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FROM DR. STANDLEY
MAY 2007

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The Five Languages of Love

AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

Today [Thursday] I will be unavailable from 12:30 PM EDT through the rest of the day. Now that I am in My Birthday Week, my daughter Karmen and I will be picking up my grandson Big Tree from school and we will celebrate My Birthday Lunch together. I know, my birthday is not until this Saturday, June 2nd but I milk it for everything I can. Then Karmen and I will take Big Tree home to Larry (my son-in-law) and then Karmen and I will spend the rest of the day and evening together having an old-fashioned mom-daughter pajama party. You know the kind -- mud masks, manicures, pedicures, non-stop movies late into the night, pizza and ice cold frosty special beverages made in a blender. (winky wink) Since Karmen is married with a four-year old, in Nursing School and works full time we rarely have alone time together anymore; therefore, our Language of Love is Quality of Time. But then again, our Language of Love has always been Quality of Time.

Have you ever read the book, The Five Languages of Love by Gary Chapman? I haven't read the book but I do know about The Five Languages of Love. My friend "H" (Henrietta) introduced me to The Five Languages of Love years ago. The Five Languages of Love are 1) Words of Affirmation . . 2) Quality of Time . . 3) Receiving Gifts . . 4) Acts of Service and . . 5) Physical Touch. Rather that explain The Five Languages of Love in detail, just click this link and it will take you directly to Dr. Gary Chapman's website. On his home page all five languages of Love are written in detail.

You may find that you possess a bit of all five languages; all the same you will find that you have one main Language of Love. You may also find that you have a Language of Love with one person that might be a different Language of Love with another person. I used to be a 1) Words of Affirmation person because when I was younger I had to be told how wonderful I was and I needed EVERYONE'S approval. Now, I Love being me and my Language of Love has changed, although I have to say, ingratitude will definitely set me off.

  • With Karmen my Language of Love is 2) Quality of Time. Karmen knows that I just want time with her. She does not have to stress over a Mother's Day, Birthday and Christmas gift because I would rather have time alone with her and she makes a point to give me 2) Quality of Time and will set aside a huge block of time for me. When I give back to Karmen, it is 4) Acts of Service because she is an Acts of Service person. I give her what she wants and needs and she gives me what I want and need.
  • With the majority of my friends our dual Language of Love is 2) Quality of Time. With Tina and Pat our dual Language of Love is 4) Acts of Service.
  • With my mom our dual Language of Love is 3) Receiving Gifts and 2) Quality of Time. Mom enjoys receiving gifts (more than you could ever know). Since she enjoys receiving gifts, she also enjoys giving gifts so she will bead me Indian jewelry, make me moccasins or give me religious and spiritual gifts. I am quite happy with 2) Quality of Time but I also like receiving gifts from her because I am partial to hand-made gifts rather than store bought gifts.
  • I cannot tell you how important it is to identify your own Language of Love in romantic relationships and have your partner express what their Language of Love is to you. A couple does not have to have the same Language of Love but what you do have to have is the understanding of what each other's Language of Love is, so that you will know each other's needs, and how to respond to them.

    And what is my Language of Love in romantic relationships -- Hey! Is nothing sacred anymore?!?! (winky wink)

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Relationships and Your Natal Chart. Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    RELATIONSHIPS AND YOUR NATAL CHART

    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    Okay everyone, get out your Natal Chart and let's find your perfect relationship. If you have a Natal Chart that I wrote for you, then it is loaded with goodies that describe your perfect contractual relationship. I'll make this short, sweet and to the point.

    LADIES -- Read about your Sun, Mars and 7th house cusp. In every Natal Chart that I write there is a section called, "The Houses" and it describes what sign sits on your 7th house cusp. The Sun represents who will be reflected back to you. Mars represents the male aspect in your chart. The 7th house cusp rules contractual relationships, business partnerships and marriages in your Natal Chart.

    ME AS AN EXAMPLE -- My Sun is in Gemini, my Mars is in Leo and my 7th house cusp is in Capricorn. So the perfect man for me will be fun, playful, a bit of a goofball and child-like reflecting back to me my Sun in Gemini. In other words, he's young at heart, still acts like a little boy and is a lot like me. Because of my Mars in Leo, he will be a leader among his peers, he will be confident, a bit bossy, probably arrogant and since I am more mature now and so is he, then he will have already tamed that enormous ego of his. And because of my 7th house cusp in Capricorn he will probably have his own business or he will be the Head-Honcho or Grand Poo-bah of a Company. Capricorn is the worker-bee of the zodiac, so I would be more attracted to a successful workaholic, much like myself. If he is not a hard-worker, I probably would not even give him a double-take otherwise we would not even understand each other. Now he does not have to be a Gemini, Leo or Capricorn to fit me but he will definitely have strong planetary aspects in his chart that fit me. Now see how easy that is?

    MEN -- Read about your Moon, Venus and 7th house cusp. In every Natal Chart that I write there is a section called, "The Houses" and it describes what sign sits on your 7th house cusp. Venus represents the female aspect in your chart and the Moon represents emotions. The 7th house cusp rules contractual relationships, business partnerships and marriages.

    THE MAN (YOU) AS AN EXAMPLE -- Since the Moon represents the emotions your Moon will describe the emotions of the woman you are naturally attracted to. Many couples cannot relate emotionally and this is why. The perfect relationship is a woman who you understand her emotions and you can handle them and she "gets" you emotionally. Sorry ladies but that is Truth. If she is overly emotional and you have a practical Moon then there will be problems. You must be able to relate emotionally. Venus represents Love and beauty. Your Venus will describe how you Love and physical attraction. If you have your Venus in Cancer, then she really needs to Love her family because you Love your family. This is because Cancer rules home and family. And she probably cooks great too! And then your 7th house cusp will describe you in a contractual relationship. If you have Libra sitting there, then she needs to be very much like a Libra. Now she does not have to be a Libra, Cancer or the sign of your Moon but she needs to have these qualities.

    WHEN IT COMES TO DATING: Folks, the 5th house is about dating, intimacy and pleasurable activities. These are the people you will go through until Mr. or Miss Wonderful arrives at your door-step. The 5th house is where you kiss a lot of frogs. (winky wink) All of your past relationships will have a theme to them until you sift through them and pull out the qualities that fit your (Sun, Mars and 7th house cusp for women) or that fit your (Moon, Venus and 7th house cusp for men). This is why learning from your past relationships is so crucial. If you are going to spend your days ticked off at an old flame, then you are keeping Mr. or Miss Wonderful at bay. After all, you picked those people. Remember the Good qualities because there will be a theme. If you want to sit year after year on the bad qualities, then go ahead and you will remain alone. Study the planets above in your Natal Chart because I write an extensive amount of information in your Natal Chart with regard to these planets.

