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A Title of Respect April 15, 2024 by Cathy Jean Francois I had a conversation with a recent newlywed who shared with me the struggle she had in deciding whether she… Continue Reading
 A Letter to My BODY April 1, 2024 by Valerie Altman Dear Body, It’s been a while since I’ve really acknowledged you. Scratch that…it’s been a while since I’ve given you… Continue Reading
March Enters like a Lion and Exits like a Lamb… March 25, 2024 by Lynn Lawler It is said that March enters like a lion and exits like a lamb. Last March 2023, it did just… Continue Reading
Lessons Learned March 21, 2024 by Cathy Jean Francois The very first boyfriend I ever had cheated on me for the entire two years we were together. He was… Continue Reading
The Limelight OR The Family…Do We Have to Choose? March 15, 2024 by JB Boutelle Continue Reading
When is Enough, ENOUGH? March 14, 2024 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci Hello!  This is my inaugural post on the (new) The Daily Feels- so I chose to talk about something that’s… Continue Reading
Once More With Feelings January 30, 2023 by Michael Strange So, I started my journey writing for the feels a few years back. In fact, I recently saw a memory… Continue Reading
Healing Through Writing January 26, 2023 by Cathy Jean Francois During my walk with my puppy Roxie one morning, I listened to one of my favorite podcasters Sarah Werner who… Continue Reading
MY RECOVERY TO UNCOVER! January 25, 2023 by Mary Kim Farkas Happy New Year!! Yes, Yes, I know, it is the later part of January, however I am only seeing you… Continue Reading
Recovery Mode January 24, 2023 by Lynn Lawler In the past, when I heard the word ‘recovery,’ I immediately thought of the 12-step programs. This program felt like… Continue Reading
2022, A Reflection January 19, 2023 by Tiffany Reneé In January of last year, I set my intentions. I had plans. I had new goals. New dreams. I wrote… Continue Reading
Recovery Discovery January 18, 2023 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci Happy New Year, my friends!  I hope that the holiday season was good for each of you. For January, we’ve… Continue Reading
RIDING THE RAILS OF TIME January 12, 2023 by Nancy Fraioli I want to surround myself with people, of any age, who make me feel more; not lessThose who admire my… Continue Reading
Caring for Self December 29, 2022 by Cathy Jean Francois The holidays are upon us. The colorful lights that carefully decorate random houses in all types of different neighborhoods are… Continue Reading
Holding Space is the Purest Form of Caring… December 23, 2022 by JB Boutelle Hi everyone, It’s Friday, December 23rd.  Are you ready for Christmas?  Nope. Me either.  It’s ok.   Our theme this month… Continue Reading
What Christmas Means to Me… December 21, 2022 by Lynn Lawler The holiday season has always been a magical, caring, and sacred time. For most of my life, it has been… Continue Reading
Pay Attention to How You Make Others Feel… December 20, 2022 by Mary Kim Farkas Is it December ALREADY!?! Is it just me who says this every December?  Can you relate? Out of all the… Continue Reading
Comfort and Joy December 15, 2022 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci Season’s Greetings, Everyone!  The theme for this month is Caring, but it’s also the holiday season, so the words "Comfort… Continue Reading
Do We Lack Caring or the Time to Care? December 14, 2022 by Kristin Asadourian It’s been a while since I’ve sat in front of my computer with the intention to write for fun.  I… Continue Reading
December 1 Is for Butterflies December 8, 2022 by Jessica Reed Steve was the costume designer for the 1994 Asheville Community Theater (ATC) production of Bye Bye Birdie. I was 17… Continue Reading
IT IS CHRISTMAS AGAIN –2022  December 6, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli A time to relive and renew  What makes you…  And me…  Is it just the evergreen tree  That’s symbolic  No,… Continue Reading
Don’t Worry…Be Happy…Or Just Pretend December 1, 2022 by Johanna Cascione Thanksgiving 2022 is in the books...Christmas is on its way.  We are firmly entrenched in what many espouse to be… Continue Reading
Changing Our Thoughts November 30, 2022 by Cathy Jean Francois Our thoughts are truly powerful. They dictate what we do and how we feel. One of the most powerful lessons… Continue Reading
Thankful-Grateful-Blessed November 23, 2022 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci It’s November, and we know what that means…THANKSGIVING!  Christmas is my favorite holiday, but I love the idea of Thanksgiving… Continue Reading
