Your Inner Child STILL Needs PLAYTIME …

Have you noticed that today’s life has sped up? In today’s world, many people rush around, whether doing errands, chores or even resting. Granted, there is much to be done in a short amount of time. However, there is one element of our lives that we have allowed to...

Loss and Renewal

Hey, everyone! So much has happened in the last month, and it’s made me thinkof the ever-changing ebb and flow of loss and renewal that occur in our lives.Actually, I just read an article about Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, where thoseexact two words were used by the...

How Are You Living Your DASH?

Contemplating on where I wanted to lean into this month was super challenging for me. With the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the 21st Anniversary of 09.11, and the transition of my uncle; all that has been on my mind for most of this month is life, death,...

To Meta or Not to Meta…That is the Question

It’s true what they say, you can’t miss what you don’t know. There wasno more perfect example of this than my reluctance to open a facebookaccount. In this day of social media saturation, I guess you could say Iwas a dinosaur. I was perfectly content...

WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS 

It’s only September and I say “WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS!”  And I say we need a little CHRISTMAS….whether you believe it or not  Our Earth in space is in such a hot spot  Earth is in overload  From the flood of tyrannical attacks  When...

Q&A: “Queer”y and Answer

As a professional gay/lesbian/queer person (you decide what that means to you :D), I have the privilege of participating in panels about LGBTQIA+ Pride, intimate conversations about identity, intersectionality, and allyship. And as part of this year’s panel back in...

My Happy Place…Sort Of.

We all seem to have that one place away from home that makes us feel happy. My sister’s is Cape Cod (particularly the beach), I have friends who love LBI, Disney, but for me it’s been Stowe, VT. This summer is my 10th visit to Stowe and in my usual fashion, I’ve been...

The Concept of Spirit

Hello Everyone, and a warm welcome to you all. Today is a blessing, and I am thankful for my life. My life’s mission is to assist in the enlightenment of all people who cross my path seeking a higher purpose. I do this through my work: author, blogger, and outreach...

Measure for Measure

Hello, my Daily Feelers!  It’s been a while, and I’ve missed you.  I’ll be starting off this post with a portion of the lyrics to a song from the musical, Rent… Seasons of Love (Jonathon Larson) 525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes – how do...

Images by Mary Kim Farkas

When you meet me, you may see a woman with a beautiful smile, a woman who is pretty, a woman who lights up a room with her energy…OR… you may see a woman that is “stuck-up”, a woman who thinks she is ‘ALL that’ & a bag of chips. Whatever your first impression of...

Those Special Little Moments…You Know the Ones 

It was a cold Sunday morning in February, when I sprinted down the street, 5 minutes late to church. I huffed and puffed, annoyed that my un-athleticism had to be paired with the 20-degree weather. I finally reached the big cathedral doors, when I spotted an older...

Everything.

I have been missing my grandma for over a year. July marked the anniversary of her passing. I think of her every day. This milestone on the grief journey did not stand out; it simply gave me pause and reflection. I think writing these words stirs more emotion than the...

Grief is a REAL Thing….

Hi Daily Feelers, What a year, huh?  I feel like I start every blog that way these days.  Meh.  What can I say?  Life in 2022 is not dull, not for anyone.  If you are fortunate enough to be boring, you are the bomb.com. As many may imagine,...

The Summer of My Discontent

When I first agreed to write a guest post, I was excited to check in with all The Daily Feelers and to talk about one of my signature topics during my time here – my birthday! This year is a milestone birthday, so you know that I have gone overboard. Gift registry?...

A CLOSET FULL OF CLOTHES, BUT NOTHING TO WEAR…

Have you ever looked in your closet, seen a row (or even more) of clothes and thought to yourself “I have NOTHING to wear”? THIS has been plaguing me for a lifetime. Navigating my fluctuating weight through four different seasons a year and always needing to buy new...

WHAT’S BEHIND THE BLUE DOOR 

A quiet alley way that we live on  Is aligned with colorful small deep blue tables  And matching chairs  Purple pots with greenery tops  Align the stairs  A high Tower at the end of our alley way  Is our church with its golden...

WINGS OF SILENCE 

We grieve the children and two teachers from UVALDE, TEXAS who will never Return home again……  School is supposed to be a place of learning  Where young hearts and minds are yearning  To build their futures so they can take their place  In a mixed world...

Peace Out Daily Feelers…

This past weekend, I sat in a coffee shop to write my very overdue story. It was a quaint, independently owned business where the workers and music had a distinct alternative vibe. (Totally my zone) Reclaimed wood, tin ceilings, fairy lights and cozy nooks surrounded...

The Nature of Things

Greetings, friends!  This month the theme is “Nature”, and so many things came to mind, so I’ve decided to write about it all in poem form.  Hope you enjoy. Great majesty of Nature Cathedrals of trees, creating an  Endless cycle of life Birds, bugs, all non-human...

