I love it when I find a blog author who can tell a beautiful story that contains an important message. This weeks New Blog Of The Week (NBOTW) author does just that.

When I read her first post, I knew she was a writer, who blogs. Here’s an example from “The Eye Of The Storm”:

Itโ€™s the space between the moments of life that soothe and nurture the spirit. But to experience the spaces, you have to live the moments. Then and only then will silence be golden, and will you have found the true Eye of the Storm.

In her post Swinging Full Circle – That’s Life she writes about the circles of life. To quote her, she says,

It has made me realize how powerful and unchanging love can be throughout the years. Through living and through dying. Once you are in the circle it holds you there. You are the circle. And you canโ€™t be lost because in a circle all things return to where they began.

In “Are You Afraid Of The Dark” she starts the post with a beautiful story named, “Two Wolves – A Cherokee Legend.” The story ends with a thought provoking line that’s well worth contemplating.

She then goes on to say:

Fighting a dark thought will feed it. Noticing a dark thought doesnโ€™t feed it. In fact, by taking the time to see it and perhaps shed some light on it, an understanding can be reached.

With a schedule of once a week posting, I’m always anxiously waiting to read her latest writings.

Her blog is Loving Pulse. Her tag line reads, “I trust and allow the loving pulse of my spirit to connect me with the wisdom of life’s mysteries.”, and she is Davina.

Please join me in re-welcoming Davina to the BWAB community.

Welcome again, Davina!


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  1. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara. (I’m blushing crimson.)

    As I mentioned to you earlier today in my email, “Thanks so much for choosing Loving Pulse as NBOTW. I am honoured. It makes my Loving Pulse quicken ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am happy to be a part of this community you have built, and for the opportunity to share what moves me.

    Davina’s last blog post..Stepping Out Of These Old Shoes

  2. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Davina – You’re most welcome. I’ve followed your blog since your first post, and will be forever grateful you found me. It’s a joy to have you as part of the BWAB community and it’s an honor for me to be part of Loving Pulse’s. I wish you all the best.

  3. Dave FowlerNo Gravatar says:

    Hello Barbara, I’m visiting from Blogger Dad.

    I too found Davina’s writing some time ago and regret that I don’t make more time to read and comment.

    I’ll be sure to change that.

    Likewise, I’ll be making time to read your work too.

    Thanks Barbara.


    Dave Fowler’s last blog post..The Loss Of A Well Loved Pet

  4. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Dave – Welcome to the BWAB community. It’s great to know I may see you around here again. Feel free to dig through the archives.

    Hopefully you’ll find time to comment on Davina’s blog, as well.

  5. I read your excerpts and I’m not only seeing a writer, but a philosopher of sorts too.

    Thanks for blog discoveries but above all thanks for the people you discover.

  6. HarmonyNo Gravatar says:

    OH YES…now here is a great find, for so many reasons.
    I have an unique perspective on Davina and her success here online. I am delighted Davina that you are posting, and cultivating all that is YOU.

    Barbara, thanks for being so thoughtful to some of the blogging community( I say some, since there are milliions! :-). You are a real support and mentor. To think, you do more than blog!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Harmony’s last blog post..The Art Of BEING in My Own Business – Part 1

  7. […] big thanks to Barbara at Blogging Without A Blogย for choosing Loving Pulse as New Blog of the Week (NBOTW). I am, as the title of this post […]

  8. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    LOL Barbara – I was reading the excerpts, not knowing who you’d picked and thinking – I’ve read this somewhere before.

    Thank you for picking Davina. She tells a brilliant story doesn’t she? I love reading her blog.

  9. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    I visit regularly to her site, and find the stories she writes to to be both fun to read, and very thought-provoking.

    Davina, this is a well-deserved honor! Congratulations! Continue to write and inspire…

    Lance’s last blog post..Donโ€™t Ever Give Up

  10. NaturalNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome Davina, although not a stranger. I too like the stories she tells!

