anna brones

writer + artist + activist

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Words for Winter Solstice

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A reminder to acknowledge the dark, and celebrate the light. Bring kindness into these dark days.

Kindness with no expectations, kindness given to someone else simply for wanting to put good into the world. Kindness to bring warmth to the coldest and darkest of moments. Kindness to keep us open, accepting. Because when we give kindness to others, we feel it in return.

One kind word to the postmaster who is dealing with the line of ten people, all trying to ship unruly boxes.

One kind word to the cashier working overtime.

One kind word to a friend who needs it.

One kind word to a stranger, because it could be the only one they receive today.

One kind word to a family member.

One kind word to yourself.

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December 21, 2017 at 09:18

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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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

Recipe: Coconut Blackberry Clafouti à la Julia Child

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“Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal.” – Julia Child

For today, Julia Child’s 100th birthday, it seemed only fitting that I add one of her classic recipes to my repertoire in celebration. She was well known for her calfouti, which is pretty much a fancier version of a Dutch Baby pancake, and with a pint of freshly picked blackberries, I couldn’t resist making a revamped gluten free version made with coconut flour and milk.

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August 15, 2012 at 07:44

Friday Photo: Taking Time for Stillness

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Inspired by this quote for the weekend:

“In order to get from what was to what will be, you must go through what is.” – Anonymous

Which means taking time for stillness and simple pleasures.

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June 22, 2012 at 13:49

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

Friday Photo: Spring Steps

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Spring is the time of plans and projects. -Leo Tolstoy

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April 13, 2012 at 08:50