This isn’t like my usual posts, but I want to share this with you because it’s foundational to who I am in the most elemental way. I'd like you to meet someone very special. You can probably guess we're related. Her name is Francine. She is my birth mother and today would have been her 73rd birthday. She passed away in an accident 25 years ago. It's a weird milestone. On one hand, I am so grateful to know her name and to begin learning who she was. On the other, I'm very sad we will never have the chance to meet in person. I know that if we did, after lots of hugging and crying and more hugging and crying 'cos that's how we roll here, I would thank her for the life she gave me, and the sacrifice she made that brought me into the lives of a family who didn't think they could have kids. That they were so happy, they got pregnant the year after they got me. I would thank her for bringing Pauline and me together and share how we have always felt we were destined to be sisters. I would tell her how happy I am she had another child and how over the moon filled with love and joy Pauline and I are for our brother Ian. I would wish that she could meet my mom Margaret, they'd have a lot to talk about. While I may not be able to say those words to her, I can bow deeply in gratitude to her for giving me life. And to Pauline and Ian, my siblings, my heart, for embracing each other with incredible openness and the same deep love you share with me. And I continue to be in awe of the warmth shown by Francine's family and friends who are sharing their stories and memories so that I might know her better. I haven't met all of you yet but I truly love each of you. <3
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“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
Look inside yourself. There is beauty there.
Be in harmony with yourself
The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgment.
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FULL MOON JULY 27th
As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.
Maybe the life you've always wanted is buried under everything you own.
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Body. Mind. Soul.
#body #mind #soul #bodymindsoul #bodymindandsoul #harmony #lovelovelove
I am joy
I am peace
I am love
Root down. Rise up. Grow love. everyday
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Namaste: literal meaning: "nama" means bow, "as" means I, and "te" means you. Put it all together and it means "bow me you" or "I bow to you."
And with that, I honor you and understand that we are united and the same - we are one.
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Everyone knows we need pollinators for our food and honeybees get a lot of attention, but your local native bees need support too! How to help them thrive?
•Plant lots of different shaped flowers. Bees vary in body size, so plant accordingly.
•Plant a variety of native plants and in clusters to help draw pollinators to different areas of your garden.
•Plant things with different flowering times so is always something to eat at your house.
•Manzanitas are a good plant for early in the season. This is an important time for bees as they have just started nesting and there aren't a lot of things flowering.
"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."