us. We may thrive on the opportunity to do so. However, if I rely solely on the good feeling I get from helping others and neglect to take care of my own needs, I am apt to feel resentment or even neglect when I do not receive what feels like sufficient gratitude for my help


It is vital not to make sacrifices that I cannot afford, however, I need not expect thanks, nor feel neglected when I remember to acknowledge my own efforts to myself.  I need not depend on anyone else’s gratefulness, because I can feel inner gratitude to have been able to help. The act of giving brings with it a natural source of uplift to the heart. This fountain of joy flows freely when we look into ourselves for the acknowledgement we deserve for our efforts. It is lovely to be thanked, and I try to remember to do it often. It is also good when we feel that as an echo of our own inner sense of gratitude.


May you enjoy whatever opportunities to share come your way.


Blessings and Best regards, Tasha Halpert

PS Tell me about ways you have found to share. I always appreciate hearing from my readers and grateful for any responses you might wish to share. I will always answer your emails as soon as I can manage to do so.

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***FYI!*** BRAILLE BUZZ CONFERENCE CALL (BRAILLE ON THE IPHONE) #Braille#Blindness#Communication#IPhone




The Braille Revival League is a special interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind which aims to promote and extend the use of braille and its acceptance by everyone as the primary medium of literacy for people who are blind.

We are proud to invite members and non-members alike to our next “Braille Buzz” conference call. It will take place on Wednesday, August 21, at 8:30 PM Eastern daylight time.

The subject will be braille on the iphone. This call will provide a discussion of two main topics. First we will explore how it is possible to write braille on the iphone as a mode of text input. We will look at getting ready to do it and at the two available methods for writing braille using just the iphone.

The second section for which Kelsea Nicolet is helping will talk about connecting braille displays to the iphone and using them to write and read braille through the iphone.

We are excited about this seminar and hope many of you will try to attend.

We welcome input from those who are there and look forward to seeing many folks learn to unlock another amazing way that braille is alive and well today!

The call in number is (515) 603-3151 and the code is “b r l call” or 2752255. Remember, we will meet at 8:30 Eastern daylight time on Wednesday, August 21st. See you all then!



Paul Edwards


address: 20330 NE 20 court

Miami, FL 33179-2202


Home Phone: (305) 692-9206

Cell Phone: (305) 984-0909


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