My Reason – In honor of a friend

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My Reason – In honor of a Friend
By: Linda A. Long

Your death
Will not be
My excuse
It will not be
The chip
On my shoulder
The reason
I take a drug
To escape
Or have a
Drink to
Feel numb

Your death
Will not be
A reason
I feel sorry
For myself
Under perform
Stay in bed
Give up
And
Lose hope

While your death
Broke me
It will not
Destroy me

Your death
Will be
The reason
I rise
The reason
I reach higher
Dream bigger
Try harder

Your death
Will be
My life force
My motivation
My inspiration
My Power

Your death
Will be
My reason
To live

Your life
Will be in
My memory
And move
On with me
Throughout
My lifetime
Your life
Will be my
Reason
To believe
Your life
Will be
My reason
To rise

Your death
Will not
Be my excuse
To fail
But my motivation
To succeed
Your life
And memory
Will remind
Me to rise
Rise
As a
Warrior
I will rise
In your memory
I will rise

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Visible Darkness by Pat Erickson – Fine Art America

NOTE In Loving Memory of Karen Grant – My Reason.
This photo was taken at the Kenny Chesney Concert in June 2011 two years before Karen was diagnosed with Peritoneal Cancer and one year before I had to stop drinking alcohol due to Chronic Gastritis and autoimmune issues. It was a fun day. I was also 40 pounds heavier in this photo than I am now. The most important thing about this photo is it was taken when Karen was healthy. This is how I will remember her beautiful face.

Letting It Go – Poetry

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A poem about struggling with depression. It’s been a while since I smiled, laughed and felt light. I am writing my way out of the darkness into light.
Letting It Go – Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

Where are you
Where is the
Bright light
That used to
Bounce off
Your cheekbones
To light
The sky
With love
Where has
The flame gone
That used to turn
Your lips
Upward as a cup
Ready to
Overflow with
God’s goodness
Has sadness
Stolen
Your joy
Is heartache
Holding your smile

What would
Happened if
You let go
What if
I told you
It was safe
For you to cry
And let your tears
Purge the darkness
From your heart
What if
I hold you
As you
Fall into the
Depth of pain
And told you
It’s gonna be ok
What if
You slowed down
Long enough
To be weak
What if
I told you
Transformation lies
In surrender

Would you
Let go
Would you
Feel the pain
Would you let it
Transform
Your darkness
Into Light
Would you
Surrender
Would you
Let the pain go

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Lusty Corner Of My Mind – Blue Love Poetry

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Lusty Corner Of My Mind – Love, Sex & Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

I’ll admit it
No reason to lie
Or pretend
It’s true
My thoughts
Have been filled
With erotic kisses
From you
If I close my eyes
I can almost
Feel the sensation
Of your lips
Moist against
My skin
My imagination
Is vivid with
Sultry fantasies
Of your body
Pressing tight
Against mine
As if squeezing
The sex out of me
And taking it
As your own
Deep in the
Lusty corners
Of my mind
Is the place
Where you
Are lying
Beneath me
Enjoying the rhythmic ride
Of my passion for you
That is ready to burst
Out of me
Onto your hips
Pinned to the ground
Beneath me
You give me control
I have you
As you lay
Submissively
I slide my hips
And take command of
Your body
For a moment
In time
In my mind
You are mine
In the seductive
Movements of my thoughts
Our bodies
Are pulled together
Like magnets
Drawing close enough
To smell
Each other’s breathe
And feel the warmth
Of the sexual energy
Pulsating between us
One day
You will touch
My body
One day
I will feel
You inside of me
One day
Our passion will
Break free
From our minds
In a moment
Of complete surrender
Until that day
I will enjoy
The sweet feeling
Of arousal
From the Fantasies
In the lusty corners
Of my mind
Won’t you please
Dive into the
Deep waters
Of my erotic fantasies
With me
And touch me
With the power
Of your mind
Co-create
An erotic encounter
To be savored in the mind’s eye
Manifest sex with me
Through the distance
Use your thoughts
To connect with me
In the erotic playground
I am waiting for you
In the lusty corner
Of your mind
© 2013 Linda A. Long – All Rights Reserved

I believe when two people have a connection they are capable of transcending space and time and can communicate with each other through the power of their minds & their thoughts. This poem is born out of that belief.

