There’s no “there” to get to . . . life is right here. Blessings are right here.

The Radical Blessings community is a place where you can let go of “working on yourself” and relentlessly trying to improve your life. It’s a haven where you can linger, rest, and relish in the knowing that blessings abound . . . right now.

Join like-mind people who are letting go of the idea of “pushing” life and are instead focusing on living, loving, creating, and celebrating.

Savor these stories of blessings and share your own . . . Welcome to the contagious celebration!

Soul Smiles


Some people smile with their whole soul.  And that makes my soul smile.  Sharing a smile – even through a photograph – can connect one soul to another.   Soul Smiles remind me that I am radically blessed.


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The ridiculously fine line between ordinary and blessed experiences

Have you ever noticed how little energy it actually takes to transform an ordinary activity or experience into something that feels blessed?I have been noticing this myself over the past couple of days.We are in the midst of a heat wave that is forecasted to last all week. Because it was too hot to cook […] Read More »

What the word “should” really means

  When my children were young, I took a parenting class that proved to be invaluable to me (and to my kids I’m sure). I learned strategies and concepts that influenced not only the way that I parent but the way that I move through life. One of the concepts that really stuck with me […] Read More »

Does anyone feel “Enough”?

That’s a big question, isn’t it? I would imagine that some people have mastered their minds and overcome their small self, but on the whole, I think the large majority of people come from the place of feeling that they are not enough.  I know I do. More and more, I’m becoming convinced that so […] Read More »

Soul Play

Getting real about artificial fillers–Not just in food, but in life.

If we’re honest with ourselves, we know that we do no service to our bodies when we fill ourselves with junk instead of real food. For a myriad of reasons, we settle for a short-term fix that may fill the void physically but does very little to nourish our bodies. We sacrifice our well-being in […] Read more »

Into the Silence

  This is a guest post  written by Lorrie Marx-Adams . . . Although I spend a delicious amount of time alone in silence, delicious to me because I am quite introverted, being alone in my home is not always experienced as a satiating quiet to my soul.  To experience the tranquility my soul craves […] Read more »

Until All that Remains is Soul

  I have a desire to strip away everything unwanted, unnecessary or inauthentic until the only thing that remains is truth and soul. The task seems daunting and monumental even from a sheer physical standpoint. It seems monumental from a psychological standpoint as well. I know there are things in my life — patterns and […] Read more »

Blessing Stories . . .

Thank You, More Please

Problem solved . . . instantly!

  I feel like a little kid right now who is hopping up-and-down with excitement. (For the record, I’m not hopping up-and-down; I just feel that way.) And what has me feeling so excited?…Would you believe, an email account? It sounds strange, I know, and I will explain, but first … Have you never noticed […] Read more »

Reinstating a Beautiful Tradition . . . Suspended Coffee

  A kind-hearted tradition that began nearly 100 years ago is making a comeback in many parts of Europe.  Writer, Luciano de Crescenzo describes the tradition of “suspended coffee”: “When a person who had a break of good luck entered a cafe and ordered a cup of coffee, he didn’t pay just for one, but for two cups, allowing someone […] Read more »

The Top 5 Reasons of the Week Why I Am RADICALLY Blessed

  (Disclosure:  I am fully aware that I am blessed in ways much more significant and numerous than what is contained in the list below.  However, these are the blessings in particular which caused me to pause, appreciate and revel over this past week.)   When it was -5 degrees outside at 6:00 a.m., I got […] Read more »

A-ha! Stories

Fearing Life’s Changes? Here’s an Antidote.

  Instead of fearing life’s changes, why not move gently in their direction? Those words came to me recently in an “a-ha” moment of clarity.  I’m grateful for the insight and the resulting sense of empowerment. I needed it! You see, I have been dreading and fearing the end of my mothering role. Of course, […] Read more »

Don’t listen to songs you don’t like

  I had an illuminating conversation with my 19-year-old son.   I playfully asked him why it is that the songs that get stuck in our heads are usually the songs that we don’t like.  I was surprised to hear him say that that has never happened to him. Then he said something quite profound: “I […] Read more »

Everything is here to serve us.

  Most of us have probably heard the statement that “everything is here to serve us”. If we’ve all heard it before, then that doesn’t sound like much of an “a ha” moment. But I recently experienced it for myself in a way that makes this concept come alive, and I have been able to […] Read more »

Universe At Play

Childish wanting or guidance?

I recently experienced “inspired action” at its best and discovered that sometimes a want in the form of a strong urge is actually a nudge in the right direction from the Universe. I wanted a ScanSnap. I just wanted it.  Somehow I knew it was important to my path.  Logically, I knew it would make […] Read More »

Maybe that “problem” is actually guidance for your path.

  It took my third time through “Eat, Pray, Love” to pick up on the “big message”.  I read the book once and watched the movie twice before I caught the golden nugget at the end of the story:    begin to look at everything that happens around you as a clue on your path.  That […] Read More »

Being the Blessing

Celebrating Authenticity: Rick Cormier

  Have you ever noticed how much fun it is to be around someone who is being completely authentic? Not only do they light up, but they seem to light up every thing and every one around them. When we think about authenticity, we tend to think of individuality, but being authentic isn’t really about […] Read More »

Making the Homeless Smile

Three teenagers, who have developed quite a following on You Tube (under the name TrueStoryASA), took a departure from their usual prank videos.  Instead they set out to “Make the Homeless Smile.”  They’ve made a whole lot of other people smile as well:   Read More »

Boston Area Residents Reach Out to Help

In the midst of terror and tragedy, thousands of Boston-area residents are “Being a Blessing”.  Many offered rides out of the city.  Others offered up their homes. At 5:39 p.m. the first entry appeared on the public Google spreadsheet announcing offers of help.  Only two hours later, the list had grown to over 4,000! In his article, Eric […] Read More »