Lovely Blogs

And my formal acceptance of the One Lovely Blog award: thank you Neferet (Stay for a Spell)!

So, 7 things about myself:

  1. I will be turning 30 next Monday.
  2. I love to read and have been known to skip meals in favor of continuing with a book I have started.
  3. Fireworks have been known to make me cry.  I don’t know why.
  4. I have a rooster living in my backyard.  It appeared there three years ago.  No one knows where it came from, and no one has been able to capture it.  My neighbor feeds it, I think.
  5. I love the ocean, but I don’t know how to swim.
  6. I have kept a gratitude journal for over a year now.  For the past six months I have written in it almost daily, with only a few missed days here and there.
  7. I sleep with a stuffed lion and a rock.

Blogs I admire (this is a very eclectic collection):

  1. Occupy Passion (skip if you don’t like naked pictures–but these are in keeping with the blog’s theme of the sacred body and are tasteful)
  2. David Leo Schultz (because he updates on Rich Mullins: The Film–maybe that should have been one of the facts about me: I love the Christian singer/songwriter Rich Mullins, may his beautiful spirit continue to soar even nearly fifteen years after his death)
  3. The Human Algorithm (some intriguing thoughts on the human condition)
  4. 30/30 Belly Blog (hasn’t posted in a while, but honors her belly in many guises)
  5. All Maps Welcome (my friend’s witty and observant detailing of her time in Thailand as a VSO worker)
  6. I Believe In Butter (real food)
  7. Girl. Boxer. Southpaw. (hasn’t posted in a long time, but has some great observations on the intersections between self-concept and sports)
  8. Moon Woman Rising (the sacred feminine)
  9. Earth Hive (new earth, healing)
  10. Erin Melissa Pillman (sacred life)
  11. Writing a Life (out of this world excellent posts by a writer dealing with life)

That’s all I’ve got.  I don’t read that many blogs on a regular basis.  Some of the authors are friends of mine, and some have no idea who I am.  But!  I think they’re all worth checking out.


About Jayleigh

Drawing on experiences within women’s spirituality groups for the past ten years, as well as experiences of creating group ritual within these spaces, I am passionate about bringing the healing and enlivening power of ritual to individuals and communities. I believe that the roots of ceremony lie deep within all of us. Our bodies and hearts know these ancient ways of connecting with each other, with our deepest selves, and with our earth. My work centers around helping people remember ceremony and incorporate it into their lives. My business, Incorporating Ritual (, is a vehicle through which I offer consultation services for creating self-designed ceremony as well as facilitation of ceremonies for life events personal and communal, large and small.
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5 Responses to Lovely Blogs

  1. Neferet says:

    Your second fact made me chuckle. When I read, I forget to eat. I get so involved that I actually forget that I am hungry. So I can relate to that post. 🙂 Once again, congratulations!

  2. sammiwitch says:

    Hi, I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award! For details check out
    Brightest Blessings

  3. I really like your blog!! I find the fact that you sleep with a rock very intriguing… is it a large rock?? How long have you been doing this? Do you do it to keep yourself grounded? Please tell me more about this rock, if you will, as I simply am SOOOO curious! Blessings, Heidi

    • Jayleigh says:

      Thank you! I’ve been sleeping with a rock since college I think. I found it on a beach in Rhode Island when I was on a retreat (this was before I knew I would later come to live in Rhode Island!) and I felt very comforted by holding it. I think it does help ground me. It’s just this one particular rock that feels like a friend. Like a favorite stuffed animal but not soft. 🙂

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