[Musings] Attempting Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way — Again…

This looks to be the 3rd time I’m attempting to work through this master work…

I am determined, however, to make it all the way through this time! And I’m enlisting “help” of sorts — you! You see…I’ve created a new hang out on Wysdom’s Web: a Book Club. I love reading books, especially empowerment books. Sometimes, it’s fun (read: easier) to get through these books together. Not because it’s difficult material — but just because community makes things better! Continue reading “[Musings] Attempting Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way — Again…”

[heARTworks] WIP…

Knitting, writing, painting, running around…

These things all have kept me away from my blog. Those and things like learning new art skills! And that’s what this blog post is about. I decidedly took time today to start a new painting using some new skills I have been learning. It is a WIP — Work In Progress — but I wanted to share with you what I have done so far: Continue reading “[heARTworks] WIP…”

[Self Care] Struggling to Release Bitterness…

Without getting into much detail, I have someone in my life whom I love dearly and who, over the years, has done some very hurtful and destructive things to me. Things that have caused me to lose my Self, my self-confidence, and my self-esteem. It made me question what was wrong with me — what had I done to deserve that sort of treatment…

Goddess, however, has made me a very forgiving person. I can’t think of one person who has wronged me that I have not forgiven. Hell — forgiveness is for ME and not for them anyway! Why allow someone else to rent free space in your mind by not forgiving them? They’re happily off skipping along, oblivious to the fact that you are mad at them and haven’t forgiven them. It’s YOU that end up with negative energies surrounding you. Continue reading “[Self Care] Struggling to Release Bitterness…”

[Musings] Finally FREE!

As the end of 2017 drew near, I knew that I wanted 2018 to signify the end of stress and strife, and the beginning of living life. For too many years my husband and I have sacrificed much so that later in life we could provide certain things for our children and ourselves. We wanted to ensure that we would be able to live our retirement years without worry and financially comfortable.

I almost sacrificed my life… Continue reading “[Musings] Finally FREE!”

[Gratitude] 2018 Gratitude Journal Kickoff

The end of the year is drawing near which means that the beginning of a new year of gratitude giving is upon us…

We kick off our 2018 Gratitude Journal Workshop on January 1, 2018 — a week from Christmas Day tomorrow! This is a free workshop right here on this website, in the Wysdom’s Web Community section. You must be a registered member of Wysdom’s Web to join, but registration is also free. Continue reading “[Gratitude] 2018 Gratitude Journal Kickoff”

[Knitting] Knit-Life Balance

I am trying to figure out how to have a knit-life balance. You know — like folks speak of having a great “work-life” balance, I want a great knit-life balance…

I want to knit all the time. But I work full-time outside of my home. And I am a wife. And I am a mother. And I own an art gallery. And I give visual journaling classes, hold paint & sips, and do other activities with paint, paper, and canvas. And, and, and.

We all know how it goes… Continue reading “[Knitting] Knit-Life Balance”

[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…