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You Are Enough

I’m a big fan of Daniell Koepke. I haven’t been able to glean much about her from the Internet, apart from the fact that she says the most inspiring, positive and life-affirming things. And I just love how she expresses those thoughts.

I’ve been collecting everything I see on Pinterest that relates to Daniell. Aside from her public blog writings, Daniell appears to be a very private person. She’s the founder of the Internal Acceptance Movement (I.A.M), an online space that “aims to foster self-acceptance, empowerment, mental wellness and healing”. Here is her blog, where you can read more about her Life Philosophy and what she hopes to achieve. It’s hard to believe that Daniell Koepke is a student of psychology, and so young, when she seems so much wiser than her years. 

I for one am very thankful that there are people like Daniell Koepke in this world. They truly are luminaries. 

Today’s Inspirational Thought is by Daniell, and it speaks to me personally. On the one hand, there are people I’ve known my entire life, who have chosen to cast me into their “not good enough” and “not worth bothering about” piles. On the other hand, there are people who I’ve only known a short while, friends old and new, who appreciate and accept me for who I am. 

On the one hand, I’ve had to battle my way, psychologically, with some people; just trying to get my point across and get the help I need. Everything is hunky dory until your circumstances change, then suddenly you find doors slammed in your face, and you’re told that what you’re asking for is “too much”. 

On the other hand, some people just seem to get me right from the start. They understand what I’m going through, and they are here for me no matter what. The wheat magically sorts itself out from the chaff. 

So, to the people in my life who have always shown me kindness and love and compassion, and never made their friendship or connection dependant on my serving some purpose that satisfies their own personal needs, I say “Thank You”, from the bottom of my heart. 

I don’t have many friends, but the ones that I still have, despite all my trials and tribulations, are my True Friends. These are my Real Family. These are My People. Thank You ❤. 

Freebie: Sit And Watch The Leaves Turn

Here is another inspirational/motivational card design from my partially abandoned project. Feel free to download and print it if you like. It makes a handy bookmark, if you, like me, still read real books.


This one’s especially for my dear readers in the Northern Hemisphere, who are now entering Autumn and Winter.

Here’s a little Haiku I wrote about the turning of the seasons. Enjoy!

Red sun sets early
A gentle breeze blows through trees
Leaves twirl, turn and fall

Soon the Harvest Moon
Then evenings will draw closer
Now watch the leaves turn

Winter is coming
A mighty wind is brewing
More leaves are turning

Embrace the season
Be calm, and still your movements
Sit, watch the leaves turn

AlyZen Moonshadow

Freebie: Motivational Card. “Everything Big Starts Small”

Earlier this year, I started working on some images with motivational/inspirational sayings, that were to become a deck of cards. Each card would have a different front, and the backs would be a uniform background, with a different single motif and saying on it.

What with my creative juices going at a thousand miles an hour, I got caught up doing other things, and this series got sadly neglected.

So, instead, I’m giving those images as Freebies to my readers instead. Feel free to copy, paste or save the images you find under the heading “Freebie : Motivational Card”, which I’ll release every now and then.

Today’s card is “Everything big starts small”.

Whatever you envision for yourself, no matter how farfetched or grandiose it may seem, if you’re serious about achieving it then you have to start somewhere. It doesn’t have to be a big gesture, it just has to be a step in the right direction. Set your intention, then let your feet follow. But you have to start.

From humble acorns come mighty oaks.