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…

depression, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you Bhutan’s success, depression, and kindness. The Humanizing of Depression What hurts you blesses you. Darkness is your candle. ~ Rumi This article by Parker Palmer touched me deeply. Like Parker, having gone through a long bout of depression, I relate to his take on finding meaning from the experience.…

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…

abstract photography, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you landscape beauty, ultrasound therapy, caterpillar magic, Community Cars and mastering irrelevancy. International Landscape Awards This is a wonderful collection of landscape photos from a competition called the Internation Landscape Photographer of the Year. They received over 2600 submissions from professional and amateur photographers around the world to select the top…

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…

macro frogs, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you fantastic frogs, magic mushrooms, solar flight, blessings, love and angelic singing. Fantastic Frogs Photographer Wil Mijers loves nature and particularly micro shots of frogs. Look at these wonderful images. Magic Mushrooms I love what Ecovative is doing. They’ve won wards for their unique products and mission to transform products…

Halloween, Conquering Fear, Positive Attitude

Does Life Have You Spooked?

Does life have you spooked? Are the angry birds circling or maybe doubt has you in it’s sticky grip? Or if you’re like me, depression can weigh on your soul. No matter which of these ghouls are visiting you this Halloween, there is hope and choice. For me, it’s time to shake things up with happy jumps,…