Scary Scary S*** 😱🎃👻

I’m STOKED for scary movie season!! I didn’t realize I loved this genre until I watched all of The Walking Dead 🧟🧟🦴🦴 !!

Tonight, I’m sipping on some tea, and chuckled. In just the right place, with just enough setting.. My cup could easily be used as a cauldron! If it were just a bit more narrow as it went up.

Behind it, is my TV. I’m watching a YouTuber by the name Leage on a Randonautica { 🦉fast forward 30 seconds} adventure. Anyone else hear of this circus? I can’t seem to develop a positive opinion about it. Don’t take my word for it; though, please watch for yourself.

This post wouldn’t possibly be of any good without two of my favorite spooky hits:

My Favorites Jody Dean and OmarGoshTV

And of course:

Thriller

Some of my favorite classic movies {I will be watching again this year!}

  1. Edward Scissorhands (um duh! Johnny Depp is so yummy!)
  2. Casper (Adorable!!)
  3. Practical Magic (Nicole Kidman & Sandra Bullock! No Brainerd!!)
  4. Ghost Rider (My favorite!!)

I know there’s a few new ones I want to watch this year. That list is small. I need you all to share with me the best scary (suspense/thriller/horror) movies to watch this year. I want to do a 30 day Marathon! Anyone interested in doing this with me?

If so, follow me on Instagram & tag me as you post! I’m sure my Soul Sister Kristian will be participating!! Please, join us in this one month epic journey! It’s going to be a blast!!

Simply capture an image of the day’s movie & post it on instagram. Use the hashtag #30N30F {30 Nights of 30 Frights} so I won’t miss out on the pics!!

Until next time,

Nova Namastè

Rhythm & Sound

Photo & “Connector” are this week’s choices for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt.

Music is the connector of generation to generation. It’s the bridge that closed gaps in communication. It’s the path taken to our hearts, minds, and souls.. to create a better “us”. In all that exists, music plays a major role.

It’s the common denominator among all races, nationalities, religions, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

Music connects us to our past.

Music connects us to a higher power ( in whatever form of which one believes!)

Music contains connections in its genres, styles, and uses , as well.

Here’s The most comprehensive list of genres of music available on the Internet ♭♮🎷 ♬°⋆ɱUꑄյ͛ʗ⋆°♬


The sounds of life are often in the form of beats, rhythms, and words. It’s the connector of all that is, was, and will be!

With Love and Light

Nova Namastè

God’s New Angel

❧ ʀᴇꜱᴛ ɪɴ ᴘᴇᴀᴄᴇ ɢᴀʙʙʏ 🕊 ❧


My heart hurts for this sweet girl! She belongs to heaven now.

Love,
Nova Namastè

Happy Autumn!!

These are some images I colored on my favorite app. They truly make my heart smile! So far, the kids and I have decorated alittle for Halloween, bought some mums, and enjoyed caramel covered apples. I’m really trying to be present in more experiences with them. That’s really important to me.

Do you have an Fall traditions? Do you bake more this time of year? Share with me some of your favorite memories of Autumn.

Until next time, take time to spread kindness! It might be just what they need.

Love & Light to you Always ✨

Nova Namastè

Six-Word-Story #91: Trick

Catch all the magic of the challenge here!

This devilish trickster ruined it all.

Hate when that happens, ey?

Until next time,

Nova Namastè

149-158th Day of 365 Thanks Giving

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com

🎃So, today I’m 🍏thankful for the following🌽:

  1. Fashion
  2. Trade Workers
  3. Natural Rescources
  4. Restoration
  5. History
  6. Dedication
  7. Tradition
  8. Color
  9. Hard Work
  10. Brick buildings

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com

With Love and Light,

Nova Namaste

Good Morning 09/17

I wanted to share this word of encouragement with you, today. Life is about perspective. This post will (hopefully) show you unanswered prayers are answered prayers. Sometimes, the rain isn’t too wash away all of the evil.. But, maybe to nurture the parts of yourself that need growth.. That need this blessing in disguise.

Look for the silver lining. It’s the hope that might just get you through it. The light will come.