National Gratitude Month November 22, 2022 by Mary Kim Farkas When I tell you that there is a month for EVERY. SINGLE. TOPIC., trust me! November is not only Scorpio… Continue Reading
Grateful To My Body November 16, 2022 by Cathy Jean Francois One of the many things that I take pride in is the fact that I make time to take care… Continue Reading
Gratitude November 15, 2022 by Lynn Lawler November is upon us, and Fall has settled in with the crisp temperatures and dropping leaves. Another one of my… Continue Reading
REMEMBERING NOVEMBER November 9, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli Long ago when I worked as a Benefits Administrator, I remember how I loved the monthof November. It afforded us… Continue Reading
An Attitude of Gratitude is a Choice November 8, 2022 by JB Boutelle So, It’s November 8, 2022 and today is officially Election Day. I wish today wasn’t also MY day to blog.… Continue Reading
What Scares Me the Most? October 27, 2022 by Lynn Lawler This month’s topic, ‘What scares me the most and why,’ has been an eye-opening experience in writing for me. I… Continue Reading
What Scares Me the Most? October 26, 2022 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci Happy October, my friends!  It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month, but this… Continue Reading
GOODBYE TO ANOTHER ADVENTURE October 25, 2022 by Valerie Altman When I first started writing for The Daily Feels it was just weeks before lockdown. I found myself in a… Continue Reading
An Unwelcomed Companion by Cathy Jean-François October 24, 2022 by Guest Blogger I know what it feels like to be trapped inside your own home because some invisible force has a strange… Continue Reading
What is your BIGGEST Fear? October 19, 2022 by Mary Kim Farkas When you see this blog of mine, it will be exactly twenty days until I turn “The Big 50!” YES!… Continue Reading
THE ART OF TRANSITIONING  October 11, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli My Earthly Ideas About Crossing Over Into Heaven  While viewing Queen Elizabeth’s passing parade from Scotland to England, I couldn’t… Continue Reading
Your Inner Child STILL Needs PLAYTIME … September 20, 2022 by Lynn Lawler Have you noticed that today’s life has sped up? In today’s world, many people rush around, whether doing errands, chores… Continue Reading
Loss and Renewal September 14, 2022 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci Hey, everyone! So much has happened in the last month, and it’s made me thinkof the ever-changing ebb and flow… Continue Reading
How Are You Living Your DASH? September 13, 2022 by Mary Kim Farkas Contemplating on where I wanted to lean into this month was super challenging for me. With the recent passing of… Continue Reading
To Meta or Not to Meta…That is the Question September 8, 2022 by Johanna Cascione It's true what they say, you can't miss what you don't know. There wasno more perfect example of this than… Continue Reading
WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS  September 6, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli It's only September and I say “WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS!”  And I say we need a little CHRISTMAS….whether you… Continue Reading
Q&A: “Queer”y and Answer September 1, 2022 by Jessica Reed As a professional gay/lesbian/queer person (you decide what that means to you :D), I have the privilege of participating in… Continue Reading
My Happy Place…Sort Of. August 30, 2022 by Valerie Altman We all seem to have that one place away from home that makes us feel happy. My sister’s is Cape… Continue Reading
The Concept of Spirit August 18, 2022 by Lynn Lawler Hello Everyone, and a warm welcome to you all. Today is a blessing, and I am thankful for my life.… Continue Reading
Measure for Measure August 17, 2022 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci Hello, my Daily Feelers!  It’s been a while, and I’ve missed you.  I’ll be starting off this post with a… Continue Reading
Images by Mary Kim Farkas August 16, 2022 by Mary Kim Farkas When you meet me, you may see a woman with a beautiful smile, a woman who is pretty, a woman… Continue Reading
Those Special Little Moments…You Know the Ones  August 10, 2022 by Liv Mazz It was a cold Sunday morning in February, when I sprinted down the street, 5 minutes late to church. I… Continue Reading
SOME THINGS WE CAN MASK AND SOME WE CANNOT. TRUE WISDOM IS ALWAYS UNMASKED. August 9, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli When I began this ‘masked’ article, we’d not heard of Ukraine; let alone the unknown happenings that were about to… Continue Reading
