Sunday, August 7, 2022

Morning Routine ~ Rutina matutina

MORNING ROUTINE:
Praise and discover myself while experiencing nature and enjoying the fruits of gardening in a peaceful morning. 
#PoetryforPeace #Nature 🌴 #LuzDelMes ✨


Poets around the world have defined PEACE in different ways using various literary images. It can mean world peace, peace between friends, family, or inner peace. 

Exploring the Japanese philosophy and proverb from the 1400,s  "Kacho-Fuugetsu" 花鳥風月 literally means: Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon. "In experiencing the beauties of nature, learn about yourself. Feeling Kacho Fugetsu in nature will raise awareness of others, "says Japanese philosopher Masashi Nakamura.
warm winds announcing
spring flowers and birds coming
seasons come and go... 

#PoetryforPeace #Nature 🌴 #LuzDelMes ✨1]

Traditional Kyoto inn, Hiiragiya explains the feelings of 花鳥風月 " KA-CHO-FUU-GETSU" as an image of nature that recurs throughout Japanese literature-the importance of acknowledging the changing seasons. [2]

Thank you, Professor
Masashi Nakamura
, for bringing thoughts of peace.

¡Poesía por la Paz!


El poeta Roberto Abril y el profesor Masashi Nakamura nos comenta sobre "Kacho Fugetsu"

Ver reflexión en:
YouTube Zoom Video con Roberto Abril

https://youtu.be/ia4DJ5BMyYc

Poesía por la paz con el poeta Mario Matos
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CODfTP4jFH_/?igshid=kmpqx8szzyk


Los poetas alrededor del mundo han definido la PAZ de diferentes formas usando  diversas imágenes literarias. Puede significar la paz mundial, paz entre amigos, en la familia, o paz interior. 
Exploraremos el conepto Japónes: 花鳥風月 (Kachou Fuugetsu). El profesor y filósofo, Masashi Nakamura nos dice que significa: "conocerse a sí mismo a través de la naturaleza." Roberto Abril nos dice que es "un concepto japones de la interconeccion de la naturaleza como mediadora de nosotros mismos. Para ello necesitamos escuchar, lo que vemos, y el silencio en nuestro interior para contemplar la vida misma y nosotros parte de ella."


                

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Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI Delegate
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.
Received Crystal Apple Award, VCB Poetry Award, Latino Book Awards 2016 & Author’s Talk

Monday, July 25, 2022

Welcome August ~ Bienvenido Agosto

 Reflections by Maritza Martínez Mejía

A new season is around the corner. For some, a new school year is about to beginning, for others the routine continues. The pandemic has changed our rhythm of life; however, I think it is a good opportunity to learn from our mistakes and work with enthusiasm each day. I encourage you to have faith in yourself and most of all; in God. 
Have a Happy August!



Una nueva estación está a la vuelta de la esquina. Para algunos, es el inicio de un nuevo año escolar, para otros la rutina continua. La pandemia nos ha cambiado el ritmo de vida; sin embargo, creo que es una buena oportunidad para aprender de nuestros errores y trabajar con entusiasmo cada día. Ten animo a que tener fe en ti mismo y sobre todo; en Dios. 
¡Ten un Feliz Agosto!

Thank you for your support!🌷 #LuzDelMes 🌠

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Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.
Received Crystal Apple Award, VCB Poetry Award, Latino Book Awards 2016 & Author’s Talk

Author's Blog Break - Vacaciones Blog LuzDelMes

 I’ll take a break for monthly book articles since I'm working on the revision and paperback version on my next book: "I Rest, in Him."

May your days be filled with peace and joy with your families and friends.

  

¡Tengan un bendecido Julio!

Voy a tomar un receso en la publicación de nuevos artículos para trabajar en la revisión y diseño de la versión de papel de libro: "En El descanso". 
Tengan unos días llenos de paz y alegría con sus familias y amistades.

Thank you for your support!🌷 #LuzDelMes 🌠

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Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.
Received Crystal Apple Award, VCB Poetry Award, Latino Book Awards 2016 & Author’s Talk

Friday, July 1, 2022

Welcome July ~ Bienvenido Julio

  Reflections by Maritza Martínez Mejía

Welcome July! Unbelievable, half a year has passed. Six months ago we set up goals. Have we accomplished some of them? Maybe. The present situation may have not allowed it, but it is time to re-think what we would be able to accomplish for this year. Establish your objectives and follow the path to reach them. The future is in your hands. 


Work for your dreams!


