Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sprout online magazine: IMAGINE

Your childheart misses you.

 
Remember when no dream was too big, too wild, too unreasonable? Remember when you climbed trees, skipped rocks, played make-believe? Remember when anything seemed possible?

Sprout: Imagine is your ticket back to childlike joy. Your leap into limitless thinking. Your invitation to wild possibility.

Oh, beloved, I know your childheart may feel far away. You've been hurt. You have grieved. Imagination and creative expression may feel unnecessary and even frivolous in the face of Reality. But what if deep joy and awe are still possible in daily living--and, in fact, are our divine birthright?

Say yes to your childheart with us (only $6 for sixty full-color pages):
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What if we could reconnect to a lightness of being? What if we could once again be thirsty sponges, soaking up the world's succulence? What if we rolled up our jeans, splashed across creeks, felt the sun on our faces? What if we flopped on our backs in wildflower meadows and spotted mystical creatures in cumulus?

Oh, friend, let Sprout: Imagine be your wildflower meadow, your sunshine, your creekbed. In these sixty color-drenched, heart-full pages, we sing songs of celebration, compassion, and redemption. We speak in vibrant artwork, scribbled love notes from me to you, heart-galloping poetry, intimate interviews, brave prose, passionate prompts, and more (all in PDF instant download).

". . . transport us back into our own childhoods to when we, too, believed in fairies and fantastical things . . ." --Donni Webber (The Magic Onions), Thrive feature interview, page 27

 
 
Imagine with Donni Webber in her enchanting Thrive interview, exploring fairy gardens and heart-centered living, through the eyes of her beloved children. Wander with a nature-loving sprite in Tony Wayne Brown's lilting short story. Leap from daydream to reality with Hilary Keck. Explore the transformative power of daily creativity with suzanne l. vinson, peeking into the pages of her new book. Savor the brave color-splash and ink-scratch of our Sprout kindred in interactive features, sharing peeks into their creative practices, and offering what everyday activities help them tap into childlike joy. And much more.

"Let's paint
with sand
and sun
-kissed land
and wave
all we are to the breeze . . ." 
--De Jackson, Re: Solved, page 7

Imagine (Sprout online magazine's 33rd issue) playfully challenges you to dream beyond (im)possible:

+ 60 full-color pages (PDF instant download)
+ original mixed media painted backgrounds
+ handwritten love notes from me to you
+ art, photography, poetry, essays, prompts, interviews
+ interactive features honoring our #sproutmag gathering (celebrating messy joy, simple goodness in our everyday life, & artistic exploration)
+ creative prompts to cultivate gentle growth in everyday life
+ Amanda Fall: creator, editor, publisher (otherwise known as: gatherer and curator of delight, co-conspirator of joy, dream-believer & heart-on-her-sleever)

Guests in this issue:

Donni Webber (The Magic Onions), Hilary Keck, Tony Wayne Brown, Bill Vernon, Brittany Renee Williams, Beth Morey, De Jackson, Natasha Reilly, michelle gd, Julia Fehrenbacher, suzanne l. vinson, and Maureen Helms Blake

Thrive interview series: Donni Webber
Community Garden: Maureen Helms Blake, Brittany Renee Williams, Hilary Keck

"I pause, cool water midstream over blooming iris. Prairie Wildfire, she is called, this miracle of a flower, opening even after I unceremoniously tamped her bulb into waiting dirt a month ago, her protective greens barely green at all . . ." --Amanda Fall, the holy here, page 37


   Sprout is designed to uplift & inspire,
celebrating hope & healing even among life's bumps & bruises.
May these love-filled pages bless you. 

"My hands are covered with glue, my apron is stained with paint, and my heart is so full . . ."
--Hilary Keck, "A Daily Reminder," page 19

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sprout online magazine: DARE

Come in, brave one. Come in, timid one. Come in, champion of ordinary courage. Come in. Come in. We dare you.

 
Sprout: Dare is your cheerleader, your guide, your gentle kick in the pants. We dare you: love your {whole} life now. Hold back no more. Express and embrace your wild, wounded, strong, tender, vivid, vulnerable self. Notice and honor your tiny triumphs, your everyday victories. Believe that your story matters.

