Didn’t See Angel Author Lorna Byrne

I was all excited to see Angels in my Hair author Lorna Byrne! She is from Ireland and rarely comes to the US. In fact, it was her first trip farther inland than NYC and Boston. I had tickets for her event in Phoenix, but American Airlines had problems and canceled my flight 😦 Because American doesn’t have as many flights as United or Southwest, the next flight they could offer me was 6 hours later! I would have missed half the event 😦 So I got a refund and stayed home.

I highly recommend Lorna Byrne’s first book, Angels in my Hairan autobiographical look at her life in northern Ireland. It explains how she clearly sees angels. And how they nudge people to be helpful and kind to others.

Anthony Bourdain’s People Magazine Cover with Kate Spade

Anthony Bourdain: People Magazine Cover

Anthony Bourdain is on a double-suicide cover along with purse designer Kate Spade in the June 25, 2018, issue of People magazine. If you miss it on newsstands, you can order it for the Kindle from Amazon.com. I really loved Anthony Bourdain! Especially after reading his book, Kitchen Confidential. He made being a chef sound daring and fun! This was before Top Chef was on TV. I think he started the trend of chefs being cool and edgy.

Anthony Bourdain suicide People magazine cover

Anthony Bourdain suicide People magazine cover

See my previous post about the last episodes of Anthony’s travel show, Parts Unknown, airing on CNN (if you don’t get cable, you can buy the episodes on the Amazon Fire stick).

What is odd about the Anthony Bourdain suicide is that he was in the middle of filming an episode and he had a lot of people around him! The crew was there. And his best friend, chef Eric Ripert (famous for his French cooking at Le Bournadin – follow him on Instagram), was staying at the same small hotel. He was actually waiting for him to come down for breakfast (he hadn’t made it to the dinner they’d planned on the night before, either). When he didn’t show, he asked the hotel staff to open his room and found him dead. 😦

His on-off girlfriend, Italian actress Asia Argento, is friends with Rose McGowen (both have gone public with their abuse at the hands of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein). Rose told reporters that Anthony had reached out to a medical professional for help with depression, but he didn’t follow through with the recommended treatment (likely counseling and anti-depressants). 😦

If you want to see who Anthony Bourdain’s girlfriend is, she is in his Parts Unknown episode about Rome in Season 8. This is how they met!

Support suicide prevention efforts with the buttons and T-shirts I’ve made (click on the photos below). Suicide has touched me deeply because my friend attempted suicide and suffered a brain injury.

 

Meet Real Earth Angels

I was reading the DailyMailOnline, my favorite news and gossip website (out of Britain), and I came across 2 articles about Earth Angels!

Earth Angels are what angel author Doreen Virtue calls people who are part human and part angel. I have written about this subject myself! See link below.

free angel quiz

free angel quiz

FREEBIE: Download and print my quiz: angel_quiz

The DailyMailOnline articles are fun to read and include photos of 5 women in the first article (click here to read article 1) and photos and life stores of 5 men in the second article (click here to read article 2).

After you enjoy your free gift from me (angel_quiz), you may want to explore what it means to be an Earth Angel even more! I have written quizzes to determine if you are 2 special kinds of angel: a Cupid Love Angel or a troubled Rockstar Angel. To get these 2 quizzes, plus Help for Angels – includes your life purpose and common relationship problems angels have – press this PayPal link and send $10. The quizzes and help for angels will arrive at the email you use with PayPal (if you want to use a different email, just let me know by emailing newagestudies at gmail or leaving a comment on this post).

Magic 8-Ball T-shirt for Women

The Magic 8-Ball T-shirt is done!

Magic 8-Ball T-shirt for Women

Magic 8-Ball T-shirt for Women on Zazzle.com

My Zazzle.com Shop

Find it in my new Zazzle shop. Coming soon: coffee mugs and stickers.

I am drawing lots of art to make more T-shirts with! Here is the Magic 8-Ball I drew. I start in pencil and then re-do it in thick marker. I scan this into my computer and finish it in Illustrator. So fun!

My original drawing for the T-shirt design.

My original drawing for the T-shirt design.

Got Magic? T-shirts

My New Zazzle Shop: Black Cat Drawings

I saw a kid wearing a shirt like this at the David Blaine Live show 😉 It’s so cool! I just opened a Zazzle shop called BlackCatDrawings. Zazzle.com is like CafePress.com where you can design T-shirts and mugs for people to buy. This is my very first T-shirt I designed!

Cool magic shirt available in my Zazzle shop.

Cool magic shirt available in my Zazzle shop.

Got Magic Shirts

You just order this T-shirt in the size you want and Zazzle makes the shirt and sends it to you. To be honest, the prices aren’t super great. It’s not going to be as cheap as Walmart! As the designer/artist, I only get about $2 – $3 of the T-shirt sale. Most of my items will feature my cute cartoon art. Coming soon: a magic 8-ball design.

got magic shirt for kids and men

This “got magic?” shirt for kids and men is in my Zazzle shop.

Available in mens and boys/girls. Sizes go up to 6X. If you want a different color or style of shirt (you can get long sleeves and even sweatshirts), let me know and I can create it for you!

$10 Tarot Card Deck!

