[Tuesday Treats] Black Lotus of Baltimore: Handmade Healing Products

I am honored to review Black Lotus of Baltimore, an online boutique offering handmade healing products by the talented and spiritual Antonia Perdu.

I recently was in need of some Palo Santo for my self care rituals. Antonia is someone I know through poetry and writing. When we used to hold our open mic event at my art gallery (Soulful Emergence), Antonia would come out to support our event. She would grace our Box with her gentle voice and powerful words.

In the tradition of the #SupportSomebody movement, I would like to support the Black Lotus of Baltimore boutique and brand.

The healing products in this boutique are made by hand with love. You know that is a draw for me. Mass produced, chemically induced products are not my thing. Black Lotus of Baltimore uses natural products and has clear labeling. Handmade products are made in small batches, usually minus preservatives and additives. Antonia’s choice of essential oils and how she blends them is unique to her brand.

But Ms. Perdu takes her healing products a step further: she creates them with the intention of using them in healing self-care rituals, and then she provides step-by-step instructions on how you can use the products in ritual. Self-Care Beginners rejoice! You don’t have to worry about receiving a kit with bits and baubles, oils and potions and not having a clue where to start with them.

One example of her beautiful self-care ritual kits is The Uhuru Sacred Bath Kit. Boy can I not wait to get my kit! Just reading what is contained and then the beautiful ritual she explains is giving me goosebumps! Now while I have not had the opportunity to try this kit out for my Self yet, it is in the works. I plan to come back with a mini review/update just to let you know how marvelous I know this sacred bath kit is going to be.

I feel confident giving Black Lotus of Baltimore a 5 Star rating. I know the Proprietress personally and feel good about standing up for her products. In a couple of weeks, I will be back to update you on The Uhuru Sacred Bath Kit — after I’ve had time to use it and then to reap the benefits of the ritual. That’s not going to happen the same day, at least not the full effects of the ritual… I have to allow it time to manifest.

I’m not sending a text message to the Universe and expecting an instant reply here…

Meanwhile, I urge you to give Black Lotus of Baltimore products a try. I know you won’t be disappointed. And she carries healing crystals too! My kind of brand…

[Musings] Neglected…

No, not me. My blog!

I have been busily building another website. No — not re-building my website; but building a new website for my husband’s Internet radio station, BUSS Radio. His old website was 5+ years old and pretty “static.” It also was built on Ning with the intention of having an interactive community. However, WordPress and their plugins have come a long way in enabling WordPress to be an interactive, “community” website so I opted to move it to WordPress (hosted). Ning’s technology doesn’t offer the same “dynamic look and feel” that I get when I’m building in WordPress. Besides —

That move also saved his business $13 a month… Continue reading “[Musings] Neglected…”

[Wysdom’s Web] Community Now Open!

Welcome to Wysdom’s Web Online Community!

Wysdom’s Web is my online space to share and be in community with you. I don’t want to just talk “at” you through blog posts and Boutique promotions. I want to interact with you in community too. So, I’ve been pulling my hair out since I started building this website to figure out a way to bring community here too.

Well, by George, I think I’ve got it! LOL Continue reading “[Wysdom’s Web] Community Now Open!”

[Musings] Focus…

I have none. LOL

There are so many things I want to do. So many directions to go in… Do I combine my passion for writing with my passion for art on the same website/blog? Or do I do separate ones? Do I follow my heart and make all my offerings “pay what you want” because my calling is to share these tools, my desire is to answer my calling, and my reality is monetary abundance is not my focus but necessary to achieve my goal to answer my calling? Continue reading “[Musings] Focus…”

[NaNoBlogMo:13-14] Internet Down!

I missed posting on Saturday and Sunday (and now Monday because I didn’t finish this post in time) because my Internet is down. I’m posting this from outside of my home…

Still plugging along with the Snowflake Method of writing my book this year. I have condensed my 27 sentence paragraph down to the 5 sentences it is supposed to be. However, I’m not certain that I’m 100% satisfied with it. If you read this post, you will see the original 27 sentences. Here is the condensed version: Continue reading “[NaNoBlogMo:13-14] Internet Down!”

[NaNoBlogMo:10] Still Chugging Along

It’s Day 10 of NaNoBlogMo and I am still chugging along with my newly found Snowflake Method.

The last we spoke, I was in the throws of condensing a 27 sentence paragraph down to a 5 sentence paragraph. Well — I’m still working on it! LOL Working in this manner is causing my word count to suffer, but it is eliminating at least one full round of edits. The Snowflake Method is causing me to cut the fluff from the start which will in turn lead to lesser editing when the manuscript is finished being written.

But I still feel like I’m being successful with NaNoBlogMo… Continue reading “[NaNoBlogMo:10] Still Chugging Along”

[Reminder] 100 Days of heART Cards Kicks Off on the 12th!!!

FREE! FREE!! FREE!!!

and 

FUN! FUN!! FUN!!!

100 Days of heART Cards is my inspirational burst of creativity for me and for you! It is a FREE workshop that I’m holding in Wysdom’s Web — my free online community right here. You can register for the community by clicking on “Wysdom’s Web” in the menu bar above.

100 Days of heART Cards is a simple workshop where I will create and share with you heART Cards that I make. heART Cards are postcard-sized art cards that have an inspirational message on the front and leaves space on the back for you to write a note by hand.

This is the important part! (writing by hand…) Continue reading “[Reminder] 100 Days of heART Cards Kicks Off on the 12th!!!”