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Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine August 2020

Thank you, Mom’s Favorite Reads, for allowing me to be part of another great edition of your magazine.

Mom's Favorite Reads

The August issue of our Amazon #1 bestselling eMagazine! 🙂

In this issue…

Short Stories, Humour, Poetry, Photography, Recipes, Puzzles, Movies, And so much more!

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Everybody Hurts

Well worth reading. Thank you, Roxanne.

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by Roxanne Tellier

Like many, I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety since I was a young child. Poor old JoeBtfsplk, the Andy Capp character who lived under a cloud at all times, had nothing on me. I had an ulcer by the time I was ten years old, and toyed with the idea of suicide throughout my teens.  

Sadly, that’s not at all unusual. Right now, there are people all around you struggling with sadness and fear, and often those sufferers can’t really put a finger on why they feel like they do, or what they can do to stop feeling so miserable. Over 7% of people in North America admit to suffering from depression, and, amongst those in the 15-29 age range, suicide is the leading cause of death.

It’s the famous ‘Black Dog,” a state of depression characterized by a lack of will to do…

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No Sex Please We’re Plaguish

Well said, Roxanne.

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by Roxanne Tellier

Sum-sum-summertime! Toronto is in the middle of what seems like an unending heatwave. (And was that a tornado that just whizzed through my neighbourhood?)

But, to be honest, I don’t mind the heat that much. I’m already staying inside most of the time, except to feed the critters, water the plants, and hit the ‘senior hour’ at the grocery store, because that’s where all the cool kids hang out.

Around the house, I can wear minimal clothing, and the lockdown means much fewer people just ‘dropping by,’ so my COVID hair and added avoirdupois aren’t the issues they’d be were I trying to socialize.

No, I don’t mind summer too much. Winter, now winter I truly hate, because winter hates me. Winter means dark days, depression, cold, damp, and my old bones crying out for warmth. I was born in winter, and winter will probably be…

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Handfasting

Thank you, Mom’s Favorite Reads, for featuring my article on handfasting.

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Handfasting by Val Tobin

A unique and beautiful ceremony, handfasting solidifies the spiritual commitment couples make. In the past, handfasting was not legally binding, but today it can be, depending on who performs the ceremony. It can even be used to renew marriage vows that were made using a different tradition.

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Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine July 2020

Mom's Favorite Reads

Published today, the July 2020 issue of Mom’s Favorite Reads!
In this issue…
Folklore
Movies
Poetry
Recipes
Young Writers
Humour
Puzzles
Photography
And so much more!
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Astrology

I had a fascinating chat with Alan Annand about Vedic astrology and palmistry.

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Alan Annand, a Vedic astrologer and palmist from Toronto, talked to Val Tobin about how Vedic astrology lured him away from fifteen years of western astrology practice and why people can use it to guide them in making major decisions.

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Society’s Child

Thank you, Roxanne, for your ever insightful, ever compassionate commentary. I was born in the sixties, and as I grew up, I also thought race issues were behind us–or at least behind us here in Canada. The video at the end of the blog post here is essential viewing. We all have an obligation to speak out against racism and bullying of any kind.

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by Roxanne Tellier

Kids really know how to push their parent’s buttons. As a smart-ass teenager in the sixties, I pushed quite a few myself. At one family dinner, while I silently pondered the lyrics to Janis Ian’s song, Society’s Child, I suddenly announced to the table, “I’d marry a black man, if I was in love with him.”

BOOM!

It was 1965. Only a few years had passed since the United States had begun desegregating schools, and we were still three years away from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Although talk of civil rights was rife, it was far off and far away. Still, you’d think I’d have known that bringing up interracial integration wasn’t really going to enhance our dinner conversation, especially when one of the people at the table was a redneck from Alberta. But it was the sixties, and everything was…

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Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine June 2020

Mom's Favorite Reads

Published today, the June 2020 issue of Mom’s Favorite Reads 🙂
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In this issue…
Lockdown for Teenagers
Modern Movie Classics
Photography
Articles
Poems
Humour
Puzzles
Young Writers
And an insight into the Month of June

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Oracle Cards

Mom's Favorite Reads

“Oracle cards work by making use of the Law of Attraction.”

An insight into oracle cards by Val Tobin.

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Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine May 2020

Mom's Favorite Reads

The May 2020 issue of Mom’s Favorite Reads featuring: articles, stories, puzzles, pictures, young writers, travel, interviews and so much more!

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