Balancing the Brain

Our health is important.  Our mental health is extremely important.  Depression is real.  So is anxiety and so many other mental health issues.  This is something that has been on my mind a lot lately.  I’m writing this now after learning of the tragic passing of the utterly talented musician Chris Cornell.  To hear of his death was heartbreaking, to learn it was suicide was unfathomable to me.  He is such a beautiful soul.  We never know what is truly going on in a person’s life or head but he seemed to have so much going for him.

Unfortunately I have known people who have taken their own lives.  It’s always been a shock to me and I didn’t see it coming.  It always makes me wonder what goes on in a person’s life where their mind or their soul says they have just had enough and can’t take it anymore.  I think we all go through dark times, but there has to be a way out, something better than choosing death, if only we could all find that light.

Throughout my life I have been blessed to come across many individuals who are truly invested in helping others heal.  The world is so greatly in need of that.  It has been a great learning experience in talking with all of them, sharing our wisdom.  I myself get frustrated when doctors just throw pills at people.  It’s like trying to put a band aid on something and many times it doesn’t work, or work that well.  Don’t get me wrong, sometimes medicine is necessary and can be a life changer as well but there has to be other answers.

Many of us are doing our part to try and inspire people to take care of their health, mind, body, spirit and soul.  There are many ways to help mental health through meditation, visualization, yoga, breathing, exercising, eating healthy and so on.  But what if that’s not enough?  The brain wants to be in balance, but what if it can’t get their on it’s own?  Recently I’ve been introduced to Neurofeedback.  A qualified individual can hook your brain up to a machine to work on things like depression and anxiety and balance your brain’s right and left hemispheres.  I’ve seen it work wonders.  I’m hoping that it can work for others who are not aware of it.  It takes going at least 4 times one week apart at first and then adjusting from there on an individual basis.  I’m not able to give much more technical details than that and I don’t know how many people out there do Neurofeedback but if you think you or someone else might need it, please do your research and find someone who can help.  I’m passing this information on because I don’t want to see others struggle.  I hope you pass on the information as well.

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell but if you see someone in need, please be a listening ear to them.  Sometimes it gets rough but all we can do is try.  If anyone needs to chat, I’m here.

In closing here are a few photos I took of Chris during his solo tour in 2011.  He was part of a movement in music.  He stretched his talent in so many ways and touched the hearts of many.  May his soul rest in peace.



Sunrise Meditation

Mornings are always good.  It when life gives us the opportunity to start again.


At night sleep gives us the rest we need to allow us to let go of anything that bothered or haunted us from the day before.  It’s where we dream, recover and repair mind, body, spirit and soul.

The sun rises as we awake with the ability to start a new day fresh, free from anything we want to let go.  It gives us another opportunity to move forward.

I am personally grateful for the sun.  I turn to it each day for strength and energy.

Sunrise is a great opportunity to set your intentions for the day and/or your life.  It’s where you can state your gratitude, say your affirmations, speak to the universe and or the divine, speak to yourself, and then listen quietly.

Meditate toward the sun as you absorb it’s healing light.  If you can’t always do this out in nature, pick a photo or photos of the sun that resonate with you.  Spend a little time viewing them.  Then close your eyes and visualize inside your mind, feeling the warmth of the sun, going though your meditation ritual.



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How many of you meditate or state your intentions in the morning?  What’s your ritual?  What helps you to start your day?

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** For more sun photos visit my Facebook page The Sun album https://www.facebook.com/pg/HeatherMariaPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=374417282600338

Enjoy each and every day!


Celebrating the National Poetry Month of April

Hello to April!  I’ve been born in a month that is perfect for me…Spring, Rebirth, Poetry

Today is the 4th of the 4th

“The four vibration resonates deeply with the Angelic forces of nature.”

Take some time to get outside, breathe the fresh air and explore.

“The Poetry of Earth is Never Dead” – John Keats

“Love is cure. Love is power. Love is the magic of change. Love is the mirror of divine beauty.”  Rumi

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Who are some of your favorite poets or favorite poems?


I long to be able to touch the world through my words and photos.

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Present A Dream

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Blessings From Beyond

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Cinnamon Sunshine

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Gates of the Heart

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Inner Light


What do you desire to create?

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What do you create or desire to create?

Passion can attack us at our very core.  For me creating photographs and poetry plus combining the two is embedded in my soul.  I am truly blessed at having this type of creativity within me.

So many things bring me inspiration.  To have the ability to capture that through a photograph or through words is not only infectious but a blessing that I would never take for granted.  I treasure the fact that I can share this with the world.

One of my deepest yearnings is to share love.  Within the context of love there is is a multitude of words, thoughts and emotions related.  Passion, compassion, encouragement, empowerment, joy, happiness, peace, kindness, inspiration and so on.  It is my innate desire to bring this to the world.  I aspire to be not only an inspirational but a positively influential being and I am frequently drawn to the same type of soul.

In one way or another we are all connected within our souls.  When we live in balance it it easier to see that.  Balancing the mind, body, spirit, and soul brings forth a new dimension of ourselves.  A brighter and better one.

When I write I really pull from my soul.  That’s when I feel I am at my best, when we are all at our best, no matter what we are doing at that moment in time.

Fill yourself with love, then encourage yourself to see what transpires.


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Moonbeam Sky




Happy World Poetry Day 2017

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Valley of Love


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Soul Mind

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Soul’s Light


These and more are available on my ETSY site


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Happy Spring!

The first day of Spring is always a celebration for me.

As the seasons change so do we.

Springtime comes in vigorously.  It’s a time of abundance.  Look to the flowers and nature to see how things grow and rejuvenate themselves.

After a cold still winter it’s time to feel alive again, stretching out into our own, looking forward to all things life can produce.

Take time to replenish your system and feel gratitude for life.








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Celebrating the Irish in you :)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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