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VIP: Please note that there MAY be some links are not working in this Newsletter due to a technical glitch. It is being worked on. However this link will take you to my website that can take you to the information on prices and appointments. Please e-mail or call if you have any trouble getting to my web ‘store’ or any information. This should be fixed in the next two days. UPDATE: It looks like it is fixed now but just in case the tech problems continue here is a back up link. http://alternativeuniverse.vpweb.ca/

 VIP: May 1st and 2nd I am not at the café. I am taking a shopping day/massage day/eyebrow day/ and a relaxing day. I will be back at the café on May 3rd on my regular hours. See below. If you need FULL home office reads I am available some of the time on May 1st and 2nd.

Again I have no doubt this ‘Chat’ will be slightly boring LOL. Why? Again as I have said many times it’s my Harvest Year in Numerology and all I had done in the past 8 years was focus on my business. Now due to that all of my Harvest is business. Thus I am busy doing reads most of the days.

Updating news though: I was accepted for The Edmonton Fringe so as I said last month I am leaving the café on July 15th [not the 1st as I mistakenly posted] and will be doing K-Days in Edmonton, Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, then down to Saskatoon for the Exhibition and coming back to do the Edmonton Fringe. Returning to the café on September 7th. As I stated I will NOT be doing any home office bookings from July 15th to September 7th. If you wish to have your large full read at my office please book before July 15th.

This month I focused on Solomon my beloved 14 year old male Siamese cat. Last month I wrote about his diagnosis. Now I am pleased to report I have good news. On April 10th the vet made a home visit to check his heart beat. It had slowed down and his breathing was much better. On April 27th the vet and a tech came back to take his blood.  Yes, these were home visits as Solomon is not a very well behaved cat at the vet at all. Most vets cannot control him. He gives very strong growling warnings and then if the handling of him does not stop he attacks and I mean attacks. Vets are scared of him LOL. Hence the home visits where he is well behaved and acts like the loving cat he is even when his hind leg is giving blood. It does cost me extra for this, but no amount of money can make up for the love I feel for this cat.  He is worth every penny I spend on him. My little loving delight as I call him J. The updates on the new blood tests were excellent. His thyroid is now normal, the medication working perfectly and lastly we will do chest x-rays again in 2 weeks’ time to see how the heart looks. If the heart has strengthened then all is GREAT. I will update you all in the June Newsletter. His heartrate  is now 180 which the vet said was fabulous compared to last month where it was off the charts and VERY weak. He seems to be fine now.  I am aware that life ends for all, so my time spent with him now will be with this in mind.

April 12th I turned 64 years of age. As I say every year to my countdown to pension YES now it is only one year away.  What a big treat when I get a regular allowance every month LOL. I had a very nice birthday. Lots of birthday wishes. I was at the café doing a double and my table was decorated, the day was VERY busy with reads, I was treated well all day and got lots of tips as the owner had put up a big ‘It’s my Birthday’ sign on the table. I was thrilled. Then my son took me out for dinner the next day and gifted me with a gift certificate for a massage. Hence the massage day I am getting on Tuesday May 2nd.

Also to my horror on April 12th as I was eating my cereal my back tooth broke. The part of the enamel around it fell out. Man the jutted edge was painful and made my tongue bleed. Fortunately I was able to get to the dentist around the corner from me the next day. What a GREAT dentist. He drilled it flat so I had no more pain and took x-rays. Root is strong he says and your gums are in fine shape. Yes we can save this tooth with a cap. Based on my busy schedule for the café the next week I booked the temporary replacement cap for April 27th. I will not say that I had a pleasant time but the tooth now has a temporary cap while the permanent is made. I will return this month to have that done. Cost? $115 for the checkup and $1635.00 for the cap. Thank You Angels for my Harvest year that allows me to pay all this without stress.

