so good soul food

I am a collector of quotes, books, scraps of ideas and this n’ that. When I just love the heck out of something I’ve come across, I’ll save it here so I can share it with you! What’s your soul looking for today? Lemme see if I’ve got something in the back for that!

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Quotes to live by.

have a Words snack.

Adventure is hard shit.   Listen, I love to take trips and pics as much as the next gal - but if you live only for those moments - if that’s what you consider adventure - your life will be underwhelming af. The real juice is living with your heart fully open. When you get cut and bruised, but you keep facing forward - all in… that’s a fucking adventure. Messy, glorious and above all, not easy.

Adventure is hard shit.

Listen, I love to take trips and pics as much as the next gal - but if you live only for those moments - if that’s what you consider adventure - your life will be underwhelming af. The real juice is living with your heart fully open. When you get cut and bruised, but you keep facing forward - all in… that’s a fucking adventure. Messy, glorious and above all, not easy.

i am enough.   ok, ugh. I know. A trip pic! yes, that’s my sand hand. I love this one! I wans’t on this beach for too long because there was a tat shop nearby and I walked in for a spur of the moment tattoo. This was one of those days that shows you what most days could be if you open to all that you are. Also, my loves, all that you are is enough. its more than enough. it’s all you need.

i am enough.

ok, ugh. I know. A trip pic! yes, that’s my sand hand. I love this one! I wans’t on this beach for too long because there was a tat shop nearby and I walked in for a spur of the moment tattoo. This was one of those days that shows you what most days could be if you open to all that you are. Also, my loves, all that you are is enough. its more than enough. it’s all you need.

MFM gals know what’s up.   why is the curse word always in cursive? Is the F bomb more palatable in a script font? Like, maybe peeps that get offended by colorful language won’t notice if “fucking” is all fancy? Well, I did it too! Georgia Hardstark blurted this out on an episode of  My Favorite Murder  and i loved it! If you like true crime and laughing, this is your podcast!

MFM gals know what’s up.

why is the curse word always in cursive? Is the F bomb more palatable in a script font? Like, maybe peeps that get offended by colorful language won’t notice if “fucking” is all fancy? Well, I did it too! Georgia Hardstark blurted this out on an episode of My Favorite Murder and i loved it! If you like true crime and laughing, this is your podcast!

 

fiction

For the traveler. For the soul that seeks the whole planet. For anyone who feels the call of a mission.

The Alchemist   I always keep extra copies of  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho . I’ve givien it out a lot. I read it every few years. It should be a staple. Read it at the beginning of your journey and again at the end. It is romance, spirit, questions and answers. It’s magic.

The Alchemist

I always keep extra copies of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I’ve givien it out a lot. I read it every few years. It should be a staple. Read it at the beginning of your journey and again at the end. It is romance, spirit, questions and answers. It’s magic.

True Grit   A dear friend gave me  True Grit by Charles Portis  because I was living in arkansas at the time. (That’s where the action takes place in the book.) But it was just what i needed at the time! the obsessive focus on one goal, the strong female lead and the refusal to be set aside. oof! yes please!

True Grit

A dear friend gave me True Grit by Charles Portis because I was living in arkansas at the time. (That’s where the action takes place in the book.) But it was just what i needed at the time! the obsessive focus on one goal, the strong female lead and the refusal to be set aside. oof! yes please!

Zorba the greek   I was told to read  Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis  by a real life “zorba.” The PHILOSOPHIES, the “life more full,” The music and the suffering - this is a true wisper to your soul for all the things you search for. I listened to the audio book and it was great, y’all!

Zorba the greek

I was told to read Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis by a real life “zorba.” The PHILOSOPHIES, the “life more full,” The music and the suffering - this is a true wisper to your soul for all the things you search for. I listened to the audio book and it was great, y’all!

 

self-help

Books to help you right here, right now when you are ready to feel different and be different. Easy to read and sometimes hard to swallow. But do it anyway!

how to stop feeling like shit   More than so many other books,  HTSFLS  by  Andrea OWen  made me be a different me - IMMEDIATELY! There are questions at the end of every chapter and actionable elements. You will relate to so much and then you’ll see it in a new way. And then you’ll need to make some changes. ;)

how to stop feeling like shit

More than so many other books, HTSFLS by Andrea OWen made me be a different me - IMMEDIATELY! There are questions at the end of every chapter and actionable elements. You will relate to so much and then you’ll see it in a new way. And then you’ll need to make some changes. ;)

You are a badass   This is essential if you are trying to move forward and get anything accomplished in your life! If you are you’re own worst enemy, then stop sister! you are actually a badass! I did the audio version. Listening to  You are a Badass by Jen Sincero  is part of why I am here today, with you.

You are a badass

This is essential if you are trying to move forward and get anything accomplished in your life! If you are you’re own worst enemy, then stop sister! you are actually a badass! I did the audio version. Listening to You are a Badass by Jen Sincero is part of why I am here today, with you.

Rising Strong   Struggling with VULNERABILITY? Defensive? simmering in a shame stew? yeah girl. we all are.  Rising strong by Brené Brown  is the book that will give you the vocab and steps you need to notice this happening and actively face it. when you want to be a more authentic you, this is the book.

Rising Strong

Struggling with VULNERABILITY? Defensive? simmering in a shame stew? yeah girl. we all are. Rising strong by Brené Brown is the book that will give you the vocab and steps you need to notice this happening and actively face it. when you want to be a more authentic you, this is the book.

 

Music

Anthem songs to remind you that YOU write your own story and it’s time baby. it’s time. Hold your beautiful head up and face the light.

“February seven”   This song. i can’t even. SO, I know a few people that hear it as a love song to a person that saved them from darkness. however, it’s not. SOrry guys! I know everything and I am telling you- this is about recovering  from  someone and finding your own strength. Be saved by the light, my love, and start again.  “February Seven”  by the avett brothers. Ugh. my heart.

“February seven”

This song. i can’t even. SO, I know a few people that hear it as a love song to a person that saved them from darkness. however, it’s not. SOrry guys! I know everything and I am telling you- this is about recovering from someone and finding your own strength. Be saved by the light, my love, and start again. “February Seven” by the avett brothers. Ugh. my heart.

“this is the moment”    Cathy Heller  is a singer/songwriter who also has a podcast. At the end of every episode she plays an original song. this. one. got. me! makes me cry full tears out of my eyes, every damn time! If you are so ready to live your truth and stop playing small, then  “This is the moment.”

“this is the moment”

Cathy Heller is a singer/songwriter who also has a podcast. At the end of every episode she plays an original song. this. one. got. me! makes me cry full tears out of my eyes, every damn time! If you are so ready to live your truth and stop playing small, then “This is the moment.”

“Blue Healer'“   such a gorgeous song. oh the beauty! when the overcast that hangs over your head has become a burden, And when you’re ready to feel better - you listen to this. When you’ve held the anguish for long enough and you are seeing little glimpses of the other side, you need  “blue Healer”  by birdtalker.

“Blue Healer'“

such a gorgeous song. oh the beauty! when the overcast that hangs over your head has become a burden, And when you’re ready to feel better - you listen to this. When you’ve held the anguish for long enough and you are seeing little glimpses of the other side, you need “blue Healer” by birdtalker.

More to come!

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