Remember George Magazine?

George Magazine

My favorite magazine to read in my 20s and 30s was George, a magazine centered around politics that was published by John F. Kennedy Jr. I actually remember reading the issue that is featured in the above photo. I’ve always been interested in politics. I am still interested in politics. I don’t want to be involved in politics and I don’t want to run for office but I like civilized politics.

I’ve been registered as an Independent or Democrat since I turned 18 years old. My entire family has been life long Republicans. I am the only Democrat. We do not talk politics in the family 😂 I tend to be a moderate blue. I don’t like the extreme ideology of either the Reds or Blues. Extremist are making politics especially troubling these days. The rhetoric is intense, inflammatory and dangerous.

If you know me personally, I am no weak flower. I do not like being bullied, pressured or coerced. The more someone pressures me, the more I will do something extreme to let them know to back the fuck off. This is where I need to make a confession and make amends to my fellow moderate liberals. In November of 2016, my pant-suit wearing friends were flooding my Facebook newsfeed with extremist rhetoric. They were texting me. I can’t even tell you many times I had to tell them to back off. I was a registered voter and have voted Blue in just about every election since I was 18. Just stop already.

Just before entering the voting booth, I got one final text and I just about lost it. So I went into the booth and voted straight Red as a fuck you 😱😱I felt immediately sick after doing it. Thankfully, my state is a Blue state and my Red vote didn’t matter in my state. However, it matters today. Everyday I get little more irritated and hope the end is in sight.

I needed to write this out loud because I felt like I let myself down. I needed to “out” myself to atone for my sins. I am true blue. How could I vote Red out of spite? I am cracking up because as I wrote “true blue” I immediately got a flash in my mind of Blue Love wearing a blue button down preppy shirt looking at me all cute with those beautiful blue eyes ☺️ I am even true blue when it comes to men. I digress, I am true blue when it comes to politics💙💙

While I am not enjoying the extreme politics and polarization in our nation these days, I am enjoying watching the democratic processes play out. I have been watching and following the SCOTUS Confirmation hearings. If you are not for Roe vs. Wade, I am not for you – bottom line! I personally do not believe in abortion. I personally would never have an abortion. However, I believe every woman has the right to make that choice. I am watching RBG tonight On Demand! RBG is about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I am looking forward to it.

I will say that I do not plan to write about politics on this blog going forward. This is a one and done confession for atonement and just letting everyone know where I stand💙💙💙💙 I may only leave this on here temporarily. I don’t want to make this blog a target for attacks based upon what I wrote here. I will see how things play out.

As far as my work project goes, well my Legal Eagle self found a loophole all on my own while researching Statutes🙌☺️ YAY ME. Did I ever mention I got a Paralegal Certificate while in college many years ago so I know how to do Legal Research and citations? 😉😂😂😂😂 Well, we had four legal hurdles to clear. What I found this morning cleared three of them. Legal advised we only have one more to clear. However, the last one is big! It needs signature authorization as high as you can go in the “company”. We need to strategize the approach on this. I will crafting the documents for his signature & I have the support of my whole Organizational Leadership Team. I can, at least, live with myself now because I advocated to the extent possible. If nothing else, it showed management that I am no weak flower and I will fight for the things I care about 🌸🌺

My tummy is still sore and not feeling great. I am waiting the biopsy results which may not come until next week. They were not back as of this morning. It has to be something for it to hurt like this for this long ☹️

Oh yeah… Fly Eagles Fly

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EAGLES

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Blue Love Haiku #13

Blue Love Haiku #13

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Blue Love Haiku #13
By: Linda A Long
I rest in your thoughts
Riding the wave of your breathes
Filling you with love

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This is a mid-week poetry and a little bit of a self care post.

I am enjoying writing the Blue Love Haikus. They give me a quick creative outlet without saying too much. As far as the future of this blog, I am focusing on writing a Self Care Sunday post each week and writing one mid-week poetry post for now. Any additional posts will be ad-hoc as the spirit moves me.

I haven’t written about my Holistic Health Coaching business lately. That is mostly because I wanted to take the summer off. It is also because I changed full time jobs. I now have a job that I find fulfilling so I’ve been focusing on growing into that position and taking advantage of opportunities related to my full time career. I realized in recent weeks that I can’t build a Personal coaching business while also investing myself in building a new program in my full time job. I thought I would be able to manage two clients at a time in my coaching business while working full time and still have a enough time for self care. It’s not quite working out that way. After giving it a lot of thought, my intuition is telling me my energy needs to stay with my full time career. I also need to ensure I have time proper self care. Therefore, I will not be looking to grow a coaching business at this time. I contacted a local homeless shelter. We are working on an agreement for me to provide three to four hours per month of pro bono Life Coaching services to their residents/clients. This means I will still be able to work as a Life Coach but won’t have my own clients to manage. I will also have some freedom on how and when I schedule the appointments. Most importantly, I will be able to offer Life Coaching services to folks who normally would not be able to afford them. That feels good to me. We haven’t officially kicked anything off yet but I hope to have this all in place by the fall. I also decided I want my Life Coaching practice to focus on Self Care practices. While I can do Life Coaching under my Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching Certificate, I would not mind getting an official Life Coach credential as well. That’s a personal goal for my future.

