#PoeticTuesday – 63

You’ve Come Here to Thrive

You’ve not come here to fight a war
To beg for love or deny what you adore

You’ve not come here to argue and scream
To doubt your worth or self-esteem

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#HitsByYears – 1985 #3

In 1985 I was in my last year of High School. The songs I am sharing today (and some other ones I scheduled for this week) remind me the most of our graduation trip. Who remembers these songs?

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It’s Not In Wanting But In Feeling

Lately, I read this quote on Instagram. There is often a big misunderstanding of how the Law of attraction works since it runs contrary to rational thought. It means that you can have, do or be anything you want if you only imagine it. But there is one small point that can make all the difference. You got to keep your head out of the process. Or rather, you need to control the thinker. Because as long as you want something, you feel like not having it.

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What actually needs to be let go?

Today I felt like picking one of my gateway oracle cards again. There was so much racing through my mind that I had to stop it by asking what it is that wants to be shared. Here goes:

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#PeaceSongTuesday

As long as the conditions in the current conflict in Eastern Europe do not change in favor of humanity, I would like to continue playing songs for peace and unity in this world.

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#PeacePoeticTuesday

Let it be peace

The thought when results don’t meet expectations
The desire when you are longing for explanations
When people don’t cooperate
When you begin your life to contemplate
When plans are shattered or don’t work out
When you wish for things your wallet does not allow

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Gratitude

I’m thankful for my feelings, from happiness to pain.
I’m thankful that none of it I experience is in vain.

I’m thankful for nature, for the ocean’s endless wide range.
I’m thankful for each person that gives my view a change.

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Processing, Progressing, Blessing

There’s rain when we’re supposed
to get buried in mountains of snow
There are clouds and fog all-day
No sunny winter trails to go

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#RomanticTuesday

Early Admiration

The sound so sweet
The rhythm of my heart’s beat
A move that takes my breath away
That look that drove me completely crazy

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Love is Free

A cold and grey November day
The sun decides do hide
I’m looking out the window while
My heart goes on a ride  

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Congratulations USA 🎉

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Congratulations to all Americans and to the world
on the new president
of the United States of America!

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#MomentsOfJoy

It is a privilege to have children (in case that path was choosen).

It is a gift to watch them develop.

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#RomanticTuesday Song

Since I already posted a song from Katie Melua last week, I cannot hide that I like her songs. I do love the style, the lyrics, her voice, and the way she orchestrates the whole composition. Here we go with another one of her romantic song collection.

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#RomanticTuesday Song

Yay, it is Tuesday! Are you ready for some romantic vibes? Let’s go with one of the greatest and one of her greatest songs.

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Happy Week!

There are two awesome but also busy weekends lying behind me (one with a big birthday party and the last one I spent on excursions in the woods regarding my phytotherapy school). Unfortunately, that means that there was and no time for scheduling my regular posts for this week. For now, I leave you with a really cool instrumental song that is very popular over here these days. Have a great week!

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Break

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Hi friends, I am happy to announce that my vacation week has finally come. That’s why I will take a full break from blogging. Perhaps dropping in from time to time but no posts for this week. Actually, I had planned to work in the garden and to make some day trips. But then life happened and I will be in Vienna for half of the time in order to support my sister.

Have a great week and take care, friends, see you next week!

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Hits by Years – 1972

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For this #RomanticTuesday I am going with one of the most beautiful love songs ever written. Yes, Mariah, you did great, but in, to me, the original goes a lot deeper… Read more ›

#RomanticTuesday Song

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When I wrote that poem I am posting today I had some tropical tunes in my head and thought of this song. Happy Tuesday, everybody! Read more ›

Monday Song

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I am sorry that I wasn’t around on the weekend visiting and commenting. From Friday on I spent the weekend moving. That is also the reason I had to cancel my participation at the Blogger Bash in London on Saturday (again: Congratulations to the nominees and winners). I bought my ticket right when they were available but then life happened… I hope that next year I can finally make it and nothing comes in the way anymore. Read more ›

#RomanticTuesday

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Forever Save

 

Missing the times, long ago

We let our dreams fly high

Memories of hearts on fire

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Rising to the Occasion – The Magic Happens Magazine April 2018

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Open Waters

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About 10 days ago I posted the quote above. The truth and wide message it holds went deep. Although I wrote some lines in Just A Thought… I feel like going a bit deeper into the subject. Read more ›

#Haiku – Your Wellbeing Matters

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Shushing your feelings

While pressure is building up

It is not worth it!

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Letting Go – Take 2

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And here comes a new one poem for participating at Neha’s Calling all Creative Minds/Poets/Artists to a Poetic Collaboration – “Letting Go”

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Letting Go

 

What happened once is long ago

Regrets and guilt won’t change it though

 

And all the wounds, well, quite a lot

From all the bullets others shot

 

I think it’s time to let them heal

And stop to make it a big deal

 

Too long I kept the past alive

And cut myself with its sharp knife

 

Too long I carried it along

And kept myself from moving on

 

I look above and see the sky

Was it ever so blue and high?

 

There’s so much room to just be me

I’m letting go and flying free

 

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Azzurro

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What a sky today. Bluer than blue. It is what the Italian call “azzurro”. It reminds me of a song which is on my mind since we have come here. It is also one of my favorite Italian songs of one of my favorite Italian singers.  Read more ›

#Haiku – Two Sides

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Life leads to edges

Sometimes because of struggles

Or because of light

 

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Unlimited and Unstoppable!

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Today’s post was inspired by this post from Syl. When I read it I thought how well it explains what I actually tried to convey in some of my posts but the quote he used said it all. We are developing in every single moment we exist. Whether we are awake or asleep or even in which form we do exist. Read more ›

I Have Been Interviewed…On Radio No Less!

Look at my sister! She gave her first interview on Annette’s Blog and she did great. Have a listen!!

Love Over Fear.

images%2fhvojar-foroyar%2flitfagrar-foroyar-hendurPlease read Sue’s wonderful post. Here is an excerpt:

“No amount of Tyranny will divide us, for our LOVE is much too strong to separate us. These kinds of acts are not dividing us, in fact they only serve to pull our communities together.”

