Romano Duo Visit

May 8 2017:

We look like a blooming flower! Last day for The Romano Duo visit and I get a wee bit of respite.

Thomas and Lillian are off to enjoy swimming and dinner at The Nugget.

How much can I do (or not do) in about six hours? Letting go and finding out …. xoxo

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Respite: Twas a ride for sure!! I already knew I was going to stay home as I haven’t had the place to myself in a year and a half. So …. did a wee bit of yoga, sobbed and released, read, sobbed and released, wrote a poem, sobbed and released. I truly know how to party hardy!! HA!

It was a full day of much connecting and releasing. I even released in my sleep that night too!

Because I Like It and I Can

**THROWBACK POST**

January 28 2016:

Going for a walk and hanging out in trees. Thomas and I had a wonderful walk this afternoon.

Thomas’ friend told him that he should live in a mansion when he earns a million dollars. Thomas told him he’d be living in a tiny place just like where we live now. “Why?”, his friend asked. Thomas answered, “Because I like it and I can.” Love, sweet love. xoxo

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How to Let Go Through Ceremony

January 13 2017:

Top 10 Countdown Continues! The Number NINE 2016 CamillaDowns.com blog post with the most views (Three blog posts tied for this space. Here’s the second.): “Letting Go Burning Ceremony” ……. xoxoxoxoxo ……

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“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

.. from the blog … “We wrote stories, beliefs, habits, and fears on strips of paper. It was such a wonderful, blissful feeling sitting with both of them doing this. They really, truly understood the process and what types of things to write on the strips. I was so moved. There was a beautiful excitement in the air. A magical anticipation of ….”

 

Biggest Little Photographer Enters Reno Stores

January 4 2017:

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Top 10 Countdown Continues! The Number TWO 2016 blog post on CamillaDowns.com with the most views: “Biggest Little Photographer Arrives – We Did It!”

“This book represents the fruition of a desire. Yet, within that is the message that the steps along the journey of ones desire are what comprises life itself.

It’s sure to inspire with great quotes; almost all of which were chosen by Thomas ….. for ages eight to eighty and beyond!”

Biggest Little Photographer Arrives – We Did It

I Can Do Anything

November 6 2016:

I was drawn to watch this short 3 minute video just now. Although I have moved on from some of the roles and advocacy from this time in my life, this served as a reminder for me in this moment.

This is the video journey that accompanies the book I wrote and published in 2012, D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance.

I CAN do anything I decide and choose I’m going to do ….. AND …. so can YOU! And it will be a success as long as we do it from love and with love. LOVE will free us all … xoxo

Mr. Happy is a Blessing

November 2 2016:

What a blessing Mr. Happy and his human companion, Debbie, are to us! It has just been the perfect pairing! xoxo

“I am here working on a 4 month consulting job and have my dog, Happy, with me. I needed a loving person to take Happy outside for a potty break around noon time every weekday and to dog sit when I am out of town. What a treasure to find Camilla living in the same community. She is a blessing. I highly recommend her and Team TLC to help out with your special pet family member! -Debbie, Building #17

Do you need help with your to do list or someone to walk your 4 legged family member? Let us know! Go here to learn more … http://theteamtlc.com/team-tlc-errand-services/

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Catching Leaves and Wind and Shadows and Speak to Me

October 23 2016:

Beautiful walk with Thomas and Lillian this afternoon. We stopped for a while and caught the leaves as the wind blew them from the trees. Pure love. xoxo

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October 25 2016:

On our windy and chilly walk this afternoon, we paused for Lillian to share her thoughts on why the wind blows ….. xoxo

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Afternoon walk with Lillian today. Windy and chilly and so beautiful!! We noticed how some of the trees are almost completely bare.

The color contrasts are mesmerizing. And, not to be forgotten, we looked at and played with our shadows 55 times in 33 different locations. 😉 ….. Our walks inspire me …. xoxo

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October 26 2016:

Natures gifts this beautiful morning …. glorious trees. How I love thee ….. Thank you. And we’ll have more please. xoxo

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October 27 2016:

More beautiful gifts from nature on my morning walk. A walk in hugely gusty winds. A walk which prompted me to say out loud, “Okay. Here I am. Speak to me.”

About 5 minutes later a young lady came up behind me as I was walking away from a spot I had been standing. She was yelling “Hello” to get my attention.

We chatted about photography, the lake and the different wildlife that visit, writing, poetry, and getting out of ones own way to create from the heart.

Turns out she’s a 15 year old student at Wooster High and is currently taking a Spoken Word Poetry class. She was so excited to be talking with me.

We were practically alone out there as the weather was shifting to heavier wind and rain. She asked if I’d come speak to their class. Of course I will!

I know I am to begin speaking more so if you ask, I’ll most likely say yes! A little bit after getting home I received an email asking if I’d be willing to be a speaker on a panel next month. Of course. Yes! Thank you and I’ll have more please. xoxo

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On the morning walk …. a short video of nothing …. and everything. xoxo

Walking Happy and Oktoberfest and Morse Code

October 21 2016:

Thomas and Camilla walking Happy this morning. Enjoying being Happy’s dog nanny …. as his human calls us. 💙💚🐾 …. xoxo

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October 21 2016:

So fun tonight at The Vintage Oktoberfest!!!! We love where we live!! Check out the cool Polaroid picture Chrissy took of Team TLC!

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October 22 2016:

Walking Happy yesterday afternoon. As I walked past the trees this greeted me. Oh yes, Happy, we must stop a moment so I can soak it in and capture it. xoxo

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October 22 2016:

Thank you Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada (DSNNN) for treating families to a day at the Discovery Museum! Thomas and Lillian loved it! Last visit there was summer 2015!

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Lillian’s name in morse code … via Thomas ….