Do You Live Life with Abandon

January 15 2017:

Last one! Top 10 Countdown Finished! The Number TEN 2016 blog post with the most views: “Why I Live Life With Abandon” …. xoxoxo ….

Another I’m blessed to have revisited just now. WOW!

Why I Live Life with Abandon

” …… My therapists have been the authors of the books I read. Two of my greatest teachers have been my kids, Thomas and Lillian. Other teachers have been the suffering brought on by my thoughts, beliefs, and ideas, and those with whom I have shared un-lovely moments. The friends I share absolutely everything with are nature, meditation, and my own version of praying …… “

Bursting with Vibrancy by Camilla Downs


“Living life with wild abandon
Bursting with vibrancy
In every direction
Being joyful to be you.
Oh tree! You inspire me,
To live life in this way,
Is to live free.”~ 2016 Camilla Downs, Lessons from Nature

You are Loved

October 21 2016:


Working on backlogged tasks and came across this post from July. As I read it again and re-visited the feelings and words, I was moved to share with you. I love when I let myself share and write from the heart … Go here to read or save this post and come back to it later!

“It has been a path of confronting feelings about my own self-worth. A path of knowing the deep intrinsic worth of simply BEing. A path of peeling back layer after layer after layer after layer of thoughts, beliefs, and ideas that have compounded throughout this life … and smothered the true me.

“And she said, I’m ready to live this life with abandon and joyful bewilderment … I’m crossing that bridge.” ~Camilla Downs

May you take this as you need to receive it. Perhaps a calling to begin questioning why you are doing what you do, what is causing you to make certain decisions. Perhaps to reinforce why you seem to be “bucking” the system, or going against what others think you should be doing.

Perhaps simply to be told that you are loved, you are loved, you are loved and to stop judging yourself.” ….. Go here to read the entire article …

Why I Live Life with Abandon