25 June 2012

Gentle Living~

Happy Monday all!
And welcome Summer!! :)
A few months ago, I was contacted by a really sweet girl named Liz regarding featuring me and my home on her site called "Gentle Living".

Here's a little about "Gentle Living" written by Liz for her blog:

Gentle Living: A spiritual niche of sorts. A way of living.
A manner of being. A striving for better. A loving of what is.
"I’m Liz. I’m a sensitive Cancer, a recovering lawyer, an animal lover, a traveler, a writer… 
I believe people should treat themselves better, treat others better, and be kinder to animals and our planet. We’re all connected and our lives have a deeper meaning than some of the day to day things that preoccupy us.
I am a champion of the underdog and a believer in giving a voice to the voiceless, human and animal alike. I am highly sensitive and a bit of an emotional savant, I see the world in colors of emotion, I see things many can’t.
I used to believe in stress and overwhelm, trading money for misery, and working to please only others. Now I believe in doing what comes naturally, what’s creative, what brings the most joy, and what does the most good.
I love writing to inspire others to be kinder to themselves and the world around them. Selfishness, greed, ego, apathy and disregard are old-paradigm thinking. We’re all meant to be loved and respected and to thrive. I believe that we should all use our unique strengths to contribute to the world. I believe that small consistent actions can have big impacts.
Gentle Living is a lifestyle blog. It embraces everything involved in living a gentle but powerful life. From self-love & acceptance (including a shy girl’s manifesto series), to animal welfare, to travel, to home decor, it’s all gentle; not weak, just gentle. Being gentle is sometimes the most powerful thing you can do for yourself and the world around you. Join us by signing up below (and receive our free guides)."

**Liz also runs a travel company called "Your Time travels", where she currently books African Safari's  so you can see the animals in their natural habitat.

***Please stop by her beautiful site and be inspired to live more gently! 

Also, if you want to check out my feature, click 

"{Gentle Powerful Souls} Melinda Reyes & Alabaster Rose Designs"

 Thanks so much Liz!!

Have a beautiful week everyone!!!



  1. I just read your feature over there, Melinda, and it's fabulous! So are the eye candy photos of your home. I love what you say about our Blessed Mother, too - gentle and yet so powerful.
    Wonderful job and I'm sure your words resonated with a lot of people. :)

  2. Hi Melinda,
    What a beautiful excerpt from Liz's blog Gentle Living. I visited her site and tried to follow via google friend connect but can't find it; I don't have a twitter or a facebook; I'd love to follow her!
    Have a lovely week,

  3. Hi Melinda! Just seeing this, so sweet of you to post this!! I absolutely loved interviewing you and I feel so inspired every time I come to your beautiful site! Thanks again and I'm so glad we connected!!

  4. Hi Melinda,

    Oh I really enjoyed reading that article about you!!! You really do have an eye for the most beautiful things, and you put it all together sooo nicely!!! I've missed your posts since I've been on and off blogland, so it's such a treat for me to be able to read more things about you - we have so much in common. I hope to be able to get together with you before the summer is over. I am taking a summer course and it has been keeping me on my toes again!!!

    How is your photography class going? I'm sure you are doing really well!!! Take care and chat with you soon.



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