Communion & Creativity

The word/idea “communion” keeps coming up for me recently. I think that is a big part of why/how/where I create from… a root. Though I didn’t necessarily realize it or intend it years ago, I can see that is a … 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

The Gift of Gratitude

Happy November! <3  This is such a lovely month… when so many take the time to celebrate life with Thanks Giving!  Making the effort to practice gratitude and give thanks is a great way to harvest happiness. 🙂   All the … Continued

Vision, Respect, & Generosity or Crawling Under a Rock!

I felt like crawling under a rock!  Instead, I took a deep breath, reconsidered my motivations and values, and learned a lot.  Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve continued to digest the lessons and the love.  Thankfully, several friends took … Continued