Knowing Peace

“A tree does not say to itself, By the age 30 I want this many leaves, to be this tall, this wide, to drop this many seeds, to know this many other trees. It does not rush. It does not beat itself up, put itself down, doubt, or despair. A tree just grows. This is […]

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Energy

We have a tendency to hold onto things. Yet everything we hold onto has an energy associated with it. Holding onto emotions, relationships, people, situations, experiences, expectations, hopes, and beliefs that no longer serve us prevents our own energy from flowing. With so many unnecessary energies around us, we stagnate in life. Not only do […]

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Class of 2022

Class of 2022 Try not to lose sight of who you are, as you navigate this stressful time. You are the kids who went through one of history’s strangest educational times. The lockdown generation. Exams are not defining for anyone, but in your case, that is even more true. Because you are so much more. […]

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Woven Thoughts

Recollections of childhood— Each fighting for breath. The beauty and the horror— Enduring life’s test.Gunshots and flowers— Evil wrestles innocence. Both entwined in one heart, Screaming to make sense.Mom snapping photos Of tulips and me. Fight flashes of fear— Being lost among trees. Discovering mortality— Beauty and life both exist. Yet the reaper of death […]

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Sometimes

Sometimes people come into your life, and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some purpose, teach you a lesson, or help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be, possibly your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost […]

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As Years Pass

As years passed me, I now value solitude more than social interaction. I now understand why the old people seemed to carry the universe on their back when I was young. To be honest, it is heavier than I expected. I never crave big birthday parties anymore, no more festival gatherings. I just want a […]

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Quotes on Recovery, Springtime, and Returning to Life

My immune system has been struggling for the past couple of months. Now that I’m feeling much better, well enough to write, I have to say “thank you” to my beloved readers. I sent an emailing asking forgiveness for my impending absence so I could get some serious rest. I needed time away from the screen, from thinking. […]

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How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work

Common causes of writer’s block The reasons for your block may vary, but some common ones include: Timing: It’s simply not the right time to write. Your ideas may need to stew a little longer before writing them down. Fear: Many writers struggle with being afraid, with putting their ideas (and themselves) out there for everyone to […]

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Hurricane // A Poem by Mary Oliver

On page 21 in Mary Oliver’s A Thousand Mornings, I found this poem. Since it’s not my first time through the book, I suppose you could say it was more of a re-discovery of an old love. I love Oliver’s poetry because it explores the mysteries of our daily experience. It is how I want to […]

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How Many Times Have You Thought

How many times have you thought, I can’t get through this. How many times have you thought, I’m not strong enough to win the battle this time. How many times have you felt so broken, you thought the sun would never rise again. And yet, here you are. through it. Here you are, on the […]

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