I’m a writer exploring the world of blogging as creative expression.

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This blog began as my creative outlet to explore writing and reach for more joy in my life. After more than 2 years of blogging, I can say that it’s been a wonderful journey to joy. I have found more peace, joy and purpose in my life thanks to blogging and connecting with writers and readers around the globe. What began as a personal journey to joy has become a shared journey to joy and freedom. I believe that we are meant to thrive, live and love fully, The journey of life is learning how to do that. Not always easy, but definitely worth the journey!

Choice is probably our greatest power, love our greatest gift, and gratitude our greatest tool for unlocking minds and hearts.

I love sharing inspiring stories and helping others to thrive. If I can inspire or help you thrive, I would be honored. May you find the peace that passes understanding. Then you’ll have a taste of true freedom and joy.

Wishing you a lifetime of blessings.

They are often right where we are, once we learn to accept and appreciate our lives. May you feed your creative urges and open the door to your greatness.

blessings, muse brad

P.S. My blog is award free by purposeful choice. Thanks for understanding. <3

I very much appreciate every nomination and acknowledgement of my blog. Even more, I appreciate the people who care enough to read, comment and share my writing with others. I prefer spontaneous sharing of each other’s blogs and posts. Blessings my dear readers and friends.

P.S.S. Thank you Sangeeta, Stacy, Rupa, Fatima, Rachel, Lorrie and all who have graciously nominated me for awards.

97 thoughts on “About

    • Thanks Denise, when you visit, you really do it with gusto! Thanks. I appreciate you reading & commenting on several posts. Yes, we share some interests, especially moving from surviving to thriving. I grew up in a typical disfunctional family and have gradually learned tools to thrive and grow. I share my journey in the hopes of helping others as I imagine you do too.
      blessings, brad

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  3. Thank you so much for your comment on my Halloween Poem and Short Story, and for following my blog, Brad. I’m looking forward to checking out your world as well. Have a safe and Happy Halloween! ~ Julie :)

  4. Dear Brad,
    This is one of the most memorable “About” I have read in a long time. I believe it is because every sentence, every word shines so purely from your heart. I could just sit down and reflect on each line above and they would indeed open up new worlds, new thoughts. Indeed, I believe you do inspire us all to become more than what we thought we could be. Sharon

    • Wow! Thank you Sharon for your kind words. They touched me to my core. I’m delighted that my words shine, inspire and open new worlds for you. If I can touch even a few people like yourself, then I will be a happy muse. Thanks for your support. Hearing from my readers means a lot to me!!! Brad

    • Thank you Barbara. I’m delighted to have you visit and follow my blog. I just visited yours and was appreciating the vibrant colors that welcome and uplift. I hope to hear more from you. Thanks! Brad

    • Thanks Lala! I appreciate your visiting my blog and leaving such kind words. I enjoy helping others. If my words and posts can inspire or touch, then I am happy and grateful. I hope to hear more from you. blessings, Brad

  5. I get such a vibe of positivity from just the couple of posts I read here. Looking forward to reading much more!
    warmth and lightness to you!

    • Thanks for visiting. I’m glad you were touched by my posts. Connecting and inspiring are my main goals, though I’m also realizing that sometimes
      we have to be willing to go through the fear & pain to arrive at the light, but that’s another post! thanks, Brad

  6. Hi and thanx-merci for dropping by my crossroads! Have a great Friday and a serene weekend! cheers, Mélanie
    * * *
    P.S. did u know that Brad means “fir tree” in Romanian?!… :)

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  8. Thank you for taking the time to read my poem, “The Sigh of the Eternal Glade” today and showing your support with a friendly like. :) I have the soul of an old writer, but I am a newborn in the blogging world, just starting this month. I started too for very similar reasons and for gaining a forgotten voice. I have found in a very short time how much this process has redirected and will change my journey; connecting with people like you along the way is such a blessing. My best to you.

    • You’re very welcome and thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoy poetry, both reading and writing. Connecting has been a wonderful benefit to the writing for me. I love the expressing, sharing, inspiring and freeing my inner muse. May your soul find a voice that feeds you and others. blessings, Brad

  9. Thank you dear friend. I very much appreciate being nominated as one of the writers that you believe models peace and justice. I will accept the award in my heart, bless you, and continue to write and stand for peace and love in the world. blessings, Brad

  10. Hey Brad I wanted to stop by and thank you for taking the time to read and like my post about race on Holistic Wayfarer’s site.
    Thanks SM

  11. Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays dear Brad! <3 May the year ahead and many more to come, bring you abundant love, light and all things beautiful..my warmest wishes :) Enjoy your special day!

  12. Thank you so much Himani. You and your kind spirit touch and nourish me. I am delighted to know you and appreciate your blessings today and any day! I would love to meet you and Ihsan one day! :)

  13. Thanks Lorrie, I appreciate you and am delighted that we’ve connected. While I’m touched you have nominated me, my blog is award free as explained above. I prefer the spontaneity of freely sharing other blogs that touch me and visa versa. Thanks for thinking of me. blessings, Brad

  14. Hello, I’m happy to have stumbled onto your blog from seeing your comments on another one I follow. Looking forward to exploring more…I like your blog name and ‘about’ :)

  15. So glad to have discovered your blog, Brad! I look forward to getting to know you through your writing…to being enlightened for having ‘read’ you. All the best! ~Karen~

    • Welcome Shelley. Already vying for favorite reader award? XD (I hope my humor goes over). Thank you. My first and stronger passion is photography, but I’m out of practice and without a good camera. That’s nice feedback to know that my words have grown and developed. I never really aspired to be a writer, I simply enjoy the process of pondering, writing and sharing. More to ponder! :)

  16. Great blog, and I most like your definition of “a place to connect, inspire, and thrive” as there is nothing more important to receive when visiting another blog. Cheers!

  17. Hi Brad, I am across your blog via a comment you left on Neha’s (forgottenmeadows). Glad I popped over to take a look :) So many wonderful thoughts, inspiration and writings on peace. Looking forward to revisting regularly.

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