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, DPT - Divine Perfect Timing. Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    DPT (DIVINE PERFECT TIMING)

    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    FIRST -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHER SAM! Sam is 45 today, same as me (45). Then I will turn 46 this Saturday (June 2) and be the same age as my sister Ahinawake (46). Then Ahinawake will turn 47 next week and will be the same age as my sister Cis (47). Then Cis turns 48 in July and stays right on the heels of my brother Tom (the dentist) who is already 49. Of course my little brother Jerry never catches any of us because he is 28. So we'll be 28, 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49. It's crazy!

    Thank you for being so patient while I took a couple days off writing daily horoscopes (Sunday and Monday) to be with my friend's Tina and Jeff and their twin daughters. Tina's mother had passed last week and Jeff's father had passed just three weeks ago so I left for the weekend to spend time with them and help care for the girls (Mia and Sophia). Gees Louise those two little girls are double-deliciously cute. Incidentally, your weekly, monthly (Mercury Opportunity) and daily horoscopes are updated. I will be loading the radio broadcasts on www.drstandleylive.com from last Thursday, Friday and Monday later this afternoon.

    It is fascinating how Life really is DPT (Divine Perfect Timing). Interestingly enough, this past weekend the group of friends that I hang out with had our annual first camping trip of the season all planned out but the weather forecast dampened our plans but not our spirits. We all wound up going our separate ways for the weekend and it just worked out in beautiful and effortless DPT.

    When I returned home from Tina and Jeff's I called Julie up the street at 11:30 AM to go grab some lunch at an outdoor cafe'. After we sat there for a couple of hours we mossied on to another outdoor experience. Next thing ya' know, one by one came our other friends as the table grew larger and larger. Hours ticked away and a Good chunk of the gang was back together again at Steve and Cherie's house in the backyard having a barbeque and bonfire until a policeman came and gently told us to keep it down. Dang! That was the second time in a seven-day stretch. The police are really nice when they come by because they know we are just a group of fun and lively adults not really meaning any harm. (Not to mention we know our neighborhood police -- winky wink) Well time just gets away from us and we hadn't realized it was that late. So we shushed ourselves and stayed a couple of more hours.

    The cool thing about DPT is if you are open to allowing the Universe to unfold what is supposed to happen, then everything will be fine. Certainly we were all disappointed when our camping plans were beginning to fall through because we really look forward to that first weekend of floating, canoeing, camping, fishing and cooking on the riverbank with little kids and dogs running around loud and wild. It was going to be my grandson Big Tree's first camping experience. Dang! Oh well, it worked out perfectly for each one of us and it worked out for those who we ended up sharing our weekend with . . in my case with Tina, Jeff and the girls. Each one of us were right where we needed to be as a result of DPT (Divine Perfect Timing). That's why I always say, "If you believe things happen for a reason, then don't freak out when things do happen, for a reason."

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Exercise for Enjoyment. Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    EXERCISE FOR ENJOYMENT

    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    Even though yesterday I had a major 20 minute meltdown, it was a really great day! My new grown-up awareness just made me look at my Life a bit differently, which snapped me out of my 20 minute funk! And then my daughter (Karmen) shows up at my doorstep at the end of my meltdown and has a gift for me. She gave me a Gazelle! Of course not the animal, it's a piece of exercise equipment that is aerobic and resistance training. It's kind of like you are running in the air. ooooh - I was so excited jumping up and down like the Gemini 2nd grader that I am. I couldn't wait to set it up and run my tail off!

    As I have written to you before, I have chondromalacia patella. Basically, it is means chondro/cartilage, malacia/soft, patella/kneecap. So I have soft cartilage of the knees like a kabillion other people. At one time I was an avid runner and running two 10K's a weekend and always six miles a day. I even ran six miles a day up until I was nearly eight months pregnant and then ran on a small trampoline until I had Karmen. My legs have to take me somewhere. They have to move! Since my path of transformation, which led me to riding my bicycle for transportation, it is now something that is a necessity for me. I now see why the bicycle had to show up in my Life and the car had to go. As I was going through my transformation process of being the owner and director of a health clinic to who I am now, I did not think about sitting in front of this computer 36 hours a day. I had not thought about the toll it would take on my body. I am still a fairly active gal but sitting at this computer can have its drawbacks.

    When Karmen appeared at my front door with this Gazelle yesterday, I was out of my mind with excitement. Talk about going from 0 to 100 emotionally. I do not believe that our ailments should stop us from being active. Where there is a will, there is a way. I found a way to relieve my knee pain through the bicycle because it is low impact on the knees. Now, I have the Gazelle too! I've also had a couple of vascular scarey situations with my legs, not to mention it is part of my family history, so again exercise is key to me having a Good quality of Life. I absolutely have to exercise.

    I am firm believer in when you exercise make certain you are doing what you Love. For instance, weight training is a big ol' bore to me. I did that when I was younger and did not enjoy it. I do not enjoy circuit training in a gym and going from one machine to the next. B-o-r-i-n-g! I do not enjoy taking exercise classes with a bunch of people I don't know. Basically I know what I enjoy and what I don't. Folks, the keyword here is ENJOY! I enjoy running or any type of movement that will simulate that fast pace for me. Therefore, biking, roller-blading and rowing work for me. Actually, sometimes the roller-blading can be tough on the knees but it still works for me. Now I have the Gazelle and I just couldn't stop using it last night. I LOVE IT! I must have worked out on it for two hours while watching "Criminal Minds" and something else I can't remember. Boy oh boy my butt sure is sore today. Awesome!

    My point is this - exercise is like anything else in Life. You must find what you Love. If you are not doing what you Love when you exercise, then it will not work for you. Not to mention, you won't continue with it anyway if you don't enjoy it. You must ENJOY IT in order to experience long-standing results. Folks, you know what your health history is and you know what you can do about it. Your health, happiness and livelihood should never ever be put into someone else's hands deliberately or unconsciously. Look at the top of this website in the red area that says the name of this website. Underneath it you will see, "Become Your Own Best Healthcare Provider." That is ultimately what this website is about - spiritually, physically, emotionally, chemically, intuitively, artistically and Lovingly. The majority of our health problems we have brought on ourselves and it is no one's fault but our own. So if you have let yourself go . . then knock it off! The Moon is in Virgo today, which naturally rules the 6th house of health, fitness and hygiene, which means go take better care of yourself.

