I’m a writer exploring the world of blogging as creative expression.

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This blog began as my creative outlet to explore writing and reach for more joy in my life. After 4 years of blogging, I can say that it’s been a wonderful journey. I have found more peace, joy and purpose in my life thanks to blogging and connecting with writers and readers around the globe. What began as a personal journey to joy has become a shared journey to freedom and community. I believe that we are meant to live and love fully. Our journey is learning how to do that. Not always easy, but definitely worth the journey!

Choice is probably our greatest power, love our greatest gift, and gratitude our greatest tool for unlocking minds and hearts.

I love sharing inspiring stories and helping others to thrive. If I can inspire or help you, I would be honored. May you find the peace that passes understanding. Then you’ll have a taste of true freedom and joy.

Wishing you a lifetime of blessings.

They are often right where we are, once we learn to accept and appreciate our lives. May you feed your creative urges and open the doors to your greatness. Speaking of creative urges, you might enjoy my photography on the gallery page or my favorite videos by other artists on the inspiration page.

blessings, muse brad

P.S. My blog is award free by choice. Thanks for understanding. <3

I appreciate every nomination and acknowledgement of my blog. I’m particularly grateful for each of you who read, comment and share in our community. I love spontaneous sharing of each other’s blogs and posts. Blessings my dear readers and friends.

P.S.S. Thank you Sangeeta, Stacy, Rupa, Fatima, Rachel, Lorrie and all who have graciously nominated me for awards.

134 thoughts on “About

    • Thanks Denise, when you visit, you really do it with gusto! Thanks. I appreciate you reading & commenting on several posts. Yes, we share some interests, especially moving from surviving to thriving. I grew up in a typical disfunctional family and have gradually learned tools to thrive and grow. I share my journey in the hopes of helping others as I imagine you do too.
      blessings, brad


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  3. Thank you so much for your comment on my Halloween Poem and Short Story, and for following my blog, Brad. I’m looking forward to checking out your world as well. Have a safe and Happy Halloween! ~ Julie :)


  4. Dear Brad,
    This is one of the most memorable “About” I have read in a long time. I believe it is because every sentence, every word shines so purely from your heart. I could just sit down and reflect on each line above and they would indeed open up new worlds, new thoughts. Indeed, I believe you do inspire us all to become more than what we thought we could be. Sharon

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    • Wow! Thank you Sharon for your kind words. They touched me to my core. I’m delighted that my words shine, inspire and open new worlds for you. If I can touch even a few people like yourself, then I will be a happy muse. Thanks for your support. Hearing from my readers means a lot to me!!! Brad


    • Thanks Lala! I appreciate your visiting my blog and leaving such kind words. I enjoy helping others. If my words and posts can inspire or touch, then I am happy and grateful. I hope to hear more from you. blessings, Brad


    • Thanks for visiting. I’m glad you were touched by my posts. Connecting and inspiring are my main goals, though I’m also realizing that sometimes
      we have to be willing to go through the fear & pain to arrive at the light, but that’s another post! thanks, Brad


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  6. Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, “The Sigh of the Eternal Glade” today and showing your support with a friendly like. :) I have the soul of an old writer, but I am a newborn in the blogging world, just starting this month. I started too for very similar reasons and for gaining a forgotten voice. I have found in a very short time how much this process has redirected and will change my journey; connecting with people like you along the way is such a blessing. My best to you.

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    • You’re very welcome and thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoy poetry, both reading and writing. Connecting has been a wonderful benefit to the writing for me. I love the expressing, sharing, inspiring and freeing my inner muse. May your soul find a voice that feeds you and others. blessings, Brad


  7. Thank you dear friend. I very much appreciate being nominated as one of the writers that you believe models peace and justice. I will accept the award in my heart, bless you, and continue to write and stand for peace and love in the world. blessings, Brad


  8. Hey Brad I wanted to stop by and thank you for taking the time to read and like my post about race on Holistic Wayfarer’s site.
    Thanks SM


  9. Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays dear Brad! <3 May the year ahead and many more to come, bring you abundant love, light and all things beautiful..my warmest wishes :) Enjoy your special day!

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  10. Thanks Lorrie, I appreciate you and am delighted that we’ve connected. While I’m touched you have nominated me, my blog is award free as explained above. I prefer the spontaneity of freely sharing other blogs that touch me and visa versa. Thanks for thinking of me. blessings, Brad


    • Welcome Shelley. Already vying for favorite reader award? XD (I hope my humor goes over). Thank you. My first and stronger passion is photography, but I’m out of practice and without a good camera. That’s nice feedback to know that my words have grown and developed. I never really aspired to be a writer, I simply enjoy the process of pondering, writing and sharing. More to ponder! :)


  11. Hi Brad, I am across your blog via a comment you left on Neha’s (forgottenmeadows). Glad I popped over to take a look :) So many wonderful thoughts, inspiration and writings on peace. Looking forward to revisting regularly.

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  12. I see that we come from the same mold. Although I have been blogging a little less than you, I have found so much joy, purpose, and discovery through the process of placing the musings in my head on to paper (or screen, as it may be). The part of the journey that makes it so worthwhile is when you run across like-minded people who possess a shared passion and energy for the same things and are willing to share it with one another. Very happy to have crossed paths with you and look forward to many intersections in the future ;-)

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    • Hi Dave, Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate you coming to explore my blog. Yes, it’s very nice to connect with like minded folks to share the journey. The community aspect has been the biggest surprise and blessing for me. I look forward to more “intersections” with you as well. :)


  13. Dear Brad, Thank you for this space filled with healing and love! Very new to the blogsphere myself but can already feel how powerfully it can connect hearts around the world. So glad to have been led to your world!

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  15. I’m surveying sites of souls that serve my soul. It came to me to do that as part of creating the context of how I might share with others. I’ve been to your blog before, and today, when I opened it up and looked around just a little, I had this wonderful feeling of ease. I find your site beautiful and streamlined. I’ll not start “eating” at this marvelous smorgasbord just now, as I’m on task. I am eager to visit more and stay longer. Thanks for creating this!

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  16. Hey Brad, thanks for visiting my blog! You got an awesome blog .. I would say much better than me. :) Let’s continue this journey .. I’m sure you had loved my blog! See ya soon … :)

    Be Bettr, Stay Bettr! :)

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  17. Dearest Brad! All your recent comments on my blog went to the spam folder! I have no idea why, but I know it can happen. I am so so sorry!! 😔. I have unspammed them an replied them, but the reply button in my dashboard did not work so I had to reply from my site. I really hope you will get the notifications! I am really sorry about all this! 😔😔

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