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Out With The Old, In With The New

Can you believe that 2019 is almost over? Boy, what a year, right? Hoping next year is better!

Feedback from a session for a sick horse

I was going through my pages and posts, making sure the links are correct (I’m not all the way through, so don’ t be surprised if you come across an old link…if you are reading older posts), updating a post here or there…and I decided that to usher in the new year, I’m dropping my prices permanently. With everything going on, my thought is that money is the what’s keeping people from purchasing sessions, so I’ve made it easier. No, they aren’t free (Lol), because as I wrote a while ago, alternative healers’ time is valuable, just as with any service you use.

30-minute sessions are now $20, and the 60-minute Dare is $55, changing the 90-minute to $75. I think those are reasonable prices, and I hope you will, too.

I haven’t been posting a lot of pictures online about it, but we have two roadrunners that come to the birdbath every day, and now they expect a little snack, too. My other half started giving them a bit of lunch meat, and now they show up, looking for it. The bolder of the two has started doing this, too:

I can hear it (telling the difference between a male and a female is damn near impossible, from what I’ve read) saying, “Hello? Second breakfast? You’re late.” This one “talks” to us, and will let me get within a foot of it! It’s amazing to see all the colors they really are, not just the brown and white that you first see, and how completely different they look when on guard, sunning, or going all camo under the bushes. I love it!!

Just call me “the Bird Woman”, hashtag #birdtheater. 😉

Sayanara, 2019…

Pip 🙂

BTW, find me on Twitter, Instagram, and for those off-the-beaten path, Tumblr. I’m trying to keep up with all of them!

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What Do You Do When The World Is Overwhelming

This morning I was reading through a notebook I have, filled with scribbles and quotes and manifestos, all relating to my energy-shifting work. Some ideas popped into my head, but I got a bit overwhelmed and decided to check Twitter.

I have two accounts, one public, and every single time I read that one, my head wants to explode with regards to what is going on in this country and how excellently someone’s diversionary tactics are working. People miss the true stories in the flurry.

Every day there are more and more horrors being perpetrated without repercussions, climate change is beyond ignoring, and every single one of us, even those who try to ignore it all, are affected.

All this stress and anxiety is wearing on us, bit by bit, and sometimes it feels as if there’s no way to deal with it.

I can help. No, I can’t fix the current administration, nor can I cure your chronic anxiety or depression, but I can give you a bit of relief for a while.

You don’t have to drive anywhere (though I would recommend not driving during your session), wear anything special, stop what you’re doing (you can, obviously, if you like)…heck, you don’t even have to believe in energetic shifting! No matter what you do or believe, it always help you in some way; sometimes in big, obvious ways, and sometimes in light, subtle ways (check out my Testimonials page to see how it has affected people).

30-minute sessions are $35. We can go longer if you’d like, or if you really want a deep shift, there’s my favorite session, Dare the Possibilities (this one tends to put people to sleep for the deep healing boost).

All you need to do is make your payment here (put your email address in the notes just in case, please!), and I’ll contact you within 24 hours and we’ll set up a time! Easy-peasy. 🙂

I can’t wait to help you feel better!

©Pip Miller – September 2019

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We Need a Free Buffer/Hootsuite Mash-up

Seriously. They both have free accounts for us little people with features that are amazing, but neither has ALL the features, so I go back and forth between the two, trying to find the right one to use so I’m not wasting billable time for my clients.

Check out the basic differences:

Buffer. Buffer rocks images. It pulls them up for all three of the big sites, no problem, and allows customization (whether in images or text) of each account without the need to create three different posts. Here, it’s telling me that these are the image options for Twitter, and the exclamation point next to the Instagram logo will probably show me the same. FB is already good to go.

 

Hootsuite, no images for Twitter. All you get is a link. And no customization.

 

Now, yes, I could take the extra time to save an image from the article, then attach it, but why when I don’t have to on Buffer, right? And customizing three separate posts is, again, time consuming.

Buffer also allows differing posting schedules for each account. You can see how this is for the FB page alone. This is fantastic. BUT, and this is the big one: no auto-scheduling. So you have to figure out/guess which are the best times to post to each account. Buffer used to have a thing you could click on that would show your best times, but it disappeared.

 

Hootsuite’s scheduling is for all accounts at once. But, it does have auto-scheduling. Auto-scheduling is da bomb.

 

Hootsuite let’s you see the likes, comments, rt, etc on your accounts (but not likes on Instagram), which is great because I do NOT like logging in to FB if I don’t have to. Ever. This causes me to use both Buffer and Hootsuite for one particular client.