  11. MizFitNo Gravatar says:

    Id never been to her blog—thank you as ALWAYS for the recommendation.

  12. @Barbara: With a schedule of once a week posting, Iโ€™m always anxiously waiting to read her latest writings.”

    Definitely a true sign of a great writer/blogger. Thanks for revealing her to us. Welcome Davina!

    “Motivate Thyself”‘s last blog post..M2A! September (Comfort Zone) Week 4: What Next?

  13. Yay! It’s Davina!!!! Never miss her stories. Nope, never.

    Urban Panther’s last blog post..Go ahead, mock me!

  14. chrisNo Gravatar says:

    Right you are teach! Divina is a writer who blogs.

  15. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    thanks for sharing a new blog to read…. welcome aboard Davina!

  16. RitaNo Gravatar says:


    Davina has been inspiring me since I first read her words…and I haven’t been able to stop going back. She is so talented, and conveys her messages so beautifully!

    What an outstanding choice for Blog of the Week! Perhaps with Davina, you could make an exception and make it a “Blog of the Month!”



  17. Thanks for introducing me to this new blog of the week. Where have I been and why I have I not been to her blog before?

    Stacey / CreateaBalance’s last blog post..Do What You Love

  18. Welcome Davina. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Linda AbbitNo Gravatar says:

    Yay!!!!! It’s Davina!

    I love her words and messages! I’ll have to dig into her archives — looks like I missed one from the excerpts above. Can’t let that happen.

    Excellent choice once again, Barbara

    Best wishes on this honor, Davina! Definitely well-deserved.

  20. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks to everyone who has commented so far. It is my intention to drop by all of your blogs over the next few days to say hi if I haven’t already.

    @ Dave. I look forward to hearing more from you. So sorry to hear about your beloved pet.

    @ Miguel. Thanks for stopping by Loving Pulse to leave a comment. A philosopher… hmmm, let me think about that ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Harmony. I’m having a TERRIFIC time! You’d played a big role in introducing me to blogging. Thanks again.

    @ Cath. Another loyal reader. I’m happy that you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy yours. You have had me in fits of laughter many times.

    @ Lance. Thank you, I will.

    @ Natural. Thank you.

    @ MizFit. Hi, I hope to see more of you ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Motivate. Hi. Yes, once a week is enough for me in this world of blogging! My mouth is agape at all the bloggers I know who post almost daily, or who run more than one blog. Congrats to them!

    @ Urban Panther ๐Ÿ™‚ , I’m looking forward to reading your invitation to mock you!

    @ Chris. Hi. I’ve seen you around these parts ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll will drop by soon to see what you’ve been up to.

    @ Linda. Thanks. I’m glad to be aboard.

    @ Rita! Thanks through blushing cheeks. A whole month! Wow. I’d have to invite you all to do some guest posts. I’m still loving what you did to get your novel published!

    @ Stacey. Hi. I’ve heard myself say the same thing so many times after reading Barbara’s NBOTW. This is a great thing she is doing. I’ve seen you around too and will be by to check you out.

    @ Vered. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Linda. Thank you! I see I’ve missed a few of yours too. See you soon.

    Davina’s last blog post..Iโ€™m Over The Moon As NBOTW

  21. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    I had just started to see Davina making comments on several blogs and had made a note to include her on my next blog journey. How wonderful to have this link and for what sounds like a good story writer and teller.

    Oh this NBOTW is very full of delightful discoveries. Thank you so much for each new introduction.

    Patricia’s last blog post..PTSD Part 5: My Conclusions

  22. DaveNo Gravatar says:

    I just wanted to say how proud I am of my daughter’s accomplishments. Her writing is exceptional, as are the many other things with which she has involved herself in her life.
    Congratulations girl!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Davina’s Dad

  23. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    @ Patricia. I’ll just say hi here cause you are really talking to Barbara. I’ll be seeing you over at your blog in the next while. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave your comment.

