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Rx for Romance

Saturday, February 13th, 2016


Today is Valentine’s Day, dedicated to lovers and romantics everywhere. May you and your sweetheart live happily ever after.

It’s also the second day of the IndieBRAG “Be Still My Heart” Romance Blog Hop!

Following is an excerpt from B.R.A.G. Medallion winner The Vision—Green Stone of Healing® Book OneThis sweeping speculative fiction series is packed with romance that spans multiple lives and chronicles the explosive clash of passion, politics, and piety in a doomed island nation called Azgard.

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First-gThe Visioneneration heroine Helen Andros is a physician with a gift of healing and a green gem with hidden potentials in a land sharply divided by race, rank, and wealth inequality. Her life has just turned upside down due to the very public revelation of the identity of her father, a powerful Toltec lord whose secret affair with Helen’s Turanian mother ended tragically decades ago.

Helen struggles with her feelings about her new-found parent. She also refuses to acknowledge her deep love for her commanding officer, Col. Jackson Orlando, since becoming involved with a despised half-breed could ruin his promising military career.

She has just brought Orlando back from the edge of death and is treating him privately during a dinner for the political allies of her father…. 

Healing a Secret Love 

Several footmen carried Orlando to a bedroom near the servants’ quarters. Helen accompanied him, happy to have a legitimate excuse for leaving the drawing room. Lord Justin went with her, also wanting to escape notice and to be helpful.

After they departed, Prince Enoch turned to Sudras. “Why did you not intervene earlier, Grand Master?”

“My lord prince, if I am ever in the same condition as that unfortunate young officer, I hope the person treating me is Doctor Andros,” Sudras replied. “Her abilities as a physician far exceed those of anyone I have ever witnessed, including my own.”

He located the empty syringe and retrieved it. “My lords, Lady Consort, Judith, I don’t use this word very often, and certainly not lightly. Tonight you witnessed a miracle. That man was a corpse; there’s no doubt in my mind. I gave up on him, but not Doctor Andros. There’s no rational explanation for how she did it, yet she brought him back.”

Sudras took a glass of pepper brandy and swallowed the contents in one gulp.

“To answer your question, my lord prince, the best thing I could do for the colonel was stay out of her way until I could provide very specific assistance, which I was honored to do.”


StoneScribeHelen directed Lord Justin and the servants to remove Orlando’s shirt and place him on his stomach so she could get a good look at his back. Just as she suspected, some of the welts were oozing fluid and pus.

“Infection,” she murmured. “What a surprise.”

She would have to lance, clean, and close the contaminated wounds. She wondered how much of his body was covered with welts. Two weeks ago she would have simply looked for herself and no one would have cared. Things were different now.

“If you wouldn’t mind,” she said to Lord Justin. She explained what to look for and then turned away.

“There’s one infected welt on his upper left thigh,” Lord Justin said.

She had her kinsman turn the colonel on his back to make it easier to insert the catheter into his wrist. As they were preparing, Orlando opened his eyes and blinked, trying to focus.

Having taped the catheter in place, Helen stopped and smiled. She moistened a cloth and used it to wipe the sweat from his face and neck.

“Welcome back, Jackson.” She spoke as if she were addressing Lillie or some other young child.

“What happened?”

She poured the water into a glass and offered it to him, placing her arm behind his head to hold it upright so that he could drink more easily.

“You died, Colonel,” she replied. “But you cannot get away from me that easily. Face it, you’re stuck with me: the medical officer from hell. Which, come to think of it, is somewhere I almost got to visit earlier this week.”

Helen put the glass back on the table after he had consumed the entire contents. Orlando tried to sit up. “I’m on duty, Lieutenant.”

She put her hands on top of his shoulders, pressed him back down onto the bed. “We’ve already had this argument, Colonel. You lost.”

He gave her another warning look. He was close to putting her on report, again. “Do I have to remind you that I outrank you, Lieutenant?”

“That’s not much of an accomplishment, Colonel. Everybody and his dog outranks me.”

Damn your impudence, woman.

Lord Justin could not help smiling. He was in a chair on the other side of the bed, his long legs stretched in front of him.

