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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Issue 30 (Awaken) $6:

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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
 
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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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Issue 29 (Revive) $6:

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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
 
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sprout magazine #28 now available (AUTHENTICITY)

Claim your name.

Witness. Seeker. Phoenix. Carrier of the flame. Pilgrim. She who rises. From whimper to roar, raw vulnerability to insistent joy, Sprout: Authenticity is calling, calling, calling your name.

"Let's love this life enough
to set her free of chains
and fear and faux
and silence . . ."
--De Jackson, "Listen," page 8

Last month, Sprout: Surrender eased in with gentle whispers on feather-breath. Now? Authenticity releases a wild roar, a primal yes, a fierce and fearing-less rumble. We are here. We are scared and we are sacred. We are divinely drawn and earthkissed. We are fire and ice and sugar and spice. We are raw and real. We are contradiction and completion. We are here. And we are claiming our name. At last.

"There is a story here, within
this darkness,
of wounds opening us,
pinning stars to our bodies
and filling us luminous
down to the bone . . ."
--Jenna Whittaker, "Love Letters," page 9

In these pages, you are holy, you are held, you are whole. You are fierce and free. You are tattered and rising. You are escaping into wild blue. You are claiming your birthright. You are silent no more.

Sprout online magazine: issue twenty-eight is now available!
 
 
Join me (Amanda Fall) and ten guests in one of Sprout's most passionate and intimate issues to date. Authenticity's warmly colored pages pulse with revealing poetry, essays, art, creative prompts, interviews, and more (PDF instant download).
 
Triumph over a past riddled with family addiction, abandonment, and abuse with Hali Karla, whose Thrive interview speaks to you as one beloved, holding nothing back. "Whisper something true" with De Jackson, whose "Confession" will catch your breath. Cozy up with Sprout's creativity coach, Natasha Reilly. Embrace life's "glorious mess" with Maureen Helms Blake's new column, Weeds & Wildflowers. And don't miss suzanne l. vinson's raw and real discovery, along with her tantalizing giveaway (enter to win a candle set featuring suzanne's colorful artwork and "sacred strikes").
 
"I have kept my mouth shut
too long,
while truth beat
against hidden teeth . . ."
--Amanda Fall, "Lioness Rising," page 49
 

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Issue 28 (Authenticity) $6:

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Release your roar with us:

+ 60 full-color pages (PDF instant download)
+ original mixed media backgrounds
+ handwritten notes from me to you
+ art, photography, poetry, essays, prompts, interviews
+ Thrive interview (Hali Karla), Community Garden (Angie Richmond, Jenna Whittaker, Catina Jane Gray), Today I Will, much more
+ interactive features honoring our #sproutmag gathering (celebrating messy joy, simple goodness in our everyday life, & art journal exploration)
+ creative prompts to cultivate authenticity in everyday life

 
 Guests in this issue:

Hali Karla, Catina Jane Gray, Jenna Whittaker, Angie Richmond, michelle gd, suzanne l. vinson, Julia Fehrenbacher, Maureen Helms Blake, De Jackson, and Natasha Reilly

Thrive interview series: Hali Karla
Community Garden: Angie Richmond, Jenna Whittaker, Catina Jane Gray

 
 Sprout is designed to uplift & inspire,
celebrating hope & healing even among life's bumps & bruises.
May these love-filled pages bless you. 
 
Purchase your copy here:
Issue 28 (Authenticity) $6:

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sprout magazine #27 now available (the SURRENDER issue)

Remember your wings.

What if we stopped struggling? What if we refused to trudge through life? What if we released all that no longer serves us or brings us joy--and embraced holy ease instead?

Will this year, this day, this moment--merely echo all that came before? Will our shoulders tighten with old constriction, the semblance of control just beyond our grasp? Let's choose, with clear-eyed intention: our lives, unburdened. To breathe freely, unencumbered by past pain and scarred-heart bitterness. We were born to savor. To en-joy.

Sprout magazine's 27th issue, Surrender, dusts off our forgotten wings. We set our burdens down, remembering the world was never ours to carry. We give up tired, worn-out tradition and embrace instead what satiates our thirsty spirits. Here, we are free.

Sprout online magazine: issue twenty-seven is now available!
 
