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Eating a Frog

Many years ago, when I was still working as a Librarian, someone had pasted a funny bookmark on their locker. It showed a photo of a frog and said: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse can happen to you all day.” I loved that bookmark! I thought about it a lot. I bought a treadmill and told the guy I planned to use it first thing in the morning.  “After all,” I said, “Exercise is like eating a frog, do it first thing in the morning and nothing worse can happen to you all day. “ I have been thinking about that saying a lot lately. I looked it up on the ‘Net and found that a lot of other people have realized, like me, that this quote (originally said by Mark Twain) is about prioritizing.


My birthday has just passed and I have always felt—and seen in the cards as I read people—that birthdays seem to be beginning of a new cycle of our lives. Even if it isn’t a big “zero” year, it is still a moment of new beginning. It is a better time to make new resolutions instead of January 1st. So I have been thinking about eating frogs.

The Frog is the most important task you do that day.

You do it first—no matter how unpleasant–and get it out of the way. Right now I am trying to e-mail old clients and ask for reviews. Not my favorite thing to do but I am breaking it down: do 5 a day, I tell myself, and then STOP. I am eating that frog: doing it first thing in the morning. I remind myself that once that is done, nothing worse can happen to me all day.

That was not my ONLY birthday resolution. I am getting up and eating those frogs too. I have resolved to post to my Facebook page more and tweet more and blog more—something my webmaster has been on my case for a YEAR or more to do! I am doing Morning Pages—a blog entry in itself.  And the frog is not going down happy but it IS going down.

So tell me: what are YOUR Frogs? What do YOU have to do (when you can or when you have time) but can’t get around to?

Adventures in Tarot Cards: 8 of cups

“Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges– Something lost beyond the ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go!” –Rudyard Kipling “The Explorer” 8 of Cups has always been a favorite card of mine. It usually (we will use the Rider-Waite as an example here) shows a person walking away from… Continue Reading

Card of the day: High Priestess

The High Priestess traditionally is the guardian of secrets. She is a teacher rather than a doer.  But if you listen, you can learn much information you can use.   Followers of the I Ching may know the High Priestess as Yin (passive) to the Magicians Yang (active.) But she is not completely unmoving. Nor… Continue Reading

Magicians vs Tarot cards

I can rarely enjoy a magic show anymore. I worked for a short time in the office of a wonderful mentalist and good friend (as well as a greatly respected mentor who helped me break into the psychic entertainment business.)  Once he twirled the stem on a pocket watch, handed it to me then guessed… Continue Reading

Picking a Tarot Deck

How do you pick a deck to use? There are hundreds even thousands of published and unpublished decks to choose from. Some people like to create their OWN tarot decks. Some decks have pictures on the Minor Arcana. some (referred to as Marseille decks) don’t. The best way to pick a deck for you is… Continue Reading

What are tarot cards?

I am sure you have seen Tarot cards and wondered about them. Maybe you have even had a reading before. I am starting a new series here of short pieces about tarot. I hope you enjoy them. For this first piece, lets talk about what Tarot is and what it is not. It is 78… Continue Reading