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, DLGs During A Meltdown. Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    DLG'S DURING A MELTDOWN

    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    This morning I began my day really rotten. I mean rotten! I was so emotionally turned upside down that I just threw myself on the floor and started sobbing. I wasn't crying, I was sobbing. You know those short bursts of hiccups where you are crying uncontrollably. That was me! I was fed-up, sad, high-strung, tired and disappointed all at the same time. You see I am an emotional Cancer Rising and I probably cry every single day over something. My daily tears are short moments that can be anything from happy tears to a sad tear-jerking moment from a news story. I'm just an emotional gal. Even during spiritual conversations I get choked up. The majority of the time my tears are happy.

    Thank God I have a sobering Capricorn Moon! Even though I am an emotional gal, I have a quick recovery time like you would not believe. It's almost laughable because I can stop crying in a heartbeat, get up and go about my business again. This is why the Capricorn Moon is referred to as a sobering moon because it sobers up the individual. Remember in the movie, "Regarding Henry" starring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening? Henry, played by Harrison Ford goes missing for a brief period of time, when he finally shows up at home, Annette Bening who played his wife stood calmly at the door staring at him when Henry says to her, "I know a great place to get blowfish." With that she bursts into a spontaneous huge cry. I remember watching that with a former boyfriend at the movie theater and him looking at me saying, "That's you!"

    As I laid on the floor sobbing and talking outloud to God, I was also very aware of being tuned in to listening to God's advice. Even in an emotionally fed-up, high-strung, whipped and tired frame of mind, I am completely clear that I need to "listen" in order to "hear" my DLG (Download from God). Through the tears and talking I heard the DLG and made a decision right then and there what I was going to do. Dang! This meant I had to grow up! Oh well, I'm nearly 46 years old and I guess it was going to happen sooner or later. About that time I was snapping out of everything my daughter Karmen shows up and sees my swollen eyes and red nose. She says, "Are you okay?" Keep in mind Karmen knows my recovery time and then I just get on with Life. I told her in about a two minute non-dramatic story what had me so emotionally wound up and what my DLG had been. She gave me a few minutes of enlightening daughter to mother advice (notice how it is the opposite of mother to daughter) and the emotional scenario was over, just like that. From the beginning of the rotten experience all the way to the end last all of about 20 minutes. Maybe less. Folks, when I say that I have a quick recovery time, I'm serious.

    As I started typing this Daily Message I wondered what the moral of the story would be and then it just now hit me. Yesterday I received an e-mail from a woman who said, "I am patiently waiting for my DLG this week." I responded with, "You should be open to receiving DLGs every single day. Every minute of your Life." Folks, you do not wait for a DLG as if it is a one time occurrence. Wait? God does not make you wait for an answer if you are listening to Him right now, this very minute. If you are connecting with God every moment of your Life, during the happy times as well as the rotten times, you will receive a DLG right now. All you should have to do is think, listen and receive. Yeah, it really is that easy.

    How many times do you think during the day? A kabillion hundred thousand? Then you should be receiving a kabillion hundred thousand DLGs today! I know when I make an idiotic decision, I either did not consult with God or I just ignored the DLG altogether. Now I was not all that excited about the DLG I received in my fit of emotional melt-down so I can choose to ignore it if I want to travel down the same path again. OR . . . I can do exactly what God told me to do and it will be wonderful from this point forward. Hey, sometimes we don't get what we want, we get what we need. But wait! There is a back door to get what we want. I know that I need to do what the DLG required of me in order to get what I want. This thing that I have to do requires me to grow up. So will I end up getting what I want? Will my goals and intentions be manifested? Oh you betcha' they will because I am acting on the DLG in order to get me to the place that I need to be.

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Be Clear On What You Don't Want. Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    BE CLEAR ON WHAT YOU DON'T WANT

    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    You know the saying, "Focus on what you want because what you focus on e-x-p-a-n-d-s." Certainly, I believe that statement and I also believe in being clear on what you don't want. Sound too negative? Well actually it is more positive than you may think.

    One day as I was developing the Treat Yourself Special Program I received a DLG (Download from God) to put a Homework assignment into the program titled, "Be clear on what you don't want." I happened to be having lunch with a business acquaintance when the DLG came through and I quickly wrote down the DLG on the pad of paper that was right next to my plate. Since I am a Gemini, a writer and the master communicator of the zodiac, I always carry a pad of paper and a couple of pens. ALWAYS! Those who know me or who have experienced an in-person conversation with me have probably seen me sit down, pull out a pad of paper and pen out of my purse and lay it on the table in preparation to quickly write down a thought without interrupting a beat of conversation. I do it everywhere, anywhere and all the time. Even while riding my bicycle I will have a pad of paper in my old-lady-basket or in my back pocket.

    As I wrote down the DLG, my acquaintance asked what I was writing down. I told her that I was writing the statement, "Be clear on what you don't want." She said, "Don't you mean focus on what you want." I said, "No, I just heard - be clear on what you don't want. The message wasn't "focus on what you don't want" . . it was "be clear on what you don't want." It's a Download from God so I won't doubt the message. I trust what He is telling me even if I don't yet understand." Innately I knew this message was for the Treat Yourself Special e-Course, and I was to put a Homework assignment into the workbook that reflected this message. I also knew that I had been sitting there with this acquaintance not really wanting to be there, specifically with her. This woman kept trying to buddy up to me and I kept putting her off until I finally caved-in and agreed to have lunch with her. The whole time I was sitting there I was completely miserable . . and then came the DLG . . "Be clear on what you don't want."

    The reason I did not want to buddy up with her is because I already knew her. I knew how she treated her children. I knew how she talked about people with whom she did business behind their back. I knew how she talked to her mother. I knew how she would tell her friends secrets to other people. I knew there was no way in heaven I would ever confide in this woman. As I sat there contemplating the DLG, "Be clear on what you don't want," she began her next statement with, "(Name withheld here) told me not to tell anyone but . . . " I quickly put up my hand to stop her and said, "Then don't tell me if you are not supposed to tell anyone." She said that she promised a friend of her's that she would not tell anyone this secret but she was going to go ahead and tell me. I said, "Wait a minute! Am I supposed to feel flattered that you are breaking a friend's confidentiality with me?! Further, how is her secret business any of my business." She said, "Fine I won't tell you then." I thought for a second she was going to top off her last sentence with, "So there!"

