Autumn Reflections

Autumn Reflections Autumn seems to be the time of year I become more reflective. The reflectiveness builds as we move into winter with longer and colder nights. Despite my urban ways, I’m grateful to still be tuned to the rhythms of nature. As a side note, I just lost my full-time job. The company has…

Mystic Mountains

Mystic Mountains ~ emerald green peaks white fog covers the valley magical moments ~ After hiking in the rain at a nearby park, my friend Steven and I stopped at this beautiful vista aptly called Artist Point for a wonderful view of cascading mountains, river, and valley below. We were treated with this magical view…

sunset view

Room With a View

Room With a View ~ art to feed my heart food to nourish my body a home full of love ~ My heart is happy! My new digs are pretty wonderful. The house is full of art and artistic touches like this cozy reading nook, including a beautiful stain glass lamp that gives the room…

gratitude, thanks, photography

Glowing with Gratitude

Glowing with Gratitude ~ radiant sunset glowing with fire and beauty the effects of love ~ After my recent post about wanting to have more trust for the new year, I received an incredible outpouring of love and support from my community here on WordPress. I don’t know why, but it still surprises me when…

beauty, soul, communion

Soulful Sunday 104- Beauty

Soulful Sunday 104 Love is the beauty of the soul. ~ Saint Agustine This week Soulful Sunday explores the connection of beauty to our soul. May poets and spiritualists believe, as I do, that beauty reflects the true nature of our soul. I also believe that external beauty feeds our soul and is essential to…

gratitude, Thanksgiving, poetry

Spirals of Gratitude

Spirals of Gratitude ~ mandalas of love celebrating the season  Happy Thanksgiving ~ Julie at Rambling from Jewels reminded me of the circular nature of gratitude, with waves coming and going. We may not be able to feel gratitude all the time, but we can feed it with mindful acts like writing, or in her…

puffy clouds, blog stats

Awesome Stories 380

This week Awesome Stories celebrates 4000 subscribers to my blog. Hurray for 4016 subscribers! Truthfully, I don’t spend much time or energy worrying about my blog stats. I do want to take this opportunity to mention how grateful I am that my blog continues to grow and reach more people. Ever since starting the blog,…

Brad's Tips, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 379

This week Awesome Stories brings you some homegrown wisdom. I actually created these tips over 25 years ago. Although I know many of these ideas, I don’t live them as well as I would like to. Which reminds me that although many of us have lots of good ideas and information, our real transformation only…

Brad, internet

Addicted to the Internet

Addicted to the Internet Screentime is a large part of my life. Yes, internet addiction is a real thing that affects about a third of the population. The definition of addiction revolves around both the inability to stop using the internet (often for games, videos or social media) and its interference with your daily life;…