 
Join me (Amanda Fall) and eleven guests in this deeply comforting issue. Surrender's sixty richly colored pages spill over with heartfelt poetry, essays, art, creative prompts, interviews, and more (PDF instant download). Find creative ease and healing with erica simpson, writing hope on her arms; spark your spirit with Hali Karla's simmering words and passionate artwork; crunch through crisp snow with michelle gd; let go of worry with Natasha Reilly; peer over Maureen Helms Blake's shoulder as she opens her art journal for us; follow a wanderer as he walks "westerly across the continent's spine" with Tom Sheehan; connect with Sprout kindred from our Facebook and #sproutmag gathering; and much more.  
 

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Issue 27 (Surrender):

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Ease into Surrender with us:

+ 60 full-color pages (PDF instant download)
+ original mixed media backgrounds
+ handwritten notes from me to you
+ art, photography, poetry, essays, prompts, interviews
+ Thrive interview (erica simpson of {e} everyday art), Community Garden (Maureen Helms Blake, Julia Fehrenbacher, and Hali Karla), Today I Will, much more
+ interactive features honoring our #sproutmag gathering (celebrating messy joy, simple goodness in our everyday life, & art journal exploration)
+ creative prompts to cultivate surrender in everyday life


 Guests in this issue:

erica simpson, Hali Karla, George H. Northrup, Tom Sheehan, michelle gd, Marcie Scudder, suzanne l. vinson, Julia Fehrenbacher, Maureen Helms Blake, De Jackson, and Natasha Reilly

Thrive interview series: erica simpson of {e} everyday art
Community Garden: Maureen Helms Blake, Julia Fehrenbacher, Hali Karla

 
 Sprout is designed to uplift & inspire,
celebrating hope & healing even among life's bumps & bruises.
May these love-filled pages bless you. 
 
Purchase your copy here:
Issue 27 (Surrender):

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sprout magazine #26 now available (the BLESSING issue)

Bless. Be blessed.

What if we see through a filter of grace (including the face in our mirror)? What if we soften our steps, walking with compassion? What if we offer the respect and comfort we so desperately desire?

Smiles given to strangers. Words of kindness spoken. Gifts of grace when grudges would be so much easier. Wordless prayer, holding space for the ones we love (and ones we are yet to know), lighting a candle or breathing deeply, seeing ourselves and the whole world wrapped in light. Blessing waits here, in the giving and in the receiving, in the ripples of good we send outward.

Sprout magazine's 26th issue, Blessing, offers real connection and change through small, simple, everyday interactions. With each word, prayer, and kind thought--we, too, are lifted. Held. Comforted. The love you give is the love that will carry you.

Sprout online magazine: issue twenty-six (seeds of blessing) is now available!
 
Join me (Amanda Fall) and thirteen guests in this tender issue. Blessing's sixty color-soaked pages overflow with heartfelt poetry, essays, art, creative prompts, interviews, and more (PDF instant download). Find healing and hope even in grief and loss with Taslim Jaffer; listen as Liz Lamoreux reminds you we are never alone; send sweet wishes into the world with Lori Portka; accept "invisible hope / melting on tired tongue" with De Jackson's "Manna Morning"; leave secret love notes with Maureen Helms Blake; print and color your own blessing cards, created by suzanne l. vinson; join Kolleen Harrison's LOVEwild mission; connect with Sprout kindred from our Facebook and #sproutmag gathering; and much more.  
 

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Issue 26 (Blessing) $6:

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Ease into blessing with us:

+ 60 full-color pages (PDF instant download)
+ original mixed media backgrounds
+ handwritten notes from me to you
+ art, photography, poetry, essays, prompts, interviews
+ Thrive interview (Taslim Jaffer), Community Garden (Liz Lamoreux, Lisa Hutchison, and Lori Portka), Today I Will, much more
+ creative prompts to cultivate blessing in everyday life

 
Guests in this issue:

Taslim Jaffer, Liz Lamoreux, Lori Portka, Kolleen Harrison, Lisa Hutchison, Art Heifetz, Maril Crabtree, suzanne l. vinson, Julia Fehrenbacher, Maureen Helms Blake, Marcie Scudder, De Jackson, and Natasha Reilly

Thrive interview series: Taslim Jaffer
Community Garden: Liz Lamoreux, Lisa Hutchison, Lori Portka

 
 Sprout is designed to uplift & inspire,
celebrating hope & healing even among life's bumps & bruises.
May these love-filled pages bless you. 
 
Purchase your copy here:
Issue 26 (Blessing) $6:

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