    As I sat in comfortable silence and she sat in uncomfortable silence I finally said, "You know what? I am clear. I am clear on what I don't want and I don't want to be your friend, I don't want to do business with you anymore and I don't even want to be your acquaintance. You aren't nice to anyone and now what I get to look at through this experience is how am I the same person you are because I do believe that you are a mirror for me. I do believe that I had to come here and not only hear the DLG, I had to experience it first hand in order gain clarity. I am clear that I don't want to be anything like you. Now I get to choose what I will change in me, so that I never look or sound like you again. So . . if you want to leave right now, I am okay with that. I will stay here, finish my lunch and pay the bill. It's my treat because I just learned one HELLUVA lesson today!"

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Taurus and the Finer Things in Life. Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    TAURUS AND THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE

    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    Folks, I encourage you to study yourself astrologically, as well as your children in order to increase your understanding of their spirit. I had a wildly interesting and enlightening weekend with my grandson, Big Tree (Taurus). He spent the entire weekend with me, which is how I like it. We barely get started having fun and then the day is over. As we ran around and did our thing I realized just how Taurus this little rascal really is. I was blown away how this four-year old really does reflect the firm pattern of a Taurus so early in Life. Even though I already knew this, it had not really hit me until this weekend.

    When he stays with me for the weekend one of the first things we do is go to the grocery store to get everything he wants to eat. Taurus' have very expensive tastes because they are naturally drawn to the finer things in Life. A Taurus' will rarely settle for anything less than the best. Actually I can't remember witnessing a Taurus settle for less in all the years I have studied astrology. Call it stubborn if you want . . I call it being CLEAR! Even for dessert they will typically choose Banana's Foster over a simple peeled banana or Cherries Jubilee over a cherry on top of their ice cream. Taurus' definitely have a sweet tooth and are drawn to RICH and tasty desserts. Again, they have taste! After all, Taurus does rule the 2nd house of personal money and possessions.

    So we go to the grocery store and he actually picks out -- shrimp cocktail, crab legs, pork loin ribs, baked potatoes, baby carrots, broccoli and his favorite fruits and juice to make home-made smoothies. That was just food for Saturday! He just Loves my breakfast burrito's and when I reached for the white flour tortilla's, he wanted the fancier package of green spinach torilla's. Folks, if anyone knows a great meal, it is a Taurus! They have TASTE! Remember, Taurus is actually the melodious cow and they are professional masticators. I'm almost embarrassed to say what the grocery bill was for this little bull. A Taurus has no consideration for having less than they want. This little guy certainly taught me something this weekend about reaching out and grabbing what I want out of Life.

    So there we were bird watching with our own binoculars, flying a shimmering kite and picnicing with shrimp cocktails, crab legs and hand-squeezed lemonade. This kid knows how to live! On Sunday we were invited to my friend Liz' grand-daughter's 11th birthday party who is a Taurus as well. I had suggested to Big Tree a couple of things as a gift and he said, "Let's get her a girl hat that is magical." It sounded like a great idea to me because a Taurus has taste and style. They also absolutely Love anything shiney. If you ever get a Taurus a gift, make certain it is shiney and they will Love it! So Big Tree picks out a Hollywood movie-star style floppy aqua blue hat with brighter aqua blue sequins around it. Then he spots a purse to match it in the same brighter aqua blue. Folks, I'm telling you, I had nothing to do with this gift except pay for it. Ariel (the Taurus birthday girl) absolutely Loved it! Then Big Tree told her, "It's a magical hat!" Even the word magical has sparkle and shine to it.

    Again, I encourage you to study your children and play up every ounce of who they are full tilt, pressed down and running over. The more a child is encouraged to be who they are, the less they will think about being someone they are not.

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Yes! I'll Do It! Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    Yes! I'll Do It!

    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    When I began building this website seven years ago, I had a firm vision of the content and direction of this site. One thing that came as a complete surprise to me was the astrology section on this website. This was not part of my game plan. Over a year passed when I realized that I needed something to generate traffic to my site. Whatever this thing was, it needed to be daily.

    At the exact moment that I was contemplating this dilemma, I received a phone call from a childhood friend who was now living in Washington D.C. Keep in mind, I'm in St. Louis, Missouri and I had not talked to her since grade school. She had picked up a holistic newspaper that was laying on an empty seat of the Metro (train) and started reading it on her way to work. She was thumbing through the paper hoping to find her daily horoscope and instead she found me! She had come across a full page with my picture that read "Dear Dr. Standley". [I happen to be one of those people who still looks just like every single childhood photo.] At that time in my Life I was writing articles for several different holistic magazines/newspapers but in this particular holistic paper, I had a full page called, "Dear Dr. Standley" where I would answer health questions. She said that she could not believe how easy it was to access me even though my phone number and website were listed in the caption. She called . . and I answered.

    "If you believe things happen for a reason,
    then don't freak out when things do happen, for a reason."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    After we hung up, then it hit me. Was the answer really that easy? Folks, I am a very analytical gal with my North Node in Virgo. In other words, anything means something to me. This childhood friend did not say "horoscope", she said "daily horoscope." Remember, I had been contemplating whatever this thing was it had to be daily. She said the word "daily". Well it did not take a rocket scientist to put that equation together! That particular holistic paper she was reading was a local paper that someone from St. Louis or maybe visiting St. Louis took with them to Washington D.C. and left on the train.

    I have never been the type of person to sit and stew on an idea. I know a Good idea when I hear it and will absolutely take action on it. The very next day, not even 24 hours later, but fifteen months after the website first appeared, I posted daily horoscopes on this website for the first time. The other thing that stuck in my head that she had said was, "I can't believe how easy it was to access you." When she said that I knew it was another hit. I am the type of person who is accessible and who can be accessible and still maintain my independence and play time. I wanted to be different than any other doctor on the web. Interestingly enough, whenever I answer the phone the person on the other end typically says, "Oh wow, uh, oh, I didn't expect you to answer." I LOVE IT! Or when I return a phone call the first thing the person will say is, "That was quick!" The phone number is at the top of every page on this website for a reason. Actually the quicker I take care of your phone calls and e-mails, then it lowers the possibility of me getting backed up on work and then I can get out and play even more with my family and friends. (winky wink) There is always a method to my madness!

