THE ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER
CHAT FROM VcToria
VIP: Please note that I am now doing back to back shows till the end of August. I will be taking FULL reads at my office starting September 10th 2017 or thereabouts. If you wish to have a mini read at one of the shows please look for me at Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose Alberta, Saskatoon Ex in Saskatoon, SK and lastly The Edmonton Fringe. I will be in Fort McMurray later this year however all Fort Mac clients will get a personal e-mail with that information.
It is July 18th today and I head into K-Days on Friday and do not come out till July 30th leaving very little time to get this newsletter done then. Hence I am again starting it early.
I came out of The Works festival knowing I was due for a 2 ½ week stay at home. YES!!! Based upon the fact that I left the café at an earlier date than planned I had not applied for any shows after The Works. I tossed and turned upon going to Lloydminster but home won my desire! I was quite busy and really truly will think twice about booking back to back shows after The Works. I like this break between that and K-Days.
What did I do? Basically between clients I weeded the garden, returned all my cartons and such that you pay deposits on all year round, mowed the lawn, cooked, had lunch with Janice, caught up with my g’kids and their news, bought tickets for Cirque de Soleil, did my GST, paid some of my corporate taxes, stocked up for the cats for the next show, bought my own food, worked out a wee bit, read some books I bought at a neighbors garage sale, meditated daily and lastly worked on my own book every Wednesday with my ghost writer.
Talking about writing a book, my ghost writer and I went to a 2 ½ day writers seminar that was offered for free this month. I tell ya!!! What they promise you is crazy. Write a book they say and you will now become a speaker. HUH??? Let me just say that the people who put this on could not speak properly at all. Where do you read on paper ‘um’ ‘er’ eeeeerrrrr? constantly? You do not. If you work with the public in sales or speak for a living you need to speak properly. If I call someone who I have to deal with IE: sell my house, put in carpet, etc. etc. and they cannot speak fluently without um, um, um, um, um OR er, er, er I will not hire them based upon the fact I will have to listen to that while dealing with them. You are NOT a speaker if you cannot speak properly. Nor are you a teacher if you cannot speak properly. Do you watch TV and movies and see um, um, um, and um er, er, er all the time??? NO!!! So why do so many people do this? If you cannot speak properly do not deal with the public or pretend to be a speaker.
Anyhow now that I have bitched about my pet peeve LOL, let me get on with the course. After promising you that people would now hire you as a speaker and you get to charge thousands of dollars for this they tell you how to place ads in your book and many other things that you would need to be good in sales to create. Therefore if you cannot speak properly how the heck do you sell??
They also will publish your book for a mere $35,000 and give you all the help [so they say] to accomplish riches. On Skype they had the owner Gerry talking from one of his seminars in Australia. All I can say is this he errrrrrred and errrrred and errrrrred through his talk. I walked out. That was Friday night. We stuck it out for Saturday and by 3pm could no longer take it. We both left.
Thank You we will publish my book ourselves with my company name and from that point on I will update you all on where it takes me and also when it is available to purchase on my web store and other places. I am hoping for the publishing to take place by December.
What else? Not much, just preparing for my back to back shows. Got more business cards done, had my signage sewed onto my tent, did up some other printing and laundered the table cloths and such that I use in shows.
Sitting here enjoying my last few days of serenity.
Not only are my few days of serenity over but so is K-Days. Here I sit exhausted and getting ready to go into my next show. Today is Monday July 31st and just about to wrap and send this out. GREAT 10 days all over with till next year. Picked up my booth stuff this morning. Grabbed the pamphlets I ordered stocked up for the cats and have an appointment with the vet at 4.30pm today for Venus. I will cover that next month. Know that these two shows I am getting ready for are back to back. I come out of BVJ on Sunday evening and leave EARLY Monday for Saskatoon. Am in the Saskatoon Ex this year as finally the dates do not conflict with other shows I do. EXHAUSTING time ahead?? Yup, but I’ll survive I hope LOL.
Enjoy August as summer makes its ending soon. Oh yes, my peas and kale are AWESOME and I am about to make kale chips in my dehydrator and add the peas to my fried rice.
Ending here as I am extremely tired and have to get rest and do a TON of stuff for get ready for the next 13 days of work.
CAT COSTS: No vet bills were needed this month. However, Venus is going later today. Solomon is still doing fine. Honestly you would not know he is sick.
Kitty litter came to $75.54. Dry food came to $71.38. Tinned food came to $125.45. Raw food came to $18.32. Dried fish for China came to $36.39. Total for the month came to $327.08. A lovely cheap month.
If you are thinking of getting a pet please know that from the cute stage, they grow with personality to adult stage. Animals feel with unconditional love from their souls. They get attached and used to their homes. If you cannot give up 12-18 years and maybe longer, do NOT get a pet. It is not a companion till you find a mate, have a child, decide to move to an apartment that will not allow pets, it is a companion for life. They also need dental care, checkups and GOOD food. Not this cheap, no nutrient food that I see so many people buy. Your pets will suffer later just as you would if all you ate was junk.
