Artistic Creation and Mindfulness – Writer’s Life Podcast

Several months ago I was a guest of Nancy Christie’s on “Living the Writer’s Life” Podcast. I’m behind on sharing these types of events, yet, here we are! Nancy and I explore the role of mindfulness in artistic creation and … Continue reading

Book Musings: Parenting and Mindfulness and Words

The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents I’ve owned this book since 2009 or 2010 and it’s one I re-read and have incorporated into our family discussions. Here are a few excerpts: “…. However, a child who was taught from the … Continue reading

Dear Meltdown: Meet My Friend Mindfulness

Anger is like a storm rising up from the bottom of your consciousness. When you feel it coming, turn your focus to your breath. ~Thich Nhat Hanh I recently received the honor of having one of my articles accepted for … Continue reading

Book Musings: Peace, Gratitude, Mindfulness, Meditation, Emotions

“Tibetan Tales for Little Buddhas” (amazon affiliate link) – Simple, enchanting tales that give a glimpse into Tibetan culture, sharing inspiring wisdom relating to peace, gratitude and seeing with the heart. I was only going to read one per night. Thomas and … Continue reading

Inspired Living: What Does Mindfulness Mean

I quite often toss around the word “mindfulness” on this blog. I sat down today to write a post with tips for mindful parenting. As I began to write, I realized that I had never researched and shared with you … Continue reading

The Facets of Invisibility – Monday Night Poetry

November 4 2023 Monday Night Poetry! I had missed an entire month. It was lovely to be amongst these beautiful folks once again. I shared a new poem and an oldie that was published in Elephant Journal in 2015. The … 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

Full of Imagination and Wonder – Where Would You Fly Review

Thank you to Helen for this beautiful review of Lillian’s book. My review for Where Would You Fly? & Other Magical Stories by Lillian Darnell, 5/5 stars. The first line of the blurb for this book reads: Welcome to the … Continue reading

A Life Changing Visit to South Lake Tahoe – James Interviews Camilla

Several months back, I was honored to be a guest on JQM Literary Chat with James Quinlan Meservy. James and covered where my first name originated, my roots, poetic words bubbling to the surface, and a life changing visit to … Continue reading

Throwback Post: Float Your Boat

**THROWBACK POST** (Photo by me, taken during a 2017 Walk) December 11 2017: After an extremely rough afternoon, what a blessing to receive a sweet, loving, kind, and generous message … Just the push I needed to bring on the … Continue reading