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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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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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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There’s gold in them thar hills! (photos & audio poems)

Gold Rush by Michele Lee The buzz has begun like bees scouting for nectar no golden honey will be forthcoming it is breathtaking beauty these scouts are after wildflower enthusiasts are exploring the trails and dancing in fields decorated with colorful petals placed there, not by human hands, but by birds and the wind ******* …

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Ripples in the Deep

Come to me with a full thimble or a leaking pail, either will do How you arrive is less important than what transpires between me and you Under armor, dull I see your potential Your tarnished shield will shine and your edges, once blunt, will now delicately slice through limiting beliefs and life's limitless nonsense …

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Toes in clovers, imagination soaring

Their hands are little for only a little while Hold them finger paint with them             play jacks with them Teach them how to hold             a kite rope and how to jump rope Let them hold worms and ladybugs             and pick clovers Show by example that hands are a heart’s             messenger with endless ways to create …

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Dreams are Coming for Her (flash fiction)

Two nights in a row, a quick-paced scratching followed by a high-pitched scream was folded into her dreams. Morphing its purpose into fantastical scenes. Scratch, scream. Scratch, scream. Barely detectable or ear piercing – each time the same pattern: scratch, scream, scratch, scream. What does it mean? On the third night the dream escaped her …

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