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…

courage, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 373

This week Awesome Stories brings you feeding souls, gratitude, and courage. Feeding Souls MacKenzie Hinson is a very special young woman. She started the Make A Difference Food Pantry in Mt. Olive NC at age 10 as her way of giving back to the community for helping her family through a hard time. At 13,…

street art, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 371

This week Awesome Stories bring you street art, befriending the universe, and finding grace. Befriending the Universe Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love. ~ Alice James This article and TED Talk by Emily Levine make a…

forest regeneration, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 335

This week Awesome Stories brings you forest regeneration, Medicine Baba, growing gratitude, and dancing. Forest Regeneration This story warms my heart and gives me hope for the future. Twenty years ago, a couple donated a forested piece of land in exchange for orange peels and pulp for some deforested land. It turned out to be…

solar car, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 332

This week Awesome Stories brings you storm chasing, accepting death, solar powered cars, and music for the brain. Pursuit I routinely share photos and videos by Mike Oblinski. I find his photography both beautiful and fascinating. I seem to be catching his passion for storm chasing, though I have neither the equipment or desire to…

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…

snowflake photography, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 298 – A Season of Giving

This week Awesome Stories celebrates the joys of giving with music, snowflakes, secret gifts and sacred space. Snowflake Dreams Photographer Alexey Kljatov has a passion for photographing and sharing the beauty of snowflakes. Like Alexey, I’m in awe of snowflakes and their unique formations and passing beauty. Thankfully, Alexey has perfected his technique and shares…

Vitamin N, nature benefits

Awesome Stories 296

This week Awesome Stories brings you The Great Listen, better conversation, nature vitamins and belonging. Better Conversation If you’ve been following me for a while, you know communication is very important to me. I see a growing need for better communication based on the divisiveness in our country. Mostly we talk over each other rather…