Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blog Talk Radio

I'm loving my Blog Talk Radio shows. Though not really radio....it's an internet broadcast, it is fullfilling my long lost desire to be a DJ. That was my goal as a young teen listening to my hand held transistor radio. I can still remember the smell of that radio. I believe I'll have to find one.....for nostalgic reasons.
You can find information about my shows at:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/moonmaidbotanicals
If the link is not highlighted......copy and paste into your browser window.

Callers into the upcoming shows would surely be appreciated.....and we'd prefer not to "set them up" in advance. Thanks for listening!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

a few glitches

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/moonmaidbotanicals
Here is a correct ink to the BlogRadio Show tonight. Geez....glitches. Copy and paste it to your browser.....as am not sure that you can link directly from here.

And, Megan is coming on a full time assistant. We're looking for an apprentice.....getting it together.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Blog Talk Radio....

It is not really radio.....it is an internet service, that is free, where one can create a program to inform on literally any subject. And there are literally thousands of subjects. My show is a menopause forum where I invite guests to share a variety of expertise ranging from herbs for hormone health, menopause and organization, menopause and soy (soy is often recommended as beneficial for ladies of "a Certain Age") allergies, menopause and creativity, menopause and coaching, menopause and a new career.
I hope my readers will join me in this thirty minute discussion....to help "Women of a Certain Age" deal with overwhelm, life changes, physical changes etc. Here is a link:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/moonmaidbotanicals

Thursday, October 15, 2009

rain rain rain

The drought is officially over here in Tennessee....it has rained, it seems like, forever. October is our driest month...it has rained every day of October. I believe I shall grow mushrooms behind my ears soon......

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Getting ready

Getting ready today for a BlogTalkRadio on Women In Menopause....and Organization. An expert organizer will discuss how the task of "organizing" can make life much more manageable when one is experiencing the ebb and flow of hormones associated with menopause.......overwhelm, anxiety, fear, sleeplessness and depression can accompany the "overwhelm." Elizabeth offers helpful hints and ideas!!!

Then....readying to teach at my very first herbal conference!!! Exciting!!! I hope to expand this to include more conferences next year.....as well as increasing the class schedule here at the "SinglewideInTheCity," the big city of Cosby, that is. Where.......we will soon have a FoodCity right next door.....an I excited. Maybe, we'll see what they bring to the neighborhood.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

out of reach

I'll be out of computer contact for a few days........strange for me.......I'll be back on Sunday evening.......

Monday, September 7, 2009

Passing of an old friend

My old man, DudeWanda, 21 years old, passed on at 10AM this morning. Very interesting transition......sitting with a dying cat while a seven year old bounced around the house. I was making tea, washing clothes, finding a snack, checking in on the cat, running a bath, answering a million questions about all of the above.......realizing how incredible the power of a 50 something woman is......could I have done this when I was 20................settling into the fall of my life. And today, have given me a wonderful and powerful lesson.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday.......last day of August

My birthday is officially over today......I like to celebrate all month.
Harvesting comfrey and off to the office to write an article on Yarrow....my new favorite herb. So extremely helpful to women who are having fibroid issues. I am one of them. Who would have thought I'd have to deal with this. Nothing like a little first hand experience I always say!!! Now I understand more clearly what many of my customers are going through.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Weekend approaches

I am hoping that it really will be a week end. Very busy week, lots accomplished. I need, however, a break from my techno world. Let's see if my garden can give it to me.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

though I was tired

the blogTalkRadio went really well. Looking forward to launching into a weekly format. I imagine it will take a few weeks to get the kinks worked out.....but it is coming. Video's next.

