Even at the beach we’ve been fully immersed into this 2009 Autumn with cooler weather, warmer fires and a change in both time and light. Amazing how nature takes its course…and even more so how we naturally follow. Let your home be your sanctuary – light a fire, hear the kettle whistle, become mesmerized by the frost on the windows and the art it creates as the day warms. Invite sensuality into your living areas and bedrooms with candles…autumn colors and spicy fragrances incite all sorts of warm wishes. Votivo’s “Red Current” is often my go-to candle this time of year…breathe in the sultry spices. Hunker down and wrap your self with blankets of love, stacks of books and soft music playing loudly, and create your own space for Thanks & Giving. Smile. Give Thanks. Be.
This video from Brave New Voices is truly heartbreaking, poignant and provocative. During this time of political unrest and fighting party lines, we become screaming cynics about what our “rights” are or are not. It is radiantly evident in the sound of these brave young voices that a platform to not only express themselves, but also be honored for the process, should make each one of us proud to be an American. Nurturing and protecting the rights of freedom to live honestly and openly is a vital need at the forefront of real American conversation. Advocate for those whose voices are continually silenced. I raise my heart and hands to you gifted young citizens in gratitude…it is your courage to speak with an authentic voice that will forge this country toward a more united future. Well done.
Rise. Share. Speak out. Experience others. Inclusion. Inspire.