Helen retrieved a fluid bag and hung it on the stand she had set up. “And may I remind you, Colonel? Any medical officer may remove any officer of any rank from active duty, if, in that medical officer’s professional opinion, the aforesaid officer is unfit or too ill.”

He scowled, pretending, as usual, that he was angry with her. All he really wanted to do, even in this miserably afflicted condition, was take her in his arms and kiss her.

“I know you may find it hard to believe, Colonel, but I have read every volume of the military code of conduct, and all the officer regulations handbooks.”

“Indeed, Lieutenant, very hard to believe.”

She searched in the box of medical supplies for a syringe and an anesthetic. “I just tend to ignore the really stupid rules, which leaves out ninety-five percent of everything written.”

“A soldier simply cannot pick and choose which rules to obey, Lieutenant, and which to ignore.”

“How boringly consistent, Colonel.”

She filled the syringe with the anesthetic. She did not want to risk putting him under; he might not wake up from it. She would have to numb the areas around the infected welts in order to work on them.

He saw the needle. “What are you doing, Lieutenant?”

“Taking full advantage of the situation, Colonel. After all, not every lowly lieutenant gets to stick it to her CO.”

Lord Justin guffawed. Orlando did not trust himself to speak.

Helen decided to go for the shoulder wounds first, until the slow-acting sedative that she had mixed in with the solution had a chance to take effect. After Orlando turned on his stomach and they arranged the drip stand, Helen studied the locations of the infected welts in order to know where to inject the anesthetic. She inserted the needle so skillfully he did not feel it. 

The wounds were essentially untended; she opened and cleaned most of them, even some of the uninfected ones that looked especially deep. She used the sealer she found in the medical bag to close them to minimize scarring.

She worked from the top of his back to the welt on his thigh. By the time she was finished, the sedative had put her patient to sleep. Lord Justin placed the colonel on his back, removing the rest of his outer clothing, dressing him in a nightshirt.

Before leaving, Helen sat next to the bed for a few minutes, holding Orlando’s hand in hers, feeling the anger and gratitude she had held in check in order to treat him. She was incensed over his unnecessary suffering and thankful he had refused to reveal anything.

She kissed his forehead. “Get better soon, Jackson. I don’t know who I’m going to torment until you do.”

Feng Shui Tips for Luck All Year Long

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Tip 1

Ellen Whitehurst

Seed your day by getting lucky first thing in the morning!  Even if you’re traditionally not a morning person, there are some things that anyone can do to start the day off from a place of anticipation, expectation, gratitude, and joy.

The very first thing you see the very first time you open your eyes in the morning will influence and impact, not only that particular day, but potentially your entire life. If the first thing you spy opening your eyes is a desk full or unfinished business or exercise equipment (a ‘no – no’ in the bedroom anyway!) with the dry cleaning hanging on it or an open bottle of Vick’s NyQuil from the cold you had a week ago, well, imagine how these images impact your experience.

On the other hand, imagine a clean and clutter free sleeping space with a beautiful comforter keeping you cozy and warm and some images or artwork of beauty, and possibly even some soft music playing in the background. You might feel fully present as you express,“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

Tip 2

Beginning your day in a state of present of gratitude also begins your day with grace. And don’t forget that ages-old legend and lore says that if you get out of bed by climbing over the foot of it, you’ll have outstanding luck all the day long.

Tip 3

Recent scientific research done on the difference between lucky and unlucky people shows that lucky people’s expectations, their dreams, goals, hopes and ambitions often become a reality because of one fundamental difference in how lucky people think.

Simply put, lucky people have positive expectations that motivate them to take control of their lives. They will actually attempt to achieve whatever they want from life no matter the likelihood of being successful. This internal motivation prompts lucky people to persist even in the face of challenge, obstacle, or adversity.

Lucky people define at least five goals for themselves on a regular basis by writing them down and looking at them often. And, then, they take at least one proactive step each day towards reaching those same goals. They reach out or join in or even simply do a positive meditative visualization of what they will feel when their goal is reached. Lucky people expect success and so they often achieve it.