Found the mildew smell this AM. Something no one should really have to breath so I will spend the day with "mildew elimination."

as well as harvesting and drying comfrey. Noticing that by next year at this time, we'll have enough calendula to suffice MoonMaid. Most satisfying. I am so glad to have a sunny garden now at the "Singlewide in the City," the big city of Cosby, Tennessee that is

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blog Talk Radio Show....the Beginning

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Cynthia-Johnston
Here's the link to my blog talk radio show, this evening at 8PM EDT. It's the first in a group of weekly shows dedicated to bringing valuable information about the hormone health of women. That means menopause to many.....but can be many other things like infertility, early onset puberty, peri-menopause and PMS to name a few. And all those hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings etc.......help is offered.
You can also call in to the show at 646-727-1285

Friday, August 7, 2009

Technical stuff

I am determined to get " in alignment" with all this technical stuff. Just scheduled a BlogTalk Radio Show for Tuesday, August 25th at 8PM EDT. The link is

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Cynthia-Johnston/2009/08/26/Menopause-and-Herbs-for-a-Health-Transition
You can copy and paste this into your browser. I'll spend the 30 minutes introducing herbs, my company and announce future shows with special guests.
Hope to hear you there!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

BlogTalkRadio

Getting ready for my BlogTalkRadio show with Luci Weston of
www.HereWeAreWithLuci.com

excellent show for women on Women's HOrmone Health.
Join us if you can.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Blog Talk Radio

Excited about a BlogTalkRadioShow with LuciWeston of www.herewearewithluci.com
She has a great site of resources for women. I am honored that she has invited me to be her expert on hormones for women's health.

taking the weekend off. Enjoy the longest day, SummerSolstice this Sunday, June 21. It is also the NewMoon.....a solstice with a twist.

catch the radio show by logging on


Monday, June 8, 2009

Starting a new focus on this blog

Youe are now a business blog. I am thinking of the best categories I might use to inform my public of what I am up to. Thankfully I was just gifted with a who can help me do just that. More tomorrow.....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

goals

It is my intention, and goal, to check in to Twitter, this blog, and the Boundless Living Challenge everyday. I have not been very involved in any of my daily "posts" because of the move to the office. The move has been great.....I love the office. I find, however, that I must keep up with posting to keep me goal focused.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

today

We have sunshine!!!! Wonderful....though I am appreciating the much needed rain. It is making getting the office done" a little challenging. Tomorrow another full day at the office, painting, setting up and such. Monday I hope to do my first production run in the new space. That will be fun!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Today.....another rainy day. Getting ready to venture forth.....post office, delivering orders, getting classes set up. Getting caught up with this paper work.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

today

I realized how lucky I am. Though I am not experiencing the recession directly, I am witnessing it through a couple of friends. One is about to lose her house and the other is looking and looking and not finding work. They are running out of money....I feel for them. And, do not know how to help.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

today

Getting set up in my new office. It feels great!!!! Things are slowly coming together. I think sometimes that is better. I was all in a rush, at first. Organically things have just taken time.....it's okay. I'm learning how to put up underpinning, run a weedwhacker for the first time in a long time, feeling incredibly self sufficient. It is a good feeling.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

http://www.cheeseslave.com/2009/04/08/act-now-email-kansas-gov-sebelius-no-growth-hormones-in-milk/

This is incredibly important information about chemicals in our food. It should wake us up.
I'm doing a talk today about women's health related to hormones.....this is a classic example and I hope the gals attending will look up this important information.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Off to Florida

Getting out the door to Florida after one more walk in the woods with the dog.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

getting ready to go to Florida

Travelling use to be one of my greatest joys in life. I'm getting ready to go to Florida to see family and take care of business......yet find I would just love to hang out and watch my garden bloom. I realized yesterday when working with my plants, that I am going to miss my tulip bloom......someone will have to take pic's for me. HOpefully I'll get back in time to see them fully opened.....not all withered away.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Link to Blog Radio

Here is a link to a blog radio show I did recently. It was fun. Sometimes I amaze myself at what I know.
http://www.bigblendmagazine.com/MoonMaidBotanicals/index.htm

Friday, February 27, 2009

Everyday is a new day

I marvel at how, when I just let go, things simply work themselves out!!! Neighborhood problems, which seem so huge, and are really, will work out. And, I did not have to "take charge." That is something I always feel "I have to do for anything to get done." Is that arrogance??

