The Hit List – My hood

by Theresa Reed on July 30, 2016

The Hit List - My Hood - 24 hour bike race Riverwest Milwaukee

This weekend, the streets in my hood are filled with bikes.  It’s the Riverwest 24 hour bike race, an annual event that feels less like a bike race and more like a huge block party.  Music, food, kids, and local bicyclists all jamming together.  It’s infectious, it’s fun + a bit crazy. Although I don’t participate directly, I sure enjoy the energy it brings.

Milwaukee is a great place to live. Those of us who are long time residents know all the best spots, hidden gems, and cool events (like the bike race!).  We’re in the know.

I like to say that I’m a great ambassador for my city.  When peeps come to visit, they get the whirlwind tour – and always leave well-fed.  Here are some of the places I think you need to check out should you ever decide to hang in my mighty fine city:

Milwaukee Public Museum: we have a fantastic museum, with a butterfly exhibit, loads of dinosaurs, and my favorite, The Streets of Old Milwaukee (which has undergone a renovation).

Milwaukee Art Museum: even the building is a work of art! Located on the lake front, our art museum boasts an incredible collection.

The Domes: also known as the Mitchell Park Conservatory, you can’t miss this cool building from the freeway. Inside, you’ll find three different eco-systems: tropical, desert, and floral.  If you love plants, you’re gonna love this.

Milwaukee Zoo: okay, I’ll admit – I’m not a fan of zoos. But our zoo is really nice and this is a good activity for the family.  Kiddos will love Monkey Island and the petting zoo.

Discovery World: an awesome science museum for the kiddos.  (Psst…adults can unleash their inner child here too!)

Bronze Fonz: Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley were both based here in Milwaukee. So it’s only natural that we needed a statue to commemorate the Fonz.  I force visitors to get their pic with the Bronze Fonz.  Heh heh….

Lakefront Brewery Tour: Milwaukee is also known for beer.  While there are many breweries that offer tours, my favorite is the Lakefront Brewery Tour. The hosts are always funny as hell!

Urban Cheese Factory: we’re also known for cheese so check out this cheesemaking tour!

Harley-Davidson Museum: Wisconsin is the birthplace of Harley. If you’re a biker, defo come and see our Harley-Davidson Museum.

Jazz in the Park: every summer, the East Town Association hosts Jazz in the Park, a laid back event with some of the best jazz talent out there (my son is a jazz drummer and can sometimes be found here playing with various bands).

Summerfest: we’re also famous for our festivals – and the biggest one is Summeriest, a huge music fest that attracts big names from all over the world.

Wisconsin State Fair: our annual fair can’t be beat.  Come for the cows, stay for the cream puffs.

Wisconsin Foodie: hosted by my buddy, Kyle Cherek, Wisconsin Foodie is the Emmy-nominated show that gives you the inside scoop on all the things to eat in our state!

Wolf Peach: this is my favorite local haunt.  Glorious charcuterie boards, locally-sourced seasonal food, great service.  I’m heading there tonight! Ha!

Odd Duck: another fave place to eat, this joint is always packed because the food is that good.

Le Reve: fancy French fare.  I adore this place – the bouillabaisse can’t be beat!

Colectivo Coffee: I’m a Starbucks gal but Colectivo is where the locals go for their java.

Fuel Cafe: another fave coffee shop for the locals, this funky place has strong coffee and excellent sandwiches.  (My husband always gets the Buttafuoco.)

Kopps Frozen Custard: frozen custard is big around these parts.  Kopps gives you that old-fashioned service.

The Waxwing: this is one of my favorite places to go for gift shopping.  You’ll always find cool stuff here!

Milwaukee Public Market: local vendors, fresh food, lots of good stuff to eat and buy. You’ll love our excellent public market.  (Psst get a lobster roll at the St. Paul Fish Company.)

Safe House: the one-and-only spy themed bar.

Bryant’s Cocktails: for ice cream cocktails and other hipster delights.

Halo Hair Spa: need to get your hair done while in town? Halo is the place to go. Tell ’em The Tarot Lady sent you (psst…I love Diane + Leroy)!  Halo is located on Brady Street, one of the best streets in the city – lots of good shopping and eating here, peeps.

Visit Milwaukee: for all the other stuff I didn’t cover here.

This is only a small list of all the goodness that my hood has to offer.  So don’t overlook this little city.  Come and see why I love it here so much.

Bronze Fonz

My sister and her hubby forced to visit the Bronze Fonz!  I told you everyone who visits here gets a ride straight to the Bronze Fonz!  Ha ha!  Ayyyyyyy……..

Other stuff:

Facts about Milwaukee.  In case you needed to know more.

This “off grid family” is too much.

Who knew? This Juggalo sang on a Grammy-winning children’s album.

The 20 wildest Iggy Pop moments.

