The Numerology Guidebook

Numerology Guidebook

Michelle Buchanan has shared an invaluable tool for anyone interested in learning more about themselves.  The Numerology Guidebook: Uncover Your Destiny and the Blueprint of Your Life is for beginners and regular practitioners alike. Whether your interest in Numerology is mild and fun or you are considering opening your own practice, this book will be a treasured resource.

The author’s style is comfortably conversational, yet thankfully professional and not breezy or overly familiar. She has organized her book in the most incredibly reader-friendly and intuitive way. It is such a natural flow to learn about a type of number (Soul Number, for example), calculate that number, and then discover the meaning.  I appreciate that her descriptions of each number’s meaning has depth and breadth: these descriptions provide such rich understanding as well as insight into how all relates.

Michelle Buchanan not only covers the basics of numerology, she also leads readers into more expansive aspects of this tool for insight.  This is a complete numerology resource.  She also has created a guidance card deck, and I look forward to receiving the set I ordered out of sheer excitement after reading her book.  I expect this deck will be as user-friendly and insightful as the book is, and they will be a great companion tool for me.

Having read other books about numerology, I recommend going straight to this one.  I have had more compassion for, insight into, and understanding about myself than from any other numerology source.  There is a beautiful, indefinable quality that this woman brings that sets it and her apart from others, and I’m so glad she has chosen to share that.

I was gifted this book from Hay House in return for my honest opinion of it. No numbers were harmed in the figuring of my math, the author makes it goof-proof!

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The Third Rule of Ten

Third Rule of TenIn the tradition of the series, The Third Rule of Ten continues to deliver! Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay have a gift for writing these stories.  The mystery novel aspect is well-crafted, with story development intelligently supporting the caper.  The ending makes perfect sense but you don’t predict it.  The character of Ten is very identifiable, the authors wondrously make an ex-monk, ex-cop become a regular guy, lovable in his flaws.  There is magic in the authors’ ability to weave spiritual aspects into human existence in their modern-day stories: it makes you realize the line between the two in your own life is really not so stark, either.

Okay, full disclosure: there was a point during reading where I began to surprisingly get turned off, despite my love-fest with the book.  I felt the authors were moving toward launching headfirst, skeleton-style, down the slippery slope of controversial topics, personal views, and political standpoints–and this was detracting me from the story.  However, very shortly after wondering this and reading further, I realized how it all tied in perfectly with where the story went.  The same aspect that began to lose me as an audience hooked me back in as a reader.   Opinions on controversial political subjects aside, I appreciate that whatever those opinions are, how the topics were addressed applicably made the story richer.  The reader is left to decide for themselves in these matters, and the authors were not afraid to make the story meaningful.

Murder meets meditation: Hendricks and Lindsay have an identifiable and likable main character, as well as a relevant and well-crafted mystery.  I look forward to the next rule of Ten, and will once again drop everything to read it!

Hay House graciously gave me this book simply in exchange for my thoughts about it, as part of their Book Nook blogger program.  Vielen Dank!

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How to Become A Writer

writing too

The process of becoming a writer follows a specific path.

First, deliberately choose another career. In youth, pragmatically decide that you cannot make a living with a writing career so instead acquire a tangible skill such as ditch-digging. In the meantime, enjoy journaling and letter-writing for fun. Declare, “I am not a writer.”

Next, logically decide to build on your existing job.  When faced with sudden single-parenthood and the resultant serious income examination, take the safer route to family financial sustainability. Decide that producing a Masters thesis counts as writing, yet acknowledge a preference for creative expression. Identify, “I  want to be a writer one day.”

After that, actively participate in writing classes. With time, learn the wisdom that a career doesn’t need to be either Writing or Not-Writing.  While enjoying your job, explore writing assignments, creativity prompts, and blogging.  Claim, “I am a writer.”

Finally, openly trust the universe at long last. Realize your idea of what it means to be a writer has evolved, and that you actually have been one all along. Embody, “I am writing.”



We emerge upon discovering we already are that which it is we hope to become.

What do you hope to become? In what ways are you already there?


A classic

Power Words

Power WordsThis is an incredibly interesting book about identifying and harnessing the energy and power of the words you use.   In Power Words: Igniting Your Life with Lightning Force, Sharon Anne Klingler shows how to use words consciously for a specific energetic purpose, a more complex use beyond mere definition.

The words themselves are individual and you are going to discover your own. What the author shows you is how to discover the words that will uplift and/or ignite you, and she gives examples of her own. Sharing the how and the why, she opens the door for your own further exploration.

All words have energy, and this energy can be harnessed for your deeper use and greater creation.  Trigger words, power words, and lifting words all have their applicable nuances, and although I really resonate with “uplifting,” you may prefer another.  The point is to choose, and use, your words with intent.  This practice can shape and change your life–consciously.

If you are a word lover, you already desire this book.  If you are not, you will still love this book’s approach.

A word to the wise?  Embrace this book!

This book was given to me by Hay House in exchange for my honest opinion of it, as part of their volunteer Book Nook Blogger Program.

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23 Mobile Things

23 Mobile Things23 Mobile Things is a self-directed online learning module of mobile apps that I’m exploring.  At the same time, I’m using it to play with pages in WordPress instead of adding blog posts for each one of the 23 Things.  See?!?  I’m learning already!

Please visit my so-named page to learn more about this program and the apps. Feel free to explore along with me–comment about how a particular app rocks your world, either professionally or personally.  (Isn’t it interesting how technology blurs those lines?)

Or, comment why you don’t use it because you use something even more awesome that people should know about!

I’m hoping to apply discernment.  My collection of apps keeps growing, like an added appendage. Too many, and it’s time for an appendectomy.  In the end, I’d like to use what’s appropriate and applicable.  I think that’s pretty apparent. And as Phil Robertson has appointed, that would then make me ‘Appy ‘Appy ‘Appy.

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