My story began in the dark, it seeded there, it came to life from there.
I have weaved my experience of nursing and doula into creating a spiritual practice. I draw upon prayer and meditation as my heart based practice for myself as well as in service with others. There is medicine in sharing our stories. I am a believer in writing to heal and have been journaling and writing since having an online presence. You will also find my photographs on here as I explore the land and its energy, as well as its spirit.
November 11, 2013 at 11:57 am
thank you for stopping by the it’s Write for You blog, much appreciated. Spookily I started the writing service when my consultancy ceased to be viable after being diagnosed with cancer. so I write for pleasure and for business reasons now. Interesting that your blog is all about that. I,ll keep checking by
November 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm
I hope you are doing well and enjoying a love for words. I have found writing a great benefit to wellbeing and I’m constantly learning.
December 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm
Hey Janice, Cool blog! Very interesting and we will definitely be back. Your friends at http://www.hitchhikershandbook.com
December 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Thanks for stopping by, very much appreciated. Thank you for your kind comments
February 4, 2014 at 9:28 pm
We at Three’s Cooking appreciate your blog and we are nominating you for the Leibster Award. Please feel free to participate and join in the fun. Although we do understand it if you life just doesn’t allow for it.
Cee, Chris and Sobha
February 5, 2014 at 2:52 pm
Thank you so much you beautiful people. I’m truly honoured this is so beyond my expectations. I am very pleased you like my blog.
February 21, 2014 at 12:03 am
Greetings. I really like what you are doing and I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award. http://jenyrunningbrook.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/im-delighted-to-accept-this-sunshine-award/
February 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm
Thank you so much runningbrook777. I am truly honoured and so pleased you like my blog 🙂
March 8, 2014 at 5:17 pm
As a new Spikey Janice, you’ve joined a growing clan of folk known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂
Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.
My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures since the 70′s, as well as day to day happenings on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it. Of course, if you have any suggestions for me, I’d love to hear from you, serious; email me.
In return, I promise not to be overbearing with perhaps 2-3 posts a day tops. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.
Thanks again for your vote of confidence, hope you have a great day…
March 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm
Thanks Uncle Spike, looking forward to your posts 🙂
March 12, 2014 at 3:51 pm
March 23, 2014 at 6:04 pm
I’m excited to inform you that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! I truly admire your talent as a writer and want to share your inspirational work with the world!
Should you choose to accept this award, please visit this link:
-Copy the versatile blogger icon from this post so you can insert this into your own acceptance post.
-Choose 7 random facts about yourself you wish to share and type these in for your readers.
-Select your 10 favorite blogs you wish to nominate for the award, and add these as well to your post with a description of why you admire them.
– Tell these bloggers you have nominated them for the award, and add a link.
Please link back to my blog so I can read your wonderful acceptance speech! 🙂
March 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm
Hi Adelie, I feel very blessed at your kindness. Thank you so much for the nomination and appreciation of the blog. I will get to on the response this week and follow the steps. Thank you again I am truly honoured by your words 🙂
March 23, 2014 at 11:11 pm
I’m so glad to hear you’ve accepted! I greatly admire the creativity and heart behind your work, so I was compelled to make sure other people are enjoying your work as well!
April 7, 2014 at 5:42 pm
Your work is beautiful Janice. You are a gifted writer and you have an eye for visual details that tell a story. I am enjoying my visits to your site.
April 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm
Thank you so much I am truly honoured that you visit and like the posts. I am very pleased you like the blog. Again, thank you so very much you are very kind.
April 25, 2014 at 9:42 pm
I admire the quality of your poetry, each post inspires and your blog is a great body of work. I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award
Congratulations and my best regards!
(of course do not worry if you do not wish to accept!)
April 26, 2014 at 5:48 pm
Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. I am truly honoured you have nominated me for the Award. I will get round to posting my reply in the next week or so. And I am pleased to accept and participate.
April 27, 2014 at 7:35 am
Brilliant news! I am a big fan of your poetry. Take all the time you want.
Enjoy your award!
April 27, 2014 at 8:03 am
Thanks Lita 🙂
April 25, 2014 at 10:08 pm
Hi Janice, I found your blog from litadoolan’s latest post. You are one of her blog nominees. I love your photographs and I am looking forward to sinking into your poems this evening when I have a chance to really read. It looks like we share a love for photography and heart felt writing, lovely.
April 26, 2014 at 5:53 pm
I looked at your blog and it’s a great place of photography and moving words. I’ll be delighted to visit again soon. Thank you for your lovely comment and I am so pleased you liked Medicinalmeadows. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy.
May 26, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Someone once quoted a quote, perhaps from Andre Gide, perhaps Cocteau– but in any event, a 20th century French writer with advice to young writers: “If you can possibly avoid writing, do so.” I’ve thought about it a lot over the years. I haven’t been able to avoid writing…
October 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm
Hi Janice, so glad I followed you here – the blogname definitely made me curious! I also believe that writing is therapeutic. In fact, it is backed up by research (Dr. Pennebaker has decades worth of studies on the healing power of journaling). Looking forward to browsing around…
October 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm
Hi, thanks for stopping by. Yes, I follow Pennebaker and Evans. Writing has proved very therapeutic for me and I believe in the research findings that it does help. I love taking photos and writing about what I see and feel from the image. Happy browsing. And thanks again 🙂
October 10, 2014 at 11:36 am
Hi Janice, thanks for the “likes”, good to meet you! 🙂
October 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm
And you too, you’re welcome regards the liked posts, beautiful 🙂
November 23, 2014 at 9:47 am
Thanks to know you, be strong and God bless you always. Keep it up. Thanks a lot for visit my blog. Warm regards #Della.
November 23, 2014 at 9:57 am
Thanks for the lovely comment and thanks for the follow 🙂
April 11, 2015 at 1:43 pm
Have you read this article? http://well.blogs.nytimes.com//2015/01/19/writing-your-way-to-happiness/ I teach writing at a bilingual college, and I use this article in my classes. Just thought I’d send it along after reading about the origin of your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine!
April 11, 2015 at 10:26 pm
Thank you so much for sending this article, it’s so interesting how writing effects physical and mental health. I have been following Pennebaker and Evans, their work is very enlightening. I have completed their writing to heal exercises which are very thought provoking and moving. Thank you so much for your message and the article. Thanks for stopping by too, blessings to you my fellow blogger.
April 30, 2015 at 9:03 am
A lovely blog, Janice 🙂
April 30, 2015 at 9:50 am
Thank you Paula. Thank you so much for stopping by and for writing the comment. I appreciate it very much.
April 30, 2015 at 9:55 am
You’re most welcome 🙂
May 12, 2015 at 8:47 pm
Pleased to meet you Janice. 🙂