Who the heck am I?
I was born in Rochester, New York to a Sicilian mother from upstate New York and a Scottish/Cherokee father from Texas.
The importance of sharing this is to allow readers to understand that my English is a mishmash of words. For example, a sandwich can be a sammich or a sangwich. You all or you guys can be y’all or yous.
I am Taurus with a Scorpio moon and an Aquarius rising. I gave birth to only one child. I got it right the first time, so I didn’t need to create anymore.
Living half a century gifted me with a few lines on my face as well as teaching me that I do not know much of anything and neither do most people. Sometimes I still try to convince myself that I do. This can make things slightly difficult for my new husband.
I have worked as a tarot reader and an intuitive consultant for over 20 years. I’m also a registered hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner. So, yes, I’m one of “those” weirdos. However, I believe hypnosis and NLP hold the key to breaking the destructive patterns of behaviors we crazy people seem to keep repeating over and over again. I understand why people keep trying to force a square into a round hole. Believe it or not, there is a solid explanation and an easy fix, provided the person really wants to make the change. I wanted change. Hypnosis and NLP helped me make major necessary life changes.
By the time I reached the age of 17, I had moved 66 times. My family moved from New York to California, to several states in between. No, I was not raised in a military family. We traveled the country more like gypsies. I think my father just couldn’t find green enough grass. Although it was a very difficult life, I do appreciate all of the beautiful places I saw and the experience of meeting so many interesting people
I still love a good road trip.
I continued moving after I left home and married (what a train wreck)– shortly before my eighteenth birthday.
I finally settled in the Puget Sound area of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where I raised and home schooled my son who is now thirty-one years old and attends Columbia University in New York City. I couldn’t be more proud of him.
After close to thirty years of living with a spouse who couldn’t tell the truth if his life depended on it, I finally escaped (I mean, divorced). My blog evolved out of the necessity to survive a situation I believed I couldn’t remove myself from. I threw myself into parenting, cooking and gardening. I really believed I was stuck in that loveless “marriage”. I still managed to find happiness in other areas of my life. When my son left home, my body started to break down. I suppose there wasn’t enough distraction. My spirit was telling me (more like yelling at me) I need to get out. Five years later, I did. It turned out to be the best decision I’ve ever made in my entire life.
I will be posting my experiences, memoirs, photos, and recipes of the foods I love to eat.
I have a variety of interests which include: spending time with my husband, psychology, hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming, tarot, photography, writing, home decorating, cooking, baking, singing, crocheting, reading, Italian pottery, spending time in the mountains, hiking, the beach, gardening, movies, travel, and more!
I work on becoming more consciously aware everyday.
You are welcome to read and comment. Please don’t be too shy to comment. I’m told I’m awfully friendly, and I enjoy meeting new people.
Come on in, pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of tea OR a shot of Jack Daniels, and share with me.