Chapter 3 of the Unbound Realm is UP!

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Chapter 4 of the Unbound Realm, my work-in-process YA fantasy series, is UP!  Jon walks through a door into Evermoor, beginning his epic high fantasy journey!  Here’s the link:  Chapter 4 of the Unbound Realm

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13 Life Reminders to Keep You In Check Tonight | Leverage Ambition

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Life has been pretty simple since lock down last March 2020. The days can seem fast then slow, all somewhat intermingling as one concurrent day. It is amazing how time stops when you are forced to stay home, and it is amazing to do some much needed internal, self reflection work to understand your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes.

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I have had much more time with my family over the last year than ever before, and I am so grateful that the universe has slowed me down. I don’t think I would have slowed down without this stay at home mandatory serving, and as it’s been hard at times, I’ve been reminded of the things I am grateful for, the things I need to work on personally, and have come clearer on the goals I’d like to accomplish professionally too.

Here are 17…

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8 Ways to Say No & Set Clear Boundaries | Leverage Ambition

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Boundaries are sometimes hard to stick to when you are so used to being a doormat or fixer for others. The reality is boundaries are necessary to set for your personal growth.

For many years I was giving out free advice and time to others negative situations. I was a magnet to drama so much so that my friends would call me the Situation. You know the Jersey Shore situation? Lol, what an insult!

It made me look deeper into my character flaws and led me to looking at myself and my behaviors, how I got them, and how I can heal from them.

A big part of my healing was detaching, and here are 8 ways to do just that! Onwards and upwards!

1. Stop worrying about things and people you can’t control. Today I was in an important meeting and I was presenting. My internet cut out a…

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Daily Dose of Affirmation

Be Inspired..!!

Each day you can journey from your Alpha (it begins with you) to your Omega, which in the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is the point within each of us where our inner spiritual nature meets our outer worldly nature.

It is with this thought I bring to you daily dose of affirmations for your mind and soul. An affirmation a day, keeps the therapist away!!! Here are your affirmation for today :

  • I am in a loving relationship.
  • I am loved.
  • My perfect partner comes to me now.
  • My heart is open to love.
  • I am surrounded by love.

Appreciate your relationships, your partner, your family today.

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Artwork of the Day – Potted Plants and Trees Under a Bagoda

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Today we drew a series of potted plants under a bagoda with oak trees in the background.

I made it with different colored green and blue crayons.

The outlines are made with regular number 2 pencils and I liked it with a few colors only.

I had some time on my hands and I love to step away for some solid creative expression.

What do you do to express yourself creatively?

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Read Poem: Asylum Prayer, by Lauren Scharhag

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Say, God is meaningless,
unless They know our pain.
Say, this is the selling point of Christ,
a god who is also a bleeder,
a laborer, a partaker of bread,
a refugee.

Say, this is my exhaustion:
searching for the godlike
in the faces of corruption,
in the places of razor wire.
Say, mothers, your milk
dries as tears. Say, children,
we are all out of lullabies.
Say, Samaritans, keep your gifts.

Say, this desert air
is the breath of God.
If you want baptism,
here is the indifferent river,
the toilet basin.

Say, this want
is an emanation of God.
Say, the Dollar Almighty
has its chosen people.
Even the haven of light
will be denied,
the all-knowing motion sensors,
the bulbs that rob the weary
of sleep, dreams, time,
those most fundamental of healers.

Say that despair is the soul-killer,
the looking away. Say, we must
be bigger…

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Daily Dose for the Soul

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As your become acquainted with your eternal nature, you have a very different point of view. You’re in a persistent state of gratitude for all that shows up. This state is the secret to fulfilling your own individual human intentions, and without it, all of your most sincere efforts will amount to naught. Being in a state of gratitude actually creates magnetism, and of course, a magnet draws things to itself. By giving authentic thanks for all the good you now have, as well as the challenges through the magnetism you’ll start the flow of more good into your life. Every successful person is grateful for everything they have.

This process of giving thanks open the door for more to come. It’s how being in active infinity works. Your sense of awe at all of the miracles you see around you allows you to think, see, and live more of…

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Unpopular Opinion: The Phantom Menace Wasn’t A Bad Movie

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Okay we all remember Episode 1 being the most anticipated movie in almost all of history. Fans were nuts! Action figures literally flew off of the shelves (I think I still have a few) and people were ready for Star Wars fever. We’ve been without a new movie for over a decade and were itching for this.

