One Lovely Blog Award

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Last week my blog was nominated for The One Lovely Blog Award by Zak Reid. I’ve been following Zak’s Blog Quick Me Ups for awhile now, and building a friendship. Zak’s great blog is a wonderfully uplifting blog of quick inspiring articles, poems and “good news”, and his warmth, big heart and positive attitude are always a welcome visit to my day. So to receive this award nomination from Zak means a great deal to me, so thank you Zak!

The rules for the award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them.
2. Share 7 things/facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 blogs with links to their blogs.
4. Contact these bloggers to let them know.

Fields of yellow

I’d like to start instead by listing the 15 blogs I am nominating. I regularly read these blogs and receive emails in my inbox when there are new posts to read. I comment on most of these blogs as I truly love and value the content. Whether they bring photos or stories, are sad, funny or thought-provoking, they always shine a light on the beautiful heart of the blog author and that is what brings me to treasure them. So here is my list and their place in the list doesn’t designate preference as they are all special to me.

So here goes:

1. Petals Unfolding – Amy shares her beautiful photos, poems and her big heart.
2. Cult Fit – a lovely blog of photos, poems, topics to meditate upon, and life stories about bike riding, yoga, mindfulness and one man’s journey to be more present in his life.
3. Belove Believe – A sweet blog of images, quotes, uplifting and encouraging.
4. A Spiritual Journey – An honest, heart touching blog of a woman’s spiritual journey while finding ways to reach out to her autistic son, gain independence and progress amidst her health challenges, all while furthering her education.
5. Otrazhenie – An often thought provoking blog of stories, images and poems. Some shock, some amuse, but all express the deep care the author has for humanity.
6. Freedom 4 Humanity – A profound discussion of humanity’s journey to transformation and sovereignty and the authors contribution to assist the planet and individuals to healing.
7. Jjbegonia – A delightful collection of wonderful recipes, shopping ideas and stories of the author’s delight in her culinary family’s life. I love how close they all are and how much time they share together.
8. Neihtn – A blog with beautiful photos, sharing Neihtn’s love for nature and all it’s beauty. Neihtn is also the author of the book Village Teacher.
9. Falling Down The Rabbit Hole – Lisa’s blog is an honest sharing of her Christian path of healing.
10. Through Open Lens – Lukus shares his wonderful photography and fun remarks on this blog.
11. The Nefelibata Channel – Andrea shares her music and healing journey on this blog.
12. Cool San Diego Sights – This blog is a daily journey to all the flavors of San Diego as depicted through art, events, and hidden gems.
13. Story Shucker – Stuart shares stories of escapades with his friends and family, both funny and touching.
14. International Bellhop Travel Magazine – A delightful collection of videos, photos and introductions to wonderful places to travel around the world.
15. The Roofless Church Blog – Pedro shares his exploration of his faith, stretching the boundaries of Christianity, inviting us to question and deepen our spirituality along the way.
and…one more-
16. Evolving the Senses – Isis is an artist and on a growthful, spiritual journey, so she shares small canvases of thoughts, feelings, deep questions, to invite you to explore your life and psyche more.

Vulnerable

Before I list my seven things I want to thank all of you who read my blog, comment on my blog and those of you who follow my blog. You have given me the courage to be publicly vulnerable with my writing and allowed me to enter your life, if only for a moment. It is my joy and honor to be allowed into your life and I am filled with gratitude for that gift.

Ok….here is my list of seven things.

1. I graduated with a degree in early childhood education from the University of Arizona, in 1977 and have been involved in working with children from 1970 to 2004, from volunteer work, paid teaching positions as well as teaching creative music and movement to children ages 2 1/2 to 12, privately and briefly through the Humboldt State University’s children’s music program. This work led me to live on the Navajo Reservation at one point.
2. I’ve been on the road for almost 21 months now, traveling through Oregon, California, Utah and Arizona so far.
3. Music has been my passion since I was making up songs from age two, with dreams of entire concerts, from beginning to end, regularly appearing in my night dreams. I play guitar, write some songs and in high school, sang publicly in choir and an 8 part group that performed in various local community clubs and organizations.
4. I have worked on and researched to create one or more international wellness centers/resorts/eco-villages since 1978 and it’s looking like I finally might soon have the funding and support to create them.
5. I grew up with severe asthma, spent my childhood and into adulthood in emergency rooms and hospitals and died a couple times and was close to death many times.
6. I love to be outside moving through nature, communing with the trees and land around me.
7. I can make my way around cities but prefer smaller towns for living, where nature is close by and community thrives.

Thanks again for the nomination Zak and for the opportunity to introduce my readers to other treasured blogs!

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About katelon

I have been a wellness trainer, therapist, consultant and coach for 36 years, trained in 16 therapies from massage and reflexology to hypnotherapy and NLP, to past life regression and various spiritual therapies. I do my work in person and long distance. I also offer workshops to companies in wellness, stress release, diversity, team building, communication and more. My deepest dream is to create wellness centers all over the world, for not only individual wellness but environmental, family, business, community, and international wellness. I envision of world of peace, harmony and cooperation. I am available as a consultant to work with the creation of wellness centers and eco-villages and often refer others to various wellness centers and resorts in the area of their preference. Check out my website http://www.empowerandbalance.com

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  1. Hi Katelon! Sorry for arriving so late to the party! Thank you for your very kind words, they are very appreciated 🙂 The two best things about this post are – a whole new list of blogs to check out, and even better, new information about you!! One thing that jumped out at me was the music – you seem to be very in touch with yourself, which gives your dreams more weight for me. I know pursuing a musical career is probably not your intention – but what about recording a few songs? Have you tried that? I personally would love to hear your creative side 🙂 I also make music but pretty different, I’m an emceee (rapper) and love to write lyrics and songs. I’ll send you a link sometime.

    Also, I’m very aware of your on-the-road life and your goal to open up international wellness centers, but my question is – even if you keep up the travel in some capacity, where could you imagine yourself having a little place to call home? Maybe an apartment or small home. NorthWest? Colorado? Northern California? I imagine you in a green, beautiful, tranquil place as your home base, and from there, travelling. Where can you imagine that place being, or does that not enter your mind? Best regards and thank you again so much for your kind words. Take care!!
    – Zak

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    • Thank you Zak for such a loving and thoughtful comment! I have recorded some of my songs. My son grew up being read to every night, and sung to, until he went to college. So once at college he requested a tape of all the songs he grew up hearing me sing and play..mostly songs written by others but some written by me. So, I went into a friend’s studio and made a simply recorded 2 90 min. tapes for him. I feel that in the future, I will be doing more with music.

      As for a place to settle, I’m sure I’ll have a home base at the first wellness center, and feel that will be in Colorado. I’ll have to see what transpires though. I do love mountains, green, wonderful vistas, smaller towns:)

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