Moody Blues, poetry

Moody Blues

I discovered a new style of poetry from Vashi’s blog called a Sidlak. It’s a structured poem consisting of 5 lines with 3–5–7–9 syllables for the first four lines and a color for the last line. The color describes the whole poem or feelings of the writer. Here is Vashit’s Sidlak called craving. Moody Blues ~ sliding down…

compassion, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 377

This week Awesome Stories brings you the art of holding space. Holding Space They hold me in their beautiful, spacious container of caring so I can soften into the pain, acknowledge it, and let it go instead of being trapped in a shit storm of grief, anger, and loss. ~ Lynn Hauka Very few times…

Where I'm From

Where I’m From

I don’t often play along with writing prompts and challenges, but this one caught my attention. Brooke from A Gypsy’s Tale wrote her poem based on the poem of George Ella Lyon. Their poems are in the style of Dr. Seuss, but with a twist. They’re meant to be a creative life story using the…

Whatever Arises Love That

Journey into the Unknown

“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”       Margaret Lee Runback This is a post of mine from 2012. I decided to re-post it as a reminder to myself and others to enjoy the journey and embrace the unknown. Blessings along the path, Brad ~ This could be a bumpy ride. We…

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!