Tip 4

Lucky people follow their instincts, intuition and plain old gut hunches much, much more than those who consider themselves to be unlucky. The lucky bunch do different things in order to enhance their intuition and hone their instincts such as investing time and energy in some formal form of meditation, or simply sitting quietly and clearing their mind and focusing on the first thoughts that come to that same place after asking an appropriate question.

Creating a sense of stillness in order to get in touch with intuitive inspiration is a hallmark of lucky people and can add immeasurably to a state of clarity and calm as well.  Go ahead, ask any harried mom how lucky they she is when she finds personal peace and some clarity and calm.  See?  Lucky!

These tips apply to anyone (even you) at any time and in any place. Exercised with regularity and belief, these tips can help you or anyone to create a luckier life filled with health, happiness, love, and prosperity.


These tips are courtesy of Ellen Whitehurst, Ellen is a better living expert and the author of the bestselling Make This Your Lucky Day (Ballantine). She is among the premier U.S. experts in Feng Shui and other empowering modalities such as holistic medicine, aromatherapy, and astrology. Ellen pens a daily inspirational tip for  and is an ultimate health and wellness expert contributing to

Herbal alternative to costly cancer treatments

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

If cancer isn’t a death sentence, it’s nonetheless lethal to the pocketbook.

Radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, or some combination of the three set patients back tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. Healthcare insurance typically pays 80 percent of the total costs after patients shell out a deductible that can be as high as $10,000.

From Natural Health Dossier then, is a recipe for an herbal tea that was developed by a Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, starting in the 1920s.

In 1922, Caisse noticed scarring on the breast of an elderly woman she was attending. The woman told her it was due to the breast cancer she’d been diagnosed with 30 years earlier.

The woman could not afford treatment but met a Native American medicine man who gave her a tea comprising eight herbs. The woman’s cancer went into remission for over 30 years.

Caisse studied the list of herbs in the tea. Months later she was chatting with a retired doctor who remarked that if people used sheep sorrel, there would be a lot less cancer in the world. She noticed that same herb was on the Native American healer’s list.

Caisse first tried the herb combination on her aunt and her mother. The former lived 21 years cancer free after being diagnosed with stomach cancer and given just six months to live. The latter lived 18 years after being diagnosed with inoperable cancer with weeks to live.

Caise opened a cancer clinic and treated thousands of cancer patients for free until 1938, when Canadian authorities compelled her to shut down the Bracebridge Cancer Clinic.

She then became a partner with Dr. Charles Brusch. They treated patients with the same eight-herb tea. Brusch even used it in his own fight against cancer.

Caisse eventually pared the Native American’s formula to four herbs: burdock root, Indian rhubarb root, sheep sorrel, and slippery elm. She named it Essiac, which is Caisse spelled backwards.

Two recent studies have shown that Essiac does combat cancer effectively. One in 2004 showed that Essiac inhibits tumor cell growth – and enhances immune response. The other in 2006 provided more evidence by showing that Essiac increases cytotoxicity towards prostate cancer cells and has huge antioxidant properties.

The tea formula:

  • 6.5 cups of burdock root
  • 1 lb. of sheep sorrel, powdered
  • 0.25 lb. of slippery elm bark, powdered
  • 1 oz. of Turkish rhubarb root, powdered

Mix the ingredients and store in a glass jar in a dark cupboard.

Use 1 oz. of herb mixture per 32 ozs. of water. Boil rapidly for 10 minutes (covered). Turn off heat and leave overnight (covered).

In the morning, heat until steaming hot and let settle for three minutes. Strain through a fine strainer into hot sterilized bottles and let cool. Store in a dark, cool cupboard.

Tea must be refrigerated after opening.

Those who do not have healthcare insurance, or do have it and don’t care for toxic Western treatments with delibitating side effects including secondary cancers, have nothing to lose by trying Essiac.

We all deserve the right to choose when our health and lives are on the line.

Life Before Birth

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

The Healing Circle coauthor Candace (C.L.) Talmadge talked about”before birth phenomena” with Paul and Ben Eno, the father-son hosts of the Behind the Paranormal radio show.

The show aired live on July 19 on WOON 1240 AM in Southeastern New England and at at This is the link to the podcast.

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