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Real Life Reflections by Amy & Friends

Some days it’s hard

Some days it’s hard

Owning your own shit Whew. Some days it’s a doozy Sitting in your discomfort Wanting to lash out Body screaming - but that’s not right! How dare they! Reflexive desired response - you can fuck right off! Instead, I sit, and I sit I type out the right words I reread...

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Early Adopters

Early Adopters

It’s Fall I eagerly await the autumnal beauty Vivid colors exploding Soaking it all in with my eyes Desperate to catch the peak, with all of its visual splendor This year feels different Maybe it’s early, but perhaps I’m picking up on some subtlety Zooming in, I see...

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Birthday Message

Birthday Message

Next week marks the anniversary of my arrival in this world My birthday this year is different, special I did a thing, and that thing has come to life It is no secret I’ve been writing poetry lately Sharing some here and there as the Spirit moves me This is different,...

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So love can grow

So love can grow

So much to blame and sadly it’s only ever a distraction from the work demanding of me and only me to be done the work of turning hell into a paradise the cognitive shift from no to yes from fear to love from demand to invite to carve out barehanded the anything is...

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Presence

Presence

Presence is us in Balance, operating from true Wholeness where we are consciously uniting the elements in the center of the Wheel: Spirit, Heart, Body and Mind. Truly lovingly holding space for ourselves or another requires Compassion, which is a form of unconditional...

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End of summer

End of summer

Each year I excitedly anticipate Summer The sun, the sand, the fun I will have But now that September is here I feel… relief I never “summer” enough Never enough enjoyment, appreciation I feel like I’m slacking Not maximizing the frivolity in the promise of Summer The...

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No longer the social butterfly

No longer the social butterfly

I used to love socializing Gliding effortlessly between groups Deftly navigating the ebb and flow Drifting into and out of conversation Feeling content, at ease I now find myself agitated, irritated It isn’t them - it’s me I’ve changed I now feel awkward on a visceral...

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Caregiving

Caregiving

An uncomfortable truth most of us are reticent to face We are going to get older Our bodies will start to fade Caregiving for a loved one Not everyone’s comfort zone I’ve had the blessing to observe it done well Seen others have to do so unexpectedly Here’s what I...

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Afraid to be Big

Afraid to be Big

I talk a good game about no longer living small Yet here I am, on the precipice of greatness And I’m teetering on the edge Chicken shit to move in any direction I miss the comforts of working for others Taking direction, like an obedient pet Looking for the occasional...

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Community is…

Community is…

A tender embrace. A kiss on the face. A delightful dance. The act of romance. Being in service. Sometimes a bit nervous. The 'AHA' moment. Another to stroke us. Allowing the tears. Dealing with fears. A sweet smile. Alone for awhile. Stoking the fire. Seeing your...

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