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Episode 42 – Building a Better Relationship with our Planet!

Summary of this podcast episode, Angela and Patti discuss building a better relationship with our planet and our environment.

During lock-down, it gave the planet time to heal in many ways; the air quality from pollution became better with fewer vehicles traveling. The beaches recovered due to fewer people visiting and the wildlife starting to populate. 

Where are you respecting energy?

Taking notice of where you respect, giving thanks, and reciprocating energy is an excellent example of being a good steward, yourself, your family, and your planet.

In the movement classes, Angela shares how to respect your body and listen to your body. This has been the easiest way for me to learn respect for energy. When we move together, we feel how we contain energy in the body and how we lose energy in the body. And in movement you can learn where you have habits in your body that disrespect your body or don’t listen to the natural flow of energy in your body that pushes the body. When we do the movement in nature, the elements of nature help us align and balance our bodies. And activity in nature, even just walking in nature, can show us how to be one with nature and respect it.  When we’re caught up in modern life, we fall into habits where we forget our own nature and own body, which makes us feel disconnected from the planet.

Reflection Questions:

What can you do to make a difference in the world we live in and your relationship with the planet?

What kind of relationship do you want with the planet?

What are your thoughts about air pollution, plastic waste in the ocean, and nuclear waste?

What can I do to support the environment?

When Patti is out camping or in nature, and I come across trash, I pick it up, take it home, and throw it in the trash. She remembers when I was visiting a friend in Hawaii, and we were getting ready to parasail, a woman was fishing out debris from the ocean with a net, and this man said to her, why there is so much trash in the sea it won’t matter. To her, it mattered.

Was she making a difference, yes, one less piece of trash in the ocean that day?

We would love to hear your ideas and what you are doing with improving  your relationship with the planet!

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A Quick Travel Adventure in Bisbee, Arizona

My husband and I decided to do a quick travel adventure to Bisbee, Arizona. We talked about going for some time and decided to go. So I planned out our experience. We would start with a mining tour at the Queen Historic Mine Tours through the City of Bisbee.

We would stay at the Bisbee Grand Hotel in Room #2 that is supposedly haunted, and in the evening, scheduled to go on a walking ghost tour with The Old Bisbee Ghost Tour.

When we got close to Bisbee, we wanted to find out where the Queen Mine was before having lunch.

Patti at Queen Mine Tour (Photo by Thomas Oskvarek)
Queen Mine Shaft (photo by Patti Oskvarek)
Riding on the mining trolley in the tunnels at Queen Mine (Video by Thomas Oskvarek)
Lavender Mining Pit (Photo by Patti Oskvarek)

The tour was fun, and the tour guides (Ken and Mike) were knowledgeable, entertaining and kept us safe inside the tunnels. Mining was a dangerous profession, and the miners paid well. They never knew when they went to work if they would come back and see their family again.  

Before checking into the Hotel, we went into the Bisbee Grand Hotel  Saloon for a cold beer. We didn’t realize at first that the saloon is where you check-in into the Hotel.  

(Photo by Thomas Oskvarek)
Patti in front of the door at The Bisbee Grand Hotel (Photo by Thomas Oskvarek)

We checked into the Hotel and given one key to the room. Fortunately, we parked across the street in a small parking lot. It was tight quarters because we drove a large Pickup truck. It was a good thing there was a space available that was big enough for the vehicle to fit.

The Hotel is lovely—antique furniture, walls, and carpet. It has two patios, one in front and one in back.  

Our room #2 was up the stairs to the left and towards the end of the hall. It had a queen-sized bed, and on the left was a sink. Next to the bed, the bathroom was right through a door with a toilet and shower. The room had a flat-screen TV and a closet to hang clothes. There was an old fashion window above the door without a curtain, and the hall light was visible at night. Consider it an old fashion night light but brighter.  

Back Patio Area (Photo by Patti Oskvarek)

That evening we went on the walking ghost tour. Our host was Dani. I had taken some photos of her, but they didn’t turn out well.

Dani the Tour Guide (Photo by Thomas Oskvarek)

The walking ghost tour started with daylight but soon went into darkness. At night is was creepy walking the back streets on Bisbee and hearing about the history, places, and tragedies.  

At 8:00 pm, we started hearing howling. Dani explained that the community began howling to each other at 8:00 pm every night to connect during the lockdown.

One of the creepiest places we visited on tour was outside this house with angel statues.

House with the Angels (Photo by Patti Oskvarek)
House with the Angels in the daytime (Photo by Patti Oskvarek)

Another unique place was the alleyway with paintings. The paintings are by local artists. The locals felt negative energy in the alleyway and came up with the idea to change the vibe with creative positivity.

The Alley with the Local Artists Paintings (Photo by Patti Oskvarek)

That night when we got closer to that alley, I was not too fond of the feeling of it, and this was before she even told us about it.

