Two remarkable women, both named Patricia hold the position of  (Not So) New Blogs Of The Week.  Their life experiences have taught them not only wisdom, but how to share, teach others, and continue to give back to society.

patriciaswisdomcom_1234321046347In no particular order, the first Patricia authors Patricia’s Wisdom.

Patricia is an Ordained Minister with a Master’s degree in Adult Education & Counseling. She blogs in an effort to leave this world a better place, to share, to teach, to communicate with others, to be part of a larger community, to write and to have fun.

On her “About Me” page she shares,

I think every task has a part that is hard to do or not quite to your liking or just not the most fulfilling activity one could be doing in their life.I am looking forward to working at something that draws together the things I do well and celebrates that effort. It is a bit like planting a flower bulb and hoping that after the winter departs we will find the joy in the bulbs bursting forth and putting on a bloom for all to enjoy.I am ready to bloom where I am planted.

Reading her blog, you’ll find her articles such as.


“32 Years of Writing”

From her post titled, Factoid Friday: ANTS or Automatic Negative Thinking she says,

ANT #9: (THE MOST POISONOUS RED ANT) Blame. “Whenever you blame someone else for the problems in your life, you become powerless to change anything. Many kids play the Blame Game, but it rarely helps them. Stay away from blaming thought and take personal responsibility for your life.”

The other “ANTS” are just as interesting, and when reading them, she makes us realize how negative thoughts can lead to greater problems in our lives.

spiritual-journey-of-a-lightworker_1234321170966The second Patricia is the creator of Spiritual Journey of A LightWorker.

Patricia shares stories in her blog of her recovery from incest and abuse. She documents her journey and shares the resources that have helped in her healing process.

On her “About Me” page, she writes,

Before I started blogging, I had even stopped calling myself an Incest Survivor because that wasn’t who I was any longer. I only do it now as a point of reference to offer what I have learned about myself because of the incest to others who might need the hope and love that I have learned. We are all so much more than our experiences can define us as.

Examples of Patricia’s great work are evident in posts such as,

Are You Playing The Victim Again?

I Feel Like A Woman

and in The Power Of Your Words in which she writes,

The real issue is the value that I put on myself, how I feel about myself inside. The real issue is the words spoken inside my head that still say “I am a bad person because . . .” I am not a bad person because of what my house looks like or doesn’t look like. Any person that judges me for what my house looks like isn’t a real friend anyway. I don’t have any friends that judge me that way. I was doing it to myself, again. It always surprises me, these days, when I find a negative tape from my childhood that is still affecting me as an adult. This is another instance where I just need to love myself though the hurt until I can know that I am a good, loving person no matter what my background of abuse is. I will not continue to be a victim of that childhood.

That’s pretty powerful, isn’t it? It makes me wonder how often negative tapes from our childhood affect all of us.

As you can see, both of these Patricia’s are wise women. They’ve lived a full life and with their blogs are sharing with the world all they’ve learned. I see that as a precious gift.

Please join me in re-welcoming these two beautiful women to the Blogging Without A Blog community.

Welcome ladies.

Enjoy your reign!

Your tiaras are in the mail. 🙂


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  1. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    Good stuff.

    I really like the bit on blame, and it’s a beautiful point. When you take ownership, you can make things happen. I really am a big believer in you’re part of the problem or part of the solution. I think it works hand in hand with think globally but act locally.

    Congrats to Patricia and Patricia.

    J.D. Meier´s last blog post..Avoid Mental Burnout

  2. Congratulations to both Patricias! I am a fan of Patricia’s Wisdom, and it seems there is more to be had from Patricia at Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker!

    I love the idea of preparing for the most creative period in one’s life (you mean it isn’t now?), and I also was touched by the reminder that our messages to ourselves have more impact than any feedback from others.

    Great choices, Barbara. Thank you.

    Betsy Wuebker´s last blog post..COYOTE UGLY – CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF AN URBAN KIND

  3. LingNo Gravatar says:

    A warm re-welcome to both ladies. First Pat’s absolutely right – If you blame others, that means you’re not at fault, which means you don’t need to do anything different. That’s a good way to continue on the path of failure. Never quite thought about it like that.

    I’ll have to think twice before I blame anyone again. 🙂

  4. I too am a big fan of both those Patricia blogs! Two amazing ladies so generous with the wisdom and light they spread.

    Jannie Funster´s last blog post..Blogging Poems

  5. Barbara, thank you for this honor. I hadn’t gotten your newest blog email yet so I found out about this when Betsy and Jannie visited Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker and left me a comment. Thanks to both of you ladies as well for letting me know. I only recently discovered Patricia’s Wisdom through her comments here. I do love that name. It is nice to meet another Patricia on the internet. I look forward to getting to know more of this community of people.

