Welcome to Anna’s Antics! It started
off on the short side and quickly grew, now about the same size as usual. Oh well! But
don’t think I am short on words, that is never the problem. Here is
the news for the months past and future!
New last month was the launching of
“Anna’s Soap” product line, the first which is a luxurious blend of oils including lavender
and clary sage essential oils. Relaxing, nourishing for the skin, and it just smell
heavenly! Think holiday gifts and you can shop at one stop, I will be happy to accommodate
your orders. Cost is $5.99 plus shipping for a 4 oz. bar. Check out posted photos
on facebook and in my blog http://annaparkins.wordpress.
On August 24th I visited the Persian Cultural
for their monthly Rumi event
to hear the story “Moses and the shepherd” which was interpreted in Persian and English.
If you like Rumi’s mystical poetry and stories, this is for you. Also I got to
see Ezy’s amazing Sufi dancing which I was able to
capture on camera http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=994dQukF3O0&feature=youtu.be. If you are interested in understanding and learning the
basics, please let me know and we will get a group together and we can all be whirling
In case you missed it, here is a video
of Dallas captured by a drone http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=OXk4v6Am5mkand it’s awesome. So many places, I could say where “I’ve
been there!” Music is cool too! Thanks Dallas Observer! http://blogs.dallasobserver.
Photographer Brian Aiken used a DJI
Phantom quadcopter, in case you wanted to know. Now
you can get a drone’s eye view! Curious about quadcopters?? I thought so. Thanks, Sara, for this link to a
TED talk http://www.liveleak.com/view?
which is just amazing!
And for some relaxing (really relaxing) music, here
is (8 minutes) Mike Wall’s lhttp://www.youtube.com/watch? v=X-JGOgX0tik “A Time
for Healing.” Might go well with
I usually include tips in “Anna’s
Antics” and decided to create my own tip sheet which will be available at the Dallas
Psychic Fair www.dallaspsychicfair.com
in October (first Sunday of the month).
Eventually there will be a series of Top Ten Tips, this is just the first. The creative
genes are alive and well!
So……..I will be skipping the Dallas
Psychic Fair on September 1st (Labor Day weekend) and will be back October
6th. Send me an email if you want a private
appointment or want to chat. By the end of the month I will have finished my next article
“Reiki – For Better or Worse?” What’s on your plate? I would love to know. Have a fabulous
Having just read “The Obama
Nation” http://www.amazon.com/Obama- Nation-Jerome-R-Corsi/dp/1439189692/ref=sr_1_1?s=booksie=UTF8&qid=1377229667&sr=1-1 keywords=The+Obama+Nation
written by Jerome R. Corsi in 2008, I am now getting to the end of
“The Audacity of Hope” http://www.amazon.com/The- Audacity-Hope-Thoughts-Reclaiming/dp/0307455874.pennedpenned by Barack
Obama in 2006. Both books have very different perspectives! Understanding how we
arrived at this point from six years ago - while I have memory of that time - is
intriguing as we see politicians already gearing up for the next election (or is that
gesturing?). Before you know it, the historians will be taking a swipe at the Obama
legacy. (What will we tell our grandchildren?) Indeed, these may be the last
non-metaphysical books I read in a while!! Let me know if you want to borrow later. (I
am going to have to eat my words. In 2012 Dr. Corsi came out with a book
on how the U.S. Government hid the Nazi discovery of Abiotic oil from the American
People – I had to look up the word abiotic – http://www.amazon.com/Great- Oil-Conspiracy-Government-Discovery/dp/1620871629/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1377230521&sr=1-1#reader_B007VF7ROY. If it is like the book I recently read, then some of it is true!)
Not to be biased (??) thanks to $1 books at Half Price, I just had to read (it was a
quick read) “The Truth About Hillary” http://www.amazon.com/The- Truth-about-Hillary-Clinton/dp/B003D7JXFU(2005) by Edward Klein. When you start digging there are many
books about politicians, I had no idea! Maybe the 2,700 page Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act (ObanaCare) will be my next
Just to put this political stuff in real perspective,
I just watched the 2006 movie “Man of the Year” http://www.imdb.com/title/ tt0483726/starring Robin Williams running for President. Definitely adds
some humor to the political mess (I mean, scene!).
