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National Novel Writing Month is in full swing and I am participating this year for the first time. I'm writing a memoir. I'm finally going to get the story out that's been locked inside me my whole life. My hope is that in doing this I will be able to spring forward with a new lease on life, with hope and determination to make beauty bloom from all of the disturbing recollections I'm writing about. Please click the link to see the progress on my Instagram page. www.instagram.com/loriminutoli
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Follow me on Instagram for more up to date posts. I have yet to find value in this blog space. Even if you don't have Instagram, my page is public so a simple search will find me.www.instagram.com/loriminutoli
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Today I am victorious, because Jesus.
Today I have wisdom, because Jesus.
Today I have favor, because Jesus.
Today I am protected, because Jesus.
Today is a gift packed with blessings.
I need only to receive them.
Today I AM, IN JESUS NAME
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I thought I was getting better, healing and moving on, until I came face to face with family from the past. Yes, imagine I said it that way, as if family could be cordoned off to a place in time. Over flowing with deeply sad emotions, I made it home from seeing them and almost couldn't breathe. People just don't know how much a strong woman holds inside. I couldn't hold back the tears while talking to them but I was trying to. My ex-husband's family was my adopted family for 20+ years. They were everything I ever wanted in life- a big, loving, connected family. However, when I got divorced, I divorced the family as well. I do realize this was a self-inflicted form of punishment but it was a choice I made for deeply personal reasons of which I am not going to talk about right now. Maybe the healing takes time. Maybe I will have to test the waters inch by inch instead of diving right back in. I don't know but today I became very aware of how raw things still are for me. I appreciate their warm, tender compassion - I felt it. But I am not interested in doing that again. Nope. I would rather stay in the safety of my little world and send out these notes to the big world via writing. I put this out here because I honestly believe there is a bigger story happening, one that I just can't see, a new book being written perhaps.
|Posted on August 2, 2019 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
I wish I could post pictures with these blog posts. Imagine if you will, a business card with my name and website and a list of the titles of my books available on Amazon. The back of the card thanks the reader for supporting independent artists. That's it- no phone number, no address, no email. I feel safe handing this card out to people to gain exposure to my books. If you're reading this- THANK YOU! If you're reading any of my books, please feel free to comment anywhere on this page. I would love to hear your thoughts. (click the link to see my business cards on Instagram)
|Posted on August 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
I have an art studio in my home where I paint. Last week, however, I took my paints to the beach and made art in Nature's studio. It was thoroughly satisfying to sit on the beach with a watercolor palette and design bookmarks for my newly published books. I painted 30 of them! To see pictures and a video of these click the link to my Instagram.
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I don't know why it took so long for me to arrive at this point in life where I am finally eating real food, but I'm glad I made it. Don't worry, I haven't been eating plastic all these years, but to be honest, one never knows anymore. I'm loving eating a whole food- plant based diet. Before this, I was enjoying a meat and cheese type diet with vegetables (something like Keto.) And before that I was eating corn chips-every day along with chocolate, soda, and anything I wanted to eat. The change was brought on by my children. They live a vegan lifestyle and have been influencing me for years. Only after I read the book "How Not To Die" by Dr. Michael Greggor did I make the switch to a plant based diet though. And it feels so RIGHT! Not only do the real foods taste good, they look good in my cupboards and fridge. I even started storing dry goods in recycled jars. (see Instagram for photos) I love it. Does this mean I too am vegan? I'd prefer not to be labeled just in case I absolutely cannot resist something non-vegan in the future. Here is something that I'd like to shout about though- I've lost 42lbs in 3 1/2 months! 35 lbs on the keto-type diet in 3 months and 7lbs so far in 2 weeks vegan. Cheers to real food!!
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