To read more poems from my Blue Love Collection, please visit my Poetry Page:

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Jack Vettriano – 1951

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Friday Night Bedtime Story ~ Blue Love Poetry

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Friday Night Bedtime Story ~ Blue Love Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

May I tell you
A bedtime story
May I offer you
An escape
May I suggest you
Close your eyes
And allow me
To spin my words
Around your hips
And take you
Take you down
All the way
Down
Into my deepest
Most erotic fantasy
Imagine me
In your mind
See me
See all of me
I’m wearing
A black lace bra
With black lace panties
And garter belt
Black silk nylons
Black stilettos that
Accent the curve
Of my calves
My hair hangs
Effortlessly over
One eye
As my red lips pout
In expectation of you
I will leave
My lipstick
Wrapped around
Your manhood
As a reminder
That you
Were in my mouth
reminder
That I held you
In my mouth
And licked you
Into hardness
Until slowly
I sat on top
Of your waist
And slipped you
Deep into my hips
Imagine this
You are with me
Tonight
You are lying next
To me tonight
You can feel
The heat of
My body
Radiating onto your skin
You can hear
My heart pounding
With love for you
As I sleep
You can hear
Me whisper
Your name
As I dream
Of you
Inside of me
Let me
Tell you a story
It’s the story of the
Love I feel
For you
Goodnight
My love
I love you
(C) 2018 Linda A. Long – Highest Good Holistic Health Coaching, LLC – All Rights Reserved

Health is about more than just the food on your plate. Writing poetry, especially love poetry for Blue Love, is a spiritual practice for me. It sets free my heart. It balances my spirit and it allows me to express myself in words of love. Having spiritual practices that are authentic and honor the true fabric of your soul is important part of maintaining holistic wellness.

NOTE:

I will be experimenting on my posts with ways to present information about Health Coaching. I am waiting on a DBA to process; it goes along with my LLC. I will be working towards a new website, new logo and branding but I’m not ready for all of that yet. That will be my Summer project after school is done! I am going to take my time with it. In the meantime, I will be sharing Coaching content, tips and changing things around on this blog until I find a template (look/feel) that reflects my style. I plan to make the blog part of the website.

Although I will not be working as a full time Coach, I still want my site to be professional and reflect the full scope of the Coaching Practice I’m certified to offer. You never know what can happen when you put something out into the Universe. I actually would love to be a coach as part of my full time job 🙌😊You never know what can happen or where it could take me 🙌

I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I help clients find strategies to achieve a balance of body, mind and spirit so they can find their highest good in all aspects of their life.

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My Loving Presence

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My Loving Presence
By: Linda A. Long

I offer you
My loving presence
As a soft
Place to land
For your soul
To find comfort
After a long week
Rest with me
In the warmth
Of our Blue Love

I offer you
A love without expectations
It asks nothing more
Than for you
To be
The best version
Of who you are
And for you to reach
The greatest potential
Of your soul
I want
My loving presence
To inspire you
To be
The reflection of
God’s finest Intention
As you strive for
The highest good
For your soul

I offer you
A kindred spirit
A soul who understands
The nuances
Of a soul’s struggle
Between
Holding on and letting go
I understand
A soul
Wanting more
While accepting less
I know how it feels
For a soul
To Dream
Of a lover
In the quiet moments
And whisper
Whisper in depths of silence
To find comfort
In the connection
Of their spirits

I offer your
Heart refuge
From the harsh
Realities of
Living up to
Expectations
And honoring commitments
Yet knowing
My love
My loving arms
Are only
A reach away

My loving presence
Asks nothing of you
Yet
I still
Hold space
For our love
Shaded Blue
To match
Your beautiful
Blue eyes

I offer you
Nothing more
Than a
Loving presence
In your life
For you to
Count on
Rest in
And hold on to
In the lonely moments
When our souls
Miss the familiar
Light radiating from
Heart to heart
When our eyes
Connect

Bask in the glow
Of the
Beautiful light
I hold for you
Bask in the glow of
My loving presence
Bask in the glow
Of my love
(C) 2018 Linda A. Long – Highest Good Holistic Health Coaching, LLC – All Rights Reserved

NOTE Writing poetry, especially love poetry for Blue Love, is a spiritual practice for me. It sets free my heart. It balances my spirit and it allows me to express myself in words of love. Having spiritual practices that are authentic and honor the true fabric of your soul is important part of maintaining holistic wellness.

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Stay – A Love Poem

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Stay – A Love Poem
By: Linda A. Long

Stay
Won’t you
Please
Stay
In my
World
Won’t you
Please
Remain
In my experience
And color
My world
With the blue
Of your
Beautiful eyes

Stay
Open the
Doors
To the parts
Of my heart
I closed
A long time ago
Open them
Simply with
Your presence
And the connection
My soul
Feels to yours
In those
Moments when
We look
Each other
In the eye
It’s as if
A quiet
Recognition
Of understanding
Happens
It’s in those moments
When your eyes
Meet mine
I feel peace

Stay
Won’t you
Please stay
Stay
In my atmosphere
And use
The fire
Of my soul
To spark your
Own evolution
Find your
Power
Through my
Love
And
Source
Your own soul’s
Awakening
In the dark brown
Comfort of my eyes
That are
Filled with
Love and affection
For you

Stay
Won’t you
Please
Stay
See me
All of me
See what
I hide
From others
Understand
My history
Touch my pain
Empathize with
The heartache
I’ve endured
And
Witness
My triumph
As I
Rise
As I rise
Over the
The limiting beliefs
Of those around me
To believe
In myself
And trust myself
Enough to
Risk failure

Stay
Won’t you
Please
Stay
In my life
I need you
To stay
Won’t you
Please stay
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NOTE:
This poem was inspired by the below quote. The short quote seemed to say everything that has been in heart. If I could look into those eyes and say only one word, it would be “STAY” 🦋💙💋

Writing poetry is feeds my soul. Writing and painting with watercolor are ways I bring balance into my life and achieve holistic wellness? Are you growing today? Did you feed your soul today?