This month I had a consultation for getting remote control blinds installed. Hmmmm!! Well it is NOT to be. Quote for one bay window and two small windows was a WHOPPING $4509 from a pushy sales gal. Said that Hunter Douglas blinds never go on sale and lo and behold what does The Bay offer a week later? 50% off on Hunter Douglas blinds. I now have another consult happening this month and I will see if the blinds I chose are cheaper. If not curtains will suffice. J

I kept up yoga on Sundays at 1.00pm and Monday mornings at 9.30am. These are the only times I can do the yin classes that are available.  It feels great, plus I make sure that every morning I use my vibrational machine. Although it does not benefit me as much as running would, at least it gets my blood moving.  

So between taking care of my house, my home reads, the time at the café reading, working on my company, getting GST done and paid, getting taxes paid, taking GREAT care of my cats, doing my daily meditation, testing new vegan recipes and whatever else came up that I had to handle, this month FLEW by but yet again.

That folks is my wrap up. As May travels by remember that time is the moment you are in. Live it as such and create it in a positive way. Memories will then be GREAT and stress will be little. The old Buddhist saying says “If you are worried about something fix it, if it cannot be fixed do not worry”. I live by this code. I hope you can too. Meditation brings this awareness, vegan food keeps the body healthy as long as you eat PROPER vegan food and working at your PASSION brings joy to all of life. Fear holds you back so do not feed this emotion. Until next month I wish you all positive thoughts.

 CAT COSTS: Used my 2nd 20% off coupon at Petsmart on tinned food and litter combined.  Kitty litter came to $49.09 and tinned came to $54.09. With my coupon it saved me $30.14. Thank You Angels. I had enough raw food, dry food, insulin, insulin strips and everything else I feed or give the cats. Where my main expense was this month was to the vets and the medication for Solomon. His meds came to $133.68 and that looks like what it will cost me monthly. [Not counting his insulin, strips and needles] Lastly his vet bill for two house calls that took blood and checked him was $399.23.

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:  NONE!!! So bludy busy with reads at home, the café reads and in-between that getting ready for the summer shows, groceries, taking care of Solomon, yoga, housework and so much more!! Honestly life is passing me by so quickly that it appears coincidences are not appearing at this time. My belief in that is none are needed to change my course. J


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 10pm. Her office is located in the West End of Edmonton, AB.


Home Office Appointments:  Monday to Sunday 1pm to 10pm. Please do not text, my office number is a land line.

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


Seven Reasons to Drink More Water That Will Surprise You!


Being dehydrated causes more problems than you think.

  1. Driving simulation tests showed that dehydrated men made the same number of errors as drunk drivers! The non-dehydrated drivers had 47 errors compared to 101 for dehydrated drivers–similar to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol!
  2. Dehydration causes less saliva in your mouth. Since saliva is anti-bacterial, you can give rise to bad breath when you’re dehydrated. The worst times for bad breath are immediately after waking up when you haven’t had any water all night and late in the day for the same reason.
  3. Whether you dehydrate from exercise or work at your computer, by the time you are thirsty (about 1.5% dehydrated) studies at the Univ. of Connecticut show you’re already subject to reduced memory and mental function, dizziness, loss of focus and irritability.
  4. Dehydration reduces blood flow through the small vessels in your brain leading to headaches and even migraines. This is what happens with hangovers. Alcohol dehydrates the body. Try drinking a glass or two of water the next time you have a headache
  5. Your body sweats when you exercise and burns glycogen (stored sugar reserves in the liver) for energy. When you are dehydrated, you burn more glycogen than if you weren’t dehydrated. The more glycogen you burn, the more you crave sugar after your workout. Also, dehydration is sometimes sensed by the body as hunger when all it needs is a glass of water. Those familiar with the master cleanse know that drinking a glass of water almost always turns off hunger.
  6. Mid-afternoon tiredness may come from dropped blood pressure, increased heart rate and reduced blood flow to the brain.
  7. Surprisingly, athletic performance worsens with dehydration. “2% dehydration causes a 10% decrease in athletic performance,” according to sports dietician for the Dallas Cowboys, Amy Goodson. “And the more dehydrated you become, the worse your performance becomes".


Unfortunately, due to the lack of interest here, I am closing this column.  As I am super-duper busy I will not be replacing it with anything else right now. Thank You all who wrote and enjoyed this column. In the Fall I will be adding an Astrology column plus a vegan recipe column.


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.