    The coolest thing is people are still out there searching for their daily horoscope just like my childhood friend was doing and guess what? They find ME!

    Now if you look under that Astrology Charts button in the left green column, there are all kinds of wonderful topics so you can learn more about yourself. A gal has to start somewhere and THAT my little chickadess is how daily horoscopes started for me. All I had to say was, "Yes! I'll do it!" And then I did.

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, The Innocent Bystander. Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    THE INNOCENT BYSTANDER!?!?

    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    Is anyone else out there even remotely disturbed by the 91-year-old Detroit man who was beaten as five cowardly bystanders looked on? The report and security video were shown on television yesterday; Leonard Sims, a 91-year-old Detroit man was repeatedly punched in the face and knocked to the ground as his assailant took his keys and drove off in his car. There were five innocent bystanders who stood one car away and simply watched. Even as several cars drove by in the parking lot, not one of the five innocent bystanders flagged another person to go for help.

    In this day and age where cell phones are no longer a luxury and where even some 5-year-olds have a cell phone, not one person out of this group was on their cell phone calling for help. I watched that video over and over again thinking, surely someone is calling for help even if they can't drag their lazy cowardly butt over to help this 91-year-old World War II veteran. Folks, this is no exaggeration. These five innocent bystanders actually stood there and did nothing!

    I cannot imagine for the Life of me standing there and watching this man get beaten up or anyone else for that matter. I know me! In fact, as I sat dumbfounded by the innocent bystanders lack of action or courage, I thought about my own friends and family. I wondered about those who are close to me and those I know well. I wondered, who would not step up to the plate and help that man? Of all my close family and friends, I do believe every single one of them would have taken some serious action! I guarantee you, even my own mother would have done something! As for my dad? Let's just say, that assailant would have definitely been subdued. And me? The assailant would have probably been the recipient of my "Flying Five!" I don't believe for a second that I would have just stood there until the police arrived for fear that I may be injured trying to help someone else in need. What a selfish, selfish, selfish thought that would be to think like that! Hey, but that's just me. And I KNOW my daughter, brothers and sisters would feel the same.

    The reporter had said that sociologists believe humans would rather follow than lead and that it is difficult for them to step forward. WHAT! The reporter went on to say that people think someone else will take responsibility so they won't have to or maybe the proper authorities will arrive soon.

    As for these five innocent bystanders; in my eyes, they are as guilty as the assailant. They are The Guilty Bystanders! Am I upset by this, you betcha' I am! They aided, abetted, allowed, supported and encouraged this assailant to do his dirty work. As a parent, it would not have been my proudest moment as a mother if my child stood and did nothing. I can only imagine how God must be feeling about these five children of His.

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Bird Medicine. Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    BIRD MEDICINE
    Native American Animal Medicine

    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    Below is a list of the Bird Medicine that Christine (Aquarius) and I (Gemini) saw during our Southern Illinois trip coupled with the Bird Medicine that Christine, Peg (Libra) and I saw during the New Orleans trip. I will transfer this information over to the Native American Animal Medicine section tomorrow. This is a great way to build and complete the Native American Animal Medicine section once and for all. Thank you for your patience.

    Keep in mind that all Bird Medicine are messengers from Great Spirit (God). When interpreting Native American Animal Medicine you must make the message personal to you. It is very similar to interpreting your dreams and making it specific to you. Meaning you are the director of your dreams. You called forth the dream just as you call for the Animal Medicine. Therefore, the message will have a similar but different meaning individually for Christine, Peg and I according to our own personal Life. Only "we" will ultimately know what the message really means to us. Refrain from making Animal Medicine harder than it really is. (winky wink)

    BLACK VULTURE MEDICINE -- Christine and I saw Black Vulture Medicine during our Little Grand Canyon hike. It was nearly a tearful moment watching beautiful and graceful bird do its thing. Black Vulture Medicine is deliberate and conspicious in its flight. In other words, it makes no bones about being seen because it is definitely searching to pick something else's bones. Black Vulture Medicine is a scavenger and preys on the sick, young, unprotected and weak. Hmmmmm . . this makes me wonder just how courageous this Bird Medicine really is even though they are more aggressive than Turkey Vultures. This Bird Medicine is easier to spot on windy days because they are taking advantage of the thermals or updrafts. While Turkey Vulture Medicine depends on their keen sense of smell, Black Vulture Medicine depends on their keen sharp vision. There is a strong message here as an opportunist. What is one man's trash is another man's treasure. In other words, keep your eyes peeled for the treasure.

    BLACKBIRD MEDICINE -- Even though Black Bird Medicine is an aggressive bird, the fight never lasts long. They are known for their melodious voice where they sing from high places such as; rooftops, trees and any other elevated perch. It is interesting how they enjoy standing alone singing and catching the attention of others. Humans recognize singing as a creative talent that not everyone masters. When Blackbird Medicine comes in front of you, it is asking you to recognize your creative talent. While this may not be singing, there is a talent that you should allow to shine. In other words, do not hide your Light under a bushel, sing it from the rooftops!

    CATTLE EGRET MEDICINE -- I specifically remember the moment Peg called out, "Cattle Egret!" Even though she was the one who saw the Cattle Egret Medicine first, our attention was also drawn to the Bird Medicine. Therefore, the bird medicine was meant for Christine and I as well. Cattle Egret Medicine is interesting because it often rides the backs of others (cattle or other large animals) in order to obtain their intended desire (food/insects). They ride the backs of larger animals for a specific purpose, making it easier to obtain their goal. Even though we did not see Cattle Egret Medicine riding the back of cattle, the message is still present and worth decipering individually.

    CLIFF SWALLOW MEDICINE -- Christine and I saw Cliff Swallow Medicine in Southern Illinois when we hiked the Little Grand Canyon. I absolutely Love this Bird Medicine because it is often seen "flying". Oh yeah! I do like to fly in all forms. Cliff Swallow Medicine is gregarious and sociable, while at the same time it can nest solitarily. Ah, the best of both worlds, which makes me wonder if Cliff Swallow Medicine is a Gemini like me. (winky wink) Cliff Swallow Medicine also thinks of their colony. They will call out alerting the others to a swarm of insects that food has arrived. Christine and I often laugh about our group of crazy friends. We say, "Well if your friend jumps off a cliff, does that mean you will too?" Then we look at each other, laugh and say, "YEAH!" This is the same day that Christine and I hiked down a cliff to get a better view. Knowing that we have been known to require adult supervision and that it could be a dangerous although short trek downward, we made certain we had our adult senses locked on before we went scurrying haphazardly down the cliff.