From the Cooper Review: 9 non-threatening leadership strategies for women.

Elizabeth Howe writes about the Sixes in Tarot.

Tarot Seed has 3 Tips for Tarot Beginners that you might want to check out.

Two hot tarot women in one post? Little Fox Tarot interviews Connie Kick from Kickin’ It Tarot.  HELL YEAH to these two!

More tarot goodness: Liz Worth writes an excellent piece on How to be of service as a tarot reader for Little Red Tarot.

Good stuff on The Numinous: relationships as a path to spiritual enlightenment.

Relationship Advice and Tarot – a very thoughtful and helpful post from Coming Out Tarot. A must read!

These women got stood up. But that didn’t stop them from bossing up.

Your weekend is about to get more awesome: 13 champagne cocktail recipes.

Not surprised by this at all: the gender pay gap rises as women climb the corporate ladder.

Read and learn: 5 Reasons Everyone Can Help End Intimate Partner Violence By Learning About Abuse.

Gala Darling asks: what if we viewed working out as a magical practice?

5 shades of why: getting to the truth.  Debra Smouse encourages us to ask why…and go deep.

I love this: 8 bloggers share tales of failure…and what they learned.

Read this if you are anxiously searching for your life purpose.

Relig-ish: Soulful Living in a Spiritual-But-Not-Religious World by Rachelle Mee-Chapman is a book I highly recommend for those of us who are spiritual but don’t quite fit into one religion.  Such a good book!

Got a speech coming up? Get this: Speak for Impact: Write a Speech That’s Your Next Best-Selling Product by Dr. Michelle Mazur.  It WILL help you write a powerful speech.

Annnndddd….the dates for my book tour are coming together!  If you’re in Minneapolis on November 6th, join me for a Tarot for Total Beginners workshop at the Eye of Horus.  This is going to be epic!  (PS I adore the Twin Cities!)

There’s still time to grab tickets for my workshop at The World Domination Summit.  Get tickets for the week (wds.fm/connect) or à la carte (wds.fm/academies).  I’ll be teaching on Monday,  August 15th.  Be sure to sign up for Hack Your World With Tarot under Academies.

I am in love with this little book: One Year Wiser: 365 Illustrated Meditations by Mike Medaglia.

 

What I’m Grateful For:

My hood (I really do love my city)

New iPhone cover + screen protector

A moment of peace

Productivity days

Balanced checkbook

Smoked salmon

 

Soundtrack for 7/30/16:

Milwaukee by Trelly G

Blessings,

Theresa

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2016

 

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Tarot Advice – Guidance in Every Card: The Chariot

by Theresa Reed on July 29, 2016

Tarot Advice - Guidance in Every Card

Tarot isn’t just for divination – it can also be a wonderful tool for guidance.  In this series, we’ll explore the advice options for every card.

With a Tarot deck by your side, you can make clear decisions, deal with challenges confidently, and find alternate routes when necessary.  The result? The best possible guidance for the future you want. 

Join me every Friday for a new installment – and get ready to add some helpful advice + loving support to your Tarot readings.

Tarot Advice - Guidance in Every Card - The Chariot

This week: The Chariot

Take the reins in your hands and move forward with confidence, trusting that you will reach your destination.  The key is to remain focused.  Set your intention and direct your will. Let nothing distract you until the goal has been accomplished.

The Chariot says: take charge!  Assume a position of control.  Lead, don’t follow.

This card can also be suggesting a need for restraint or self control. If you wish to overcome a problem, you may need to apply greater self control.

The Chariot also can advise leaving a situation.  It may be time to move on and chart a different course. Put the past in your rear view mirror – look forward!

Finally, this can also be a reminder to stay the course.  Do not get pulled in too many different directions.  Move on.  Victory is ahead!

The Chariot reversed:

It may be time to admit defeat and hand the controls to someone else. Rather than drive something into the ground, let a better person lead the team to victory.

The Chariot reversed can also say: loosen up your grip. If you are in control-freak mode, chillax.  You don’t have to force things (or people) to bend to your will.  Instead. release the reins and see what happens.

This could also symbolize a need to take a new direction.  If your current path seems blocked, it may not be the right one.  Look at alternate routes.  Seek a detour.  Perhaps the current vehicle is not the right one to take you to where you wish to go.

Feeling stuck? Examine how you’ve gotten to this point.  Reconnect with your willpower and get back on track.  Motion can happen if you are willing to take responsibility for your current predicament.

On a very mundane note, this reversal can also be a reminder to do some maintenance on your vehicle.

Questions to ponder:

Where do you need to take control? Where do you need to let go? What steps will get you to your goal?  When do you get in your own way?

Blessings,

Theresa

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2016

Explore the whole series here: Tarot Advice – Guidance in Every Card.

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