Source: Love Over Fear.

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Starting Fresh … For Manifesting Your Dreams!

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This is not a title that came to my mind just so. I had no plan what to write for today so I took my deck of Gateway Oracle CardsI bought them for my seminars which are meant to lead the participants towards solutions and to connect with themselves and their inner wisdom. I picked a card but did not turn it around yet. Then I put the rest of the cards together and the card that showed up on the bottom was this one:  Read more ›

Song of the Day

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How time flies. It felt like the week just started and here we are on Friday again. But I don’t think there is any complaint about it… lol! Here is a song that feels so uplifting and gives spring a melody. I am a bit stressed out at the moment as you can tell from my limited presence on WordPress. But listening to this one brings the lightness back 😄 Happy Friday to all of you! Read more ›

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Song of the Day

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Today I want to share a song which always gives me a lift by touching my heart with compassion and encouragement. Life is not always roses and sometimes it takes quite a while until we made it through the mud. Just try to dance through it. The situation may not be solved faster but at least you feel better.  Read more ›

Song of the Day

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What about some classic song for celebrating mid week? I hope your week is going well so far. Read more ›

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Song of the Day

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When I thought of a song to go along with my poem this one was immediately popping up in my mind! I love Disney songs and aside from my poem, this one takes me back to a wonderful time in my life when we lived in the States. Aladdin (like many other Disney movies) was on TV all the time. I purchased a Disney songbook. My little 3-year-old daughter and I sang all the songs from A Whole New World over The Colors of the Wind, Winnie The Pooh, Following the Leader, to Under The Sea and many more.  Read more ›

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Song of the Day

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Good morning everyone! I hope you are all doing well and you had a great weekend. It was a busy one for me. Sorry that I wasn’t around much. But let’s start this new week with a fantastic new voice and talent. Read more ›

U.S. Blogging Event Details

Here we go! The US Blogger Bash has a location and it looks amazing! I want to thank Lisa and all of her helpers for the effort to make this blogger meeting unforgettable!! See you in Chicago 😊

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Hi everyone. First of all, I want to say thank you so much for your patience and support! I’m excited to say we finally have a location for the first U.S. Blogging Event! Please feel free to reblog and/or share on social media. Here it is below:

wp-1490198552232.jpgOur dinner and awards ceremony will be held at Chicago Prime Italian in Schaumburg, Illinois on Saturday Aug. 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. for threeto four hours. Depending on traffic, Schaumburg is about40 minutes away from Chicago using public transportation or a taxi. You may even be able to stay in Schaumburg. We decided on Schaumburg because costs were more reasonable than Chicago. Since there is a deposit to hold the restaurant, Iwill need a payment of $5.50 from each person who is attending. The $5.50 will go towards holding the restaurant for us andthe final bill. The payment can…

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#MusicalMarch – Day 26

 

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a music challenge going for March. If you would like to participate read more about it here.  Read more ›

#MusicalMarch – Day 25

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a music challenge going for March. If you would like to participate read more about it here. I usually don’t post a song on the weekends but due to my sister’s challenge, I cannot resist doing so. I thought I’d pick some songs I would not post on a regular Song-of-the-Day post.

You know I love classical music as I shared it last weekend. But I also love rock/pop. So what I totally love is a combination of both. So turn up the volume and enjoy! Read more ›

Song of the Day

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For the last song of this month and also for Ritu’s #musicalmarch challenge I picked another classic pop song from long ago. I wish you all a happy weekend! Read more ›

Song of the Day

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I hope the week has been well for all of you. Does anyone remember the English punk rock band The Clash? I think you will when the song starts😉 Happy Thursday! Read more ›

Song of the Day

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Today I am going to share a song with you from the year 1983. I don’t know how popular it was everywhere but it was a big hit over here. Enjoy! Happy Wednesday! Read more ›

Song of the Day

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Happy Romantic Tuesday to all of you! I am going a bit more vivid and enthusiastic today. When we are in love it doesn’t matter how old we are, we can feel like teenagers anyway and most when we are in love with someone who represents the type of person we dreamed of when we were teenagers. Read more ›

Song of the Day

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Good morning!! I was looking for a specific song by Cher for today. But I stumbled over another one which I did not know yet and changed my mind! Hope you like it too as much as I did immediately. Happy Monday to all of you! Read more ›

#MusicalMarch – Day 19

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a music challenge going for March. If you would like to participate read more about it here. 

I mentioned that I have been trained as a classical singer. I sang arias in concerts, Christmas and Easter concerts in church, opera productions, and much more. Singing classical music means singing with all you are. I love singing rock/pop but the singing experience in classical music is incomparable! Read more ›

#MusicalMarch – Day 18

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a music challenge going for March. If you would like to participate read more about it here. 

I usually don’t post a song on the weekends but due to my sister’s challenge, I cannot resist doing so. I thought I’d pick some songs I would not post on a regular Song-of-the-Day post. Read more ›

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Celebrating Johnna Stahl’s Life

Bloggers can develop strong friendships and bonds. Lisa’s engagement after losing a blogger friend together with two of her blogger buddies is more than touching.

Life of an El Paso Woman

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Hi everyone. The blogging community recently lost a member of the community, Johnna Stahl from All Things Chronic. At this time, her family is unsure of what caused her death. They suspect it was from natural causes. Her familyis having a memorial for her in Houston soon. Johnna’s sister said they plan on releasing 54 blue balloons and maybe somebutterflies. Johnna was 54 and her favorite color was blue. I’ll share photos from the memorial if and when her sistere-mailsthem to me.

wp-1489245465552.jpgInJohnna’s honor, me and two of her blogging buddies, Kara and Laura want to host a blog memorial partyfor her on Sunday, March 19 here on Life of an El Paso Woman. I will put up a post at 10 a.m. We invite the bloggingcommunity and readersto stop by and leave comments about what you remember most about Johnna, music, poems, and/or anything elseyou would like to…

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Song of the Day

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Today I am coming up with a song released in 1984. I am sure many of you will remember although this song seems like completely forgotten. Here we go! Happy Wednesday! Read more ›

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Song of the Day

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Happy Romantic Tuesday to all of you. It is always my favorite day for picking a song. The one I chose for today is from the great Vanessa Williams. Enjoy the song… and the day 😊 Read more ›

#MusicalMarch – Day 12

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a music challenge going for March. If you would like to participate read more about it here.  Read more ›

Day 11 – #MusicalMarch

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a music challenge going for March. If you would like to participate read more about it here. 

