blessings, new year,

Blessings for a New Year

Blessings for a New Year   Thank you for sharing the journey with me. I finally am feeling a few rays of hope, trust, and courage to act. Maybe this will be the new I re-emerge from my shell to see the world with fresh eyes. As I look back on the past year, what…

Holy Days

Grace and Hope

Grace and Hope These two words are at the core of what I would call a spiritual life. I want to make room for more grace and hope in my heart. For the holidays and new year, I intend to create more time and space for grace, quiet, and contemplation. I spend a lot of…

Soul Spaces 113 – Fayetteville Square

Soul Spaces 113 – Fayetteville Square Our downtown square is a real treasure. I love going when there aren’t many people around to soak up the good vibes of the classic architecture, beautifully designed and maintained gardens, and history of community connection. Our Fayetteville Square was originally designed as a US Post Office. In later…

open source seeds, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you open source seeds, heart habits, and renewable energy myths. Seeds for All Numerous organizations are working to create more diversity and access to seeds. Currently, a few companies like Monsanto dominate the market which has dramatically reduced the variety, increased price, and limited access. The Open Source Seeds group…

healing, peace, bridges

Building Bridges of Compassion

Be a blessing to others by building bridges of compassion. Children who develop strong, caring relationships with all the people and living things around them will be more grounded and ultimately more prepared to function in, and meaningfully contribute to, an increasingly complex society. – Mark Sorensen  These are simple, yet profound ideas. The world has…

Margaret Wheatly, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you healthy community, clean energy, feeding the hungry, and passion. Healthy Community  Margaret Wheatley explores some interesting perspectives on the paradox of community. She believes a healthy community must embrace our opposing needs for both individual freedom and connection to others. Both needs seem hardwired into our genetics and require a…

community, poetry, relationships

Creating Community

Creating Community ~ striving for personal gain can be such a lonely game why not try community living based on unity connecting me to you in oneness so true ~ I am so thankful for the rich diversity of community here on WordPress. And even more grateful for the love and support that are routinely offered and…

4 year WordPress anniversary

Happy 4 Year Anniversary!

Happy 4 Year Anniversary!   This is a short and sweet post to express my gratitude for you being part of my writing, blogging, and self-discovery. Along the way, I’ve discovered new joys, new pains, hidden strength and amazing friends on WordPress. Thank You! My blog was started just over 4 years ago as an…

Green Bronx Machine, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you compassion, edible classrooms, wisdom, community and sacred service. Collective Wisdom In a related article, Alan Briskin talks about the five conditions that support the emergence of collective wisdom. I find them to be great tips for group processes of any kind. The five conditions are deep listening, suspend certainty, see holistically, hold…

3 year blog anniversary

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary the joy of writing compounded in connections far and wide brings joy ~ gratitude abounds joy inspiration friendships priceless treasures found ~ Today is my 3 year anniversary for not only this blog, but my journey into writing, creative expression and the world of blogging. What began as an impulse, has turned into…