You may not think you are daring . . . but oh, beloved, you are braver than you know.

What if the ultimate dare is less about being like someone else and more about being {fully} yourself?

Explore and celebrate your daring with us (only $6 for sixty full-color pages):
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We dare to say yes to our sacred calling. We dare to connect. We dare to share our stories. We dare to love and lose and try again. We dare to wake with a head full of fear and bounce out of bed anyway, choosing love love love as our anthem. 

Daring one, you are seen and heard here. Let Sprout: Dare be your safe space to bloom extravagantly. In these sixty color-drenched, heart-full pages, we sing songs of celebration, compassion, and redemption. We speak in vibrant artwork, scribbled love notes from me to you, heart-galloping poetry, intimate interviews, brave prose, passionate prompts, and more (all in PDF instant download).

"Take a deep breath and gather up all your open-minded curiosity, and then take the first step . . ." --Tara Leaver, Thrive feature interview, page 24

 
Dare with Tara Leaver in her revealing Thrive interview, offering how she faced fear and followed her dreams anyway, battling depression on her way to healing and hope. Voice unspoken yearnings with suzanne l. vinson, finding that answers and support are often closer than we expect. Dance along your "edges / ragged and soft" with michelle gd in The Line. Open a jar of Atomic Turquoise with Maureen Helms Blake, seeking a "less weighted way to walk through your days" and be less swayed by "what others MIGHT think of you." Gasp at daring expression in color-splash and ink-scratch of our Sprout kindred, sharing peeks into their creative practices, and bravely exploring what they would dare to do if nothing stood in their way (how about you, friend?). And much more.

"whispers linger
around the edge of broken things,
daring us to lean in closer
and listen,
to remember who we were
before we knew who we should be . . ." 
--Jenna Whittaker, She Calls Us Home, page 33

Dare (Sprout online magazine's 32nd issue) playfully challenges you to love your life:

+ 60 full-color pages (PDF instant download)
+ original mixed media painted backgrounds
+ handwritten love notes from me to you
+ art, photography, poetry, essays, prompts, interviews
+ interactive features honoring our #sproutmag gathering (celebrating messy joy, simple goodness in our everyday life, & artistic exploration)
+ creative prompts to cultivate gentle growth in everyday life
+ Amanda Fall: creator, editor, publisher (otherwise known as: gatherer and curator of delight, co-conspirator of joy, dream-believer & heart-on-her-sleever)

Guests in this issue:

Tara Leaver, Jenna Whittaker, Aletheia Schmidt, Kristie Banham, Martin Cohen, Beth Morey, De Jackson, Natasha Reilly, michelle gd, Julia Fehrenbacher, suzanne l. vinson, and Maureen Helms Blake

Thrive interview series: Tara Leaver
Community Garden: Jenna Whittaker, Kristie Banham, Aletheia Schmidt

"Who says it isn't daring to choose a life of intention, depth, meaning? . . . Aren't we daring when we ache and scream and laugh and sing, when we savor our scars and our messy in-betweens, when we honor and acknowledge our shadows, when we gather our broken bits and stitch them back into one shimmering whole?" --Amanda Fall, My Story, page 11

 
  Sprout is designed to uplift & inspire,
celebrating hope & healing even among life's bumps & bruises.
May these love-filled pages bless you. 

"why do i wait so long to speak the truths of my heart to the ones i hold most dear? why is it easier to whisper them to the universe or to hold them close, unnamed? are we so daring that we can ready ourselves to receive what we ask for?"
--suzanne l. vinson, "truth and dare," page 13

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sprout online magazine: EMERGE

We rise. Speak love into hidden hurts. Gently lift our wounded, dark places into the light. We rise. We rise.


Sprout: Emerge is your companion into the deep, where the sacred and the scared join hands and dance. We are ready to unbend, unbind, unleash: to heal old wounds that have kept us crooked and limping for far too long. 

We are done downplaying, sidestepping, dominating: we are ready to love our shards and splinters, to step into our wholeness, to emerge. With tenderness. With power. With grace.


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When we allow our own unfurling, leaning in when fear would have us resist, love will have us thrive.

