My Mother Taught Me Things

from: 108 Days of American Sentence – Day 9: Arms Wrap Around Me

I am surrounded, supported, and loved by strong, beautiful women.

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Pleasure Consciousness and Rewiring Your Body/Brain

For someone who experienced regular physical and emotional trauma as a young person, rewiring my body and brain toward joyful wellbeing is crucial for my happiness. A tradition of exhilaration is good for the mind, body, and soul. Why not take a few minutes to deliberately feel good everyday – and see what power a healing habit can have in your own life?

Photo (of yours truly): Spencer Lloyd Photography

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A Conversation With Place: Returning to Our Council

“In such important times, common sense may say to return to the root of our humanity, grow down as well as grow up. With a sturdy foundation, we become strong and responsible to really effect change in the world which stems from our natural creative selves.” ~ Will Reynolds

photo: Holly Troy

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Speaking to the Water

It’s been unusually dry in Flagstaff. And warm. In the meantime, the ski resort is making snow with reclaimed water.

photo: Holly Troy

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The most beautiful thing

Early childhood Latter Day Saints storybook memory and how I learned that God was not a grumpy old man who spied on me from the sky.

This piece is featured in Elizabeth Hellstern’s interactive creation, the Telepoem Booth.

photo: Holly Troy 

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Aliveness, Human Stories, and Gratitude

Hi Holly, I just wanted to express my deep appreciation and gratitude for the reading you have done for me. I was worried this could be a tough question I was asking and was reluctant to lay it on you for fear that you might feel the pain too but instead you turned this experience into something incredibly uplifting! It was a healing experience for me and paving the way for change. You showed me the way and that foundation is there. Now, I have this overwhelming need to act and change. I think the biggest take from your reading is that I’m no longer afraid to act and you turned a smoldering hope into hope that burns bright and beautiful like fire! It’s huge! I cannot thank you enough!! You are absolutely wonderful with such a deep understanding, spirituality and empathy! I am so happy that you were there right at the time I needed this the most!

photo: Holly Troy

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