Animal Tarot Deck On Sale Now

One of my favorite Tarot decks is ON SALE for only $10! Click this sponsored link to go to the Hay House website.

More Favorite Tarot and Oracle Cards On Sale:

Fairy Tarot Deck – only $7

Guardian Angel Tarot Deck – only $7

Past Life Oracle Card Deck – only $5

Tarot Card Sale on Hay House website

Tarot Card Sale! Oracle Card Sale!

Go to the Hay House website and check out the sale! This is a sponsored link meaning I get a little money if you buy something 🙂

 

How to Be Your Own Genie Book Review

I read Hay House Tarot card reader/creator Radleigh Valentine’s new book,How to Be Your Own Genie: Manifesting the Magical Life You Were Born to Live.” 

How to be your own Genie book by Radleigh Valentine

I love the book cover for How to be your own Genie!

This is a sponsored post, meaning if you follow this link and buy the new Radleigh Valentine book on the Hay House website, I get a little money! I didn’t get the book for free, so I could use the money 😉

The book is a fun read, great as a gift or to flip through when you need a little pick me up! If you don’t know who Radleigh is, he’s best friends with Doreen Virtue! So some of the info is the same as the “old” Doreen Virtue, like “Don’t let anything dull your sparkle.” He is super flamboyant and eccentric, like a Broadway or Vegas showman. He always wears a very sparkly suit coat and sometimes sparkly shoes to match! It’s funny because I live in Vegas now and I was walking through the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and saw suits like the ones he wears – very sparkly with giant rhinestones  – and I thought, maybe this is where Radleigh buys his outfits? Haha.

I LOVE writing notes, so I took 4 whole pages of notes on this book! I think that is way to looooong for this blog post, so I typed them up as a pdf file you can download and read or print. There is lots of good information in the book, but most of it you’ve heard before.

I hadn’t known much about Radleigh Valentine:

  • grew up gay in The South (not easy)
  • is part Cherokee Indian (very cool – I wish I was part Native American!)
  • after college, worked as a boring accountant
  • started doing Tarot card readings and loved it
  • looked up the Hay House authors and met Doreen Virtue at a live event
  • started working as a helper to Doreen and became best friends

He decided he wanted to be a Hay House author, too, and voila! Here he is! Radleigh is very active on social media, especially Facebook Live, if you want to follow him.

Here’s the table of contents from his book, “How to Be Your Own Genie”:

contents page from How to be your own Genie

I like a lot of the words on this page: magic, magical, genie, love, joy and wishes!

At first glance, I thought Radleigh’s book would be about Genies, which is a specific realm that Doreen Virtue described in her Realm Reader course. Genies are a type of spiritual person who lives in or loves the desert! They are associated with flowing, gauzy outfits in the colors of the sunset, precious gemstones and a sunny disposition! They have lots of friends and are great networkers. Being a Genie, they are great at making money! But Radleigh doesn’t talk about this sort of Genie in his book. (I am working on writing about Genies and other spiritual types of people.) Instead, Radleigh says each of us has magical powers, like a Genie. He is talking about using positive energy to bring into your life what you want.

Radleigh Valentine believes in:

  • getting signs from angels like feathers or the number 444 (I always see 111)
  • feng shui (de-cluttering and organizing your house)
  • choosing a magical word or song to keep your spirits up (Mine is “Fame.”)
  • asking your body what it wants to be healthy*
  • automatic writing
  • getting rid of Drama Queens in your life (he calls them Drama Masters)
  • not dwelling on your past or having regrets
  • using happy thoughts/positive emotions to attract good things

* I did this and it worked! Sit down with pen and paper and ask your body what it needs to be healthy. Do “automatic writing” which means just keep writing down whatever comes up. My body said it wants a gentle energy. I was expecting something specific, like a meal plan! This makes sense, though, as I’m very sensitive to energy. Right now, I’m living in Vegas and it’s VERY LOUD here. So, I can see why this came up as an issue for my body. I spend a lot of time here trying to relax and loosen up my tight muscles –> joint pain.

how to be a magical genie book

Love this inner page to the Genie book. Cute sparkles! Great typography on “Genie.”

Want to buy this book? It’s available as both an ebook (for the Kindle and other devices) and a paperback. See it on the Hay House website here.

Big news! I am a Hay House Affiliate

Big news! I am now an affiliate with Hay House. This means when I review card decks, books, online course and live events, I can include a link here that goes directly to the purchase page on Hay House.com. And I get a little bit of money if you buy from this link! So please do!

Only my Favorite Tarot Cards, Meditation Classes, etc.

I will be carefully curating what I choose to promote from Hay House – only the things I absolutely love! Mostly items from Radleigh Valentine (Tarot cards), James Van Praagh (meditation and psychic development classes and live events), British author Diana Cooper (Lost City of Atlantis and unicorns) and things previously released by Doreen Virtue.

Animal Tarot Cards

First Sponsored Link for Animal Tarot Cards

My first sponsored link is for the Animal Tarot Cards. This deck was created by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine, but Doreen has removed her name from it now that she is a committed Christian. I love the cute animal art on these Animal Cards!

Sponsored link: Buy the Animal Tarot Cards now on the Hay House website