Here’s some Link Love for the holiday weekend (holiday in the U.S. anyway.) I’ve been online more than usual lately, so this got a bit long. I’ve tried to include enough information about each that you can skim through and pick and choose what interests you. And since I have finally become convinced of the joys of Twitter, I’ve included Twitter names where I know them.
As an aside, I would love to have more guest posts this summer, so if you have an idea for one that fits with this blog, please email me at lerickson99[at]earthlink[dot]net. And don’t feel you have to have your own blog to guest post.
First, some recent finds:
BlissChick – I don’t know quite how I missed this wonderful blog before, but Christine writes on kundalini yoga, writing, healing, spirituality, and most importantly finding – and maintaining – your bliss. Here’s a recent post she did for new readers. One of my favorite recent posts was The Day to Day of Depression: Story as Garden & Me as Gardener, in which she talks about the day to day work she does to maintain the bliss she has found since overcoming depression. I think this is a must-read for anyone who is struggling or ever has struggled with depression. She also re-posted the excerpt from Paul Martin’s Original Faith, and continued the conversation on healing from childhood wounds. Her twitter account is TheBlissChick.
One of my favorite living spiritual teachers, Gangaji, has just started a blog on the Huffington Post. I doubt she will be responding to comments personally, since I have heard she often receives hundreds of letters a month and had to stop responding to each one a few years ago. But I am just excited to read her words on a regular basis.
Although not a recent find, I love Karen Maezen Miller’s blog Cheerio Road. She is the author of the excellent Momma Zen, which I quoted in my Mother’s Day post. I dare you not to choke up at her recent post The Last 19 Books I Didn’t Write, in which she describes a writing project she coordinated with her daughter’s third-grade class.
I think Caroline at The Zen in You has come up with one of the most creative and beautiful ways to honor her regular readers and commenters, through Wow – I Said That? Wednesdays. Be sure to check out the photographs on her posts- they are all hers! And you can follow her on Twitter at @thezeninyou.
Robin at Let’s Live Forever has caught my interest with some of her posts on physical immortality. Here’s a recent one about the book series by Baird T Spalding entitled Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East. Here’s Robin on Twitter.
On a very different note, if you are at all interested in archaelogy, check out The Ancient Digger, including some posts on a personal passion of mine, Ancient Egypt, such as this one on the Egyptian artifacts at the Museum of Turin, or this one on Egyptian Language and Hieroglyphics.
And now for some recent favorites from my old standbys, blogs that are already on my blogroll:
I love all of Mon’s posts at Holistic Mama (and found the next two blogs through her too). But a recent favorite is her explorations of The Aware Baby theories of Aletha Solther, including a post about criticisms of this approach. Favorite series of mine on her blog are her child astrology posts, and her amazing psychological posts on child shadows. She also writes on green living, expat life, and many organic and craft themes, so be sure to thoroughly check out her blog. She’s on Twitter at @holisticmum.
Mama-Om has recently run an absolutely beautiful – and insightful – series on her five Family Pillars. Since my children are similar in age to hers, I always get a lot out of her posts on cuddle-time in which she describes interactions with her five-year old – check out this recent one entitled Godzilla vs. The Giant Tulips.
Docwitch at The Dark Side of the Broom always manages to be erudite, down to earth, and funny all at the same time, which is no small feat (for proof, just read her About Me sidebar.) She could write about ingrown toenails and I would read it. But she usually has much better topics, and my two recent favorites were both on books – a literary meme and gothic literature. If you are looking for summer reading (and especially if you like dark and passionate tales) check out her posts.
Finally, rounding out my current Mamas with Soul blogroll category, Alexis at Taking the Lid off the Sun just reran her great series on mindful mothering. She can be found on Twitter at @AlexisAhrens. And Kelly at She Power ran a great post this month on 21 Small but Powerful Ways to Build a Happy Family. She’s on Twitter at @shepower.
On the spiritual and personal development front, Evelyn at Attraction Mind Map has run some amazing posts this month, my favorite probably being Intuitive Messages to Who I Am, which begins with ‘I am a Sparrow’. Evelyn in on Twitter at @evelynlim.
Jay at Porsidan shares his personal spiritual journey in a heartfelt and honest voice. He is currently in the middle of a 30-day meditation challenge, and shared his first week’s results. Stop by and encourage him! He is on Twitter at @porsidan.
Lises at Quest for Balance has been on a roll lately, and I loved both her mid-week posts this week – Is is Love, or Mere Illusion? on the ways we fool ourselves when it comes to romantic love (or lust), and Is Being ‘Gifted’ Really a Good Thing?, on the problems with valuing ‘gifted’ kids for their skills. Find her on Twitter as @serene_balance.
If you have not checked out Amy from CirklaNote’s Blogtalk interviews, read this overview of the most recent two here, and be sure to listen. Amy is on Twitter as @cirklagirl (and if you are a mind-body-spirit practitioner, consider listing your services in her Cirka directory.)
I have mentioned Jan at Awake is Good many times, and she never disappoints. Her blog has a beautiful new look, and I loved reading all the favorite quotes from commenters on Quotes That Inspire. If you love quotes, check it out.
Jenny at Heal Pain Naturally has also long been a favorite, including her Heroes for Healing directory site (listing healers and spiritual teachers of all types.) Her recent post What do you Believe? is really an amazing manifesto on all the ways our thoughts impact our health and ability to heal. Jenny is on Twitter at @jennymannion.
And last but not least, Akemi at Yes to Me has been running a series called Creating the New World with powerful and insightful posts on Love, Light, Truth and Abundance so far. She’s on Twitter at @akemigaines.
I hope you do take the time to check out those on this list that interest you. There were actually more I wanted to include, but I’ll get you next time. And if you have a blog you’d like to share, please post in the comments! That’s what this post is all about…