No Room for Excess Baggage

Hey Daily Feelers,  Has anyone been to the airport lately? Man, you can get a ticket to almost anywhere for a good deal. But then you get to the part of the checkout where they ask how many bags you are bringing? That’s when the total jacks right up there. I have...

THE NATURE OF MY SOUL 

“The true profession of a man is finding his way to himself.” Herman Hesse My Soul is learning earthly habits…. It’s finding its true Nature and growing with ‘wisdom’  How many lives must my Soul live  To capture and know its true desire  What I wouldn’t...

The Journey to SELF LOVE…

I haven’t always struggled with Self Love. When I was a kid, I loved me for me. I loved who I was regardless of the name calling, teasing and bullying. I deflected with humor and honestly lived in my own little bubble and couldn’t care less what anyone thought of me....

I Come Alive Where the Wild Things Are…

This month, we are talking about what makes us come alive. Well, it brought to mind one of my favorite books when I was a small child, Where the Wild Things Are.  If you’ve skipped this one, here’s the recap: a tale of a boy named Max who runs away into the woods and...

In Simplicity, There is Beauty

So, we meet again, Feelers… This month, we were given a theme of “What makes you come alive?”- and you know, I really thought about this, because each of us will have different answers to this question.  There are so many different facets to life, in general, but...

We’re Diving.

“Ok, we’re diving today.” Instantly, I look at her. I try to read her face. I immediately give a thumbs up! As a mom, that’s what I’m supposed to do, right? Support and encourage. I could tell she was apprehensive. I was too. I could tell that she had big thoughts and...

Are You Living into Your Alive-ness?

Are You Truly Living? Some spend a lifetime on this planet and never entirely discover what makes them come alive. This is a large part of the self-discovery process.  A journey full of excitement, struggle, and a tremendous amount of learning. Understanding our...

Heart Squeeze

I have been writing for The Daily Feels for almost 4 years. Most of the people who read the things that I write are the people who witness my life firsthand, and somehow still care enough to read about it anyway. (Hi Mom and Dad and Cav. Hello Reesey, and hiiii Ansh.)...

LET THE TREES AND WHEAT GROW AGAIN IN UKRAINE. 

Let the trees and flowers grow again in Ukraine  Where the fields of golden wheat and corn have been  Reduced to char and ashes  By the order of a madman who sends iron guns and trashes All the footsteps of time  He sets himself off; alone  As...

For Your In… Consideration

I was struggling with a topic for my blog this month.   I have always had some seed of an idea that  I wanted to elaborate on.  This month, nothing.  That is odd for me, because I have always had something I wanted to say, preach about or lecture...

Self-Love: Part 2

“I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.’” —Oprah Winfrey There is something so beautiful about a woman stepping into her power, then standing steady, and choosing to define...

Miracles All Around Us

It’s March.  It’s now Spring.  Did you think Spring would ever arrive?  It’s Mother Nature’s little miracle to us!  You may not think of it as a miracle, just a change of season- but I do- and when you believe in miracles, you begin to see them all...

Miracles

Hello Everyone, and a warm welcome to you all! I Thank ‘The Daily Feels’ for publishing this blog and my friend, Julie Slater, for telling me about this publication! As a reader, I have gained a lot of insight and have read many words of wisdom through others’...

(Not So) Invisible Illness

To be honest, this chatty chick had a hard time thinking of what to write this month. I know! Crazy, right? After thinking about it for a bit, I realized I wanted to talk about something that has a huge impact on my life and many other people’s lives…Invisible...

Today is World Down Syndrome Day, 3.21.22

“God may not come when you want, but He’s always right on time” If I can sum up one simple, yet impactful quote that encompasses the many journeys and adversities of my life, THIS would be it! Hello my name is Mary Kim Farkas and I am the mother of a nine year old boy...

A Beautiful Day at the Beach is Always in Reach

Sometimes to find the answer on how to move forward, we need to look to the past. It’s an opportunity to look again, see with fresh eyes and heighten our level of consciousness.  And most importantly acknowledging historical patterns and behaviors presents us...

Love(s) of My Life…Part 2

Love(s) of My Life Someone who I am quite fond of was musing recently, “What if you turn a corner and bump into the love of your life?”  I quickly answered, “Which one?”  I don’t believe in the single love of my life–I know that this is a controversial...

Feeling Pretty Nifty for 50

Did you miss me??? I missed y’all. A special thank you to the lovely/scrumptious Jennifer Boutelle for keeping the feels going and letting me write this blog.  Everyday in life it is a gift. I learned that a long time ago and I try to remember this simple fact...

THE COLORS, FEELINGS, AND PEACE OF MY UNIVERSE

THE PLACE WHERE I LIVE IS MY MIRACLE…  Silence all around me  And it comes from deep within  That’s what is known as peace  It surrounds me  One cannot buy it and it’s not for lease  A calm that’s so serene  A scent of orange...