    Patricia – Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker´s last blog post..Kindness—Why Is It Easier To Be Kind To Strangers?

  6. Welcome to Patricia AND Patricia!

    I already enjoy Patricia’s Wisdom and now will add Spiritual Journey of a Lightworker to my list of blogs to follow. They are both very interesting writers!

    Thank you Barbara for finding these two wonderful sites!

    Sara B. Healy´s last blog post..A Picture for Your Thoughts

  7. I know and love the first Patricia… off to check out the second.

  8. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    I am stroked and stoked twice this morning – or maybe three times, the sunshine has just broken through and is glistening the snow! I gave myself a massage this morning, as they had a cancellation and I come home to NSNBOTW honors –
    When I see all the new blogs of the week folks, I always say oh thank you Barbara – new explorations and words to explore – and then I say “Oh how lucky am I, I just so needed that!” You have given me one of the best Valentines ever – Barbara Thank you.

    Then to share the moment with Patricia…who is just wonderful and shares so generously with me – WOW double treasure.

    the name Patricia comes from the Greek society meaning Woman of wealth and wisdom….how could we not be fabulous!

    Thank you too for all the nice comments…hugs to you all

    Patricia´s last blog post..A Romantic Day by Myself

  9. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi J.D. – Thank you. That is a great point about blame, isn’t it? I also liked Patricia’s (PW) other ANTS.

    Hi Betsy – You’re welcome. Yes, those internal messages can have a great impact on us. Patricia (SJoaL) does a great job of reminding us to pay attention to them.

    Hi Ling – Thank you for stopping by and welcoming the ladies. That blame lesson is great, isn’t it?

    Hi Jannie – They are awesome women, aren’t they?

    Hi Patricia (SJofL) – You’re welcome. It’s been my pleasure to showcase your blog. I love how you help others by sharing your exeriences.

    Hi Sara – You’re welcome. These are two great blogs well worth subscribing to.

    Hi Vered – Thank you for stopping by. I think you’ll find Patricia’s Spiritual Journey of A LightWorker a joy to read, too.

    Hi Patricia (PW) You’re welcome. Oh my gosh. I did not know Patricia meant “women of wealth and wisdom”. That describes the both of you perfectly. 🙂 Hugs to you, too.

  10. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara –

    Awesome choices for Not So NBOTW this week! I’ve recently started visiting both of these amazing ladies, and the stuff they put out is fantastic! I’m hooked!!

    Lance´s last blog post..So Much More Than A Football Game

  11. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara. More great stuff! I’m familiar with both Patricia and Patricia. Congratulations to both of you! Hmmmm, my reader now has 129 unread posts in it. I blame you Barbara for showcasing so many blogs. 🙂

    Davina´s last blog post..Guest Post: Groceries, Refrigerators and Higher Selves

  12. Barbara,

    I had already “discovered” Patricia’s Wisdom via her comments here. All I can say is – WOW!! Her blog posts literally blow me away! I find myself trying to come up with a comment WORTHY of her blog and fall short. So Patricia – if you want 100 comments you’re just going to HAVE to stop setting the bar so high! 🙂

    And now I have another Patricia to add to my reader. I’m with Davina – Barbara you are a TRUE resource for finding OUTSTANDING blogs!!!

    Kathy | Virtual Impax´s last blog post..Social Media – Information Moving in Real Time

  13. I’m familiar with Patricia no. 1. What a gift to be a minister in today’s world. What an opportunity to use that gift!

    I have to check out Patricia no. 2 today!

    Not only to you help the blogger by posting about them you help indirectly any new reader who comes to read them.

    Tess The Bold Life´s last blog post..Bold Love for February 14th

  14. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    Excellent choices and congrats to both Pats. As always, you have found some diamonds in the ruff!

  15. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Lance – It’s easy to get hooked on their writings, isn’t it?

    Hi Davina – Oh no, please don’t blame me. I know what you mean about unread posts. I can’t keep up with all of mine either, but love knowing they’re there when I do have the time.

    Hi Kathy – Thank you. Both Patricias are well worth following. Can we ever have too many good blogs to follow?

    Hi Linda – Thank you. Enjoy their work.

  16. SumiranNo Gravatar says:

    congretulation Patricia AND Patricia,
    By the way I have the list in by Blogroll.
    Thank Barbara for your extraordinary care for your reader/fellow blogger.

    Sumiran´s last blog post..Rekindling the Divine Love: Letter from The Master

  17. TumblemooseNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations and welcome. Barbara has a fantastic community here and I’m sure you folks will love being part of the fold.



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