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I WRITE TO HEAL MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT.

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Quotes of Wisdom 37 Happy Summer!

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it." ~Russell Baker, American Journalist Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/russell_baker I have no idea what prompted Russell Baker to say what he said, but I feel quite the same about summer. While I dread the heat that provokes hot flashes and migraines, the mosquitoes …

Quotes of Wisdom 36 Healing Through Gardening

"The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." ~Alfred Austin, English Poet, novelist, dramatist I have dug into the earth with bare hands, day after day convinced my hands would be stained for a …

Quotes of Wisdom 35 – Take Time for Rest

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet, English banker,  liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist, and polymath. When was the last time …

Quotes of Wisdom 34 Motherhood – Grief and Joy

"With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood." ~Isadora Duncan American dancer, choreographer "Born on May 26, 1877 (some sources say May 27, 1878), in San Francisco, California, Isadora Duncan developed an approach to dance that emphasized naturalistic movement. She was a hit in Europe as a performer to classical music and opened schools that …

Quotes of Wisdom 33 The Power of Commitment – Begin It Now #amwriting

"Until one is committed, there is a hestitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness... The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred... Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer …

Nurturing Twin Boys: Handmade Dolls, Fiber Arts & Nature – Creativity & the Natural World in Parenting #amwriting #parenting #twins

via MAY/JUNE 2018 ONLINE EDITION Please do check out the awesome new parenting magazine Mothering With Imagination via the link above.  It's chock full of lovely articles, poetry, art, and inspiration!  The DEBUT edition is at the link above. I am delighted and grateful to have an article published there! My article is longish, such a …

Quotes of Wisdom 32 Courage & Strength #amwriting

"Be like the bird, pausing in his flight On limb too slight, Feels it give way, yet sings, Knowing he has wings." ~Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement Especially in difficult times, remember... you have wings.  Quote discovered in Sunbeams: A Book of Quotations edited by Sy Safransky - A fantastic collection …

Quotes of Wisdom 31 – Flexibility in Facing the Storm #amwriting

"The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over." ~Aesop  Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/aesop Blizzard or spring zephyr, The pain, whatever, Relax, relent, bend.  What more, in the end? *Quotes of Wisdom – a Friday at 9am (Pacific Time Zone) series offering Wisdom, Feel …

Another 5 Things to Expect When Your Mother Dies (11-15) #breastcancer #grief #mom

11. Seven weeks later you'll wander into your mother's guest room looking for something. Sitting in the alcove under the east window are nine plants. Wilted, dropping leaves, forgotten. Drooping with devastating disappointment. The flower gardens, the winter-tough deck plants, they've received your loving care since before your mom died.  But these plants? Your mother placed them …

A Month of Sundays: A Journaling Experience – A free offer for email followers

I am offering this newly created e-pdf journal A Month of Sundays for FREE to Email followers.  Some folks have already received it! I want to thank you all for your lovely comments, likes, shares, and follows!  I am continually encouraged by your presence on this amazing healing & growth journey my muse has insisted …