Rule of Life


  1. Work hard, pay off debts


  1. Above all else, in the end, only kindness matters, act as kindly as possible


  1. Take responsibility for your actions, apologize as needed


  1. Forgive others


  1. Laugh at the absurd


  1. Make Love


  1. Make space for awe and wonder


  1. Honor my and others bodies, minds and spirits (Feed, don’t destroy)


  1. Believe in my and others dreams, desires, wishes.


“Dreams come true, without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them”


  1. Enjoy being a responsible adult (housework, finances and life) and enjoy play


  1. Share love deeply, truly, trusting that love transcends all and infuses all, regardless of others level of receptivity/reciprocity and regardless of titles, it persists and interweaves all things. Stay connected with that deep, true love, it is always there for you in many forms and every form is valuable and beautiful.

Currently Listening To:





What about you? What are you reading/watching/listening to? How is it engaging or draining you?


All Love,

Songbird Sparkle: April

Currently Reading/Watching/Listening To:


Cameron Diaz “The Body Book”

Howard Cutler “The Art of Happiness”

Caroline Myss “Archetypes”

The neat thing about “Archetypes” is exploring which ones reflect your internal landscape. I took an online quiz to tell me about mine and got these results:


What about you? Take the quiz, let me know:

Shameless (This show is so terribly wonderful, warning, not appropriate to watch with little ones)

Schitt’s Creek


Listening to:



What are you Reading/Watching/Listening To?

How is it engaging or draining you?


Grace and Peace,

Songbird Sparkle: April Barnhart MDiv

Glitter Ash Wednesday

I will definitely be participating, my reasons can best be summed up via scripture and art:


See more of this amazing art here:

Get involved


Thank You for Reading.


Songbird Sparkle: April Barnhart MDiv

Childfree Reflections

Feeling like a Childfree square peg in a round hole? There have been moments when I have felt similarly.

What I would say to you has best been said by That Vegan Couple (on Youtube) In the following video take everything they’re saying and add Childfree when they say Vegan:

For instance:

“One of the most common (comments they receive is) I really want to go vegan (childfree) but I live in a non vegan (child-centric) household (world)”

“Let’s begin with clarifying that every vegan (childfree person) is surrounded by non-vegans (those who have chosen to have children) this is not special this is not unique, this is not, oh, it just happens to one person…this is all of us

It’s not important what anyone thinks or feels about you as a vegan (childfree person) but how you, yourself feel about you as a vegan (childfree person.) In many cases the way someone treats you as a vegan (childfree person) is very much a reflection of your relationship with them and how they treated you before you went vegan (Childfree.)”


Each and every family member (and friends and people you will meet) is (are)going to react differently to your choice to be vegan (childfree) and IT’s NEVER REALLY ABOUT YOU but rather about their own insecurities, fears and moral dilemmas regarding everything that veganism (being childfree) represents.”

What I’m reading/watching/playing/listening to



“God is Disappointed in You” Mark Russell

“Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” Chelsea Handler

“The Soul of It All” Michael Bolton

“The Counselors: Conversations with 18 Courageous Women Who Have Changed the World” Elizabeth Vrato

“The Five Things We Cannot Change…and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them” David Richo


Bojack Horseman & Jane the Virgin

Listening to:


Self Study on Aromatherapy (Essential Oils) the right brain version has a binder, the left brain version can be found here:

What are you reading? Watching? Playing and/or Listening to? In what ways is it enriching or draining you?

Grace, Light and Peace,

Wherever your paths do take you,

Songbird Sparkle: April

What I’m reading/watching/playing/listening to

I always read multiple things at once, are you like that too? Or do you prefer to read one thing at a time? Here’s some of my current lists:


“The Case of Anita: An Existential Integrative Inquiry into Death, Anxiety, Groundlessness and the Quest for Meaning and Awe” Kirk J. Schneider PhD

“Awakening to an Awe Based Psychology”  Kirk J. Schneider PhD

“The Female Eunuch” by Germaine Greer

“Original Blessing” Matthew Fox

“St Rita of Cascia” Fr Joseph Sicardo O.S.A.

“No Death, No Fear” Thich Nhat Hanh

“Jaguar Woman” Lynn V. Andrews

“Pocket Prayer Book: Excerpts from Divine Accordance” Holly Burger


3rd Rock From the Sun (re-runs)


Playing (Video Games):

Tokyo Jungle

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

Listening to:

What are you reading? Watching? Playing and/or Listening to? In what ways is it enriching or draining you?

Grace, Light and Peace,

Wherever your paths do take you,

Songbird Sparkle: April