Hi, I’m Melissa Kirk. I started this blog because I’ve gotten so much inspiration, information, and enjoyment out of reading other interactive, community blogs such as Tiny Buddha. I’ve written a personal blog for years here, but I decided I wanted to increase the readership for my own writing as well as to build a community of people who want to explore ways we can cope with the ups and downs of life while still finding solace and balance in a deep, internal joy that cannot be shaken.
I’ve been on a self-awareness and self-growth path almost since I can remember. I bought my first self-help book (“How to be Popular”) when I was ten years old. I’ve been in therapy of various types for most of my life, gone to dharma talks, workshops, and all day retreats, read millions of self-help, psychology, and inspirational books, meditated, done yoga, and gone into nature as a way of exploring my inner world and of finding peace within the chaos of life. I read voraciously, and write almost as voraciously, both professionally and as a way to explore and process my experience.
But what I love to do most is to read and hear about what other people are doing in their lives to deepen their self-awareness, to explore their life paths, and to find balance and peace within the normal struggles of life. That’s what I would like to provide with this blog: a resource for us to share ideas, inspiration, creativity, suggestions, tips, and tools for living our best lives, while acknowledging and even celebrating that sometimes this can be difficult and challenging.
Please join me by clicking on the ‘Participate’ link and finding out how you can join our community!
Email me!honey_b_temple (at) yahoo (dot) com
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