It’s 4th of July. I am taking a short break to rest and write this blog. I walked four miles this morning. Afterwards I came home to clean and pack. Two coworkers and I are jumping in a car tomorrow for an overnight trip to southern Virginia (not far from Virginia Beach). We are  going to kickoff a “Get Well Plan” with a school that has a grant that is at risk. It’s a great learning opportunity for me. It’s also an opportunity for me to facilitate between the faculty and my coworkers. I’m a little nervous about traveling in a car for five hours with two people I really don’t know. We are also taking the Ferry and Cheasepeak Bay Bridge Tunnel. We are scheduled for 5:15 ferry home Friday night. I am hoping for good weather and calm seas. lol 🙂 I probably won’t be home until close to 8pm on Friday. A weekend of fun in the sun and in DC for the day on Monday.

This is the time of the year that beach town residents life myeslf get to practice our Defensive Driving Skills 😂 Oh my goodness. People and bikes darting out in front of cars. It’s scary. 😱😂 I try to walk as much as possible. Parking in my neighborhood has been insane this year. Not sure what happened. I have off-street parking but folks still come into our lot and take our spots. Guess what? Several have already been towed 🙂 I almost had someone towed on Friday night but fortunately our maintenance guy found them and told them to leave. I didn’t want to go to any barbeques off-shore today because I wanted to make sure my car is safely in my parking spot before folks starting coming into town for the fireworks later. Fireworks aren’t over until close to 10:30ish. That’s too late for me to come home from offshore on a work night. It’s now about 2:00pm and I am getting ready to head down to the beach for a couple hours.

Lastly, The below quote spoke to me 🙂 I definitely speak Butterfly 🦋 I believe in transformations, breaking free and metamorphosis. I hope to continue to surround myself with folks who are good for me. I hope I also encourage folks to transform and break free from their cocoons. My question to you is:

Do you speak Butterfly or Catterpillar?

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Look for my next blog post on Sunday. It will be about ways to practice Self Care and I’ll tell you all about my road trip to Virginia in that post. To see my daily posts, follow me on:

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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:

Writingholistically.com/poetry

Photo Credit:
Jack Vettriano – 1951

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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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Linda – Poetry

Blue Nude ArtLinda – Love, Sex And Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

When you
Listen to
Your heart
Does your
Soul call
My name
In a low hush
Just loud
Enough that
You can’t
Ignore it
Or pretend
You didn’t
Hear it
Does my
Name stay
With you
As a
Lingering thought
Pulling you back
Into my
My deep brown eyes
That always
Reflect love
Back you
Reflecting back to you
A spiritual love
A love that
Reminds you
My soul
Is yours and
It is as
True blue
As the crystal
Of your eyes
Does my
Name rest
On your chest
At night
As you
Try to fall asleep
Filling your heart
With lust
And your body
With passion
Does every inhalation
Leave you
Restless and conflicted
As you
Roll over
Knowing
I am not
Next to you
Does my
Name stay
On the tip
Of your tongue
As if
Saying it
Whispering it
Brings you
Peace
And grounds
Your spirit
In love
Keeping you
Connected
To the true
Wisdom in
Your soul
And igniting
The fire
Of awakening in
The depth
Of your being
Does my
Name root you
In love, affection
And adoration
When you
Say it
Do you feel
Nourished and supported
As woman’s love
Should make
A man feel
When given
Freely and joyously
Even on his
Most challenging days
A woman’s love
Should break through
The walls
A man builds
Around his heart
When he
Deprives himself
True loving fulfilment
When a man
Is truly
Loved by woman
Her name
Becomes his mantra
He says it
As a prayer
When he needs peace
He whispers
It as a meditation
When he needs
Her energy
To be with him
He hears it
In his soul
No matter
Where he is
When you
Listen to your
Heart
Does your
Soul hear
My name
Linda
And does it
Bring you
Peace
Does my name
Bring you peace
Linda
(C) 2017 Linda A. Long – All Rights Reserved

Life is best when lived passionately

Most powerful force one earth is the human soul quote

Love Is My Religion – Poetry

Blue Moon Nude Love Is My Religion – Love, Sex And Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

