I am very excited to introduce a new media format to our SoulStirr Reflections audience, Podcasts. It is wonderful to now have the capacity for us to click on a link and hear contributors in their own voices sharing experiences, insights and learnings. [Read More]
One of the ways we learn best is by sharing our stories and hearing the stories and thoughts of others. SoulStirr Reflections is a space dedicated to heartfelt, powerful, hilarious, outrageous, one-of-a-kind, creatively told real life experiences, contemplations, queries, and awakenings. Written by people just like you and me!
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Our new reflections speak to the gifts of imperfection. I am struck by how I hear the term perfect in the media as a regular descriptor for all kind of situations, processes, and ideas that could benefit from more expanded thought and creative language. Perfect, I am coming to realize is, often not achievable and often not advantageous. [Read More]
by Gail Ramsey
This SoulStirr reflection is dedicated to Marilyn Johnson, my beloved yogini friend, who encouraged me to write this piece on my journey. In the northwest corner of Pennsylvania, touching a beautiful green-treed area called Montgomery County, a counselor at the local college said to me that applying for a full-time faculty position is more difficult than running for president of the United States. Great. Just great. [Read More]
by Marilyn Johnson
I love digging in the dirt, planting flowers, creating beauty. My vision of an immaculate cottage garden was extremely important to me. This is a high expectation for gardening, a passion, heavily influenced by Mother Nature. [Read More]
When my friend Marilyn invited me to contribute an essay for her new website I was at once thrilled by her request and also taken aback by the subject. She wanted, in her inimitable and insightful way, an essay on the relationship between doubt and creativity. [Read More]
It was a perfect Saturday morning with a cloudless sky. I stood on my front porch and watched sparkling light bouncing off of the funky garden in the front of my little house. I felt alive. [Read More]
The Woodpecker represents knowledge of personal truth, inner strength, and mental strength. Its cycle of power is summer. The Woodpecker, known as the Earth’s drummer, is connected to Native American drumming. Drumming is the heartbeat of mother earth and is associated with shamanism and the ability to move into other dimensions at will. [Read More]
Cassandra was given to talking to herself lately. The new therapist said it didn’t mean she was crazy. In fact, much to Cassandra’s surprise, she encouraged the “self talk.” The therapist lady said it helped to gain awareness. [Read More]