¡Bienvenido Julio! Increíble, medio año ya ha pasado. Hace seis meses nos planteamos unas metas. ¿Hemos cumplido algunas? Tal vez.  La presente situación quizas no lo ha permitido, pero es tiempo de replantear que pudieramos lograr en este año. Establece tus objetivos y sigue un camino para cumplirlo. El futuro está en tus manos. 
¡Lucha por tus sueño

Thank you for your support!🌷 #LuzDelMes 🌠

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Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.
Received Crystal Apple Award, VCB Poetry Award, Latino Book Awards 2016 & Author’s Talk

Friday, June 17, 2022

Technological Age Advantages

In my reflections about COVID’19, two years ago, I wrote: "it is time to evaluate and re-evaluate our priorities" and I keep thinking the same.

Since March 13th, 2020 when the quarantine began in the United States, I had a calendar of events set up for the whole year 2020-2021. Slowly the conferences were postponed, events were cancelled, and trips suspended. The sense of despaired inundated the social media with predictions and fake news. I began online classes to refuge myself from the outside world and terrifying news take advantage of the time. For a long time, I have the desire to finish a Master Degree. I was fortune to find a fully online program and venture to register for a Graduate Certificate in Theology for Educators.  The hours of intense study made my days and weeks more manageable while in mandatory quarantine during the uncertain moments that the world was witnessing. I became more aware than ever of healthy eating, exercising, yoga, walking around the house and nourishing my mind and spirit with good books and prayers.

After a year of studies and online meetings, I realized that the new norms were here to stay. Even though, I was not familiar with online programs like Zoom, Goggle meet, and Jiomeet, I slowly adjusted to a new reality and accepted invitations to join online chat meetings. It is a matter of time, collaboration, patience and implementation of worldwide protocols to move into a technological age and move forward as we had done in the past. 

What I have learned about these online programs is that they are similar, easy to handle, have a free section to test how it works, you can record the meeting and save it as audio or video. It is a good tool to present a book, read poetry, present a conference, listen a lecture, and chat with authors, or simply just share time with family and friends. The most important thing is that you can explore and find which one fits best your needs. Do not isolate yourself, find ways to communicate, keep writing, and stay away from too much information that can create anxiety and frustration.  Let’s make the change to an online program. Give it a chance!

At the end of June 2021, I received the Graduate Certificate of Theology for Educator Ministry. I have never imaged to study online to obtain a degree, but I did it during the pandemic years. In four more weeks, I will finish my Masters in Theology for Educators. AMAZING! 

Thank you Catholic Distance University for the opportunity to study fully online. 

Catholic Distance University - Graduate Certificate Theology for Educators 

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Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.
Received Crystal Apple Award, VCB Poetry Award, Latino Book Awards 2016 & Author’s Talk

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Poetry Marathon 2022

I am excited to be accepted to participate in the Poetry Marathon 2022.  The event takes place on June 25 at 9:00 a.m. to June 26 at 9:00 a.m. YES! The complete poetry challenge consists on writing 24 poems in 24 hours and the half-marathon on writing 12 poems in 12 hours. Every hour, you receive a prompt with images or even music to inspire you to write your poem.  


I had participated in the Half-Poetry Marathon 2016, 2019 & 2020 and complete Poetry Marathon 2015, 2017 & 2021. This phenomenal event is organized by Caitlin Jans (Thomson) and Jacob Jans, two writers and web publishers. 

How is the preparation?...

Based on my experience, this is how I prepare for a Poetry Marathon:

1. Set up Poetry Marathon Website in advance - Be familiar how to post in it.
2. Sleep well the night before. 
3. Join and follow Facebook Group Posts, days in advance. 

4. Check Prompt every hour and create my poem to post in the timeframe of the hour.

5. Write poem on a word document before publish it to the website.

6. Read and comment other's poems.

7. I don’t edit until the Marathon is completed. Best of all, It is to HAVE FUN!

 What to do in between hours? 

Prepare an easy meal, drink herbal tea, do yoga, listen to music, do small shores at home, and the most important, don't forget to check the prompts each hour. 

At the end of this experience you will be proud to receive a lovely certificate.



Visit Website to sign up: http://thepoetrymarathon.com/
Thank you for your support!🌷 #LuzDelMes 🌠

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Maritza Martínez Mejía

Mother, Author, Educator, Translator and Publisher
Member: FWA, MCBD Board of AdvisorsANLMI
International Read to Me! Day Ambassador.
Received Crystal Apple Award, VCB Poetry Award, Latino Book Awards 2016 & Author’s Talk