nature, soul

Soulful Sunday 108

This week Soulful Sunday explores the nurturing power of nature. I’ve been feeling the call of nature. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~ William Shakespear I’ve been busy getting ready for another move. One that I hadn’t planned on. My landlord asked me to move out of the house so she…

peace, unity, poetry

Soulful Sunday 103

  Soulful Sunday 103 I believe we need time in nature to soothe our minds and nourish our body and spirit. In fact, we are nature, united with the web of life, but our culture has been built on the illusion of humans as separate from nature, May we reclaim our unity with nature as…

Fayetteville Fun, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 376

Awesome Stories 376 This week I’m changing the focus for my Awesome Stories.  I will likely use just one or two stories each week with a more in-depth discussion of why I like the story or what it means to me in my life. I may also feature more local people in my stories. I…

Awesome Stories 347

This week Awesome Stories brings you garbage, cleaning, and genuine voices. Garbage to Garden Goodness I love the story of how Garbage to Garden got started. Tyler Frank was in college and noticed how much of the trash was organic matter and wondered why you couldn’t put that at the curb like trash and recycling.…

freedom, vision, Fourth of July

Fleeting Freedom

Fleeting Freedom The Fourth of July and patriotism stir up my feelings about this country and the way we are headed. I would love to see a more inclusive country that embraces the ideals upon which it was founded. Here’s a lovely video that speaks to that idea. Can we have freedom in a healthy,…

wise words, poetry

Lay Down Your Words

Lay Down Your Words ~ assign the label and divide make sure to bash the other side the battle lines are drawn hate rages from dusk to dawn when egos and emotions are enraged hearts are usually disengaged ~ lay down your ego, hurt and belief open your mind and heart to relief see your…

heal the country

How to Heal Our Country

Originally posted on BonneVivanteLife:
It has been 12 days since the election. I have been sitting with it all, not sure what to say, think, write. Everyone has something to say. It’s hard for me to take it all in, to sit and listen to all the opinions and facts and projections and fears and…

vote, choice, love

Vote for Love

Vote for Love ~ what are you voting for fear and division or love and inclusion releasing the need to judge beyond ideas of right and wrong I’ll meet you there where we become one in mind and heart a beautiful tapestry of human diversity singing the songs of family ~ May you vote for…

All Saints Day Franciscan Media

Haunted or Hallowed?

Haunted or Hallowed ~ hateful warlords corporate mouthpieces media hysteria fearful mobs endless wars systemic poverty climate crisis ~ connections life and death opportunities hidden in challenges will we divide in fear or unify in love choices are looming the time is now hallowed be thy name ~ All Saints’ Day, aka All Hallows’ Day, All…

#PeaceChallenge

What the World Needs Now – Peace

What the World Needs Now is Peace, Love and Compassion! Will you join me in the #PeaceChallenge? My response to the tension in the world is to offer more peace in my thoughts, words and actions. This challenge is for anyone who wants to help reduce the tension and bring more peace into the world.…