Sunday, December 6, 2009

Planning a couple of fun things.

First: a book reading in Raymond, Maine, at the Good Day Market. I hear the food is good there. I don't know why I'm doing a book reading in a grocery store. Or maybe it's a restaurant? They must sell books there too.

Raymond is on the shore of Sebago Lake. The book reading is set for January 16, at noon. That's a Saturday. I expect some students from St Joseph's college. Maybe some of my camp friends will come too.

The other fun thing is a Yoga & Reiki weekend. I'm trying to arrange it for August 20-22, 2010. Indian yogi Arvind Zanje will teach yoga, and I'll teach reiki. I'm looking for a place.

August seems a long way off, this cold December day. We had some snow last night. Today was bright and cold, all blue sky and white snow.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

the necklace

Ok, the necklace I'm wearing. It has lots of little orange beads and a silver bear. There is one white bead, I think that is White Buffalo Woman.

I inherited this necklace from my Great-Auntie Alice. Alice was a nurse in WW2. She grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota. As an adult she lived in Manhattan; she retired to New Mexico. She was a way cool nurse. When she died her twin daughters sent me this necklace.

Kathi Young, my psychic friend and reiki practitioner met me for coffee last week. She said,
"Hey, guess who came to visit me this morning? Your grandma! Want to know what she said?"

"Well, yeah!"

"She said you have a necklace. It's tied to someone's energy, really good energy. There's something about an animal. You need to wear this necklace more often. You haven't been wearing it enough."

So that's the necklace. I'm going to teach a reiki class this weekend, and I'll wear the necklace. I'll think of Great-Auntie Alice and Grandma Flint when I wear it.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cytokine Storm

Now over 1,000 deaths from H1N1 in the US.

My great-grandmother died in the 1918 influenza pandemic. She was a pioneer in North Dakota, and left eight young children behind when she died.

What about homeopathy? According to Minnesota homeopaths at, practitioners of Western biomedicine reported 30% mortality in the 1918 flu pandemic. The mortality rate for patients of homeopaths in 1918: 1%.

Most flu viruses we encounter are human. The H1N1 virus is composed of human, swine, and avian bits. It's so different that our bodies overreact. Our immune systems unleash a cyclone of protective substances: it's a cytokine storm.

Minnesota homeopaths recommend remedies. Look for these homeopathic flu remedies at your local health food store: Gelsumium, Byronia, Carbo, Rhus tox, Pulsatilla, Arnica, and Aconite. Place a few of the sugary pellets under your tongue several times a day if you start to feel ill.

Sure, wash your hands, sneeze into your elbows, and seek medical care appropriately. But also, please consider homeopathy.

the book

Check it out!
Reiki Nurse: My life as a nurse and how reiki changed it

Meredith's book is simply AMAZING. Once you pick it up you can't put it down. It is full of great information and life experiences. Her sense of humor is refreshing. If you have ever worked in the medical field, you will be able to relate to many of her stories. Even if you haven't worked in the medical field, you will enjoy her life experiences. Meredith, you have had an amazing journey. Thank you for taking us along. I can't wait for your next book. Judy Ridley.

Just finished your book...It's 0100!! was waiting in the mail today when I got home from camping.... it is SOOOO you! I smiled, I was sad, I laughed, I related, I remembered, I wondered.....and I kept reading to the end. You have had an amazing journey! glad you're my friend! Nancy Stefani

I just finished your book, couldn't put it down all day. I took a nap halfway through because I was scheduled to work tonight, and dreamed I was doing reiki. I hope I can learn reiki. Brenda Hill.

The book is awesome. Mark LaFlamme.

Well it's been a typical Friday. I washed a fleece and laid it out to dry in the sun, did yoga at the gym, had coffee at my assisted living facility, went to the Farmer's Market, had more coffee at Nina's gourmet food store, bought coffee and wine, looked at glasses at the optician's, bought chocolates at the chocolate shop, got a tofu burrito at Big Mouth Burrito, came home and mowed the leaves, painted my glasses with nail polish to look like new, and made cranberry sauce with cranberries from the Farmer's Market. Fun morning!