Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009 - a New Year

It is amazing to me that this is a new year approaching this nite. It has been a strange one at that. I lost a loved one and a new employee. I gained, I lost, I struggled, I ran around in circles. The thing I have learned, FINALLY, I believe, is that we do indeed create our own reality.
I sometimes feel like I am hardwired to matter how good it gets I will "struggle." This year, if I have learned nothing is to indeed "let go, be in the moment, pray, ask, and be willing to receive." I have learned that you can ask and get, but if you are not willing and ready to receive......the opportunity will come and it will go. Just like that.
So, to all of you who challenge yourselves on a daily basis.....I encourage you, as I encourage myself, to let go. Be in gratitude. Recognize grace. Be in the moment.........and THRIVE.

A blessed NewYear to all.............Cynthia

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Looking forward to it. New directions, new relationships, new habits. After a near meltdown......I know I will make it. Thanks to all my friends, family and especially my loyal customers.

Happy New Year

Sunday, December 21, 2008

No matter where I go......

There are women talking about hormone issues. A party, the neighbor stopping over, the gas station......I mean everywhere. My goal is, obviously, finding out how to get to all of you. Any suggestions..........let me know.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Holidays

Here we are nearly at Christmas Day. All of my friends are cutting back, not sending cards.........we seem to continue to feel this sense of "change" or a shift. Perhaps we are all just rethinking the way we live our lives. I know for me, the doom and gloom that is everywhere can be I don't listen to it. A bit of news to get the weather is just enough for me.

I may be away from this space for a bit as I travel down to Florida. I'll be working on a house I have inherited and dreaming up new ways to get MoonMaid out to the many women who would benefit from using it. I plan to read up on investing, saving and general money management. I am going to set up a new financial program on my computer. It is clearly time to improve my relationship with money.......which can only improve my ability to operate in the world......hence improving all of my relationships.

I hope you all have a blessed holiday season!!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hormone Replacement Therapy.......

It's in the news again.......the article is pasted in below. This is scary stuff. I hope I am able to reach out to more and more women and keep them off these nasty pills. Horse pee may be great for horses, though I doubt it, but it sure is not good for us gals. RESIST.....there is hope in the herbal kingdom.

AP) Taking menopause hormones for five years doubles the risk for breast cancer, according to a new analysis of a big federal study that reveals the most dramatic evidence yet of the dangers of these still-popular pills. Even women who took estrogen and progestin pills for as little as a couple of years had a greater chance of getting cancer. And when they stopped taking them, their odds quickly improved, returning to a normal risk level roughly two years after quitting. Collectively, these new findings are likely to end any doubt that the risks outweigh the benefits for most women. It is clear that breast cancer rates plunged in recent years mainly because millions of women quit hormone therapy and fewer newly menopausal women started on it, said the study's leader, Dr. Rowan Chlebowski of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. "It's an excellent message for women: You can still diminish risk (by quitting), even if you've been on hormones for a long time," said Dr. Claudine Isaacs of Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. "It's not like smoking where you have to wait 10 or 15 years for the risk to come down." Study results were given Saturday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. They are from the Women's Health Initiative, which tested estrogen and progestin pills that doctors long believed would prevent heart disease, bone loss and many other problems in women after menopause. The main part of the study was stopped in 2002 when researchers saw surprisingly higher risks of heart problems and breast cancer in hormone users. Since then, experts have debated whether these risks apply to women who start on hormones when they enter menopause, usually in their 50s, and take them for shorter periods of time. Most of the women in the federal study were in their 60s and well past menopause. So the advice has been to use hormones only if symptoms like hot flashes are severe, and at the lowest dose and shortest time possible. The new study sharpens that message, Chlebowski said. "It does change the balance" on whether to start on treatment at all, he said. Even so, most women will not get breast cancer by taking the pills short-term. The increased cancer risk from a couple of years of hormone use translates to a few extra cases of breast cancer a year for every 1,000 women on hormones. This risk accumulates with each year of use, though.

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Holidays

My sister's are at Disney with my three nephews......reminding me of a weekend a few years back when we had a most memorable time. My favorite was the BuzzLightYear ride. It's like being inside a pinball machine. Aunt Kim was great at knocking all the guys out. I wonder if they ride it this time.
I'm preparing for a parte' tomorrow. Just a small holiday get together. Then it is getting into full swing for my trip down south. I am grateful I am bringing my little dog along......I wasn't feeling good about travelling without her. Things changed....she has to come.....Mom and I will work it out.
Just watched Raising Arizona.......strange movie....Nicholas CAge so young.

Off to a sweet winter's sleep.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


The tight economy. It has been something I have been able to avoid mostly. My company is doing well, my home, seems, at last, be in good repair. Oh, there are always things that need to be done....but mostly I'm comfortable and cozy. I have a new kitten...a teenager really, Grace. She is the princess around here these days....her big sister Lily is not at all happy about it. Actually, the crew seems to have accepted her.......she, Grace, has not accepted them. I trust she will.....currently she simply hisses at all but Delilah. We'll get there!!

Monday, December 1, 2008


blowing in like crazy now. I am so glad I got the beds composted with the last of the compost. A few more to will have to wait until a milder day. Off to the post office, gratefully, with a stack of orders. They just keep flowing in. I am so amazed at this cyber world that supports me in having a world of nature all around me.