The local park was another place that was creepy at night. She told us that it was a cemetery, the area flooded, and the remains were relocated.

Park in Bisbee, Arizona (Photo by Thomas Oskvarek)
Park in Bisbee, Arizona (Photo by Thomas Oskvarek)

On the walking tour, we came across the Oliver House. Dani pointed out that the house is very haunted and has been on TV and investigated by paranormal investigators.

The Oliver House is the Brown Building (Photo by Thomas Oskvarek)

We visited the Hotel La More and legend has it that there is a feral ghost cat. Here is a photo my husband took of the staircase. If you look at the green dots, you may see the outline of a cat.

The Feral Ghost Cat (Photo by Thomas Oskvarek)

At the end of the tour, we finished at the Copper Queen Hotel, Restaurant and Bar. Copper Queen Hotel, Restaurant and Bar is a popular spot in Bisbee. It has been said that Johnny Depp was asked not to return.

When we got back to our hotel room at the Bisbee Grand, I heard a lady laughing loudly in the bathroom. Tom didn’t hear laughing. It was so weird.

During the night, Tom awoke approximately between 1:30 and 2:00 am. He had a vision of a lady’s face about 2 feet in front of him; he just saw her head and shoulder outline no facial features. It was blurry. She had her hair pulled back loosely and bunched up in a bun. She didn’t speak any words to him, and he heard thoughts put in his head to get dressed and leave the Hotel. He got up, put his t-shirt on, went back to the bed, sat down for a moment, and was so tired he laid back down and went back to sleep. In the morning, I noticed he was wearing a T-shirt. All the time I have known him, he has never slept in a shirt, not even in winter. When I asked him about why he was wearing a t-shirt, this is what he said.

 In the morning, we had a complimentary breakfast in the Bisbee Grand Hotel Saloon. The breakfast was delicious, and the waiters were friendly. After breakfast, Tom and I went to the coffee house, had some mocha ice coffee, and sat out in the patio area. There was a nice breeze and a good view of the town and mountains.

View of Mountains (Photo by Patti Oskvarek)

Then we walked downtown and did some window shopping. Most of the shops don’t open up until 10:00 or 11:00 am, and they close around 8:00 pm.

Bisbee, Arizona (Photo by Thomas Oskvarek)
(Photo by Patti Oskvarek)
Standing in the streets of Bisbee, Arizona (Photo by Thomas Oskvarek)

Tom and I discussed we want to go back to Bisbee again for another adventure. My hope is you enjoyed the Bisbee experience until next time. ~ Patti

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Episode 41 – How Spending Time in Nature Can Help You and Your Relationships!

A summary of this podcast episode, Angela and Patti discuss spending time in nature and how it can calm your soul and strengthen your relationships.

How to Forest Bath:

  • Go outdoors and find some trees or garden areas with various plants and trees.
  • Turn off your phone.
  • Walk slowly and quietly within the area.
  • Breathe in the smells
  • Listen to the nature sounds.
  • Look around at your surroundings.
  • Ask yourself, “What am I noticing?”
  • Enjoy those moments of peace and calm.

Angela shares:

  • Use imagery, music, sound to connect you to nature. There are many meditative music videos on youtube with pictures of nature.
  • Ever wondered why cat videos are so popular? They help people connect to the simple love of nature. What videos of nature can you watch to inspire you? A lot of David Attenborough videos are deeply inspiring. Also, Angela loves Disney’s Unlikely Animal Friends, which shows the love between animals of different species.
  • I have free meditations on my youtube channel in the I love Mondays series that help you relax and feel your body. One video talks about Creating a new love in our body and ends with a meditation.

All of the “I Love Mondays” videos give a meditation at the end to connect to your heart and body, and soul.

  • If you want to feel and enjoy your body, Angela has a guided Visualization specifically on How to Love your Body. It specifically looks at how to enliven your senses and bring a new relationship to yourself by focusing on the minute details of your body’s sensations and building confidence, calm, and gentleness in how you connect to your body.

Patti shares:

Being in nature is like music to your soul and spending time connecting to oneself and God. I love meditating, praying, and journaling while in natural nature. It can calm your mind from chatter, relax your body and lighten the weight of your burdens holding you down. Spending time in nature with your partner can connect you at a deeper level of being at peace and tranquility with each other and the surroundings.

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A Day And Evening Travel Adventure In Jerome, Arizona!

My husband and I wanted to take a short adventure trip and decided to go to Jerome, Arizona. Jerome is a small town in central Arizona located on top of Cleopatra Hill between Prescott and Flagstaff is Jerome, Arizona’s historic copper mining town. Back in the 1880s, Jerome was a large copper mining town. It has a wild history and was once called the “Wickest Town of the West.”

