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Soulful Sundays #8: The Dash


Welcome to my eighth instalment of ‘Soulful Sundays’. A weekly share where I post a roundup of soulful reflections, each including recipes, songs, quotes, blogs I have read and/or any other inspirational discoveries to sooth the soul.

For me, Sunday’s have become a day of quiet contemplation and simple pleasures. A time to reflect on the week gone by and to consider my hopes and dreams for the week ahead.

My hope is to extend some love outward and to share some simple pleasures with anyone who cares to receive them.

Soul Reflections

Happy Sunday to you all. Today I thought I would share this thought-provoking poem, The Dash Poem, which I heard read aloud recently at my local Toastmasters club. It was such a simple and moving truth that I wanted to share it with you in case you have yet to hear it. For copyright purposes, the Author Linda Ellis asks that the poem not be copied or reproduced, rather, a link shared back to her site. So if you’d like to read the poem (and I encourage you to do so), then just click here! It certainly made me think of how I would like to spend the remaining ‘dash’ in my years.

Soul Strolls

Along my soulful strolling this week I snapped this Chinese Cherry Blossom. So beautiful to see so many colourful flowers in bloom. Spring is officially my favourite time of year…

Soul Food

Today I am sharing these Raw Caramel Slice Bites by Becomingness. They look delightful, plus I’m all about treats that don’t necessarily result in a ‘cheat’. I’ll certainly be trying these – will you?


Soul Sounds

Today I am sharing The Writer by Sleeping at Last. I am sharing this track which I have listened to daily, because it has uplifted me whilst preparing for my book proposal, the submission date of which is due on Christmas Eve. As part of a Writers Workshop that I purchased last year, there is an magical opportunity to enter a competition to win a book publishing contract with the one and only leaders in the self-help genre, Hay House.  Yes – I know! Excited much? So when the stars align, you could be one of the first to hear of me fulfilling my lifelong dream of becoming an author! You have to believe it before you see it, right? 😉 And since you too are all passionate writers, I thought I’d share the love with this inspirational track!

Soul Sisters

And whilst on the subject of writing, I though I’d share a fellow writers book launch over at Watching The Daisies. This looks like a wonderful memoir, and not dissimilar to the message I portray in my daybook of living in the present moment. I believe that the message of slowing down and mindful living is one that can truly transform our lives, so the more people who can remind us of this, the better! So please do head over to Brigid P. Gallagher’s blog and support her in her inspiring work!

In love and light,

Hayley xx

11 thoughts on “Soulful Sundays #8: The Dash

  1. That poem brought tears to my eyes…I want to work on my dash! The news about your book submission brought goosebumps to my skin…and Christmas Eve…what a present! Hay House would be a perfect fit for you!! Exciting news a Brigid I wish her much success with her new book, I’m in the process of reading it. How exciting for her too! Love your Soulful Sundays posts… xo

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    • Ooo what a lovely gift to be able to read Brigid’s book. I bet it’s wonderful. And thank you Deb- what a dream to be a Hay House Author. Maybe I’ll get to have that cup of tea with you in your home town after all? 😊💕 xx

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      • I would say talk about coming full circle, we both started out with listening and being inspired by Hay House and now you are going to be one who inspires!! Coming to my town, oh now that would be lovely. I hope so!! For a book signing too. Yes I need to set time aside, I’ve just started the first chapter and love it already!! xo 🙂

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  2. What wonderful shares Hayley, from Brigid’s book launch to the recipe and the dash, such an amazing poem (I couldn’t get the music to play but it’s probably just my phone!) Hope you’re having a happy Tuesday. xo

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