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Rituals, Release and Renewal

Angie Closure, Healing, Letting Go, London, Release, Rituals, Writing 0 Comments

“So come on let it go Just let it be… Everything’s that’s broke Leave it to the breeze…” ~James Bay Dear Universe, The other day I was having a conversation that eventually led to this question: “How can I stop my past hurts from affecting my present?” The conversation was about—you guessed it—relationships. In this case my friend was struggling …

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Thanks For The Easy

Angie Blessings, Easy, Inspiration, Positive, Worries, Writing 2 Comments

“Without challenges, we would never grow or learn.  Without suffering, we would never recognize joy.” Dear Universe, Life is hard. That’s all I heard the other day when I was talking to a group of my writing students. There they were, slouched in their seats, looking worn and weary, venting about the hard things they are dealing with right now.  …

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Expect the Unexpected

Angie Acceptance, Choices, Destiny, Expectations, Faith, Fate, Insight, Meant To Be, Open Mind, Positive, Timing, Writing 2 Comments

“It was amazing how you could get so far from where you’d planned, and yet find it was exactly were you needed to be.” ~Sarah Dessen Dear Universe, Nothing makes me happier than starting my day full of energy and taking the time to quietly and mindfully set my intentions. I find the days when I can sit alone—for even …

Talking Dirty

Angie Abundance, Affirmations, Appreciation, Awareness, Beach, Blessings, Mantras, Outlook, Positive, Words, Writing 0 Comments

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Dear Universe, A few months ago I was sitting on the beach and a woman happened to walk by me. She was smiling, laughing and that’s when I heard her say this to her friend: “I’m not complaining. I like being alive too much.” I practically fell off my beach chair. What an …

Follow the Color-Filled Road

Angie Adventure, Advice, Blessed, Fun, Insight, Inspiration, Joie de Vivre, Journey, Life, London, Messages, Mindfulness, Portobello Market, Signs, Thankful, Travel, Trust, Universe, Wisdom, Writing 0 Comments

“Thoughts are very powerful things.  Think of them often enough and long enough and they’ll become self-fulfilling prophecies.” ~Charlotte Reed Dear Universe, I am feeling especially blessed this last week as I have been traveling to some of my favorite cities and new places with one of my favorite people. At least once a day I stop and can’t believe …

The Giving and Receiving of Writing

Angie Appreciation, Changes, Gratitude, Guidance, Hope, Impact, Insight, Inspiration, Journal, Journey, Lessons, Life, Memories, Positive, Wisdom, Writing 2 Comments

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ~Anaïs Nin Dear Universe, Recently I stumbled upon a writing contest on Positive Writer.  The topic, “How Writing Has Positively Influenced My Life,” intrigued me.  Though I’ve been writing for as long as I’ve been reading, this idea is something I only recently thought about. But I’ve never …

Satisfying Your Soul’s Calling: Make Time Today

Angie Adventure, Balance, Be Still, Coffee, Fun, Gratitude, Inspiration, Journey, Life, Light, Martha's Vineyard, Opportunity, Passion, Recharge, Soul, Spirit, Time, Try, Wine, Writing 2 Comments

“Take time to do what makes your soul shine and you will radiate light wherever you go.” Dear Universe, I can’t believe I am back on Martha’s Vineyard for a two week stay.  For a while I wasn’t sure it would work to return this year, so when the trip came together a little at the last minute, I was …

A Few Simple Words

Angie Giving, Gratitude, Happiness, Hope, Inspiration, Intentions, Life, Love, Messages, Words, Writing 0 Comments

“…Words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” ~Patrick Rothfuss Dear Universe, Yesterday I spotted something trending on Twitter that I instantly loved. #EncourageEveryoneIn4Words Immediately words came to mind.  I typed the first few I thought of and fit as many encouraging, four-word phrases as I could into …