Early Bird

With my eyes closed, I can fly. I can soar, high above the views that people spent millions for. First, I must ground myself. 🧘🏻‍♀️ Wishing you a healthy week. 🌞 ~Michele my image, Solana Beach, California © 2023 MyInspiredLife

His Letters are Treasures ~ II (w/audio)

Welcome to the second post featuring my grandfather's WWII letters, documents, and photos. I read several letters yesterday before selecting this one - chosen for his mention of receiving the Bronze Star and his casual and sarcastic tone in doing so and his touching closing. I would have enjoyed reading more detail about how he …

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Early Influencers

Before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, and other countless platforms             that I don’t (care to) know about viewers were influenced through one screen, not multiple streams and likeability was based on talent not the number of likes or follows             for the most part Women entertainers worked harder than men it’s true, they had to             to …

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Find Your Rhythm

Leave the safe shore, trust your strength, and engage your core. Listen to your intuition and know that you are supported. Enjoy your own company. Enjoy the process. ✌🏻 ~Michele my image, Solana Beach, California © 2023 MyInspiredLife

Walking Tour – Downtown

I stopped to take a picture of a phrase that caught my attention. The real gem was my sister-in-law's reflection. Love when things unexpectedly come together, like our Saint Patrick's Day in downtown Phoenix. The featured building (below) is the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library, where my mom, brother, sister-in-law, and I spent some …

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No Reservations Required

A hand-stitched sundress                         brushing against              women             who did not see their own greatness Too young to join             their chirping, chopping, stirring, and frying             I twirled through unapologetic thighs                         pillars of strength surrounding me             I admired their prominent hips,                         womanly figures draped with flowing skirts,                         some adorned with aprons             Each southern beauty wore a crown …

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Sunday stretch

Go on without me - I need a few extra minutes to work out some kinks. Enjoy your day. 🧘🏻‍♀️✌🏻 ~ Michele my image, La Jolla, California © 2023 MyInspiredLife

He Sketched Her ~ III (flash fiction)

The swishing in her head and the pounding in her chest increased with each step. A decade of sales presentations had taught her how to relax her mind and control her breath, but those skills were no match for the magnetic strength of fate, pulling her toward a man who was creating his future with …

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If I Could

If I could I would transform my body into a sailboat large enough to transport enslaved humans to a place where they can be free If I could I would transform             my limbs into a sturdy mast             my hair into wind-worthy sails             my back into a protective keel             my hands into a reliable helm             my …

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the Fine Print

A dreamer with a camera had to snap a picture. A poetic writer can't leave the quote at that... Working on dreams will cause you to lose your mind. the fine print Dreaming about dreams is hopeful and sustaining, but getting them done does require getting lost...             from self-doubt             from excuses             from (temporary) sanity             from …

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