Like an unsung melody
The truth is waiting there for you to find it
It's not a blight, but a remedy
A clear reminder of how it began
Deep inside your memory
Turned away as you struggled to find it
You heard the call as you walked away
A voice of calm from within the silence
And for what seemed an eternity
You're waiting, hoping it would call out again
You heard the shadow reckoning
Then your fears seemed to keep you blinded
You held your guard as you walked away

When you think all is forsaken
Listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
You need never feel broken again
Sometimes darkness can show you the light

An unforgivable tragedy
The answer isn't' where you think you'd find it
Prepare yourself for the reckoning
For when your world seems to crumble again
Don't be afraid, don't turn away
You're the one who can redefine it
Don't let hope become a memory
Let the shadow permeate your mind and
Reveal the thoughts that were tucked away
So that the door can be opened again
Within your darkest memories
Lies the answer if you dare to find it
Don't let hope become a memory

When you think all is forsaken
Listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
You need never feel broken again
Sometimes darkness can show you the light

Sickening, weakening
Don't let another somber pariah consume your soul
You need strengthening, toughening
It takes an inner dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
Ignite the fire within you

When you think all is forsaken
Listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
You need never feel broken again
Sometimes darkness can show you the light

Don't ignore, listen to me now (all is not forsaken)
You need never feel broken again
Sometimes darkness
Can show you the light
Photo by Min An on Pexels.com

Have a fabulous Friday! Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness 🍃

Sweet September

Colored by Yours Truly

“Ah, September! You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul…but I must confess that I love you only because you are a prelude to my beloved October.”

Peggy Toney Horton

If only we were all this honest about that which owns our love. September does not hide nor diminish it’s magic because October follows. It introduces the change in all it’s glory, proudly representing it’s place in the circle of life. Each as it’s own, honest, and authentic 🧡💛❣️

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè

#FF Out of Sorts

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

This adventure is being written for Friday Fictioneers , hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.


” Look there Sicily!! Isn’t that peculiar?” Bernadette motioned to the tractor, overloaded with hay bushels .

” It surely is, now!” she slowly added with a hint of curiosity in her tone.

“Sic, not this time! Let’s stay out of destiny’s way!” Nadet suggested, as she took her best friend’s arm.

“WHAT?? Really? What fun would that be?”

” The kind where we come out alive?” Bernadette snapped back!

“When did we begin worrying about death? I have plenty of spare lives yet to use!” Sicily commented as she faced Nadet.

“I’m 154 years old! I have reached the golden years of living!” The fear settled in her eyes.

After a warm embrace of understanding, the two ladies walked through the cobblestone wall and disappeared.

—–

Nova Namastè

Friday Fictioneers

Title Date
Slave Duties08/15/2018
Light Up the Water08/22/2018
Little Dreamy 09/07/2018
Re-humanizing Cafè09/19/2018
Tick-Tock, Coffee’s Hot09/26/2018
“Sense”ational 10/04/2018
Hiding 10/19/2018
Beyond the Horizon10/26/2018
Holy Water11/21/2018
Almost Heaven 12/07/2018
Mother-Daughter Date Jar01/11/2019
Still-Life History01/27/2019
Dancing Flames02/08/2019
Red Mtn. Market & Deli03/01/2019
Immigrants 03/13/2019
Sacrifice For Love 03/22/2019
The Light Child 11/16/2019
Retreat01/16/2020
September Day07/03/2020

For the Love of Sanity!!

PLEASE tell me I’m not the only one struggling with WP right now??!!!!

I HATE hate the app!!!

The website won’t even let me load on my IPad!!!

What is going on???????

I am seconds away from going to a different platform!!

#WDYS #99:

Photo Credit: Kendrick Mills on Unsplash

The darkness had become patches of light. It was the significant change within the last five miles.

On occasion, a warm yet comfortable breeze graced my skin. I thought I knew where they had taken me; but, I wasn’t entirely sure.

The smell of fish turned my stomach. It always had that effect on me. I’m allergic to it, I found out.

“Wha’ was that noise” a voice croaked. It caught me by surprise. Unfortunately, too suddenly for me to use it for my rescue.

“ Don’t make a sound ye fool. The beauty will hear ya!” a second angrily followed.

These “men” (and I questioned that choice of wording as it crossed my mind!) were only amateurs in the sport! Even with the disadvantage of blindness, I knew I could outsmart the enemy.

(oooff) I went down in the most gracefully awkward fashion, landing with my legs thrown off to the side. My torso slump over my knees; and, I face planted in the sand.

Their careless concern for my inability to see intensified my anxiety.

“CCHHHAAARRRLLLIIIEEEEE!!! Get down here right now and eat breakfast!!! You’re going to miss the bus!”

Charlie grumbled under his breathe. Tonight, he would come out victorious! That is, after he finished his nighttime chores and homework.


