This week as my Tai Chi class came to a close, our instructor reminded us of the importance of practicing our breathing and strengthening exercises daily. Then she added another suggestion, "Take time to look around you but look with your heart."
This post was originally published in June of 2017. Three years later, many of us may feel broken following months of added stress and anxiety due to COVID-19. Revisit "Broken shells" for it's positive message. Broken shells Walking along the beach, most people pass by the broken shells as they look for the perfect ones. … Continue reading More broken shells
As I earned my senior citizen status, I found myself losing some of my self-imposed filters. For example, when a family member asked what I wanted for my birthday or other gifting occasions, instead of the standard, “Just surprise me!”, I began stating specific things I desired.
How did you feel on March 25? What were you thinking on April 16? How did you react after hearing Texas Governor Greg Abbott announce plans to reopen the state on May 1?
As April ends so does Parkinson’s Awareness month. My Coastal World is pleased to welcome a guest author, Johnny Parky. Johnny Parky is known to others who have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease as a poet, DJ Johnny on Radio Parkies_uk and a humorous writer. Living in Leeds, United Kingdom with his family, Parky’s writings include many British terms and style of humor.
Here is another collection of poetry by Joy Beth. She shares her personal thoughts and feelings as she lives her daily life and reflects on humanity.
This collection of five poems by Joy Beth touches on her thoughts about life. After reading all of them, share in a comment which one was your favorite or how your views might be the same or different.
As February 14 arrives, cards, candy, flowers and special gifts have been purchased to give to a friend, sweetheart or soul mate. This modern day celebration in the middle of February began as a celebration of the beginning of bird mating season in the western world and evolved into what it has become today - a celebration of love between a couple.
January of each new year brings thoughts of resolutions. What should you change? How will you change? Or, should you first ask, why should you change?
As we look behind us at the end of 2018, there were smiles and tears. This poem was written by Joy Beth on December 29, 2017, just four months following Hurricane Harvey. So many lost everything. So many suffered losses. So many were struggling. Each year brings new challenges to all of us…some lose a loved one...some lose a job…some search for a reason to live. So, why celebrate?