Showing posts from November, 2018

Honoring Your Loved Ones at the Holidays

I have always been the family historian and my house is filled with old and new family photos all year long, but when my dad passed away a few months before Christmas in 2016, I wanted to find new ways of honoring and celebrating his memory, which lead me to create several special gifts and ornaments that I wanted to share here in case you are looking for ideas and inspiration. My first project was the quilt and pillows we are all holding in the photo above.  The idea came to me as I cleaned out my dad's closets and was deciding what to hang onto as a keepsake.  Surrounded by piles of his favorite T-shirts, flannels and corduroys, all worn soft with wear, I realized there were enough to make a quilt for my brother, as well as pillows for myself and the rest of the family.  The following year I was asked to make the pretty pillows shown below for my sister-in-law's family.  They were made out of her mother's favorite cozy robes. I have made quilts and pillows in the pa

Psychic? Medium? What’s the Difference?

All mediums are psychic, but not all psychics are mediums. If you think that sounds like a confusing logic riddle designed to test your I.Q., you aren’t alone. So, what exactly is the difference between a  psychic  and a  psychic medium  (aka evidential   medium) ? Here's the basic deal: psychics have the ability to gather intel about past, present and future events using one or more of the  clairs  (clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience and claircognizance), whereas mediums are able to do that, as well as communicate with those who have passed on from the physical world (i.e. talk to the dead ).  Here's a simple analogy: all neurosurgeons are doctors, but not all doctors are neurosurgeons. Both have the same basic skill set, but neurosurgeons are specialists . Mind you, I am not comparing myself to a doctor or a neurosurgeon, both of whom have true superpowers. You would not want me operating on your brain, nor driving your car for that matter! Unbeknownst to me, I h