Lesson: Charlie’s imagination is unstoppable! His quiet nature hides the humor and wit of his character. You just can’t judge a book by its cover.

This was written for the What Do You See Challenge. All the details can be found right here.

Hope you enjoyed reading! Be Blessed!

Nova Namastè

Who’s Ready For Football 🏈

It’s America’s football season!!! One more reason to love Fall!!

HERE WE GO STEELERS!!

Today they’re playing the Buffalo Bills, which was my husband’s favorite team. I can’t complain regardless of who wins💛🖤💙🤍


Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.

Germany Kent

Who are you rooting for?

Enjoy but remember, it’s just a game.

Nova Namastè

OMG😱 I’m Sorry Guys!

I am really sorry for spamming your reader feed! I have three years invested in this blog; but, it needs polished.

I’m trying to better unify and format my content. Again, I’m sorry for spamming! 😫😫😫

Pleasure Or Gratification? Which One Brings More Joy Into Your Life?

What do doughnuts, sex, and cocaine have in common? They’re pretty danged pleasurable, that’s what. How about the post-workout high, acing the exams …

Pleasure Or Gratification? Which One Brings More Joy Into Your Life?

Why Fear Is a Bad Motivation Choice

If you have ever used fear as a motive you may find out why fears is not a good motivation choice.

Why Fear Is a Bad Motivation Choice

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2021 – My Brain’s Not Broken

This month is a time for education, awareness, and finding our role in suicide prevention.
— Read on mybrainsnotbroken.com/2021/09/09/suicide-prevention-awareness-month-2021/comment-page-1/

Do You Hear What I Hear?💜

In all the calamity of this world, I wanted to create this space for you to receive and remember good things. These very truths apply to all of you. It’s the things that we should hear, above most else. May the fall upon receiving palms.

🍁 I’m grateful for you.

🍃 I’m blessed by your presence.

🍂 We might have different views; but, I still respect you.

🌿 Your thoughts and emotions matter.

🍁 What you do matters.

🍃 Your best is enough.

🍂 You are loved and loveable.

🌿 You are deserving of all great things.

🍁When YOU decide…is when everything/anything changes..

🍃 Only you decide for your life (unless you’re under age.)

🍂 Very little is going to go according to your plan; but, it’s OK. I promise.

🌿 Your mistake isn’t equivalent to failure.

🍁 Your try is always better than not at all.

🍃 I believe in you.

🍂 You are able.

🌿 Eventually, change will become what feels “normal”. Give it a chance.

🍁 Allow yourself to be.. You’ll be ok! I promise.

🍃 Your illnesses are not your identity.

🍂 In your journey, celebrate every win!

🌿 Look for the good in everything. It’s there. I promise.

🍁 Give yourself forgiveness and grace.

🍃 You’re making a difference in this world.

🍂 You are special, talented, and wonderful.

🌿 Your heart can heal!

🍁 You can have healthy friendships.

🍃 Love yourself more than anyone else in your life.

🍂 Your choices do make a difference.

🌿 I’m proud of you.

🍁 You are strong.

💚 It’s ok to feel down & out. I just can’t you camp out there. {🎃You shouldn’t either}

Have a fabulous weekend!

🍁Remember all that’s good and wonderful in your life begins within you. You are equipped with what’s necessary to make that obvious. You just have to grab a hold of it and run.

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness 🍃

Nova Namastè

The 5 Love Languages

My Results: 💗


❤️ Getting to know yourself is the best way to grow! What are your results?


Below is the link that allows you to take the test.

The book The 5 Love Languages written by Dr Gary Chapman had been on my reading list for a couple of months now. Yesterday I decided to plunge in and…

The 5 Love Languages

With Love and Light

Nova Namastè

148-157th Day of 365 Thanks Giving

Hello Beautiful People🍁🍂🍃

How are you today? Really? It’s Wednesday, or later, in the week. Has anything memorable happened to you? What’s been your biggest win? What would you like to do differently next week?

The season is changing. Many of us love this time of year. My favorite part of Autumn is it’s reassurance that change can be good! It can be beautiful!

While enjoying the sites of mums, pumpkins, wreaths, and decor, I’m planning a few adventures for my girls. I want to visit an apple orchard or pumpkin patch. I want to bake a pie. I want to make a few crafts and do a family photo shoot. I’m not sure what I’m actually do; but, I’m making sure we make wonderful memories.