    COMMON RAVEN / CROW MEDICINE -- The Common Raven is part of the Crow Family. Due to the fact that Raven Medicine has excellent problem-solving skills leads to the belief that they have great intelligence. This is probably why many indigenous cultures saw Raven Medicine as a spiritual figure or god. They are the acrobats or show offs of Bird Medicine as they are continually performing aerial displays, tumbling and mock fighting, just like airplanes at an air show. Somehow they know when they are being watched. Raven Medicine is often confused with a Hawk or a Crow, but I firmly believe what I saw was Raven Medicine simply due to its heavier bill and wedged-shaped tail. Back to being part of the Crow Medicine; it is important to remember that Crow Medicine is a shape-shifter, meaning Crow Medicine can be in two places at once. I often see Crow Medicine around me, which reminds me that I can be on the web and talking on the phone at the same time. Or I can be on the radio or in my book at the same time. Or I can be on my Blackberry in the passenger's seat of a car and in my TYS online e-Course at the same time. Raven Medicine is known to have at least 30 different vocalizations and often times I feel the same way. (winky wink) Crow Medicine/Raven Medicine always reminds me that I am indeed, a shape shifter.

    GREAT BLUE HERON -- I think this is one of the strangest birds to watch. They are waders and that is exactly what they do; therefore, you will always find them near water or on the edge of water. They just stand there with their legs perfectly straight. It kind of reminds me of how my yoga instructor always tried to be to straighten my legs during Mountain Posture. Great Blue Heron locates it food by sight and swallows it whole. At the same time, Great Blue Heron Medicine can choke on its prey if it is too large. In other words, sometimes the eyes are bigger than the stomach. They feed their young by regurgitation because the parent Heron can consume up to four times as much food when they are feeding their chicks. This message is not necessary about food and how one eats. The message this Bird Medicine brings to me personally is quite profound. I can see how Great Blue Heron Medicine serves me through this website and how I have chosen to feed the masses. I get it!

    MALLARD DUCK MEDICINE -- We saw both the male and female Mallard Duck Medicine. Mallard Duck Medicine is known as a "wild duck" and referred to as a dabbling duck. This is a group of ducks that feed mainly on vegetable matter on the water surface. They graze and rarely dive. They are strong fliers and are migratory birds. The breeding male mallard is unmistakable with a green head, black rear end and a blue speculum edged with white. The males also have a yellow bill with a black tip while the females are dark brown. After all, these males have to be pretty enough to capture the females attention for breeding. Generally in the animal kingdom, the male birds are more colorful than the female for this reason. Mallard Duck Medicine is very interesting when it comes to breeding. Mallards are very sexual birds and have a high tendency for male to male sexual activity. When you see pictures of two mallards, this is actually two male ducks forming a union. They will only form a pair with a female until she lays eggs and then the male duck will leave her.

    MOCKINGBIRD MEDICINE -- Christine and I were standing in a parking lot at the visitors center in the Louisiana Bayou while Peg was wandering about somewhere else. Christine said, "Oh, look at the cute Mockingbirds!" They were facing each other and hopping toward each other and then hopping backward. They were doing this cute little dance mirroring one another. We laughed because it was as if they were saying, "Are you mocking me?" Mockingbird Medicine mimicks the songs of other bird medicine. They are imitators! Due to the fact that Mockingbird Medicine is so territorial, they will often injure or even kill themselves by attacking their reflection in a window, hubcap or a mirror. Well there's a neon sign that is blatantly saying, "Take note of what you are attracting or mirroring!"

    MUSCOVY DUCK MEDICINE -- The interesting thing about this Muscovy Duck Medicine is that it does not form a stable pair. Muscovy Duck medicine will couple-up with a related bird but not necessary a bird of its own kind. It is aggressive Bird Medicine and the males will often fight with each other over just about anything, including what would be typical -- territory, mate and food. The females are less aggressive. Interestingly enough, as we walked up to a flock of Muscovy Bird Medicine, a couple of young girls were telling us how the ducks were chasing them; obviously they were males. It is fairly easy to assume what this Bird Medicine meant for these young girls. (winky wink) It is also worth noting how well the three of us girls travel with one another with no drama, lots of fun and on the same page.

    ROBIN MEDICINE -- Oh such a wonderful song bird. If only I could sing like that even during a night of karaoke. In fact, Robin Medicine is usually the last songbird singing just before the Sun goes down. Robin Medicine has this comical running and stopping behavior that is probably its most distinguishing characteristic. When you see them stop, they are not listening, they are actually looking for the prey. This gives the phrase, "STOP and look around'" or "STOP and smell the roses," a whole new meaning. They are very deliberate Bird Medicine as they take the time to literally STOP and look around. They are also migratory birds. When Male Robin Medicine returns for the summer before Female Robin Medicine, he searchers and competes for the best nesting sites. Male Robin Medicine will go in first like a U.S. Navy Seal to check out the scenary and take care of the dirty work. (winky wink) The Female Robin Medicine will then select her mate based on his ability to secure a territory, how well he sings and his plumage. Sounds a bit familiar to the female human, huh?

    SEAGULL MEDICINE -- Seagull Medicine are scavengers and opportunists. Even though most Seagull Medicine can successfully co-exist with humans, they can also be so aggressive that they will take food right out of a humans hand. Opportunistists? You betcha! When there is an opportunity, they will in fact take it, which is something most humans still need to learn when it comes to reaching their own personal goals in Life. The word "opportunist" does not have to be a negative word. Simply stand in integrity as you take advantage of all opportunities laid out right before you.

    SPARROW MEDICINE -- Sparrow Medicine is a grain and seed eating bird. This is not to say they won't go rummaging through your trash because they will. Sparrow Medicine is known as intelligent and has proved to be adaptable in most situations, including food, shelter and nesting sites. It is also probably the most abundant songbird in the world. The biggest thing to remember about Sparrow Medicine is that it is adaptable.

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, My Recent Travels. Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    MY RECENT TRAVELS

    AudioOsiyo or 'Siyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    Well folks, it is back to normal here in St. Louis after a weekend blowout in New Orleans with Christine (Aquarius) and Peg (Libra). Christine and I flew out of St. Louis early Thursday morning last week for Dallas and met up Peg and her husband (Chris) in the airport. Chris was departing back home for St. Louis just as we were arriving in Dallas. Peg was transferred to Dallas last fall for two years which is why all the recent travel south. A couple of hours later, we were in Peg's car and headed for New Orleans which is about a 600 mile drive. So why didn't we all just fly into New Orleans? Well where is the excitement and adventure in that for three spontaneous girls?