Emerging one, your tender strivings are honored here. Let Sprout: Emerge be your flashlight, your guide, your breadcrumb-trail leading you home. In these sixty color-drenched, heart-full pages, we sing songs of celebration, compassion, and redemption. We speak in vibrant artwork, scribbled love notes from me to you, heart-galloping poetry, intimate interviews, brave prose, passionate prompts, and more (all in PDF instant download).


"i'm at the front of the line passing whispered truths to you, hoping the message gets to you safely . . ." --jodi bond, loud nonsense whispered truths interview, page 8

 
Emerge with Jessica Leigh Brogan in her heart-to-heart Thrive interview, encouraging us to leave behind all shame in the power of shared story. Tilt your ear to whispered truths from jodi bond. Crack open your shell with Beth Morey. Emerge "broken. whole. awakened. complete. loved. becoming," with suzanne l. vinson. Travel with Toni Ann Johnson through failure and brokenness to redemption and healing, through the creation of her debut novel. Gasp at freedom of expression in color-splash and ink-scratch of our Sprout kindred, sharing peeks into their creative practices, and sending messages in a bottle to their past selves (what would you say, beloved?). And much more.
 
"Regret can be released; aching heart healed; timid trust can strengthen into brave new love . . . A broken house. A bruised heart. I need them both renewed, restored, NOW. But deconstruction precedes reconstruction . . ." --Maureen Helms Blake, Weeds & Wildflowers, page 39
 
Emerge (Sprout online magazine's 31st issue) calls you to rise:

+ 60 full-color pages (PDF instant download)
+ original mixed media painted backgrounds
+ handwritten love notes from me to you
+ art, photography, poetry, essays, prompts, interviews
+ interactive features honoring our #sproutmag gathering (celebrating messy joy, simple goodness in our everyday life, & artistic exploration)
+ creative prompts to cultivate gentle growth in everyday life
+ Amanda Fall: creator, editor, publisher (otherwise known as: gatherer and curator of delight, co-conspirator of joy, dream-believer & heart-on-her-sleever)

Guests in this issue:

Jessica Leigh Brogan, jodi bond, Toni Ann Johnson, Mary Freeman, Jenna Whittaker, Lucy Prior, Beth Morey, De Jackson, Natasha Reilly, michelle gd, Julia Fehrenbacher, suzanne l. vinson, and Maureen Helms Blake

Thrive interview series: Jessica Leigh Brogan
Community Garden: Mary Freeman, jodi bond, Toni Ann Johnson

"If we don't forgive and resolve what we can, we're just carrying unresolved pain forward and it's bound to cause more grief . . ."
--Toni Ann Johnson, interview and novel excerpt, page 47


  Sprout is designed to uplift & inspire,
celebrating hope & healing even among life's bumps & bruises.
May these love-filled pages bless you. 
 
"words of this cracking
feel overdone, the bird
birth of my heart opening to
a catastrophe of breath and light
clumsy on the tongue"
--Beth Morey, "egress," page 11
 
Purchase your copy here:
Issue 31 (Emerge) $6:

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sprout online magazine: AWAKEN

Are you ready to fall back in {wild} love with your "ordinary" life?


Sprout: Awaken overflows with delight, inviting you to fling open the windows of your daily existence. Walk barefoot through the grass of today. Let a divine breeze kiss your startled skin and ruffle your (too-combed) hair.

Life is waiting to enchant you. Will you say yes, beloved?

Explore the everyday sacred with us in Sprout: Awaken, singing our once-numbed lives back to heart-thumping joy. We are awake. Alive. Aware. Tune in through Awaken's sixty pages of vibrant handpainted backgrounds; scribbled love notes, from me to you; heartfelt interviews; thought-provoking creative prompts; life-affirming art, poetry, and essays; and more, all in PDF instant download.


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What if this moment matters?
What if, when we look closely enough,
we find magic waiting--right here, right now?

