Equinox Blooms & Blessings

May we nurture the seeds within and feel that we are born to bloom! May this ever blooming garden and poetic message be a sensual treat & blessing on this Equinox. May heaven and nature sing in harmony… It seems like divine … Continued

Impeccable Words

* Note: This blog post was written before moving from the Loving Rd domain/website to Thrive True for technical reasons and before adopting the pen name Julia Ostara (which is just 2 letters different than my married name and sounds … Continued

Reverence

Feeling grateful for the beautiful winter wonderland this past week.  It’s unusual to get this much snow here in the southernmost part of the Blue Ridge mountains, and I just wanted to share a bit of the beauty, joy, and … Continued

Wanderlust to Open Eyes

Looking through travel magazines last night, I was getting a bad case of wanderlust! Thankfully, today, the lovely weather inspired me to open my eyes to the beauty right where I currently am.  I’ve been missing the ocean, especially the … Continued

Wonderful Winter Walk

Would you like to join me for a (virtual) winter walk?  There is still so much bare beauty to be seen, even in winter.  The bareness seems to make it even more intimate to be in nature somehow.  Every season … Continued

Solstice Heartlight Angel

The winter solstice symbolizes coming out of the darkness and into the light as the darkest day of the year passes. This angel is meant to celebrate the change and the coming of brighter days. She holds a seed representing … Continued

Ripples

When taking this photo, I wondered about the effects that acts of kindness, encouragement, and inspiration may have. This entire blog was started and is carried on in recognition of the possible ripple effects! I’ve hoped that by sharing genuinely, … Continued

Enjoy the Journey

“Enjoy the Journey” is the message that hangs from the rear view mirror of our car as a frequent reminder.  It’s fitting to me that it hangs there, a place that could symbolically represent looking back while still looking ahead.  … Continued

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