Companies That Have Become Extint

Before there was Walmart or Kmart! There was Woolsworth and Murphy these are what were call dime stores. They had a little of everything and an eatery as well. Some where they stopped being able to keep up with the changes in our society and were replaced by first Kmart and then Walmart.

We had die hard Department stores like Wards and Sears and JCPenney.  Macy’s replaced Donaldson’s. Then Wards instead of updating their clothing or trying to take the leap from the catalog to the internet. They slowly died! Sears was next, their grandma land clothing never got updated to more stylish trends. They lost a lot of money by putting their shoes out on the floor as the stolen rates went up. They made a lot of bad decisions with their high end brands. They also neglected to take advantage of the internet.

JCPenney and Macy’s are trying to steer they’re course by embracing the internet and making sure that they retain their stores and online orders. They are trying very hard to stay on top of their losses so it doesn’t get out of control.  Herberger’s lost it’s battle to stay in control, which was unfortunate. It was a nice high end store. As our economy ebs and flows it is having an impact on the retail market.

Those that are slow to change will die quickly, those that are paying attention will survive. It is a much harder time than the Great Depression. This economy has been almost hard to shake. One of the hardest obstacles will be for stores in malls, where there is low income housing nearby.  Poverty is the death of business. The theft rates sky rocket in areas of poverty.

In the next two to three years it will be interesting to see who is left?

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc



When You are the Cause of Your Own Effect!

Some people call it being your own worst enemy. It’s interesting how their can be so many professional victims. Never looking in the mirror or seeing how they contributed to their own demise. I don’t know if it’s a lack of parenting or adulting! Some things are just pretty basic. If you don’t show up or show up late to events, work, etc. you will feel the pain! You will eventually be out of a job, not asked to attend.

It’s hard to pin down if this is just a particular generation or just a choice to be irresponsible? Yes, there can be self sabotage. At what point do you start to actually connect the dots? Most people learn for their mistakes or seeing the mistakes of others. When people choose to not take any responsibility for their part in it though; Are they really being an adult or an infant?

This is usually, where I take a step back and don’t point any of these things out to the person. It is their life and I’m not their parent. I don’t know it they just have a really hard head or they just will never get it? The Universe give us a lot of opportunities to make different choices and see it it leads to different outcomes.

It is at some point that my path will cross this persons and I will usually find that they’ve finally grown or are still clueless. As an empath, it’s really hard to watch the process when they continually fail. This is usually, when I excuse myself from the person’s life and wish them the best.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc

The Sounds In Your House

Did you just hear your cat jump on something? Only to realize that your cat is sleeping right next to you? Well it could be that cat that is long deceased. After all just because they’re dead, doesn’t mean they aren’t still around. They’re just missing a body. Tis the season as all Hallows Eve is getting closer, and the veil between the living and the dead is getting thinner and thinner.

Just remember it isn’t just old houses that can have hauntings! Barns, new houses and even your car! After all nothing is off limits! When spirits are near and far. After all they all want to say Hi from time to time! Spirit will and it does! That creeking upstairs when no one is there? At least not in a body that is! That strong smell of nail polish, that your aunts friend wore so well.

Just because their body is missing and they can’t have spirits any more; doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten what it’s like to party. Now that they’ve become Spirits once more. So pull out the cider, the non-alcoholic kind of course. After all your mind doesn’t need more imagination to run with. Break out the incense and set up those boundaries, have a talk with your ghosts and ghouls from the heart of course.

Say Hi to Aunt Sally,  wish her well for dropping by. Oh and ask that the next time she comes, she be a little more quiet. As I’m typing this, I’m almost certain this laptop is possessed. So here’s to wishing everyone a great Halloween and Samhain.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc


Taking Time for Yourself

Oh how busy we get, we make time for everyone but ourselves. Get out your planner, be it on your phone or an actual paper planner. Be sure to pencil in the most important meeting you have with yourself. Pull out those movies you have yet to watch? Rent or check them out of the library. The library is our best equalizer for us. You can stream a movie, check out a movie or book.