I usually don’t post a song on the weekends but due to my sister’s challenge, I cannot resist doing so. I thought I’d pick some songs I would not post on a regular Song-of-the-Day post. Read more ›

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Song of the Day

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This is one of the songs which influenced the new sound of the 90’s a lot. It also one of the first songs released in the 90’s: January 13th 1990. Doesn’t it still sound so great? I hope this song helps you to hop easier over this last work day into the weekend! Happy Friday!! Read more ›

Song of the Day

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What about a trip back in the late 20th century? Do you remember the Backstreet Boys? Here we go: Read more ›

Song of the Day

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There are several versions of the song I want to share today. But the one I found is just so beautiful – most of all because of the two artists who are performing together. Enjoy! Read more ›

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Song of the Day

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Good morning, WordPress community! Another day, another week and I think nobody minds a little kick to get the day going. What about the fantastic Katy Perry? Wish you all a great day  😘 Read more ›

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Song of the Day

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Happy Friday to all of you! I hope the week has been going well for all of you. Now let’s ride towards the weekend with the fitting beat. Take care but enjoy! Read more ›

Song of the Day

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Today I want to share a song with you which came to my mind last evening. I don’t know how familiar you are with it but I loved it and listened to it all the time when it was released… in 1985. Perhaps one of the reasons was that Michael Jackson sang the back vocals 😁 Read more ›

Song of the Day

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There is a song that touches me very much for its message. We all have our scars – not all a visible. But we are beautiful no matter how many scars we have because all of those scars are the proof that we made it! Happy Wednesday! Read more ›

Irony: Being Negative Can Be So Much Fun!

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It was a foggy day when I wrote this post. No ray of sun and really cold. All frozen for days. Opening windows in the morning and letting some fresh air in had become a challenge for someone who is cold so quickly. I cannot stand the cold. I also cannot stand when it is dark in the morning. Then thinking of another day below that high fog without any ray of sun, … my thoughts seemed to enjoy going to all things that bothered me like the busy time ahead in that week and all those things that recently made my abdomen cramp, and much more. Read more ›

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Daily Kind Inspirations

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I want what I get … and I will get what I want!

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It is really interesting where this post went. I started with an idea in mind but at one point went a different road. I did not change anything because I don’t want the mind to destroy what spirit created through a natural flow of inspiration. Read more ›

In The Lime Light #AuthorInterview – When Kindness and Inspiration Unite

Morgan honored me to make me her guest this Saturday. I am looking up to all those wonderful people who are dedicating their time for supporting others. Thank you very much, Morgan, for all the effort you put into your questions and creating this post from my answers. I appreciate this and you very much!

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Today’s Lime Light is with someone (I Hope) you already know very well, Erika Kind from http://www.erikakind.com, a blog where Kindness and Inspiration, Spirituality and Harmony Unite.  Erika was born in Vienna but grew up in another part of Austria and in the Principality of Liechtenstein (within the Swiss Alps) where she still lives. In 1998 she moved with her little family to the States and spent there a bit more than a year. She is a part-time working mom and running a Practice for Aromatherapy and Self-Development and next to being a singer and author. Oh, and she has had a tortoise for 32 years….now if that doesn’t intrigue you to keep reading, Im not sure what will!

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The Challenge of Growth!

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Last week I wrote about the seeds we spread constantly through our thoughts, feelings, and actions. I told how they are responsible (consciously or not) for the miracles we are experiencing in life and that most of them are co-created when many put the same or similar conviction into their beliefs and convictions. After I had scheduled that post a friend of mine sent me the quote above. It is again about that little seed that carries a garden of wonders inside. But there is a different message behind. Read more ›

If I Had Superpowers?

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My dear friend Robert of Robert M. Goldstein tagged me in this very interesting challenge. Thank you very much, Robert. This is a fascinating challenge for me as you can imagine. Ok, before I give my obvious answer to that question I get to the rules: Read more ›

I See You

I See You

 

Wherever I look

I see you

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Song of the Day

Yes, we made it! It’s Friday! Let’s praise the weekend!  Read more ›

Song of the Day

Good morning, WordPress! Hope you are all well. We are already half through the week. The weekend is in sight and if it still feels too far away then I have a song for you. Hope it cheers you up … or at least makes you smile a bit…. uhm…. just see the irony in it… 😄 Read more ›

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Please read this and help sharing!

Song of the Day

Sorry, I am late today! After recovering from the shock about the snow , baking a birthday cake for my (hopefully) future son-in-law, preparing some other things (there is so much going on this week, will tell you later this week) and releasing my poor lilac tree from the snow (you don’t want to know how I looked after that) …

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… I am finally with you! Read more ›

Song of the Day – Queen Week

Last day today of our Queen week. It was awesome to dig into their legacy and a challenge to decide what NOT to post! Today I want to honor the voice of the band. The man who gave the band its personality and face. I don’t need to say much about Freddie Mercury. Just sharing some songs of his and some which are describing Freddie himself. Read more ›

Purple turns black today…

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I cannot believe what I just heard. Prince has died after battling the flu. Read more ›

Sylvester L. Anderson on Tell Me a Story

Look at our Sylvester! Don’t miss his interview this Friday!!!

Song of the Day – Queen Week

Yay, let’s rock on with one of the most legendary bands of all times. During the next days, I will move slowly from older to later songs.

On a personal note: I am more or less off all day, running from appointment to appointment. That’s why I might not show up very often today and if I do then only to check comments. Sorry about that but that’s life! Hug you, friends!

