How To Get the Most From Your Psychic Reading

Have you ever been to a psychic, an intuitive or a healer?  Chances are you are a bit of a believer, to be going in the first place.  However, are you being the best client you can be?  Are you getting the most out of the reading that you could be?

Here are some simple steps to help you get the most out of your psychic experience, from a psychic intuitive healer, to you~~

Listen to what is being said!

It sounds simple enough.  You go for a reading, and you listen to the information that is being said.  However, you would not believe how many people don’t want to listen to the information that they are being given.  Remember, that you are the paying client, who has come to the psychic intuitive for a reading~~ you are there to listen.  Even if it isn’t making sense at first, allow yourself to simply absorb it, and think about it.

I can’t count the number of times that someone has told me they have no idea what I’m talking about only to find out later that the Daisy I kept seeing from their grandmother, referred to a relationship their deceased father had prior to their birth, or that the information shared about their job was exactly what happened the next week; or the man of their dreams turned out to be a dud after all.  Your psychic intuitive is not there to hurt or harm you (or they shouldn’t be anyway) and they only want to see what is best for you.

Take Action!

So you go for your reading, and you get the information that gives you clarity or your next best steps.  Now what?  Do you stand still waiting for everything to fall perfectly into place, or do you start taking action steps?

You can go back to the same psychic a hundred times, or you can jump from psychic to psychic, and they will continue to tell you the same thing, until you start to take action in your own life, and allow the changes to start to happen.   Again, a psychic/intuitive only wants to help you, and we do, at times, bang our head against the wall when we see you falling into the same patterns, time and time again.

You can get as much guidance as you want, but if you do nothing with it, your wasting your own time, and ours.  Be good to yourself and take action in the direction that you are wanting to go!

Write or Record!

When you sit down for your reading, grab a notepad and pen, or bring along a recording device (many cellphones have this now).  Take notes, or record, what the psychic is telling you.  It may not make sense now, or you may not remember everything.  Sometimes, I have had people bring a friend, so the friend can take notes while they simply listen. 


Take Responsibility

Along with the Take Action, comes Take Responsibility.  This is your life.  Your psychic is basing your reading off the energy that you have, your Guides, your loved ones, and any information that is coming through. 

The information that is coming forward is based on what is best for you at this time.  At any point, you can take life into your own hands, and use your free will, to choose what you want to do, and your next steps.  Take responsibility in this.   It is your psychic’s job to read you, not to make  Every. Single. Decision. for you.  If you feel things aren’t working, or you’re just damn tired of sticking with the same old, and want a change, than do it!

Your psychic is there to offer guidance… not to give you a ‘how to manual’ on how you should live your life.  You are responsible for what information you take with you and what you do with it.

Stop Comparing!

Just like every mechanic is different, every doctor is different and every teacher is different, every psychic is different.  We all read in our own ways, using our own tools, methods, etc.  Some swear.  Some don’t .  Some read energy, some talk to the dead, some see the future, some see the past.  This doesn’t make any of them right or wrong… they are just using the gifts that they have received, or have worked on developing.

When it comes to choosing your psychic, it is best that you choose one that suits you and your own personal needs.  Every psychic has their own way of doing their readings~~ when you are booking, you can always ask what tools they use, but please, don’t compare them to other psychics…  What works for some, does not work for all~~ and no, we’re not all like Theresa Caputo, ready to share your messages of loved ones crossed over, while you’re out drinking a coffee (remember, that’s t.v!)


Having a reading can be fun, informative, and helpful, when you are willing to listen, and then take action and responsibility for your own life.  A psychic reading is valuable when making tough life decisions, or needing that push to move forward.  Be sure to be open to the information that is coming through for you.


Until next time,



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6 Simple Steps To Self Love

My birthday was last month, and I was surprised with a trip to the spa.  My husband did really good this year, and had planned out a ‘spa day’, complete with a Hawaiian hot stone massage, facial, mani/pedi and a luncheon that he picked out just for me.  It was a wonderful day of relaxation, and rejuvenation.  Being a mom of 7, running a business, being a wife, a friend, a sister… I am the first to tell people to take care of themselves, and one of the last people to actually do it.

