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Why We Write

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House in Vals, Switzerland photo by Anna Brones

“One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore.”

-Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird

I finally picked up a copy of Bird By Bird this week, a book that has been on my reading list for far too long. It’s exactly what I needed. A reminder of why I love to write, and a reminder of what it takes to be a writer: just.keep.writing.

And exploring of course.

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March 20, 2015 at 19:06

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If Only I Had Room for a Garden…

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As the sun comes out (hello spring!) I only have one thing on my mind: I want a garden. A place to walk in barefoot. A place to plant seedlings. Grow tomatoes and green beans and cucumbers. A place to start a raspberry vine. Wild strawberries. A space to sit and drink a morning cup of coffee.

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March 21, 2014 at 17:21

Use Your Heart: Create Love, Spread Love

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“The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it.”

-Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

It’s funny how when you need certain words, they come to you. My mother sent me this today – she’s good like that, having that motherly intuition to send me inspirational words when she knows that I need them. Sometimes they are her own, sometimes they are someone else’s.

And these struck a chord; a good reminder for a world where our brains are constantly spinning. Things may be overwhelming, but often all we need to do is to treat ourselves and those around us with kindness. Give love, receive love.

So with that, go spread some positivity this weekend.

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March 14, 2014 at 18:26

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New Life Motto

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I found this yesterday, and I can’t stop thinking about it. Good words, no?

[via: Pinterest]

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February 25, 2014 at 16:04

Happy Valentine’s Day. Give Love.

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“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

-Dalai Lama

Give love. Receive love. Share love. That is what we should do today and everyday.

(I also made heart-shaped scones in celebration – they’re gluten-free, vegan and super simple – just to bring a little more cheer into a gray and dreary February day. Enjoy!)

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February 14, 2014 at 10:08

Vow to Never Be Normal

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Good words from Van Gogh that act as a the perfect reminder to cultivate beauty and color in our lives.

Via: Fresh Hues

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January 3, 2014 at 05:33

Friday Photo: Grace

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Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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April 27, 2012 at 14:30