Why I Started this Blog

I WRITE TO HEAL MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT.

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Historical Fiction and Poetry Come Together to Entertain and Intrigue

I am tickled pink to share with you this ghost story written by author and visionary storyteller Lisa Redfern.  Turn out the lights. Take your mind back in time to the mid 1800s in Truckee, California.  Railroad construction was progressing across the Sierra Nevada mountain range - from East to West - connecting the rest …

Quotes of Wisdom 38 Healing through Gardening – Midsummer Update

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."  ~Luther Burbank  Gardens have been medicine for my soul for years.  This year the abundance of beauty and cycling blooms in the flower gardens have kept me captivated. In fact, they've held me hostage long into the …

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 …

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 …