Tom and Patti in Jerome, Arizona

When founded in 1876, Jerome became the fourth largest city in Arizona, and the population peaked at approximately 15,000 in the 1920s. The Great Depression slowed the mining operation, and the claim eventually went to Phelps Dodge, who still holds the share to this day. World War II significantly increased the demand for copper, but the demand for copper decreased dramatically after the war. Jerome’s economy was primarily dependent upon the need for copper; Phelps Dodge Mine closed in 1953, with less than 100 residents, and they started promoting the town as a historic ghost town. In 1967 Jerome was designated a National Historic District by the federal government.

Some of the winding roads in Jerome, Arizona

Jerome is thriving with tourists and artists and has approximately 450 residences. It is one of America’s largest ghost towns. The drive up the mountain is winding, curving, and uphill, and the views are breathtaking. It is a mile high in elevation. You will see a sign within the town indicating the height. When we arrived in Jerome, we wanted to find parking close to the hotel. It was a Sunday, with lots of tourists, so we parked in the paid parking area.

Patti looking out the window from Room 1 in the Connor Hotel of Jerome

We checked into the Connor Hotel of Jerome. The hotel has been around since 1898. Our stay was in Room 1, which is in the hotel’s corner section with the windows facing two directions. What a beautiful room with antique furniture. The room is known for being haunted.

Patti sitting on the antique furniture in Room 1 of Connor Hotel of Jerome

I had plugged in my phone charger and was freshening up in the bathroom, and Tom was lying down on the bed taking a nap. While I was in the bathroom putting on makeup, he called out to me, “Patti, what did you say?” I replied I didn’t say anything. He said, I heard your voice; I said it wasn’t me.

Tom was still lying on the bed with his eyes closed, and I noticed my phone charging cord was unplugged from the wall. I thought that is weird. Later that night, I asked Tom about it, and he didn’t unplug it.

Patti walking down the hall in the Connor Hotel of Jerome

That evening we went on a local ghost tour, and one of the places that the tour guide took us was outside our hotel. He told the hotel’s story of burning down twice and restored and that guests who stay in the hotel have had unexplained electrical occurrences, fathom ghost dog barking and hearing a women’s voice.

We didn’t hear a fathom ghost dog barking. Connor Hotel of Jerome is dog friendly, and we did see other guests accompanied by their dogs.

That night while in bed, I felt my legs touched throughout the night. Tom woke up with the feeling of his legs held down firmly as well.

Do I think the hotel’s haunted?
From our experiences in the hotel, yes, I do. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the hotel is enchanting.

Would we go back again?
Most definitely, Jerome is one of our favorite places to visit.

It was a short visit, and most of the other times, we stay for at least two days. Walking around the town, shopping, eating, wine tasting, and most of all, the ghost tours.

Jerome has a variety of shops, restaurants, and lodging. If you enjoy wine tasting, Jerome has some wine tasting venues. Other places to explore in the surrounding areas are the Arizona Verde Valley, Cottonwood, Clarksdale, Camp Verde, Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Sedona. In future blog posts, we will explore some of these places and possibly more of Jerome again.

I would love to hear if you have been to Jerome, Arizona and what was your experience was like?

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Staying Positive In A Negative Environment!

I get asked this question regularly. “How can I stay positive in a negative work environment?” I understand how easy to get sucked into negativity, drama, or a bad attitude when you are in a toxic work environment.  

Some people want to pull you into their emotional drama—rude comments about others, sarcastic undertones, and the energy vampires who want to drag everyone else down with them. People don’t even realize that they have a negative attitude because it has become a habit and spills into their personal lives.

When working in a toxic environment, people may start to take everything personally because of the feeling of being verbally attacked, mutilated, one-upping, taken advantage of, or pointing out mistakes or faults. As time goes on, it takes a toll on people’s emotions.

If you have been following me for a while, you know I have written about similar topics before. This situation is one of the biggest challenges people face when working with others. However, there is hope.  

What are some strategies to help stay positive?

  1. Walk away when drama is happening around you. Please don’t engage in it. Excuse yourself from the conversation.  
  2. When there are unkind remarks about someone else, say something nice about that particular person. This action tends to halt the conversation.
  3. Listen to uplifting music – like 528 Hz Positive Energy music on Youtube.
  4. Recite Positive Affirmations.
  5. Journal how you are feeling.
  6. Go for a walk.
  7. Focus on work tasks.

Be the person you want to be around. Focus on what you want in your life and remove the thoughts of what you don’t. Set goals of how you are going to change your situation and put them into action. Hire a coach to help you succeed to get where you want to be. ~ Patti 

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Episode 40 – Finding Purpose Beyond Work – There is More to Life than Working!

In this podcast episode, Angela and Patti discuss Finding Purpose Beyond Work.  

A Summary:

Having some work-life balance keeps communication open and nourishes your relationships. Take time out weekly to cherish your family life, spend time with a friend, a hobby and make some time to rest, so your life is fulfilled?

