Tuesday, July 15, 2008

On t.v.: Psychic Kids

Oooh Psychic Kids is my new favorite show. FINALLY there is a show about psychic ability that's not stupid. I have seen three episodes so far and I have really enjoyed them. I like how the kids learn how to overcome their fears and understand and appreciate this 'gift' that they have.

The premise is that the hosts, an adult psychic (Chip Coffey) and a psychologist (Lisa Miller) visit kids who are psychic and help them work out their issues and they also do what they can to prove to the parents that their kids aren't crazy. Most parents are somewhat open to the idea that there kids are psychic, because they wouldn't have gone on the show otherwise, but you can tell that they are relieved when they validate that their kids aren't just nut jobs.

My husband, a complete non-believer, did some internet research to try to discredit the psychologist with the idea that anyone who believes in psychics is a quack. He couldn't find anything though, and conceeded that her research seems legit.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Mirror Coincidence: Wallets

My husband and I work at the same place and sometimes we carpool. When we got to work today my husband realized he forgot his wallet. He asked if he could borrow $20. I started digging in my purse and I couldn't find my wallet either. We both forgot our wallets on the same day!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Reading Auras

Well, if you got here because you want to learn how to read auras, you've come to the wrong place. I'm actually asking if anyone can tell me how to develop that skillset? I tried today in a meeting that was long and drawn out and I managed to see shapes around people, but no color. argh! It could just be my dry eye too. I had to stop because I was afraid of the permanent cross-eyed look might hamper my chances for a promotion.

any suggestions?

My fortune cookie

Yesterday my fortune cookie message was a keeper.

"You have the ability to touch the lives of many people."

Ok, so I know I don't have a huge readership on this blog, and that's ok. I' m not really doing it for fame and fortune. I know that my words will mean something to someone at some time. It's not about the masses. It's about the one. You, maybe.

So I haven't really talked about my volunteer work yet, but now is as good of a time as any. I am a hospice volunteer. My 'job' is to visit patients who are dying. When I tell people what I do, they recoil. It's a complete conversation stopper. and then they mumble something like, "good for you" and back away slowly. See, all the more reason. People fear death, and as a result, they don't want to be around someone who is dying. Why not? There is so much to learn.

At the end of their lives, the patients aren't thinking about the jobs that they had. They're not thinking about the tv shows that they watched or the happy hours they went to. They don't think about whether their house was clean. They think about their loved ones. They hope that they lived a good life and will go to heaven. Some of them re-hash the coulda shoulda woulda relationships with family and sometimes others just wish for one more day of driving around town with the windows down and the sun beaming.

LIVE your life and make the most of every day.

Directional Synchronicity: Postcrossing

There is a website for word of mouth marketers, of which I am a member (www.bzzzagent.com).
On the website, they have a feature called 'Frogpond' which links to other websites and tells you to go to them and check them out and write reviews and forward to your friends, etc. Most times in the past when I checked out the recommended websites, it was something that was of little interest to me or required a fee. I hadn't looked at a frog pond website for months. And then, for some reason, I decided to go out there again and lo and behold I found Postcrossing.

Postcrossing (www.postcrossing.com) is for people who love to send and receive postcards. It was like the website was made for me. Every time I travel, I send postcards to a whole huge list of people. The problem is that I have stopped traveling so much. I know I could still send them anyways, but it's not as fun. Postcrossing is a website for people to send and receive postcards all over the world. It's set up in a way that you get what you give (kind of like karma). In other words, you can't receive a postcard until you send one. Once the recipient registers your postcard, your address will pop up for someone else to send a card to you.

I just signed up and mailed my first batch of postcards to five different countries a couple of weeks ago. So far, two of my postcards have been received and I have since received one. Today, I just addressed my next two postcards to Austria and Michigan. It makes me look forward to getting the mail every day. If you get into postcrossing as a result of this blog, let me know.