Stories & Poetry

Blossoms of Peace

Blossoms of Peace

Blossoms of Peace by Teri Leigh Teed   On the Eve of Bealtaine on the Celtic calendar, the Greening of the Mountains is in full swing. The winds of change swirl through the newly leafed forests, twirling the boughs like the petticoats of an Appalachian dancer, and...

Spring Begins in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Spring Begins in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Spring Begins in the Blue Ridge Mountains by Teri Leigh Teed   "Where flowers bloom, so does hope." ~ Lady Bird Johnson   The Nantahala Forest is transforming and the birds are singing and feathering their nests. My new bird feeder is swarmed from dawn to dusk with a...

Garden of the Soul – Seeds of Hope

Garden of the Soul – Seeds of Hope

Garden of the Soul - Seeds of Hope by Teri Leigh Teed   “The garden must be prepared in the soul first or it will not flourish.” English Proverb Three quarters of an hour into our Sunday lunch, Susan paused and smiled at me. “Why don’t you come with me to England?”,...

Allowing

Allowing

Allowing Poem by Teri Leigh Teed   When your pain and suffering feels too much to bear,   Pause a moment to take a few deep breaths   And know that there is a space, a quiet space   Deep inside of you that is open To take your pain and transform it.   Allow yourself...

Shaconage – A Journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Shaconage – A Journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Shaconage - A Journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway by Teri Leigh Teed   As we approach the Spring Equinox in two days, I reflected on a visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway a few winters ago. In mid-afternoon on a Christmas Day, I looked across Sylva and saw that a great fog...

Healing Power of Photographic Art

Healing Power of Photographic Art

Healing Power of Photographic Art by Teri Leigh Teed   “Consciousness in photography comes out of an awakening to the interlocking interconnectedness of everything, from atoms to suns, space to time, light to dark, event to situation, man to Man, and Man to God." ...

On the Wings of Angels

On the Wings of Angels

On the Wings of Angels by Teri Leigh Teed   "Angels are all around us and any heart who yearns to can reach out and touch a wing."           ~ Anonymous   On our daily paths in our lives, angels are all around us.  Most of us go about our routines and never notice...

Every Day is a Blessing

Every Day is a Blessing

Every Day is a Blessing by Teri Leigh Teed   "Every day that dawns is a gift to me and I take it in that way. I accept it gratefully without looking beyond it." ~ Henri Matisse   In the late fall of 2013, I had the opportunity to visit a state park near where I lived...

A Master in the Making

A Master in the Making

A Master in the Making by Teri Leigh Teed With probably the best collection of French furniture, paintings, and Sevres porcelain outside of the Louvre, the Wallace Collection in London is a treasure to see. Most of the lectures for my master's degree program through...

Dragon’s Dreams

Dragon’s Dreams

Dragon's Dreams by Teri Leigh Teed   "Self Empowerment is the recognition that each individual must take responsibility for one's life... Empowerment is igniting our inner potential." ~ David Hulse Facing ourselves is part of having a human experience. When we find...

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