Everything. August 4, 2022 by Tiffany Reneé I have been missing my grandma for over a year. July marked the anniversary of her passing. I think of… Continue Reading
Grief is a REAL Thing…. August 3, 2022 by JB Boutelle Hi Daily Feelers, What a year, huh?  I feel like I start every blog that way these days.  Meh.  What… Continue Reading
The Summer of My Discontent August 2, 2022 by Padraic Maroney When I first agreed to write a guest post, I was excited to check in with all The Daily Feelers… Continue Reading
A CLOSET FULL OF CLOTHES, BUT NOTHING TO WEAR… June 22, 2022 by Valerie Altman Have you ever looked in your closet, seen a row (or even more) of clothes and thought to yourself “I… Continue Reading
WHAT’S BEHIND THE BLUE DOOR  June 14, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli A quiet alley way that we live on  Is aligned with colorful small deep blue tables  And matching chairs  Purple… Continue Reading
WINGS OF SILENCE  June 3, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli We grieve the children and two teachers from UVALDE, TEXAS who will never Return home again……  School is supposed to… Continue Reading
Emotional Growing Pains: The Identity Shaking Self-Realization of Growing Up June 2, 2022 by Liv Mazz “It’s everything about this age,” I replied to my brother when he asked what was wrong during a midnight phone… Continue Reading
Nature Through My Eyes May 26, 2022 by Valerie Altman Continue Reading
Peace Out Daily Feelers… May 25, 2022 by Jennifer Miele Leslie This past weekend, I sat in a coffee shop to write my very overdue story. It was a quaint, independently… Continue Reading
Get By with A Little Help from My Friends (And Family, too!) May 20, 2022 by Claudia Lucey After three years of hobbling around on a knee that was clearly deteriorating, I made the (to me) bold move… Continue Reading
The Nature of Things May 19, 2022 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci Greetings, friends!  This month the theme is “Nature”, and so many things came to mind, so I’ve decided to write… Continue Reading
No Room for Excess Baggage May 17, 2022 by JB Boutelle Hey Daily Feelers,  Has anyone been to the airport lately? Man, you can get a ticket to almost anywhere for… Continue Reading
THE NATURE OF MY SOUL  May 5, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli “The true profession of a man is finding his way to himself.” Herman Hesse My Soul is learning earthly habits….… Continue Reading
The Journey to SELF LOVE… April 28, 2022 by Valerie Altman Continue Reading
In Simplicity, There is Beauty April 26, 2022 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci So, we meet again, Feelers… This month, we were given a theme of “What makes you come alive?”- and you… Continue Reading
We’re Diving. April 20, 2022 by Tiffany Reneé “Ok, we’re diving today.” Instantly, I look at her. I try to read her face. I immediately give a thumbs… Continue Reading
Are You Living into Your Alive-ness? April 19, 2022 by Kristin Asadourian Are You Truly Living? Some spend a lifetime on this planet and never entirely discover what makes them come alive.… Continue Reading
Heart Squeeze April 14, 2022 by Anastasia Meininger I have been writing for The Daily Feels for almost 4 years. Most of the people who read the things… Continue Reading
LET THE TREES AND WHEAT GROW AGAIN IN UKRAINE.  April 7, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli Let the trees and flowers grow again in Ukraine  Where the fields of golden wheat and corn have been  Reduced… Continue Reading
For Your In… Consideration April 6, 2022 by Johanna Cascione I was struggling with a topic for my blog this month.   I have always had some seed of an… Continue Reading
Self-Love: Part 2 March 30, 2022 by Tiffany Reneé “I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand… Continue Reading
Miracles All Around Us March 28, 2022 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci It’s March.  It’s now Spring.  Did you think Spring would ever arrive?  It’s Mother Nature’s little miracle to us!  You… Continue Reading
Miracles March 24, 2022 by Lynn Lawler Hello Everyone, and a warm welcome to you all! I Thank ‘The Daily Feels’ for publishing this blog and my… Continue Reading
(Not So) Invisible Illness March 23, 2022 by Valerie Altman To be honest, this chatty chick had a hard time thinking of what to write this month. I know! Crazy,… Continue Reading
