An Emotional Connection and Soothing to My Soul – Words of Alchemy

Thank you to Jo of Jaffareadstoo for this wonderful, moving review for Words of Alchemy. “What did I think about it.. During this global pandemic I find that I am turning increasingly to the healing nature of inspirational verse to … Continue reading

What is Emotional Connection

“Let the power of your emotions open you up … Take your seat in the middle of your home ground and rouse your confidence – your innate capacity to open to your experience.” – Pema Chodron’s “Living Beautifully“ The precursor … Continue reading

Quenches the Thirst – Camilla on Patricia’s Pen

I’m honored to have been a guest on Patricia’s Pen. Thank you Tricia! Today on Patricia’s Pen I’m delighted to introduce Poet, Camilla Downs, who has come to chat about how walking inspires her writing. Without further ado, let’s go … Continue reading

Throwback Post: One Blood Test, One Phone Call, One Moment in Time

**THROWBACK POST** (Team TLC – July 2014) Written in 2014 and 2015 November 2020 Note – This writing does not flow. It appears I came back to this over several months in 2014 and 2015 adding my thoughts. I’ve left … Continue reading

Throwback: Parenting is My Work and My Art

**THROWBACK POST** (Team TLC – 2015) Written some time in 2015 Parenthood is my work and my art. Something within was awakened when I became a parent. My life completely shifted when my two kids entered it. They reflected back, … Continue reading

Throwback Post: Fifty Things I Am Proud Of

**THROWBACK POST** (Written sometime in 2017) (from a July 2020 walk – taken by me) **2020 Updated Content in Bold** This was inspiring and fun to stumble across.  50 Things I Am Proud of: Wrote and published a book in … Continue reading

The First Week – Stay at Home Vacation and Social Media Break

(Photo I took on an early morning walk, Friday, July 31, 2020) I was moved to write about the first week (July 26 – August 1, 2020), and now I know why. I feel so much better having simply gotten … Continue reading

What Prompted Me to Explore My Life and Experiences Through Words

What prompted me to explore my life and experiences through words, what am I most proud of, and what’s next for me? Thank you to fellow author, Colin Garrow, for inviting me to his blog and for ask such thoughtful … Continue reading

You are Amazing and I Believe in You

I’m currently “house cleaning” on my blog. I have drafts dating back to 2012 that got lost in the rush and hustle, in the ups and downs of this spiritual journey I have chosen to travel, down into the depths … Continue reading

A Rapturous Dance With Life

I did it. I did it. I did it. I drove Team TLC 3,400 miles. Thursday, July 7, 2016 through Saturday, July 16, 2016 I drove 3,400 miles roundtrip to attend the Chromosome 18 Conference – Reno, Nevada to San … Continue reading