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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Hey Everyone 😀
Hope you're all well!
The blue jays are back in my garden. So happy to see them!
Everything is still green and growing, but the nights have got cooler.

I was going to talk a little more about my retreat today. Every time, I go to write something, I stop. It's hard for me to put into words. When I'm at the retreats, we talk, we listen, we heal, we grow. And, we talk about everything!

But, I think one of the constant things that come out at these retreats is, so many of us, are scared to "Shine Our Light". Or we don't know who we really are, so we don't know how to shine? And, if we do shine, those people that are closest to us, think we are weird, so we shut down. Which leads to people pleasing, co-dependency, blaming, and the list goes on and on.

Life is so short and it is uncertain, so why hold back? If we hold back, we are stopping our growth and the growth of the people around us too. I know it's hard sometimes, for the people around us to understand, but if it's good for us, it will be good for them too. We have to remember, some people stay in our lives forever and other's come and go. We all learn from each other.

I think the one thing to remember, is to never stop loving yourself! You are worthy! And, when we are loving ourselves, to send out love too!

"To see an 80 year old man, cry. To see him hold himself like a child. To witness that he never loved himself. We all keep so much "stuff" within our soul, from our past. If we don't heal and grow, we will be in the same place forever."

We all go down that rabbit hole! Many of us, several times! But, when we go through these times, like I said before, never, never stop loving you! Sit, pray, meditate, do what calls to you and I promise, the answers will come. But, just don't love yourself, when times are hard, love yourself everyday!

"A tall gentleman talked. He wore a long rainbow style jacket. I could have listen to him talk for hours. Such a deep voice. He can visit his family (mom, dad, brothers, sisters, etc.), but he has to ask permission to hug the children.  Why??? Because he is considered, "different", since he is gay."

"A young girl, talked about how she was raped, and blames herself and asks, how can she love herself!"

As I said, we talked about everything!

All I can say is, never stop being you! The true you! And, never stop loving yourself and sending out love!

Be true to you, when you are around others and when you are by yourself!

Remember this painting?
This was the first painting I did when I came home from the retreat.
"Stop Hiding, Shine! (11" x 14" canvas)
 2nd painting,
"Listen" "Your Soul Is Speaking" (12" x 12" linen canvas paper)
3rd ink drawing,
"Time To Fly" (6" x 8" mixed media paper)

Sorry for the long post! I hope you enjoyed it!
Big Hugs 😀

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hi Everyone 😃
Hope you're all well! I'm a little behind in blog land, but promise to get around to you all soon! I was helping out merchandising, at another location, with my job. It was a lot of fun!

I decided to share a little more of Sedona with you today. I'm going to take you where I went to the retreat, then I will go back to Tlaquepaque. The retreat was at the Sedona Creative Life Centre. A little bit out of town.

These are some images of the building and the land around it.
Some of the gorgeous statues around the building.
I rang the bell.
This was my favourite statue.

The retreat was one of the most powerful I have been to yet. I'm going to talk more about it in the next post. I'm almost finished two paintings, inspired from being there. 

Here is a sneak peak of the two of them. 

Big Hugs 😃

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hi Everyone 😃
Hope you're all well!
Today is a special guest post, from my blogging friend Sandra. Her newest book will soon be released. How exciting! Please join me, in wishing Sandra all the best with her new book!

Ben Evers is a drifter that never stays in one place too long, always hankering to see what’s over the next horizon. His traveling companion—an eagle. He lives by two rules. Mind his own business and always treat women with respect. The first rule stands him in good stead until he meets former Texas Ranger John T. McAllen and his niece Kate Landon. The two are drawing him into their lives and Ben knows from personal experience no good ever comes from getting involved in other folks’ trouble.  John T. and his neighbor are caught up in a feud over land and Clary’s daughter. When danger strikes, swift and hard, Ben has a decision to make. Turn his back and ride away from people he’s grown to care about or break his rule of minding his own business, and stay and fight.
Short Excerpt:
Ben Evers watched the scene playing out at the base of the arroyo, ignoring a cutting wind that whipped his shirt against his body and stung his face. He leaned forward for a better view into the clay-colored, rough-edged gully.  
Below him, three men tossed a youth back and forth punching him and laughing. 
His hands tight on the pommel, he shifted in the saddle.  It went against the grain to let anyone take a licking, especially when the odds were uneven, but he’d learned at an early age to mind his own business. It was a rule he lived by. Still it didn’t sit well. Not well at all.
What the hell? He jerked in the saddle as one of the ruffians tore the youth’s shirt revealing a body that didn’t belong to a boy. At the same time, the victim’s hat fell off and rich russet-colored hair tumbled halfway to a slender waist. 
He gave a startled oath. A woman! This changed everything. His other rule: show respect to women. Minding his business be damned.

*Warning. Content contains six-guns, hand-tooled boots, strong women and an eagle.

ThunderTree preorder link:

About Sandra:

Sandra is a vegetarian, animal lover and avid gardener. She lives with her husband, their dog and several cats in sunny North Carolina.
Besides western and western romance, Sandra also writes time-travel, paranormal and regency romance, young adult fantasy and non-fiction. She is a category bestselling Amazon author, Eppie finalist and Golden Ankh Award winner. ThunderTree is her first book written as S. Cox.

She can be found at:

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