gift economy, service

The Path of Service

The path of service seems to be calling.  My mother’s health continues to decline and I want to help her. I’ve offered to move back to the Northern Virginia and help her take care of the house, daily living, yard work, etc. The challenge for me is how to support myself in a very expense…

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…

poetry collaboration, dreams

Poetry Collaboration- When Dreams Fade Away

When Dreams Fall Away Neha of Forgotten Meadows has started another poetry collaborative. This time she asked us to write a poem based on the prompt “When Dreams Fade Away.” As I slipped into quiet reflection, my muse felt the magic of dreams and their fading as we enter our daytime routines. My offering is below.…

wind, poetry, Colorado

Dancing with the Wind

Dancing with the Wind ~ energy in flux feelings swirling and twirling dancing with the wind ~ I’ve been feeling unsettled the last few days. Nothing obvious is going on in my life, but I’m aware of the blustery wind and how it matches and stirs up my feelings. I’m dancing with the energy, attempting…

#PeaceChallenge

What the World Needs Now – Peace

What the World Needs Now is Peace, Love and Compassion! Will you join me in the #PeaceChallenge? My response to the tension in the world is to offer more peace in my thoughts, words and actions. This challenge is for anyone who wants to help reduce the tension and bring more peace into the world.…

sideways shuffle

Sideways Shuffle

Sideways Shuffle I’ve been doing the sideways shuffle for a long time. In case you’re not familiar with this silly dance, grab a partner and prepare to boogie! Here’s my version of the sideways shuffle. ~ Shuffle to the right. Shuffle to the left. Slide step right. Slide step left. Hop, spin around and repeat…

releasing, Jesse Elder

ARC Challenge – Day 3

ARC Challenge – Day 3 I’m participating in a 7-day challenge called the ARC Challenge held by Jesse Elder. A friend introduced me and invited me to join. In just a couple of days, I’ve experienced a lot of resistance to Jesse and his challenges. I guess that’s a good sign! Yesterday, he asked us…

beauty, travel, views

Hasta La Vista

Hasta La Vista A lot has changed this week. I turned down the subsidized apartment that I was planning to move into. After spending some time in the apartment and building, I realized that I would not like living there. The environment is depressing and the city noise is non-stop. I’m a light sleeper and…

dreams, stagnation, floating, indecision

Floating Dreams

Floating Dreams Just two months ago, my dreams were floating lazily along like the leaves in this photo. Now, they’re frozen, along with me, the temperature and this creek. As to what’s the best solution, it might simply be time. Waiting, and allowing life to bring new energy, ideas and opportunities as the seasons progress. My…

Happy New Year, intentions

An Intentional Year

An Intentional Year I’ve been giving thought to what kind of year (and life) that I want to have. For too long I’ve drifted from one day to the next. And it’s not as if I’m living spontaneously in the moment. Mostly, I’ve been living in routine and old patterns. This year I aim to…