    I had never been to New Orleans, so the girls were a bit over-excited (to say the least) to bring a rookie on their first trip to New Orleans. It was everything I had expected and more. The girls and I are involved in a lot of fund-raisers, particularly our own non-profit group called The Benevolent Society. Actually Christine and Peg are the founders of this twenty-year group of fund-raising friends. So needless to say, Jazz Fest in New Orleans gave us some fantabulous ideas for all the fund-raising festivals we are involved in.

    New Orleans is indeed quite a City and although they are making progress in their rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina, there is still a lot of work to be done. And I mean A LOT! Christine and Peg are annual attendees of Jazz Fest who are quite familiar with New Orleans so they took me all over the City and surrounding area, which in some cases is so heart-wrenching that it is difficult to look. New Orleans has so much to offer in history alone that I can see why it is such a beloved City. Incidentally, it was announced during Jazz Fest that they had a record-breaking crowd. It was definitely the largest crowd of people all in one space that I had even been in.

    At Jazz Fest we saw one of my top 10 bands of all time, The Allman Brothers! I am huge Greg Allman fan! We also saw Steely Dan and Harry Conick Jr., who closed the Fest on Sunday. Joss Stone also played on Sunday. The weather was sizzling HOT! just like I like it and by Sunday evening, I was one crispy critter. My skin can easily tan in 53 degree weather and right now I look like a well done piece of bacon.

    Late Monday morning we headed back to Dallas taking the longer scenic route through the Louisiana Bayou. We stopped at all the visitor centers, took time to look at the Bird Medicine around us and had a wonderful feast of crawfish and shrimp at an out of the way seafood dive later in the afternoon. The Bird Medicine we were looking for on this trip was the Painted Bunting, which as a male is known as a gaudily colorful bird and the female is greenish-yellow and found in the Southern U.S. states and Mexico. Basically it looks like a regular bird with parrokeet colors. Needless to say, we did not see the Painted Bunting but we did see plenty of other Bird Medicine.

    I realize that I owe you a Daily Message on Bird Medicine since my trip to Carbondale, Illinois two weeks ago at the Celtic Festival. I'm going to combine the Bird Medicine that Christine and I saw that weekend with the Bird Medicine that Christine, Peg and I saw during this past weekend. I will start preparing that for tomorrow. In the meantime, here is a fantabulous link to a page with the male and female Painted Bunting. Enjoy!

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Back in the Saddle. Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    Back In The Saddle Again

    AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

    GREETINGS FROM ST. LOUIS I'm back home in St. Louis and wow did I sleep long last night!!! If I was a drooler, I would have drooled a river because I was out of it! It must have been a record-breaking snooze for me as I typically sleep only four hours a night. I returned late yesterday morning and I am OFFICIALLY caught up on e-mails, phone calls and horoscopes. I'm ready to ramble and rumble once again. Okay, so I still have the weekly horoscopes to write so that will be forthcoming this afternoon.

    My voice is quite hoarse from the weekend and yelling over the music at Jazz Fest; I call it my "man voice". So if you call, that is me at the other end of the phone because no one else answer's my phone but me.

    I will be planted in this chair all day until early evening before I go bike riding or rollerblading; so during the day is the best time to call today. The Daily Message will return to its normal pace again tomorrow as it never takes me long to get back on pace again. I Love being Gemini!!!

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Headed Home Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    GREETINGS FROM DALLAS, TEXAS on my way back to St. Louis this morning!

    First, Happy Birthday to my grandson "Big Tree" who is a whopping four years old today! I already talked to "Big Tree" bright and early this morning and he is ready to rock and roll for birthday week! Here is the scoop on Taurus . . THEY LOVE PRESENTS! Taurus' will always get the message of Love if you give them something. Hearing the words is nice but a present is better . . . especially if it is shiney! Remember that for your Taurus Loved ones because it is important.

    I'll write a Daily Message on my travels over the past two weeks tomorrow. Your monthly horoscopes for your Venus Opportunity (Love and beauty) are already updated. I will probably do that before I leave Dallas and record the radio broadcast. I know that I forgot to upload the radio broadcast yesterday before I left New Orleans and I will do that this morning too.

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Still in New Orleans Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    GREETINGS! FROM NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA This is a traveling day for me (Gemini), Christine (Aquarius) and Peg (Libra) as we head back to Dallas, Texas today. It's an all day drive and we're in no hurry. I will tell you all about our travels over the last few days once I get back into St. Louis. Jazz Fest was an absolute blast and now I can see why everyone Loves New Orleans. This was my first time and I will definitely be back . . .

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Greetings From New Orleans Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    GREETINGS! FROM NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA I'll catch up with you all a little later and tell you all about my travels. Christine (Aquarius) and I flew to Dallas early yesterday morning and then jumped in the car with our friend Peg (Libra) and headed to New Orleans for Jazz Fest. So I've been up writing charts and answering e-mails as the other two sleepy-heads snooze. Your daily horoscopes are updated through Monday. I have Aquarius and Aries updated to Tuesday and will finish the other 10 signs as quickly as I can. How's that grab ya'? I will post pictures and catch up with you later. As usual, if you have a health question that is worrying you, please do not hesitate to call me. I would rather get you pointed in the direction you need to be NOW rather than later. I travel as a gadget guru ON PURPOSE so can live the Life that I chose for myself. Cool huh? If I don't answer, I'll just call you back. Easy Peasy! Have fun doing whatever you will be doing today . . . we certainly will.

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Greetings From Dallas. Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    GREETINGS! FROM DALLAS, TEXAS SURPRISE! Your daily horoscopes are updated through Monday, May 8th, 2007. A quick gentle reminder that the Moon is void of course all day today until 6:47 PM EDT, 5:47 PM CDT, 3:47 PM PDT. You will find all of this information written in your daily horoscope. I have also updated your monthly horoscope for your Mercury Opportunity. (See above) All e-mails will be returned via my Blackberry the entire day. I'm just giving you the head's up just in case my spelling goes haywire. (winky wink) So if you have a long e-mail health question, it would be better just to pick up the phone and call. 314.420.5099

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Birthday Month Begins! Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    BIRTHDAY MONTH BEGINS!

