Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Spiritual and Living Blog has Moved

Hello kind readers!

With no offense to Google, I've decided to move my blog to a privately hosted Wordpress site just so I can have better control of backups and databases as well as traffic. So please do visit the new and improved blog at to keep up to date on all my latest ventures and musings. You can subscribe to an RSS feed to be updated on any new entries, rather than use the Follow feature here (which obviously won't show much as I doubt I'll be using this space often if at all.)

Do hope you'll join me on the flip side!

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Quick Statement on the Terrible Tragedy in CT

Today, 27 lives were tragically ripped from this world, 20 of them young children, in a school shooting in Newtown, CT. I will not go into details. That can be found elsewhere. I only want to make a brief statement about it.

I can only hint at imagining what the families are going through right now. I couldn't stop crying watching the news. Right now I'm praying with every breath, and it seems so trite to even attempt to pray for healing, because with something this horrific, recovery is so distant. But the pain is now. And what else can one do when one is so far with nothing in the world to offer that would make any of it go away?

So I'm praying love, praying hugs, praying the tears of a nation if not a world to bathe those wounds. And gratitude, praying gratitude like you wouldn't believe, for the gifts of my loved ones and my beautiful boy, and gratitude for the first responders, police, paramedics, 911 dispatchers, clergy, volunteers, and especially the teachers who stood in the line of fire to save lives, for some at the cost of their own. And I'm praying the Light of All that Is that now embraces those spirits, young and old, where there is no fear, pain, or suffering. It doesn't matter your faith or lack thereof. You can hold someone in the compassion of your heart even if you never see or meet them. Sometimes it's all you can do.

Further, with the whole stupid Mayan "end of the world" thing and and having read multiple posts on Facebook of people wondering if the "world really should end if stuff like this happens," we forget that there is a lot of good in this world, a lot of compassion, a hell of a lot of courage that sends people into the line of fire to protect another. One sick person created this tragedy in CT, but there are a hell of a lot of people rushing in and saying "I'm going to do whatever the hell I can to make this just a little better for those who suffered so much." I heard of a fire department in FL who offered to take a shift so that the first responders could take time to deal with their own personal needs during this tragedy. 

One psycho versus hundreds if not thousands or hundreds of thousands if you count a nation that is praying and mourning with these poor folks; one stain versus a long tapestry of compassion, love, beauty, and courage. I am disgusted and horrified by what happened, but I love each and every person who stepped up and is still stepping up to help in this worst of times. Horror makes headlines, but love, compassion, and courage happen every single day without a single trumpet to announce it. Remember that.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Direction

So followers of my blog may have noticed some serious changes. I have decided to shift this blog from personal hoo-ha to being a supplement for my Earth's Joy website where I share information about the Graxean Path of Spiritual Development. Graxeanism is a Spiritual Path of Nature, using blends of science, mythology, psychology, and the arts to bring us closer to our own personal spiritual joy. On the website are tools and inspirational tales to help you develop your own spiritual path and tradition connected to Nature and Spirit. Therefore, I'm mostly going to be sharing my inspirational stories here as well as the occasional update. And currently, my only inspirational tale is that after a year of not using this blog, I've finally updated. I hope that inspires you to...update your own blogs. ....... I assure you better stuff will be here in the future, similar to what remains in the archives.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Delicious Cookie or Choreographer?

If you watch So You Think You Can Dance, you will hate me forever.

This is all my husband's fault, FYI.

One day I told my sister that her (now ex) boyfriend looked like Tice DiOrio. My husband looks at me and says, "Who's Tasty Oreo?"

I am now unable to look at the man without calling him Tasty Oreo.

Now that I've ruined your ability to watch the show without thinking of that, I shall go on my merry way.

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