More Stuff to Fill Your Work Day

Oprah has her favorite things, so why cant I? Here are more random internet finds I’ve discovered during my writing work days. Happy web surfing!

Crystal Vaults is a website I ran across with tons of free information about crystals, including how to use them in healing work. They also have a large selection of crystals to choose from, and you can order online.

Joan Clark’s Palais Aromaetica (Lawrence KN, & online shopping) ~ The Goddess Apothecary— “Palais Aromaetica”— (literally, “House or Palace of All Things Aromatic”) is a temple of plant spirit alchemy for the soul, created to inspire the connection between spirit and body, mind and emotions soul and oneness. The “Aromaetica” is a complete line of beautiful essential oils, intuitive and ceremonial blends, botanical tinctures, natural perfumes, alchemical elixirs and much more. Seasonally inspired products created in alignment with the cycles of the moon are sold in limited quantities. Custom blending and private labeling are available. An intuitive product selection for clients is also available each season.

Trashy Diva Clothing: (New Orleans LA, online shopping) ~ This fabulous store based in New Orleans designs clothing that is both timeless and ageless. With inspiration from antique and vintage clothing, each piece has a strong emphasis on feminine styles which flatter a variety of body types and sizes. Custom made dresses and lingerie are just the beginning! Your item(s) are either packed to ship or begin being made (if backordered) within hours of your order.

Rari Blooming Teas – With blends like Spirituality, Generosity, and Serenity, these white tea bulbs have got to the most beautiful and decadent way to enjoy a cup of tea.  Soothingly delicious flavor and pleasing to the eye, these white tea leaves are hand tied around a perfectly dried flower blossom which blooms into beauty as it steeps.  Each bulb can be re-steeped up to three times.  Only $12.50 for a package of 6 bulbs.

Big Blue Bath Bomb from LUSH – I love this store!  As far as bath and body products go, LUSH is the key to turning your everyday grooming into a divine ritual. My favorite is the BIG BLUE BATH BOMB, a blend of Sea salt, Epsom Salt, essential oils, and seaweed that turns your bath water a stunning shade of blue.  The combination of salts and seaweed not only begin a gentle system detox, but leaves you feeling like a Mermaid Queen. $5.50 per bomb.

Sea Pearls All Natural Tampons – It may seem odd to some, but when I found out about these, I thought every woman should know they have the option.  Sea Pearls are completely natural sea sponge tampons containing no Dioxin (known to be associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome, endometriosis, ovarian, cervical and breast cancers) or synthetic fibers. Sustainably harvested and reusable for six months or more, Sea Pearls are economical, easy to use, and earth friendly.  The $10 package contains 2 sea sponges, a cotton storage bag, tea tree oil antiseptic, and instructions for use.

The Buddha – A film by David Grubin: This documentary for PBS by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the work of some of the world’s greatest artists and sculptors, who across two millennia, have depicted the Buddha’s life in art rich in beauty and complexity. Hear insights into the ancient narrative by contemporary Buddhists, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Join the conversation and learn more about meditation, the history of Buddhism, and how to incorporate the Buddha’s teachings on compassion and mindfulness into daily life. Airs April 7th 2010 at 8pm (check local listings).

Pagan Holiday for April 7, 2010


Today is the 4th day of Megalesia in Rome–honoring Cybele, their Mother of All Gods.

For more information concerning Cybele, check out: Wikipedia.


Also known as Kybele and Magna Mater and the Mother of the Gods, the worship of this goddess spread throughout the Roman Empire. Originally Phrygian, she was a goddess of caverns, of the Earth in its primitive state; worshipped on mountain tops. She ruled over wild beasts, and was also a bee goddess. Her festival came first on the Roman calender. Along with her consort, the vegetation god Attis, Cybele was worshipped in wild, emotional, bloody, orgiastic, cathartic ceremonies. Read More