Friday, October 28, 2011

lunatic fringe this week

Merry Meet,

How are you? I am better….it has been a HARD week…I am okay…Northern by birth and Southern by the grace of the Goddess, make me strong enough to hunker down and handle it…though I have to admit I was pretty close to the lunatic fringe this week…Samhain will be here soon

Massage has been slow…it has given me time to clean the room and clear the energy…the room is always awesome when I feel centered…it is the new music time of year…

School is awesome…the class is called Detoxing and Healing and quite cool…the teacher has done major sports events…it is nice to have someone who understands the words ‘IN TRAINING’…I am lucky both Everglades University and Sanford Brown Institute stand behind and support me in all my dreams….My Instructor, who made Massage sing in Sanford Brown- got made dept chair shortly after I left, will now be going across the country helping other programs…Rod Kelly is a most AMAZING man…I am excited for him and excited for the people who will be able to learn from him (you are in for a big treat)

American Boudica Publishing will reopen in January…on Thursday we had a service for Chris’s mom in England…she is dearly missed…my Publishing computer has to go to the computer doctor…Chris has been working on his painting (actually gotten quite good) and has been given time at some art fairs…so proud of him…both of us working diligently on the paddle…we feel it best to hold closed until after the holiday

The Circle has been a very hard place to deal with…I had to deal with an addiction of someone who is close…painful, very muddy energy…I helped a friend be strong enough to help a family member die…very clear energy of love but, very sad…the grandchild of a friend passed away after a heavy hospital battle for life…I cried for the parents…their life has changed forever and not as they expected…while everyone prayed for the baby, I prayed for 2 kids who are in so much pain…pink energy sent…this left me quite drained and surrounded by negative energy…Trish listened without asking and Janice took me to the ocean…both of which were needed…I am blessed…Samhain season is always hard…kind of like the Goddess is clearing her slate for winter…I have been accepting paper scraps for a week…this year I will be having a private bon fire…I am feeling the need for focus and energy…the life lesson this year…when life gets hard- do the best you can and give the rest over…sounds simple, implementation is a whole other story…

The SunshinePaddle has also been difficult to deal with…it is a lot more work than one would think…the workout is the easy part…I have some awesome help and it is still quite is a positive charge to the soul though

We are now coming into fall here in Florida…the lawn has sort of stopped growing and the flowers are starting to change…Dad’s fig tree is loaded with figs…farms loaded with fall fruits and veggies…the smell of autumn in Florida…when I workout in the back yard, the change of season is notable…

Cold Remedy

Make a fine powder of the following:

--Basil leaves (dried in shade) 300 Gms
--Cinnamon 50 Gms
--Bay leaf 100 Gms
--Aniseeds (fennel) 200 Gms
--Cardamom 200 Gms
--Red sandal-wood 200 Gms
--Dried orange-peel
25 Gms

Take two teaspoonfuls of this mixture and boil it with about 2 cups water till half the quantity of water is left. Add honey (and milk if preferred) and drink it like tea twice a day.

It is Friday, I must be off….Be Blessed:)


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Need for a Peaceful Journey

It 3 am, thank you for letting me in…I am not violent by nature, but at this point I could beat the red out of a side of beef…I am not threatening ANYONE…just stating my muscles are pumped and in a heightened state of awareness…I know the weather is bad, but I may go paddle anyway…you can’t wear inmate orange for beating on the ocean

Massage is fine…the clients have kept me busy this week

School is great…I got a solid B in Ayurveda…worked hard and very proud of it…my next class is ‘Detoxing the Body and Supplements’…

AmericanBoudica Publishing is closed this week…Chris’s Mom has gone to meet the Goddess…she was a great woman and a wonderful friend…she is survived by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren…I will miss her

In the Circle this week, we have mourned…I have been watching a member turn deeply to drugs (pills)…though I have reached out, it has done no good…this is more than frustrating…I also worked with a young member who has a sister pass due to cancer…being a caregiver is not easy…this Samhain will be hard

Last week, I spent 4 days on the water…the Sunshine Paddle website has been updated…working hard to get all dates confirmed…if you have ideas please give me a call…I cannot do this alone…if you have equipment to donate or want to make a donation of cash or information you feel will help please call (813) 907-6279 or e-mail…Friday, I will be at Meadow Point #3 doing rescue/safety rolls in The Blue Horizon…Saturday, I will be getting her rudder pegs fixed and her stern bulkhead reinforced…

Our last days of summer have left the yard awash in color…the animals are feeling frisky in the cooler weather…the fall plants are starting to spring up…Cooper has been doing a good job around the yard..His roses look like beautiful bouquets on the front lawn

Thank you for being here…I know I can only do the best I can do…it is just sometimes, I wish it were more...

