Gay-friendly small businesses in NEPA, I want you

I got the packets of information from my field organizer of Equality Pennsylvania to canvass small biz owners that just want good business here in “The Diamond City” and surrounding areas.

We in Northeast Pennsylvania don’t often talk about it…and it’s really dismal. Other states and municipalities are in support of genuine love by adopting really sexy non-discrimination protections, so why can’t we?

No fear, the road to non-discrimination is happening, firefly!

But your support is needed.

Being raised here in Pennsylvania, I adore the trees, countryside escapes and diverse foods from various lands across the sea. The one thing I don’t like is how people can be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity in my home state.

Sixteen states and Washington, DC – including every state in the Northeast – have enacted policies to end discrimination against LGBT people. But Pennsylvania is trailing our neighbors with no statewide law.


To be honest, I kinda feel ugly calling PA my home state because no true home of mine would allow such discrimination but it does currently, and I and other advocates from Equality Pennsylvania are here to change this by urging amazing people to support Pennsylvania Non-discrimination Act (HB300 / SB300) and so it is with great honor to be looking for local small businesses that believe in equality! 

Starting April 17, 2014, I will be meeting, chatting, listening and volunteering my time to network with small biz owners that want to help support LGBT individuals by signing on their support for a statewide law that protects LGBT people from discrimination at work and in our communities.

Additionally I will be publishing a LGBT friendly resource list of these small businesses that commit to creating an inclusive and safe space for any person regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. The list will be on here as well as on Foursquare in order to showcase small biz love that’s in support of non-discrimination, but also encourage positive social media lovins.

Know as a business owner, you don’t have to take part in my blog/Foursquare list if you don’t want to, and this directory is completely independent and not affiliated with Equality PA. (I just know how hard it is to get your business known online so I want to help you out with social media exposure.)  But I really encourage you to sign the “Small Business Support Letter” from Equality PA which you will get when we meet one-on-one. Contact me today to get started and make some history! It will be super easy and one way to let your customers and clients know you do good business.

As a good host, I take pride in my clients, friends and family to feel welcomed in my home. Knowing it is safe and secure away from fear, evil and bigotry. I honestly want you to feel love when you are around me. And with all the feedback so far, I think I nail it perfectly with getting you to feel authentic love.

(If not, then we need to be friends and help each other out.)

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Dallas coffee shop brews stress-less support group in NEPA with local meditation coach

Whether you are an avid coffee drinker or new-age tea-sipper in Northeast Pennsylvania, stress is bound to grind your gears but you aren’t alone.

Yulia Carron, small-business owner and lifetime coffee-enthusiast at European Coffee House has joined forces with certified meditation instructor, Bernard Charles to host a monthly support group starting on April 23, 2014 at 6pm to curb the region’s stress.

The hour-long program will focus on stress management techniques through proper breath awareness and a guided visual meditation that’s specialized for mindful relaxation.

“My overall goal in becoming a spiritual leader in my hometown was to offer a way for people to experience natural peace. Sometimes I felt like people here didn’t smile out in public because they were super-stressed or not feeling well. But when I got Yulia’s email about working together, I intuitively knew this would create more happy souls ” says the 23-year-old meditation coach who also provides psychic color readings.

According to, an online resource to resolve health challenges, managing stress is all about “…taking charge of your thoughts, emotions and schedule…” Not so easy if you feel overwhelmed, but the website confirms,”Until you accept responsibility for the role you play in creating or maintaining it, your stress level will remain outside your control.”

Feeling stressed? Group meetings are held at the cozy Europe-inspired café located across from Twin Stacks Center along Memorial Highway. To learn more about the event or reserve your spot, please call Yulia at 570-550-3251

Cost to attend is $10

European Coffee House is open 7 days a week and offers comfortable ambiance, commitment to quality and European-style cuisine.

Where is my abundance, seriously

abundance pot of luck rainbow at the end of photoFinding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is harder when you only have one pair of eyes to use.

So, why not invest in a second pair?

For the whole month of March, I will be hosting an enchanted card reading special that includes a crystal and candle goodie for your personal prosperity. Because I know how bad you may want the luck of the Irish at your fingertips and this special is open to International fireflies as well.

About the lucky reading

The reading features 12 cards (any extras are Universe prompted) that will highlight any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual shadows that are leeching from your sacred pool of abundance inflicting you with these symptoms:

  • financial loss
  • confusion
  • overspending & undervaluing the self
  • paycheck-to-paycheck living
  • Fear-based shopping

Once identifying key blockages of your abundance flow, I will cast the cards to reveal steps for you to integrate your prosperity for the highest good.

Retrieving your pot of gold special

This reading can be emailed to you personally in Video or Text form. Upon checking out, make your option clear.

The prosperity crystal and candle is blessed and cleansed for your convenience. It will be shipped to the address that you provide during checkout.

Save $24 by ordering this month’s reading special today

I’ve worked with this particular reading before and will be honored to help you understand better how to integrate the shadow and light with ultimate gratitude.

Order this reading on my Facebook page to get an additional 15% off, firefly.