🎃So, today I’m 🍏thankful for the following🌽:

  1. Positive comments
  2. Shorts to sleep in
  3. Paint
  4. Digital clocks
  5. Clean water
  6. Fresh coffee
  7. Tips to organizing
  8. Cheap decor DIY ideas
  9. Pumpkin Pie
  10. Peach Cobbler

Photo Credit Free Library

Until next time:

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè

My Mental Health Journey #21: Transitioning to Transforming

Who am I? …. Have you ever asked yourself ? I’m curious to know how you responded. What did you think at the time? I wonder if, like me, you weren’t sure? Not entirely anyway.

In 2009, I started my discovery of who I am. I researched my health. I went to the doctor with the information and plan of action. I studied my personality test results. I researched about Highly Sensitive People. I wanted to believe I knew who I was. I wanted to believe I do know who I am.

That became me, what felt normal. I felt like I had a sense of self.. that I had worked through the crises and trauma of my childhood; and, I made it!

Roughly two months ago, something within me changed. I realized both of my two daughters were going to be school… 7 hours a day, 5 days a week… and my baby at her dad’s on the weekends.

That would follow 8.5 years of having AT LEAST one little child at home. It’s following, 24/7/365 days of attending to my kids. Picking up after them, bathing them, changing and dressing them, rocking and nursing, feeding and nurturing them. I literally made them my life.

Motherhood became “what I was good at”!

Before this chapter, I excelled in school.. I knew I was good at getting A’s! I enjoyed school. It seemed so much more simple than when I started in 2003. The difficult part of life was fairly over. I believed I could handle anything.

Ironically, though, at the same time, I wasn’t good at being “married”! Nope! I’ve been married twice and both were unhealthy codependency (not in a form of drugs!).

Was I good at being a friend? Hmmm. I was apart of a church. I was attending a fellowship group. I made attempts to create friendships in school. Everywhere I was, in every social settling, I wasn’t comfortable. I felt “literally felt the uncomfortable and awkward energy” in every one. That was without saying, members of the church would all congregate for some special reason or no reason.. and I would just so happen to find out, not be invited, whatever.

In a place that is suppose to be filled with a pure love, it was filled with favorites.. whispers.. facades of religion Jesus followers.. who only accepted a version of you.. or not at all.. because you are who you are…

When I came out as Bisexual, in 2009, I FINALLY felt comfortable in my own skin. I felt like I just threw opened the castle gates, for once in a long time. Anna from Frozen, best describes the freedom and joy in that moment.. when truth feels like it’s been achieved.

A divorce followed. A horrible broken heart followed that. Loss by the masses kept happening. Because I “chose the path” to sin? No! Because Truth should be hidden? No!

Because the world is comfortably complacent. In many world’s “Why fix what isn’t broken?”

So this leads me back to present time, kids start school.. And I FREAK OUT!!

Because I don’t know what else I’m good at! I have bad spells of anxiety because nights when my girls arent here, it’s literally too quiet sometimes. It’s so difficult to handle sometimes. I don’t know how to be or what to do with myself aside from mothering!

I suddenly feel all out of control.. Again! I feel uncomfortable and insecure. I feel such little confidence in my mental scenarios.

It’s a phase of transformation. It’s making me uncomfortable and doubtful.

I’ll be going through this for some time, I’m afraid. If anyone has any words of encouragement, I’d really appreciate it 💓

Thanks for listening!

Nova Namastè

Labour of Love

This county was literally built from the blood sweat and tears of hard-working, talented, and honorable human beings.

We often say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” We understand that to mean, it’ll take time to accomplish a grand task. Workers, back then, only knew this life.. day in and day out.. before sunrise until after sunset. They sawed, hammered, dug, carried, loaded and unloaded, relocated, built, filled and dumped, walked, welded, created.. There was no sense of defeat among the people. There was no “rush” to get it done.

They took pride in their accomplishments. They naturally accepted the tiresome jobs and didn’t complain.

Growing up, I was taught “Haste makes waste.” If your body and mind are in a state of rush.. It’ll fog your focus.. thus resulting in mistakes that require more time to correct. Amazingly, these workers understood that, too. The physical work and dirty jobs were their life. They didn’t dread going. They didn’t try any shortcuts to save “resources” at the risk of structure failure.

I admire these individuals. I admire their sense of dedication, work ethic, and humbled nature. Whether in their professional or personal lives, the labour of love was unmistakably evident.

Happy Labour Day America ❤️🤍💙🇺🇸

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè


Here’s another small labour of love that made a huge difference 💓

Saturday 6-Word-Story-Prompt: Silence

Shweta hosts the Saturday, 6-Word-Story- Prompt:D Check out all the details for this and previous weeks here!