    @ Dad. Thanks dad! We share that writing gene. My goal is one day to be published just like you have been ๐Ÿ™‚

    Davina’s last blog post..Iโ€™m Over The Moon As NBOTW

  24. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi All – Again I thank you for giving another “New Blog Of The Week” and their author such a warm welcome. It always touches my heart to see the kindness and graciousness you show to each other. It’s an honor to have all of you as part of the BWAB community.

    Hi Dave (Davina’s Dad) – Welcome to the BWAB community. How sweet of you to drop by and share your well wishes with Davina. Her writing IS exceptional. For that, and I’m sure many other reasons, she’s a daughter to be truly proud of.

  25. JodithNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for this one, Barbara. It went into my RSS feed after reading just one post.

  26. I enjoy Davina’s blog. I think it’s really well done. Congratulations Davina! Definitely well deserved.

    Bamboo Forest’s last blog post..Some Bits About Me

  27. Mike GoadNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve been reading Davina’s Loving Pulse for a while now. I added her blog to my feed reader a while back and am envious of where she lives…, Vancouver.

    Great pick!

  28. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    @ Barbara, hi. I hope I’m not overstaying my welcome in your comments section. I am having fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Jodith, hi. Thanks for subscribing!

    @ Bamboo Forest, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Mike , hi and glad to have you as a subscriber too. You’d probably envy where I went camping as well. Sasquatch Provincial Park is gorgeous and well maintained.

    Davina’s last blog post..Iโ€™m Over The Moon As NBOTW

  29. Great choice.
    Actually, I thought Davina has already been a NBOTW long ago. She does such a beautiful job — great resource of spiritual growth.

    Akemi – “Spiritual Entrepreneur” @ Yes to Me’s last blog post..Gratitude Friday, Edition 13, Gratitude And Train For Humanity

  30. Evelyn LimNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve enjoyed Davina’s posts for some time. She has a beautiful spirit and it shows through her writings!

    Thanks, Barbara, for making great choice selections in your NBOTW series!

    Evelyn Lim’s last blog post..Mind Travel To Ancient Egypt

  31. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    @ Akemi. Hello to you. Thanks for your support.

    @ Evelyn. Hi to you too. And, thanks for your support also. May you get through all those emails quickly today.

  32. JayNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve read the legend of the two wolves recently on another blog too – I like this allegory very much. The native American people were very wise. I’ll take a look at this one!

  33. I am so pleased to see Davina as NBOTW.

    I have been really enjoyed visiting Davina’s blog over the last couple of months. Davina has a way with words that really speaks to my mind and my spirit.
    Congrats Davina

    Leanne Magraith | Forever Change’s last blog post..Positive Thinking vs Positive Focusing

  34. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    Welcome Davina and congrats as NBOTW.

    If there’s one thing I’m addicted to, it’s stories. I look forward to your posts.

  35. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    @ Jay. Hi there. The Native American Wisdom is incredible. If you enjoy this you might also want to read The Beauty Path and The Fire’s Dance. I will pop over to visit you at your blog in the next day or so.

    @ Leanne. Thank very much!

    @ J.D. Hi, I’ll be “seeing” you soon at your blog.

  36. Tammy WarrenNo Gravatar says:

    I have a busy schedule but I am happy to say that I love coming back over to your blog a couple of times a week. You share so much with others. Thank you! It is a pleasure to be here.

    Tammy Warren’s last blog post..Was that a compliment? Think about it.

  37. LucasNo Gravatar says:

    Wow… I can say that she’s got a really great writing style. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing her blog with us.

  38. Al at 7PNo Gravatar says:

    I’m a little late here, but it’s awesome to see Davina’s blog highlighted as NBOTW. Congrats!

    Al at 7Pยดs last blog post..Guest Post at Write to Done

  39. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Al – She’s got a great blog, doesn’t she?