About

Hi! I don’t know where to begin… First and foremost, if you’ve stumbled across my blog, you will probably read several stories about my son. I’m a single mom (for 11 years) and my son is my heartbeat. It is because of him, that through the toughest times of my life, I am very much in fact, still here. He has reached an age where he is better able to communicate and he trusts me fully. He shares his secrets (for now) and tells me things he can’t/won’t talk to anyone else about. He hasn’t had the easiest life so far, but from here on out, I plan on doing it right. Not that there’s a right and wrong when it comes to parenting. There’s what works and what doesn’t. Now that I’ve rid my life of all the negative people, and things (Facebook) that have cause me to be so distant from him, I’ll stick to what works. I found it, and I’m not going to let go.

Secondly, you must realize that writing is simply in my DNA. Even driving down the road, I’m forever forming posts, writing letters, or adding new ides to my book in my mind. When I return home, I write it all down. It’s an addiction. If I’m not writing, you know something’s wrong. I was published in a children’s magazine YEARS ago. I have since gotten away from writing for children, and have started to flirt with the idea of writing nonfiction for adults. I’d love to tell you the genre, but I don’t quite know that there is one for all that I’m writing.

We are far from religious, but we do practice Buddhism on a daily basis. If you know about Buddhism, you’ll know that it isn’t a religion. It’s living your life in kindness; to others as well as yourself. Thoughts do in fact become things. What you put out to the universe is what will come back to you. So, if you wake up in a rotten mood and take it out on those around you, don’t be surprised when you’re met with the same. However, if you wake up, grateful for the day ahead, the roof over your head, the food in your stomach, the loved ones surrounding you than expect more of it.

After 35 years, and countless failed relationships (including one marriage), I think I’ve finally found the real thing. The “Out of the ball park” kind of love. The ups with the downs, but at the end of the day, we both know where the others head is going to rest. Being a VERY private person, He’d probably be a bit upset if he knew I even wrote that, so I’ll leave it at that.

I hope you enjoy what you read here, because I certainly enjoy writing it. Happy blogging!!

~Kate

loveofmylife           … My Life…      heart beat

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50 thoughts on “About

  1. Here because of Kitt O’ Malley.

    You mentioned Buddhism. I love the Eastern paths; I have spent some time studying Taoism and consider myself a philosophical Taoist. It is indeed a way of life. I do happen to be a religious person, but I see the Eastern paths intertwining harmoniously with my religious observances. Some might not agree with that, but, it works for me.

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    • Well, thanks for stopping by and sharing. We are fairly new to Buddhism, but it’s just so natural and it fits. I know it said not to be a religion, but that is how I and my 11 year old use it. We pray often (several time a day) for those who hurt us, we live our life in kindness. Whether it’s going out of our way to help someone in need, or random, anonymous acts of kindness. Do you talk about Buddhism on your page? I’d love to learn to learn more about it! So, obviously I’m going to have to go check it out now, but if it IS something you talk about often, you’ve definitely got yourself a new follower!!

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      • I mentioned Taoism- that’s more where my focus is. But the one who I refer to as my Sifu-of-Sorts (who introduced me to the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu) is Buddhist; specifically, Zen Animist.

        Both Buddhism and Taoism have incidences of religious practice throughout Eurasia and Oceania (the island nations of the Pacific Ocean), so they CAN be observed as religion. But they can be observed as philosophy, as well. Religiously, I am LDS/Mormon. Philosophically, I feel Taoism reflects many of my beliefs. I don’t see them contradicting each other at all. My youngest sister, who is also Mormon, teaches yoga, and I know she understands the broader philosophical/life-way view of that practice.

        If you come to my About page, I have my posts on Eastern paths (“The tao”) sorted there.

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  2. Hey! I’m not sure what your policy is on awards, but I think you deserve the recognition so I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! =]
    There is no pressure to accept, participate, or follow the rules exactly.
    If you are interested, you can check it out here: http://wp.me/p374p6-1uS

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  3. Very excited to follow your blog! I don’t know a whole lot of Buddhism bad always hear great things about it! I would really like to learn more. Other than reading on google – do you have any good books to recommend about it?

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  4. I love the tagline on your blog…and the artwork! I’m looking forward to checking out some good posts, especially on kindness because we need more of it in today’s world 🙂

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  5. I love your tagline at the top pf your blog…and the artwork! looking forward to some good posts especially about kindness because it really is the way to go in this world and we need to keep the kindness growing!! 🙂

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  6. Just loved this, Kate:

    “Thoughts do in fact become things. What you put out to the universe is what will come back to you.”

    Thanks for being you.

    Heart,
    Dani

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  7. I’m glad you started a new blog where you can write freely and not have it hacked. I LOVE your hour statement. Electronic free weekend. It is something I should do myself, but I’m not there yet. Thanks for being a role model.

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    • We are by far saints… we sometimes break the rules. But the general idea is to be conscious while spending time together; not yessing each other with our faces in our electronic devices. But thank you.

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      • Thank you. This is fairly new to me, but since deleting my Facebook account, I’m now aware of just how much time I was really missing out on with my son. I don’t like that, so I changed it. (Or should I say… I’m in the process of changing it.) Just like anything else, change is difficult, but not at all impossible.

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    • Yea… he found me. But I moderate ALL of my comments, so none of his vulgarity has been able to get through. Like I said… I’m slowly but surely fading away… and loving every minute of it!!

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    • I’m actually in the process of writing a Twitter series. 🙂 So maybe you’ll figure it out from that. Just a way to vent and talk without the world knowing. 😀

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      • And I’ve had every private conversation I had on the internet, whether through e mail, Facebook, whatever, broadcasted for the world thanks to my hacking ex. Privacy is no longer an issue for me. I WANT he world to know me. I’m definitely unique. However, I no longer shy away from that uniqueness. I embrace it, and put it out there for public display. Now he can’t hurt me, because he world already knows… 😉

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If you can't be kind, be quiet. : ) Have a good day!!

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