• #BeReal,  1000 Voices Speak For Compassion

    Even If My Hands Shake-A #1000Speak Post

    I am normally not the type of person to make others uncomfortable. It feels wrong to me to make others feel bad about themselves. So, I try to make small changes in my own quiet ways. Usually by writing, and yes, I totally realize the irony in that statement. But for me, writing is a small way to have my voice heard. Right now, however, I’m feeling helpless and worthless because there are terrible things going on the world over. And so, I feel it necessary to speak up now despite whatever backlash happens because I can’t take the negative impact anymore. It’s more than time we sort out the…

  • 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion,  Compassion

    Poets For Peace

    Earlier today I was tagged in a group posting asking for poets to join a “crusade” of sorts called Poets For Peace. The world has become a scary place recently. These days feel as if we’ve somehow slipped through time back to the Civil War, and that certainly took a toll on America then, and the violence and hate going on now is taking its toll as well. Yes, black lives matter. Yes, police lives matter. My life matters. Your life matters. We ALL matter. I’m tired of everyone arguing and fighting and hating. And I know I’m not the only one. So, if you are a poet, please go…

  • Poetry

    Monday’s Muse: Peace

    Last week was such a busy week, and the weekend was even busier. I don’t know how I managed to make it through with any kind of sanity, but I got through it. I think that’s all that matters. This week is, with all luck, supposed to be calmer. We’ll see how it goes. In an effort to get back on track, and back on schedule, I am sharing with you today a poem I wrote back in May. Its just a small thing, but this morning is such a great morning that the poem says exactly how I’m feeling right now. Hope your day is as calm as I…

  • Life,  Random,  Thoughts

    In The Quiet Places

    Some days I just sit and think when I should be working. I don’t even really pay close attention to what runs through my mind at these times; I just let the thoughts come and go as they will. Every so often a phrase will run through my head and find a place to nestle down so I can look at it a bit later. Most of the time, though, I find myself thinking about nothing in particular. I’m just being. When I was in the 4th grade, my mom and stepdad moved us from the city to the country. I was devastated. I was not shy then, or at least…

  • change,  Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Random,  Running,  Thoughts

    Finding A Place of Peace

      I started this blog about a month ago and it was around that same time that my friend Michelle made a suggestion that I should start practicing meditation. The very next day there was a blog post by someone I follow about meditation. I thought, “Well, that’s a bit odd.” Since then, there has not been a week that’s gone by that meditation has not been mentioned. It seems to me as if the universe itself is telling me I need to begin meditating. So, this past Friday I had some time all to myself and I decided to give it a try. Before I did so, I spent…