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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Reflection for the Fall Equinox: Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation. ~ Charles Cook Today is the Fall (Autumnal) Equinox in Virginia There are so […]
It is always a joy to meet young people whose spirit and vision for the future are inspiring and compelling. Today I want to introduce you to just such a young woman: Annabelle Palmer. My friend Coe Sherrard, owner of The Woodstock Café and Shoppes, pulled me aside recently to share an excerpt from the […]
Giving is good…until it’s too much. Let’s talk about setting boundaries. This is updated from an earlier post, but the message is even more important than ever for those striving to live the Heartspoken life. It’s important to remember that while generosity and giving of ourselves is essential, if we don’t set healthy boundaries, we […]
We cannot escape death and grief, so we must learn how to deal with them. Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death, and Surviving by Julia Samuel Reviewed by Elizabeth H. Cottrell 4 stars out of 5 [NOTE: this is a more detailed review than the one I posted on Amazon and Goodreads.] Grief Works was highly recommended […]
If you’ve lost your inner child, maybe it’s time you found her again—when you do, you’ll also rediscover the joy and wonder and fearlessness you once knew. If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree… I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up, Not me! Lyrics by […]
“How do I build a relationship with God?” is a question I’m often asked, and it’s tempting to make the process more complicated than it needs to be. This post is revised and updated from its first appearance in 2014. “Good things as well as bad, you know, are caught by a kind of infection. If […]
How honored I was to be a recent guest on Aprille Janes’s wonderful blog, where she explores the myriad ways we might cultivate our creative gifts. Come on over and read Aprille’s interview with me—“Meet my creative friend, Elizabeth Cottrell.” You’ll learn one of my dirty little secrets: for years, I thought I wasn’t creative or […]