Today is World Down Syndrome Day, 3.21.22 March 21, 2022 by Mary Kim Farkas “God may not come when you want, but He’s always right on time” If I can sum up one simple,… Continue Reading
A Beautiful Day at the Beach is Always in Reach March 16, 2022 by Kristin Asadourian Sometimes to find the answer on how to move forward, we need to look to the past. It’s an opportunity… Continue Reading
Love(s) of My Life…Part 2 March 15, 2022 by Claudia Lucey Love(s) of My Life Someone who I am quite fond of was musing recently, “What if you turn a corner… Continue Reading
Feeling Pretty Nifty for 50 March 10, 2022 by Michael Strange Did you miss me??? I missed y’all. A special thank you to the lovely/scrumptious Jennifer Boutelle for keeping the feels… Continue Reading
THE COLORS, FEELINGS, AND PEACE OF MY UNIVERSE March 9, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli THE PLACE WHERE I LIVE IS MY MIRACLE...  Silence all around me  And it comes from deep within  That’s what… Continue Reading
“Faeries, Gremlins and Secret Portals to Target” March 8, 2022 by Jennifer Miele Leslie Once upon a time there was a Mama. All day long she would toil away at redundant home care activities… Continue Reading
Dear Woman, I Stand With You March 1, 2022 by JB Boutelle It’s March 2022. It’s supposed to be a month of remembrance for Women’s Rights and all the hero’s before us… Continue Reading
Meet Dulce February 23, 2022 by Jessica Reed Dulce is my dulcimer, my Appalachian teardrop dulcimer. My wife got her for me for my 44th birthday (I recently… Continue Reading
What Makes a Leader Great February 22, 2022 by Guest Blogger BN is a Brooklyn raised lover of writing, aviation, bourbon, and the Howard Stern Show. He enjoys asking all the… Continue Reading
Self-Love: Part 1 February 17, 2022 by Tiffany Reneé Continue Reading
What’s Love Got To Do With It  February 16, 2022 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci Ahhhh…It’s that time of year…Valentine’s Day time… For some, it’s all hearts and roses, for others - it’s wearing black… Continue Reading
Love Exists in the Blanks February 15, 2022 by Kristin Asadourian A blank page to many writers is a terrifying sight. It’s a journey into something unknown. We are not always… Continue Reading
Love Letter from a Neurodivergent Child February 9, 2022 by Jennifer Miele Leslie My brain works differently than many of my peers. Not less than. Not wrong. Not “bad,” as some people have… Continue Reading
FISHING FOR LOVE LETTERS February 2, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli FISHING FOR LOVE LETTERS  With their little hook  And bated line with a letter  They ask the fishes to help… Continue Reading
Oh Sh!t! I Got Covid! January 26, 2022 by Valerie Altman “Mrs. ‘Play it safe’, was afraid to fly. She packed her suitcase and kissed her cats goodbye. She waited the… Continue Reading
There’s Freedom in New Beginnings… January 25, 2022 by Tiffany Reneé According to the Collins dictionary, new is defined: 1. ADJECTIVE Something that is new has been recently created, built, or… Continue Reading
Hello…..This is Johanna on a Recorded Line…How Can I Help You? January 19, 2022 by Johanna Cascione I suppose that was how it started.   It was 1986 and my first job out of college was as a… Continue Reading
Freedom is Magic…and Scary  January 18, 2022 by Liv Mazz I held in my hands all I’d ever wanted. I held in my hands the piece of paper that was… Continue Reading
Vulnerability is Not So Scary or Is It…. January 17, 2022 by Kristin Asadourian The New Year is here and for some, there is absolutely nothing new and for others everything is new.  A… Continue Reading
A Flock of New Beginnings January 12, 2022 by Jennifer Angarano-Ricci I have NO idea why I called this a Flock of New Beginnings:  Maybe because it just sounded good to… Continue Reading
The Power of Prayer January 10, 2022 by JB Boutelle How’s everyone doing in 2022? Are you off to a good start? Did you make a few resolutions yet? Well,… Continue Reading
THE NEW WORLD AND THE OLD January 6, 2022 by Nancy Fraioli THE NEW WORLD AND THE OLD  HISTORY ABOUT THE MALOCCHIO, THE MEDAL AND MORE...  1. The two fingers, down, ward… Continue Reading
Finding New Year’s Peace In A Small Town January 5, 2022 by Claudia Lucey Finding Peace in the New Year Ever since I was a child, New Year’s Eve has held some special place… Continue Reading
Please Cancel Christmas January 4, 2022 by Jennifer Miele Leslie “Please Cancel Christmas” (But Only the Stressful and Excessive Parts)” Every holiday season finds me, once again…..stressed out and lamenting… Continue Reading

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