A-to-Z Challenge: Consciousness

Hello! A few days ago, I went to a personal workshop for women called “What Color is Your Cape?” (mine’s yellow like sunshine, btw 😀 ), and I encountered the quote above. Patanjali was a Hindu author, mystic, and philosopher who codified and compiled a set of yoga practices into a systematic framework called the…

A-to-Z Challenge: Becoming

“My hope is that this book will inspire everyone to tap into their own journeys of becoming and to share those stories with one another.” Michelle Obama Who will you become? I recently finished Michelle Obama’s fascinating book, “Becoming”, for our alumni book club. The Washington Post does a good job covering key scenes in…

Mystery Blogger Award

A few months ago 🙂 … I was nominated for the “Mystery Blogger Award” by Jenna, The Sunshine Artist. Thank you Jenna for the honor! She will whisk you away to magical worlds of beautiful poetry and positive images which I look forward to reading in the mornings. I love her imagination and creativity, so…

#Book Review: Spare Parts

Spoiler Alert! I have written some thoughts that will definitely give away the plot. This review also covers some controversial topics. “This is an exploration mission. Exploration means discovery of the new – and unexpected. This competition will push your imagination and technical skills. Enter the event with the spirit of men and women explorers who have set out into…

#Haibun-Frozen- Tell The Story

One kind word can warm three winter months. Japanese proverb Hello everyone! “Tell The Story Challenge” is a tag created by Eclectic Contrarian where the tagger gives his/her nominees a picture to write a tale, story, or poem about it. I’ve been tagged by Rory @ A Guy Called Bloke and K-9 Doodlepip! His funny…

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 8

Hello! 🙂 A few of us have joined this song challenge. It grew so quickly! It’s been fun to see what others posted: Wondering Belle @ Wondering Belle’s Blog Kristian @ Tales from the Mind of Kristian Jade @ Jade M. Wong Paula Light @  Light Motifs Teresa @ Haunted Wordsmith Susan @ The Abject Muse Nova…

A Promise to Raise Awareness

TRIGGER WARNING- This blog post and pages it links to contains information about suicide which may be upsetting to some people. A few weeks ago, I came across Winnie’s post who re-blogged an excellent post, “Before You End Your Life” written by Accidental Blogger. Please read it if the following points apply to you: Are you at…

Waiting to be a Lioness

Yes that’s right!I’m looking at you!Don’t be so coy.Hey, wait!Don’t stamp me out!I just want to talk! Everyone is saying different things to meThey don’t give themselves enough creditwhen they look at their own reflections Sometimes they, much to their chagrin, see something else entirelylike you are now In timebe courageousAm I waiting to be who I…

The Elephant in the Room

“Avoiding conflict of even the tiniest kind, she was exactly the…” Page 7, Line 5 of Ghosts and Echoes by Lyn Benedict …wrong person for the job. Elysia belonged in the safe confines of her research lab. Yet, here she is face to face with a gigantic elephant waiting for the perfect opportunity to ram…