Doing things that help you grow and nourishing your spirit can help improve your holistic wellness and even improve your health.

If you would like to learn more about holistic wellness or would like to schedule a 30 minutes consultation to explore if my health coaching services would be of benefit to you, I invite you to either visit the Coaching Services page of this website and or contact me directly at:

linda@writingholistically.com

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https://writingholistically.com/certified-health-coaching/

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Are you growing?

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I feel like I need to write about my day today. My head feels like it’s going to explode with new knowledge. I am writing about this today not as a journal entry but as an exploration of growth. I am growing. From a Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching standpoint, the type of growth I am experiencing crosses between the career and spiritual aspects of my life.

Yes, it was a new career opportunity that pushed me to leave the comfort zone but I did it because the opportunity spoke to my soul. It felt almost like a “calling”. I go where I am called.

My whole day today was turned upside down in work today but it worked out perfectly. I was having a hard time focusing this morning. I didn’t sleep well. I drew out my thoughts on my white board which helped clear space and gave me a plan for the day. By 8am found out my meeting with my Program’s Sponsor was postponed because she couldn’t leave DC. My morning was freed up👍

I decided to focus on Outreach but I was having a hard time drafting the email. I put it down & went to a meeting. When I came back the words flowed. I clicked send. Guess what? Within two minutes a Professor I emailed wrote me back. YAY 😀 They are interesting in collaborating and he wants to send students from his school to attend our STEM event in May. OMG! YAY 😁 That one little exchange gave me a tremendous amount of encouragement, hope and inspiration. Then I knew what to do next. I made my outreach list and will contact some each day 👍I had to struggle through the first contact to figure out how to move forward with the rest.

My afternoon opened up by a cancelled meeting so a coworker took me on a tour of the Aviation Structure and propulsion’s research areas😂 I learned propulsion means thrust; it’s energy😉😂😂 The goal of the tour was to learn the research requirements and what college majors/degrees would be best for our internships. Then I’ll target MSI schools with those capabilities. It was a success and interesting. My brain is full of words and concepts I don’t understand but I am also full of hope and inspiration. This is my third week in this new job and I feel like I started making progress!

Someone actually asked me today if I would be going back to my home organizing after this temp assignment is over😂😂 I laughed. I’ve only been in this job for like a minute. Give me some time, would ya? 😂I have almost a whole year to go. I have no idea what I’m going to do. All I know is I’m doing this NOW and I like it for NOW👍However, I have decided to keep an open mind and not plan to stay or plan to go. I am just going with the flow right now. I am working my best for the organization I am currently working in, learning a lot, stretching my skills and GROWING👍When the time comes, I will once again and go wherever my soul calls me. That may be my home org, it could be where I am now or it may be somewhere completely new. I am open to whatever the Universe has to offer me and manifests for me. I am open to anything. I will let the Universe lead my way.

The last couple of weeks I’ve been voting every day for a young woman who is pursuing a dream and who also wants to grow. I gave a donation the first time I voted which pushed her into first place. I see now she is in second place today and there is only 27 hours left to vote. I decided I am going to wait until last minute to vote tomorrow night. If she is still in 2nd place, I’ll buy her some additional votes and make an ANONYMOUS donation to Be Positive hoping to push her into First Place again just before the voting closes. I am strategically going to buy the additional votes right before voting closes so her competition does not get a chance to see it and can’t buy more. Well, that’s the strategy anyway. I am doing it because I like to support people who pursue their dreams and and also want to grow. Hopefully, my strategy works and she ends up in first place at midnight. I’ll buy the votes/donation – if she needs it – ANONYMOUSLY as to not draw any attention to myself 😉 I probably should have done that the first time.

My only bummer this week is that I went to the Dentist for a cleaning and found out I have an infected pocket under a tooth. The good news is no root canal but they did inject an antibotic under the tooth that will stay there ten days 🙄 It’s making nauseous 😦

Lastly, I’ve been seeing 222 and 2222 EVERYWHERE for four days now. I think my angels and guides are trying to tell me to chill the F OUT, have a little faith and patience. Everything is working out just fine 😇

(C) 2018 Linda A. Long, Highest Good Holistic Health Coaching, LLC – All Rights Reserved

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Are you growing today? Did you feed your soul today?

Doing things that help you grow and nourishing your spirit can help improve your holistic wellness and even improve your health.

If you would like to learn more about holistic wellness or would like to schedule a 30 minutes consultation to explore if my health coaching services would be of benefit to you, I invite you to either visit the Coaching Services page of this website and or contact me directly at:

linda@writingholistically.com

Please visit my Coaching Services Page:

https://writingholistically.com/certified-health-coaching/

222 Meaning 2222 Angel Numbers