For those of you who have shown such an interest in my healing from chronic arthritis pain and the healing properties of the gemstones from John of God, headquartering in Brazil, Paulette has spent a great deal of time putting together this amazing list to share with all of us. Read the gemstone name and its’ properties and if you are led to one or more of them, let Paulette know. Her contact information is at the end of this list. I have no logical explanation of what happened to me. All I can tell you is that I began wearing the stone for joint pain and voila, the next day, no pain. This is the honest truth. And I need no explanation for my healing. I am simply and humbly grateful to be healed. So, we thank Paulette for sharing her wonderful experience with us through this list sent to all of us because of her love and attention. Thank you, Paulette.


Indications: Soothing, anti-stress.
Properties: Bluish green color. Has great healing powers. Connected to the central nervous system and has a calming affect, helping to reduce anxiety.

Indications: Peace and spirituality.
Properties: Greater efficacy in meditation. Transmits peace and spirituality and eliminates stress and inspires healing and intuition.

*AQUAMARINE- Price may be higher than $20
Indications: Relaxation of the sea.
Properties: It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go. Used as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. A stone of eternal youth and happiness. It protects travel by or near water, and opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication.

Indications: Assortment of the crystals listed.
Properties: Assortment of the crystals listed.

Indications: Prosperity, self-esteem and career success.
Properties: Enhances self-esteem and motivation. Attracts the ability to earn money and inspires professional success. Promotes vitality of manhood. Invigorates the body for spiritual growth. Calms mental agitation. Useful for problems with poor digestion and infections.

Indications: Harmony and energy.
Properties: Increases the chance of physical, mental or spiritual healing. A great source of energy. It is the most versatile of all crystals. Repels negativity. Used to transmute negative and harmful forms of radiation.

Indications: Achievements, luck, inspiration and meditation.
Properties: Excellent for meditation and protection. Teaches the path of light when it is within darkness. Calms mental agitation. Allows us to balance our material and spiritual needs.

Indications: Protection, friendship, justice and vitality.
Properties: Its reddish hue provides vitality and strength, both physical and psychic. It is known as the stone of the provision.

Indications: Strengthens self-confidence and increases concentration.
Properties: Excellent for calming. Against insomnia and anxiety. Works to overcome difficult situations while helping strengthen self-confidence to make decisions.

Indications: Helps in coexistence with people of opposing thoughts.
Properties: Suitable for all chakras and should be positioned about where it is most needed. Transmits power and light. It helps us to recognize the mistakes we made in the past.

Indications: Health and connection with nature.
Properties: Tones and stimulates blood circulation. Strengthens overall health, help in cancer treatment, pressure, insomnia and fatigue. Represents nature, health and balance.

Indications: Negativity, blood circulation and back pain.
Properties: Fights negativity in low vibration environments, by forming a protective shield around us. Effective in the treatment of back pain and improves blood circulation.

Indications: Vitality to internal organs.
Properties: Impacts the physical body, bringing vitality to internal organs and decreasing allergic processes.

Indications: Amulet of protection.
Properties: Keeps feet on the ground. Balances the digestive system and unlocks the subconscious. Helps focus and is a mental anchor.

Indications: Strengthens the skin, hair, bones, nails, spine and joints.
Properties: Alert bearer against false friends and dangers ahead.

Indications: Love and relationships.
Properties: The love stone. It’s stimulates our capacity to love, helping in emotional relationships. Great for those who are afraid to show their emotions. An excellent remedy for heart health. Is related to self-realization. Soothes, heals and dissolves accumulated grievances.

Indications: Clairvoyance and intuition.
Properties: Opens the 3rd eye. Increased contact with other astral planes. Awakens intuition and clairvoyance, promoting harmony and intellectuality. Strengthens communication and creative expression. Helps to be more objective and less critical.

Indications: Against envy and evil eye.
Properties: Helps to recognize our inner resources and use them to cross difficult times.

Indications: Helps balance all aspects of the self; emotional, spiritual and mental. Properties: Allows you to feel more centered. Helps release energy blockages that may be inhibiting growth, and encourages life in the present rather than in the past. Benefits the female reproductive system and during pregnancy. Supports those recovering from a major illness or convalescing.

Indications: Balances the emotions and fosters peace.
Properties: Balances the emotions, giving us courage, strength and serenity to face our peers. Physically helps us in diets and rids the body of swelling.

Indications: Brings love, peace, harmony and clarity.
Properties: Develops access to the subconscious. Working with emotions, especially those that give rise to anxiety and stress. Has an energy associated with the mother. Used on all women’s problems. Represents all feminine qualities and stimulates fertility and femininity. Absorbs the energy of the moon.

*MOTHER OF PEARL-( Indications: Heightens intuition, psychic sensitivity and imagination.
Properties: Attracts prosperity. Protects from negative influence, and transmutes negative energy. Highly protective and particularly potent for protection of children. A traditional use of Mother of Pearl is to purify environments. Also used to access primordial and racial memories. Helpful for high blood pressure, dizziness, improving vision, cataracts, and wound healing.