Last month I mentioned that the Reiki share
group will take a hiatus. Some folks were disappointed, but if there is no participation,
then it makes sense to join another group or reconfigure the way it could be organized.
Please let me know your thoughts. Let me add that I am willing to exchange sessions with
Reiki practitioners and I always respond to distance requests by sending Reiki or sending
an email to Reiki practitioners on my “mailing list” knowing they will also
is looking for more Reiki practitioners to
participate in their program to accommodate the community’s demand for services. Please
consider joining this group if you are a Reiki practitioner, even if you can only come
occasionally. Email email@example.com
if you have questions.
In September, the 9/11 disaster will be remembered.
People will be (still) asking whether a third building was destroyed. A new movement is/was
brewing around the controversy regarding the destruction (read demolition) of Building 7 at
the World Trade Center. For the latest go to www.ReThink911.org
which will lead
where you can see some of the 1,941
architects and engineers speak or http://www.ae911truth.org/
to read/donate toward the billboard campaign
coming next anniversary (September 11, 2001). You read about it here
Note Labor Day weekend coming up, 20%
off storewide sale at Half Price Books.
25% off Tuesdays at Goodwill. Good
for books, golf clubs, flower pots, etc.
I’m all about items on sale and was
pleased to discover Herb Mart in Plano http://www.herbmarttx.com/
was cheaper than the
online Kroeger store for the same
Sprouting up around
the Metroplex and geared towards the teen
market, we have a new $5 and under store called Five Below
. You may have seen the signs at
Prestonwood Town Center for the new store opening. I suggest
checking the website for the type of products they sell before opening
your wallet. Some items carried by the store include trading cards,
sports related items, games, fashion accessories, bath and body related
items, candy, beverages, room decorations, school supplies and
stationery, books, accessories for electronics, DVDs, computer software,
novelty items and gag items, as well as seasonal items. The store
carries a plethora of female beauty products, as
The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo
is back in Plano October 26-27. See www.gfafexpo.com
. You may want to plan ahead for this
State Fair of Texas
27th – October
20th. You can buy
tickets online https://your-ticket-order.com/
calendar and even catch the
speakers at the Garden Exhibition. Lots to see and do! Enjoy the rides,
enjoy the food!
Coming to downtown Carrollton in
October is a Biggby coffee shop
. Based in Michigan, might be an alternative to
Starbucks! However, walking around the Square might be necessary to walk
off some of the goodies you have with the coffee! This might be a cool
spot for when you visit Sante Fe
the American Indian cultural
event October 12-13th.
That is the same weekend as the International Gem and Jewelry Show at
Market Hall www.interfem.com
so you might have to do some
planning. Also the same weekend as the Wellness Expo in
And the same weekend as the Reiki Retreat being organized for participating
Reiki practitioners www.ReikiFellowshipDallas.com
at Dallas Reiki
September is also back to college
time, not too late to register for some classes, even art classes. Or just
admire art at the Cottonwood Art Festival (October 5 and
6) http://www. cottonwoodartfestival.com/
. Classes at the Craft Guild
of Dallas www.craftguidofdallas.com
are worth checking out!
Maybe music is your thing, so check out what subscriptions are
available, lots of venues around the Metroplex. Or
have you thought of online classes? You can register at any time
. While some classes start in August or September, there are also start
dates in October. Never too old to learn, right?
In September I will be taking some
time off, but wait til October and
I will be bursting with ideas for new workshops and classes. Look for me at
the October 6th Fair.
Let me know if you are ready for a Reiki workshop or to create mandalas or
delve deeper into sacred geometry.
out and about in September! Put on the walking shoes and burn the calories,
time for some bird watching. (Why not?) Time to head to the Hill Country?
(Great idea!) It’s slightly cooler, time for cooler heads all around. Now
is the time to spruce up the yard. Be prepared for things/life to speed up
even more, so plan your time wisely. Can you cram 24 hours into 16 or less?
It might seem that way, but getting enough rest, drinking adequate water,
and eating organic as much as possible will help. Be sure to nourish your
body, mind and soul! Have a month to remember!
With love and
P.O. Box 29013,
Dallas, TX 75229
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