Aimée Cartier—– *author *psychic *mom *wife *speaker *dabbler in comedy

FLOURISH BLOG: Providing tools and (true) stories for creating an inspired, intuitive life.

A Christmas story that still makes me laugh. Sometimes it’s not the warm fuzzies that make a holiday memorable.

It’s funny how looking back on Christmas’ past, it’s not the moments you think you would remember that make the most impact. Having a Christmas tree has always been one … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Loving family members, their quirks and all– for you Dad, happy birthday!

(It’s my Dad’s birthday today.  Happy Birthday Dad! In honor of that, I’m re-publishing this essay I wrote about his quirks.  It appeared in my island newspaper in 2009.  Still … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kitten Capers

An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five year old. -Carl Van Vechten I got a kitty recently.  A cuddly bundle of joy and delight who is always … Continue reading

January 14, 2010 · 1 Comment

Patience is My Virtue

“I know, I know, I’ve got to be more patient,” she said in a dull exasperated tone over the phone.  Jennifer was a client of mine from Colorado who had … Continue reading

June 11, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Startling Truth about Your Own Dark Side

From an early age we learn about “the dark side.” Even our modern day mythical stories tout the danger of following this darkness or shadow side of ourselves. We’ve all … Continue reading

April 9, 2009 · Leave a comment

Graffiti art captures life’s secret

There are lots of things that I love about our island. The list is really too long to mention all the way through, but one of the things that I … Continue reading

February 3, 2009 · Leave a comment

Even during tough times, we can choose to live without fear

The other night I was at one of our island restaurants when in passing I overheard someone say with great conviction, “Bicyclists in Seattle actually increase the carbon foot print … Continue reading

November 3, 2008 · Leave a comment

IT WILL PASS

“It will pass,” my grandfather said to me on his dying bed. He meant the moment. He meant my concerns. He meant his life. And in that glimmering instant  of … Continue reading

October 14, 2008 · 1 Comment

Grandfather gave a lasting gift: laughter

It was 22 years ago that I gave it to him for Father’s Day.  I wrote it and framed it of my own accord.  “My grandpa, laughing and making me … Continue reading

June 13, 2008 · Leave a comment

Navigate Your Life with EVERY Skill You’ve Got!

Admit it, you’ve had intuitive urges. You have had experiences where you’ve known things before they have happened, you have dreams that provide you with potent lessons for real life … Continue reading

April 5, 2008 · 1 Comment