Coming up for air, a general update

So much is going on, but some of it is slow and some of it is blazing past like crazy… sometimes it seems that the only thing that keeps me in the correct day is my calendar.

To bring those up to speed who have been watching:

Daniel’s neurology appointment last week went very well.  Dr. Susan is not an advocate of putting him on a ton of medications right off the bat, so we’re just going to increase the Keppra until we reach a certain point, and if it stops the seizures, we’ll keep with it until we need to change it up again.  All the work we’ve done so far with the diet and the supplements “saves us six months of guess-work” – we know they help, so there’s no “wait-and-see” there.

This weekend is the DOA Unnameable Film Festival, which will be showing Joe’s first short film, “Annotated“.  It’s a Lovecraft-themed festival, so wear your best tentacles.

I absolutely adore the new location for my Reiki classes, but it would be even better if, you know, more people showed up.  (I’m not bitter, just impatient. 😉 )  I had to raise the price a little so that I could pay for the space (now that it actually costs me something), and I’d like to be able to order more books.

Which reminds me that one lucky cuss will get the very first hardcover copy of “Reiki Your Leaves” if they get to me first.  It’s $35 and quite lovely.  (If I have no takers by the end of the week, I’ll probably keep it for myself.  😉  )  I should get that shipment in sometime today or tomorrow, so if you want it, let me know soon.  I’ll even sign it for you.

Let’s see…

I’m looking into fast-tracking my schooling so that I can finish my Bachelor’s early, and then I’m thinking about getting into video games more seriously by pursuing a Master’s in VG.  I’ve been in the industry for over five (six?) years now, it’s something I know well, and I have some really strong ideas of what I’d like to do in the long run with it…

And it makes me happy.  🙂

Okay, that’s enough of that, time to get back to work.  Mondays are Mondays.

Discount on “Reiki Your Leaves”

I just liked this goldfish. I was pretty proud of it.
Fish gotta swim

Lulu is running a promotion for a bit where you can enter the code BIG305 to get 20% off of your purchase price!

(Well… unless you’re ordering over $100 worth of books, because then you’d have to enter the code BIGGER305 to get 25% off of your purchase up to $500.)

So, if you were waiting for a sale to order your copy of “Reiki Your Leaves” in paperback or hardback, now would be the time!  Just click on the links to the right and it walks you through the rest.

And this would be REALLY good because I’m not going to be able to order another batch of books until next month, so you’re on your own until then.  I think Silver Pyramid only had two copies left after the last class.  The next class is already scheduled for July 21st at 7:00 pm, and, yes, attunements will be available again.

Here’s something really neat about Reiki:  you can get attuned to the “first degree” again and again and again without progressing to the second degree – until you’re ready.  You could come to every class and stay at your level indefinitely or move right on up, depending on your comfort level.  It’s kinda cool that way.  And, of course, with “Reiki Your Leaves” to guide your process, that could be sooner than you’d originally think.  🙂


Reiki Classes starting on 7/7!

So, here’s the scoop:

The fine, fine folks over at Silver Pyramid are granting me some space to teach Reiki.  There are a few things you should know about this class.

The first is that it’s an all-degrees class.  That means if you’re a brand, spanking-new beginner or an old hand that just wants a ‘fresher, you will be welcome and probably find something awesome in this class.

The second is that there’s a textbook – but not just any textbook!  You can get a paperback from Lulu, you can get a hardback from Lulu, you can download the electronic version, or you can buy a paperback directly from either me or the Silver Pyramid (I’ll be dropping off the first batch later today).

The interesting thing about this textbook is that there’s a whole chapter in there on self-attunement, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a class, except that everyone learns in a different way, and even the self-attuned tend to like to share their Reiki because Reiki loves to play!

The third thing is that, as much as I’d like to make it so, this is not a free class.  It’s $15 per person, per class, and you can come to as many or as few as you like.  We’ll cover different material each time, but we will discuss topics that are valid for each degree.

Leave a comment or email me if you have any questions.  I look forward to seeing you there starting Thursday, July 7th.  It should be going on every other week, with the potential of other classes happening on interim weeks in the future.  Stay tuned for details.


Reiki Your Leaves, 2nd Ed, available now from Lulu

Yes, I’ve been plugging this a lot, and I’ll continue to plug it.  It’s a great book, chock-full of awesome information, and I even did the illustrations.

This new edition has a few tweaks and mods, a couple of more illustrations, some sections were removed, others added, and the whole thing just flows a lot nicer now.  It’s a few more pages, too, but that’s not a bad thing.

So, you can get the new edition of “Reiki Your Leaves” here on Lulu.Com.  Yes, it’s a self-publishing site, which is exactly what I need for this project.  When I start publishing novels and such, it’ll be a totally different story.

And, if you’re not savvy just yet, check over on the right:  I have a new Reiki class starting on July 7th at 7:00 at the Silver Pyramid here in Richardson. The cost is $15 per person, and you can attend at any level and at any time.  The way I do it, you can play “drop in” every once in a while or stay through all three degrees.  (Yes, I said “all three”.)  We’ll be sharing Reiki and practicing on each other, and if you want a proper certification, I’ll have the paperwork and procedure there for you.  There’s no certificate for the first degree, but from second degree on, it’s there if you want it.

If you’re coming to the class, you can totally buy the book now or when you get there.  (Email me if you’re coming so that I know how many to order.)  You can download it, too, but before you get the “cheap option” stars in your eyes with the intention of printing it off, be aware that it’s 195 pages.  Check out the new page (listed on the right) for Reiki Classes.

And thank you all for the great well wishes and support.  <3