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  Oh WOW!  Yes, as if I didn’t have enough going on in my life, now I added a #podcast.  Well for those who have followed me through the years I did have a small online radio show for a … Continue reading

SORRY!!

I have to admit that I used to hate to say SORRY.  I know, as a therapist it is important to seek forgiveness and accept responsibility for one’s own actions. However, as Mercia, wasn’t feeling it so much.  I am … Continue reading

The Homeless Have Names Too: Meet Karen and Frank!

What an amazing holiday season!  Here is the recap thus far! Stage 1: Week before Thanksgiving. I can honestly say this Thanksgiving has been one I will never ever forget!  Let me set the stage… Every year I feed the … Continue reading

Observation

Have you ever sat in your own home, late at night, the family asleep, candle burning, and just listened? Listening to the sounds of the home; the heat coming on and off, the dog breathing.  Close your eyes and take … Continue reading

Crystal Love

I am a crystal addict! That’s why I began making crystal jewelry, to share crystal healing with others. For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have used crystals for physical, mental, and spiritual healing and enhancement. The use of crystals can … Continue reading

Energy

I am all about positive energy. I try to surround myself with positive people. I try hard to remain focused and positive. I meditate, chant, and my home is full of crystals. One thing that hit me recently and in … Continue reading

The Flight to Crazy Town

So it’s finally Thanksgiving and a time for families to come together. Some drive across town, others a few hours down the road, and some fly. I had to fly, to get home to my baby and get a chance … Continue reading

How Are You Doing?

We ask people this often, and people ask us this often. Then the typical response is fine, good, great. I wonder how honest are we when answering this question? I think we are trained to say great, good, okay. Rarely … Continue reading

Just A Moment

I stepped outside the other day, it was just as the sun was rising. I watched my dog run off in our tiny backyard. The air was crisp, all I could see we’re the trees beyond my fence. It was … Continue reading

Men!! 10 Things You Must do Before You Meet Her

Guys, you’re about to go on that “first date”, that “blind date”, or maybe you are reuniting with that love you have been away from for awhile, as is my situation. Now, most guys will pick out a nice outfit, … Continue reading

Reconnecting With Self

Here is my day: I get up, get ready for work, WORK, go home, (get to my office to see clients), then eat, make jewelry, prep for work, journal, and sleep (restful vs. restless, depends). The weekends are about: running … Continue reading

Aerial Narcolepsy

I have been traveling for a while now, I’ve been very fortunate I must admit. One constant thing about all the miles and all the airports is the food at the airports and what happens on the plane….with or without … Continue reading

Host with the Most

So it has been a busy week and the weekend was much needed. I had promised Mercia and her family dinner at the house for sometime and have yet to really have free weekend to prep like they deserved. Well, … Continue reading

Be Careful What You Wish For…

I had a different topic to write about, but then decided that since this was stuck in my brain; this was a perfect place to start. First, let me introduce myself…Hi my name is Mercia Cummings. I am a Mom … Continue reading

GET THE LOOK with INK… Cosmetics: Smokey Eyes

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Dare you to try this twist on the smokey eye. *Using all cosmetics from http://www.shopinkcosmetics.com. Step 1:  Start with a clean and moisturized face. Step 2:  Apply face foundation primer all over. Step 3:  Add shadow primer to you lids. … Continue reading

MELONTINI

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What better way to spend a little quality time with love ones during that warm weathered months than hanging out in the park or on the water side with an ice cold flavored martini. This summer I plan to try … Continue reading