 

Buffer, not so much. They used to show you the info, but maybe it’s now part of the paid accounts, I don’t know.

 

One last thing: they both allow 3 accounts for their free plans. Buffer allows 10 per account, and Hootsuite says 30, but I can’t remember if that’s 10 per, or 30 per.

So, really, what I want it all the Buffer awesomeness, with Hootsuite’s auto-scheduling and ability to see post activity and reply to comments.

Anyone?

Anyone?

Bueller?

Bueller?

©Pip Miller – may 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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The Bloggess

I wanted to write a blog post today, but nothing seemed important enough (that could be the problem…it shouldn’t need to be “important”), and then there was a tweet from The Bloggess about this post, “Let’s Be Friends“. So now I’m reading the comments, checking blogs, and following new people. All hail the #bloggesstribe!

#hobbitstyle

That’s all for today!

Much love,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – April 2018

PS: That’s my new profile pic on Twitter. 😉

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Twitter Withdrawal

It’s real.

It’s a thing.

It’s like I have NO idea what’s going on in the world without it.

And my friends. What are they doing?

And my morning? What do I do now?? Make breakfast? Doesn’t that mean cooking??

I’m bored. And there’s no Twitter.

There are books, though. I’m half-way between 3 of them at the moment.

This is from an old blog post on this website, FootprintTheWorld.com.

I knew I liked Twitter, but dang. I had no idea I was basically addicted to it.

When is May 1st??

©Pip Miller – March 2018

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Calgon Isn’t Helping Anymore

Found this on Instagram:

And yeah…

So much has been going on since my last post, and every time I sit down to write, you know what stops me? SEO. Thinking that I need to write the perfect subject line for SEO. I don’t know about y’all, but it is, as she says, exhausting.

Also, really? Doctor branding?? Just help me feel better, gorramit!!

So simple things first:

Twitter. Still using it, but a bit less because the news is so overwhelming and I’m in complete despair about the direction our country is taking. It was mentioned by a coworker that every single healer he knew has been sick since last year in one way or another. I hear that. Bronchitis twice, abscessed tooth that caused my face to swell up like a grapefruit, and the kicker…I have fibromyalgia.

Yep. I’m a spoonie. And let me tell you: finding out that I have fibro explained SO much that I thought was simply attributed to stress, age, and other things. It’s both a relief and well, it’s fibro. Not much to do about it. Add in my tremors, and medication isn’t really an option. When your mom, who has been sick for 30 years, tells you, “Wow, you’re really fucked up!”, you know shit has done hit the fan. 😉

As a result of being sick so often, I was let go from my job the day before my birthday. *heavy sigh* It was a relief on one hand, because I was causing so much annoyance and disruption by missing days, and on the other hand, well, there went my income. Unemployment is…we won’t even talk about it. I do enjoy being able to pace myself as the day goes on, and I take a lot more “reading breaks”…aka sitting in the sun for hours with a good book…than I was able to before. It’s helping.

It also means I have more time to do lightwork, so that makes me happy. BTW, did you notice that I changed the look of the blog? I think it’s a bit more device-friendly now.

Tumblr. Giving it another whirl, and so far, I like it. I couldn’t use “This Hobbit’s Life” as the username, so I went with the one I chose for Twitter. A little continuity there. The cool thing about Tumblr is that it seems to be a creative space, lots of authors and artists (and witches…oh my goodness, the number of witches!), and three of my favorite authors are there –  Neil Gaiman, N. K. Jemisin, and Claudia Wair (you haven’t heard of my dear friend Claudia? You will!). I’m sure there are more, but I haven’t come across them yet.

—oh, wait, I just went to copy Claudia’s link, and she’s not on Tumblr now. Here’s her website. Keep your eye on her! You can follow her on Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for her newsletter!

All in all, I think that’s everything since last I wrote. I hope everyone is well – I’ve been bad about checking in to WP and reading blogs of late.

Much love!

©Pip Miller – March 2018

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I’ve Been Raging At THAT MAN For Too Long

Ever since the election, I’ve been in a state of, well, quite frankly, “Define Interesting.” “Oh god, oh god, we’re all gonna die.”* Rage, fear, stress, depression, despair, helplessness…you name it. So many of us have been – and it’s draining us.

