Raquel English

The Tides Are Turning & I Got A Bunny!

Hello there Mermaid Junkies,

How are you my lovelies? I hope this week is serving you well, and that you are enjoying your life immensely.

So here’s the dealio.

After major alterations, life changes, and much contemplation I’ve been going back and forth like waves bashing against the rocks trying to figure out a way to sort of transform my little blog here.



If you need me, I’m almost always here…and when I’m not

I’m usually with my beloved or working on some

hair-brained ideas that I constantly think of at 2 am. Continue Reading

Hocus… Pocus… Focus…

As I was driving to my little sleepy hometown yesterday to visit my family, I had an hour on the road to think about my birthday and where I was in my life, and how never in a million years would I have believed that I would be where I am right now. It’s a beautiful place to be in and I’m so joyful to be here, in fact, I’d rather be no other place, but it’s not what I had planned.

fort dade road

Just less than a year ago, I was busily packing up belongings for a household of 6 with two dogs to boot.

Preparing once again to move and set up life in another state as I had done 19 times prior. Moving, packing and taping boxes became second nature to me.

It’s interesting when the power of attraction gets going and how when we get on a momentum with our thoughts what begins to happen. How quickly that momentum is like a roaring locomotive and to try and stop such a momentum of thoughts is pretty much impossible. When this happens, the best thing to do is to simply let it happen, as if you have fallen from an airplane. Just hold tight it’ll be over in a minute. Continue Reading

Cabbage and Kale Salad

Good Morning Darlings,

Before I publish this post, please know I tried for over and hour and a half to edit and include the image of all the ingredients. To no avail. I’m just putting it out and will come back to insert the picture… so sorry Mermaid Junkies! Blergggg…

I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s day and that you gave yourself boat loads of self-love. Making time for yourself will affect the way you live and the way you experience life.

Making time for yourself will also affect the way you experience others. When we get into the habit of regular practice {yoga, meditation}, daily self care…well then, I think the world is such a better place.

I’m writing this blog post to encourage you with love and an invitation to take the ‘you time’ you deserve, you need, you want, you desire. So, having said that…

I wanted to get your week started off right with this healthy cabbage & kale recipe, it’s one of my faves and it makes enough to share with all your merfriends. I hope you enjoy…

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What The Water Did To Her…

I’ve been away for a time, I had some sorting out to do with my life. I won’t bore you with the details, but here’s a little recap for you, my readers that have been asking. I’ll leave you with several pieces of poetry that helped me while navigating through my whirlpool. I love you Mermaid Junkies…

what the water did to her

We don’t need a reason to feel good. When we rely on surrounding conditions to make us feel good we will always expect joy to come from someone or something other than ourselves.

Law of attraction and manifesting what we want in life is all about finding the joy without the condition.


We create our own reality. What we choose to focus on increases. Our universe is non-inclusive. If we focus on what we don’t want, we get more of that. If we focus on what we do want we get more of that.
We get what we place our focus upon. Continue Reading

What’s Been Bubbling Up

Hello there my dearest friends,
I hope the days have found you well and you are enjoying the change of seasons that are transpiring about.
I most assuredly adore the fall season. So many beautiful things to look upon and appreciate.
Before I get going along, you may want to go get a lovely cup of tea and cookies before you settle in to read this post. Here’s mine.

image2I have lots to talk with you about. So, I’ll wait until you come back.

Okay, are we ready now?

First, I wanted to tell you how excited I am about the happenings at “The English Settlement”. I had numerous responses in regards to what the non-profit is exactly and how to participate. That’s so sweet and lovely sentiments from you. Thank you sincerely. It means oodles to me.

I thought I’d share the link to the page describing what the mission statement is and what the foundation is about exactly since several of you asked. So here’s the link The English Settlement Continue Reading

Hello Darlings

I’ve been gone from my blog, but you my dears… have been on my mind every day. You may not have noticed from my main page under Oceans and Potions, but I added a drop down for The English Settlement . There you may swim on over and see what I’ve been steadily working on for the… Continue Reading

Are You Lying About Your Emotional Algae?

As a Mermaid at Weeki Wachee, I had the lovely opportunity to enjoy all the beautiful outward appearances of being a performer. As a mermaid trainee though (before I was officially a mermaid and able to swim in shows) I was designated numerous chores. The chores were given because Mermaids always pulled rank. Mermaids didn’t have to do… Continue Reading

Emotions On The Yoga Mat

Hello Lovelies, Today on the yoga mat I had an onset of emotions. -How many times I have to remind myself to NEVER EVER give up, especially when I really feel like it. -How I am so full of energy and optimism and then my bi-polar sets in. -How people challenge me and my beliefs.… Continue Reading