Bracelets are $20 (unless otherwise indicated). Please have all orders and payments to Paulette or Devin by Sunday November 2. The BEST way to reach Paulette is via Text at 818-400-1888. Checks can be made payable to Paulette Borkowski. The bracelets will be blessed by John of God, personally, sometime Nov 5-Nov 14. After they are blessed they will be shipped to me. Depending on how long it will take for shipping and customs, will determine when I can get them to you. My intention is to have them for you by Thanksgiving.

*Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.


The other day, someone asked me how it feels now that the last book of the Aris trilogy is on the market, now that I have put my characters to bed.

The truth is, it’s a bittersweet moment. After living so closely to Aris and friends for
three and a half years, “seeing” them every day, thinking of them at all hours of the day and night, the thought of ending their adventures is a very sobering one.

On one hand, it’s exciting and amazing to have completed such a lengthy project, to see my writing develop along with my characters. They were my teachers, my inspiration. I’ve heard many times that a writer can become to embroiled in their characters, they become one with them. And so it has been with me.

Here’s the bottom line… Aris is Immortal. He doesn’t NEED to go to bed. He has ages and adventures left to explore. I plan to take a brief hiatus from writing to get my life and house back in order after sitting for three years in front of the computer and then… another adventure with Aris and the gang. The Catacombs and the characters that live there are a whole new fantasy to share with my readers. So the first of the year, I’m back in the saddle again. Aris and friends will take us all on a new trip into the world of the Immortals.


Children are always being told to wash their hands when they come in from outside. But it’s advice that adults should be following as well. A study has found that it takes just a few hours for viruses to spread from a single doorknob to up to 60 percent of surfaces in a building Researchers from the University of Arizona put a harmless, traceable virus on selected places – like a doorknob or pushplate- at the beginning of the day. After just two to four hours, the virus was detected on all of the most commonly touched surfaces in the building, such as light switches, coffee pots, phones and computers. Surprisingly, the most affected area wasn’t the bathroom but the break room. Yet this is not an unsolvable problem. When just half the workers used hand sanitizers or washed their hands after entering their building and cleaning wipes once a day at their desks, the number of contaminated surfaces fell almost 80 percent.

THE WEEK, September 26, 2014



Neck stretches

Neck stretches

Our Yoga Under the Stars event was amazing! Sixty people, breathing and moving together under a beautiful sky on a perfect night… who could ask for more. It was just wonderful. Just as the evening began with Pranayama, a night bird began singing for us. It was so special. The mats were placed randomly around the yard so people were facing any direction they chose. It was like a picnic of yoga. I am so grateful to all the participants for attending and sharing the evening with us. As I bid everyone good-bye, the word I heard more than any other was “magical”. It was the first of many to come. We will do Full Moon Yoga on October 8 and then there will be specialty yoga classes during the fall and winter. We will spring into spring with an Equinox Full Moon class in March and begin a spring and summer of luscious classes out of doors feeling the earth under our feet and seeing the sky overhead. Again, thank you, all of my wonderful friends and students for making events such as this possible.

Namaste, Devin


COME JOIN US FOR A MAGICAL EVENING OF YOGAyoung-woman-meditation-full-moon-silhouette-beautiful-long-hair-posture-background-32050207Meet with your yoga friends in a beautiful, soft yoga practice under the Full Moon. This event will be the last of our sessions of out door yoga until spring… so don’t miss an amazing experience of gentle yoga while the Full Moon is in the sign of Libra… a time for nurturing and appreciation.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 7:00PM until 8:30PM

Where: Good Life Academy, Tarzana, California

Fee: $20.00 (Registration and Fee to be paid prior to October 7)

Space is limited and the session is filling fast so if you’re interested, register at



Three Very Special Workshops


Presented by Devin Morgan at Good Life Academy

Let us show you how to turn your dreams into reality

Are you happy? Are you doing exactly what you want to be doing? Are you even sure what it would take to feel fullfilled? It can all be very confusing.

Then, how would you feel if all the confusion disappeared? If you knew you could end the year knowing for sure what you want to be doing with your life and having, in your hand, a roadmap for success?

These three up-and-coming workshops will lead you step by step through recognizing and naming goals, creating a visual aid in seeing them as complete and a plan for your journey in 2015 that will fill you with excitement and confidence.

SETTING GOALS…………………………………………………Fee: $60.00
Saturday,October 18
Learn how to search out and recognize your personal goals and destinations.

THE POWER OF VISUALIZATION…………………………………Fee: $75.00
Saturday,November 15
Build your own vision board to aid in empowering your goals and giving you a visual reminder of your journey.

Saturday, December 13
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Learn how to apply positive thought in your daily life to constantly move toward attaining your goals and reaching your fulfilled destination.

