The Hit List – Snacks, books and friends

by Theresa Reed on March 18, 2017

Last month, I kicked off the next leg of  The Tarot Coloring Book with a venture into Albuquerque. It was awesome. I think I fell in love with that city. Needless to say, it’s a place I would definitely hit up again.

Last week, I took the tour back to my neck o’ the woods with a jaunt into the Hubertus area at The Nutman, my absolutely favorite snack shop in the Kettle Moraine Area. Heck, it might be my fave snack supply joint in the world!

The Nutman is run by my friends Jill and Frank Campana, two of the warmest individuals you’re ever going to meet.

Because Jill is a sports fanatic, I made sure to show up with a Packers shirt. One must don the green and gold when heading into any sports fan’s domain. I wasn’t about to disappoint!

The Nutman isn’t just a snack emporium, it’s also home to the Java Dancer coffee bar, Really Cool Gift Shop (they sell The Tarot Coloring Book there!) and Sacred Space Studio. Jill is not only a Nia teacher but also a devotee of tarot. She combines the two in her groundbreaking Tarot Tuesday classes. If you’re in the area and want to learn tarot in an embodied way, you now know what you’re going to be doing on Tuesday nights!

We had a lovely little turnout for the tarot workshop and book signing. Two people came all the way up from Chicago!

It was a lively class with great input from the attendees. It became clear to me: there are plenty of tarot fans outside the city. Even though I’m an urban gal, it was nice to see that.

After signing books and hugging the participants, it was time to head home but not without a giant gift basket of goodies from Jill and Frank!  (Of course, my cat TaoZen was right on it when I got home. Jerk.)

That’s the one thing I’m discovering about this book tour: not only am I meeting some wonderful new people and spreading the word about The Tarot Coloring Book, but I’m also having a chance to strengthen the bonds with my friends.

Because that’s the key: relationships.

Good relationships add so much to your life. Whether you’re supporting each other emotionally or helping each other out with a project such as a book tour, your success depends on others. We’re all in this cosmic soup together!

So this week, give thanks for the friends in your life that make your world awesome and help you show up as your very best.

Thank you Jill!  LOVE YOU.

Other stuff:

Andrea Scher has a fantastic new e-course called Make Your Own Magic – and it starts March 20th. (Psst…it’s pay what you can!)

Wanna meditate with 1000 people this weekend in Milwaukee? Here ya go.

Favorite post of the week comes from Carrie Mallon: When toxic people are healers.

Apparently, Bette Davis was into witchcraft.

Why is religion so hard to talk about?

Hilarious: shopping fails.

In case you wanted to know: the Kewpie doll idea came to the creator in a dream.

I think I’ll skip Sephora’s virtual makeup artist.

Thought provoking post from T. Thorn Coyle: Sexism is making me sick(er).

Truth: how much money can a write make.

Joanna DeVoe on resistance as a form of intuitive guidance.

Loving this post from Autostraddle: Fool’s Journey-  Beyond Kings and Queens, Renaming Court Cards.

Alexandra Franzen lays it out beautifully: You can make excuses or you can make progress.

‘I buried my negatives in the ground in order that there should be some record of our tragedy.’ The photographs of Henryk Ross.

Danielle LaPorte just unleashed the Fire Starter Sessions on Udemy.

Good to know: the state of reservation apps.

Soooo….Modcloth will be owned by Walmart.

New from Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel: We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere.

OMG this book looks amazing AF: Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia: Saigon, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta.

Only 53 cards? I’m curious about The Illuminated Tarot: 53 Cards for Divination & Gameplay.

Go from total tarot newbie to tarot rockstar in no time with The Tarot Coloring Book.

Interesting read: AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip.

Worth a look: How to Make It: 25 Makers Share the Secrets to Building a Creative Business.

 

Upcoming dates for The Tarot Coloring Book Tour:

April 13 2017 6-9PM: The Waxwing in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Tarot + Wine – a free workshop with mini-tarot lessons, book signings, nibbles ‘n wine! Imbibe, learn some tarot, mingle, get a copy of The Tarot Coloring Book signed by yours truly. Books will be available for purchase.

June 17-18th 2017: The Hermit’s Lamp in Toronto, Canada. Book signing and Celtic Cross Tutorial. Join me on the 17th for a book signing  and then come again on the 18th for an in-depth workshop on how to rock the Celtic Cross!

July 9th 2017: Brushes + Cards. Special tarot + creativity workshop with intuitive artist, Chris Zydel of Creative Juices Arts – Oakland, California. Join us for a full day of painting, tarot, intuition work, and gourmet food! SOUL-ED OUT!

July 14 2017 6:30-8:30PM : New Renaissance Books in Portland. Details coming soon!

August 4 – 6th 2017: The Omega Tarot Conference: Masters of the Tarot – Five Approaches to Reading the Cards.  I’ll be co-teaching at this event with tarot legends Mary Greer, Rachel Pollack, Sasha Graham and Barbara Moore!

 

What I’m Grateful For:

Time outs

Symphonies

Fresh fruit

Roofers

Sunshine

 

Soundtrack for 3/18/17:

Never by J.I.D. <-been digging this new album

 

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2017

photos from personal collection

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