    AudioOsda Sunalei [Good Morning in Cherokee]

    Hooray, I just entered Birthday Month this morning. One month from today I will be 46 years old. That's just insane because I really don't feel like any number in particular. There are only a few other people I know who literally celebrate their birthday for an entire month like I do or make such a big deal out of it like I do. And I'm serious folks, I really do celebrate it for a month. It's really more like a month of checking myself on several things and celebrating my Life. If there is one thing I do not wait for is someone else to give me what I want and need out of Life. I think that is absolutely absurd!

    I grew up in a family of six children and the first five of us have birthday's that overlap each other. For a brief period of time, two of us are the same age as we roll through our birthdays; with the exception of my little brother (the U.S. Marine who is 28 years old) and nearly 17 years younger the youngest of the first five of us. Celebrating our birthday's when we were kids was really not a big deal because there were so many of us with our birthday's right on top of each other. It's hardly a bad memory because even as a kid I use to march through the neighborhood with my friends in tow carrying a flag singing, "It's my birthday, it's my birthday!" Isn't that silly? I just laugh thinking about it because it really is a luscious memory. Birthday's are not about presents to me . . it's about the journey. I've always been like that. Where was I over the past year and where am I going now? As long as I can remember, I have checked myself on the following:

      1) The vanity issue appears and I check myself on how I look. That's just a card I was born with in my Natal Chart. I am vain and that is just the Truth. I do care about how I look for my own emotional and physical well-being. It's not so much that I care what others think because quite honestly, I really don't care what others think. I really am like that. I care what I think of me. That was not always the case but it is the case now as my brain and spirit rises in wisdom and experience.

      2) I check myself on my actions and reactions over the past year, which can be really awesome or really ugly. I DO want to know how far I have come since my last birthday. What IS different about me? I would hope a lot for the better because I want to be so much more than I was last year and the year before and the year before and the year before. I SEEK to leave this planet with so much information, wisdom and experience that I just tip over from the weight of it all when God is ready for me to come Home. It's just crazy awesome when I think about.

      3) I check myself on the kind of person I desire to be and am I on that path to be that person? If I have diverted from that path, what do I need to do right now, TODAY, to get back on that path. Further, I investigate myself and ask the question, why did you choose to drive off the path Loretta? Were you conscious and deliberate or were you unconscious and self-absorbed? I have to address that question so that I remain on the path that gets me to the place that I desire to be.

      4) I check myself on how am I doing as a mom. While as I get older, my relationship with my daughter does change, yet I am still Karmen's mom. It just looks different now than it did every one year ago. I will even ask Karmen for her honest input on what she sees in me and what she thinks would be Good for me to change. I value her insight.

      5) I check myself on what kind of daughter am I. God-willing, I will one day be my parents age too. Can I see myself as old as my parents? My dad is 70 and my mom is 69 who will be 70 in July. I know, I have young parents for being 46 years old. My parents had 5 children by time they were both 24 years old. What do I want to do different as I edge closer and closer every year to becoming their age one day. This is serious business. It's not about judging my parents. It's not like we all received little black parenting books from the Universe when we had our first child. We fumbled our way through it just like every parent did.

      6) I check myself on the what kind of friend am I? So, I will ask my friends that question. And they know me well enough that I'm looking for an honest answer. When I go Home to God I want Him to say to me, "Well done thou Good and Faithful servant. Enter into the House of the Lord." Oh yeah! ROCK ON that is what I am after. That thought alone jazzes the heck out of me! Gees Louise . . if I can just stop messing up! (winky wink)

      7) I check myself on how am I doing with my Mission in Life. I do believe that I am doing what I was 'purposed' to do. I believe God made me on purpose. God is not accidental, He is on purpose. I believe He was deliberate when He made 'this Loretta'. Sometimes I sit here and say, "Come on God . . let's go . . gimme, gimme, gimme and let me show You that I can handle all of this you gave me and want to give me." Then I hear back from Him, "Well that's wonderful my child, now do THAT and I will give you THIS." So I do. How hysterical! God is so cool . . we have a history together.

    In closing, I always throw my own birthday party. On my 40th birthday I even had a petting zoo. It was a riot and a shock to the party! I don't need presents. That is not what this celebration is about. It's about Life and living it fully, purposefully, consciously, spiritually, emotionally, physically, Lovingly, surprising, curiously and willingly. I'm IN! Count me IN God, let's go!

    I already know what I am doing for my 50th birthday in 4 years. Me and about 12 girlfriends will be headed to Hawaii for Hawaii-Five-Oh! In the meantime, I live on with my Life and kick off my birthday month tonight with Christine and her boyfriend David. Let the games begin!

    "Now get out there, go place yourself UP!
    and practice being you."
    -- Dr. Loretta Standley

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, May Gentle Reminders Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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    May Gentle Reminders

    Audio'Siyo or Osiyo [Hello in Cherokee]

    My Goodness I have just been going non-stop catching up with myself. Well . . with the exception of finishing up the weekly horoscopes which I am writing this very minute (again!) I still want to discuss bird medicine with you but that may have to wait for a few days. No biggie. It will happen when it is suppose to. In the meantime, it is again time to remind my new visitors and listeners of a few things.

    1) There are all kinds of new radio broadcasts over on drstandleylive.com. Check 'em out!

    2) I honestly do not have time to read any forwards. None! I mean not one single forward no matter how much you "just have to share it" with me. I guarantee you that I won't read it. Sorry about that folks but I will answer my health question e-mail and health question phone calls FIRST! Health issue e-mails and phone calls come before anything. I prefer health questions to come by phone because that would save a lot of e-mail volleying trying to extract that one piece of needed information. That way we can just cut to the chase and get you to the place that you need to be. I did post some information on phoning me under the "Contact" button to the left. That should help.

    3) As I have said before, if you add me to your forwarded e-mail list, I will be tempted to give my Aunt Jackie (my mom's sister) and my cousin Cynthia who live in Cherokee, North Carolina your e-mail address and then you will be sorry that you ever sent me a forward. These two gals can shoot forwards at you like cannons and they won't take "no" for an answer either. (winky wink)

    Click the radio pic of me and it will take you directly to www.drstandleylive.com. New broadcasts are posted daily. Read the last two daily messages titled, Bird Medicine Weekend Note the first black button in the left green column will always bring you back to the Home Page.

    AudioDenadagohvyu ['Until we meet again' in Cherokee]

    A bazillion blessings~ Dr. Loretta Standley

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