But now enjoy Freddie and his gang! Read more ›

Song of the Day – Queen Week

Before I post some love songs of this legendary band I want to share a song that matches my poem of today just perfectly.  Read more ›

Song of the Day – ….. Week

Ponder, ponder….. wasn’t there something about another special week? Hmm…. I guess I slowly remember what artist(s) I considered being up next for a whole week! Read more ›

Silver’s Birthday TEA Party

Colleen invited me as guest blogger to her monthly tea party. It is an even bigger pleasure and honor since today is also her birthday. Please, head over and congratulate her! 😊

Featured Blogger: Erika Kind

I feel honored to be a featured guest on Robert Goldstein’s blog today. Thank you so much for this opportunity, Robert!

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This Kind Quote  from Erika’s blog is a perfect introduction to my interview with Erika Kind.

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I sent Erika a list of five questions.  Below are the questions and her answers:

Thank you very much for inviting me as a featured guest on your blog, Robert. You know I appreciate you a lot. Discussions with you are always most interesting and so are the many things you can see a lot better than many of us.

Thank you, Erika. A theme on your blog is transcendence and the power of the spirit. What would you say is the foundation of your spiritual beliefs?

Since I was a child and most of all between the age of 11 and 15 I had several experiences which were not rational explainable. I dreamed of things that came true and I had feelings or simply knew about things to happen. I did not…

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Song of the Day

It is not Tuesday but shouldn’t romance have a place in every day? I came across this song which I absolutely loved from the moment it was released. So who cares? I just feel like sharing. There are some very lovely videos on YouTube. I hope you like the one I chose.

Happy Wednesday to all of you! Read more ›

Song of the Day

 

Yes, I am still alive! Hope you are all doing well. I am having a fantastic time and wanted to  quickly share a song with I heard today!

Have a great Thursday! Read more ›

It’s Time For All Bloggers To Unite – A Bloggers Bash Announcement

Please, help spreading the information!

Song of the Day

It’s Tuesday and I found a very lovely and romantic song for today while strolling a bit through YouTube. I hope you like it. Happy Tuesday to all of you! Read more ›

Song of the Day

Happy Monday to all of you! Actually this song would make more of a Tuesday song. But it came to my mind and I thought it gives a nice happy touch to this first day of the week. I wish you all a good start into the new week!

If I Fell – The Beatles

If I fell in love with you
Would you promise to be true
And help me understand
Cos I’ve been in love before
And I found that love was more
Than just holding hands

If I give my heart to you
I must be sure
From the very start
That you would love me more than her

If I trust in you oh please
Don’t run and hide
If I love you too oh please
Don’t hurt my pride like her
Cos I couldn’t stand the pain
And I would be sad if our new love was in vain

So I hope you see that I
Would love to love you
And that she will cry
When she learns we are two
Cos I couldn’t stand the pain
And I would be sad if our new love was in vain

So I hope you see that I
Would love to love you
And that she will cry
When she learns we are two
If I fell in love with you

In Love and Light

Bloggers Bash – The Ultimate FAQ

Important informative facts about the Blogger Bash!

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ABBA 2016We have been asked a number of questions on the Bash, most of which are similar to each other. So we thought we would round them all up and pop them in a post all together.

If you have any more questions that haven’t been answered here, let us know and I will add them to this post and pop them on the Bloggers Bash page.

So without further ado here are the Bash’s FAQs

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The Visitor

Sitting lonely in my room
Looking out the window
Staring at the darkening sky
Not knowing where to go to

Pondering ‘bout shattered dreams
Of feeling such a pain
Of never gotten any chance
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Feeling Powerful – The Art of Facing Life

When do we have the most power? When are we the most productive? When do we feel the most motivation to hang in, to start something new, to finally get projects done? It is always when we feel good.

No doubts, there are times in life when things are coming to an end, when plans don’t work out the way we hoped for, when all our effort seems not coming to fruition. Times when we are confused and when things around us fall apart or simply change in ways we have no control over….. times of change! Read more ›

Kruti’s Poetry Prompt

Kruti came up with a new prompt about Concrete Poetry. Please read here Poetry Prompt – Time for Kruti’s Poem Prompt.  This is completely new to me. I never did something like that before. I thought it was pretty challenging to bring the words into the exact shape of the image. But here is a little explanation from Kruti’s post: Read more ›

Are You still Comfortable Or Already Living?

Yes, I borrowed that title from a commercial slogan of a famous furniture designer…. 😁

Last week I was guest on Kimberly Rinaldi’s live radio show Lessons in Joyful Living. It was a fantastic interview and I enjoyed it from the first until the last minute. It was my 3rd live radio interview. Was I still nervous? Yes, I was; throughout the day! But some time before the show started this nervousness changed into an excitement and anticipation.
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Song of the Day

When I opened up YouTube this song just jumped towards me. I watched the video and it made me think a lot. We are always free to be who we are, to decide who we want to be. There are consequences to that and every decision we make. But deciding from what we think is right instead of resigning and surrendering to the will of others gives that special strength to go with and for those consequences! No one is obliged to do what others tell. But even if you do, just make sure that you decide consciously in order to stand tall for yourself. Make every decision your decision! Read more ›

A Symbolic Chain of Love to be spread Out There

Let’s keep on sharing the picture! Let’s send it around the globe! Let’s hold hands and replace hatred with love! We are all brothers and sisters!

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Inspired by Erika Kind right after last week’s events in Paris, France.

I need to believe.  I need to trust.  I need to know I’m not the only one living in a beautiful world.

Please share the picture.

Let’s hold hands virtually for now, but also out there, extend our hands to our neighbors, to our friends, to our family, to strangers in need, to strangers not in need, to the old, to the poor, to the refugees, to those who are scared, to those who are on the verge of not believing anymore, to those seeking our hands, to those sharing our values, to love.

Enjoy the Day and Be Awesome!

[Es]  Inspirado por Erika Kind justo después de los eventos en París, Francia, la semana pasada.

Necesito creer.  Necesito tener confianza.  Necesito saber que no soy la única viviendo en un mundo hermoso.