Here are some self-reflection questions to ponder if you are overworking:Am I putting my work or career ahead of everything else? What is it doing to my relationships? Am I saying yes to an unreasonable workload and not taking time off or vacation? Am I connecting to my family? Do I have true friends? Am I happy? Do I smile? Am I kind to others at work?

What does being successful look like?

What is a satisfying life?

What is a purposeful life?

What is a meaningful life?

Purpose is not always about big-scale plans. Purpose is about meeting people who can help you get to the next stage of life. Many of the most important or valuable connections in life start by meeting other people and seeing what opportunities may come. 

To help create a work-life balance and purpose in life, Patti made an online course called – Incredible Work-Life Balance Hacks for Busy Leaders!

Angela helps business owners with spirit work. What are the spiritual reasons you incarnated to have this business or life? Your business and life are often a lesson to help you develop – it’s not only about the money. Of Course, there will be challenges and learnings about money. For more information on how to work with Angela go to –

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Episode 39 – Finding Your Purpose through Loneliness!

In a summary of this podcast episode of Building Better Relationships at Home and Work with Angela and Patti. We will discuss how to find purpose through loneliness.

With the ongoing pandemic, many people are feeling isolated and lonely. We want to explore this topic and share some tips and strategies to ease the emotions, find your purpose, and put it into action.

What does having a purpose mean?

Do you believe that we are here to serve our purpose?

Is there something that you feel deeply about, and you know you are supposed to pursue it?

What if we don’t find our purpose?

Angela and Patti have been pursuing these questions for years. Why did we feel so strongly about making this podcast? We want to help people have good relationships with oneself and others while living their best life with a purpose and intent.

Angela’s talks about the shadow side. 

What does it need? 

What does this thought or feeling have to say about my purpose?

Why am I here now experiencing these feelings?

Patti’s gives tips on how to connect with others.

Patti’s has an online course through Teachable called – Incredible Work-Life Balance Hacks for Busy Leaders! – This mini-course is for managers, supervisors, anyone in a leadership role who’s crazy busy, working 24/7, and wants something more in life beyond their career. This is an excellent way of finding your purpose outside of work.

Angela’s has a movement meditation class – If you want to explore your spirit moving freely, check out the movement meditation class, where we take a journey through movement to explore how your divine is truly within you.

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How Can Reiki Sessions Help Reduce Stress, Overwhelm, and Inspire Problem-Solving?

As a Leadership, Work-Life Balance Coach, and Reiki Practitioner, I want to help managers and supervisors reduce their overwhelm, stress, anxiety, overload before burnout or health issues occur. Bring some peace and tranquility into their chaotic lives.

Reiki is a powerful practice to help with relaxation, stress-relief, lower anxiety, and overworked mind chatter. Spending time relaxing and letting go of the week’s overloaded and complicated tasks. A Reiki session can make all the difference from keeping you balanced and your mind in peace and harmony so you can be more productive and calm during those stressful moments at work and home.  

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation, which also promotes healing. Reiki’s performed through touch, or hands are hovering over someone or from a distance. Warm and soothing energy flows from the practitioner’s hands into the recipient, promoting relaxation and releasing tension. 

It’s easy to neglect yourself when your career demands 24/7 access to you, however taking time out makes life more enjoyable for you, your staff, friends, and the family. You are a much more stable personality when you take some me-time. Also, when you are relaxed, your mind has time to rest. When your mind relaxes, it has time to rejuvenate; that’s when good ideas and problem-solving happen.

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Episode 38 – Dating in Post COVID World – Changing the Rules of Relationships!

This podcast episode of Building Better Relationships at Home and Work with Angela and Patti may be listened to by clicking here or on the player below.

Angela and Patti have a special guest Belle Vivienne from Belle Vivienne Coaching, joining us to discuss Dating in the Pre and Post COVID World and what opportunity for online relationships has to offer.

Belle shares her experience where people during the pandemic are not using dating creatively and using online dating to dump their emotions on potential love interests or political grief and general angst. Belle shared how important it is to focus on self-healing and not dump your feelings or hurts about past relationships on others during the podcast. Taking a look at yourself and see what needs healing so that you can come to a potential new love interest and online dating with a playful and gracious approach and have more fun!

How we do dating and how we seek romantic love and build better relationships.

In the podcast, Angela shared how she was asked by a teenager, “What is chemistry?”.

If you are in a couple, or single and looking to experience yourself more deeply, Angela offers: Movement Meditation classes where you can explore how your body can know itself at both the physical and spiritual level. If you do the class with a friend or partner you can explore healing techniques and safe ways to support your friend through the body and through the way you connect to their body.  The movement mediation class is on Wednesday nights in USA and Thursday mornings Sydney.

To contact with Belle Vivienne her website is

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