Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Loving Relationships

Issue 4 of Starflower Living is available to download on September 24th, New Moon in Libra. www.starflowerpress.com

This issue is based on the theme of relationships: how we love, how we let go. Articles include: learning from divorce; conscious uncoupling; the relationship mirror; bringing beauty back to our lives; DIY thyme honey; healing adrenal fatigue; Autumn equinox; Autumnal recipes; creating a charmed life.

We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it all together.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Starflower Living, issue two

We're just about to publish issue three of Starflower Living. I thought I'd share a recent letter we received about issue two. Remember, if you've not read the magazine yet, issue one is FREE to download from our website. ~ Veronika, editor. www.starflowerpress.com 

Another outstanding issue of Starflower Living, Naturally! Bravo!! I cannot believe how long it has taken me to read this issue...however trying not to be hard on myself, I simply would take a deep breath and read a page or two when I could. Accepting that sometimes I need to have the courage to take things slowly and trust in the universe. Courage and play. Play and courage.

Let me start with the cover art, Rita Loyd your work is stunning! The healing power of unconditional self-love is definitely present here! Let Your Light Shine indeed! I agree that play is so vital, in fact that is quite possibly why it has taken a number of weeks to read this issue ~ so much play! 
I love the New Moon In Leo pages, such useful information about the upcoming weeks and what one can do (rituals/wishes) within hours/days of sweet grandmother's arrival! Wild Courage took the longest for me to read. I loved it! You shared so much of yourself in this article, your joy and fear and knowledge shone through. The list of what one can do to develop wild courage was a nice touch as well.  
Inside the Mind of an Ironman was also very informative. I must admit that I hadn't much knowledge, I knew an enormous amount of training went into it. James Pittam gives us so much emotion within his writing and pictures of himself added to the article. 
I Don't Sing!, now this story stirred much emotion within me. Mandy is on quite a journey! Learning to not make blanket statements about what one does or doesn't do is a priceless lesson, for once you believe~anything is possible! 
Anna James My Leo Lessons was so moving. What an amazing trip she had! 
Very excited about new recipe books Veronika! Quinoa, yum! I adore quinoa!!  
Chamomile I adore as well! I have never thought to add a strong infusion to my bath, great idea, thanks Claire! 
I have practiced The Heart Smile, and since reading this my daughter and I now do it consistently very day! I love the colour yellow, so vibrant and full of life. Did I mention my FAVOURITE flower is a sunflower? Veronika I love your fairy house! 
Paul, another completely "real" article in Zest for Life. The "recommended" and "quotes" were a lovely touch! 
Oh and finally Return to the Red Tent. Such a captivating piece of writing Teresa on such an important place. I have found a Toronto Red Tent and have requested details on it!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Be inspired!

 I hope you're enjoying Summer (or Winter, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere).

Issue two of Starflower Living, edited by Veronika and Paul Robinson, is now available. It's just £2.50, and instantly downloadable ~ no matter where you live in the world. 

Our launch issue is also available, and it's FREE ~ so you can try before you buy!

Costs less than a cup of good coffee, and lasts longer!

Visit our website to download:


Sunday, 22 June 2014

Calling writers, artists and photographers...

Invitation for Submissions for 2014

Starflower Living (a digital magazine) is now seeking submissions for issue 2, publishing July 26th. Due date for articles, photographs or art, July 10th. Please send to: office (at) starflowerpress (dot) com

Themes sought for our New Moon in Leo issue include: the heart, courage, pride, fierce determination, fire, passion, love and romance, playfulness, creativity and celebration. (Health-related topics: back and spine, heart, exhaustion, inflammations.)

We seek articles that are original, and haven’t been published (or submitted) elsewhere in print or digitally. Please ensure the work is your own, and is of a professional standard. (Attach articles in word doc NOT docx) If submitting art or photographs, please make sure you have written permission from the owner.

Issue 3 themes for the New Moon in Virgo (due date August 8th): healing, healers, helpfulness, service, mentoring, diet/exercise, perfectionism, discrimination, efficiency, weight management, mind/body/soul, alternative health care. Health: solar plexus, bowels and intestines, digestion.

Issue 4 themes for the New Moon in Libra (due date, September 6th): Love, partnership, marriage, kindness, balance, fairness, co-dependency, harmony, beauty, counselling, peace, d├ęcor, diplomacy, companionship, grace, luxury and elegance. Health: kidneys, adrenals, sugar imbalance.

Issue 5 themes for the New Moon in Scorpio (due date, October 4th): soul mates, sexuality, transformation, empowerment, letting go, old baggage, psychology, secrets, depth of character, compulsions, deep emotional connections, ancestors, debt, inheritance, jealousy, abandonment. Health: sexual organs, organs of elimination, menstrual cycle, sexual diseases.

Issue 6 themes for the New Moon in Sagittarius (due date, November 2nd): optimism, faith, adventure, freedom, truth, travel, publishing, horses, expansion, higher learning, Nature, conscience, friendliness, universities, philosophy. Health: thighs, sciatica, liver, hips.

Issue 7 themes for the New Moon in Capricorn (due date, December 1st): self-discipline, commitment, public image, aging, success, reaching goals, financial security, ambition, respect, fathers, and tradition. Health: knees, skin, bones, joints, gall bladder/stones, arthritis.

Starflower is also known as borage. Borage comes from the Celtic word borrach which means courage. Starflower Living is a publication dedicated to holistic and courageous living. www.starflowerpress.com

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Starflower Living, Naturally

Starflower Living, Naturally is a new publication from Starflower Press. Published monthly, this digital magazine is inspired by the meaning of borage (starflower), which means: courage.

If you'd like to join us in celebrating a courageous life, feel free to sign up (link below) and be notified each time we publish. The first issue is FREE and will be available on June 27th, New Moon in Cancer. We look forward to sharing the journey with you. Love, Veronika and Paul Robinson

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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Cycle to the Moon

Cycle to the Moon: celebrating the menstrual trinity, by Veronika Sophia Robinson, and illustrated by Susan Merric, is publishing June 2014. Available to order from www.starflowerpress.com

Blue Jeans

Blue Jeans, written by Veronika Sophia Robinson, and illustrated by Susan Merrick

Review of Blue Jeans in The Mother magazine

Blue Jeans is a heart warming story that at its heart tugs at every mother’s heart. It’s the story of how children grow too quickly as is evidenced by the rate they grow out of their clothing.

Written from the perspective of a pair of blue jeans, this book covers quite a number of themes: moving, making new friends, accepting changes, letting go of someone we love, and the value of recycling and upcycling. While probably not meant to be the central themes of this book, they do come up and would make great talking points with younger children.

Blue Jeans belonged to a city family, but when he was outgrown, he moved to the country as hand-me-down jeans for a country cousin. On the farm at his new home, he quickly grows to love the differences between city and country and falls in love with the country way of life.

The book paints an idyllic picture of life, with TV-free evenings, children doing chores on the farm, gathering wood, collecting herbs and vegetables to store for the Winter and sell at the market.

When the mother in the story patches his knees and passes him on to a younger sibling, Blue Jeans is happy again to have a few more years of adventures with his country family.

Blue Jeans is perfect for those who enjoy a longer bed time story.