I’ve been caught in the quicksand, unable to pull myself out, finding myself retweeting post after post, unable to step back and not feed the beast. I didn’t know how else to make a difference, but I think in reality, I was just another person making things a little bit worse with the endless focus on the negative. I haven’t been mindful of what I’ve been adding to the mix, and I apologize to those who have been caught up in my fear. I’m fairly sure I’ve lost a friend or two along the way, and that saddens me.

This morning I woke, checked Twitter, and slowly it dawned on me that I *can* make a difference, one that is more subtle, but no less important than helping bring to light all the darkness that’s been festering for too long. I’m a lightworker. I’m supposed to be working on the side of service, not regurgitating negativity. As my friend Michael said, “Be the light, Pip. Be the light.”

By working to help others feel better via distance healing sessions, I, and others who have this ability, can begin aiding souls so stuck in that quicksand that they’ve lost hope of ever getting out. Souls that have been abused and are still to afraid to talk about it, souls that endure racism and hatred daily, souls that have lost all hope.

I can’t change your life, but I can ease some of the stress and pain for a bit. I can help bring “healing harmony” (thanks, Alice, for coming up with that phrase to describe what I do!) to your mind and body, giving you a time of peace in which to feel comforted and rested.

I hope you’ll do me the honor of allowing me to help you in whatever small way I can. I offer sessions for $1.00 a minute, and I also have more intense sessions that work to help you speak your truth, which has a different price structure.

I look forward to being of service, and I promise to slow down on all the retweets! 🙂

©Pip Miller – January 2018

*From Serenity.

 

 

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2018 Word for the Year

I try to choose a word as my guide, my affirmation, my mantra each year, and this year I didn’t have to think twice because it popped into my head as soon as I thought about next year’s.

It’s thrive. I want to thrive. Not just monetarily, which is the first thing that comes to mind, but in all ways. In my health, my relationships, my day job, my healing work, my writing, my creativity (which has been sadly neglected for way, way too long)…everything. Every single aspect of my life.

I am acting as if today, Yule/Winter Solstice, is New Year’s Day (would make sense, wouldn’t it, as today the days begin to grow longer again here in the Northern Hemisphere) and made one big step towards improving my health. It’s a big step, a hard step, and something that I haven’t been to sustain in the past, so I’m not really going to get into it until around my birthday in March. 🙂

Akhilandeshvari by Tim Foley from Llewellyn’s 2018 Witches’ Companion.

~ I love that image, and the article by Stephanie Woodfield that talks about her. Her name means, “never not broken.” ~

I’m diving back into Leonie Dawson’s world, simply because she has been so wildly successful, and it’s really all been based on the fact that she never pretends to be someone she’s not. I tend to try to fit a persona that I think others expect, and that never goes well for me…hence the revisiting of her website. I can be me quite easily in my locked social media account, but not so well elsewhere. My goal is to change that.

I plan to move my healing website here, simply because of WordPress’s community aspect, which, sadly, Weebly does not have. I’ll be creating a static front page, then migrating the healing the content over here into individual subpages.

There’s more, but you get the jist. Do you choose a word for the year to guide you? What’s your word? Comment below!!

©Pip Miller – December 2017

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Pulling Focus and Having Fun

My dear writer/Browncoat friend, Claudia told me, “Start with the places where *you* enjoy hanging out, and that have a platform conducive to your message. Learn it, play.” Light bulb!! She totally nailed the key that I’d been missing all this time: I need fun. Too serious and I’m all, “UGH! Again??” “Should” and “have to” are not for me.

As well, Lady Althaea gave me a mini bone reading, in which she told me, “There’s opportunity to use healing skills to help others. But ur (sic) not focused, chasing after every lead.”, and “You’re jumping about like a rabbit…” Well, a rabbit is my Chinese astrological sign. 😉 Aside…get thee to her site and order a reading. You won’t regret it.

I’m listening!

I will only be on Instagram and Twitter, and nowhere else!

Fun and focus. I can do this!

Much love,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – March 2016

PS: Two great blog posts really spoke to me this past week. One is by Spirit and Saga, about the Death card as her card for the year. As of this past Wednesday, it’s mine for the year, too.

The other is by Catherine Chapman, about a tarot spread and soul retrieval. Lots of food for thought! That spread is definitely in my future.

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Twitter Giggle

Back in August I tweeted the following :

I honestly don’t know what to say anymore about the work I do. I help you heal. You’ll feel better. I can do it from afar. The end. 🙂

And then my friend Donna, of Donna Watkins, retweeted it, with this comment.

My friend. She does. You will. She can. The end. 
— Donna Watkins (@AwakeningsNM) August 8, 2016

I’m still smiling.

Much love,
Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – January 2017