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Edible Flowers

I just got a newsletter update from the Phoenix-based Agriscaping with Justin Rohner. We have snow on the ground here in Indiana, and I know much of the East Coast is undergoing “Snowmageddon.” Who doesn’t like flowers, though? If you live in a warmer climate zone, you can grow these now. If you’re shivering inside, you can start planning for spring or just enjoy the virtual blooms:

Lyme Disease Prevention and Resources

In response to some reader comments and emails, I wanted to post a couple links today regarding prevention and resources for Lyme Disease.

First comment from PeaceNowFlower: “Hello Laura, I heard the early Spring was causing an epidemic of Ticks in many areas. If you have a post you can republish to give your readers knowledge about how to prevent or treat early Lyme, it might be a year to post it early like the early warmth.”  Here’s a link to a May 2014 post that still holds true today:

Protecting Yourself from Lyme Disease includes my own tips, as well as a tick protocol by homeopathic MD, Dr. Ronald Whitmont.

Also, from blog reader, Linda: “just read this article by a Toronto [psychotherapist] who wrote a book on Lyme disease (Lyme Madness) in the hopes of waking up mental health professionals to the reality of Lyme.  Her adult son has it.  Thought you might find it interesting/of use:  Lyme is All in Your Head.”

When I clicked through to the article, I realized it’s by Lori Dennis, whose interviews by Catherine Grace O’Connell you can find linked on my blog by clicking here.  Lori is both compassionate and extremely savvy about the mental/emotional/neurological side effects of Lyme Disease, as well as the insurance and medical reluctance to look at Chronic Lyme. She’s a mama bear advocate, driven by love for her son, and I love how the article notes the role of mothers in addressing and changing the narrative about this disease.
Big blessings, healing and safe hiking to everyone!

Creativity, Lyme Disease and Instagram

Confession: after spending a few days on Instagram, I have to admit that social media’s even crazier than I suspected it would be in 2016! To me, it feels like walking around a mega mall on Black Friday, something I’ve purposely avoided since childhood. All manner of eye candy, logos and slogans vie for your attention, and even if you’re there with people you “know in real life,” you almost need to shout through the din or have your face and voice completely swallowed by hordes of people, razzle-dazzle, endless thoughts of the day, and the ever increasing images, some of which are truly spectacular.

I’ve enjoyed catching an extra glimpse into friends’ and clients’ (public) “private” lives, and, as with those upscale mega malls or top notch international bazaars, if you can find ways to manage systemic overwhelm, you’ll begin to notice amazing things. Former medical intuitive coaching client, fashion blogger, and soon to be co-authoring with me a Lyme Disease recovery book, Catherine Grace O’Connell, had often told me about the supportive Lyme community on Instagram, and during the past few days I’ve recognized exactly what she meant. The friendships, inspiration, networking and encouragement on Instagram for people with LD go beyond anything I expected to find there. I cannot even explain the breadth and depth of loving, supportive connections I’ve witnessed.

I work with so many isolated individuals in various stages of Lyme Disease, and one of the biggest topics to arise in sessions is a pressing need to channel their creativity in constructive rather than destructive ways. As Catherine shared in an interview you can find here, unlocking her own creativity flipped a switch in her recovery. Instead of lying bed ridden with daily seizures, she now has over 21K followers on Instagram, runs a popular fashion blog, travels, supports “Lymies” and others with major health issues, and writes as a guest author for the Huffington Post, where she interviews musicians, artists and other cultural creatives making a difference in the world. She brings a spiritual depth and beauty to areas often glossed over or only superficially addressed.

But back to creativity, Lyme and Instagram: yesterday, I came across @morethanlyme, and found The More Than Lyme Holiday Gift Guide. This warms my heart like a bonfire, because it features art, fashion, beauty products, jewelry, detox mixtures, and Lyme Awareness paraphernalia, all created by people who have Lyme Disease! These creatives are truly living as “more than” their health issues, instead, bringing forth their inner beauty in ways that impact the greater world. I always love when artists express themselves in bigger ways, but in this case, I love it even more, because I recognize the layers upon layers of healing involved. All profits go towards helping people pay for treatments or raising public awareness and finding cures.

