Good Things II

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I’m listing some of my favorite things, ranging from books to medicinal herbs and crystals. You’ll find links and suggestions. I am NOT an affiliate with any of these people or services. I simply like them — and thought you might, too.

Medicinal Foods

Amazing chocolate formulas. The green drink is wonderful, and they offer great recipes. Everything is made in Hawaii. It may take a few days for delivery. Click here.


Energetix formulas are quite good, and they can be found on Amazon.

Tinctures for Health

Made by a young herbalist from mushrooms gathered near the Pisgah National Forest, I’ve found these products invigorating and supportive of better health. (Products are “local” if you’re on the east coast.)


Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium erninaceus) has been used for millennia by Buddhist Monks to improve brain function.  Two of its unique classes of constituents hericenones and erinacines have been found to increase Nerve Growth Factor (stimulate nerve regeneration.)

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is called the King of Mushcrooms because of its anticarcinogenic, immunomodulatory, antitumor, adaptogenic, anti-mutagenic, geno-protective, antiviral, and antioxidant properties.  (David Wolfe is perhaps chaga’s most famous advocate and author of the only book dedicated to the fungus.)





Gillian of Quantum Awakening has marvelous stones and crystals. The selection is small, but she charges the crystals. They have “clean” energy and work amazingly well. Sign up for her newsletter to see current selections or go to her website, the Quantum Awakening.

Sage Goddess also offers good crystals and stones. (The other selections don’t interest me.) Click here.


Oracle Cards

Colette Reid offers three packs of cards for electronic choice. Free if you sign up for her newsletter.  Click here to go to site.

Doreen Virtue has free, simple readings with more services available by signing up for her newsletter. Click here to go to site.

OSHO cards, interesting and free. Click here to visit site. offers several readings for $20. It’s surprisingly accurate. Click here to visit site.

Nicki Scully has free oracle cards, The Anubis Oracle: A Journey into Shamanic Egypt. Click here to visit site.


Books and Movies

I haven’t watched any fabulous movies or series. I love streaming through Amazon and Hulu (no commercials or news.) I “change” channels often on Amazon.

Here are a few of my recent book selections.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. It’s exquisite, and the book was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Read it!

Working with Angels, Fairies, and Nature Spirits by William Bloom. It’s about communicating with the natural world for healing, growth, and co-operation.

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman. It’s not as good as Practical Magic, but I couldn’t resist the sequel.

Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. It’s a fabulous read about Pissaro’s mother. Descriptions are exquisite and masterful.

News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Novel is based on real life accounts of people who were captured by Native Americans.

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer.

Making the Gods Work for You by Caroline Casey.

Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley-Farrand.

The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho. It’s a strange (but good) book about angels.

There’s also a reading list on this site under resources, which lists many books that I often study and read.

Online Reading

Tiny Buddha – online quotes and articles

Spirit of Maat – new age articles


Vitacost is an excellent source of mainstream vitamins, essential oils, and food at less than retail price. Click here. (

Plants and Seeds

Nichols Garden offers many selections, including organic seeds. Inexpensive and rapid delivery. Click here


Julia Griffin, Intuitive Healer and Coach


Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and alignment with their inner path.


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