7 Secrets to a Successful Relationship Over 50

New blog post @ Every Cat Has a Tale

https://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/2019/08/seven-secrets-to-healthy-relationship.html

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Are They Kidding? ~ Writers, Stop Writing for Free

I was thinking that an opportune way to make some extra cash, since I’m still unemployed in the great sunny land of Arizona, would be to write, specifically to write magazine articles. So I started looking for magazines that would fit my topics of expertise.

First, I found several very enthusiastic, colorful, glossy even, new-age periodicals that proclaim to prospective contributors… “We don’t pay, but you’ll receive 2 (or 3, or 4, or 5) copies of the magazine; or you’ll receive one PDF; or online copy, etc. etc. Well, shiver me timbers, am I supposed to be all dewy-eyed with the honor of acceptance into an elite (and very underpaid) group of creative enthusiasts?

Some of these periodicals back up this offer to work for no pay with a lucrative (?) offer of free advertising in their periodical. One such magazine cheerfully states, “This is a $30.00 bonus!”

I know, I know, I can hear the happy free-lancers, thrilled to see their names in print, declaring that these small new-age periodicals could not afford to pay writers for the articles they submit. Well, you know what? If they didn’t have your FREE articles to publish in their magazines, they wouldn’t have any magazine to publish… period. And I might add that these magazines can be expensive for the public to purchase. I know of one that charges $16.00 for a single copy.

Would you work at McDonald’s for free? Would you work in retail for free? Would you spend hours doing any job… for free?

Well, writing is a JOB. Writer’s have to pay bills, just like everybody else. Writers need to make a living, and we’re not going to be able to do that when miserly opportunists rip us off.

I Get Rid of Bad Juju

New item from The Witch’s Corner. You can find this item at Zazzle ~ Embrace your power and make a bold statement. Bad juju be gone, sez I!! This adorable mug was inspired by my true love, Bob, and created with a photo of poppets actually sold at The Witch’s Corner. My inspirational muse, Bob, woke me this morning with a kiss on the back of my neck and a whisper in my ear… “You get rid of bad juju.” Yes, I do!!!

https://www.zazzle.com/bad_juju_mug-168198823677077088

Carpe Diem ~ Tarot Spread, Special Offer

If you’d like me to do this reading for you (in audio format), go to the newly updated Home Page of The Witch’s Corner, scroll down, and you’ll find it in the right hand column. You can purchase this reading there. ~ https://amythystraine.blogspot.com/

Be sure to include a working email address with your purchase so I can email you a photo of your cards and the audio file of you reading.

A Desert Reading ~ Mercury Retrograde




What should I rethink?

Who’s in charge? Do you think it’s you? This might not be the case. Some of you may have handed over the reins, even sub-consciously, to another individual or entity (as in company, or group, who can use this place of power). So let me ask you again… Who’s in charge? If you’re not sure at this point, you’d better get a grip on it.

What should I redo?

If you’ve done something really stupid to endanger a relationship, whether it’s a romantic relationship, friendship, or other partnership, you might want to redo (or undo) what it is that may cause damage. And then, cross your fingers that it’s not too late. Actions might be easier to eradicate, maybe, depending upon what it was; but remember that words once spoken can never be taken back. Once spoken, once heard… too late for some to do any back-tracking.

What should you reconnect with?

Everything. Life. Slow down. Some of you have been burning the stick at both ends; some of you have been on such a forward roll, whether with your career and work, or any number of personal things, that you have neglected other aspects of your life. I think it’s time to stop and smell the roses. If you don’t do it now, the garden may dry up and you might be surprised at what’s left.

What needs to be re-evaluated?

Relationships. Who’s your friend and who’s not? It’s time to take the blinders off and leave the naivete behind. If you’re going to make an honest assessment of who you can trust in your life and who you can’t, you’re going to have to take a good hard look at your connections… Who has your back? Who waffles? Who caters to your ideas with a steady stream of “yes”; and who gives you honest opinions that contain some depth to them, though it might not always be what you want to hear? Is there anyone in your circle that’s causes problems in your life in any way? Decisions may have to be made. Think of it like Facebook, there’s a delete button for a reason, though real-life face to face closet cleaning might be more difficult and emotional.

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