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Link Love Fest – Favorite Blog Posts (with Twitter accounts!)

May 23, 2009

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…

16 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2009 12:11 am

    Hi, Lisa! Thanks for the link luv (and I’m so glad you liked those posts). The one about gifted kids is one of my all-time favorites.

    I love this list you have put together… so much good stuff to look through on this long, rainy weekend. The universe has conspired to keep me indoors reading great blogs, it seems.


  2. May 24, 2009 12:32 am

    Hi Lisa – thanks very much for this! I’m on a blogging vacation at the moment, so have been feeling rather out-of-the-loop about my blog, so this is a very nice surprise! (and thanks for the Twitter link, too)

    love, R

  3. May 24, 2009 2:07 am

    Thanks for the linky Lisa!

    And I’m already enjoying exploring these other links as I lie in my sick bed with my laptop, (*affects piteous moans and much sniffling*). Great stuff.

  4. May 24, 2009 2:16 am

    This is a good list!

  5. May 24, 2009 2:23 am

    Hey Lisa,

    Thank you for including me with such wonderful company! I’m gonna hafta bookmark this so I can check all these great people out!

  6. May 24, 2009 4:52 am

    Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for the link love. I love taking the special seat of “last but not least”
    I will check other posts mentioned here — quite a few I am unfamiliar yet. Thank you.

    Love & Light,

  7. May 24, 2009 5:51 am

    Hello Lisa, thank you so much for the link love. I am so honored that you have included my post here. I am going to check out some of your recommendations. Thanks!

  8. May 24, 2009 9:55 am

    Hi Lisa,

    Thanks so much for the link love. 🙂 Greatly appreciated. You also gave me a lot of new reading which sounds really good — thank you.

    I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

    Lots of Love,

  9. May 24, 2009 9:10 pm

    I am speechless! Thank you for including me in your link love list! There are so many amazing bloggers you have highlighted here…I am honored to be among such wonderful company! Have a blessed weekend 🙂

  10. May 25, 2009 12:37 pm

    Thanks so much, Lisa! You are fabulous!

  11. May 25, 2009 12:39 pm

    Love how you are integrating the Twitter addresses in here! Great idea! So many of us are on Twitter these days, but are we connected?

  12. May 25, 2009 12:58 pm

    Thank you, as always, for continuing to include me in your Love Link list. You are so kind and clever. It will be fun to follow your threads and see what treasures await.

    Also, wanted to say, I finally am getting around to the Allione book, Women of Wisdom, and am LOVING it. Thanks for the nudge to read it. It is just MY kind of book, a spiritual journey book with women (and the feminine) at its core.

    Hope you are having a relaxing holiday with your cuties!

  13. May 25, 2009 10:39 pm

    Thanks for the links and the mention —

  14. mommymystic permalink*
    May 26, 2009 2:48 am

    Thanks to all of you for writing great blogs! And for those I haven’t linked to yet, or haven’t found, speak up! I would love to share more blogs and link to you next…

  15. May 26, 2009 9:36 am

    Ooh, lots to peruse and poke at. Thanking ye for linky love.

  16. June 2, 2009 3:50 am

    Oh, wow! Thanks!! There is a lot of good stuff here to look at. I am posting linky love later this week.

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