play, poetry, silly rhyme

Soulful Sunday 107 – Play

This episode of Soulful Sunday explores the power of play. Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations as a right of every child. ~ Kenneth Ginsburg   Children learn (through play) critical life skills for mental, physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and communication development. A growing…

Awesome Stories 384

This week Awesome Stories brings you reflections on awakening. Awakening has been a very elusive idea and experience for me. This is a big part of why I declined to participate in Barbara’s collection of awakening experiences from bloggers on WordPress. If I’m being honest, I don’t feel worthy of being a model of awakening.…

elementals, nature poetry

Elementals #5

Elementals #5 ~ forest and fungi the synergy of shared growth elemental play  ~ I have long been fascinated by fungi and mushrooms. Fungi are heterotrophs that obtain their carbon and energy from other organisms. Some fungi obtain their nutrients from a living host (plant or animal) and others obtain their nutrients from dead plants.      

rain, play, poetry

Splish Splash Bath

Splish Splash Bath ~ splish splash I was taking a bath wind and rain goin’ on the warpath got me shaking in my boots they’re tearing out my roots better to hide inside than jive lest we lose the joy of being alive oh me oh my, the rain is hard  stuck inside with my…

mushrooms, poetry

Mushroom Musings

Mushroom Musings ~ mushrooms glowing in the shade psychedelic colors on parade fungi bending time and space takes me to a happy place cant wait to see their faces I’ll see you at the races come and taste the magic ~ These mushrooms were intriguing with their the glowing color and the fuzzy texture, but not…

lake, elementals, poetry

Elementals #1

Elementals #1 I had a lovely hike around Lake Fayetteville. This is my favorite spot to go hiking near town. I kept hearing the word “elementals” while hiking. It became a mantra as I was hiking, savoring, slowing down, and harmonizing with nature. She shared many wonderful gifts that day, including ones I couldn’t capture…

summer, heat, poetry

Dog Days

Dog Days ~ dog days of summer melting streets and tender feet meet the heat with play ~ I don’t know who to credit this playful print that I saw at the local Pier One store. The image, especially the heart glasses, made me smile and realize it’s time to play more. Summer heat or…

Lluvia, poetry, pottery

Lucky Lluvia

Lucky Lluvia ~ Drake and Sol are mates so royal parents both affectionate and loyal flying on wings of love they travel the skies above I’ve heard rumors of a coup escaping with a Canadian troop they joined a merry gaggle full of laughter and babble ~ This is the latest in Belén’s collection of…

poetry, love, roses

Love Letter to 2018 – Zeal

Love Letter to 2018 – Zeal These are my heartfelt wishes for the new year. I feel inspired to share the fruits of my quiet time spent in reflection. It helped me clarify what is important to me and what I want to manifest for 2018. I’m immensely grateful for the solitude, peace, insights, and energy that…

Jason Jones, creativity, poetry

Rocket Man

Rocket Man skating through your life powered by creative play one flies far and fast ~ This painting inspired me to play and create a tribute to Jason Jones and his art. I love that our city, Fayetteville, Arkansas, is now encouraging and sometimes even paying local artists to paint murals and other scenes around…