Friday – My preparation Day

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. As I get ready for the Flea Market tomorrow I prepared short flyers to be able to put in a couple 8×10 frames for our teas & herbal blends/supplements. It’s hard for me to list how much these do help but hopefully this will help explain things a little bit.  Some days it is hard for me to try to prepare “visual aids” but I know they do help people as well as myself to continue to learn about ingredients.

I took a mostly free tech day yesterday as I just wanted to enjoy the chilly morning and afternoon by reading a book; a paperback book…there is something just relaxing about hiding under the blanket with that feel of paper and ink. As much as I have used my tablet & computer to read in the past, I like the fact I’m not worrying about “battery life” on something when I use it.

I wish you all a wonderful end to your week and I hope you find these brief glimpses at some of my favorite “health helpers” informative. Wish me luck this weekend as it is almost time to go to work…lol. 

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

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My October Blooms

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. I have been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to sit down and organize my thoughts to share some with you. The Flea Market gig has been interesting and encouraging and while my table isn’t nearly getting cleared, at least things are selling. I’ve already contacted some suppliers to try to get some items re-stocked as well as some new items coming in.

This morning before I try to get motivated to do some household chores I took a few minutes and went outside and took the shots below to share with you what my backyard is teeming with. The bees & butterflies were out and I found more than a few types of flowers blooming. I know the icy chill will be here shortly so here is to enjoying the changing colors, the last blooms & buzzes before Winter arrives. I wish you all a great week and wish me luck for the weekend!

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

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Eucalyptus

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. As the cooler weather settles in I want to expand my Aromatherapy options to also include items that have multiple health benefits beyond just that of making your home smell good.

Eucalyptus is a very versatile plant and has so many health benefits. While some may use it internally, it can become toxic if it is done that way in larger doses so I have not included those uses below as I certainly don’t anyone to become ill while trying to use it so I have highlighted a few of its properties and plan to stock it for its skin care & topical use.

As I place my order for a small stock of it I am also researching its pairing with other essential oils such as lemon to be used in a skin care. As I grow older, my skin does need help and while I do stock a great Vitamin C based facial cream I also want to stock one that can be used with other benefits to ensure I have alternatives for people.

As the business grows I may venture into other avenues of more natural care such as shampoos & such but for now we will go with skin care & solid perfumes as alternatives for people although I am also exploring body sprays as another alternative with as many natural ingredients as possible.

Wish me luck on this venture and tomorrow I may provide a short graphic on Frankincense & its uses as that is another essential oil that should become in stock soon.

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

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Welcoming the Cool & Calming Autumn Morning

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. This morning is finally a nice cool one; where I am enjoying a good cup of coffee in my Serenity mug and I feel calm in spirit and finally my body feels a bit rested. If you have been following on Facebook or Twitter, I have been hosting The Wandering Path items at the local Flea Market and it is tiring. My feet feel extremely sore at the end of those days and by the end of the weekends they are completely knackered. I stood watches when I was active duty but oi, take a decade off from doing that and your body asks you “what are you doing?” at the end of 10 hours lol. So props to anyone who has to stand still like that as I had forgotten how difficult it was. Plus, this past weekend I decided to not to wear the store T-shirt but instead something with open lacework on the back. Can you guess what happened? I got me a designed sun burnt…well, I always wanted a “tattoo” but hadn’t planned on a back piece like that….it’s finally starting to heal and now I know I must make sure that I either ask a friend to apply some sunscreen or ensure if I’m going to have my back to the sun for 10 hrs a day to pay attention of the heat and exposure factor. Anyhow, I’m happy to say that at least my cards are getting out and I’ve had a few buyers although it is difficult as my items are new and some of the other offers around me are not, so my prices are not to some customers liking and I don’t barter….my prices are reasonable if not low on some accounts. Yes I got some potential customers telling me my warmers are selling for $20 in the mall but I sell those types for $15 so I just politely say I sell them for $15, after all my overhead is lower as I am not sporting a brick & mortar store or paid staff and I would prefer to give people things at a price I hope they can afford vice just charging higher because I “could”. The link below is to a nice calming instrumental that while I wish it had rotating pictures of Autumn is still a nice piece to greet any cool and calming morning.

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

The Veil Begins to Thin

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. As Samhain (Halloween) approaches I can feel the energies of the land and my own home needing a few things to be prepared.

I know many do not share my views, and that is perfectly okay….everyone is entitled to have their own. For me, this is a great time of year but also a time of year in which I need to re-bless the house & the land it sits on to ensure that only positive energies and good influences can enter.

I usually only need to bless the house and land every five years or so as it seems my own energy output does quite well in making sure things that may mean harm do not enter. I also have animals that help with that as well but last year, my primary protector went on a journey I could not follow and so this year I need to make sure little extra protections are put into place.