Monday, February 23, 2009

getting ready for a busy week. A radio show this weekend through Burro Express....a lead I got from the INdie Beauty Network. A great networking site. Off to blog there next.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

keeping up....it is hard sometimes. I have lots going on, getting ready for a trade show, making samples...printing catalogs etc. It is supposed to be cold tonight so of course there is preparing for the cold....getting water, and that sort of thing.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I am so extremely happy to have this blog back!!! Good to be networking. Fabulous day in Knoxville. I am amazed at how wonderful my customer and my friends are to me!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I think I've got it

It's been a long time since I have been able to log in to this account.....changes at Google. At last I can. So much has occurred. We got our cream recipes down. Exciting!! The addition of shea butter has been a gift.....and for a tiny bit of time a curse. We have the new recipe down, and thankfully, we can use all of the same ingredients as before....in the same descending parts on the list. It is so expensive to change labels....it was nice to make this discovery. Gearing up to go to Anaheim California for a hugh trade show the beginning of March. Should be a lot of fun. love networking.

Monday, January 26, 2009

An anonymous blogger.......go to my website www.moonmaidbotanicals.com and email me.
What's up with gmail. I had to create a whole new blog.....i like my old one.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Today

I am amazed everyday at the wonderful business I have created here at my desk, in a kitchen, with my computer. The amazing tools technology offers sometimes makes me feel like "a little bit of magic" occurs every time I sit down and look at my emails. Despite all of the "potential gloom" that is around.....I am thriving, MoonMaid is thriving and I am very happy to have found this path.
I hope everyone finds what makes their heart sing.

MenopauseMania with MoonMaid Botanicals RadioBlog show next Friday. January 30th at 10PM EST chat or blog at www.blogtalkradio.com/Cynthia-Johnston

Call in 646-727-1285 if you are on the phone and online....be sure to turn your microphone off.




Tuesday, January 20, 2009

blogtalk radio

Just signed up to do my first BlogTalkRadio. On Friday January 30th, I will host a show at 10PM Eastern........want to include all the west coast gals. I'm excited. A discussion about menopause.

Join me!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Getting very excited about doing a video tomorrow for UTube.

Today

is a gorgeous crisp day. It is supposed to get very very cold......which will change some of my travel plans. Oh well......one has to go with the flow.
I am still seeking ways to reach a broader audience of menopausal women. Perhaps UStream, perhaps blog radio.....perhaps everything.
Suggestions????

Friday, January 9, 2009

Web tools

I am learning about live radio broadcasts, ustream tv, and so many tools to get one out there. I have a dream of reaching menopausal women across he planet and would love a name for my menopause communtiy. Any suggestions....MenoMania or.......the idea is to attract the gals to whom this will benefit.

Feedback would be greatly appreaciated!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Day

today has been a great day.......I have gotten through a major anxiety that I have been experiencing for about 6 weeks. I feel great.....and that feels good. I'm planning my trip to Charlotte next week for a HealthFair, setting up a lecture for women before Valentine's Day on Healthy Menopause, and planning to attend a HUGE Natural Food's Expo in California in early March. Tomorrow a mammogram........something I have very mixed feelings about. Any feedback out there???

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rain

It is wonderful to hear the rain on a tin roof......but....it has been raining for 24 hours. I've listened to a wonderful teleseminar, despite the noise, and realize that I need to educate myself on how to use this wonderful world of the internet more effectively. I want to do a live telecast like the one I listened to tonight. In fact, I would love to do a monthly telecast on women's health. I would love to do a video that I can use for training for all the many stores that sell my products. If anyone out there can teach me........let me know because I love to teach!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I have had trouble sleeping

I woke up at 2AM, it's now 3, I'm starting to feel tired again. I just read my last post, it brought tears to my eyes. I AM A POWERFUL WOMAN.........isn't it nice to realize that. At last I feel as though I can go back to sleep. I have discovered, this nite, this world that is available to me is a great way to chill out, relax and get ready to go back to a sweet slumber........cynthia