Be sure to get out bath salts to help you detox from all of lifes stresses. Not your thing? Then get a spa package or massage session. Turn off the phones, so that no one will desturb your you time! Drink in the quiet! Find the things that will empower you. This is about building the best you there can be!

For some of us this is about spending time with the people that are most important to us. Be very selfish with your time, when you do this! Don’t let anything interrupt your time with the things or people that are most important to you.

Don’t allow time thieves to steal any of your precious time. You can’t get that time back. Go out into a park or your back yard and just drink in the nature experience. The smells, and the sounds that mark the different seasons. Fall brings in the very earthy smells, the smell of wet leaves and rich soil. The sound of loud cracks of thunder and the streak of lightning across the sky.

So be sure to enjoy your time alone or with others. This is your journey to exploring who you really are? Are you who people expect you to be or are you really a quiet person or a rebel?

Enjoy your jouney to exploring who you are?

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc

Dreams Oh so Real Dreams!

This week has been quite a time for multi-dimensions. What period are you in? What are the natural laws in that dimension? Who are the players! It’s been a mix of premonitions and different dimensions. Are you the star or one of the supporting characters? Do you know any of the supporting cast, only their wearing different masks on this stage.

Many people will say that this is just about problem solving. Maybe? Maybe not, is it the future or is it a message? It is modern or a little medieval? Can you fly or do you have magic in this dream or dimension? Oh the possibilities are endless! It’s so delicious! The one thing to be sure is that it won’t be boring. It will be better than any television story line.

Is it a comedy, a drama or a dramedy? This week has let all of us know that our lives are changing and our dreams are going up a notch. Some of what you are viewing is a possible future. Some of it might change and some of it might have fixed parts. The Universe is funny that way! It likes to keep you on your toes so you don’t get too comfortable.

So take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the show. Are you the victim or the participant in this stage? The Universe hates bystanders and victims! It will make you play whether you want too or not; so get up the courage to become your own hero or shero. Just don’t stand on the side lines. When you start to take back your power, it’s a beautiful thing for all the characters. It adds dimension and texture to your life.

A coward hides from life, a player and participant takes action. It does not matter if you win or fail. I only matters that you play! For by playing! You are standing up for your life! So make it the best life you can! All that required is that you try! You become your own super hero in those dreams, it’s sort of a practice run for your actual life out of the dream scape.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc

Your Final Exam Every Nine Years

I’ve noticed these cycles that seem to play out in everyone’s life. It seems like there will be nine years where everything is fine and flows very smoothly. Then there will be nine years of learning. The ninth year will be your final exam to see what you’ve learned and what you remember from all of those previous years leading up to that final exam.

I’ve talked to my clients about this too. I’ll get clients that will wonder what they’ve done wrong to deserve all this drama in they’re life. Especially when they’ve worked so hard on making changes in they’re life. The thing is that the Universe will throw the lesson at you from different angles to make sure you recognize all the faces that it can take.

Then when it thinks you’ve let down your guard it will throw it at you one final time. This lesson can be whatever triggers you. It can be things from your childhood, teen or adult years. The subject can be money, budgeting, finances, relationships, business. The subjects are endless. It will go down the list of triggers to see where your weakness lies.

When you are no longer triggered, you will win the game called your life. That doesn’t mean that these nine-year cycles won’t come around again. It’s kind of like how our weather cycles through the earth. Well these cycles, cycle through us. So the next time this happens to you, just remember it’s not personal.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc




It never ceases to amaze me how you will get so many signs in your life. Some will come from the animal kingdom and others will come in dreams. Even if your not the most observant person. You won’t be able to not trip over all the signs.

Even insects can give signs, it usually will be a huge insect or a large number of the same insect. If you’ve used something to get rid of the said insects and they’re still coming. It is definitely a sign. The meaning of the signs can be looked up on the internet or found in books.

These can be keys to knowing if your on the right path or your heading for an obstacle. Herbs and stones can also be signs as well. They can come to you in dreams or show up in your yard or anywhere that its sure to get your attention.

The Universe has a whole arsenal at its disposal to get your attention.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc