All I Want To Do Is Have Some Fun

All I Want to do Is Have Some Fun.

Post Corona, Mid Protest and Political Chaos. Where do we look for fun now?

Now that the romance and novelty of the trauma-bonding over Zoom calls and high profile Together Alone fund raisers have cleared, we are collectively confused, annoyed, and perhaps even angry or unemployed. What’s worse-we are just not having very much fun. Not the kind we are used to having anyway, so I guess we are going to have to get creative, if we don’t want our society to collectively turn into a bunch of clean freaks with bad home haircuts who can’t make eye contact any closer than six feet from another human, lest we invite the CV., we all know from every good Fairy-tale, that once you make eye contact, the monsters have gotcha.

So, I think about the things I’ve done all my life, for joy, and entertainment, and for the purpose of simply experiencing life. Not through a screen, or thru a window, or at a distance, but in real time. Throwing caution to the wind, we got drunk in mosh pits, went camping in vague groups and shared cigarrettes and sleeping bags with acquaintences, and we went to sporting events, crushed in giant hugs by the guys at the Stadium on either side of us after a touchdown, or ‘High Fived’ at a minimum. We went to concerts, and casinos, and joined groups of strangers to go rafting and learn to salsa dance. We had celebrations. Weddings, funerals, graduations. Large crowds, all dressed up, no space between us, willing to stand like that on a hot summers day for hours, to congratulate or commiserate with those we love.

Granted, I read, and paint, and make jewelry, which are fairly solitary activities, but even those interests have an end point in exchanges with others. I participate in shows and festivals, I go to see other artists, or meet with friends to talk about the books we’ve read. Posting on Facebook is an empty and shallow substitute for intimacy. I use it for business, and spewing my opinions, as censorship allows. Which it doesn’t. Young people most especially, do not realize that these platforms are private companies. You can say whatever you want, but they don’t have to post it. You can search for whatever you want, and you will be presented with evidence of what that company would like you to know, or the opinion they would like to promote.


Will our children or grandchildren ever know the thrill of being forced to touch the sweaty hand of some weird kid in their class during some bizarre gym class activity, like tag? Are sleepovers, soccer, and gaming parties all but lost to memory for the next generation of tots? I hate to imagine them, each quietly bouncing a ball, alone in their own driveway, like Charles Wallace from A Wrinkle in Time. Will they still question the truth, or blindly accept the path of least resistance, the newest pop star, and Google said so? Will the words, “go outside and play with your friends” draw a questioning and horrified stare? (Alexa, please translate that phrase).


What about us adults? How am I supposed to get a date when there are only ten people allowed at a cafe at a time? And, I guess I can just forget about Meet ups, Happy Hour, neighborhood BBQ, and getting fixed up with your co workers brothers’ best friend. Well, I guess there is always

online apps, or political gatherings, but speaking for myself, I’m about sick and tired of watching people argue, and do stuff on tiny screens.

It’s not fun anymore. It wasn’t all that fun to begin with, living online. I mean, I’ll be glad when I can actually go to a real tai chi class. Following along with some chirpy stranger, alone in my garage is somehow not a spiritual experience, aside from the fact that the neighbors are watching.

I also belong to a social group, and to rat myself out, I have been a wretched and absent member at the Zoom groups. It’s better than nothing, for sure, but there is a power in relationships, there is power in a physical group of like minded individuals, unedited, in person, and not being recorded. Zoom is like watching TV, and since I mostly don’t watch TV., it seems very impersonal, and doesn’t hold my interest. You can go ‘off screen’ and no one knows if you are making a sandwich or using the toilet during the meeting, and no one is going to ask, because that would be rude.

In these last few months I have seen more adults spending time with their children outside, more couples taking walks in the evening, and more businesses realizing that they can save a lot of overhead by just letting a certain percentage of employees continue to work from home.

I have also seen an increase in drug and alcohol dependence, overeating, mental health issues, and xenophobic co dependent relationships. Social tipping points are at an all time high, with issues that truly need to be addressed, but that’s not fun either.

Shopping online was fun for a minute. Until I realized I had nowhere to go, no one to impress, and my money might well be better spent on dirt and soap making supplies. Besides, now we are all aware that the World could go to Hell in a hatbasket at any moment, and I might wish I had bought dried beans, and multi skin toned band-aids instead of leggings.

