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The Bliss Blog

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October 2010 Archives

Blissful Butterfly

Butterflies symbolize metamorphosis, new beginnings, coming out of hibernation into re-birth. Stories abound of transformational tales; one such is called “Bliss” written  and illustrated by multi-cultural author Dorreya Wood.  I found it to be a sweetly simple and profound book […]

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An Unlived Life

“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible; to loosen […]

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Enchanted Makeovers

Generosity of the heart is free as the wind.  One wise woman and her merry band of volunteers have hearts that overflow with the spirit of givng and love. Terry Grahl is the founder of a remarkable organization called Enchanted Makeovers. Her […]

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In The Light of Love

Music has the power to move me in ways that go beyond notes on a page or sound that come from instrument or vocal chords.  There is an essence that accompanies it and when it reaches deep into my soul, […]

Tickle Your Fancy

Discover ways to make the edges of your mouth curl up.  1.Take a walk in the forest, breathing in the woodsy autumnal air, feeling a carpet of leaves crunching beneath your feet. 2. Savor a decadent treat (you know, of course, that […]

Major League Wonderful

 “God disguised as myriad things, and playing a game of tag, has kissed you and said, “You’re it./ I mean you’re really it. Now it does not matter what you believe or feel. For something wonderful, something major-league wonderful, is […]

Sunshine Sister

  On October 13th, I celebrated my 52nd Birthday in a room filled with creative, passionate, powerful women who were re-creating themselves in ways large and small. The conductor of the train we were all aboard delightfully dedicated as The […]

Skating Through Life

  Stash Serafin came into my life in the late 80’s or early 90’s, if memory serves. What moved me the most about him was how he literally moved through the world with heart wide open and a glowing smile […]

Miracle Walk With SARK

  One of my favorite creative souls has an acronym as her nom de plume (pen name:). Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy (a.k.a. SARK) has delighted people with her fanciful words, practical life wisdom and simple, outrageously colorful line drawings. She, […]

Giving and Receiving

  We are taught that it is better to give than to receive. How can there be a giver if there is no receiver? Allow for the flow of both in your life. This is an abundant place in which […]

Music As Medicine

  I grew up in home in which music was ever-present. My mother had been in a choir in high school and would often burst into song…silly, sublime, sweet…it mattered not. She just enjoyed the ability to vocalize. About my […]

Even Though

  Often I find myself in situations in which I need to question my version of reality. In addition to being a writer, speaker and interfaith minister, I work in a psychiatric hospital, serving people with various mental health diagnoses. […]

Yokibics

  A few months ago, I had the serendipitous joy of meeting a woman who embodies bliss. Gael Chiarella Alba RYT – HYT – describes herself as an “author, speaker, spoken word artist, happy camper, founder of Yokibics.” I had […]

Creativity Doctor

  Imagine going to see a doctor who after meeting with you, writes you a prescription that instructs you to sing, dance, make music, drum, draw, write, sculpt, paint, and especially color outside the lines? Would a smile light up […]

Made of Love

  Build a life made of love. When we are born, we are sent to this Earth plane with a bag of tools for the purpose of constructing a life. We might think of them as standard issue. The good […]

Barnet Bain

  The photo that welcomes the viewer on Barnet Bain’s webpage seems to personify the energy that fairly oozes from a man whose film credits include What Dreams May Come, (starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Annabella Sciora), The Celestine Prophecy, Jesus, as […]

The Golden Opportunity Challenge and the Power of Micro-Acts

posted by lbrockway

People are stressed, short on time and – especially in today’s economy – short of money. Yet many of us still seek fulfillment in giving back, whether through our churches, volunteer organizations or donations. Technologies and online social media like […]

GhettoPhysics

  One of my greatest joys over the past twenty-some years, has been interviewing transformational teachers, those I refer to as “movers and shakers” who make a positive difference on the planet. Last week, I had the opportunity to ‘double […]

Are You Following Your Bliss?

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”-Joseph Campbell   The words of teacher, philosopher, and writer, Joseph Campbell have long inspired me since I first heard their beckoning call in my early 20’s […]

Bumper Sticker Wisdom

  As I am writing today’s entry, I am looking across the room at two bumper stickers given to me by my friend Rod a few years ago. One is simple and clean, green and white with the words ‘Manifesting […]

Dance Your Dreams To Life

“Wiggle your toes at first and then as the music in your heart grows louder and more insistent, sway back and forth. Feel the melody rise up your body until you move about the room with wild abandon, or stand […]

The Gift Of Forgiveness

  One of my favorite places to volunteer is Gilda’s Club, which is a world wide, non-residential cancer support community for those living with cancer, as well as for their family and friends. Created by Gene Wilder, Joanna Bull and […]

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The Width of An Eyelash-The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Yesterday, I saw the much heralded film : The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Even without benefit of viewing its predecessor, I enjoyed it immensely. It may have had something to do with the demographic I am now in. Although most of the characters were twenty or more years my senior, I could r

posted 2:32:11pm Mar. 30, 2015 | read full post »

Through The Eyes of Love
Yesterday, my friend Joan made a comment on Facebook about a painful interaction with someone in her life. "I've been looking at myself through the eyes of someone who doesn't love me, but trying to see love." My response to her was this: "If you are looking at yourself through the eyes of someo

posted 10:37:32am Mar. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Sara's Smiles- Lift The Cloud, Inspire The Joy
  The Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event that heralds the coming of Spring. This Winter weary woman who hadn't attended in decades, was eager to immerse in beauty. Little did I know that it would go far beyond the blossoms and butterflies that lent their color and wonder. I was offe

posted 8:01:28am Mar. 26, 2015 | read full post »

We Never Know Who We Will Touch With Our Words
It is no secret that I am addicted to words. As a career writer, I live and breathe their essence. They delight me to no end. They are the beat of my heart and the blood that flows through my veins. They are a source of emotional, spiritual and physical support. They feed my right livelihood work th

posted 2:31:37pm Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Inhaling and Exhaling
Breathing is necessary in order to sustain our corporeal existence. Inhaling and exhaling, over and over. The average human takes 12 breaths per minute which comes out to 17,280 each day. This doesn't factor in times of exercise. It is something that most people do without even thinking about it, un

posted 9:39:37am Mar. 23, 2015 | read full post »

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