Journal

Here It Comes!

The new name!!!

Curtain, please…

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HYGGE LIGHTWORK!!!

I’ll change the website address later today (the 8th), so don’t forget to follow the new name. Remember, it won’t redirect from ThisHobbitsLife to HyggeLightwork; you’ll have to do it yourself! ETA: the ever-wonderful WordPress support made it so that it does redirect!! Both names will be valid, so you can type in either and get where you need to be! Wooohoo!

Hygge on, everyone!! 🙂

Journal

Newsflash!!!

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I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and the time has come to get some new life into this space! Next week (or maybe Saturday, I’m that excited) this website’s domain will change to a name that is oh-so-perfect, and you’ll have to follow that name because there will be no redirection from thishobbitslife as it will no longer exist.

I could have set it up so both names exist, but as I just paid for a new year, I’d rather not have to pay a another fee to keep both names. I’ll let you know the night before the change….I’m so excited I can barely keep from happy dancing all over the house…so you can follow the new name!

Oh, and my Twitter and Instagram account names will change, too.

With barely contained glee,

Pip 🙂

 

Books, Journal

Hygge and This Hobbit

A while ago I came across a post by Dominee about Hygge, and I loved the concept. I didn’t know there was a name for something so comforting (isn’t there one for everything, though), and the idea has been stuck in my head ever since.

Yesterday at the library I came across “The Hygge Holiday” by Rosie Blake, and as with some other words, ‘hygge’ jumped out at me, and I brought it home. Devoured it in a few hours – it’s a cute romance, just what I needed after some heavy reading lately.

Now I won’t tell you what happens in the book, but there is an idea the main character has that must have burrowed its way into my head, because I couldn’t sleep last night and that idea blossomed into something pertaining to what I do, and I was so excited I don’t think I fell asleep til the wee hours of the morning.

You all know me; how I bounce from one thing to another, not in search of the perfect something, just in search of…

I found it. 🙂 As the month goes on, you’ll see little changes in my website and social media accounts. I’m so excited! This feels so very, very right!

With excitement,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – December 2018

 

 

Energy Healing, Health, Journal, Planners

This Wounded Healer Takes On Building A Healing Business

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In my last blog post I mentioned breathing problems, and, as with so many of us who live with chronic conditions, adding a new problem to my admittedly small list is a bit overwhelming. I shake, I have pain, and now I have compromised lungs. Woohoo. Not.

Three bouts of bronchitis and one of pneumonia over the past three years has done enough damage to my lungs that working in a manufacturing environment meant that the chemicals in the air necessitated inhalers, which didn’t help. More than once I got into my car at day’s end and sat there, gasping for air. After literally nearly choking to death on congestion while sick with bronchitis (the most terrifying thing you never want to go through, let me tell you), the fear of not being able to breathe is a constant, and as I tweeted, “You don’t realize how much you take breathing for granted until you can’t!”

What this has done – again, touched on in my last post – is create a determination to live the life of my dreams, helping others with my healing work. Planning isn’t my strong point, but I’ve turned my Passion Planner into a business planner, keeping track of blog and social media ideas, as well as client appointments and feedback. I’ve got my eye on a guide for business and blogging from Blessing Manifesting, too.

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I’m taking the need for little physical activity as message from the ‘verse to knock my shit off and run this business as a business, otherwise what’s the bloody point, right? Squandering my ability would be such a waste, and if I don’t do this, I’m going to look back one day and regret being too scared to really step up and make a serious go of it. I’ve done it half-assed over the years, having that “it will all work out” mentality, but in reality it hasn’t, and it’s because I blithely expected a successful business to just fall into my lap with as little effort as possible on my part. I tend to go through life that way, as I’m sure many of you have noticed. 😉

This journey is going to be something new for me, and I hope to be of service to you as I build this dream bigger than I could have ever dreamed!

©Pip Miller – November 2018

PS: All healing sessions (except Dare) are 30 minutes for $35. And you don’t even have to leave your home!

Energy Healing, Journal

Operation: Living the Dream Commences Now!

My friend Brett came up with the title of this post when I responded to his tweet about writing being what he’s meant to do. I said that I’d had to quit my job because of breathing issues and that healing work was my ‘meant to do’.

I spent all day yesterday reading, researching, and rebooting my dream. I reread things I’d saved on my Kindle by Theresa Reed and Sarah Von Bargen.  I came across a subscription gift by Esme Wang about using a productivity journal (aka a Bullet Journal). I was busy, busy, busy!

And then this morning I started my day by sending healing light…it begins!

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

I wish I could remember where I found that. It’s my new mantra. I tend to be a bit ‘Oooh, shiny things’, and lose focus; hopefully this will keep me from doing that. 🙂

Oh, and I wanted to remind you about Telegram! It’s like texting, but without phone numbers! It’s secure, there are groups you can join, you can have a channel (I have one but haven’t put anything on it yet), there isn’t a character limit…it’s great! You can contact me asap to set up an appointment or ask questions about my healing work.

I’m thrilled to take the time to let my lungs heal AND help others feel better at the same time!