"Trust your soul, and your feet. Follow that winding trail for as long as it makes your heart thump . . ."
--Beth Morey, Thrive feature interview

 
Awaken yourself with Beth Morey's intimate Thrive interview, where she spills secrets about grief, hard-won joy, and feeling it all. Travel a so-called ordinary day with suzanne l. vinson, who still feels "these glorious butterflies" with her loved ones, even among the routine mess. Live "fully alive" with passionate and color-loving artist Mary Wangerin. Rediscover an unexpected (and vital) love with our creativity coach, Natasha Reilly. Trust your wings to air in "the flutter of this moment" with poet Jenna Whittaker. See "meteors write poetry across heaven" with Joan McNerney. Peek into the delicious dailiness of shared life with Sprout kindred. And much more.
 
Awaken (Sprout online magazine's 30th issue) calls you back to life:

+ 60 full-color pages (PDF instant download)
+ original mixed media painted backgrounds
+ handwritten love notes from me to you
+ art, photography, poetry, essays, prompts, interviews
+ interactive features honoring our #sproutmag gathering (celebrating messy joy, simple goodness in our everyday life, & artistic exploration)
+ creative prompts to cultivate awakening in everyday life
+ Amanda Fall: creator, editor, publisher (otherwise known as: gatherer and curator of delight, co-conspirator of joy, dream-believer & heart-on-her-sleever)

Guests in this issue:

Beth Morey, Mary Wangerin, Jenna Whittaker, Joan McNerney, Mary Quillin, De Jackson, Natasha Reilly, michelle gd, Julia Fehrenbacher, suzanne l. vinson, and Maureen Helms Blake

Thrive interview series: Beth Morey
Community Garden: Joan McNerney, Mary Wangerin, and michelle gd

"I notice a sheer, unbridled sense of joy when I listen to and follow those internal nudges . . ."
--Mary Wangerin, Community Garden interview, page 53 of Awaken

 
 Sprout is designed to uplift & inspire,
celebrating hope & healing even among life's bumps & bruises.
May these love-filled pages bless you. 
 
"Can you feel the flutter of this moment
opening itself to your weary heart--
the way it perches upon a branch
and holds you with inquisitive eyes . . ."
--Jenna Whittaker, "Trusting Air," page 16 of Awaken
 
Purchase your copy here:
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sprout online magazine: REVIVE

You are worthy of care.
Come drink, thirsty one. A river of grace waits.


Sprout: Revive offers sixty pages of refreshment for your parched soul, your hungry heart.

You can rest here, joining fellow seekers and finders as we press pause on lives worn thin. Discover what refreshes, renews, and revives you (through soothing artwork, poetry, essays, creative prompts, heartfelt interviews, and more, in PDF instant download).


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When did you last feel loved, worthy, cared for? What feeds your hungry heart? What starves it? Let Sprout: Revive bring you refreshment, and help you discover how to "juice up" your daily life so you're no longer just surviving--but thriving.


Revive (Sprout online magazine's 29th issue) offers balm for your soul:

+ 60 full-color pages (PDF instant download)
+ original mixed media painted backgrounds
+ handwritten love notes from me to you
+ art, photography, poetry, essays, prompts, interviews
+ interactive features honoring our #sproutmag gathering (celebrating messy joy, simple goodness in our everyday life, & artistic exploration)
+ creative prompts to cultivate revival in everyday life

 Guests in this issue:

rachel awes, Jennifer Richardson, Nolwenn Petitbois, Beth Morey, George H. Northrup, michelle gd, suzanne l. vinson, Julia Fehrenbacher, Maureen Helms Blake, De Jackson, and Natasha Reilly

Thrive interview series: rachel awes
Community Garden: Nolwenn Petitbois, Maureen Helms Blake, Jennifer Richardson

"Challenge thoughts that limit you. Send love to when/where your fears took root in your life . . ." --rachel awes, Thrive interview, Revive

 
 Sprout is designed to uplift & inspire,
celebrating hope & healing even among life's bumps & bruises.
May these love-filled pages bless you. 
 
"The bits and pieces of my life--with its ragged hopes and deferred dreams, in all their glorious possibility--pulse with freshened life . . ." --Maureen Helms Blake, "Weeds & Wildflowers," page 15 of Revive
 
Purchase your copy here:
Issue 29 (Revive) $6:

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NOTE: If you subscribe (thank you!), future issues will be sent on the 15th of each month to your PayPal email address unless you specify otherwise under Special Instructions: Note to Seller.

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