The Hit List - You can always help

The last few weeks have been filled with terrible news: the senseless murder in Charlottesville, devastation of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, floods in Bangladesh, and so on and so on.

Some days, it seems like there is no good news to be found. It’s enough to make you want to bury your head in the sand or lose yourself in countless reruns of the Game of Thrones finale (my favorite method of escapism).

Believe me, I have those days more often than I’d like to admit. There are times when I feel downright helpless to fix the state of the world. But rather than turn away, I try my best to look for ways that I can help.

I can donate my time or money. Or I can spread awareness by sharing information as it comes. When I’m feeling especially powerless, I can light candles, meditate, and pray.

Every single effort counts.

Know that.

Even if you cannot be there, even if you’re not directly impacted, you are connected in some small way. Which means even the tiniest effort on your part might help.

If you’re wondering how you can help the good people of Texas, a donation, even a small one, can make a difference at this time.

This post has a list of organizations that need your help: How to help the Hurricane Harvey victims.

You may also want to consider picking items from the Texas Diaper Bank’s Amazon wish list (it’s an easy way to provide much-needed goods!).

If you’re in the area, you can donate blood at The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center or Carter Blood Care.

Vulnerable animals also need your help. Give to the Houston SPCA  or call the animal emergency response hotline: 713-861-3010.

Charity Navigator also has a list of legit organizations to check out (always check with them if you think some charity feels scammy).

The Independent has a list of ways you can help out people of Bangladesh.

If you’re bothered by what’s happened in Charlottesville, consider donating to civil rights organizations such as the NAACP or Southern Poverty Law Center. Huffington Post has a list of other ways you can help out.

Remember: we are stronger when we stand together, in whatever capacity we can. You are not helpless – you can be helpful and powerful. Speak up, donate, share, educate, reach out, pray, and love, love, love.

Kindness first, kindness last.

Other stuff:

A stunning post from Jen Louden: When you feel helpless and overwhelmed by the world.

Here’s a new audio journey from Joanna DeVoe you might want to check out: Queen – A five week audio journey to reclaim your personal sovereignty.

People magazine gets a reading from the one and only Angie Banicki (I interviewed her a while back – she’s terrific!).

Novelist Daisy Waugh weighs in on the tao of tarot.

Compelling read: How Trump’s Opioid Crisis Approach Betrays Women.

Bout time: ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Starring Mahershala Ali Is Officially A Go.

Here’s some great advice from Debra Smouse on how to get more sleep.

Fan of tarot history? Check this out: Vanderbilt’s Latest Treasure: Playing Cards And Gaming Memorabilia Dating Back To The Renaissance.

Check this out from For Puck’s Sake: Westeros Deities, Astrology & Tarot.

My friend Tanya Geisler‘s new podcast is LIVE! Check out our episode here:

Doreen Virtue quit tarot. Hilary Parry and Lisa Eddy both wrote about it.

Want to feel happier? Spend your money on time, not stuff.

Uh this is kind of terrifying: the facekini.

Entertaining a crowd? These two recipes will wow ’em every time…and couldn’t be easier.

The 10 best Game of Thrones sex scenes, ranked in order of hottest.

What to look for when buying a self help book.

Interesting: American Pop Music Is a Story of Race, Sex, and Power.

I’m stoked to teach this online class with Andrew McGregor and Camelia Elias: Sex, Death and Destruction with Tarot.

If you’re in the Wisconsin area, be sure to sign up for this live workshop on Intuitive Tarot Reading. It’s the last live one I’m teaching in my hood this year.

Bust writes about tech’s dirty little secret: sexual harassment.

In other words – don’t piss me off: Ranking The Zodiac Signs By How Likely They Are To Snap And Kill You.

Vanity Fair has a photo series on the women who changed Hollywood.

Sharing this again: It’s in the cards – Sanctuary Three talks to Catland Books, Naha Armády, and yours truly about the indie tarot renaissance.

Wanna learn tarot? Little Red Tarot has this cool course just for you: A Card a Day.  (Psst…it’s on sale now.)

I just got a gorgeous ring from Emmett Silver Works. Super high quality – get a piece for yourself!

Red velvet stuffed croissants. You’re welcome.

I love posts on packing for trips. I travel so heavy and dream of galavanting this lightly.

Looking forward to this new goodness from Byron Katie: A Mind at Home with Itself: How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around.

A borderless Smith-Waite Tarot Deck for those of you who bitch about the borders.

Looks delicious: The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine.

Oh yum: Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm: Recipes from Land and Sea.

The mass-produced Fountain Tarot is coming soon, yo.

Soon I’m heading to Colorado!  Join me at these mighty fine locations – the last stops on The Tarot Coloring Book tour:

October 12th 2017 at 7:30PM: Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colorado. Join me for a short discussion on tarot + book signing!  Books will be available for purchase.

October 13th 2017 6PM: Trunk Nouveau, Denver, Colorado. Join me for tricks ‘n treats ‘n a short talk on tarot + book signing!  Books will be available for purchase.


What I’m Grateful For:

Feeling connected

Pretty rings

Project Runway

Sweater weather

And end in sight



Soundtrack for 9/2/17:

September by Earth, Wind & Fire



images from stock photography and personal collection

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2017

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