Look at rescue places for loving animals. These pets will not only be grateful, it's almost like they know you saved them and love and adore you for it. Think before you add to your life. Can you give this type of commitment? If the answer is yes then enjoy looking for your new companion. Think older if you can, for some reason older pets are harder to re-home and they are much sadder as they wait not knowing what it was they did to be removed from the homes they knew.
My Coincidence this Month: Did I have one? Nothing comes to mind except I have been trying for years to get into a show that will not take me. Vendors talk!! ALL vendors talk about shows etc. etc. Last year and this year I have heard this show is taking a beating. Vendors that have never been able to get in are now being allowed. Aggressive vendors that we calm vendors DESPISE being placed next to, and most have been banned from many shows are now being allowed in. Vendors are saying it is because the booths will not sell. Now whether this is true or not, but I was also told the psychics that seem to have the monopoly on this show were not there this year. They have been in this show since the 1980’s. Hoping this is true and I will be applying with a WONDERFUL reference from a vendor who believes I should be in this show. Is it a coincidence? I dunno. I will let you all know if the gossip of the vendors allows me to get in next year. Best I could come up with for coincidence this month. Just so VERY busy.
VcToria books her appointments around your schedule. The only time she will not book is first thing in the morning. Appointments are from 1pm to midnight. Her office is located in the West End of Edmonton, AB.
Home Office Appointments: Booking after September 10th 2017.
Please go to www.alternativeuniverse.ca under the menu bar for all prices and descriptions of reads. VcToria offers packages and asks that you know which package you have chosen before calling her to reserve at the home office. 780-4817238
To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime.- Romain Rolland, Nobe
This page is a resource guide for anyone interested in learning more about animal rights and veganism. Because there is so much information available online, it seems wiser to share what is already out there. These are some of our favorite sources on the various issues. We hope you’ll take the time to check out these links and take some time to explore their websites as well. Taking the time to learn the facts will help you better understand the issues and will make you a stronger animal rights advocate. As new resources become available we will update this list and post them here.
Best selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals was one of the more powerful books in Ethan’s transition from vegetarian to vegan.Two of the most comprehensive online reviews of how Factory Farming affects different animals can be found;
Hands down, the most comprehensive, concise and direct information available today about the environmental impact of our food choices is found in the film Cowspiracy. You can get some of the highlighted facts here.
Animals Used for Clothing
There is a good overview on the various clothing products made from animals on PETA’s website.
Animals used for Entertainment
One of our favorite organizations, Our Hen House, has a great review on this topic. They also have comprehensive reviews of all of the other topics listed here.
Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet
The Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) (of which Ethan is a physician member) is a leader in the getting out the word on the scientifically proven health benefits of a vegan diet.
Animals Used for Research and Scientific Experimentation
PCRM also has been leading the fight against using animals in scientific research. A great review can be found here. Dr. Ray Greek, MD has written a comprehensive reviews on How to Argue against Vivisection in the 21st Century
Phone Readings: VcToria offers phone reads by appointment. She books seven days a week from 1pm till Midnight. VcToria prefers to see her clients in person, but if you do not reside in Edmonton and are not in any of the towns she travels to, please do call for a phone read.
House Parties: VcToria offers house parties catered around your choice. She can supply as many psychics as you need for your party. House Parties She also offers her services to corporate events. Corporate Events
If she is driving through your town you can also arrange a house party at that time. She will stop and do mini psychic reads for your guests. Please call to see when she is traveling and if she is passing your way.
Readings: VcToria offers five packages of readings. You may choose from a variety of Tarot Cards/Numerology/Palmistry/Mind, Body and Soul/Astrology Charts and the latest read The Third Eye. To view her packages please click on this link > www.alternativeuniverse.ca and look under the menu bar for Prices of Reads.
Clearings: Do you need your home or office cleared of bothersome energies? VcToria offers clearings of all homes and offices in Edmonton. If you wish to have a home or office clearing and she is passing through your town she will stop to accommodate you. VcToria uses her Fathers voice and direction to start the clearings. She then uses her own energy, crystals and smudging to clear and heal your home. You will also have a personal clearing. For more information or to book an appointment please call her. 780-481-7238. You may also purchase the protective/energy clearance CD that VcToria has always used, on the website store.> Remove Negative Energy CD
Personal Clearings: VcToria will open up your chakras by activating her Reiki knowledge then ask your guides to be present. She will then smudge and clear you, speaking very clearly about removing energy as she cleanses. You will leave with your chakras balanced and your aura energy vibrating. As a physical body needs a bath or shower so the outer energy needs clearing every so often. Duration of personal cleanse 10-15 minutes. Only available in conjunction with a reading.