I quote Saturdays -Solitude

`Solitude is that time of day when bursts of beauty so unimaginable, find you. Thoughts that feel bigger than you, have no power against that precious time where your truth can finally come out, where every breath is the simple awareness that you are alive and present. When I run, it is my time to…

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I quote Saturdays – challenged

When I do not write, I feel challenged. As if i am off my axis. I’m happy to be posting just for today. Life is funny. It has an uncanny way of showing you how much time you waste. Over thinking, steeped in anxiety, path unclear and exhausted. When I am tired I step into…

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Honoring Dr. King

Read today, read everyday. When you write, when your readers smile, when you teach, when little minds absorb. When you save lives, when you spare kindness, when you smile and say hello, we honor our activists. Send light to yourself, to all who need lifting, to the deepest of anxieties, to the hope that exists…

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I Quote Saturdays – Light

Light seeps in when we least expect it. Into all those broken bits, it trickles. Into corners it settles. Lifting, smiling, gladdening. When we are broken, when we have lost, when we cannot fathom, light shines bright, with hope, with love and with spirit. A New Year embraced in other parts of the world. A…

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I Quote Saturdays – together we shine

Waking up this morning, after a dinner conversation with friends last evening, my positive energy snapped. I looked out to embrace the sun shining brightly, seeping into the smallest crevices of my home, casting shadows on my floor, reminding me to dust. A gentle nudge of light often renews energy. As I warmed up to what…

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I Quote Saturdays – Women

As I watch election coverage reach a feverish high, I am reminded of how important my role is in making sure I raise my girls to be present, kind and unselfish in their attitudes, so the world takes on two more citizens that give to their community than take with a touch of entitlement. As…

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Book Review – Longbourn By Jo Baker

Longbourn is all a flutter, Netherfield has a new master, a ball is to be had and the Bennet girls are beyond excited as they prepare to be at one of society’s most elegant events. Mrs Bennet who finds it insufferable that her daughters aren’t married, makes procuring a husband  at this event her sole…

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I quote Saturdays – Changing the world

Somewhere inside all of us… says Roald Dahl. Somewhere in all of us humans is the power to change how we perceive, how we act and most importantly how we accept. In the last few days we’ve watched in horror as unbidden, horrendous attacks on innocent lives have unfolded – Orlando, Istanbul and now Dhaka….

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Book Review: After You by Jojo Moyes

Louisa Clarke is vulnerable. She’s survived, only barely. Lou’s survived love, loss, friendship and the judgement that came with her decision to love a man so much, she watched him leave her; physically and mentally. When I read Me Before You, Jojo Moyes heartbreaking novel about a paraplegic and his view of the world, I…

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Book Review: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

 Chris Cleave writes of war, relationships, jam making and blackberries with a natural ability to craft language into something so subliminal, this novel about World War II is an ode to the written word. It is my first time reading anything by Cleave. Little Bee and Incendiary are now on my TBR list. Cleave’s words…

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I quote Saturdays – Tolerance and Light

Today, when Buddhists all over the world honor the Buddha and his message of benevolent love, compassion, light and non-violence, as they celebrate his birth and passing with lanterns and light, sitting, being, listening, I watch a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, my birthplace, struggle with devastating floods. I watch the incessant monsoon, our planet…

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Book Review: The Storm Sister ( The Seven Sisters#2) by Lucinda Riley

Lucinda Riley’s Storm Sister swept into my home on a chilly, blustery day and I was immediately immersed. Cup of tea and chocolate in hand, I fell headlong into her exquisite follow-up to The Seven Sisters( Maia’s story). I read the book during my Christmas break, and sort of held on to the review, until…

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I accept The Bookfangirling Award

  I love an award. I always hope to take the time to thank the person who nominated me, and then nominate others in my community, so we can all celebrate each other. I’ve not been able to post on any of the awards this past year. So I’m starting afresh with this fun award…

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Blog Tour: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend By Katarina Bivald

Katarina Bivald’s character driven novel about the sheer love of reading, gave me a such a joyful reminder of why I like to live among words, and why books are scattered all over my house, that I sat down with my cup of tea and blanket, as I escaped with a strong curiosity about Sweden…

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I quote Saturdays – New Beginnings

A new beginning, a New Year. A clean slate, a new chapter, as I shed one more year; my metamorphosis. As the past slinks away, shoulders slumped, no room for its dreariness here, I have but a few goals; read more, post more, run more. Mostly I will practice being present and aware. In my children,…

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Book Review : Jeremy Poldark by Winston Graham #3

I’ve been consumed and riveted by the Poldark series whereby I’ve abandoned writing, posting, and my entire stack of reading just to be cocooned in Winston Graham’s masterful writing. Graham’s narrative authority is nothing short of brilliant. He creates scenes and characters with such honesty, they are at once lovable and despicable; you are torn between…

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I quote Saturdays – Silence

It’s been a while since I sat, away. In silence. Observing, searching, glimpsing my past and present. I am irritated, not relaxed, my mind isn’t silent or comfortable. I used to see and feel silence much more before I moved. New surroundings are wonderful and difficult all at the same time. It isn’t what I’m…

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Book Tag – Reading Habits Tag

I love the book tag. I’ve been tagged to answer eleven questions by one of my favorite book loving people -Babus at http://ajoobacatsblog.com/ She is an avid reader like me and reviews many different genres. She has such a fantastic blog .. I hope you take a look. Here we go then… Do you have…

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I quote Saturdays – Laughter

The what nots of unpacking have me in a slump. I’m mostly done. I like an uncluttered space, so I’ve hidden away some boxes for later( shhh) but I need something else. I need inspiration. I want to write again. I’m searching for words that flow, for thoughts to take over – a new rhythm…

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I quote Saturdays – hatred

I didn’t have cable or t.v. so I didn’t watch the news. I read, planned new blog posts with the hope that I would eventually get to them, made mental notes to apologize for not commenting as often as I would like, on my beloved blogging community’s posts, but mostly, I was unpacking. Lots of…

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I quote Saturdays – Courage

                              Finding courage when fear takes over is often my challenge. A needle in the proverbial haystack. Fear manifests its beautiful shape when there is change, when there is loss, when you think something is impossible. And yet, fear is really…

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Advance Book Review: The Seven Sisters book #1 By Lucinda Riley

Lucinda Riley writes so lyrically, she could be composing a piece of music that you listen to, as you stand atop a hill, where the wind gently kisses your skin and transports you to an era that you can only summon and hear in your imagination. She can cast dual roles, juxtaposing past and present…

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