©Pip Miller – November 2018

Blog, Journal

I Really Do Know Better

…than to say I’m going to do any challenge, whether it be tarot, journaling, or even just taking pictures for a month. I start with great intentions, miss a day or two, and the next thing I know, I’ve missed 3 weeks! Life got in the way of the Prompt challenge, and I only did one blog entry about them.

Ah well.

Strangely enough, both my friend Johanne on Twitter and The Bloggess asked about blogging today; Johanne wondered if it is dead, and The Bloggess wrote that a friend of hers wrote a post calling all bloggers who’d fallen out of the habit to pick it up again. I happen to be home from work today because the below-freezing temps and my car didn’t get along this morning, and so I caught both comments.

What are your thoughts on blogging? Do you blog like it’s your journal/diary? Is it your business blog? Do you like that all the posts here are public, or do you prefer the LiveJournal/Dreamwidth option of posting to specific lists of people if you want a bit of privacy? Or is the micro-bloggin aspect of Tumblr more your thing, using it as Twitter, Instagram, and a blog all in one? I must admit, I did enjoy Tumblr for that reason, but had a devil of a time getting people to follow me there.

It’s fall and the time to rethink things, regroup, re-whatever-needs-to-be-re’d…

Thoughts?

With hope,

Pip

©Pip Miller- November 2018

Books, Journal, Misc

A Month of Prompts

Amanda, of MagnoliaYogaBr , sent out her first newsletter with monthly prompts in quite a few years. I’m so excited!!!

Yesterday the prompt was “Perfect Day”. And it was! Mornings have taken on a routine, starting with feeding the cat, then then dogs, and now the crows and the birds. The crows came back to the neighborhood on the 30th (timing), and they call out when they come in the mornings, waking me and starting my day.

Usually we babysit on Thursday, but didn’t yesterday, so I was able to sit outside and read…something I haven’t done almost all summer because of the heat. I’m just beginning “Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness, and I’m loving this series!! History, witches, vampires, daemons…it’s got it all.

Today’s prompt is “Take Steps”. Doing these prompts here is a big step. I’ve fallen out of the habit of writing, and my domain name needs to be renewed sometime this month, so responses (and clients) will give me a reading and tell me whether to keep it all or let it go.

Do you want to join along? The link to sign up for the newsletter is in Amanda’s bio!

With hope,

Pip

©Pip Miller – November 2018

ETS: I forgot to add the hashtags she uses! #cultivatewellness #writewellness

Energy Healing, Journal

Little Nudges

I started a new part-time job last week (yay!), and around that same time I sent light to a couple people, and the feedback was wonderful. I received a Twitter DM yesterday about one session, and it made me smile from ear-to-ear.

Why does the universe do this? Every time I find work after trying to make it as a healer, something like this happens. It’s weird. It’s like the ‘verse is reminding me where my true desire lies, but it only does it when I’ve had to resort to something else to pay the bills.

Ya messin’ with me, dear ‘verse. 🙂

It’s ok, though…I love helping others feel better. Keep nudging me so I don’t give up, ok?

©Pip Miller – October 2018

Journal

Apropos of nothing

It’s been a rough few months, to put it mildly. But.

I found a job. Part-time (very) and I like the people, the office, the clients; everything. So yay!

I have zero $ for rent. I may have to tell the landlady that I’ll pay it off over the next month or so and hope she agrees to it. I get paid by-weekly, and the first check won’t come anywhere near rent, so…

Fall is here! Luckily my guy switched the cooler to the heater just in time. The nights have been in the 30’s and 40’s.

Someone has been requesting healing sessions and the results have been such that she just requested another one for a family member. Woohoo!

After discovering that Instagram is recommending family members of my guy (whose name I never use online, nor anyone in his family) for me to follow, I decided enough is enough. Yeah, scrolling through pictures is cool, but come on. And then I found out that the ‘delete this account’ option has disappeared, so I had to Google how to do it. Smooth, Zuck, smooth.

I started a new Live Journal-like blog on Dreamwidth because I miss that type of interaction. I can’t remember any of the usernames of people I followed on LJ, so right now I’m just posting to air. 😉 If you have one there, let me know who you are and I’ll follow!

It’s Friday night, everyone but me is asleep, and I’m off to read before bed.

With hope,

Pip. 🙂

©Pip Miller – October 2018

Energy Healing, Journal, Social Media

Faster than Twitter, Tumblr, or Email

A friend on Twitter mentioned signing up for Telegram after Facebook’s latest shit-show, and after checking it out, I’m giving it a try, too.

A biggest reason for it is that when I’m trying to set up appointments for Prismatic Healing sessions, there’s the back and forth and waiting, waiting, waiting that goes on (mostly the waiting part) with the usual channels. I have the app on my phone and desktop, so notifications are immediate.

There’s a quick link to contact me!!! It’s neat because no phone numbers are exchanged, keeping everyone’s privacy. Pretty cool, right?

BTW, I sent light to a sickly horse this week, and he’s gone from nearly being put down to all bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed again! I love what I do!!!

©Pip Miller – September 2018

PS: did you see that all sessions, except for the Dare ones, are 30-minutes now? Makes things much easier!