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Favorite books, programs, and resources.

I’ve been updating my blog for several hours today and although you can’t tell from this post, most of the work has been adding my favorite resources to the sidebar on the right side of this blog ->

I read voraciously, every day and no matter how tired I am at night, I am not content until I read at least a paragraph before falling off to sleep. Usually have a minimum of 3 books going at once. The material is mostly self help, improvement, how to, tech stuff. I’m addicted to learning – about plants, nature, environment, animals, design, art and business, SEO, meditations, spirituality, health, exercise, etc. I do love reading fantasy and am a fan of anything that involves imagination, magical creatures and happy endings. 

So, with this in mind, I started to inquire about becoming an affiliate for the books, programs and products that I recommend. Now, when I share information about a book that Hay House publishes, and it’s one you are interested in buying, I’ll be earning a small percentage as an affiliate. You pay the same price and I get paid for sharing things that I enjoy. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks working on setting up the affiliate accounts, so I’m in this for the long term. I’ll let you know how it successful it is as we go along.

In the meantime, enjoy a free do-it-yourself TAROT Reading, signup for free “Thoughts from the Universe” – daily positive, witty writings from Mike Dooley.

If you’re shopping for school supplies, Amazon has great sales on Back-to-School essentials, and college specific supplies. You can even order the latest KINDLE reader at Amazon and I’ll get an affiliate credit. Same price and you’ll be helping an artist support her family 😉

I’ll be adding more to this section as I continue to learn more about my favorite subjects. If you have a product or program that fits any of my topics, or if you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please share in the comments section and hopefully, we can all help each other on many levels.

Have a great day and enjoy the magic of nature!!!

The Art of Intuition and Readings


Card readings have been familiar to me since I was a very young child. My maternal Grandmother was the one with the ‘gift’ for telling people’s fortunes using a regular deck of playing cards. Her intuitive abilities were apparent when she was a young lady, still living in the old country (Italy), and it was a gypsy fortune teller that recognized Grandma’s gift and mentored her until she was confident and capable of using her gift, along with the cards, to read for friends and family members. By the time I met Grandma and was allowed to observe her readings, she had honed this art along with all the classic drama of a matronly Italian Grandmother of the 50’s. I was duly impressed. Grandma was magical and just a bit scary to a 5 year old, but the magic part was always the best! So, in my continuing fascination with all things magical, informative and fun, for the past almost 5 years, I’ve been using an intuitive, user friendly, do-it-yourself website for readings along the lines of Grandma’s. It will never be the same as her dramatic presentation, but is perfect for checking in and learning how to ask the right questions. With that said, Click here for a FREE Tarot Reading, and let me know if you find it helpful, entertaining or post whatever your comments are on the subject of card readings. I’d love to hear your opinion and experiences on this subject.

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