Becoming a Girl Camper

HOT OFF THE PRESS! My article, “Camping: The Healing Connection,” is featured in the Fall 2020 Girl Camper Magazine!

I’m a lifelong Girl Camper. To say I enjoy camping is an understatement. Find out why in the Becoming a Girl Camper section of my favorite magazine!

Girl Camper Magazine is in print and digital editions by subscription. Get yours now at GirlCamper.com!

Author photo by:
Frank Leonard

With nature as a recurring theme, Loretta is the author of five books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including her memoir, The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey. An award-winning artist and designer, her original watercolors and design grace the covers of all her books. Visit LorettaBoyerMcClellan.com and McClellanCreative.com for more information.


What keeps us from living our #dreams? #Fear of the unknown? A diminished #confidence in our abilities? Today and every day we step forward, literally and figuratively, without hesitation or apology, and BE #BOLD. We step into the #light that is the unknown becoming known, because we ARE #courage. We ARE #faith. All we need to see is #POSSIBILITY. The rest we WILL become, because we already are, because of that all-important spark within each of us—our essence—our #truth.


#BeBold #LifeHacks #Happiness #Joy #MovingForward #FortuneFavorsTheBold #Courageous #Faithful #Divine #SelfHelp #InnerPeace #NoMoreFear #Strength #AbilitiesNotDisabilities #IllnessOffersInsight #DifficultiesAreOurStrength #WellBEing

Solving the World’s Problems: Meditation, Peace by Peace

beautiful_woman_practive_yoga_on_river_in_nature_by_adamr_of_freedigitalphotosdotnetGoing inward in contemplation or meditation is a place of truth, peace, and well-being.  Not traditionally a method of escape, it is a way to connect with ourselves, and with all beings—of inter-being.  What do we do when so many in our world are suffering?  Are we connected to their hurts and fears when we meditate “together?”

Meditation abides as a collective conscious—pure awareness—without attachment.  With practice, meditation allows for freedom in being our true nature, of our authentic self, stripping away the worry and day-to-day foci, whether mundane or overwhelming.  Suffering exists; however, things that used to provoke or agitate are not erased, but our reaction to them changes, as we become balance.  Not balanced, as in an adjective or quality, but balance as a natural state and way of being—all-encompassing.

Relaxation and healing, or more accurately, self-healing, are byproducts of rediscovering our true nature and balance.  When we are no longer dwelling on pain, or addressing the bristles of illness or suffering as much because we’re in a place of abundance, compassion, and clarity, healing takes on new meaning—and our body, mind, and spirit inherently understand this.

With the turmoil that is demonstrated in the world today, including countless acts of hatred, we can ground ourselves in the peace of restoration, instead of devastation.  It may seem pointless, or perhaps counterproductive for one human being to consider meditation as a global measure, but by its very nature, meditation is a collective healing without boundaries, limitless in its reach.  It is an energetic source of not only transformation, but renewal—in returning to who we truly are, which in essence is infinite.

Even when one person meditates, it is inter-being, which is Infinity times Infinity.  It is a perfect equation, an exponential opportunity to help heal equally, peace by peace.

lori_mcclellan_reiki_headshot_3in_300dpiAmerican Author, Artist, and Poet, Loretta Boyer McClellan sees the art of writing as an exciting medium and source of abundant joy in the creative process.  Her multilayered career as a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; conscious PR, brand, graphic design, and communications; and as an Arts instructor, journalist, and artist, “sized the canvas,” so to speak, for a fruitful life of expression.  Author of The Nature of BEing: A Healing Journey, The Misthaven of Maine Series, and Dodging Raindrops: Poems and Prose of Beauty, Peace and Healing, Lori creates and teaches from the heart.  Writing, meditating, and painting—particularly in watercolor—are her connection to the Infinite.

Text © 2015 Loretta McClellan; all rights reserved.
Photo by Adamr of freedigitalphotos.net; used with permission.
Author headshot by Frank Leonard; used with permission.