Healing Harmonies

Healing Harmonies ~ Here are my contributions to Colleen’s lastest weekly poetry challenge using the photo prompt above. I decided to write both a tanka poem and a short story. If you’re inspired to play along, here is the link with instructions and suggestions.  Happy writing. ~ melancholy notes vibrated the forest air with hypnotic…

surfing, healing, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 383

This week Awesome Stories brings you a love story. Surfing to Health and Happiness I discovered this story on WaldenWord, a heartwarming online magazine that promotes the beauty, passion, and responsibility of a surfing life. The editor clearly loves surfing and reminding us of the ocean’s ability to heal, restore, and sustain life. But also…

courage, Awesome Stories

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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,…

fantasy, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 360

This week Awesome Stories brings you resiliency, fantastical fun, and the mushroom kid. Thriving with Resiliency Resiliency is a hot topic in both the personal growth and environmental circles. Our ability to adapt is becoming more important than ever in the rapidly changing and often chaotic world. Dr. Andrea Dinardo is a teacher, author, and…

Where I'm From

Where I’m From

I don’t often play along with writing prompts and challenges, but this one caught my attention. Brooke from A Gypsy’s Tale wrote her poem based on the poem of George Ella Lyon. Their poems are in the style of Dr. Seuss, but with a twist. They’re meant to be a creative life story using the…

dolphins, Awesome Stories

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This week Awesome Stories brings you the medicine of music, giving, and nature. The Medicine of Music Music washes away the dust of everyday life from the soul. ~ Berthold Auerbach Robert Gupta offers a very passionate talk about the power of music to heal. In his own life, he was wondering how to choose…

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…

water, beauty, poetry

Vibrant Waters

Vibrant Waters ~ lush summer greens dazzling to the eyes washing away the cobwebs of mental dross vibrant energies to soothe our souls filling us with peace to share and grow may the blessings of healing waters flow ~ The greens are so vibrant right now that they overwhelm my senses and camera. 🙂 Thankfully, we’ve…

Silly Salvation, poetry, play

Silly Salvation

Silly Salvation ~ we embrace and talk a moment to laugh and walk relief from the daily grind letting go of my fearful mind the stories don’t matter reduced to minor chatter thanks to a walk with thee my heart is full of glee ~ The gifts of friendship and laughter. This poem was inspired by…