Category Archives: appreciation

Expanding perspectives through blogging

I’m writing this post in response to a dialogue I was having with Holistic Wayfarer about building community through blogging, in the second part of her series How to Succeed as a Blogger. I feel a resonance with her on … Continue reading

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Accepting the way things are

I woke up sick this morning.  I laid weirdly on my neck last night and had induced feelings of vertigo, which lasted a long time.  I almost thought it was the flu, but it turned out it wasn’t.  This feeling … Continue reading

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There is no fragmentation

Only forgetting who I really am. I can laugh at my foolishness now. Which delights me beyond measure. Because laughter did not come easy. Tears and sorrow were more likely. How rash this wounded, clumsy, tender heart has been. Searching … Continue reading

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Amanda Palmer on The Art Of Asking

Her philosophy summed up: “If you ask people to catch you, they will.” But – you have to ask. Yes.  Most definitely.  I’m still deeply grateful I was able to be caught in my life three times when I had … Continue reading

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These hands

I’m reblogging an old post of mine.   The art journal page I finished last night made me think of a post I wrote last year. I also recently printed up this picture and placed it in my sacred space. Have … Continue reading

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