I’ve been wearing my authentic self for close to six years now.  It feels more comfortable than it did in the beginning of my journey.

I won’t lie, there have been times that I questioned the authenticity of the person I was uncovering.  Unfortunately, this stems from a past filled with self-abuse that had been ingrained for many years.

Doubt.  I too easily allowed myself to jump into that rabbit hole, following others, or worse jumping right in of my own accord.  When I get real clear and listen to the voice of my soul, I am rock steady and there is nothing that can permeate the shell that is “ME.”

As I continue this walk, I am presented with multiple opportunities to practice and with each one I can feel the strength that comes from my center; the truest expression of “ME!”

I know that each step I take is sure and firmly planted.

I honor my truth and I recognize the power of that.

I am focused on what I want to do, and how I want to do it.

Gone are the days I can be talked out of my purpose.

Most importantly, gone are the days “I” doubt who I AM.

I am Lorrie Bowden.  I am full of light and love.  I am living my life on purpose.  I am touching other souls in the process.  I am human and make mistakes.  I am able to forgive myself for said mistakes.  I am strong and resilient.  I am making a difference.  I am love.  And through it all…


(So blessed and full of gratitude!)


And I like hanging out in The Garden of Blessitude!

Hope you find a nice slice of peace here. ❤



(The following is my “old” about page and my “younger” photo!  My how things have changed!)



I am a middle aged woman who taught myself how to love again. I traded illness and depression for authenticity and vibrancy. I learned forgiveness is the key that allows love to blossom and I have never loved myself more than I do in this moment. My opened heart allows unconditional love to flow to every organism on earth; as we are all connected – shall we all be loved.

Life was happening to me. I gave away my true authentic self and I believed that I had no control over my circumstances in life. I turned my back on the voice that speaks from the center of my chest and listened to the voice inside my head. One voice is truth, the other is lie.

I found myself waging battles externally as well as internally. The fighting exacted a toll on my psyche and my body. I allowed an environment where a life threatening disease was able to take hold of my body and I engaged in the biggest battle of my lifetime.

I have walked a thousand miles and I have met incredible people along the way. I have learned that I am responsible for the way my life looks and that I have the power to change what I do not like. I have healed my sick body and my sick life.

I am so blessed and full of gratitude – BLESSITUDE. Walk with me in truth, and may you find your self through love.



My journey is real
Full of things that are touchable…palpable
My journey started when I couldn’t walk
Didn’t take a step
Yet I moved so effortlessly
So beautifully
My journey was a long time coming
Like an arrow that goes off course
I pierced the sky
Submerged in pillow clouds
I found my soul
I stopped to listen
I felt her heart and I knew her
I went home and it is the most miraculous place
I do not dwell there alone
I am a part of something bigger
And something stronger is inside me
Gone are the days that I used to fight the war
Gone are the days there is a need for a battle
I rest in my secure cocoon
My place of love that permeates eternity
I have learned much on my journey
I recognize the connection that we have to all of life
A link in a chain
Where even the weakest is integral to the whole
A part of something larger
Something to be celebrated
Something to be remembered
Something to be loved
My journey is deserving of my attention
And I know her


Photograph in blue shirt by Michael J. Milchanowski

227 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello, Lorrie. You recently contributed a poem to the #PoetsforPeace collaboration. An online magazine liked the spirit of the collaboration, and asked to publish it. We need your permission to include your poem.
    To give permission, please email: mzanemcclellan@outlook.com your name, and general location (city/state/country) and the ok. You can also leave it in comments on my blog, or tweet me @InZanesBrain or comment on ForgottenMeadows.com where the collaboration was compiled
    Thank you. Peace,

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  2. I am so glad I came across you. I am also a survivor of long term depression of 15 years. Yes I am like a soldier of war now in disbelief of what I went through and looking back I don’t know how I survived. I am writing my story so that others can have Hope and be Encouraged to know they too can overcome or learn to keep under control to live a Better and Happier life in Dignity. Thank you for following My Path. I wish you All the Best. Love Light and Healing Energies coming your way 🙂 ❤

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    1. Hello dear soul! Thank you so much for your kind words and for following your soul’s purpose!! I have been on a healing journey and this blog and my connections with the people here have been such a source of wonderful support. I wish to help people also with the things I write and when that happens the healing also touches me. It truly is a miracle in my life!! So welcome 😃 Have a wonderful day! Blessitude ☀

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  3. Hello dearest Lorrie. My deepest apologies for not responding and leaving you hanging on the edge since June. For reasons not yet understood, I have a great deal of difficulty concentrating, words on a page or thinking and putting things together simultaneously scramble me a bit. It’s been a looooooong journey. With the help of a very caring friend, I was able to post a new post last night/ this morning, that while isn’t a detailed story, does give a good idea of where I went and what had/has happened. I hope you’re well, I’ve never forgotten you. Like a handful of others, in your own individual ways, our connection touched my heart, and your corner of has remained sacred and held onto greatly. I likely won’t be on WP again for some time yet, my post will explain, but I will be again, and that’s not something anyone has guaranteed me, it’s just my tenacity, which along with my faith, hope and laughter, has gotten me to this point, so I KNOW I will. I so genuinely hope you are well (I’m not quite up to being able to read or catch up on posts from anyone yet, it really does scramble me) and that 2018 will be filled with happiness, health, joy and wonderment for you.

    Love & Light My Blesstitude Friend.

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