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May 13, 2014

Yay! I Was Nominated for a Liebster Award

Last week I heard the great news that Sookton's Space was nominated for a Liebster Award, an online award given from blogger to blogger to increase exposure and followers to new blogs. My friend and fellow yogi, Monica Stone over at The Yogi Movement, was kind enough to nominate me and I am thrilled! Thank you Monica. Here are the Liebster Award rules: 1. You must link back to the person who nominated you 2. You…
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April 28, 2014

Free Webinar: Writing for Self Esteem

I am excited to announce I will be holding my first Sookton's Space webinar! Writing for Self Esteem Date: Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Click here to register.  In this free webinar, you will learn to open your heart and mind through the power of the pen. Writing is a great tool to help discover yourself. Through practical tips and writing exercises, learn how to build your self esteem and boost your…
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April 27, 2014

Why I Won’t Live in Fear

There's a line in a cheesy 90's movie called Strictly Ballroom that comes to mind every time I think of the word "fearless." At the end of the movie, the father turns to his son before a ballroom dancing competition. He doesn't want his son to walk away from the competition and end up regretting it, like he did. He says, “We had the chance but we were scared. We walked away...We lived our lives…
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April 17, 2014

What It Feels Like to Be a Writer

It's not easy being a writer. I think people often romanticize the writing process. Like authors wake up every morning, brush the curtains aside, sit musing with a cup of coffee as the birds sing outside, and then write a book. Like it's that simple to write a book. Like every morning will be as beautiful as the next, filled with inspiration and beauty. The truth is, writers, just like professionals in any trade, have…
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March 6, 2014

Guest Post: The Words and Poetry of Shea Wesley

My friend Shea Wesley is a poet and he doesn't even know it. In his writing, you can take a voyage. He is also a lyricists, and just like me, has a love for words. His words ebb and flow within him, and that is why I encouraged him to write a guest post for this blog. I am so happy with the result! These are his words: ------- Too Tired to Discuss By Shea…
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February 26, 2014

10 Most Uplifting Songs of 2013

Recently, I came across this amazing video chronicling the top hit songs of 2013 (you have to watch it): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJMapA8WgYw It got me thinking about the songs that came out this year and all the memories I've made. Uplifting songs are a great thing to turn to when you've had a bad day. So in case you are having a bad day, and even if you're not, here's a list of the most uplifting songs of 2013.…
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February 6, 2014

My Appreciation List

My parents always taught me to appreciate the things I had. Growing up in East Africa, there were many around us who were extremely poor. There were people who were literally starving to death, or people dying of AIDs. Children who were begging for change on the street and families living in shanty towns. "There's always someone who has it worse than you do," my mother used to say. And that is something I never…
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February 4, 2014

Her: A Collaborative Poem

A few weeks ago I asked for your help in writing a collaborative poem. Thank you to all that participated. We have a finished poem!   Her: A Collaborative Poem She is strong. She is infinite love. She likes to watch The Big Lebowski And drink vegan white russians. As the rain falls. At dawn she sits on her patio, And listens to the engines run downtown, And the soft hum of people on their…
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February 3, 2014

How am I going to be an Optimist about this?

I have a problem. I am an eternal optimist. Many would say that's not exactly a problem, but it is when you are trying the wrestle with the problems that plague our Earth. Floods, bombs, poverty, rape, exploitation, war... "How am I gonna be an optimist about this?" From my little square of the world, how can I help? Two weeks ago my husband asked why I only write about positive things on my blog. "You…
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January 10, 2014

Women Speak: A Poem

Women speak With their eyes. Even if they shake their head "yes" And mean "no" You can see it in their smile. You can see it in their gaze. Women speak With a light touch. With a gentle hug, Or a long pause. You can hear them without words. You can hear them with no sounds. Women speak When other women can't. To fight for what is right. To lend a helping hand. You can…
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