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a Kansas City love-bombing, micro-poetry adventure

So, this is what I've been doing the last few days with my best friend and general co-conspirator, M. We hatched an idea for a spreading love and joy and beauty (aka what I'm now calling *love-bombing*) by leaving micro-poetry fortune cookies in public places for people to find. We chose Kansas City as our first city to love-bomb, why? Because we LOVE Kansas City (and, also, my fabulous cousin happens to be getting married here this weekend.) Using prints of my paintings for the paper to make the cookies and lines of poetry I've written, (M....

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what self-care looked like this weekend

[caption id="attachment_1072" align="alignnone" width="600"] a bicycle ride along the Iowa River[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1073" align="alignnone" width="600"] For the last several years, it has been my intention to re-read To Kill a Mockingbird but with so many new books always vying for my attention, I never managed to get to it. Last January, I promised myself that I would read it before the year was out. I finally picked it up today.[/caption] Hoping you have found some time for self-care this weekend too, in all its varied and glorious forms. ~angela...

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scenes from last week

I spent the last five days in North Carolina, at Alena Hennessy's Soul Painting retreat. It was a transformative experience that does not lend itself to words, as I am discovering since returning home. I have never had an experience of such soulful connection with a group of women in my life and it was profoundly healing. My heart is full. So much beauty, so much love, which in the end all came together in the painting I did. [caption id="attachment_1045" align="alignnone" width="600"] a view of the Blue Ridge mountains.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1048" align="alignnone" width="600"] Day one of painting. Sinking in...

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