It was fun to try to figure out what the hell is actually going on, until I got obsessive about it, and I still don’t know what the truth is, and possibly never never will. Alrighty then, not fun. But it was fun to change channels and hear totally different opinions, as well as conflicting science and medical opinions.

I must admit, it is fun to be in Missouri right now. It’s fun to be alive, and witness the events at hand, of which, I believe, are most like the circus has just pulled into town, and hasn’t even begun to unload. I had planned to have a seat a little higher up, but this will have to do for now. (In case you are wondering, I’m sitting on the ground, in the middle, holding the sign).

So, have fun. Be alive. Stay alive. Don’t be a dumb ass about it, use caution and respect, but also use your head. Use your talents and skills, or develop some new ones. Find ways to connect with people, and stay in contact with them. Make your physical and mental health a priority. Question everything that doesn’t feel right. (sorry, but that’s kind of everything).

Yeah, have fun.!

Crystal of the day: Blue Kyanite. Encourages compassion and communication, establishes bonds. It is a self-clearing crystal, and therefore does not retain negative frequencies, just passes them right through.

Available on the Empath Protection Designs, bracelets or necklaces.

Why is Activated Charcoal suddenly so popular?

Charcoal is not a dirty word. In nature, we all know what it is-burned wood, right? Why is that substance now to be found in everything from face masks to pet products?

charcoal in it's natural state

Devils Advocate (common sense)

Beyond the hype, and the maddening sales pitches, charcoal does appear to have many benefits, as a valid natural remedy for many minor conditions. It is incredibly hard to prove or disprove these findings without using some of these  suggestions for yourself. While I was trying to read clinical trials, (of which there are hundreds! ) I came across some very well marketed campaigns both for, and against, the effectiveness of charcoal. One prominent “de bunker” with a sciency name cited the failed results of one particular test in which the charcoal did not rid the body of  certain substances. I looked up the study, and it was only partially reporting, based on their bias, and did not disclose the entire success rate. Although charcoal can be both positively or negatively charged, most commonly, when ingested, it is negatively charged, this will attract elements that are positively charged, and scurry them toward the removal end of the body processes. The word “toxic” can apply to just about anything you can stick in your mouth, so a black and  white evaluation has lots of room to play with bias.  

Top Ten uses for activated charcoal

  • Poison control and emergency detox
  • water purification
  • liver cleanse
  • exposure to hazardous material
  • whitens teeth 
  • aids in wound healing
  • controls diarrhea
  • controls internal parasites
  • aids healing of skin irritations and infections
  • natural skin care

How it Works

“Activated charcoal” is similar to common charcoal, but they are not interchangeable. Manufacturers make activated charcoal by heating common charcoal, typically made from hard wood or coconut shells, in the presence of a gas. This process causes the charcoal to develop lots of surface  space. Toxins are adsorbed and eliminated from the system. This is different from acting like a sponge. What it means is that positively charged particles, (positive, in this instance meaning the opposite) are attracted and adhere to the charcoal molecules. Much like a magnet sweeping an area for iron bits.

It does not suck away your anti oxidants or vitamins, as I’ve seen posted out there. It has a specific function. Find toxins. 

Activated charcoal is commonly taken by mouth to treat poisonings. It is also used for intestinal gas, loose bowels, high cholesterol, drug or alcohol over consumption, upset stomach, periodic system detox, and bile flow problems 

Activated charcoal is applied to the skin as part of bandages for helping heal wounds., and can be used in emergency situations when no antibiotics are available. 

These are a few of the forms available. Always check for purity and company reputability when selecting products.

As I always suggest, do your own research. I will provide some helpful links.


Easily the most versatile and least expensive forms of charcoal is a simple, pure powder.  Powders can be ingested in small amounts, mixed with other herbs to create salves or poultices, added to existing beauty products, or used in making your own products or DIY cures.


Capsules are an easy and exacting means of ingesting activated charcoal, or for transporting, storing, ease of use, and lack of mess.  You can use it the same way as a powder, but you won’t the bang for your buck if you want to take them all apart and make a face mask. Mostly used for internal health purposes. Little guesswork involved.  Read the directions.   make adjustments as needed

lotions and creams

There are many lotions and creams for health, first aid, and beauty products already on the market, or you may choose to create your own versions using the raw materials. Generally used in skincare or for first aid, these can’t really be abused, and need not be carefully monitored, as I know of no risks to topical application.


