Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cyber Cleanse

Have a great rest of the month!
Enjoy the moment
Tammy

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PS.  I'll leave you with another shameless self promotion.... My latest colouring book, "I'm an Ox - Year of the Ox" My Chinese Zodiac colouring book is ready to go
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Friday, August 04, 2017

Unexpected Meltdown

I do believe when we transition to the other side we stay close to our loved ones.  I've had many experiences since the passing of my brother in 2015 to confirm this for me.  On his birthday I heard the song come through loud and clear, "Best of my love" from The Eagles.  There was so much comfort in that song.  It was as if he sent it to me to remind me of his love.
Grief still comes in waves and I was hit by another yesterday unexpectedly.
Last night my husband was working out to Depeche Mode's "Forever Young" the wave came.  It got me pretty good.  I was busy doing something else when I was taken back to our teen years when my brother would play this time and again at blustering volume. The words resonated on so many levels and I had to wonder if he somehow knew he wouldn't make it to his elder years?
This was one meltdown I surely didn't expect.
I've been watching Ram Dass this week at his "Impermanence and the Power of Love" retreat.  And I had to laugh in one of the talks he mentioned that his relationship with Maharajii is so strong even to this day.
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He mentioned the relationship is mostly in his imagination; funny.   I receive these words on such a different level now.
Funny how grief does that to you.
Wishing you a great week - may it be filled with love and deep connection.
Tam
PS.  After Dave passed I created this
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Friday, July 28, 2017

Mercury Shadow

Mercury
Mercury - that little planet that effects communications in all types.  When he goes retrograde it means he is moving backwards in the sky.  It is said it will effect all forms of communications, contracts and negotiation.  Many things have to be reworked or redone or revisited during retrograde times.  Breakdowns and misunderstandings are the theme.
Now before you say this is all hokey - how often have you heard someone ask, "Is it a full moon or something?  Everyone seems to be acting crazy!"
It's not all bad news.  Mercury helps to boost creativity and encourages us to slow down. It's the perfect time for holidays and creative endeavors.
Now some RX if Mercury is effecting your chart big time....
  1. Smudge - you could use sage, lavender/salt water to spray around your home (a pinch of salt, 8 drops of lavender oil and distilled water)
  2. Burn yellow candles - they are said to bring clarity & intellegence
  3. Meditate... Mercury is the messenger after all and will offer some terrific insights.
  4. Relax and just be.  Give yourself & others space until it's over.  Hold off on any large decisions &/or conversations. 
Look at your chart to see where Mercury resides ... which house is it in?  This will offer some insight on how/where you will be effected.
Enjoy
Tam
xo
PS.  And just throwing this out there.  My Astrological Colouring Book which offers space for you to record special occasions and dates to remember.  It's adorable.
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PPS.  Here's a link that offers even more info on this specific retrograde:   http://astrologyking.com/mercury-retrograde/

Friday, July 14, 2017

Brain Gym

My husband came home perplexed after someone said...
What has 4 letters, sometimes has 9 letters and never has 5 letters.
He asked me "What is the answer?  The guy who said it wouldn't tell me."
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I had so much fun with this.
I shared it with my Dad and it felt like a "Who's on 1st" conversation.
Dad, I explained, "It's a statement not a question."
"What is it?"
Me, "That has 4 letters."
"What?"
"Exactly!"
"I'm too tired for this.  Just tell me."
"I just did!"
"What?"
"That's the answer it's a statement, not a question."
"What?"
"That's right.  It has four letters, sometimes has 9 letters"
"Mom..."  Dad called, "Get the phone, our daughter is driving me crazy!"
Silliness & fun!
Enjoy the week,
Tammy
x
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Friday, July 07, 2017

Communications

I found it so funny this week when my hubby came home from work and mentioned he received a text message saying, "OMW".  He said, "What the heck does that mean?"

I guess there were 8 others in the room 50 years young and none of them could figure it out.  I said, "That means on my may".  He said, "How do you know that?  And why wouldn't she just have said that in the first place!"

I told him he should have asked her.  He said, "No way... if you don't speak normally than I'm not responding to that!"  LOL.. too funny.  It is speaking normally in text messaging.  Some in that generation are working towards keeping up.

It reminds me of some of the other vocabularies we hear and don't know.  Like "Netflix and chill" or "Cake by the ocean".  These situations aren't all that new.  Back in the day it was gnarly, to the max, where's the beef, gag me with a spoon... lol 80's slang. I'm sure we could go on and on with terms for every generation that changes the way we communicate.  Some of the terms will pass.  However I have a feeling the 'new' internet slang isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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Have a great week ahead!
Tam
x
PS.  And when in doubt google it!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer

Finally summer has arrived, but so far the rain hasn't stopped.  Let's hope the entire summer won't be a wash out.
I live in a wooden century home which needs to be painted.  We didn't get to it last year because of construction across the road.  There was so much dust & debris from the construction we weren't able to get close to the job.  And so far this year the weather is stopping us from getting to it as well; either too wet or too humid.
Funny how the universe slows us down sometimes.  Being a Sagittarius I'm not the best at this.  I like to be on the go and get things done.  
A few years ago my Mom was hit by a truck (unfortunately) while walking and is still working toward healing from it's aftereffects.  When I told mentioned the slow down she said, "Better to slow down this way than to get hit by a truck."  ... good point Mom!
I'm working toward allowing and accepting this new pace; even if this is the last thing I'm ready to do.  I'm breathing into the openness of the season and enjoying life one moment at a time.
May you allow yourself to slow it down too!
Namaste,
Tammy
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PS.  I finished "I'm a Dragon" colouring book... check it out, better yet go buy one!  Colouring is a great stress reliever & a good way to slow down!
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Father's Day weekend!

A fast shout out to all the amazing father's in the world!
May you be blessed with an extraordinary year filled with those you love & enjoy, health and wellness!
And just because it's Friday here's a flashback for you of my Dad and I from 2016...it is a little blurry, but we were on a bus at the time...
Happy Father's Day!
Love
Tam
PS.  Oh and "I'm a Dragon" my Chinese Zodiac colouring book will be live on Amazon pretty soon (this weekend I'm hoping)!  Here's the link
PPS.  Now some have asked why I'd name the books such silly titles if they are created for adults.  Well, everytime I'm in a situation (normally out for Chinese food) and there is a placemat that shows the Zodiac on it whomever I'm with will say, "I'm a ______" or "I think I'm a ____________"  Hence the name!  Enjoy a fantastic week