Por favor, comparten…

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The Death of Humanity?

That brought tears to my eyes! Even in the darkest times there is still that light of love shining through! As Mitch says at the end of his post: Humanity is still alive.

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We’ve heard about the villains.

Let us also remember the heroes.

  • At La Belle Equipe,the Parisian café where 19 people died on Friday the 13th, former French Marine Eric Doninichetti shielded his girlfriend from a hail of bullets, then risked his life to help dying victims.
  • At the Bataclan nightclub in Paris, Irishman David Nolan threw himself on top of his girlfriend to protect her, then pulled her out of the building, despite having taken a bullet. They were let into a gated apartment by an unnamed French girl who tended to David’s wounds (he’s currently recovering in a Parisian hospital).
  • Outside the Bataclan–while terrorists were approaching–Sebastien Besotti caught a pregnant woman as she fell from a second storey window. Both were taken hostage, but were later freed by the French police.
  • In Paristo celebrate his friend Chloé Clement’s birthday, Ludovic Boumbas dove in front of her, “taking the bullet meant for me,”…

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Good News For Coffee Lovers…

I just heard on the radio this morning that new studies proved the healthy effect of coffee. I just needed to share this! Read more ›

Song of the Day

Good Morning! It’s Monday!!! Need a boost to start into the new week? Here we go!

Have a good week, friends! Read more ›

Attacks in Paris, France kill 140

Our Kitty gives a comprehensive picture about all that happened!

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Injured people at ambulance in ParisBy Alex Lantier in France:

France declares state of emergency after terrorist attacks kill 140 in Paris

14 November 2015

Horrific scenes of bloodshed filled the streets of Paris last night, as multiple simultaneous terrorist attacks starting around 10 p.m. claimed at least 140 lives and left at least 110 wounded, including dozens in critical condition.

Shortly before midnight, French President François Hollande announced that France was closing its borders and imposing a state of emergency under a 1955 law that suspends key democratic rights. Several areas of Paris were on lockdown early Saturday morning, and authorities called on Parisians to stay inside, as police helicopters circled overhead and paramilitary police and army units deployed across the city.

According to anonymous high-ranking officials cited by the media, there were at least seven nearly simultaneous terrorist attacks, which were likely coordinated. These attacks included:

* At the Bataclan theater in Paris’…

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Song of the Day

A song that follows me for a while and which I like even more since I saw the video. So much in life happens, so much changes, so much can go into directions we had never expected, so many obstacles can occur which can challenge us to the limits. But whatever happens are only circumstances, developments in life which give us the chance to develop ourselves. Together… in any possible relationships but also in general…. we can overcome everything. The feeling that no one is ever alone and there is always someone to hold on to or to rely on is the greatest power and motivation to just take it and go through with confidence. Nothing lasts forever! Read more ›

Song of the Day

On my last day in California I met my best friend. We went to school together and know each other for 34 years. He and his daughters are crazy about a certain song at the moment. They played it for me and showed me the video. It is so funny and the song is very cool! I did not know it before but I am sure some of you do!

Enjoy 😃 Read more ›

The BASH is BACK! The Second Annual #BloggersBash 2016

What I always thought would be fun will be realized (again) on June 11 in London! Take the chance meet your WP friends in person!

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Annual Bloggers Bash Is BACK

After the stonking success of the first Bloggers Bash, the committee crawled under their respective duvets and hid having exhausted their supplies of extroversion.

HOWEVER, we have recovered, reconvened… discussed, deliberated…. and guess what…. we’re going to do it all over again! THE BASH IS BACK PEOPLE. The bash is really back.

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Gratitude – The Power of Awareness

Imagine sitting on the top of a mountain and looking down into the valley. High up above, you see everything from a distance, the bigger picture. You see how streets are leading to each other, how small creeks are leading into a river, how the river flows into a lake. From up there you understand how everything works together in order to make it all a complete and how necessary every little thing is. Read more ›

Song of the Day

Just back from my wonderful friendship meetings in the States. It was hard to leave as always. But I know that I will be back soon. It is so wonderful to have friends all over the world!

I have to catch up with a lot and hope that I can be back in my regular blogging routine soon. By then please forgive me when I am still a little off the place.

A song that speaks from my heart…. Read more ›

When Bloggership meet…we did!

We had a great gathering on Friday. I am blessed to be connected with such wonderful people. I knew they were wonderful, but reality is much better. I will do a big post some time next week about my two weeks in the states. For now, a big thank you and a huge hug to Linda, Kruti, Phyllis, Carolina, Marissa, Corinne, and Lorna (we will meet next time for sure) I am happy to call you my friends. I love you all lots!!!!

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California 2015

And we finally met in California
on November 6 2015!

 

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Just WONDERFUL!

On Nov 5th I announced in my post “When Bloggership Will Meet” that something very special was about to happening and it truly happened we met here in California with Erika Kind, Marissa Bergen, Corinne and Me!!! We had great time and it was so wonderful to met the beautiful ladies behind their Blogs! It was indeed an emotional and beautiful day fulfilled with joy and happiness being able to hear our voices and hug each other
lots of smiles and sharing about us this time not behind a keyboard ❤

Our meeting venue was at this Starbucks!

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While sipping a delicious Peppermint Mocha one of my favorite, we enjoyed our great time together talking a lot, and laughing a lot like friends that know each other from years and years, it was amazing how…

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When Bloggership Will Meet!

Yeah, tomorrow is THE day!

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Friends

AMONG Bloggership aka “Friendship”!

Today I am going to share something very nice happening tomorrow…

I started to be active on my Blog the end of March 2015 about seven Months ago! As today I can say that my journeys here have been great and lead me to beautiful things otherwise impossible! I love the opportunity to express myself freely and in the way I want, this is my place to be ME. And most of all I love to share my Art and Creativity with YOU and with the World.

Because the existence of yesterdayafter.com I came across beautiful souls of every kind. Here on WP Community is a great place thank you all so very much for being so supportive and encouraging day after day…the number of Followers is growing very fast and I am honored by all of you.