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My magic mud I am a big fan of charcoal toothpaste, I’ve used it for years, and I have a bright smile with no issues. 

charcoal face mask.

Elite Noble Shungite, The Ultimate Survivor Stone

Welcome to the wonderful world of shungite! What it is, what it does, and why in the world would any rational person need a pocket full of shiny black rocks found half way around the world, when there are rocks of every kind and color, all over the ground, laying there just for the taking? 

Allow me to elaborate, and ask you to set aside your insta-flinch response to all things of possible “WU” nature. Seriously, this is Science! 


 The first time I heard of shungite was in an article called, “shungite, not for sissies”.  Not being a sissie, I read on, and was inspired to learn more. 

 What I have  found to be true and provable, in my experience, is that if you are at all interested in having a survival advantage, get a couple of these rocks while you can. Shungite rocks contain one of the oldest noncrystal carbon forms. They only come from the village of Shunga, off the Karelian shore of the Lake Onega (Russia)  The carbon in shungite rocks penetrates in nearly all rocks of that region. Shungite rocks are divided into five types based on the carbon percentage, with the most valuable and desirable being the elite noble type, constituting only 2% of the available shungite on the planet, and the only type suitable for treating water. 

Shungite is over 2 billion years old, and it’s origins are debatable. I believe it is meteoric, as it is only found on one place on the planet,  but there are several other plausible origin theories.

Elite Noble shungite is classified as a crystal due to it’s unique atomic structure, called a fullerine.  Shaped like a geometric bucky ball, this design has been a subject of great scientific interest in the last decade due to so many potential medical benefits.  It is an extremely lightweight, but incredibly hard, very shiny stone with variable scalloped ridges, a dense carbon composition, and a bipolar conductivity. (yes, you can test that). 

  As you move away from the main source, the most common type of available shungite is about 30% pure, and still excellent for health, and a list of benefits so long I will barely touch on it here, just don’t ingest it, as it has traveled out from the source and may have picked up any number of elements. Some new companies have claimed that they can transform or filter elements to create pure, ingestable medical grade shungite, and I don’t dispute that, but I personally have not tested it, to date.


Ancient cultures revered it, and called it the Stone of Life. Knowing instinctively to apply it to wounds, and add it to questionable water sources. The army of Alexander the Great credits their low mortality and success with instructing all soldiers to carry the stone in their pockets to ward off illness and infection. Historic rooms still remain in Russia and the Czech Republic, with shungite inlaid walls, where they would send a person to detox, or cure PTSD. Shungite is extremely self leveling, and seems to adjust to the carriers needs.   

If you place three of the stones, (or more) together in water, they create an atomic spin that destabilizes pathogens. Although it is pure carbon, it’s action is not one of absorption, so these stones merely need set our in the sun periodically to re charge. They also require an oxygen exchange, so do not seal up with lids or airtight containers. 

NOTE: DO NOT PUT ELITE SHUNGITE STONES AND WATER IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS. The shungite will attempt to de stabilize the offensive material, and you will end up drinking the by product. 

Shungite is well known for suppressing the effects of exposure to EMF and EMP exposure, improving cell function, skin conditions, speeding recovery from illness and injury, and warding off illness altogether. It balances all chakra centers in the energetic system, and is used in cosmetics, electronic protection devices, soaps, pyramids, jewelry, water purification systems, orgonite, and medical research. 

The picture with the plants are from my own seedling experiments, which I repeated several times before recommending that anyone drink the rock water. The seed that was watered with the shungite infused H2O, consistently outgrew the tap water (duh), and the filtered zero life water.

I  personally use shungite powder mixed with tourmaline in all of my phone tabs, orgonite and soap creations at Naked Fairy Apothecary, and it is one of two stones I wear everyday, all the time. (moldavite is the other).

I will list trusted providers of elite noble shungite below. It’s a tough one for fraudsters to create, but easy enough to sell a very low grade polished up to resemble a higher grade. My suggestion is to get it from one of the verified dealers from the area in which it originates.  (I make no money from this suggestion, by the way). I do sell orgonite jewelry, phone tabs, and shungite beaded pieces, but because it is rather in short supply, I don’t make a ton of it unless I’m asked. 

So, don’t be a sissy, go get some shungite. Put it in your bag, put it in your pockets, do your own research and experiments, and don’t lose it. You might need it.

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