I'm the ultimate skeptic. I have a hard time with people who say they're psychic or "in touch" with the spiritual world. Intuitives give me pause. Feng shui, you say? Sounds delicious...
So I question everything. If you're the real deal, prove it. If I think you're successful, then maybe I'll come around to your point of view. If not, at least I'm entertained for a bit.
Needless to say as editor of a healthy living magazine I meet a lot of proponents of these types of beliefs. And despite being skeptical, I always try to have an open mind. In fact, I never dismiss anything outright; I just need a bit of convincing before I get on board with whatever belief or healing modality you ascribe to.
So imagine my surprise when I met Jesse Martinez of Mystical Earth Gallery (MEG), Appleton. Despite being a healer and psychic, he feels the same way I do about these things. His skeptical attitude, rather than give me pause, just made me all the more intrigued. During our conversation he offered to give me a psychic reading. I haven't taken him up on his offer as of this writing, but perhaps I will. (Curiosity killed the cat, and all that...) Read more about what he and the folks at MEG have to offer starting on page 50.
One thing I know for sure is that we're in the last weeks of summer before school begins. Talk to any parent and you'll soon learn the anticipation he or she feels in the days leading up to the first day of school is akin to that of waking up on Christmas morning. (Of course, talk to any school-age child and their attitude is usually the opposite.)
Of course I love my kids. And I love the care-free days of summer just as much as they do. But around this time they're ready for something more. Schedules and structured learning beckon. They do well with those things, as do I.
The takeaway? Savor the remaining days of summer. Take each day as it comes without thinking too far ahead. "Back to the grind" will be here soon enough.