Tomorrow is a Special Day…

I will have…

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Song of the Day

Sometimes all we need is just a little patience. But at times”just a little” can seem overwhelmingly much … Read more ›

Monday Motivation: Against All Odds

The most motivational people are those who were never meant to succeed……… but did! It is possible to make the impossible possible!

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I stand before a wall

On the other side is the dream

On the other side is all that I hoped for

Will I reach it, I do believe!

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Make me an instrument of thy peace!

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During a chat with a friend here on  WordPress I got reminded of one of my biggest inspirations regarding what I see as my purpose: The Saint Francis prayer

Only when reading it, something opens up within me. Like the dawning sun, there is this love rising up. This love that has only one purpose: to spread love towards everybody’s heart in order to make them rise their inner sun too.

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We are in a time of change. People run from dark places and try to find the light somewhere else. What we realize more and more during these days is that only when we start acting from our heart – first towards ourselves and then towards everybody around us – we can end pain, end war, and suffering. When we act from this place of love inside of us we feel the deep connection to everyone. Because love is the energy that created us, that we are, and that connects one another over the globe – regardless of any religious, cultural, racial, political backgrounds. We are all love and we want to feel loved. Isn’t it the most wonderful feeling to realize that someone feels deeply loved because you made that person feel loved? Because you showed that person that they are important, that they are precious, that they are beautiful, that they are perfect the way the are, just because they are as they are? Isn’t that the only technique to fill your heart with true and enduring love?

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I remember back in 1984. I was 14, sitting in my classroom (bored by the subject) and pondering about life. I was thinking about what would give my life meaning, fulfill me? And there was this thought coming up: “Make others feel good.” I don’t know where that came from. But it was there out of the blue. In the same moment, I got tears in my eyes because I felt a warmth in my chest expanding and rising up. A feeling that must have been of deep love. I remember it so clearly because it was a moment of awakening. From that moment on I tried to look deeper into my friends and other people. I wanted to understand them and through this spend encouragement and comfort.

Unfortunately, I lost that over the following years when I lost myself. But it always rose up between and for at least 6 years it is a companion wherever I walk.

It is my greatest joy to see others happy and it is my greatest fulfillment when I could make someone smile. Reading the Saint Francis Prayer again reminded me of this wonderful tool we have with us all the time. The tool that ceases sadness and suffering, that ceases anger and hatred, that ceases darkness and brings light. The tool of our origin, that divine spark within – LOVE

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When we let love speak, we truly lose anything that is not love. We are dying to the old identification with us and are born into the eternal awareness of love and to love itself. Love is life  – eternal life.

Our recently passed Wayne Dyer introduced me to the Saint Francis Prayer. He mentioned it in some of his books. When I joined my first lecture with him, he played a song of Cecilia. She is also called The Healing Voice. I bought one of her CDs and there was also the Saint Francis Prayer recorded. The song was exclusively written for her. It is very beautiful and I want to share this song with you too.

I won’t analyze too much about the prayer itself but ask you to simply open up to those lines and see what happens within you  when you let the words touch your heart.

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The Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.

 

In Love and Light

Song of the Day

Sometimes we question if we really want what we have in life. But when it comes down to the basics, we know exactly what we want.  Since this song was published 6 years ago I totally love it. It cheers me up and the video is so cute and funny. Enjoy! Read more ›

Song of the Day – International Spain

Another cool rainy day. The perfect day to bring summer back, at least in this song! I love this song because of its rhythm uplifting effect, and of course the Spanish fire. I love that language. If there is a language I will learn in the future it will be Spanish. Now enjoy the song and have a great Thursday! Read more ›

Song of the Day

Back in town! So everybody is home again. Yesterday at 10.30 pm the kids arrived from their vacation as well. Today I try to catch up with mountains of laundry, everything that drooped in during my absence, appointments, picking up our pets…. It got 1.30 am until I went to bed and I did not set an alarm clock for today. I was pretty shocked when I saw it was already 9 am. When my husband came down later he said: “Why the rush? You are off…” Yep…. no comment!

I hope I can make it to your blogs today, guys! Read more ›

Song of the Day

Blessed the ones who did find it! Happy soulful Sunday, folks! Read more ›

“The Man in the Glass”

Please read that fantastic poem. We can wear a mask to the world but we ourselves will always know it is a mask!

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I am deviating from my standard  Posts here because “The Man in the Glass” (originally “The Guy in the Glass”), was not written by me, but rather by Dale Wimbrow in 1934. It has become  the most often quoted poem in A.A. programs, and was recently introduced to me by a friend who obviously knew me well enough to think that I would like it. Well she was a little wrong in that thinking. I have been exposed to many motivational speakers and read lots of poems in the same genre,  but “The Man in the Glass” went beyond liking it. I totally loved it!

The version below (as used by A.A.) has some minor word changes in order to bring it up to date.

Thx Trae ( https://tripleclicka.wordpress.com ) for sharing.

THE MAN IN THE GLASS

When you get what you want in your struggle for self

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I have to make a decision – and that scares me…

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Vonita of Passion Through Poetry asked me to write about making decisions and the problem about indecisiveness. I am convinced that at times every one of us is in a place where they struggle with deciding which way to go, which door to close or to choose and not knowing how it will turn out. Read more ›

Song of the Day

Yesterday Sarah did a wonderful motivational post. She also added a video with a song in the background that simply makes you smile and lifts you up. I considered it immediately as a great song for this Monday.

After the wonderful news about my friend being alive and well after a horrible car accident this song is fitting even better for me.

Have a good start into this new week! Read more ›

Life Lessons I learnt from Novels

Beautiful and deep quotes Saadia put together!

