Posts for 2013

Tibetan Singing Bowls


Lori LeBlanc

An angel dropped into our community of healers and light workers….that Angel is  – Lori LeBlanc. 

 Lori brings with her an assortment of Tibetan Brass Singing Bowls and a Heart of Gold.  Full of light and teachings from far and wide, she has touched many in this community already with her healing sound and warmth.

I was drawn to Lori immediately.  Conversation was quick and open as we began ‘networking talk’ at the Beaches Holistic Alliance’s sign in table.  Her friendliness and eagerness to learn and to share was open-hearted and magnetic.  I quickly set up a sound session with her and eagerly awaited my introduction to this modality.

While I previously attended workshops with the crystal singing bowls for relaxation, this would be a new and focused experience for me.  One on one with the power and history of the Tibetan Bowls.

Once one experiences this modality and the positive healing energy being emitted from the bowls and from Lori’s extended energy vortex, the connection to the universal thread of oneness is clear and obvious.  Amazing!

I knew then that I wanted to share this modality and this experience with my friends in this community, so Lori and I scheduled a Day of Healing Sound.  I was thrilled to bring this energy and the glow of oneness into my home – and I began preparing space and schedule for Lori.

Within 10 minutes of posting and emailing this Day of Healing – the community responded and the schedule was full.   Nine + individuals will be part of this vortex we are creating and will radiate the love and peace received back out into their circles.

Today is the day! I write this post in anticipation of today’s special outreach to create healing and love.

So, here, on the edge of a sliver new moon — Lori will be holding sessions from noon to 7pm.

We are very excited…….30 minutes each of the vibrational healing sound of the Tibetan Singing Bowls.

I wish Lori could continue spreading the love in this community, but the Bowls are Travelers and along with her Gypsy Spirit – Lori will be leaving our community at the end of the month and moving on down the gypsy road. !  I know she will leave her mark and I know she will return.

Will post photos!!!



70 Ain’t No Easy Feat!


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Not me….nope, I didn’t turn 70…but I know who did!!!!

It was my husband, Franky Baby.  Yep, I married an older man.  The good news, he arrived there safely. It is nice to have trail blazers to show us how it is done.

To make it even more spectacular……I agreed to help his sons spring a Surprise Party on him.  A really sweet gesture and one that warmed Franky’s heart.

So Greg, Scott, and Todd gave me full rein and still split the banquet costs with me.  I absorbed the decorations, cake, and all the ‘fun stuff’ too.  Loved doing that.

Our party was at a nearby restaurant called Pusser’s Caribbean Grill….and my daughter and her hubby did all the decorations – VINTAGE DUDE.

The cake was of course a guitar replica of sorts and other than a last minute spastic change on that, it all went down without any issues.

One of my sons, Michael, and his family came down from Atlanta to honor Frank; and, of course, my daughter Jenna was my local lean-to for all the ideas, creativity, and last minute changes (like no helium for the balloons!)

Best friends of Franky’s came from afar, brother Richard also made the 5 hour trek, along with cousin Eric leaving his river home to join us for this event.  All the kids and grandkids (except for Frank’s daughter Patrice who was out of town) showed up and encircled him with confetti as we all said ‘SURPRISE’.

It took Frank several days to process everything.  It is always fun to tell the BACK STORY of any ceremony.

It was a happy birthday!

Waiting on photos from Greg … will add later.


On Becoming!


I’ve entered a new phase of learning and developing.

It has been a while since I have been to school or actually learning something that I’m graded on.  But here I go………Life-Cycle Celebrant at the Celebrant Foundation & Institute in N.J.

It is all very exciting and I feel like I’m in first grade getting ready for my first day of school.

Brand new school supplies – binders, tabs, paper, notebooks ….

Since it is all online, this is a new way to go to school for me and a little nerve-racking.  Knowing and being updated on all the technology is very important, but not an area in which I excel.

The journey will be fun though and after the fundamental course of 3 months, I get to select my major.. which I’m leaning toward Funeral Celebrant and Celebrant for Ceremonies Across Life Stages.  I’ll let you know.

If you want to check it out….www.celebrantinstitute.org

It’s my passion to bring ceremony and ritual back into our lives.





Yes, this is the time of year, in imagesthe energies of the Full Pisces Moon and the Harvest Moon…the time to take stock of what we have been harvesting.  Look closely and begin envisioning the landscape of your crops.

It is time to let go of what no longer serves us and nurture and harvest what brings us joy and happiness.

With the Pisces Moon (Water) and the Virgo Sun (Earth) the muddy water is churning and rushing quickly out and down……release all the negative emotions into the running water and was with intention on the incoming positive elements waiting from Nature.

This is THE time to Harvest the Good and Bring in the Crops that are delicious.

Let’s do it together.



Bear With Me….


I’m in the process of establishing my presence here on a ‘real’ website vs a blog spot, but content content takes time to write and write….

Many of the tab pages are complete but always enhancing….and of course, you can always find me at Just A Beat Away.








 I AM….

 A Mother, A Wife, A Sister, A Daughter
A Maiden, A Crone, A Sage, A Wise One
A Goddess, A Light, A Journeyer, A Seeker
A Muse, A Writer, A Creator, A Friend
A Student, A Genius, A Coach, A Teacher


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..dedicated to the core belief that each of us possesses a divine ‘Gift of Purpose,‘ and

that ‘Gift of Purpose‘ holds pose on our life’s horizon like the ‘Morning’s Full Moon.’

And, that ‘Gift of Purpose’ awaits our Action Call to Rise Up;

To Rise Up with the ease and grace of a ‘Fully-Charged Divine Being.’


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Using Story – Saga – Challenge – Success – Life Lessons – Detours – Visual Imagery – Song – Movement

we journey together and reflect back to each other our

‘Core Being’


Picture Perfect Passions


I AM and  You Are Too!!!!