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M.L. Gallagher

I haven't always known joy. Haven't always taken 100% responsibility for my own happiness. In fact, there was a time when I was in the depths of an abusive relationship and wanted to die. And then, I got my life back when a black and white police cruiser drove up and delivered a miracle. The... Full Bio
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I'm over at A Year of Making a Difference! by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I have been absent from this place for awhile. Oh, I've been writing every day -- just not here. And in case you're looking for me and wondering where I'm at.... ... Read on »
Life is an act of creation by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness When I was a child my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll be the pope.' Instead I became a painter and woun ... Read on »
In Liberty's Gaze (a 4th of July Repost) by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free. Clarence Darrow She didn't know ... Read on »
In Wine Country by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I am relaxing in the 'sitting room' of the B&B where C.C. and I are staying in Sonoma County. Yesterday we drove along the coast from San Francisco, the top down on the m ... Read on »
Breathless I fall (a poem from wine country) by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness BREATHLESS I FALL In this place, ocean breezes carry me senseless thoughts unravelling streaming out like clouds floating by without regard to time or ... Read on »
In this sacred space by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness We met, six peace-makers in a room, plotting, scheming, designing peace. It is all in aid of Summer of Peace Calgary 2012 which kicks-off Friday night at Drumming Up Peace! ... Read on »
Mary Oliver. I am breathing ( a poem) by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Mary Oliver:  I am breathing Breathing just a little life flows without thought of each moment passing away draining into the next every drop of ... Read on »
In That Place (a poem) by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Recently, a young woman from England dropped in here to say hello. I wandered over to her place and was touched by her courage, her wisdom and her awareness. She's not ... Read on »
We are here to be our miraculous selves by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness It has been over two weeks since I posted here. How time flies. I sometimes wonder.... if I didn't post here any more would I miss it. And then I realize -- I would. B ... Read on »
When time stopped. by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness May 21. A momentous day. A day worth noting. Remarking. Celebrating. A day like any other day, except, this day was 'the day'. Nine years ago today, at 9:14 am. This i ... Read on »
In the comfort of not moving by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness It is Saturday. A day of relaxation. Togetherness. Shopping. Errands. going to the market on our list of 'to do's'. Getting dinner ready to share with friends. C.C. ca ... Read on »
Summer of Peace Calgary 2012 by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness It is time. Time to awaken, to rise up, to celebrate. Time to open our hearts, shift our minds and lift our spirits up! It is time to put down arms wit ... Read on »
Happy Mother's Day! (repost from A Year...) by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness It is Mother's Day. A time to celebrate.  A time to give thanks. A time to say, I love you mom. I was the final note in a quartet of children. The 'baby' of the family ... Read on »
Judgments hurt by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Something has changed in how blogger notifies me of comments, and I keep finding comments in my notifications that I thought I'd approved but somehow didn't get posted! My ... Read on »
Spinning through time and space. I beat the drum. by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Yesterday's walk. Before the snow. I went drumming last night. I pound upon the drum skin. I beat the rhythm of my heart. And I was refreshed, renewed, ... Read on »
Choosing my thoughts carefully. by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness I am doing contract communications work for an agency in the city. It is a retainer based situation -- which means I commit to a certain number of hours a week. Which is gr ... Read on »
Still Saturday. by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness Sandra Heska King 's Still Saturday inspires me to "gaze long and drink deep" with her invitation to "pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a whi ... Read on »
The Ocean Refuses No River by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness The ocean refuses no river.   Mirabai Ceiba I listened to Mirabai Ceiba for the first time this morning singing their beautiful song of life, The Ocean . The openi ... Read on »
Letting go, I become, that which I hold onto. by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness In the Soul of a Pilgrim course I studied during Lent, course moderator and Abbess of Abbey of the Arts , Christine Valters Paintner, asked in one of the lessons, "What if ... Read on »
Family times and heart places by M.L. Gallagher Posted in: Blog Posts in Happiness First Course Salad C.C.'s daughter Mikaela is having a grand time eating her way through Paris. After a month and a half she has discovered more fabulo ... Read on »