I have nothing vested in this project other than a soft spot for the many amazing beings I know who’ve been “initiated” by Lyme Disease. This Instagram newbie was so impressed yesterday that I asked @morethanlyme for a way to share this collection with my non-Instagram readers, many of whom are artists, natural healers, have Lyme, and/or know loved ones who do. Whatever your relationship with LD, prepare yourself for delight. These women are beyond talented. If you’ve got holiday shopping left or just want to treat yourself or support some good causes, here’s the non-Instagram link to The More Than Lyme Holiday Gift Guide. 

As for Instagram, I’ll stick around for awhile longer. Having avoided all social media since 2011, it’s generally not my cuppa tea, but I love seeing artists express themselves in myriad ways. I also love when people navigate chaos to find those amazing connections, heartfelt friendships, synchronous moments, and little glimpses beyond the veil. What a bizarre bazaar we live in right now, but here’s to healing and meaning through it all.

Big blessings and much love …

Timothy Glenn on A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic

I’ve been so busy with the holiday and its associated visitors that I have still not had a chance to listen to more than the first 20 minutes of this November 19, 2016 Fireside Chat between Timothy Glenn and Lance White, the Zany Mystic. From what I’ve heard so far, this particular archived chat will appeal to anyone interested in Planet X/Nibiru/Nemesis/Hercolubos/you-name-the-fly-by, as Tim begins by discussing anomalies that seem to point towards an encounter between two different solar systems.

Where these friends take the conversation from there, I have no idea, but I wanted to put up the link for those folks who eagerly follow Tim’s articles on my blog. Sorry for the delay! I was too busy doing marathon sessions early last week so that I could have five days of fun with my mom while she visited — and it was so worth it! We had a great time. 🙂 Anyway, you can hear the archived chat by clicking here.

Recorded Version of Saturday’s Live Radio Show

That was quick! For those who missed the live talk, here’s a link to the recording of my Saturday, October 8th Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic: http://bbsradio.com/podcast/fireside-chat-lance-white-october-8-2016

Lance and I spoke about death and life, Near Death Experiences, regeneration and sacred space, the vision to face our world’s challenges in creative ways, the power of story, permaculture and gardening, chaotic energies, past and future lifetimes, and multiple collective timelines. We even had a live caller receive a mini-reading from both of us. Thanks again to Lance White for a lively and engaging conversation!

Direct Link for Tonight’s Radio Show

Lance White, aka Zany Mystic, just sent me the link to my updated guest bio for “A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic: Guest Laura Bruno.”

Lance and I are so looking forward to this on-air reconnection! You can click here to access the live interview at 7 p.m. Pacific/10 p.m. Eastern US time. We’ll be on Radio Station ONE.

Express What’s Repressed: Free Webinar with Elicia Miller

Just wanted to give a heads up that my colleague and friend, Elicia Miller is offering a free webinar this coming Wednesday (tomorrow, May 18th) at 1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern, 9pm UK, 6am (next day) Sydney.

If you haven’t caught my December 2015 interview with Elicia, you can still access that talk here. She and I spoke about medical intuitive insights into Candida and Lyme Disease. I have known Elicia for over six years and have had the honor of working with many, many of her clients, so I’ve witnessed the strong support she provides for people both through her free webinars and various levels of group and individual sessions. I also very much enjoyed “One Crazy Broccoli: My Body is Smarter than my Disease,” a collection of empowered healing stories to inspire and uplift people going through chronic health or emotional issues — in which Elicia shares her own healing journey from systemic Candida, emotional eating, addictions and abusive relationships.

This latest webinar is called “Express What’s Repressed,” and it focuses on root causes of addictive patterns, core healing and empowerment. For the record,  I receive no compensation for posting this announcement. I just like to keep people informed when I know someone’s offering quality work and free information. You can sign up for Elicia’s free webinar by clicking here.