It was in the moments of having a mixture of hot stones and cool sea shells rubbed over my back that I started to think of this ‘Self-Love’ thing that I like to talk about so much.

When is the last time you said that you love yourself?

Many equate love with relationships~~ their partner, children, parents, siblings, friends.  Very rarely do we look at ourselves and ask, Do I really love you?  Do I give you enough attention, admiration and adoration?  Do you give yourself compliments?  Or do you just complain about all of the shortcomings that you feel you have?

Our relationship with our Self is the very first relationship that we have.  We are there at the moment of conception, to the very moment we take our last breath.  You are the only one who was there for the first step, the first bike ride, first loose tooth, first kiss, first job, and so on. Only you have known your pain, your self judgments, your relationship ups and downs.  And yet, you are also the first person to turn down that second piece of cake, the great opportunity that fills you with fear, or a potential relationship that you are afraid of.

So I challenge you now, to put yourself first~~ to love yourself for the Being that you are.

In a world where putting yourself first is seen as selfish, or even cocky, I ask you to put yourself at the forefront of your life.  After all, you are the one that has to live it.

Not sure where to start?   Here are 5 simple steps for you to incorporate into your day.


Be aware of yourself.  Know your thoughts, feelings and emotions.  Know where you stand.  By understanding where you are coming from, understanding what you are feeling, you open yourself to truly loving (and forgiving yourself.)  At first, you may have a difficult time understanding the feelings, however, give them a name.  Are you happy?  No?  Excited? No?  Proud?  Yes~ explore that.  Be honest with yourself. 


Make sure you are taking the time every day to take care of yourself.  There are the norms~~ washing, brushing your hair and teeth~~ but there’s also some things that we may not think of~~  going for an energy treatment to let yourself relax, or going for a massage.  Take time for the little things, and let someone else take care of you, if only for an hour.


When you look in the mirror first thing in the morning, rather than taking in the wrinkles, a gray hair, or the sagging skin, find 3 things you love about yourself.  Too hard?  Find 3 things that you think are okay about yourself.  It doesn’t have to be appearances, it can be based on your Soul’s appearance as well.  Start the day off with a compliment, and then focus on that for the day. 

(Would you want to be best friends with someone who constantly put you down?)


Do you really want to watch Janet’s kids this weekend?  Do you really want to help Jimmy out at work?  Or are you doing these things because you feel obligated to, or are wanting appraisal for doing it?  Before saying yes to anything, ask yourself whether it’s something that will bring you joy, or if it will simply be another task to add to your to do list.  By listening to what your heart wants, rather than what your mind tells you you should be doing, you are staying true to your authentic self.


One of the most popular books of last year was The Joy of Tidying Up.  This book has the reader hold their belongings and decide whether or not they are bringing joy or not.  If they are not bringing you joy, you are to throw this out, gift it, donate it, etc.  This has been my motto for years.  If it isn’t working, throw it out.  This is true for relationships, jobs, and stuff.  The more you clear out the energies that are taking you away from your True Self, the closer you can become with your True Self.  Allow yourself to let go.  Holding onto it will only bring you down and give you more reason to not like yourself.


A funny human condition that I learned of a few years ago is how easy it is for us humans to stop doing the things that we love in favor of doing the things we don’t love.  For example, we may love to paint, and yet never make time for it, while we hate doing PTA meetings and constantly sign up for the next one to prove ourselves to someone.   Stop it!  Allow yourself the time and space to do what you love~~ painting, singing, knitting, gardening, working out… whatever it may be that gets you feeling good about yourself and your life. Create. Learn.  Live.


Many of us want to experience love, and the easiest, and best way to start that, it to love yourself.  When you can practice that daily, you have love to give out to the world, and we all know we could use a little more of that.


Until next time,