Be Blessed,


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Silent All These Years


How are you today…I am well…it has been a beautiful fall…life is moving at a good pace and I with it…

Massage has started picking up…I love this time of year…being able to mix hot and cold therapies is fun…I have found 2 new crooner CDs…always a good thing…I found this young guy, Matt Dusk…good sound

School is going well…I am working VERY hard in this class, but it is so worth it…fabulous teacher…Ayurveda is complex and simple at the same time

American Boudica is currently happening, so we may write more of our story;)…Chris and I are currently looking for a converter or at least someone to show me how…the tech guys at adobe do not know there product well enough to answer advanced questions…it is my hope to get Book 3 out soon

In the Circle this week entered the 1 pound grandchild of a friend, we lost a loving mother in-law of a member…thank you all for the very loving energy you sent to both…I let a dozen roses go over the water as an offering…may you all feel blessed

The gardens are changing to their fall colors…it is quite lovely, this is the first year my cactus has bloomed …even the weeds seems to be flowering…it has now cooled down to the high 80s and the high 70s at night…the deep heavy soaking rains will help us through the long dry winter...

The animals seem to be full of themselves in this cool weather…Chole loves the water and enjoys splashing in the puddles…the rest of the crew hates the water…they go out only long enough to do their business and beeline for the door, kinda funny…the motor blew on the fish air pump, so we had to get a new one…the pond has been filled to the top with all the rain, funny the fish never try to swim out…they must be happy at home;)

The SunshinePaddle has left me feeling blessed…in a few days I will be paddling with some really awesome people and I feel very privileged…I have been working hard on this and to watch it all come together leaves me in awe often…Janice says we are doing the right thing and this is why we have been so blessed…

I read an article today that was very upsetting…the author tried to defend a wife beater…in the article she states the woman feared, as he continued to threaten to take her children and she killed one child, thought she had killed the second and was attempting to kill herself…this is where her found her, took a flashlight and beat her to death…STOP…the woman feared…was she a nut or did he beat her…why were the woman and children not removed to safety or the children not removed temporarily until she got help…this woman was having a problem…why did it get this far…people (especially her husband) today are afraid to stand up and do the right thing…I have no sympathy for him as he had options he did not take and a fear like the woman carried does not come from nowhere…I feel bad for the child who lived, she has lost both parents…for her I will pray…as for the author of such an ignorant piece of work, I will be thankful she has never been battered and will pray she never knows such fear or reality…I will also pray she writes on subjects she has a flare for…it really irks me when people who have no concept of what that life is try to understand it…I can never understand the need to belittle someone as to threaten the children in any way shape or form…if you know someone who has mentally stepped out and children are involved, pull up your big kid panties and help…do the right thing;)

Thank you…I feel much better now

Dandelion-aka Taraxacum officinale (Composite Family) - The leaves of this plant are a powerful diuretic. The roots are a blood purifier which helps remove toxins from the liver and kidneys. Because it is high in vitamins and iron, this herb is useful for treating anemia.

Be Blessed,


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Feeling Cosmic

Hello Sunshine,

How are you…you look like fall is doing well by you;)…yes, I have been in a peaceful mood for days…with hard work things are coming together…

Massage has been very productive…marketing has been a push lately (isn’t it always though)…the clients make it fun

I am so into my new class…it is a lot to take in…I am loving it…Ayurvedic Medicine is so encompassing, I would call it a lifestyle…

American Boudica Publishing is going through computer upgrades in our American offices while on hiatus…thank you for this consideration

My birthday was wonderful…I am now 46…it is a beautiful space to be and I am happy to be here;)

The Circle of Boudica has been alive with chant and prayer…the giving of thanks has been abound…not for wealth, but for the amount of love shared and received…love and faith far out way money…I am not saying money is not important, but it is not the priority…if it is your top priority, I would feel sorry for you as you would have missed so much of what is so good…the best things in life money can not buy

We have hit a cold snap this weekend…nights have dipped into the 60s…I am getting some beautiful color in the garden and the lawn is plush…Cooper got home and has been helping me clean up the yard for fall…the rainy season gave everything such a boost, weed flowers (small, white with yellow centers) have grown 8-10 feet tall…he has been befuddled and amazed…the lawn is like a soft green carpet…I have enjoyed rolling around out there with the dogs

The SunshinePaddle website has gone through so many updates, please stop by often to keep up to date…on my birthday we got a donation of a 17 foot Dagger- Magellan Kayak…we named her the Blue Horizon…we have had other ups and downs…this can be followed in the Captain’s Log   

On a medical note…have you really considered the apple, it is a really neat food…each different preparation has different nutrient qualities…it works on teeth, digestive and brain…they are low calorie with a low glycemic load…this basically means the body accepts the nutrient easily and uses them readily…

I will be putting the Blue Horizon through her first sea trials on Saturday in Sarasota after she gets her check out at Economy Tackle…I would love for you to join us…I will be leaving early and spending the day…feel free to e-mail me or call (813)907-6279,  if you wish to join us…

May the wind be at your back;)