Inspiration and Motivation



courage
JOURNAL ENTRY December 17: Courageous Heart “our Thought, with a capital T, is the table where all hearts meet” We live in a fast world. Keeping up with politics, changing laws, healthcare, technology while staying on top of our own wellbeing is at best, difficult. There aren’t any immediate answers […]

JOURNAL ENTRY December 17: Courageous Heart




sensitive
JOURNAL ENTRY: Duke was handsome, a bohemian looking and brilliant guy who attended law school. He had long hair wrapped in a bandana, a captivating Louisiana accent, and was kind, and polite. Duke demonstrated to me, it’s OK for men to be nurturing and caring… Read more stories here.. About […]

No Fear Friday: MEN


miracle
NO FEAR FRIDAY When I created No Fear Friday in 2015, my intention was to establish a weekly campaign on INSTAGRAM. Something that focused on taking action from a place of LOVE rather than fear. We are grateful that you follow us @yesrising. Keep taking risks!! About the Author Richard […]

Allow the Unexpected


Our Moral Obligation to All Children It isn’t the blacks or the muslims or the native americans or the jews. It isn’t the gays or the drag queens or the trans community “out to get us” or take what’s ours. It’s not the left or the right or the rich […]

Winter in America



heartbeat
Together, We Have Much More to Gain DIVINE LOVE — that soft voice urging us to hold someones hand. Or to wrap our arms around our children or feel empathy. The feeling we want to help our neighbor or pull someone to safety without condition. Divine Love’s Grace beckons gratitude. […]

Much More to Gain


better place
A Better Place Marianne Williamson has said “It doesn’t matter where you are, at what level, or circumstance —just DO SOMETHING.” Fight for human rights, world peace, quality healthcare, bullied children, DREAMERS, eldercare environments, LGBTQ youth, or simply be kind to someone who needs you. The HERO lives on this […]

A Better Place


music
Hello everyone, Here it is Friday, October 20 ALREADY! In a couple days I’ll be recording this project titled BECAUSE EVERYTHING SPEAKS with the fabulous Peter Calo at Rotary Records here in Massachusetts. We’ve worked hard getting these songs together and I want to share another update with you. This […]

This Morning Comes



first forgive
FORAGE: Should we not forage, search widely for LOVE and empathy in each other, but also the man in the mirror? NO FEAR FRIDAY 2017—It’s All About Love! No Fear Friday is a weekly campaign on INSTAGRAM aimed at replacing fear with love. The Campaign, now in it’s third year, […]

FORAGE


human condition
  JOURNAL ENTRY Oct 15: Anxiety and excitement can very much feel the same. There is so much to be excited about, my third book was finished earlier this year, and I’m in the middle of recording this CD. For an artist, these fruits are beautiful gifts. My life today, in […]

Doing our Best to do WHAT’s BEST


challenging times
Woke up this morning with so much on my mind as we all do. Our projects, our health, the state of the world, our country. Will our healthcare be taken away, will our own rights as women, as LGBTQ, as Dreamers, as warriors of Hope and Love – slowly be […]

What’s on Your Mind?



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MY MUSICAL ADVISOR My friend LouAnn died in 2014. LouAnn is the women on the left in this photo taken at Longview Farm Studio around 1996. ❤️ At the Studio She was with me then and without a doubt I believe she will be with me again while recording this […]

I Feel Her Pushing Me


artists
The world needs you to support artists like us. Thanks for your kindness!! Click on the link http://kck.st/2xYO9Mh and follow me @yesrising 🙏❤️✨🕊🌈 #BeCreative #musically As some of you know, I’m a singer songwriter, poet and author. I feel very passionate about a new album I’m working on titled “Because Everything […]

Support Artists of Love


Service
Asking Ourselves the Important Questions Life purpose evolves as we do. Our purpose, passion, intentions and service may change as we grow, sometimes slightly sometimes greatly. More than that, hopefully, deeper with each life experience we encounter. To me, purpose is being present as the best person we can be […]

Purpose Through Service



courage, the first step
Maya Angelou Said courage was the most important virtue. We do it everyday on conscious or subconscious levels. The moment we wake up and place our feet on the floor, whether we “have it all,” live in fear, or are recovering from a trauma, we are — choosing courage. Courage […]

COURAGE


celebration
#GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AND GIVING “I want a humanity that is a family. Where acceptance and tolerance are words no longer used because we live in awe and celebration of each other.” Where giving replaces greed, where compassion replaces aggression and where love replaces fear. May we have courage to work […]

Global Leadership




meditation
Passage from Meditation 9-2-17 Much of the poet’s passages fall on deaf ears, though the mind and the soul receive its message.  Somehow, knowledge is passed — Transferred one to another to another. The common connection, living in the 93 percent of the brain that is commonly “believed” seemingly unused. […]

Passage from Meditation 9-2-17


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The mind is CREATIVE. Your imagination soars, you think about beauty and color and sound, maybe you write ideas into your journal or get inspired when you talk to a friend. What are YOU excited about? CREATE it! We’d love for you to follow us on INSTAGRAM @yesrising OR Twitter “Tweet […]

What do You Want to Build?


mind
Work toward promoting peace. World Peace. It might seem unrealistic to believe we can live this way…peaceful, but our minds can move mountains…one thought at a time. Thus today, may we lessen judgement. Never give up On PEACE: Live the Possibility. Think Inclusively. We are all connected because we are […]

How to Promote Peace



Failure
Empower Your Personal Transformation You lost your job, got divorced, battled a life threatening disease, someone you love shattered your world, you lost a loved one, a pet, you had to move your residence, the list goes on — how do we get back up and more than that, how […]

3 Hands On Tips for Engaging Your Resilience



poetry
LITTLE BIRD LITTLE ONE Little bird, little one sweeping in the sky fly, fly, fly away somewhere little bird little one chirp and once again seen in the nest of time in a world together sing, sing, sing in tune to an ocean of movement little bird little one sweeping […]

LITTLE BIRD







Personal Development
“Poetry, prose and song are how I express what I see, sense and feel in this small crazy world. The words I voice or place on paper, I hope will make some sense to someone, they always do, just not always in the way that comes back to you to […]

SEE, SENSE, FEEL


gratitude
WAKING INSTANTS 08: LISA “If I can do it, you can do it.” That is one thing Lisa instilled in me the 36 plus year’s I was blessed to have her in my life. With respect to her privacy, I’ll share what sums up those years for me in one […]

WAKING INSTANTS 08: LISA


poems
‪#‎WordsForARainySunday‬ COLOUR CONSPIRACY Severed cotton clouds painted woolen spots of beauty some touch the sky with gray from a thin paintbrush sun spaced colour of brilliance move cross horizons creating illusions and beams rainbow colours darkened to the earth cotton clouds become black then we wait for the next color […]

COLOUR CONSPIRACY