Dear Woman, I Stand With You

It’s March 2022. It’s supposed to be a month of remembrance for Women’s Rights and all the hero’s before us that made a way for us to prosper. Sounds glorious, right? Well, it would be if our rights didn’t come with an awkward growing phase on complete display for...

Meet Dulce

Dulce is my dulcimer, my Appalachian teardrop dulcimer. My wife got her for me for my 44th birthday (I recently turned 45, so happy Dulce-versary to me). At first, Dulce and I spent time together pretty much daily. In between Microsoft Teams calls, we pretended to...

What Makes a Leader Great

Whether you’ve experienced an outstanding childhood or one that left you yearning for more, I am sure  that at one point or another you promised yourself that you would do certain things differently when  you became a parent. Many people cringe at the...

Self-Love: Part 1

In August of 2020, while spending time with my family in Ohio, I started practicing daily affirmation meditations. Meditation has been an essential aspect of my self-care routine, but affirmations were new to me. I committed 21 days to speaking goodness to myself. I...

What’s Love Got To Do With It 

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 and denouncing love.  Then for others – it’s just another date on the calendar. Whatever it is to you, I’m choosing to send you (yes,...

Love Exists in the Blanks

A blank page to many writers is a terrifying sight. It’s a journey into something unknown. We are not always certain where the words will take us and for this reason the emptiness can be trilling, intimidating, and overwhelming all at once. It’s a matter of possessing...

What Is Love? Baby, Don’t Hurt Me. No More.

Hi Daily Feelers,  I hope your month is off to a joyous start. Our theme on The Daily Feels is LOVE. Big shocker, huh? Meh. Typical. I know. However, if you read a few of the blogs thus far this month, you’d notice a pattern. There’s a lot of people questioning...

Love Letter from a Neurodivergent Child

My brain works differently than many of my peers. Not less than. Not wrong. Not “bad,” as some people have often suggested. Just……DIFFERENT. I process the world around me – sounds, smells, thoughts, and feelings in a way that neurotypical people do not always...

FISHING FOR LOVE LETTERS

FISHING FOR LOVE LETTERS  With their little hook  And bated line with a letter  They ask the fishes to help them make a book  To make their Grandma’s life better  Their Nonna, from Italy, could not hear  And always had a fear ...

Oh Sh!t! I Got Covid!

“Mrs. ‘Play it safe’, was afraid to fly. She packed her suitcase and kissed her cats goodbye. She waited the whole pandemic to take that flight, and when she got Covid she thought…” Oh Sh!t!  There are probably so many stories like mine of people being so careful...

There’s Freedom in New Beginnings…

According to the Collins dictionary, new is defined: 1. ADJECTIVE Something that is new has been recently created, built, or invented or is in the process of being created, built, or invented. 2. ADJECTIVE Something that is new has not been used or owned by anyone. 3....

Freedom is Magic…and Scary 

I held in my hands all I’d ever wanted. I held in my hands the piece of paper that was the key to my independence. In front of the DMV doors, on the misty morning of my seventeenth birthday, I held in my hands, my driver’s license.  The excitement that poured out...

Vulnerability is Not So Scary or Is It….

The New Year is here and for some, there is absolutely nothing new and for others everything is new.  A new job, new relationship, new home, or new outlook ready to define the start to 2022.  Or maybe you are one of those people who does not desire anything...

A Flock of New Beginnings

I have NO idea why I called this a Flock of New Beginnings:  Maybe because it just sounded good to me?  Maybe because I was thinking of that guy’s hairdo in A Flock of Seagulls?  Or, maybe because each New Year comes in with the possibilities of new...

The Power of Prayer

How’s everyone doing in 2022? Are you off to a good start? Did you make a few resolutions yet? Well, our theme this month on The Daily Feels is New Beginnings, so here’s my two cents for you when setting out on a few new ventures in the near future.  Resolutions,...

THE NEW WORLD AND THE OLD

THE NEW WORLD AND THE OLD  HISTORY ABOUT THE MALOCCHIO, THE MEDAL AND MORE…  1. The two fingers, down, ward off evil; up, to curse or watch your wife, she’s cheating 2. The one in the middle, ward off evil  3. And on the end; the horned god Faunus...

Finding New Year’s Peace In A Small Town

Finding Peace in the New Year Ever since I was a child, New Year’s Eve has held some special place for me. As a writer, I have loved the idea of redemption and the new beginnings that the New Year promises. And they are only promises, many broken before the vow leaves...

Please Cancel Christmas

“Please Cancel Christmas” (But Only the Stressful and Excessive Parts)” Every holiday season finds me, once again…..stressed out and lamenting the fact that there is too much expectation of mamas everywhere, when all that we really want is to spend time making...