birthdays, relationships, love

Birthday Love

Birthday Love Tomorrow is my birthday.  Last year I celebrated my birthday with my mother, brother, and his family. This year, I’m working at one of my part-time jobs. And that’s OK. I’m rebuilding my finances and making choices to support that choice. Therefore, I’m living in integrity. Plus, more and more, I’m realizing the…

poetry, love, vulnerability

Tender Hearts

Tender Hearts ~ beaten bruised and weary your tender heart is calling love asks for our surrender we may be called to give greatly releasing our ideas, comforts, and attachments love will trim and prune like a gardener removing what isn’t necessary making room for new growth to have more peace in life surrender and open…

sunset, imperfection

The Messy Truth

The Messy Truth Routinely, I struggle with depression, confusion, and overwhelm. Many weeks it’s hard as heck to write an uplifting post when my life is falling apart as it has been for 6 years. I hold back on expressing my feelings because I want this blog to be a place of inspiration, connection, and…

sunset, beauty, poetry, love

Return to Peace

Return to Peace   ~ the sun sets over the distant ridge salutations for another glorious day reveling in the beauty and majesty of life we can live in appreciation each moment savoring the rainbow of colors reflecting emotions from dark to light there is no perfect or right way simply a new moment to…

transformation, letting go

Autumn Changes

Autumn Changes This is a post I hoped to never write. I’ve been stewing about it for days (weeks, months). My life has been in a downhill slide for the past 4 years. I’ve hinted at some of the issues, but pride kept me from going into too much detail. So here’s the messy truth.…

King's River, flowing, poetry

Splish Splash

Splish Splash rain cascading down rivers surging and flooding lessons in flowing ~ Image from Dan Daniel kayaking the King’s River. I really want to get out kayaking while the waters are surging. Be safe and have fun!

Love in Ten Lines

Love in Ten Lines

Love in Ten Lines sublime is my love love colors the sunset caressing skin with love hands that whisper love soul to soul love sacred love as light reflections of pure love love as blessed union an ocean of love pointers, yet not love ~ Close you eyes. Fall in love. Stay there. ~ Rumi…

healing, acceptance

Healing Our Messy Lives

Glennon’s recent post knocked me down and lifted me back up. Her post on meltdowns sent me on an emotional roller coaster. Reading her post, I was sad, angry, awed, inspired and a bundle of raw emotions. I totally relate to her experience of college, and feeling lost and out of place. Somehow I managed…

vulnerability, indecision

Bitter Medicine

Today I’m going to share some bitter medicine.  Yesterday was a hard day financially and emotionally. I lost in one day, three weeks worth of investment gains, leaving me financially and emotionally wiped out. I can’t seem to get ahead financially or emotionally. Then I realized part of the reason is that I keep standing…

grace, botanical gardens

Stumbling into Grace

Yesterday, I briefly touched grace. If we are lucky, we have moments of grace when all feels right in our world, resonating as peace in our heart. I was feeling raw and slipping into depression, then I read another post by Stacy. Her post reminded me about the power of intention, choice and accepting responsibility. The…