Reflections

“Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

Apparently the world is not a wish-granting factory. ~ The Fault in our Stars

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“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person.”~ Quentin Jacobsen , Paper towns

That’s the thing about pain – it demands to be felt. ~ The Fault in our Stars

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“It is our choices that tell us who we really are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

” She loved mysteries so much that she became one.”~ Quentin Jacobsen, Paper…

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Song of the Day

Good Morning WordPress world!!! I hope your weekend has been going well so far. Here is a song my daughter and I like a lot! Perhaps some of you are on a trip today.  So whatever you do or wherever you are today … just follow the map 😉 Read more ›

Song of the Day

When I look at that young Saturday, the blue sky, feel the warm October sun… hope you are all well. If not than I hope that this song lifts you up a little and gives you hope that whatever is now there will be better day. Read more ›

The Friday File – Synchronicity & Compassion on Route #92

No matter how dark this world may appear. Love and compassion is alive. Please read Cher’s story!

The Chicago Files

Compassion

It’s been a very interesting week here in Chicago.  A few days ago, I was about to take my usual train to a location that is approximately one hour from our area.  Upon approaching the train station, I noticed a bus nearby.  That particular bus also travels in the direction I was heading, but rarely do I take it.  For reasons unbeknownst to me at that moment, I found myself walking up and onto the bus!  Okay, I’ll go with it and see what the day brings.  Traveling by train or bus in Chicago can afford you the time to listen to your favorite music, stare out the window, read, or simply ‘veg’ as my mother likes to say when relaxing.

I was listening to my IPod (yes, I still use one of those!) when there was a slight pause before the next song started.  We were at a bus…

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Song of the Day

Happy Monday!!!

Who of you saw the moon? I mean, who of you saw the moon when it wasn’t there? 😃 Although it was cloudy late at night, before I went bed we had a clear sky………. but I was sleeping during the eclipse…… no chance, too tired! This morning when I opened up the windows I saw this stunning scenery. It is a shame that my camera is never working that well when I want to catch the moon, but I thought I post those pictures anyway although they don’t do it any justice. It was huge and very orange!!! Read more ›

Ask Me Anything: A Vlog

Amanda did her 2nd successful Vlog. She answered all the questions she was asked and when she was asked about her favorite book I was honored that she mentioned mine. Thank you so much, Amanda! I am humbled to say the least! 💖

Live the Successful Life with the Erika Style – Explained by Jade the Mystic

Look what Jade made! He created a summary of my success series of the past weeks. He explained briefly with his own complementing words all the 5 parts. Please comment directly at his post 🙂

Author Interview: Erika

The lovely Sucheta honored me with an interview on her blog. Thank you, Sucheta. It was a pleasure and joy!

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Interview Sucheta

Hello Erika, thankyou for appearing on my blog. Please tell us something about yourself and your background as an author.

Hi Sucheta, first of all my heartfelt thank you for offering me this interview. It was an unexpected surprise and I appreciate it a lot. You want to know something about me? Actually there is not a lot to tell. I am a bored housewife started writing in order to bring some meaning into her life…hahaha… just kidding! I am a mother of three wonderful kids (13, 16, 20). I worked as chief-secretary until my first child was born and then part time. Meanwhile I am running a Practice for Aromatherapy and Self-Development. I am certified in Aromatherapy, Emmett-Technique, Matrix-Transformation, Tarot Card-Reading, Spiritual Healing, and the 2nd grad of Reiki. I was born in Austria (Vienna) but I am living in the Principality of Liechtenstein for 36 years.

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Sweden – Linköping/Locks

The weather went down today. We were lucky that it was dry although pretty windy and cool in the morning. We drove to the locks of Berg. There are 10 locks all together leading from the lake to the river (or the other way around of course). Read more ›

Giving Up

An amazing post about the process of letting go. Please click on Zee’s post in order to hear the beautiful song which complements her words.

Rock Ballad of The Week: Special Edition ~ Scorpions “Still Loving You”

One of the greatest rock ballads ever! My favorite!

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Time, it needs time to win back your love again
I will be there, I will be there
Love, only love can bring back your love someday
I will be there, I will be there

Fight, babe, I’ll fight to win back your love again
I will be there, I will be there
Love, only love can break down the wall someday
I will be there, I will be there

If we go again all the way from the start
I would try to change the things that killed our love
Your pride has built a wall, so strong that I can’t get through
Is there really no chance to start once again? I’m loving you

Try, baby, try to trust in my love again
I will be there, I will be there
Love, our love just shouldn’t be thrown away
I will be there, I will be there

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Infinite Waters: 9+1 Speculative Fiction Short Stories now Released!

Nicholas C. Rossis just released his new short story book “Infinite Waters”. Due to the current financial disaster in Greece he is depending on our support. Please help spreading the news!!!!

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Woo hoo, exciting stuff! As promised, Infinite Waters: 9+1 Speculative Fiction Short Stories has now been released and is available on Amazon.

I was planning on a big promo, but all of my funds are currently frozen (they have even forbidden us access to our safety deposit boxes). Even worse, PayPal has suspended operations in Greece (although I’m busy opening a new, UK-based account). So, I would very much appreciate any help in spreading the word while this mess is sorted out!

The anthology includes the following stories:

  1. Infinite Waters“: A woman seeks her future at a carnival. She discovers more than she expected.
  2. The Twist in the Tale“: A confused woman meanders through a sleepy town. But not all is as it seems.
  3. James’ Life“: A man with nothing to look forward to but oblivion, discovers it’s not that easy to escape…

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Time-Out

Feels like in my Volleyball times. I will take a seat at the bench for  some time…

Circumstances in my life induce me to take a break. I don’t know if it is going to be one day or a week. I am sorry and I hope I don’t disappoint anyone. I so hope you are still with me when I am back. And be sure, I will be back!

Love you with all my heart!

my sunday poem … # 2

Sometimes the battery in our lamp light dies, we have no match and seem to get completely lost. But we are not alone and there is always someone with a lantern. We will always find our way back on the track. Kris wrote a beautiful poem about right this. It is full of compassion, understanding, and faith. The light we need is love and love is all around.

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I had such a nice response to my sunglow poem last week that I’m going to inflict another one on you. This is at the risk of sounding like a Vogon.