Demonstrate your character; silence the doubt.


Love & Light:

Nova Namastè

Somethin Bout Mirrors 🪞

Morning Morning Everyone! For many of us, it’s Friday! We made it 100% through every win and struggle this week. I’m completely proud of you!

Those of you who live many many miles from the US, how has your weekend treated you thus far? Have you stopped your mind and body to enjoy the current moment?

Today, to each of you, I’m sending my most sincere wishes for a wonderful day full of amazing moments.

Today’s theme is mirrors. Shortly after discovering these two images, my mind continued down the road of mirrors. What they represent. What they say. How they are used. I’m excited to share my findings with you.

For now, I’d like to leave you with this cup of positivity!

As always remember to Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness 🍃🙏🏼

Love,

Nova Namastè

10 Back in Classroom Challenges for Families

I loved having my kids home with me. I loved that we could wear jammies, or be the no pants fam anytime we wanted. I loved the extra time together and fun extra adventures we were able to take, because of remote learning.

Today marks the 9th day of the 21-22 school year. My kids’ attend a K-8 location of CMSD. My 2nd grade kid began the strange re-familiarizing of classroom learning, last Monday. My Kindergartener attended two half days and one full day last week.

I’m certain, as much as we parents LOVE our children, we were all excited to see them go back into the classroom. Honestly, I was! Any other parent want to admit that?

As we have worked through the first few days, and have expected challenge, here’s 10 BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM CHALLENGES many families are possibly facing.

1. Timeliness: All of a sudden, scholars are limited to a set block of time, to accomplish an activity. There’s pressure in that scenario. It’s drastically different from completing assignment by Friday. Remote learning provided much more leniency because there was no in person accountability.

2. Functionality: Parents have to be up. Their responsibility is to assure timeliness of their students’ arrival: safely, homework completed, clean, clothed, and rested. Likewise, students have to be more focused and awake to function as needed in classes.

3. Germs: Yep, back to the germ mansion of epic proportions. Though every class requires masks, and all the preventative materials, there’s always a chance a friend will share more than welcomed.

4. Familiarity: Our babies, coming in as 1st graders or Kindergarten, are brand new to this school thing. Their first year was spent in the most unconventional way possible. That lack of familiarity of the building, day schedule, operations of the building, everything makes this year extra challenging.

5. Mental Health: This is always something that holds challenges; however, Covid deaths creates a whole new level for kids. The schools must prepare resources to be accessible for those students in need. Mental Health for us parents is also on a rocky foundation. Loss sucks!! When it happens so quickly, in such a cold and foreign setting.. like a hospital room with no family..our mental health will need self care.

6. Stillness: This is a HUGE challenge with our kids returning to school! Many kids struggled with sitting properly on Zoom. They were at home, sometimes unsupervised in a room. Returning to school requires little bodies to be relatively still, most of the day. I’d struggle with this if I were in this situation.

7. Attention: This falls hand in hand with stillness. Because of time, structure, and academic milestones, students must focus in order to advance to the next grade level. This year, our kids can have a bit more difficulty because of the environment changes.

8. Uncertainty of Covid: Gosh, this is truly a nightmare for all of us. As soon as we feel there’s progress in this circus, the news sweeps us back many a mile. The number of new cases rise by the day, terrifying to think.. especially considering this “ non-mandatory vaccine.” Kids now have to worry about being isolated or bullied if they were not to feel well. They would and do face feelings of anxiety about whether or not the schools will shut down again and they won’t see friends.

9. Weather elements: Many parts of our lives are affected by the weather. It’s equally impactful for our kids. What to wear? Sunshine or lack of changing behavior. Keeping track of gloves, hats, exc. If the weather will bring on colds.

And

10. All Individual Challenges of the Student: Even in a typical school year, no two students are exactly alike. That said, staff and parents must mold the specific details of each student into a safe and positive learning environment. Some kids are triggered by windows. Some kids cannot eat peanuts. Some might feel anxiety about not being able to finish a drawing. The sheer individuality of every child creates a need to adjust so he/she is in the best position to learn and grow.

The number one aspect that influences a child’s life is consistency. This resuming in-class education is necessary, but must be handled with patience, delicateness, and grace. The big emotions all of us are feeling are likely more scary for our babies. I asked that if you are not a teacher or a parent to please pray for a smooth transition all year. If you are a teacher and/or a parent please know that you have my full support! You got this!

Until next time,

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè

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