It’s in the blue
Of your eyes
That I see
Your soul
I see the fire
Of my kindred spirit
It burns a flame
Of passion and desire
Calling to my heart
Awakening sensations
Between my legs
Yearning for you
To be my lover
Lay me down
On the bed
And kiss my lips
I will hold
Your face
In my hands
And wrap
My legs around
Your hips
Pulling you close
To me
Loving you
As a man
Deserves
To be loved
Giving you
All of me
Worshipping your body
As my alter
Loving you
Will be my religion
Kneeling
At the power
Of your manhood
I will take
You in my mouth
As communion
And swallow
You as holy water
Savoring your taste
In my mouth
Revering your essence
In my body
You will be
My alter
Have faith
In me
My lover
You can
trust me
I will hold
Your spirituality
In the valley
Of my cleveage
Each time
You see me
Trace my naked body
With your lips
And linger
As if praying
The rosary
On my nipples
My legs
Will be open
To you
For absolution
My naked body
Waits to be
Your alter
Pray with me
As I kneel
On your hips
Thrusting your
Energy
Into my body
Honoring the
Grace of our
Divine
Spiritual connection
As the source
Of my spirituality
Loving you
Will be my religion
Will you
Let me hold you
Will you
Let me nurture you
Will you
Be my soul food
And let me love you
The way
You deserve
To be loved
Loving you
Is my religion
(C) 2017 Linda A Long – All Rights Reserved

Life is best when lived passionately

Reflection – Poetry

Reflection ~ Love, Sex & Poetry
By: Linda A. Long

The question
I’ve asked myself is
Would I have looked away
If I knew
I would have to
Let go of you
Would I have
Changed something
In our past
And
Turned away
From you
Instead of
Falling in your
Beautiful
Crystal blue eye
Would I have
Silently said
No
To the love
That was rising
In my heart for you
Rising out of desire
Growing
With each encounter
Taking root
In my soul
Until one day
It undeniable
Spoke its truth
Into my heart
And I knew
I loved you
Would I have
Turned away
And passed by you
Instead of lingering
In your those eyes
And sourcing
My own erotic
Desires from your
Interest and attentions
Would I have
Turned away from you
If I would have known
Today I would be
Losing you
And letting go
Of you and of love
Would I have
Turned away
If I knew
Those beautiful
Blue eyes
Which have come
Mean so much to me
Those beautiful
Blue eyes
That I see
My own soul
When I look
Into to them
Those beautiful
Blue eyes
That carry
My heart‘s Prana
Would be
So far away
From me
Would I have
Turned away
From you
At our first glance
If I knew
I would be
Losing you today
The answer is
No
I would not have
Turned away
I would not
Have looked
Away from you
For one simple reason
You reminded
My heart
What it meant
To love someone
You reminded
My body
What it meant
To desire a man
Erotically
You reminded
My soul
That love
Unconditional love
Is the purest love
I’ve enjoyed
Every glance
I savored
Every flirtatious
Moment between us
I thank you
For every
Erotic fantasy
And
Every orgasm
You inspired
As my preppy
Bluelove
My erotic playmate
I would not
Have changed anything
In our past
I was always meant
To love you
As we stand
On the edge
Of change
And life takes us
In somewhat
Different directions
The anxiety
Of losing you weighs
In my heart
But
I also remind myself
This doesn’t
Have to be farewell
It doesn’t
Have to be goodbye
Perhaps
It’s just a bend
In the road for us
A chance
For both of us
To grow a little
I a new direction
Perhaps
It is the end
Perhaps
This is where
We part ways
I understand
Everything you would
Have to give up
To choose me
And standing
In the honesty
Of that that truth
Makes me feel
Compassion for you
Compassion
And empathy
For a man who loves
A woman
He can’t possess
Take with the
Force of his desires
You and I
Are kismet
Sparks fly
When we are near
Each other
You and I are
Spiritually entwined
My soul is
Wrapped around
You waist
You soul
Lives in my heart
Where ever
You go
You take me with you
And as I lay
In bed at night
It is your soul
I kiss good night
As I work through
The complexities
Of our entanglement
I allow space
Space for both of us
To reflect on what
It will mean for us
To live without
Each other
What will mean
For me to write poetry
For another man
What will mean
For me to close
The Bluelove chapter
Of my poetry
And my life
What it will mean
For you to
Walk away from me
Just so you know
One thing
I know for sure is
I wouldn’t have
Turned away
Even if I knew
You would leave me
Even if I knew
It was going to end today
I wouldn’t have turned away
Because
I love you
(C) 2017 Linda A. Long – All Rights Reserved

Life is best when lived Passionately

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Title: Sapphire Blue, By: K Madison Moore

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