Wishcasting Wednesday

I’ve decided to join in with Jamie Ridler and her ‘Wishcasting Wednesdays’ This week she asked: Where do you wish to grow your confidence?  I wish to grow confidence in my soul….. to love myself, and to belief in myself. I wish to follow my heart wherever it may lead. I wish to go confidently along my path and the courage to take risks along the way.

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Words of Wisdom

I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou A free bird leaps on the backOf the wind and floats downstream Till the current ends and dips his wing In the orange suns raysAnd dares to claim the sky. But a BIRD that stalks down his narrow cageCan seldom see through his bars of rageHis wings are clipped and his feet are tiedSo he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings with a fearful trillOf things unknown but longed for stillAnd his tune is heard on the distant hill forThe caged bird sings of freedom. The free bird thinks of another breezeAnd the trade winds soft throughThe sighing treesAnd the fat worms waiting on a dawn-brightLawn and he names the sky his own. But a caged BIRD stands on the grave of dreamsHis shadow shouts on a nightmare screamHis wings are clipped and his feet are tiedSo he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings withA fearful trill of things unknownBut longed for still and hisTune is heard on the distant hillFor the caged bird sings of freedom.

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Giveaway from The Crafty Bohemian

I’m super excited to bring you our very first giveaway from Talie at The Crafty Bohemian: I’m a 35 year old mama to four wonderful daughters aged between 5 and 14, striving for a healthier, happier, greener life. I enjoy rambling through woods, baking, growing my own veg and generally being creative and free. It hasn’t always been like this. For years I had very low self esteem and no way of nurturing the creative self, but after an emotional trauma five years ago caused me to stand back and re-evaluate my life things began to change. I opened an Etsy store a couple of years ago but back then I still lacked the self belief needed to keep it going and it ground to a halt. More emotional challenges at the beginning of this year acted as the final catalyst and in August I set up The Crafty Bohemian website, born out of an ever increasing need to express the creativity and freedom of spirit that has been locked up inside for years. Setting up my own website and filling it with my own creations has been a really positive experience. I love to use natural and ethical materials…

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Surrender

I came across Megan Monique and her blog a few weeks back, and I was bowled over by her positivity. It’s something I’ve been working hard at lately, and she came into my life at just the right time to show me the way. She’s kindly agreed to share some wise words with us here…. A year ago from this month I faced one of the most important days of my life. It was my birthday week and I was in Port Aransas, Texas with some of my friends. At the time I was financially broke. I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay the bills or my rent when I got back, but I knew that I really needed to go on that vacation- for whatever reason. That week was magical. At the time I was reading Marianne Williamson’s book, A Return to Love. The wisdom shared in those pages was enough to change my life forever. The night before my birthday my friends and I made a campfire on the beach. I heard the ocean calling my name. While my friends were making s’mores and chatting it up I walked out into the ocean, opened up my…

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