If you register for all three workshops, the total price is $175.00 (you save $20.00)

If you register for all three workshops on 9/23, the total price is $150.00 (you save $45.00)

18719 Calvert St.
Tarzana, Ca. 91335

FOR RESERVATIONS: Phone 818-326-1839



SUGAR…The Journal of the American Medical Association says one sugary soft drink a day can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by 83%

EYE DROPS…Some eye drops have a chemical in them that makes Dry-eye worse? That’s the reason your eyes continue to burn even after you use the drops. I have found a homeopathic drop that is 100% natural and works wonders. The brand name is Similisan. The brand offers dry-eye drops as well as allergy drops. You can purchase them any place you purchase eye drops. All I can tell you is they work wonders for me. One drop in the morning and evening and I’m good to go. If you try these drops, drop me a note and let me know how you like them.

EGGS… Most eggs are useable long after the expiration date on the carton. How do you know if the egg is still good? Easy. Drop it into a large glass of tepid water. If the egg sinks to the bottom, you can use it. If the egg floats, it’s past it’s usable date. I use this method all the time and so far, so good.

SMART PHONES…  Sixty-five percent of smartphone users in the U.S. check their device upon waking in the morning. On average, 18 to 24 year olds check their phones fifty three times a day. Amazing!                                                                             The Week, Sept 19, 2014

WHOLE FOODS… Whole Foods’ customers are suing the high-end market chain for “vastly understating” the amount of sugar in it’s store-brand yogurt. The class action cited a recent Consumer Reports study that found the store’s plain Greek yogurt contains 11.4 grams of sugar per serving, not the 2 grams listed on the packaging. The plaintiffs, who want $5 million in damages, said the mislabeling “is not harmless trivia”.  Ooooppps again, Whole Foods.

The Healing Power of Gem Stones

Gem stones have been used for healing for thousands of years. I have been asked so many questions about gem stone healing since I began wearing the Obsidian Flake bracelet Paulette brought from Brazil. I have been plagued by arthritis in my low back and hips for well over a year. There is no concrete or physical explanation, however, since the moment I placed the bracelet on my arm, the pain has disappeared. I alternate between my arm and my ankle and I can’t tell you what a different body I have. Obsidian Flake is said to strengthen the skin, hair, bones and joints. No promises made, however, I think it’s well worth a try if you have ailments to conquer.

Paulette has graciously shared her list with me of the healing properties of various gems and so, I am sharing it with you.

Rose Quartz… Indications: Love and relationships. It is known as the love stone. It stimulates our capacity to love, helping in emotional relationships. Great for those who are afraid to show their emotions. Is excellent to promote healthy heart tissue.

Green Quartz… Indications: Health and connection with nature. Strengthens overall health. Aids in cancer treatment, blood pressure issues, insomnia and fatigue. Represents nature, health and balance.

Rhodochrosite… Indications: Helps to promote loving ways and harmonize relationships. It brings harmony in love relationships and opens the way for new passions. Teaches the wearer to experience a love for life and to share that love with others. This stone promotes self love and self esteem.

Selenita…Indications: Love, pregnancy, protection and reconciliation.

Black Tourmaline… Indications: Repels negative energy, neutralizes anger, envy, resentment and insecurity. It’s a great protective talisman, freeing its wearer from all evils.

Green Tourmaline… Indications: Promotes relaxation and stress reduction. Great for the renewal of cells. Assists in the healing of hear disease.

Amazonite… Indications: Soothing, promotes stress reduction. It has great healing power. It connects to the central nervous system and therefore has a calming effect, helping to reduce anxiety.

These are just a few of the gem stones on the list. I will be adding to it as time progresses so you will have a more complete knowledge the healing property of stones. If you are interested in ordering bracelets, check out Cosmic Lotus Gems on Facebook.

Writing to you is going to be soooo much fun. I’m so excited to be able to communicate to so many of my friends and students, to share the years of knowledge and experience I’ve collected. Hope to see you soon…

Yoga Under the Stars

The response for the first session of Yoga Under the Stars is wonderful! Thank you all so much for your love of yoga and your continued support. There was such an overwhelming registration for the event that I have had to create a cancellation list. I will be checking with each one of you who has reserved a space to make sure you will still be able to attend. Please notify me if you know you will not be there. I have quite a list of people who would like to find a space for their mat.

So many of you who found registration closed have asked for another Yoga Under the Stars, so….. I will be doing another event in October. Those of you who have registered for this Tuesday (also those on the cancellation list) will be notified of the date, etc. by email before the event is announced so you will have an opportunity to register early. I’m so excited to be spending the evening with all the wonderful people who will be in attendance. Have a fabulous weekend and I’ll see you Tuesday evening at 7:00PM at Good Life Academy in Tarzana.

Moonlight Yoga with Devin


Please Join us in celebration

for Yoga Under the Stars


Join us for a relaxing evening of soft Yoga, practiced on the grounds of
Good Life Academy located in Tarzana. This free evening is offered to
everyone whether you’re brand new to Yoga or are a Master.
Sooo…, save the date, September 23, bring your mat and join us.
WHEN:  September 23, 7:00PM until 8:30PM
WHERE: Good Life Academy
18719 Calvert St., Tarzana
(east of Wilber, north side of the street, red mailbox)
Susie at 818-439-1839    OR   Devin at 818-326-1839