The Liebster Award

liebster award

I am honored that Shay Amore – http://relinquishingdarkness.wordpress.com – has nominated me to received The Liebster Award. It is with surprise & much joy that I accept. I consider Shay to be courageous, bold & strong as she shares sacred…unique parts of herself with the world. Please take the time to explore her site.

Below is the list of my nominees for The Liebster Award. No particular order. I appreciate each one for inspiring me through their words, photography, courage & love of expression. While the rules stated that each nominee should have less than 500 followers – in many cases, I was not able to view their list of followers, my sincerest apology.

Once again, I’d like to thank Shay Amore for her courage to share her experiences & for thinking of me.

Mari – http://the7daywardrobe.wordpress.com/, is a true inspiration. Her writings are heartfelt & passionate. Mari’s share from an authentic place of being. I love her.

Virginia – http://virginiastouch.wordpress.com, is a generous soul. She has a tendency to expose the works of others, thus spreading her message & yours as well.

Line – http://pathsofthespirit.wordpress.com/, an inspiring soul, whose writings are a constant reminder to appreciate life & the simple joys.

Sella – http://sellairene.wordpress.com, writes with such inspiration. I think that you will agree as you read her writings.

Claire Evangeline – http://claireevangeline.wordpress.com, has such beautiful & inspiring photography. Rich in texture & color.

Caroline – http://csmithmihi.wordpress.com/, is a light, and an inspiration. I appreciate the way that she shares her heart.

Wendell Brown -http://wherewordsdailycomealive.wordpress.com/, more than deserving. Wendell touches many of us with his love for life, poetry & God.

AB – http://abozdar.wordpress.com/, allows me to view the world through his travels. His photography expresses the many faces, colors and cultures from around the world.

Josephine – http://lemanshots.wordpress.com, is an exceptional photographer, she displays her fine pictures & digital art at her sight. I get inspired every time I am privileged to view from her eyes.

Litadoon – http://litadoolan.net, an emerging writer, & overall welcoming individual. I appreciate her offerings.

Priceless Joy – http://pricelessjoy.co/, Open, vulnerable & available to give.

Here are the 11 questions asked:

1. What is the best thing about you?
2. What time of day do you blog?
3. How many revisions does it take before you finally publish?
4. Who is/was the most influential person in your life.
5. In one word describe yourself
6. Where do you see yourself one year from now?
7. What is your favorite social media?
8. What type of blogs do you follow?
9. What is the motivating factor for you to blog?
10. How would you describe my blog content to someone who has not read it.
11. What have you learned about yourself from blogging?

My answers:
1. What is the best thing about you? The best thing about me – my space is wherever I am

2. What time of day do you blog? I have no set time of the day to blog. I write daily. Most of my work is mental. As I examine & process life, I collect thoughts & ideas for writing.

3. How many revisions does it take before you finally publish? I make as many revisions as needed before I publish. There are times when an idea is everything that needs to be expressed – little revising. At other times, it might take 7 or more revisions. I have been known to revise after I’ve published. I follow my instincts on that one.

4. Who is/was the most influential person in your life. While there are many people in my life that I admire, respect, etc – to be honest, I’ve never considered anyone to be the most influential person in my life.

5. In one word describe yourself. In one word I describe myself as free.

6. Where do you see yourself one year from now? While I am very much a person of vision & desire – I hope to continue living in the now & evolving in various levels in my life.

7. What is your favorite social media? I don’t have favorite social media.

8. What type of blogs do you follow? Photography, spiritual, poetic, or any genre that captures my essence. I really have enjoyed reading various blogs since my arrival at WP. The talent here is phenomenal!

9. What is the motivating factor for you to blog? My motivating factor for blogging is life, the experiences that tug at my soul – the impact of being….the way that we are with ourselves & one another.

10. How would you describe my blog content to someone who has not read it. Shay Amore is the blogger who nominated me for The Liebster Award. I describe her blog as a courageous & bold stand against abuse! Shay expresses the epitome of what it means to have been victimized…tortured! I understand her sentiments. Her blog emotionally challenges every person who has ever been abused to fight for their lives! I commend Shay for being a vessel of insight.

11. What have you learned about yourself from blogging? The thing that I’ve learned about myself from blogging – I’ve learned to approach it as I approach daily living. I don’t compare myself to others, I am true to my convictions. Through trial & error, I am committed to growth & development.

Rules for accepting the award
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you
3. Nominate 11 other blogs with less than 500 follower
4. Post 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Tag your nominees and post a comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.

 

Honor Your Gift…

What's your Dance?

Whether it’s photography, writing, speaking, sculpting, singing, spoken word, or some other gift – individually – we, uniquely share in the dance that we call life.

Value the gift that you bring, honor it. Don’t even think about comparing it to others.

You’re always welcome to share your thoughts & insights. Thank you for allowing Life Through The Storm to be a healthy part of your day. Live wise & live well.~Storm

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Trusting…

Especially Designed...

I am not sure of what God has in store, I am merely trusting that each step of the way serves its Divine purpose.

Are you trusting along your journey?

You’re always welcome to share your insights & thoughts. Thank you for your visit to Life Through The Storm.

Wishing you balance & well-being. ~Storm

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My Journey of Healing ~Part 3/Final

My Journey of Healing ~Part 3

Audio Version

It doesn’t matter how long healing takes…allowing the pieces to come together, moment by moment – day by day, is a life-altering experience. The same intensity of focus, patience & commitment that it took for me to come into healing, is required for its maintenance – I engage the process.

The journey of healing is one of self-awareness, self-acceptance & getting to know the truth about one’s existence.

So, first things first – you are loved, you have always been loved…despite the past – despite circumstances that may have dictated otherwise. You will always be loved – be certain of it!

We’re not alone as we heal from hurtful experiences – the daily headlines are a clear indication of that. Negative replays of the past zaps our energy (our ability to define ourselves as whole), and it’s time consuming.

It is by the grace of God that healing envelops this soul…that I’ve come into wholeness!

Be empowered to take authority over your life and walk a way from anything that debilitates your sense of wholeness & well-being! Guard your thoughts – pay attention to what you’re telling yourself…no more lies!

Are you reclaiming ownership of your life? Are you permitting yourself to heal?

You’re always welcome to share your thoughts & insights.

Thank you for allowing Life Through The Storm to be a healthy part of your day. Live wise & live well. ~Storm

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Simple words

Someone expressed  (written, sung & spoke) such words to me. Words that awakened parts hidden from my view – words that reminded me that I was worth reading…loving. Such a beautiful post.

Peace, Love and Patchouli

Has anyone ever
Written words for you,
Words that uncover the truth of
What you think you saw
What you thought you knew,
Pulls off the veil
Leaving you in light?
Has anyone ever sung you a song
Of their heart,
Melody through the ink of the pen
Tangible evidence
You can hold in your hand?
Has anyone ever touched you
Deep in your heart
With the words you waited so very long
To hear?
Have you ever thought
That you were so alone,
That no one could possibly think
The same thoughts as you,
That there was something wrong
Inherently with your being,
And did anyone tell you
That your thoughts were all a picture
Drawn so wrong
In your own head,
Art Of your own making
And that you were perfect
Just the way you are?
Did anyone ever give you hope
That tomorrow would be spectacular
And…

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