What we got… did not please a great many people…

Yeah… we all know this one. The introduction of Jar Jar Binks alone was a crime that most of us couldn’t get past. If we weren’t wishing his death, we were bringing up identity politics and accusing Lucas of writing him as a gay black freed slave stereotype… yes that’s actually a thing!

No one is going to deny that Jar Jar Binks was awful… and he wasn’t alone…

Aside from stupid characters, PAINFULLY forced dialogue:

and themes that completely destroyed our…

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Past Imperfect – #565

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Greta, the wife, left: “Is this what it’s come to, with this massive table representing the distance in our marriage?”

Felix, the servant, fiddling with who knows what, center, whispering: “Girl, don’t poke the bear. You know he has unregulated testosterone issues.”

Anders, husband, possible bear, right: “Whatever do you mean, my little nectarine?”

Greta: “I mean that you haven’t plucked my fruit for many months, and I’ve grown weary of the proffering without an appreciative harvest.”

Felix: “Oh God. Somebody’s going to throw something at some point. Why can’t these two just sublimate their issues like all the other people who can actually afford Art Deco furniture?”

Anders: “I suppose I could say that I don’t particularly relish sloppy seconds, but that would be too easy. Just like you.”

Greta: “Really, now? Are you implying that I’m the one who strayed? That’s rich. Everyone in the county knows about…

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Cherishing golden memories-1

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Heya peeps, whatsup… Today i was just going through documents and came across greeting cards which i made in college days for my parents and sister… Felt nostalgic totally and could not stop myself from clicking them and ofcourse i had to share it with you all as i do always!! As i always say i love handmade cards more than those in shops…So pals today i will share cards which i made for my mother on her birthdays!! I have made collages of them, do let me know how you felt in comment section…

Card made for my mom in college days💗💗💗💗

I will share other cards soon in new posts friends… Till then will be lost in old and gold memories for sometime…hehehe…see you soon…

💗Love💗
🌺Soni🌺

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Advices From George R.R. Martin

Writing about...Writing

This magnificent guy is my next favorite writer (after Neil Gaiman, of course).

I always look up to these guys because they do their “job”, but they never seem to do it for money. They do it because they need to. And that’s one of the characteristics of a real writer, don’t you think?

Also, I love his voice. It’s like a Gandalf smoking 10 pipes at once.

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Drakin, The Story of Raiya Sample Chapter #Writing #Fantasy #SciFi

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Drakin: The Story of Raiya


Book Synopsis:
‘ “Abomination, freak, monster…”  You get used to names like these when you have yellow eyes, horns, and scales, but Raiya could have really cared less.

After being forced into exile because of her appearance, Raiya’s mind has been focused on one goal; hunting down the dragon lord that killed her parents. For over thirty years, humanity has been locked in a struggle for survival against a race of dragons that had fallen from the heavens. They took everything from her and consumed the planet in a fierce war. Humanity’s numbers are quickly dwindling, leaving her few options in the way of allies.

What she doesn’t know is that her journey will strike at the very heart of the Red War and uncover truths about her past that she may not want to know. Can she finish what she started while coming to…

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Daily Dose of Nature

Be Inspired..!!

Understanding the Magic of Water

Water is associated with the powers of birth and regeneration, representing the emotions and healing energy. Ancient people built their settlements close to the life giving springs and streams that became the source of several magical traditions. Even today rivers such as the Ganges are considered sacred and bathing in its water is believed to cure sickness.

In Celtic traditions, wells, lakes and rivers were worshipped and venerated. Offerings were dropped into the watery depth in return for blessings a ritual that survives today in the form of the wishing well.

Tides of Change

Pulled by the Moon, the tides of water help you to attune to change. The unpredictability of the waves can be overwhelming, however, and it’s for this reason that water brings powerful emotions to the surface, where they can be purged. Working with water in your magic increase your sensitivity and…

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Maternal Mortality Among Native American Women in Arizona

In Arizona maternal mortality disproportionately affects Native American women more than any other racial group. This blog site will explore this problem further to identify possible health policy solutions.

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