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Dean Kirkland

The Bliss Quest

http://www.theblissquest.com/

Located in Portland

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Eat My Bliss!

Tuning. One of the things I’ve come to love and look forward to in the process of re-incarnation is the tuning process. Transitions, especially abrupt ones with major emotional turmoil are like being thwapped with a giant cosmic tuning fork. Pluto takes no prisoners, Saturn shuffles all the truths, Mars opposition des

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With only a few weeks left to answer emails, I’m trying to get through the heavy ones first, some are not able to be posted on the blog as they are intensely personal for some folks (those I will reply to privately). There seems to have been something big going down in the world, that […]

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Dear RoadHog45443, You asked, “How can I get noticed as a female writer in a men’s Sci-fi world?” Oye. I wish I had a good answer for that. The thing is, I don’t think it’s going to be “men’s genre” much longer. In all honesty, there are dozens of excellent female writers in

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Dearest Losing My Faith, Ordinarily, I let questions and letters pertaining to religion and belief structures slip by without a response. For many reasons, I simply don’t engage on the blog with either religion or politics. However, your letter struck an open nerve that I didn’t realize needed to be addressed – and so

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Dearest Anonymous, I’m so sorry to hear you are going through a breakup in your marriage. I know firsthand the traumatic grief that comes from such a loss, and I am sad and full of love for you. Truly, it is a terrible thing you’re going through. I’m not by any means a counselor or […]

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As the blog will be closing down next month, I’m posting the 36th Note to Self early. There’s a lot of learning curve in this last year, and I suspect, more ahead, so this one is a long one. I tried to cover the last year, and make enough projections for the upcoming that I’ll […]

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YAY! The NW Book Festival is this Saturday the 26th, and I’m scheduled to be signing and selling ‘Murder of Crows’ with my awesome tent-mates (our tent is Pick Your Poison) Chad Coenson and James Eickholt!! We’ll have goodies and trouble galore, so do stop by and say howdy! Also, the NW Book Festival

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As I’ve been processing, I opened up a notebook of old love letters to my future lover. Most of them were written on the blog at some point, and as I began digging through them, getting ready to throw them out I realized something. I realized, I’ve had love on my mind for a good […]

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At the Saturday Market, handing out coffee to the homeless. Few would meet my eyes. I smiled. Reached with thoughts. Offered. Many rejected me, pushing away in fear, obvious concern that I was peddling condemnations in exchange for a cup of joe, and they wanted none of that judgment brew. I shrugged and continued on. [̷

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Only when you get a chance to see yourself reflected in another person are you generally confronted with much about yourself that you didn’t know you didn’t like. Such is the beauty of dynamic relationships, I suppose. The opportunity to see what you’ve hidden, even from yourself, and have it magnified bac

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The trouble with living by deadlines, is, that over time everything has a due date and you begin to live on a level of exhausted desperation. Book chapter? What’s the due date? Work project? What’s the due date? Fun? How about a 2 hour window on Thursdays, but be flexible. No? When does this dance […]

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Transformation is such a chaotic, beautiful, uncomfortable and exhilarating process. I keep thinking whenever I hit one of these patches that I’ll get used to the shifty, pully, tugging, driving, stretching molt that comes from shedding ones older self, ego hiccups and worn-out patterns – but I never do get use

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“Dear Mother, Because I fell in love with a man, my emotional landscape has been irrevocably altered, and I’m writing after eight years of silence to say – I forgive you.” Part 1: Forgiving Your Abusers Forgiving your abusers it not the same as redemption. Forgiveness is an act of self-love, freeing

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As the BlissQuest is gearing up to step into a new incarnation, new beginnings and re-evolution (revolution), I’m shedding all the unnecessary weight in my life. I only realized a couple of weeks ago, that I’ve been making subconscious steps to achieve this for some time now. Call it Jupiter, Pluto, Uranus, and

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It’s with mixed feelings that I announce the pending closure of the BlissQuest blog. I will be repurposing the site as an author page, and archiving eight years of posts which amount to roughly 1,300 entries, 4,600 comments and several million hits. I will still be here, just in a different form, dedicated to a […]

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That awkward moment when your dad calls to talk about your breakup, wanting to know “so who was this guy?” and concludes with: “Maybe in the future I’ll have to send this guy a postcard and tell him thank you. True gratitude for helping your heart wake up so you can feel again. You’ve been und

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You know you need to make more time and room in your life for emotional fulfillment when you’re pondering new emotional growing pains and think, I just don’t have time for this right now. The truth is, I need to make time. When a series of unexpected deaths, divorces, and strain on my relationship network […]

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It’s a conversation that’s come up a lot, actually. More so in the last year than ever before. A coworker once asked me over lunch, “What’s it like to have “the dream”? You know, the thing that burns in you and drives you?” He went on to say he was curious because he had “desi

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It’s been a strange month. Strange and sad, life affirming and beautiful. Depressing and overwhelming. Yet truly lovely. It seems where there are tangles of events, tumultuous emotions, and learning curves – there are also buds of evolution, threads of re-creation and the remaking of choice, desire and direction

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It is with tremendous sadness and a heavy heart full of love, that I wish my dearest friend, Michael, across the Silver Moon Path, there to know the glory of the infinite, a cosmos of beauty without pain. Thank you, little brother of this strange world, for finding me in this unlimited expanse just long enough to […

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A dear friend of mine, Michael Laux, and his family are struggling with medical bills after extended health issues. Anything and everything is greatly appreciated on his gofundme page. Prayers and well wishes for his recovery are also, as always, greatly welcomed. Please help if you can, or pass along positive thoughts. Th

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It shouldn’t still surprise me when I re-read an old note to self, but it usually does. As I’ve been jotting down notes for this year’s note to self, I went back and re-read last year’s 35th Note to Self. I got goosebumps. Life can be really strange sometimes.

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It’s been a while since I’ve had a really deep talk with Liam. I haven’t heard his voice clearly in quite some time. So I sat down with him this morning. Turns out, when you’ve been blocking a character voice (for whatever reason), they sure let you have it when you can hear them again. […]

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I’ve discovered something interesting in the last few weeks. I’ve discovered that my life, cloistered and a little feral, linear by sheer necessity of survival – has been lacking in emotional curvature. It has been so emotionally strict, for lack of a better word I’ve felt suffocated, yet, have persisted  with dete

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I realize sometimes that I’m probably not the ideal catch. I’ll be thirty six in a few months and I’m hell bent toward a dream that I refuse to compromise…for anything, or anyone. It’s the dream that gets me out of bed, lights my fire, moves the gears in my brain and kept me alive […]

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I’ve been seeing Patrick for two weeks, and I’ve done something so out of character, and possibly reckless, that, well obviously I should write about it. As soon as I mentioned to friends someone had sparked my interest, a deluge of unsolicited comments flooded in from all angles. “Don’t run away” and “Don’t

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If you’re a writer and you’ve never been to a Summer on Words conference on the Oregon Coast – you’re missing out. Every year I attend the Summer in Words Writer’s Conference hosted by Jessica Morrell, and every year I walk away a better writer than I was before. Not only are the workshops amazing, […]

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So, I met up with one of the guys that answered the tango ad. I’d replied to him because he was so human, and polite and honest in his response. He’s even more so in person. In fact, I knew by the end of coffee, I liked him far more than I should, and I […]

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If you’re a writer and you haven’t taken one of Jessica Morrell’s workshops – you really must. Do it for your writing. There’s still room for the ‘From Idea to Story’ workshop in lovely Manzanita, Ore. this weekend. See the details here!

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