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i see an ocean sometimes when i’m dreaming
and ships moving onward with wind in their sails
we are all sailors
searching for harbours
havens so peaceful
where love never fails

so many people are drifting on the ocean
In storms of confusion tides of despair
though tears may blind them
a love will find them
guide them to harbours
both golden and fair

being together standing in the wonder
stars shining bright in the ocean above
here in our harbours
we watch the ships come
lighting them homeward
with lanterns of love

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Song of the Day on the 4th of July

Last night I was invited  at a wedding party of a dear friend. It was a wonderful garden party with gorgeous weather. 20150703_225556Sorry about the quality!

Today we are having 98 °F! It is boiling hot and not a slightly breeze….. I love it!!! OK, done rambling. Here a song for a fantastic summer day on the 4th of July! Read more ›

“Wrong” Decisions

How often do we think back and ponder if this or that decision was right. Or we look back and consider a decision as wrong. But was it that really? Read more ›

Miracles Are Not Depending On Heaven!

I just finished writing on my latest book which is about miracles. I thought I write a little about this today. What is a miracle? How and why do miracles happen? We all wished for a miracle at times and I know that some of my friends are doing it right now.

What is the definition of miracle? I’d say it is a surprising, unexpected, sometimes strongly wished occurring happening, turn, encounter, or “coincidence”.  Of course we only talk about a miracle when it shows a positive result. If we experience a negative happening we talk about bad luck, karma… But in the end negative like positive has the same root with two different outcomes. Read more ›

The secret of success and fulfillment: Be who you feel you are!

This was my second post I did on WordPress. Regarding yesterday’s happenings in Europe I felt like reblogging it. Since almost nobody saw this post by now I don’t think it hurts. Btw. I posted this one exactly one year ago!

THE PERFECTION OF IMPERFECTION

I barely reblog but this one I a must-do for me! That’s the most impressive, inspiring and powerful video I have ever seen about breaking free and enjoying life. It is exactly what I write about and what I just recently discovered in accumulated appearance in my life and my sourrounding. Please take 3 minutes and watch it. It will move and affect you! This woman is amazing!

The video might not work when clicking on it. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNnP00-5FhA

As Time Goes By…

Rob from the V-Pub nominated me for a very exciting and interesting challenge posting a photos with a poem. It is a wonderful challenge because I am urged to just pick an object randomly and give it a voice or a story. That is most creative and opens the mind incredibly! Thank you so much, Rob, for nominating me. I really love this! Read more ›

Grandpa and I /Guest Post from Erika Kind

My dear friend, Linda, honored me in asking me for writing a guest post for her. Linda is writing stories from her childhood or past events in her life. She also writes down the memoirs of her mother. She is an amazing writer with a wonderful sense of (black) humor!

Linda wanted me to write about my grandfather and our relationship. She thought my grandpa and I had a strong resemblance. Therefore she wanted to add a photo of me as well. I don’t know, what do you think?

I am so delighted that my friend Erika Kind agreed to do a guest post for me.  I have read and enjoyed hearing of the wonderful, warm relationship she had with her grandfather.  Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if we all had a person with whom we share unconditional love and the bond that is never broken?

Grandpa and I

My grandfather was born 1927 as the only child of his parents. As far as I know he had a happy childhood. But his good times ended before he was even 20 years old when he was conscripted for WW II. He often told us about the war, his struggles in captivity and starving till he was just skin and bones. My grandfather was Austrian.   After Hitler invaded Austria they had to fight for Germany.  At the end of the war when all the horrible facts were revealed to the general public, he was shocked to…

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Always – Dedication to Ash and Alder

It’s simply beautiful. Listen to this wonderful piece of music and her love spreading poem.

Broken Creatures

Wonderful Zee wrot an amazing article about broken creatures. She captured it perfectly!
This is what I commented: Broken creature feel like aliens: misunderstood and isolated. They lost themselves since they tried to fit in. But there was so much to fit in and therefore the parted in pieces. Now – as you wrote – fallen apart they try to put their pieces together and hide them behind a thick wall. Until that very moment they find out that nothing was broken about them. The broken parts where the shell that never belonged to them but set free the being they denied for so long…… been there!

How Many of These 51 Spiritual Awakening Symptoms Do you Have??

This is one of the best description I ever encounterd about spiritual awakening! There are 51 points you might notice when you are opening up to and discovering your inner Self, and getting aware of the unversal laws and power which word for, through and around you. I am amazed!!!

Reiki With Friends

How many of these 51 spiritual awakening symptoms do YOU have?  Quiz yourself and your friends HERE!

by Annarita

1. Changing sleep patterns: restlessness, hot feet, waking up two or three times a night.
Feeling tired after you wake up and sleepy off and on during the day. There is something called the Triad Sleep Pattern that occurs for many: you sleep for about 2-3 hours, wake up, go back to sleep for another couple of hours, wake again, and go back to sleep again. For others, the sleep requirements have changed. You can get by on less sleep. Lately I How Many of These 51 Spiritual Awakening Symptoms do YOU Have?have been experiencing huge waves of energy running into my body from the crown. It feels good, but it keeps me awake for a long time, then subsides. Advice: Get used to it. Make peace with it and don’t worry about getting enough sleep (which often causes more insomnia)…

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Hand in Hand For Healing! – by Erika Kind

I am so happy that the Kindness Blog featured my article! That way I hope that many hearts are touched!

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hand in hand wallpaperThere are many of our lovely friends dealing with health issues or mental problems, or are in the midst of working themselves through the wounds of their pasts, having impacting decisions to make, or worrying about a close person.

First and foremost I dedicate this post to you my dearest friends.

We never know what life will bring. One day – one moment – can change everything.

However, simply because change is the one true constant in life, there is always reason to believe that things will change again. Health can improve; we can make peace with the past; stressful times of pressure will pass; solutions will appear; distance from issues can make them lessen in intensity or even dissolve.

Of course there are events in life which won’t change anymore and things can happen which stay with us for a while. But whatever it is you are going through…

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The Call

Anger, Pride, Ego, Hurt, Fear, and Doubt are emotions that silence the most important and only true voice within us: Love. Put the others consciously aside for a moment and let only Love speak…. and see what happens…