Sweet Soul Songs & Messengers

What makes your heart & soul sing?! Do you have soundtracks playing in your head? I definitely do! And, I’m trying to be more aware and intentional with what that sounds like! I’m also learning to be more clear with my voice, … Continued

Sweet Heart & Soul Inspiration Cards

Ahhh… isn’t it amazing how invigorating it can be to Take a Deep Breath of Life?! I haven’t always felt that way. There were times when I didn’t much care if I went on living and was often numb. There … Continued

Home Sweet Home

I so hope that you are fortunate to have a home that you feel this way about at some point in your life. I realize that there are sometimes seasons in life that we live more adrift and are less … Continued

Oh, Oh, Listen to the Music…

Do a little dance, make a little love, and sing with me! 🙂 So many great songs have been playing in my head while putting together the June 2016 Thrivival offering about “Oran Mor”, Celtic for “The Great Song.”  Yes, I’ve been listening, … 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 Present

Time in Rodanthe – Outer Banks, North Carolina.  We made it through the stormy, sandy, flooded road (Hwy 12) to a very windy evening over the Atlantic Ocean for our first Night in Rodanthe!  The next day, one seemingly simple question went into my … Continued

Art of Gratitude * Featured Artist Interview * Julia Alter

So thrilled to be Celebrating Life & the Art of Gratitude with 8 other lovely artists. I’ll be featuring an interview and info about each artist’s creative projects leading up to the start of the e-course on October 4th.  Julia … Continued

Art School :)

Living the dream… finally! 🙂  Thanks to the stars aligning or wishes on shooting starts or answered prayers or living angels or simply showing up, I’m finally going to art school (something I gave up on in about 5th grade).  … Continued

On The Road Again – Art 101 Week 7.5

Art (& play!) on the road… travels to visit family in TN last week and FL now (see pictures below).  As good ole Willie Nelson plays through my head, I’ve finally found enough time to write about the last week and … Continued