I could still feel her this time last year which is why I did not feel the need to do as much but this year I know she is not as around as she used to be as she has handed the reigns so to speak to the two cats I now have but they are still relatively new to the “gig”.

The reason I began things last night is because that night and the night before, despite being very tired and eyelids drooping I could not sleep well…which to me meant the veil was beginning to thin with the Full Moon so it was time to start pushing any negativity out of the house and then off the land to prepare for any visitors that I may have when it is at its thinnest.

Each year I do a Feast for the Dead and invite family & friends & any others that may wish to come and visit and this year the table will be quite full as I did lose many family members & friends; it is usually an evening where memories I didn’t realize I still had flood my mind and feelings of love, understanding, support etc…seem to just come out of nowhere. Well, the photo below is of the candle I lit last night (still burning as I post this) and where I placed a lotus blossom and a few of my pendants I wear to help begin the push out in the place I am most vulnerable…my bedroom.

When you sleep you are vulnerable and that’s why I begin the cleansing there as I want it to be the strongest area of protection as I need that place to be the most peaceful for me as I never know who may try to speak to me when I am in that state. Well, I wish you all a great season and will share some other preparations with you should you ask or I feel the need.

Blessed Be, Brightest Blessings and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

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“Shiny Object” kind of Morning

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Good Morning everyone. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path.

Do you ever have those days where you feel like you’re suffering from “Shiny Object” syndrome? Oh look, oh wait..I gotta….where do….Squirrel! Yep, I feel like that’s me right now…so much to do, where to start.

Well of course, to pick one task then take a breather, then onto the other tasks. Today is the “mental focus” need day where I have many business things that need to get done and yes, these are the tasks I loathe doing but must be done so gotta focus and just do one at a time then they are done for the time being.

As I spent the last few hours debating between quotes, poems, photos, etc…I finally settled on one I came across on Earth Porn on Facebook. Why did I pick this one? Well it made the mad mental ramblings cease and words pop into my head. That’s what I needed to at least focus on one task I wanted to do today…to share something with you.

So, see below for something that I hope to one day see for myself. If I camped out on those shores I don’t think I’d sleep a wink for I wouldn’t want to miss that type of a show. It truly is breath taking in photos….I can only imagine how I’d feel seeing it in person. I hope you have a great day and wish me luck on my “to do” list for the day.

BB and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

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There is Hope! Yippie!

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Good Morning all. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. I apologize for the lack of postings; it has been a busy week+.

Well I finally did it, the Flea Market booth/table set up. Thankfully, the first day my Mom was there to help keep me company. I got lucky in my mind that I was placed near some very nice vendors who all gave me good encouragement on my items; set up; prices etc… and they also let me know when things were “slow” as I wouldn’t know if things were normal traffic or not having not been there before.

I’ve already booked the table again for the upcoming weekend and plan to continue to do so for the near future. Hopefully after next weekend I’ll even have to start placing some more orders for things because my stock will begin to go down. It was certainly the boost I needed that this could work.

My sister, her husband and newborn also came out; and my sister is the superb saleswoman so the fact she didn’t want to completely re-arrange the table was a good sign to me that my initial setup wasn’t too shabby.

So, for now, you’ll probably see less postings from me on WordPress on the weekends as I get up around 4 am and am there til at least 4 or 5 pm then resting afterwards but I try to at least post to Facebook or Twitter when I arrive or other things.

So please spam it out if you’d like as I’m sure everyone knows that sometimes word just needs to spread a bit. I have a lot of tasks to do today but hopefully I can take a bit of a breather and prepare some inspiring words or pictures for y’all tomorrow.

BB and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

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Sunday Thoughts

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Good Morning all. It’s Liza, the Owner of The Wandering Path. I’ve had to make some decisions recently that are very tough for me. I have to raise my prices to support further exposure…which I hate doing but the online “only” isn’t working as well as I had hoped and if the e-store is to continue then I must expand before my savings runs out and I’m out of options and would have to shut everything down.

I recognize that many of the “lines in the sand” I drew for myself a year ago were based on false logic as times have changed and prices are higher as are costs and so I either need to modify or go out of business which is the last thing I want to do.

I enjoy doing this blog, taking my photos, sharing my thoughts but I also have to be smart…if I don’t have the money from sales coming in, I cannot afford to keep paying for the site to be running.

So here is to recognizing I need to live in the present, continue to dream of the future and stop reliving the past both financially & personally. My previous jobs, previous salary, previous everything has had its time and if I want to continue to be able to do what I love doing…I need to get off my bum and stop waiting for “something” to happen and make something happen…whether it is good or bad.

BB and thanks for listening. With a raised coffee mug. –Liza M.

P.S. If you haven’t checked out the shop website, please do and I hope you find something that will help you on your path to wellness and finding “you”.

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