R.I.P Dr. Wayne Dyer – You Will Be Missed

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The first introduction to PBS television (and American television in general), when I came to this country,  were the hour-long presentations to raise money for the channel. A warm, comforting individual named Dr. Wayne Dyer spoke to me from the screen, while I tried to adjust to a life in the US.  He left this plane of existence, yesterday.

Via books like Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao
and meditation collections, such as I AM Wishes Fulfilled Meditation
he continues to live on within the message of self-realization and positive living that Making “new age” thought mainstream, he insisted that we begin to look at the world differently, and everything around us would change.
But, I am by far not as eloquent with words than he was, so I am sharing with you this video of one of his many presentations and events, he held all over the world.

I am honored to have heard his message. May his family find peace in this trying time.

Claudia

The Warrior

The Warrior - A Haiku

The Warrior

bend but never break
move forward no matter what
a warrior’s heart

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

Inspired by the Daily Prompt “Masks“, which asks us to remove our masks, and reveal how we are beneath them.

Fearless Girls, Wise Women and Beloved Sisters – A Book Review

Book Review: Fearless Girls

Title: Fearless Girls, Wise Women, & Beloved Sisters

Author: Katherine Ragan

Publisher: Norton

Rating: 5/5 Stars

This collection of short folktales with a strong female lead, creates a charming and necessary addition to the traditional tales, we have been exposed to, and read as children. The lack of female leads in these stories was the reason behind the creation of this Anthology, trying to find stories to tell to her daughter, who showcased the strength, wit and resolve of women and which in turn exposed the lack of these types of stories to her.

As a result she created the book she wanted to read to her daughter. But this book is more then that. It is beyond a children’s book (which it is not written in the style of illustrated children’s editions we are so used to), but rather a reflection of the stories of our ancestors, those stories often forgotten, and suppressed, because it showed the strength, and honor women were given at one point in some societies. If you are interested in Women’s studies, feminism or plainly just want to read something empowering to your daughter, then choose this collection.

Stories contained in this volume are divided by continent, and have in addition many times a small explanation, or elaboration as a side note, which explains the background, adding to the anthropological value of the book.

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Today’s Daily Prompt asked which family member (distant) I would choose to celebrate. I would choose to celebrate the women in my family – not just mothers, all women, our strength, our contribution, our sacrifices, our triumphs.The above book reflects this celebration.